Press Release: Vivo X21 is an eye-catcher at the Mobile Fest 2018

Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018.

To explain all the goods on Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone—the X21, the brand tapped respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

The experts discussed Vivo X21’s unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi, performance, and design.

Flora Uy Gurrerro of Revu and Mark Jacanas of Tech Pinas had nothing but praises for Vivo X21

Macanas and Guerrero mentioned that there are two ways to unlock the Vivo X21, through the Face ID Access with Infrared that accurately identifies a user’s facial features even in nighttime and the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that replaces the rear fingerprint sensor. Vivo is the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Aside from pioneering features, the pair also talked about Vivo X21’s photography-related specs. The 12 megapixel+5MP dual rear camera and the 12MP front camera with Dual Pixel Sensor. These impressive hardware specs are even boosted by the X21’s AI features like the AI Face Beauty and AI HDR.

In terms of performance, the Vivo X21 proved to be a hard worker, said Macanas and Guerrero. After all, the X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip that can process complex AI and neural computing. It has a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM to improve the speed of launching, loading, and switching including large and complex mobile games.

To complement all these, Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio for every user’s viewing pleasure.

Moreover, Guerrero, a music-lover, even praised Vivo for continuing its Hi-Fi legacy in the X21. The smartphone is equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to customize their audio experience.

The Vivo Booth at the Mobile Fest 2018

Vivo is one of the keyboards that participated in the Mobile Fest 2018

The Vivo booth will be at the Mobile Fest until July 29 in SM City North EDSA.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

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

The First Pinoy Produced Anime Series to be Shown on GMA 7

Launching stage for the newest anime to hit the country. It is the first ever Pinoy Produced Anime Series Barangay 143

Hello Sweeties!

I braved the rains and floods to attend what I consider a very important event in Philippine Television. This is the launching of Barangay 143 the first ever Filipino Produced Anime Series  co-produced between Synergy88, TV Asahi (Japan) and August Media Holdings (Singapore).

Starting this October anime lovers like myself will see the Pinoy anime series go on air on GMA 7 before Sunday Pina-Saya.

Street Ball Team Barangay 143 (photo credit: Barangay143 FB page)

The Story

Barangay 143 Street Ball Team Barangay 143 is a feel-good coming of age story of a young Korean boy whose search for his father brings him to the Philippines. Lost and desperate for answers, is here in this foreign land that he finds an unlikely family in a team of misfits whose only ambition is to bring glory to their hometown. It’s a story about love and family set against the action-packed world of street basketball, where the stakes are always high and life the biggest game you can win.

The brains behind Barangay 143 L to R: Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi; Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings; Jacqueline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Funder of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc; Joey Abacan, First Vice President, Program Management at GMA.

Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO, August Media Holdings said “Philippines has a vibrant TV and film industry with a rich culture of storytelling. Right from the onset we were determined develop the show right here so that it captures the essence of life in Manila. I am immensely proud of what we have finally created in Barangay 143”

Aside from the anime series itself, there is also the mobile game app Barangay 143 Street League which is already available on the Google Play Store for Android and the iOS App Store. The story in the mobile app is the prelude to the anime show, So if fan want to know how it all began they need to look into the game.

“Within the series, the comic strip and even the game we have tried to capture the real-life experiences of the Philippines through the art and the sounds.,” said Jackeline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Synergy88 Digital. “With Barangay 143 Street League we also created a unique experience that helps players compete with friends in cyberspace but get their wins rewarded in the real world.”

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