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Monday, February 27, 2017

MWC 2017 Huawei Announced P10 and P10 Plus

Today Feb 26, 2017, Huawei announced the new P10 and P10 Plus Smartphones!



With a success of P9, Huawei is keen to follow it up with P10 and P10 Plus.

Huawei news flagships follows the previous premium design less of the cut chamfers and more on the curvier pursuit. For display size, P10 sports a 5.1 inch Full HD Display while P10 Plus comes in 5.5 inch 2K QuadHD Display. On the flipside, Huawei has finally put some glass protection with Gorilla Glass 5. P series now features more colors and should appeal to youth and fashionable personalities with Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling White, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery.



Inside, both mostly follows Huawei Mate 9 with Huawei's own Kirin 960 with Mali G71 GPU. As for Memory it is now at 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. Still makes use of hybrid slot though so you need to sacrifice dual-sim feature for additional storage. For P10 Plus, there is a 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage variant. Will wait for what will be release for Philippine Market.



As for camera, both has second generation of Leica SUMMARIT-H lenses lens, P10 will have Leica Dual Camera 2.0 with 12MP RGB color and a 20MP monochrome sensors at f/2.2 aperture while P10 Plus will have Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro with the same MP setup but at f/1.8 aperture for bigger opening so more sensitivy and shallow depth of field. For Front facing camera, both has f/1.8 aperture 8MP oh it is by Leica and offers bokeh and beautification. There will a new Leica Portraiture Mode that let you take Portraiture to DSLR-like qualities with use of 3D Facial Detection for detailed facial takes with studio-like lighting. Wew! Talk about camera upgrades. It does'nt endd there as now they come with OIS and Hybrid 4 in 1 Auto Focus (PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Auto Focus). This should make it more stable and would mean less blurry shots and steady video recording. Oh 4K Video Recording is finally supported.

Moving on, P10 and P10 Plus comes with complete set of connectivity as well as being first smartphone to be 4.5G with 4×4 Mimo Quad Antenna for superior signal reception. WiFi makees use of 2x2 MIMO tech as well. USB Type-C port 2.0 for more elaborate direct connection.


Runs on latest Android Nougat 7.0 with Huawei EMUI 5.1 with HUAWEI Ultra Memory learning algorithm that anticipates app usage and manages RAM, so services used most often load faster and improves multitasking.

Fingerprint Sensor is now located at the front end and encased with glass. Smart Touch functionality is used to operate and navigate the device.

P10 has 3200mAh Battery and P10 Plus at 3750mAh. Supports Huawei SuperCharge for faster charging.

So any comments? Said to be launch this March! Pricing is as Follows:
Huawei P10 - 649 Euros
Huawei P10 Plus - 699 Euros
Huawei P10 Plus 6GB RAM/128GB Model - 799 Euros.

Huawei P10 Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
Huawei EMUI 5.1
5.1 inch FHD IPS Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Octa-core 4 x Cortex A73 2.4 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8 GHz
Huawei Kirin 960 CPU
Mali G71 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD
Dual Rear Cameras:
Leica Dual Camera 2.0
20MP monochrome sensor
12MP RGB color sensor
SUMMARIT-H lenses
f/2.2 aperture
PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Hybrid Auto Focus
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
2x Hybrid Zoom
4K Video Recording
Dual-tone Flash
8MP AF, F1.9 Leica
LTE 4.5G 4x4 MIMO / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi802.11ac/a/b/g/n, 2.4G / 5G,  2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS
NFC
USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors:
Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass, 
Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, IR
3200mAh Non-removable Battery
SuperCharge Charging
Dimension: Height 145.3 mm x Width 69.3 mm x Depth 6.98 mm
Weight: About 145g

Huawei P10 Plus Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
Huawei EMUI 5.1
5.5 inch QHD IPS Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Octa-core 4 x Cortex A73 2.4 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8 GHz
Huawei Kirin 960 CPU
Mali G71 GPU
4GB / 6GB RAM
64GB / 128GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD
Dual Rear Cameras:
Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro
20MP monochrome sensor
12MP RGB color sensor
SUMMARIT-H lenses
f/1.8 aperture
PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Hybrid Auto Focus
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
2x Hybrid Zoom
4K Video Recording
Dual-tone Flash
8MP AF, F1.9 Leica
LTE 4.5G 4x4 MIMO / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi802.11ac/a/b/g/n, 2.4G / 5G,  2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS
NFC
USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors:
Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass, 
Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, IR
3750mAh Non-removable Battery
SuperCharge Charging
Dimension Height 153.5 mm x Width 74.2 mm x Depth 6.98 mm
Weight: About 165g
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MWC 2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book gets introduced!

