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Sony Xperia 1: Price and availability in Singapore

This is Sony’s 2019 flagship

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First announced at MWC 2019, Sony’s latest flagship — the Sony Xperia 1 — is now available in Singapore.

The headline feature of the Xperia 1 is its 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio. It also comes with HDR remastering technologies. Sony’s BRAVIA TV tech is present on the X1. Its mobile engine and color accuracy come together to show content as envisioned by professionals.

Specs and Features

Another main feature of the Xperia 1 are the three 12-megapixel rear shooters. Each has its respective lenses for wide landscapes (16mm), primary photography (26mm), and telephoto shooting (52mm).

The cameras are made in collaboration with Sony’s Alpha photo team. It inherits the Bionz X for mobile image processing. This enables the phone to have the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone and continuous 10fps shooting with AF/AE tracking.

Inside Sony’s new flagship is the latest Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of memory and up to 128GB of expandable storage. It runs on a 3330mAh battery with Sony-developed Battery Care (slower overnight charging) and Smart Stamina mode. The phone has USB-C Power Delivery support for faster charging, as well.

Price and availability

The Xperia 1 in Black, Purple and Grey will be available in Singapore from 29 August 2019  at Sony Stores and the Sony flagship store on Lazada at a recommended retail price of SG$ 1,299 inclusive of GST.

Pre-order period is from August 16 to 28, 2019. Pre-orders placed at Sony Stores and Lazada will be entitled to a free black WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones while stocks last.

[UPDATE]: Due to the overwhelming response, Sony has ran out of stocks for the pre-orders of the Xperia 1. Customers can still head down to all Sony Stores to experience the Xperia 1.

SEE ALSO: Sony WF-1000XM3: Masterclass in noise cancellation

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Nokia 2.2, 2.1, and 1 are on massive discounts this Christmas

Freebies are also up for grabs

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Christmas season is the perfect time to buy ourselves and our loved ones a brand new smartphone. While some of us have cash to burn for a brand new flagship, most of us would be content with a budget or midrange phone. Those looking for a budget phone as their next purchase should look no futher than Nokia.

Nokia Philippines is offering three of their budget phones with a massive discount in time for the holiday seasons. These are the budget phones on discounts along with freebies in tow:

  • Nokia 2.2 — from PhP 5,990 to PhP 5,490 + free Bluetooth speaker
  • Nokia 2.1 — from PhP 5,990 to PhP 3,990 + free 16GB SD card
  • Nokia 1 — from PhP 4,290 to PhP 2,990

These discounted phones are available on all Nokia concept stores, kiosks, and authorized dealers nationwide. Or, get them at Nokia’s Argomall, Lazada, MemoXpress, and Shopee online store.

New color option for Nokia 7.2

Along with these exciting offers, Nokia is also bringing a new color option for the recently-launched Nokia 7.2: Cyan Green. It will be available on all stores nationwide starting November 27.

Nokia 7.2 launched in the Philippines last month. Its headlining feature is a 48MP camera sensor along with two other lenses: one that’s 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide and one that’s a 5MP depth sensor. Plus, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Rounding things off is a 3,500mAh battery.

SEE ALSO: Nokia 7.2 review: Quality above all

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Samsung is holding a raffle for Galaxy A-series users

Various Samsung freebies are up for grabs

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Attention owners of the Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphones! The company has a treat for you. Samsung is holding a raffle where you get the chance to win exciting freebies.

To participate, users must join the bi-monthly raffle held within the Samsung Members’ app. Signing up for an account grants users one raffle entry. Those who brought the Galaxy A50s, A30s, A20s, and A10s may redeem one raffle entry on the app. Buyers of the mentioned phones who signed up gets two raffle entries.

Prizes up for grabs include a Galaxy Note 10, A10s, Galaxy Buds, Tab S6, Fit e, and Watch Active2. Samsung will announce 10 winners each on these dates: December 3, 17, and January 2, 2020. Promo runs from November 15 to December 31.

To know more about the raffle, visit Samsung’s raffle offer page.

The holiday raffle is Samsung’s push to promote its latest Galaxy A smartphones. The Galaxy A50s, A30s, A20s, and A10s offer more power than their regular versions, built specifically with millennials in mind. Featuring larger batteries, more powerful processors, and support for fast-charging technology, these smartphones truly fit the bill for younger generations who demand more out of their smartphones.

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Lenovo partners with Herschel, Planet Sports for the holidays

Valid for every purchase of IdeaPad, Yoga or Legion laptops

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Tech brands are launching their holiday promos for this year’s festivities.  Last week, Acer partnered with Realme for its holiday promo. Now, Lenovo Philippines is launching its holiday promo where every laptop purchase comes with a free Herschel or Planet Sports voucher.

With Lenovo’s #BringDifferent and #SportYourGame campaign, buyers can get vouchers of up to PhP 30,000 for every purchase of Lenovo laptops. These free vouchers are from Herschel or Planet Sports which come with every IdeaPad, Yoga, or Legion laptop purchases. Plus, Lenovo is also giving away free accessories to go with the vouchers.

Here are some freebie bundles for Lenovo laptop purchases:

  • IdeaPad 130, 330, and 330S — PhP 3,000 – PhP 7,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers
  • IdeaPad 330 and L340 Gaming — PhP 2,500 worth of Planet Sports gift cheque, toploader backpack, and Microsoft 2019
  • C340 series — PhP 3,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • S340 series — PhP 3,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • S540 series — PhP 5,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Legion T530 — PhP 2,500 worth of Planet Sport gift cheque, Legion M200 mouse, and Legion K200 keyboard
  • Legion Y530 — PhP 2,500 – PhP 5,000 worth of Planet Sport gift cheque, recon backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Legion Y540/Y545 — PhP 2,500 – PhP 5,000 worth of Planet Sport gift cheque, recon backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Yoga 530 — PhP 5,000 – PhP 10,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers
  • Yoga 730 — PhP 10,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, and Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack
  • Legion Y740/Y730 — PhP 2,500 – PhP 5,000 worth of Planet Sport gift cheque, recon backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Yoga C series — PhP 10,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Yoga S730 — PhP 10,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, and Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack
  • Yoga S740 — PhP 10,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Yoga S940 — PhP 20,000 worth of Herschel e-vouchers, Lenovo Urban B810 urban backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019
  • Legion Y740 and Y540 — PhP 5,000 worth of Planet Sports gift cheques, Recon backpack, and Microsoft Office 2019

Promo period is from November 15 to December 31. To claim the vouchers, buyers must submit copies of their valid ID and the receipt of their purchase to this email. Once confirmed, buyers will receive an email confirmation and the Herschel e-voucher code which they can use to redeem the voucher at this site.

Meanwhile, Planet Sports gift cheques will be delivered to the address provided by the buyer. The gift cheque is valid for redemption at all The Athlete’s Foot, Planet Sports, Intersport, and New Balance stores. It is valid only for all Nike, New Balance, and Adidas purchases.

To know more about the promo, visit any Lenovo stores nationwide or their Facebook page.

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