realme 10 Pro Series: Price, availability in the Philippines

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realme 10 Pro

The realme 10 Pro series is officially in the Philippines. The series consists of the realme 10 Pro 5G and realme 10 Pro+ 5G.

The latest in realme’s number series continue the company’s stellar performance in the mid-range category. If you’re looking to get your hands on these phones, make sure to take note of the details below.

Price and availability

The realme 10 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB) retails for PhP 16,999. Meanwhile, the realme 10 Pro+ 5G is starts at PhP 19,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant. And it’s PhP 24,999 for the 12GB+256GB variant. They’re available for purchase online and in stores starting February 15.

Pre-order and first selling offers

You can get the realme 10 Pro series at discounted prices. Just take note of the following:

From February 15 to 19, the realme 10 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB) can be scored in realme official offline stores. Every purchase comes with a free DIZO Power Bank (10000mAh) and a pair of TechLife Buds Classic, worth PhP 1,198.

Customers who purchase a realme 10 Pro 5G or AIoT products worth PhP 9,000 and above can join the Spot The Real Pros challenge. That’s from February 15 to 22 in 30 selected concept stores nationwide.

Customers can get a chance to be one of the lucky winners of a realme TechLife Handheld Vacuum Cleaners (PhP 8,990). They only need to post a video of them getting a realme 10 Pro 5G in the displayed POSM Props blended into the background with the use of hashtags #DisplayNewVision and #SpotTheRealPros. 

Online Stores

The realme 10 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB)  is PhP 2,000 off or only PhP 14,999 on Shopee only on February 15. On Lazada though, the discount is applied from February 15 to 17. Customers can also get a FREE 1 Year warranty (for a total of two years) and a FREE Globe SIM Card with 65GB of FREE data.

Limited quantities of the realme 10 Pro 5G can be availed through the SM Malls Online app on February 15 only. Buyers can score the special offer of PhP 1,000 discount (PhP 15,999). They also get a free realme Pocket Bluetooth Speaker worth PhP 990.

The offer will be available only via selected malls that you can tap in the SM Malls Online app, which include SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA.

The realme 10 Pro 5G will also be available on Home Credit. It can be payable for up to 9 months at 0% interest. Buyers can own a realme 10 Pro 5G for as low as PhP 44 per day.

SEE ALSO: realme 10 Pro 5G review: Putting ‘boundless’ in mid-range phones

Pre-order and Claiming Period for the realme 10 Pro+ 5G

For those eyeing the realme 10 Pro+ 5G, both storage variants will be available on a pre-order basis. Customers can start pre-ordering from February 27 to March 10, 2023 through offline realme stores. Claiming period is from March 11 to 12, 2023.

The realme 10 Pro+ 5G in 12GB+256GB storage variant is also offered via Home Credit that is payable up to 18 months at 0% interest. Considering a day-to-day computation, it can be availed for only P32 per day.

As for the online offers for the realme 10 Pro+ 5G, make sure to stay tuned on the realme PH Facebook for the official announcements and latest updates.

WATCH: realme 10 Pro+ 5G Unboxing


vivo V27 series: Credit card, Home Credit availability

Light installment plans



The vivo V27 series is the latest from vivo in the Philippines. It’s a smartphone series that features a light ring on its camera module instead of the usual flash. The series is comprised of the vivo V27e and the vivo V27 5G. Both are available both via credit card payment and through Home Credit.

Credit Card

You can earn rewards when you purchase either of the vivo V27 phones via credit card. The lowest payment schemes are:

  • vivo V27e — PhP 708.29 on a 24-month installment with zero percent interest.
  • vivo V27 5G — PhP 1,041.63 on a 24-month installment also with zero percent interest.

Home Credit

vivo and Home Credit Philippines partnered to offer flexible payment terms and low monthly installment rates. Installment plans are available in 9, 12 and 18-month options.

  • vivo V27e — 10% initial downpayment with zero interest rate. The 18-month plan costs PhP 877 per month.
  • vivo V27 5G — Also a 10% initial downpayment. The 18-month plan costs PhP 1,289 per month.

 vivo V27 — #AuraPortraitMaster

vivo calls the light ring on the vivo V27 series’ camera module the Aura Light. The vivo V27 series has a f/1.9 IMX766V 50MP ultra-sensing main camera. This is supported by EIS+OIS dual ultra-stabilization for sharp and high-quality shots even when moving or at night. The Aura Portrait Algorithm paves the way for impressive image and video-processing yet on a vivo smartphone for its category.

Both are equipped with 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED screens. The 7.36mm 3D curved screen on the V27 5G is the thinnest yet for a V series phone. Meanwhile, the V27e has a 7.7mm thickness.

There are three colorway choices:

  • Color-changing Emerald Green
  • Lavender Purple
  • Glory Black (specifically for the V27e, which is said to shimmer at night)

SEE ALSO: Vibe Check: vivo V27 5G

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Twitter is working on a way to hide the blue checkmark

May or may not launch



A year ago, Twitter’s blue checkmark was a coveted piece of online identity making. Now, the once-prestigious marker has grown into somewhat of a meme. The blue checkmark doesn’t mean the same as it did a year ago. Now, Twitter is reportedly developing a way to hide the checkmark from your profile.

Last year, Twitter announced a much easier way to get a blue checkmark for themselves. Soon after Elon Musk purchased the platform, Twitter Blue offered the badge with the monthly subscription price. Users who earned the old checkmark without paying for the subscription had their badges converted into yellow legacy checkmarks.

With the change, the value of a blue checkmark changed drastically. It become associated with a joke mocking users who paid for Twitter, an otherwise free-to-use platform.

Now, as spotted by notable app engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, Twitter is developing a way to hide the blue checkmark altogether. Currently, the development is still just a leak. It remains possible that the app will not launch the feature after all.

That said, after several months reinventing verification, the platform is still struggling for the perfect way to blend the old with the new. Right around the same time the leak popped up, they also officially announced that it will retire legacy checkmarks starting April 1.

SEE ALSO: Twitter promises encrypted DMs this month

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PayPal slowly rolls out passkey support for Android

Coming to the app soon



Big Tech has been pushing for an end to the password. However, the password-less future is taking a while to get off the ground. Only a few platforms can support passkeys. A big name is lending its hand to the technology, though. PayPal has announced that it is working on implementing passkeys for Android users.

Starting today, the digital payment platform is slowly rolling out support for the new security measure. With a passkey, users will no longer need a password or two-factor authentication. Instead, PayPal will install a passkey onto your device. That passkey will be exclusive to your devices. If PayPal recognizes the device you’re trying to log in from, then the platform will allow you in.

It’s not a grand rollout yet, though. PayPal will introduce the feature for mobile browsers first, rather than the app outright. Android users will need Chrome to access the feature. App integration will come in the future. In the meantime, Android users will start getting the feature from now throughout the year.

Passkeys are moving slowly across the tech space. Some time ago, Apple, Google, and Microsoft mutually pledged to help usher in the future of passkeys as a more secure alternative to passwords. Today, only a few platforms can support the technology. In a time when cybersecurity is quickly becoming a priority for everyone, the arrival of passkeys can’t come sooner.

SEE ALSO: Google Chrome can now go password-free

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