Samsung Galaxy Fold Coming to the Philippines Soon

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Category-defining foldable device inspires new mobile experiences with custom UX, mobility and powerful multitasking




Following the successful launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold last month where it sold out in a number of countries, Filipino consumers now get to take part in unfolding the future of devices as Samsung brings this new category of mobile technology to the Philippine shores soon. 

Galaxy Fold was designed to inspire new experiences: When closed, users can access essentials on the cover display comfortably with one hand, and when opened, they can explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more, on its immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display.[1]

During the past several months, Samsung has been refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience. Not only did Samsung improve the Galaxy Fold’s design and construction, but also took the time to rethink the entire consumer journey.



“The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action.”

First-of-its-Kind User Experience


The Galaxy Fold combines users’ favorite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of mobile device and a first-of-its-kind user experience—from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance. Samsung worked alongside partners to create an entirely new UX that will change the way mobile devices are used and to take full advantage of the foldable design with its cover and main displays. As a result, the device opens up new possibilities for users.



A new dawn in display technology: the foldable Infinity Flex Display.

The Galaxy Fold transforms how users capture, share, and edit mobile content. When closed, you can shoot a quick video, and then simply open the device to watch it on a larger screen—with App Continuity, the video seamlessly transitions from the cover display to the main display. 

With Multi-Active Window, you can run multiple apps at once in real-time and effectively multitask: Edit footage, browse through the photo gallery for still shots, and read emails from friends and co-workers, all at the same time.


The Galaxy Fold is pioneering the seamless integration of hardware and software for a foldable device. Use up to three apps simultaneously and revolutionize the way you multitask

With a 5G-ready option, Galaxy Fold users in select markets can take full advantage of their carriers’ fastest speeds. 

The Galaxy Fold 5G harnesses the full power of next-generation connectivity for streaming and downloading high-resolution videos and other content, as well as graphics-heavy games, at super-charged speeds. 

By allowing everyone to do more with the 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, the Galaxy Fold is changing the way people consume content and multitask.


With six pro-grade cameras, you’re sure to capture stunning photos and videos. And you can use the Infinity Flex Display as  massive viewfinder.
Every Galaxy Fold comes with exclusive access to specialized customer care services – including one-on-one access to Samsung experts, and a 24/7 support hub online or over the phone. 

Samsung will further elaborate on its plans in the Philippines to ensure every aspect of the Galaxy Fold experience is as extraordinary as the device itself.

For more information about Galaxy Fold, please visit news.samsung.com/galaxy, www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-fold.


Galaxy Fold Product Specifications
Galaxy Fold
Display
Main Display*
- 7.3'' QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display, 2152*1536, 362ppi
Cover Display**
 - 4.6'' HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 1680*720, 399ppi

*Main display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.      
**Cover display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.
Dimension & Weight
Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm
Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm
Weight: 276g
Camera
Cover Camera
10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
Front Dual Camera
10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
8MP RGB Depth Camera: F1.9, Pixel Size: 1.12μm, FOV: 85˚
Rear Triple Camera
16MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2 ,Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV : 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 77˚
12MP Telephoto Camera: PDAF, F2.4, OIS, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 45˚
Dual OIS, 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom, Up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF
AP
7 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84 + 2.41 + 1.78)
Memory
12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS3.0)
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software
Battery
LTE model: 4380mAh (typical) dual battery*
'*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4275mAh for LTE model. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
Charging
Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*
Wireless PowerShare**

*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
**Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Note10, Note10+, S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
OS
Android 9 (Pie)
Network
LTE model: Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
- Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload

*May differ by market, mobile operator and service providers.
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
 *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries. 
SIM Card
LTE model: one eSIM and one Nano SIM
*Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*eSIM availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*SIM card sold separately. 
Sensors
Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
Authentication
Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
*Galaxy Fold has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
Audio
Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support*, PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128
Audio playback format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
Video
Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
Security
Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on country.
In the Box
Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Buds, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Aramid Fiber Cover
*Components may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the country or region you live in. Excluding cover, black components only available with black devices and all other device colors will receive white components in box.
*All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions of the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this page and the contents herein, including without limitation, functionality, features, specifications, GUI, images, videos, benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, capabilities, and any other product information, without notice.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. 

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[1] Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.

[2] Certain third party applications may not support app continuity.

[3] Certain third party applications may not support Multi-Active Window.

[4] Requires optimal 5G network connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.

[5] Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.

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UNIQLO Opens 60th Store in the Philippines, in Bacolod City

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Japanese global apparel retailer, Uniqlo, will open its 60th store in the Philippines and the second store in Bacolod City. Located at the Ground Floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, the new store will open its doors on October 18, 2019. 

