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OPPO R17 Pro priced at P38,990

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The phone is expected to land in PH stores on November 24

OPPO R17. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Little-known company unveils own foldable phone days before Samsung

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Royole shows a device with a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen that folds 180 degrees

Samsung hints at foldable phones with folded logo

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The profile pictures of Samsung’s official social pages temporarily change to a folded version of the company logo

Screenshot from Samsung Facebook page


U.S. phone owners holding on to old devices far longer than ever – study

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The study suggests that U.S. phone owners would wait almost 3 years to make an upgrade

Asus' ROG gaming phone arrives in PH for P49,995

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:58 PM

A 512GB variant is also going for P61,995

JOYSTICK ATTACHMENT. The ROG Phone comes with a variety of accessories including this joystick attachment, sold separately. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Xiaomi's new Mi MIX 3 has a sliding back, 10GB of RAM

Oct 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The back slides up to reveal the front cameras, a design choice that allowed Xiaomi to increase the screen-to-body ratio to 93.4%

POP-UP CAMERA. The Mi MIX 3's back slides up to reveal the front cameras. All photos from Xiaomi


Huawei working on 5G foldable phone – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

This marks the first time it's been asserted these new foldable phones will run on a 5G network

The 3 products Google announced at its October 2018 event

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Meet the Home Hub, Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3

GOOGLE'S LINEUP. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Screenshot from Youtube.

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is out now

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The update adds new features for Windows 10, while also introducing features Android devices and iPhones can take advantage of

WINDOWS 10's OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE. Windows 10 gets new features, and your phone gets new apps to connect them. Image from Microsoft.

Facebook admits users' phone number may be used to target ads

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Phone contacts who aren't necessarily on a user's Facebook network may be targeted too when a user syncs their phone with Messenger


Photo of Nokia phone with 5 rear cameras surfaces

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:05 PM

It’s not clear what all the lenses will actually do

NOKIA. The headquarters of Finnish telecommunication network company Nokia are pictured in Espoo, Finland on April 27, 2017. File photo by Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AFP

Google researchers say tech industry has fueled 'attention crisis'

Sep 06, 2018 - 6:18 PM

A paper by Google's own user-experience researchers provides an overall picture of the reasons people feel the need to be in constant contact with their phones

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP


Here's how Google's Pixel 3 phones are shaping up

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Like many 2018 phones, the XL version of the Pixel 3 is expected to carry a notch

PIXEL 2. Photo from Google.


Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Three new iPhone models are expected to be revealed

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


First impressions: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The new Note tops out at a whopping P75,990 for the 512GB version

'Fortnite' beta now available on Samsung Galaxy S, Note phones

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The much-awaited battle royale title finally steps foot on Android

FORTNITE ANDROID. The hit battle royale game comes to Android. Screenshot from Epic Games


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Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Samsung shows off the Galaxy Note 9

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Its S-Pen now has remote control functions

Taking photos with the reigning Dxomark champ, the Huawei P20 Pro

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Will it be toppled by upcoming flagships from Samsung, Apple and Google in the final stretch of 2018?

FLASHY. The P20 Pro features one of the most striking colors, 'twilight,' seen in 2018 smartphones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market – IDC

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones worldwide, second only to Samsung's 71.5 million, and ahead of Apple's 41.3 million, IDC reports

NOVA 3. Huawei's flagship devices launched earlier in the year have seen some excellent reviews, owing to their distinctive design, and industry-leading cameras. The recently launched Nova 3 approximates the flagship P20 series, making high-end technologies more accessible in an increasingly competitive market. Photo from Huawei

Huawei launches quad-camera Nova 3, Nova 3i

Jul 29, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Nova 3i is now available for P15,990 while the Nova 3 will hit stores soon at the starting price of P25,990

Why does my phone battery die so fast?

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM

This question has probably crossed the mind of every cellphone user trying to send one last text before the screen blinks off

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:17 PM

French Senators and National Assembly deputies reach an agreement late on Wednesday, July 18, on the ban for all 3 tiers of French education (primary, middle and high school), except for educational purposes

Xiaomi Mi 8 now in the PH for P25,990

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:30 PM

New budget phones, the 6 and 6A, are also announced

Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming – report

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Three new iPhones are expected this year: a 6.1-inch entry level model, a 6.5-inch 'plus' version, and an upgraded iPhone X

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming this year are expected to come at several price points but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo


Budget Honor 7 phones arrive, price starts at P5,490

Jul 04, 2018 - 5:49 PM

The Huawei sub-brand's 7S and 7A will retail for P5,490 and 6,990 respectively

HONOR 7A. Photo from Honor


'Mobile airbag' can break your phone’s fall when you drop it

Jul 04, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The mobile phone case has metal prongs that automatically spring open when it's dropped

ADCASE. The 'AD' in the name stands for 'active damping'. Photo from Frenzel + Mayer Solutions


Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts – reports

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 8 users have reported that they have encountered the bug

MESSAGING MISHAP. Samsung Messages, the brand's own messaging app, is being affected by a bug that sends out photos from a user's gallery


Google's augmented reality-based Measure app comes to Android phones

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Measure allows users of compatible phones to take measurements of surfaces and other objects by walking around them

MEASURE. The Measure app at work. Screenshot from Google Play.

