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January 10, 2018

Vivo Presents at CES 2018 The World’s First Ready-To-Produce In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone

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Las Vegas, US, 9 January 2018 – Today at CES 2018, Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, presents the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that draws attention from a global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction.

World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone Ready for Mass Production
At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bringing an extraordinary user experience to consumers. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.


According to statistics from global consultancy Canalys, smartphone vendors shipped 22 million full-screen smartphones worldwide in the second quarter in 2017, up from 700,000 in the first quarter of this year. UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020. Fingerprint recognition has long been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience.

“With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon.”

Innovation that Delivers a New Level of User Experience
Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology supported by global partner Synaptics.

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone, and is only activated when needed. A graphical UI will show up on Vivo’s smartphone screen in any scenario that fingerprint recognition is required, such as when the screen is off, during software unlocking, or even mobile payment authentication. Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secured authentication.


Full-screen displays are set to deliver a more immersive user experience for consumers as various interactions will be integrated and consolidated on the display. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience.

The showcasing of the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone ready for mass-production marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. The availability of Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.

For more information about Vivo’ s innovative smartphones check out www.vivo.com/en.

Or you can visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.































December 27, 2017

Vivo expands its reach with the opening of its newest service center in Quezon City

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One of the rising brands of today, Vivo, expands its reach with the opening of its newest service center in Quezon City. Making things easier and nearer for the customers and users of the brand. With their latest branch convenience is what they wanted for their patrons.

Last December 15, Vivo opened its newest branch at the SM City North EDSA.  Vivo, which was first introduced in the Philippines in March 2016 has proven itself to be one of the fastest phone brands to gain popularity in the country with now 1.1 million Filipino users. In less than two years, Vivo is able to establish itself as the Philippines’ third top smartphone brand with 11 service centers around the country in total with 10 more center expected to open in 2018.


Vivo unveils newest service center at SM North EDSA

Vivo provides topnotch after-service store environment for its clients. To know more about and to get a first-hand experience of Vivo phone products, you may visit any of the Vivo service centers below:

LIST OF VIVO SERVICE CENTERS

Metro Manila - Mandaluyong Vivo Service Center, SM Light Mall, Ground Floor Madison Street, Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City 02-831-0999 / 0917-848-6111
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 8:45 pm

Metro Manila – Quezon City Vivo Service Center, SM North EDSA 3rd floor Cyberzone Annex Bldg. Sm City North EDSA Quezon City Philippines 02-373-0709
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

South Luzon – Calamba, Laguna Vivo Service Center, #3 National Hiway, Purok 1 Barangay Bucal Calamba City, Laguna (049)5466112 / 09451465760 / 09171639360
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sundays
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Central Luzon – Mexico, Pampanga Vivo Service Center, Unit 102 Sirc Bldg Lagundi,Mexico,Pampanga (Beside SM Pampanga) 09171340771
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sundays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Eastwest Luzon – Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Vivo Service Center, J.S.B. Building Berong Street Barangay Sanbermicristi Cabanatuan City 09169930574vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Northwest Luzon – Dagupan City, Pangasinan Vivo Service Center, 3rd Floor Benning Square building, Arellano St, Pantal, Dagupan 09464948602
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Central Visayas – Cebu Vivo Service Center, 2nd Floor,APM Center Mall ,F.Cabahug Street Cebu City (032)2608587/ 09233946578 /09451464353
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Western Visayas – Iloilo City
Vivo Service Center, 3rd Floor Cyberzone, SM City Benigno Aquino Ave.Mandurriao,Iloilo City 09477627372
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Southern Mindanao -- Davao Vivo Service Center, Quibod Building Corner Loyola St., JP Laurel Ave., Davao City 9366184946 vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Northwest Mindanao – Zamboanga Vivo Service Center, 1st floor LaviƱa Hotel, Governor Alvarez avenue Zamboanga city (062)9831293 / 09264166892 vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

North Mindanao – Cagayan De Oro
Vivo Service Center, DCLA PLAZA Building. Captain Vicente Roa Street, Barangay 30, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. (088)8814246
vivo.serviceph@vivoglobal.com Mondays to Sunday,
10:00 am to 6:00 pm


About Vivo
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.

