The COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced community quarantine made us realize just how technology plays a crucial role in our daily lives. From simple gadgets that connect one person to another, our smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, wearables, and other devices have kept our families together, keeping us informed, entertained and even helping us stay healthy as we continue to live within the walls of our homes.

As we slowly transition into what everyone calls the “new normal,” there’s no denying the importance of having reliable tools during these challenging times–better devices that would help us us become more efficient in our work from home or study at home setups.

The DepEd has released its recommended minimum specifications for laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones, but if you are planning on getting new ones, I  suggest purchasing devices that exceed those minimum specs. Its better to consider them as an investment and get something you can also use for more than just work or school.

Samsung’s latest Galaxy devices, for example, are guided by the philosophy “Do What You Can’t” and are designed not only to improve connections, provide entertainment, but more importantly enhance your productivity while staying indoors. 

For students the Galaxy A series–Galaxy A50s, A30s, A20s, A10s and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 are affordable all-around devices which you can use both for schoolwork and playtime.  These Galaxy devices are built with clear displays, capable processors and long lasting batteries that deliver an uninterrupted streaming and gaming experience. They also have pre-installed Netflix and Spotify to help users stream favorite content and music while indoors or watch their favorite movies to relax after finishing their school work.

Working remotely is now made better and easier with Samsung’s productivity devices. The Galaxy S20 Series, Note10 Lite, and Tabs are all powered with Microsoft so users can utilize Word, Excel, and Powerpoint when needed, similar to their desktop experience. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Tab S6, Tab S5e and Tab A8 are all compatible with the S Pen making it easy for users to take down notes and explore their creativity through art apps. It also gives access to Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent virtual assistant that can help them manage their schedule, routines and access other smartphone functions via voice commands.

These Galaxy devices seamlessly connect people, whenever and wherever they may be allowing longer calls with all-day battery and Super-Fast Charging Technology and clearer video calls with friends and family via its stunning displays and upgraded cameras. Those looking for earphones for crystal clear calls, there’s the Galaxy Buds+ that has a 2-way speaker delivering sound by AKG with rich treble and bass, an adaptive 3-mic system.

All these devices are now made accessible to everyone through Samsungs ongoing “Better at Home” campaign which runs until June 30, 2020. The S20 Ultra/+ Bundle, flagship smartphones Galaxy S20 Ultra and S20+ come with a free Galaxy Buds worth Php 5,990 and a 128GB MicroSD card worth 1,099. Get the premium Galaxy Note10+ and Note 10 on weekends and receive a Php5000 coupon you could use directly on the purchased unit or on any Samsung device. Customers who purchase the Note10 Lite can take home a free 10,000 mAh Samsung Battery Pack worth Php 2,499 through the Note10 Lite bundle. As for the Galaxy A Series Price Offs you can save up to Php 2,000 for purchases of Galaxy A50s, A30s, A20s, and A10s. As an added treat, every purchase of devices such as Galaxy S20 Ultra, S20+, Note10, Note10+, Note10 Lite, TabS6, and Tab S5e comes with a 50% off on Galaxy Buds+ or Samsung Battery Pack. The Galaxy Tab S5e can now be purchased with a Php 2,000 off.  For more information, visit

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