Samsung Galaxy Note 10 ‘official’ photos leak



This is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

We’re less than a month away from its release so of course we’re now getting leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

MySmartPrice contributor Ishan Agarwal shared the renders on his Twitter account while Roland Quandt published his over at WinFuture. The renders show a punch-hole notch hovering over the middle top area of the display. It’s hard to miss. Speaking of the display, it looks absolutely edge-to-edge with a minimal chin.

No Bixby button? Same cameras as the S10?

The renders also show that the buttons are all on the left side with the volume rockers resting on top what we believe is the power button. What’s notably missing though is a Bixby button — a staple on recent Samsung flagships — as well as a visible fingerprint sensor. This suggests that the Note 10 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Image from @ishanagarwal24 on Twitter

We also see a triple camera module at the back. Par for the course on a Samsung flagship. This also suggests that Samsung continues to not take risks on their main flagship line and opting instead to test new executions on their A-series — specifically the rotating camera on the Samsung Galaxy A80.

The renders also show the S Pen. A blue one accompanies the variant with the Huawei-looking gradient on its back while a black one accompanies the black variant. Previous reports and renders suggest that the Note 10 will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. We’re unable to confirm those reports with this new set of renders.

Image from @ishanagarwal24 on Twitter

Other rumors suggest that Samsung might also release a 5G variant as well as a larger Pro version of the Galaxy Note 10. The phone is launching on August 7 in New York and of course, we’ll be there to give you all of the updates!

Source: The Verge


Going cashless? GCash now accepted in Europe

United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy



Thinking of going cashless on you next trip to Europe? GCash can offer just that, as the mobile wallet app is now accepted in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy.

The cross-border payment service is part of the e-wallet’s strengthened partnership with Alipay+, offering users a seamless and secure payment experience without the need for money changers and carrying to much actual cash on your pockets.

Among the popular merchants that will be accepting GCash from now on are:

  • Harrods
  • Liberty London
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Printemps
  • Müller
  • dm-drogerie markt
  • itTaxi
  • IVS Group

To pay using GCash at these establishments, travelers will simply have to look for the Alipay+ logo at the checkout.

Open the GCash app, select the QR or PayQR button, scan the merchant’s QR code, or tap “Pay Abroad with Alipay+” to have a generated QR.

Finally, check the amount, and tap Pay to see the receipt.

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth coming early 2024

Second of the Remake trilogy



Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to excite gamers even more for its 2024 release in Asia on PlayStation 5.

The Summer Game Fest 2023 trailer previewed the title’s gameplay. It also showed story elements and its expansive world that players can look forward to experiencing starting in “early 2024.”

Thanks to Square Enix’s previous easter eggs, it can be expected that there will be new characters with more action outside of Midgar.  This mimics the feeling players of the original game. The world opened up following the events that transpired in Midgar.

The trailer also showcased new combat mechanics. Characters like Yuffie and Red XXIII were seen doing team-up attacks. Our main girls Tifa and Aerith were also shown doing the same.

Though yet to get an exact release date and price, the second entry to the Final Fantasy VII remake project is already anticipated by many. Oh and something that caught people’s eyes — the end of the trailer says Rebirth will have two (2) discs. 

It will continue the story in Final Fantasy VII Remake, which has earned tremendous praise from players and critics globally.

The first of the remake trilogy garnered more than 20 perfect scores. It also became the highest-selling digital release on PlayStation in Square Enix’s history.

Watch the trailer.

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown announced

A fresh take on a legendary franchise



Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Ubisoft has announced Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a new action-adventure title to be released on January 18, 2024. It will be available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One. It will also be on Windows via Ubisoft and Epic Games.

The brand-new adventure which is a fresh take on the legendary franchise. It was announced at Ubisoft’s Summer Game Fest live showcase.

It will feature Sargon, a young gifted warrior who is part of an elite group called The Immortals.

The group is tasked to rescue Prince Ghassan, and they will explore Mount Qaf. It is a cursed and hostile place that was once wondrous. It is here where Sargon and the rest discover a treacherous foe they must defeat to restore balance in the world.

Well-represented culture

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown lets players explore a Persian mythology-inspired world at their own pace. This includes everything from the Citadel of Knowledge to the Hyrcanian Forest.

Along the way, players will acquire time powers to unlock unique abilities for combat. Sargon will then delve deeper into Mount Qaf to solve puzzles, uncover secrets, and complete side quests.

The game also highlights original soundtrack created by Iranian-born composer Mentrix, who mixes traditional with modern to guide players from one environment to another.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is one of Ubisoft’s upcoming titles that will be previewed during its Ubisoft Forward conference on June 13.

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