Introducing Vivo Smart Phone X21 in the Philippines Featuring It’s In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel.

Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or back light scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also 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 tailor their audio experience.

High-resolution images of Vivo X21 can be downloaded at this link: https://edelmanftp.boxcn.net/v/VivoX21  

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.

Tim Hortons Greenhills Opening: Introducing Grilled Cheese, Tuna Wrap & Iced Tea

Hey San Juan Peeps!

Finally Tim Hortons has opened a branch Greenhills (Near MCDO/ KRISPY KREME) if you guys haven’t tried Tim Hortons here is a glimpse of their menu  http://www.krishgeek.com/tim-hortons-philippines-what-to-expect-menu-pricelist-etc/SE

With that, addition to their new menu: GRILLED CHEESE, TUNA WRAP AND ICED TEA (PASSION FRUIT AND SWEETENED). 

GRILLED CHEESE PANINI

Artisan-style Grilled Cheese Sandwich –
A panini sandwich in a multigrain loaf bread
with orange cheddar cheese & grilled
mozzarella crust on top.
Ala Carte: P140.00
Combo: P220.00

This savy grilled cheese panini is to crave for especially in this weather – anyways who doesn’t love cheese. I personally recommend eat it while HOT.

 

TUNA WRAP

Grilled tortilla wrap filled with tuna chunks,
light mayo dressing, cheddar cheese, sliced
onions, and fresh lettuce.
Ala Carte: P140.00
Combo: P230.00 (With wedges and coffee)
For the health conscious this is your go to snack, honestly the tuna wrap has generous servings but you can eat the half first and finish the rest later.

Freshly Brewed Iced Tea available in two
variants, plain and passion fruit flavored tea.
1. Iced Tea, plain – Light and sweet, chilled,
freshly store-brewed black tea served over
ice.
2. Iced Tea, passionfruit flavor – Light and
sweet, brewed black tea with a kick of fruity
and tangy flavors.
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Plain
Small: P70.00
Medium: P80.00
Large: P95.00
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea: Passionfruit
Flavor
Small: P90.00
Medium: P100.00
Large: P115.00

Grocery shopping at PUSHKART.PH

I personally love doing my own grocery shopping except paying for it – kidding haha

Doing groceries has given me a full grasp of what being independent feels like – wants vs. needs. As we look forward to the digital age, but our personal times gets consumed too especially as an independent living student and hardworking millennial. There would be times we have no time to do groceries, I know the feeling when I was in college and the early days of me as a working girl. Thank goodness for the digital age, you can do things online. Finally an online grocery shopping – PUSHKART.PH

PUSHKART.PH is an online grocery service, developed by a group of young Filipino Millennials that aims to ensure fast, convenient, and safe delivery of groceries right at your doorstep. – Pushkart.ph

How?

By using your phone or desktop browser, type Pushkart.ph then you’ll be landing on their main site. First, create an account by giving all your basic information, contacts and shipping address (Please make sure to do this before you start shopping). After filling all the data needed, you can now proceed to your shopping!

PUSHKART.PH have different categories to shop, when it comes to variety of brands it’s just limited but the usual brands that we Pinoys consume. Maybe as the days go by Pushkart.ph will be expanding more varieties. Pushkart.ph is in partnership with Fisher Supermarket. You can read more about Pushkart.ph by heading to <FAQS> (Frequently asked questions, Billings and Payment & Delivery)

As you shop all the things you need, it is time to check out, let me inform you there is a P199 Delivery charge since it will be delivered in front of your doorstep- this is to save you time, gas (if you have a vehicle) and not carrying heavy bags back home.

What I personally like about PUSHKART.PH, you can schedule what time and day you prefer your groceries to be delivered. Incase your delivery comes late they send a text within the time frame you chose to let you know the reason why they are late etc. Payment options, can be cash or card.

Schedule your delivery

TIP: Once you check out, make sure this pops out showing your order reference number and you’ll get also get one in your personal email (part of the data you gave) – to guarantee your delivery.

Upon arrival of my groceries, it came in a sealed box and don’t forget to show your personal ID so they can clarify that it is really you.

The advantage is that they select the best quality to be delivered to you especially the organic (like fruits and veggies) kudos to that.

