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Flash Plus 2 Metal Case Launched

May 18, 2016 – As an all-new smart phone with metal case designed for the high- and medium-end market, Flash Plus 2 sees product launch in market today. While retaining and upgrading the excellent photographing DNA of the Flash series, it offers an enriched experience of intelligent life for South East Asian consumers.

The new smart phone features pioneering innovative functions such as fingerprint recognition, Hi-Fi sound effect, and fast battery charging in responding to users’ concerns including user convenience, sound effect, and battery usage.

Meanwhile, as an Internet smartphone brand, Flash has formally announced its independence. “The independence of the Flash brand means we have entered a complete new stage of development. What remains unchanged is that we will consistently follow the mission of Flash at its birth and stay connected with the young Internet consumers who enjoy sharing and pursue quality. We will get to know their specific needs through continuous interaction to create high quality smart hardware that is fun and enjoyable, offering the users a lifestyle of seeking our true selves,” said Albert Wong, General Manager, Flash 3C Limited.

For more information, read our review of the Flash Plus 2!


A Craft of Quality Workmanship

In order to create better feel of texture for appearance, Flash Plus 2 adopts a metal framework for the phone that allows it to possess the unique glow and touch of metal through quality workmanship while retaining richness and aesthetics. Regarding the forge and grinding of the back of phone case, Flash Plus 2 comes through an array of complex processes, ranging from horizontal wire-drawing, high-speed side sand-blasting, ultralight rim diamond cutting, and twice anodization till at last it offers users a sense of warmth and vigor for the cold, hard metal work.

We believe fine workmanship in details is the most exquisite design of Flash Plus 2. In complying with the ethos of tending to detail, the all-new smart phone adopts diamond cutting and twice anodic oxidation technologies for the 0.4mm rim of the Home key, for the 0.15mm sound volume key, and for the 0.4mm rim of flash lamp and speaker – each bit of this contributing to the aesthetics of smart phone body.


A Device of Efficiency and Convenience

Based on study of smart phone users’ habits, Flash Plus 2 carries a frontal fingerprint recognition function that combines the dual criteria of external aesthetics and practical convenience. The fingerprint use experience allows Flash Plus 2 to be a perfect assistant of life and office efficiency, ranging from accurate fast unlocking to file encryption to one-stroke APP launch.

The fingerprint recognition of Flash Plus 2 is unique in that it not only offers 0.5s unlocking under “switch off” screen status and all-round accurate recognition, but also allows for personalized APP launch options corresponding to users’ five fingerprints. For instance, users can conveniently unlock camera App through touching the fingerprint module with their forefingers, without going through any troublesome procedure. Besides, regarding concerns with important document theft and privacy leak, Flash Plus 2 provides a function of documents protection cabinet where privacy information is stored and encrypted with fingerprint, leaving users rest assured.

Another big edge that highlights the efficiency of Flash Plus 2 is its fast charging capability that best relieve users of battery capacity concerns. In order to ensure faster charging efficiency while maintaining safety, Flash Plus 2 carries a 3,000mAh battery group and adopts TI BQ25896 fast-charging chip and 9V/1.67A fast-charging technologies provided by Texas Instruments of the United States, which can charge battery to 50% in 30 minutes for up to a 10-hour uninterrupted call. The charging efficiency is raised by 35% compared with 5V/1A phones while it takes only 2 hours for the battery to be fully charged – the time of watching a movie or finishing a meal before the power status of your phones is fully restored.


A Fun and Excitement Camera Phone

Following the ultimate pursuit of photographing function of Flash brand, Flash Plus 2 has launched comprehensive upgrading of the two aspects of photo-taking capabilities in light of fast focal adjustment and dark light shooting. The users can capture sweet moments in a faster, better fashion in the case of fleeting occasions or wonderful night scenes.

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When a flapping swallow flies past or a skateboarding boy rushing by, with one-stroke fingerprint launch of camera the wonderful snapshot becomes an eternity in your smart phone – without only 0.1s instant accurate focal adjustment through blending of PDAF automatic focus technology and contrast focus effects.

Flash Plus 2 is fully aware that light is the soul of photographing. In order to ensure high quality image effect even under dim light conditions, Flash Plus 2 carries a 13,000 pixel rear lens with the warm double-color flash lamp RealTone that copes with nighttime or dim indoor luminous intensity. It frees users of the restraints of dim light conditions to see a perfect whole world as well. The five million pixel front lens adopts LED flash lamp with CRI up to 80 while red spectrum is intelligently enhanced for selfie or video chatting conditions. With ruddy facial effect and glow, Flash Plus 2 offers an over 100% real-time facial enhancement function, allowing users to capture moments of beauty and beyond.

Also, Flash Plus provides a series of creative functions and fun, making it possible for everybody to approach photography for pleasure. For example, the 84.40 ultra broad view that it carries allows users to do a selfie during family or friends gatherings. The “Picture-in-Picture” Mode allows front and rear lenses to work simultaneously to accomplish a creative photo-in-photo experience. Besides, Flash Plus 2 has designed a Child Mode for parents to record precious moments of their kids’ childhood – with noise of sheep or car horn or kitten to catch the child’s attention as the photo is being taken.


A Wonderful Experience of Enjoying Music

Catering to young people for their music needs, Flash Plus 2 offers high-fidelity quality-retaining earphone acoustics, high sound volume effects, and MIX music production function, launching a high quality smart phone for enjoying music and related options of creativity.

