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This is the best time to buy the Galaxy S20

Good things come to those who wait

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When is the best time to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20? Most might say that it’s right after its release. Whether we admit it or not, being one of the first to own the latest tech is always a good feeling. But there’s also a benefit to waiting it out a little longer.

A new product insight from iPrice indicates being patient could help you net the Galaxy S20 for less. iPrice researched the best time to buy the Galaxy S20. The research took into account the price drop of Galaxy flagships over the year, starting from the S8 up until the recent S10. They looked into two different time periods after a flagship’s release to determine its price.

Six-month outlook

If you can’t wait any longer than a year, then you should wait for six months to pass after the Galaxy S20 has been released. The research from iPrice found that the price of Galaxy flagships may drop by 21% after six months. As such, you may get a better deal buying the S20 six months from now than on March 6.

How will a 21% price drop compare across S20 variants?

  • Galaxy S20 — from PhP 49,990 to PhP 39,492
  • Galaxy S20+ — from PhP 55,990 to PhP 44,232
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra — from PhP 69,990 to PhP 55,292

One-year outlook

Here’s where it gets interesting. Galaxy S10’s price dropped by 45% after a year, while Galaxy S8 and S9’s price dropped by 30%. The research estimates that the price drop of Galaxy S20 may fall between 30-45%.

Even when you factor in the much conservative 30% price drop, you still get big savings with PhP 34,993 than today’s price of PhP 49,990 for S20. For S20+, you get PhP 39,193. Finally, for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the price drops to PhP 48,993.

If you’re looking to save, it is best to wait some months before buying a brand-new Galaxy S20. Prices do fluctuate, so the final price after a few months maybe higher or lower than the estimates. As a general advice, it is better for you to wait before buying a brand-new device to weather out the demand and any issues that may appear after release.

See also: Galaxy S20 price and availability in the Philippines

 

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Power Mac Center celebrates 2M Facebook followers with promotions

Five percent off, plus free shipping this weekend

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After reaching two million followers on their Facebook page, Power Mac Center is celebrating the milestone by offering discounts and free shipping.

Since joining the social media platform back in 2009, the page has been an avenue for the Apple community to virtually gather and celebrate memories, such as:

  • Apple’s 20th anniversary
  • Launch of 1 Infinite Access loyalty program
  • Opening of Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019
  • “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream

Discounts, free shipping

As a treat to all customers, all devices and accessories can be purchased at 5 percent off from May 27 to 29, 2022 in over 80 PMC stores nationwide.

That means followers may take home the latest iPhone 13 (256GB) for only PhP 56,990.50 from PhP 59,990.

They can also get as much as PhP 10,000 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple (M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray).

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, checks, PMC gift certificates, and various e-wallets.

For online shoppers, PMC is also offering free shipping nationwide from May 27 to 29, 2022 for a minimum purchase of PhP 2,500.

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Don’t miss out: Smart launches GigaLife Surprises

With rewards like a Fitbit Watch or Instax Mini

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Smart Communications has rolled out GigaLife Surprises, an exciting lineup of perks, promos, and privileges exclusively available on the GigaLife App.

The lineup includes Giga Missions, Giga PayDay, and the ongoing Giga Days, giving Smart subscribers the chance to get unique promos and enjoy rewards.

And by tapping “Don’t Miss Out” on the app, customers also get customized and value-packed offers which get refreshed every week. 

Earn points, enjoy perks

Giga Missions gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges in the app.

Registering for a mobile data package like GIGA STORIES 99, for instance, earns users 4.95 points.

These points may be used to redeem similar data promos such as GIGA VIDEO 99 or GIGA POWER+ 99 for free.

Smart even has rewards like a Fitbit Watch (11,832 points) and Instax Mini (4,569 points).

Discounted promos, redemptions

Moreover, the app’s Giga PayDay entitles subscribers to discounts on regular promo packages every 27th and 28th of the month.

All these add to the ongoing GigaDays, which offer as much as 20 percent discounts on GigaPoints redemptions every 19th to 22nd of the month.

For example, the GIGA VIDEO 99 redemption which usually costs 99 points may be claimed for just 79 points during the four-day period.

The GigaLife App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now.

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MSI end of summer sale: Up to 10K off

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MSI is making the rest of the summer count before rainy season arrives with a season-ending Explore Summer Fun sale from May 13 to June 19, 2022.

Selected laptops from MSI’s business and productivity and gaming lines will go on sale for up to PhP 10,000 off, including the following:

  • Alpha 15
  • Katana GF66
  • GF63 Thin
  • Modern 14
  • Modern 15

Promo redemptions are available at MSI Concept Stores, authorized resellers, and official online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For the full list of laptop models on sale and their corresponding discounted prices, check the tables below.

Alpha and Katana

Model Specs Discounted Price
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH/091PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Radeon RX 6600M
PhP 79,995 (from 89,995)
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 66,995 (from 74,995)
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 62,500 (from 69,995)

 

GF Thin

Model Specs Discounted Price
GF63 Thin 11UD-016PH/022PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 63,995 (from 70,345)
GF63 Thin 11UC-029PH/018PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 58,995 (from 65,095)
GF63 Thin 11UC-030PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 53,995 (from 58,795)
GF63 Thin 10UC-822PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 48,995 (from 54,595)
GF63 Thin 11SC-237PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 47,995 (from 52,495)
GF63 Thin 10SC-809PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)
GF63 Thin 11SC-031PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)

 

Prestige and Modern 

Model Specs Discounted Price
Prestige 14 A11SC-096PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • GTX 1650
PhP 49,995 (from 57,745)
Modern 15 A11M-810PH/A11MU-865PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 39,995 (from 43,045)
Modern 14 B11m-652PH/B11MOU-896PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 38,995 (from 41,995)
Modern 14B11MOU-1004PH
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Core i3 1115G4
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 29,995 (from 34,645)

 

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