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Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra Compared!

In this article, we compared the differences between the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra, so you can decide which is the best model for you!

 

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra Compared!

With a 6.2-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is designed for those who want a light, compact flagship smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, on the other hand, has a larger 6.7-inch display and a larger battery – great for marathon gamers and binge-watchers.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 Ultra offers the ultimate productivity and creativity possibilities with its 6.8-inch display and support for the S Pen.

All three Galaxy S21 models are powered by the same mobile SoC – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, South Korea and China, and the Samsung Exynos 2100 in all other countries.

All three models feature Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, with a dynamic 120 Hz refresh rate. However, while the S21 and S21+ can only go down to 48 Hz, while the S21 Ultra can go as low as 10 Hz.

They are all protected by Gorilla Glass Victus in the front, with IP68 dust and water-resistance; and come with 18 watt wireless charging and 25 watt wired charging capability.

While the Galaxy S21+ appears to be a larger variant of the Galaxy S21 with a larger battery, the Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with more memory and a completely different camera system.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also the only model to support the S Pen stylus.

If Ultra-wideband support is important, you should note that it is only supported by Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

 

Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra : Specifications Compared!

To make it easier for you to decide, here is a comparison of their key specifications :

Specifications Galaxy S21 Galaxy S21+ Galaxy S21 Ultra
Model SM-G991 SM-G996 SM-G998
Display Size 6.2-inch Flat 6.7-inch Flat 6.8-inch Edge
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Display Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 421 ppi 394 ppi 515 ppi
Display Features 48~120 Hz refresh rate
1300 nits
10~120 Hz refresh rate
1500 nits
Protection IP68, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Operating System One UI 3.1 (Android 11)
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (US, Korea, China)
Samsung Exynos 2100 (Global)
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB / 16 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 256 GB 256 GB / 512 GB
External Storage None
Front Camera 10 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.2) 40 MP (f/2.2)
Rear Main
Camera
12 MP Dual Pixel (f/1.8) 108 MP (f/1.8)
Rear Ultra-Wide
Camera
12 MP (f/2.2) 12 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.2)
Rear Telephoto
Camera #1
64 MP (f/2.0)
1.1X optical zoom,
3X hybrid zoom
10 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.4)
3X optical zoom
Rear Telephoto
Camera #2
10 MP Dual Pixel (f/4.9)
10X optical zoom
Other Rear
Camera Features
Laser Autofocus
Connectivity 5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : WiFi-AC
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.2 Type C
5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : WiFi-6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.2 Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Ultra Wideband No Yes
NFC / MST Yes
S Pen Support No Yes
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic,
Hall sensor, Proximity, Ambient Light
Audio Dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 4,000 mAh 4,800 mAh 5,000 mAh
Charging 25 watt wired, 18 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
71.2 mm
161.7 mm
7.9 mm
75.6 mm
161.5 mm
7.8 mm
75.6 mm
165.1 mm
8.9 mm
Weight 169 g 200 g 227 g

 

Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra : Colour Options Compared!

Samsung is also differentiating the models by the colour options they are available in.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in four colour options.

  • Phantom Violet
  • Phantom Gray
  • Phantom White
  • Phantom Pink

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, on the other hand, is available in three colour options.

  • Phantom Violet
  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom Silver

Their top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is only available in two colour options :

  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom Silver

 

Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra : RAM, Storage, Price Compared!

Of course, price is also a differentiating factor, as well as the variants they come in. Here is how the three models compare :

Variant Galaxy
S21
Galaxy
S21+
Galaxy
S21 Ultra
8 GB +
128 GB
US$799.99
£769
A$1249
US$999.99
£949
A$1549
8 GB +
256 GB
US$849.99
£819
A$1349
S$1248
RM3699
US$1049.99
£999
A$1649
S$1498
RM4299
12 GB +
128 GB
US
$1199.99
£1149
A$1849
12 GB +
256 GB
US$1249.99
£1199
A$1949
S$1798
RM5299
16 GB +
512 GB
US$1379.99
£1329
A$2149
S$1998
RM5899

 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in just two colour options, and we recently had some hands-on time with both of them!

Take a look at our comparison of both Galaxy S21 Ultra colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Ultimate Flagship With 2 Colour Options!

With a 6.8-inch display and support for the S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is designed to maximise your productivity and creativity.

New Flagship Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, South Korea and China, and the new Samsung Exynos 2100 in other countries.

Front + Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP front camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. In the back, it has a new quad camera system, that consists of :

  • a 108 MP main camera, with an f/1.8 aperture
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with an f/2.2 aperture
  • a 10 MP telephoto camera, with an f/2.4 aperture, and 3X optical zoom, and
  • a 10 MP periscope telephoto camera, with an f/4.9 aperture, and 10X optical zoom

For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, you can now shoot in 4K at 60 fps on all front and rear cameras. In addition, you can choose to take photos in a 12-bit RAW format!

S Pen Support

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first S Series smartphone to support the S Pen, with Wacom’s technology.

Faster WiFi

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also one of the first smartphones to support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.

Protection

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is IP68-rated against dust and water, and its display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus against scratches.

Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a large 5,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 18 watt wireless charging, as well as 25 watt wired charging.

But here’s the bad news – the Galaxy S21 Ultra does NOT come with a charger in the box. It only ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in just two colour options – Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.

Take a look at our comparison of the two Galaxy S21 Ultra colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Launch Price List

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in three variants globally, with these prices :

  • 12 GB + 128 GB : US$1199.99 / £1149 / A$1849
  • 12 GB + 256 GB : US$1249.99 / £1199 / A$1949 / S$1798 / RM5299
  • 16 GB + 512 GB : US$1379.99 / £1329 / A$2149 / S$1998 / RM5899

Here are some online purchase / pre-order options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes in three colour options, and we recently had some hands-on time with all three!

Take a look at our comparison of all three Galaxy S21 Plus colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus : New Flagship With 3 Colour Options!

With a 6.7-inch display and a large battery, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is designed for marathon gamers and binge-watchers.

New Flagship Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, South Korea and China, and the new Samsung Exynos 2100 in other countries.

Front + Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S21 Plus comes with a 10 MP Dual Pixel front camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. In the back, it has a triple camera system, that consists of :

  • a 12 MP Dual Pixel main camera, with an f/1.8 aperture
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with an f/2.2 aperture
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera, with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.1X optical zoom and 3X hybrid optic zoom.

Protection

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is IP68-rated against dust and water, allowing you to immerse it in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water, for up to 30 minutes.

Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes with a large 4,800 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 18 watt wireless charging, as well as 25 watt wired charging.

But here’s the bad news – the Galaxy S21 Plus does NOT come with a charger in the box. It only ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus : Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes in three colour options – Phantom Silver, Phantom Black and a new signature colour, Phantom Violet.

Take a look at our comparison of the three Galaxy S21 Plus colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes in two variants globally, with these prices :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : US$999.99 / £949 / A$1549
  • 8 GB + 256 GB : US$1049.99 / £999 / A$1649 / S$1498 / RM4299

Here are some online purchase / pre-order options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in four colour options, and we recently had some hands-on time with them!

Take a look at our comparison of all four Galaxy S21 colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 : Compact Flagship With 4 Colour Options!

With a 6.2-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is designed for those who want a light, compact flagship smartphone.

New Flagship Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, South Korea and China, and the new Samsung Exynos 2100 in other countries.

Front + Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 MP Dual Pixel front camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. In the back, it has a triple camera system, that consists of :

  • a 12 MP Dual Pixel main camera, with an f/1.8 aperture
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with an f/2.2 aperture
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera, with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.1X optical zoom and 3X hybrid optic zoom.

Protection

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is IP68-rated against dust and water, allowing you to immerse it in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water, for up to 30 minutes.

Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 18 watt wireless charging, as well as 25 watt wired charging.

But here’s the bad news – the Galaxy S21 does NOT come with a charger in the box. It only ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 : Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in four colour options – Phantom Grey, Phantom White, Phantom Pink and a new signature colour, Phantom Violet.

Take a look at our comparison of all four Galaxy S21 colour options, and tell us which you prefer!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes in two variants globally, with these prices :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : US$799.99 / £769 / A$1249
  • 8 GB + 256 GB : US$849.99 / £819 / A$1349 / S$1248 / RM3699

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HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Silver vs Black Colour Comparison!

We managed to get our hands on the Mystic Silver and Black colour options of the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro!

Take a look at both colour options, and let us know which YOU prefer!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is the mainstream model in the new Mate 40 series, with a 6.76-inch display and a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,400 mAh battery with support for 66 watt wired charging and 50 watt wireless charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera with a 3D depth sensor, and a triple camera system that consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera, with f/1.9 aperture,
  • a 20 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/1.8 aperture,
  • a 12 MP periscope camera with 5X optical zoom, and
  • a laser autofocus system.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Colour Options

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro will be available in five colour options (from left to right) – Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow.

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro : Silver vs Black Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is so new, it’s not available for sale yet, but we managed to get our hands on two of the five available colours.

Here is our video comparing the Mystic Silver and classic Black colour options :

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro
Model NOH-NX9
Display Size 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 MP camera (f/2.4)
+ 3D depth sensing camera
Rear Main
Camera
50 MP (f/1.9)
Rear Ultra-Wide
Camera
20 MP (f/1.8)
Rear Periscope
Camera
12 MP, 5X (f/3.4)
Rear Telephoto
Camera
Rear Special
Camera
Laser Autofocus
Connectivity 5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,400 mAh
Charging 66 watt wired
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
9.1 / 9.5 mm
Weight 212 g

 

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HUAWEI Mate 40 : Specifications, Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 is a 6.5-inch smartphone powered by the new Kirin 9000E 5 nm processor.

Here is what you need to know about it, including its specifications, price and availability!

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : A Quick Primer!

The HUAWEI Mate40 is the baby of the new Mate 40 series, with a slightly small 6.5-inch display.

Built around the new Kirin 9000E – the world’s first 5 nm mobile platforms, it offers a new level of CPU, GPU and AI performance, with integrated 5G connectivity.

The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro is a slightly larger IP53-rated smartphone, with a 6.5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels.

Built around the Kirin 9000E, it comes with 8 GB LPDDR5 memory, 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 40 watt wired charging.

It has a 13 MP front camera, and a triple camera system at the back that consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera, with 1.9 aperture
  • a 16 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture, and
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : Specification Comparison

We created this table to make it easier for you to determine how the Mate 40 compares against the other models differ :

Specifications Mate 40 Mate 40 Pro Mate 40 Pro+
Model OCE-AN10 NOH-NX9 NOP0AN00
Display Size 6.5-inch OLED 6.76-inch OLED
Display Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
Display Features DCI-P3 colour gamut
90 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz sampling rate
Protection IP53 IP68
Operating System EMUI 11 (based on Android 10)
Platform Kirin 9000E Kirin 9000
Processor 1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
NPU 1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
GPU Mali-G78 MP22 Mali-G78 MP24
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options 128 GB / 256 GB 256 GB
External Storage NM Card (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 13 MP camera (f/2.4) 13 MP camera (f/2.4)
+ 3D depth sensing camera
Rear Main
Camera
50 MP (f/1.9) 50 MP (f/1.9) 50 MP (f/1.9)
Rear Ultra-Wide
Camera
16 MP (f/2.2) 20 MP (f/1.8) 20 MP (f/2.4)
Rear Periscope
Camera
12 MP, 5X (f/3.4) 8 MP, 10X (f/4.4)
Rear Telephoto
Camera
8 MP, 3X (f/2.4) 12 MP, 3X (f/2.4)
Rear Special
Camera
Laser Autofocus ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1Type C
GPS Support GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC
Fingerprint Sensor In Display
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Battery 4,200 mAh 4,400 mAh
Charging 40 watt wired 66 watt wired
50 watt wireless
Width
Height
Thickness
72.5 mm
158.6 mm
8.8 / 9.2 mm
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
9.1 / 9.5 mm
75.5 mm
162.9 mm
8.8 mm
Weight 184 g / 188 g 212 g 230 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 40 : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Mate 40 will be available in five colour options (from left to right) – Mystic Silver, White, Black, Green, Yellow.

It has a launch price of €899 with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Colour Comparison!

Samsung just unveiled their next-generation foldable smartphone – the Galaxy Z Fold 2, with two colour options!

Take a look at both the signature Mystic Bronze and the classic Mystic Black colour options for the Galaxy Z Fold 2!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : A Quick Primer!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the successor to the Galaxy Fold – the first Samsung foldable smartphone.

