Buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition now

You better hurry!



BLINKs, it’s officially here — the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition is now available for purchase.

The BLACKPINK edition package comes with the Galaxy A80 smartphone in either Angel Gold or Phantom Black along with the BLACKPINK case, charging stand, a photocard, and a mesh pouch for PHP 34,990 (US$ 685). The separate BlackPink Edition package is valued at PHP 5,999 (US$ 118) but buying online now will net you the package for free.

There’s also a free Nanofixit Screen Protection with 1 year screen cracking insurance warranty of up to PHP 5,000 (US$ 98) as well as a free Klook Voucher worth PHP 1,000 (US$ 20). This specific package is only currently available on July 14 via online purchase.

As an additional offer, you can trade in your old your old smartphone or tablet for the Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition for some discounts as well as an additional PHP 4,000 (US$ 78) token.

Availability in other Southeast Asian countries

A similar package is available in Malaysia for MYR 2,499 (US$ 607.58). However, they have an additional color option which is ghost white and instead of the Nanofixit Screen Protection, the package comes with a Samsung Galaxy Fit worth MYR 369 (US$ 85). This package is only available to the first 1,000 buyers.

In Singapore, the package only includes the Galaxy A80 along with the BlackPink case, charging stand, and photocard. The suggested retail price is SG$ 898 US$ 662). The BLACKPINK merchandise is valued at SG$ 188 (US$ 139).

The Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition was first announced in Bangkok, Thailand and also goes on sale today starting at THB 21,990 (US$ 719). During the launch, we also saw the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch in BlackPink edition.

Samsung Galaxy A80

The Samsung Galaxy A80 was first launched in April, also in Bangkok, Thailand along with the Samsung Galaxy A70 which at the time already had a BLACKPINK Edition.

The Galaxy A80 sports a set of triple cameras, octa-core Snapdragon 730G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3700 mAh battery, and 4G LTE support. It also runs Android 9.0 out of the box.

This is Samsung’s unique answer to the “notch problem” with its rotating camera mechanism. It was announced early in April but didn’t hit certain markets right away.

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Shopee goes all out for 6.6-7.7 mid-year sale

With a TV special featuring K-Pop group Treasure



Shopee 6.6

Shopee invites everyone to enjoy exciting deals, prizes, and performances at the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special, Shopee’s biggest TV Show to date. Filipinos can watch the fiesta themed-celebration, broadcast live from Araneta Coliseum, by tuning in to GMA-7 and Shopee Live on June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM. Until July 7, users can also enjoy free shipping, daily ₱1 deals, up to 20% cashback, and more at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee welcomes the second half of the year with a bang as we launch the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale. We’re proud of all the milestones we’ve achieved in the first half of the year, and starting with this campaign, we look forward to reaching new ones. With our supersized 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale and TV Special, Shopee aims to spread joy to Filipinos, cater to their needs, and remain a valued partner to our brands and sellers.”

Here are the highlights of the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special: 

Over 15 million worth of prizes

During the TV Special, viewers can catch three Shopee Shake sessions, where they can win either PhP 300,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; PhP 500,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; or a BMW X3. One lucky Shopee Milyonaryo winner can also claim the PhP 1,000,000 jackpot prize, plus a house and lot sponsored by Frontrow. Aside from cash prizes and giveaways, viewers can claim over PhP 7,000,000 worth of vouchers from Shopee.

Exciting appearances from local and international celebrities

K-Pop fans can tune in to the star-studded TV Special to watch Korea’s hottest rising boy group, Treasure, as they perform hits such as “I Love You,” “MMM,” and “My Treasure.” Viewers can also catch local celebrities such as Shopee brand ambassador Willie Revillame, who will also be hosting the show; Jennylyn Mercado; Rhian Ramos; Michele Gumabao; Glaiza de Castro; Mikael Daez; Mark Herras; Gloc-9; Sef Cadayona; Skusta Clee; Flow G; Mark Maglasang; and finally John Lloyd Cruz, who is set to make his TV comeback since his hiatus in 2017.

Big promotions from leading brands

Shoppers should stay tuned during the show to enjoy exclusive flash deals from go-to household, food, and tech brands such as Huawei, Reckitt, GSK, Pampers, Domino’s, Bonchon, Century, SC Johnson, OPPO, Potato Corner, Globe, Smart, and Moonleaf.

Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, daily ₱1 deals, and 20% cashback on several categories at Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, which runs until July 7.

Shoppers can look forward to discounts up to 90% off on brands such as:

  • P&G Beauty
  • Olay
  • NIVEA Philippines
  • Abbott Philippines
  • Equal Philippines
  • Maybelline
  • Akari Lighting Philippines
  • Del Monte
  • Mentos and Chupa Chups
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Havaianas Philippines
  • Unilever Beauty
  • OPPO
  • vivo
  • Enfagrow
  • GSK
  • Deerma Official Store
  • Eufy
  • Soundcore
  • Tough Mama Appliances
  • Shigetsu
  • Mikana
  • Organic Skin
  • Silver Kingdom
  • Lucky Silver
  • Crown Jewelry
  • Colourette
  • Revlon
  • Kleenfant
  • INSPI Kids
  • Organic
  • Crown
  • The SM Store
  • Ida Wallpaper
  • Nestle
  • Xiaomi

Shoppers can also easily top up their ShopeePay wallets through their debit cards and other convenient channels to enjoy more promotions such as:

  • A chance to win PhP 20,000 by topping up a minimum of PhP 300 on June 5
  • Free shipping with no minimum spend and up to 66% coins cashback on June 6
  • ₱10 worth of data for only PhP 1 on June 6
  • Up to 25% cashback on bills payment
  • ₱1 Deals from brands such as McDonald’s, Jollibee, Chowking, and more

For more information on the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, visit

This is a press release from Shopee Philippines.

