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The POCO X3 GT is now official

A midranger you should consider?

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POCO has released a new phone and it’s a midranger that might just deserve your attention. Here, we’ll show you a quick glimpse of it by unboxing the POCO X3 GT!

Paper work and accessories

Presenting you the box, a beautiful black top cover with yellow text. underneath the cover is a yellow container.

POCO X3 GT

Opening the box, we have a smaller box with contents. We have the warranty card, quick start guide, and the safety information. We also have the sim ejector tool and a bonus phone case, which is a standard with android devices nowadays. Surprisingly, we also found some POCO branded stickers included. One of the stickers even has the words “everything you need, nothing you don’t” on it – real edgy, POCO!

Underneath the phone, we have two last contents. First, we have the USB Type-C charging cable. And in 2021, fast charging is also a must and the new 67w charger fits perfectly with the demands of the customers.

But wait, there’s one thing missing… the earphones! The earphones became an essential part of phone packages and this one was quite a disappointment. But to face reality, we are transitioning to a wireless system, but we’ll see if the sacrifice was worth it.

POCO X3 GT

We have the phone itself wrapped in a plastic-matte material. On the front of the cover we have the highlight specs shown featuring the MediaTek Dimenstiy 1100 SoC, support for 67W Turbo Charging for its 5,000mAh battery, a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and the 64MP main shooter.

Unwrapping the plastic shows the device itself, the new “Stargaze Black” color. Black with a gradient effect, accompanied with a glitter design making it look like a piece of the galaxy. Visually, the color is really beautiful and the camera design also looks nice.

POCO X3 GT

The front of the phone shows the huge 6.6″ FHD+ DotDisplay, with the punch-hole selfie camera at the top center.

On right side of the device we have the volume up and down rocker, and the sleep/wake button integrated with the fingerprint scanner as well.

On the top of the device we have a speaker, microphones, and an IR blaster. The bottom will show you the charging port and microphones. Heading on to the back we have the 64MP triple camera setup.

On the left side, we have the dual sim card slot, unfortunately, no SD card slot this time.

At the bottom are the USB-C port and speaker grille.

POCO X3 GT

Pricing and availability

The POCO X3 GT will be available on July 28, 2021 and is available in three colorways, the Stargaze Black, Wave Blue, and Cloud White. It will come in two variants: The 8GB+128GB variant will retail at PhP 15,990 while the 8GB+256GB will be sold at PhP 17,990 exclusively via Lazada.

Both will be available for purchase at an early bird price of PhP 14,990 and PhP 15,990 respectively on August 3 for the Global Open Sale and the August 10 for the Local Sale.

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Password-less logins: OPPO joins FIDO Alliance

Advancing authentication standards

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OPPO Find X5 Pro

OPPO announced that is has joined the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association that develops authentication standards to reduce reliance on passwords worldwide.

As a part of the alliance, OPPO will support the development and implementation of the latest FIDO standards for password-less logins by utilizing cryptography and the protocols defined by the association itself.

The smartphone brand will actively use FIDO standards on its smart devices. They will work with FIDO’s other affiliates to provide users a faster but more secure sign-in experience across their devices. 

Launched publicly in 2013, the Alliance was founded by renowned global companies such as PayPal, Lenovo, NokNok Labs, Validity Sensors, Infineon, and Agnitio.

The first deployment of FIDO authentication happened in 2014, involving the Samsung Galaxy S5. Users were allowed to login and shop online with just a swipe of a finger wherever PayPal is accepted.

The Alliance’s latest authentication specification, FIDO2, provides a secure and convenient technical framework supported by companies including Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

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Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G now in the Philippines

Peak performance, smooth gameplay

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Infinix is combining the mobile gaming experience with 5G connectivity and a powerful camera with the official release of the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G in the Philippines.

It will be available in two colors: Force Black and Snow Fall starting on September 27 in outlets nationwide, as well as Infinix’s online stores in Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok for PhP 12,499.

From September 27 to 29, the device will also get a discount at PhP 10,299 exclusively on Lazada and PhP 11,499 from September 30 in the three online stores.

Peak mobile gaming performance

Powered by an octa-core Dimensity 810 5G processor, the mid-range gaming smartphone boasts of a 13GB Super RAM (8GB RAM + 5GB extended) and a 128GB storage.

The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charge, while the brand’s Monster Gaming Kit software further elevates the experience.

Impressive visuals

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (2400 x 1080) display with a 60Hz refresh rate.

The phone’s camera setup likewise stunning, with a 108MP main shooter making up the triple camera package at the back. In front is a 16MP selfie camera with dual flash.

Both front and rear cameras are capable of recording 1440p videos at 30fps. Other features include a side fingerprint sensor and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

To avail of the Lazada 10 percent discount, simply follow these steps:

  • Go to LazMall
  • Click on LazMall Voucher
  • Collect the 10 percent voucher
  • Go to Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G and click Buy Now. The voucher will automatically apply.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall

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After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

SEE ALSO: Spider-Man things you can watch right now

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