Friday, December 16, 2016

TopApp New Digital Service Hub for Deals, Promos, Apps and eWallet

Developed by UpMobile International Ventures, Inc., TopApp is a digital services hub that taps into various technologies and electronic businesses through smartphones to serve the lifestyle needs of its users, like reloading your airtime credits, paying your bills, making purchases online, and availing exclusive discounts and promos.

Built with the intention of empowering Filipino smartphone users, TopApp can turn any compatible device into a tool for improving one’s workflow and increasing one’s comfort with its three features:

TopApp Credit is an eWallet service that lets users do a number of things like purchasing airtime load purchase, online bills payment, and e-commerce integration. TopApp Credit also rewards users with exclusive discounts and promos, giving it an immediate edge over the nascent competition.

TopApp Zone is an extensive repository of mobile apps, some of which aren’t found in Google Play Store. It's an exclusive mobile app source where TopApp Credit can be used as a payment option.

Finally, TopApp Deals and Promos is where discounts and various offers from Partnered Merchants will be made available for TopApp users.It works seamlessly with TopApp Credit and it will rely on ads and partnerships to best serve the needs of the TopApp userbase.

TopApp is currently preinstalled in Torque Mobile phones and tablets. It can also be downloaded and installed on other devices via the Google Play store via

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Surprise! Heaven Sent Christmas with Power Mac Center

Who doesn’t like surprises? Especially when it just happens when you least expect it. This holiday season, Power Mac Center is giving wonderful surprises to everyone who happens to be in their store when the clock strikes 7PM.

As a form of thanksgiving to shoppers, “Heaven Sent” will happen every day in select Power Mac Center Metro Manila stores until January 1, 2017.

Last week, unsuspecting customers of Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3 were treated to a cup of premium hot chocolate to warm the rather chilly December night and chase the holiday stress away and. Prior to that, Christmas cookies were given away to spread holiday cheer.

“It was a small gesture but it felt extremely good to see their smiles when they received the surprise. This season is all about giving, so while they are in our store to find gifts to give their loved ones, we, in turn, will make them feel extra special and give them a little token of appreciation for supporting Power Mac Center for the past 22 years,” said Joey Alvarez, Marketing Director of Power Mac Center.

Be sure to check out these Power Mac Center retail stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider branches: Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, and Northeast Square Greenhills.

So what are you waiting for? Complete your holiday shopping list at a Power Mac Center store and experience a heaven sent surprise from the country’s premier Apple reseller!
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Huawei Opens New SM San Lazaro Concept Store

Leading Smartphone maker, Huawei, opened a new retail concept Experience at SM City San Lazaro, Manila. The newly opened branch is the first in the city of Manila and the 44th in the country.

SI 3.0, the design blueprint of the Huawei SM San Lazaro store is guided by four traits - simple, premium, warm, and comfortable. The new design is marked with wider spaces and lighter ventilation promising an enhanced and more welcoming customer experience.

“Huawei continues to prove to be a game changer in the smartphone industry this year, and we have big plans to take advantage of this momentum. Our high-end premium phones such as the P9 and Mate 8 have been the drivers of this smashing success. As such, we would like to extend this premium, high-quality identity to consumer experience at our stores,” shares Andy Fang, Country Head at Huawei Philippines.

So what you waiting for? Go and check out the latest offerings from Huawei in confortable environment.

To know more about the new concept store at SM City San Lazaro, Huawei products and other exciting freebies, you may visit

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Shopping with Shopee!

Score holiday deals with Shopee! New Shopping App that took Southeast Asia by Storm where everyone can browse, shop and sell. Tailored for making online shopping easy, secure, and fuss-free.

With the different holiday offers and activities lined up for Christmas shoppers to enjoy, Shopee, the largest and fastest-growing mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, stands as one of the best solutions for Filipinos who are shopping for Christmas gifts.

The Shopee Christmas Time celebration continues with 1,200 Items at P120 & Below. Users get to enjoy selected deals from multiple categories! Another sale to watch out is Fa-la-la-Flash Sale, where will be able to enjoy discounts starting at 50% off for 12 selected items everyday from different categories such as Health & Beauty, Fashion, Mobiles & Gadgets, among others. Shopee is also offering the Beat the Sunrise Sale for late shoppers, offering discounts starting at 50% off across all product categories.

Shopee’s big-name brands are also offering exclusive sales with Better Than The Mall. Beauty lovers will enjoy discounts from brands such as I Heart Makeup, Organic Surge, Ciracle and Makeup Revolution. Fashionistas, on the other hand, will enjoy discounted prices from brands such as CLN and Unisilver Time. For parents, aunts and uncles looking for the perfect gifts for their children, nephews and nieces will be able to seize the discounts from brands such as Disney, Winx, Messy Bessy, Big & Small Co., and more.

