The next #NovaStar has arrived. Huawei just launched the Nova 5T — a midrange phone that they say is fashion-focused while still packing some power.
The phone features a glass back design and will come in three colors: Midsummer Purple, Crush Blue and Black.
Nova 5T has flagship specs for a midrange phone
In terms of its display, the phone has a 6.26 inch FHD LCD display with a punch hole at the top left of the display. The punch hole houses the 32MP front-facing camera. Meanwhile, there are quad cameras on the back — consisting of a 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is included for secure unlocking.
Powering the device is the Kirin 980 processor. This chip can also be found on Huawei’s flagships like the Huawei P30 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. Memory is generous with 8GB of RAM, and onboard storage is more than enough with 128GB.
It has a 3,750 mAh battery that can be topped up with a 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging technology.
Pricing and Availability
In Singapore, the Huawei nova 5T will go on sale starting September 14. Pricing will be announced September 5. Meanwhile, in Malaysia, the phone will be available in stores on September 7 and will retail for MYR 1,599. In the Philippines, the phone will retail for PhP 18,990.
Razer holds first ever SEA Games bootcamp for esports teams
Held in partnership with one of the best eSports teams in the world
Preparations for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games are underway, especially with eSports now added to the competition. Razer, the official eSports partner for the SEA Games has an idea on how to make preparations more interesting. The global gaming lifestyle brand wants to bring esports teams from all participating countries to train them by learning from the best players in the world.
Razer officially rolls out the Razer SEA Games eSports Bootcamp, a two-day training camp for eSports teams participating in the Dota 2 tournament for the SEA Games. The bootcamp will feature a series of mentorship sessions and practice games for all the competing teams from Singapore (Team X) , Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia (PG.Barracx), and the Philippines (Sibol). With the inclusion of eSports in this year’s SEA Games, Razer’s Global Sports Director David Tse hopes to “bring eSports to the next level.”
To guide these teams to success, Razer taps upon a global eSports powerhouse in the Evil Geniuses. EG’s Dota 2 coach, Sam “Bulba” Sosale will mentor the five participating teams to compete at the highest level for the upcoming tournament.
“Evil Geniuses is excited to help some of the best players in Southeast Asia prepare for it,” Sosale said. As of writing, members of the EG’s Dota 2 team are competing in the Upper Bracket semifinal round of The International 9 in Shanghai.
The Razer SEA Games eSports Bootcamp will run from September 2 to 3, 2019 in Singapore. As a treat, Evil Geniuses is hosting their first ever meet-and-greet in Southeast Asia on September 1. Fans will have a chance to get up close with members from EG’s Dota 2 team: Arteezy, SumaiL and s4, along with Bulba. Fans will also get a chance to win signed jerseys from their favorite players.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition now
You better hurry!
BLINKs, it’s officially here — the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition is now available for purchase.
The BLACKPINK edition package comes with the Galaxy A80 smartphone in either Angel Gold or Phantom Black along with the BLACKPINK case, charging stand, a photocard, and a mesh pouch for PHP 34,990 (US$ 685). The separate BlackPink Edition package is valued at PHP 5,999 (US$ 118) but buying online now will net you the package for free.
There’s also a free Nanofixit Screen Protection with 1 year screen cracking insurance warranty of up to PHP 5,000 (US$ 98) as well as a free Klook Voucher worth PHP 1,000 (US$ 20). This specific package is only currently available on July 14 via online purchase.
As an additional offer, you can trade in your old your old smartphone or tablet for the Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition for some discounts as well as an additional PHP 4,000 (US$ 78) token.
Availability in other Southeast Asian countries
A similar package is available in Malaysia for MYR 2,499 (US$ 607.58). However, they have an additional color option which is ghost white and instead of the Nanofixit Screen Protection, the package comes with a Samsung Galaxy Fit worth MYR 369 (US$ 85). This package is only available to the first 1,000 buyers.
In Singapore, the package only includes the Galaxy A80 along with the BlackPink case, charging stand, and photocard. The suggested retail price is SG$ 898 US$ 662). The BLACKPINK merchandise is valued at SG$ 188 (US$ 139).
The Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition was first announced in Bangkok, Thailand and also goes on sale today starting at THB 21,990 (US$ 719). During the launch, we also saw the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch in BlackPink edition.
Samsung Galaxy A80
The Galaxy A80 sports a set of triple cameras, octa-core Snapdragon 730G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3700 mAh battery, and 4G LTE support. It also runs Android 9.0 out of the box.
This is Samsung’s unique answer to the “notch problem” with its rotating camera mechanism. It was announced early in April but didn’t hit certain markets right away.
PlayStation Days of Play features limited edition console
Along with discounted top-tier games
Sony PlayStation won’t be at E3 2019 but they’re making up for with the the Global Days of Play sale. The sale, which will run from June 7 to 17, includes a limited edition console, peripherals, and discounts on some much-coveted game titles.
If you’ve been itching to get a PlayStation 4 (PS4), since we still don’t know exactly when the next generation PlayStation is coming, then you can’t go wrong with this limited edition. First thing you’ll notice on the Days of Play PS4 are the embossed PlayStation icons. It has a Steel Black color on top and dark gray at the bottom. It comes with a matching DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller.
Here are pricing details on what’s up for grabs in different markets in Southeast Asia.
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – PHP 17,990
PS4™Pro God of War Bundle (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 23,990
PS4™ NBA 2K19 Bundle (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 20,490
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 2,290 (normal SRP: PHP 2,990)
PS4™ software titles from as low as PHP 829
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – SGD 449
PS4™ STARTER PACK (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 479
PS4™Pro (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 599
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 59.90 (normal SRP: SGD 79.90)
PS4™ software titles from as low as SGD 21.90
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 (1TB) – MYR 1,349
PS4™ software titles from as low as MYR 59
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 (1TB) – IDR 5,199,000
PS4™ software titles from as low as IDR 229,000
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – THB 11,990
PS4™Pro God of War Bundle (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 14,990
PS4™ PARTY BUNDLE (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 11,990 (normal SRP: THB 12,990)
PS4™ HITS (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 11,990
PS VR BEAT SABER All-In-One Pack – THB 11,990
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 1,490 (normal SRP: THB 1,990)
PS4™ software titles from as low as THB 590
PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – VND 8,990,000
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – VND 1,090,000 (normal SRP: VND 1,390,000)
If you’re in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, or Thailand and are not a PlayStation Plus subscriber yet, now’s a great time to become one. There’s a 30% discount on the PS store for three months and 12 months membership subscriptions. Customers can also get the 12 months PS Plus membership card from retail stores and get three extra months. Solid deal!
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