Huawei Nova 7 SE: Price and availability in the Philippines

Brings 5G to the midrange segment



The Huawei Nova 7 SE is in the Philippines and it’s the company’s attempt to bring 5G closer to more people.

The phone is powered by their proprietary Kirin 820 5G SoC. It’s a chip designed to power midrange devices while also giving its prospective buyers access to the next generation of mobile connection.

The chip was first spotted on the Honor X10 — the newest flagship of Huawei’s sub-brand. But that’s about the only thing they have in common specs-wise.

The Nova 7 SE has a 6.5-inch LCD display — a Punch FullView display is what the company wants to call it. Sitting on that punch hole situated on the upper left portion of the screen is the 16MP front-facing camera.

It’s a camera that’s supposed to perform well in low-light conditions thanks to the Night Selfie 2.0 feature.

Flip the phone over and you’re greeted by the quad-camera setup: 64MP main camera, 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP bokeh lens, 2MP macro lens.

Another thing you’ll notice is its back panel — its 3D glass panel according to Huawei. It’s made through a “special manufacturing process” to produce a unique visual effect. It’s an effect that bears a striking resemblance to the Huawei Nova 5T. At least the Purple variant. Which this phone comes in along with Crush Green and Space Silver.

Rounding out the specs are an 8GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage that’s expandable via a sold separately Huawei NM card. It also has a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W Huawei SuperCharge.

Oh and as interesting wrinkles, it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor baked into the power-button and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Pricing and availability 

The Huawei Nova 7 SE is available for preorder via Lazada starting June 12, 2020, for PhP 19,990. Huawei will also offer a free Huawei FreeLace worth PhP 3490 from June 12-21 on a first come, first serve basis.

Huawei is also offering unique benefits for Huawei Nova 7 series users. These freebies are valid only until June 30, 2020.

  • Huawei Themes — Download five customised Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) themes for FREE.
  • Huawei Reader — Enjoy free Chinese and English books with Huawei Reader from June 15 to November 30, 2020. The free book zone will be updated on a regular basis, which covers genres such as romance, fiction, classic literature and more.
  • Huawei Video  — Enjoy six months free access to TVB channel, and one month free of MangoTV with Huawei Video.
  • Huawei Mobile Cloud – In addition to the 5GB initial free storage, all Nova 7 series users are entitled to an extra 15GB free cloud storage for a period of 12 months.

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Google to invest US$10 billion in India over 5-7 years

Tech companies are bullish about India



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alAt its annual Google for India event, Google announced it will be investing INR 75,000 crore (US$ 10 billion) within the next five to seven years. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the investment will be via multiple channels. This includes direct investments, partnerships, and infrastructure.

“Investments will focus on four areas important to India’s digitization,” he said emphasizing on infrastructure.

He added that the recent pandemic has shown the need for technology and the adoption of new digital tools. Google will focus on improving internet access and offer more information in regional languages like Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, and more.

Secondly, it will focus on building new products and services that will empower India’s businesses. Leveraging AI in the fields of health, education, and agriculture is a priority.

Google added that its Internet Saathi has already helped more than 30 million women across India. It’s an initiative that strives to spread internet awareness.

The tech giant has also increased its focus on India in the last few years since the market is hugely untapped. One of its most successful launches has been Google Pay. It leverages the country’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) to transfer money instantaneously to friends, businesses, and even online services.

Pichai lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India stating that India has made huge progress.

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iQOO promises gaming phone with 120W fast charging this August

Charges from empty in just 15 minutes



Image source: iQOO / Weibo

Earlier today, OPPO teased an upcoming 125W fast charging technology this Wednesday. The teaser is the highest charging capability we’ve heard so far. Though definitely a marvel, it certainly aims to upend vivo’s own punches in the battery war.

Coinciding with OPPO’s new teaser, vivo’s gaming sub-brand, iQOO held a press conference in China for the 120W battery technology that it’s been sitting on for quite a while now. Officially named the Super FlashCharge 120W, the upcoming tech can fill a 4000mAh battery in just 15 minutes, much like vivo’s fast charging presentation last year.

In the 15 minutes it took to charge the phone, the press conference detailed how the new technology could accomplish such a feat. Apparently, the battery is designed differently, allowing the device to charge quickly without overheating the phone.

More surprisingly, iQOO has also declared the technology ready for public release already. According to the press conference, the company will release a gaming smartphone built with the technology in August.

Since its inception, iQOO has always touted revolutionary technologies sold at an attractive price, as told by its first-ever flagship. Its most recent flagship, iQOO 3, boasted 55W fast charging and the quirkiest stress test. For sure, whatever iQOO comes up with in August will mimic this prestigious tradition.

SEE ALSO: Vivo now has its own smartphone sub-brand named iQOO

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OPPO teases 125W fast charging, the fastest to date

Going up against vivo’s iQOO



Image source: OPPO / Weibo

Don’t you just hate it when you forget to charge your phone overnight? Thanks to new battery technologies, charging might soon become a thing of the past. Most recently, the upcoming Snapdragon 875 chipset will supposedly support 100W fast charging, a huge improvement over current standards.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that an impressive charging standard has made its debut. Last year, Xiaomi and vivo previewed an upcoming prototype for 100W and 120W fast charging technologies, respectively. However, the prototypes debuted with no definite launch date.

Today, OPPO’s own fast-charging technology has made another appearance. Posted on its official Weibo account, OPPO teased a new all-time high: 125W fast charging. Though it’s only 5W higher than vivo’s past prototype, 125W isn’t something to scoff at. vivo’s 120W charging demonstration filled an empty 4000mAh battery in just 13 minutes. OPPO’s 125W technology will likely push this even further.

Besides the teaser, OPPO also posted a definitive date: July 15. The company will likely reveal more details in a few days. Hopefully, the impending presentation will also reveal when the technology will finally make its way to a public release.

Apparently, OPPO saw it fit to launch a huge salvo in the battery wars today. vivo’s gaming sub-brand, iQOO, held a revelatory press conference for the 120W fast charging. While OPPO is still sitting on its 125W charging tech, iQOO is already gearing up for a release as soon as August.

SEE ALSO: Unboxing the OPPO Find X2 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Edition

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