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I love taking photos using a mobile phone for quite some time. My daily driver, ASUS ZenFone Max M2 is giving me an idea to switch doing mobile photography in my free time. When I tried it out about this Snapdragon 632 powered mobile phone, I’m surprised about the shots that I took using ZenFone Max M2 indoor places and during daylight. For Max M2’s primary camera with 13MP f/1.8 which is paired with PDAF for speed focus and LED flash. The secondary camera has 2MP f/2.4. And for those who love selfies, it has 8MP f/2.0 with soft light LED flash.   Here are some of the photos that I took for the past several days:   With decent exposure and quality color reproduction, ASUS Zenfone Max M2 can do more performance, more battery while having fun taking great photos. If you’re planning to pursue mobile photography, I’m recommending to buy this phone. To know more about ZenFone Max M2, check out ASUS Philippines’ official website.

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Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market, so consumers can do more of what they love. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: groundbreaking innovations in display, camera, and performance. As testament to a decade of innovations, Galaxy S10 is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experience. For consumers looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy S10+ takes every spec—from display, to camera, to performance—to the next level. Finally, Galaxy S10e is built for those who want all the premium essentials in a compact package on a flat screen. Featuring the all-new Dynamic AMOLED display, next-generation camera, and intelligent performance, the Galaxy S10 line offers consumers more choices and sets a new standard for the smartphone. “Since its launch 10 years ago, the Galaxy S series has stood for premium innovation – offering consumers an incredible experience, and the ability to find the device that’s right for them,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy S10 builds on that incredible legacy, and delivers breakthrough display, camera, and performance innovations. With three premium devices, each built for a unique consumer in mind, Samsung is leveraging a decade of industry leadership to usher in a new era of smartphone technology.” Introducing the Maximized Infinity Display: Full Screen Experience with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner Galaxy S10 is made with Samsung’s best screen yet, the world’s first Dynamic AMOLED display. As the first HDR10+-certified smartphone, the display delivers vivid digital content, and with dynamic tone mapping, you’ll see a wider range of color for a brilliant, realistic picture. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display is also VDE-certified for vibrant bright colors[1] and the industry’s best contrast ratio on a mobile device for even deeper blacks and brighter whites.[2] Verified by DisplayMate, you’ll also enjoy the world’s most accurate colors on a mobile device[3]– even in harsh sunlight. What’s more, the Dynamic AMOLED display also reduces blue light through its TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display[4] without compromising picture quality or adding a filter. The result of a groundbreaking engineering process, Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Display packs an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can maximize your screen real estate without any distractions. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever embedded Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner[5] that reads the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint – not a 2D image of it – for improved anti-spoofing. With the world’s first FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification, this next generation biometrics authentication offers vault-like security to keep your device safe. True Vision Multi-Camera Building on Samsung’s camera leadership of Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture firsts, Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos: Ultra-Wide Lens: A first for the S Series, Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra-Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s in frame. Perfect for impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even fitting the entire extended family into the photo, the Ultra-Wide Lens ensures that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene. Super Steady &High-Quality Video Recording: Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady recording with digital stabilization technology. Whether you’re dancing in the middle of an amazing concert or trying to record every detail of a bumpy bike ride, Super Steady allows you to capture the moment. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in up-to UHD quality, and in an industry first, the rear camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+.[6] AI Camera: Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) so you can get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings. Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU. And with Shot Suggestion, Galaxy S10 offers automatic composition recommendations so you can frame your photo better than ever. Intelligent Performance Features to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Phone   Galaxy S10 is built with premium hardware and machine-learning-based software that works hard, so you don’t have to. From brand new power sharing capabilities to AI-powered performance enhancement and Intelligent Wi-Fi, Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s most intelligent device yet, from the inside out. Wireless PowerShare: Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S10, making it possible to easily charge Qi-certified devices. As an industry-first, Galaxy S10’s Wireless PowerShare will also charge compatible wearable devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare[7], while connected to a regular charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip. Intelligent Performance: The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone, and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities, Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently used apps faster. Intelligent Wi-Fi: Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fi that allows for an uninterrupted and safe connection by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE, as well as alerting you of potentially risky Wi-Fi connections. Galaxy S10 also supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, making it possible for better Wi-Fi performance when connected to a compatible router. Bixby Routines: On Galaxy S10, Bixby automates your routines and provides personalized recommendations to make your life easier. With pre-set and personalized routines, such as Driving and Before Bed routines, which are customized based on your habits, Galaxy S10 makes things simpler by automatically reducing device touches and cutting steps out of your day. [8]   The Best Comes Standard: Galaxy Foundation and Next Level Ecosystem The Galaxy S10 line offers everything you have come to expect from the Galaxy S series and more—including Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, IP68 water and dust resistance[9], a next-generation processor and Samsung services like Bixby, Samsung Health, and Samsung DeX. You will get the largest storage capacity available on a Galaxy device with 1TB of built-in storage[10] and the ability to add an additional 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB.[11] Speed: Galaxy S10 lets you access next-generation Wi-Fi 6[12], which gives you prioritized and four times faster access[13] over other users in crowded areas, like an airport. Experience lightning fast LTE for downloading and browsing capable of up to 2.0 Gbps for the first time ever[14]. Gaming: Engineered for the best possible gaming experience, Galaxy S10 is built with AI-based on-device gaming performance optimization software and premium hardware including Dolby Atmos for gaming mode and a vapor chamber cooling system. Galaxy S10 is also the first mobile device to be optimized for games created on the Unity platform. Security: Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services. Galaxy S10 Availability & Pre-Ordering The Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, while the Galaxy S10 will be available in Prism White and Prism Black. Consumers who will opt for the Galaxy S10+ will have three colors to choose from: Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Green. The Galaxy S10+ will also be available in a premium Ceramic Black variant.[15] The Galaxy S10 line will be available in authorized retail stores, telco operator partners, and online beginning March 8. Pricing starts at PHP39,990 for the Galaxy S10e, PHP49,990 for the Galaxy S10, and PHP55,990 for Galaxy S10+. The limited edition Galaxy S10+ Ceramic Black (1TB) model will only be available via pre-order at PHP89,990. Consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ will receive freebies worth up to PHP28,500.00. Pre-register now at samsung.com/ph/unpacked/ to witness disruptive innovation from the next Galaxy. Pre-order begins on February 22. For more information about Galaxy S10, visit samsungmobilepress.com or news.samsung.com/galaxy. Galaxy S10 line Product Specifications Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S10e Display 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)   Screen to Window Ratio: 93.1%   *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings. 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi) Screen to Window Ratio: 93.1%   *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings. 5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi)     Screen to Window Ratio: 91.6% *Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners Camera Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS – Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°) – Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°) – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°) – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom   Front: – UHD Selfie: 10MP 2PD AF,  F1.9 (80°) Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS – Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°) – Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°) – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°) – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom Front: Dual Camera – UHD Selfie: 10MP 2PD AF,  F1.9 (80°) – RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°) Rear: Dual Camera with OIS – Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°) – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°) – 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoom         Front: – UHD Selfie: 10MP 2PD AF,  F1.9 (80°) Body 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g) 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g AP 8nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz) *May differ by market and mobile operator. Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB     + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128 GB 12GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 1TB   + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB     + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) *May differ by market and mobile operator. *User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed. SIM Card Dual(Hybrid): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) *MicroSD card sold separately. Battery[16] 3,400mAh (typical) 4,100mAh (typical) 3,100mAh (typical) Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Wireless PowerShare[17] *Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC *Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA *May differ by market and mobile operator. OS Android 9.0 (Pie) Network LTE ready Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM – 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload *May differ by market and mobile operator. Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer,Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Authentication Lock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, Face Audio Stereo speakers tuned by AKG Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)   Audio Playback Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM   *All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

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Samsung Introduces Three New Wearables for Balanced and Connected Living SEOUL, KOREA / SAN FRANCISCO, USA / LONDON, UK – February 20, 2019 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its new line-up of Galaxy wearables: Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds. The smartwatch, activity tracker and cord-free earbuds made for a range of lifestyles. For everyone from life balance seekers to those who are looking for extra motivation, Samsung wearables make pursuing wellness goals more convenient, more stylish and more fun. “Consumers are increasingly putting their overall wellbeing at the center of their lifestyle decisions, and they’re looking for wearables that make it easier to get active and stay balanced every day,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Everyone has their own way of pursuing their goals. We’re thrilled to introduce our new line of wearables to fit seamlessly into your life and complement your own personal wellness journey.”   Galaxy Watch Active: Style Meets Sporty For fashion-forward consumers who want to live healthier every day, Galaxy Watch Active is as smart as it is beautiful. Packing premium features comparable to Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active comes with a sporty new design that is thin, light and versatile that makes it easier to maintain a balanced lifestyle. The attractive, minimalist design is effortless to navigate. Select a stylish watch face, and choose a sporty strap in a range of different colors to match your own unique style. Everyday wellness is about more than just fitness tracking. Galaxy Watch Active takes a holistic approach to monitoring everything that matters most. Its exercise, sleep, stress and health tracking features make Galaxy Watch Active a personal lifestyle coach for those seeking a healthier body and mind. It combines the best of the Galaxy heritage with improved fitness and wellbeing features. Everyday Peace of Mind: Managing stress is now less stressful with Stress Tracker on the Galaxy Watch Active. Keep your stress levels in check and guide you towards long-term health. You can start breathing exercises to bring you back in balance directly from the stress widget. Easy Fitness Tracking: Choose your activity and get started. It’s as easy as that. Galaxy Watch Active keeps up with you by auto-detecting when you run, bike, row, use the elliptical trainer, or start a dynamic workout. You can manually engage in more than 39 activities, set daily goals and monitor your progress.   Galaxy Watch Active enriches your lifestyle and expands your connected experience through seamless integration across the Galaxy ecosystem. Offered at PHP11,990, Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with Android and iOS and offers real-time coaching, indoor/outdoor activity tracking and features popular third-party apps—including Under Armour, Spotify and Strava. You can use your voice to control Galaxy Watch Active with Bixby’s voice capabilities which enable you to make calls or send messages without ever picking up your phone.   Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e: Everyday Fitness for Everyone Made for all types of fitness enthusiasts, from casual runners to athletes, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e support active lifestyles. With thin and lightweight bodies, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are easy to style and comfortable to wear all week long. The slim and fashionable Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e enable easy and intuitive tracking to help you reach your fitness goals. Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e automatically start tracking your activity when you walk, run, bike, row, hop on the elliptical trainer[1] or start a general dynamic workout. You can also manually select from more than 90 different activities in the Samsung Health app on your smartphone, and Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e will automatically start to track your chosen workout. Plus, with enhanced sleep analysis and smart stress management, you can monitor your wellbeing at any time of the day.   Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are easy to interact with on the go, thanks to a simple and intuitive UX and a user-friendly smart experience. Receive alerts and messages or check the widget which includes information synced straight from your smartphone —like alarm, calendar or weather—without ever needing to touch your phone. When you travel to a new time zone, your Galaxy Fit will also automatically display a dual-clock watch face to make it easier to manage your schedule. Both devices are water resistant with a 5ATM[2] rating, so they can easily go with you from the shower to the pool to the rest of your day.   