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Redmi K20 Pro is a budget phone with flagship offerings

A near-perfect phone?

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The Redmi K20 series has been in the news for quite some time thanks to a plethora of leaks and teasers. Last year, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Pocophone launched the F1 and it completely redefined what “value for money” means. Carrying forward the legacy, the Redmi brand has launched the K20 Pro today in China.

To start with, the K20 Pro has a seventh-generation in-display fingerprint scanner and Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front. With a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, the phone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 percent.

Under the hood is Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 855. Graphics are handled by an Adreno 640 GPU and Game Turbo 2.0 for software level optimization. Just like all other Redmi-branded phones, it ships with MIUI 10 built on top of Android 9 Pie.

On the rear, the K20 Pro flaunts a triple-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, 13-megapixel secondary shooter, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor. For selfies, it has been fitted with a 20-megapixel camera that pops out of the top whenever you need it.

Lastly, these internals are backed by a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. A USB-C port has been provided for data and power transfer while a 3.5mm headphone jack is also included.

The Redmi K20 Pro starts at CNY 2,499 (US$ 361) for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the 6GB+128GB option costs CNY 2,599 (US$ 376). Similarly, the 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB configurations are priced at CNY 2,799 (US$ 405) and CNY 2,999 (US$ 433), respectively.

The brand also announced the Redmi K20 and it houses similar specifications. It’s powered by a Snpadragon 730 processor and supports 18W fast charging. All other aspects of the phone like camera, display, and battery remain the same with the K20 Pro. It comes with a starting price of CNY 1,999 (US$ 289) for the 6GB+64GB option.

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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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

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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

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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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