They both have the same inward folding design, but the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a bevy of improvements inside and outside :

  • Much larger 6.2-inch Cover Screen
  • Slightly larger 7.6-inch Main Screen with Ultra Thin Glass protection
  • Replacement of the large display notch, with a tiny punch hole for the front camera
  • 120 Hz Dynamic Refresh Rate mode
  • New Hideaway Hinge with Sweeper technology
  • Cover Camera : 10 MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Front Camera : 10 MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Rear Camera (Main) : 12 MP Dual Pixel, f/1.8 aperture
  • Rear Camera (Ultra-Wide) : 12 MP, f/2.2
  • Rear Camera (Telephoto) : 12 MP, f/2.4
  • Multi-Active Window lets you open multiple files from the same app and view them side-by-side
  • Multi-Window Tray lets you open multiple apps at the same time, with drag and drop capabilities.
  • Split Screen Capture lets you capture the screen of one app, and transfer it into a different app.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 will be available in two colour options – Mystic Black (left) and Mystic Bronze (right).

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Colour Comparison

We had the opportunity to get up close with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and here is our quick video comparison of both colour options!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available globally in September 2020, at these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 7,999 (25 September 2020)
  • Singapore : S$2,888 (18 September 2020)
  • United States : US$1,999 (18 September 2020)
  • United Kingdom : £1,799
  • Australia : A$2,999 (25 September 2020)

Here are online purchase options :

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Specifications

Specifications Galaxy Z Fold2
Main Display 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel
1768 x 2208 pixels (373 ppi)
120 Hz refresh rate max.
Cover Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Display
HD+ (816 x 2260 pixels)
Operating System Android Q
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Processor 1 x Kryo 585 Gold (3.1 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold (2.4 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM + Storage 12 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB (UFS 3.1)
External Storage NA
Front Camera 10 MP, f/2.2 aperture
Cover Camera 10 MP, f/2.2 aperture
Rear Cameras Main : 12 MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel
Ultra-Wide : 12 MP, f/2.2
Telephoto : 12 MP, f/2.4
Connectivity 5G : Sub6 / mmWave
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (dual-band)
Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Side Sensor
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro,
Geomagnetic, Hall sensor,
Proximity sensor, Light sensor
Audio High dynamic dual speakers
Dolby Atmost support
Battery 4,500 mAh battery
Charger NA
Dimensions
(Folded)
68.0 mm wide
159.2 mm tall
16.8 mm thick
Dimensions
(Unfolded)
128.2 mm wide
159.2 mm tall
6.9 mm thick
Weight 282 g

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Design Inspirations Explained!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 design team share their inspirations for its design and colour, including the signature Mystic Bronze colour!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Design Inspirations Explained!

Ever wondered how the Samsung design team came up with the design and colour choices for the Galaxy Note 20 smartphones?

Jung-taek Lee and Yunjin Kim, both Senior Designers who helped create the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, gives us an inside look into the team’s design decisions in this video.

Question : The Note20’s new signature colour, Mystic Bronze, is very impressive. What was the inspiration behind this colour?

Senior Designer Jung-taek Lee

The most important thing to consider when selecting the main colour is if a greater value can be given to consumers.

While the previous Note10 showed the energetic aspect with an aura colour containing the principles of light and prism, Note20 will focus on comfort and subtle luxury with calm and neutral colours

The theme of the Note20 design is premium and timeless, and in line with the theme, we wanted to choose a colour that is more comfortable and reliable; the more you look at it.

Through various colour research and trend analysis, we chose a special bronze colour that gives such a feeling, while adding some purple to complete a timeless yet sophisticated tone.

On the CMF aspect, we wanted to blend in the soft texture of Haze Finishing to create a comfortable and luxurious combination of touch and colour.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra : Colour Comparison!

Question : What’s the most important design aspect?

Senior Designer Yunjin Kim

Based on the overall theme of premium and timeless, we wanted to pursue a design that can sustain the value of the Note for a long time paired with a simple and well-defined core.

In terms of shape, we wanted to develop a form and shape that is unique to the Note while making sure it still resembles the Note – bold and robust details that show a clear identity of ‘Extrusion, Geometric’ while being minimal and increasing completeness.

In particular, we wanted to increase the degree of completeness in the camera detail in the belief that revealing the high-performance aspect with confidence would be the “most camera-like”.

We developed this as a key element in the Note’s design, by improving the completeness with the depth and refinement of finely-machined details like optical instruments.

The most attractive feature of the Note20 design is that it has the most premium features with bold design, but also gives the new and timeless value with neutral colours that transcend fashion and trend.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Special Edition Unboxed!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Series : Price + Availability

n Malaysia and Singapore, Samsung will bring in these models with these specifications :

  • Note20 4G (256 GB) : RM 3,899 | S$1,398 (about US$929 / £708 / A$1,295)
  • Note20 5G (256 GB) : RM 4,299 | S$1,548 (about US$1,205 / £780 / A$1,427)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (256 GB) : RM 5,199 | S$1,898 (about US$1,240 / £944 / A$1,727)

In the United States, Samsung is introducing one model :

  • Note20 5G (128 GB) : US$ 999 (about RM 4,189 / £763 / A$1,398)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (128 GB) : US$ 1,299 (about RM 5,450 / £992 / A$1,813)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (512 GB) : US$ 1,449 (about RM 6,080 / £1,107 / A$2,022)

In the United Kingdom, Samsung is introducing two models :

  • Note20 4G (256 GB) : £849 (about RM 4,665 / US$1,112 / A$1,556)
  • Note20 5G (256 GB) : £949 (about RM 5,214 / US$1,243 / A$1,740)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (256 GB) : £1,179 (about RM 6,478 / US$1,544 / A$2,155)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (512 GB) : £1,279 (about RM 7,027 / US$1,675 / A$2,337)

In Australia, Samsung is introducing two models :

  • Note20 4G (256 GB) : A$1,499 (about RM 4,492 / US$1,071 / £818)
  • Note20 5G (256 GB) : A$1,649 (about RM 4,942 / US$1,178 / £899)
  • Note20 Ultra 4G (256 GB) : A$1,849 (about RM 5,560 / US$1,325 / £1,012)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (256 GB) : A$1,999 (about RM 6,011 / US$1,432 / £1,094)
  • Note20 Ultra 5G (512 GB) : A$2,199 (about RM 6,612 / US$1,576 / £1,203)

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra : Colour Comparison!

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all colour options for the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphones!

Take a look at the three Galaxy Note20 colour options, and the three Galaxy Note20 Ultra colour options!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra : A Quick Primer!

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra are the next-generation phablets featuring the S Pen.

They are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ in the United States, and the Samsung Exynos 990 globally.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display, with a Full HD+ resolution.

It will come with 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, and a 4,300 mAh battery. Its triple camera system will support 8K video recording :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 30X Space Zoom

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a 2K+ resolution.

