Huawei’s flagship wearable finds its way to the land of the crazy rich. The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are now in Singapore.
As the first in the Watch series to sport HarmonyOS, the Huawei Watch 3 series promises new, high-end technology features while keeping the same sleek-looking health and fitness companion as its predecessors.
Both smartwatches have an eSim technology that lets you connect your mobile number from your current network subscription, so you can receive calls, messages, and access your apps without your smartphone.
Also, it focused on user convenience by introducing an interactive grid launcher and watch phases, while presenting it through a smooth UX animation.
Like its predecessors, the Huawei Watch 3 packs over more than a hundred workouts. It has a dedicated sports mode to support you in your physical activities too. Other health-focused technologies include a skin temperature sensor, all-day blood oxygen tracking, stress monitoring, and even handwashing detection for overall health tracking.
The Huawei Watch 3 can last up to three days in smart mode and up to two weeks when you switch to ultra-long battery life mode. On the other hand, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro can last longer up to five days when in Smart Mode, and up to three weeks when saving power.
Price and availability
The Huawei Watch 3 retails for SGD 548 for the Active Edition with a black fluoroelastomer strap and SGD 598 for the Classic Edition with a brown leather strap. Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro costs SGD 698 for the Classic Edition with a brown leather strap.
Starting from August 6, 2021, the Huawei Watch 3 series will be available with exclusive promotions for customers. For every purchase (while stocks last), you can get freebies worth SGD 126 in total — a free watch strap in Olive Green and a Huawei SuperCharge 27W Wireless Charger.
It will be available for pre-order at Huawei authorized stores, Singtel, official online stores on Lazada and Shopee, as well as select consumer electronic stores such as Best Denki, Challenger & Hachi.tech, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, and Sprint-Cass Online.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G now in Singapore
A slight edge over its predecessor
Samsung has quickly followed up the Galaxy A52 5G that was launched just months ago with the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G. These minor upgrades always drives us nuts, but it’s one of brands’ ways of making sure they always have something fresh to offer.
Let’s get down to the meat of it. You’re not going to find plenty of differences between the two. To be exact, in terms of components, the upgrade is primarily in the performance department. The Galaxy A52 5G sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chip with the Adreno 619 GPU. The Galaxy A52s 5G has been bumped up to the Snapdragon 778G and Adreno 642L GPU. Other than these two components, the rest of the phones are practically interchangeable.
Here’s a quick look at the Galaxy A52s 5G’s specs:
- Display — 6.5″ FHD+ Super AMOLED, 120Hz
- OS — Android, ONE UI
- RAM and Storage — 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, supports microSD external storage up to 1TB
- Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, Adreno 642L GPU
- Battery — 4,500mAh
- Rear Cameras — 64MP f/1.8 main, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 5MP f/2.4 macro, 5MP f/2.4 depth
- Front Camera – 32MP f/2.2
It’s every bit everything you’ve come to expect from the pretty excellent Galaxy A series. You have your usual sensors for security like Face Unlock and Fingreprint recognition. It also still has an IP67 rating giving you a little bit of piece of mind in wet and dusty scenarios.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is currently available in Singapore through various telecommunication providers. These are M1, Singtel, and Starhub. It’s also available at Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, and Samsung Official Stores in Lazada and Shopee.
Pricing are as follows:
- 8GB+128GB — SG$ 548
- 8GB+128GB — SG$ 548
From September 18 to October 10, consumers who purchase the Galaxy A52s 5G via telecommunication providers (M1, Singtel and StarHub) and Samsung Online Store can also enjoy SG$ 30 off their purchase of Galaxy Buds2.
iPhone 13 pre-orders in Singapore begin today
Are you ready? Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin today in Singapore! Specifically, it starts at 8PM.
Apple’s latest and greatest set of iPhones are coming to Singapore and you can secure one for yourself by heading to the Apple Singapore website. This year’s lineup is pretty much an iteration of last year’s. That means we get upgrades for all four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
New to this pair of iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip which, you already know, boosts the performance of the iPhone. You’re also getting Cinematic Mode which automatically adds background blur to your videos. It does this through an algorithm. It’s the first of its kind on smartphones.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
This year’s pair of Pro iPhones are even more Pro than ever. It shares the same A15 Bionic chip as the other iPhone 13s, but it boosts performance thanks to a different, more powerful GPU. You also get the ability to shoot in Apple ProRes format. A boon for professional mobile filmmakers.
The iPhone 13 starts at SG$ 1,299. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 mini starts at SG $ 1,149.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at SG$ 1649 (SG$ 69 a month for 24 months) and SG$ 1799 (SG$ 75 a month/24 months) for the iPhone 13 Pro Max variant. The base storage still starts at 128GB but goes all the way to 1TB — also a first on any iPhone.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black
Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5
Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.
Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.
It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.
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