Samsung introduces new Galaxy Tab S 3 and Galaxy Book!



Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes in glass and metal encasing the 9.7 inch Super AMOLED Display that is optimized for entertainment with QXGA resolution supporting 4K Video playback as well as delivering great sounds as Samsung utilizes its new acquisition AKG to feature quad-stereo speakers. They also partnered with likes of Amazon and others to deliver rich HDR content.



Not just for movies but it can also take on games as well as productivity office suites. With Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. You can run just about anything even multitask.

Capture those moments with its 13MP AF Camera or take selfies or video chat with friends with its 5MP Front Camera.

WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS is covered aswell as supports LTE Cat 6 data internet connection.

Carries a 6000mAH battery and fast charging is supported.

This is Android Tablet so if you want a more productivity focus then Samsung Galaxy Book might be your answer.

The Samsung Galaxy Book is the latest ultraportable hybrid from Samsung in 10.6 inch and 12 inch variant.



You want more power then feel the force as this one is powered by Intel 7th Generation Processors with memory and storage options of 4GB RAM/64GB-128GB  for 10 inch while 4GB RAM+128GB / 8GB + 256GB SSD for 12 inch.

Like the Galaxy Tab 3 it features same connectivity features. Camera setupis different for 10 inch with 5MP FF Front Camera only and 12 inch model with 13MP AF Rear and 5MP Front Camera.

Samsung Galaxy Book runs on Windows 10 to your full pledge applications and office.

Build for productivity, Samsung Galaxy Book is for you.

Both Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book supports the Samsung SPen for more precise touch and pressure sensitivity for writing, doodling or more creative works. SPen is finally integrated to Windows 10 as well as Adobe Photoshop! Finally.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specifications
Android 7.0 Nougat
9.7 inch Super AMOLED QXGA (2048×1536) Display
Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
4GB RAM Memory
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via micro SD up to 256GB
LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
13MP AF Rear Camera
with LED Flash
VIDEO
Recording: 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
Playback: 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps
5.0MP Front Camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth® 4.2
GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO
USB 3.1(Type-C)
SENSORS:
Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor, Finger print Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geometric Sensor
6,000mAh, Fast Charging
DIMENSION: 237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm
WEIGHT - 429g(Wi-Fi) / 434g(LTE)
SAMSUNG SERVICES & APPLICATIONS:
Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6-inch and 12-inch)
Product Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6”
Windows 10
DISPLAY 10.6 inch TFT FHD (1920×1280) / 12″ Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440)
CHIPSET 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz
MEMORY 4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC
microSD up to 256GB
CAMERA 5MP FF
VIDEO Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps
Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @30fps
LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO,
Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE
GPS, GLONASS
SENSORS: Accelerometer, Hall, Light
BATTERY CAPACITY: 30.4W / up to 10hrs, Fast Charging
PORT - USB 3.1(Type-C), Micro SD

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Windows 10
12 inch Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440)
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
4GB RAM +128GB SSD / 8GB RAM +256GB SSD
microSD up to 256GB
13MP AF Rear Camera
Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps
Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @60fps
5MP Front Camera
LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO,
Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE
GPS, GLONASS
SENSORS: Accelerometer, Hall, Light
BATTERY CAPACITY: 39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging
Port USB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports, Micro SD

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MWC 2017 Nokia 3310 gets a revival!

HMD saves the best for last, revives Nokia 3310! for MWC 2017



The ever popular Nokia 3310 gets a revival and is invigorated with new life in new pebble roundish shape in four  colors - Warm Red, Dark Blue, Yellow, and Grey.



Features a 2.4” curved screen that is polarized for better sunlit readability. Just basic feature phone here so don't expect smartphone. Phone storage is just at 16 MB but you can put a MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32 GB.

Just 2G here for Calling and Texting. Basic camera feature as well at 2MP with LED Flash for those quick snaps. Features Headphone jack for your music and radio.



Will be available in Dual and Single Sim Models. Oh Snake Game has been revived for your enjoyment. Runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS.

Said to last 22hrs of Talktime / 1 Month Standby Time. What do you expect from a feature phone.

Charges via MicroUSB port so you can charge it off with powerbanks of today.

