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Huawei P30 Pro will have four cameras, leak says

Only three can be used, though

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Yesterday, Huawei celebrated a record-breaking year in the sales department. Despite a tumultuous second half, 2018 was a bright spot for the Chinese tech company. Riding this wave of success, the company hopes to make next year just as prolific as this year.

Of course, Huawei set the bar pretty high over the past few months. The Huawei P20 series redefined smartphone photography, ushering in an era of triple-camera setups. With the series’ next debut coming up, Huawei must do a lot more than simply playing the same hat trick.

As the days count down, we’re finally receiving a thin trickle of leaks concerning Huawei’s latest flagships. As expected, the upcoming series will push the envelope just a little bit further.

Ahead of schedule, case maker Olixar has released pre-orders for the upcoming series. Of note, the pictured case shows four rear cameras, adding one more to the Huawei P20 Pro’s stoplight-esque design. The graphic interpretation details a rear camera setup that obnoxiously takes up almost a third of the phone’s rear panel. Thankfully, Olixar’s renders are based on current smartphones, rather than an actual render of the P30.

Strangely, a more accurate render has popped up on Chinese social network Weibo. On a post by a Weibo-verified vlogger, the Huawei P30 Pro sports four sensors at the back, just as Olixar details. However, the Weibo post pictures a thinner camera setup and a waterdrop notch.

According to other rumors, only three of the pictured four cameras will take photos. The remaining fourth will be a Time-of-Flight sensor, a mechanism often found in VR and AR devices. Strangely, the push for quad cameras poses a curious question: What happens to the front-facing sensors? The waterdrop notch possibly eliminates advanced biometric features once again in the P30 series.

Of course, the night is still young. Huawei still has a lot of time to clear the air before the phone’s official launch sometime next year. If the leaks are true, the upcoming Huawei P30 series hints at the company’s continued dominance in the smartphone photography market.

SEE ALSO: Is the Huawei Mate 20 X an underrated gaming phone?

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Sony Xperia 1 II coming to Singapore

Monster of a smartphone camera hitting us later in the year

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The world’s first smartphone with up to 20FPS AF/AE tracking burst — the Sony Xperia 1 II — is coming to Singapore.

Some of the more notable improvements from its predecessor are as follows: new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, support for 5G, and a single storage option of 256GB.

However, the headlining features are its camera capabilities. Specifically the following:

  • 20FPS burst shooting with 60 times per second AF/AE3 calculations from Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras.
  • Creator mode and cinema recording function Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” from Sony’s professional solutions business division
  • X1 for mobile based on technology from BRAVIA TV

The camera system is still a triple 12-megapixel setup but it now has larger sensors and ZEISS optics. The cameras are also calibrated by ZEISS and the lens have a special ZEISS T anti-reflective coating on them. Optical zoom is one-step further with three times magnification instead of two.

It has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED Display with a cinematic 21:9 Aspect Ratio and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Availablity in Singapore

The Xperia 1 II in Black, Purple and White will be available in Singapore in Q4 of 2020 at Sony StoresSony Store Online, and the Sony flagship store on Lazada. Price information will be available at a later date while a registration of interest can be done at this link.

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OPPO Enco W31 now official

With ‘Environment Noise Cancellation’

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OPPO just announced the pricing and availability of one more TWS headphones option — the OPPO Enco W31.

It has dual microphones that enables the Environment Noise Cancellation feature. OPPO says it shuts out the noise enough so you can focus on whatever you need to focus on, free from any noise distractions.

For sound quality, it has a bass and balance mode for what they say is “high-definition sound quality and rhythmic bass for lifelike audio.” It has tap and touch controls and supports a voice assistant.

It promises up to 15 hours of music playback and up to 12 hours of call time with the charging case. Fully charging the earphones will take only 2.5 hours. It also has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.

The OPPO Enco W31 retails for PhP 2990 (US$ 61) and is available for purchase on all open OPPO concept and online stores, official dealers, as well as Shopee and Lazada.

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HP P22H rotating monitor now official in the Philippines

It can rotate to 90-degrees

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HP is bringing its P22H monitor to the Philippines. It’s targeted towards business professionals and has features some noteworthy specs that are worth looking at, especially for those buying a secondary monitor for their remote work setup.

The HP P22H monitor has a 21.5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution. Colors and details pop out more, allowing for a comfortable viewing experience. Plus, it has a three-sided micro-edge bezel to ensure that documents and contents stand out.

There’s also a plethora of ports available on the monitor. It comes with the standard HDMI and DisplayPort connector. Professionals who need to connect older devices may also do so with a VGA connector.

The stand out feature for this monitor though is its viewing configuration. HP P22H allows up to 100mm of adjustable height for optimal viewing. It can also swivel and tilt up to various degrees. Finally, professionals can pivot the whole monitor to 90 degrees — perfect for viewing long documents and spreadsheets.

HP’s newest business monitor is now available on Lazada for PhP 8,440 (US$ 170). All monitor purchases come with a standard three-year warranty for the buyers’ peace of mind.

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