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OPPO Reno5: Price and availability in the Philippines

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The latest additions to OPPO’s Reno series are now in the Philippines — the OPPO Reno5 4G and OPPO Reno5 5G.

The OPPO Reno5 5G has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The rear is a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. For selfies, a 32-megapixel camera is located within the punch-hole cut-out. OPPO has also bundled in many video-oriented features such as Ultra Night Video and Dual View video.

The Reno5 4G is pretty much the same phone except it’s not 5G capable and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720.

Reno5 Series comes with the latest android-based operating system, ColorOS 11.1, highlighting the beloved stock Android 11 features while also providing rich UI customization, greater efficiency, unparalleled smoothness, and strengthened privacy sought by OPPO users.

Price and availability

The Reno5 5G retails for PhP 23,999 whle the Reno5 4G is available for PhP 18,999. There’s a variety of ways to get your hands on these phones.

Pre-order period — February 10-19

During the pre-order period, customers may visit any of the authorized dealers for the reservation. A non-refundable down payment of PhP1,000 is required to complete the reservation process. A pre-order card will be issued upon completion of the reservation that will be presented upon claiming your order at the store where you reserved your unit.

Customers may start claiming the reserved unit plus the free Kuyou Smart Watch starting February 20. For each Reno5 Series unit you purchase, you are entitled to one free Kuyou Smart Watch.

Flash Sale

OPPO is also having a special flash sale on Shopee and Lazada on February 10, 8PM. Limited stocks of Reno5 4G and Reno5 5G are up for grabs and same-day purchases will be shipped out within 24 hours.

During this period, you are entitled to get freebies worth PhP6,600 consisting of an OPPO Enco W11, GrabFood voucher, Viu Premium Subscription, and a Kuyou Smart Watch. Additionally, score more freebies if you leave your best 5-star rating with photos of the Reno5 to be one of 10 lucky customers who can win a Converse sling bag, a Parkland 30L BackPack, and an OPPO M31.

Globe ThePlan

With Globe Telecom, you can grab the latest OPPO Reno5 device exclusively at shop.globe.com.ph with ThePLAN 1499 with zero cash-out and get a free Rock Space EB51 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds worth PhP3,199. ThePLAN 1499 comes with 11GB of data, Unli All-Net Texts and Unli All-Net Calls; while OPPO Reno5 5G will be available in both shop.globe.com.ph and select Globe stores through ThePLAN 1799 with only PHP1,200 one-time cash-out and comes with a free Kuyou Smart Watch worth PhP3,999. ThePLAN 1799 with 16GB of data, Unli All-Net Texts, Unli All-Net Calls.

As part of ThePLAN perks, Globe subscribers will also be able to access Konsulta MD (monthly auto-recurring subscription, no data included), Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included), iflixVIP (3 months subscription; no data included), Facebook with 1GB allocation per month during the 24-month subscription upon purchasing both OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Reno5 5G. Both devices will be delivered at free-of-charge.

Smart Signature

The Signature 5G Plan is specially designed with two times more data than the regular Signature Plans so users can make the most of Smart 5G’s superfast speeds, ultra-low latency, and higher efficiency. The plans also now come with Unli All-Net Calls and Texts so subscribers can stay in touch with friends and loved ones worry-free.

Home Credit

It is also available via Home Credit with zero percent interest. Reno5 4G is available under 6-month, 9-month, 12-month, 15-month, and 18-month installment plans. While the Reno5 5G is available under 9-month, 12-month, 15-month, and 18-month installment plans. You may also purchase the latest handsets via major credit card bank partners.

Reno5 4G comes in Fantasy Silver and Starry Black, while Reno5 5G comes in Galactic Silver and Starry Black. Both handsets will be officially available in the Philippines starting February 20.

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Nokia created a new Nokia 3310 but it’s just cake

Always has been

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After years of languishing in the darkness, Nokia has ascended back into the spotlight as a staple of the smartphone industry. That happened five years ago. HMD Global, the current owner of Nokia’s products, has a lot to be thankful for. And what’s a better way to celebrate a milestone anniversary than with a cake? To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Nokia’s new era, the company has partnered with renowned cake sculptor Michelle Wibowo.

The cake is designed after none other than the iconic Nokia 3310. Though it’s the newer version of the classic phone, the cake looks hyper-realistic. It looks as great as the actual phone. However, it was made with chocolate sponge and vanilla buttercream. The casing, on the other hand, is made with a hand-painted sugar shell casing.

Of course, Nokia has since launched a flurry of other phones since then. But the brand is especially indebted to the Nokia 3310 as one of the early devices that catapulted it to the top of the tech world in the early 2000s. The classic Nokia 3310 was launched in September 2000.

Michelle Wibowo is a famous cake sculptor known around the world. She has created works of art like the Hogwarts Castle and lifelike depictions of popular figures like Queen Elizabeth II. The hyper-realistic Nokia 3310 cake certainly echoes the past trend of creating everyday items with cake.

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Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Coming first late 2021

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A few days ago, Qualcomm officially confirmed a coming name change for its ubiquitous Snapdragon chipset series. Of course, though Qualcomm already announced the change, the company did not reveal the new naming scheme. Now, the mystery is gone. Welcome, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Sporting a new coat of paint, the chipset touts an improved 5G modem, the X65 5G. According to the company, the modem can reportedly reach 10Gbps in download speeds. It can also connect to the emerging Wi-Fi 6 standard, allowing up to 3.6Gbps in download speeds. The upper limit won’t mean much in today’s still-young 5G global network. However, it does mean much for the chipset’s longevity.

In the camera department, the chipset sports an 18-bit processor which can supposedly process 4,000 times more data than its predecessor. It can support up to three 36-megapixel cameras simultaneously. It can shoot up to 8K HDR footage at 30 frames per second, UHD footage at 120 frames per second, or slow-mo 720p videos at 960 frames per second.

Qualcomm didn’t specifically indicate how much the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 differs from the Snapdragon 888 in the performance department. However, it will once again focus on the future of AI. Features that use AI will reportedly get a boost going forward.

According to the company, the first smartphones with the chipset will launch sometime by the end of the year. As expected, more smartphones will come out next year in 2022.

SEE ALSO: Upcoming Snapdragon chipset scores 1000000 on AnTuTu

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Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

Successors named

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has been as much of a staple for the social media network as Mark Zuckerberg has for Facebook. However, as followers of Apple and Microsoft can attest to, long-standing figureheads of tech can change in an instant. Twitter is suddenly undergoing just that sort of shakeup. In a surprise announcement, Dorsey has announced that he is stepping down as Twitter CEO.

On-brand for his eccentric personality, Dorsey tweeted out the internal email detailing his resignation from his post. According to the email, Dorsey now feels that it is time to transition the company from a “founder-led” system to something potentially greater. He, along with other members of the board, has already appointed successors for his position.

First, now-former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will serve as the company’s CEO effective immediately. Agarwal was formerly an engineer with Twitter but has since led the company through several key decisions beside Dorsey.

Secondly, Bret Taylor, a member of Twitter’s board, will eventually serve as the new chairman. Dorsey will still serve the rest of this term until around May. Between now and the end of his term, Dorsey will help both new leaders transition into their new positions.

Though Dorsey’s announcement has a sense of intensity, this isn’t the first time that the Twitter founder exited his position. Back in 2008, he left his post for a time before returning to helm the company again in 2015. Only time will tell whether this current resignation will stick and what role he will transition into now. Regardless, it’s a new era for Twitter.

SEE ALSO: Twitter rolls out soft block feature for everyone

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