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HONOR debuts HONOR Magic Vs, HONOR 80 Series

State-of-the-art smartphones?

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HONOR has just announced the launch of the HONOR Magic Vs and the HONOR 80 series in China.

State-of-the-art foldable: HONOR Magic Vs

The HONOR Magic Vs debuts a revolutionary hinge design. It’s exceptionally slim (12.9mm thin) and lightweight (261g), knocking down the title for the lightest foldable smartphone to date. Despite the sexy design, it’s beefed with a 5000mAh battery, capable of 66W fast charging support. It’s expected to fully juice up the Magic Vs to 100 percent in just 46 minutes.

It also features a symmetrical design, folding without a gap and delivering a creaseless display when opened. With a stronger hinge and aerospace-grade materials, the HONOR Magic Vs is expected to withstand over 400,000 folds.

Better hardware

Taking the benchmarks further, the HONOR Magic Vs sports a 6.45-inch display when folded, and a 7.9-inch internal display when unfolded. The large screen real estate uses a 21:9 aspect ratio, with support of 100% DCI-P3 color gamut — delivering up to 1.07 billion colors. It also has a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz that works seamlessly with eye-comfort solutions.

Camera-wise, it features a triple-camera system comprising a 54-megapixel IMX800 main camera, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens and macro camera, and an 8-megapixel optical zoom.

Qualcomm’s support

The HONOR Magic Vs is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, equipped with 8GB or 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage for optimal flagship performance. It also comes with a Dual TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) Security System co-developed with Qualcomm. The system offers hardware-level protection, ensuring enhanced privacy and security.

The HONOR Magic Vs runs the latest MagicOS 7.0 based on Android 12.

New vlogging companion: HONOR 80

HONOR also introduced the successor to the HONOR 70 lineup — the HONOR 80 and the HONOR 80 Pro. The new lineup introduces the first AI Vlog Master feature that helps identify shooting scenarios. It recommends the best mode for shooting including Macro, Night, Portrait, Solo Cut, Multi-Video, and HDR video.

It also enhances image processing to deliver vivid images. For an exceptional photography experience, the HONOR 80 series sports a 160-megapixel ultra-clear main camera with a large 1/1.56-inch sensor. It comes with a binned 2.24µm pixel for more light.

The HONOR 80 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and runs on the latest Magic OS 7.0. It also sports a 4,800mAh battery capacity.

Price, availability

The HONOR Magic Vs comes in three colors: Orange, Cyan, and Black. It will be available to pre-order in China for 7,499 RMB.

Meanwhile, the HONOR 80 series comes in Ripple Blue, Sunrise Pink, Emerald Green, and Midnight Black. It will be available for pre-order in China for 2,699 RMB.

Both devices are available for pre-order starting November 23, 2022.

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iQOO 11 with ‘monster performance’ launches worldwide

Sleek gaming phone

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iQOO 11

iQOO, independent sub-brand of vivo, is doubling down on its performance-centric approach. Similar to the iQOO 9T, the brand spanking new iQOO 11 5G has honed in on providing the best performance on a flagship smartphone.

Monster power

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, making it one of the first smartphones in the world to sport the new chipset. The processor is promising to deliver peak CPU and GPU performance while still being power efficient.

Supporting the chip is 16GB of RAM(Expandable, +8GB) with 256GB of internal storage. To keep things humming it has a 5,000mAh battery along with support for 120W FlashCharge.

It’s also running Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 Global on top.

Smooth screen

Gaming isn’t as fun on a subpar screen, that’s why the iQOO 11 5G has a 6.78-inch 2K E6 AMOLED display. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate which is perfect for a smooth, fast, and responsive gameplay.

The phone should also look great while out and about under the bright sun as it reaches up to 1800 nits of brightness. It also  has a dual stereo speaker for good audio to complement what you see. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Certification.

Capable cameras

Photography isn’t too much of a focus but this phone is still packing a decent set.

  • 50MP f/1.88 GN5 Ultra-Sensing main camera
  • 8MP f/2.2 Ultra wide-angle camera
  • 13MP f/2.46 Telephoto and Portait camera
  • 16MP f/2.45 Selfie camera

It’s also capable of taking 4K Super Night Video along with plenty other camera features. These include Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot, Night camera panning, Pure Night View, and more.

