TECNO, a rising superstar as a global smartphone brand of the new generation, releases its newest CAMON 18 series in the Philippines — CAMON 18 Premier, CAMON18P and CAMON18, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a professional camera smartphone in anti-shaking and clarity.
The new CAMON 18 Premier brings together the best of the CAMON series, such as TAIVOS, Super Night Mode, and Selfie Mode, and combines this with an all new Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera, a 60X Hybrid Zoom, and even more enhanced AI features for achieving professional videography.
CAMON 18 features an AMOLED screen with 120hz refresh rate that makes every touch experience faster and smoother. Furthermore, TECNO’s CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light Certification from TÜV Rheinland will provide consumers with the best eye care possible. Powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G96 chip, and supported by a redesigned HiOS 8.0 the CAMON series is able to showcase what it does best, exceeding expectations once again to produce the best photos and videos that technology can offer.
“We always seek for breakthroughs of product and technology to inspire our consumers to unlock the world of possibilities. The digital revolution with the rise of new generations brings the latest trend of filmmaking through a smartphone device. The CAMON 18 Premier is the first TECNO product to take Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera technology innovations to create brand-new experiences for users. With “Stop At Nothing” as TECNO’s brand spirit, we aim to continually make breakthroughs in product and design innovations, as we have delivered through CAMON 18 Series.” said Stephan Ha, General Manager of TECNO.
Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera, a Smart “Shaking” Lens to Cancel External Shaking Motions
Users of all levels, from casual users to professional content creators, will have a new tool to achieve that perfect video. The CAMON 18 Premier is now equipped with unparalleled anti-shaking technology, at 300% the effectiveness of other smartphones without anti-shaking technology. When combined with a wide angle lens, the CAMON 18 Premier is capable of 109° wide-angle shooting, allowing users to create truly beautiful videos anywhere, while doing anything, with sublime clarity.
The CAMON 18 Premier’s rear camera follows the meticulously ratioed design philosophy that enhances the three lenses — a 64MP main camera, a 12MP Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera with widened frame, and a 8MP periscope lens, all housed within a new elegant glowing and ceramic backing and a cleaner, tougher flat surface design.
Ultra-clear 60X Hyper Zoom, See Further Than the Eyes Can PerceiveCAMON 18 Premier uses a 5X periscope lens and Galileo algorithm engine, which accesses multiple frames and gathers pixel information to enhance resolution and clarity. By combining the 5X optical zoom capability with up to 12X AI algorithm-based digital zoom, users can achieve an incredible 60X hybrid zoom, and travel as far as the moon in photography, elevating smartphone astrophotography to spectacular levels.
Master the Art of Self-Portrait with the 32 MP AI Selfie Camera
TECNO embodies their “Stop At Nothing” maxim with the 32 MP front camera, once again exceeding expectations with crystal-clear clarity. The powerhouse camera comes with a more compact and convenient UI, incorporating clear-cut function buttons and new intelligent gender-based identification. The beauty function has increased inclusivity for male features, having introduced beard and eyebrow enhancement. Users can now utilize the Portrait Light Effect Mode to lighten, darken, change, or remove the background completely, bringing the world of photo-editing software concisely to the palms of their hands.
Stylish & Exquisite Design from Color to Texture
The CAMON 18 series adopts natural and flexible design language, and interprets flowers and trees, natural breezes and drizzle in the product design. At the same time, it advocates the most dynamic and energetic elegant fashion design sense, which is perfectly integrated into the urban language. The ceramic elements are added to our products to bring a new aesthetic perspective to the CAMON series, and give the products more imagination.
Unleash Smoother, Faster Performance with the Newest MediaTek Helio G96 Chip and 33W Flash Charging
Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G96 CPU with eight cores, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, the CAMON 18 Premier possesses multi-tasking abilities like never before, empowering seamless integration of multiple apps. This incredible processing power, coupled with a 4750 mAh battery, comprehensively enhances user experience, resulting in a system with the ability to photograph, videograph, network, and run games with remarkable smoothness. With TÜV Rheinland certifications for Safe Fast-charge Systems, CAMON 18 Premier supports 33W Flash Charging, attaining a 50% charge in just 20 minutes and a full charge in 65 minutes.
Live Vividly with the 120Hz Refresh Rate and TÜV Rheinland Certified Display for Eye Protection on your CAMON 18 Premier
The 6.7” AMOLED display (1080×2400) has a full HD resolution with up to 550 nit brightness and 100% NTSC for maximum visual satisfaction. The display boasts a 120Hz refresh rate; this unprecedented high refresh rate in a phone promises higher display fluidity and a more coherent and intuitive experience — the scroll is smoother and touch feedback is more sensitive. Moreover, as a TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) certified product, the CAMON 18 Premier can reduce blue light to provide comfort for your eyes all day long, and reduce overall power consumption.
Explore Ahead with the Latest HiOS 8.0 For all the stunning hardware, TECNO’s software pulls its own weight. The latest HiOS 8.0 features Za-Hooc2.0 high-security privacy solutions, relying on leading data security capabilities and privacy protection technology to build a strong and safe privacy ecosystem that protects both hardware and software data. With AI OS system service, life is far more well-organized. From your daily calendar to business trips & meetings, flight information, and birthday reminders, you won’t miss any important moment.
