HUAWEI’s brand new flagship foldable smartphone, the Mate Xs 2 headlines six new product releases from the tech company.
The Mate Xs 2 joins the WATCH GT 3 Pro, WATCH D, Watch Fit 2, S-TAG, and Band 7 in HUAWEI’s latest lineup of next-generation products for smart and healthy living.
Weighting just 255 grams and just 5.4mm thin, the Mate Xs 2 is one of the “flattest and lightest” foldable smartphones in the market.
It comes with the first 3D Fiberglass Design which complements its Falcon Wing Design.
Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G processor, the phone has a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable (2480 x 2200) display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The centerpiece of its triple camera on the rear is a 50 MP True-Chroma main camera, and the phone supports more than 20 capturing and video shooting functions.
Among its other specs and features are:
- 8GB memory + 512GB storage
- 4,500mAh Silicon-based Anode battery
- 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge
- Anti-Reflective Nano Optical layer
- Floating Window Swipe Gestures
Next-generation cutting-edge products
In addition to the Mate Xs 2, HUAWEI also unveiled its latest smartwatches and health monitors and sensors.
The WATCH GT 3 Pro, WATCH D, Watch Fit 2, S-TAG, and Band 7 all come with the latest features to elevate users’ fitness and workout experiences, while being complemented by the HUAWEI Health App.
Highlights for each new product are as follows:
WATCH GT 3 Pro
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis
- Arterial stiffness detection and TruSeen
- Accurate heart health measurement and blood oxygen monitoring
- Accurate GPS with built-in dual-band five-system GNSS
- Sport mode and free-diving mode (up to 30 meters deep)
- Over 100 workout modes
- AI Running Coach
- The first wrist-type blood pressure monitoring device
- Equipped with ECG high-performance sensor
WATCH Fit 2
- Tap to Transfer feature
- Built-in speaker in addition to microphone for calls on the go
- 97 workout modes
S-TAG: Multi-function dynamic motion sensor
- Built-in 9-axis high-precision sensors to monitor running posture
- Utilizes users’ foot and waist motion data based on 13 types of running posture data
- Designed with prior research conducted alongside China Institute of Sports Science
Band 7: Thinnest fitness tracker
- Comes with a range of watch faces for customization, including AOD Watch Faces Mode and Moon Phase Watch Face Mode
- Over 4,000 themes
- HUAWEI TruSeen 4.0 for accurate heart rate tracking
Pricing and availability
Both the WATCH GT 3 Pro and WATCH FIT 2 are already available for pre-orders in the Philippines. Click here for more details.
Meanwhile, the official rollouts for the Mate Xs 2 and other products in the Philippines and Singapore will be announced in the future.
JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo: Win a trip to Tokyo, Seoul
Plus a free ticket to JBL Sound Fest 2023
JBL has the ultimate giveaway promo for its customers this holiday season. With the JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo, lucky groups of four shall win a four-day, three-night travel package to Tokyo, Seoul, El Nido, and Siargao!
To join, customers will simply have to purchase any JBL products worth at least PhP 3,000 at kiosks, dealers, and online stores until December 31 to earn a raffle entry.
There will be a total of 10 winners for this promo – two each for Seoul and Tokyo and three each for El Nido and Siargao.
Additionally, there will be 80 lucky winners of minor prizes such as the JBL Wave Beam, Quantum 600, Charge 5, and Pulse 5 throughout November and December.
JBL Sound Fest 2023
For music enthusiasts looking for somewhere to go this Christmas season, JBL’s Sound Fest 2023 event is happening on December 15 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
The cast of performers is headlined by popular Pinoy rock bands Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikazee.
And the best part: those who join the Barkada Travel Tunes promo until December 14 automatically get free passes to the concert. Talk about a two-in-one deal, right?
JBL announces Partybox Ultimate
Meanwhile, JBL has also released the JBL Partybox Ultimate speaker that sports JBL Pro Sound and Dolby Atmos sound technology.
The latest addition to the brand’s product roster is an ideal device for various events such as parties and sports. It can deliver sound that can fill up to two basketball courts with immersive 3D spatial effects. Its dual tweeters and subwoofers, meanwhile, can produce tremendous bass.
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Visually, the JBL Partybox Ultimate can project unique starry night effect or light trails and strobes onto any surface to make the experience even better.
The release of the speaker comes just a few weeks after JBL announced the Soundgear series with True Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Smart Ambient technology, as well as the JBL Authentics speakers and JBL Spinner BT.
vivo Y17s gets price cut for the holidays
PhP 1,000 off on vivo’s budget phone
The budget vivo Y17s gets even more affordable during the holiday season, retailing for only PhP 5,999.
The entry-level smartphone is a worthy holiday gift for techy customers, as it is packed with great features for its price point.
The vivo Y17s is equipped with a 50MP main camera that comes with Night Algorithm technology so users can enjoy vivid and lifelike captures even in challenging lighting conditions.
It has a 6.56-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate for smooth and seamless streaming and browsing.
The phone also has 4GB RAM with memory booster, 128GB of internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery for uninterrupted all-day usage.
This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.
TCL launches new QD-Mini LED 4K TV for gaming
The ‘Ultra Game Master’
TCL has officially launched the TCL C755, a QD-Mini LED 4K TV that is set to break barriers as an “Ultra Game Master.”
Coming in a three-sided frameless design, the TCL C755 will be available in four variants up to 98 inches large.
Here’s a quick overview of its specs:
- Color gamut: 96% DCI-P3
- Resolution: 4K UHD 3840 x 2160
- Refresh rate: 144Hz VRR
- Operating system: Google TV with built-in Google Assistant
- Support for HDR 10+
- Support for Dolby Atmos
- Support for DTS-HD+DTS Virtual: X
- IMAX Enhanced display
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi6, HDMI 2.1, HDMI CEC
The TV presents vivid visuals with lifelike colors and an ultra-high contrast ratio, thanks to its screen that is divided into over 500 dimming zones.
These zones allow the TV to precisely correct and balance the backlight and image by calculating the brightness intensity for each zone based on signals, leading to images shown with more light and shadow details.
The display also leverages Quantum Dot technology and the AiPQ Processor 3.0 to deliver vibrant and lifelike images that come with excellent contrast.
For gaming, the TCL C755 models use Game Master 2.0 for a smoother and more immersive display and audio experience.
The TVs support advanced features such as IMAX Enhanced display, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Virtual:X to help in achieving that.
They also utilize AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and HDMI 2.1*4 for higher resolutions and greater bandwidth.
The TCL C755 is now available at authorized dealers. Pricing are as follows:
- 55″ — Php 53,995
- 65″ — Php 67,995
- 75″ Php 99,995
- 98″ — Php 249,995
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