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From the beginning, League of Legends: Wild Rift has been an enormous success in esports, especially among Filipino gamers. The game just ke...

Take your Wild Rift experience with Globe and Riot’s new RiotGO promos

From the beginning, League of Legends: Wild Rift has been an enormous success in esports, especially among Filipino gamers. The game just keeps on evolving, introducing new champions, runes, spells, and ways to level up. That’s why many Filipinos have joined in on the action and are caught in the rift. 

A multiplayer battle arena game that has taken the Esports world by storm, League of Legends: Wild Rift is a fantastic barkada activity you can enjoy even while social distancing. That’s why this mobile game’s popularity has exploded amid the ongoing pandemic. The game is also in the midst of its Fall season for the SEA Icon Series, its esports league that is drawing high volumes of viewership in the Philippines. 

As a brand that is committed to innovating and evolving to cater to the ever-changing market needs of our gamers, Globe aims to give only the best gaming experience for its customers. Recognizing how excited Filipinos are for the Rift, Globe, in partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia, is upping the ante through its all new RiotGO80 promo  powered with 5G technology! By subscribing to RiotGO80, players will not only get 5GB of data that they can use for their mobile gaming, they can also receive exclusive premium in-game items to enrich their Wild Rift experience. 

“Esports has exploded in the country,  and that’s why we at Globe are committed to looking for ways to take their mobile gaming experience to the next level, and with our 5G technology, we are looking to integrate further in total content, which include, video, music, games and esports for the year 2021 and beyond.” said Rina Azcuna-Siongco, Lead - GET Entertained Tribe

"We have been extremely encouraged by how positively the gaming community has embraced Wild Rift and Wild Rift esports thus far. We recently wrapped up a very successful Summer Super Cup for the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series, which is the esports league that took off mere months after the game started its Regional Open Beta, and are now in the midst of the competitive Fall season. Having been partners with Globe since 2018, we are thrilled to continue bringing value and excitement to our fans through the launch of RiotGO80, which allows fans to level up their Wild Rift experience on the go," added Justin Hulog, SEA General Manager of Riot Games Southeast Asia and Taiwan. 

With access to champions, icons, emotes and more, subscribing to Globe Prepaid’s RiotGO80 promo levels up the Wild Rift experience for even greater enjoyment with your friends. This promo is the perfect way to make the most of your gaming time, to take your love for Wild RIft to greater heights, and have a more fulfilling bonding experience with your friends whenever, wherever. 

“Globe has always been very supportive in the grassroots initiatives for esports in the Philippines With this partnership, Globe aims to solidify its role as a telco and provider of innovation by entering the gaming and entertainment area. Globe is also dedicated to bringing non-stop improvements to its services and letting gamers play visually-heavy games with offers like Go50 and add-on GoPLAY10,” said Eric Tanbauco, Head of Globe Prepaid Brand.

To subscribe to any of Globe’s mobile data promos, simply download the GlobeOne app. Aside from subscribing to Globe’s fantastic promos, you can pay your bills, track your mobile data usage, and join awesome events through this all-in-one app. You can also subscribe to this promo via GCash. 

Globe’s mobile data promos are a testament to Globe Telecom’s commitment to create wonderful experiences for people to have choices, overcome challenges, and discover new ways to enjoy life. Online gaming has been a fantastic outlet for people amid the ongoing pandemic. With Globe’s unparalleled internet connection, more people can play their favorite mobile games without fear of slow connection. 

The GlobeOne app is available on the App Store, Google Play, and AppGallery.


Galaxy for the Planet outlines Samsung’s commitment to acting more sustainably across its mobile product lifecycles and business operations ...

Samsung Electronics Announces Sustainability Vision for Mobile: Galaxy for the Planet

Galaxy for the Planet outlines Samsung’s commitment to acting more sustainably across its mobile product lifecycles and business operations 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled Galaxy for the Planet, the sustainability platform for its Mobile Communications Business powered by its scale, innovation and spirit of open collaboration, to take tangible climate actions across its business. Samsung has established an initial set of targets to be reached by 2025 to reduce its environmental footprint and lessen resource depletion from production to disposal of its Galaxy products. 

“We believe that everyone has a role to play in providing innovative solutions that protect the planet for generations to come. Samsung understands our efforts need to match our scale, our influence and the magnitude of the entire Galaxy ecosystem around the world,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy for the Planet is an important step in our journey toward creating a more sustainable world, and we will do so with the openness, transparency and collaboration that drives everything we do.”

Delivering better environmental impact by 2025

Samsung believes the integration of sustainable practices across each stage of production is crucial to minimizing environmental impact and building a better future for communities around the world and the next generation of innovators. Samsung will work to achieve its initial goals by 2025, and it will aim to evolve its commitments to address new challenges beyond 2025.  

