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realme C15: Price and availability in the Philippines

A powerful budget smartphone under PhP 7K

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Just days after the Indian launch, realme officially launches the C15 in the Philippines.

One among the firsts

The realme C15 is the first 6,000mAh-equipped smartphone that made its way in the Philippines. With an 18W fast charging technology, it can charge quickly through its microUSB port — especially with the bundled 9V/2A fast charger.

It also features an OTG reverse charging that can charge up other devices in need. It’s expected to run 57 days on standby mode, 60 hours of music playback with Spotify, 28 hours worth of YouTube videos, all-day Instagram, and even ten hours of gaming with PUBG.

Just like the realme C11, it runs on MediaTek Helio G35 processor but now comes in either 3GB or 4GB RAM options. There’s also a larger 64GB base storage with the ability to expand up to 256GB through microSD card slot that sits beside its dual nano SIM card slots.

Display is also similar. It has a 720p IPS LCD display that measures at 6.5-inches with 20:9 aspect ratio. It has a Mini-drop notch that houses an 8-megapixel AI front camera for clearer selfies.

Flipping the phone reveals a newer geometric gradient design — which they claim as a first on their phones. It’s a trapezoid that divides its back into three areas that all shine in varying angles when hit by light. It’s also textured which adds a better holding grip and makes it less prone to fingerprint smudges.

Other than that, it’s also the first C-series smartphone from realme that packs a quad-rear camera setup. The trendy square camera cutout houses its 13-megapixel f/2.2 AI wide camera that’s meant for your usual day-to-night scenarios. You can also get more fun and quirky with its 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide lens with a wider 109-degree FoV (Field of View). The two extra lens at the back are 2-megapixel f/2.4 B/W and retro sensors, both responsible for delivering better black and white and portrait shots altogether.

Other than the usual PIN and Face Unlock options, it now has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner (which the realme C11 lacks) for better security. It runs on the latest version of Android 10 with the realme UI skin — a close experience to stock Android. There are also built-in software apps and optimizations that make it run faster and last longer.

Pricing and Availability

The realme C15 is available in either Seagull Silver or Marine Blue color variants. The 3GB/64GB configuration is now available for purchase today (August 20) via Lazada at just PhP 6,490. If you’re willing to spend PhP 500 more, there’s another 4GB/64GB variant that retails for PhP 6,990. They will start selling the latter variant on August 21 (Friday) both online and offline stores nationwide.

A special artsy box awaits you

The realme C15 comes with an artsy doodle box designed by Vince Ricohermoso — a fan/artist who decorated his conventional realme C2 box with doodles and won in the #realmedoodlechallenge.

The doodle art is designed by Vince Ricohermoso, who’s also a realme fan

If you’re a die-hard realme fan who wants to collect a product packaging that you will never want to throw away, you can get this online-exclusive PH Squad Edition Box together with a 3GB/64GB-configured realme C15 for the same price at PhP 6,490 with only 1,000 units available. It will also be available today (August 20) through realme’s Lazada shop.

If you can’t get one today, they will have another batch through the realme Super Brand Day on August 28 (Friday).

SEE ALSO: realme C15 review: A realme C11 on steroids

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OPPO Find X2 Pro now comes in Green Vegan Leather

OPPO’s finest in a new skin

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OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Leather

OPPO’s finest is back but in a new skin. The OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather Edition is now official and it’s coming to Singapore.

That isn’t just any kind of leather. With an IP68-rating, it’s splash, dust, and waterproof. OPPO says the new color variant takes inspiration from the concept of “healing.” The company believes it is a soothing and refreshing color that exudes comfort.

The complete the look, the phone also includes a custom-made vegan leather built-in middle frame. It uses environmentally-friendly materials along with a unique three-layer leather stitching technology.

OPPO’s finest

The OPPO Find X2 Pro is the culmination of OPPO’s innovations over the years. Here’s an excerpt from our review:

“The Find X2 Pro delivered in every aspect, especially in those that are most important to us. Just by holding the phone, you can tell that OPPO spent a lot of time refining the product. The Find X2 Pro has one of the best spec sheets found on smartphones this year as well.”

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather Edition is priced at SG$ 1,699 (US$ 1237), and will be available from this Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Singtel, Starhub and M1 stores, OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship Store, and at all OPPO Concept Stores.

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The OPPO A53 launches in Singapore

A new budget phone?

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OPPO A53

OPPO is strengthening its lower-midrange/near-budget lineup with the addition of the OPPO A53. The phone which first launched in India is now coming to Singapore.

The OPPO A53 features a 6.5-inch HD+ Neo Display with 90Hz screen refresh rate and up to 120Hz touch sampling rate.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’s expandable up to 256GB via a MicoSD. The MicroSD card slot sits right next to the dual-sim card slots. It has a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charge.

Coming to the cameras, up front situated inside a punch hole is the 16MP front-facing camera. It has all the AI Beautification features we’ve come to expect from OPPO smartphones.

On the rear is a triple camera setup. There’s 13MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and another 2MP camera for macro photography. Again, it’s peppered with the usual AI and camera features found on OPPO units.

Pricing and availability

The OPPO A53 will retail in Singapore for SG$ 329 (US$ 240) and will come in Electric Black and Fancy Blue. It will be available beginning Saturday, September 26 on OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada stores, OPPO Concept Store, and authorized retailers in Singapore.

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Stunning cyberpunk game Ghostrunner out soon

Hack, slash, and dash through a cyberpunk dystopian landscape!

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If you haven’t had enough of some good-good cyberpunk games on the waiting list, you’re in luck. One More Level, 3D Realms, and Slipgate Ironworks have developed a first-person parkour action game called Ghostrunner. The game was revealed at Gamescon with co-publishers All in! Games and 505 Games encouraging players to apply for the game’s private beta.

Ghostrunner seems to be scratching the cyberpunk itch with players being able to explore a stunning cyberpunk dystopian city. The game lets players swiftly take down enemies with their katanas, show off death-defying acrobatic abilities, and hack into the network of the city with some help from the Architect.

Ghostrunner features NVIDIA RTX Ray Tracing which offers stunningly immersive visuals usually reserved for AAA studios. Not only that, the game features sick synthwave soundtracks by the acclaimed Daniel Deluxe to dash and slash to.

 

Ghostrunner will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for SG$ 40.00 / THB 899.00 / MYR 99.00 / IDR 345,000 / VDN 733,000 / PhP 1,619 on October 28. It will come to Nintendo Switch on October 27.

PlayStation Plus subscribers and all PC players can enjoy 20% off when pre-ordering Ghostrunner. Meanwhile, Xbox One players can hack into 10% off when pre-ordering the game. If you pre-order Ghostrunner, you’ll be get special perks of getting two katanas with one being exclusively designed for each launch platform and won’t be available when the game launches.

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