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OPPO Reno4 Z 5G launches in the Philippines

5G phone with all the fun photography features of the Reno4

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Add another one to the list. The number of 5G-enabled handsets in the Philippines is growing. The latest in the bunch is the OPPO Reno4 Z 5G.

The Reno4 Z 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC. Its a midrange chipset designed to add a performance boost. It’s particularly helpful for gaming applications, especially those that take up a ton of the phone’s RAM.

Aiding the overall performance is an 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also has a 4000mAh battery with support for 18W VOOC fast charging. It’s 6.57-inch display has a 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother browsing experience.

Staying in front of the phone, there are dual 16MP+12MP punch-hole cameras for selfies. It has a 48MP main camera flanked by an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a pair of 2MP cameras for macro and depth. It also carries over some signature Reno4 features like 960fps AI Slow Motion and AI Color Portrait.

Pricing and availability

The Reno4 Z 5G comes in two color variants Ink Black and Dew White, priced at PhP 20,990 via exclusive network partners Smart and Globe Telecom. The device will come with a free Rock Space EB51 Earbuds worth PhP3,199.

Globe Telecom

The device is avaialble at www.shop.globe.com.ph starting October 29. The exclusive offer will be available at ThePLAN1799 with only PhP 500 cash out.

Get 16GB of Data, Unlimited All-Net Text, Unlimited Calls to Globe/TM, and 50mins All-Net Calls. Free subscription to Amazon Prime Video (for 6 months, no data included), iflixVIP (3 months subscription, no data included), and Facebook access (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months) can also be enjoyed during the 24-month subscription. The device will be delivered at free-of-charge.

Smart

The OPPO Reno4 Z 5G is available with the Signature Device Plan 1499 (M) at PhP 1,599 per month with a one-time cash-out of PhP 3,520.

This plan comes with monthly 10 GB, Unli On-Net calls, 100 Min AnyNet calls, and Unli AnyNet texts. Smart subscribers can now enjoy Smart 5G on compatible devices in key areas in Metro Manila, Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Clark City – Pampanga, Davao, Iloilo, Laguna, and Rizal.

The OPPO Reno4 Z 5G is available for pre-order at Smart Stores nationwide and the Smart Online Store starting Oct 30. Visit smart.com.ph/signature for more details.

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iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are discounted at Beyond the Box

Available only while stocks last

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With the launch of the iPhone 12 series, last year’s iPhone 11 Pro are 11 Pro Max are taking a backseat to give away for the latest Apple flagships. These phones, however, remain to be solid, well-built flagships. Thanks to a promo by Beyond the Box, you can now get the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max at a discounted rate.

If you purchase the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max with cash or through a 3-6 months 0% installment, you can get a PhP 15,00 discount on the total purchase. The discount applies to all three variants of the phones: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Doing the math, the discounted prices for the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are as follow:

iPhone 11 Pro

  • 64GB — PhP 53,990 (SRP: PhP 68,990)
  • 256GB — PhP 63,990 (SRP: PhP 78,990)
  • 512GB — PhP 76,990 (SRP: PhP 91,990)

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 64GB — PhP 60,990 (SRP: PhP 75,990)
  • 256GB — PhP 69,990 (SRP: PhP 84,990)
  • 512GB — PhP 82,990 (SRP: PhP 97,990)

You may also avail of a PhP 10,000 discount for both phones when you pay via 12, 24, or 36 months at 0% installment. Beyond the Box supports BPI, HSBC, Citibank, Metrobank, BDO, Unionbank, Eastwest, PNB, RCBC, and Security Bank for the installment options.

It is worth mentioning that the promo is valid while stocks last. So if you think that this is your time to snag an iPhone, head over to these participating stores now:

  • Century City Mall
  • Virra Mall
  • Forbestown
  • Market Market
  • Lucky Chinatown Mall
  • Resorts World Manila
  • Southwoods
  • Uptown Mall Piazza
  • Robinson’s Manila
  • Robinson’s Galleria
  • SM Baguio
  • Fairview Terraces
  • Veranza
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Dyson to hire 400 engineers in the Philippines for its new software R&D lab

The company believes in the country’s young and great engineering talent pool.