Am delighted to see this as I once own the old one. Talk about Throwback. Hopefully this is durable as the old one. Might get one for old time sake and for emergency kit purposes.

Priced for 49 Euros
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MWC 2017 Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 Announed! Specs Price Philippines

Other than the Global availability of Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 has been revealed!



Nokia 5 also comes with aluminum construction but with round corners differentiating itself from blocking Nokia 6. Features a 5.2 inch HD IPS protected by 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Internally, it is also powered by Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core Processor but comes only at 2GB RAM and 16GB flash storage (Expandable Via MicroSD). Features a 13MP Rear Camera with PDAF at 1.12um, f/2 supported dual tone flash. Front Camera is at 8MP also at 1.12um, f/2 but FOV 84 degrees. Comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and supports USB-OTG. LTE Cat 4 is available for fast internet connectivity. Packs NXP TFA9891 smart audio amplifier for enhanced sounds. Carries a 3000mAh integrated battery. Priced for 189 Euros.



If you want a more affordable offering then, Nokia 3 is for you. Nokia 3 is not full metal as it makes use of polycarbonate body encased only in aluminum frame. Houses a 5 inch HD IPS Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, of course. This one though, makes use of Mediatek MT6737 Quad-core clocked at 1.3Ghz. Same memory and storage - 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal. Connections are also that of Nokia 5. No amplifiers here as it has only single speaker for audio. Rear Camera is at 8MP AF at 1.12um and f/2 backed up by LED flash. Front camera is also at 8MP. A 2650mAh non-removable battery said to power the device. Is budget offering by HMD at 139 Euros.

They both run Android Nougat 7.0 and is said to carry Google Playstore and Assistant as well as promise for Monthly Update.

Both are said for Global Release at 2nd Quarter of this Year.

So what you think Geeks? Will you switch back to Nokia?

Nokia 5 specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.2 inch HD IPS LCD display
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core Processor
Adreno 505 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
13MP rear camera
1.12um, f/2.0 Aperture
Dual Tone LED flash
8MP front camera
1.12um, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degrees Wide Angle
4G Cat 4 LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
Fingerprint scanner
NXP TFA9891 Smart Audio Amplifier
3000mAh non-removable battery

Nokia 3 specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.0 inch HD IPS LCD display
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
1.3 Quad-Core Processor
Mediatek MT6737
Mali-T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
8MP rear camera
1.12um, f/2.0 Aperture
LED flash
8MP front camera
1.12um, f/2.0 aperture, 84-degrees Wide Angle
4G Cat 4 LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
Fingerprint scanner
2650mAh non-removable battery
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

MWC 2017 LG G6 Gets Unveiled

LG unveils their latest flagship - G6!



Out with plastic and in with glass, LG G6 comes in with glass body with metallic frame for aesthetic advantage and durability. Sports a 5.7 inch QHD+ FullVision display (2,880 x 1,440) with an 18:9 screen "perfect aspect ratio" Univisium and LG claims immersive cinematic viewing experience and a more unique and usable screen. Dolby Vision and HDR 10 is support for more enhanced visuals. Consumers wished for big screen but portable and so LG listened and made the G6 fit a 5.7 inch screen into 5.2 inch smartphone. Comes with minimalist design in Ice Platinum, Astro Black and Mystic White and is IP68 water and Dust Resistant. Oh Gorilla Glass 3 serves protection for front panel while the rear is Gorilla Glass 5.



Powering the device is Snapdragon 821 with 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. You can expand storage even more via MicroSD. Well hopefully we do get the 64GB model that is said to be available in some Asian Countries.



LG is sticking to their Dual Camera Setup with standard 71-degrees angle and one wide angle 125-degree both at 13MP. Front Camera is at 5MP with 100-degree wide angle lens. Guess you can fit more view as well as people in your photos and videos.

To compliment it entertainment grade qualities, it has been equipped with Quad DACs for high definition sound.



It will have complete set of connectivity from advance WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as well as LTE. Make of USB-Type C port and don't worry 3.5mm audio jack still here to stay with LG LG G6.


LG G6 runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with an updated UI fitted for 18:9 aspect ration. The new UI introduces a Lanscape Mode giving you two perfect square view to work with your applications. This also applies with Square Cam UI that offers new camera modes.


Battery is at 3300mAh non-removable and supports Quick Charge 3.0.

No Word Yet on its Price and Availability... Will update soon as get hold of information.

