Samsung today announced Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G to deliver a complete package of the latest Galaxy innovations, offering a holistic mobile experience at a great value. Powered by a brand-new processor, coupled with Galaxy’s signature AI camera, expansive and smooth display, and two-day battery life, the new Galaxy A series features 5G connectivity, defense-grade security, an eco-conscious, stylish, and slim design, and advanced connected experiences. Plus, both devices support continuous One UI and Android OS upgrades and security updates to ensure the user mobile experience is always awesome.
“We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the positive impact mobile technology can have on their lives,” said TM Roh, President, and Head of Samsung Electronics’ MX (Mobile eXperience) Business. “With the latest Galaxy A series release, we’re making it easier than ever to enjoy Galaxy’s advanced, innovative mobile experience at a great value.”
Capture an Awesome Shot in Any Situation
Whether creating content or sharing it with friends, Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G offer an advanced, next-level camera experience, packed with many of the powerful and fun features from the Galaxy A series. Galaxy A53 5G’s quad-camera system features a 64MP OIS Camera with VDIS technology that takes crisp and steady shots every time. Meanwhile, a high-resolution 32MP front camera delivers great selfies and clear video call experiences.
Fueled by a brand new 5nm processor, the new Galaxy A series’ innovative AI-powered camera makes every image look awesome – even in low lighting. Improved Night mode automatically synthesizes up to 12 images at once, so night photos look bright, with less noise. And when shooting video in low-light environments, the Galaxy A series’ framerate is automatically adjusted to create bright, clear videos.
The enhanced Portrait mode captures depth and subject outline more accurately with dual cameras and powerful AI. Meanwhile, with Fun mode, moments can be amplified using playful filters and effects that now work with the Ultra-wide lens. For the first time on the Galaxy A series, Photo Remaster breathes new life into old photos by offering ideal lighting and resolution settings, and Object eraser removes pesky photo bombers in the background.
Maximize Viewing Experiences Anywhere, Anytime
In the past, a sunny day could make it hard to see what’s on a smartphone screen, but the new Galaxy A series’ intelligent algorithm ensures the display comes through in vivid detail, even outside. Galaxy A53 5G’s expansive 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display also offers a 120Hz refresh rate for an immersive experience while Galaxy A33 5G features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Plus, the new Galaxy A series is now equipped with up to two-day battery life and 25W Super Fast Charging – so viewing, streaming, and more can last longer.
Beautiful, Durable, Purposeful Design
The new Galaxy A series is expertly crafted to be fashionable, functional, and sustainable. The device’s slim bezel creates a smooth, stylish look, and Ambient Edge design seamlessly blends the camera with the body of the phone. Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G feature the tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and IP67 water and dust resistance, providing enhanced durability and peace of mind.
Samsung has always challenged what’s possible with technology and will continue to rethink how best to use the planet’s resources. Announced in August 2021 with Galaxy for the Planet, Samsung is committed to delivering tangible environmental actions to help make the planet healthier by 2025. Building on Samsung’s sustainability efforts, the Galaxy A series removes the charger plug and reduces the size of the packaging. Packaging also uses sustainably sourced paper, while the device itself uses recycled post-consumer materials (PCM) for the side buttons and SIM card trays.
Beyond materials, the longevity of the new A series is extended. Galaxy A53 5G guarantees up to four generations of One UI and Android OS upgrades and up to five years of security updates. These features allow users to access the latest software and security to maximize the smartphone lifecycle.
The Connected Galaxy Experience, Secure and at Your Fingertips
The new Galaxy A series ensures data and information stay protected, secured by the defense-grade Samsung Knox. When storing private photos, notes, and apps, Secure Folder offers users an encrypted, digital safe, so only they can access its contents. Using Private Share, users can control exactly who has access to files and for how long. Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G will also include the new Samsung Wallet, a convenient and protected place to safely store everything from boarding passes to credit cards.
Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G work seamlessly with other Galaxy devices for the full, connected Galaxy ecosystem experience. Audio options are expanded by connecting the Galaxy Buds series with a range of devices, including Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. Available on Galaxy Buds Pro and coming soon to Galaxy Buds2 and Buds Live, users will be able to enjoy 360 Audio technology which delivers true, immersive, 3D sound. When it’s time to get productive, use Link to Windows to connect the new Galaxy A series to a Windows PC to copy and paste, transfer files and even answer calls or texts.
The Galaxy A53 5G will be available starting April 1 in all authorized Samsung Stores and online for:
- Galaxy A53 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 25,490 SRP
- Galaxy A53 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 23,490 SRP
- Galaxy A53 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 22,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
While the Galaxy A33 5G will be available all authorized Samsung Stores and online beginning April 22 for:
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 21, 990 SRP
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 19,990 SRP
- Galaxy A33 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 18,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) White – PHP 19,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
- Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) White – PHP 21,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
Both the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G will come in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach variants.
Another addition to the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A73 5G, will also be available starting April 22 which comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint. It will be available in all authorized Samsung Stores and online for:
- Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 29, 990 SRP
- Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 27,990 SRP
- Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 26,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
A new Onyx color of the Galaxy Buds2 and Buds Live will launch in April, to complement the stylish design of the Galaxy A series.
The vivo Y02s is a slim yet powerful entry-level smartphone
An entry-level smartphone as your daily driver.
Report has it that vivo is gearing up to launch yet another entry-level smartphone that is said to be the successor of the vivo Y01 — the vivo Y02s.
Vivo has been on top of its game when it comes to launching smartphones that meet the users’ digital needs — from entry-level to flagship, vivo ensures that there’s a vivo smartphone perfect for its fans from all walks of life — and the innovation never stops.
This new addition to the vivo Y series smartphone line is rumored to house a 5000 mAh battery and is allegedly the thinnest design ever in its price range with only 8.15 mm thick. If that’s the case, users can expect a slim vivo Y02s that will surely offer a comfortable grip with an immense battery capacity.
Based on the leaked photos, the vivo Y02s comes in two stylish colors: Flourite Black and Vibrant Blue, and already supports a USB Type-C port. It is also tipped that the upcoming vivo Y02s is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which will offer consumers a smooth performance and might come paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, allowing users to save more photos and files without hassle.
vivo surely knows how to combine style and quality together without breaking the pocket of its consumers. vivo is yet to disclose the official price of the vivo Y02s but it is expected to launch in the Philippines soon! Stay tuned for more details.
Special deals on Nokia smartphones this rainy season
From July 29 until September 30, you can save up to Php 1,000 off and get amazing freebies and bundles!
Making the cloudy days brighter, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces deals and promos for fans to enjoy this wet season. Selected Nokia smartphones and tablets came with awesome discounts and are bundled with classic, limited-edition branded umbrellas and hoodies that are perfect for the weather.
From July 29 until September 30, customers can save up to Php 1,000 off of Nokia smartphones, and get amazing freebies and bundles:
- Experience a full-day battery life, big and crystal-clear HD+ screen with the Nokia C10. Get over 10 per cent off with the Nokia C10 1GB RAM and 32GB storage, now available for only Php 3,090 from its original price of Php 3,590. From its original price of Php3,990, the Nokia C10 in 2GB RAM and 32GB configuration, has a 5 per cent slash off for a discounted price of Php 3,790.
- Enjoy legacy durability wrapped in a stylish and sturdy exterior and all-day battery life of the Nokia C21. With 2GB RAM and 32GB memory in Dark Blue and Dark Grey colour variant receives a Php 500 off discount, from its regular price of Php 5,490, now at Php 4,990.
- Grab the Nokia G50 that boasts two-day battery life 18W fast-charging technology and a 49MP triple-lens camera with AI smarts for as low as Php 12,990, a whopping Php 1,000 off from its original price of Php 13,990. You can also get a limited-edition Hoodie for every purchase of the smartphone.
