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.


Globe has first-ever Eco-SIM in Asia

More sustainability




Globe debuted the first-ever Eco-SIM cards in Asia for postpaid mobile customers made from recycled refrigerator waste.

The initiative is part of Globe’s contribution to environmental sustainability in time for January’s Zero Waste Month celebration.

The Eco-SIM card was first developed in 2020, in partnership with the Veolia company; it has a neutral carbon footprint.

100 percent recycled waste

The telecom provider partnered with Thales to employ the said Eco-SIM cards starting from November last year, made from 100 percent recycled materials.

The SIM cards are made from recycled polystyrene recovered from discarded refrigerator interiors.

Thales has a comprehensive carbon offset program that also ensures there is no further carbon footprint during the manufacturing process of the Eco-SIM cards.

SIM cards, while the smallest consumer items, equate to about 20,000 tons of plastic and other polymers as about 4.5 billion cards are manufactured every year.

A global leader in advanced technologies, Thales has presence in the Philippines since 2010.

The company has been a strategic partner for consumers in the civil aviation, defense, digital security, air traffic management, and ground transportation sectors.

From eSIMs to Eco-SIMs

In 2018, Globe was also the first in the country to introduce electronic SIMs or eSIM, as another alternative to the physical SIM cards.

They are basically digital SIMS embedded in compatible mobile phone models, allowing users to manage multiple mobile numbers on just one device.

The eSIM also allows gadgets like smartphones and smartwatches to be connected under one mobile number.

More sustainability

Back in 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption in its operations.

While in January 2021, Globe also formally expressed its support to the globally-recognized Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), supporting the TCFD framework along with more than 1,800 companies worldwide.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 12, which highlights the roles of responsible consumption and production patterns.

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MediaTek hosts world’s first demo of Wi-Fi 7

Here’s what to expect



We’ve come a long way from dial-up. Now, the name of the game is Wi-Fi 6. Amid the rise of 5G connectivity, the home internet sector is adopting the current standard for their devices. But, of course, the advance of technology is not stopping. As Wi-Fi 6 tries to take over the entire market, the industry is already working on Wi-Fi 7. With development well underway, what can you expect from the upcoming standard?

Naturally, better speeds. Recently, MediaTek showcased the world’s first live demo of the new technology. In an impressive show, the standard will reportedly achieve speeds 2.4 times faster than what Wi-Fi 6 can do. The technology can maximize uses for the current spectrums available for Wi-Fi at up to 6GHz. The technology can also reduce latency and interference using MLO and MRU features.

According to MediaTek, Wi-Fi 7 will support the ever-growing need for faster internet speeds brought on by emerging uses for online users. These needs include AR/VR applications, cloud gaming, 4K video calling, and 8K streaming. With technology advancing the way it is, high-speed internet — even faster than what’s available today — is turning into a necessity to cope with multi-user households.

MediaTek predicts that products that can support Wi-Fi 7 will start coming out in 2023.

SEE ALSO: Mediatek, AMD collaborate on new Wi-Fi 6E Modules

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Google is working on an AR headset called Project Iris

With its own processor and OS



Understandably so, a good portion of the world is strongly resistant to Meta’s push for a metaverse based on virtual and augmented reality. However, though people are still hesitant to try on Facebook’s VR-tinted goggles, other companies are more than happy to take on the technology themselves. Google, joining Meta and Apple, is also working on its own AR headset called Project Iris.

According to sources from The Verge, Google is getting back into the augmented reality stage. The company is reportedly working on an AR headset with the current codename. The Project Iris headset is supposedly targeting a 2024 release date.

Inside the mysterious headset, the device will supposedly have its own processor and OS. Given Google’s feats recently, an in-house processor and operating system are within the realms of possibility. Google recently launched its first in-house chipset for smartphones, the Tensor chip. The company is, of course, still the thriving developers of Android, currently tailoring its latest Android version for different form factors.

Plus, it’s not Google’s first time with an augmented reality project. Remember the ill-fated Google Glass? The revolutionary wearable had all the potential but ultimately fizzled out into oblivion. At the time, analysts cited the device’s poor timing. Now, especially with other companies vying for dominance, Google does have more initiative to reestablish itself in the augmented reality market.

SEE ALSO: Facebook changes name to Meta

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