So what you think?

LG G6 Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi) Display 
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB or 64GB UFS 2.0 Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 2TB
13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°) Rear Camera
Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac 
Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
GPS
NFC 
USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Dolby Vision™ / HDR10
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
Battery: 3,300mAh Non-removable
Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0
Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Weight: 163g
Colors: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
Other: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Arsenal Devices Arrives with VR One, Power One and Deca One

Arsenal officially takes off starting with their new VR Ready smartphone - VR One.

Arsenal Devices Official


Arsenal VR One

Arsenal VR One in an all-metal built with blockish-type aesthetics accented with antenna lines. Sports a 5.2 inch Full HD LTPS Display made by JDI offering quality grade visuals that is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Comes in Silver and Black Models.

Arsenal VR One Pitch Black

Arsenal VR One Metallic Silver


Looking inside, Arsenal is powered by Mediatek 6753 Octa-Core Processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. Makes use of ARM Mali T720-MP3 GPU. This internal setup is not entirely new which is more on power efficiency rather than performance. Antutu registered at 37K mark. See here:

Arsenal VR One Antutu
Antutu and Sensor Credit to ronnotthedj

Has near complete connectivity from WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Ultra fast LTE is support for both sim slots. *Supports USB-OTG but you need to install thrid party app (ES Explorer) to transfer in between files from internal to external. Has complete set of sensors from proximity, light, e-compass and gyroscrope. Arsenal is VR focused and with this it offers a CardVR Box which is portable and collapsible cardboard vr.

Arsenal Card VR


To compliment its VR qualities, Arsenal has put a Dirac HiFi audio chip for high definition sounds.
Runs on Android Marshmallow and seems to be near stock. Offer Fingerprint Sensor for personalize security.

Arsenal VR One Camera


Arsenal VR One is equipped with 13MP Rear camera with Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL Sensor at f/2.2 aperture while its front camera is at 8MP Wide Angle with an OmniVision ov8858 sensor at f/2.4 aperture. Just basic camera here offering panorama and hdr mode with gesture shot while for video it does have EIS. Here are teaser camera shots.

Does take detail shot though i find its focusing need some tweaking.

Selfie is just ok but I see some graininess. With this, VR One might struggle in low light.

Battery is at 2800mAh Battery. 2A charging via its propriety charger.


Other than VR One, Arsenal is set to launch two other smartphones.

Arsenal Power One
Arsenal Power One


One is the Heavy Duty - Arsenal Power One with 5.5 inch Full HD IPS Display. Powered by 1.5GHz Octa-Core Mediatek MT6750T with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. Has 16MP  Camera with Samsung 3P3 Sensor and 8MP Front-facing Wide Camera. It is a dual-sim handset and will have USB Type C direct connectivity. Battery capaticity is 5000mAh which should give you hours of battery life that last for days.

Arsenal Deca One
Arsenal Deca One


If you want a flagship grade, then Arsenal Deca One might be for you. Comes with massive 5.7 inch QuadHD Display in 2.5D glasswith AS Coating protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Bigger screen for entertainment grade viewing pleasure.It is powered by Mediatek Deca-Core MT6797 with Mali-T880 Graphics supported with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. Will also carry USB Type-C port for faster data transfer and charging. Battery is at 3400mAh.

Arsenal VR One retails for 11,990 Pesos and is exclusively distributed via one2shop.com.

See Listing Here:



Arsenal Power One and Deca One will soon follow. Said to be release end of this Quarter.

Arsenal VR One Specs:
Android Marshmallow 6.0
5.2 inch Full HD JDI LTPS Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.3GHz Octa-Core Processor
Mediatek MT6753
Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD up to 128GB
13MP Rear Camera
f/2.2 Samsung ISOCELL S5K3M2
with Natural Spectrum LED Flash
8MP 84-degree Wide Angle Front Camera
OmniVision OV8858 Sensor
3.5mm Audio Jack
Dirac HiFi audio chip
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Dual SIM / Dual Standby Micro Sim
WiFi a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, aGPS, GLONASS
MicroUSB port
*USB-OTG
Fingerprint Scanner
2800mAh Non-Removable Battery

