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MediaTek to Release 3 64-bit SoCs Within This Year

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Here’s a glimpse of MediaTek’s roadmap for the rest of the year MediaTek, the Taiwanese chipmaker that made affordable Android smartphones a reality is tipped to release three new, 64-bit SoCs before the year ends. The new Socs cover both quad-core and octa-core markets, and are all capable of running LTE. The MT6752 and the MT6732 are both LTE, 64-bit ... Read More »

Samsung Philippines Prices Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5

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Check out the pricing for Samsung’s latest Tabs! We crowned Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 8.4 as the Android tablet to beat this year a few weeks ago for a reason. The stellar display, impressive battery life and oh-so-thin body made it one of the best tablets that the company has ever made, though we could only guess at the eventual ... Read More »

LG Announces Global Rollout for G Pad 10.1

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LG announces updated G Pad 10.1 specs, full global rollout If you were curious about LG’s two new G Pad models and what their eventual specs will be, you’ll be happy to know that the Korean electronics manufacturer has announced a global roll-out of one of the the new tables and what to expect when it comes to specs. LG ... Read More »

Asus Zenfone 5,6 and Padfone mini Priced via CMK Cellphones [UPDATED]

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Are these the official prices of the new ZenFones and the Padfone mini? When ASUS invited us to the preview of their soon to be launched ZenFones and Padfone mini, the company was tight-lipped on the eventual prices of these products, promising to reveal all of the prices during the official Philippine consumer launch on July 17. Well, it seems ... Read More »

ASUS Padfone mini Hands-on, First Impressions: Finally, An Affordable PadFone

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We go hands-on with the PadFone mini! While we liked the concept of ASUS’ PadFone series of hybrid tablets/smartphones, their relatively prohibitive cost prevented them from widespread adoption, confining them to the bags (and pockets) of the gadget elite. It seems that ASUS has finally seen the light and has developed an affordable version of the PadFone: the PadFone Mini. ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s MiPad Scores Almost 40,000 Points in AnTuTu

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The very definition of halimaw! We knew Xiaomi’s tablet, the Mi Pad, was a powerhouse because of the Tegra K1 processor that resides in its unapologetically plastic body, but we never knew just how fast it was. Well, now we know. An AnTuTu benchmark of the Mi Pad has surfaced, which shows a score of almost 40,000 (39,768 to be exact). ... Read More »

Kata Unveils T Mini Tablet

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Meet Kata’s newest tablet! Kata has sent over the full specifications of their small-ish tablet, the T mini ahead of the official unveil later today at SM Manila. The T mini is the company’s latest tablet, sporting a dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8312 processor, 6.95-inch WSVGA display, 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Kata T mini specs 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek ... Read More »

Google Redesigns Android, Makes It Faster with L

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Major redesign all around While Google isn’t revealing what the version number or what dessert the next version of Android will be, they’ve shown a few new elements of the OS in what they’re calling Android L. The new version of OS will have significant improvements in graphics, battery life, security and the user experience over Android 4.4 KitKat. Check ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review: The Android Tablet to Beat This Year

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We review Samsung’s gorgeous Galaxy Tab S 8.4! We’ll be perfectly honest: we weren’t blown away by the Galaxy Tab S when it was leaked a few months ago. The spec sheet was a bit underwhelming, and the design was, well, basically a blown-up Galaxy S5. That quickly changed when we saw it in person when it was officially announced ... Read More »

Leaked HTC Volantis Tipped to be Next Nexus Tablet

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Is this the next Nexus tablet? Wondering what the next Nexus tablet will be and who will make it? Well, according to a recent leak it seems that HTC will be the next company to make the iconing Google-branded tablet in the form of the Volantis. The Volantis is tipped to be next Nexus tablet, and comes with a 8.9-inch ... Read More »

It’s Not Rebranded: Why Local Phones Aren’t Simply Rebrands

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We give you the lowdown on how local brands choose their phones Whenever we talk about local brands and the phones they offer to the Philippine market, it’s almost always guaranteed that someone would chime in and say “rebranded lang yan mga yan (those phones are just rebranded!)”. We all know that no local smartphone (or featurephone for that matter) ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 Hands-on: The Most Vibrant Tablets We’ve Ever Seen

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We go hands-on with Samsung’s newest tablets! Earlier today Samsung officially unveiled their newest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. The Tab S comes in two distinct flavors: a full sized 10.5-inch version and a smaller, 8.4-inch variant. Samsung says that they developed these two tablets with superior viewing in mind, infusing them with a extremely vibrant Super AMOLED display. ... Read More »

Samsung Makes Galaxy Tab S Official, Comes in 8.4 and 10.5-inch Variants

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Meet Samsung’s two newest tablets! Samsung has taken off the wraps off of its newest high-end tablet, the Tab S. The Galaxy Tab S is the company’s highest resolution tablet, with a screen resolution of 2560×1600, aspect ratio of 16:10 (which is the same as their recently released tablets) and utilizes an AMOLED panel. The Tab S was made with superior ... Read More »

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy Tab S Tomorrow at 7:00 AM (Local Time)

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Samsung’s S5-inspired uber tablet will be unveiled tomorrow morning We were invited by Samsung Philippines to attend a live streaming event for one of their new products, and while the company didn’t exactly say what product (or products, there will likely be more than one) they would launch, it was obvious from the invite that they will be launching the ... Read More »

5 Things to Expect From Xiaomi

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As you know, Xiaomi is coming to the Philippines, and they are coming in a big way. If you’re not familiar with the brand and what it promises to bring to the Philippines, we’ve listed the top things you can expect from the Chinese brand. 1. Top-notch hardware While Xiaomi is a Chinese company, don’t think that they’re your typical ... Read More »