“We highly encourage Filipinos to spend more time with their loved ones this Christmas, and one of the best ways to do that is to shop conveniently through Shopee. With an app that is easy to use, combined with the great deals we have in store for our consumers, Filipinos will have fewer things to worry about as they enjoy this holiday season,” says Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business at Shopee Philippines.

Watch the Shopee Video to know more!

Shopee offers Free Shipping nationwide with Cash-On-Delivery as a payment option as well. For more details about Shopee Christmas Time celebration, you may visit

Shopee is available on the App Store and Google Play for free.
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Power Mac Center iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 Grand Launch.

Premier Apple partner Power Mac Center organized a grand launching event for the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as the latest Series2 Apple Watch  at midnight of November 11, 2016 held at Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

Celebrities and brand ambasssadors graced the event - Champ Lui Pio, Director Brillante Mendoza, Chienna Filomeno, Jeric Teng, Marc Nelson, Jay Contreras, and Raimund Marasigan.

Apple fans started lining up for the latest iPhone 7 very early in the afternoon as the first buyers would get exclusive gifts. First 22 customers to buy an iPhone 7 would get 7,000 Pal Mabuhay Miles, Adam Elements iKlips iOS Storage, UAG Rugged Case, thecoopidea lightning cable, Whoosh cleaning kit, Belkin Screen Protector and Bobino cable organizer. Buyers of the Series 2 Apple Watch would also get gifts such as 4,500 Pal Mabuhay Miles, Spigen Protector and thecoopidea mount station. While waiting, musical stylings with sync session created a party vibe.

As soon as the time strike 12 Midnight, Power Mac Center opens its doors and lucky customers got first dibs on the latest iPhone  7 and New Series 2 Apple Watch.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is Now Available with Power Mac Center. Get the latest iPhone from the most trusted dealer of Apple Products. iPhone 7 is price at 37,990 for 32GB, 43,990 for 128GB, and 49,990 for 256GB. As for iPhone 7 Plus, 32GB cost 44,990, 128GB 50,990 and 256GB for 56,990.

The New Series 2 Apple Watch is now being offered in stylish bands, leather and stainless steel as well as Nike and Ceramic Cases. Series  2 Apple Watch is priced for 20,990 for 38mm while the 42mm at 22,490. Apple Watch Edition is priced for 69,990 for 38mm and 72,990 for 42mm.

You could check them out at Power Mac Center near you. Demo units are readily available so you could test and see for yourself what iPhone 7 has to offer, same goes to what the new series 2 Apple Watch.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PLDT partners with Alcatel to Deliver Kids Smartwatch through Telpad Promo

Parents can now keep track of their kiddos through the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch for an additional P199 per month in Telpad plan

We are always concerned with the safety and security of our children, especially when we are not with them. We never fail to think of them; wondering of their activities during the day, contemplating if their journey back home is safe and sound. With breakthroughs in technology, it is now possible to track your children when you are not with them. Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL communication has developed its newest product that saves you from worry of your kid’s safety and protection.

Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch is an innovative security smartwach that children can wear. Just download the MOVETIME Track & Talk app to connect your smartphone to your kid’s watch. The app enables you to track your kids through their smartwatch anytime and anywhere you are. You can also pre-set the safe zones for your little one.

PLDT, the leading telco and digital services provider in the country, is offering this to their subscribers through its PLDT HOME unit. For an additional P199 per month on top your Telpad plan, you can already have the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch and have your kids wear your peace of mind.

The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch has the following features that add security and safety to your child’s well-being:

Geo-location- Using a blend of GPS, GSM, and Wi-Fi, you can easily locate your kids within 90 seconds. With this feature, you are assured of their safety by getting to know every place they go. You can even track their pace, activities and get statistics. By knowing where they run and go, you are saved from worry and anxiety.

Set a safe place- This feature warns you immediately when your kids enter or leave a pre-set safe zone. By setting a safe place, you are assured that they are within the bounds of their comfort zone, thus become protected from unwanted areas that may pose risk to their protection.

Alert Notifications- With alert notifications, you get instant notices on your smartphone. You don’t need to check on your phone minute by minute, the notifications will alert you of your kids’ activities. In this way, you can attend to matters in the office or at home without the hassle of checking on your phone every now and then.

Send voice message- This feature allows you and your assigned family members to call your kids to check on them and remind them of stuff to do or things to remember. You can also send voice messages if they cannot answer your call. And enjoy conversations with them anytime of the day and feel more connected to them. And in turn, your child can call up to 10 assigned numbers.

