realme 7 Pro and Watch S launching soon in Singapore

Pricing is yet to be announced



realme is about to launch three new products in Singapore on November 4. The first one is the realme 7 Pro, which launched earlier in several Southeast Asian countries. The other two are the realme Buds Wireless Pro and Watch S, both of which are new wearable offerings from the brand.

 The successor to the popular realme 6 series

The launch of realme 7 Pro marks the entry of the realme 7 series in Singapore. Unlike its predecessor, the device features upgraded internals and design that warrants its higher price tag. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, a 6.4-inch 90Hz FHD AMOLED display, and a 4,500 mAh battery. A quad-camera setup is found on the back, with a lone selfie camera located on the display’s cut-out.

New to this device is support for 65W fast charging that realme calls SuperDart Charge. It even gets a TüV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification, which is a first for a smartphone.

Watch S and Wireless Buds Pro

Alongside the launch of realme 7 Pro is the launch of Watch S and Buds Wireless Pro. First announced in IFA 2020, realme Watch S is a round smartwatch that will offer health and fitness tracking. The brand is yet to announce full details about the smartwatch, but expect slight upgrades over the realme Watch launched in the first half of 2020.

As for the realme Buds Wireless Pro, one can expect neckband-style Bluetooth earbuds reminiscent of OnePlus Bullets Wireless. It supports LDAC codec, has a low-latency mode, and on top of it all, an IPX4 water resistance rating.

Pricing and availability

All of these realme devices will be available to buy from November 4 onwards. There’s no word yet on the official prices for each. However, tune in to realme Singapore Facebook page for more updates regarding the pricing and availability of 7 Pro, Watch S, and Buds Wireless Pro.


Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now



Google Drive down

Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger



Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working




For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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