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GIZWEEK: Top 5 stories from July 16 to 21, 2018

For this week's edition, it's all about the HUGE waves of smartphones launched throughout the week.
GIZWEEK: Top 5 stories from July 16 to 21, 2018
Huawei launched the Nova 3i this week

It has been a "smartphone armageddon" week for the Philippine technology news. We have been bombarded with simultaneous releases of phones from different brands. 

In case you missed it, here are the top five smartphone stories that topped the week among the sea of news we had.

GIZWEEK: Top 5 stories from July 16 to 21, 2018
The mystery Cloudfone device - 5,567 hits as of writing
The mystery Cloudfone device - 5,567 hits as of writing

5. Cloudfone's smartphone with glossy back and notch - The local smartphone brand shocked its fans for an unexpected tease of an interesting smartphone that lingered online. Cloudfone posted a photo of their phone sporting a 3D-like glass-looking back cover design. It also showed that it will have a vertically aligned camera and a backfiring speaker at the back.

Read the full story here.
Nokia X5
Nokia X5 - 7,534 hits as of writing

4. Nokia X5 with Helio P60 processor announcement - In China, Nokia has launched their latest X5 equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor. The global smartphone brand also equipped the Nokia X5 with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM or 4GB RAM/64GB ROM plus 3,060mAh of a battery. It also sports 5.86-inch 19:9 notched display with a dual rear camera of 13MP + 5MP plus 8MP selfie camera.

You can find the full specifications in this link.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 series and Redmi 8 - 22,436 hits as of writing
Xiaomi Redmi 6 series and Redmi 8 - 22,436 hits as of writing

3. Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, and Mi 8 now in PH - Two affordable and promising smartphones have been added to the market by the Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi. The two smartphones run on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 and boast a face unlock security feature. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A with 2GB RAM/16GB ROM is priced at PHP 5,290, while the 2GB RAM/32GB ROM variant is priced at PHP 5,990 only.

Xiaomi also launched the Mi 8 flagship smartphone. It has top of the line specs and cameras for the starting price of PHP 25,990.

Get the specifications and the whole story in this link
Samsung Galaxy J8 - 44,474 hits as of writing

2. Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) price and PH availability announced - The Korean tech giant has officially announced in the country their latest offering that retails for PHP 15,990. It has a huge battery of 3,500mAh. It features a 6-inch 1440 by 720p Super AMOLED Infinity display at 268 ppi. Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) is equipped with 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor and the Adreno 506 with 3GB of RAM.

Check out the full details of the announcement here.
Huawei Nova 3i - 94,787 hits as of writing
Huawei Nova 3i - 94,787 hits as of writing

1. Huawei Nova 3i launched in the Philippines - The success of last year's Nova 2i is continuously being rejoiced over with the launch of its successor, the Nova 3i. It is the latest mid-range smartphone of the Chinese smartphone giant packed with premium design, great specs, and quad cameras. It only retails for PHP 15,990! 

See the full details, specifications, and review of the Nova 3i here

And it's a wrap! We are excited about the upcoming technology news for this new week. Make sure to check us out next week Sunday for the next top five stories of the Philippine technology world.

What's your favorite story among these five? Let us know in the comments!
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