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TECNO brings ultra-steady, ultra-clear Gimbal Camera Phone –the CAMON 18 Premier to PH

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.


Be sure to stay updated on all the latest promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite TECNO Mobile smartphones and gadgets.

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Infinix launches the all-new HOT 20S, the best value-for-money gaming phone yet

November 27, 2022 7:20 p.m.

Filipinos absolutely live and breathe mobile gaming, and here’s some good news: being the best mobile gamer around no longer has to break the bank.

That’s because Infinix is dropping the brand-new HOT 20S on November 27, which lets you own the competition as a top game assassin–all at an affordable price.

Now, you don’t even have to spend more than P9,000 to enjoy #MoreSmoothGameplay on the HOT 20S. The phone packs a Helio G96 Premium Gaming Processor and up to 13 GB of RAM, which powers all your favorite games and allows it to perfectly handle the toughest and latest titles. You can have a wide selection of games to download and stomp other players in thanks to its 128GB ROM storage.

You’ll also never miss a single detail in the action thanks to the HOT 20S’s 120Hz 6.78-inch Full HD+ HyperVision Gaming Pro display, which gives you bright and vivid high-resolution visuals no matter what you’re running. Your sessions can also go for as long as you want thanks to its 5000mAh Power Monster battery that fills up quickly with its 18W Power Charge.

The whole gaming experience is rounded out by the HOT 20S’s Bionic Breathing Cooling System, which keeps the phone humming and going through great heat and pressure. Meanwhile, the All-Around Gaming Network Enhancement Turbo increases its performance during playtime even further.

For those who still want to upload great-looking content on their social media accounts, the HOT 20S also packs a solid 50MP Super Nightscape Triple Camera setup, which lets you take stunning photos and videos, especially in low-light settings.

So what are you waiting for–be the best game assassin you can be without spending too much, as the Infinix HOT 20S gives you #MoreThanWhatYouPayFor, guaranteed. Get it for a suggested retail price of P8,499 from Lazada, Shopee, TikTok Shop, and official Infinix kiosks nationwide starting November 27. Get it for even less at only P7,849 exclusively on Lazada on November 28, and P7,999 in a limited-time Flash Sale on LazadaShopeeTikTok Shop starting December 1. For more info on the HOT 20S, visit the official Infinix website.

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JBL SOUND ALL AROUND: Pump up your sound trip with JBL’s new, exciting range of products

November 21, 2022 12:54 p.m.

Everyone is a true original. We march to the beat of our own drums, with the freedom to design our life exactly the way we want it. Goodbye to treading the “traditional,” and here’s to paving our own exciting paths. Whether you like the adrenaline of living it up in the fast lane or taking it slow and steady, cruising through life on your own terms, JBL understands that there’s no such thing as a “one-size” fits all kind of lifestyle. That’s why JBL continues to innovate and provide SOUND ALL AROUND.

JBL is the brand for all your audio needs–encompassing all aspects of sound, whatever your field. From professionals, to students, athletes, gamers, content creators, and more, every person can enjoy unique sound tailored to their own story. And in pursuit of providing only the best for each individual, JBL is introducing a new range of essentials under the gaming, sports, speakers, and True Wireless categories. 

Here, find exactly what you need that that reflects your own reality. It’s time to elevate your life and your sound trip with JBL!

Living Hands-Free

For students and professionals, you may find yourself spending countless of hours commuting or hanging out at your work/ study desk, tackling the day’s load. Allow yourself to fully focus on your task at hand or make the trip around the campus or city more enjoyable with JBL’s True Wireless Earbuds. 

The JBL Wave Beam and JBL Wave Buds are perfect if you want to bring your sound everywhere. With bass you can feel and a battery life of up to 32 hours, these ear candies deliver crystal clear sound with Smart Ambient technology that keeps you aware of your surroundings.