For merely single-person enjoyment, Flash Plus 2 provides independent AKM4375 audio decoding chip coupled with state-of-the-art IRD sound digital filter, with value-retaining signal output measuring up to high-fidelity acoustic effects. While the speaker is being used for playing music, the NXP980 power amplification chip and built-in DSP algorithm drives speaker power to reach 3.6W – eight times greater than volume of average smart phones. The greater volume allows bicycling enthusiasts to better indulge in the vibrant music beats en route.


More Cutting-edge Features of Hardware and Software

In addition, Flash Plus 2 features high-definition screen, powerful performance, Android M system, and dual channel turbo download, among other functions. The 5.5’ FHD multiple point touchscreen adopts OGS full cohesion technology, with ultra clear scenes within reach of a finger touch. Meanwhile, it carries Miravision 2.0 FHD display that enables smart eye protection in too strong or weak luminous situations, providing a wonderful visual experience of perfect clearness and comfort.

The Helio P10 processor ensures strong performance and low energy consumption in providing smooth, free “cut back” through multitasking operation of surfing the Internet, playing games, and watching videos. As a new member of Flash brand, Flash Plus 2 continues the original Android system support while the all-new upgraded Android M operational system offers APP access control, web browsing, APP relevance, and smart energy-saving function, among others. For global Android lovers and tech geeks, it offers a streamlined, personalized user experience.


Flash Plus 2 Color Options

Flash Plus 2 comes in two color options – Luna Silver and Venus Gold, providing a high-end customized choice appealing to refined taste.


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vivo V3Max Smartphone First Look

During the vivo V3Max launch, we had the opportunity to get some time with the actual vivo V3Max smartphone. We took some pictures and a video, in which we detailed its key features. Check it out! Hope you like them! 😀

vivo V3Max Smartphone – Our First Look

The vivo V3Max is a high-end smartphone with a 5.5″ full HD IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D rounded edges. It runs on vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.5, which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The vivo V3Max smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. It also features the AKM4375 HiFi chip, which allows it to deliver a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 105 dB, and a distortion rate lower than -97 dB.

If you are into selfies, you will be glad to know that it comes with an 8 MP front camera. For even higher-resolution photos, you can use its 13 MP rear camera which has an LED flash, and features the Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology. This allows it to focus on subjects in just 0.2 seconds.

The vivo v3Max also comes with a faster fingerprint sensor that is capable of 360° detection, and unlocking the phone is just 0.2 seconds!

To ensure you don’t run out of power, the vivo V3Max smartphone has a 3,000 mAh battery that is paired with dual charging circuits for super fast charging. It also comes with nine charging protection systems including :
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  • Input Counter-attack Protection
  • Battery Protection
  • Output Overvoltage Protection
  • Input Overvoltage Protection
  • Output Overcurrent Protection
  • Overheating Protection
  • Temperature Protection; and
  • Cable Overvoltage Protection.

In addition to the Gorilla Glass 3 front protection, the vivo V3Max smartphone has a tough but light aluminium magnesium alloy body created through precision stamping, anodising and CNC machining. They even added a zircon sand coating to the body to give it a nice texture and better grip.

vivo V3Max Specifications

Specificationsvivo V3Max Smartphone
Operating Systemvivo Funtouch OS 2.5 (based on Android 5.1.1)
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 652
Processor4 x ARM Cortex A72 (1.8 GHz) + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 (1.8 GHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM memory
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
Micro SD slot (up to 128 GB)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 510
Display5.5" IPS display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Cameras13 MP rear camera with LED flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus technology
8 MP front camera
Connectivity4G LTE Cat 7 : 300 Mbps / 100 Mbps
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
USB 2.0 port
SIM SupportDual SIM, Dual Standby
Fingerprint SensorYes, 360° detection, 0.2 second unlocking
Other SensorsGravity, Light, Proximity, Compass
FM RadioYes
Audio ProcessorAKM4375 HiFi chip
- SNR : 105 dB
- distortion rate : -97 dB
Battery3000 mAh lithium polymer battery
Fast charging capable via dual-charging circuits
Dimensions77.1 mm wide x 153.9 mm tall x 7.58 mm thick
Weight168 g
Available ColourGold

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vivo V3Max Smartphone Launch

After vivo launched the V3Max smartphone in Indian on April 5, 2016, many vivo fans in Malaysia were glad to know that the vivo V3Max would hit our shores very soon. In fact, on April 13, vivo Malaysia officially announced the availability of the vivo V3Max smartphone for the Malaysian market.

vivo V3Max – Faster Than Faster

The vivo V3Max is a high-end smartphone with a 5.5″ full HD IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D rounded edges. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. It runs on vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.5, which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

In this video, vivo Malaysia’s CEO, Mike Xu gives a short presentation about vivo’s rapid expansion before revealing the vivo V3Max. Then Eric Ye, the vivo Global Product Manager, presented the key features of the new vivo V3Max smartphone. Check it out!

To power all that, the vivo V3Max has a 3,000 mAh battery which is further enhanced with dual charging circuits for super fast charging. It also comes with a fast fingerprint sensor as well as a 13 MP rear camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology. No wonder vivo fans are eagerly waiting to buy one!

For more information on the vivo V3Max, please take a look at our article – vivo V3Max Smartphone First Look.

vivo V3Max Smartphone Pricing & Availability

The vivo V3Max is available only in the Gold colour, with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. Its official RRP is RM 1,399 (inclusive 6% GST), which is about US$ 349. It will go on sale on April 15, 2016 at vivo authorized dealers and retail stores nationwide.

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