Samsung release Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra alongside Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch3.
Mobile devices and accessories now play an essential role in helping Filipinos stay in touch and give ways to work and play. As people face extraordinary challenges, life demands a new kind of device that will empower them in this Next Normal. Samsung addresses this by introducing the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, which are now available in stores and through Samsung’s online store and partner merchants, starting August 21, 2020.
The Galaxy Note20 is priced at PHP 53,990 for the LTE version and P58,990 for the 5G variant, available through Globe and Smart. Customers can purchase the device in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Green, or Mystic Gray. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra retails at P67,990 for the LTE version and P72,990 for the 5G variant through Globe and Smart. It is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.
The devices to power work and play
Galaxy Note20 Series loyalists can now transform the way they work with the devices' productivity features. The Lifelike S Pen offers the ultimate writing experience as it gives the feel of a real pen and possesses gesture controls the device is known for. The air actions can now be used on more applications.
On the other hand, the much-improved Samsung Notes allows users to capture, edit, and share their ideas across their phone, tablet, or Windows 10 PC. Users can import their notes into PDF format and write comments on it. Multitaskers can also benefit from the Audio Bookmark which allows them to record audio and take notes simultaneously. Their notes will be time-stamped to match the voice recording they are listening to, so they don’t miss important details gathered from meetings, interviews, or lectures.
Experience console-level gaming on the Galaxy Note20 Series. The devices are powered with Game Booster with an enhanced NPU that automatically adjusts phone settings for peak gaming experience. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a responsive 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display that makes users feel like they are part of the action.
With its 21:9 aspect ratio and 24fps recording, the Galaxy Note20 series’ pro-grade suite of cameras now gives users access to ultra-high resolution and professional-quality content. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is equipped with a 108MP Wide-angle camera, 12MP Ultra Wide camera, 12MP Telephoto camera, and the new Laser AF Sensor for more accurate focusing. It can zoom for up to 50x. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note20 has a 64MP Telephoto camera, 12MP Ultra Wide camera, and 12MP Wide-angle camera. With the Space Zoom feature, the device can zoom up to 30x.
To further enhance productivity, Samsung DeX offers a new way to wirelessly set up a second screen that expands what they can do on an even bigger display. This allows users to connect to a monitor or TV to watch videos while accessing the Gallery app from their phone.
Customers can enjoy a variety of promos starting today. Through Samsung's Opening weekend, those who purchase a Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra from August 21 to 23, 2020 in Metro Manila and Luzon, and September 4 to 6, 2020 in Visayas and Mindanao, are entitled to P2,000 off on any Samsung Mobile product in the store and another P2,000 off on Samsung Care+ in participating stores.
Other offers include flexible payment terms with 0% interest for up to 24mos from participating banks, an outright cashback of P4,000 when they use their credit card for straight payments, a free first-month installment for PNB credit card users, or the “Trade in, Save up” program that allows customers to trade in their old premium smartphones and get additional discounts, which is available in participating stores only.
Aside from the Galaxy Note20 Series, the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch3 will also be available beginning today.
The Galaxy Buds Live sports the newest shape of true wireless earbuds. With a design that is a first-of-its-kind, it lets users tune in to every moment while elevating style.
Live lets users tune in to immersive sound while keeping the background noise out. It also comes with a long-lasting battery life which allows for 6 hours of playback and up to 21 hours with the charging case so users can stay powered to work and play.
Meanwhile, the new Galaxy Watch3 lets the busy and health-conscious manage their life with state-of-the-art health technology and smartphone-level productivity in style. It features the popular rotating bezel for seamless app navigation, and a customizable watch face to match the user’s outfit. It even comes with a Running Analysis, Blood Oxygen monitoring feature, and Maximal Oxygen uptake (VO2 max) readings which allow users to get real-time insights after an intense workout or cardio so they can track their progress.
Fitness enthusiasts at home can also benefit from the smartwatch as it provides access to over 120 different video workout programs through the Samsung Health App.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is available starting today for a suggested retail price of P8,990 and comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black. The Galaxy Watch3 is available in 41mm and 45mm Bluetooth variants for a retail price of P18,990 and P20,990, respectively. The 41mm variant comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver, while the 45mm variant comes in Mystic Silver and Mystic Black.
