2020 launches ahead
February paves the way for new tech launches from a cult favorite in all things tech, the fastest-growing smartphone brand and a classic photography brand. From the best-valued quad camera hero for content creators to a newly-developed, high-performance compact digital camera, this is just the beginning of what the new year has to offer for the tech- obsessed.
Sky-high specs at a ground-level price[one-half-first]
One would think that a triple AI camera setup—a mix of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP bokeh lens—partnered with a 4000mAh battery, a Kirin 710f processor and 4GB+64GB storage (expandable to 512GB!) would bump up a smartphone’s price to a range no one could easily jump on. But that’s where the Huawei Y7p proves everyone wrong.
At just P9,990, you get specs that pack a punch at price that will still allow you breathe comfortably. Did we mention it has a 90.15% screen-to-body ratio, ensuring you get the best possible viewing experience? Time to pre-order.[/one-half]
Samsung Galaxy A71
Awesome screen, awesome camera, long-lasting battery life
There's plenty to marvel at where Samsung's newest Galaxy model is concerned. For instance, there's the advanced Octa-core processor and 8GB RAM. However, the smartphone's improvements compared to the last Galaxy iteration are most apparent in the screen, the camera and the battery.
The 6.7-inch screen serves up true-to-life color by way of Super AMOLED Plus color tech. From surfing to gaming and watching movies, the larger screen (and slimmer bezels!) give nothing less than bright, bold and crisp visuals.
The camera—or cameras, rather—deliver on that same promise. Four cameras work together in the A71 Quad Cam to compose superior images: a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera and 5MP depth and macro cameras. Over on the front, the Galaxy A71 is fixed with a 32MP for high-resolution selfies. Equipped with a selfie focus feature, the device finishes off those self-taken portraits by framing faces and softly blurring backgrounds.
With all the surfing, streaming and shooting that you can do on this smartphone, it needs to have a battery that can keep up. The Galaxy A71 has a 4,500mAh battery to keep you connected, as well as 25W Super-Fast Charging in case you need reinforcements.
Shop the Samsung Galaxy A71 and the rest of Samsung's product roster online via Lazada, Abenson and Anson's, or at the nearest offline store near you. Keep up with Samsung's latest releases by following their Facebook and Instagram pages.
The best smartphone in the P6K segment
Packing quad-camera technology, a powerful Snapdragon processor and a large-capacity battery, the realme 5i is perfect for the tech-savvy but budget-conscious consumer.
At P6,990, the newest member of the realme 5-quad camera family packs powerful imaging in its price segment with a quad-camera setup comprising a 119-degree ultra-wide-angle 8MP lens, 12MP main camera, 2MP portrait lens and 2MP ultra-macro lens, for both photography hobbyists and professionals.
For mobile gamers, it has an 11nm octa-core Snapdragon 665 AIE processor, a third-generation Qualcomm AI Engine and a clock speed of 2.0GHz for enhanced gaming-class performance. This gives every gamer uninterrupted use without lagging.
The realme 5i is available in two colors: Aqua Blue and Forest Green. It also comes is the 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. In addition to the 2020 launch is the realme Buds Air (P3,990) equipped with dual mic environment noise-cancellation.
The brand launches the new evolution of the X100 Series
The Fujifilm X1007 is the fifth-generation model of the X100 series. It features a newly-developed, high-performance lens on its camera body for premium image quality. With the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, it offers inter-switchable optical and electronic viewfinders, in pursuit of the photography style of “shooting through the viewfinder.”
It has a back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” sensor and an “X-Processor 4” high-speed image processing engine that are combined with Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology to produce premium-quality stills and videos in “memory colors.” It integrates excellent design and operability, perfected with attention to detail for a wide range of users including professional photographers and photography enthusiasts. It retails at P79,990.
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Art Alexandra Lara