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Nokia launches a new series of smartphones

Namely the X-series, G-series, and C-series

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Nokia just launched six new smartphones with very distinct leveling and value propositions. These are the Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C10, and Nokia C20.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what each series is for according to the company:

  • X-series: Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 — refined quality and experiences that you will love, with extra durability.
  • G-series: Nokia G20 and Nokia G10 — innovative features in a reassuringly secure package, supported by longest battery life yet.
  • C-series: Nokia C10 and Nokia C20 — smartphone essentials you’ll want to keep for many years thanks to their signature durability.

They even shared this chart to better give us an idea on the distinctions between the three.

Now for the details.

Nokia X-series

The company is tagging these as midrangers that punch a little above their category. Both the Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chip and is running Android 11 straight out of the box.

The phones also share the same 6.67″ FHD punch-hole display.Just like previous Nokia midrangers, the cameras are still powered by ZEISS optics with a friendly helping of AI solutions.

The Nokia X20 has this camera setup: 64MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro. The selfie camera is at 32MP. It’s supported by a 4470mAh battery and comes in 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB configurations. Storage is expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card slot.

Nokia X-series | Nokia X20

Meanwhile, the Nokia X10 has this camera setup: 48MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro. The selfie camera is at 8MP. It also has a 4470mAh battery but it comes in more configurations: 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 4GB+128GB. Like the X20, storage expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card slot.

Nokia X-series | Nokia X10

Nokia G-series

The G-series strips the features down to the basics while still maintaining a reliable performance and generally pleasing experience. In this series are the Nokia G20 and Nokia G10.

The Nokia G20 specs are as follows:

Nokia G-Series | Nokia G20

  • 6.5″ HD+ display
  • Mediatek G35 SoC
  • Cameras: 48MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5050mAh
  • Configuration: 6GB+128GB | Expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD slot

The Nokia G10 specs are as follows:

Nokia G-Series | Nokia G10

  • 6.5″ HD+ display
  • Mediatek G25 SoC
  • Cameras: 13MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5050mAh
  • Configuration: 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB | Expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD slot

Nokia C-series

The Nokia C-series has the signature toughness and durability of legacy Nokia phones while still offering the most basic of a smartphone experience. They also run on Android 11 (Go edition).

The Nokia C20 specs are as follows:

  • 6.5″ HD+ display
  • SC9863a Oct-core up to 1.6Ghz
  • Cameras: 5MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Configuration: 1GB+16GB, 2GB+32GB | Expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD slot

The Nokia C10 specs are as follows:

Nokia C-Series | Nokia C10

  • 6.5″ HD+ display
  • Unisoc SC7331e Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • Cameras: 5MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Configuration: 1GB+16GB, 2GB+32GB | Expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD slot

All these new Nokia phones will run vanilla Android. That means fast and consistent software updates for the foreseeable future.

Pricing and availability details to follow.

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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Google Drive down

Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

 
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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger

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Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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