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realme 8 5G is now official in Singapore

A powerful mid-range contender

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The all-new Realme 8 5G with the Supersonic Blue color variant

realme has come up with a phone that will cater to the versatile midrange market. Can the realme 8 5G stand out?

A successor to the realme 7 5G,  the realme 8 5G has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080p, 90Hz ultra smooth display and it’s fueled by the all-new Dimensity 700 5G processor. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage up to 1TB made possible by a 3-card slot (MicroSD). Additionally, the Realme 8 5G’s RAM is also expandable; courtesy of the newly developed RAM Expansion Technology (DRE) – converting ROM to virtual RAM.

Long live the battery life as the realme 8 5G boasts a 5000mAh battery with 18W quick charge. As the usage of 5G will consume more power, realme introduces smart 5G power saving — it optimizes the settings of your phone depending on your usage and activity. By activating smart 5G power saving, consumers can now enjoy a prolonged usage with no sacrifices made.  It also has a fingerprint scanner on the side, another quick, accurate and convenient way to unlock your phone.

The realme 8 5G comes in the “Supersonic Blue” colorway currently available in Singapore; the “Supersonic Black”(as shown in realme India’s website) is another colorway we hope to be available soon. It’s only 8.5mm thin and 185g so the phone sits comfortably at the palm of your hand.

Camera

realme’s triple camera system for the 8 5G is nothing to sneeze on. It has a 48MP high-definition primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, B&W portrait lens f/2.4, and 4cm macro lens f/2.4 as well. With the inclusion of nightscape and the respectable aperture it can capture good low-light photos; in addition to that you also get 5 nightscape filters to enhance your low-light photos. Going to the front we have the 16MP in-display selfie camera with a sizeable f/2.1 aperture along with AI beauty and portrait mode.

For videos, the Realme 8 5G can shoot up to 1080P at 30FPS — leaving out 4K capabilities and the 60FPS option. Your videos will stand up against the competition as it has an amazing color and contrast production and partnered with an impressive HDR. UIS video stabilization is supported by the front and back camera systems.

5G Development

realme will establish seven dedicated 5G Research and Development teams across the globe to provide a seamless and hassle-free 5G experience to its consumers with Southeast Asia, Europe and India as the priority markets.

Operating system

The phone is equipped with Android 11 with realme UI 2.0 on top.

Price and Availability

The realme 8 5G (8 + 128GB) will be available for purchase on May 29, 2021, the retail price is S$399. The Supersonic Blue colorway is available for pre-orders starting on May 20 – May 28, only available on Realme’s flaghsip stores Lazada. The pre-order package includes the Buds Air Pro and a Powerbank (worth SGD208) free with pre-orders (While stocks last).

 

 

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Nokia G20 now official, promises 3-day battery life

In the budget segment

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Nokia G20

Nokia has been focused on releasing budget line phones that offer good value. After announcing the Nokia G10, the company has now unveiled the Nokia G20.

The Nokia G20 features a 6.5-inch teardrop display — plenty of real estate for all sorts of things that you do with your smartphone like watching videos, browsing social, and playing games.

Running Vanilla Android, it comes with Android 11 straight out of the box and promises three years of early and consistent security updates and two years of software upgrades. The three-day battery life promise comes from both having vanilla Android as well as a 5,050mAh battery.

For unlocking, it has both a side fingerprint sensor and face unlock options. It also has a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Heading over to the cameras. The Nokia G20 sports a 48MP main shooter flanked by 2MP macro and 2MP depth shooters. For selfies, there’s an 8MP front facing camera.

Price and availability

The Nokia G20 retails for US$ 199. It will be available starting June 28 on nokia.com/phones, in the 4GB+128GB dual SIM variant. Storage is expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card slot. It also comes in two colors: Shimmering Night and Cool Glacier.

