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Pocophone F1 launches in Southeast Asia

It’s ready to slay flagships!

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The Pocophone F1 is now officially available in Southeast Asia but variants vary depending on the market.

The Southeast Asian launch was held in Indonesia wherein Xiaomi claims to be ranked second among smartphone manufacturers. Pocophone Global Head Alvin Tse said phones that will be sold in Indonesia are also made in the country.

Price and availability

The variants that will come to Indonesia are 6GB RAM with 64GB storage which will retail for IDR 4,499,000 and the 6GB with 128GB storage which will retail for IDR 4,999,000. They will be available for purchase first on Lazada and will come in either Steel Blue or Graphite Black.

Indonesia will also get the Armoured Edition which uses Kevlar instead of polycarbonate material. The Armoured Edition will retail for IDR 5,199,000.

Malaysia will offer the Pocophone F1 in Steel Blue and Graphite Black, as well. The 6GB/64GB variant will retail for MYR 1,237 while the 6GB/128GB variant will sell for MYR 1,428. However, prices will increase to MYR 1,299 and MYR 1,499 respectively from September 10 onwards due to the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST).

Singapore will offer the same versions and will be available at Authorized Mi Stores and Lazada. The 6GB/64GB variant will retail for SG$ 449 while the 6GB/128GB variant is priced at SG$ 499. Both come in Steel Blue and Graphite Black.

The Philippines will offer the same variants as Malaysia and Singapore’s. Pricing and availability information are here.

Limited Armoured Edition

Asked why the Armoured Edition isn’t coming to all markets at launch, Tse said that as a small team they “need to pick their battles.” However, he did add that “nothing is set in stone” and that they will “listen to the market.”

If certain markets demand more of the Armoured Edition Pocophone F1, they won’t hesitate to bring it to said market. He said they are placing their confidence in “what the majority wants.”

Xiaomi’s new venture introduced a smartphone that highlights the essentials for power users while keeping the cost to a minimum. Tse said the company’s mission is to provide users with a product that gives them access to top-of-the-line technology today without driving up the price.

For a more detailed look you can read or watch our review.

If that’s not enough, we also have a live unboxing.

LIVE: Pocophone F1 Unboxing and Q&A

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Posted by GadgetMatch on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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POCO M2 Pro launching soon, specs listed on Geekbench

Launching on July 7

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File photo: POCO X2

POCO India has started teasing the launch of its next phone and it’s scheduled for July 7. However, even this phone — the POCO M2 Pro — couldn’t hide through the internet and its specs have popped up on the benchmarking tool, Geekbench.

Company teasers have already shown-off a quad-camera setup but we’re yet to know the nitty-gritty. The model listed on Geekbench is powered by a Snapdragon 720 SoC alongside 6GB of RAM. The phone shall ship with Android 10 out-of-the-box. The company has already confirmed it’ll support 33W fast charging.

According to the rumor mill, the POCO M2 Pro shall have a quad-camera setup on the rear. It’ll consist of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

This will be the first phone in the M-series and will play an essential role in framing the brand’s presence in the Indian market. So far, POCO has launched only two phones in India since its debut. However, at the beginning of this year, POCO parted ways from Xiaomi to operate as an independent brand.

Xiaomi already leads the market while OPPO and vivo have an extremely strong on0-ground presence. Samsung too has a considerable chunk due to its revered brand perception. Realme has consistently shown radical growth and it’s going after Xiaomi with all its might.

With an increasingly competitive market like this, POCO has a lot to accomplish. Currently, the brand only has the POCO X2 on sale.

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Last of Us Part II has a Limited Edition PS4 Pro

It looks sleek

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It’s a curious time to be offered a PS4 Pro what with the PS5 being months away from launch. That said, this one’s a Last of US II PS4 Pro — one of the most awaited sequels of the current generation.

The PS4 Pro in question also happens to look pretty damn sleek with only Ellie’s tattoo as the major discernible design along with the game’s title. Ellie, by the way, is now the lead in this PS4 Classic’s sequel.

The Last of Us Part II continues the story of zombie apocalypse survivors Joel and Ellie. Set five years after the events of the last game, Ellie is all grown up and set to embark on a revenge tour against aggressors still unintroduced.

Going back, launching alongside the PS4 Pro are the Limited Edition DualShock 4 controller and a Limited Edition Wireless Headset — everything pictured on top of this article in case you missed it.

Pricing are as follows:

PH SG MY TH ID VN
PS4 Pro Limited Edition Console

 

PhP 23,990 SGD 599 N/A THB 14,990 IDR 6,999,000 VND 11,490,000
DUALSHOCK4 Limited Edition

 

PhP 3,490 SGD 84.90 MYR 279 THB 2,090 IDR 899,000 VND 1,590,000
Wireless Headset Limited Edition

 

PhP 5,980 SGD 149 MYR 449 THB 3,490 IDR 1,590,000 VND 2,490,000

The Last of Us Part II PS4 Pro will come with the game and the DualShock 4 controller. The Limited Edition DualShock 4 and Wireless Headset will also be sold separately. All items will be available when the game launches on June 19, 2020.

SEE ALSO: The Last of Us Part II Southeast Asia pricing and availability

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The Last of Us Part II official pricing and availability

Plenty of editions to choose from

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The hotly anticipated game The Last of Us Part II is finally here and we now have official pricing and availability.

The Last of Us Part II continues the story of zombie apocalypse survivors Joel and Ellie. Set five years after the events of the last game, Ellie is all grown up and set to embark on a revenge tour against aggressors still unintroduced.

The game will come in several editions most notable of which is the Ellie edition. The standard edition which gives you a physical copy of the game will retail as follows:

  • Philippines — PhP 2,990
  • Singapore — SG$ 79.90
  • Malaysia — MYR 239
  • Indonesia — IDR 829,000
  • Thailand — THB 1,890
  • Vietnam — VND 1,390,000

There’s also a Digital Deluxe Edition which will net you the following: PS4 Dynamic Theme, Set of 6 PSN Avatars, Digital Soundtrack, Digital Mini ArtBook from DarkHorse.

Here’s a list of the price and what you’re getting for each one.

Special Edition

PhP 4,399 | SG$ 114.90 | MYR 249 | IDR 1,199,000 | THB 2,590 | VND 1,890,000

  • Steel Book case with full game
  • 48-page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse

Collector’s Edition

PhP 10,599 | SG$ 269.90 | MYR 839 | IDR 2,899,000 | THB 6,690 | VND 4,790,000

  • Steel Book case with full game
  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • 48-page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • Replica of Ellie’s Bracelet
  • Lithograph Art Print and Thank You Letter
  • Set of 5 Stickers
  • Set of 6 Enamel Pins

Ellie Edition

PhP 13,899 | SG$ 359.90 | MYR 1,099 | IDR 3,799,000 | THB 8,990 | VND 6,190,000

  • Steel Book case with full game
  • 12″ Ellie statue
  • 48-page Mini Art Book from Dark Horse
  • Replica of Ellie’s Backpack
  • Replica of Ellie’s Bracelet
  • The Last of Us II Logo Patch
  • 7″ Vinyl Record featuring music from the original soundtrack
  • Lithograph Art Print and Thank You Letter
  • Set of 5 Stickers
  • Set of 6 Enamel Pins

Pre-order starts May 4, 2020 with the official launch of the game on June 19, 2020. All pre-orders will come with a limited edition The Last of Us Part II T-shirt featuring Ellie’s tattoo printed on the back, while stocks last. Click here to find out where to pre-order.

SEE ALSO: New release dates for The Last of Us II, Ghost of Tsushima

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