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Samsung erases ads mocking Apple for not having a headphone jack

Just right after Galaxy Note 10 launches

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Normally, rivaling corporations often engage in competitive banter against one another. Tech makers have notably gone on petty crusades against rivals. Remember when Huawei gave away powerbanks to Apple customers in line for the next iPhone? How about when Qualcomm spent a billion dollars just to torment Apple? Actually, everyone loves to throw shade at Apple.

Naturally, Samsung — Apple’s arch-rival — has already jumped on the anti-Apple crusade. In the past, the Galaxy maker launched Ingenius, a series of creative ads bashing the iPhone for having (and lacking) certain features. The series mocked the Apple Pencil, the notch, and the lack of a headphone jack.

Now, if you’ve been following Samsung’s latest releases, you might have noticed a few outdated pieces of this series. Particularly, the new Galaxy Note 10 already eliminated the headphone jack. By now, Ingenius is starting to look ironic. Samsung has become the very thing it mocked in the past. Like every phone without a headphone jack, Samsung requires a dongle to use wired earphones. Additionally, the new Galaxy has a notch — albeit, a punch-hole one.

Quick on the uptake, Samsung has already noticed this glaring error. The company has noticeable deleted the incriminating ads from its YouTube channels. Samsung’s humiliating irony is nowhere to be found on official channels.

Of course, things on the internet don’t r eally go away. Some of Samsung’s regional channels — like Samsung Malaysia — have retained the ironic ads on their respective channels. Likewise, Samsung US still has Ingenius promotional material on their website.

Regardless, the company is already doubling down against its wicked ways from the past. Unfortunately, the deletion does not bode well for Samsung’s future phones. Is this really the end of the headphone jack? We hope not.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price in the Philippines

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Sony Xperia 1 II coming to Singapore

Monster of a smartphone camera hitting us later in the year

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The world’s first smartphone with up to 20FPS AF/AE tracking burst — the Sony Xperia 1 II — is coming to Singapore.

Some of the more notable improvements from its predecessor are as follows: new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, support for 5G, and a single storage option of 256GB.

However, the headlining features are its camera capabilities. Specifically the following:

  • 20FPS burst shooting with 60 times per second AF/AE3 calculations from Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras.
  • Creator mode and cinema recording function Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” from Sony’s professional solutions business division
  • X1 for mobile based on technology from BRAVIA TV

The camera system is still a triple 12-megapixel setup but it now has larger sensors and ZEISS optics. The cameras are also calibrated by ZEISS and the lens have a special ZEISS T anti-reflective coating on them. Optical zoom is one-step further with three times magnification instead of two.

It has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED Display with a cinematic 21:9 Aspect Ratio and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Availablity in Singapore

The Xperia 1 II in Black, Purple and White will be available in Singapore in Q4 of 2020 at Sony StoresSony Store Online, and the Sony flagship store on Lazada. Price information will be available at a later date while a registration of interest can be done at this link.

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OPPO Enco W31 now official

With ‘Environment Noise Cancellation’

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OPPO just announced the pricing and availability of one more TWS headphones option — the OPPO Enco W31.

It has dual microphones that enables the Environment Noise Cancellation feature. OPPO says it shuts out the noise enough so you can focus on whatever you need to focus on, free from any noise distractions.

For sound quality, it has a bass and balance mode for what they say is “high-definition sound quality and rhythmic bass for lifelike audio.” It has tap and touch controls and supports a voice assistant.

It promises up to 15 hours of music playback and up to 12 hours of call time with the charging case. Fully charging the earphones will take only 2.5 hours. It also has an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.

The OPPO Enco W31 retails for PhP 2990 (US$ 61) and is available for purchase on all open OPPO concept and online stores, official dealers, as well as Shopee and Lazada.

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HP P22H rotating monitor now official in the Philippines

It can rotate to 90-degrees

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HP is bringing its P22H monitor to the Philippines. It’s targeted towards business professionals and has features some noteworthy specs that are worth looking at, especially for those buying a secondary monitor for their remote work setup.

The HP P22H monitor has a 21.5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution. Colors and details pop out more, allowing for a comfortable viewing experience. Plus, it has a three-sided micro-edge bezel to ensure that documents and contents stand out.

There’s also a plethora of ports available on the monitor. It comes with the standard HDMI and DisplayPort connector. Professionals who need to connect older devices may also do so with a VGA connector.

The stand out feature for this monitor though is its viewing configuration. HP P22H allows up to 100mm of adjustable height for optimal viewing. It can also swivel and tilt up to various degrees. Finally, professionals can pivot the whole monitor to 90 degrees — perfect for viewing long documents and spreadsheets.

HP’s newest business monitor is now available on Lazada for PhP 8,440 (US$ 170). All monitor purchases come with a standard three-year warranty for the buyers’ peace of mind.

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