For the go-getting entrepreneur or professional, the JBL Tune Flex is a flex you should get. Its ergonomic and water-resistant design gives you all-day comfort for any weather. In addition, it’s designed with a simple touch feature that allows you to manage and enjoy calls anywhere, without ambient noises. Now, you can choose whether you want to tune out the world or engage with your surroundings.

Working/ studying from home? No problem. The JBL Live Free 2 and the JBL Live Pro 2 allow you to make clear, perfect calls with six beamforming mics. You can also access your preferred voice assistant for seamless, hands-free control and connection. The Live Free 2 earbuds deliver up to 35 hours of incredible JBL Signature Sound (with 7 hours in the earbuds + 28 hours in the case), speed charging, and Qi-compatible wireless charging for when your batteries need a boost. The Live Pro2 delivers the same amazing benefits with up to 40 hours of incredible JBL Signature Sound (with 10 hours in the earbuds + 30 hours in the case). Each are beautifully designed to fit your aesthetic and give you a stylishly elevated, ergonomic set. 

Born to Move

When you’re in the zone, nothing should distract you. JBL’s in-ear sports earphones keep you on track, especially if you want to be unstoppable. For athletes and other active individuals, the JBL Run 2 and the Run 2 B make for a perfect fit. 

These wireless sets will get you the motivation you need to push harder. Their FlipHookdesign adapt to an in-ear or behind-the-ear fit for convenience. In addition, the comfortable combination of FlexSoftear tips and TwistLocktechnology guarantees that they will never to hurt or fall out. Heading out into the rain or heat? Thanks to IPX5 waterproof, these wireless headphones keep up with you every step of the way. Enjoy a playback of 10 hours, an in-line microphone, and remote for hands-free control of sound and calls. 

Built to Win

Gaming is no longer just a hobby, it’s a real profession. And if you’re looking for a set that helps you stand out, then going with the JBL Quantum 810 is a must! Fully immerse in a new world ushered by the signature JBL QuantumSOUND, which makes even the tiniest audio details come in crystal clear; and JBL QuantumSURROUND, the best spatial surround sound for gaming with DTS Headphone:X version 2.0 technology.

If you’re more on-the-go, JBL Quantum TWS is for you. Play anywhere and hear everything as this innovative pair features True Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology. Lose yourself in the game and limit distractions with accurate surround sound. Easily Fast Pair with Bluetooth smartphones and establish low latency 2.4GHz connections to compatible devices with the included USB-C dongle.

Life of the Party

#YOLO Make every day and every gathering one for the books! Turn your space into a club with the JBL Boombox 3, the most powerful portable Bluetooth speaker now made even better! It’s been redesigned with a new subwoofer unleashing much deeper bass and massive JBL Original Pro Sound, all with lower distortion. Party to 24 hours of play time, hyping you up from your morning workout to the late-night rendezvous with your friends. 

For a truly unforgettable experience, grab the JBL PartyBox Encore speaker and the JBL Pulse 5. Sync the lightshow’s rockin’ strobes, ring, and club lights for an awesomely immersive experience. You can also sing along with JBL PartyBox Encore’s premium digital wireless mic, optimized for karaoke with adjustable echo, bass, and treble. Both speakers are dustproof and waterproof so take them from your backyard to the beach and beyond! 

Life is what you make it. So, enjoy every moment and dive into the perfect sound trip every day with JBL. Now, that’s a vibe. 

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The next WannaCry and drone hacking: Advanced persistent threats in 2023

November 16, 2022 1:14 p.m.

Kaspersky researchers presented their vision of the future for advanced persistent threats (APTs), defining the changes in the threat landscape that will emerge in 2023. Attacks on satellite technologies, mail servers, the rise of destructive attacks and leaks, drone hacking and the next big cyber epidemic are among some of the predictions for the next year.

The political turmoil of 2022 brought about a shift that will echo in cybersecurity for years to come and have a direct effect on the development of future sophisticated attacks. The 2023 forecast is based on the expertise and the activities the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has witnessed this year while tracking more than 900 APT groups and campaigns.

