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We’ve seen all sorts of ways to log into a smartphone, but none are as futuristic as this. Made by Synaptics and implemented on a Vivo phone, the under-display fingerprint sensor could be found inside your next smartphone real soon.

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realme X50 Pro 5G now official in the Philippines

The 5G phone for you?

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After making its mark in the budget and midrange categories, realme is looking to shakeup the premium category with the arrival of the realme X50 Pro 5G in the Philippines.

Delivering a competitive 5G flagship experience with realme X50 Pro 5G

The realme X50 Pro 5G is realme’s first flagship 5G offering and among the first to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor. It comes shipped with 5D Stereoscopic Ice Cooling Pro technology to optimize the smartphone’s performance.

It comes with a 4200mAh dual-cell battery, the first-ever used with the new 65W SuperDart Flash Charge which takes the phone from 0% to 100% in just 35 minutes. At the same time, the phone can be charged while the screen is on and being used for greater convenience.

The realme X50 Pro 5G features the 64MP Hawk Eye quad camera set-up on the rear. These are a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 12MP zoom lens, and a 2MP B/W depth lens.

A stunning display

The phone comes with an ultra-large 6.44-inch Samsung Super AMOLED display with up to 92% screen to-body ratio. It also supports HDR10+, the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and sunlight display, reaching a maximum brightness of 1000nits and peak contrast ratio of 2000000:1. Meanwhile, the brand new E3 luminescent material reduces blue light by 37.5% and power consumption by 5%.

Its 90Hz refresh rate display increases frame rates by 50% compared to ordinary smartphone displays while its 180Hz sampling rate which improves the touchscreen sensitivity and smoothness when playing games.

With SuperAMOLED display, the phone boasts in-display fingerprint recognition function, adapts the Goodix’s new generation of fingerprint unlocking model, and only requires an average of 0.27s to unlock the phone.

Price and availability

The realme X50 Pro 5G is currently only available via Smart Signature Plan. There’s a one time cash out of PhP 6,900 then a total monthly payment of PhP 1,899 (PhP 1,499 for the plan with PhP 400 monthly amortization). It will be available online and on in-stores starting December 11.

There’s a pre-order promo from December 3-10. Those who will avail the plan will get a free realme Watch worth PhP 3,990.

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OPPO’s Find X3 flagship will sport the Snapdragon 888 SoC

Coming in first quarter of 2021

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Following its annual refresh cycle, Qualcomm announced the successor of Snapdragon 865, and it’s called the Snapdragon 888. Following the unveiling, phone makers quickly confirmed their flagship’s processor choice, and OPPO’s Find X3 series is among them.

OPPO has announced that its Find X3 series smartphones will house Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 processor. The phone is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2021, January or February, to be more precise.

The Find X3 will go up against the Mi 11 Pro, realme “race,” OnePlus 9, and many more. Xiaomi and realme have already announced that they too intend to launch a Snapdragon 888 powered flagship. Together, these phones shall be among the first ones to sport Qualcomm’s best-in-class.

The Find X3 Pro will come with the DCI-P3 wide color gamut using the 10-bit system on three hardware encoding systems, camera, storage, and the display. This will ensure that the colors encoded in the 10-bit system are retained throughout data transfer between different hardware devices. No other details about the Find X3 are known yet.

“If the past few years were about making 5G a reality, now it is all about realizing 5G’s enormous potential. Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform offers huge improvements to 5G, imaging, and AI experience. We are excited to be one of the first to release a flagship smartphone featuring Snapdragon 888 in the first quarter of 2021,” said Alen Wu, OPPO Vice President and President of Global Sales.

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vivo V20 Pro launches with Snapdragon 765G SoC, dual selfie cameras

Its got a stunning design

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It’s been two months since vivo launched the V20 in India. The series also includes the V20 Pro, but the latter’s launch was kept on hold while the phone was available in many international markets. The brand has finally launched the more powerful sibling, and it comes with an irresistible price tag.

The midrange phone will be going up against the Google Pixel 4a, realme X3 SuperZoom, and the Samsung Galaxy A71. The competition is aggressive, and the phone has high expectations to meet.

The vivo V20 Pro has a premium design that consists of a matte glass back and a metal frame. On the front is a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a larger notch that houses the front dual cameras.

Powering the phone is an octa-core Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G compatibility. There’s only one memory option available — 8GB+128GB. Although, it’s expandable via a microSD card.

The rear has a triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. For selfies, the front has a dual camera package that consists of a 44-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens.

Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. For authentication, an in-display fingerprint sensor is added along with face unlock support. The phone ships with Android 10-based Funtouch OS 11 skin.

The vivo V20 Pro is priced at INR 29,990 (US$ ) and is already on sale via Amazon, Flipkart, Vivo India e-store, Paytm Mall, Tata Cliq, and other online as well as offline partners. Buyers can also opt for the Vivo Upgrade plan that offers 80 percent buyback money guarantee.

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