May 1, 2022 9:54 a.m.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the newest member of the G-series family, the Nokia G21.
Challenging affordable smartphones, it comes with an impressive three-day battery life and 50 percent better display refresh for an extra smooth experience.
“Our mission from day one has been to make quality mobile technology accessible to everyone around the world. Since we introduced the G-series globally and in the Philippines last year, we’ve enhanced each new addition that has followed in every way – the Nokia G21 encompasses all our hard work. And not only today, but for years to come thanks to our regular software updates and quality materials. We believe in connecting the world without costing the earth. We want to empower Filipinos to feel good about keeping their smartphone for longer and combat the upgrade culture so we can all reduce our carbon footprint,” said Sancho Chak, general manager for Philippines, Hong Kong and Thailand, HMD Global.Unrivalled protection for mobile technology that lasts for longer
Three years of monthly security updates and offering more updates than most smartphones in this price range means the Nokia G21 will work seamlessly in the background to protect users, so they can go about the day worry-free.
Introducing Mask mode to affordable smartphones – available for the first time on the Nokia G21, it ensures the convenience of face unlock is never disrupted – keep user data safe with or without a protective face mask.
The device is also ready for Android 12TM, so users may always have access to the latest features and have a smartphone that can be kept for longer.
Supported by industry-leading partners for best-in-class experiences, the Nokia G21 comes pre-loaded with Spotify and ExpressVPN.
Spotify will give Nokia smartphone owners access to 70 million tracks and 3.2 million podcasts out of the box. For enhanced privacy and added peace of mind, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial.
A smartphone that gives users freedom to do more
Channelling the Nokia feature phone legacy to the world of smartphones, the Nokia G21 makes battery life, a common pain point for consumers, a thing of the past.
With unmatched three-day battery life, users can go on a full weekend getaway without a charger.
Fans can turn on the all-new bespoke Super Battery Saver mode to make the phone last even longer – available exclusively on selected Nokia phones.
Users can even choose where exactly the energy savings are made, so they can still access key features that are needed.
The Nokia G21 allows this feature to be switched on at 20 percent, rather than waiting until the battery dips down to 10 percent, as per the standard Android solution, enabling users to prolong it even further.
When the time to fuel up arrives, 18W fast charging ensures users won’t have to wait long to get going again.
Fast response for increased productivity and immersive entertainment
Unlocking the power of 90Hz for the first time in G-series, the improved refresh rate makes scrolling and typing even more fluid, and photos look smoother.
From reading the news to drafting emails, the improved response to touch brings an even more seamless experience.
For the first time, users can now stream Netflix in HD making for optimum streaming of all the fan favourite movies and TV shows on-the-go on the Nokia G21.
Delivering beautiful detail even in low light, the Nokia G21 has 50MP triple-lens camera that fully equips anyone to create professional-looking photography.
On the front is the AI smarts to ensure that evening selfies will have just the right amount of light and clarity.
New design, same Finnish durability
Introducing an all-new design, the Nokia G21 is thinner and more ergonomic. Made from tough polycarbonate, the new design honours the durability and Nordic excellence one can expect from a Nokia phone whilst bringing a refreshed look to the range.
For extra peace of mind, the Nokia G21 Clear Case will show off the phone’s beauty. It is made from 100 percent recycled materials and can also be recycled after use.Find comfort and clarity with latest Nokia accessories lineup
HMD Global brings five new accessories to Filipino fans to perfectly match their Nokia devices – the Nokia Comfort Earbuds Pro, Nokia Clarity Earbuds+, Nokia Wired and Wireless Headphones and Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro.
Nokia Comfort Earbuds Pro
Championing in-ear comfort and noise cancellation, this new accessory sports ANC noise cancellation technology and provides up to seven hours of noise-cancelled playback time on one charge.
Made with natural ergonomic design and unique comfort ring, the Nokia Comfort Earbuds Pro lets users enjoy superbly balanced sound reproduction.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds+
For quality sound, longer playback and zero interruptions, the Nokia Clarity Earbuds+ come with dual mic ENC Technology and an Active Noise Cancellation mode to keep background sound to a minimum.
Its 13mm device driver delivers superior balanced sound quality, plus users can enjoy up to 20 hours of playback and its super-light design built for comfort.
Nokia Wired and Wireless Headphones
Both the Nokia Wired and Wireless Headphones are for fans who enjoy big bass with a comfortable fit.
Users can enjoy the pumping bass and powerful sound through the accessories’ lightweight foldable design and comfortable cushions.
Moreover, the Nokia Wireless Headphones is capable of delivering up to 60 hours of playback. Perfect companions for listening while on the move.
Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro
Letting users immerse in rich bass and balanced sound, the Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro have a balanced 10 mm drivers to get the most out of one’s music.
Its environmental noise cancelling feature keeps the user’s voice clear and be heard more clearly on calls.
