OPPO Find X3 Pro: Price and availability in Singapore

OPPO’s finest comes to the island



OPPO’s latest and greatest — the OPPO Find X3 Pro is now available in Singapore!

OPPO’s bid to tussle with the best of the best smartphones takes a major leap with the OPPO Find X3 Pro. It has what the company calls a “Space Age Design” that consists of subtle continuous curves that make the phone grippy and ergonomic.

The body has a ceramic-glaze-like appearance on Gloss Black that gives it a premium look. The Blue option gets dual-tone anti-glare frost matte texture. It  has an IP68 rating making it dust and water resistant.

The Find X3 Pro has a stunning 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. That display also supports HDR10+, has Quad HD+ resolution, a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and finally 1300 nits peak brightness. It’s also tough as it is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 panel. Under the hood is the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor for great performance and 5G connectivity.

Supporting the internals is a 4500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. OPPO claims it can charge 40 percent of the battery in 10 minutes. The phone runs on ColorOS 11.2 out-of-the-box, which is based on Android 11.

The OPPO Find X3 gets a quad-camera setup on the rear that includes a 50MPSony IMX 766 sensor with optical image stabilization, a 50MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 3-megapixel macro sensor. The setup is capable of 5x hybrid-digital zoom and 20x digital zoom. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is located on the front within a punch-hole cut-out.

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Find X3 Pro is available in Blue and Gloss Black with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage at a retail price of SG$ 1599.

Online pre-orders for OPPO Find X3 Pro on OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores and Challenger online store, Hachi.Tech is from March 11 to 26.

Offline pre-orders of OPPO Find X3 Pro at OPPO Concept Stores and Challenger will be from March 12-26.

The OPPO Find X3 Pro will officially be on sale island wide across all channels including OPPO’s concept stores, Shopee and Lazada Flagship stores, M1, Singtel and StarHub stores as well as authorised resellers starting March 27.

All pre-orders of the OPPO Find X3 Pro comes with a free bundle worth SG$ 579. It consists of the following:

  • OPPO Enco X true wireless noise cancelling earphones (SG$ 259)
  • Wireless charging stand (SG$ 119)
  • Kevlar phone case (SG$ 69)
  • Exclusive service bundle which includes 1TB cloud storage and VIP after sales care (SG$ 132).

Channel-specific promotions include:

Shopee: First 200 pre-orders paid with a HSBC credit or debit card between March 11 at 11PM to March 26 will enjoy SG$ 50 off for purchase of Find X3 Pro.

Lazada: First 100 pre-orders between March 11 at 11PM to March 26 will get an additional OPPO powerbank valued at SG$ 69 for free.

OPPO Concept store: My OPPO user can enjoy SG$ 100 off purchase of Find X3 Pro between March 11 at 11PM to March 26.

Challenger: ValueClub members can get SG$ 100 e-voucher when they purchase Find X3 Pro from the Hachi.Tech online store between March 11 at 11PM to March 26.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Find X3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions



Xiaomi blacklists “Samsung” and other terms from its phones

But there’s a reason why



Throughout the past few years, Chinese smartphones have received a lot of flak for its ties to geopolitical issues. Both Huawei and ZTE have already suffered through bans from the American government. Naturally, Xiaomi is in a similar boat. Unfortunately, because of a new research report, things might get worse before they get better.

According to a report published by the National Cyber Security Centre in Lithuania, Xiaomi’s smartphones automatically download a list of terms that they blacklist. The list includes sketchy terms like “China,” “Taiwan Solidarity Union,” and other geopolitical terms. Obviously, including China-related terms can cause a bit of alarm for users elsewhere. However, the blacklist might have uses outside of the obvious.

Spotted by XDA Developers, Xiaomi uses the list for advertising purposes. Besides the China-related terms, the list also includes its brand rivals like “Samsung” and “ZTE.” It also includes pornography and piracy terms. Most ironically, the list also blocks its own smartphone models. The publication spotted that the blacklist is used solely by the smartphone’s advertising platform. Which does make sense now.

