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Wrap a #realGALO: realme Ph OFFICIALLY launches X'mas promos

Realme Press Office

THE most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Realme Philippines spreads the spirit of gift-giving with its #realGALOChristmas raffle promos, which give fans a chance to win exciting treats with every realme smartphone purchase starting November 23 until December 22.


To celebrate its achievements this year--from earning the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the country title to successful online and offline sales--and share the spirit of the season with its fans, realme Philippines is offering up to Php30 million worth of freebies, the biggest set of freebies the brand has ever offered. The promo includes Php500,000 worth of raffle prizes.


Realme customers will get a free 10,000mAh power bank for a realme XT purchase and a pair of realme buds for every realme 5 Pro purchase in any of the official realme concept stores and kiosks nationwide. Customers who will purchase from any of realme’s authorized partners and resellers will receive a free realme fan.


As part of its recent collaboration with Acer, realme Philippines will gift 10 lucky realme smartphone offline and online buyers an Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop each. The winners will be announced via a livestream draw on January 8 through realme Philippines’ official Facebook page.


Capping off its holiday promos, realme announces a price drop up to Php2,000 across its realme C2 and realme 3 Pro lineups. Starting today, the realme C2 2GB+32GB variant will be available for Php4,990 and the realme 3 Pro 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB version will list at Php10,990 and Php12,990, respectively. Starting November 30, the realme C2 3GB+64GB is made even more affordable at P5,990.


“We are very thankful to all the fans who have been supportive of realme since our launch last year. To express our real love and joy, we kick off our#realGALO Christmas promo, with the hope of being a part of the holiday celebration of every Filipino realme smartphone user.We expect Filipino fans will continue to enjoy real value through our products, especially this Yuletide season. Maligayang Pasko po!” said realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang.


After being hailed the second brand with the highest salesandrealme 5 as LazMall’s best-selling smartphone during theLazada 11.11 online sale event, the game-changer brand is now gearing up for the upcoming 12.12 online sale event where fans can expect more price markdowns and freebies.

Learn More

New realme users are welcome to join the realme community,the biggest and most-active Facebook community for a smartphone brand. Members can check out the engaging and growing family of realme users in the Philippines through the community page.Fans can share their experience, ask for tips and tricks, and even join exclusive activities monthly.

Innovative smartphone with artificial intelligence, waterfal

Deriq T. Bernard

DIFFERENTIATION between smartphones these days comes with the vital statistics that it boasts about. As innovations for processors, cameras, displays and resolutions are were mostly coming off-the-shelf, Vivo decided to break the habit by focusing on the software, an innovative waterfall display while introducing a unique front camera.


The Vivo Nex 3 shows off its photography skills with a triple camera with various high definition resolutions—a 64-megapixel main camera, 13MP wide-angle camera and a 13MP super macro camera. This may not sound competitive with the quad or even its own 6-camera set up on the Vivo V17, but this was not the point of how the way the camera was set up.


 “Achieving HD clarity as a standard for all photos is the basis of the choices of lenses and resolutions. This upgraded camera allows users to capture life’s splendor down to the last detail,” Colwin Tanhenco of Vivo’s Brand Management Group said. 


Up front, the 16MP elevating front camera with its purpose-fit motor and customized gear box ensure smooth elevation that operates stably and quickly. The extended selfie camera also had one advantage—a different depth of field outside of the frame of the camera. The motorized camera module also houses the front-facing flash.


I initially doubted the resilience of the front camera because previous experiences with things popping out of the device only ended in frustration. It would either break off, or not operate at all. Tanhenco assured me (referring me to a video) showing how the internal framing and gears of the device consisted of just a few moving parts, as well as a strong frame over the body structure.


The AMOLED Waterfall FullView display stretches and curves the smartphone screen along its sides to provide users with broader, borderless views. The 6.89-inch notch-free display has a significantly improved 99.6 percent screen-to-body ratio to offer consumers a breathtaking visual experience.


