Huawei Mate 10 Pro becomes available first in Singapore



It’s only been a week since the Huawei Mate 10 series was unveiled in Munch, Germany, but the flagship trio is already making its way to Southeast Asia — earlier than in most regions.

Singapore is fortunate enough to be the first nation to roll out the Mate 10 Pro, which is sandwiched between the Mate 10 and Porsche Design Mate 10 in the hierarchy.

The premium flagship comes with a 6-inch OLED FullView display and Huawei’s best processor to date, the Kirin 970. Partnered with 6GB of memory, 128GB of storage, and a generous 4000mAh battery, this is as good as it gets for a modern smartphone at this price range.

It retails for S$ 1,098, and will hit stores on November 11 for the Mocha Brown variant and November 25 for the Midnight Blue version.

Left: Mate 10 Pro in Mocha Brown; right: Porsche Design Mate 10

It’s only bested by the more expensive Porsche Design model and its Diamond Black glass finish and premium leather flip cover. There’s also a VIP card in the package, providing you with extra privileges such as an extended warranty and priority after-sales support. Specs are nearly identical to the Mate 10 Pro; only the storage has been upped to 256GB.

The sole Porsche Design Mate 10 is available beginning November 24 for S$ 2,298.

Another look at the Porsche Design Mate 10

Finally, we have the regular Mate 10. Nothing is ordinary about it, however, as it has the same Kirin 970 chipset, Leica-powered dual-camera setup at the back, and artificial intelligence technology as its two pricier companions. The screen is just a tad smaller at 5.9 inches with larger bezels surrounding it, and the memory and storage configuration caps at 4GB and 64GB, respectively.

Mocha Brown and Black are the two variants available for the Mate 10, and both will be available beginning October 28 for S$ 888.

Those eager to get their hands on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro can go to Huawei concept stores, local telcos (M1, Singtel, and StarHub), Lazada Singapore, major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman, and Sprint Cass), and selected Huawei authorized resellers.

The Porsche Design Mate 10 has a more limited release, found only in selected Huawei concept stores, Lazada Singapore, and Sprint Cass outlets within Changi Airport transit areas.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Mate 10 Pro Hands-on Review

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Dr. Mario World is coming to Android and iOS in a few weeks

A classic coming back to life!



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After a week from E3 2019, Nintendo has announced the release of its latest mobile game. The Japanese game company has been reviving its classic titles lately and the newest one coming to our phones is Dr. Mario World.

The new Nintendo game for mobile will be available for iOS and Android on July 10 for free. Pre-registration is already open on the App Store and Play Store.

A new trailer for Dr. Mario World gives us our first look at the game. From the looks of it, it’s going to be pretty different yet familiar. Instead of a Tetris-style gameplay where the capsules fall down the screen, Dr. Mario World will require players to drag the capsules on the playing field. Since the game will be played on phones with touchscreens, this approach makes better sense than left-right buttons.

Like most free-to-play titles, the game will have in-app purchases that’ll help players progress in the game. The game also has countdown timers and character customizations.

The original Dr. Mario game came out in 1990 and it instantly became one of the best Nintendo titles. It was originally developed for the NES. It was ported and remade for multiple platforms after.

Source: Nintendo

SEE ALSO: Nintendo reveals new Pokémon games for the Switch

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Huawei dealers offer ‘Special Warranty Program’ that promises 100% refund

Retailers and fans rally with Huawei



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Amidst the issues and controversies surrounding Huawei, the company still has a solid customer base. However, the effects of the US trade ban must have affected the sales of Huawei phones, because the retailers are offering a pretty special (and interesting) warranty service for its phones and tablets.

In the Philippines, over 30 partner retailers and dealers of Huawei are offering a “Special Warranty Program.” Under the Special Warranty Program, customers who will purchase new Huawei phones or tablets are assured that they’ll no have issues concerning the use of Google apps and services such as the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, Photos, Chrome, and YouTube. Additionally, it covers non-Google apps as well such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

If ever Google completely cut ties with Huawei, which will greatly affect future Android updates and security patches, the partner retailers and dealers will offer 100 percent refund of the devices covered by the Special Warranty Program. Terms and conditions apply, of course. According to Intogadgets, one of the partner retailers, the refund will apply to devices that are within the two-year warranty period and free from any defects or damages.

Screenshots of retailers/dealers offering the special warranty

The new warranty program wishes to address the growing concerns from consumers regarding Huawei phones. It’s no secret that the company is currently facing a difficult situation with their partnership with Google because of the US trade ban. Huawei currently relies on Google-made apps and services including the Android operating system running on their phones.

SEE ALSO: Google: Cutting off Huawei is an even bigger threat

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry made up and Twitter is not calm

Peace at last



Pop queen and LGBT ally Taylor Swift just dropped the music video for her new pop anthem You Need to Calm Down and unsurprisingly, the fans cannot calm down. The star-studded video features queer icons like Laverne Cox, Ellen de Generes, Adam Rippon, and Queer Eye’s Fab Five living their fabulous lives despite the anti-gay protests in front of them.

The surprise that shook us and the internet, albeit many eagle-eyed speculated last week, is a Katy Perry cameo.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the two pop stars had a years-long public feud that eventually ended when Katy extended an olive branch last year, by sending Taylor an actual olive branch.

The music video is their first public reunion, and Katycats and Swifties all over are having a Twitter party:

We’ll tell all our grandchildren one day.


Can’t calm down.

Anyone having an awful year so far can relate.

Took the words out of my mouth.


War is over, if you want it.

*orders McDonald’s*

Give us what we need!

There are many important moments in the whole video but this one featuring drag queens as this era’s pop queens is for everyone who take pleasure in pitting women against each other.

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