Xiaomi’s Redmi Go arrives in Philippines with price

Plus a pre-order freebie



While we wait for the highly anticipated Redmi Note 7 to go global, Xiaomi’s Redmi Go is making its way to more countries after a quiet launch yesterday.

Its next stop: the Philippines. From January 31 to February 3, you can pre-order the Redmi Go at Xiaomi’s official Lazada page. It retails for PhP 3,990, which is for the model with 1GB of memory and 8GB of expandable storage.

The first 200 customers to pre-order are entitled to a free pair of Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic. Starting February 4, the Redmi Go will go on with its regular sale.

Here’s a quick recap of its other specifications: an entry-level Snapdragon 425 processor, 5-inch 720p screen, 8- and 5-megapixel rear and front cameras, and a 3000mAh battery.

These specs may seem weak, but they’re perfectly sufficient for the phone’s implementation of Android Go, a stripped-down version of the popular operating system.

The Redmi Go is officially one of the cheapest Android handsets you can buy anywhere. You could spend a little more for a full Android experience, but this certainly does the trick as a secondary handset or initial entry into the world of smartphones.


Samsung launches the QLED 8K TV in the Philippines

Is it Samsung’s best TV yet?




Samsung has just launched the QLED 8K TV in the Philippines. It’s the country’s first commercially available 8K TV promising to elevate the way viewers watch through its bigger and smarter screen.

Powered by a Quantum Processor 8K, Samsung’s newest TV can produce pristine images for a more immersive experience. It also boasts an AI upscaling technology which converts low resolution content into near 8K quality. Whether you stream in 4K, Full HD, HD, or even SD, the Quantum processor will work its magic to give you a premium experience.

In an exclusive with GadgetMatch, Samsung’s Head of Product Marketing for Audio and TV Lauro Guevara explained that the Quantum Processor 8K contains a database of millions of videos and images.

“When you play a video, it compares that video to its database, and then optimizes it, sharpens the images, and reduces noise and textures based on the type of scene,” Guevara added.

Aside from the rich visual experience, the QLED 8K TV supports Bixby on TV to help viewers (especially parents) access content easily through voice command.

For design-conscious consumers, this humongous TV can easily blend in your wall with its magic screen feature, accessible through an app. It’s pretty nifty for those who hate seeing an empty, black panel sitting in the middle of their living room.

Apart from the flagship QLED 8K TV, Samsung also showcased its full TV lineup for 2019: QLED 4K TVs with AI upscaling capabilities. A wider selection of 2019 soundbars developed with Harman Kardon were also on display.

The Samsung QLED 8K TV will be available on the first week of May. It’s suggested retail price for the 75-inch QLED 8K TV is PhP 599,999 (US$ 11,503) while the 82-inch QLED 8K TV costs PhP 999,999 (US$ 19,172).

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A high-fashion Honor 20 Moschino version is happening

First look at the theme here



The Honor 20 is coming soon and as the launch date draws near, we find out more details about the elusive device. Our latest news on the matter confirms that there will be a version of the Honor handset that fashion house Moschino worked on.

Supposedly even more high-fashion than the Honor View 20 which Moschino similarly worked on, the Italian fashion brand was said to have been given more creative control on the back design of this upcoming phone. Moschino was left in charge of the color, theme, material, and finish– and we see a little preview of this handiwork with images that surfaced today.

The Honor 20 Moschino Edition will come with a matching case and purse. Pictured above, the simple red Moschino theme and that chain detail on the it makes me think it’s going to be a device ladies will enjoy. Although we don’t exactly see the phone on the images, I bet it’s going to be one heck of a looker.

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Huawei is offering promotional battery replacements for select older devices

An opportunity for cheap repairs



Huawei Mate 10 Pro | GadgetMatch

If you have an older Huawei phone or tablet lying around with a busted or aging battery, you might want to take advantage of this offer. Huawei Philippines will have a “Battery Replacement Event” for one month.

From April 27 to May 27, Huawei users can have their devices’ batteries replaced for only PhP 799 at all Huawei Authorized Service Centers nationwide. You can check the nearest one in your area through this directory.

However, the promotional battery replacement is only applicable to these selected models:

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Huawei Y6 2018
  • Huawei MediaPad T1

Of course, the program has certain terms and conditions. Most notably, a customer’s device is entitled to only one battery replacement. Also, the battery replacement fee will not cover any other issues that the device might have. You can know more about the battery replacement event here.

SEE ALSO: Huawei reveals smartphones receiving EMUI 9.1

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