Huawei Y6P highlights Huawei’s new budget line

Includes another phone and a tablet



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.


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 StoreSamsung 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.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Redefining gaming phones

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AirPods 3 is still coming later this year

Already in production




Annual tech events are often huge platforms for upcoming products. For example, Apple’s bigger launch event, usually held in the third quarter of the year, packs in the latest iPhones and other accessories. However, amid the latest devices launched last year, Apple has surprisingly left the vastly rumored AirPods 3 out of the equation. Despite the notable lack, the company is still gearing up for a launch for the wearable later this year.

According to a report from Digitimes (via Tech Radar), the upcoming AirPods 3 has already entered production. Apple is still preparing for a launch before the year ends. Unfortunately, the report does not confirm any other details for the wearable.

A new AirPods has been rumored since last year. However, the first rumors pegged the launch for the first half of this year. That timeframe, as we know now, has come to pass without so much as a peep about the AirPods 3.

Since then, additional reports revealed more details about the wearable. For example, the upcoming generation will supposedly have an in-ear design and carry a more attractive price tag. In fact, a leaked photo even adds more fuel to the fire. Still, without an actual launch, it’s hard to confirm whether the details are correct or not. Thankfully, we have a few months to confirm them.

SEE ALSO: Third generation AirPods leaked in photo

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Samsung bringing 108-megapixel camera to midrange

New rumor says



The world of smartphone photography is blossoming. While the industry is swirling around 108-megapixel cameras, developers are already working on a 200-megapixel (and beyond) shooter. That said, it’s still taking a while for the industry-leading cameras to make their way to the midrange market. Samsung, based on a rumor, is finally working to make huge cameras more accessible to everyone with the upcoming Galaxy A73.

Currently, Samsung ships the 108-megapixel camera with its flagship lines, the Galaxy S and Note series. The Galaxy A series, on the other hand, cater to a midrange market, packing decent specs for a decent price. But until now, the aforementioned camera has not made its way to the series.

According to a new rumor, an upcoming Galaxy A model, the Galaxy A73, will sport the 108-megapixel camera when it launches. At the moment, Samsung has not confirmed or announced the new model yet. Other rumors haven’t substantially hinted at the release date either.

Most recently, Samsung launched its latest foldables, marking a new generation for the company. On the other hand, Samsung isn’t set to launch a new Galaxy A model yet. The rumor can certainly fall flat, but it does hold a promising future when the industry’s best smartphones are finally making their way to more affordable phones.

SEE ALSO: Dancing in the rain? Capture it with the Galaxy A52 5G

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