Incorporate recycled material in all new mobile products by 2025

To foster a more circular economy, Samsung is investing in new and innovative eco-conscious materials for its products. With the goal of using recycled material across all new mobile products by 2025, Samsung will use various recycled materials within its products, taking their strength, aesthetics and durability into consideration.  

Eliminate all plastics in mobile packaging by 2025

Samsung is working towards the full elimination of single-use plastics from product packaging by 2025 – reducing, removing and replacing unnecessary resources and materials traditionally used in device packaging and incorporating eco-conscious solutions. 

Reduce standby power consumption  of all smartphone chargers  to below 0.005W by 2025 

Samsung is prioritizing energy-saving technology that increases energy efficiency and reduces power consumption. Samsung has successfully reduced the standby power consumption across all smartphone chargers  to 0.02W, which is among the most energy efficient in the mobile industry. To build on this progress, Samsung will work to achieve zero power standby consumption of smartphone chargers, targeting reduction to below 0.005W by 2025. 

Achieve zero waste to landfill by 2025 

Samsung is minimizing waste generated at its mobile worksites, with the commitment to divert all waste from landfill by 2025. Samsung will also work to reduce e-waste on a global scale by optimizing the product lifecycle, improving product design processes, and through initiatives like Galaxy Upcycling, Certified Re-Newed, and Trade-In programs.  

Continuing Samsung’s spirit of openness

Samsung will continue to discover new ways to address the climate crisis and expand its role in accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The company is dedicated to reporting progress transparently and working with industry peers and partners throughout its sustainability journey. 

“Samsung is committed to creating solutions that enable a better future for our people and our planet. However, we know we cannot do this alone, and the collective fight for the planet is not a competition,” said Stephanie Choi, SVP & Head of Marketing of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We strive for collaboration in everything we do, and our strategic partnerships across sectors, industries and markets enable us to scale positive impact around the world – helping us achieve a more sustainable future.”

Samsung’s products are thoughtfully designed to minimize the impact on the environment during their entire lifecycle – including power-efficient semiconductor chips, sustainable packaging, energy-saving technology and the ability to upcycle old devices. To view Samsung’s sustainability progress, check out the 2021 Sustainability Report. 


 Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with powerful premium foldable smartphones  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today opened t...

The Next Chapter in Mobile Innovation: Unfold Your World with Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G

 Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with powerful premium foldable smartphones 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today opened the next chapter in foldable innovation with two new smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Both devices are premium foldable smartphones built with the craftsmanship and flagship innovations Samsung users have come to love and expect. The third generation of these category-defining devices incorporates key improvements that Samsung foldable users have asked for—making them more durable with more optimized foldable experiences than ever before. From iconic design to immersive entertainment, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G offer users unique new ways to work, watch, and play.

For those who need the ultimate device for productivity and immersive entertainment, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is a true multitasking powerhouse with next-level performance, an undisrupted 7.6-inch  Infinity Flex Display, and the first-ever S Pen  support on a Galaxy foldable device. For those who want style that comes with function, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is the ideal device with its sleek, compact, and pocketable design, enhanced camera features, and a larger Cover Screen  built for quick use on the go.

“With Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Samsung is once again redefining the possibilities with foldable smartphones that empower users with the flexibility and versatility needed for today’s fast-paced world,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “As a pioneer and industry leader in the foldable category, we’re proud to build on our legacy of innovation with the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. These devices equip consumers with technologies that unlock new ways to maximize and enjoy every moment with an ecosystem built on openness and innovation.”

Advanced Craftsmanship Built to Last

Samsung users expect foldable devices that are built to last. That’s why this generation of Galaxy Z devices is built with unrivaled craftsmanship. For the first time ever on a Galaxy foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are equipped with IPX8  water resistance, so users no longer have to worry when caught in the rain. Both devices are also built with our new Armor Aluminum—the strongest aluminum ever used on a Galaxy smartphone—along with the toughest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ to protect against scratches and accidental drops. In addition, both devices include a new protective film made of stretchable PET  and optimized display panel layers resulting in a Main Screen that’s 80% more durable than previous devices .

Samsung continues its legacy of foldable leadership with rigorous processes to create devices that remain reliable after years of use. The revolutionary Hideaway Hinge, first introduced on Galaxy Z Flip, enables the devices to stay in place at any angle for innovative user experiences with Flex mode . And thanks to enhanced Sweeper technology, the bristles inside the Hinge are now shorter, helping to repel dust and other particles and maintain the devices’ durability and seamless user experiences. The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G were also put through a strenuous folding test, verified by Bureau Veritas, to withstand folding 200,000 times  . Plus, they’re equipped with the latest powerful 5nm AP and 5G  band compatibility for the best experience inside and out.