Bringing in new designs for the Negrense, UNIQLO is dedicated to creating LifeWear, a collection of apparel which is rooted in the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. 

With LifeWear, each garment is crafted with the best fit and the fabrics are made to be affordable and accessible. The clothing is constantly innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design and better comfort to people's lives. 

UNIQLO's second store in Bacolod City is a testament that indeed, the economic climate is improving in the city. According to Camille Pacis, Marketing Head of UNIQLO, the second store is in response to the warm reception of the people and the growth and business potential of Bacolod. 


The UNIQLO Ayala Central Capitol Store will showcase the complete line-up of UNIQLO LifeWear, including 2019 Fall/Winter collection featuring new and on-trend styles for the cold season; and essentials such as U Crew Neck T-shirts, EZY jeans and ankle pants, DRY-EX, AIRism and loungewear collections.



There will be special promos for early shoppers. On October 18-20, customers can get a chance to receive a limited edition UNIQLO U Packable Bag with a minimum purchase of P2,500.00. 

There will also be exclusive offers from October 18-24 on selected apparel such as u Crew Neck T-shirts (from P590.00 to P490.00), Mickey Stands Graphics S/S T-shirt (from P590.00 to P490.00), Chino shorts (from P990.00 to P790.00), EZY Ankle Pants (from P1,490.00 to P1,290.000, Hybrid Down Parka (from P4,990.00 to P3,990.00) and many more. 



In line with the opening of the new store, Reiny Vergara, PR and Sustainability Manager of UNIQLO, announced that there will be an outreach program geared at improving the lives of Filipino families through the power of clothing. 

In partnership with the Negrense Volunteers for Change, Uniqlo will be giving away 1,500 pieces of clothing to 300 families in Bacolod on October 17, 2019. 

For more updates, customers may download the UNIQLO mobile app, visit UNIQLO Philippines' website www.uniqlo.com/ph and social media accounts: Facebook https:www.facebook/uniqlo.ph Twitter https:www.twitter.com/uniqloph and Instagram https://instagram.com/unoqlophofficial

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Talking Turns Therapy Clinic / Bacolod City: Dedicated to Children with Speech and Language Disorders

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For health professionals, modern science and technology have made practically all sorts of health disorders addressed or treated. As early as a few months after conception, some tests could already tell if your baby has Down Syndrome, serious heart defect or kidney problem. 

Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) issued Republic Act 9288 or Newborn Screening Act of 2004, requiring all hospitals to conduct newborn screening tests to all babies delivered in the facility. The government hopes that with this law, the early detection of disorders and interventions will save more lives and reduce unnecessary negative effects of Filipinos with health problems. 

However, there are developmental disorders that may not be detected until the baby reaches one year old or more when the child is observed not to be typically developing. Other communication disorders even go beyond the growing years such as those with neuro developmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 

Typically, children may find it difficult to distinguish sounds or may have trouble with words and sentences, but they should be able to talk at around 4 or 5 years old as they already have a well-developed speech and language skills 

For a long time, speech-impaired children were not properly diagnosed and treated and we sometimes called them "pitla" or "nagapurotikol maghambal" or worst, "apa" . (loosely translated as "gibberish'). 

There is now a speech clinic in Bacolod City called TALKING TURNS THERAPY CLINIC, located in Room 3-9, 3rd Floor of the JDI Building (in front of PLDT), Galo Street, Bacolod City, that caters to children who have speech and language problems. Now, finding a Speech Specialist for our kids is no longer a problem. 

Usually done on a one-on-one session, students are assessed, diagnosed and an individualized program is formulated to treat the speech, language, social communication, and cognitive-communication disorders. 

Owned and managed by Maria Jackelyn D. Sia, a Speech and Language Pathologist, the airconditioned speech clinic is like a kid's playground complete with educational toys that aid in the kids' speech rehabilitation program. 


This attractive image hangs prominently at the back of the door gives students a play on colors and scenes of humans and animals interacting with each other.


The individualized program is structured, based on the child's learning needs and interventions are mostly play-based activities.


This cabinet houses the toys at various developmental levels to facilitate development of child's play skills.  

When I asked why Talking Turns, she has this to say: "Talking Turns" is all about communication, rather than learning generically.  It is a play on the words, "taking turn", which adds an element of social interaction, to just merely talking,  using words to engage, connect with other people and the world.

"Taking turn" emphasizes the need for collaboration- the parents and others should also be communication partners of the kids. "Like they say, it takes a village to raise a child".



Talking Turns Therapy Clinic emphasizes the importance of collaborations between the students and guardians and parents.


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