Huawei Mate 50 Pro: Price, availability in the Philippines

The latest from Huawei



Huawei’s latest flagship Mate product line — the Huawei Mate 50 Pro — is now available for pre-order in the Philippines.

It can be purchased in advance via Huawei’s online stores, as well as its Shopee and Lazada online stores, with free delivery also included for early birds.

Offline sale in Huawei Experience Stores and authorized retail outlets will begin on November 18.

The Mate 50 Pro is priced at PhP 68,999 for the 8GB+512GB variant, and PhP 58,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

Existing Home Credit customers may opt for the installment payment route. This has 0% installment until November 30 by just paying 10% down payment.

Each pre-order comes with a free Huawei Watch GT2 Pro and 6 months of 200GB cloud benefits. 

Changing smartphone photography

As previously reported, the Mate 50 Pro ushers a new era in smartphone photography as it boasts of the Ultra Aperture XMAGE camera.

This camera has the first-ever 10-scale adjustable physical aperture for the most versatile photography capabilities on a Mate phone.

It also has a large F1.4 aperture, which works with the XD Fusion Pro image engine. This allows for more light to enter, leading to snaps with more brightness and details.

There’s a 64MP periscope telephoto lens capable of up to a 200x zoom. There’s also a 13MP ultra-wide-angle macro camera and 13MP selfie camera to complement the entire package.

Powerful performance

More than its impressive cameras, the Mate 50 Pro is also powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and an Adreno 730 GPU. It will be the first Huawei phone to run on the EMUI 13 operating system.

The 6.74-inch Kunlun Glass screen offers an OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate.

Among its advanced features are the SuperStorage and low-battery Emergency Mode wherein the phone enters SuperEnergy Boosting at 1% battery level to extend standby time to up to 3 hours.

Next-level aesthetics

Aside from its specs, the Mate 50 Pro also showcases an elegant design with its symmetrical Space Ring design and Clous de Paris pattern.

Customers may choose between glass (silver and black) and vegan leather (orange) rear covers.

Not just for visuals, the design allows for a drop resistance improvement of up to 10 times. The phone is also rated IP68 for splash, water, and dust resistance.

WATCH: Get Google Apps on your Huawei Mate 50 Pro


Globe GoRENEW: Renew prepaid promos automatically

No worries if you forgot



Globe is letting its prepaid subscribers renew their current promo subscriptions automatically with its latest auto-renewal service called GoRENEW.

Here, users simply need to have enough prepaid load in their mobile numbers, and Globe will do the work for them.

There is a wide range of promos to choose from, ranging from 7- to 15-day validities, including:

  • Go90
  • Go120
  • Go140
  • GoUNLI95
  • SURF4ALL99
  • SURF4ALL249
  • GoEXTRA90
  • GoEXTRA99
  • Go250
  • Go400
  • GoUNLI180

The best way to try GoRENEW is via the Globe One App. Simply open the app and activate the GoRENEW button under the promo description before proceeding to payment.

This way, subscribers do not need to worry about forgetting to renew their current promo, should they get caught up in the rush of things.

Registering to the selected promos can also be done via GCash and *143#.

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PLDT Holideals: Win up to PhP 5M in cash

Enjoy Christmas better



PLDT Home has brought back Holideals, giving existing subscribers the chance to win up to PhP 5 million in cash in the Grand Giveaway Promo.

To earn raffle entries for the Grand Giveaway, follow these simple steps:

  1. Register to PLDT Home Rewards via and collect Crystals and raffle entries each time you settle your bills on time, get an upgrade (Easy Speedboost), purchase an add-on service, and more;
  2. Redeem brand discounts from select merchants to earn raffle entries via PLDT Home Rewards.

Five lucky winners will also take home PhP 100,000 worth of Maya credits. Aside from the top prizes, they may also win the following:

  • Maya cashback
  • 1,150 Home Rewards crystals
  • eufy Smart Lock
  • eufy Video Doorbell
  • TP Link x 20 Mesh system
  • Samsung Freestyle Projector
  • Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop
  • Smart air purifier

Watch and win prizes

Subscribing to Lionsgate Play, HBO GO, and Viu Premium will also help customers earn raffle entries for the giveaway promo.

For Lionsgate Play, subscribers just need to activate their complimentary Lionsgate Play voucher until December 31, 2022 to earn a raffle entry for a chance to win an exciting entertainment hub, which includes an LG 65” OLED TV, Xiaomi Stick, and 1-year free Lionsgate Play subscription.

For HBO GO and Viu Premium, subscribers can earn four (4) raffle entries to the Grand Giveaway by simply subscribing using their PLDT Home account and registering to the PLDT Home Rewards program.

New subscribers, on the other hand, may enjoy free installation and modem activation fees. They will also automatically earn raffle entries to win smart home devices mentioned above.

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Samsung 12.12 mega sale: Up to 50% off on Galaxy phones

Free tablet included in one bundle



Heads up, last-minute Christmas shoppers! Samsung’s upcoming Holiday Mega Sale is your perfect chance to score deals on Galaxy smartphones.

This coming 12.12 on both Shopee and Lazada, Samsung will be making their wide range of devices even more affordable with discounts of up to 50% off from December 12 to 14, 2022.

What’s better is that these will come with freebie bundles, so what better way to take advantage of the opportunity and check out before the clock strikes December 25!

Here are what customers can get from Samsung’s exclusive Galaxy deals:

  • Free Galaxy Watch5 40mm with Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G or Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
  • Free Galaxy Watch4 40mm with Galaxy Tab S8 5G or Galaxy Tab S8 Wi-Fi
  • Free Laneige Perfect Renew Youth Trial Kit with Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Free card slot cover with the Galaxy A04 or A04e

For the flagship Galaxy S22 series and selected Z Fold or Flip models, Samsung will be giving away the following:

  • Free Galaxy Tab A8 WiFi with Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Free Galaxy Tab A7 Lite with Galaxy S22+ / S22 / S21 FE / Z Fold3 / Z Flip3

Additionally, Samsung has these exclusive offers only via Shopee:

  • 15% off voucher capped at PhP 1,000 for every PhP 1,000 minimum spend
  • 0% interest for 3 months via SPayLater for Galaxy Z Fold4, Flip4, S22 series, Watch5 series, Buds2 Pro, A13 5G, A23 5G, and A04s
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