It will come with 12 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, and a 4,500 mAh battery. Its triple camera system will come with laser focusing and support 8K video recording :

  • a 108 MP main camera,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 50X Space Zoom

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra : Colour Comparison

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all colour options for the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphones!

Check out the colour options for all six Note20 models in this video, and tell us – which colour do you prefer?

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra : Colour Options

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note20 in three colour options – Mystic Green, Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze.

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in three colour options – Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra : All Colour Options Compared!

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all three colour options for the Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphones!

Take a look at the three Galaxy Note20 Ultra colour options, and tell us – which colour do you prefer?

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra : A Quick Primer!

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a 2K+ resolution.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ in the United States, and the Samsung Exynos 990 globally.

It will come with 12 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, and a 4,500 mAh battery. Its triple camera system will come with laser focusing and support 8K video recording :

  • a 108 MP main camera,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 50X Space Zoom

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra : Colour Comparison

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all three colour options for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra smartphones!

Check out all three colour options for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, including their matching S Pens…

 

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra : Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra will come in these three colour options – Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 : All Colour Options Compared!

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all three colour options for the Galaxy Note 20 smartphones!

Take a look at the three Galaxy Note 20 colour options, and tell us – which colour do you prefer?

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 : A Quick Primer!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display, with a Full HD+ resolution.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ in the United States, and the Samsung Exynos 990 globally.

It will come with 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, and a 4,300 mAh battery. Its triple camera system will support 8K video recording :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 30X Space Zoom

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 : Colour Comparison

We had the exclusive opportunity to get our hands on all three colour options for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphones!

First up – closer look at all three colours from the rear and frontal aspects…

And here’s a look at their matching S Pens…

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 : Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will come in these three colour options – Mystic Green, Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze.

 

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HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Malaysia Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus / P40 Pro+, featuring a 50MP Leica penta-camera system, is finally coming to Malaysia!

Here are the specifications, recommended retail price and deal for the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ in Malaysia!

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus is the big brother of the new P40 family of smartphones. It has a 6.58-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1200 x 2640 pixels, and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It comes only in 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 5G. HUAWEI will offer it with 8 GB of memory, and storage options of 256 GB and 512 GB.

In front, it has a 32 MP camera, with a depth camera. But its marquee feature is its rear Leica penta-camera system, which consists of :

  • a 50 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture (OIS support),
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera with f/1.8 aperture,
  • an 8 MP 10X SuperZoom camera with f/4.4 aperture (OIS support),
  • an 8 MP 3X telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture (OIS support), and
  • a 3D depth sensor

Powering all that is a large 4,200 mAh battery, which supports 40 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging.

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Malaysia Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus will come with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage in Malaysia, in either the Ceramic Black or the Ceramic White colour options.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus has a recommended retail price of RM 4,999 / ~US$1,171 / ~£949 / ~A$1,710 / ~S$1,637, starting 26 June 2020.

Every purchase of the P40 Pro Plus in Malaysia will come with these freebies worth RM 1,300 :

  • HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
  • 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge Wireless Charger Stand
  • One Year Extended Warranty + One Month Screen Crack Protection
  • 50 GB HUAWEI Cloud storage (12 months)
  • HUAWEI Video VIP (3 months)
  • dimsum (3 months)
  • Qello Concert (3 months)
  • The Explorers (3 months)

You will also stand the chance to win three Proton X70s and 500 electric scooters!

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Specifications

HUAWEI P40 Pro+ (5G)
Display 6.58-inch OLED display
– 1200 x 2640 pixels, 90Hz refresh
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big Core + Tiny Core
Graphics ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Memory + Storage Options 8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage
Storage Expansion Yes, 256 GB NM card slot
Front Camera 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture)
Depth camera
Rear Camera Leica Penta Camera System
– 50 MP main camera (f/1.9 with OIS)
– 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8 aperture)
– 8 MP 10X SuperZoom camera (f/4.4 with OIS)
– 8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4 with OIS)
– 3D depth sensor
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Gesture, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope,
Compass, Gravity, Hall, Colour Temperature, Laser
NFC Yes
Battery + Charging 4,200 mAh
– supports 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge (wired)
Dimensions 72.6 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
Weight 226 g

 

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HUAWEI nova 7 SE Preview : Affordable 5G + 64MP Camera!

HUAWEI just introduced a new 5G smartphone – the nova 7 SE, which comes with a 64 MP quad-camera system.

Join us for our hands-on experience, and find out if the HUAWEI nova 7 SE is the affordable 5G smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Colour Options

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE will come in three colour options (from left to right) – Space Silver, Crush Green, Midsummer Purple.

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE has an official RRP of RM 1,499 / ~US$350 / ~£280 / ~A$513 / S$528. Here are some online purchase options :

Malaysia : Space Silver | Crush Green

Singapore : Space Silver | Crush Green

Best of all, every purchase comes with these great freebies :

  • HUAWEI Band 4
  • HUAWEI nova 7 SE case
  • 3 months subscription to dimsum
  • 6 months subscription to HUAWEI Book
  • 12 months subscription to HUAWEI Cloud (15 GB)
  • HUAWEI Member Center Rewards worth RM 1,000
  • A chance to win 1 of 3 Proton X70 cars!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G is designed to be an affordable 5G variant of the nova 7i that was launched earlier.

It is powered by the Kirin 820 5G platform, and runs on EMUI 10 with HMS. Our review unit comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

On top of using a faster 5G-capable platform, the SE version comes with an upgraded 64 MP main camera, together with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor.

On the left side, you will find the SIM + NM card tray. This is a hybrid SIM tray, which supports two nano SIM cards, or one nano SIM card and one NM card.

The NM card is HUAWEI’s proprietary storage card – basically, a nano SIM-sized microSD card.

The Volume control buttons are on the right side, together with the Power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The side placement of the fingerprint sensor allows you to unlock the smartphone even when it’s mounted to your car’s dashboard.

There’s nothing at the top, except for a second microphone port, which is used for noise cancellation.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, located at the bottom, together with the USB Type C port.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE is powered by a relatively-large 4,000 mAh battery, which can be quickly recharged by its 40 watt fast charger.

 

HUAWEI nova 7 Series : A Quick Comparison

Here is a comparison of the nova 7 SE 5G’s key specifications with the HUAWEI nova 7 5G and nova 7i smartphones.

