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Among the lineup of products Apple recently announced is the 2018 iPad Pro. There are hints of similarities here and there, but there are also functions first seen on this series. Is this your GadgetMatch?


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Huawei is offering promotional battery replacements for select older devices

An opportunity for cheap repairs

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If you have an older Huawei phone or tablet lying around with a busted or aging battery, you might want to take advantage of this offer. Huawei Philippines will have a “Battery Replacement Event” for one month.

From April 27 to May 27, Huawei users can have their devices’ batteries replaced for only PhP 799 at all Huawei Authorized Service Centers nationwide. You can check the nearest one in your area through this directory.


However, the promotional battery replacement is only applicable to these selected models:

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Huawei Y6 2018
  • Huawei MediaPad T1

Of course, the program has certain terms and conditions. Most notably, a customer’s device is entitled to only one battery replacement. Also, the battery replacement fee will not cover any other issues that the device might have. You can know more about the battery replacement event here.

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Samsung Galaxy View 2 leaked renders show upcoming humongous tablet

Samsung’s next bizarre device

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy View 2 renders from SamMobile

While Samsung is holding back the release of the Galaxy Fold to the market, there’s another Galaxy device in the making that’ll surely pique the interest of fans. Remember the Galaxy View? Few may know about it, but Samsung is giving it another shot.

The Galaxy View from 2015 is getting a successor dubbed the Galaxy View 2. SamMobile has obtained official renders of the upcoming device which give us an early look into the TV-style tablet.


Based on the leaked renders, the second-generation Galaxy View doesn’t differ too much from the original. Of course, Samsung has to give it extra polishes and improvements to make it a deserving successor.

According to the available information, the Galaxy View 2 will have a huge display at 17.5 inches with a presumed 16:9 aspect ratio. That may seem massive but it’s actually smaller compared to the 18.4-inch panel of the first Galaxy View. The surrounding bezels have been trimmed down as well.

The rear of the Galaxy View 2, which is practically its stand, has been redesigned. The integrated handle and kickstand appear to have been replaced by a simpler hinge and a circular hole in the middle. When closed and placed on a table, the huge tablet is angled at 30 degrees, making it ideal for quick typing.

Specs-wise, the tablet is rumored to have a midrange processor, specifically the Exynos 7885, paired with just 3GB of memory. Storage is unclear, but sources say it’s likely at 64GB.

The Galaxy View 2 is headed to AT&T in the United States. The launch date and pricing information are yet to be announced.

SEE ALSO: Samsung delays the Galaxy Fold’s launch

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Apple’s new iPad mini bends but still works

Not exactly the bendable tablet we wanted

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After wrecking the iPad Pro, Zack of JerryRigEverything is back with another durability test video of an Apple tablet. The Cupertino company has released its new iPad mini, so it’s now time to put it to the test.

Tablets are generally more prone to breaking in half than smartphones due to their size. Something that’s big and thin, like the iPad Pro, will mostly bend when force is applied. Is the iPad mini stronger since it’s smaller?


Here’s the video:

The durability test goes as usual. The display scratches at level 6 like most tempered screens, the tablet’s body is indeed aluminum, and the burn test leaves no permanent damage on the screen’s pixels.

As always, it gets interesting during the bend test. The iPad mini bends, really bad. But, neither the LCD panel nor the front glass breaks. The slate remains functional despite the deformity.

We’re now left confused if we should say the iPad mini is durable or not. Sure, the tablet is now shaped like a banana but it’s still functioning. It would remain like that though, so keep your iPad mini protected.

SEE ALSO: Apple sued for broken Apple Watches, breaching warranties

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