Disadvantage for those who chose CASH PAYMENT an option , I ordered my groceries to be delivered on SUNDAY (11 AM- 1 PM) but mine came late, they texted at 1 PM that due to so many shipments of groceries was the cause of delay which I understand personally because Sunday is a rest day for most and convenient day to be delivered. Since mine was cash, I have to be there once delivered or you can authorize (make a letter and give a copy of your ID) as another option.

So if you guys are busy and have no time to do their groceries why not try PUSHKART.PH and ENJOY YOUR PERSONAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE!

I am City Ready, Always!

Hey  City Girls

Living in the city of Manila can be challenging #TheStruggleIsReal and we live in a tropical destination near the freaking equator! Despite how hot the season has been, being in a tropical country has its perks as well. Trying to look at the bright side of things. The only thing that adds to manila’s heat is the traffic – never ending. Creating POLLUTION which is not doing anything good to our respiratory health as well.

Since I love to travel outside the country, I really enjoy visiting other country’s cities. Honestly, a major upgrade from Manila. I am not really a nature girl but I go with the flow when my friends ask me to go for  thrill seeking nature adventures. But there is something about the city that is really me. Maybe it’s the hyped energy and always something that will catches my attention.

The City can be amazing to explore but the SUN and HEAT can be damaging to our precious skin. With Vaseline’s NEW Healthy white sun + pollution protection SPF 24 PA++ with micro droplets of vaseline jelly. I’ve been using the lotion after getting a recent sunburn from swimming, since I am all covered up and just hanging in the city for while, It just feels light on the skin and a soothing feeling after applying. It is non greasy and fast absorbing. Signature vaseline scent but more FRESH and you can really smell yourself- so good!

I personally advice if you’re just hanging around in the city, not too much exposure from the sun because you have to get from one place to another and if you’re just commuting, Vaseline’s Healthy White just gives the right amount of protection and fights the “amoy araw”  scent since we are exposed to pollution  plus gives the skin proper moisture it needs. Even though the body is mostly covered day to day, we have to still give it TLC because it shows and reflects how healthy we look and feel 🙂

The Future of Phones with VIVO

When young global smartphone brand Vivo entered the mobile industry, the
market was dominated by two or three names. But in a matter of years, Vivo
changed the game.
Vivo has been determined to break barriers and introduce technology that
ushered the industry into the future. After all, it was Vivo that introduced a
20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus and a 24MP front camera in V7,
V7+, and V9
The V5 is the first smartphone with a 20MP camera.
The V5 was then followed by the release of the V5Plus (left) and V5s (right), both with 20MP selfie camera. The V5Plus, meanwhile, has a 20MP+8MP dual rear camera.
Aside from the selfie camera, Vivo also paid attention to the users’ need for a bigger screen. Earlier this year, Vivo released the ultimate iteration of a concept smartphone, the APEX™ FullView™, which nearly has a 100% screen-to-body display. The V9, Vivo’s newest flagship, is getting closer to goal with its 90% screen-to-body ratio. Vivo is also the first to introduce the in-display fingerprint scanner that gives users another method to unlock their smartphones.
Vivo then introduced the first smartphones with 24MP front camera, the V7+ (left) and V7 (right).
Vivo then released the upgrade to its cameras, the V9 with a 24MP AI Selfie Camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera.
It is still a wonder what Vivo will do next. For instance, it wowed the tech world with its bezel-less APEX concept smartphone because of its pop-up selfie camera to achieve the 100% screen-to-body ratio. Helping the brand unlock the next best thing in the mobile industry are 2,200 dedicated research and development personnel in several R&D centers worldwide—in San Diego, United States and in China, specifically in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing. With all its development, it is no doubt that the young smartphone brand is already leading the pack to the future.

I am #Curvalicious with Whisper

Usually when that time of the month comes, Hormones can go crazy but that comes being organically human. 

Being that girl with a crazy schedule, active lifestyle and love spontaneous trips! I dare to #ChooseCurvalicious with @whisperphilippines Cottony soft protection up to 12 hours leakage protection – Nothing holding us back girls and we can do whatever we want! 

