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Huawei Mate 9 Unboxing

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If BIG phones are your thing, one of the best phones you can buy today is the Mate 9 from Huawei.

Apart from a fantastic camera and battery that lasts two days on a single charge, the Mate 9 uses machine learning technology so it stays fast and optimized based on how you use it.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves… this, after all, is our unboxing video.

In a follow-up video, we will verify Huawei’s claims, but for now, if the phone is anything like the Mate 9’s unboxing experience, then we’ve already got a winner.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: For Pro Users!

Is it worth the $400 premium?

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What makes a smartphone ultra? We dissect the extras that make Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra the phone for power users.

Is it worth the $400 premium vs the Galaxy S21? What’s been added, what’s been taken away, and does it make a difference?

WATCH: Samsung Galaxy S21 Review: Samsung’s Best for Less!

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OPPO offering a Reno5 trade-in for all F-series users

Get a discount of up to PhP 4,499 on the brand-new Reno5!

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To all the OPPO F-series users out there, here is your chance to snag a new OPPO smartphone. OPPO is offering a one-day trade-in program where you can swap your old F-series device for the new Reno5 5G or 4G.

Yes, the trade-in program is a one-day exclusive. It will happen tomorrow, February 27, in select OPPO concept stores including SM Manila, SM Megamall, Market! Market! Taguig, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, and SM Taytay.

To participate in the trade-in program, simply bring in your old F-series device to the aforementioned stores. All F-series devices are eligible for the trade-in. An OPPO Service Center Technical Support Assistant will assist you and appraise the value of your device. The appraisal value can go up to PhP 4,499, which you can avail of as a discount towards a brand-new Reno5.

Here is the appraisal value for each F-series device:

  • F1, F1s, F1s Upgraded, F1 Plus, F5, F5 6GB — PhP 1,499
  • F3 Plus, F3, F9 — PhP 2,999
  • F11 6GB, F1 Plus, F7 Youth, F7 — PhP 3,499
  • F11 Pro 128GB, F7 128GB, F11 Pro 64GB, F11 Pro Marvel Avengers Limited Edition — PhP 4,499

The device should be in good working condition upon trade-in. Devices with defective functions or physical damages are subject to a deduction on the appraisal value. Meanwhile, devices with liquid-caused damages and those costs higher than the appraisal value are not eligible for the trade-in.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Reno5 Hands-on

After the unit diagnosis, you will receive a duly-signed Reno5 trade-in voucher indicating the final appraisal value. This voucher will apply as a discount when presented in selected OPPO concept stores upon purchase of the new Reno5.

Under the trade-in program, you can avail of the special warranty program for the OPPO Reno5. Furthermore, it is valid to one transaction per customer only. The purchased Reno5 unit under this program is not entitled to receive freebies or giveaways similar to the regular purchase.

The Reno5 5G is available at a retail price of PhP 23,999, while the Reno5 4G is available at PhP 18,999. These devices can be had through select concept stores and partner dealers, Globe and Smart postpaid plans, as well exclusive e-commerce partners Lazada and Shopee.

If you want more information about the trade-in program, visit OPPO Philippines’ website or official Facebook page today.

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Galaxy A82 will experiment with a sliding camera

Can slide up and down

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Image source: Sarang Sheth/LetsGoDigital

As of late, the tech industry is going all-in on nostalgia. Besides the obvious nod to foldable phones of the early 2000s, some companies are also developing former fan favorites like a new sliding phone for the current generation. According to a new patent, Samsung is developing a similar form factor for the Galaxy A82.

Obtained and reported by LetsGoDigital, the upcoming device will slide up, much like how old sliding phones work. Likewise, the sliding mechanism will hide the device’s rear camera setup. However, unlike the old devices, the phone can also slide down to reveal the front-facing selfie camera.

Working with Yanko Design’s Sarang Sheth, the report also reveals what the device will eventually look like. Besides hiding the two camera setups, the mechanism will apparently hide a front-facing speaker system likely supplied by AKG. According to the report, the device can wield an unknown number of cameras. For the sake of the render, the photo currently has a triple rear camera system and a single front-facing camera.

Notably, Samsung’s rumored experiment echoes what it’s doing with its Galaxy Z series. Currently, the Galaxy Z series already has a series of new features ready for release including an under-display camera.

Besides the Samsung Galaxy A82, OPPO is also developing its own take on the sliding camera phone.

SEE ALSO: OPPO is developing a phone with a sliding selfie camera

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