Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 price, availability in the Philippines

Now the foldable headliner



Samsung has switched up the billing of the Flip and Fold lines. After a few of years of being the secondary device, The Galaxy Z Flip4 now headlines Samsung’s August Unpacked event. 

It’s not hard to see why. Of the two devices, it’s the Flip that’s more familiar. It’s a modern throwback, applying the clamshell design from the late 90s and early 2000s to a 2022 smartphone. 

Shooting modes

With it comes some fancy new tech. Being able to be folded halfway means it’s open to new video taking possibilities. This shooting instance now aptly called FlexCam is more refined than ever. 

Folding the Galaxy Z Flip4, while in camera mode, instantly switches to Flex Mode where you have your viewfinder in the upper half and the camera controls on the lower half. 

It’s also now available in more apps. You can shoot directly from the Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook apps and you’ll get the FlexCam interface. Same is true for YouTube. This encourages easier shooting of the now famous short-form videos. Curiously, it left out TikTok which popularized, if not ushered in this new video trend.

The other shooting modes from previous generations are also still here. You have Quick Shot which lets you take selfies using the main camera and the Cover Screen as your viewfinder. Portrait Mode is now also available in this mode.

You can now also take videos with Quick Shot Mode. And if you ever find the need for it, Quick Shot can seamlessly transition to Flex Mode without having to stop the video recording. 

If you’re wondering about the numbers on the cameras, here they are: 


  • 10MP, f/2.4


  • 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.2
  • 12MP Wide Angle, f/1.8

Under the hood

The Galaxy Z Flip4 isn’t just some fancy lifestyle smartphone that lags in performance. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. 

The battery also sees a bit of a bump going from the 3,300mAh to 3,700mAh. Together with the new processor, this hopefully solves the Galaxy Z Flip3’s primary pain point which is a rather unsatisfactory battery life. 

It supports Super Fast Charging which can get it from zero percent to 50 percent in around 30 minutes. Provided you’re using at least a 25W adapter which, as you know, is sold separately. 

The phone has an IPX8 water resistance meaning it should be able to go as deep as 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Still, we typically don’t recommend taking this for a swim. 

Lastly, it’s running ONE UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12.

Price and availability

The Galaxy Z Flip4 pricing are as follows:

  • 128GB – PHP 58,990
  • 256GB – PHP 62,990
  • 512GB – PHP 69,990

The Galaxy Z Flip4 will come in Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, and Blue.

Pre-order period is from August 10 to September 1, 2022. Galaxy Z Flip4 pre-orders get the following:

  • FREE Clear Slim Cover worth PHP 1,199.
  • FREE Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo worth PHP 4,599
  • 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro
  • 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series
  • 1 Year FULL PROTECTION Screen & Device worth PHP 9,499 with Samsung Care+.

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JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo: Win a trip to Tokyo, Seoul

Plus a free ticket to JBL Sound Fest 2023




JBL has the ultimate giveaway promo for its customers this holiday season. With the JBL Barkada Travel Tunes promo, lucky groups of four shall win a four-day, three-night travel package to Tokyo, Seoul, El Nido, and Siargao!

To join, customers will simply have to purchase any JBL products worth at least PhP 3,000 at kiosks, dealers, and online stores until December 31 to earn a raffle entry.

There will be a total of 10 winners for this promo – two each for Seoul and Tokyo and three each for El Nido and Siargao.

Additionally, there will be 80 lucky winners of minor prizes such as the JBL Wave Beam, Quantum 600, Charge 5, and Pulse 5 throughout November and December.

JBL Sound Fest 2023

For music enthusiasts looking for somewhere to go this Christmas season, JBL’s Sound Fest 2023 event is happening on December 15 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

The cast of performers is headlined by popular Pinoy rock bands Parokya ni Edgar and Kamikazee.

And the best part: those who join the Barkada Travel Tunes promo until December 14 automatically get free passes to the concert. Talk about a two-in-one deal, right?

JBL announces Partybox Ultimate

Meanwhile, JBL has also released the JBL Partybox Ultimate speaker that sports JBL Pro Sound and Dolby Atmos sound technology.

The latest addition to the brand’s product roster is an ideal device for various events such as parties and sports. It can deliver sound that can fill up to two basketball courts with immersive 3D spatial effects. Its dual tweeters and subwoofers, meanwhile, can produce tremendous bass.


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Visually, the JBL Partybox Ultimate can project unique starry night effect or light trails and strobes onto any surface to make the experience even better.

The release of the speaker comes just a few weeks after JBL announced the Soundgear series with True Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Smart Ambient technology, as well as the JBL Authentics speakers and JBL Spinner BT.

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vivo Y17s gets price cut for the holidays

PhP 1,000 off on vivo’s budget phone



vivo Y17s

The budget vivo Y17s gets even more affordable during the holiday season, retailing for only PhP 5,999.

The offer can be availed at any vivo store or through its official website, Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok shops.

The entry-level smartphone is a worthy holiday gift for techy customers, as it is packed with great features for its price point.

The vivo Y17s is equipped with a 50MP main camera that comes with Night Algorithm technology so users can enjoy vivid and lifelike captures even in challenging lighting conditions.

It has a 6.56-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate for smooth and seamless streaming and browsing.

The phone also has 4GB RAM with memory booster, 128GB of internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery for uninterrupted all-day usage.

This article is a sponsored press release from vivo Philippines.


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TCL launches new QD-Mini LED 4K TV for gaming

The ‘Ultra Game Master’



TCL C755

TCL has officially launched the TCL C755, a QD-Mini LED 4K TV that is set to break barriers as an “Ultra Game Master.”

Coming in a three-sided frameless design, the TCL C755 will be available in four variants up to 98 inches large.

Here’s a quick overview of its specs:

  • Color gamut: 96% DCI-P3
  • Resolution: 4K UHD 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz VRR
  • Operating system: Google TV with built-in Google Assistant
  • Support for HDR 10+
  • Support for Dolby Atmos
  • Support for DTS-HD+DTS Virtual: X
  • IMAX Enhanced display
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi6, HDMI 2.1, HDMI CEC

The TV presents vivid visuals with lifelike colors and an ultra-high contrast ratio, thanks to its screen that is divided into over 500 dimming zones.

These zones allow the TV to precisely correct and balance the backlight and image by calculating the brightness intensity for each zone based on signals, leading to images shown with more light and shadow details.

The display also leverages Quantum Dot technology and the AiPQ Processor 3.0 to deliver vibrant and lifelike images that come with excellent contrast.

Exceptional gaming

For gaming, the TCL C755 models use Game Master 2.0 for a smoother and more immersive display and audio experience.

The TVs support advanced features such as IMAX Enhanced display, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Virtual:X to help in achieving that.

They also utilize AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and HDMI 2.1*4 for higher resolutions and greater bandwidth.

Price, availability

The TCL C755 is now available at authorized dealers. Pricing  are as follows: 

  • 55″ — Php 53,995
  • 65″ — Php 67,995
  • 75″ Php 99,995
  • 98″ — Php 249,995
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