Vivo X20 leaked retail box reveals high-end specs



Vivo is on a roll these past weeks with the release of the new V7+ phone, which is gaining popularity for its borderless display. To continue with the success, the company is set to announce a higher variant of its new full-screen phone.

If you’re familiar with Vivo’s naming scheme, their X-series offers much better specifications over other Vivo handsets. That’s where the upcoming Vivo X20 comes in, which is set to be announced on September 21 in China. As the date draws near, we finally get to see its retail box revealing what to expect from the phone.

The X20 will sport a 6-inch Full View display (that’s what they call their borderless display) with a 2K resolution and a 18:9 aspect ratio. This makes the X20 a member of Android phones with similar borderless displays. While the screen could be considered for a flagship, the processing power of the phone sits in the middle with its Snapdragon 660 processor. According to other rumors, the memory will be either 4GB or 6GB.

Another trend in mobile phones that’s coming to the X20 is dual rear cameras. We’re expecting the phone to have a pair of 12-megapixel sensors. As to which dual-camera setup it’s going to have — wide, zoom, or monochrome — we still don’t know. What’s confirmed is the staple Vivo feature: HiFi audio with the AK4376A chip.

Fingerprint sensors are starting to become a thing of the past (especially now that Apple has Face ID) as the X20 will also come with a feature called Face Wake. Using facial recognition technology, users will be able to unlock their phone by letting the camera scan their face. Other features highlighted by Vivo for the X20 are Game Engine, Smart Split 3.0, and App Clone.

We’ll confirm more about the X20 since Vivo is already set to announce the phone in just a few days. An all-black Mars Edition variant is also expected to be shown during the launch.

SEE ALSO: Vivo V7+ offers 6-inch display with thin bezels, low price

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Password-less logins: OPPO joins FIDO Alliance

Advancing authentication standards



OPPO Find X5 Pro

OPPO announced that is has joined the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association that develops authentication standards to reduce reliance on passwords worldwide.

As a part of the alliance, OPPO will support the development and implementation of the latest FIDO standards for password-less logins by utilizing cryptography and the protocols defined by the association itself.

The smartphone brand will actively use FIDO standards on its smart devices. They will work with FIDO’s other affiliates to provide users a faster but more secure sign-in experience across their devices. 

Launched publicly in 2013, the Alliance was founded by renowned global companies such as PayPal, Lenovo, NokNok Labs, Validity Sensors, Infineon, and Agnitio.

The first deployment of FIDO authentication happened in 2014, involving the Samsung Galaxy S5. Users were allowed to login and shop online with just a swipe of a finger wherever PayPal is accepted.

The Alliance’s latest authentication specification, FIDO2, provides a secure and convenient technical framework supported by companies including Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

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Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G now in the Philippines

Peak performance, smooth gameplay



Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G

Infinix is combining the mobile gaming experience with 5G connectivity and a powerful camera with the official release of the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G in the Philippines.

It will be available in two colors: Force Black and Snow Fall starting on September 27 in outlets nationwide, as well as Infinix’s online stores in Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok for PhP 12,499.

From September 27 to 29, the device will also get a discount at PhP 10,299 exclusively on Lazada and PhP 11,499 from September 30 in the three online stores.

Peak mobile gaming performance

Powered by an octa-core Dimensity 810 5G processor, the mid-range gaming smartphone boasts of a 13GB Super RAM (8GB RAM + 5GB extended) and a 128GB storage.

The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charge, while the brand’s Monster Gaming Kit software further elevates the experience.

Impressive visuals

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (2400 x 1080) display with a 60Hz refresh rate.

The phone’s camera setup likewise stunning, with a 108MP main shooter making up the triple camera package at the back. In front is a 16MP selfie camera with dual flash.

Both front and rear cameras are capable of recording 1440p videos at 30fps. Other features include a side fingerprint sensor and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

To avail of the Lazada 10 percent discount, simply follow these steps:

  • Go to LazMall
  • Click on LazMall Voucher
  • Collect the 10 percent voucher
  • Go to Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G and click Buy Now. The voucher will automatically apply.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall



After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

SEE ALSO: Spider-Man things you can watch right now

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