Specifications Nova 7 5G Nova 7 SE 5G Nova 7i
Display Size 6.53-inch 6.5-inch 6.4-inch
Display Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
(403 ppi)
1080 x 2400 pixels
(405 ppi)
1080 x 2310 pixels

(398 ppi)

Operating System EMUI 10 with HUAWEI Mobile Services
Platform Kirin 985 5G Kirin 820 5G Kirin 810
Processor 1 x A76 core (2.58 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.4 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
1 x A76 core (2.36 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.22 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
2 x A76 cores (2.27 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.88 GHz)
GPU Mali-G77 MP8 Mali-G57 MP6 Mali-G52 MP6
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 GB
UFS 2.1
External Storage None NM Card (up to 256 GB) NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.2 16 MP, f/2.0 16 MP, f/2.0
Main Cameras 64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP 3X telephoto, f/2.4
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
48 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
Connectivity 5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
4G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Under Display Side-Mounted Side-Mounted
Battery 4,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,200 mAh
Charging 40 W fast charging 40 W fast charging 40 W fast charging
Dimensions 74.3 mm wide
160.6 mm tall
8.0 mm thick
75 mm wide
162.3 mm tall
8.6 mm thick
76.3 mm wide
159.2 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight 180 g 189 g 183 g

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Crisp, Clean Look!

Samsung recently released the Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone in Cloud White, offering us a crisp, clean look. Check it out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Now Available In Cloud White

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Ultra in just two colour options – Cosmic Grey and Cosmic Black.

And now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is available in the crisp, clean Cloud White colour!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White against the S20 Plus and the regular S20.

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White (128GB) is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of RM 4,999 / ~US$1,172 / ~£927 / ~A$1,679 / ~S$1,632

Here are online purchase options in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Flaming Hot!

Samsung just released the Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone in Aura Red, and it’s flaming hot! Check it out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Flaming Hot!

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Plus in just three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue.

And now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is available in the flaming hot colour – Aura Red!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red against the S20 Ultra and the regular S20.

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red (4G, 128GB) is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of RM 3,999 / ~US$939 / ~£745 / ~A$1,359 / ~S$1,313

Here are online purchase options in Malaysia :

 

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Android Wallpaper Malware Explained + Solved!

Ice Universe shared a really interesting problem earlier today – a wallpaper that would set certain Android smartphones into a boot loop. Literally wallpaper malware!

Find out what this wallpaper malware is all about, and how to prevent it from bricking your Android smartphone!

 

Android Wallpaper Malware Explained + Solved Video

For a quick run-down, we prepared this video that explains what the wallpaper does, and how to solve the problem.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : What Is It?

The wallpaper was first shared by Ice Universe whose friend was affected by it. As you can see, there is really nothing remarkable about it.

If you set it as a wallpaper on a vulnerable Android smartphone, it will force the device to go into a boot loop.

Once that happens, there is nothing more you can do, except to factory reset your smartphonedestroying all of its data.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : The Cause

Ice Universe paved the way to discovering the cause when he noted that the wallpaper’s colour seemed to changed when he uploaded it to Weibo.

So we looked into the metadata of the wallpaper, and discovered that it has a specific ICC colour profile for Google Skia – E3CADAB7BD3DE5E3436874D2A9DEE126

That ICC colour profile appears to trip the Google Skia graphics engine for certain Android devices, causing them to reboot.

Technically, com.android.systemui.glwallpaper.ImageProcessHelper crashes from an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException while trying to load the wallpaper with the embedded colour profile.

And because the wallpaper loads when Android UI loads, it triggers another reboot. Your smartphone is now stuck in a boot loop – it will keep rebooting on loading the wallpaper.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : The Solution

The solution is surprisingly simple – remove the ICC colour profile. You can do that by using a photo editor (like Photoshop) and simply saving the wallpaper without embedding the colour profile.

Alternatively, you can use an EXIF remover app or software to strip the wallpaper’s metadata. That should strip its colour profile as well. Just make sure you check before you load it into your phone!

The only problem is that stripping the colour profile makes the wallpaper look less vivid.

But the best thing to do is really just avoid the wallpaper altogether. Don’t even download it.

Google really needs to look into how such a bad colour profile in a picture can trip Google Skia and force the phone into a boot loop.

We should consider this a shot across the bow. Not only should we question whether we really “need” that nice wallpaper, we should be more proactive and :

  • offload our data from our smartphones on a regular basis
  • keep constant backups of our smartphone data
  • consider recording our photos and videos to a microSD card

This way, even if another wallpaper or picture malware comes along and bricks your phone, you won’t lose all of your data.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Comparison!

Which Samsung Galaxy S20 model you should choose – the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus or the Galaxy S20 Ultra?

To make it easier for you to decide, here is our comparison of all three models, including an exclusive video comparing them in all available colour options!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

From what we understand, demo and review units are impossible to come by, but fortunately, we were given exclusive access to all three Galaxy S20 models, in all available colours.

This allowed us to produce this video for a quick look at all three models – the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra!

Performance

All three models are built around the same 7 nm system platform, which is either the Samsung Exynos 990, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. So they should all be equally fast.

Memory

The 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus come with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, while the 4G models only have 8 GB.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory for the base models, and 16 GB for the top-of-the-line 512 GB model.

Storage

The Galaxy S20 is only available with 128 GB of storage, while the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra have storage options of 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB.

But all three come with a hybrid SIM tray, which supports a microSD card for additional storage.

Front Camera

Both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Plus have a 10 MP front camera. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is a little special – it has a very high resolution 40 MP front camera.

Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a phenomenal new quad-camera system at the back, that is made up of :

  • a 108 MP main camera,
  • a 48 MP telephoto camera with 10X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision ToF camera

The mid-range Galaxy S20 Plus has a new quad-camera system as well, but with different cameras :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision ToF camera

Samsung dropped the DepthVision camera in the Galaxy S20, but the other 3 cameras are the same as the Galaxy S20 Plus.

Battery

The Galaxy S20 has a 4000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S20 Plus has a 4500 mAh battery, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the largest battery of them all – a 5,000 mAh battery.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra : Specifications Compared!

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the three models :

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra : Price Comparison!

This table compares the launch prices of the known variants of all three models for four countries :

Model Variant Malaysia United
States
United
Kingdom
Australia
Galaxy S20 4G, 128 GB RM 3,599 £799 A$1,349
5G, 128 GB $999.99 £899 A$1,499
Galaxy S20+ 4G, 128 GB RM 3,999 A$1,499
5G, 128 GB $1,199.99 £999 A$1,649
5G, 512 GB $1,349.99 A$1,899
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, 128 GB RM 4,999 $1,399.99 £1,199 A$1,999
5G, 512 GB $1,599.99 £1,399

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series : Malaysia Pre-Order Deal + Details!