The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch also have other impressive features that you will surely love. It comes with a touch button that your kids can easily operate. It has a contact list that can save all family contact numbers, so that you kid can easily scroll and call if they need to.

The watch also comes in cool and funky colors, blue and orange that your kids will adore. Its battery life can go as long as four days on stand-by time. It comes with a flexible and durable structure, and is water and dust proof.

But on top of all these amazing features is the assurance that you stay connected with your kids and secure their safety. The MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch helps connect and secure families with the help of digital innovations.

The upgraded Telpad plan comes with PLDT Smart Call All Sim with the inclusion of 60 mins call to Smart, Sun, and Talk N’ Text and 60 mobile data. Telpad plan starts at P1849 and comes with the landline, Home DSL, and Telpad unit.

Get the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch for your kids now and safeguard their protection today visit For more information about MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch, go to Alcatel Philippines Facebook page
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Asus Zenfone Go 6.9 ZB690KG Appears! Specs Price Philippines

Look what we have here a Tablet-sized Smartphone - Zenfone Go ZB690KG. Coming in with a large 6.9 inch HD (1024 x 600) IPS display with ASUS TruVivid technology package in ergonomic design with rounded corners and decorative metallic frame NCVM coated.

Powering the Zenfone Go ZB690KG Phone Slash Tablet is a Qualcomm 200 Quad-Core Processor coupled with 1GB RAM for memory and 8GB Internal Storage that can be expanded via MicroSD

For the Philippine Market, it will be have the 8MP Rear Camera Variant supported with LED Flash. Front camera will be at 5MP to cater for your selfies and video chat needs.

This device is a Dual Sim and Dual Standby that supports 3G connectivity on both sim although one sim is assigned for your default internet connectivity. WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS remains available. Yes, this has phone and messaging functionalities.

This Zenfone go carries just the basic sensors - E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and G-Sensor. Carries High-Powered Speaker and has two built-in Microphone for Audio.

Carries a 3480mAh Battery that is quoted to last 3G standby time of up to 735 hours, 3G Talktime Up to 20 hours and Website browsing of Up to 16 hours.

Found this one listed with Asus Website... Seems they are expanding and updating their Zenfone Go line up. This may yet be their budget phone-tablet offering. If they would release it this yuletide season, this would make it to christmas wishlist and shopping carts. Will update if and when it hits the Philippine Market officially.

and look what we have here! It is now up for Pre-Order with Argomall! Priced for 4,995 Pesos!

Asus Zenfone Go 6.9 ZB690KG

Asus Zenfone Go ZB690KG Specs
Android 5.1 Lollipop
6.9 inch HD 1024 x 600 pixels IPS Display
Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 Processor
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD
8MP Rear Camera
f/2.0 aperture
LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
f/2.0 aperture
Dual Sim Dual Sttandby
WCDMA / 3G WCDMA: Band: 1/2/5/8 / 2G 850/900/1800/1900
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth V 4.0 +A2DP +HID +PAN +OPP
Build-in High Quality Speaker
Build in two Microphones
3480mAh Battery

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Infinix Hot S Full Review Price Specs Philippines

Well I Guess Infinix Listened and Hot S is now only 5,990 Pesos! especially for Lazada Christmas Sale Till December 12, 2016.

Look here:

Here is another smartphone offering from Infinix! - Hot S!

Infinix Hot S is more handy smartphone that exudes elegant design in sleek metallic finish. Up front you could see selfie camera, navigation capacitive keys and the 5.2 inch HD 720p IPS Display. Screen size is just right with enough brightness and vibrance for movies, games and social media browsing.

Oh here is quick unboxing video. Package includes Unit, Charger, Data Cable, In-Ear Headset, Sim Card Ejector  Pin, Manuals and warranty card.

Inside, Infinix Hot S is powered by Mediatek MT6753 Octa-Core Processor with Mali-T720 GPU complimented with 3GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. You can expand storage but you need to sacrifice dual sim functionality as Hot S has a hybrid sim microsd slot. Upon first boot up, you get at least 10GB usable storage. With regards to performance, navigating the XOS UI was smoother, responsive and fluid. Though it is a different story when it comes to heavy games as playing NBA 2K16 in High Settings were met with frame drops and lags. It is recommended therefore to use medium to low settings acceptable gameplay for intensive games. It did not have problems playing Asphalt Xtreme.

Runs the latest XOS Chameleon v2.0.0.runs the latest XOS Chameleon v2.0.0 with system management tools, gesture controls and battery modes. Mirror casting is supported to connect to an external display.

