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Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3: Price and availability in the Philippines

There’s an affordable option, too!

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WiFi 6 is here, bringing high speed, low latency, and reliable, power-saving connections. In the Philippines, most traditional routers are still just at WiFi 5 technology, resulting in slow connection, lagging, and less coverage.

To maximize the newest gadgets and technology, Huawei showcases the world’s first-ever WiFi 6+ router: the Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3.

Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3

The Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3 embodies the speed of WiFi 6 technology. Combined with a unique 3000Mbps GigaHome Quadcore Chipset, this router boosts network speed and penetrates walls for better coverage in your home’s dead spots. It’s infused by Huawei Share intelligent technology for faster and more convenient ways to access and utilize the router. For instance, you can tap your phone and use NFC to connect to the WiFi. Additionally, you can manage your router via Huawei’s AI Life app.

Moreover, Huawei guarded it up with Huawei HomeSec for a secure connection. It has an Anti-Cracking, Anti-Brute Force Algorithm, WiFi Encryption, and One-Key feature that prevents hackers from stealing valuable information.

Huawei WS2500

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the Huawei WS2500 is yet another router that maximizes WiFi 6 technology. It’s equipped with Huawei’s signature Gigahome dual-core CPU, providing gigabit network ports and allows broadband access for up to 500Mbps. Like the Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3, the WS2500 is also manageable via Huawei’s smart home app.

Price and availability

The Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3 is now available for pre-order for only PhP 3,999 with a FREE Huawei Band 4 worth PhP 1,890. Meanwhile, the Huawei WS2500 retails for only PhP 1,599 and comes with a FREE Bluetooth speaker worth PhP 1,499.

Pre-orders for both the Huawei WiFi 6+ AX3 and the WS2500 are available exclusively on the Huawei Store — with exciting freebies up until March 4, 2021. Both routers have a one-year warranty coverage with a 7-day replacement time on defects caused by unintended physical or internal damages following Huawei’s official validation process within the warranty period.

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GrabPay now has BDO, BPI, Unionbank, SM, and 7-Eleven as cash-in partners

Topping up GrabPay wallets is now more convenient

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Grab continues to expand its online transaction and payment service — GrabPay — by adding more cash-in partners for the service. Users can now cash in with their Banco de Oro (BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and Unionbank bank accounts, or pay through SM’s payment centers and 7-Eleven stores.

GrabPay users can link their BDO, BPI, and UnionBank accounts in seconds through the Grab app. To link their accounts, they must do the following:

  1. Tap on the “Payment” tab located at the bottom of the Grab app.
  2. Select “Cash In” on the payment screen.
  3. Select “Linked Bank Account” among the cash-in options
  4. Users can now choose whether to link their BDO, BPI, or UnionBank account and input their account details.

Once this is done, their bank accounts will be linked to their GrabPay account. Users don’t have to enter their banking details every time they cash in. For added security though, Grab is requiring users to enter a one-time password sent to their mobile numbers every time they do a transaction.

Cash in at SM and 7-Eleven

Users can also cash in through any of SM’s business centers and 7-Eleven branches nationwide. This option is convenient for those who don’t want to link their bank accounts or those who want to pay over the counter. To cash in at any 7-Eleven branch, GrabPay users simply have to do the following:

  1. Navigate to the “Payment” tab.
  2. Select “Cash In” when the payment screen appears.
  3. Tap the “In-Store” cash-in method.
  4. Choose “7-Eleven”.
  5. Enter the desired cash-in amount and tap “Submit”.

Users will have to show the generated barcode to the cashier to complete their payment. For those transacting at any of SM’s business centers, they have to show their payment reference code to the respective business center agents and pay the amount they chose.

The payment service for every need

GrabPay has expanded over the years, and users can take advantage of the service to pay both online and offline. GrabPay integrates with GrabFood and GrabMart for food and grocery deliveries. It also integrates with GrabExpress for sending deliveries to any person, be it a friend or a family member.

Those who love to shop online can even use GrabPay for secure and seamless cashless transactions with retailers including Zalora, BeautyMNL, Shein, Shop SM, Power Mac Center, Kumu, GoodWork.ph, and Taxumo. GrabPay is also available for offline transactions across malls, beauty and wellness retailers, restaurants, and more.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Users can also use GrabPay to buy prepaid loads and pay bills. Most transactions also award users with points that they can earn and redeem for various discounts, products, or services. As Grab continues to expand its payment service further, users can expect more functionality to come in the future too.

SEE ALSO: Going Cashless: Make payments, transfer funds all on your phone

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Redmi Note 10 Pro and Mi Band 6 are now in the Philippines

Discounts are up for grabs on select Xiaomi devices too!

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Xiaomi’s annual Mi fan Festival is kicking into high gear with the launch of two new devices in the Philippines. Alongside the launch, customers can also avail of exclusive deals and tickets to a digital concert happening this May.

Two of the new devices coming to the Philippines soon include the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Mi Band 6. The Redmi Note 10 Pro launched just March — its primary highlight being the 108MP wide-angle camera. The newly-launched wearable Mi Band 6, which has a bigger display than its predecessors, is also seeing an early release in the country.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is available in two variants: an 8GB/128GB variant for PhP 13,590 and a 6GB/128GB variant for PhP 12,590. Meanwhile, the Mi Band 6 now retails for PhP 1,990.

