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OPPO A94 launches in Singapore

With a really eye-catching back design

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Coming off the heels of its OPPO Find X3 Pro announcement, OPPO wastes no time in launching another smartphone but one that’s aimed at right around the midrange segment — the OPPO A94.

Eye-catching

The first that will catch your eye about the OPPO A94 is its colorful back design. The company is aptly calling it the Flowing Light Design concept. The color appears to change depending on the angle you’re looking at and how light is hitting it. It’s available in two variants — Fluid Black and Fantastic Purple.

Flashy camera features

The flashy exterior is complimented by a quad-camera setup: 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP mono camera. It also has a 32MP selfie shooter.

Naturally, there’s more to the cameras than the megapixel numbers. The OPPO A94 also carries camera features first introduced introduced on the OPPO Reno5. These are the AI Color Portrait Video, Monochrome Video, Dual-View Video, Dynamic Bokeh, Night Flare Portrait, among others.

Display, performance, and battery

The OPPO A94 has a 6.43-inch hole-punch AMOLED display. It also unlocks via the In-Display fingerprint 3.0 scanner. It’s also home to plenty of features that are eye-friendly.

Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio P95 Octa-core processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Supporting these is a 4310mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash charge.

With these combination of specs, OPPO says the OPPO A94 is also suited for your mobile gaming needs. It has a Game Focus mode to make sure your mobile play time isn’t interrupted.

Price and availability

Early bird sale of OPPO A94 is from March 21-28. All early bird purchases from OPPO online Lazada Flagship store will get a free OPPO Enco W11 earbuds valued at SG$79. The early bird sale gift is exclusively for purchases on OPPO online Lazada Flagship store only.

OPPO A94 will be officially on sale starting March 27 in Singapore for SG $429 at the OPPO concept store, OPPO online Lazada and Shopee Flagship stores, and authorized resellers islandwide.

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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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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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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