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Huawei MatePad launches in Singapore

Comes with a freebie bundle and more!

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Huawei will soon launch its best-in-class MatePad tablet in Singapore this May 22. Featuring high-end specs, the tablet is a perfect companion for those looking to upgrade their entertainment and productivity experience.

The perfect companion for work and play

With a large 2K display, everyone can enjoy leveled-up entertainment on the go with Huawei’s MatePad tablet. The high-res display features 100 percent sRGB coverage for lifelike images and 225 PPI for crisper details. Complementing the high-quality display is the powerful, in-built Harman Kardon quad-speaker system for a truly immersive viewing experience all around.

Behind that display is the capable Huawei Kirin 820 chipset with Mali-G57 GPU for smoother performance in day-to-day tasks. Huawei doubles down on productivity with a bevy of features for the users too. That includes a faster Wi-Fi 6 for faster downloads and streaming. EMUI 10.1 — the OS powering the tablet — comes with multi-window feature for faster multitasking. Indeed, multitasking is a breeze thanks to the included 128 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.

Huawei is backing these great features on its MatePad tablet with a large 7,250 mAh battery. The tablet also supports fast charging, so users can go from 0 to 100 percent in less than three hours.

With freebies to go too

Huawei MatePad will retail at SG$ 498 for the sole Midnight Gray configuration. Buyers who will purchase from May 22 to June 6 will also get a freebie bundle worth up to SG$ 180. The freebie bundle includes a Huawei Smart Keyboard and 50 GB of Huawei Cloud for the first 3 months for new subscribers. Combined with a special discount of SG$ 78 on Huawei WiFi AX3, buyers can really enjoy a fast and worthy companion for their work and play.

The giveaways don’t stop there, though. Huawei is also offering an SG$ 30 off on any meWATCH subscription plan for every purchase of the tablet at all Huawei Experience Stores.

Interested buyers may hit up any Huawei Experience Stores, Best Denki, Challenger & Hachi.tech, COURTS, Harvey Norman, Sprint Cass, and official online stores in Lazada and Shopee to purchase the MatePad tablet

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iPhone 13 pre-orders in Singapore begin today

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Are you ready? Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin today in Singapore! Specifically, it starts at 8PM.

Apple’s latest and greatest set of iPhones are coming to Singapore and you can secure one for yourself by heading to the Apple Singapore website. This year’s lineup is pretty much an iteration of last year’s. That means we get upgrades for all four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

New to this pair of iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip which, you already know, boosts the performance of the iPhone. You’re also getting Cinematic Mode which automatically adds background blur to your videos. It does this through an algorithm. It’s the first of its kind on smartphones.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

This year’s pair of Pro iPhones are even more Pro than ever. It shares the same A15 Bionic chip as the other iPhone 13s, but it boosts performance thanks to a different, more powerful GPU. You also get the ability to shoot in Apple ProRes format. A boon for professional mobile filmmakers.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Pricing

The iPhone 13 starts at SG$ 1,299. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 mini starts at SG $ 1,149.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts at SG$ 1649 (SG$ 69 a month for 24 months) and SG$ 1799 (SG$ 75 a month/24 months) for the iPhone 13 Pro Max variant. The base storage still starts at 128GB but goes all the way to 1TB — also a first on any iPhone.

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The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black

Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5

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Pulse 3D Wireless

Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.

It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.

SEE ALSO: How to use the DualSense controller with PC, Mac

 

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Shopee’s 10.10 K-Pop performer is ITZY

Following sister group TWICE’s footsteps

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Image from @ITZYofficial on Twitter

Shopee is on a roll. After securing performances from K-Pop supergroup TWICE, the online shopping company has also secured performances from K-Pop 4th Gen superstars ITZY. The group is set to perform on their 10.10 Brand Festival Shopee live.

Shopee has yet to reveal what else they have in store for 10.10. But what we can expect for sure is another generous round of vouchers and giveaways.

ITZY is a five-member girl group featuring Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted with the song “Dalla Dalla”. In 2020, they launched the shoulder dance craze with their comeback “Wannabe”. On September 24, the group will release their first full album called Crazy In-Love with the title track “Loco”.

Early Shopee Christmas

In the Philippines, Shopee is already kickstarting its Christmas campaign. They are welcoming the holidays essentially the voice and face of Christmas in the country — Jose Mari Chan.  Shoppers can catch the singer-songwriter on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles from  September to December.

The singer-songwriter will also give out treats via ShopeePay come December. He’s doing it along with other celebrities and influencers. Look for ShopeePay Celebrity Pamasko on your homepage and play the game to receive ShopeePay credits.

You can activate your ShopeePay wallet by clicking on the ShopeePay wallet bar, entering your personal information and OTP, and creating and confirming your ShopeePay PIN.

SEE ALSO: ShopeePay: 6 reasons why you need to switch now

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