Infinix NOTE 30 series brings fast charging for less than $300

All three are competitively priced



Infinix is back again with three new smartphones that are guaranteed to save your wallet from a beating. Despite sporting competitive prices, all three models have decent specs under the hood. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, check out the Infinix NOTE 30, NOTE 30 5G, and NOTE 30 Pro.

Infinix NOTE 30

At its most basic, the Infinix NOTE 30 series starts with a Helio G99 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough, it is also compatible with expansion via a microSD card. It will have a 64-megapixel main camera (paired with a 2-megapixel camera and an AI camera) at the back and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter in front.

In front, the Infinix Note 30 features a 6.78-inch LCD screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Underneath, the smartphone will have a 5000mAh battery capable of 45W wired charging.

It will be available in Magic Black, Interstellar Blue, and Sunset Gold.

Infinix NOTE 30 5G

The next model in the lineup shares much of the specs of its lower-tiered sibling. However, it will have a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset. It will also offer a choice between 4GB and 8GB of RAM.

As for its camera, the smartphone offers a larger 108-megapixel main camera, paired with the same duo as the regular model. The selfie shooter remains the same.

It will be available in Blue, Black, and Sunset.

Infinix NOTE 30 Pro

Much like the 5G variant, the Pro mixes and matches some specs to compare against the regular model. For example, instead of an LCD panel, the Pro will feature an AMOLED screen of the same size with a higher 360Hz touch sampling rate. It will also have a vapor cooling chamber with ten layers of cooling material for more focused gaming.

The Pro will have the 108-megapixel main camera of the 5G variant. Plus, it will have a better 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

Though it will still have a 5000mAh battery, Infinix has bumped the charging capability up to 68W for wired charging.

It will be available in Black and Variable Gold.

Price and availability

Infinix has not confirmed pricing for the three models yet. However, the brand promises that they will cost less than US$ 300.


vivo Y36 BGC shoot: Super Night Algorithm at work

Improve details, eliminate noise



vivo Y36

To prove the power of the new vivo Y36 to shoot well during nighttime and in low-light conditions, the mid-ranger was taken for a spin at BGC, Taguig for a round of sample photos.

Just to recap, the phone has a 50MP Super Night Algorithm feature which combines numerous exposures to improve details and eliminate noise for shots taken under such conditions.

The algorithm also takes advantage of advanced computational photography techniques. This significantly enhances the camera’s performance and process photos accordingly in low-light scenarios.

The long shot of the famous Bonifacio High Street has the fountain’s stream of water frozen in the phone’s capture. Meanwhile, the familiar W building and the establishments in the background are illuminated.

The BGC Arts Center, on the other hand, allows travelers to go on a creative adventure. With the vivo Y36, taking shots are again made effortless.

Aside from the phone’s 50MP main camera, it also has a 2MP f/2.4 depth and 2MP f/2.4 macro. There’s also a 16MP wide selfie camera. The phone’s 256GB internal storage ensures that users can take as many shots as they can.

Interested in getting the vivo Y36? It’s priced at just PhP 12,999, available in Glitter Aqua and Meteor Black on vivo’s official website, Shopee, Lazada and TikTok, and physical stores nationwide.

This is a sponsored press release by vivo Philippines.

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Caviar is selling a Barbie collection of smartphones

Including the Galaxy Z Flip5, iPhone 15, and Apple Watch 9



Exactly a month since the film premiered, Barbie fever is still high. If the love for all things pink hasn’t left you yet, Caviar has a new smartphone collection for you — if you have the cash, that is. As is typical with the brand, the smartphone customization company has released a new collection that it called #Barbiecore.

For years, Caviar has been known for creating luxurious versions of popular smartphones. Sometimes, the company does tie-ins with popular franchises of the time. The brand is also notorious for selling its products for way higher than the usual price of an unmodified smartphone.

The latest #Barbiecore collection is no different. However, it is iconic of what a Barbie fan might expect from such a model. The collection will include five difference devices: the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, the Galaxy Z Flip5, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the Apple Watch 9.

The Galaxy Z series will come with a golden rear panel outfitted with a small pink pom-pom made of faux fur. The rear panel, engraved with Barbie-themed graphics, will also come with 49 rubies.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 series will come with pink alligator skin for its rear panel. Outside of the stylized panel, the series is covered in 24K gold all over. Plus, the cameras are surrounded by 61 Swarovski crystals.

Finally, the Apple Watch 9 is covered in Rose Gold PVD coating. The pink rubber strap is less spectacular, but it does complement the theme and the attractiveness of the watch.

As always, all devices in the collection cost quite a lot. The Galaxy Z series will start at US$ 8,560. The iPhone 15 series starts at US$ 7,990. Finally, the Watch 9 costs US$ 1,900.

SEE ALSO: Galaxy Z Flip5: Samsung finally FIXED IT!

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Samsung is reportedly testing a Galaxy Z FE

Coming after the Flip6 and Fold6



Galaxy Z Fold5

Foldable smartphones are still too expensive to replace traditional slab phones as everyone’s daily drivers. Next year might finally change the zeitgeist, though. According to a new rumor, Samsung is testing FE models for the Galaxy Z series.

After a brief break from the series, Samsung is reportedly resurrecting Fan Editions. The company already spoiled that the Galaxy S23 FE is likely launching later this year. Additionally, Samsung France made no qualms about revealing the existence of a Galaxy Tab S9 FE and FE+.

Now, the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold are the next devices to get an FE-themed rub. According to @Tech_Reve on X, a Galaxy Z Flip6 FE and a Galaxy Z Fold6 FE are coming as early as next year. As the Fan Editions are known for, the rumored devices will likely knock the price points of the foldable series down a notch. By how much is still a mystery, though.

Regardless, a Fan Edition for the foldable devices is still a big bump for the market. Despite the abundance of foldable devices in the market today, Samsung is still feasting atop the industry. Adding a competitively priced foldable will hopefully bring the segment down to manageable prices.

SEE ALSO: Samsung accidentally reveals that a Galaxy Tab S9 FE is coming

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