It’s only half of the year and yet the tech industry is booming with new and competitive releases for the tech-savvy public. Here are some of the latest in this week’s tech news:
8. Buy a Go Pro Hero 5 now and get a discount
Good news, adventure cam lovers! GoPro Hero 5 will be sold at only Php 19,490 until June 28 on all authorized dealers in the country. Time for an upgrade!
7. There’s a new Vivo phone for the budget conscious
For those looking for an affordable mid-range phone, Vivo just introduced the new Y55s in the Philippines with impressive specs. Selfie lovers can take advantage of the 13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash and 5MP front camera w/ screen flash, and people can store as much data with the SD card slot expandable up to 128 GB. See the specs here.
6. Globe introduces newest service, GOWATCH for video streaming enthusiasts
Good news for those who love video streaming! With Globe’s newest service, GOWATCH, you can now livestream more conveniently without wasting your allocated data for other apps. Just choose from different GOWATCH subscriptions and stream different platforms such as Netlfix, Disney Channel, HOOQ and many more. Click here for more info.
5. Oppo introduces A57, a selfie camera with flagship-level performance
Love taking selfies? Oppo just unveiled its newest phone, the A57, which sports a whopping 16 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera. Capture high quality selfies with the all-new Beautify 4.0, and multitask smoothly with its 3GB RAM and octa-core 64-bit processor. Read more about the specs here.
It’s now available in OPPO stores and authorized dealers for Php 11,990
4. The world’s slimmest gaming laptop is here
ASUS has launched yet another gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus which has a slim and stylish build for those who value design. Not only it is thinner than any other ROG laptops, it’s “the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080.”
Price starts at Php149,995 for the GTX 1070 variant, and Php 179,995 for the ROG Zephyrus GX501VI with GTX 1080 GPU.
3. Twitter unveils lite version of the app
Twitter is undeniably a favorite online platform among Pinoys. And to cater to our notoriously slow web environments, the website has finally released a lighter, mobile-browser based version!
Globe will be promoting Twitter Lite through a custom Twitter timeline t.co/GlobeEntertainment and Twitter data pack through SMS marketing and USSD menu browser to their subscribers. Smart will offer a custom Twitter timeline t.co/SmartEntertainment and Twitter data pack through SMS marketing to their subscribers, as well as expose Twitter Lite on the Opera browser speed dial.
2. Erwan Heussaff launches new cooking app
Are you a big fan of the local cuisine? TV cook Erwan Heussaff just launched his new cooking game, Erwan’s Eatery to promote Pinoy food and the heroes behind it: mothers, small restaurants, carinderias, jolly jeep owners and home cooks. It’s basically like Diner Dash, but more fun and exciting since he serves local cuisine in carinderias from different regions. You can download it from Google Play Store, and Globe-powered W00T App Store.
It’s the newest app created by Xeleb Technologies, Inc. or “Xeleb”, which is known for celebrity-branded mobile games.
1. Sony revolutionizes sports photography with the all-new α9
Sony Philippines rolls out a new high-end full-frame camera perfect for sports photographs—the α9. This newest flagship camera boasts a 24 MP and blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20fps. It’s dubbed as is “the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created,” so imagine how excellent your photos will be when you use this!
The α9 interchangeable lens camera will be available in the Philippines for Php 239,999 (cash) beginning July 1, 2017 in all Sony Centers and Sony Authorized Dealers nationwide.
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