Arsenal Power One Specs:
Android Nougat 7.0
5.5 inch Full HD IPS Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5 Octa-Core Processor
MT6750T Mediatek
Mali-T860 MP2
4GB RAM
64GB Internal Storage
16MP Rear Camera
f/2.0 Samsung 3P3
with Natural Spectrum LED Flash
8MP 84-degree Wide Angle Front Camera
3.5mm Audio Jack
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Dual SIM / Dual Standby Micro Sim
WiFi a/b/g/n, Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS, aGPS, GLONASS
USB Type C port
*USB-OTG
Fingerprint Scanner
5000mAh Non-Removable Battery

Arsenal Deca One Specs:
Android Nougat 7.0
5.7 inch Quad HD IPS Display
2.5D Glass with AS coating
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.0 GHz Deca-Core Processor
MT6797T Mediatek
Mali-T880 MP4
4GB RAM
64GB Internal Storage
Expandable Via MicroSD up to 128GB
16MP Rear Camera
f/2.0 Samsung 3P3 Sensor
with Natural Spectrum LED Flash
8MP 84-degree Wide Angle Front Camera
3.5mm Audio Jack
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Dual SIM / Dual Standby Micro Sim
WiFi a/b/g/n, Dual Band
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, aGPS, GLONASS
USB Type C port
*USB-OTG
Fingerprint Scanner
3400mAh Non-Removable Battery
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Ultimate Gaming Hub High Grounds Café by TNC Opens Plus Predator 21x Unleashed!

A New Gaming Hub has risen! Located in Quezon City entertainment capital, High Grounds Café operated by Top Gaming Cafe brand TheNet.com (TNC) is now open. Aims to attract gaming enthusiast and professionals to experience the country's first and only fully branded gaming Cafe powered by Predator.



TNC.com owner Eric Redulfin said High Grounds Café breaks the barriers in what used to be Internet-surfing-only cyber cafes. “The environment now is totally different in terms of cyber cafés. What used to be just for Internet surfing and browsing metamorphosed into complete full-fledged gaming centers. Of course the Internet is still there but gaming now takes the spotlight and the attention of game-loving and esports aficionados in the country.”

High Grounds Café is the best battleground that can accommodate hundreds of players at any given time. Offers the best gaming experience as they carry best gaming desktops courtesy of Predator - Predator G1 and Predator G3.



To give you a brief of what these predators can do. Predator G1 is powered by Intel 6th Gen 6700 Processor with 32GB DDR4 RAM and 3TB HDD / 256GB SSD accompanied with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5 Graphics. Predator G3, on the other hand carries the same processor but carries only 16GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB HDD / 128GB SSD Storage while utilizing NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 at 3GB GDDR5 Graphics. These killer internal specifications guarantees you silky smooth game play for any gaming titles you choose to conquer.

To level up the gaming experience, visuals will be on a 24-inch Full HD Predator XB241H monitor with NVIDIA G Sync tech with its no-tear and less-stutter performance.

Gamers can also enjoy snacks and eat their meal during their break or celebrate after a triumphant win over their competition.



Redulfin bared that High Grounds Café will also be the perfect breeding ground of future Filipino esports stars who can give esports players from other countries a run for their money. “The Philippines is a young entrant in the global esports arena. Compared to other gaming countries, I could say we’re behind but that was 2-5 years ago. Now, even if we started competing only last year in tournaments abroad, we gained much attention already with the recent triumph of the TNC Pro Team during WESG,” he said.

The TNC Pro Team composed of members Marco Polo “Raven” Fausto, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Samson Solomon “Sam_H” Hidalgo, Timothy “Tims” Randrup, and Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, made history by becoming the first Filipino grand champions at the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2016 Defense of the Ancients (DotA) 2 competition taking home a whopping prize of US$800,000 (roughly Php40 million) after defeating the Cloud9 team from Denmark in the finals match.

Redulfin and team manager Paulo Sy both admitted it’s tough to maintain a competitive team that should be well trained and funded. But with the arrival of the Predator desktops at High Grounds, they know that more and more esports “athletes” or gamers will have full access to powerful PCs that can deliver the best for leisure or competitive gaming.

“We are glad that TNC decided to use Predator desktops as their only gaming rigs at High Grounds Café. It just goes to show that Predator remains to be the only preferred gaming PCs by serious esports competitors who only want the best with the most premium components found inside, those that won’t conk out in the heat of the game any time of the day. Esports is serious stuff and is ultra-competitive that needs only the best PC for gameplay, and Predator is definitely it, without question,” explains Clark Gurden, Predator Brand Ambassador, Predator Headquarters.