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G: Ultimate Productivity and Entertainment 

Unfold the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to immerse yourself in theater-like viewing experiences and stay fully engaged in your favorite content on the uninterrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display—thanks to our new Under Display Camera technology. With minimum pixels applied on top of the camera hole, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G features an increased viewable area so users get an unbroken canvas for their favorite apps. With the new Eco² display technology applied to the screen, it’s 29%  brighter while consuming less energy . Experience even smoother scrolling and quick device interaction with the Super Smooth 120Hz adaptive refresh rate now on both the Main and Cover Screens. 

For the first time ever on the Galaxy Z series, Samsung is bringing its beloved Note series technology to the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G—the S Pen functionality. Users can take advantage of fully optimized S Pen features on their foldable screen, which is a perfect fit for on-the-go multitaskers. On the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s massive Main Screen, it’s easier than ever for users to jot down notes during a video call or check off a to-do list while reading emails, as users can also power their creativity and productivity with our fan-favorite S Pen. The S Pen Fold Edition features a specially engineered retractable Pro tip with force limit technology to protect the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s Main Screen for peace of mind. This is Samsung’s best S Pen experience yet, with even lower latency for true-to-life composition—ensuring that note-taking and sending messages is seamless and intuitive.

Productivity seekers will also enjoy the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G’s enhanced Flex mode features, which let you do more at once, such as joining a video call on the device’s top screen while checking meeting notes on the bottom. With the updated Multi-Active Window , it’s even easier to make dinner plans over text while checking your calendar, all on the device’s large screen. And now on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, users can create a shortcut and reopen apps in the same way later thanks to enhanced App Pair. Plus, they can use the new Taskbar  to quickly switch between apps without returning to the Home screen. 

The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is built with a sleeker, thinner, and lighter design for even better portability than Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. It comes with a choice of three timeless colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver.

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: The Ideal Balance of Style, Function, and Nonstop Fun 

The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G empowers users to express themselves with bold color options, a sleek design, and premium features. With the choice of four trendy colors—Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black—plus new stylish ring grips and strap cases  that make it even easier to hold and fold the phone, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is a device for true self-expression.

The redesigned Cover Screen is now four times larger  and makes it easier to view notifications and messages without having to open the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. Users can keep up with their schedule, check the weather, and monitor their daily step count with new Cover Screen widgets or coordinate the Cover Screen wallpaper with their new Galaxy Watch4 or Galaxy Watch4 Classic for a matching look.

The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is also crafted to give users the best capability for capturing and sharing memories. Packed with some of our latest camera features, users can take even more stunning selfies hands-free with Flex mode. Or they can keep the device folded and capture a quick photo—and now, even video—right from the Cover Screen using enhanced Quick Shot by double-clicking the power key. Plus, scrolling and sharing are super smooth, thanks to its new 120Hz adaptive refresh rate .

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is great for relaxing and watching a YouTube vlog or a TV show hands-free. Thanks to the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G’s new, upgraded Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos®, you get immersive sound with incredible clarity, depth and spatial effects, no matter what you’re watching or listening to. And the new Flex Mode Panel feature makes apps look better and easier to use. When the device is partially folded, Flex Mode Panel gives you new ways to interact with the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, offering a more convenient viewing experience by moving the video to the top half of the screen and the show’s controls—like brightness and volume—to the bottom half.

Optimized Foldable Experiences Open Up New Possibilities

With the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, users will get access to more apps that take full advantage of the foldable screen. Samsung is expanding partnerships with leading companies like Google, Microsoft, and more, so users can enjoy more of their go-to apps tailored to their unique needs. Collaborate effectively with Microsoft Teams app: Enjoy optimized meeting experience adapting based on the Flex mode of your Galaxy Z series and the power of Office and Teams coming together. For the best productivity at work, Microsoft Outlook’s dual-pane mode for Samsung foldables enables users to read a full email while previewing others on the side, just like a desktop experience. To bring users even more choices, Samsung’s new Labs  feature offers users the ability to optimize even more apps to the foldable screen when needed.

Furthermore, Samsung continues to rethink how app developers can create amazing user experiences from anywhere. To provide them with more options while ensuring high-quality optimization, Samsung supports Remote Test Lab(RTL) , giving app developers the ability to directly install and test their applications in real-time, from wherever they are. 

Galaxy Buds2: Buds for everyone with premium sound and comfortable fit

Joining the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is the Galaxy Buds2 – designed for a comfortable fit made to be worn all day, and provide premium sound quality so you can immerse yourself in the moment, wherever you are. As one of the latest additions to the Galaxy Buds lineup, the Galaxy Buds2 join the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro, providing more choices to consumers to fit their needs. As a part of the Galaxy ecosystem, the Galaxy Buds2 makes the perfect companion to your Galaxy smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch.

