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Huawei Watch 3 blends connectivity, productivity in a stylish package

The health-centric smartwatch finds its way to the Philippines!

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Huawei announced an expansive list of devices for the Asia-Pacific region. Leading the charge is its latest wearable flagship, the Huawei Watch 3 — the first in the Watch series to sport HarmonyOS.

It promises new, high-end technology features while maintaining the same sleek-looking health and fitness companion as its predecessors.

Connected at all times

The Huawei Watch 3 sports an eSim technology. This means you can connect your mobile number from your current network subscription, without the need for a SIM ejector tool.

With this technology, you can now receive calls, messages, and access your apps on your wrist without your smartphone. You can also conduct MeeTime calls and connect select apps to your smartwatch.

The smartwatch also focused on user convenience, introducing an interactive grid launcher and watch phases, accentuated by a smooth UX animation.

Stay on top of your health

Like its predecessors, the Huawei Watch 3 packs over more than a hundred workouts. Also, it has a dedicated sports mode to support you in your physical activities.

Other health-focused technologies include a skin temperature sensor, all-day blood oxygen tracking, stress monitoring, and even handwashing detection for overall health tracking.

From three days to two weeks

Huawei is known for its long-lasting battery life among its roster of devices. Needless to say, the Huawei Watch 3 is equipped with the company’s signature feature.

The smartwatch can last up to three days in 4G mode and even with eSim activated, and can last up to two weeks when you switch to Super-Saving mode.

Price and availability

The Huawei Watch 3 is certainly a premium smartwatch blending connectivity, health management, and productivity in a stylish package. It retails for PhP 18,999 and will be available for pre-order until July 15 on online channels such as Huawei Store, and authorized platforms like Lazada and Shopee. It will also be up on offline channels like the Huawei Experience Stores and authorized retail stores — and it will come with a free Huawei Band 4 worth PhP 1,890.

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Infinix Valentine’s promo: Win PhP 5,000 worth of vouchers

Infinix Sweet Day

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Infinix is offering customers the chance to win PhP 5,000 worth of vouchers and hoodies for its Valentine’s Day promo.

Available in Infinix kiosks and concept shops, here’s what interested participants will have to do to join the raffle:

  • Like and follow the official Infinix Facebook page;
  • Take a selfie with your partner together with a newly-purchased Infinix smartphone at any kiosk or concept shop nationwide;
  • Post the entry publicly via Facebook with the official hashtag #InfinixSweetDay and mention the Infinix kiosk or concept shop where you purchased the item

Three lucky couples will win PhP 5,000 worth of vouchers, as well as two Infinix-themed jackets.

The contest is open from February 4 to 13, and Infinix will announce the winners on February 14.

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vivo Valentine’s sale: Free bouquet for phone purchases

Free necklace also available

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Now is the perfect time for lovers to upgrade their smartphones and make their Valentine’s Day celebration even more special.

vivo is offering customers free flower bouquets and premium necklaces for every purchase of participating phones above PhP 10,000 from February 10 to 19.

Participating devices in this promo are the following:

The mechanics are quite simple.

After purchasing from authorized vivo stores nationwide during the promo period, customers have to proceed to the nearest vivo concept stores, exhibits, kiosks, or multi-brand stores.

There, present the official receipt to claim either a 24k Gold Rose Bouquet or Premium Necklace with Blue Rose gift box.

You will then be assisted for a quick QR code scan which will lead you to a form you have to fill out.

Lastly, the V Love Sweet Picture Frame will be pulled out. Take pictures with your loved ones and post it on social media with the official hashtags #vivoValentinesPromo2023, #VLoveSweet, and #vivoPhilippines.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Price, availability in the Philippines

Switching to Samsung?

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Galaxy S23 Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra have just launched and are officially landing in the Philippines. Here’s how much it’ll set you back if you decide to grab the latest Galaxy. 

