Weekly Tech Roundup

Published March 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Monday bulletin to kickstart your week, let us look back at what was good about the first week of March.

Vivo APEX 2020


The APEX 2020 is the third generation of Vivo’s APEX concept smartphone. Design-wise, the Apex 2020 is a beauty.  It seems bezel-less; almost, with its super narrow 6.45-inch “full view edgeless” display with edges curved to 120-degrees!  It has a 48MP Gimbal camera that promises smoother videos.  Still, talking of the same camera, the APEX 2020 boasts of 5 to 7.5x continuous optical zoom.  In addition, it has Wireless Super Flash Charge of 60W.  This means that it can power up a device with a 2000mAh in only 20 minutes!

Realme C3



Realme launched their latest budget smartphone, the Realme C3. The C3 smartphone has a 6.5-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G70 processor and dual-rear cameras. Powering the Realme C3 is a 5,000mAh battery that can also support reverse charging. It runs on Realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10 and is equipped with Google Mobile Service support.  This means that users can personalize themes on different applications and set the device on modes of choice. It also features a Riding Mode which silences calls and text.  It can even send out an automatic text reply for incoming calls. The C3 comes in two colors, Frozen Blue and Blazing Red. For good quality and an affordable price, the Realme C3 should definitely be on your list!

Oppo Find X2 Series


Just last Friday, Oppo unearthed the Find X2 and X2 Pro. The Find X2 sports a Snapdragon 865 processor, a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, a 48MP Wide Angle camera, 8MP Ultra-wide Angle camera and 13MP Telephoto rear camera.  In front, it sports a 32MP selfie camera.

The Find X2 Pro, on the other hand, promises to deliver “a superior smartphone experience” with its 6.7-inch 120Hz Ultra Vision OLED Screen.  At the back, it boasts of an Ultra Vision Camera System composed of a 48MP Wide Angle Camera, a 48MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera and a 13MP Periscope Telephoto Camera.  A 32MP Selfie camera is featured in front.

OPPO Watch


Timely indeed, when OPPO launched its Find X2 Series, the OPPO watch made its first appearance.  This timepiece features a curved 1.91-inch hyperboloid AMOLED screen.  The Oppo Watch comes with the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset alongside the Apollo 3 co-processor. The device is equipped with a heart-rate monitor, electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor and 5ATM water resistance. The watch is also run by Wear OS by Google, which means it is powered by an Android System. Not only that, the Oppo Watch also supports eSIM, so the user will be able to use it independently from its smartphone, even for calls. The watch comes with a band made of Italian calfskin or flouro rubber.