The pre-order will kick off from 12 February until 26 February 2020, with delivery starting on 4 March 2020.

Every purchase of the Galaxy S20+ or Galaxy S20 Ultra will come with a FREE pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ worth RM 599!

Recommended : Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra Malaysia Pre-Order + Deal!

You can pre-order any one of the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones at all Samsung Experience Stores and selected Authorised Partners nationwide.

Here are some online pre-order options :

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in just two colour options – Cosmic Black and Cosmic Gray.

Find out how the two colour options look like in real life, in our colour comparison video!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : A Quick Primer!

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The top-of-the-line model pairs 16 GB LPDDR5 memory with 512 GB fast UFS 3.0 storage. The other two models come with 12 GB LPDDR5 memory, and either 128 GB or 256 GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a 40 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 108 MP main camera,
  • a 48 MP telephoto camera with 10X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision ToF camera

In addition, it is the first Samsung smartphone to be able to record 8K videos!

My… What A Big Battery You Have!

To ensure it will last a long time, Samsung gave it a larger 5,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10+ from last year only has a 4,100 mAh battery in comparison.

Hit The Road, Jack!

Samsung dumped the audio jack in the Galaxy Note10 series, and it’s not coming back.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Colour Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes in two colour options – Cosmic Black, and Cosmic Gray.

We were one of the few to get early access to all three colours options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, allowing us to produce this colour comparison video :

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is being offered at these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 4,999 (128 GB)
  • United States : $1,399.99 (128 GB) | $1,599.99 (512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £1,199 (128 GB) | £1,399 (512 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,999 (128 GB)

The pre-order will kick off from 12 February until 26 February 2020, with delivery starting on 4 March 2020.

Here are the online pre-order options in Malaysia :

Recommended : Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra Malaysia Pre-Order + Deal!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Colour Comparison!

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus comes in three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray and Cloud Blue!

You have all seen pictures of all three colours, but how do they look like in real life?

Check them out in our colour comparison video!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : A Quick Primer!

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They have fast UFS 3.0 internal storage with 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB options.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a quad-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom,
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, and
  • a DepthVision ToF camera

In addition, it is the first Samsung smartphone to be able to record 8K videos!

My… What A Big Battery You Have!

To ensure it will last a long time, Samsung gave it a much larger 4,500 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10 from last year only has a 3,400 mAh battery in comparison.

Hit The Road, Jack!

Samsung dumped the audio jack in the Galaxy Note10 series, and it’s not coming back.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Colour Comparison

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S20 Plus in three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray and Cloud Blue.

We were one of the few to get early access to all three colours options for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, allowing us to produce this colour comparison video :

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is being offered at these recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,999 (4G, 128 GB)
  • United States : $1199.99 (5G, 128 GB) | $1349.99 (5G, 512 GB)
  • United Kingdom : £999 (5G, 128 GB)
  • Australia : A$1,499 (4G, 128 GB) | A$1,649 (5G, 128 GB) | A$1,899 (5G, 512 GB)

The pre-order will kick off from 12 February until 26 February 2020, with delivery starting on 4 March 2020.

Here are the online pre-order options in Malaysia :

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Colour Comparison!

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S20 with three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink!

You have all seen pictures of all three colours, but how do they look like in real life? Let’s find out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : A Quick Primer!

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 may be the baby of the family, but it is every bit as powerful as the Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra!

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States, and Samsung Exynos 990 in the rest of the world.

The 4G model comes with 8 GB of the latest LPDDR5 memory, while the 5G model comes with 12 GB! They both have 128 GB of fast UFS 3.0 internal storage.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with a 10 MP front camera, and a triple-camera system at the back, with :

  • a 12 MP main camera,
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid optical zoom, and
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera

In addition, it is the first Samsung smartphone to be able to record 8K videos!

My… What A Big Battery You Have!

To ensure it will last a long time, Samsung gave it a larger 4,000 mAh battery. The corresponding Galaxy S10e from last year only has a 3,100 mAh battery in comparison.

Hit The Road, Jack!

Samsung dumped the audio jack in the Galaxy Note10 series, and it’s not coming back.

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Colour Comparison

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S20 in three colour options – Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink.

We were one of the few to get early access to all three colours options for the Samsung Galaxy S20, allowing us to produce this colour comparison video :

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Price + Availability

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM 3,599 (4G)
  • United States : $999.99 (5G)
  • United Kingdom : £799 (4G) | £899 (5G)
  • Australia : A$1,349 (4G) | A$1,499 (5G)

The pre-order will kick off from 12 February until 26 February 2020, with delivery starting on 4 March 2020.

Here are the online pre-order options in Malaysia :

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro – the world’s first 108 MP penta camera smartphones – come in three colour options.

Let’s take a look at the three colour options for the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro. Tell us which YOU prefer! 🙂

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : A Quick Primer

Xiaomi pulled out all the stops with both models, equipping them with 5 rear cameras, including a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera!

Penta Camera System with 108 MP Main Camera!

Their marquee feature is, without doubt, the penta camera system which consists of :

  • a 108 MP Samsung HMX camera (f/1.69 aperture) with OIS
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2X zoom (f/2.0)
  • a 5 MP telephoto camera (f/2.0) with 5X zoom and OIS
  • a 20 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • a 2 MP macro camera

3D Curved AMOLED Display

Both models come with a large 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED display, with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Performance + Storage

They are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a mid-range mobile SoC which is also used by the Samsung Galaxy A80.

The Mi Note 10 comes with 6 GB LPDDR4x memory, and 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Pro version, on the other hand, has 8 GB LPDDR4x memory and 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage.

Recommended : Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro : 108MP Penta-Camera FTW?

 

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 | Note 10 Pro Colour Comparison!

Check out all three colour options in this video. From left to right – Aurora Green, Glacier White and Midnight Black.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has an official launch price of RM 2,099 and SGD 699, approximately US$503 / £387 / A$734.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 7th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro version has an official launch price of RM 2,499 and SGD 799, approximately US$599 / £461 / A$874.

In Malaysia, it will be available at selected Mi Stores from 7-15 December 2019, with a special 12/12 online sale. During this time, every purchase will come with a RM 100 voucher for other Mi Store products, as well as a 12 Months Screen Replacement warranty.

In Singapore, sales will kick off on 14th December 2019, with a SGD 50 voucher for other Mi Store products.

