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iQOO launches its first monstrous flagship at attractive price

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Last month, Vivo launched a promising sub-brand, iQOO. Breaking away from its parent company’s targets, iQOO will aim for a more premium market. Initially, the brand launched without unveiling any hints of its future lineup. iQOO was an empty brand for weeks.

Eventually, rumor mills started speculating on the company’s first phone. The most prominent rumor featured a foldable phone, curiously featuring iQOO’s only known graphic. Based on the available information (or lack thereof), iQOO’s phones fervently remained in the dark.

Now, almost a month after the brand’s launch, iQOO has finally launched its first phone. Simply named the iQOO, the brand’s first offering lives up to its premium hype. The self-titled debut is a monstrous gaming phone for only a fraction of its expected price.

The iQOO comes with a 6.41-inch OLED with an under-display fingerprint scanner. Within its sleek body, the phone sports a high-end Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. For less power-heavy users, the phone’s lowest variant has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

From the most premium to the lowest-specced variant, the iQOO offers a surprising amount of capability in today’s heavy-hitting standards.

Additionally, this gaming phone will have a vapor chamber, offering liquid cooling for gaming purposes. With performance-enhancing software inside, the phone will have 30 percent faster startup time and 70 percent improved frame rate in games.

For shooting, the iQOO carries a triple rear camera setup. The combination includes a primary 12-megapixel dual-pixel shooter, a 13-megapixel wide-angle shooter with Sony’s IMX263 sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

For power, the iQOO has a sizable 4000mAh battery. Further, the phone supports 44W fast-charging capabilities. From an empty tank, the battery will fully charge in just 45 minutes. The lowest variant will come with only 22.5W charging, which isn’t too shabby either.

The iQOO will come in either Electric Blue or Lava Orange. The cheapest variant will cost CNY 2,998 (or around US$ 447). An 8GB RAM variant will start at CNY 3,298 (or around US$ 491). Finally, the most premium variant will cost CNY 4,298 (or around US$ 640). The phone’s first sale will start on March 6.

SEE ALSO: Vivo V15 Pro is a midrange phone trying to redefine mobile photography

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Huawei files patent for fullscreen fingerprint scanner

The future is fullscreen fingerprint

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For eThe tech industry hopes to take under-display fingerprint scanners to the next level with impressive innovations.

Huawei recently filed a patent for an under-display fingerprint scanner that covers the entire screen. The filing shows multiple sensors will allow you to unlock your phone by pressing anywhere on the display.

Last last year, Qualcomm showed off its 3D Sonic Max tech featuring a larger area for the sensor but it’s nothing like what Huawei is developing.

Users can assign sensors to lock or unlock certain points on a screen. For example, setting a lock on the Image Gallery will require a fingerprint to access it. This should help keep personal information and data more secure.

To save on battery life, users will get the option to turn off sensors they don’t intend on using.

There’s currently no word on when the technology will roll out to devices in the future.

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Hyper Scape is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Another exciting and unique battle royale game in the market

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Ubisoft wants to join in the fray with their own battle royale game. Much like already successful titles, this new battle royale is free-to-play and available across multiple devices. The combat formula is roughly the same, but this time anarchy is the name of the game. Time to enter the world of Hyper Scape!

Hyper Scape is a 100-person battle royale that adds a more modern twist. Instead of mountains, hills, small towns, and battered scenery, you will compete inside a technologically-advanced setting. With a vareity of weapons, Hacks, and Fusion techniques, you will outlast everyone in Neo Arcadia. The entire game will also feature innovate gameplay mechanics that will surely spice up all the fights.

Along with the new game, Ubisoft also announced its first Battle Pass with a ton of rewards to offer. It includes an unlockable new weapon in the Dragonfly, and a new Hack called Magnet. Apart from these, there will also be limited time modes for players to grind out the Battle Pass along with standard modes.

What the team is truly proud of is its integration to the streaming platform, Twitch. This is possible through the game’s Twitch extension called Kudos — an extension purchased through Twitch bits. Essentially, Kudos will allow players to support their favorite streamers and react to exciting gameplay. Furthermore, this feature even contributes to Battle Pass progression by watching Twitch streams.

Hyper Scape is available for the PC through UPlay, the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Canon EOS R5 and R6 price in the Philippines

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The Canon EOS R5 and R6 have officially arrived in the Philippines.

Both cameras are aimed at both amateur and professional videographers, photographers, creators, and everything else in between.

The EOS R5 has a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. Ideal for large format commercial printing, capturing intricate details in landscape photography, and even intensive cropping frequently required in wildlife photography. Its native ISO can go up to 51,200, with the option to expand to 102,400.

The EOS R6 is equipped with a 20-megapixel full-frame sensor, inherited from the flagship EOS-1DX Mark III. It shares the same image sensor and image processor as the EOS-1DX Mark III. It’s capable of achieving a native ISO of up to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800)

Both incorporate a 5-axis camera-shake blur correction In-Body Image Stabilizer (In-Body IS) function. Both cameras use a new algorithm, through the new imaging engine DIGIC X, to process gyro signal data and achieve higher image stabilization effects.

The cameras also have two card slots that can accommodate one CFexpress card and one SD memory card. The CFexpress card supports high-speed transfer for faster transmission of hi-res images as well as internal recording of 8K raw videos. Yes, 8K.

Pricing and availability

The Canon EOS R5 pre-selling package comes with a total of PhP 101, 530.00 worth of products and services such as:

  • PhP 10, 000.worth of CF Express Discount
  • Canon Care Pack Gold
  • Exclusive and in-depth workshops with Canon Brand Ambassadors (Hand-over Training and 3 workshops)
  • Three (3) Exclusive Lens Loan Coupons
  • Two (2) CF Express Loan Coupon
  • Three (3) One-year Unlimited Cleaning Coupons
  • Be Unstoppable Premium Jacket

The Canon EOS R5 body is valued at PhP 254,498 while the EOS R5 with RF24-105mm L IS USM lens is valued at PhP 321,498 inclusive of a standard 1-year warranty plus 2 years warranty when registered in the Canon Red Application.  An instalment option for 6 months with 0% interest is also available.

The Canon EOS R6 pre-selling package comes with a total of PhP 54,220 worth of products and services such as:

  • Canon Care Pack Silver
  • Exclusive and in-depth workshops with Canon Brand Ambassadors (Hand-over Training and 1 workshop)
  • Two (2) Exclusive Lens Loan Coupons
  • Two (2) One-year Unlimited Cleaning Coupons
  • Be Unstoppable Premium Jacket

The Canon EOS R6 body is valued at PhP 165, 998 while the EOS R6 with RF24-105mm L IS USM lens is valued at PhP 232, 998, and the EOS R6 with RF24-105mm IS STM lens is valued at PhP 191,498 inclusive of standard 1-year warranty plus 2 years warranty when registered in the Canon Red Application. An instalment option for 6 months with 0% interest is also available.

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