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Technology company Dyson — the one behind those revolutionary hair styling tools and vacuums — is opening a new software lab in the Philippines. The company plans to hire 400 Filipino engineers with aims to develop embedded software for a new generation of intelligent machines.

“The Philippines is home to bright, young engineers who share Dyson’s ambition to develop technologies for the future,” Dyson Chief Operating Officer Scott Maguire said.

“Dyson has been growing in the Philippines for this reason and it is a nation that clearly celebrates both engineers and technology,” Maguire added, noting the existence of good technical universities in the country.

“We hire a lot of people straight from university. I came from university into Dyson,” admitted Maguire. “Our culture is very much about young, bright engineers filled with energy,” he added. “We’re confident that the talent pool is there.”

In 2016, Dyson opened its Philippines Advanced Manufacturing (PAM) facility in Laguna. The facility, which is responsible for producing the company’s Hyperdymium motor, spans ten thousand square meters and employs 600 people. This particular motor is at the heart of the company’s vacuums, the Supersonic Hairdryer, and the AirWrap.

The new software lab will be located in Alabang and is part of Dyson’s GBP 2.75 billion investment in future technology. The company is hoping to double its product portfolio by 2025. It’s also expected to accelerate the development of new Dyson machines that are often tasked with solving everyday problems intelligently.

It will also form part of Dyson’s global Research, Design and Development team, which spans, USA, UK, Shanghai, Singapore, and Malaysia. 

Dyson recognizes Filipino talent

The announcement of the new software lab comes at the heels of a Filipino being the first ever sustainability winner of the James Dyson Award (JDA).

Called the AuREUS system, it’s invented by Filipino electrical engineering student Carvey Ehren Maigue from Mapua University. AuREUS is a material derived from rotting fruits and vegertables and can be attached to a pre-existing structure or surface to harvest UV light. It then converts it to visible light to generate electricity in a way that traditional solar panels can’t. Carvey’s ingenuity impressed James Dyson himself and received a prize of PhP 1,900,000.

Beyond the Philippines

The major investment in R&D also brings interesting developments in two other countries.

In Singapore, Dyson is progressing plans to open its new global head office complex. Its R&D facilities will also be expanded to cover a growing number of fields including machine learning and robotics.

A new University research program is also set to be established to drive product development. Plans are also being made for a new advanced manufacturing hub in the country.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the company is delving deeper into robotics research and AI, investing in the Dyson UK Innovation Campuses both Malmesbury and Hullavington. Both campuses employ over 4,000 people and are expected to drive new research in fields of study including products for sustainable healthy indoor environments and well-being. 

Roles in the Philippines software lab will include embedded software engineers, automation test engineers, program managers, release train engineers, and more.

Interested? Candidates can now express their interest here or submit their application to [email protected].

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realme X3 SuperZoom and 7 receives price discounts this November 27

There will also be flash sales for realme narzo 20 and realme 7 Pro

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realme continues to offer exclusive discounts and promos for select smartphones in time for the holiday season. Now, it is discounting two of its popular smartphones — realme X3 SuperZoom and realme 7.

Customers may get the realme X3 SuperZoom (12GB/256GB) at PhP 22,990, down PhP 2,000 from its usual PhP 24,990 price tag. Meanwhile, the realme 7 (8GB/128GB) receives a PhP 1,000 discount for a limited-time price of PhP 13,990.

Freebies are also in tow for the purchases of both phones. realme is throwing in a realme Watch worth PhP 3,990 for free with the purchase of the X3 SuperZoom. Meanwhile, a neck pillow is up for grabs with the realme 7.

Real Yellow Online Sale

This November 27, realme is also discounting select smartphones by up to 34% on Lazada as part of the Real Yellow Online Sale. One of these smartphones includes the recently launched realme Narzo 20 at PhP 7,490. Further, there will also be a PhP 1,500 discount for the 8GB/128GB variant of both the realme 7 and 7 Pro.

Customers may avail of the discounted smartphones on all physical stores and kiosks nationwide. They may also purchase it on realme’s Lazada and Shopee store.

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