Whether you use your Galaxy Buds2 to listen to music or dial into a conference call, you’ve got all the features you need to immerse yourself in your own world. The dynamic two-way speakers deliver crisp, clear high notes and a deep bass, while Active Noise Cancellation helps block out unwanted noise. If you need to hear your surroundings, simply tune back in with three adjustable ambient sound levels . And now your voice will be clearer on calls, thanks to a new, machine learning-based solution that filters out a variety of distracting background noises. 

Galaxy Buds2 is Samsung’s smallest and lightest earbuds yet boasting an iconic curved shape. For a more perfect fit, we’ve developed the ‘Earbud fit test’ in the Galaxy Wearable app. Choose from four contemporary colors  —graphite, white, olive, and online-exclusive lavender—to show off your personal style.

Pricing and Availability

From August 19 – September 21, 2021, customers can pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in  all Samsung Experience Stores, select Samsung Blue Stores, Abenson, and SM Appliance Stores and Authorized Samsung online partners. Freebies and discounts worth up to Php 27,400 are up for grabs. Apart from receiving a 1 year FREE protection from Samsung Care+ , choose from either an e-voucher worth up to Php 5,000, 50% off on a Flip Cover with S Pen, a FREE Galaxy Buds Pro, and a 25W Travel Adapter, or a token worth up to Php 10,000, and a 25W Travel Adapter.  

Customers can also pre-order through Samsung.com to get as much as Php 20,400 worth of freebies, including an e-voucher worth up to Php 10,000, a 25W Travel Adapter, and 1 year FREE protection from Samsung Care+. 

The pre-order promotion will last for a limited time and only while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.samsung.com/ph/ to learn more.

Samsung is committed to giving more consumers access to the unique foldable experience. Starting September 22, 2021, the newest foldable devices will be available in samsung.com/ph, Authorized Samsung Stores, Samsung online partners and telco partners.  The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G will retail at Php 87,990 SRP for 256GB (Phantom Black and Phantom Silver) and Php 95,990 for the 512GB variant (Phantom Black and Phantom Green). On the other hand, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G will be available at Php 52,990 SRP for the 128GB variant and Php 56,990 SRP for the 256GB variant, all available in Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black colorways. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds2 is priced at Php 6,990 SRP, and comes in stunning Olive Green, Graphite, White, and online-exclusive Lavender.

For more information about Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, and Galaxy Buds2, visit samsung.com/ph , samsungmobilepress.com , news.samsung.com/galaxy or samsung.com/galaxy .


The Galaxy Watch4 series delivers a holistic suite of health features, an all-new OS and UI and enhanced hardware performance Samsung Electr...

Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic: Reshaping the Smartwatch Experience

The Galaxy Watch4 series delivers a holistic suite of health features, an all-new OS and UI and enhanced hardware performance

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic — marking a new era for smartwatch innovation. They are the first smartwatches to feature the new Wear OS™ Powered by Samsung, built jointly with Google™, and are equipped with One UI Watch, Samsung’s most intuitive user interface yet. The Galaxy Watch4 series is bolstered with advanced hardware performance and delivers a more seamless and connected user experience than ever before. These new devices have been completely redesigned to provide consumers with the best tools to manage their wellness.

“We have seen an incredible amount of growth for the Galaxy Watch series as consumers have discovered the health benefits and convenience of wearables,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We understand the path to wellness is different for everyone, so we built a robust suite of health and wellness features to give people a deeper and more helpful understanding of their overall fitness.” 

Samsung’s Most Advanced Suite of Health and Wellness Features

Galaxy Watch4 is equipped with Samsung’s groundbreaking BioActive Sensor, which boasts a smaller and more compact design that doesn’t detract from measurement accuracy. This new 3-in-1 sensor uses a single chip to precisely run three powerful health sensors — Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis — so users can measure their blood oxygen level , and, for the first time, calculate their body composition . Our all-new Body Composition measurement tool gives users a deeper understanding of their general health and fitness, with key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage. Now, you can easily check your body composition from your wrist with just two fingers. In about 15 seconds, your watch’s sensor will capture 2,400 data points. 

These smartwatches come packed with an array of wellness features to track your daily activities and stay motivated to be your best. Choose from a wide range of guided workouts, enjoy Group Challenges with your friends and family with Samsung Health. And when you’re ready to rest, the Galaxy Watch4 series offers our most complete picture of your sleep patterns yet , with greater detail than before. Your compatible smartphone detects the sounds of your snores , while your smartwatch measures your blood oxygen level when you sleep . Together with advanced Sleep Scores, you can learn more about your sleep patterns to get better rest.

The Ultimate Mobile Experience, with One UI Watch and Wear OS Powered by Samsung

Simplicity, ease, and efficiency are hallmarks of the Galaxy smartwatch platform—and with Samsung’s brand-new One UI Watch, and Wear OS Powered by Samsung, we’ve made the smartwatch and Galaxy experience even more seamless. With One UI Watch, compatible apps are automatically installed on your watch when downloaded on your phone , and your important settings – like do not disturb hours and blocked callers – are synced instantly. Auto Switch  ensures your earbuds can toggle audio between your phone and watch, depending on usage. You can also effortlessly control your mobile experience with Bixby voice , bezel and Gesture Controls. Move your forearm up and down twice to receive calls and rotate your wrist twice to reject them — or to dismiss notifications and alarms.