 

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Edifier W860NB Colour Comparison : Black vs. Gold!

We managed to get our hands on the award-winning Edifier W860NB Bluetooth ANC headphones in both the regular Black colour, and the more exclusive Gold edition.

Check out our colour comparison of the Black and Gold colours, and let us know which you prefer!

 

The Edifier W860NB ANC Bluetooth Headphones

One of the most important gadgets any frequent traveller must have is a good pair of headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) capability.

Whether you want a good night’s sleep, listen to music or watch a movie during a flight or a road trip, active noise cancellation is the way to go.

The Edifier W860NB is one of the few affordable Bluetooth headphones with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) capability.

Turning on its ANC feature literally “erases” ambient noise, letting you listen to music or the conversation in a movie without turning up the volume!

 

Edifier W860NB Specifications

The Edifier W860NB in both Black and Gold colour options have the same specifications :

Specifications Edifier W860NB
Type Over-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
Ergonomic Features Adjustable Headband (up to 6 cm total)
Padded headband and ear cups, with faux leather covers
Noise Cancellation Yes, Active Noise Cancellation
Connectivity Options Wireless : Bluetooth 4.1
Wired : 3.5 mm audio cable
Touch Controls Skip Forward / Backwards
Volume Increase / Decrease
Pause / Resume Track or Call
NFC Support Yes
Bluetooth Capabilities Bluetooth 4.1 with support for :
– Qualcomm aptX
– A2DP SBC (sub-band coding)
Bluetooth Range 10 meters / 30 feet
Audio Drivers 40 mm Neodymium drivers with titanium dome diaphragms
Impedence 32 Ohms
Frequency Response 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Battery 1,400 mAh lithium-ion battery
Rated Battery Life Standby : 1,500 hours
Music without ANC : 45 hours
Music with ANC : 25 hours
Rated Charging Time 4 hours @ 5 watt USB

 

Edifier W860NB Colour Comparison

Let’s take a close look at both Black and Gold colour options, and compare them side-by-side :

Now that you have seen both Edifier W860NB models side-by-side, which colour do YOU prefer? Black or Gold?

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Edifier W860NB Black + Gold Colour Purchase Options

The Edifier W860NB has a recommended retail price of US$ 119.99 in the US, and RM 499 here in Malaysia. Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :

Country Edifier W860NB
Black Edition
Edifier W860NB
Gold Edition
Malaysia RM 499 (Lazada)
RM 499
(Shopee)
RM 499 (Lazada)
RM 499 (Shopee)
Singapore S$278 S$278
United States $119.99 $119.99
United Kingdom £212.40 £204.56
Australia A$189.99 A$189.99

 

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HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Colour Comparison!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are now available in Malaysia through the Exclusive Ownership Campaign with two colour options!

But should you choose Black or Space Silver? To help you make that decision, here are our colour comparisons for the HUAWEI Mate 30, and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Product Presentation

At the official launch at the W Kuala Lumpur, Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, presented the key features of the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones.

Here is a summary of the HUAWEI Mate 30’s key features :

  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 mobile platform with Big-Core + Tiny-Core NPU
  • EMUI 10 operating system
  • Leica SuperSensing Triple Camera System that consists of :
    • 40 MP SuperSensing Camera
    • 16 MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera
    • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom
  • 4,200 mAh battery with 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging

Here is a summary of the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s key features :

  • HUAWEI Horizon Display which curves at an angle of 88 degrees to maximise display area
  • HUAWEI Kirin 990 mobile platform with Big-Core + Tiny-Core NPU
  • EMUI 10 operating system
  • Leica SuperSensing Quad Camera System that consists of :
    • 40 MP Cine Camera
    • 40 MP SuperSensing Camera
    • 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom
    • 3D Depth Sensing Camera
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 30 is available in two colour options – Black or Space Silver. Here is our comparison of the two colours :

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Colour Comparison

The HUAWEI Mate 30 is available in two colour options – Black or Space Silver. Here is our comparison of the two colours :

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro smartphones will be available in two colour options – Black and Space Silver.

Here is the official price list for the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro for Malaysia :

  • HUAWEI Mate 30 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 2,799 / ~US$669 / ~£539 / ~A$989
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) : RM 3,899 / ~US$929 / ~£749 / ~A$1,379

Recommended : HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 + Other Wearables Price In Malaysia!

Both devices will only be offered to existing HUAWEI Mate users under the Exclusive Ownership Campaign, from 3 October until 22 October 2019 with FREE gifts worth RM 1,155 / ~US$276 / ~£223 / ~A$409.

  • DJI Osmo Mobile 3 (worth RM 499)
  • HUAWEI Back Casing (worth RM 68)
  • HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless car charger (worth RM 289)
  • HUAWEI Care : 1 year extended warranty + 6 months Screen Crack Warranty (worth RM 299)

On top of that, HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro owners will enjoy privileges through the HUAWEI Members app, like :

  • Malaysia Airlines : Discounts of up to 15% with the chance to win free flight tickets
  • Plaza Premium : Free Plaza Premium First Access
  • Godiva : Free soft serve ice-cream
  • Nando’s : Free ¼ chicken meal with 2 sides

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 vs Mate 30 Pro For Malaysia

For your convenience, we created this table to easily show you what’s different between the two models in Malaysia :

Specifications HUAWEI Mate 30 HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
Display 6.62-inch OLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels (~389 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
6.53-inch OLED display
– 1176 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
Protection IP53 Gorilla Glass 6 + IP68
Operating System EMUI 10
System Platform HiSilicon Kirin 990
CPU 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.86 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.95 GHz)
NPU 1 Big-Core + 1 Tiny-Core
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MC16
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
256 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 24 MP with f/2.0 lens 32 MP with f/2.0 lens
3D ToF camera
Rear Cameras 40 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
40 MP main camera (f/1.6)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
3D ToF camera
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Battery 4,200 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
4,500 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
Dimensions 76.1 mm wide
160.8 mm tall
8.4 mm thick
73.1 mm wide
158.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 196 g 198

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10+ Colour Comparisons!

You can now preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ smartphones, but what colour should you choose?

After all, the Galaxy Note10 comes in FIVE colours, and the Galaxy Note10+ has FOUR coloursDecisions, decisions, decisions…

To help you make the choice, we got our hands on SIX Note10 and Note10+ in FOUR different colours for a comparison!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is available in these FIVE colours, with Aura Pink and Aura Red as exclusive colours.

