vivo Y22s launches officially in the Philippines on Lazada

Lazada discounts, freebies available



vivo Y22s

After teasing fans last week, vivo has now made the vivo Y22s official in the Philippines. Not only that, the latest entry to vivo’s Y series will also come with a discounted price and freebies this week during the company’s Lazada Brand Spotlight on October 25, Tuesday.

The vivo Y22s is in the lower mid-range segment, offering customers a reliable option for its price point. The 8GB+128GB variant will retail for PhP 12,999.

A more affordable 4GB+128GB variant will sell exclusively on Lazada from October 25 to November 5 only. Those who will order on October 25 will get this specific variant at a discounted rate of PhP 10,599, along with a free sim card and TWS earbuds.

The vivo Y22s will also be available in all vivo stores nationwide in two colors — Summer Cyan and Starlit Blue — starting on November 5, with options for installments of up to 12 months.

Powerful, versatile

As we have previously reported, the Y22s will have a Snapdragon 680 for its processor. It sports up to a 16GB dynamic RAM, while its 5,000mAh battery supports 18W FastCharge technology for a full charge in about 100 minutes.

The display is a 6.55-inch HD+ LCD screen which has a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, making the phone also ideal for gaming.

Speaking of which, with Multi-turbo 5.5 and Ultra Game mode, users will have a hassle-free experience even when playing mobile games that require a heavier workload.

The phone will have a dual camera setup for its rear, featuring a 50MP large sensor main camera that can capture perfect images even at night or in low light conditions. In front is an 8MP camera with AI Face Beauty, Bokeh Selfie, and Super Night Selfie features.

Lazada Brand Spotlight

Aside from the Y22s, other vivo products getting promos and giveaways for October 25 include the Y16 and TWS Air.

There will be up to 40% off on selected items like entry-level smartphones, vouchers for up to PhP 300, and 10 LANY concert tickets to be given away.


Netflix might ask more users to watch films before they premiere

An exclusive group



Watching a movie before it comes out thrusts viewers into an exclusive sweet spot beyond normal moviegoers. Not everyone gets into this club, though. Usually, the privilege of an advanced screening goes to people involved in the moviemaking industry. However, with the current zeitgeist revolving around streaming services like Netflix, it’s easier to catch a movie before anyone else can.

Offering more users a chance to enter this club, Netflix is expanding its pool of preview viewers starting next year. First reported by Wall Street Journal, the platform will reportedly include tens of thousands of viewers — a gigantic climb from its current base of around 2,000 users.

Members of this group will have access to unreleased movies and series over a period of six months. After which, users will answer surveys to help Netflix determine which movies are worth seeing or skipping. It works like a focus group but automated by Netflix’s system.

If the program does expand next year, the company has not confirmed how it will do so or who is eligible to join. If anything, they have been asking subscribers their interest in taking part in the program.

Focus groups and advanced screenings are a common part of Netflix’s content cycle. Besides asking users for feedback before releasing content, the platform also releases content in other formats prior to a streaming launch. For example, the upcoming sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion, premiered in select theaters for a week before its streaming release on December 23.

SEE ALSO: IN PHOTOS: Dubbing with Netflix, HIT Productions

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Infinix debuts powerful ZERO 5G 2023

Impressive upgrades, better capabilities



Infinix ZERO 5G 2023

Infinix is welcoming December in a massive way, debuting the powerful ZERO 5G 2023 which comes with impressive upgrades and improved storage capabilities.

The smartphone will be among the first devices to house a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 6nm 5G chipset for up to 2.6Hz of maximum power, while its 5,000mAh battery supports 33W Fast Charge technology.

There is an 8GB RAM plus 5GB of extended RAM for mobile gamers to enjoy, while the phone’s storage is set at 256GB.

The display is likewise off the charts, through a 6.78-inch FHD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sample rate.

Among the device’s features are Clever 5G mode for battery optimization and Auto-Switch Refresh Rate mode.

When it comes to the camera package, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 has a 50MP AI camera, 2 MP depth camera, and 2MP micro camera in its triple camera setup on the rear.

There are Super Night Mode and Night Filter features so that low light captures are no problem. There’s also Film Mode for simpler and more efficient video editing of up to 960fps clips.

Pricing, availability

The ZERO 5G 2023’s availability will vary depending on the region. For now, its price starts at US$ 239 and there will be three color options to choose from: Pearly White, Coral Orange, and Submariner Black. 

Be sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on Infinix’s latest mid-ranger.

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Corning unveils tougher Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Can survive 1m drops on concrete



Smartphones are getting stronger. Because of ever-growing technology, smartphones today can more easily withstand bumps, dings, and accidents. Besides the intricate labyrinth of chips inside, it’s also important to look at the screen. In the next evolution of screen durability, Corning has unveiled next year’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2, featuring more protection against the most common smartphone accident.

If you’re out and about, there’s a good chance that you’re holding your phone in your hand. All it takes is either a miscalculation or slippery hands to send your phone tumbling onto the unforgiving concrete. According to Corning, “over 30 percent of the drops [smartphones] were having were on concrete, more than any other surface.”

Building on its predecessor’s formula, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 can now survive drops from one meter on concrete. Plus, much like the original Victus, this version can withstand drops from two meters on smoother asphalt. The new material also compensates for larger and heavier form factors.

Now, the big question: Does it matter? Though it might seem insignificant, more durability on rougher surfaces means more protection in real-life scenarios. In the real world, not everything is as smooth as concrete. More often than not, smartphones will fall onto uneven surfaces. Even a single tiny bump can spell disaster for the hardiest of screens.

Corning has not confirmed which smartphones will get the new glass yet. However, the company hints that it’s coming to a flagship in the coming months. Given the timing (and the specs of the previous generation), it’s not difficult to assume that next year’s Galaxy S23 series will get the Victus 2 first.

SEE ALSO: Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus can survive a 2 meter drop

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