Huawei launches P50 Pro, foldable P50 Pocket in Singapore

Can the P50 series make noise?



Huawei P50 Pro

Huawei was mum about the global release of the P50 series in 2021 but the silence has been broken in 2022. The Huawei P50 Pro and foldable P50 Pocket are both coming to Singapore.

Huawei P50 Pro

The Huawei P50 Pro is your standard P-series flagship who’s headliner are its cameras. The phone has this set of lenses: 50MP main camera, 64MP telephoto lens (up to 3.5x optical zoom), 40MP monochrome lens, 13MP ultra-wide lens, 13MP selfie camera.

It has a 6.6-inch display with up to 120Hz of refresh rate. You also get either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB internal storage, 4,360mAh battery. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G.

Huawei P50 Pocket

Also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, the P50 Pocket is Huawei’s answer to the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, and Moto Razr. It’s a foldable in the clamshell form factor but Huawei put a little something extra in the design to make it standout.

While there’s a classic black version, there one in white and the Premium Edition have unique, engraved, patterns giving it a truly distinct look.

The Premium Edition in particular was made with prominent haute couture designer, Iris Van Herpen to give that high fashion look and feel.

Also immediately noticeable is the circular camera module of the phone and the Cover Screen.

It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G mobile platform and packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge for fast charging.

The P50 Pocket has an ‘Ultra Spectrum Camera Matrix.’ Included in this camera array are:

  • 40MP True-Chroma Camera
  • 13MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera
  • 32MP Ultra Spectrum Camera
  • 10-Channel Multi-Spectrum Sensor
  • Ultra Spectrum illuminator

Pricing and availability

The Huawei P50 Pro will be available in Singapore starting January 22, 2022 in two finishes: Cocoa Gold and Golden Black. It retails for SG$ 1,548.

Customers can get their hands on the Huawei P50 Pro at all Huawei Authorised Stores, major telecommunication operators M1, Singtel, Starhub, authorised retailers* and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The Huawei P50 Pocket Premium Edition will be available staring February 14, 2022 in Premium Gold. Local pricing to be advised closer to launch date.

Bonuses and freebies

Customers who purchase the HUAWEI P50 Pro or P50 Pocket will be entitled to a complimentary Huawei Watch 3 Active Edition worth SG$ 448, while stocks last.

What’s more, those who purchase the HUAWEI P50 Pro will be entitled to a two-year warranty and enjoy extra care for their device with a dedicated after sales service which include:

  • One year door-to-door repair pickup and delivery service
  • VIP hotline for technical assistance
  • One-time screen replacement within first 3-months of purchase

Customers can enjoy a first look of the both the Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket at the new Huawei Authorized Store at [email protected] starting January 14. The store is open from Monday – Sunday from 11am to 9pm.

From January 14-21, customers will also receive a voucher during their visit at any Huawei Authorized Store to redeem a free HUAWEI SuperCharge Wireless Car Charger worth $98 valid with every purchase of the HUAWEI P50 Pro, terms and conditions apply.


Nothing Ear (2) now available in Singapore: Price, features

Truly authentic sound



Nothing Ear (2)

London-based tech brand Nothing has launched the Ear (2) TWS earbuds in Singapore.

It is priced at SG$ 199 and will initially be available on Limited Edt from March 23. Free tryouts will be available at Challenger stores in Bugis Junction, Vivo City, and Causeway Point.

General sale will commence starting on April 8 at all Nothing partner stores in Singapore, both online and offline, including Lazada and Shopee.

Truly authentic sound

The Hi-Res Audio-certified earbuds feature an 11.6mm custom driver for deep bass and crystal-clear highs. Its LHDC 5.0 codec technology ensures the finest sound details are transmitted at frequencies up to 24 bit/192 kHz.

The Ear (2) is also engineered with Nothing’s best noise cancellation technology yet, achieving up to 40dB of reduction.

With personalized Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adaptive Mode, users may also adjust the noise reduction level based on their environments.

The device also has an improved wind-proof and crowd-proof Clear Voice Technology. This complements the three high-definition microphones on each earbud which have an advanced AI noise reduction algorithm that filters out unnecessary noises when answering calls.

Personalize the experience

Additionally, using the Nothing X app, users may also personalize their listening experience by adjusting the equalizer settings in real-time for optimal sound quality.

Dual Connection, on the other hand, allows for easier device switching between listening to music or receiving calls, for instance. The device likewise supports Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair.

Seamless controls

The Ear (2) has buttons on each earbud, allowing for easy controls like adjusting volume, skipping to the next track, or switching between noise cancellation modes.

Nothing’s latest offering delivers up to 36 hours of playback on a fully-charged case – with ANC turned off. Using fast charge, it can replenish up to eight hours on a 10-minute charge.

For peace of mind, the earbuds are rated IP54 for water resistance while its transparent case is rated IP55.

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vivo V27 series 5G now available for preorder; price revealed

The Aura Portrait Master



vivo V27

vivo’s highly-touted Aura Light — a ring light that effectively replaces the regular flash on the rear of smartphones — on its vivo V27 series 5G made quite the impression from the get-go.

The wait is over for those intrigued about it, as preorders for the latest devices are now available via vivo’s online store.

The series comes in two variants — the vivo V27e which retails for PhP 16,999, and the vivo V27 5G which is priced at PhP 24,999.

Simple, elegant design

Veering away from the matte finish that has become more common in midrange phones, vivo opted for a polished gem-like design for the vivo V27 series.

Both are equipped with 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED screens. The 7.36mm 3D curved screen on the V27 5G is the thinnest yet for a V series phone. Meanwhile, the V27e has a 7.7mm thickness.

There are three colorway choices:

  • Color-changing Emerald Green
  • Lavender Purple
  • Glory Black (specifically for the V27e, which is said to shimmer at night)

Innovative, powerful cameras

As previously mentioned, the vivo V27 series has a f/1.9 IMX766V 50MP ultra-sensing main camera.

This is supported by EIS+OIS dual ultra-stabilization for sharp and high-quality shots even when moving or at night.

The Aura Portrait Algorithm paves the way for impressive image and video-processing yet on a vivo smartphone for its category.

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Attack on Titan publisher is getting its own manga app



Getting into manga is both tough and accessible for a casual reader. While the popularity of the medium allows titles to promulgate so easily online, readers sometimes have to rely on fan translations and bootleg copies. Kodansha, one of the biggest names in the manga scene, is creating a platform to release official English-translated titles in the United States called K Manga.

In the manga scene, Kodansha is one of the most recognizable publishers, creating modern classics like Attack on Titan and Ghost in the Shell. Naturally, the publisher has a lot of history to bank on.

Starting May, Kodansha will release K Manga, an app which will offer access to both classic and newly released titles. On launch, the service will have around 400 titles available for users. These will include Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Blue Lock, and Tokyo Revengers. It will also release new chapters, officially translated in English, first before any other platform.

Right now, the company has not announced how the app will price its library. The announcement mentioned that it will offer select chapters for free, opening the possibility for a paid way to access more chapters.

K Manga will launch on May 10 in the United States.

SEE ALSO: New anime channel Bento launched in the Philippines

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