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How Samsung revolutionized the smartphone category with the Galaxy S Series

What’s your most memorable Galaxy S smartphone?

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Looking back, Samsung has changed the game in the smartphone category with its cutting-edge Galaxy S Series lineup. Since it first launched the series in 2010, Samsung has introduced several camera innovations that brought mobile content creation to a whole new level. Here’s why:

Cameras that make memories last a lifetime

Samsung introduced a new perspective on camera smartphones by having the Panorama Shot mode in the first Galaxy S Series in 2010, giving a wider view to users. But it didn’t end there. When the Galaxy S2 came, it gave Samsung fans the capability to capture memories at night through its enhanced camera that comes with an LED flash.

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Allowing fans to capture more in a single click, Samsung brought the Burst Shot in 2012’s Galaxy S3, allowing them to take up to 20 shots in just 3.3 seconds. For creators who want to capture both ends of their cameras, Samsung came up with the Dual Shot on the Galaxy S4 that can simultaneously take photos with both the front and rear lenses.

Capturing moments in a flash? Samsung made sure that this will be possible with the Galaxy S6’s Quick Launch that starts the camera in just 0.7 seconds.

High-quality photos for the books

Apart from introducing new innovations, Samsung improved its cameras to capture lasting memories in high quality. The Galaxy S7 brought the dual pixel image sensor featured in high-end DSLR cameras, to allow users to quickly snap crisp and clear photos even when they’re in the dark. Selfies are also clearer through the Selfie Flash Mode. Then, with the huge display of the Galaxy S8, Samsung added gesture-based controls so users can capture moments at ease. Apart from that, the tech brand also improved its image signal process algorithm for clearer, stable images regardless of time or place.

Low light photography has been a trend since then and Samsung made sure that Galaxy fans can take the best memories at whatever time of the day. With the Galaxy S9’s Dual Aperture camera, users can adjust the lighting of their cameras capturing clearer pictures even in the dark.

Pro-grade cameras bring epic adventures to life

In 2019, Samsung changed the game for content creators by introducing the Super Steady mode in the Galaxy S10, letting adventurers capture stable photos and videos. Shooting from a distance? Samsung got creators covered with the Galaxy S20’s Space Zoom function paired by a Hybrid Optic Zoom with AI-powered digital zoom. This lets Galaxy fans capture images up to 100x. The lineup also brought its most enhanced camera yet with the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 108MP lens and the 64MP shooter of its base and plus variants.

These bold innovations led to the introduction of Samsung’s best camera smartphone yet in 2021, the Galaxy S21 Series 5G. The series is the tech brand’s first smartphone to feature two telephoto lenses and have five cameras in total. It also introduced features like the Director’s View and Vlogger’s View, allowing content creators to shoot videos simultaneously using the rear and front cameras. The lineup also comes with 4K lenses bringing a super smooth 60fps video, a camera fit for vloggers and videographers alike. While its 108MP main camera makes sure creators will have the clearest and crispest content for their social media pages.

Breaking the rules with Samsung

For years, Samsung brought these innovations to life to transform the lives of Galaxy fans all over the world. This year, Samsung is ready to break the rules as they introduce the new standard for smartphones. Its much-awaited noteworthy Galaxy device is set to own the night and dominate the day letting Samsung fans breakthrough epic moments anytime and anywhere.

Galaxy S Series

“At Unpacked in February 2022, we’ll introduce you to the most noteworthy S series device we’ve ever created,” according to TM Roh, President, and Head of MX Business. “The next generation of Galaxy S is here, bringing together the greatest experiences of our Samsung Galaxy into one ultimate device.”

Know more about this latest Galaxy innovation via the #SamsungUnpacked on February 9, 2022, Wednesday, 11:00 PM Manila Time on Samsung.com, Samsung’s official Facebook or YouTube account.

An exclusive offer awaits those who pre-register at samsung.com/ph/unpacked.

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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Get up to 56% off on OPPO Gadgets in the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

From August 8 to 12, grab exciting freebies, vouchers, deals on Shopee and Lazada.

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Heads up, shoppers! OPPO will offer incredible discounts with awesome freebies, vouchers, and deals during the OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale on Shopee and Lazada.

From August 8 to 12, visit and shop on OPPO’s Official Stores to enjoy up to 56% off on OPPO gadgets. You can collect a Php 200 off voucher if you reach a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and a Php 400 off for every minimum purchase of Php 14,999.

Don’t miss the chance to use your Php 50 and Php 55 shipping discount vouchers before checking out if you have a minimum spend of Php 500 on Shopee and Lazada, respectively.

OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

For Lazada shoppers, you can also get a Php 50 off voucher for every minimum purchase of Php 500, including a 10% cashback on your orders.

Freebies to watch out for on 8.8

If you plan to shop from 12 pm to 2 pm on August 8, take advantage of free G25 Bluetooth earphones for each smartphone order ID. Later in the day, you also can enjoy a free A8 long speaker if you order the OPPO A55 from 9 pm to 11:59 pm.

