February 10, 2022 8:36 p.m.
Xiaomi pushes forward the legacy of the Redmi Note series as it announces the arrival of the Redmi Note 11 series in the Philippines today, starting with the Redmi Note 11, while the much-awaited Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G variants will be coming at a later date.
Rising to the challenge to bring even stronger specs and features, Redmi Note 11 again brings powerful upgrades to its camera system, charging speed, display, and System on Chip (SoC)—making flagship-level smartphone performance more accessible than before.
Also announced today is the brand-new Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 series, starting at P6,999.
The Redmi Note 11 comes in two variants – 4GB+64GB which will be available for P8,999 and 6GB+128GB available for P9,999. Both variants will be available for pre-order via Xiaomi’s official sales channels as early as February 11, 2022 in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for the local availability announcement of the Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G coming soon.
For the early bird promo of the Redmi Note 11 4GB+64GB, buyers will get the Redmi Buds 3 for free between February 11 until February 19 (12AM) on Xiaomi’s official Shopee and Lazada stores.
Stocks and availability for the freebie will be limited.
Those who will pre-order the Redmi Note 11 6GB+128GB variant in authorized Xiaomi retail stores from February 11 to 18 will get a free Redmi Buds 3 plus a Xiaomi Eco Bag.
Make sure to visit the official Xiaomi Philippines store on Lazada this coming February 15 and Shopee this February 21 for discounted Xiaomi Smart Eco Products with freebies. Stocks and availability will be limited.
Flagship-level camera setup to deliver outstanding photography
Raising up the flagship-level camera experience, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a 50MP AI quad camera setup ensures clarity in your photos, allowing you to capture great photos and videos without the extra effort.
Its 8MP ultra-wide angle camera expands your perspective with a 118-degree viewing angle and the 2MP depth sensor camera on Redmi Note 11 allows you to create a natural bokeh effect for your portrait shots.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11S once again feature 108MP primary sensors, allowing you to capture and share moments of your life in high resolution and true-to-life details.
Utilizing the Samsung HM2 sensor with a large 1/1.52″ sensor size, the main camera leverages 9-in-1 pixel binning technology as well as dual native ISO to deliver incredible images with higher dynamic range and colour performance, with excellent results even in dim light.
The 8MP ultra-wide angle camera extends your perspective with a 118-degree viewing angle, and the 2MP macro camera captures fine details from up close.
Additionally, the 2MP depth camera on Redmi Note 11S allows you to create a natural bokeh effect for your portrait shots.
The front of Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11S feature a 16MP front camera that can capture clear, natural-looking selfies.
FHD+AMOLED DotDisplay with up to 90Hz refresh rate and trendy flat-edge body
Boasting a high refresh rate up to 90Hz and a touch sampling rate up to 180Hz, Redmi Note 11 enhances your screen experience with smoother animations and lag-free transitions, while also registering more precise finger touches.
With a screen size of 6.43-inch, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay featuring DCI-P3 wide color gamut, provides more vibrant colours and details, while also reaching as much as 1000 nits to ensure the screen’s clarity even in bright daylight.
The beautiful display is packed into a trendy flat-edge body design.
Plus, with dual super linear speakers located at the top and bottom of the phone, Redmi Note 11 offers a complete entertainment experience with immersive stereo sound for gaming or watching videos.
Speedy and powerful performance at all fonts
Raising up its performance, Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a Snapdragon® 680 processor built using flagship-level 6nm process to deliver superior performance while conserving power.
Additionally, the Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a 5,000mAh large-capacity battery and a 33W Pro fast-charging that charges its battery from 0 to 100% in around an hour. Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is powered by the advanced octa-core processor Snapdragon® 695.
This chipset offers 5G connectivity and superb performance, thanks to the flagship-level 6nm technology and clock speed up to 2.2 GHz.
Redmi Note 11S rises to the challenge with advanced octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 processor and up to 8GB of RAM.
Alongside this exceptional battery capacity is Xiaomi’s flagship-level 67W turbo charging in Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, which takes as little as 15 minutes to fill 50% of battery.
Redmi Note 11S also features 33W Pro fast charging.
Breathe clean, breathe healthy: Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Series
Celebrating over 16 million shipments worldwide, Xiaomi today upgraded its widely-acclaimed Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier Series with three new variants – Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, 4, and 4 Lite.
The brand-new series promises Xiaomi Fans a healthier, cleaner, and reduced-allergen indoor air environment year-round, with options for different home spaces and family needs.
The top variant, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, features a 3-in-1 filtration system that combines electrostatic charge and mechanical filtration technologies to trap 99.97% of air pollutants as small as 0.3 microns.
So whether its pet dander, cotton fiber, or other pollutants, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro will have you covered.
To ensure maximized filtration efficiency, the Pro model newly integrates both PM2.5 and PM10 sensors to precisely detect inhalable particles of different sizes.
An ionizer has been added to help capture floating pollutants.
Alongside this, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro offers 500m3/h PCADR and 185m3/h FCADR, meaning it can filter the air of a 40m2 living room entirely every 15 minutes.
On top of powerful filtering performance, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro also offers a largely enhanced user experience.
Its sleek design and low-noise running mode at night make sure it blends perfectly into users’ modern homes and life.
A crystal-clear OLED touch display allows for quick viewing of AQI, temperature, and humidity statistics at a glance, and quick adjustments in just a few taps.
Users can also remotely control the device using Xiaomi Home App, effortlessly scheduling purification routines and behaviour, setting up automation with other IoT devices, viewing filter usage status, and more.
Voice commands are also supported with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Priced at P11,999, P8,999, P6,999 respectively, Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, 4, and 4 Lite will be available for purchase starting February 11, 2022 in the Philippines.
Visit the Lazada Local Flagship Store this coming February 15 for discounted Xiaomi Smart Eco Products with freebies.
Buyer will get a free Mi Smart Kettle Pro if they purchase the Air Purifier 4 Lite and get it for only P5,999 instead of P6,999.
Meanwhile, the all-new Air Purifier 4 will be available for only P7,999 instead of P8,999 and buyers will get a free Upany Air Fryer, while the Air Purifier 4 Pro will be up for grabs for only P10,999 instead of P11,999 and will come with a free Mi Standing Fan 2 Pro.
Amazing discounts also await the Robo Vacuum Series when you order on February 15 starting with the Vacuum Mop 2 which will be available for only P11,499 instead of P12,999 and comes with a free Upany Air Fryer.
You can also get the Vacuum Mop 2 Lite for P7,999 instead of P8,999 and get a free Mi Smart Kettle Pro, while the Vacuum Mop 2 Pro will be available for only P16,499 instead of P17,999 and will come with a free My Standing Fan 2 Pro.
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.