The earbuds have low latency mode that lets fans stay in the zone in games and videos with less audio lag and they can keep going all day with up to 24 hours of charge case battery power.
Fans can enjoy the sweat and splash resistant built that’s tough enough for rainy days and active workouts, all in a snug fit and secure design for maximized comfort.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia G21 is now available for pre-order in Nordic Blue (navy) colour variant and in 6/128 configuration for P9,990. Grab yours at the Nokia mobile Shopee store.
The Nokia Comfort Earbuds Pro, Nokia Clarity Earbuds+, Nokia Wired and Wireless Headphones and Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro will be available soon in all Nokia mobile official stores and authorized resellers online, and physical stores nationwide.
LG honored with multiple awards for Innovative Product Design at IDEA 2023
September 4, 2023 3:11 p.m.
LG Electronics (LG) has once again been recognized for outstanding product design, earning 13 awards at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2023, announced at the International Design Conference in New York, New York.
The LG PuriCare AeroTower, an air purifier that can also be used as a side table and mood lamp, was honored with a Bronze Award at yesterday’s conference. Offering personalized performance and design options, as well as a compact form factor, LG’s air purifier can be tailored to match any home interior and is ideal for smaller spaces. With its latest win, the LG PuriCare AeroTower has now been recognized by all three of the world’s top industrial design award programs: IDEA, the Red Dot Award and iF Design Award.
Another IDEA 2023 honoree, the LG OLED Flex (model LX3) is an innovative TV featuring the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. The LX3, which made its international debut at IFA last year, offers a new level of screen customizability – its self-lit display able to go from completely flat to spectacularly curved with the push of a button.
“The achievement from this year’s IDEA is the result of the synergy between customer experience-centered technology and aesthetics,” said Hwang Sung-gyul, head of the Design Management Center at LG Electronics. “We will continue to improve the level of perfection by reflecting innovative customer experiences beyond the existing framework in product design by constantly communicating and empathizing with customers.”
Organized annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDEA is one of the world’s leading design award programs, recognizing exceptional achievements in the area of industrial design while taking into consideration various factors relating to design strategy, digital interaction, the environment, and social impact, when selecting award recipients.
Life’s about more than having the latest technology, rather, it’s about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment appliances that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring “Innovation for a Better Life” nationwide – from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. LG products are available via lg.com/ph and through its flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit and follow their social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube (@lgphilippines).
TCL AAT Inverter+ Refrigerators take lead to healthier lifestyle
July 10, 2023 4:33 p.m.
TCL, the leading consumer electronics brand and the world’s top two TV brand, launches their latest Free Build-In refrigerator that is highlighted by three defining features based on TCL’s advanced technology and elevated design.
Just in time for this month’s celebration of Nutrition month, TCL introduces the newest Refrigerator line up that reflects TCL’s dedication to delivering cutting-edge home technology at reasonable prices while enabling users to live healthier, more environmentally friendly, and more practical lives.
Introducing TCL’s Flagship Smart Fridge with Health and Energy-Saving Benefits
TCL’s AAT Inverter+ is set to be the best accessible high-tech top-mount refrigerator on the market and a great example of the powerful functionality featured across the TCL Refrigerator lineup.
With Filipino families becoming more health conscious than ever before, TCL AAT Inverter+’s Healthy Fresh functions are equipped with smart functions to keep your food chilled at the right temperature and ensure it stays fresher for longer, with the innovative Multi Air flow system, AI radar, and the Automatic Anion-releasing Technology (AAT) .
Speaking of better care of health, TCL’s AAT Inverter + also puts emphasis on its care for the planet. Its Twin Eco Inverter provides the perfect cooling environment for food, which not only enables long-lasting freshness but also saves energy and money. The Twin Eco Inverter also provides a steady temperature inside the refrigerator which inhibits the growth of ice, a process known as Total No Frost. Food remains frost-free so there is no need for manual defrost and no danger of food sticking to the walls of the refrigerator or being frozen when placed towards the back.
Lastly, the Easy-Using features give the user experience a premium feel, with little adaptations to make life more convenient, such as large storage space, Twist Ice Maker to freeze, unmold and store ice cubes with a simple gesture.
The TCL’s Varied Refrigerator Range Suited for Every Filipino Family
Aside from TCL AAT Inverter+, TCL has an extensive range of refrigerators to suit every Filipino family’s needs. The TCL FreshPro Direct Cool+ line is an accessible but highly functionable range, with precise temperature control allowing for accurate cooling to ensure optimum conditions to preserve freshness. TCL FreshPro Direct Cool+ Refrigerators are designed to be running at low noise thanks to innovative compressors, ensuring you are never disturbed by humming or buzzing, and soft LED lighting offers excellent illumination of the fridge contents whilst saving on energy consumption.