Galaxy Buds: The In-Ear Lifestyle Companion Galaxy Buds are the ultimate wireless earbuds for those who want a seamlessly connected experience on the go. With their truly comfortable form factor, easy controls, clear and smart sound, and compact size—they are an everyday in-ear lifestyle companion. Galaxy Buds offer a supreme listening experience, with sound by AKG. Enhanced Ambient Sound allows you to hear your surroundings clearly even while the buds are in your ears, so you can remain aware of your environment at the same time as you take a phone call or listen to your favorite tunes. Premium sound extends to the sound of your voice, as well. The Adaptive Dual Microphone uses one inner microphone and one outer microphone in each earbud, so you can deliver your voice clearly in both loud and quiet environments.   Galaxy Buds keep up with you all day, with up to six hours of Bluetooth streaming, and up to five hours of calls. Plus, their compact case holds a charge for up to seven hours,[3] and gives the Galaxy Buds 1.7 hours on a 15 minute quick charge.  With wireless charging and device-to-device power sharing, users can also get a quick charging boost on the go from Galaxy S10—Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. Galaxy Buds worth PHP6,990 are also offered as part of pre-order freebies for Galaxy S10. It can integrate with Bixby on the latest Galaxy mobile devices and can activate intelligent assistant quickly without ever picking up the phone. Simply use speak to make calls, send text messages, or check the battery life of the earbuds.   For more information about Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e and Galaxy Buds visit: samsungmobilepress.com/galaxy-wearables, or news.samsung.com/galaxy.     Galaxy Watch Active Specifications Category Features Color Black, Rose Gold Dimensions & Weight 40mm, 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm, 25g Display 1.1” (28mm) 360 x 360 Full Color AOD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Strap 20mm (interchangeable) Battery 230mAh AP Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz OS Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0 Memory 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory Connectivity Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitoring, Ambient Light Charge WPC-based wireless charging Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G Compatibility Samsung, other Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB above iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above   Galaxy Buds Specifications Category Features Color Black, White Size Earbud: 17.5 (W) x 19.4 (D) x 22.3 (H) mm / Case: 38.8 (W) x 70 (D) x 26.3 (H) mm Weight Earbud: 5.6g per earbud / Case: 39.6g Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Ear on/off detection Battery Earbud: 58mAh / Charging case: 252mAh USB Type-C Speaker  5.8pi Dynamic Driver Compatibility Android 5.0 or later, RAM 1.5GB or above Audio Audio Codec: SBC, AAC, Scalable (Samsung proprietary)   [1] Automatic tracking feature for rowing machine and elliptical trainer is only available on GALAXY FIT only [2] Galaxy Watch Active / Galaxy Fit/ Galaxy Fit e have an ISO 22810:2010 certification for wristwatches for 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet) under defined conditions of pressure, time, velocity and temperature. These devices are safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean. Galaxy Watch Active/Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e should not be used for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities involving sudden temperature changes, high-velocity water activities or submersion below shallow depth. Rinse in fresh water and dry after use in sea water. [3] Charging case increases music playback time to 13 hours and talk time to 11 hours.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. Galaxy Fold features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. Galaxy Fold offers a powerful new way to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more – bringing to life new experiences and possibilities years in the making. “Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display.” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”   A Smartphone. A Tablet. Folded into One. Galaxy Fold is in a category of its own. It delivers a new kind of mobile experience allowing users to do things they couldn’t do with an ordinary smartphone. Users now have the best of both worlds; a compact device that unfolds to reveal Samsung’s largest-ever smartphone display. Galaxy Fold brings together material, engineering and display innovations, developed over eight years following the debut of Samsung’s first flexible display prototype in 2011.   New Display Materials: The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds. Folding is a more intuitive motion, and a more difficult innovation to deliver. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last. New Hinging Mechanism: Galaxy Fold opens smoothly and naturally, like a book, and closes flat and compact with a satisfying click. To achieve this, Samsung engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears. This system is housed in a hidden enclosure for a seamless and elegant look. New Design Elements: From the screen to the housing, to every element you can see and touch – Samsung left no stone unturned. The fingerprint scanner is found on the side where the thumb naturally rests, so the device unlocks easily. Two batteries and the components are evenly distributed so Galaxy Fold feels balanced in your hands. Colors with unique finishing—Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue[1]—and the engraved hinge with Samsung logo complete its elegant fit and finish.   