Moto X4 gets an Android One version through Project Fi



The Android One program is on a roll lately. After the Xiaomi Mi A1 which was launched in India, Google and Motorola have released an Android One version of the Moto X4 in the US.

The Moto X4 Android One is the first phone to be officially available in the US under Android One, and also the first non-Google phone to be available on Project Fi, Google’s wireless carrier brand in the US. For the uninitiated, Android One is Google’s platform for coming up with phones with a pure Android experience and timely software updates.

With that said, the difference between this phone and the original Moto X4 launched earlier this month is purely software. It will not have Motorola’s pre-loaded apps and features like Moto Voice, Moto Access, attentive display, or one-button nav options, but it will have the intuitive gesture controls and some display customizations. Of course, Amazon’s Alexa, which is the main digital assistant of the regular Moto X4, will not be available.

Specs are the same with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630 processor, 3000mAh battery, and IP68 water and dust resistance. It has dual rear cameras with 12- and 8-megapixel sensors, plus a 16-megapixel front camera.

The phone will have Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with a promised Android 8.0 Oreo update before the end of the year. Also, it’ll be among the first phones to receive Android P (we’re still guessing what it’ll be called) when it gets released in 2018.

The Moto X4 Android One is priced at US$ 399 and comes in two colors: black or silver. It’s already available for pre-order through Project Fi. There’s no mention if Motorola will bring it to other markets, but we’re hoping they will.

SEE ALSO: Android One was never really dead

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is finally official

Here’s everything you need to know!



Samsung Unpacked has got to be the most leaked event ever. That said, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is now finally official.

The Galaxy Fold2 5G has two edge-to-edge displays, both featuring an Infinity-O punch-hole cut-out. The outer screen is 6.2-inch big and has a taller aspect ratio. The second display is visible when the fold is opened up. It measures 7.6-inch and has a 1:1 ratio.

Samsung was the first brand to widely sell a foldable phone. With the Galaxy Fold, it brought a radical change in how we envisioned modern smartphones. While companies like Motorola and Huawei have tried to keep up, but with little success.

With its foldable, Samsung is following two flagships per year pattern consisting of — the Fold series and the Flip series.

Thom Browne Edition

Like last year, Samsung is once again partnering with iconic New York fashion house Thom Browne to deliver a limited Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition for that little something extra that Samsung always delivers.

Information was scarce during the presentation. We don’t know what the cameras are capable of or how much the thing will cost. Samsung did say to watch out as they will reveal more on September 1 — which is also the start of the pre-order date for the Galazy Z Fold2.

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Samsung’s Note 20 accessories look fabulously polished

Sustainable, stylish protection



Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 20 series may look glamorous without a case, but having a stylish case is worth considering when you have an expensive phone.

Luckily, the South Korean company released fabulous phone cases to protect the Galaxy Note 20 while looking good. There’s the Kvadrat cover, a case familiar to most Samsung users and loyalists following the annual Unpacked event.

In case you’re just discovering Kvadrat, it’s a Danish textile company taking inspirations from its Scandinavian roots. The company produces a sustainable textile called Revive, made from post-consumer recycled polyester like plastic bottles.

Samsung and Kvadrat’s collaboration aims to reduce the environmental impact of production and plastic waste.

Even though it looks thin and stylish, the Kvadrat Cover complements the Note 20 series’ striking shape while staying durable — protecting your phone from accidental drops and damage. It comes in Red and Gray.

Samsung’s usual Clear View and LED View cover are still part of the Note 20 series’s lineup of accessories. It comes in Gray and Samsung’s most appreciated color this year and a step-up of the previous Rose Gold — Copper.

Price and availability are yet to be announced and may vary per region. This page will be updated accordingly.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series price in the Philippines

Available in 5G and LTE variants



The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is coming to the Philippines. Kudos to Samsung for avoiding any delays despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s dive into the phones. The Galaxy Note 20 series consists of two phones — the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

The Galaxy Note 20 is being positioned as a device for breaking into the world of the Galaxy Note. If you’re coming from a different phone but want to make the switch, this is the Note to get. It has all benefits of the Note line without being an overwhelming spec and feature monster.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is for the legacy users — loyalists of the Galaxy Note line who are familiar with its ins and outs and can make the most of all its power.