For his part, Jerome Matti, NVIDIA Consumer Sales Lead, Philippines, said: “We build the ultimate platform for gamers. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1060 GPUs are based on our most advanced Pascal architecture that delivers amazing speed and power efficiency, plus innovative new gaming technologies. And our advanced G-SYNC monitors are designed to give gamers incredibly smooth, tear-free gameplay. Together, they redefine what makes a perfect platform for the new generation of content. And with Acer’s exquisite craftsmanship, we are able to bring the world’s most advanced platform to the Philippines’ biggest iCafe, High Grounds powered by TNC. We are thrilled to see more and more GeForce PC gamers in the Philippines!”



To create more excitement, Predator also unveiled their new gaming monstrosity - Predator 21x! Sports a Curved 21 inch Wide FHD IPS Display encased in killer design accented with led lighting thats exudes total awesomeness! Powerful internals with Intel Kaby Lake 7th Gen Processor accompanied by two GTX GeForce 1080 at 16GB GDDR5X Graphics supported by up to 64GB DDR4 Memory and 1TB HDD / 512GB SSD! Surely this laptop is designed to slay the competition! and of course cater to your gaming needs. No Price yet as of the moment but will update as soon as it arrives.

Be sure to check High Grounds out with your Gaming Buddies, Geeks. Will update you when Predator 21x is officially available in the market.

For more about the Predator gaming system, go to the Predator Philippines Facebook page - Predator Philippines.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL Review Price Specs Philippines

Geeks! Here is our review of Asus Zenfone 3 Laser!

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review


Comes in simple box that slides out and you are welcomed with the metal clad Asus Zenfone 3 Laser. Looking inside the compartment, you will find manuals, warranty, ejector pin, charger, data cable, and headset with replacements buds.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Package


In terms of design, I mostly prefer its metallic construction compared to glass-totting Zenfone 3 as when it falls you only have risk of dents than a broken glass. Frame hugs the 2.5D Curved Contoured glass for its 5.5 Full HD inch Display and space is used properly bezels are home to capacitive keys.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Front Back

Top part of Zenfone 3 laser lies the 3.5mm audio jack and Microphone while on it bottom lies the MicroUSB port, another microphone, and speaker grills. Volume Rocker and Power button are on the left side while the right side is the compartment for hybrid dual sim / microSD slot. The rear camera is protruding but sensors on the sides are level.


The 5.5 Full HD Display is bright and gives off right color reproduction although need to max out brightness during direct sunlight. It is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 which also assure you it won't break or gets scratch from minor bumps or scrapes.

Powering the device is Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU accompanied by 32GB Internal storage and 4GB RAM. You might think this is more on the entry level to midrange specs but it does deliver acceptable performance in gaming. We played NBA 2017 in high settings and it was somewhat smooth with less lag compared to its competitors with Kirin and Mediatek processors.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Antutu


Though it does have the capaticity to run system at optimal levels, the Asus ZenUI is flawed. We have experienced lags even with navigation through the device. Even at 4gb ram, it fails to manage Multitasking between Apps. The ZenUI now has less bloatwares but needs more system optimization. Wished they introduce new features like multiview mode as well as change dpi. ZenUI does offer Mobile and Power Management Tools, Gesture controls and customization. Fingerprint is good and responsive and will sure provide you a personalize security.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZenUI


Since this is part of Laser line up, we expected it to be camera-centric and indeed Zenfone 3 Laser delivered great outputs whether rear camera and front camera. With an updated tri-focusing system, it locks at an instance at your subject. Colors are accurately measured with its color correction sensor. With its Manual Mode you can do wonders even astrophotography as it has ISO sensitivity 3200 and slow shuttter speed to 32 seconds. Here are samples shots:

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Camera Sample
Focus Test. Zenfone 3 Laser focusing is great as you can see foreground or background elements are sharp and well focused. Colors are on point with good exposure thanks to color correction sensor.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Camera Sample
Whether in daylight or night it captures great detail and has nice dynamic range.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Camera Sample
With Manual Mode, get creative and get that vision translated into reality.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Camera Sample
Even Selfies are so so good as it does offer Auto Focus for Front Camera.