So the cottony soft protection got an upgrade from blue to its new pink look. So I’ve tried the regular 23 cm pad (comes with 8 pads in a pack) with wings, It was comfy. Like it says, snuggly fit – you know sometimes when you place a napkin it goes eitherways. Whisper cottony soft protection has that Stick n’ secure feature and has anti leak barriers. I usually use heavy flow pads epsecially the first 2 days of my period (STRONG TIMES). When I got my whisper pack, luckily it was my 4th day so It’s perfectly fine for me to use a regular pad especially during the day. It’s “CURVALICIOUS DESIGN” fits sunggly to prevent leaks and helps soothe skin because made of Dermcare™ lotion.  

Whisper did still stick to the floral aesthetic design (wrap and strip) and the pad itself still got the basic look. I couldn’t recall the previous design because I used the other kind (whisper clean and dry). 

In all fairness upon using it for 12 hrs, It didn’t feel lumpy- you know girls what I mean. Lastly, another important thing I did not experience any skin reactions because that’s what I consider most  a GOOD pad. 

18,000 Pre-orders of Vivo V9 Up for Grabs Nationwide

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9, was yet to be released in authorized stores nationwide, but it had already exceeded pre-order expectations.

As of April 5, the Vivo V9 has received over 18,000 pre-orders. The pre-orders started on March 26 after it unveiled the V9 to the press in a summer-themed launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

Due to the unprecedented success of the Vivo V9, additional units will be coming soon to accommodate the growing interest in Vivo’s new flagship unit. Vivo is very grateful to its loyal followers for the continued support. The global smartphone brand assures its fans that it will keep on pushing its boundaries to introduce consumer-friendly revolutions.

The Vivo V9 gets over 18,000 pre-orders nationwide in less than two weeks.

Known for its cutting-edge and innovative technologies, Vivo is one of the most respected smartphones in the industry. And, it continued to break limits with the release of the Vivo V9. The newest flagship smartphone has elevated its selfie expertise by seamlessly integrating artificial intelligence technology with the 24-megapixel front camera.

The Vivo V9 also features an improved AI Face Beauty technology and over 40 built-in AR Stickers to make taking selfies more fun. The smartphone also has a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display for an unparalleled viewing experience with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo is looking a brighter 2018 ahead as it is the official smartphone of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone may be filled with features that will make jaws drop, but it did so without sacrificing design. The V9 is a sleek, polished smartphone that comes in Pearl Black and Gold.

  Head to an authorized Vivo shop near you to get experience Vivo V9’s Perfect View, Perfect Shot.

Vivo will begin selling its latest flagship smartphone, the V9, at all authorized stores nationwide on Friday, April 6. The Vivo V9 retails at Php17,990.

Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page for more information: https://youtu.be/d22rnb24L8A.

Vivo’s Incredible 2017 Timeline

There was just no stopping Vivo this 2017. The global smartphone brand proved to be the fastest growing in terms of popularity amongst the young and the hip crowd in the Philippines, settling itself on the third spot in the market beyond brands Apple, Huawei, LG, and Asus. To date, Vivo has at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores in the Philippines.

But before finding fame in the Philippines in early 2016, Vivo has already been named as one of the top 5 global smartphone brands and observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments. Vivo’s success remains unprecedented with 200 million Vivo global users and 19 overseas markets in 2017.

Vivo announces expansion into more markets (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

What made Vivo successful?

Vivo cares about its users, pushing the brand to constantly innovate and improve user experience. Vivo maintains six research and development centers and continuously improves their products. In order to ensure its top position in the technology and mobile phone arena, Vivo established a technical partnership and patent sharing with leading telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm.

In an aim to provide its users—mostly the young, selfie-centric generation, Vivo launched the world-leading 24MP front camera—one of the industry’s firsts with a special selfie soft light to cater to constant need to document one’s experiences anytime, anywhere, even in dimly lit environments.

Vivo’s Powerful Selfie-Shooter V7+ (PRNewsfoto/Vivo)

Vivo took Sports marketing seriously in 2017

Vivo signed up NBA superstar Stephen Curry in mid 2017 to represent its equally first-rate brand. Likewise, the big-ticket brand became the official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia which it heavily advertised in the entirety of 2017. In the Philippines, Vivo supported various sports events as co-presenter and sponsor of ABS-CBN NBA Philippines Season 2016 and 2017 and Season 2017 and 2018 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball and UAAP Men’s Basketball Season 80.