Galaxy Watch4 series is also the first generation of smartwatches to feature Wear OS Powered by Samsung —a new platform that elevates every aspect of the smartwatch experience. Built by Samsung and Google, this cutting-edge platform lets you tap into an expansive ecosystem right from your wrist – with popular Google apps  like Google Maps, and beloved Galaxy services8, like Samsung Pay, SmartThings and Bixby. The new platform also includes support for leading third-party apps9, like adidas Running, Calm, Strava, and Spotify available from Google Play. Along with our advanced hardware and even more intuitive user interface, you can enjoy smooth and convenient integrated experiences with your Galaxy Watch4. For example, our enhanced built-in compass works in tandem with Google Maps to make it easy to explore a new area. 

Bringing Powerful Performance Directly to Your Wrist

This incredible experience is backed by serious hardware upgrades including the enhanced processor, richer displays, and expanded memory. Galaxy Watch4 series boasts the first 5nm processor in a Galaxy Watch – with 20% faster CPU and 50% more RAM, and a GPU 10 times faster than the previous generation. That means scrolling and multitasking on Galaxy Watch4 series is smooth and effortless. We also upped the resolution on the display, up to 450 x 450 pixels , so visuals are crisper and more distinctive. And with an impressive 16GB of memory, you’ll have enough storage to download and store your favorite apps, music, and photos – with the confidence they’re secure, thanks to Samsung’s Knox security platform.

We also know a reliable battery is essential to smartwatch. You can have up to 40 hours  of battery life, more than enough to keep a charge on an overnight camping trip – even as it supports the faster processor, higher resolution display, expanded memory and more sophisticated health features. And when you need more juice quickly, 30 minutes of charging provides up to 10 hours of battery. 

Pricing and Availability 

Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic are available for pre-order in select markets starting on August 19, with retail availability starting September 22. Both watches showcase a sleek, iconic silhouette, with thinner cases than previous generations—and a variety of straps  and customizable watch faces, so your watch is uniquely you.

Galaxy Watch4 – our modern, minimalist option designed for versatile all-day use – will come in 40mm and 44mm, starting at Php 12,990 SRP for the Bluetooth version. At launch, the 40mm variant will be available in Black, Silver and Pink Gold, while the 44mm variant will be offered in Black, Silver and a sophisticated Green. 

For those looking for a premium, timeless smartwatch design with our fan-favorite rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch4 Classic will start at Php 17,990 SRP for the Bluetooth version and will be available in 42mm and 46mm variants in Black and Silver. 

To learn more about Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, please visit:

Galaxy Watch4: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch4

Galaxy Watch4 Classic: www.samsung.com/galaxy-watch4-classic

To pre-order, visit www.samsung.com/ph/offer/online/2021/galaxy-watch4/pre-order  


Global research firms Canalys, Counterpoint Research, and IDC recently confirmed realme’s no. 1 ranking in the local smartphone market for Q...

realme retains no. 1 spot in the PH for Q2 2021, becomes fastest brand to sell 100M smartphones globally

Global research firms Canalys, Counterpoint Research, and IDC recently confirmed realme’s no. 1 ranking in the local smartphone market for Q2 2021.

realme Philippines continues to dominate the local smartphone industry as it claims the no. 1 spot in the market once again, according to international research firms IDC, Canalys, and Counterpoint Research in their respective Q2 2021 reports. 

With this milestone, the fast-growing tech and lifestyle brand has now managed to hold the top spot for two consecutive quarters—an impressive feat the brand attained in less than three years. The brand first held this position in Q3 of 2020, just less than two years since its entry to the Philippine market in November 2018.

According to Canalys, realme accounted for 26% of the local market share, besting four other smartphone brands in the category. It also reported a 51% year-over-year growth for the brand during this quarter.

The brand also ranked first in a separate report by Counterpoint Research, with a 21% market share. Similarly, realme also showed leadership in e-commerce channels. “realme continued to lead the Philippines online market with a 32% share”, according to the report. 

In addition, realme’s industry leadership for Q2 2021 is further validated by IDC as the research firm also reported a number 1 ranking for the brand.

“We are truly grateful for the continuous support of our Filipino fans because without them, this success would not have been possible. Achieving the top spot for two consecutive quarters is no easy feat for a young brand, but we managed to achieve this milestone because of the love and trust of our Squad. Rest assured, this only drives us to reach greater heights and dare to leap with trend-setting innovations and better services for our community,” shares Austine Huang, realme Philippines’ VP for Marketing.

realme reaches 100-million mark worldwide

On the global scale, realme also achieved a milestone of 100 million smartphones sold. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, realme still managed to become the fastest global smartphone brand to reach this milestone in three years, according to market research consultancy firm Strategy Analytics. In addition, realme is also the fastest growing major smartphone brand globally in Q2 2021 with a year-over-year growth rate of 149%, as data from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) showed.

