OPPO launches new reliable A series phone, the A76

Reliable performance at a competitive price




OPPO’s latest A-series smartphone is here — the OPPO A76. It’s being positioned as a prime performer at a competitive price.

Stylish, comfortable design

The OPPO A76 is available in two colors: Glowing Blue and Glowing Black.

The phone features a 6.56-inch HD display that comes with an 89.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.

The fingerprint sensor now sits on the side of the phone which is lighter and thinner.

Optimized hardware and software

To deliver a long-lasting experience, the OPPO A76 has a 5000mAh battery with 33W SUPERVOOC charging.

Among the new great features that make OPPO’s battery better include:

  • Super Power Saving mode
  • Super Nighttime Standby
  • Optimized Night Charging

The smartphone is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, coupled by a 6 GB + 128 GB memory-storage combination.

RAM expansion plus storage expansion of up to 1TB (microSD) are also allowed.

When it comes to features for optimized usage, the OPPO A76 also has a wide range of useful features, like:

  • Bullet Screen Message
  • FlexDrop
  • Three-finger Translate with Google Len
  • Upgraded Privacy features
  • System Booster for more smoothness
  • Link Boost 2.0 for low latency and high-speed internet connection

Upgraded cameras

Lastly, the A76 has a dual-camera setup on the rear, including the 13MP f2.2 main sensor and a 2MP secondary bokeh camera.

The main camera supports up to a 6x digital zoom and up to 20 continuous burst shots.

In front, on the other hand is an 8MP camera (f2.0) that produces portraits of up to a 3264 by 2448 resolution.

The front camera also has added beautification features like blemish removal, 360-degree Fill Light feature, and superimposing of beauty effects.

Best of all, both cameras support HDR to preserve details even in dark areas and under backlit shooting scenarios.

Price and availability

The phone is available now both in Singapore and the Philippines.

In Singapore, it retails for SG$ 299 at OPPO Concept Stores, its Shopee and Lazada Flagship Stores, and authorized retailers.

In the Philippines, it’s available for PhP 11,999, also at your usual physical and online stores.


Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash

Much-awaited partnership



GCash Grab

Grab Philippines and GCash have finally struck a partnership deal that will make payments on the superapp even easier and more convenient.

Starting February, users will be able to add GCash as a direct payment method on the Grab app, making cashless transactions on food and grocery deliveries, car transport, and other services cashless.

Prior to the collaboration, GCash users could only send money from their account to their GrabPay wallet, and vice-versa, causing a bit of hassle switching in between apps on one’s phone screen.

The partnership also means there will be no more transaction fees unlike before when Grab users have to cash in using their credit or debit cards or linked bank accounts.

Grab customers may also avail of GCash exclusive deals, and even get treats when they pay using the e-wallet.

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Samsung offers $100 for Galaxy S23 preorders

Or the upcoming Galaxy Book



The Galaxy S23 series is coming. Samsung has officially scheduled the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year for early February, heralding the coming of the Galaxy S23 series. While the flagship series will certainly wow a lot of users, buying one might crumple bank accounts so soon after the holidays. Luckily, Samsung is holding an early reservation promo ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event.

If you reserve either the new Galaxy S23 or the new Galaxy Book now, Samsung is giving away US$ 50 worth of Samsung Credit. Additionally, users can reserve both devices and get US$ 100 worth of credit for use on any eligible products in the store.

Simply by signing up with your email address, you can use this link to save up to US$ 100 when you shop with Samsung.

The promo ends next Wednesday, February 1, by 11:59pm EST.

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Apple halts development of in-house chip

Broadcom is still in



Apple is currently on a quest to reduce its reliance on third-party components for its devices. For the most part, the company is successful in doing so. Apple Silicon is already an important part of the brand’s identity — with work on more in-house components ongoing. Now, Apple is reportedly pausing development on one of its upcoming chips.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will delay the development of its in-house connectivity chip. In the meantime, the brand will keep relying on Broadcom for the same components, going into the iPhone 15 series.

To be clear, the paused component only deals with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple is still developing its in-house modem for 5G connectivity — according to outside reports, at least. While the Broadcom deal will still continue, Qualcomm might still get the axe after Apple develops its replacement chip.

Given the positive response to Apple Silicon, building more in-house components might ultimately work well for the brand. If anything, the company can rest easier by controlling how one of its components is produced.

Besides Apple, other brands are also developing their in-house chipsets to rival component makers like Qualcomm. Google, for instance, is doing relatively well with the Tensor lineup. Additionally, though the upcoming series will rely on Qualcomm, Samsung is currently working to bring the Exynos lineup to match current standards.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 15 Rumor Roundup: Goodbye Pro Max, hello Ultra

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