- Three Nokia smartphones – Nokia C2 2nd edition, Nokia C30 and Nokia G21 come with an umbrella freebie.
- The Nokia C2 2nd edition offers optimal storage that makes it easier for users to customize the device and make it their own. It is available in 2GB RAM and 32GB configuration in grey colour variant for Php 4,790.
- Enjoy watching animated videos with Nokia C30’s huge 6.82-inch HD+ screen and supersized 6000mAh battery that gives users enough energy for up to three days on a single charge. Get this device with 3GB RAM and 64GB memory in a green colour variant for Php 6,690.
- Fans can capture exciting moments with the newest member of the G-series, the Nokia G21, with its 50MP triple-lens camera to create professional-looking photographs. Available in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage in Nordic blue (navy) colour variant at Php 9,990.
- In an extended offer from HMD Global’s latest tablet, fans can get the Nokia T20 with the new Nokia Wired Headphones bundled for Php 10,990. The Nokia T20 has optimum durability and a powerful 8200mAh battery for non-stop web-surfing can be perfectly paired with the Nokia Wired Headphones that support users with pumping bass and powerful sound through the accessory’s lightweight foldable design and comfortable cushions.
Relax amid the rainy days
Staying at home for safety during the wet season can be spent in relaxation. Enjoying one’s family or me-time with the Nokia C10 hits the spot, with its big crystal-clear HD+ screen for binge-watching favourite shows, Youtube and TikTok videos.
It comes with AndroidTM 11 (Go Edition) software to keep data safe and the phone running smoothly as one spends their recreational activities virtually.
Stay productive at home
Let the rain pour while you work using the newest family member of the C-series – the Nokia C21. The Nokia C21 boasts a streamlined operating system on a higher memory smartphone with a multi-core processor that brings efficiencies without sacrificing the signature all-day battery life – download at speed and enjoy fast app opening times, for an even snappier, more productive experience.
The Nokia C21 smartphone also comes with AI-powered face unlock and is now supported by a fingerprint sensor for extra security and convenience. This way, users can be assured that every file on their phone is safe.
Explore creativity indoors
Staying indoors can be an opportunity to create amazing content with the Nokia G50. The smartphone’s impressive 49MP triple-lens camera with AI smarts can capture life’s precious moments anywhere and anytime.
Taking a video with Nokia G50 will also give users a good result, thanks to the video stabilization technology that ensures steady frame shots.
Maintain peace of mind with the family
For carefree family time with the young ones indoors, the Nokia C2 2nd Edition gives users peace of mind, being a super-tough smartphone thanks to its durable inner metal chassis. The smartphone is designed to withstand the roughness and tumble of everyday activities.
An accessible smartphone to amplify one’s selfie-game at home while the rain is pouring outside, the Nokia’s C2 2nd Edition’s front and rear camera can give users good quality photos even in low light settings while indoors.
Worry no more with online classes and meetings
The weather may push everyone to do their daily tasks and activities remotely at home. The Nokia C30 has fans covered with its huge 6.82-inch HD+ display that they can maximize for working or studying from home, navigating online meetings and presentations with ease. Study and work breaks are now made more meaningful with some well-earned catching up on online video series with its massive display.
Hardworking individuals require a battery that can keep up. The Nokia C30 sports a supersized 6000mAh battery giving users enough energy for up to three days on a single charge. One can upskill, stream and connect to those that matter most to them, worry-free.
Last longer for emergencies
Due to the heavy rains and strong winds, power outages are inevitable during this time of the year. Good thing the new Nokia G21 has an unmatched three-day battery life that users can rely on, even on a full weekend without a charger. Fans can turn on the all-new bespoke Super Battery Saver mode to make the phone last even longer – available exclusively on selected Nokia phones.
Users can even choose where exactly the energy savings are made, so they can still access key features that are needed. When the time to fuel up arrives, its 18W fast charging ensures users won’t have to wait long to get going again.