As for sensor, it does have full sets from orientation, proximity, light and gyroscope for augmented and virtual reality as well as fingerprint scanner for personal security.

We were disappointed with the 13MP camera at first but Infinix updated the firmware and fixed everything. Now camera is sharp, vibrant with better dynamic range and focus even in low light.

Shot in daylight

Shot in low Light... Auto (left) Manual (right)

As for the front camera, it delivers great results too.

Hopefully its not hardware and Infinix would just fix the rear camera with software update.

Update! Infinix did made a camera fix for Hot S and now the camera is awesome! Colors are on point, with better dynamic range and low light performance. See Updated Samples!

It does have Manual Mode to give you more creative control. Panorama Mode is present for taking long landscpaes shot and unique Picture in Picture Mode to take Rear and Front Camera at the same time. 1080p video recording is availble.

Has all the basic necessary connectivity like WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as well as ultra fast LTE for on the go internet. It is a Dual Sim Handset via hybrid sim slot. Like I said previously, if you need more storage then you need to sacrifice one sim to accommodate microSD Slot.

Infinix Hot S carries a 3000mAh battery and supports fast charge. We tested the charger that came with it and charging time 2 and half hours to fully charge the Hot S. Battery life is good though as it manage to last a day and still has more juice left of moderate usage.

Our verdict? Infinix Hot S has good looks, decent performance and endurance in a pocket friendly size. It does not look cheap and offers better and optimize performance with XOS and 3GB RAM. It handles pressure well from games, movies or social media with its long battery life. However one big drawback is the poor outputs from its rear camera. After the update, the rear camera is very very good! If I may suggest lowering price a little to really compete with other brands. So What you think?

It is Priced for 6,990 Pesos. Infinix Hot S is exclusively sold with Lazada Philippines.
See Product listing here:

Infinix Hot S:

Infinix Hot S
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5.2 inch HD 720p IPS Display
1.3GHz Mediatek MT6753 Octa-Core Processor
Mali T720-MP3
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD (Hybrid Sim Slot)
13MP Rear Camera
f/2.2 apeture
with LED Flash
8MP Front Camera
f/2.4 aperture
with Selfie LED Flash
LTE / HSPA+/ 3G / 2G
Dual Sim Dual Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3000mAh Non-Removable Battery
Fast Charge
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Monday, December 5, 2016

HP Elite X3: Tailored for Today’s Lifestyle

The new HP Elite X3 makes its debut in the Philippines.

HP Elite X3 is the one device you need for all your other devices. It’s the first built 3-in-1 device for business that ingeniously combines the power and function of a PC with a smartphone’s capabilities – it’s the sleek and secure device you need for a work that is too big.

The Elite X3 is designed to respond to the dynamic lifestyle of today’s professionals. It allows you to start a project at your desk and finish it while you’re on the go. Effortlessly switch from a handheld device to a desktop with external display, keyboard and mouse. With the help of your company’s virtualization solution, the HP Elite X3 lets you access any critical applications of your business.

Without the need to switch from devices, you can move from one place to another while working and transfer from a call to a presentation with ease. It’s the seamless experience you need for your office or personal work.

HP did really focus on Continuum that enables the Elite X3 to be turned into desktop via HP Desk Dock so you could plug it into external display as well as has an Ethernet port, two USB A sockets and one USB Type-C connector as well as lets you to charge the device. There is also HP Mobile Extender turning your Elite X3 into a 12.5-inch HD Laptop that weighs under 2.2lbs (1kg).

The HP Elite X3 comes in simplistic no frills design that carries a 5.96" QHD AMOLED Display protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Built with a powerful processor, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor chipset coupled wit4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB Internal Storage, the Elite X3 is the device that powers applications reserved for PC matched with the premium features of a smartphone.

Equipped with innovative technological advances, the HP Elite X3 offers new experiences. The scanner and fingerprint reader lets you unlock your device more quickly and securely. Clearer camera outputs as well as conference video calls are expected because of its 16-megapixel camera and the 8MP front-facing camera that renders an optimal image according to the light conditions, premium Audio by B&O PLAY, and active noise cancellation microphones.

It’s the technology made to travel as the dual nano SIM card slots can be used for two distinct SIM cards that can be used to keep your work and personal calls and texts separate.

The HP Elite X3 offers seamless productivity for all professionals looking for an all-in-one device to get the job done wherever it might be. Priced for 38,840 Pesos.

