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OPPO F3 Unboxing: Limited Red Edition

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OPPO sort of started this trend of releasing seductive red versions of existing smartphones. We don’t mind, though, considering how lovely this limited edition F3 happens to look.

For an unboxing like this, there’s no better way of introducing the video than simply telling you to watch it.

Go, go, go:

We can assure the red OPPO F3 is even better looking in person!

Once you’re done with that, check out our full review and selfie comparisons for the F3, as well as the unboxing and hands-on of the original.

SEE ALSO: OPPO R11 vs OnePlus 5: Is there a difference?

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Awesome BLACKPINK at Samsung’s event in Indonesia

Truly an Awesome event

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Remember when GadgetMatch went to Samsung’s A Galaxy Event in Thailand where they launched the Galaxy A80? This time, it’s in Indonesia — but with a twist.

This is a special fan meeting for BLINKs who happened to be Samsung users. The live event was held at the Tennis Indoor Stadium in Senayan where the 18th Asian Games and other popular concerts took place.

(L-R) Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, Rosé, and Lee Jeong Hoon (a Korean artist based in Indonesia)

Upon our arrival, Jennie, Lisa, Rosé, and Jisoo greeted us through the large LED screen talking about Samsung’s new smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71

Those smartphones are the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 — their newest midrange offerings. They both have an awesome screen, awesome camera, and long-lasting battery life (which honestly played in my mind for hours after they played the TVC).

 

Inside the venue, there’s a booth where you can have your photo taken with banners and signage. Another booth lets you write on a black slate using gold, silver, and pink markers. Lastly, you can show off your ‘Awesome’ TikTok dance moves through the dancing booth.

Vincenz, our in-house producer, left a short message after missing out last year’s concert: 사랑해 블랙핑크 ❤️(I love BLACKPINK).

BLINKs were hyped enough to sing several songs including Forever Young.

The screams and chants were intense after BLACKPINK showed themselves on stage.

Awesome girl group, awesome performances

The Awesome Live event lives up to its name as BLACKPINK cover groups from different parts of Southeast Asia showed their awesome performances and remixes.

The choreography of the Filipino cover group Gabriela (with the popular celebrity and K-Pop fan Ella Cruz) was jaw-dropping. Even BP’s main dancer, Lisa, got totally impressed.

 

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After the performances of all cover groups, BLACKPINK gave awards to the respective winners.

They even had a mini interview and quiz session.

It’s sad to say that BLACKPINK’s appearance was short (ㅠㅠ). We were also anticipating a surprise performance but it didn’t happen. Regardless, we were very happy to see all the members.

No BLACKPINK Edition phones, yet

Unlike the last event where Samsung showcased the limited BLACKPINK Edition Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80, there’s nothing of the same kind — at least for now.

BLACKPINK Edition Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy A80

As not all BLINKs can afford the premium-priced Galaxy A80, we’re hoping that Samsung would deliver a similar product through the Galaxy A51/A71 line.

We just need to wait for a BLACKPINK comeback first before Samsung gives us a BLACKPINK Edition smartphone once more 😉.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 series pricing leak online

The 5G models are pretty expensive

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The tech community is busy scouring the Internet for details regarding Samsung’s next flagship. The Galaxy S20 series, as well as another flagship foldable from Samsung, will go official by February. Until then, leaks keep pouring about the details of these phones.

The latest of these leaks come courtesy of XDA Developer’s Max Weinbach. On Twitter, he posted the pricing information of upcoming Galaxy S20 phones. Note that the prices are approximate pricing in Euros.

For those who missed out on rumors, Samsung is revamping the naming scheme of its flagships. Expect a Huawei-like naming scheme on Samsung’s next generation of flagships.

The Galaxy S20 will supposedly arrive in 4G and 5G models. The pricing for 4G models is EUR 100 less than their 5G counterparts.

Furthermore, Weinbach believes the US pricing for S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra would be US$ 850, US$ 950, US$ 1200, respectively. The pricing is a notch higher than the current pricing of the Galaxy S10 series. However, it is worth noting that the Galaxy S20 will arrive with chock-full of improvements over its predecessors.

As for the Galaxy Z Flip, details remain scarce on what the phone will look like. However, Samsung teased a clamshell foldable last October, so this could be an early look at how the foldable will look.

The world will know more about Samsung’s next flagships at Unpacked 2020 taking place on February 11.

SEE ALSO:
Samsung Galaxy S20+ rumor roundup: 120Hz display, ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip rumor roundup: the next foldable smartphone

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Mystery 44-megapixel selfie cam surfaces on Twitter

Can you guess who made it?

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Image source: Arun Maini / Twitter

By now, we’ve heard of the 108-megapixel smartphone. But, have you heard of the 44-megapixel selfie shooter?

While the world is focusing on blockbusting rear cameras, a mystery smartphone maker has sneaked in a 44-megapixel front-facing shooter from under our noses. A famous British tech personality, Arun Maini, has leaked an unnamed smartphone with the world’s first 44-megapixel dual punch-hole camera.

Mysteriously, Maini has not revealed the device’s brand or model, prompting Twitter users to guess instead. While the guesses are undeniably varied, a clear leader is emerging as the rumored brand: OPPO.

OPPO has launched a similar user interface in the past. Most recently, the punch-hole camera was featured in the new Reno3 and Reno3 Pro. Further, the company uses a very similar layout and wallpaper on its phones.

However, the leaked phone is clearly not the recently released series. The Reno3 Pro has a sizable but smaller 32-megapixel selfie shooter. Whatever this is, it’s something new.

If anything, the Twitterverse is right. The leaked phone is likely an OPPO smartphone.

That said, we are now approaching the age of huge selfie shooters. Besides OPPO, Samsung is also rumored to launch a huge front-facing camera. Reportedly, the upcoming Galaxy S20 Ultra will carry a whopping 40-megapixel shooter in the front. Undoubtedly, 2020 is bringing the sexy selfie back.

SEE ALSO: Will the OPPO A9 2020 last our 10-hour binge-watch test?

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