OPPO Find X5 Series now official

Featuring the Find X5 Pro and Find X5



OPPO Find X5 Pro

OPPO really found its footing in the premium flagship category with the Find X3 Pro. And while that phone was easily one of their best, it still didn’t get as much recognition. That recognition is now what the the OPPO Find X5 Pro hopes to achieve.

The OPPO Find X5 Pro is the company’s latest flagship model. It brings with it a few design tweaks, improved performance, and what are promised to be better cameras. It’s also joined by the OPPO Find X5.

Here’s a quick look at the specs:

OPPO Find X5 Pro


  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU
  • MariSilicon X NPU
  • 12GB + 256GB
  • Android 12 / ColorOS 12.1
  • 6.7” WQHD+ AMOLED
  • 1~120Hz LTPO

Battery and Charging

  • 80W SuperVOOC
  • 50W AirVOOC
  • 5000mAh


  • 50MP f/1.7 IMX766 Wide
  • 50MP f/2.2 110º IMX766 UWA
  • 13MP f/2.4 Telephoto (2x optical zoom / 5x hybrid zoom)
  • Hasselblad Color Calibration
  • 32MP f/2.4 90º selfie

OPPO Find X5


  • Snapdragon 888 CPU
  • MariSilicon X NPU
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Android 12 / ColorOS 12.1
  • 6.55” FHD+ OLED
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate

Battery and Charging

  • 80W SuperVOOC
  • 30W AirVOOC
  • 4800mAh


  • 50MP f/1.8 IMX766 Wide
  • 50MP f/2.2 110º IMX766 UWA
  • 13MP f/2.4 Telephoto (2x optical zoom / 5x hybrid zoom)
  • Hasselblad Color Calibration
  • 32MP f/2.4 81º selfie

Hasselblad partnership

I’m sure the “Hasselblad Color Calibration” jumped out at you. Yes, the OPPO and OnePlus merger has brought over the Hasselblad collaboration to OPPO. As indicated in the name, Hasselblad’s cooperation will mostly be felt in color tuning/calibration.

The plan will start with software improvements for natural color tuning. It will be a long-term goal for the partnership to enhance color calibration solutions for all OPPO mobile phones. The ultimate goal is to become the standard in camera color performance.

MariSilicon X

That superhero-like sounding name is OPPO’s home-cooked imaging neural processing unit. The aim, of course, is to output images that rival the best of the best in the mobile photography market. It improves machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in a smartphone, leading to a better overall user experience.

MariSilicon X will save more battery life when taking photos and 4K videos, as the MariSilicon X delivers up to 18 TOP (trillion operations per second). In fact, shooting in 4K on a phone with MariSilicon X will consume 50 percent less power.

The next OPPO smartphones powered by the new NPU will enable users to produce photos with HDR at four times better – at 20 bit, 120db dynamic range, or 1 million to 1 contrast ratio.

Likewise, along with AI features like noise reduction algorithms and an improved RGBW sensor, 4K AI HDR Night Video capturing on OPPO smartphones will now be possible.


VOOC has come a long, long way from its earlier days. As noted in the specs sheet above, the Find X5 Pro supports 80W SuperVOOC and 50W AirVOOC. Those are crazy numbers especially considering most fast wireless chargers are still only clocking in at 30W. Thankfully, OPPO does offer a 50W wireless charger that you can purchase separately.

But the 80W SuperVOOC is even crazier. It promises to fill up the dual-cell 5000mAh battery from 0 to 50 percent in just 12 minutes. That’s just stupid fast.

A solid upgrade

On paper, the Find X5 series, specifically the Find X5 Pro, is looking like a step in the right direction for OPPO’s flagship. The company has ambitions of tussling against the Samsung’s and iPhones of the world and this might just get them in the ring. Stay tuned for our review!

Price and availability details to follow.

Watch our Unboxing and Hands-On.


HONOR 90 Lite 5G, X6a, X5 Plus Philippine price, availability

And a tablet too!



HONOR 90 Lite 5G, HONOR X6a, HONOR X5 Plus

HONOR Philippines went all out for what they said was the final major launch in the country for 2023. The company launched three smartphones and a tablet headlined by the HONOR 90 Lite 5G.