This achievement further validates realme’s sales and business strategies across the globe. Established only in 2018, realme is now the 7th largest smartphone brand with presence in 61 different markets worldwide. 

This 100-million milestone is the latest in line of realme’s spectacular global rise, as the company adds another ‘first’ to its name. “The past three years have really been about an entrepreneurial spirit and untamed growth for realme”, said realme’s CEO, Sky Li. “Thanks to the huge support from our young users, we have been able to reach our goal of shipping 100 million smartphones and have gained significant ground in the smartphone market. We will continue to provide young consumers around the world with products that have premium performance and trend-setting designs at affordable prices.”

Li added that realme's next goal is to achieve a dual-100 million target - shipping another 100 million handsets by the end of 2022 and completing the same milestone within the 2023 calendar year.

To achieve this, realme is counting on a comprehensive product development strategy that will see it expand its offerings in two ways. With the recent launch of its flagship GT Series devices, dubbed as ‘flagship-killer’ phone, realme is poised to compete at mid-to-high-end segments. The company is also evolving its vision of building out a full-fledged AIoT ecosystem for global users within the next five years. To this end, realme has unveiled its1+5+T strategy: 1 being the mobile phone, 5 for True Wireless Stereo earphones, wearables, TVs, tablets, laptops, and T stands for realme’s AIoT brand TechLife. realme believes in its ability to lead users to a technologically enhanced lifestyle in a way that is affordable and sustainable at the same time. 

With an audacious vision and courage to take on the world, realme is poised to break down barriers in a competitive environment. 

realme GT Master Edition Series to launch globally on August 18

In celebration of the brand’s recent achievements both locally and globally, realme will launch its 100M-milestone product: the realme GT Master Edition Series, along with new categories on August 18.

The realme GT Master Edition Series is designed by famous Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, who explored new smartphone design elements in smartphone history. realme sees GT Master Edition Series as the most high-end flagship to celebrate its 100M sales achievement.

Apart from smartphones, realme is also set to announce its new product categories at the event, aiming to become the fastest-growing brand and disruptor in these new categories. These upcoming launches are a testament to realme’s mission of providing global young users with more trend-setting and leap-forward performance products.

The launch event will be held online on realme official social media platforms, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook. 

For more info and updates from the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand, be sure to follow realme on Facebook at facebook.com/realmePhilippines, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram. #realmePH


Send money even to those without a bank or e-wallet account! As the country experiences heightened community quarantine measures, staying sa...

Send money to family and friends with PayMaya and Smart Padala

Send money even to those without a bank or e-wallet account!

As the country experiences heightened community quarantine measures, staying safe is everyone's top priority. Limiting our movements outside is the best thing we can do to help curb the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Thanks to financial technology, we can do our everyday transactions through our mobile phones, including sending money. 

Sending money to family and friends or paying someone - even those without a bank or an e-wallet account is so much safer and convenient with PayMaya and Smart Padala.  With your PayMaya mobile wallet app, you can quickly send money from the comfort of your homes to almost anyone in the Philippines through its nation-widest Smart Padala agent network. 

With this service, recipients can quickly head to the nearest Smart Padala agent. These agents are usually sari-sari stores in the neighborhood communities, so it is like walking to the house of their trusted kapitbahay – no need to commute or line up at remittance centers to claim the funds. 

On top of the convenience it brings, this service is also affordable. The sending fee for this transaction is just 1.5% of the amount you're transferring – that's as low as P1.5 per transaction!  

Ready to send money from PayMaya to your recipient's trusted Smart Padala agent? The process is easy. Just follow these simple steps:   

1. Ask your recipient for the 16-digit account number of their preferred Smart Padala agent  

2. On your PayMaya app, tap "Send Money"  

3. Enter the 16-digit Smart Padala account number on the mobile/account number field  

4. Input the amount you wish to send and tap "Continue"  

5. Check the transaction details, make sure they're correct, and tap "Send"  

6. Share the transaction's reference number with your recipient. They will need this plus one valid ID to claim the money. 

PayMaya users can use the mobile app to send money for free to millions of PayMaya users anytime, anywhere.

Whether you're sending money for bunso's tuition fee or extra budget to buy groceries, it's now easier than ever to send some love to your family across the country while still keeping yourself safe at home.  

To start enjoying safe, convenient, and rewarding transactions for your everyday needs, download the PayMaya app at https://official.paymaya.com/CAK1/425eb133 and register an account. 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.    

As of end-June 2021, it provides more than 38 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 45,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including "everyday" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.       

