Nothing officially launches Phone 1

Potentially launching in your country



The hype has finally paid off. Carl Pei’s Nothing has unveiled its first smartphone, the Phone 1. After months of drip-feeding tidbits to the public, the fledgling company is making good on its promise to create an expanded ecosystem for its products. As expected, the Phone 1 has a lot of things up its sleeve.

Firstly, the new smartphone will sport a “transparent” rear. Though the company promised transparency, the rear won’t show all of the device’s guts; instead, users will get a peek at a clean, uniquely designed rear with lighting strips. These strips do serve multiple functions: a battery light for charging, a notification light, and a light for shooting photos with.

Under the hood, the Phone 1 can deftly hold its own. The phone sports the Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset. It also has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. In front, it has a 6.55-inch OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution.

For cameras, it has a double 50-megapixel rear camera duo (with one acting as an ultrawide shooter) and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. It runs on the custom Nothing OS laid over Android. Finally, it comes with 4500mAh battery, compatible with 33W of wired charging or 15W of wireless charging.

As you might expect from the OnePlus co-founder, Pei is packing some exclusivity to his new endeavor. The Phone 1 will not launch everywhere. It will launch in around 40 countries starting July 21 and at GBP 399.

SEE ALSO: Nothing reveals transparent rear of phone (1)


Limited-edition vivo V29 5G in Rose Pink now available

Make the holidays brighter



vivo V29 5G Rose Pink

vivo is releasing a limited-edition Rose Pink-colored vivo V29 5G in time for the holidays.

Available starting on December 1, the Rose Pink edition is the third color option for vivo’s premier device under the V series. It joins the Starry Purple and Magic Maroon colorways.

The Rose Pink variant comes with a delicate pink hue that is reminiscent of winter sunset. It also has gradient hues and textured ripples inspired by a sea of pink roses.

The colorway is only available on the vivo V29 5G which. It is priced at PhP 24,999 (12GB+256GB) and PhP 26,999 (12GB+256GB).

The vivo V29 5G packs a punch with powerful features, including a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 2880×1260 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,600mAh battery with 80W fast charge, and a 50MP OIS main camera along with a 50MP front camera.

The more affordable vivo V29e 5G, meanwhile, is still available in the Crystal Blue and Forest Black. It retails for just PhP 18,999.

SEE ALSO: vivo v29 5G review: Aesthetic phone with aura light to match

Make A Wish campaign

For those who are interested in getting the Rose Pink edition of the vivo V29 5G, vivo has a Make A Wish campaign that invites customers to join for a chance to win exclusive gifts and prizes, including the phone itself.

To join the festivities, visit the microsite here and answer the simple question What is your Christmas wish? 

This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.


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OnePlus 12 officially revealed in new teasers

First look and a few specs included



The year has one last trick up its sleeve. If you’re still debating on getting a new smartphone for Christmas, OnePlus is about to make your internal debates even more difficult. Ahead of the flagship’s launch next month, the upcoming OnePlus 12 has officially popped up in a new series of teasers.

Today, OnePlus unveiled new images and a teaser video for the OnePlus 12 on YouTube and on Weibo. On their own, the teasers reveal only a couple of details about the new flagship.

For one, the series will come in three different colors: black, white, and green. While the first two colors offer the standard fare for smartphone designs, the green variant features a marble-like texture.

Additionally, users might have noticed that the OnePlus 12 has a different layout for the popular Alert Slider — OnePlus’s dedicated slider to switch between mute, vibrate, and loud. Instead of on the right, the flagship will have the slider on the left side of the phone. According to the company, the switch was done to accommodate a new antenna aimed to reduce latency during gaming sessions.

Besides the teasers, OnePlus has reportedly confirmed (via Yahoo! Hong Kong) that the flagship will feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and a 2K screen. For its cameras, it will have a 50-megapixel Sony LYT-808 main sensor and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor.

The stage is seemingly more than set for the OnePlus 12’s launch next month. The flagship is scheduled to launch in China on December 5. A global launch will follow on December 15.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus Open Review: One Month Later

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vivo Christmas extravaganza: Exclusive freebies for every phone purchase

Exclusive freebies await



vivo V29 5G

The vivo Christmas extravaganza is in full swing!

This Christmas season, vivo is offering customers the chance to win exclusive freebies for every PhP 10,000 minimum spend on smartphones from selected vivo retail and multi-brand stores.

To participate, customers simply have to buy any participating device priced at PhP 10,000 or more.

All models from the vivo V29 5G series, which range from PhP 18,999 to PhP 24,999, are part of the promotion.

Afterwards, present the official receipt to the store to get the opportunity to play the vivo Lucky Box game where lucky prizes await.

Limited-edition items include tote bags, tumblers, fanny packs, organizer bags, and more.

vivo Y02s: Budget-friendly option

Even when on a budget during the holiday season, there are good vivo finds for one to enjoy.

The vivo Y02a, for instance, is available for just PhP 3,999 (PhP 1,000 off) and features a 6.54-inch HD+ screen, a 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge, and a MediaTek octa-core processor.

This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.


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