HONOR 90 Lite 5G

100MP main camera, 256GB internal storage, and 4,500mAh. Not bad, right? That’s what you’re getting and more with the HONOR 90 Lite 5G. It runs Android 13 with HONOR’s own MagicOS 7.1.

If you the HONOR 90 5G isn’t quite within your budget yet, perhaps its Lite version is the match for you.

Price: PhP 12,990

From September 27 to 30, you can pre-order HONOR 90 Lite 5G at your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop to get a FREE HONOR Gift Earbuds worth PhP 1,590.

SEE ALSO: HONOR 90 review: Simply bedazzling

HONOR X6a and HONOR X5 Plus

Both the HONOR X6a and HONOR X5 Plus sport ultra-large 5,200mAh battery. It can support up to 17.8 hours of video playing, 13.5 hours of TikTok browsing or 15.5 hours of music streaming on a single charge. When you need to juice up, you can do so with the HONOR 22.5W SuperCharge. It can charge the smartphones to 31% after just 20 minutes.

Both smartphones are also equipped with a 50MP main camera. This lets users apture their life moments in vivid detail, day and night. For selfies, there’s a 5MP front camera for your enjoyment.

  • HONOR X6a Price: PhP 6,690
  • HONOR X5 Plus Price: PhP 5,490


HONOR empowers users with HONOR Pad X9 that prides a revolutionary 

The HONOR Pad X9 has an 11.5″ 120Hz 2K Fullview Display, Surround 6 Speakers, and a 4G RAM + 128GB ROM Large Storage Capacity. With these, you can now see more and enjoy more all while enjoying an impressive refresh rate, definition, and performance. 

Price: PhP 11,990

Like these HONOR goodies? You can add to cart now.

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Sharp announces 2 new AQUOS V6 phones in Singapore

Fastest and lightest yet




Sharp has announced the availability of its fastest and lightest smartphones yet in Singapore. 

The AQUOS V6 series comes in two variants: the AQUOS V6 5G which is priced at SG$ 399 and the AQUOS V6 Plus which retails for SG$ 299.

The smartphones are available for purchase at Sharp’s Cocoro life store, as well as Lazada and Shopee.

Sharp AQUOS V6 5G: Lightning speed, undisturbed connectivity

The AQUOS V6 5G is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 700 processor and runs on the Android 12 OS. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

It has a 50MP main camera, along with an 8MP front camera. Meanwhile, the screen is a 6.6-inch 90Hz display. It comes with reading mode, dark mode, and temperature control.

Sharp AQUOS V6 Plus: Handheld powerhouse

Meanwhile, the AQUOS V6 Plus is a slim and lightweight phone that is powered by a Helio G25 chipset and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

It houses a 6.52-inch 60Hz display, for convenient browsing, streaming, and gaming.

The phone likewise has a 50MP main camera which supports several shooting features such as Pro, Panorama, Portrait, and One Shot.

Both models have a 5,000mAh battery which supports 15W of fast-charging. Other features include Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi dual band, and fingerprint recognition.

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Microsoft announces launch of AI companion Microsoft Copilot

Across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing



Microsoft Copilot

In a major event in New York, Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Copilot, a groundbreaking AI companion designed to enhance productivity and leverage people’s interaction with technology.

The solution unifies Microsoft’s AI capabilities across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, the Edge browser, and Bing search for a seamless experience. Users can access this freely as an app on Microsoft’s services, or even with a right click for instant access.

In a nutshell, Copilot integrates the context and intelligence of the web as well as a user’s work data to provide a more tailor-fit assistance.

Key announcements from Microsoft

Windows 11 has also rolled out its latest update, which consists of over 150 new features. These include a new Outlook for Windows, Paint, Photos with enhanced AI, Clipchamp, Notepad, and a modernized File Explorer.

For Bing and Edge, there shall be new personalized answers generated based on chat history and improved DALL.E 3 model from OpenAI.

Designer will likewise be integrated with Copilot for personal users, starting with Word. Designer can help people transform a text-heavy document with custom graphics for visuals fit for social media posting using cutting-edge AI.

Copilot will be made available for Enterprise customers by November 2023.

Meanwhile, new Surface devices are being launched for businesses, including the Laptop Studio 2, Laptop Go 3, Surface Go 4 for Business, Surface Hub 3, and a 3D-printable adaptive pen grip for Surface Pen.

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