MSI-ECS exclusively distributes the HP Elite X3. For more product details and pricing, call (02)688-3512 or email

HP Elite X3 Specs
Windows 10 Mobile
Snapdragon 820
64GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD Slot
16MP Rear Camera
8MP Front Camera
2 Stereo Speakers
Dual Sim Dual Standby
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint Scanner
USB Type-C
Wireless Charging
4150 mAh non-removable battery
161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8mm
195g weight

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus Quick Look Philippines Specs

Update! Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus coming this Jan 26, 2017!
Priced 11,990 for Infinix Zero 4 and 14,990 for Infinix Zero 4 Plus!

Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Infinix Zero 4


Look what we have here...Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus!

Not yet out in the market but we get first dibs to try out the Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus.

Infinix Zero 4 is more of handy smartphone while the Zero 4 Plus is a entertainment Phablet. Both come in solid metal-clad construction accented with antenna lines as well as exudes thin bezels. However they differ in specifications and material used. Both runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow XOS.

Lets start off with Zero 4 which sports a 5.5 inch 1080p Full HD IPS Display with 2.5DD Curved Glass enhanced with Miravision Technology powered by Mediatek 6753 Processor with Mali-T720 GPU complimented with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. Expandble via MicroSD up to 128GB. Usable storage is at 25GB. Has dedicated capacitive keys to navigate through the device.

Zero 4 will be equipped with 16MP Main Rear Camera assisted by Laser AF and said to have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Imaging sensor is roduced by Sony - IMX 298 to be exact at aperture size of f/2.0. As for its front camera, 8MP snapper with Front-Facing Flash will handle your selfies. Oddly enough Zero 4 has RAW DNG support compared to Zero 4 Plus.

Has Fingerprint Sensor as well as regular sensor from proximity, light, orientaton and GYRO! Yeah it will support augmented reality and VR. This is a Dual Sim Handset and supports 4G LTE on both sim.

Carries a 3200mAh battery that supports Fast Charging. It should be similar to that of Note 3 Pro 100% in 2 and half hours. Yeah it supports USB-OTG.

Moving to Zero 4 Plus, It is a monstrous Phablet with its 5.98 inch 1080p Full HD IPS Display that is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has Miravision Technology also but Clear Motion Video Enhancement is present. Internally it has more to offer with Meiatek Helio X20 MT6797M Deca-Core Processor plus Mali-T880 GPU and abundant 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. It should be able to handle your apps and games even in high visual settings. Oh no capative keys for Zero 4 Plus as Navigation keys are onscreen.

Best thing Zero 4 Plus has to offer is its High Resolution cameras. Rear Camera packs a 20.7MP with Sony IMX230 Sensor assisted with Laser Focus, OIS and Dual Led Flash. Front is at 13MP that comes with Soft Selfie Flash packing an S5K3L8 Samsung ISOCell Sensor with 1.12um pixel size. For sure outputs will see more even when you zoom in (as well as your pores will be showing haha).

Same connectivity features than that of Zero 4 with regular WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS as well as USB-OTG and Dual Sim Dual LTE. Bummer though that Zero 4 Plus has hybrid slot so if you need more storage then you need to sacrifice the dual sim feature. Also has same set of sensors and fingerprint sensor too.

Zero 4 Plus has 4000mAh battery and also supports Fast Charging more or less same charging time at 2.5 hours full.

Infinix Zero Series turns out to be great offerings with solid built quality, decent internals and precision cameras and of course better battery life with fast charging. Both offers complete package and will surely satisfy your smartphone needs.

Priced 11,990 for Infinix Zero 4 and 14,990 for Infinix Zero 4 Plus! Is Now Available! Look Here:

Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Zero 4 Specs
Android Marshmallow 6.0
XOS Chameleon 2.0.0
5.5 Inch IPS Full HD Display 440 ppi
Miravision Technology
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD Card
16MP Rear Camera
Sony IMX 298 Sensor
Laser AF
OIS Optical Image Stabilization
RAW DNG Support
8MP Front Camera
With Selfie Flash
Dual Sim Dual Standby
4G LTE/ HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Fingerprint Sensor
3200mAh Battery
Fast Charging

Infinix Zero 4 Plus Specs
Android Marshmallow 6.0
XOS Chameleon 2.0.0
5.98 Inch IPS Full HD Display 368 ppi
Miravision Technology
ClearMotion Video Enhancer
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD Card (Hybrid Sim Slot)
20.3MP Rear Camera
Sony IMX 230 Sensor
Laser AF
OIS Optical Image Stabilization
13MP Front Camera
Samsung ISOCell S5K3L8 Sensor
1.12um pixel size
With Selfie Flash
Dual Sim Dual Standby (Hybrid Sim Slot)
4G LTE/ HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Fingerprint Sensor
4000mAh Battery
Fast Charging

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