Rappler Live Updates

[GAMES & GADGETS] Product announcements, prices, and promos: July 2024

[GAMES & GADGETS] Product announcements, prices, and promos: July 2024


MANILA, Philippines – Keep track of the latest smartphone, tablet, laptop, game, and other consumer electronic announcements, including details on price, availability, and promos from your favorite tech brands by bookmarking this page here!


OPPO Reno12 Series 5G priced at P24,999


OPPO announced the prices for its Reno12 Series phones. The base Reno12 Series is P24,999 while the Pro variant is P34,999.

The OPPO Reno12 5G and OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G come with a 50MP Sony LYT-600 main camera, optical image stabilization, and a 112° ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX355 sensor.

Both also have AI imaging features such as an AI eraser for removing unwanted elements in a photo, and a generative AI feature that turns photos into digitized cartoon versions. AI Linkboost technology is also said to improve general connectivity of the phone, including GPS and WiFI functions. The phones also support 80W fast-charging.

HONOR 200 Series priced at P24,999


HONOR announced the prices for its portrait photography-focused 200 Series phones. The base 200 is P24,999 and the 200 Pro is P29,999.

The 200 Pro features a 50 megapixel main camera, touting a 2.4μm (micron) pixel size and an H9000 sensor that allows for greater detail in lowlight scenarios. The phone’s imaging software was developed in collaboration with Paris’ Studio Harcourt to reproduce the renowned studio’s distinctive black-and-white portraiture style. It has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 5,200 mAh battery with 100W fast-charging.

The main difference of the base 200 is that it has a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chip, and doesn’t have the H9000 sensor. Pre-orders from July 17 to 26 will include a free JBL Soundgear Frames worth P9,499.

LAPTOP: Huawei Matebook X Pro


Huawei releases the Matebook X Pro, an ultra-thin laptop weighing 980 grams on July 12. Its starting price is P129,999. Huawei touts its 3D Metaline antenna for better connection quality, an AI camera designed for meetings, AI search functions, an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor, and a 14.2-inch flexible OLED screen with 3.1K high-definition resolution. More details here.

Must Read

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked – July 2024: Sturdier Z foldables, new Buds, Galaxy Watch Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked – July 2024: Sturdier Z foldables, new Buds, Galaxy Watch Ultra

PROMO: HONOR 200 and Maya PH ‘Back2School’ raffle


HONOR, together with Maya Philippines, are raffling off prizes including 20 winners of P10,000, and 4 winners of the HONOR 200, HONOR Band 6, HONOR Bluetooth speaker, and HONOR Earbuds 2 from July 1 to August 31 as part of their Back2School promo.

“The Back2School Promo includes “Enroll now, pay later” for up to Php 30,000 and let joiners earn raffle entries upon using Maya as their mode of payment for every back-to-school spends, investment, and savings or even earn rewards through referral,” HONOR said in its press release.

Full mechanics of the raffle will be available on HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines, Instagram.com/honorph/, and Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines.



OPPO is expected to announce the price and availability of their photography focused OPPO Reno12 Series 5G phones on July 12.

The OPPO Reno12 5G boasts a 50MP Sony LYT-600 Sensor with an All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF and OIS for its main camera while the OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G features a 50MP telephoto portrait camera.

Both selfie cameras of the OPPO Reno12 5G (32MP) and OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G (50MP) are equipped with AI Portrait capabilities that support both autofocus and Portrait Mode.



HONOR confirms its AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series phone will be coming to the Philippines. No details on availability and price have been announced yet.

LAPTOPS: ASUS Vivobook S 15 Copilot+ PC


ASUS announces the Vivobook S 15 (S5507), which it says its the first-ever Copilot+ AI PC in the Philippines, equipped with the Snapdragon X Elite Processor.

Pre-order runs from July 2 to July 10, 2024, with bundles valued at over P26,000, via the ASUS site. The product’s launch will be livestreamed on July 11, 6 pm on the ASUS Philippines Facebook page.

TABLETS: HUAWEI MatePad SE 11”, HUAWEI MatePad 11.5”


The HUAWEI MatePad SE 11”, available in Nebula Grey, will come with exclusive first sale freebies for purchases made from June 28 to July 31, 2024. The HUAWEI MatePad SE 11” 8GB + 128GB variant, priced at P11,999, will include the HUAWEI M-Pencil Lite (worth P2,999), a flip cover (worth P999), and a coffee mug (worth P999).

The HUAWEI MatePad SE 11” 6GB + 128 GB variant, valued at P8,999, will come with a flip cover (worth P999) and a coffee mug (worth P999) available online through the HUAWEI Online Store, Shopee, and Lazada starting July 21, 2024.

Availability of the HUAWEI MatePad 11.5”S (P29,999), which features upgraded PaperMatte Display technology, has not been announced.

Visit the HUAWEI site for full specs.

UPCOMING LAUNCH: Samsung Unpacked


Samsung is set to launch the next versions of their Galazy Z foldable phones, expected to carry new Galaxy AI features.

The event will be held in Paris, France, and will be livestreamed on Wednesday, July 10, 9 pm on Samsung.com, and Samsung’s YouTube channel.

The brand is also inviting consumers to register for Samsung Galaxy Unpacked by visiting https://www.samsung.com/ph/unpacked/ for the chance to get an e-voucher worth up to P7,000 plus a chance to win a 65” Neo QLED 4K TV worth P135,999.