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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 price, availability in the Philippines

A fine-tuning job

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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 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.

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. 

Price and availability

The Galaxy Z Fold4 pricing are as follows:

  • 128GB – PHP 98,990
  • 256GB – PHP 105,990
  • 1TB – PHP 119,990

The Galaxy Z Fold4 will come in Graygreen, Phantom Black, and Beige. There’s also a Burgundy version that’s a Samsung.com Exclusive.

Pre-order period is from August 10 to September 1, 2022. Galaxy Z Fold4 pre-orders get the following:

  • FREE Standing Cover with Pen worth PHP 4,899
  • Super Fast Wireless Charger worth PHP 3,099 
  • 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro
  • 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series
  • 1 Year SCREEN PROTECTION worth up to PHP 7,880 with Samsung Care+.

Pre-order here.

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vivo 5G phones included in Shopee, Lazada 10.10 sales

Discounts plus giveaways

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vivo is taking part in Shopee and Lazada’s 10.10 festivities with its respective Brand Festival and Budol Festival deals on the e-commerce apps, offering customers markdown deals and freebies.

Included in the sales are vivo’s newly-launched smartphones across different segments, such as the vivo Y35, vivo Y16, and vivo Y02s, which will come in discounted rates of up to PhP 1,000 off and freebies.

5G-ready options such as the vivo Y76 and vivo V23 will also be part of the list of participating devices.

Aside from the price cuts, vivo will also be offering a lot of giveaways, such as sim cards, tumblers, wireless earbuds, speakers, wireless chargers, and more.

For a full list of phones and corresponding discounts and giveaways, check the table below.

Model Discount Freebies
Y01 PhP 100 off Sim card

Premium tumbler

Y15s PhP 300 off
Y15A PhP 500 off
Y02s PhP 20 off Sim card

FOOMEE QA05

Y16 (4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB) PhP 40 off
Y21T PhP 200 off DITO sim card

TWS wireless earbuds

Y33s PhP 1,000 off Sim card

TWS earbuds

Y35 PhP 200 off 
Y73
Y76 5G
T1x PhP 100 off
V23e PhP 300 off
T1 Sim card

2-in-1 clock speaker

V23 5G DITO sim card

2-in-1 clock speaker

Bluetooth Neckband

 

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Samsung TV launches its Holiday Sale

Up to PhP 80,000 off

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As the holiday season is an ideal time to invest in new home electronics, now is the time to take advantage of Christmas sales left and right.

One of them is the Samsung Philippines Holiday Sale which will cater to Filipinos for a whole three months – from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

There will be a wide range of items going on sale, from premium TVs to soundbars and projectors, to be available in authorized Samsung dealers nationwide and on Samsung.com.

Customers stand a chance to get as much as a PhP 80,000 discount on selected Samsung TV models. The Neo QLED, QLED, Crystal UHD, and Lifestyle TV lineups will all be part of the sale.

Samsung’s portable The Freestyle Projector will also get a PhP 10,000 price cut, on top of freebies.

Lastly, the brand’s Soundbars and Sound Towers which complete one’s entertainment setup at home will also go on for 35 percent discounts, depending on the model.

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PLDT Home launches MyOwnWifi

Dedicated WiFi for those who need exclusive bandwidth

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Sharing your internet with the rest of people in the same place can sometimes take a toll in the connection’s bandwidth especially if one needs to consume a high bandwidth, like for watching HD videos.

To solve this, PLDT Home has launched MyOwnWifi. It lets solo heavy bandwidth users to get the maximum speed of their modem without affecting others’ connection.

To do this, there will be a secondary Fiber connection and a Wifi Mesh device delivered for free so they can connect more devices.

To get the second line, just pay 50 percent of the original plan of the first line:

  • Fiber Plan 1299 (25Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 1699 (100Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 2099 (200Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 2699 (400Mbps)

Just to recall, PLDT Home Fiber Plans come in two categories: Fiber Unli Plans and Fiber Plus Plans, which are inclusive of Mesh Wifi devices.

Plug, play, enjoy

The best part of MyOwnWifi is that there’s no installation required. Upon successful subscription, subscribers can connect the MyOwnWifi device to LAN Port 2 of their existing modem, and instantly get the additional same speeds as their current subscription.

The add-on will also be charged on top of their current subscription bill for a seamless and hassle-free experience.

 

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