December 23, 2017

2 ROG Collections, Apparel and Bag Is Perfect for Republic of Gamers Fans and Enthusiasts

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Having a bang before the year ends is one of the best way in making everyone remember. The most-awaited ROG Lifestyle Collection is now up and available in our country, the Philippines, and it is exclusively being sold in all ROG concept stores nationwide. It is one of the current pride of the brand. Giving comfort and style to its every growing number of fans and enthusiasts.

Last December 20, 2017 the company and brand ASUS Republic of Gamers will definitely not let 2017 end without giving the biggest and most incredible surprise for its fans. ROG being the best gaming brand locally introduces its newest additional to its powerful arsenal – The ROG Lifestyle Collection which is now available nationwide through all ROG concept stores. “We believe that ASUS Republic Of Gamers is one of the best gaming brand locally and internationally. Right now we are being acknowledged as a trendsetter when it comes to gaming machines, and as you know last January we defy the convention and change the definition of gaming by introducing the powerful dual graphics and liquid-cooled GX 800. Following this is the entrance of ROG Zephyrus which is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design. Few months after, we introduced a sharp-edged gaming machine perfect for Filipino excitement-seekers, the ROG Strix GL503. This December we are proud to formally announce the arrival of the ROG Lifestyle Collection which completes one’s gaming ecosystem,” shares George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines System Business Group.

“The Republic is committed to empower its Citizens to the best possible way and the arrival of the ROG Lifestyle Collection is one of our small efforts to overall uplift the ROG brand and connect it to our loyal fans and Filipino gaming enthusiasts,” Su concluded.

Are you ready to GAME ON or EAT. SLEEP. GAME with these tees?

Tees and bags that are iconic coupled with ROG emblem plus gaming and street culture inspired designs that will allow its owner to strive to challenge, compete and win, while showing off your unique gaming flair with style. The ROG Collection not only boasts its unique designs, but also is proud of its materials fully equipped for battle. The ROG t-shirts feature a classic rib crew-neck designs, made from high quality 100% cotton and hemmed together for comfort and longevity even after wearing from one activity to another. The ROG Collection is all about attitude, style and faith. We've already defined gaming, now we're out to define the future of lifestyle gaming by introducing stylish yet very powerful apparel and bag collections.

The ROG apparel is perfect for people who want to join and be part of the Republic. Wearing one is a direct testament of its support to ASUS Republic Of Gamers and to the whole Republic. Through this effort we dare to challenge the current gaming landscape, we date to showcase more what we can offer to our fans and to all Filipino gaming enthusiasts but more importantly we are here to support the Citizens of the Republic. For us, the ROG Collection is not only for gaming but for every day, everywhere.
ROG bags crafted for gamers and enthusiasts on-the-go
Take your game anywhere with the new line up of heavy-duty gaming laptop bags emblazoned with the looks and feel of ROG hardware. These bags are the perfect companion for your ROG Machines and for your gaming lifestyle. Made with padded, high-quality water resistant nylon that helps keep you gear safe and dry. Definitely a bag designed for durability, security and for gamers who are constantly on-the-go.

Availability & Pricing
ROG COLLECTION PRICE
ROG Lifestyle Shirt PHP 1,495.00
ROG Game On Shirt PHP 1,495.00
ROG Mechanic Shirt PHP 1,495.00
ROG Ranger Messenger PHP 3,995.00
ROG Shuttle Backpack II PHP 4,995.00
ROG Xranger Backpack PHP 5,995.00
ROG Ranger Suitcase PHP 9,995.00

You may get these premium collection items exclusively at the ROG Concept Stores in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Cebu.

Visit ASUS ROG Facebook page for more details and soon get a hold of these fine collection!

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com
ASUS PH Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ASUSph
ASUS PH Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ASUSph
ROG PH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asusrogph/
ROG Forum: https://rog.asus.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?228

About ROG
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers, and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.


December 22, 2017

4 and More Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make The Best Christmas Gift

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Still don't know what to give this yuletide season? Well, here's one that you might want to put on your list of items to buy as gifts or present. Phone presents have been a huge hit since the advent of advanced telecommunications and phone brands have been competing for the spotlight in a Christmas shopper’s list.

