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vivo X60 Pro launches with Snapdragon 870, ZEISS optics

A photographer’s fantasy?

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March is the month of smartphone launches, and every brand is doubling down on its offerings. vivo has finally launched the vivo X60 series globally, following its China unveiling, and there’s a lot of difference between the two options.

Consisting of the vivo X60 and vivo X60 Pro, the duo is set to launch in multiple markets like India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and more. The phone’s unique selling point is its ZEISS camera, a new partnership that could mean wonders for the brand. Similarly, OnePlus has also tied up with Hasselblad to deliver a top-notch experience.

Unlike the China variant, the global variant ditches the Exynos 1080 SoC in favor of Snapdragon 870. The chip can be configured with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and up to 12GB of RAM.

Both, the X60 and X60 Pro have a lot in common, and this also includes the camera setup as well. It boasts a ZEISS-branded 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.5 aperture and advanced stabilization.

The phone also features a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor. A minor difference is, the Pro option gets a gimbal stabilization setup while the non-Pro gets optical image stabilization. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

Coming to the display, the X60 Pro gets a 6.56-inch AMOLED display that’s co-developed by Qualcomm and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, HDR10+, and Hi-Res audio support. The non-Pro, on the other hand, gets a standard 6.5-inch AMOLED display.

Lastly, the non-Pro gets a 4300mAh battery with undisclosed fast charging. The Pro gets a 4200mAh battery with 33W fast charging. Unlike the Chinese version, which runs on OriginOS, the global X60 series arrives with Funtouch OS 11.1 out-of-the-box.

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

 
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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger

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Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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