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GIZWEEK: Top 5 stories from August 13 to 19, 2018

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We're back at it and this time, the week's talk was about smartphones again.
GIZWEEK: Top 5 tech stories from August 13 to 19, 2018

Nokia just released two new affordable smartphones, the OPPO F9 is now finally official in the country, Huawei making noises again, plus the EISA Awards, a world consumer annual awarding of brands. These are the stories that caught people's attention in the past week.

So in case you missed out, here's the summary of the technology news the buzzed around halfway of August 2018.

Top 5 tech stories from August 13 to 19, 2018

Nokia 3.1 (left) and 2.1 (right) - 8,925 hits as of writing
Nokia 3.1 (left) and 2.1 (right) - 8,925 hits as of writing

5. Nokia 2.1 and 3.1 - HMD Global finally launched the two of their affordable smartphones line, the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 3.1. Both retails at under PHP 10K tier. Nokia 2.1 boasts of its 4,000mAh battery and runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). On the other hand, the Nokia 3.1runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will be entering the Android One program. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Learn more what's new about these latest Nokia phones here
EISA Awards 2018-2019 - 9,036 hits as of writing
EISA Awards 2018-2019 - 9,036 hits as of writing

4. EISA Awards 2018-2019 - The Expert Imaging and Sound Association published their picks as top Mobile Devices. Familiar smartphones who made it to the list were Nokia 7 Plus, Honor 10, Huawei P20 Pro, and NOA Element 10.

Know how these smartphones became the big winners in this link
OPPO F9 now in PH - 12,212 hits as of writing
OPPO F9 now in PH - 12,212 hits as of writing

3. OPPO F9 now official - The leaks were right that the OPPO F9 sports a brand new waterdrop screen design which has a very small notch among other smartphones. It boasts of its VOOC fast charge which means of a 5-minute charge equals to 2 hours of talk time. It retails for PHP 17,990. 

Full specs of the F9 here. For our unboxing and impressions, click here.
#NoTripodChallenge of Huawei P20 Pro - 25,096 hits as of writing
#NoTripodChallenge of Huawei P20 Pro - 25,096 hits as of writing

2. #NoTripodChallenge of Huawei P20 Pro - Six (6) months on its launch, the Huawei P20 Pro still puts everyone in awe when it comes to handheld taking of lowlight photos. Our Gadget Coach put the P20 Pro's lowlight shooting on a test in the cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

Take a look at how it beautifully captures night photos in this link
Sir Peter Icogo with Mr George Li for "The rise of Huawei" - 36,153 hits as of writing
Sir Peter Icogo with Mr George Li for "The rise of Huawei" - 36,153 hits as of writing

1. The rise of Huawei - Minutes after we published this story, the reader count can't stop from growing numbers. Sir Peter Jan Icogo had a chance to interview Mr. George Li, Country Head of Huawei Consumer Group in the country.

Read on how Huawei takes the Philippines by storm the Mr. Li's messages to Filipino fas of Huawei here

And that's it! We hope you're enjoying our "GIZWEEK" series so far! Until next week!

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