TCL will soon bring their smartphone lineup to the Philippines, starting with the mid-range 10 5G and budget model 20 SE. Consumers can snag these two smartphones starting April 7 on Lazada and official distributors nationwide.
TCL 10 5G: Power on a budget
The more powerful of the two, TCL 10 5G packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which comes with its own 5G modem for next-gen connectivity. Upon its launch, it will be one of the cheaper smartphones with the aforementioned chipset and a generous 6GB/128GB combo. Plus, there’s more to dig here than its speedy processor. Upfront is a 6.53 inches IPS LCD FHD+ display with support for HDR10.
The cameras are pretty standard for a mid-range of this day and age. On the back is a quad-camera setup with a 64MP wide-angle + 8MP ultra-wide-angle + 5MP macro lens + 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, the selfie camera located on the left cut-out is a 16MP wide-angle lens.
The whole body of the device is made of glass, which is rare for the segment. It has the usual USB-C port and a headphone jack too. It also comes with a respectable 4,500 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The best part? It comes with a price of PhP 17,990.
TCL 20 SE: Budget device with more power
TCL 20 SE is the one to get for those who wanted more power out of their budget devices. After all, it comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which should give users at least a day’s worth of battery life. It also supports 18W fast charging which is a big plus.
The rest of the specs are quite respectable too, from the 6.82-inch IPS LCD HD+ display to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. Like its more expensive counterpart, it has a quad-camera setup though with a different arrangement. The back camera has a 16MP wide-angle + 5MP ultra-wide-angle + 2MP + macro lens + 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, the selfie camera on the teardrop notch is an 8MP wide-angle lens.
TCL does another thing right here by basically bundling a USB-C port and a headphone jack on this device. After all, micro-USB ports still exist on a budget device in this day and age. Dual speakers are a thing on this device so users can binge-listen to their favorite music even without their favorite buds.
The RAM and the storage, however, are a bit on the low side with the default 4GB/64GB combo. However, that seems forgivable considering its retail price of PhP 8,990.
Both the TCL 10 5G and the TCL 20 SE are available to purchase starting April 7 through the official TCL Lazada store page. Consumers can also snag both devices through authorized retail distributors nationwide.
iPhone 13 pre-orders in Singapore begin today
Are you ready? Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin today in Singapore! Specifically, it starts at 8PM.
Apple’s latest and greatest set of iPhones are coming to Singapore and you can secure one for yourself by heading to the Apple Singapore website. This year’s lineup is pretty much an iteration of last year’s. That means we get upgrades for all four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
New to this pair of iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip which, you already know, boosts the performance of the iPhone. You’re also getting Cinematic Mode which automatically adds background blur to your videos. It does this through an algorithm. It’s the first of its kind on smartphones.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
This year’s pair of Pro iPhones are even more Pro than ever. It shares the same A15 Bionic chip as the other iPhone 13s, but it boosts performance thanks to a different, more powerful GPU. You also get the ability to shoot in Apple ProRes format. A boon for professional mobile filmmakers.
The iPhone 13 starts at SG$ 1,299. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 mini starts at SG $ 1,149.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at SG$ 1649 (SG$ 69 a month for 24 months) and SG$ 1799 (SG$ 75 a month/24 months) for the iPhone 13 Pro Max variant. The base storage still starts at 128GB but goes all the way to 1TB — also a first on any iPhone.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black
Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5
Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.
Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.
It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.
Shopee’s 10.10 K-Pop performer is ITZY
Following sister group TWICE’s footsteps
Shopee is on a roll. After securing performances from K-Pop supergroup TWICE, the online shopping company has also secured performances from K-Pop 4th Gen superstars ITZY. The group is set to perform on their 10.10 Brand Festival Shopee live.
Shopee has yet to reveal what else they have in store for 10.10. But what we can expect for sure is another generous round of vouchers and giveaways.
ITZY is a five-member girl group featuring Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted with the song “Dalla Dalla”. In 2020, they launched the shoulder dance craze with their comeback “Wannabe”. On September 24, the group will release their first full album called Crazy In-Love with the title track “Loco”.
Early Shopee Christmas
In the Philippines, Shopee is already kickstarting its Christmas campaign. They are welcoming the holidays essentially the voice and face of Christmas in the country — Jose Mari Chan. Shoppers can catch the singer-songwriter on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles from September to December.
The singer-songwriter will also give out treats via ShopeePay come December. He’s doing it along with other celebrities and influencers. Look for ShopeePay Celebrity Pamasko on your homepage and play the game to receive ShopeePay credits.
You can activate your ShopeePay wallet by clicking on the ShopeePay wallet bar, entering your personal information and OTP, and creating and confirming your ShopeePay PIN.
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