The next WannaCry and drones for proximity hacking

Statistically, some of the largest and most impactful cyber epidemics occur every six to seven years. The last such incident was the infamous WannaCry ransomware-worm, leveraging the extremely potent EternalBlue vulnerability to automatically spread to vulnerable machines. Kaspersky researchers believe the likelihood of the next WannaCry happening in 2023 is high. 

One potential reason for an event like this occurring is that the most sophisticated threat actors in the world are likely to possess at least one suitable exploit, and current global tensions greatly increase the chance a ShadowBrokers-style hack-and-leak could take place.

Major shifts will be reflected in new types of targets and attack scenarios too, as experts believe next year, we may see bold attackers and specialists adept at mixing physical-and cyber-intrusions, employing drones for proximity hacking. 

Some of the possible attack scenarios include mounting drones with sufficient tooling that would allow the collection of WPA handshakes used for offline cracking of WiFi passwords or even dropping malicious USB keys in restricted areas in the hope that a passer-by would pick them up and plug them into a machine.

Other advanced threat predictions for 2023 include:

  • SIGINT-delivered malware

One of the most potent attack vectors imaginable, which uses servers in key positions of the internet backbone allowing man-on-the-side attacks, may come back stronger next year. While these attacks are extremely hard to spot, Kaspersky researchers believe they will become more widespread and will lead to more discoveries.

  • The rise of destructive attacks

Given the current political climate, Kaspersky experts foresee a record number of disruptive and destructive cyber-attacks, affecting both the government sector and key industries. It is likely that a proportion of them will not be easily traceable to cyber incidents and will look like random accidents. The rest will take the form of pseudo-ransomware attacks or hacktivist operations to provide plausible deniability for their real authors. High-profile cyber attacks against civilian infrastructures, such as energy grids or public broadcasting, may also become targets, as well as underwater cables and fiber distribution hubs, which are challenging to defend.

  • Mail servers become priority targets

Mail servers harbor key intelligence so are of interest to APT actors and have the biggest attack surface imaginable. The market leaders of this type of software have already faced exploitation of critical vulnerabilities, and 2023 will be the year of 0days for all major email programs.

  • APT targeting turns toward satellite technologies, producers, and operators

With existing capabilities, evidence of APTs being capable of attacking satellites -with the Viasat incident as an example- it is likely that APT threat actors will increasingly turn their attention to the manipulation of, and interference with, satellite technologies in the future – making the security of these technologies ever more important.

  • Hack-and-leak is the new black (and bleak)

The new form of hybrid conflict that unrolled in 2022 involved a large number of hack-and-leak operations. These will persist in the coming year with APT actors leaking data about competing threat groups or disseminating information.

  • More APT groups will move from CobaltStrike to other alternatives

CobaltStrike, a red-teaming tool, has become a tool of choice for APT actors and cybercriminal groups alike. With it gaining so much attention from the defenders, it is likely that attackers will switch to new alternatives such as Brute Ratel C4, Silver, Manjusaka or Ninja, all offering new capabilities and more advanced evasion techniques.  

“It is quite clear 2022 saw major changes to the world’s geopolitical order and ushers in a new era of instability. A portion of our predictions focus on how this instability will translate into nefarious cyber activities, while others reflect our vision of which new attack vectors will be explored by attackers. Better preparation means better resilience and we hope our assessment of the future will enable defenders to strengthen their systems and repel cyberattacks more effectively,” says Ivan Kwiatkowski, senior security researcher at Kaspersky.

The APT predictions have been developed thanks to Kaspersky’s threat intelligence services used around the world. Read the full report on Securelist.

These predictions are a part of Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB) – an annual predictions series and analytical articles on key changes in the world of cybersecurity. Click here to look at other KSB pieces.

To look back at what the Kaspersky experts expected to see in the advanced targeted threats landscape in 2022, please read our previous yearly report.

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