Customers are up for exciting promos when they purchase the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch3. Those who will avail the Galaxy Buds Live can enjoy 0% interest for up to 6 months. On the other hand, those who will purchase the Galaxy Watch3 are entitled to 0% interest for up to 24 months of installment using their credit cards from participating banks.
Now that the next-generation Galaxy devices are here, Filipinos can now achieve a new form of power to transform the way they work and play.
Proprietary technology results in 500% higher solar power conversion rate
GARMIN recently released its latest outdoor smartwatch series, the Instinct, fēnix 6 and 6S Solar in a virtual meet up with top known athletes, urban lifestyle and fitness personalities Nikko Huelgas, Gretchen Fullido and David Guison.
Building on the success of the fēnix 6X Pro Solar these new flagship smartwatches are differentiated from the competition because its solar charging technology converts electrical energy to support various sports activity modes and health monitoring features such as heart rate, GPS, various sensors and data calculation, unlike other solar-powered watches that converts the solar energy into electrical energy for single functions such as time.
This solar charging technology not only brings about an overall improved power performance, it also reduces carbon emissions by up to 59 percent compared to other smartwatches due to the reduced power charging frequency. With the enhanced battery life, added sports activities and comprehensive health data monitoring, Garmin hopes to motivate and inspire users to continue their outdoor adventures and explore infinite possibilities together.
“In 2019, Garmin pioneered a breakthrough in solar charging technology, introducing the Power Glass to launch the world’s first solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatch, fēnix 6X Pro Solar. This year, we extend this proprietary technology into our well-loved Instinct and the complete fēnix 6 series, catering to the needs of outdoor adventurers and athletes, accompanying them to truly do what they love, longer,” Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia explained.
Solar panels are usually seen as flimsy and breakable. In the Garmin series the Power Glass technology not offers efficient photoelectric conversion, it is also robust and secured in the watch design.
“I don't have to worry about its toughness in any kind of sports activities. Plus, it has this smart notification that makes it convenient for me to get messages anytime,” David Guison says complimenting its design as being able to cope up with his constant wardrobe changes with its rugged and reliable look.
With David’s active urban lifestyle, Garmin Instinct Solar is the obvious choice for him.
“As a content creator I have so many gadgets with me all the time, my Garmin solar-powered watch allows me to save time and energy. I also love that I can pair the watch with my phone for a fun, seamless usage!”
Revolutionizing solar charging technology.
For increased battery optimization, Garmin designed an ultrathin layer of tiny conductive elements on top of a glass panel, creating a multilayer structure that measures a mere 0.5mm thick. This sophisticated structure is able to efficiently convert light source into electrical energy while maintaining high permeability so that when it is paired with a Memory-in-Pixel (MIP) display, it retains clear and full color visibility under bright sunlight.
The breakthrough solar charging technology is achieved by using the best conductive materials to generate a peak power output (Pmax) of the solar cell is rated five times higher than the standard in the industry. With this technology incorporated in the design of Instinct Solar, it is able to achieve unlimited battery life when set to the Battery Saver mode.
Unlike traditional solar watches which only supports time mode or a single function, Garmin solar charging technology leads with a solar conversion rate up to five times higher than the industry standard, making Garmin the first in the world to launch solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatches.
Continuous solar charging even in partially covered conditions
In the restricted movement of the pandemic, Chairman of Philippine Olympic Committee for Athletes Commissioner Nikko Huelgas worked out mostly from inside his home. The 2-time back to back SEA Games Gold medals and a three-peater National Triathlon Champion has given pride to the Philippines and the pandemic was not about to slow him down.
“Staying active during the pandemic is my utmost priority. With Garmin’s faster processor plus its innovative GPS, I can keep up with a more efficient training. No doubt that this watch is durable and ruggedly stylish which fits my go getter lifestyle.
Garmin’s solar technology works well even when there is limited exposure to the sun, whereas a traditional solar panel when no longer exposed to light deactivates. This innovative technology has rearranged the panel’s conducting cells in a new design so that even when part of the screen is covered by clothing or covered in mud during mountain biking, or working indoors, the smartwatch continues uninterrupted solar charging. This groundbreaking design allows users to enjoy their indoor activities for longer periods of time, without having to worry that their activity will not be recorded when battery runs out.