Availability

The iQOO 11 5G comes in two color variants: Alpha which is in black and has a glass back, and Legend which is made of vegan leather and comes in the striking BMW Motorsport design.

iQOO 11 will be launched in Indonesia and Malaysia on December 8, 2022, and will be available for purchase following the announcement.

The device will be launched in Thailand and available for purchase on December 15, 2022.

It will be launched in India on January 10, 2023, and will be available for purchase starting from January 13, 2023.

Price will vary per region. You may check with your local retailers.

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Dimensity 8200 brings flagship specs to midrange

Phones coming later this month

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At the start of the month, several Chinese brands postponed their much-awaited launches in light of the passing of a political figure in China. Naturally, these brands are scrambling to find new dates for their new products. Now is finally time for one of them to emerge from the shadows. MediaTek has launched the new Dimensity 8200.

Built for higher-end smartphones, the Dimensity 8200 offers flagship-level performance for cheaper price tags. Inside, the chipset sports four Arm Cortex-A78 cores going up to 3.1GHz, while supported by a Mali-G610 GPU. It also has an AI processing unit for more intelligent tasks.

Improving gaming performance, the chipset comes with a HyperEngine 6.0 system. Complemented with Intelligent Display Sync 2.0, smartphones with the chipset automatically adjusts refresh rate and framerate to accommodate gaming based on the game. It can also support 120Hz WQHD+ and 180Hz Full HD+ displays.

For cameras, the Dimensity 8200 features the Imagiq 785 ISP, a processor capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel photos. It can shoot 14-bit HDR videos using three cameras simultaneously. The AI processing unit can also reduce noise in low-light conditions.

Naturally, the new chipset can support sub-6GHz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connections. It also has Bluetooth LE Audio technology to support clear audio using wireless setups.

Currently, MediaTek has not announced any smartphones which will carry the chipset. However, the brand promises new phones coming later this month.

SEE ALSO: Dimensity 1080 improves MediaTek’s 5G lineup

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vivo all set with Big 12.12 Holiday deals

Featuring the Y, T, V, and X series!

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vivo has been going all out with their deals. Sure, the Christmas Giveaway Festival is still ongoing. But on top of that, there’s the vivo Big 12.12 Holiday deals.

There’s a wide variety of vivo smartphones available in this promo. The Y, T, V, and X series phones are all present making sure there’s an option for every budget.

The Y series is the most budget friendly of the bunch. The T series, meanwhile, offers a little more extra value, especially on the performance side. The V series is firmly in the midrange segment with notable imaging improvements. But if you want the best of the best, you should go after the X series.

WATCH: Have a vivo Christmas!


Here’s everything on offer:

Model

Original SRP 12.12 Promo Price

12.12 Freebies

vivo Y16 (4GB + 128GB) PHP 8,999 PHP 8,799 DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard
Y22s (8GB+128GB) PHP 12,999 PHP 12,899 DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard
vivo Y35 PHP 14,999 PHP 14,599 DITO SIM CARD + TWS Voguard
vivo V25e PHP 17,999 PHP 17,599 DITO SIMCARD + TWS Voguard
vivo V25 PHP 23,999 PHP 23,599 DITO SIMCARD + 2n1 Clock Speaker + BT Neckband
vivo V25 Pro PHP 29,999 PHP 29,599 DITO SIMCARD +vivo Tumbler + football TWS
vivo X80 PHP 45,999 PHP 39,999 DITO SIMCARD + Voguard TWS + Clock Speaker

Other than the items listed, there are more vivo smartphones and accessories that you can check via vivo’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop:

Watch out for the 12.12 Mega Camp Sale, 12.5 and 12.30 Shopee Payday Sale, and Tech Thursdays for the month of December. 

For users who follow vivo’s official store on Shopee, you can enjoy an extra PHP 20 off with no minimum spend. There is also a PHP 80 off for VIP members, 200 off for Silver VIPs, and PHP 300 off for Gold VIPs. 

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