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PayMaya offers free Covid-19 insurance for a month

Worth PhP 150,000!



PayMaya is giving users FREE COVID-19 + Personal Accident insurance coverage for 1 month worth PhP 150,000, through a tie-up with Pioneer insurance.

To be eligible for the promo, PayMaya users with an upgraded account must use their account for cashless transactions until June 30, 2021. You must also be a customer aged 18 to 60 years old.

What do I need to do?

You just need to spend at least PhP 500 in single or accumulated transactions at PayMaya’s in-app shop, Pay Bills feature, pay via PayMaya QR, or using their PayMaya mobile number during the promo period.

If you qualify, you will receive a notification through SMS so you can claim your free insurance voucher in the PayMaya app. Pioneer Insurance will provide the link to Insurance Policy after claiming the voucher.

Don’t forget to upgrade your PayMaya account if you haven’t, so you can take advance of exclusive rewards by just having cashless transactions in the app.

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GadgetMatch Finds: What’s in our cart for the 6.6 sale

From smartphones, laptops to kitchen and PlayStation needs



Is it June again? Well yes, it is. Half of 2021 is already done, and with it comes another half for many to fulfill the goals they set at the start of the year. June is also the month for the biggest 6.6 sale, with many brands offering discounts for their products.

So, what great finds will we add to our cart next? Find out below for the devices (and other products) that we think is a good deal  that you shouldn’t miss!

Smartphones / Feature Phones

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Galaxy S20 FE is technically a “flagship killer” since it has flagship specs at a more affordable price. Really, you are not missing anything big with this smartphone especially if you want all the bells and whistles of the Galaxy S20 (or, the Galaxy S21). A capable triple camera, blazing-fast processor, IP 68 certification, and OLED display are some of the specs that you can enjoy without having to pay too much. On top of it all, you can get this at a much lower price since it has been in the market for many months now.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

2. Nokia 225 4G

Most of us do remember the time when the Nokia’s feature phones were once dominant before being replaced by (boring) black smartphone slabs. However, feature phones are not totally gone yet — as a matter of fact, there is still a market for these phones. Nokia’s 225 4G is one of the latest feature phones in the market, featuring 4G connectivity to bring it up to the times. It also has a camera, but not exactly the one you will love to take photos with.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

3. realme Narzo 20

Budget gaming smartphone is a loaded term, and one that companies do love to bring up for more sales. However, realme delivered exactly that with the Narzo 20. It keeps up with most games, and the best part: the battery lasts as long due to the rated 6,000 mAh figure. Granted, there are comprises which include so-so cameras and a 720p-only display. But these are minor annoyances, especially when you find out that this retails below PhP 10,000. Now that’s a steal, for sure.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

Laptops / Tablets

1. iPad Air

Need a tablet? You can’t go wrong with the iPad Air. It’s still easily the best tablet, bar none. Plus, it is also the better choice for anyone who don’t see any value with the extra oomph that the iPad Pro provides. Even this late 2020 WiFi model delivers on performance, sufficing for most users who are a creative professional or those who just want a bigger screen for entertainment.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

 2. Lenovo ThinkPad T14
Lenovo ThinkPads are tough and secure. The ThinkPad T14 is no different, coming from the long line of distinguished T-series. Just a stress on the word “tough”, since this is MIL-STD certified for protection against water spills, drops, and more (you get the idea). If you’re in the market for a secure work-from-home companion, this is one worthy of your consideration.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

3. MSI GF63 Thin

PC Gaming on a budget? Here’s one that you might want to consider. MSI has long been known for their gaming machine and this one is a baseline offering for those keen on getting something made for gaming.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

Accessories & Peripherals

1. TP-Link Tapo P100 Mini Smart Plug / Smart Wi-Fi Socket

Whether you’re on-the-go or you’re just the type of person who always forgets to unplug devices when leaving the house, this smart plug might just be your next best investment.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

2. Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater Pro

Want to connect any gadget or smart appliance but your Wi-Fi modem isn’t powerful enough to penetrate those annoying walls in your home? This would definitely help extend your Wi-Fi modem’s awful connection range.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

3. Mofii Candy XR Keyboard / Mouse

Finally, here’s the accessory that’s been asked many times in my Viewsonic Woodpad 10 review. You’ll definitely enjoy the every click and clack with this keyboard and mouse combo.
Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

Home Appliances

1. Cuppa CEM-101 20″ bar Personal Espresso Machine Coffee Maker

A good day starts with good coffee. Have your own espresso machine and start your day blissfully.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

2. Kyowa KW-3815 Air Fryer 7.0L

Health is an investment — which is why you need to start cooking healthy meals and reduce your calorie intake.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

3. Samsung 23L Microwave Oven with Dial and Tact Control

Some days, we don’t have enough time to cook our meals. But it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your food in advance and heat it when you need it in a microwave oven.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

Gaming Essentials

1) Sony PlayStation Days of Play

This isn’t technically part of the 6.6 but the days overlap so we’re counting it anyway. Loads of PlayStation deals whether you’re on PS4 or the next (current) gen PS5.

More details here.

2) OTVO Multifunctional Cooling Stand for PS5

A must have for PS5 owners, this is a simple and clean way to keep your PS5 and its accompanying peripherals stored nicely and kept cool while you play.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

3) Media Remote for PlayStation 5

Speaking of accessories, you don’t always have to play on your PS5. Sometimes you can just kick back, relax, and Netflix and chill. Here’s an accessory to help with that experience.

Buy it now on Lazada | Shopee

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