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Nokia G10, C20, and C10 now available in the Philippines

All priced well below PhP 10,000!

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Just recently, Nokia launched its latest X, G, C smartphone lineup. Some smartphones in this new lineup — Nokia G10, C20, and C10 — are now available in the Philippines, launching with a wallet-friendly price and a respectable specs to boot.

Three days worth of battery life with Nokia G10

Longevity is the name of the game with the Nokia G10. It features a 5,050mAh battery for up to three days on a single charge. The almost-same figure of three years of security updates applies to Nokia’s affordable powerhouse too. Plus, users are guaranteed two years of software updates so they can keep their phones for longer.

As for the rest of the specs, it comes with a decent triple-camera setup in a 13MP + depth + macro lens arrangement. It has an 8MP camera at the front for clear selfies. It’s also worth mentioning the large 6.5-inch HD display, which gives more room for content and images. Finally, the MediaTek G25 processor keeps it running through the paces.

Affordable yet built-to last with Nokia C20 and C10

Then, there’s the two entry-level additions: the Nokia C20 and C10. Both of them are virtually identical save for a few differentiators in the spec sheet. Both also features a big 6.5-inch HD+ display for a much immersive viewing experience. There’s also a unique LED flash upfront in both devices to help the 5MP selfie camera in low light. Finally, they also have a day’s worth of battery life, Android 11 Go edition out of the box, and a textured finish for easy grip.

The only differences on their spec sheets? The C20 has a different processor than the C10, but both of these processors are made by Unisoc.

Price and availability

All of Nokia’s latest smartphones are well within the reach of a PhP 10,000 budget. The Nokia G10 retails for only PhP 6,990 and is available in a lone 4GB + 64GB configuration. The two color choices for the G10 include Night and Dusk.

Meanwhile, the Nokia C20 retails at PhP 4,690 and is available at lone 2GB + 32GB configuration. For the colors, there are two: Sand and Dark Blue.

The Nokia C10 retails at PhP 3,990 with a 2GB + 16GB configuration. Buyers can grab this affordable smartphone with either the Light Purple or Grey color variant.

All three also comes with a free clear case, a headset, and a screen protector out of the box. These phones can be had on Shopee, or any of authorized Nokia retailers and distributors here in the Philippines.

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God of War Ragnarok is Sony’s best-selling exclusive

Based only on its first week

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November is a great month for gamers. Because of a few major titles coming out, there are a lot of ways to scratch that gaming itch. A lot of players are happy. None more so than Sony right now. Only a few weeks since its release, God of War Ragnarok has broken Sony’s record for fastest-selling first-party title launch.

Officially confirmed by Sony through its Twitter account, God of War Ragnarok has sold 5.1 million copies only through its first week. With such an impressive showing, the title rushes past Sony’s acclaimed gallery of heavy hitters like Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Last of Us Part II, and even the title’s 2018 predecessor. That’s not a list of who’s who to shrug off.

Additionally, the sequel is now the best-selling title in its franchise. The series has come a long way since its roots in Greek mythology. Mere weeks since the release, it is already in the conversation for several Game of the Year awards alongside other heavy hitters like Elden Ring.

Not without reason, of course. From our review of the title, the sequel to 2018’s classic is a narrative masterpiece in its own right, deserving of its spot in the oeuvre of Sony’s greatest hits.

SEE ALSO: God of War Ragnarok Review

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Netflix is working on its first PC game

It’s a AAA title

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Though off to a relatively slow start, Netflix is now a gaming company as well. As of late, the platform included a variety of mobile games in its catalog of content. Every Netflix subscriber can play any of the games. Now, Netflix is working on something else entirely: a game for the PC.

Spotted by Mobilegamer.biz, Netflix has recently posted new job openings for a game director, an art director, and a technical director. All three listings describe a “brand-new AAA PC game” as a project. One listing even describes “one of Netflix’s first generation of internally developed original games.”

Currently, Netflix taps into other game studios to produce titles for them. Aside from a few independent developers, the platform even partnered with Ubisoft for mobile titles. (One of which will be based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.)

With the listings in place, the company is expanding its efforts to developing its own titles. Right now, the unnamed project doesn’t feature a lot of details. While the project is still looking for a creative director, it’s likely that the plot isn’t finalized either.

Throughout the past year, the company has bled for subscribers. Since then, they have tried various strategies, including potential punishments for account sharing and cheaper subscription tiers.

SEE ALSO: Netflix will now let you kick people from your account

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TikTok is now under investigation by the European Union

For transferring data to China

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TikTok has now found its way under the microscope of the European Union. The collective is now investigating the platform for allegedly shipping off its citizens’ data to Chinese servers.

In a letter shared by FCC commissioner Brendan Carr (via Engadget), the current president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed ongoing investigations concerning TikTok in several countries in the European Union.

For one, Ireland is currently investigating how the platform transfers data to China and how it processes the data of minors. The Netherlands is also investigating the same data transfers and TikTok’s advertising towards minors.

For a while now, the European Union has persistently investigated various tech companies to review their compliance with the continent’s General Data Protection Regulation, which presents a stricter view on data privacy. Various companies have already found themselves on the receiving end of penalties brought down by EU courts.

An investigation on TikTok has been a long time coming. For years, the United States has doggedly hounded TikTok for the same violation of shipping user data to Chinese servers. The company continues to face threats of a ban on foreign soil.

Though an investigation in Europe is just another fight the company must face, it’s nothing to shrug off. Lately, the European Union’s ruling on charging standards is forcing Apple to finally ship their devices with USB-C, instead of the proprietary Lightning cable. The Union, especially when completely united across all the included countries, can very well make an impact on the tech industry.

SEE ALSO: TikTok, Tencent linked to sexually violent ads on Facebook

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