Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G sold out in Singapore

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G selling fast



Looks like Singapore really likes the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. The company reported that their top-of-the-line foldable has sold out in the island with its other foldable — the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G also selling fast.

Samsung Electronics Singapore Vice President of IT and Mobile Sarah Chua encouraged by the consumers’ response to the product saying it’s very “heartening.”

“We believe that the strong take-up among consumers signifies that foldable smartphones, such as our Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, are gaining mainstream acceptance,” said Chua.

The first person to get the device was very pleased with his purchase. His name is Partha Banerjee. A 54-year-old currently engages in a business development role. He says it’s a “bold gift for himself.”

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Partha Banerjee (Center), shows off his brand new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

“I think it would be a good phone for work, surfing, and also for video conferencing since we’re still mostly working from home,” said Banerjee.

Not too late to get the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

If you think you missed your chance in owning a Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, don’t fret. You can still get your hands on one. Starting September 3, those who are keen on buying can register their interest via the Samsung Online Store or their preferred telco operators.

These registrants are still entitled to the pre-order exclusives. These include the Samsung e-voucher worth SG$ 250 and one-year Samsung Care+ worth SG$ 199.

If you wanna Flip instead of Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is still very much available. The device can be pre-ordered at local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Official Store in Lazada and Shopee and major consumer electronics & IT stores until September 9.

The SG$ 200 Samsung e-voucher and one-year Samsung Care+ worth SG$ 199 is still also in play.

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Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash

Much-awaited partnership



GCash Grab

Grab Philippines and GCash have finally struck a partnership deal that will make payments on the superapp even easier and more convenient.

Starting February, users will be able to add GCash as a direct payment method on the Grab app, making cashless transactions on food and grocery deliveries, car transport, and other services cashless.

Prior to the collaboration, GCash users could only send money from their account to their GrabPay wallet, and vice-versa, causing a bit of hassle switching in between apps on one’s phone screen.

The partnership also means there will be no more transaction fees unlike before when Grab users have to cash in using their credit or debit cards or linked bank accounts.

Grab customers may also avail of GCash exclusive deals, and even get treats when they pay using the e-wallet.

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Samsung offers $100 for Galaxy S23 preorders

Or the upcoming Galaxy Book



The Galaxy S23 series is coming. Samsung has officially scheduled the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year for early February, heralding the coming of the Galaxy S23 series. While the flagship series will certainly wow a lot of users, buying one might crumple bank accounts so soon after the holidays. Luckily, Samsung is holding an early reservation promo ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event.

If you reserve either the new Galaxy S23 or the new Galaxy Book now, Samsung is giving away US$ 50 worth of Samsung Credit. Additionally, users can reserve both devices and get US$ 100 worth of credit for use on any eligible products in the store.

Simply by signing up with your email address, you can use this link to save up to US$ 100 when you shop with Samsung.

The promo ends next Wednesday, February 1, by 11:59pm EST.

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Apple halts development of in-house chip

Broadcom is still in



Apple is currently on a quest to reduce its reliance on third-party components for its devices. For the most part, the company is successful in doing so. Apple Silicon is already an important part of the brand’s identity — with work on more in-house components ongoing. Now, Apple is reportedly pausing development on one of its upcoming chips.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will delay the development of its in-house connectivity chip. In the meantime, the brand will keep relying on Broadcom for the same components, going into the iPhone 15 series.

To be clear, the paused component only deals with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple is still developing its in-house modem for 5G connectivity — according to outside reports, at least. While the Broadcom deal will still continue, Qualcomm might still get the axe after Apple develops its replacement chip.

Given the positive response to Apple Silicon, building more in-house components might ultimately work well for the brand. If anything, the company can rest easier by controlling how one of its components is produced.

Besides Apple, other brands are also developing their in-house chipsets to rival component makers like Qualcomm. Google, for instance, is doing relatively well with the Tensor lineup. Additionally, though the upcoming series will rely on Qualcomm, Samsung is currently working to bring the Exynos lineup to match current standards.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 15 Rumor Roundup: Goodbye Pro Max, hello Ultra

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