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Huawei pulls a power move, Ford’s Ranger Raptor is here: Weekend Rewind

Huawei hypes up their launch

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Here are this week’s top stories on GadgetMatch.

1. Huawei gives free power banks to Apple fans

Remember that time when Huawei threw shade at Apple after the iPhone launch saying, “Thanks for keeping things the same”? Well, they’re at it again.

In Singapore, Huawei representatives were seen handing out free power banks to eager Apple fans who queued up for the new iPhones. What’s funnier is that it even included a message saying, “Here’s a power bank, you’ll need it. Courtesy of Huawei.”

In a different part of the world, Huawei UK was out in the streets handing out literal juice to Apple fans, complete with charging stations for the battery-depleted phones of those in line!

Now, all of this wasn’t meant to simply poke fun at Apple. The Director of Marketing for Huawei UK said it was a sign of things to come in October…

2. Huawei Mate 20 Pro renders surface

Which leads us to the Huawei Mate 20. We now have bare Mate 20 Pro renders that reveal what to expect once it launches.

Based on the photos, it looks like an offspring of the iPhone XS and Galaxy S9 with its wide notch up top and an AMOLED display.

What can’t go unnoticed, however, is the large square-shaped camera module in the middle. It has three camera sensors, a dual-tone LED flash, and Leica branding just like previous premium Huawei phones.

3. Apple’s macOS Mojave update now available to download

If you own a Mac, you should head to the App Store and check out the major update for Apple’s desktop operating system. Version 10.14 of macOS, also known as Mojave, is now available for everyone to download for free.

Features worth looking forward to are Dark Mode, Stacks file organization, and more. We made a video on macOS Mojave’s Highlights so be sure to check it out.

4. Panasonic unveils Lumix S

Another Japanese imaging company joins the full-frame mirrorless camera race. After Nikon’s Z series and Canon’s EOS R, Panasonic finally unveiled their very own full-frame mirrorless camera series — the Lumix S.

During Photokina 2018, Panasonic introduced two Lumix S cameras, starting with the higher-end S1R with a 46-megapixel sensor and the Lumix S1 with 24 megapixels. Both are aimed to be the next popular choice among prosumer and semi-pro videographers.

The Lumix S cameras will have image stabilization in both the camera body and the lenses, and will come with the highest shutter speeds and fastest flash-synchronization speeds.

5. Ford Raptor lands in the Philippines

Finally, Ford’s rugged truck has finally reached Philippine shores after unveiling it early this year in Thailand. Holding the title as the only factory-built performance truck across the Asia Pacific, the Ranger Raptor is targeted towards those looking for a vehicle built tough for off-road adventures.

It also put on a show during the launch as it leaped and blazed through a muddy track. You can quickly watch it here.

6. iPhone XS Review

Before we wrap up, we encourage you to get some drinks and popcorn, because you don’t want to miss this.

Our most comprehensive iPhone review yet is now up on YouTube. It’s 18 minutes of going through all the details of the iPhone XS and XS Max.


Weekend Rewind is our roundup of top news and features you might have missed for the week. We know the world of technology can be overwhelming and not everyone has the time to get up to speed with everything — and that includes us. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the rewind.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review: Better than AirPods Pro?

Finally, real Active Noise Cancellation out of the box

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Samsung has unveiled the newest Galaxy Buds Pro alongside the announcement of the latest Galaxy S21 series.

Other than the new design, better sound quality, and surround sound setup, there’s now a real and intelligent Active Noise Cancellation.

But do these earbuds live up to its ‘Pro’ branding? Watch our Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review by clicking the video link right here.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Hands-on

Most of the leaks were true after all

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Samsung started 2021 early with their newest Galaxy S21 series.

Unlike last year where the S20 models were announced last February, these new S21 units were unveiled as early as January 2021. Although we’ve covered most of the leaks and rumors about Samsung’s latest flagship trio, we still need to confirm them.

Head over to our latest hands-on video to find out more.

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ASUS ZenBook Duo (2021) Unboxing and Hands-on: Double The Fun!

Is it still the laptop of tomorrow?

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ASUS launched their first first dual-screen laptop, the ZenBook Pro Duo last 2019 at Computex Taiwan.

This 2021, the Full HD LCD display might be a drawback from the 4K OLED display. Still, it has a new and improved ErgoLift Hinge that ASUS is proud of. And with power-packed specs, pen support, and dual displays, this laptop might just be for a creative or content creator like you.

More of ASUS’ latest ZenBook Duo in our latest unboxing and hands-on video right here.

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