Here are the specs

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Galaxy Note 20
Display 6.9” edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display


HDR10+ certified

120Hz refresh rate

6.7” flat FHD+ Infinity-O Display


HDR10+ certified

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

(Exynos 990 in some markets)

Front Camera 10MP, f2.2, 1.22μm
Rear cameras 12MP Ultra Wide Camera

Pixel size: 1.4μm

FOV: 120 ̊

F.No (aperture): F2.2

108MP Wide-angle Camera


Pixel size: 0.8μm

FOV: 79 ̊

F.No (aperture): F1.8

1/1.33″ image sensor size

12MP Telephoto Camera

Pixel size: 1.0μm

FOV: 20 ̊

F.No (aperture): F3.0

Laser AF Sensor

Space Zoom

5x Optical Zoom

Up to 50x Super Resolution Zoom

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

12MP Ultra Wide Camera

Pixel size: 1.4μm

FOV: 120 ̊

F.No (aperture): F2.2

12MP Wide-angle Camera

Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS

Pixel size: 1.8μm

FOV: 79 ̊

F.No (aperture): F1.8

1/1.76″ image sensor size

64MP Telephoto Camera

Pixel size: 0.8μm

FOV: 76 ̊

F.No (aperture): F2.0

Space Zoom

. 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom

. Up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Tracking AF

RAM and Storage 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage

12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage

8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage
SIM and Expanded Storage One Nano SIM

One MicroSD slot (sold separately, up to 1TB)

One Nano SIM
Battery 4500mAh 4300mAh
Charging Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless

Wireless PowerShare

OS Android 10, OneUI 2.1
Network and Connectivity [5G]

5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave


Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20

Up to 2.0Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM

Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 1.2Gbps Upload


Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

[Ultra Wide Band]


Sensors Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor

Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

Water Resistance IP68

Productivity and S Pen improved 

The Galaxy Note series wouldn’t be what it is without its key accessory — the S Pen. Naturally, this has been improved for better accuracy and responsiveness for an experience that’s as close to “pen-to-paper” as possible.

The new trick up its sleeve is the Anywhere actions. There are five to be exact. This allows for touchless navigation — like returning to the home screen or taking a screenshot — as simple as a flick of the wrist.

The Samsung Notes app also gets significant improvements. Its auto-save and syncing features have been upgraded. This means you can seamlessly switch from one device to another and continue where you left off.

If, like me, your penmanship is atrocious, the Notes app can straighten it out for you. It also lets you annotate and highlight on PDF files as well as record audio as you take notes.

It will work seamlessly with a Windows 10 PC thanks to the upgraded Windows Link. With it you can send messages, manage notifications, sync photos and mirror your phone.

Elevated gaming 

The Microsoft integration goes beyond productivity. All work and no play, after all, can burn you out.

Starting September 15, you’ll be able to access Xbox games on the Galaxy Note 20 directly from the cloud (beta) using the Xbox Game Pass ultimate. That means access to a wide library of games on your phone — and not just the mobile kind.

Gaming, overall, should also feel leveled-up with the AI game booster. Bluetooth audio response optimization, and 240Hz touch latency (on the Galaxy Note 210 Ultra).

Samsung Dex has also been upgraded so you can take both productivity and play to a larger screen. Previously, you needed a dock and/or a dongle to use this feature. Now, you can do so wirelessly so long as the Smart TV supports Miracast. So you can continue using apps on your phone, while playing media on the TV.

Pricing and availability

Samsung will open a midnight exclusive pre-order offer to customers who wantto be first to own the Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra while watching Unpacked. The midnight exclusive promo will start on August 5 at 10PM to August 6 at 6AM through Samsung online partners.

Starting August 7, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will be available for pre-order through Samsung Experience Stores, and select Abenson and SM Appliance Stores. Customers who want to avail of the 5G variants can get them from Globe and Smart.

Those who will pre-order the devices will be entitled to freebies worth up to PHP 16,995 19 .The Galaxy Note20 Series will be available at authorized Samsung stores and online partner merchants beginning August 21. Pricing starts at:

  • PhP 53,990 for the Galaxy Note 20
  • PhP 67,990 for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • PhP 72,990 for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G (pre-order-exclusive model)

Color variants are as follows:

  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze
  • Galaxy Note20: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green and Mystic Gray
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