A Whole New Experience Galaxy Fold was designed with smartphone users in mind – driven by bigger and better form factors that boost their experiences. Galaxy Fold changes to the screen you need, the moment you need it. Slip it out of your pocket for one-handed calls, texts, and more and open for endless multitasking and higher quality viewing on our largest mobile display for presentations, digital magazines, movies, and AR content. The unique UX built just for Galaxy Fold, provides new ways to get the most out of your smartphone: Multi-Active Window: The possibilities are virtually endless with Galaxy Fold – designed for the ultimate multitasker. You can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share without losing a beat. App Continuity: Make intuitive, seamless transitions between the cover and the main displays. As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off. When you’re ready to take a photo, make in-depth edits, or have a closer look at the feed, open the display for a big screen and fuller canvas.   Samsung worked with Google and the Android developer community to ensure that apps and services were available for the Galaxy Fold’s unique experience.   Premium Performance Built to Fold Galaxy Fold is built for the heaviest and intense use whether it’s working, playing or sharing —all of which requires advanced performance. Packed with powerful hardware, the Galaxy Fold is more than up to the task.   Do More: To ensure everything runs smoothly, even when running three apps simultaneously, Samsung equipped Galaxy Fold with a high-powered, next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The sophisticated dual battery system was specifically engineered to keep up with you. Galaxy Fold is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger so you can leave your second charger at home. Ultimate Multimedia Experience: The Galaxy Fold is designed for entertainment. Thanks to immersive visuals on the Dynamic AMOLED display and crisp, clear sound by AKG with the stereo speakers, your favorite movies and games come to life in rich sound and color. Our Most Versatile Camera Yet: No matter which way you hold—or fold—the device, a camera will be ready to capture the scene, so you never miss the moment. With six lenses—three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover—the Galaxy Fold camera system has flexibility built in. Galaxy Fold introduces a new level of multitasking, allowing you to use other apps during a video call.   Do it All with Galaxy Fold   Galaxy Fold is more than a mobile device. It’s a portal to an entire galaxy of connected devices and services that Samsung has developed over the years to make it easier for consumers do the things that they couldn’t do before. Pair with Samsung DeX[2]  for even more productivity power with a PC-like experience. Bixby is supported with new personal intelligence functionalities like Bixby Routines to help anticipate your needs, and Samsung Knox will keep your data and information safe. From using your phone to make purchases with Samsung Pay, to using Samsung Health to manage your health and wellness, the Galaxy ecosystem is there to as you pursue the things you’re passionate about.   For more information about Galaxy Fold, please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com/galaxy.   Galaxy Fold Product Specifications Galaxy Fold Display Main display: 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3) Cover display: 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) * Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners Camera Cover camera 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2 Rear triple camera 16MP Ultra Wide Camera, F2.2 12MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4 12MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom Front dual camera 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2 8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9 AP 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor Memory 12GB RAM(LPDDR4x), 512GB (UFS3.0) *User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed. *No MicroSD slot Battery 4,380mAh (typical)* Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA * 4,380mAh (typical) refers to the typical value of the battery capacity as tested under third-party lab conditions. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,275mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors. OS Android 9.0 (Pie) *All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.   [1] Model and color availability may vary depending on country or carrier. [2] Samsung DeX Accessories sold separately.

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Vivo is pulling out all the stops to make you fall in love with its V11i, giving you an offer that’s simply irresistible, a P2000 price drop! The smartphone from the top global brand will now be available for only P13,999 at all Vivo stores and authorized dealers nationwide. Aside from its tempting markdown price, the V11i, which runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, also comes with desirable features—a 6.3-inch Halo FullView™ Display that boasts of 1080 x 2280 pixels, 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, up to 256GB microSD card slot, 25-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP/5MP dual cameras, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth/USB OTG/3G and 4G connectivity options, and powered by a fast-charging 3315 mAh Li-Po battery.   So, what are you waiting for? Follow your heart and get the Vivo V11i today to avail of the P2000 markdown!      

