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Huawei Y6P highlights Huawei’s new budget line

Includes another phone and a tablet

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Huawei has continued to make strides in the software and app availability ever since the unfortunate US ban imposed in 2019. Perhaps there’s no better way to experience it than their low-risk new budget line headlined by the Huawei Y6P.

Huawei Y6P

The Huawei Y6P is a 6.3-inch device powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762R) SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Pretty much what we should expect from a budget phone in 2020. It’s also home to a 5,000mAh battery which should help with the increasingly media-centric consumption of consumers today.

By the way, the storage is expandable via a microSD card slot which sits right next to the dual nano SIM card trays.

It has a triple camera setup consisting of 13MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) — a combo that should allow you to shoot various scenarios like low-light, wide angle, and with bokeh effect. For selfies, this one’s equipped with an 8MP front-facing camera.

It’ll come in three colors: Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Phantom Purple.

Huawei Y5P

The Huawei Y5P — with its 5.45-inch display — should cater to people who don’t necessarily want a bigger display and value one-handed operation. It shares the same SoC as the Huawei Y6P with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which again is expandable via microSD card slot — a necessity for that onboard storage capacity.

For cameras it has an HDR-capable 8MP main shooter and a 5MP one for selfies.

It’s available in three colors: Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, and Mint Green.

Huawei MatePad T8

Rounding up the budget-friendly lineup is the Huawei MatePad T8. If you’re bored in the house, bored in the house, bored, this should help tide you over. Packaged primarily as an entertainment device, this tablet with an 8-inch display has an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio should provide good viewing angles.

AppGallery for all three

As per usual, these come with the AppGallery. Some of the apps that Huawei is highlighting include Viu — which is home to fantastic K-Dramas, and iFlix.

You also have access to popular apps like Facebook, Viber, and gaming ones like Plants vs Zombies and Candy Crush Mania. There’s plenty more you can explore on the AppGallery, just… look around.

Pricing and availability

Huawei Y6P — PhP 5,990
Huawei Y5P — PhP 4,490
Huawei MatePad T — PhP 5,990

Pre-order period is from May 22 to May 31. Freebies include a premium Bluetooth headset, Huawei 15GB Cloud Storage for 12 months, and a VIU premium access for three months. Huawei partnered with Lazada, Shopee, MemoXpress, Abenson, Bluelite, Silicon Valley and Aerophone for more purchase convenience.

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PS4 controllers will still work with the PS5

But not really

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Second only to the PlayStation itself, the DualShock controller is the most iconic part of the current generation system. While discussions will always swirl around performance ratings and gaming varieties, the controller defines the user’s seamless experience with the console. Naturally, when the next generation debuted, another spotlight shone on the upcoming DualSense controller. That said, what will become of our old DualShock 4 controllers? Revealed today, the PS4 controllers will still work with the PS5, but not really.

In an official PlayStation blog, Sony answered a few lingering questions surrounding peripherals and accessories for the next generation. As mentioned, yes, the DualShock 4 controller will still work with the PlayStation 5. However, it will only work with PlayStation 4 games. As noted in the initial announcement, the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4. Meaning, you can still play PlayStation 4 games on the new console.

That said, the DualShock controller will not work with the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusives. “We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller,” Sony said.

However, Sony’s more specialized controllers are getting a free pass. Old official racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will still work with PlayStation 5 games. A few headsets, the PlayStation Camera, the PS Move, and the PSVR Aim Controller will likewise work.

The new console and supporting peripherals will reportedly launch sometime during the holidays. Currently, we are still missing a few details for the system’s launch, including price and any promoted bundles.

SEE ALSO: Will PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X games be more expensive?

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TikTok is considering moving to the UK

Moving away from the US and China

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Since the end of last week, TikTok has scrambled to find a solution for its woes in the US. On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a definitive ban against the Chinese video-sharing platform. By the end of Sunday, the American leader pivoted and warmed up to the idea of an American acquisition led by Microsoft. Trump then gave ByteDance a 45-day deadline to reach an amenable deal between the two parties. Though presenting itself as a yes or no deal, the acquisition plan has spawned an all-new direction. Going against the American plan, TikTok is considering moving to the UK.

Reported by Britain’s The Sun, ByteDance is expected to announce a plan to establish TikTok’s headquarters in London. The expected plan is a plot twist for the Chinese company. Instead of benefiting both Microsoft and Trump, TikTok can kick both to the curb and approach a different market.

With a move to London, TikTok can potentially appease the cybersecurity concerns of all parties voting against the platform. According to the report, a move will prove beneficial to both TikTok and London. One minister was even quoted saying: “This isn’t like Huawei where there are national security concerns.”

Despite the seeming benefit of such a decision, Trump might not agree to the plan regardless. His latest directive advises TikTok to make a deal with an American corporation within 45 days.

Regardless, TikTok is up for grabs. Wherever TikTok plans to move (if they plan to move), both parties will stand to gain. The video-sharing platform is among one of the top apps used today.

SEE ALSO: TikTok owner accuses Facebook of stealing and smearing

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TikTok owner accuses Facebook of stealing and smearing

Could it be about Instagram Reels?

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Just when you thought you’ve heard enough about TikTok for the day, the company attacks an entirely separate issue happening in the States. Recently, TikTok’s owner, ByteDance issued a few inflammatory comments against a social media rival. In a post on one of its other properties, the TikTok owner accuses Facebook of stealing and smearing.

Reported by Reuters, ByteDance issued the comments on Jinri Toutiao, a Beijing-based news aggregator that it also owns.

“ByteDance has always been committed to becoming a global company. During this process, we have faced all kinds of complex and unimaginable difficulties, including the tense international political environment, collision and conflict of different cultures and plagiarism and smears from competitor Facebook,” the company said. [Emphasis ours.]

Though the company is currently deliberating on an acquisition deal with Microsoft, ByteDance’s recent comments are attacking another issue entirely. Last week, Facebook and a few other big tech companies entered a hearing against alleged antitrust practices in the industry. Among other things, Facebook apparently lied about copying rivals in a threat to acquire them.

ByteDance did not name any specific feature or property that Facebook owns. However, the company is likely talking about the upcoming Instagram Reels, a similar video-editing app to take on TikTok. Currently, Instagram is still testing the new app in preparation for a wider release.

The timing of the comments is, of course, interesting. Trump has currently issued a 45-day limit for TikTok to reach a deal with Microsoft’s acquisition plans.

SEE ALSO: US wants to buy TikTok from China

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