The display aspect ratio is 18.8:9. The documentary declaration feels a lot different when clasping the device. It feels smaller than it is, as even the robust plastic case to house it is reduced by quite a bit. It also enables scrolling the display contents from the sides, leaving the large canvas for viewing.


Max brightness on the screen gives a full gamut of color. The HDR10 capabilities with the OLED configuration produces vivid colors, the contrast was high, and the blacks were crisp.


This latest gem from Vivo is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The Nex 3 review unit in our possession had 8GB of RAM and a UFS 3.0 storage. It has a novel dual WLAN Acceleration technology can use two Wi-Fi signal networks at the same time to greatly boost the network speed and facilitate smoother use. 

Vivo’s AI assistant, Jovi, has been upgraded to enable a fully intelligent flagship experience based on the Vivo Computation Acceleration Platform (VCAP). 


The platform offers AI algorithms for software optimization and enhanced user habit learning for deeper AI integration – providing an impressive speed boost with a personalized experience.


Vivo has also fitted this phone with a heatsinks and heat dissipation chambers to keep it running cool. Running on such a powerful platform requires the thermals are always in check and at optimum operating temperature to sustain peak performance for longer. 


I downloaded a lot of intense 3D games to run and the Nex 3 rarely got uncomfortably warm.

The specifications form only a part of the gaming experience, with the display and rich audio completing the experience. The large display definitely helps with the gaming, with the curve edges making it a little slippery to grasp the phone. But when the dark grey phone case is installed, there seems to be much better grip for game play. Plugging in the headphones did provide a notch for fingers to grip over. But I was just playing racing and sniper games, which, by any measure requires stability and fast processor speed, which the Vivo Nex 3 had loads of.


Interestingly, for PUBG Mobile, where a lot of the interaction elements are located along the edges, the curved screen did not make for accidental touch issues. 


Reiterating the processing engine again, the Vivo Nex 3 is powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus with 2.96Hz Octa-core processor, Qualcomm’s first 5G solution, and UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory, NEX 3 provides top computing performance, smooth multitasking capabilities, ultra-high download speeds (over 1Gbps), ultra-low latency and robust network reliability.


A 4500mAh battery gives NEX users the fuel to go through their day feeling unrestrained, while Vivo Super FlashCharge 44W and C-DRX power-saving technologies ensure low power is a thing of the past. The Vapor Chamber Cooling System meanwhile supplies power while remaining cool even with heavy 5G usage. NEX 3 is equipped with 8GB/12GB storage and supports global frequency bands and NFC.


“This new Vivo phone focuses on both the software and hardware strengths to give a great value at its price of P39,990. The amount of artificial intelligence and great hardware fit into it makes it one of the most stunning flagship phones in our line up,” Tanhenco emphasized as he mentioned that the Vivo NEX 3 will soon be available at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide.

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Vivo NEX 3: Go beyond the present with the future of smartph

Vivo Press Office

IN today’s world of relentless technological innovation, software development and product design, one way for a mobile device to stand out in a highly-competitive market is to have a clear edge over the rest of the field.


But while some of the latest smartphones may claim to have the best industry features and state-of-the-art design, they are only as good as the last one because their innovations are shaped and limited by present technology.


As a leading global technology company, Vivo is strongly committed to developing ground-breaking innovations anchored on future technologies that would not only provide the best smartphone experience for the user, but would also help set the trend and shape the industry.


Vivo’s NEX 3 smartphone, the latest flagship in its high-end NEX series, does just that as it breaks the limits of present technology with next-generation innovations that go beyond the edge, making it the “device of the future”.


Beyond limits with breakthrough design

The NEX 3 features a AMOLED Waterfall FullView™ Display that stretches and curves the smartphone screen along its sides to provide users with broader, borderless views. The 6.89-inch notch-free display has a significantly improved 99.6% screen-to-body ratio to offer consumers a breathtaking visual experience.

