As has been widely speculated, Samsung is preparing for a flagship phone announcement event next month. TM Roh, the President and Head of MX Business for Samsung Electronics, authored a fascinating blog post today, which was accompanied by the teaser video you can see below. While the company hasn’t yet confirmed a specific date for the upcoming Unpacked event,
Roh promises that, at next month’s Unpacked, we’ll get to see “the most noteworthy S series device” Samsung has ever made. Get it? Noteworthy?
All of this appears to be a pretty obvious method of teasing the idea that the Note series, which was supposed to die in 2021, is making a comeback this year-but, not as the Note line. In fact, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has already been speculated to feature a design identical to that of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra (the last Note ever created), as well as a built-in stylus with the lowest touch latency rate ever.
Roh’s blog post concludes with the phrase “Get ready for the ultimate Super experience,” which we believe confirms that the name of the company’s next ultra-high-end smartphone will be the Galaxy S22 Ultra, rather than the S22 Note, as has been speculated at various points in the past.
This phone is supposed to help you “own the night – taking the best and brightest photos and videos you’ve ever captured with a phone,” “dominate the day with power, speed, and tools that can’t be found anywhere,” and “enjoy cutting-edge innovations made possible thanks to the smartest Galaxy experience yet,” whatever that means.
There’s also the promise of feeling good about being a member of the Galaxy ecosystem’s most sustainable ecosystem–hopefully, this doesn’t imply the charging cord is no longer included in the box.
Vivo T1 5G and Vivo T1x are now official, made for gamers
I Am Turbo Ready.
Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country, has announced that it is powering up to release a unique addition to its upper mid-range premium smartphone lineup. Having already set the standard for smartphones that deliver quality at an affordable price tag, the upcoming launch hints at yet another device that delivers high quality for its price. But what consumers, particularly Filipino gamers, can look forward to are specs that are specially tailored to elevate their mobile gaming experience.
Promising multi-dimensional performance with turbo speed, the new lineup aims to bring an unbounded digital experience to the market with this upcoming launch.
What do we know about the new T series?
Having already been launched in other countries, Vivo’s T series has garnered much attention in the past weeks for its powerful specifications and turbo capabilities, which leads one to wonder if this series could be the same line-up that Vivo Philippines is preparing to launch in the country in the coming days.
What is already known from the Vivo T1 series is that both are powered by high-performing 778G and 680 Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. With this series’ turbo-powered chipsets, Vivo is anticipated to penetrate the smartphone gaming arena. The series also features 4G and a 5G variant, with each of the models sporting particularized features from AMOLED display to a skin-friendly exterior that all point to the series’ suitability for mobile gaming.
Both variants are also equipped with competitive camera specs, making them a good choice for those who lead on-the-go digital lifestyles.
Are you turbo ready?
vivo has announced that the official launch and online availability of the series in question will be sometime in May 2022. For more information on Vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to Vivo’s official Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.
Honor Play 30 goes official with 5G connectivity in China
A new budget 5G phone has just arrived!
Chinese tech firm Honor continues to widen its series of budget-centric devices with the release of its latest entry-level, 5G-enabled device in China — the Play 30. It features the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chip, with a big 5,000mAh battery and the inclusion of the microSD slot, that’s up to 512GB.
Honor Play 30 Specifications
The Honor Play 30 offers an enormous 6.5-inch HD+ display in an LCD panel. It comes equipped with a waterdrop notch which houses the 5MP selfie snapper camera, as well as a 13MP sensor on the back. While the back is reminiscent of Apple’s design with the iPhone 13 series, it is worth noting that the other circle is just an LED flash, nothing else.
The phone opts in for the Snapdragon 480+ 5G chipset with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a microSD slot that expands up to 512GB and runs on Android 11-based Magic UI 5.0 out-of-the-box. A big 5,000mAh battery is what keeps the lights on but only charges at 10W. Other noteworthy features are the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm audio jack.
Pricing & Availability
The Honor Play 30 comes in four colorways – Black, White, Gold, and Blue though the latter seems more of a glowing one. The phone is now listed for pre-orders, however, the pricing and availability details are yet to be revealed.
iQOO Neo6 SE goes official with Snapdragon 870 in China
A new mid-range handset from iQOO is now here!
iQOO, Vivo‘s gaming-oriented sub-brand, earlier today adds another mid-range contender to the Neo-series portfolio in China. Meet — the Neo6 SE, a mid-range handset designed to tick every high-end essential at an affordable price.
iQOO Neo6 SE Specifications
The iQOO Neo6 SE boasts an enormous 6.62-inch Full HD+ display in an AMOLED panel. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch-sampling rate, and a 1,200Hz instant-touch sampling rate backed by a 1,300-nits peak brightness which serves as eye candy to those who are fond of displays and enthusiasts alike. Upfront is a 16MP selfie snapper in a punch-hole cut-out with an aperture of f/2.0.
Under the hood, the handset is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 870 SoC, an octa-core processor in a 7nm process. The processor is accompanied by up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It runs on the latest Android 12-based OriginOS Ocean on the software front and packs a 4,700mAh dual-cell battery inside with 80W wired fast charging tech.
On the back, the phone uses a triple-camera setup, consisting of a 64MP Samsung GW1P with OIS for primary, followed by 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth modules. For biometrics, it uses an in-display fingerprint scanner. Other than that, the phone comes equipped with a USB-C port, Hi-FI audio, and a set of stereo speakers.
Pricing & Availability
The iQOO Neo6 SE is sporting three colors: Blue, Orange, and Gradient Blue. The pricing is as follows.
- 8GB + 128GB for CNY 1,999 (~US $299/PHP15,700)
- 8GB + 128GB for CNY 2,299 (~US $344/PHP18,000)
- 12GB + 256GB for CNY 2,499 (~US $374/PHP19,600)
It is now open for pre-orders in China and open sales will begin starting May 11. There’s no word yet regarding its local availability but we’ll keep you posted so stay tuned!
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