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Just until recently, it was still true to say that doing fund transfers were simple in idea but relatively time-consuming to do and fulfill. Customers used to – and in most cases still are – falling in line in banks to do bank to bank or even interbank fund transfers, spending precious hours to do so. Now, this could all be history thanks to a new GCash feature: free fund transfers. The nation’s leading mobile money service GCash have fully rolled out its fund transfers service, allowing customers to transfer funds from their GCash App to any of the over 30 banks supported nationwide. Thanks to this feature, fund transfer times have been virtually reduced to zero and paper wastes eliminated, as it will only take less than 3 minutes to complete a transfer transaction digitally. Philippine fund transfer services are notorious for having exorbitant fees and antiquated paper processes, the former of which depends on a certain percentage of the money you’re transferring or a fixed fee, with a turnaround time depending on the volume of people per bank or money transfer service branch. With GCash, all a customer needs are smartphone, funds in their GCash account, and the bank details of the account they’re transferring funds to. Once these are inputted, they can just sit tight and relax as the confirmation message arrives on their device. This service also allows for transfers anywhere in the Philippines where there is data connectivity present. The app also is open to use for all networks, be it Globe, Smart, Sun, Talk n’ Text, or TM. Fund transfers are an integral part of the Philippine financial ecosystem. It’s widely used for sending money for personal purposes such as for family needs, bills payments, or even paying online sellers for products ordered on social media platforms. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects the nation to have at least 20% of its financial transactions to be made electronically by the year 2020. This includes banks and Electronic Money Issuers (EMIs) which GCash is classified under. “Fund transfers used to be a long, bogging process where customers will just wait for their turn on the cashier just to have money delivered onto another account. With GCash’s new feature, over 15 million customers can now transfers funds to more than 30 banks for free, and without taking hours,” said Anthony Thomas, President and CEO of Mynt. “This convenience, combined with all the services available in the GCash App, makes for a perfect all-in-one financial tool for all Filipinos. It also ties back to GCash’s mission of financial inclusion in the Philippines,” he added. Mynt is the operating company of GCash. GCash, for its fund transfer service, utilizes the InstaPay platform initiated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It is an “Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) service that allows customers to transfer funds almost instantly between accounts of participating BSP-supervised banks and non-bank e-money issuers in the Philippines.” Getting a GCash account is easy. Just download the GCash App for free from the App Store or from Google Play and sign up for an account. Alternatively, you can look for @gcashofficial on Messenger and sign up. To fund their GCash account, a user can visit over 16,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, like 7-Eleven, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, Puregold branches, and Villarica Pawnshop branches, and tell the cashier to cash-in to their GCash account. Cashing-in to a GCash account is free.  

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In 2018, Vivo cemented its position as the innovator of the smartphone industry—always introducing breakthrough technology. From the Vivo X21, the first to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, to the NEX series that boasts of additional impressive features such as a huge screen-to-body ratio, to name one. The consistently remarkable releases just gets everyone all the more excited for what Vivo will pull out its sleeves next. An unofficial image circulating the web, of what might be the speculated V15 or the latest in the NEX series, shows that it might bring in a groundbreaking pop-up front camera. The image suggests that this model that will truly highlight what it’s like to have a notch-less display has been in the works since early 2018. Meaning, the innovative OEM brand has been brainstorming how to create the smartphone with a full-screen display for a while now. And that this development might be the game-changer in the smartphone industry that we’ll get to see in the near future, if not soon enough. Aside from the intriguing front elevating camera, rumors are that it will also jump into the triple-lens trend. Based on the image study, could we be looking also into a waterproof smartphone? While nothing’s certain at this point, what’s certain is that Vivo is keeping up the ante, and is definitely releasing something exciting this February.

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What can you do in a minute? Type a text? Lock the door? Browse the TV for a good channel? A minute is something we commonly associate with doing mundane tasks—but would you believe that this same timeframe is how long it also takes for you to know if you can have a new mobile phone or laptop?   This is what Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) promises with its one-minute approval for applications. From ten minutes, the Prague-based consumer finance company has reached another breakthrough with its near-instant approval time. “We are a business that wants to improve consumers’ lives by giving them more purchasing flexibility and good experience while enjoying their shopping options,” says Franchette Cardona, Chief Marketing and Product Officer of HCPH. “Imagine wanting a phone or a household appliance and only waiting a minute to know if you can take it home or not. We want to change the way Filipinos shop and we do it by constantly fine-tuning our processes.” The company has come a long way since it opened shop in the country in 2013 with its products and the ways they offer them. Starting at 20 minutes of approval time, HCPH was able to shorten it to ten minutes, and now to one minute. According to Cardona, this is proof of their dedication to keep up with the constantly changing consumer expectations when it comes to shopping. “One of the thrusts of Home Credit Philippines is to reach Filipinos who are not usually catered by traditional financial institutions. Usually, this market has the misconception that it is complicated to get a loan. We try to change that in every aspect of our business model, from only asking two ID’s and now to just shortening our approval time to one minute. We are all about ease and access,” explains Cardona. Using technology to improve lives Technology plays a big role in HCPH’s business model. It powers every aspect of its processes, from its now paperless transactions to its near-instant approval. The company is also continuously working on its mobile app to give consumers an easier time to manage their loans. “We empower consumers by giving them financing options they can use to help improve their lives—and we do it using technology. We want to remove the limits that traditional financial institutions have by offering the market financial products that aren’t usually available to them, in ways they aren’t usually offered,” says Cardona. She continues, “We want to drive the message that enjoying financial products shouldn’t be complicated. It can actually be as fast as one minute.” To enjoy Home Credit Philippines’ products, simply visit one of their partner stores, approach their sales associate, and submit two (2) valid IDs. Your one minute starts after you fill up and submit your application form. Taking home a new product has never been that easy and fast. Happy shopping!

