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Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro: Pricing and availability in the Philippines

This pair will be competitive

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The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro have officially arrived in the Philippines. The new pair of smartphones from Realme offer capable handsets that can handle basic tasks and them some while offering a quad-camera setup at a very competitive price!

The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 712 respectively. But the true crowning glory of both phones are the quad-cameras.

The Realme 5 Pro setup consists of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front gets a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The software comes with various shooting modes like Nightscape, Chromaboost, and auto HDR.

The Realme 5 has pretty much the same setup and features but is equipped with a 12MP main shooter instead of 48MP.

Pricing and availability

The Realme 5 is available nationwide starting October 4. It will come in two variants: 3GB+64GB for PhP 7,990 (US$ 154), and 4GB+128GB for PhP 9,990 (US$ 192). There’s also a Lazada Exclusive model which is 3GB+32GB and is priced at PhP 6,990 (US$ 136).

Meanwhile, the Realme 5 Pro also has two variants: 4GB+128GB for PhP 11,990 (US$ 231), and 8GB+128GB for PhP 13,990 (US$ 269). Offline pre-order period is from October 4 to 11 with first day sale and claiming happening on October 12.

On Lazada, the pre-order period for the Realme 5 Pro is from October 3 to October 8 and shipment starts on October 9. Customers who pre-order will get a Realme 10,000mAh powerbank that’s valued at PhP 1,599 (US$ 31) for free!

Both phones are available via Home Credit at six and nine month installment plans with zero percent interest.

Read the Hands-On: Realme 5 | Realme 5 Pro

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Globe launches GPlan 2499 for new Huawei Mate 50 Pro

Discounted cash-out available

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GPlan 2499

Much has been said about the specs of Huawei’s latest flagship, the Mate 50 Pro. It comes with a groundbreaking Ultra Aperture XMAGE F1.4 camera.

But we’ll focus on the other aspect that matters for consumers: how can one get their hands on the revolutionary smartphone?

Luckily, Globe has officially launched its new GPlan 2499 for the device’s 8GB+256GB and 8GB+512GB variants.

On top of that, from November 25 to December 31, 2022, Globe will offer a no cash-out promo for the 256GB (Silver and Black Glass) and a discounted PhP 16,800 one-time cash-out for the 512GB (Orange Vegan Leather).

Just to give you a refresher, this postpaid plan option with a 24-month lock-in period comes with the following inclusions:

  • 25GB all-access data
  • 3GB GoWiFi access
  • Unli all-net calls and texts
  • Free KonsultaMD individual subscription

Beyond the sale period, the Mate Pro regular will be priced at a PhP 22,800 initial cash-out while the 512GB variant will be available for PhP 33,600.

To subscribe to this plan, click here for more details.

WATCH: Get Google Apps on your Huawei Mate 50 Pro

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Samsung Black Friday Cyber Monday sale back in Singapore

Pokemon-themed accessories also launched

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Samsung Singapore is bringing back its Black Friday Cyber Monday sale campaign, offering flash sales and discounted rates for customers.

During these two days, selected products will be available for 7% off with the discount code ‘7OFF’. From 12 midnight to 9 a.m. on both days, customers should also be on the lookout for flash sales.

For a sneak peek of what devices, electronics, and home appliances are included in the sale, check the list below.

Product Black Friday Cyber Monday promo
27-inch Odyssey G4 240Hz Gaming Monitor SG$ 360 (from SG$ 568)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G SG$ 2,578 (from SG$2,938)

  • Free Galaxy Watch 5 40mm BT
  • Free upgrade from 512GB to 1TB (Samsung Online Store exclusive)
302L All-Around Cooling Top Mount Freezer 25% off retail price of SG$ 699
Crystal UHD 4K AU7002 Series Up to 40% off retail price, which starts at SG$ 799
Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 Edition (Wi-Fi) SG$ 468 from SG$ 598 (flash deal hours only)

  • Additional free Targus Antimicrobial Foldable Keyboard and Samsung Universal Stand
Galaxy A23 5G SG$ 398 from SG$ 498 (flash deal hours only)

  • Additional free SG$ 20 Dairy Farm voucher

 

Aside from irresistible deals, the Samsung Online Store is releasing a special-edition range of Pokémon-themed accessories.

During the Black Friday Cyber Monday campaign period, consumers will receive a complimentary Galaxy Buds2 Poké Ball Cover (worth SG$ 58) with every purchase of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro (SG$ 328).

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PMC’s film-making contest lets you win an iPhone 14

Presence and Presents

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Power Mac Center has officially unwrapped its holiday campaign, Presence and Presents, which includes giving interested participants the chance to take home an iPhone 14 by simply joining a contest.

For its “Unwrap Moments” short film competition, PMC is inviting everyone 18 years and above to use an iPhone, be creative, and capture the joy of togetherness during the holiday season.

The final output should answer the question “Why is presence the best present for Christmas?”.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by PMC representatives and two renowned Filipino filmmakers in Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac.

The prizes up for grabs are as follows:

  • Grand winner: iPhone 14 128GB worth PhP 61,990
  • 1st runner-up: iPad Air 5th gen 64GB worth PhP 41,490
  • 2nd runner-up: AirPods 3rd gen worth PhP 12,990
  • People’s Choice Special Award winner: PhP 5,000 worth of 1 Infinite Access points
  • 3 special awardees: PhP 10,000 worth of products from partners Adam Elements, Energea, and Logitech

Submission of entries is until December 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. For more details and specifics on the mechanics, visit this link.

Holiday deals, exclusive rewards for members

Aside from the contest, Presence and Presents also features “Unwrap Dreams” which lets customers score deals of up to 25% off on selected premium iPhone cases and screen protectors – when they purchase the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Those buying the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, on the other hand, can score up to PhP 2,000 worth of store credits which can be used to buy any available accessories at all PMC and The Loop stores.

PMC’s partner brands also get as much as 95% off on chargers, earphones, speakers, storage devices, and more. All these promos last until December 31, 2022.

Lastly, “Unwrap Treats” is PMC’s way of giving back to 1 Infinite Access members as they can get up to an additional 10% off on participating premium accessories.

SEE ALSO: Best iPhone 14 Cases

 

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