Curry video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMiOo9od0a0&feature=youtu.be

Entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion were a spotlight for Vivo in 2017

Vivo’s entrance into the entertainment, lifestyle, and fashion scene were quite eventful in 2017. During the grand launch of the Vivo V7+, the biggest celebrities were formally introduced as the ambassadors for the brand with Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Julie Anne San Jose headlining the roster of these star influencers. All in all, Vivo Philippines launched 25 local brand endorsers: Maymay Entrata, BOYBANDPH, Kisses Delavin, Chienna Filomeno, Darren Espanto, Tony Labrusca, Inigo Pascual, Ashley Rivera, Barbie Forteza, Maris Racal, Kira Balinger, Loisa Andalio, Paul Salas, KZ Tandingan, Andrea Brillantes, TJ Monterde, Sassa Dagdag, McCoy, De Leon, Sue Ramirez, Verniece Enciso, Joyce Pring, and Jason Dy.

Vivo also served as co-presenter of the 2018 Mega Fashion Week Spring Summer with their brand influencers Kathryn Bernardo and Kisses Delavin headlining the stylish event.

In order to reach out to more of the younger populace, Vivo mall and school tours were also in abundance with 59 mall tours nationwide featuring the Vivo brand influencers and 19 school tours in various colleges and universities in and out of Manila featuring the best bands and music artists.

Vivo helps, heals, and cares

In December 2017, Vivo launched a touching tribute video for the freedom fighters of Marawi which garnered a total of 2.2 million views on the official Vivo Philippines Facebook page and 91,000 interactions. To follow through with their gratitude for the selfless heroism of the soldiers, Vivo paid tribute by way of a pre-Christmas CSR activity at the AFP Hospital. Vivo Philippines volunteers and Vivo brand influencers dropped by to spend time with the wounded soldiers of Marawi to give moral support. The Vivo group offered simple tokens and a bit of entertainment to the delight of the soldiers and their families.

Finally a Vivo Service Center in Quezon City

Vivo opened its newest service center last December 15 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:

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.

 

Get the Planner of your Dreams this Holiday with Seattle’s Best Coffee Dream Journal 2018

Happy Holidays! Time for that holiday planner you always dream of! Definitely into the #SBCDreamJournal2018 comes with a pocket, pencil, post cards, coupons, I personally love the loose sheets for your SAVE THE DATES! Collect 18 stickers (10 on regular drinks and 8 on holiday drinks). Comes in grey, orange, blue & red and you have only till Jan 18, 2018! deets on the blog in a bit! 🎄🎄🎄#InspireYourYear #CreateYour2018

Here is a sneak peek of #SBCDreamJournal2018 (Instagram: @krishcatapang)

As 2017 ends, we set bigger and grander expectations for 2018 – we look for ways to get creative in inspiring ourselves for the coming year.

 

For most, the answer is a new journal that allows them to squeeze out their creative juices.

 

The 2018 Dream Journal has been a Christmas tradition in Seattle’s Best Coffee for many years but what makes this the best one yet is how the 2018 Dream Journal was redesigned to journey with you as you create and experience your grandest year to date.

Seattle’s Best Coffee encourages you to inspire and create your own 2018 through the Dream Journal. The SBC Dream Journal features 12 of the best entries from a photography competition held by SBC in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, and YKL ColorFujifilm.

Launched last November 11, 2017 in a photography exhibit hosted by SBC at the BGC Arts Center, SBC delighted in showcasing various works of the members of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. The Tuloy sa Don Bosco Choir serenaded the crowd with their soulful performances too.

Best of all, you just need 18 stickers to get your very own 2018 Dream Journal and you get to choose among four colors – black, red, blue, and orange!

So, what else are you waiting for? Head to the nearest SBC branch to collect your stickers and try their delicious Javakulas!

For more updates, follow SBC’s Facebook page fb.com/seattlesbestcoffeephilippines, IG page @seattlesbestph and their website seattlesbest.com.ph

Photo above: The Tuloy sa Don Bosco Choir serenading the crowd with their soulful performance.

Photo above: The exhibit of photos taken by members of the FPPF

Photo above: The members of the FPFF posing for a photo with their 2018 Dream Journals.