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 


Epson introduces the SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M, a new line of entry-level and affordable multifunction technical printers that offer fast and ...

Epson’s new, economical multifunction large format printers offer businesses enhanced capabilities without compromising quality

Epson introduces the SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M, a new line of entry-level and affordable multifunction technical printers that offer fast and accurate printing in a compact size. Perfect for architecture firms, construction and engineering companies, universities, F&B establishments, shops, and other businesses that require economical multifunction printing, these new printers promise outstanding speed and quality while delivering accuracy in every print.

Increased Productivity 

With the ability to print accurate line placements, these multifunction printers are the ideal printing solution for blueprints, line drawings, graphics, and posters. Both models feature Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead technology which utilizes piezo elements to mechanically eject the ink, allowing for remarkable print speeds that produce A1 printouts in just 31 seconds . 

Built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity on the SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M allow users to share the printers for printing and scanning.  Wi-Fi Direct is also available to support up to 8 Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to the printers without a router. The printers are equipped with Apple AirPrint to allow direct printing from Apple devices without the need to install drivers.

A 4.3-inch touch panel on both models makes setup easy and extra efficient without needing a PC for operation. Accidental misprints can be prevented through a preview function before printing and printouts can be scanned and enlarged in just four easy steps without needing to connect to a computer.

Compact, User-Friendly Design

The most compact multifunction printers in their class, the SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M sport a minimalist design that make it fit effortlessly in tight office spaces. As they are built for full front operation, they can be placed in any corner of the office without taking up too much space.

Ergonomically designed to be comfortable for users of different heights, the SC-T5130M printer’s smart design can be adjusted to comfortably load media and operate the printers. The printer is designed to allow loading of a range of paper sizes. Users can preload roll paper and up to 50 sheets of cut sheet paper with the auto sheet feeder and the correct media will be used automatically with the auto switch feature. The printer will even print and cut printouts without dropping them from the printer until they are ready to be collected.

Multifunction printers

With most businesses today on the lookout for office machines that offer the best productivity at reasonable costs, users will welcome the integration of a scanner in the printers’ multifunction design. Eliminating the need for a separate machine, the built-in scanners allow users to duplicate or convert technical or architectural drawings, retail posters, and general documents in great detail and send saved images to network folders, through email or directly to a USB drive.

The SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M come with utilities that enhance usability and productivity: set up and deploy printers efficiently with Epson Device Admin and EpsonNet Setup Manager. To save time and costs, the SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M is also equipped with the Epson Cloud Solution PORT to monitor production and consumable status from any location with internet connection, reducing downtime by providing information about issues to the service personnel attending to your case. 

“By collaborating with our customers, we understand the importance of creating seamless workflows in an office setting. Our new entry level multifunction printers enable this and offer fast and accurate multifunction printing solutions for a wide range of industries,” said Mr. Ed Bonoam, Head of Marketing, Epson Philippines Corporation. 

The Epson SureColor SC-T3130M and SC-T5130M multifunction printers will be available in the region beginning August 2021. Please contact your local Epson Authorised Dealers stores for more information. 


Buying appliances online from official stores ensures you get authentic products, warranty, and reliable after-sales service. Shopping for a...

4 things to keep in mind when online shopping for appliances

Buying appliances online from official stores ensures you get authentic products, warranty, and reliable after-sales service.

Shopping for appliances online can be very exciting, with so many choices and brands that you can buy with just a swipe of your finger. But before you start adding to your cart, do your research and familiarize yourself with the features that are now available, as well as the after-sales benefits you might need. 

Shopping online is not the same as shopping in an appliance store where a salesperson is on hand to demonstrate how to operate the product or answer your questions. So, to guide you in shopping for appliances online, Midea, the world’s largest manufacturer of home appliances offers some tips to make sure you get the best value for your money. 

Buy only from legit stores. Shopping online is very convenient, but sometimes it can be challenging to know if the website you’re visiting is legitimate. The best way to ensure you’re buying from a reliable source is to purchase items from the flagship stores on e-commerce sites. Check out the Midea Philippines official stores in Shopee and Lazada that are guaranteed to be 100% authentic. Make sure to look for the blue badge or blue check beside their store name that you can verify on both apps. You can also check out mideaph.com for the complete lineup of appliances and seasonal deals and promos. 

Check the product’s electrical frequency. This is an important consideration not many know about. When ordering appliances online, especially if it’s imported, occasionally, you will find appliances that run at 100-127 volts at 50 Hz that tends to run slower compared to local appliances which operate at 220-240 volts at 60 Hz. You might think that this is okay just because the appliance operates when you turned it on, but what you don’t know is that running an appliance using a voltage or frequency that's not designed for it can be dangerous. There is the risk of burning, fire, or even explosion. So always check the product specifications before you purchase or chat with a customer service officer if you are not sure. 