Vivo’s premium smartphone the V7+ does not disappoint despite an affordable price tag attached to it. This latest pride in Vivo packs in all the top of the line features which is at par with the smartphone industry’s best of the best.

Perfect shots anytime, anywhere with the 24MP front-facing camera
Known as a selfie-centric phone, the V7+ perfects all shots for clearer selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera—one of the industry’s firsts. With the V7+ 24MP front-facing camera photos come out clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking. Likewise, the 16MP rear camera, with its 64MP UHD that can produce detailed quality photos, blurred shots are a thing of the past. Night shots using the camera’s professional mode make photos come out are perfectly clear.

Moreover, the V7+ offers a face beauty feature for Vivo calls, so anyone is always ready to take a video call anytime, any day. When in a dimly-lit environment, Selfie Softlight goes to work offering soft but flattering illumination.

Vivo V7+ does an awesome job with selfies. With the Bokeh mode, selfie photos come out with a tinge of creativity. Backgrounds are blurred to emphasize the main subject of the photo
Augmented visual experience with the all-screen display
Smartphone fans are raving about the V7+’s 5.99” all-screen display with its 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. You can maximize the whole screen even more with the option to remove navigation buttons completely simply with the slide of a finger and enjoy a 12.5% viewing area.

V7+ brings smart in smartphone with its leading-edge Face ID feature
A smart phone indeed, the V7+ would “wake up” within 0.1 second with the Face ID feature with the user merely picking up the phone and raising it in portrait mode to unlock and it is ready to go. Ultra secure, the Face ID feature employs 106 facial points to avoid other facial recognition.

Enjoy an action-packed game experience
The V7+ rocks the latest OS. Heavy game players can benefit from the V7+ as it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore processor, making playing of heavy games enjoyable and smooth-running. The V7+ 4GB ROM allows user to multi-task, open multipole applications without the worry of lagging and with the special Game Mode feature, disturbing the current game play with app notifications is never a problem. The Game Mode of the phone also allows for uninterrupted game play while taking a phone call at the same time. The all-screen display of the V7+ makes the visual experience while playing games truly optimal.

Vivo’s V7+ rocks all the outstanding features. However, in terms of quality anchored to affordability, the Vivo V7+ definitely wins. A price that is easy on the pocket and specs that hit the ceiling in terms of quality and performance, the Vivo V7+ is a surefire hit amongst gift-givers and gift-receivers.
About Vivo
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over- year growth of 32% in global shipments.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

September 25, 2017

5 Fast Ways to Test/ Drain Your Asus Zenfone 4 Max Power

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A monster in battery lifespan, the Zenfone 4 Max gives a good use of smartphones’ mobility, providing its users more mobile phone experience, including leisure, fun, work, and productivity.

At this age of fast-moving phase of work and changing environment, mobile phone users not only need features and functions in enjoying life and broadening productivity at work but also the capability of being able to provide the need of being on more than 24 hours, a longer number of hours and usage of the gadget. It is one of the features that Zenfone Max model is known for and for the Zenfone 4 Max battery is not an issue.

Zenfone 4 Max is more likely of a 24/7 all around employee that works for you. It is one unstoppable gadget that works with you throughout the day, overnight and round the clock.

To give me more insight about the power that the Zenfone 4 Max can offer I manage to do some five (5) fast ways to test the capability of its battery, the fastest way to drain this Asus device.


  • 1. Continuously download graphics heavy games. So whether it is a MMORPG, ORPG or simply a game will definitely give you device a fast decline of its battery charge. The more it is using its wifi capability in transferring/ gathering data it uses most of its energy. Of course, after downloading the game there’s also the testing part where you will have to open the game and play it. The opening of the game itself drains it also really fast. On my first day of using the devices which makes me download different apps and games to be used, I was able to use 75% of its battery. 