Price and availability 

The Galaxy S23 series is available in four colors: Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender. Pricing are as follows: 

Samsung Galaxy S23:

  • 128GB — PhP 53,990
  • 256GB — PhP 57,990

Galaxy S23+:

  • 256GB — PhP 68,990
  • 512GB — PhP 76,990

Galaxy S23 Ultra:

  • 256GB — PhP 81,990
  • 512GB — PhP 89,990
  • 1TB — PhP 103,990 (samsung.com exclusive)

Pre-order details

Pre-order period is February 2 to 23, 2023. Those who pre-order any of the three smartphones can get discounts of up to PhP 76,000. This includes a FREE memory upgrade worth PhP 8,000. They will instantly get the higher memory variant for the price of the lower variant within the same model lineup.

Those who will trade-in their old devices can also enjoy savings of up to PhP 13,000 on top of their old phone’s residual value. In addition, they will get an e-voucher worth up to PhP 5,000, a 50% discount on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series. On top of this, they will also get a FREE 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage worth PhP 5,999, and earn double Samsung Rewards points.

As an exclusive samsung.com offer, the Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB will be offered as part of a limited-edition Samsung Galaxy VIP bundle (PhP 119,378) with total savings of PhP 38,000.

The VIP bundle includes :

  • 1TB Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy Watch5 Pro 46mm
  • Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
  • Super Fast Wireless Duo Charger
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra Leather Cover
  • 1-year Samsung Care+ coverage

The Galaxy S23 series is also available for pre-order through Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online. Customers who pre-order through these channels from February 2 to 23, 2023 will enjoy as much as PhP 65,000 worth of discounts. This also includes the FREE Memory Upgrade, additional savings for traded-in devices, 50% off on the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series. 

Focused refinement 

Samsung honed in a few improvements for this series. Specifically, they targeted “Nightography,” Gaming, Customization, and Sustainability. 

The Galaxy S23 sports the first 200MP sensor on a Samsung smartphone. Working in tandem with their AI, the phone promises to produce images that appear well lit even in environments with poor lighting conditions. And this also applies to video. 

For gaming, the entire Galaxy S23 series is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. That’s the best one for Android smartphones right now. It’s also accompanied by improved cooling for overall better gameplay. 

Samsung is approaching customization on both hardware and software fronts. They have plenty of accessories that you can style in your own way for your Galaxy device. Meanwhile, ONE UI 5.1 is introducing perhaps the most robust software customization that Samsung has had yet. All these to make your smartphone Your Galaxy. 

For sustainability, Samsung has made it a point to use recycled materials not only on the packaging, but also on the actual smartphones. The Galaxy S23 Ultra actually has 12 components made with recycled materials. That’s double of what the Galaxy S22 Ultra had. 

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Specs

Galaxy S23 Ultra

  • Display — 6.8-inch QHD+ Edge, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Vision Booster, Enhanced Comfort
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
  • RAM and Storage — 12GB+1TB, 12GB+512GB, 12GB+256GB
  • Battery and Charging — 5,000mAh, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Powershare
  • OS — Android 13, ONE UI 5.1
  • Water Resistance — IP68
  • Cameras: 
    • 200MP f/1.7 Wide 
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Ultra-Wide 
    • 10MP, f/2.4 Telephoto, 3x optical zoom
    • 10MP, f/4.9 Telephoto, 10x optical zoom 
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Front

Samsung Galaxy S23+

  • Display — 6.6-inch FHD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Vision Booster, Enhanced Comfort
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
  • RAM and Storage — 8GB+512GB, 8GB+256GB
  • Battery and Charging — 4,700mAh, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Powershare
  • OS — Android 13, ONE UI 5.1
  • Water Resistance — IP68
  • Cameras: 
    • 50MP f/1.8 Wide 
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Ultra-Wide 
    • 10MP, f/2.4 Telephoto, 3x optical zoom
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Front

Galaxy S23

  • Display — 6.6-inch FHD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Vision Booster, Enhanced Comfort
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
  • RAM and Storage — 8GB+256GB, 8GB+128GB
  • Battery and Charging — 3,900mAh, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Powershare
  • OS — Android 13, ONE UI 5.1
  • Water Resistance — IP68
  • Cameras: 
    • 50MP f/1.8 Wide 
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Ultra-Wide 
    • 10MP, f/2.4 Telephoto, 3x optical zoom
    • 12MP, f/2.2 Front

 

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