Asus Zenfone 3 Laser comes with regular set of connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS as well as 4G LTE for ultra-fast data internet connection. USB-OTG is also supported so you can transfer data or connect usb peripherals via direct connection. Comes with complete set of Sensors including Gyroscope for AR and  VR. There is a issue with data connection, if your network is weak or slow, you will experience ghost touch and sometimes facebook fails and system reboots. We don't know if this is with our unit. I thinks it is a firmware bug and hopefully Asus will address this. Oh nearly forgot, it is dual sim handset but if you need more storage then you need to sacrifice a sim slot to make room for that microSD slot.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Ports

It is also a good entertainment device as it packs good set of speakers delivering load and concise sound that is enhanced with NXT Smart AMP Tech and Asus SonicMaster 3.0.

Battery life is just right for its size as with moderate use you get through the day but with heavy data and games you will be charging twice a day. This lies the problem, it charges slow and it takes four hours to get to full. Wished Asus let it support  fast charging or 2A charging. Guess they needed to sacrifice  something to get price at reasonable budget levels.

What we liked about the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser is its great solid metal built, acceptable performance from dedicated internal hardware and of course its camera that takes amazingly detailed,sharp and rich shots. Our disappoint lies with software and charging. Software because ZenUI bugs that limits and under performs task even with decent hardware. A software update must fix these bugs otherwise it undermines the experience of the user. Charging is another thing where at this age, Asus should support fast charging with their units. Overall, I still would recommend Asus Zenfone 3 Laser for its entertainment and photography-centric qualities.

Alternatives to Asus Zenfone 3 Laser would be its siblings Asus Zenfone 3 Max, Oppo F1S and Huawei GR5 2017.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser is now available and retails for 11,995 Pesos.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL
Android 6.0  Marshmallow
ASUS ZenUI 2.0
5.5 Inch Full HD 1080p IPS Display
Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core Processor
Adreno 505
4GB RAM
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD (Hybrid Slot)
13MP Rear Camera
Sony IMX 214 Sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P Largan Lens, 3-axis EIS, Manual Mode
Full HD Video Recording
Dual Real-Tone LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
f/2.0 aperture
Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual LTE (Hybrid Slot)
LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth V 4.2 +A2DP +AVRCP +HID +PAN +OPP
GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BDSS
MicroUSB 2.0, Supports USB-OTG
3.5mm audio jack
5-Magnet Speakers
ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
NXP Smart AMP technology
FM Radio
Sensors:
Accelerator/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity sensor/
Hall sensor/Ambient light sensor/RGB sensor/Fingerprint
3000mAh Lithium Battery

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lenovo Unleashes Legion Gaming Lineup Price Specs Philippines

With the rise of popularity of Gaming Sports, Lenovo is keen to sway hardcore gamers with their Legion line.



Lenovo organized a two-day gaming convention that happened last weekend Jan 28-29 held at SM North Edsa Annex Activity Center  that allowed avid gamers to play League of Legends (LoL), one of most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games by Garena in Southeast Asia.

Battling for dominance will be 12 teams from participating schools: De La Salle University, DLSU-College of Saint Benilde, Adamson University, National University, AMA University - Quezon City Campus, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Far Eastern University and among others.



Gamers were also given a chance to face-off against celebrities such as Kristoffer Martin, Jack Reid, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Alex Diaz and Jerome Ponce. Radio DJs, Nikko Ramos and Joyce Pring played host for Legion by Lenovo Event.

"Lenovo Legion is dedicated to our community of gamers, and their passion for gaming," said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager for Lenovo Philippines. "And by introducing Legion through this gaming convention, we hope to grow such a community - where local gamers can support each other in the world of gaming, and improve camaraderie online."


The convention also serves as take-off point of Lenovo Legion Gaming line such as gaming laptops - Lenovo Legion Y520 and Ideapad Y910 and Desktop Gaming with IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. The Lenovo Legion series offers high definition visuals with amazing sound system that is powered by Intel matched with Nvidia GeForce graphics so offering stunning realism and thrilling performance - top grade gaming experience.



Lenovo Legion Y520 comes in 15.6 FHD IPS Display in carbonfiber accented with Red illuminated Gaming Controls with slick bends. Powered by Intel i7 Kaby Lake Processor with NVIDIA GTX 1050 GDDR5 4GB Graphics that could run games in 1080p and 1440p display. You won't worry about memory or storage as it has 8GB DDR4 and 1TB SATA HDD plus 256GBSSD. Packs Harman Kardon Speakers with Dolby Premium Audio Technology. Nerve Sense, lets you customize various settings - adjust keyboard lighting, enable/disble touchpad, keys for playing as wwell as control sound  settings. Extreme Cooling System also keeps things cool when things gets heated up and exciting. Livestream your sessions to your social media also via Nerve Sense.