Nikko recognizes the benefit of GARMIN solar technology on his training, as this will lessen his downtime in training. “I love the extra battery life especially on how valuable time is nowadays coz of the fast paced life. This watch is lightweight that compliments in getting a better race performance”
Instinct Solar for the rugged, outdoor enthusiast
A known showbiz news anchor, Gretchen is constantly on the go with her news coverage. She is also into triathlon training as her sport of choice.
“This watch puts the solar energy that we originally imagined with a relatively large area into a smart surface. The power of solar energy can also support such complex functions in the smart watch. For a triathlete like me, often times our sport shirt would cover the watch and the solar charging just stops which is not the case with Garmin.”
Garmin has incorporated the solar lens technology into its Instinct range of GPS smartwatches to cater to the urban sport enthusiast. The Power Manager feature allows the user to easily toggle the watch functions according to their usage needs for the day, deactivating unused or lesser used functions on low activity level days. This feature allows the user to adapt the device to their lifestyle needs and getting the most out of each power charge.
Gretchen particularly want to emphasize on Garmin pulse oximeter function during this time of pandemic, she would often check her oxygen saturation to monitor her health. In addition to Instinct’s list of outdoor activity and health tracking features, Instinct Solar series now also includes the Body Battery feature which analyzes heart rate variability, stress level, sleep quality and activity data to determine overall energy levels.
Another newly added feature is the Pulse Ox (SpO2)2, a technology which measures blood oxygen saturation – a useful health indicator to monitor during this time of pandemic as the COVID-19 virus can lead to pneumonia infection in which the lung's air sacs are filled with fluid, leading to a drop-in blood oxygen level. A sudden drop in SpO2 levels can indicate an early onset of symptoms.
“Garmin does help me with this. Even the sleep tracker and the steps tracker features help me stay active and aligned with my goals” Gretchen shares. For more information, visit Garmin.com.ph/minisite/instinct/instinct-solar/
fēnix 6 Solar Series
The fēnix 6S Pro Solar battery performance in smartwatch mode is up to 9 days indoors and up to 10.5 days with sufficient solar exposure, while battery performance for the fēnix 6 Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is up to 14 days indoors and up to 16 days with sufficient solar exposure. It is also surf, mountain bike and indoor climb-ready.
Surf: Using a Surf Activity profile, fēnix surfers can track total waves, surf time, total time, max speed and their longest wave. When surfing in front of a Surfline® camera, users wearing fēnix 6 Solar Series can upload their surf data to their Surfline account and later view video of that surfing activity through Surfline Sessions.
Mountain Bike: Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly a user descends, giving a score to beat next time.
Indoor Climb: The indoor climb activity profile allows climbers to track their sessions at indoor facilities. Metrics include the number of routes, vertical distance climbed, climbing time, difficultly of each route and more. For more information, visit Garmin.com.ph/minisite/fenix/
Colors and pricing.
Instinct Solar is available in Graphite and Flame Red and the Instinct Solar – Camo Edition is available in Graphite Camo.
The fēnix 6 Pro Solar is available in Black with Slate Gray Band and Mineral Blue with Whitestone Band and the fēnix 6S Pro Solar is available in Light Gold with Shale Gray Band and Amethyst Steel with Shale Gray Band.
The Instinct Solar and fēnix 6 Solar series represent the continued innovation of Garmin solar technology initiative and are available from at Kinetic.com.ph, Lazada, Shopee, Garmin Brand Stores and all authorized retailers.
The Instinct Solar and fēnix 6 Solar series represent the continued innovation of Garmin solar technology initiative and are available from at Kinetic.com.ph, Lazada, Shopee, Garmin Brand Stores and all authorized retailers. The complete line of Garmin solar charging smartwatches also includes the fēnix 6X Pro Solar. Suggested retail prices are P24,995 for Instinct Solar and P27,995 for Instinct Solar Camo Edition; P52,995 for fēnix 6S Pro Solar and fēnix 6 Pro Solar. For more information, visit ph.garmin.com.