  • 2. Photo shoot and video shoot, are also some of the gadget’s functions that eats up most of its battery power. A whole day of picture taking and video capturing using indoor uses around 50% to 60% of its battery. Still giving more battery life for the user that can be used a day more.
  • 3. Do a marathon of your favorites or series online. In my case, I did watch some of animated series of Attack on Titans 2, Boruto, and One Piece. Though I was only able to do this half of the day and perhaps it depends on the surge of the data and the device’s use of the wifi, I was able to use its battery’s energy of up to 30%.
  • 4. Video record your company’s workshop and other activities. Which I did just to test the Zenfone 4 Max power and capability. The continuous on and off video coverage of the workshop leads to drain energy of up to 75%. Unfortunately, its internal memory was all used up and we weren’t able to cover the entire day of workshop.

  • 5. Mix of downloading of games, vlogging, food photography, time lapse shoot, music and internet browsing in a day leaves you of 15% battery energy. But that 15% can still give more than a half day of use. So around 85% of battery use by doing all in a day.




So these are what we did to test the power capability of the new ASUS Zenfone 4 Max. So with the wifi thing, the downloading and game playing it will really depend on the connection the slower the connection the more it will eat up with the device’s battery.











So, was the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max a real deal when it comes to its battery span? Well for a blogger who always covers event, does photography and also vlogging, the Zenfone 4 Max is a device to have and use. Remember the main purpose was to test/ drain the battery and use up its energy. It was intentional so what’s more if it was not intended, the devices may give me a battery life span of up to four (4) to five (5) days with just a normal activity.


For the specifications and features, it is ASUS what more will you ask.

Finish/ Color : Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink
Capacity : Internal storage - eMCP 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB
MicroSD card - Supports up to 256GB
Weight and Dimensions : 76.9mm (3.03 inches) x 154mm (6.06 inches) x 8.9mm (0.35 inches)
181 grams (6.38 ounces)
Display : 5.5-inch IPS display
Bluelight filter for eye care
10-finger capacitive touch
Processor : CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-core processor
GPU – Adreno 505 (S430)
Adreno 308 (S425)
Memory : 2GB / 3GB / 4GB
Main Camera : 13 megapixels
F2.0 aperture
Focal length 25mm
80 degrees field of view
Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos
LED flash
Up to 0.03 seconds phase detection auto-focus
PixelMaster 4.0 camera modes:
Auto mode with low light and HDR Pro features (default)
Pro
Beauty
Super Resolution (64 megapixels)
GIF Animation
Panorama
Time Lapse with power saving mode
Wide Angle Camera : 120 degrees wide angle fits more scenery and people in the frame
Focal length 12mm
Video Recording : Full HD at 30 fps video recording
Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos
Take still photo while recording video
120 degrees wide angle video
Front Camera : 8 megapixels
F2.2 aperture
Focal length 24mm
85 degrees field of view
Softlight LED flash
PixelMaster 4.0 camera modes;
Beauty (default)
140 degrees Selfie Panorama
Auto mode with low light and HDR Pro features
GIF Animation
Audio : Speaker - Loud speaker
PMIC integrated Auto CODEC
PMIC internal amplifier
Mic - Dual internal mic with ASUS Noise Reduction
Technology
VoLTE supported (varies by region)
FM Receiver - FM radio
Wireless Technology : WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi direct
Navigation : GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS
SIM Cards : Triple Slots:
Slot 1: 2G/ 3G/ 4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/ 3G/ 4G Nano SIM Card
Dual SIM dual standby
Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only
one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.
Slot 3: Supports up to 256GB MicroSD card
Network Standard : GSM, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE
Data rate LTE Cat4: UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
WW version FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
(IN/ID version) TD-LTE (Band 40)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 5 8)
EDGE/ GPRS/ GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
TW version FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28)
(TW/JP/HK/ TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
SG/PH/US/BR/ WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, , 5, 6, 8, 19)
CO/PE/CL EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check
compatibility with local carriers.
Sensor : Fingerprint, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient
light sensor
Battery : 5000mAh (non-removable)
2x faster reverse charging (1A)
Up to 46 days 4G standby
Up to 40 hours 3G Talk time
Up to 22 hours video playback
Up to 26 hours Wi-Fi web browsing
Power Adapter : Output – 5V 2A 10W
Operating System : Android 7 with new ASUS ZenUI

To give you more details and information about ASUS products visit www.asus.com

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