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Lenovo brings K8 Note and K8 Plus to the Philippines

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Even with Motorola under their arsenal, Lenovo is still pushing their smartphones to the Philippine market. The company just launched the K8 Note and K8 Plus.

The Lenovo K8 Note brings its 5.5-inch Full HD display encased in a utilitarian chassis. It’s powered by the deca-core MediaTek Helio X23 processor with a generous 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. It has a large 4000mAh battery which supports fast charging with the included charger, and it has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

Lenovo K8 Note

The phone also has dual rear cameras with a 13-megapixel primary and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth information. The two sensors work together to achieve bokeh effects. For selfies, there’s another 13-megapixel shooter in the front with its own LED flash.

The Lenovo K8 Plus, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a Helio P25 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 32GB of expandable storage. Despite the smaller display though, the phone still has a 4000mAh battery like its bigger sibling and a fingerprint reader on its back, as well.

Lenovo K8 Plus

Its cameras are also similar to the K8 Note: 13-megapixel rear camera assisted by a secondary 5-megapixel sensor for extra depth information. The front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter which also has its own LED flash.

Both the K8 Note and K8 Plus are designed for a mobile multimedia experience with Dolby Atmos audio and Lenovo’s own VR platform, TheaterMax, baked in. Android Nougat comes out of the box with a promised update to Android Oreo soon.

Lazada Philippines has exclusive selling rights for the new Lenovo phones with the K8 Note priced at PhP 13,999 and the K8 Plus at PhP 11,999.

You can get the phones at a much cheaper price during Lazada’s Online Revolution starting November 9 until December 12. The K8 Note will be listed for just PhP 8,999, while the K8 Plus for just PhP 7,999.

SEE ALSO: HP and Lenovo lead the world market of personal computers

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OnePlus 8 Lite could be a midranger with a punch-hole camera

It’ll come at an affordable price

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OnePlus 8 Lite could be in the works if we are to believe a few leaked renders. The CAD-based renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite have been leaked by popular leakster OnLeaks and suggest the company could launch a more affordable offering soon.

We expect the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro to launch in Q2 2020 and they could be accompanied by the 8 Lite. It can be a substitute for Samsung’s S10e, a smaller phone that doesn’t cost as much as the flagships.

The OnePlus 8 Lite appears to be a serious deviation from the typical OnePlus design, moving the camera bump back to the corner. The phone doesn’t have any headphone jack but it comes with a USB-C port and a speaker grille. But, it may have an under-screen fingerprint scanner, translating into an OLED display.

When it comes to the internal specs, it’s not clear exactly how it might differentiate itself from the standard offering.

OnePlus is now a well-established brand and controls quite a huge chunk of the premium market in countries like India. Within a short span of time, it has managed to challenge Samsung’s status quo and sometimes even Apple.

The brand has been focused on making premium flagships for a few years and recently also expanded to TVs. OnePlus X was the first and last midrange phone from OnePlus and the top management has been quite vocal about not going down the path again.

However, changing times require changing strategies. The S10e has received a phenomenal response and a midrange price will make it easier for users to purchase the phone.

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PH team bags first Mobile Legends gold in SEA Games 2019

Defeats Indonesia in best-of-5 match

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The Philippines is enjoying a fruitful year at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. At the time of this writing, the country has 114 gold medals, breaking its former record of 112 gold medals from the 2005 event. Among the current accolades, however, one victory stands out — the Mobile Legends crown.

In a classic underdog tale, the Philippine team, Sibol Mobile Legends, defeated the Indonesian team by a narrow 3-2 victory.

Coached by Changrok Im, the Philippine team is composed of Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa, Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Carlito “Ribo” Ribo, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor, and Jason Rafael “Jay” Torculas. On the other side, the Indonesia team is filled by medaled champions from Southeast Asian and global tournaments — a veritable dream team.

Of note, the Philippines ended up in a lower bracket in the preliminary group stages, finishing only second to rivalling Indonesia in Group B.

The best-of-five match-up started with an emphatic win from Sibol, headlined by a flank play from Villa. From the onset, Sibol had the momentum going forward.

However, the next two games belonged to Indonesia, including an emphatic game 2 win and a comeback game 3 nail-biter. The rivaling team seemingly regained its champion form.

Unfortunately for the visitors, Sibol blew the game wide open, stealing a crucial game 4 to setup a decider in game 5. In that fourth outing, Indonesia surprisingly allowed the Philippine team to run Esmeralda, Nepomuceno’s ace hero. Naturally, Nepomuceno wreaked havoc, taking kill after kill.

After failing to complete the beating, Indonesia collapsed in the fifth and final frame, granting the Philippines the dominant win and the first esports medal for the country in the 2019 SEA Games.

SEE ALSO: EVOS Legends wins first ever Mobile Legends World Championship

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Canva adds new features for presentations on the go

Responsive presentations anytime, anywhere

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Having a well-designed document goes a long way in engaging your audience. That’s where Canva comes in, simplifying the creation of well-thought documents, posters, and more. Now, Canva is adding more features which would delight presenters on the go.

Canva is adding three new features for mobile presentations on the go. The first feature is responsive presentation — users can now create presentations on their laptops and view it on their mobile devices. Presentations adapt to different screens, so the days of fussing over the right screen size is over. Plus, user can edit and view presentations made with Canva anywhere, anytime.

The second feature is presentations playlist, which would suit well for team presentations. With this feature, teams can create accessible spaces for collaboration through shared folders. This feature also builds a single coherent event with transitional slides introducing each speaker.

Finally, the third feature is live Q&A, which Canva will add soon to its mobile apps. Audiences may soon participate in from any device and have the option to send in questions anonymously. This should enable a more dynamic and engaging presentation with audiences.

With over a thousand designer-made templates, 50 million premium images and videos, Canva makes it easier to create beautiful documents, posters, and graphic materials. It is available on the web, on Android, and iOS devices. Users can sign up today for a free tier, with a premium tier also available to unlock more features.

SEE ALSO: 10 free apps to improve your Instagram stories

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