After-sales service and warranty. Authorized physical and online stores generally offer standard product warranty on parts, often with conditions. Always check what is covered under the warranty if your appliance is damaged, as well as the warranty period. It’s also useful to check the location of service centers so you know how far you need to travel in case the appliance malfunctions. Again, reach out to a customer service officer and don’t hesitate to ask these important questions to make sure you get the best after-sales service – email their customer support at customercare@midea.com.ph or call their Toll-Free Number 1-880-10-863-5522, Landline (02) 8863 55 22, or contact them through Viber/SMS (0917) 863 5522.

Collect discounts or free shipping vouchers. Who doesn’t love promos and discounts, right? Especially if you’re on a tight budget, discounts and vouchers will save your day! In case you’re not aware, flagship stores give out discounts or free shipping vouchers from time to time. Using these discount vouchers, you can buy more while spending less, and on top of that, you may get your items without having to pay the shipping fee!

Online shopping is just a breeze if you know just what stores you can rely on to get the best deals possible for you and your family. Spot flagship stores on Shopee and Lazada by looking for the “Shopee Mall” and “LazMall” badges or by filtering your search category to “mall” products only. You can get more information about Midea’s home appliance solutions or avail of exciting deals at www.mideaph.com.


Filipino talents Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, and SB19 headlined the Acer Day 2021 alongside the hottest stars from Pan-Asia Pacific region Fil...

Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, SB19 shine at the first ever Acer Day 2021 online concert

Filipino talents Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, and SB19 headlined the Acer Day 2021 alongside the hottest stars from Pan-Asia Pacific region

Filipino talents Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, and SB19 headlined the Acer Day 2021 alongside the hottest stars from Pan-Asia Pacific region.

Acer ambassadors Sarah Geronimo, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, and SB19 represented the Philippines during the first ever online Acer Day concert.

The concert, which was part of the Acer Day 2021 celebration, was telecasted virtually for free across 10 regions with rewards, promotions, and gifts for consumers and Acer fans. It was a resounding success, with five trending topics on Twitter coming from the said event including the No. 1 hashtag, #SB19ForAcer! 

Further international talents from the Pan-Asia Pacific who performed at the concert hosted by Robi Domingo included Taiwanese singer, songwriter, and record producer GBOYSWAG; Malaysian singer-songwriter Aina Abdul; Thai artist Earth Patravee; Indonesian pop heartthrob Prince; and Vietnamese rapper-songwriter VP Ba Vuong.

The theme of this year's Acer Day 2021 is "Live Your World", which is also the title of the anthem performed by Geronimo and the five other international artists.

"We are very proud of Sarah, Kathryn, Daniel, and SB19 because they truly represent the new generation of Filipino artists who can captivate audiences and transcend barriers online as well as they can on a stage with a live audience in front of them. This is the message of Acer Day 2021, that no one can be constrained by the challenges we are facing right now," said Manuel Wong, General Manager of Acer Philippines.

"The theme 'Live Your World' was chosen because it draws inspiration from the belief that all of us can make the best of any situation and continue to live our lives, no matter where we are and what constraints we are under. Technology has broken barriers and enabled people to stay connected even more," said Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan-Asia Pacific.

To make things more exciting for fans of the Filipino artists performing at the concert, Acer Philippines enjoined them to tweet with their corresponding fandom hashtags: Popsters - #SarahGForAcer, KathNiel - #KathNielForAcer, A’Tin - #SB19ForAcer from August 7 to 8, 2021. By answering the question, "How You Live Your World?" on their public Twitter accounts with the hashtags #LiveYourWorldWithAcer and #AcerDay2021, the corresponding fan group hashtags stood a chance to win a laptop from Acer!

Another opportunity to win the laptop was by watching out for the post on Acer’s Twitter page during the set of Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, and SB19 at the Acer Day 2021 online concert. Fans could then retweet it with their answers to the challenge question presented on the post and use the hashtags #LiveYourWorldWithAcer #AcerDay2021 and the corresponding fan group hashtags.

In celebration of Acer Day 2021, Acer’s Learn-from-Home promo is also extended until August 15, 2021! Get up to Php 8,000 off and a FREE Acer Tablet when you buy participating laptops, monitors, and projects on Acer’s ecommerce store

Additionally, fans could snag a deal by tuning in to Acer Day 2021 concert where the discount code: ACERDAY2021 was flashed on screen. The code entitles you Php 3,000 off on notebooks and desktops when you shop at the Acer PH online store from August 7 until August 8, 11:59PM.

The full version of the song ‘Live Your World’ featuring Sarah G is already out on Facebook and YouTube and soon on Spotify, Apple Music, and other major music streaming platforms.

Visit Acer’s official social media pages for more updates and details: Facebook - @AcerPH, Instagram - @acerph, Twitter - @acerphils, and on their website www.acer.com.