Regarding the energy saving aspect, like the TCL AAT Inverter+, The TCL FreshPro AAT Inverter Max collection also comes with a Twin Eco Inverter, which allows accurate temperature control whilst reducing energy consumption and noise for a quieter and more environmentally friendly option. What’s amazing is that the TCL FreshPro AAT Inverter Max range comes equipped with powerful cooling functions – with just a press of one button, the Power Cool increases the cooling rate to chill your drinks and food rapidly whilst the Power Freeze further enhances the cooling effect to freeze food and ice. The Max Space feature allows families to customize storage within the fridge to suit their requirements, with daily items organized to be easily accessible whilst optimizing the space available allowing the ability to stock up on family favorites.
Discover TCL’s range of refrigerators to suit every consumer’s requirements, rolling out across retailers in the Philippines this month.
Huawei’s Sabrina Meng: Embracing 5G transformation
June 28, 20237:30 p.m.
SHANGHAI — At the opening day of MWC Shanghai 2023 today, Sabrina Meng, Huawei’s Rotating Chairwoman and CFO, gave a keynote titled “Embracing 5G transformation”.
“5G has been in commercial use around the world for four years now. It’s driving new value creation, and 5.5G is the next step forward,” said Meng. “Science and technology are moving towards large, complex systems. This requires matching technology to specific scenarios and performing systems engineering, in order to pave the way for 5G’s ongoing success.”
5G is creating value along three different fronts
Science fiction can only sketch the future. But science and technology can turn imagination into reality.
5G has been in commercial use for four years now. Across all industries and countless households around the world, it’s changing the way we work and live, creating tremendous economic, industrial, and social value.
For consumers, 5G, cloud, and AI have set off a chain reaction, creating an environment where all buyers can also be sellers.
For industries, 5G has become a new driver of productivity. There’s greater alignment than ever between technology suppliers, their partners, and customers on where 5G can provide the most value. Strategic patience, in-depth understanding of industrial scenarios, and ongoing improvements to ROI have given 5G a foothold in industrial applications.
Moving ahead, 5G will give rise to new devices and applications that deliver a more immersive experience, like 5G New Calling and naked-eye 3D. 5G is also ushering in a new era of super-connectivity between things, bringing new strength to IoT networks and driving new forms of productivity.
5.5G is the next step forward for 5G. 5.5G will feature 10-gigabit downlink speeds, gigabit uplink speeds, the ability to support 100 billion connections, and native AI. It will not only connect people better – it will also create incredible new business opportunities with more targeted support for industrial needs in domains like IoT, sensing, and advanced manufacturing.
Taking 5G to the next level and paving the way for ongoing success
The ladder to success isn’t built on ongoing progress with a single technology. It’s built on matching technology to specific scenarios and real-world needs. And systems engineering is key to taking the next step up.
The commercial deployment of 5G has created a growing appetite for more groundbreaking, leapfrog innovation. So what will take 5G to the next level, and how will it provide greater value in different vertical markets?
This will require finding the right technology for different scenarios and performing more comprehensive systems engineering. This will also require diving deeper into industrial scenarios, truly understanding customers’ pain points, and adopting a more holistic systems engineering mindset.
The industry needs to work more closely together both up and down the value chain – with peers and partners, customers and developers – on solution modeling and optimization, as well as tools and methodologies. The industry also needs to pave the way for ongoing success throughout the entire product lifecycle, from R&D and procurement, to supply and marketing.
Building up integrated capabilities and exploring the future of communications
The digital infrastructure of the future intelligent world will be deeply integrated into every aspect of people’s lives, industry, and society. It won’t be based on advancements in individual technologies, but rather on incredibly massive, complex systems – the convergence of multiple elements. It’s going to require systems-level thinking and design.
When watching a chess game, you can see the big picture. But when you’re playing chess, you focus on the details. Likewise, systematic capabilities to integrate technology and transform management are critical for the future success of 5G.
Meng spoke about two specific types of integrated capabilities. “The first is integrating different technologies. We can achieve greater synergy across cloud, networks, edge, and devices through systematic design and cross-domain innovation. When coupled with optimization across software, hardware, chips, and algorithms, we can address the challenges associated with developing complex solutions for vastly different industrial scenarios.”
“The second,” she continued, “is the ability to integrate different approaches to management. Digital and intelligent transformation is not just about technology itself. It’s more about transforming your approach to management. Going digital requires redefining the relationships between people, events, things, and theory, and adopting a more open, forward-looking management approach to address future challenges.”
Meng concluded: “Information technologies like 5G, 5.5G, AI, and cloud will help us rise with the tide and take us forward to an intelligent world. The best scenery is always ahead. Let’s create a bright future together.”
In the Philippines, the three major telecommunications service providers have rolled out 5G networks nationwide to offer better network services and optimize the potential of innovative technology.