However, only two or three will be offered in most countries. Here in Malaysia, Samsung is only offering the Galaxy Note 10 in Aura Glow, Aura Pink and Aura Black, at least initially…

Online Pre-Order / Sale In Malaysia  : Aura Glow | Aura Pink | Aura Black

We got our hands on all three colours, so we can compare them in real-life :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970) Hands-On Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is available only in these FOUR colours, with Aura Blue as an exclusive option.

Again, only two or three will be offered in most countries. Here in Malaysia, Samsung is only offering the Galaxy Note 10+ in Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura White, at least initially…

Online Pre-Order / Sale In Malaysia : Aura Glow | Aura White | Aura Black

We got our hands on all three colours, so we can compare them in real-life :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) Hands-On Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Note 10+ Colour Comparison

For those who cannot decide between the Galaxy Note 10, and the larger Galaxy Note 10+, we went the extra step of doing a roundup.

In case you are wondering, this is the COMPLETE set of what’s available in Malaysia :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note10 | Note10+ Deals Compared!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Launch Price

To make it easier for you, we created this table to show the available models and prices in four countries :

Model United States United Kingdom Australia Malaysia
Galaxy Note10
(256 GB)
$949.99 £869 A$1,499 RM 3,699
Galaxy Note10+
(256 GB)
$1099.99 £999 A$1,699 RM 4,199
Galaxy Note10+
(512 GB)
$1199.99 RM 4,799
Galaxy Note10+ 5G
(256 GB)
£1099
Galaxy Note10+ 5G
(512 GB)
£1199 A$1,999

Here are the official Samsung ONLINE preorder / purchase links in Malaysia :

 

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The HUAWEI P30 Pro Price + Deals + Colour Comparison!

The HUAWEI P30 Pro launch was a shocker, with incredible launch prices and offers. Now, let’s share with you our HUAWEI P30 Pro price + deal comparison, as well as a close-up look at its colour options!

 

The Official HUAWEI P30 Pro Tech Briefing

If you have not already seen it, here is the official HUAWEI P30 Pro tech briefing by Clement Wong from HUAWEI Global Product Marketing.

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Colour Comparison

Globally, there are five HUAWEI P30 Pro colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal. However, not all colours are available in all countries, at least not initially.

At the HUAWEI P30 Pro launch, we had the opportunity to check out the three P30 Pro colour options available in Malaysia – Black, Aurora and Breathing Crystal.

Which P30 Pro colour do YOU prefer? 🙂

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Price Comparison

Let’s compare the HUAWEI P30 price lists from various countries around the world, and see where you can get the best P30 Pro price!

HUAWEI P30 Pro Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
8 GB + 512 GB € 1,249
~$1403
£ 1,099
~$1446
NA NA RM 4,399
~$1,077
8 GB + 256 GB € 1,099
~$1235
NA CAD 1,315
~$984
A$ 1,599
~$1,137
RM 3,799
~$931
8 GB + 128 GB € 999
~$1122
£ 899
~$1183
CAD 1,190
~$891
NA NA

Right off the bat, we can see that Malaysia has the best prices by far. The P30 Pro price, irrespective of which model you choose, is generally between 23% and 26% LOWER than the P30 Pro in other countries.

Malaysia is also one of the few countries you can buy the premium HUAWEI P30 Pro with 512 GB of storage!

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Canadians have it pretty good as well. Their P30 Pro prices are about 20% to 22% lower than prices in other countries.

Australians get a small but still nice 8% discount for the P30 Pro.

Here are some direct purchase or pre-order links :

 

The HUAWEI P30 Pro Deal Comparison

Now, let’s compare the special pre-order or launch deals for the P30 Pro smartphone!

Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
HUAWEI P30 Pro Sonos One Speaker Sonos One Speaker HUAWEI Watch GT HUAWEI Watch GT Snorkeling Cover +
1TB Backup Drive
Value In USD $199 $199 $209 $209 $252

Again, Malaysia stands out above the rest. Not only do Malaysian consumers get different freebies, the value of the freebies is significantly higher than the other countries.

And again, the Canadians and Australians also have it pretty good. The HUAWEI Watch GT (US | UK | MY) is, arguably, a better freebie than the Sonos One (US | UK | MY) smart speaker!

 

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The HUAWEI P30 Colour + Price + Deal Comparison!

The HUAWEI P30 launch was a shocker, with incredible launch prices and offers. Now, let’s take a look at the HUAWEI P30 colour options, and compare the local and global prices!

 

The Official HUAWEI P30 Tech Briefing

If you have not already seen it, here is the official HUAWEI P30 tech briefing by Clement Wong from HUAWEI Global Product Marketing.

 

The HUAWEI P30 Colour Comparison

Globally, there are five HUAWEI P30 colour options – Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise and Breathing Crystal. However, not all colours are available in all countries, at least not initially.

At the HUAWEI P30 launch, we had the opportunity to check out the three P30 colour options available in Malaysia – Black, Breathing Crystal and Aurora.

Which colour do YOU prefer? 🙂

Recommended : The HUAWEI P30 Pro vs HUAWEI P30 Comparison Guide!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Price Comparison

Let’s compare the prices available globally, and see which country has the best prices!

HUAWEI P30 Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
8 GB + 128 GB NA NA NA NA RM 2,699
~$661
6 GB + 128 GB € 799
~$898
£ 699
~$919
CAD 940
~$704
A$ 1,099
~$781
 

Right off the bat, we can see that Malaysia has the best prices by far. Prices here are generally between 23% and 26% LOWER than prices in other countries.

Malaysia is also the only country we know where the HUAWEI P30 is available with 8 GB of RAM!

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Canadians have it pretty good too. Their prices are about 20% to 22% lower than prices in other countries.

Australians are not too far behind, with a nice 13% discount for the P30.

Here are some direct purchase or pre-order links :

 

The HUAWEI P30 Deal Comparison

Now, let’s compare the special pre-order or launch deals for the P30 smartphone!

Model Europe United Kingdom Canada Australia Malaysia
HUAWEI P30 Sonos One Speaker Sonos One Speaker HUAWEI Watch GT HUAWEI Watch GT Wireless Charging Cover
+ 1TB Backup Drive
Value In USD $199 $199 $209 $209 $212

Again, Malaysia stands out above the rest. Not only do Malaysian consumers get different freebies, the value of the freebies is also higher than the other countries.

And again, the Canadians and Australians also have it pretty good. The HUAWEI Watch GT (US | UK | MY) is, arguably, a better freebie than the Sonos One (US | UK | MY) smart speaker!

 

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