The premium smartphone also hides physical power and volume buttons from sight, creating a seamless, touch-controlled unibody design. With its X-axis Haptic Vibration motor, Touch Sense can respond with haptic feedback, delivering a tangible, comfortable and futuristic experience. In-Display Fingerprint Scanning also allows users to step into their mobile world both instantly and safely.


Premier photo-shooting experience

NEX 3 flexes its photography superiority with a 64-megapixel main camera, 13MP wide-angle camera and a 13MP super macro camera. Making super HD clarity as a standard for all photos, the smartphone’s upgraded camera allows users to capture life’s splendor down to the last detail. 


With its 16MP Elevating Front Camera, NEX 3 makes way for the perfect FullView™ Display, turning every selfie into a unique experience. A purpose-fit motor and customized gear box ensure smooth elevation that operates stably.


Boosting connectivity and power

Powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus with 2.96Hz Octa-core processor, Qualcomm’s first 5G solution, and UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory, NEX 3 provides top computing performance, smooth multitasking capabilities, ultra-high download speeds (over 1Gbps), ultra-low latency and robust network reliability. The dual WLAN Acceleration technology can use two Wi-Fi signal networks at the same time to greatly boost the network speed and facilitate smoother use. 


A 4500mAh battery gives NEX users the fuel to go through their day feeling unrestrained, while Vivo Super FlashCharge 44W and C-DRX power-saving technologies ensure low power is a thing of the past. The Vapor Chamber Cooling System meanwhile supplies power while remaining cool even with heavy 5G usage. NEX 3 is equipped with 8GB/12GB storage and supports global frequency bands and NFC.


Go beyond artificial intelligence

Vivo’s AI assistant, Jovi, has been upgraded to enable a fully intelligent flagship experience based on the Vivo Computation Acceleration Platform (VCAP). The platform offers AI algorithms for software optimization and enhanced user habit learning for deeper AI integration – providing an impressive speed boost with a personalized experience.


The Vivo NEX 3 will soon be available at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide.

At the Vivo Nex 3 launch

Vivo is a leading global technology company that is committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. 


Devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, Vivo currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers focusing on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies, including 5G, AI, mobile photography, and next-generation smartphone design.


Currently, Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. It is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. In the Philippines, Vivo is among the top 3 smartphone brands in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.


Realme launches 64MP quad-camera Xpert realme XT in PH

REALME XT PRESS OFFICE

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 29 October 2019 – Realme, pioneering global smartphone brand for the youth, launches in the Philippines its flagship-class 64MP quad camera Xpert, realme XT. The realme XT is the first smartphone in the world to be announced with a 64MP quad camera technology. 


The realme XT is shaking the midrange segment, redefining it with flagship features complementarily combined in one device. The realme XT undoubtedly has the best smartphone ecosystem in the sub-20K price segment.


The device packs a 64MP ultra high-resolution sensor, the first in the world to be announced with such. This flagship imaging capability is further boosted by 4-in-1 intelligent pixel binning, f/1.8 large aperture and 6P lens with superior light-gathering capability. Along with the ISOCELL Plus technology, the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor uses Tetracell 4-in-1pixel technology to combine four adjacent pixels into a single 1.6μm large pixel.

 

The phone is capable of taking 9216x 6912 ultra-detailed photos in the Ultra 64MP mode with a photo size that is four times larger than a 16MP shot for XTra-crisp details. The phone’s four lenses – a 64MP primary lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens, a macro lens and a portrait lens – enables a budding photographer to explore and master a broader range of photography work. 


Under the realme XT’s hood is a powerful Snapdragon 712 AIE, the best processor for a 64MP quad-camera smartphone in this price segment. It also features a 10nm process and improved clock-speed of up to 2.3Ghz for 10 percent overall performance, and 35 percent graphic performance improvement over previous realme generations. Furthermore, the 3.0 AI engine greatly enhances speech recognition, image processing and optimization efficiency. 