A wide array of freebies are also in store for you throughout the sale. That includes a free 32GB SD Card when you order OPPO A16 3GB, a free TG113 Bluetooth speaker for every purchase of OPPO A55, a free Neon Island desk pad for all your OPPO Reno6 Series purchases, and a free A8 long speaker with Neon Island desk pad for every OPPO Reno7 Series orders.

Flash deals, and giveaways on OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream

There’s more to look forward to on 8.8 when you check out OPPO Philippines on TikTok. Be sure to watch out for limited flash deals and giveaways during OPPO’s 8.8 TikTok Livestream on the following dates: August 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm; August 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; August 9 from 11 am to 7 pm, and August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Bundle deals on Shopee, Lazada

Exciting bundle deals are also available from August 8 to 12, such as OPPO Band and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 1,999; OPPO A55 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 9,499; OPPO A94 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 11,999; OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 15,999; and OPPO Reno5 5G and OPPO Enco Buds for Php 19,999.

Mark your calendars now! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy OPPO 8.8 Mega Flash Sale spectacular treats to welcome August on Shopee and Lazada, even on TikTok. Add to the cart and check out your favorite OPPO devices at great deals so you can finally take home the gadgets you have been saving up for!

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Vivo announces 8.8 Mega Sale in Shopee, Lazada and TikTok Shop

Enjoy exclusive vouchers and freebies!

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Vivo brings a surefire way to satisfy shoppers in this 8.8 Mega Sale! You can avail of vivo T1x, vivo Y1s, or vivo Y01 with vouchers, and exclusive freebies on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop.

The vivo T1x, with an original price of PHP 8,999, will be available at a reduced price of PHP 8,897 with a P100 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE TWS Voguard. Designed for gamers, the vivo T1x comes with a high-performing Snapdragon 680 processor, 4GB RAM (1GB RAM Extended) + 64GB ROM, 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging capability, Multi-Turbo 5.0 that helps you run your favorite mobile gaming apps smoothly. It also comes with a 50MP camera that can capture life’s best moments effortlessly and get pristine clarity whether you zoom in or crop photos. The vivo T1x also supports unique and high-quality camera features like Bokeh Camera, Super Macro Camera, 8MP Super Night Selfie, and Personalized Portrait Mode. It has a beautiful 6.58“ FHD+ Incell screen display and anti-fingerprint design with unique colorways in Gravity Black and Space Blue.

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Shoppers can also get the vivo Y01 for a fun deal. From PHP 5,299, it will be available for PHP 5,247 with P50 off voucher, FREE DITO SIMCARD, and FREE Premium Tumbler. The vivo Y01 is a great all-rounder device. It is an entry-level smartphone but packs advanced features like a 6.51-inch HD+ display for an immersive viewing experience, an 8MP rear camera for everyday shooting, and a 5 MP selfie camera on a small notch. It also has a 5000mAh battery that enables longer playtime and is also capable of reverse charging. The vivo Y01 can also run mobile games without lags because of its Multi-Turbo 3.0. This smartphone comes in a 3D slim design and is available in Elegant Black and Sapphire Blue.

For those who are looking for a more affordable smartphone, the vivo Y1s is another good option to consider. From PHP 5,499, it will be available for PHP 4,847 with P50 off voucher and FREE DITO SIMCARD. The vivo Y1s features a 6.22-inch Halo FullView™ display, providing a pleasant view for both videos and games. Plus, it can filter out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain. With elegant 3D body curves, the vivo Y1s fits perfectly in the palm for a comfortable grip. Its 32GB of internal ROM gives ample freedom to store more photos, files, and applications. It can also expand to up to 256GB with an additional SD card. And at a 4,030mAh battery, supported by exclusive smart power management, keeps it going longer for a more enjoyable gaming and video experience. It comes with a 13MP Main Camera and a 5 MP Front Camera with smart beauty features. The vivo Y1s will be available in limited quantity so add to cart now!

Other than T1x, Y01 and Y1s, vivo 8.8 Mega Sale also offers amazing freebies on other select Y Series, T Series, V Series, and X Series models and accessories. Check out these special deals on Shopee and Lazada:

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Motorola Moto G32 is now official

A new budget smartphone from Motorola.

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Motorola Moto G32 is now official, powered by Snapdragon 680

American tech firm Motorola recently announced its latest installment to the G lineup — the Moto G32. It is a mid-range handset featuring the Snapdragon 680 chip, a 90Hz display, and a 50MP triple-camera setup.

For starters, the Moto G32 sports an enormous 6.5-inch Full HD+ display in an IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole cut-out housing the 16MP selfie snapper. Around the back is a triple-camera setup consisting of 50MP primary, alongside 8MP 118-degree ultra-wide and 2MP macro camera units.

Powering the device is a Snapdragon 680 chipset, paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. It packs a large 5,000mAh battery that charges at 30W through a USB-C port and runs on Android 12. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC.

The Motorola Moto G32 is available in Mineral Gray, Satin Silver, and Rose Gold colors, it starts at EUR 210 (~US$ 215, PHP 11.9K) for the base 4GB + 64GB memory configuration.

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