TECNO is a rising-star smartphone brand in the global market. With “Stop At Nothing” as its brand essence, TECNO is passionately unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals, and bringing them innovative stylish smart devices with the latest technologies.
Pre-Order your CAMON 18 Now and Get Surprise Freebies!CAMON 18 is already being called the “Movie Master”, and CAMON 18 Premier’s Stabilized Gimbal Camera is a highly-anticipated feature that everyone can look forward to.
CAMON 18 Premier with Stabilized Gimbal Camera, will be available for pre-order at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall and the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada from November 6-10, 2021. Get your CAMON 18 Premier, along with special freebies, at the special pre-order price of P14,990.
Also available for pre-order between November 6-19, 2021 are CAMON 18P, which features a 48MP clear and steady video camera and 13MP 50mm pro portrait camera, and the CAMON 18 variant with 48MP Multi-function Triple Camera. CAMON 18P may be pre-ordered at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall, and will be priced at P10,490.
The CAMON 18 variant will be available for the pre-order price of P8,999 at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada. Freebies await those who pre-order CAMON 18P and CAMON 18 as well.
Through its new CAMON 18 smartphone series, TECNO makes it possible for every Filipino to experience mobile technological innovations that can help improve the way they capture memories through videos and photographs, at a fraction of the price offered by other brands. Through this latest offering, TECNO Mobile stays true to its commitment to bring innovation to global emerging markets, as the premium smartphone brand for all.
CAMON 18 Pricing and AvailabilityCAMON 18 Premier will be available for regular selling starting November 11, 2021 at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall and the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada, and will retail for P15,990.
CAMON 18P will be available in the market for regular selling starting November 20 at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall, and December 1 at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada, with an SRP of P10,990.
CAMON 18 will also begin regular selling on November 20 at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada, and will have the regular price of Php 9,499.
The CAMON 18 Series will also be available at KimStore, Rulls Shopee, Rulls Lazada, Ephone Shopee, Ephone Lazada, Cellboy Shopee, Cellboy Lazada, Wirecomm Shopee, Wirecomm Lazada, and Audionet. You may also check out the CAMON 18 Series at the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa and TECNO Mobile Kiosks in Market Market, Mall of Asia, SM Sta Mesa, SM San Lazaro, SM Pampanga, SM Dasmariñas, SM Batangas, and SM Rosario.
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Upgrade your entertainment experience at Great Samsung TV Sale
July 5, 2022 7:03 p.m.
Samsung’s biggest sale of the year is just around the corner, with up to 40% off on TV and Sound Device products.
Dubbed the Great Samsung TV Sale, the yearly event kicks off from July 11 to September 30, and will highlight an array of devices such as the 98” Neo QLED, the 55” Crystal UHD TV, and the Q-Soundbars with Dolby ATMOS.
Top-tier TV experience
Samsung has earned the Global #1 spot in the market for the past 16 years for its exceptional TV features upgrading one’s home entertainment experience.
The Crystal UHD TVs boasts an outstanding 4K picture quality in a sleek AirSlim Design frame.
It has a powerful 4K upscaling which ensures you get up to 4K resolution for the content you love.
The TV has smart features including built-in apps so you enjoy movies and shows from your favorite apps and Tap View to easily mirror your phone* to your TV with just a tap.
The 98” Neo QLED QN90A not only takes your viewing experience to the next level, but enhances your gaming experience, too.
Optimize your gameplay in real-time thanks to the built-in Game Bar, an on-screen menu that gives you easy access to screen ratio, input lag, connected device settings, and more.
With the TVs QLED Technology, you get no burn-in or image retention to and 100% color volume for a billion shades of color to ensure the best quality of display.
Plus with its massive 98” screen size enhanced with Samsung’s Quantum Mini LED Technology, which delivers exceptional blacks, next-level detail and superior brightness and contrast, so you never miss a beat in your next gaming session.
Complete your home entertainment system with the Q-Soundbar this Great Samsung TV Sale.
Built with Dolby Atmos technology, you get to experience 3D sound moving all around just like when you are inside a cinema. Samsung’s Q-Soundbars also come equipped with the Q-Symphony feature, letting you enjoy true immersive sound with audio playing from both a Samsung TV and Soundbar speakers.
So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and get the best offers on the latest TV and Soundbar offerings from the Great Samsung TV Sale!
Visit www.samsung.com/ph for more details.
5G in PH rising, says connectivity insights provider Ookla
Fifth generation (5G) mobile networks are making significant advances in the Philippines, according to the global leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights provider, Ookla.
Most Philippine operators, according to a report by Ookla, launched 5G mobile networks in 2020 shortly after Thai operators did.
Smart, one of the major Philippine telecommunications service providers, launched 5G technology in June 2019 for fixed wireless units and launched the same for mobile subscribers in February 2020 in Metro Manila.