Make every moment memorable with the family
Making indoor moments with the family more memorable and productive has never been this easy. The Nokia T20 tablet brings the same quality you’d expect from a Nokia smartphone to a much bigger screen, all members of the family can enjoy its innovative and accessible features. This includes a crystal clear 2K screen together with its stunning sound quality, from which users can catch every detail when it matters most to enjoy a truly immersive listening experience.
Nokia smartphones offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with years of monthly security updates. Giving every user the freedom to browse, shop and bank safely online without worries. The Nokia C-series – Nokia C30, Nokia C2 2nd edition, Nokia C10 and Nokia C21 can receive two years of regular security updates, while the Nokia G-series – Nokia G50 and Nokia G21, and the Nokia T20 Tablet come with three years of monthly security updates.
Customers can avail of these special deals and freebies in all Nokia mobile physical stores and kiosks nationwide and online at Shopee, Lazada, Mxmemoexpress.com, Zalora and all authorised resellers. All promos above are not in conjunction with other promos unless stated otherwise.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: Here’s what you need to know
Is this the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet?
The Samsung Galaxy Fold was revolutionary when it was originally introduced in 2019. Even though the overall formula hasn’t altered dramatically three generations later, Samsung has greatly improved it. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the most advanced foldable produced by the firm to date thanks to those years of improvement.
On August 10, 2022, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was released as part of the summer season of Galaxy Unpacked events. The general sale date was set for August 26 and preorders began that day. At the same event, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is simply a more refined version of the company’s already-proven formula. The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC upgrades both the processor and cameras. The design has been slightly modified to provide a little bit more screen real estate, better durability, and an all-around more attractive grip. The experience is further enhanced by some new software techniques and new colors.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 doesn’t significantly change from its predecessors overall. As usual, it seems to be a “regular” smartphone when folded, although a rather thick one. However, if you open it up like a book, a sizable foldable display is revealed. When you need more space, the inner display lets you use it like a tablet, while the outer display lets you use it like a regular smartphone.
There is hardly any competition for Samsung in the foldables market. The competition it does have—from Motorola, Oppo, Xiaomi, and a few other companies—cannot compete with Samsung’s global presence. In North America, you have two options if you want a foldable phone: a Samsung “fold” type phone or a Samsung “flip” style phone.
In light of this, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is currently the greatest foldable smartphone available worldwide. It has many advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and is more powerful and capable than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from a year ago. If you want a folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the best one you can get right now.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 not only has some of the best hardware on the market, but it also boasts the best software commitment of any foldable available. Samsung will send security updates for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 for five years and four Android upgrades, making it a good long-term investment.
Obviously, this phone is pricey. A used or refurbished Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be a better choice if you can’t afford the minimum price of $1,799. A Galaxy Z Flip 4 is another option and starts at $999. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now the best option if you want a phone that also functions as a small tablet.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4|
– 1.9-inch Super AMOLED
– 512 x 260
– Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
– 6.7-inch Super AMOLED
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 2,640 x 1,080)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1|
|Storage||128, 256, or 512GB|
No expandable storage
25W Super Fast Charging
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
No charger in the box
– 12MP wide, 1.8μm, OIS, Dual Pixel AF, ƒ/1.8
– 12MP ultrawide, 1.12μm, ƒ/2.2Internal:
– 10MP, 1.22μm, ƒ/2.4
Dolby Atmos support
No 3.5mm headphone port
|SIM||Single nano-SIM tray|
|Biometrics||Side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor|
One UI 4.1
|Dimensions and weight||Folded dimensions:|
– 84.9 x 71.9 x 17.1mm (measured at hinge)Unfolded dimensions:
– 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mmWeight:
– 187gIPX8 water resistance
|Colors||Global: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, BlueBespoke Edition:|
– Front/back: Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red
– Frame: Silver, Black, Gold
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