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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G price, availability in Singapore

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Galaxy Z Fold4 5G

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has come a long way from its rough first outing. It’s come to a point where the changes from the Galaxy Z Fold3 to the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G are now about fine tuning rather than major overhauls. 

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is the thinnest and lightest Galaxy Fold to date. It measures 14.2mm at its thinnest point when folded and 6.3mm when it’s spread wide open. And it now tips the scales at just 263g. If you’ve used previous versions, the weight difference feels quite significant. 

It’s still also Samsung’s most powerful to date. It’s rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip flanked by 12GB of RAM with up to 512GB of internal storage. Battery capacity is at 4,400mAh with support for Super Fast Charging. That’ll take you from zero to 50 percent in around 30 mins provided you’re using a 25W charger which is sold separately.

You also get the usual bells and whistles like a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Knox, and more. It can hold up two Nano SIM cards and one eSIM. 

The display, when folded, is 6.2” HD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It opens up to a 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinity Flex Display. It also has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

Before we dive further, here’s how you can get it:

Price and availability

The Galaxy Z Fold4 5G will come in three storage configurations with the following pricing.

  • 256GB – SG$ 2,398
  • 512GB – SG$ 2,578
  • 1TB – SG$ 2,938

The 256GB and 512GB configurations will come in Graygreen, Phantom Black, and Beige. 

The 1TB configuration comes in Burgundy and it’s a Samsung.com exclusive.

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Z Fold4

Better cameras 

Samsung also took its time to upgrade the cameras. The Galaxy Z Flip4 sports a 50MP wide lens with 30x Space Zoom — a first in the Galaxy Fold line. 

There’s a variety of camera modes including Dual Preview, Rear Cam Selfie, and larger Zoom map on Capture View Mode. All of which are designed to take advantage of the Galaxy Z Fold4’s unique form factor. 

It’s also carrying over the “Nightography” capabilities from the Galaxy S22 series.

Here are the numbers on all the cameras on the Galaxy Z Flip4. 

Cover: 

  • 10MP, f/2.2

Under display: 

  • 4MP, f/1.8

Rear: 

  • 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.2
  • 50MP Wide-angle, f/1.8
  • 10MP Telephoto, f/2,4

The foldable experience

But of course, getting the Galaxy Z Fold4 is more than just for its hardware. What makes it stand apart is everything it enables you to do once you unfold it. 

For starters, it’s running One UI 4.1.1 but based on Android 12L. It’s a special version of Android made for large screen devices which include foldables. For the longest time, this was the concern with Android. It just never really had a UI tailor-fit for tablets and tablet-like devices. But that has since changed. 

A new addition to the Galaxy Z Fold4 is the Taskbar. Yes, just like the ones found on PCs. This lets you jump from your recent and most-used apps with ease. 

Splitting the screen is also made more intuitive with swipe gestures. You can go from full screen, to split windows, and to pop-up windows instantly. This gives you more ways to multitask as you please. 

Samsung’s partnerships with Google and Microsoft means integration of these features to some  key apps. Chrome and GMail now support drag and drop usage making it easier to copy and paste links, photos, and what have you. 

Google Meet can be used in conjunction with YouTube for Watch parties if that’s how you and your friends jam. 

For Microsoft, the Outlook app as well as their entire Office suite is compatible with all the tablet-like experience of the Galaxy Z Fold4. This truly makes the device feel like your mobile office. 

Of course, it retains the S Pen support. And while it still does not have a holster on the device itself, there is a specially made Standing Cover with Pen case for your convenience.

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Google Pixel 7 series puts premium on photo, video

Pro version challenges other flagships

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We’ve seen what they look like and now they have officially been launched. The Google Pixel 7 series. featuring the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, is ready to take on other flagships.

‘Most refined design’

Google says the Pixel 7 series has the “most refined design” of any Pixel phone to date. It has a smooth glass back with an aluminium frame. And of course, there’s the signature Camera Bar. The Pixel 7 Pro has a polished aluminium finish while the Pixel 7 is in matte. They are also made with recycled materials.

Both phones have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. And the displays are scratch resistant with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Google Tensor G2, enhanced photo and video

Powering the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is the Google Tensor G2 chip. It’s custom-built for Pixel and was made to take advantage of Google’s advanced machine learning and speech recognition.

Naturally, it also makes the phones run faster and smoother. It’s also responsible for the Pixel’s vaunted photography capabilities. But Google says it’s now extending to video too. It enables features like next-gen Super Res Zoom, twice faster Night Sight processing, Face Unblur, and Cinematic Blur.