Globe, another major service provider in the Philippines launched 5G in July 2020, originally targeting subscribers in Metro Manila who had 5G-capable devices.
Both operators used spectrum in the 3,500 megahertz band, which is considered as the “sweet spot” in terms of 5G network capacity and coverage.
Ookla data showed that Smart recorded a median download speed of 200.43 mbps and 19.67 mbps upload speed in the first quarter of 2022. These were way ahead of Globe which registered median download speeds of 121.29 mbps and upload speeds of 9.93 mbps.
Availability of 5G nationwide, Ookla said, nearly doubled in just one year—from 9.4 percent coverage in the first quarter of 2021 to 18.1 percent in the first quarter of 2022.
“Part of this is related to the easing of right-of-way (ROW) rules,” said Ookla.
New ROW rules, enforced by the Department of Public Works and Highways in March 2021, lifted the ban on construction of critical infrastructure, particularly cell sites, along national roads.
Another reason for improvements in both 4G and 5G developments was the active involvement of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in allowing more telcos to enter the playing field.
“A third player was introduced to the market to add competition, improve network performance and reduce prices in the market,” said Ookla in its report.
The way was paved for the entry of the third player by the NTC and Department of Information and Communications Technology which declared Dito (then Mislatel) as the new major telco player.
According to Ookla, the Philippines was not the only country to benefit from ROW reforms. India made the same move in October 2021, or eight months after the Philippines did.
In the Philippines, Smart reached 25.5 percent 5G coverage in the first quarter of 2022 Globe reached 15.3 percent coverage. Ookla attributed this to “spectrum deployment strategies” of each company.
Smart had 1.6 million connected 5G devices to its network in the first quarter of 2022, or more than triple its level—376,000—in the first quarter of 2021. Globe, by end of March 2022, had more than 2 million devices connected to 5G.
Ookla noted that plans of both telcos to further invest in 5G bodes well for the spread of the technology, which delivers faster connection to the internet.
Smart is investing up to P85 billion in 5G rollout nationwide which started in December 2021. Smart’s mobile data traffic grew 30 percent year-on-year to 1,010 petabytes while the number of 5G base stations rose to 7,300 in February 2022 from just 5,000 in 2020, corresponding to a 5G population of 66 percent.
Globe added 390 sites in just the first three months of 2022, extending 5G network reach to 95 percent of the National Capital Region and 85 percent of key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Globe spent at least P92.8 billion to build 2,000 outdoor 5G sites and in-building solutions, 1,407 new cell sites and 1.4 million fiber lines.
Dito, the third Philippine telco, has partnered with hardware supplier Nokia to deploy 5G services in Mindanao in May 2021. In March 2022, this telco rolled out 5G home wi-fi services with 145 Metro Manila villages as pilot areas.
Villages in the cities of Manila, Caloocan and Quezon would be the first to benefit from 500 mbps of download speeds. Tests involving 5G in Caloocan showed download speeds of 512.66 mbps in the first quarter of this year.
Infinit Care powers mental health in workplace with technology
June 28, 2022 8:12 p.m.
Members of the media were gathered last June 24, to talk about workplace mental health and how Infinit Care is pioneering a tech-based solution that allows companies to support the mental wellbeing of employees.
Workplace Mental Health
Mental health issues are on the rise, especially among the working population and it’s severely affecting overall health and productivity.
The World Health Organization found that mental illness is prevalent in the Philippines. In fact, it is the third most common disability in the country. The National Center for Mental Health also recorded a 500% increase in monthly hotline calls due to depression during the pandemic.
Companies have tried to answer this plight by providing mental health support whether in-house or through a 3rd party provider.
However, a lot of the options in the market focus on delivering solutions that cater to those who are already in crisis and leave out a significant part of the population.
Studies also show that despite increases in stress and burnout, utilization for mental health benefits remain low due to the lack of access to proper mental health solutions and the persistent stigma around talking about mental health struggles.
A Pioneer in Mental Health Tech
Infinit Care partners with businesses and organizations to provide their employees and community with comprehensive mental health support.
“Our platform of care solutions are founded on The Mental Health Continuum which takes into account a wide range of mental health states so that every employee can receive customized support, no matter what they’re going through, wherever and however they need it,” explained Infinit Care Marketing Head, Paola Silva.
“Everyone needs different kinds of care at different times. We work with companies who care deeply about the mental wellbeing of their employees and understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. We help companies bring the best out of their people by providing personalized mental health support.” said Infinit Care’s Head of Clinical Care, Shyne Mangulabnan.
Infinit Care is the only provider in the Philippines that can provide multi-channel mental health support.
Available via web and mobile app (iOS and Android), Infinit Care can meet the varying needs of all employees.
Our suite of solutions include 24/7 chat support with real live Care Chat Coaches who commit to an average response time of 5 minutes, a team of qualified licensed counselors and coaches available for virtual counseling or coaching at your convenience, a library of mental health tools and content to meet the varying needs of your workforce, and mental health training and capacity building workshops for the leaders and entire organization.
For more information on Infinit Care, visit https://www.infinitcare.co