Discounts on the Mi Fan Festival

Along with the launch of two new devices, Xiaomi is also discounting a few of its smartphones as part of the annual Mi Fan Festival which runs from April 6 to May 9. These include the following:

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB/64GB) — PhP 10,990 (SRP: PhP 11,990)
  • Redmi Note 9S (4GB/64GB) — PhP 9,490 (SRP: PhP 11,990)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (6GB/128GB) — PhP 9,990 (SRP: PhP 10,990)
  • Redmi Note 9S (6GB/128GB) — PhP 10,490 (SRP: PhP 12,990)

The purchase of the aforementioned devices will also score buyers two tickets to the Melody with Mi digital concert. The digital concert premieres on May 23, 8 pm. For more tickets, buyers may avail of any variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro and get three tickets for the concert. Meanwhile, purchases above PhP 25,000 will not only include tickets but also access to the exclusive Meet & Greet and After Party.

Non-discounted devices with included two tickets are also available on every purchase of the following: Redmi Note 10 (4GB/64GB), Redmi Note 10 (6GB/128GB), Redmi 9T (4GB/64GB), Redmi 9T (6GB/128GB), and Redmi 9A (2GB/32GB).

More discounts on Xiaomi’s Lazada and Shopee store

For those who are more into online shopping, Xiaomi is also offering discounts for select smartphones. One can enjoy up to 40% discount from April 6-11 exclusively on Lazada and Shopee.

  • Redmi Note 9S (6GB/128GB) — PhP 10,490 (SRP: PhP 11,490)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (6GB/128GB) — PhP 9,990 (SRP: PhP 10,990)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (4GB/64GB) — PhP 8,490 (SRP: PhP 9,990)
  • Redmi Note 10 (4GB/64GB) — PhP 7,990 (SRP: PhP 8,490)
  • Redmi Note 9S (4GB/64GB) — PhP 7,490 (SRP: PhP 10,490)
  • Redmi 9A (2GB/32GB) — PhP 3,990 (SRP: PhP 4,690)

Redmi Note 10 Pro Mi Fan Festival Special Edition

To celebrate the annual fan festival, Xiaomi will be selling a special version of the Redmi Note 10 Pro.The MFF Special Edition comes in a package with a cosmic-inspired design and contains postcards and stickers as a special treat for Mi fans out there. Meanwhile, the device comes in a Gradient Bronze variant  which has a natural metallic luster.

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ROG Phone 5 series: Price, availability in the Philippines

You’ll be happy with the accessories!

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ROG Phone 5

Unboxings and reviews are up concerning the ROG Phone 5 series. Today, we finally get the last piece of the puzzle — price and availability details and the Philippines.

Quick recap before we dive right into the details on why you clicked here in the first place. The ROG Phone 5 series is composed of three smartphones: the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.
All three members of the ROG Phone 5 series have in common — they’re all spec monsters. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with Qualcomm Game Quick Touch that gives up to a 20 percent increase in touch responsiveness and lower latency. There’s also a 35 percent increase in GPU performance and 25 percent in CPU performance. These are numbers based on ASUS ROG’s tests.

A performance display

The series has a 6.78” Samsung AMOLED display. For the refresh rate, it’s a whopping 144Hz and has a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. That’s super smooth and ultra-low touch latency.

The screen is also made with the toughest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It also has an always-on HDR tech that improves non-HDR visuals.

Battery king

The ROG Phone has always been a long-lasting device. That remains true with the ROG Phone 5. It has a 6,000mAh battery but now, ROG also made a few tweaks so it saves energy when it needs to.

Other improvements include an upgraded GameCool5 system and a new performance manager on Armoury Crate.

New to ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate — ROG Vision

Do you remember the AniMe Matrix on the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14? The ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate have something like that. It’s called the ROG Vision.

It functions similarly in that it gives another layer of personalization through an extra display at the back of the phone but this one isn’t built with mini-LED lights.

The ROG Phone 5 Pro features a color ROG Vision display, while the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome version.

Price and availability

ROG Phone 5

The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 16GB/256GB will be available in the Philippines in Phantom Black starting April 10, 2021 at PhP 49,995. First owners will also get a special set bundle, which includes the ROG Kunai Gamepad as well as the ROG Akira Oversized Tee. Its Storm White variant will arrive within May 2021.

The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 8GB/128GB will be available starting April 10, 2021 in Phantom Black at PhP 39,995. The Storm White version will follow within May 2021.

ROG Phone 5 Pro

The ROG Phone 5 Pro edition Phantom Black at 16GB/512GB will hit the market at PhP 54,995. Both will feature the highly customizable ROG Vision and additional rear trigger buttons.

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition in Phantom White at 18GB/512GB is priced at PhP 59,995 and will be complete with a Special Gift Box.

Accessories

The ROG Kunai Gamepad will arrive in April 2021 at PhP 6,995 and the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5 in May 2021 at PhP 2,495.

All ROG Phone 5 phones will be complete with the AeroActive Cooler 5 and will also sport 1-year Global Warranty. The warranty will be available for the ROG Phone accessories as well. Complete details can also be checked through this link: http://bit.ly/ROGPhone_WTB

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