The list is designed to block out ads from competing companies and its own (which makes sense since someone who owns a Xiaomi phone probably doesn’t need to see a Xiaomi ad anymore). Blocking pornographic and piracy-supporting ads also makes sense. The China-related terms remain problematic, but there is no indication that Xiaomi uses the list for anything other than advertising.

Further, Xiaomi should activate the filter manually. The automatic download doesn’t automatically mean that the phone is censored. That said, there is still a possibility that Xiaomi can use the filter for more geopolitical reasons. At the very least, current reports don’t point toward that for now.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi 11T series focuses on mobile filmmaking

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Xiaomi brings the Mi TV P1 to the Philippines

4K UHD Android TV for your viewing pleasure



Mi TV P1

Xiaomi truly has it all for you. Not only do they have a wide range of smartphones and devices, they also want to take over your living room with the Mi TV P1.

The Mi TV P1 is a 4K Android TV. It has all the bells and whistles that we’ve come to expect from 4K TVs. Other than being 4K UHD, the display has a 60Hz refresh rate with a 178°(H)/178°(V) viewing angle. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+.

On their website, it comes in four sizes — 32″, 43″, 50″ and 55″ making it a pretty accessible TV set for any household.

You can’t have a good display with subpar sound. For audio, the Mi TV P1 has a speaker sound output of 10 W + 10 W with support for Dolby Audio and DTS-HD. Looks good on paper but we’ve yet to experience how it actually sounds.

For connectivity, it has the following: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz, three (3) HDMI ports — one of which is eARC for a soundbar connection, two (2) USB ports, Composite In (AV), Ethernet Port, CI Slot, Optical Digital Audio Out, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Powering the device is a MediaTek 9611 chip with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for all the TV apps.

The specs are a little different for the 32″ version. It has less ports and a lower resolution but still a good TV nevertheless.

As mentioned earlier, it has the Android TV interface that should be fairly easy to navigate. This means it’s also compatible with Google Assistant and it’ll be receptive to voice commands. It also has a 360 bluetooth remote so you don’t necessarily have to point it to the TV for it to work. There are also dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Price and availability

The Mi TV P1 will be available starting September 30, 2021. Pricing are as follows:

  • 55″ — PhP 24,990
  • 50″ — PhP 22,990
  • 43″ — PhP 18,990
  • 32″ — PhP 10,990

The Mi TV P1 Series can also be availed on a special early bird price with freebies from September 30 until October 1. Those who will purchase the 32” and 43” variants will get a free Redmi soundbar or PhP 8,990 and PhP 16,990 respectively.

A Mi Soundbar for the 50” and 55” variants will serve as freebies with price cuts at PhP 20,990 and PhP 22,990, respectively.

These offers will be available exclusively on Xiaomi Authorized Stores and in Xiaomi official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

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Xiaomi Pad 5 now in the Philippines

New tablet to consider



Xiaomi Pad 5

Unfazed by the recent release of the new base iPad and iPad mini, Xiaomi is bringing over a tablet challenger to the Philippines — the Xiaomi Pad 5.

Meant for work, school, and then play, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is an all around tablet. You’re getting an 11-inch WQHD+ 120Hz display so you’ll definitely enjoy tapping on this slate. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor for all your work and play needs.

Taking work even further, you can pair it with the Xiaomi Smart Pen. Its 4096 pressure sensitivity and 240Hz touch sampling rate hopes to emulate a natural writing experience.

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

  • Display — 11″ WQHD+ 120Hz
  • Processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640 GPU
  • Audio — Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio
  • Configurations — 6GB+128GB, 6GB+256GB
  • Battery and Charging — 8720mAh, 22.5W wired charging
  • Included accessory — Xiaomi Smart Pen1
  • Colors — Cosmic Gray, Pearl White

Pricing and availability

The Xiaomi Pad 5 will be available on Xiaomi Authorized Stores starting October 1. Pricing are as follows:

  • 6GB+128GB — PhP 14,990
  • 6GB+256GB — PhP 19,990

A limited early bird price of PhP 14,990 and a free Xiaomi Smart Pen for the 6GB+128GB variant will be offered exclusively on Xiaomi Official Global Store via Lazada on September 24 only.


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