The realme XT is also a gamer’s delight. Its Hyper Boost 2.0 brings the all-new Game Boost 2.0, featuring Frame Boost and Touch Boost to reduce game latency by as much as 73.7 percent. Users can store all the games into Game Space and enjoy a more immersive gaming experience. The Do-Not-Disturb mode and semi-transparent pop-ups help cut interruptions while gaming. Battery life is not a problem with the realme XT’s 4,000mAh battery, complemented by 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, which allows full charging within just 80 minutes. 


The realme XT’s build and design hold the signature contemporary aesthetic gene of realme. Realme XT’s elegance is clearly displayed in its light-flowing 3D Curved Glass Design, reminiscent of the smooth geometric curve, hyperbola. The realme XT is ready to immerse its users in multiplayer tourneys, video streaming and net surfing with its 92.1 percent screen-to-body ratio, well-complemented by a sharp 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.  Capping off the phone’s visual theatrics is its 3D hot-bending Gorilla Glass 5 in the front and back. The realme XT is available in two colors: pearl white and pearl blue.


The realme XT also sports the latest optical fingerprint scanner module from Goodix 3.0. The latest solution doubles the sensitivity area, increases the signal intensity by 40 percent and requires only an average of 334ms to unlock the phone. It is currently one of the fastest fingerprint experiences in the market.


“The realme XT is a superphone that is perfectly aligned with the lifestyle of the vigorous and aspirational Filipino youth. We are confident this device can embolden this young generation to achieve their goals and dreams, may these be in photography, e-gaming or content creation. Get ready to go the XTra mile with the realme XT,” shares realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang. 


The launch of the realme XT in the Philippines is one of the many milestones the brand has achieved this year. Recently, it was announced that realme has grabbed the 7th spot on the list of top smartphone brands in the world, recording an 808 percent year-on-year growth in shipment, as published in the Q3 2019 mobile phone shipment report of international analysis firm Counterpoint. Fueling the brand in its full-speed product distribution is its rapidly growing international customer base, which as of writing has reached 17 million, a 70 percent expansion in just two months. 


Locally, realme ranks 5th among the top smartphone brands in the country whose products are availed through the plans of the financing company Home Credit.


Intensified presence in different countries such as the Philippines and strong market initiatives continue to boost realme’s local and global position and enables it to secure a spot among the leading brands. Realme Philippines, which has the biggest and strongest smartphone community online and offline locally, is expecting more Filipinos to join the realme squad with the launch of the realme XT. 


Pricing and availability

The realme XT is available locally in the 8GB RAM+128GB storage configuration, the only 64MP smartphone in the country to have such. Priced at PHP16,990, the device is ideal for the tech-savvy, app-loving, file-heavy Filipino users. 


Pre-order starts today, October 29, until November 8 with a minimum down payment of PHP500.00 at any realme store. Those who would avail of the pre-order promo will also get to claim a pair of realme Youth Wireless Buds worth PHP3,499. Customers may claim their pre-ordered units starting November 09. 


Currently, realme Philippines has 11 concept stores, 17 exhibits, 206 kiosks and 4,500 partner stores. The realme XT may also be availed through the 6- or 9-month 0 percent interest plans of Home Credit. 

E-commerce giant Lazada is giving giddy customers first dibs on October 29 through an exclusive realme XT online sale which starts exactly at 12 noon. Units purchased during the online sale will be delivered on October 31. 


Those who will purchase the flagship-class smartphone will also be welcomed to the biggest online smartphone community, the realme Official Facebook community, which now has 50,000 members and is continuously growing. Get pro tips, phone hacks and first dibs on all things realme straight from fellow realme squad members and the realme Philippines executives themselves.


For more updates and information on realme and its products, follow its official Facebook and Instagram accounts @realmePhilippines. 


ABOUT REALME

Realme is a technology brand that specializes in providing high-quality smartphones. Established on May 4, 2018, National Youth Day of China, the brand is committed to offering powerful performance, stylish design and quality services to Filipinos, in particular the youth, to enable them to explore and experience more possibilities with their smartphones.

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