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New iPad Pro: Price and availability in Singapore

With pricing for the new Apple Pencil and keyboard cover

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Apple’s two new iPad Pro models may have been launched in New York, but they’re coming to Singapore as early as next week, November 7th, and can be pre-ordered starting today.

It comes in two sizes: 11- and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays that go edge-to-edge. Face ID also comes to the iPad Pro, albeit without the infamous notch people love to hate. It runs on iOS 12 and is powered by the A12X Bionic chip with a next-generation Neural Engine that Apple claims outperforms most PC laptops today.

One thing Apple does best is making sure apps are optimized for the technology they put in their products. Adobe Photoshop CC is one of those apps, taking advantage of the larger multi-touch panel on the iPad Pro. It will be available on the App Store some time in 2019.

There’s also a redesigned Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio that work seamlessly with the new iPad Pro — the former now magnetically attaches to the side, and charges wirelessly at the same time.

The new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available in silver and space grey finishes in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage configurations, as well as a new 1TB option. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at SG$ 1,199 for the Wi-Fi model and SG$ 1,419 for the Wi-Fi+Cellular model; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at SG$ 1,499 for the Wi-Fi model and SG$ 1,719 for the Wi-Fi+Cellular model.

The new magnetic Apple Pencil will retail for SG$ 189. The Smart Keyboard Folio will only be available in space grey at SG$ 269 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and SG$ 299 for the 12.9-inch model with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Smart Folio covers for the iPad Pro will be available in different colors: SG$ 119 for the 11-inch model, and SG$ 149 for the bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The new iPad Pro marks the biggest change to any of Apple’s mobile computing devices. Gone is Apple’s proprietary lightning port, and in comes USB-C, so Apple is now selling more USB-C-compatible accessories including a new USB-C to SD card reader, and USB-C to 3.5mm adapter at apple.com/sg and Apple Stores.

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realme narzo 30A now official alongside Buds Air 2 TWS with ANC

The price of Buds Air 2 is unbelievable

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realme held a massive launch today in India and has announced a host of new products. While the narzo 30 Pro 5G is designed to be a premium offering, the brand has also launched an affordable phone called the narzo 30A. realme is also serious about accessories and has unveiled the Buds Air 2.

Starting with the narzo 30A, it has a diagonal stripe pattern design that’s rather unconventional. The phone will be available in Lazer Black and Lazer Blue color options and a physical fingerprint scanner is located on the rear for authentication.

On the front is a 6.5-inch LCD with HD+ support and a waterdrop-style notch. Powering the phone is an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor with up to 4GB RAM. You can add a microSD card for storage expansion.

The rear gets a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel monochrome portrait sensor. The front has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. Backing these internals is a massive 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

The realme narzo is priced at INR 8,999 (US$ 125) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB while the 4GB RAM + 64GB option costs INR 9,999 (US$ 140).

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Realme Buds Air 2 features active noise cancellation (ANC), similar to Realme Buds Air Pro. This is a feature that’s missing from the first generation Buds Air. It also comes with an in-canal fit that enables passive noise isolation that is critical for the proper functioning of active noise cancellation.

In addition to ANC support, the Realme Buds Air 2 even has a transparency mode, which allows you to hear background sound while listening to music. On the audio side, it has a 10mm driver, 88ms super-low latency support, and smart touch controls.

The Buds Air 2 is priced at INR 3,299 (US$ 45) and shall be available from March 2 via Flipkart and realme.com.

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realme launches narzo 30 Pro 5G with Dimensity 800U, 48MP camera

Comes with a premium design

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The launch season has arrived, and realme has fired the shots first. While we’ve seen a few flagship and midrange phones, the affordable segment is yet to come into the spotlight. realme has finally launched the narzo 30 Pro 5G in India today, alongside the narzo 30A.

The narzo 30 Pro 5G is an affordable phone that comes with a premium touch. Instead of the usual flashy design that realme’s known for, the phone has a sleek premium look and will be available in Sword Black and Blade Silver options.

It sports a 6.5-inch LCD with Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a punch-hole cut-out. It has a peak brightness of 600 nits. Powering the phone is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with up to 8GB RAM. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion.

On the rear is a triple camera module consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Since the phone runs on realme UI,  we can expect a host of software modes that’ll help you perfect your pictures.

Backing these internals is a 5000mAh battery that supports 30W Dart Charging. For authentication, the narzo 30 Pro 5G has a fingerprint sensor on the side. As the name suggests, it has support for 5G, but India is yet to start 5G operations at a commercial scale.

The phone is priced at INR 16,999 (US$ 235) for the 6GB RAM+64GB variant, while the 8GB RAM+128GB option shall cost INR 19,999 (US$ 275). It’ll go on sale from March 4 via Flipkart, Realme.com, and offline stores.

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Globe, DITO ink interconnection deal for mobile calls, SMS

No additional charges when Globe, DITO subscribers call and send SMS

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Philippine telecommunications players Globe and DITO Telecommunity inked an interconnection deal linking subscribers of both telcos.

The interconnection agreement covers domestic mobile calls and SMS enabling Globe’s customers to make mobile calls, send SMS with DITO Telecommunity’s customers without additional charges. The interconnection is expected to commence next month.

Globe is also finalizing an interconnection deal with DITO Telecommunity on the fixed landline space.

Interconnection among telco providers is in line with provisions for compulsory interconnection of authorized public telecommunications carriers under Republic Act 7925. The law aims to create a universally accessible and fully integrated nationwide telecommunications network to encourage more infrastructure investments from the private sector that would benefit the consumers.

SEE ALSO: DITO Telecom shares surge as Globe, PLDT earns PH President’s ire

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