Vivo launches flagship with in-display fingerprint scanner for P29,999

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:12 PM

The X21 is the first phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner to be officially available in the Philippines

IN-DISPLAY SCANNER. Vivo's in-display fingerprint scanner has been a source of amazement since it was first shown to the public in January 2018's Consumer Electronics Show. Photo from Vivo


China's Oppo enters Europe and U.S. phone market with £999 flagship

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The Oppo Find X is their most expensive phone yet, whose price roughly converts to P70,000 in the Philippines

FIND X. The phone with the peculiar name ditches the notch for pop-up cameras in order to make room for a bezel-free screen. Photo from Oppo


Samsung releases budget J6 for P13,990

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The J6 comes with a 5.6-inch HD display, a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, and Dolby Atmos sound technology

BLACK AND GOLD. The budget J6 will come in these two colors. Photo from Samsung


Cheap but sleek Xiaomi and OnePlus making noise in Europe

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Chinese top-range phones are often around half the price of those made by US and Korean rivals, with fans professing that they're just as elegant, functional and durable


BlackBerry Key2 specs leak points to long-lasting phone

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:05 PM

It's the combination of a Snapdragon 660 SoC processor with a large 3,500 mAh battery that's bringing hopes of a long battery life for the Key2

THE BLACKBERRY KEY2. A leaked image of the BlackBerry Key2 from the Twitter account of Evan Blass @evleaks.

Facebook granted Chinese electronics firms access to user data

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Facebook's data-sharing partnerships with Chinese companies is of significant concern to the US in light of current political situations

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture shows a person posing during a photo session showing the social platform Facebook logo reflected in the pupil of an eye on April 25, 2018, in Paris. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


Asus unveils the ROG Phone

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

It carries an overclocked Snapdragon 845 chip and key design tweaks differentiating it from conventional smartphones

ROG PHONE. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: The ROG Phone

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Check out the first ROG gaming smartphone here from various angles, plus its various accessories


Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

Xiaomi unveils Mi 8 phones, its '8th anniversary flagship'

May 31, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Xiaomi announces the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE smartphones at an event in Shenzen, China

5G smartphones to heat up global phone market next year – IDC

May 31, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The arrival of 5G phones next year and low-cost units from China may start the upturn for the market after 2 straight down years

IPHONE X. The Apple flagship is among the highest sellers in 2018 so far. Shutterstock photo


Honor launches Kirin 970-equipped flagship at P23,990

May 31, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The Honor 10 arrives on June 6 in the Philippines

Leak suggests that one of Google's upcoming phones may have a notch too

May 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

With Google's upcoming Android P officially supporting screen notches, the design feature can't be ruled out even for Google's own phones


Xiaomi Redmi S2 arriving on June 4 for P7,990

May 24, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Xiaomi makes its official announcement regarding the Redmi S2 for the Philippine market just a little over a week after its unveiling in China

REDMI S2. Xiaomi releases its second-cheapest phone next to the Redmi 5A. All photos from Xiaomi


New Nokia X6 adopts the notch like many Android phones this year

May 21, 2018 - 4:04 PM

It’s Nokia's first phone to sport the display cutout popularized by the iPhone X

X6. Currently a China-exclusive, rumors abound of its eventual international release. Photo from HMD Global/Nokia


Red's Hydrogen One smartphone has a holographic display

May 21, 2018 - 2:09 PM

The smartphone incorporates what the company calls '4-view' screen technology that reportedly shifts between 2D, 3D, and holographic displays

Will Apple bundle fast USB-C chargers with 2018's iPhones?

May 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The Apple rumor mill claims this year's iPhones will have USB-C fast chargers included instead of the traditional 5-watt units

A DIFFERENT CHARGER? This file photo taken on September 12, 2017 shows an iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

HTC to make blockchain-powered phone called the Exodus

May 16, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The phone will have a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications

EXODUS. A sketch of HTC's upcoming blockchain phone appears on its official site. Screenshot from Htcexodus.com


CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop

May 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The incident shows that any device with a lithium-ion battery can potentially explode if damaged, mishandled or defective