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Lenovo Go accessories are specially made for remote workplaces

Adjusting to the new normal

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Remote working has become a routine now, and companies are increasingly adopting a hybrid work culture. Work-from-home is just one of them, and many are opting for a nomadic life that’s not too far away from the city but far enough from the usual. Lenovo Go-branded accessories are specially designed to fit this hybrid culture.

The broad portfolio of purpose-built PC accessories is conceived to address common productivity pain points such as multitasking on several devices, low battery anxiety, or bad audio quality during calls.

Lenovo Go

The Lenovo Go Wireless Multi-Device Mouse lets you pair up to three devices and connect them effortlessly with a single button. If you’re looking for something different, the Wireless Vertical Mouse offers an optimized angle and curvature that mimicks a natural handshake position. Its accuracy is up to 2400 dots per inch (DPI) and includes six programmable buttons.

There’s also a USB-C Wireless Charging Kit that can charge any 13 to 14-inch laptop. All you need to do is lay the 65W mat and connect the receiver to one of the USB-C ports. The moment you place your laptop on the desk, it’s ready to charge. The Wireless Mobile Power Bank has a capacity of 10,000mAh and can simultaneously charge up to 30W of devices, one via wireless Qi and two via USB-C.

There’s also a Wired Speakerphone that eliminates headset pressure and delivers top-notch sound. It contains two microphones for beamforming and far-field pickup to improve voice clarity.  In case you’re looking for something that’s audio-focused, the Wired ANC Headset and Wireless ANC Headset offer maximum options in terms of connectivity. The latter also supports USB-C connections and dual pairing. Lastly, an In-ear option is also available, which also supports ANC (Active Noise Cancellation).

Tech Accessories Organizer is also available with compression-molded compartments and splash-proof zippers to keep care of all your accessories.

Price and Availability

Lenovo Go Wireless Multi-Device Mouse July 2021 €49 (US$ 58)
Lenovo Go USB-C Wireless Mouse July 2021 €36 (US$ 43)
Lenovo Go Wireless Vertical Mouse Aug 2021 €49 (US$ 59)
Lenovo Go Wireless Split Keyboard Oct 2021 €89 (US$ 106)
Lenovo Go Wireless Numeric Keypad Oct 2021 €49 (US$ 59)
Lenovo Go USB-C Laptop Power Bank (20,000 mAh) July 2021 €80 (US$ 95)
Lenovo Go Wireless Mobile Power Bank (10,000 mAh) Jan 2022 €69 (US$ 82)
Lenovo Go Wireless Charging Kit Oct 2021 €139 (US$ 154)
Lenovo Go Wired ANC Headset Nov 2021 €99 (US$ 120)
Lenovo Go Wireless ANC Headset Nov 2021 €159 (US$ 190)
Lenovo Go ANC In-ear Headphones Nov 2021 €79 (US$ 95)
Lenovo Go Wired Speakerphone Oct 2021 €99 (US$ 120)
Lenovo Go Tech Accessories Organizer Sep 2021 €45 (US$ 54)
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DITO rebranded Globe At Home modem seller arrested

The scammer was caught via a sting operation

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Some time last week, there were reports of Globe At Home modems being sold as rebranded DITO modems. Globe then issued a warning and worked with the Philippine National Police to pin down the suspect.

On June 23, 2021, Globe announced that the suspect has been captured. According to the police report, the suspect named Marlou de Paz was captured in a sting operation in Pala-Pala, Brgy. Sampaloc Dasmarinas Cavite. The 33-year old De Paz is under investigation for violating RA 8484, or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.

De Paz was caught illegally selling “openline DITO modems” on various Facebook community groups for Cavite-based residents. In his post, he stated that any telco operator’s SIM may be used for the unit to function. The post also openly claimed that the modems are the Tozed “S10g Home Prepaid WiFi device.”

Globe is currently the only authorized distributor of these Tozed S10G modems in the Philippines. The telco is taking the necessary steps in ensuring that its customers are well-protected from illegal activities concerning its products and devices.

 

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