vivo X80 series now official in the Philippines

A new pair of technological masterpieces



vivo X80 Pro

vivo is continuing to push the boundaries of mobile photography with the official reveal of their latest premium flagship phones: the vivo X80 series.

A follow-up to their “Imagery Master” X70 line, the X80 and X80 Pro phones are powered by vivo’s global partnership with ZEISS.

Co-engineered with ZEISS

Powered by Sony IMX sensors, both models boast ZEISS’ Super Night Camera feature as well as cinematic video capabilities.

And more than what they bring in terms of photography, the X80 series are likewise capable when it comes to gaming and streaming with these premium display specs:

  • 2K E5 Ultra Vision Screen
  • E5 AMOLED display with up to WQHD+ resolution
  • Refresh rate of up to 120Hz

The latest phones also contain vivo’s own creation: the vivo V1+ Chip, which boosts imaging, display, and game graphics.

X80 Pro

The X80 Pro, the “big brother” among the two, is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and has a 6.78-inch 3D flexible screen WQHD (120Hz) display.

For its rear camera package, the X80 Pro has: 

  • 50MP GNV main camera
  • 48MP IMX598 wide-angle camera
  • 12MP IMX663 portrait camera
  • 8MP 5X periscope camera

Complementing these are its 32MP front camera and 12GB (+4G extended) RAM +256GB storage for various media.

It also has a 4,700mAh battery with support for 80W wired FlashCharge and 50W wireless FlashCharge.

Other specs include:

  • Large-area ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
  • Color temperature sensor
  • IP68 rating
  • Hi-Fi
  • Laser focus
  • X-axis linear motor
  • Dual speaker
  • UFS 3.1

vivo X80

On the other hand, the X80 also features almost the same specs for those looking for a slightly more affordable option:

  • 6.78-inch 3D flexible screen FHD (120Hz) display
  • 50MP IMX866 main camera
  • 12MP IMX663 wide-angle camera
  • 12MP IMX663 portrait camera
  • 32MP front camera

The X80 runs on MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and has the same memory and storage capacity as the X80 Pro.

It has a 4,500mAh battery with support for 80W wired FlashCharge.

Pricing, availability in PH

Both variants will be available for pre-order starting on June 10 up to June 17 on vivo’s official website and on their Shopee and Lazada flagship stores.

The X80 Pro will retail for PhP 59,999 while the X80 is priced at PhP 45,999.

For first three owners of the vivo X80 Pro, a TWS, power bank, and neck massager will be given away.

A 50W wireless flash charger will also be included for X80 Pro purchases until supplies last.

On the other hand, a TWS Lavanda and clock speaker will be included in the first 10 purchases of the vivo X80.

For offline purchases, the models will come with a free premium Bluetooth Speaker and six months extended warranty.

WATCH: vivo X80 Pro Unboxing and Review



Nreal can project an ultrawide monitor using AR tech

Will soon support Windows



For a good number of PC users, there just isn’t enough space for a huge monitor. An emerging category of devices is making things easier for those with problems of space. Nreal, a company that makes augmented-reality glasses, can project an ultra-wide image straight onto the lenses of its wearables for the user. Now, the company has announced that it will support Windows in the coming future.

Announced during the Game Developers Conference 2023, Nreal announced Nebula for Windows. Complementing the company’s wearables, Nebula for Windows will allow users to connect their glasses to their PC. Users can project a virtual ultra-wide screen right in front of them. They can upgrade their 16:9 screen into a curved 21:9 screen.

Additionally, users can take advantage of enhanced 3-DoF (or three degrees of freedom) tracking, which can make virtual cockpit games much more immersive than with standard monitors. To showcase this capability and more, Nreal is presenting two sample AR games during the conference. These two games, Nreal Tower and In Wonder will maximize what the company’s products — especially the Light and the Air — can do.

Currently, Nreal has not announced when Nebula for Windows will launch. However, it is still a big boon for gamers who want to upgrade their setup but don’t have the funds or the space to do so.

SEE ALSO: Apple’s AR headset will let users pay with their eyes

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Bard is now available to try for Google One users

Join the waitlist now



The race for artificial intelligence is a hot trail. Amid the unbridled popularity of ChatGPT, several companies have started pushing their own language models out the gate. Google, eager to compete in the emerging industry, has now opened Bard to users.

Today, Google has started issuing invitations to Google One subscribers for a chance to try the new chatbot. Subscribers can enter a waitlist to test the technology for themselves.

In essence, Bard acts the same as ChatGPT. Users can talk to the bot conversationally, and it will respond perfectly, as if you were talking to another human being. It’s a language learning model. By talking to so many users, the model can learn the best way to reply to certain prompts.

Although Google has access to its search engine, Bard is currently meant to complement it. The company warns users that the chatbot is still prone to occasional mistakes. As an example, it gave the wrong scientific name for a plant. While this example is innocuous, there can be more nefarious errors that the developers are still trying to fix. With a wider test now open to the public, Google hopes to fix more egregious mistakes ahead of a wider launch.

For now, if you subscribe to Google’s premium subscription service, you can wait in line to try out the new technology.

SEE ALSO: Google is working on a ChatGPT competitor called Bard

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EA is delisting classic Battlefield games

And Mirror’s Edge



EA is a mixed bag nowadays. Formerly one of the biggest names in gaming, the company’s public reception is more varied these days. However, no one can argue against the studio’s earlier eras with more notable titles. Unfortunately, that era is coming to a more definitive close. EA is officially delisting a few notable Battlefield titles and the original Mirror’s Edge from digital stores.

In an official statement from the company, EA has announced the retirement of four online titles this year. Starting April 28, users will no longer be able to buy Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Mirror’s Edge online. Additionally, the online services for these games will cease on December 8.

Still going strong today, the Battlefield franchise is EA’s answer to the Call of Duty franchise. While the latter focuses on more arcade-like shooting, Battlefield tries to infuse more strategic gameplay into historical and modern-day shooting.

On the other hand, Mirror’s Edge is a classic first-person parkour adventure. At the time, the title was notable for its fluid movement and easy-to-read visuals. It even spawned a sequel, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

Anyone who owns these titles can still play through them after April. However, come December, players can only go through the offline single-player campaigns of these games.

SEE ALSO: Blumhouse is getting into gaming

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