vivo Y35 now available in Singapore

An upgrade from their Y33



vivo Y35

vivo’s newest mid-ranger in its Y series, the vivo Y35, has officially been released in Singapore.

The Y35 is available in Agate Black and Dawn Gold starting at SG$ 359. It can be purchased starting September 24 at vivo’s official Lazada and Shopee stores. It’s also available at authorized retailers, and its Concept Store at Bugis Junction and Causeway Point.

Durable, powerful

Essentially an upgraded version of the Y33, the Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor with a maximum power of 2.4GHz. It has a base RAM of 8GB, coupled with an extended RAM of 8GB as well for a seamless experience.

The smartphone also has an internal storage capacity of 128GB. The phone also houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 44W FlashCharge, enabling a 70 percent charge in just 34 minutes.

It comes with a stylish flat frame design wherein the symmetrical rounded corners with 2.5D curvature on both the front and back stand out.

The Y35 has a 6.58-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. With Multi-Turbo 5.5 algorithm, it allows users to run multiple apps without the lag.

The phone is likewise IPX4 for water-resistance and IP5X for dust-resistance, ensuring users of durability.

Suited for mobile photography needs

When it comes to its camera setup, the Y35 has a 50MP main shooter with a large sensor, complemented by a 2MP bokeh and a 2MP macro. In front is a 16MP HD selfie camera.

The main camera has a Super Night Mode, allowing more light to enter even in poor lighting conditions. Captures are then improved significantly by the phone’s AI brightening technology, while noise is reduced by Aura Screen Light. 

For a limited time, consumers who purchase the Y35 will also receive a complimentary notebook giftbox worth SG$ 19.90.

SEE ALSO: vivo Y35: Sets the bar higher for entry-level phones



Xiaomi 12T series now official

The brand’s latest flagship



Xiaomi 12T Pro

Xiaomi announced the global launch of its latest smartphones: The Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro.

The pair is set to rival other phones in the flagship category. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is powered by an SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm) processor. Meanwhile the standard 12T houses a Dimensity 8100-Ultra (5nm) chipset.

Both phones have a 5,000mAh battery and support Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge which can promise 100 percent charging in just 19 minutes, and 13.5 hours of screen-on time.

The 12T Pro has up to 12GB RAM for seamless performance, on top of a 256GB internal memory while the 12T isn’t that far behind with an 8GB RAM and the same storage capacity.

The devices also have a 6.67-inch AMOLED HDR10+ screen which comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and supports Dolby Vision and AdaptiveSync. In addition, the Pro model has an IP53 dust and splash resistance rating.

Exceptional smartphone photography

When it comes to photography, the 12T Pro features a pro-grade 200MP camera which has a large 1/1.22-inch sensor. It is capable of filming 8K videos and 4K at up to 60fps.

The 12T has a 108MP main shooter that can also record 4K videos and standard HD clips in 60fps.

With Xiaomi’s ProCut and Ultra burst, as well as advanced AI algorithms, smartphone photography will definitely be taken to the next level. Both devices likewise have 20MP selfie cameras.

Price and availability

In Singapore, the Xiaomi 12T Pro starts at SG$ 1,099 while the Xiaomi 12T retails for SG$749.

Pricing and availability details in the Philippines have yet to be revealed.

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OPPO A17 now official in Singapore

Another all-around option




OPPO is introducing another all-around option for customers in Singapore with the release of the OPPO A17 in the island.

Although the upgrades from its predecessor aren’t mindblowing, it’s still fair to think of the A17 as a better version of the OPPO A16.

The smartphone is powered by a Helio G35 processor with a 4GB base RAM and 64GB RAM. It has a 6.56-inch display with up to a 60Hz refresh rate.

What’s great about the A17 is that it has an optional RAM expansion, giving users the choice for an extra RAM of up to 4GB which can be helpful in occasions where the phone requires some heavy lifting.

The device has a 5,000mAh battery and promises up to 20 hours of usage on a single charge. With Super Nighttime Standby, the phone reduces power consumption further to just 2 or 3 percent overnight with AI capabilities detecting sleep patterns.

Like any other phone in the segment, the A17 has a 50MP main camera. Although it only has a 2MP camera alongside it in the rear and a 5MP selfie camera.

Perhaps, the only thing unique about the entry-level phone is its IPX4 water resistance rating, able to withstand splashes.

Pricing, availability

The ultra-slim device with a flat-edged middle frame and smoothed edges will be available in Lake Blue and Midnight Black option at SG$ 229.

It can be bought on OPPO’s Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, and TikTok official stores. It’s also available on authorized retailers and partner stores islandwide.

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova headsets, Arena speakers now official

Two new additions



SteelSeries has unveiled two new premium products for a better overall gaming audio experience: the Arctis Nova headsets and Arena speaker systems.

The Arctis Nova and Arena series are now available on the following channels:

  • SteelSeries official stores on Lazada and Shopee
  • Challenger
  • Courts
  • Endless passion
  • Gamemartz
  • Tec Drome
  • TOG
  • Xtreme
  • Other major stores

Arctis Nova series

The Arctis Nova series is headlined by the Arctis Nova 7, which delivers 360-degree Spatial and High-Fidelity audio, powered by the Nova Acoustic System and Sonar Audio Software Suite.

The wireless headset allows for users to listen to two audio streams at the same time, easily swapping between multiple devices using 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth connections.

One fully-charged battery can power up to 38 hours of gaming, while support for fast charging allows six extra hours on a 15-minute charge.

It also has ClearCast Gen 2’s AI-powered noise cancellation to provide a distraction-free audio experience.

In addition to the Nova 7, SteelSeries also released the Nova 3 and Nova 1 variants, two headsets designed to meet the needs of users with practically the same specs for lower price points.

The prices are below:

  • Arctis Nova 7 — SG$ 329
  • Arctis Nova 7P — SG$ 339 (Availability: TBC)
  • Arctis Nova 7X — SG$ 339 (Availability: TBC)
  • Arctis Nova 3 — SG$ 179
  • Arctis Nova 1 — SG$ 129
  • Arctis Nova 1P — SG$ 135
  • Arctis Nova 1X — SG$ 135

Arena speaker systems

SteelSeries is also introducing the Arena 7 and Arena 3 premium gaming speaker systems that deliver total gaming immersion.

The speakers feature true surround sound from a single USB connection, with high-quality audio from a two-way speaker design which features the following components:

  • Two front speakers
  • Center channel speaker
  • Two wireless rear surround sound speakers
  • 5-inch downward-facing subwoofer

Through the free-to-download Sonar Audio Software Suite which features the world’s first pro-grade parametric EQ designed for specifically for gamers, the speakers may be personalized even further to for a truly immersive gaming experience.

The Arena 3 will retail for SG$ 249 while the Arena 7 is priced at SG$ 569, to be available at a later date.

Challenger Atrium Show

Furthermore, customers who wish to view the full range of SteelSeries products may visit the Challenger Atrium Show at the Challenger flagship store (200 Victoria Street #B1-26 Bugis Junction, Singapore) on September 24 and 25, 2022.

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