Nokia’s new 3310 and smartphones come to the Philippines



Ever since their launch at MWC 2017, the new Nokia handsets under license holder HMD Global have been gradually rolling out throughout the world. Europe got access to the revived 3310 recently, followed by India and a few Asian countries. The Philippines is the next stop, and the entire lineup came for the trip.

We’re talking about the Android-powered Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones, along with the 3310 feature phone. All four handsets are set to be available for purchase by the end of June 2017 — yes, at the end of this month.

The Nokia 6, which will retail for PhP 11,990, is the current flagship of the new company. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display; Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage (expandable via a 128GB microSD card); and most importantly, a full-metal body made out of a single slab of aluminum.

Next is the Nokia 5, a smaller and slightly slower version of the Nokia 6. It goes for a 5.2-inch HD display with the same processor as the Nokia 6’s, but with only 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage(expandable via a 128GB microSD card). It’ll also be more reasonably priced at PhP 9,990.

And for the lower spectrum of the smartphone lineup, the Nokia 3 will retail for only PhP 6,990, but it isn’t nearly as well equipped as its two larger siblings. It settles for a lower-end MediaTek processor and 2GB of memory, along with 5-inch HD display and 16GB of storage you can expand using a microSD card.

Finally, we have the Nokia 3310 which we already experienced in full a couple of months ago. While we knew everything there was to know about it, the price has been a mystery in most parts of the world. We now have it, and it’s valued at PhP 2,490. That’s practically the same price as the INR 3,310 tag of India, although the latter has a much more memorable number.

SEE ALSO: Possible Nokia 9 and 8 appear in leaked video


Official Samsung Galaxy S9 cases are now available including a Hyperknit cover

All are looking good!



We’re just a week away from the official announcement of the Galaxy S9 from Samsung, but its official cases just can’t wait anymore.

With all the leaks we’ve seen and read all over the internet, we already know everything about the physical looks of the Galaxy S9. It’s supposedly not much different compared to its predecessor, aside from the fingerprint reader placement at back. With probably the same fragile glass body, how do we protect it? Here’s a preview of the official cases from Samsung.

Fabric is the new thing in tech nowadays. If the luxurious Alcantara cases aren’t enough, the Galaxy S9 will also have Hyperknit covers in red or gray. There’s another cloth case with a flap on the front and shows time when closed.

The usual high-quality silicone cases will also be available and they’ll come in pink, black, and gray. The coverage of the silicone cases is the same as the Hyperknit’s sans the sporty-looking fabric cover.

The staple Clear View Stand cases will be on sale as usual. So far, there are three confirmed colors: gold, purple, and blue.

The source link below directs to the listing of MobileFun along with the corresponding prices of these and others like the new Alcantara cases but they don’t have available images as of writing.

Source: MobileFun

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9 Preview Video


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Google kills ‘View Image’ button on searches

Stealing images won’t be that easy



Google has announced a small, but significant change in their image search. Yesterday, the company announced that they are removing the “View Image” button on Google Image searches.

It’s not just one button that’s being killed. The “Search by Image” button is also getting the axe.

With this change, Google hopes to better safeguard the rights of copyright owners.

Google has also confirmed that these changes are part of settlements with Getty Images, who, nearly two years ago, filed a case against Google for “promoting piracy resulting in widespread copyright infringement.”

Earlier this month, the two companies announced a multi-year global licensing partnership with Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey claiming that “this agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between [our] companies.”

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel review (3 months later)

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Nokia 7 Plus appears in live photos

Nokia’s first near-borderless phone



The Nokia leaks keep sneaking in.

Just a few days ago, renders of the Android Go-powered Nokia 1 and Android One-backed Nokia 7 Plus appeared online. This time, an actual photo of the latter got uploaded and has been making rounds throughout the web.

The design closely matches the design we’ve been seeing in previous leaks. Its 6-inch near-borderless 18:9 display, which is supposed to be the company’s first, is seen more clearly in person:

Having Android One means the Nokia 7 Plus will have less bloatware on top of the slimmer bezels, as well as a quicker response to when new Android versions, such as the upcoming Android P, begin rolling out.

Not much else is known about the rumored smartphone, except that it’ll fall under the midrange segment for its assumed Snapdragon 660 processor, although a Zeiss-branded dual-camera setup is expected to appear on the back.

We won’t have to wait much longer to gather all the details; the Nokia 7 Plus (and possibly the Nokia 1) may show up during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain later this month.

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