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The most romantic day of the year is drawing near, love is in the air indeed!  If you are looking for a quiet and classy place to have dinner, Century Park Hotel (CPH), one of the finest hotels in Manila, is definitely the go-to place this Valentine’s Day. On February 13, 14 and 15, 2019, “An Affair to Remember” brings you the finest cuisine for only P2,300 net per person.  This package comes with three glasses of wine. For those who prefer dinner only, the price comes at P1,800 net per person.  The same rate applies to kids. Carefully prepared by CPH’s Executive Chef Raymond Chua, the Valentine’s Special includes Soup of the Day to be then followed by Mixed Green Salad with choice of three dressings.  For the main course, choose from Pan-roasted US Beef Tenderloin Steak marinated with the finest herbs and topped off with marble potatoes, house made salsa verde and char-grilled vegetables or Mixed Seafood Picatta, a concoction of angel hair pasta, sauteed leafy vegetables and scallion cream sauce. To cleanse off the palate, a Trio of Lemon dessert will truly cap off this sumptuous dinner composed of Lemon Meringue Tart, Cheesy Lemon Cake and Lemon Gelee. “Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it is really for families as this occasion is a celebration of love in all forms.  We look forward to having you spend this memorable night at Century Park Hotel,” said Anthony Tan, CPH’s General Manager.

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Motorcycle enthusiasts love riding the roads for hours, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the wind in their faces, not forgetting the miles both ahead and behind. Sitting in the saddle of your motorcycle can be the best place in the world for you. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an experienced commuter, chances are you want more out of your motorcycle than simply stellar performance on the road. You want it to stand out and show off your baby. You can do that by pimping up your bike with the best aftermarket parts. Some motorcycles are totally tricked out: low-riders with handlebars so high they look impossible to steer (also called “ape hangers”); sport bikes with super-low windscreens to create a streamlined moving bullet; and huge trikes with extra-fat tires. Each of these unique rides are often one of a kind and fit their riders to a tee. What can you do to customize your cruiser bike?  The answer is pretty much anything you like, depending on your budget. Motorcycle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers sell a wide variety of parts, from cube light cages and extra-long footplates to gold trims, motorcycle wheels and carefully crafted sprockets. But before buying anything, look at other bikes or go online to get some ideas.   Here are 3 ways to customize your cruiser bike on a budget:   1  Tinted Windscreen Customizing your motorcycle by tinting your windscreen is an excellent way to complement the body color of your motorcycle as well as being a practical way of reducing glare from the sun.   2 Customize the seat Check out different types of seats available online and offline. Use your imagination!   3 Vinyl Wraps While a custom paint job can make your bike look stunning, it is still quite expensive. A much more affordable alternative to paying an arm and leg for a custom paint job is to apply a vinyl wrap to your bike. Vinyl wraps are often available in a huge variety of matte and glossy colors and finishes. When you customize your motorcycle, you change its value due to added parts. Make sure to keep all the receipts for insurance purposes and consider aftermarket coverage that can be tailored to your needs.    

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