OPPO Reno7 Series 5G PH launch: How to watch, win prizes

Launch show features Yassi Pressman and Armi Millare



OPPO Reno7

The wait for the much-awaited release of the OPPO Reno7 5G and OPPO Reno7 Z 5G in the Philippines is almost over.

The launch of the latest smartphones under the latest OPPO Reno7 Series will happen live across OPPO Philippines’ online platforms on March 18, 2022 at 7PM, featuring Yassi Pressman, GForce, and Armi Millare.

Viewers who will tune in to OPPO Philippines’ Facebook, YouTube, Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok pages will also get a chance to win OPPO Reno7 smartphones, IOT, and more exciting prizes so make sure to mark those calendars.

OPPO Reno7 Series: Portrait expert

Initially released last month exclusively via OPPO’s Shopee flagship store in Singapore, the newest powerhouse smartphones are packed with the latest must-haves for all users.

Both the Reno7 5G and Reno7 Z 5G are equipped with the Flagship Camera System and other features set to elevate the smartphone photography experience.

The smartphones also both have a 64MP AI triple camera with an ultra-clear 108MP Image that produces topnotch-quality photos.

Depending on the handset, the Reno 7 Series phones also come with Bokeh Flare Portrait, Bokeh Flare Portrait Video, and Portrait Mode for stunning photos or videos with shallow depth of field.

Additionally, the Reno7 5G has a 32MP front camera while the Reno7 Z 5G has a 16MP front camera.

The Reno7 5G comes in Startrails Blue and Starry Black while the Reno7 Z 5G comes in Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Reno7 5G launches in Singapore



Instagram is building an AI chatbot

Follows TikTok in doing so



Do you need an AI chatbot to hold a conversation? Instagram seems to think so. As the world rapidly experiments with developments in AI technology, the platform is reportedly working on a chatbot for its users.

According to Alessandro Paluzzi, a reverse engineer who usually digs up future plans for popular apps, Instagram is working on the AI chatbot feature for a future iteration of the app. Much like other chatbots out in the market today, Instagram’s unnamed bot will enable users to interact with it in casually flowing conversation.

The screenshots obtained by the engineer read that it “answers questions, gives advice.” Additionally, it helps users “find the best way to express [themselves] … [through] writing messages.” From a usability standpoint, the feature can help users craft replies to direct messages. They can also bring the bot into human-to-human conversations by mentioning the bot in the conversation.

To add to the quirkiness, Instagram will supposedly add 30 different personalities to the chatbot. Users can pick and choose which one they like the best. The sneak peek does not reveal any personalities included in the feature. (We’re hoping for a snarky one that judges and critiques posts.)

The feature has no timetable as to its release. However, since TikTok already released its own chatbot for testing, it should stand that Instagram’s feature will come out soon.

SEE ALSO: Instagram is creating a Twitter competitor

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ROG Ally greatly improves with new update

Days before official launch



The ROG Ally has some hefty shoes to fill. Touting an impressive slate of specs, the upcoming handheld console is one of the first true competitors to the dominating Steam Deck. Unfortunately, early reviews revealed a flawed comparison against Valve’s juggernaut of a console. Now, days ahead of its official launch, ASUS is releasing new firmware which drastically improves the console’s performance.

Getting down to the nitty gritty of things, the ROG Ally, in its unpatched version, lacked performance in low-wattage scenarios. Early reviewers found that the console could not keep up with the Steam Deck under such circumstances.

A new update, which started rolling out to early units, started catching up. According to YouTuber Dave2D, the update easily improves the console by 15 to 20 percent better than its initial release. First of all, it brings the ROG Ally almost at par with the Steam Deck in low-wattage scenarios. While the results aren’t as good as the latter device yet, it’s a much better performer compared to the former on day one. ASUS acknowledges that Valve really did its homework in low-wattage scenarios.

More notably, the update dramatically boosts the ROG Ally’s performance in higher wattages. The console is now close behind the Ayaneo 2S, a beefier alternative to the Steam Deck. Before the update, the ROG Ally could barely touch the Steam Deck, let alone the Ayaneo 2S.

ASUS also notes that the update should include improvements for the battery life. The lackluster battery has been a point of contention among all early users.

The ROG Ally is officially launching on June 13 and will start at US$ 699.99.

SEE ALSO: How well do PlayStation games run on the ROG Ally?

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Xiaomi reportedly working on a clamshell phone

Says a new rumor



In recent years, Motorola and Samsung have proved that the clamshell phone is more than just a resurrected fad. Both companies have developed solid lineups capable of becoming daily drivers. Now, others want to get into the market. Following the footsteps of its contemporaries, Xiaomi is reportedly developing a clamshell phone of its own.

Even before the unannounced clamshell phone, Xiaomi has some experience in the foldable market. The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 was quite the impressive powerhouse when it launched last year. The foldable smartphone even bagged the title as the thinnest foldable at the time (before Huawei grabbed the title soon after).

Now, the Chinese company is seemingly tapping into the same lineup for a rumored clamshell phone. According to Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station, the brand is indeed looking at an extremely light version of the vertically folding form factor.

Unfortunately, not much else is known about the upcoming device yet. However, Xiaomi’s supposed entry into the market shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the brand’s competitors — Huawei and vivo — are already deep inside the clamshell segment. The latter, for example, just released the vivo X Flip, its first device in the vertically folding market. Expect things to heat up in the Chinese foldable market soon.

SEE ALSO: The vivo X Flip is the company’s first vertical-folding smartphone

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