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OPPO F3 officially launches in the Philippines

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OPPO has just officially launched its latest selfie-centric smartphone — the OPPO F3.

The OPPO F3 is the smaller and cheaper sibling of the OPPO F3 Plus. To start with, it has a smaller display at 5.5 inches but will the same 1080p resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It’s powered by a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core CPU with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
As for the cameras, it sports the same dual front-facing camera setup — a 16MP camera and an 8MP camera with a 120-degree super wide-angle lens. This will let users take a group selfie or ‘groufie’ easier even without a monopod.
OPPO F3 specs:
5.5-inch In-Cell display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core CPU
Mali T860 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
13MP PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras
Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ a-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
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Samsung patent shows Galaxy S8 with a physical home button

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What if Samsung’s latest flagship has a physical button on its chin? Well, looks like Samsung did think about that before taking it away.

Samsung registered a patent that shows what the Galaxy S8 might have looked like with a physical home button. It’s unclear though if this design actually made its way to the prototype machine.

As told by the drawings, there would still be a bezel-less Infinity Display even they did throw an actual button just below it. It would be a really slim button which, assumingly, also has the fingerprint scanner.
What do you think?

Starmobile unveils PLAY Dash, a budget smartphone at Php2.5k

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Along with the UP Prime, Starmobile also announced another budget smartphone priced at just Php2.5k.

The Starmobile PLAY Dash sports a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It also comes with 8GB of expandable memory, basic 8MP and 2MP shooters. 3G connectivity. and a humble 1700mAh battery.
Starmobile PLAY Dash specs:
4.5-inch TFT display @ 480 x 854 pixels, 220ppi
1.2GHz Spreadtrum 7731C quad-core CPU
Mali-400 MP1
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
8MP fixed-focus rear camera w/ LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
Dual SIM
3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
FM Radio
GPS w/ a-GPS
1700mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
132.9 x 67 x 10.5 mm
130 g
The PLAY Dash will be available this month for Php2,490 in black and white colors.

Starmobile UP Prime announced w/ 700MHz LTE, Nougat

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Starmobile has just announced a new affordable smartphone that boots the latest Android flavor — Nougat.

The Starmobile UP Prime is a budget friendly device with a 5-inch HD display topped with a 2.5D glass. It’s modestly powered by a MediaTek processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The main feature would be its 700MHz LTE support and the Android 7.0 Nougat software available out of the box.
Starmobile UP Prime specs:
5-inch TFT display @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 293ppi
2.5D Curved Glass
1.25GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core CPU
Mali-T720MP
1GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
8MP BSI rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5MP BSI front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE (700MHz support)
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
FM Radio
GPS w/ a-GPS
3000mAh Li-Po battery
143.4 x 72.7 x 10.15 mm
160 g
The handset will retail for Php3,990 and is hitting the stores this month in either champagne and dark grey colors.

OPPO F3 to go on pre-order on May 5, comes with freebies

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We just got the info that OPPO will begin pre-order of their upcoming smartphone, the F3, on May 5 and will come with freebies.
The OPPO F3 is set to launch in the Philippines this week on May 4, 2017, and is expected to carry a Php16,990 price tag and the following specs:

OPPO F3 specs (unofficial):
5.5? FHD In-Cell display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1.5GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6750T
Mali T860 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras
13MP rear camera
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano)
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS
Fingerprint Scanner
ColorOS 3.1 based on Android 6 Marshmallow
3200mAh battery
The OPPO F3 will be available in Gold and Rose Gold. A black model will also arrive later. It will come with a free selfie stick and headset. The unit is expected to arrive in stores in mid-May.

Cloudfone outs Go Connect for Php2,199

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Local smartphone brand Cloudfone has released an entry-level smartphone called the Go Connect, touting longer battery life at its price point.

The device is also aimed to those who want to be connected online as it features 3G connectivity and a pre-installed UC Browser that has an option to save data when browsing. Upon our research, this could a local version of the Wiko Sunny Max bearing the same visuals and nearly identical hardware.

Cloudfone Go Connect  specs:
4-inch WVGA TFT display @ 480 x 800 px, 233 PPI
1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC7731G
Mali 400MP
512MB RAM
8GB internal storage
expandable via microSD
2MP rear camera with LED Flash
VGA front camera
3G HSPA+ 21MBps
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2500mAh Li-Ion battery
128.3 x 66.3 x 13.2 mm (dimensions)
149 g (weight)
The Cloudfone Go Connect is now available in stores for Php2,199.

OPPO F3 specs leak ahead of launch

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We’re a few days away from OPPO’s next big smartphone reveal, but here’s what you have to look forward to the company’s upcoming selfie smartphone.

If we are to believe the multiple sources that gave us bits and pieces of what could be the F3, the company’s new device will sport a 5.5-inch display of In-Cell construction, as opposed to a IPS one from the F3 Plus. With an in-cell display, the touch feedback is combined and embedded inside the LCD cell, thus enabling a slimmer profile.
Other key components include an octa-core Mediatek chip, the same dual front cameras seen on the bigger F3 Plus, and a bigger battery from the F1s.
OPPO F3 specs (unofficial):
5.5″ FHD In-Cell display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1.5GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6750T
Mali T860 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras
13MP rear camera
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano)
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS
Fingerprint Scanner