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Cutting-edge Samsung Neo QLED 8K TVs unveiled in the Philippines

For gaming, productivity, more

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Samsung Neo QLED

Samsung’s newest Neo QLED 8K TVs have finally been unveiled in the Philippines, headlining a new collection of QLED TVs released during the Neo QLED 8K Made for Greatness launch event.

The NEO QLED 8K TVs are available in 85-inch, 75-inch, and 65-inch variants and come with 120Hz Quantum HDR displays. They are equipped with Quantum Matrix Technology Pro and Shape Adaptive Light Control for the best viewing experience.

For a cinematic feel, the 8K TVs’ sound features are also engineered with Dolby Atmos. It’s especiall true when especially when paired with Samsung’s Soundbars. Other features include Object Tracking Sound (OTS) and Adaptive Sound+.

Topnotch for gaming

Samsung Neo QLED

The latest QLED TVs also support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology, ensuring low latency and precise visuals for gamers, along with the TVs’ Motion Xcelerator Turbo+.

They also have a Game Bar 2.0 feature, giving players instant access to game settings. This game bar sits at the bottom of the screen, serving as an all-in-one menu for adjustments to key settings.

Perfect productivity tool

Samsung Neo QLED

 

With Neo QLED and Google Duo, video conferencing is also made easy with the Neo QLED 8K TVs. Users will simply have to connect an external webcam to the TV for meetings with a bigger screen.

When it comes to connectivity, the TVs have a Multi-View feature which allows for up to four different media to be displayed simultaneously on screen. It has up to four HDMI ports and three USB ports, as well as Bluetooth and Samsung Smart TV compatibility.

A new bunch of Samsung 4K TVs ranging from 55-inch to 98-inch variants which come with basically the same specs and features have also been released alongside the 8K TVs, offering more choices for customers.

The new Samsung 2022 Neo QLED TVs are now available on Samsung.com and authorized Samsung retail stores nationwide

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GCash partners with BPI, DSWD, more

Strategic move after 66 million subscriber milestone

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GCash has partnered with key financial institutions, insurance companies, and government agencies to boost the impact of its services to Filipinos.

Recently, GCash collaborated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), utilizing the e-wallet app for disbursements.

More than 2 million recipients were able to benefit from over PhP 16 billion distributed using GCash.

GCash has also partnered with BPI, ATRAM, CIMB, and Ant Group Financial to cater to the population’s need for more accessible financial services.

Moreover, GCash is also working with insurance providers to help MSMEs and offer them convenient digital business solutions.

More services will soon be launched on the app too to add to GCash’s existing products and services.

These strategic partnerships come on the heels of GCash’s 66 million subscriber milestone, adding 6 million more from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022.

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Globe introduces new Platinum ONE Plan 3799, 4999

More benefits to be added

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Globe is introducing a new all-in-one mobile and home WiFi network postpaid plan called the Platinum ONE Plan which will be available for pre-order from August 15 to September 14 for both new and existing subscribers.

It will come in the 3799 and 4999 options, each with the following inclusions:

Platinum ONE Plan 3799

  • Unlimited Fiber WiFi at home (up to 150Mbps)
  • All-month Surf on Globe 5G priority network
  • Unlimited calls and text to all networks
  • Unlimited calls to landline numbers
  • Monthly 3GB GoWiFi allowance
  • Free KonsultaMD telehealth package
  • Free three-month access to HBO Go, Discovery+, Prime Video, and Viu
  • One complimentary service visit from Platinum Home Squad

Platinum ONE Plan 4999

  • All benefits under Plan 3799
  • Two-day data roaming
  • PhP 1,500 consumable allowance for roaming or premium content (Netflix, HBO Go, etc.)

Both plans will also be inclusive of priority service from the Platinum HOMESquad team of experts, Platinum digital assistant, THEA, and Facebook Messenger.

More inclusions to be added soon

Globe is also exploring adding more exclusives from the Platinum ONE Plan. This includes connectivity enhancements such as home WiFi speed of up to 800Mbps, a mesh bundle, an exclusive bundle with fiber-to-the-room (FTTR) technology, and more upgrades.

The all-in-one Platinum ONE Plans 3799 and 4999 are now available for pre-order here.

 

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New Xiaomi AIoT products include TV, Scooter, Smart Pet Feeder

There’s also a Smart Pet Fountain

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Xiaomi AIoT

A new range of Xiaomi AIoT products have been announced to be available in the Philippines later this month, including a brand-new TV, smart doorbell, electric scooter, smart pet feeder, and even a smart pet fountain.

Here’s a quick rundown of the new products which shall be available starting on August 20, 2022 on Xiaomi concept stores, Shopee, and Lazada:

  • Mi TV P1E 65”
  • Xiaomi Conference TapCast
  • Xiaomi Smart Doorbell 3
  • Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Fountain
  • Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Compact

Better productivity

The Conference Tapcast is a plug-and-play device that can be connected to TVs, projects, and monitors for a wireless screencast. It will available for PhP 5,499 with a free Bluetooth speaker worth PhP 899 for early bird buyers.

Speaking of TVs, the Mi TV P1E 65” serves as a 4K HDR10 display with 60Hz MEMC technology for smooth visuals and great connectivity.

The TV features Dolby Vision and Dolby Audio support, and comes with Android TV 2 for endless content. It also has Chromecast built-in for direct streaming from other devices. It is priced at PhP 33,999 and comes with a PhP 1,000 discount from August 20 to 21.

Safer, cleaner homes

For home security, the Smart Doorbell 3 comes with a built-in 2K camera and infrared lights for clear video even in the dark. The camera offers multiple views such as ultra-wide and diagonal 180 degrees, plus AI motion detection.

The doorbell also has an intercom for visitors. The device runs on a 5,200mAh built-in battery that is rechargeable via USB. It will be available for PhP 5,199 with a free Mi motion-activated night light 2 until supplies last.

The new Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact filters up to 99.97 percent of small particles with its 3-in-1 layer-by-layer filtration system. It also has real-time air quality monitoring, while adjusting settings is a breeze with its control buttons and indicator light.

The air purifier will sell for PhP 4,799 and will come with a free filter worth PhP 1,299.

Smart solutions for fur babies

For families with pets, Xiaomi also released the Smart Pet Food Feeder and Smart Pet Fountain, which feature 24-hour automatic pet feeding and healthy water housekeeping.

The Smart Pet Feeder comes with a six-grid dispensing structure. It can be controlled wirelessly using the Mi Home or Xiaomi Home app. Owners can set the time or quantity of food it dispenses.

On the other hand, the Smart Pet Fountain provides clean running water to pets, thanks to its four-stage deep filtering. Like the pet feeder, the fountain can be paired with either app.

The Smart Pet Feeder will retail for PhP 5,199 while the Smart Pet Fountain is priced at PhP 3,299. As an introductory deal, customers may also get a free Mi 360 camera (1080P) worth PhP 1,799 with a purchase of each item.

Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro

Rounding out Xiaomi’s newly-released products is the Electric Scooter 4 Pro which comes with more power and speed than its predecessor. It features a dual-braking system, self-sealing tire, energy recovery, and a magnetic charging port.

The electric scooter with an aluminum alloy body can go for a maximum speed of 25 kph and can take you up to 55 kilometers on a full charge. It can be bought for PhP 35,999 with a free Mi Commuter Helmet for early bird purchases.

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