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Motorola Moto G5S and G5S Plus launch in the Philippines

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Motorola‘s presence in the Philippines lives on. The Lenovo-owned company brings in their new smartphones and opens more concept stores across the country.

With the local launch of the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, the company brought its latest budget and midrange offerings to the Philippine market. Both share a lot in common, but the latter has more to offer than its non-Plus sibling.

Moto G5S

The Moto G5S has the essentials of an Android phone: a crisp 5.2-inch Full HD display, all-metal body, long-lasting 3000mAh battery, and pure Android version. The battery even supports TurboPower fast-charging, which provides five hours of battery life in just 15 minutes, according to Motorola.

Camera-wise, it has a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection autofocus and a wide-angle 5-megapixel selfie camera with its own LED flash. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage.

Moto G5S Plus

If you want more, the Moto G5S Plus offers a bigger 5.5-inch display, faster Snapdragon 625 processor, and dual rear cameras. There are two 13-megapixel sensors on the back, giving it the features you’d expect from a dual-camera phone. But aside from depth-sensing and background blur, the Moto G5S Plus can also apply a selective black-and-white effect after taking the shot.

The Plus variant also has a premium all-metal body, 3000mAh battery with TurboPower, and pure Android software (with a few Motorola apps, of course).

The Moto G5S Plus with dual rear cameras compared to Moto G5S

Both models are treated with water-repellent nano-coating, have dual nano-SIM card slots, a fingerprint reader for security, and run Android 7.1 Nougat with a promised update to Oreo in the coming months.

The Moto G5S is priced at PhP 10,999 and will be available starting October 20, while the Moto G5S Plus has a price tag of PhP 14,999 and will be on sale by October 10. Both phones are heading to Motorola stores nationwide, and online via their official store on Lazada.

SEE ALSO: Moto Z2 Play arrives in the Philippines with pricing

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Sony Xperia 1 II coming to Singapore

Monster of a smartphone camera hitting us later in the year

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The world’s first smartphone with up to 20FPS AF/AE tracking burst — the Sony Xperia 1 II — is coming to Singapore.

Some of the more notable improvements from its predecessor are as follows: new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, support for 5G, and a single storage option of 256GB.

However, the headlining features are its camera capabilities. Specifically the following:

  • 20FPS burst shooting with 60 times per second AF/AE3 calculations from Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras.
  • Creator mode and cinema recording function Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” from Sony’s professional solutions business division
  • X1 for mobile based on technology from BRAVIA TV

The camera system is still a triple 12-megapixel setup but it now has larger sensors and ZEISS optics. The cameras are also calibrated by ZEISS and the lens have a special ZEISS T anti-reflective coating on them. Optical zoom is one-step further with three times magnification instead of two.

It has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED Display with a cinematic 21:9 Aspect Ratio and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Availablity in Singapore

The Xperia 1 II in Black, Purple and White will be available in Singapore in Q4 of 2020 at Sony StoresSony Store Online, and the Sony flagship store on Lazada. Price information will be available at a later date while a registration of interest can be done at this link.

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OPPO Enco W31 now official

With ‘Environment Noise Cancellation’

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OPPO just announced the pricing and availability of one more TWS headphones option — the OPPO Enco W31.

It has dual microphones that enables the Environment Noise Cancellation feature. OPPO says it shuts out the noise enough so you can focus on whatever you need to focus on, free from any noise distractions.

For sound quality, it has a bass and balance mode for what they say is “high-definition sound quality and rhythmic bass for lifelike audio.” It has tap and touch controls and supports a voice assistant.

It promises up to 15 hours of music playback and up to 12 hours of call time with the charging case. Fully charging the earphones will take only 2.5 hours. It also has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.

The OPPO Enco W31 retails for PhP 2990 (US$ 61) and is available for purchase on all open OPPO concept and online stores, official dealers, as well as Shopee and Lazada.

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HP P22H rotating monitor now official in the Philippines

It can rotate to 90-degrees

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HP is bringing its P22H monitor to the Philippines. It’s targeted towards business professionals and has features some noteworthy specs that are worth looking at, especially for those buying a secondary monitor for their remote work setup.

The HP P22H monitor has a 21.5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution. Colors and details pop out more, allowing for a comfortable viewing experience. Plus, it has a three-sided micro-edge bezel to ensure that documents and contents stand out.

There’s also a plethora of ports available on the monitor. It comes with the standard HDMI and DisplayPort connector. Professionals who need to connect older devices may also do so with a VGA connector.

The stand out feature for this monitor though is its viewing configuration. HP P22H allows up to 100mm of adjustable height for optimal viewing. It can also swivel and tilt up to various degrees. Finally, professionals can pivot the whole monitor to 90 degrees — perfect for viewing long documents and spreadsheets.

HP’s newest business monitor is now available on Lazada for PhP 8,440 (US$ 170). All monitor purchases come with a standard three-year warranty for the buyers’ peace of mind.

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