The Pixel wants to remain king in low-light imaging. Its large main sensor lets more light in. Combined with computational photography, the Night Sight feature is promising to be better than ever. The Pixel 7 series can now also shoot 4K60fps videos.

Secure with more features

Equipped on both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is the Titan M2 security chip. Together with the Tensor G2 chip, it helps the Pixel be built with multiple layers of security. You also get the usual Face and Fingerprint unlocks. It’s also designed for prolonged use as Google promises up to five years of security updates.

Additional features include At a Glance which immediately displays the right information at the right time. Google cites the baggage claim at the airport as an example. But there’s also other appointments and meetings listed on your calendar. There’s also Assistant Voice typing that lets you type with your voice. It now supports Spanish, French, and Italian.

The Pixel 7 series also has the Adaptive Battery Feature. It learns your usage patterns and optimizes the phone to make sure it lasts for about 24 hours. It also supports 30W charging, promising a 50% charge in about 30 minutes.

Price and availability

In the US, the Pixel 7 starts at only US$ 599. And it’s available in Snow, Obsidian, andLemongrass. Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro starts at US$ 899. And it’s available in Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel.

In Singapore, the Pixel 7 series is now available for pre-order and will arrive on store shelves on October 13.

The Pixel 7 with 128GB storage retails for SG$ 999 and is available in Snow, Lemongrass, and Obsidian. Meanwhile, the 256GB version is priced at SG$ 1,129 and comes in Obsidian.

The Pixel 7 Pro 128GB is priced at SG$ 1,299 and comes in Snow, Hazel, and Obsidian. The 256GB version is available only in Obsidian and retails for SG$ 1,449.

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Xiaomi 12T series now official

The brand’s latest flagship

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Xiaomi 12T Pro

Xiaomi announced the global launch of its latest smartphones: The Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro.

The pair is set to rival other phones in the flagship category. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is powered by an SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm) processor. Meanwhile the standard 12T houses a Dimensity 8100-Ultra (5nm) chipset.

Both phones have a 5,000mAh battery and support Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge which can promise 100 percent charging in just 19 minutes, and 13.5 hours of screen-on time.

The 12T Pro has up to 12GB RAM for seamless performance, on top of a 256GB internal memory while the 12T isn’t that far behind with an 8GB RAM and the same storage capacity.

The devices also have a 6.67-inch AMOLED HDR10+ screen which comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and supports Dolby Vision and AdaptiveSync. In addition, the Pro model has an IP53 dust and splash resistance rating.

Exceptional smartphone photography

When it comes to photography, the 12T Pro features a pro-grade 200MP camera which has a large 1/1.22-inch sensor. It is capable of filming 8K videos and 4K at up to 60fps.

The 12T has a 108MP main shooter that can also record 4K videos and standard HD clips in 60fps.

With Xiaomi’s ProCut and Ultra burst, as well as advanced AI algorithms, smartphone photography will definitely be taken to the next level. Both devices likewise have 20MP selfie cameras.

Price and availability

In Singapore, the Xiaomi 12T Pro starts at SG$ 1,099 while the Xiaomi 12T retails for SG$749.

Pricing and availability details in the Philippines have yet to be revealed.

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OPPO A17 now official in Singapore

Another all-around option

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OPPO A17

OPPO is introducing another all-around option for customers in Singapore with the release of the OPPO A17 in the island.

Although the upgrades from its predecessor aren’t mindblowing, it’s still fair to think of the A17 as a better version of the OPPO A16.

The smartphone is powered by a Helio G35 processor with a 4GB base RAM and 64GB RAM. It has a 6.56-inch display with up to a 60Hz refresh rate.

What’s great about the A17 is that it has an optional RAM expansion, giving users the choice for an extra RAM of up to 4GB which can be helpful in occasions where the phone requires some heavy lifting.

The device has a 5,000mAh battery and promises up to 20 hours of usage on a single charge. With Super Nighttime Standby, the phone reduces power consumption further to just 2 or 3 percent overnight with AI capabilities detecting sleep patterns.

Like any other phone in the segment, the A17 has a 50MP main camera. Although it only has a 2MP camera alongside it in the rear and a 5MP selfie camera.

Perhaps, the only thing unique about the entry-level phone is its IPX4 water resistance rating, able to withstand splashes.

Pricing, availability

The ultra-slim device with a flat-edged middle frame and smoothed edges will be available in Lake Blue and Midnight Black option at SG$ 229.

It can be bought on OPPO’s Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, and TikTok official stores. It’s also available on authorized retailers and partner stores islandwide.

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