Another laptop is the Ideapad Y910 that is future-proof vitual-reality ready. Sports a huge 17.3 inch FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display that delivers wide viewing experience. Powering the laptop is Intel 6th Generation i7-6820HK Processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 coupled with sick 64GB DDR4 RAM Memory and 1TB HDD + 512SSD. Get instant boost with One Key Turbo. Comes in RGB Mechanical keyboard that not only rocks in looks but also feels good press. To compliment its big display, JBL Speakers with Dolby Theater with subwoofer for an immersive sound experience that makes you feel you are inside the game itself. Killer WLAN Ethernet E2400 assures you stable internet connection to keep you online.



Finally we move on to desktop Legion with Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. It is small and portable machine in killer design decked shades of matte grey polycarbonate accented with Legion Logo that glows. Has built-in carrying handle so you could carry it and easily set up for all-nighter or weekend fun with your friends.



Looking inside, it packs Intel Core i7 6th Generation (6700) supported with NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 GDDR5 8GB Graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB + 128GB SSD Storage. Also features Killer WiFi AC 1535 2X2 connectivity. This IdeaCentre is best paired with Lenovo 27 inch Curved Panel Y27g Monitor, Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Precision Mouse and Surround Sound Headset.

So far the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop is the first Legion to be available in the Market with retail price of 81,990 Pesos.

Lenovo Legion Y520 is set to be release in February and Ideapad Y910 will also be available this 1st quarter of the year (2017).

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB* Specs
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9; IPS; Anti-Glare
Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
Memory: 8GB but Up to 16 GB DDR4; 2 x SODIMM Slots
Storage: 256 GB PCIe SSD or 1 TB HDD
Audio: 2 x 2W Harman™ Certified Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium
WLAN & Bluetooth®: 1 x 1 WiFi 802.11 ac or 2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1 Combo
LAN: 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet
Ports
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI™
Audio Jack
Microphone Jack
RJ45 LAN
4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Battery Life: Up to 4-Hour 3 Cell; 45 WHr Li-Polymer Battery
Dimensions (W x D x H):  (mm) : 380 x 265 x 25.8 / (inches) : 14.96" x 10.43" x 1.01"
Weight: Starting at 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)


Lenovo IDEAPAD Y910 Specs
Form Factor: Clamshell Notebook with 135° Hinge
External Materials: Black Aluminum with Cross Hairline Brush
Keyboard / Touchpad: 
Multicolor Mechanical Backlight Keyboard / Touchpad with Multicolor Backlight Ring
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 16:9, Anti-Glare
Processor: 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor
Discrete Graphics: Up to 8 GB VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080M
One Key Turbo
Instant Overclocking Functionality
Memory: Up to 64 GB DDR4, 4 x SODIMM Slots
Storage
Up to 1 TB HDD SATA3
Up to 512 GB + 512 GB SSD PCIe RAID 0
ODD: External DVD/Blu-ray Disc™ USB 2.0 ODD(Optional)
Webcam / Microphone: 720p with Internal Dual-Array Digital Microphones
Audio: 2 x 2.0W JBL® Speakers and 1 x 3.0W Subwoofer Dolby Audio™ Premium
WLAN: Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535
LAN: Killer™ Ethernet E2400
Bluetooth®: Bluetooth® 4.1
Ports
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0 (1 x always-on charging)
Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Audio Jack
Microphone Jack
HDMI™ 1.4b
RJ45 LAN
DisplayPort™
6-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC-Plus, SDIO)
Battery: **Up to 3.5 Hours (6 Cell, 90 WHr) Li-Polymer Battery
PSU: Up to 230W
Dimensions (W x D x H): (mm) : 425 x 315 x 36 / (inches) : 16.73" x 12.4" x 1.42"
Weight: Starting at ~10.1 lbs (~4.6 kg)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y710 Cube Specs
Windows 10 Home
Processor: Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Graphics: Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080; 8 GB
Memory: 16GB but Up to 32 GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128GB GB SSD
WLAN
Killer™ LAN / WiFi 10/100/1000M
Connectors
1 x HDMI™
1 x VGA
Rear Ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x D x H) : (inches) : 15.48" x 9.93" x 12.38" / (mm) : 393.3 x 252.3 x 314.5
Weight: Starting at 16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
Accessory
Xbox One™ Wireless Controller/Receiver(Optional)

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