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The Neffos N150 + N105 Feature Phones Revealed!

Neffos just added two new feature phones to their portfolio – the Neffos N150 and the Neffos N105. They promise better signal reception, longer standby times and a louder, clearer loudspeaker. Here are the full details!

 

The Neffos N150 + N105 Feature Phones

The new Neffos N150 and Neffos N105 feature phones are built around a new high-performance baseband chip and power amplifier. They also boast anti-electromagnetic interference technology to ensure a strong, stable signal.

To ensure their performance, Neffos tested their signal strength and stability in a Satimo anechoic chamber. They also certified the ability of both feature phones to withstand static electricity with an electrostatic discharge (ESD) test.

The Neffos N150 and Neffos N105 also equipped with a surge protection device to prevent damage from a power surge.

Safety aside, the Neffos N150 has a long standby time of up to 600 hours, with the Neffos N105 lasting 530 hours. They also offer essential features like an LED torchlight, an FM radio, and dual SIM, dual standby capability.

 

Neffos N150 + N105 Price + Availability

Both Neffos feature phones are available with immediate effect, at the following prices :

  • Neffos N150 : RM 109 / ~US$ 29 / £20
  • Neffos N105 : RM 79 / ~US$ 19 / £15

 

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Nokia 216 Dual SIM Feature Phones Announced

20 September 2016Microsoft today introduced the Nokia 216 Dual SIM, a new feature phone that keeps you entertained with apps and games, and are great for capturing and sharing selfies and photos day or night. The Nokia 216 Dual SIM will be available in Malaysia on 21 October, with a RRP (Recommended Retail Pricing) of RM169 / ~US$42.

The Nokia 216 Dual SIM

Featuring two cameras with LED flash, the internet-enabled Nokia 216 Dual SIM is a great feature phone for capturing and sharing special moments.

For entertainment and music, the Nokia 216 Dual SIM comes with an FM Radio, MP3 and video player, and Bluetooth audio support for headsets. The phone can store up to 2,000 contacts, and have a memory card support of up to 32GB. The rear camera LED flash doubles as a built-in torchlight to light up situations where you need it most.

Available in black, grey, and blue, Nokia 216 Dual SIM has a beautifully crafted polycarbonate shell that is built to last, and outstanding battery life that keeps you connected for longer.

“Microsoft’s feature phones are a range of trusted mobile devices that empower people with mobility and the ability to connect, discover and achieve more. They are long lasting, functional, and beautifully designed – and give you more for less”, said Vijay Thangavelu, Country Sales Lead, Microsoft Mobile Device Sales. “The Nokia 216 Dual SIM is our newest addition to the Microsoft feature phone family that offer the affordable connectivity features people need, combined with the entertainment features they want.”

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Nokia 216 Dual SIM Specifications

 

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Kenxinda Ruggedised Smartphones Torture Test

On the 31st of December, Kenxinda launched their Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices. The Kenxinda Flattop series consists of five ruggedised smartphones, one ruggedised feature phone and one ruggedised power bank. Take a look at their specifications and prices.

Ruggedised devices are currently a very niche market, but they could well become mainstream as smartphone users start to use their mobile devices to more challenging environments. How often have you been forced to leave your mobile devices at home, or at the beach?

 

IP68 & MIL-STD-810G

The Kenxinda Flattop mobile devices are waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof. They are designed to work in harsh conditions, being IP68-certified and MIL-STD-810G rated. That means they will take pretty much all the abuse you can throw at them and still work. Water, dirt and shock will no longer be a problem with one of these devices. Take a look at what they have been dunked in.

Their IP68 rating means they are rated to be impervious to dust, as well as waterproof up to 1.5 meters in depth for up to 30 minutes. It is not known if Kenxinda actually subjected these devices through the extensive and expensive MIL-STD-810G stress tests. They probably just built them to withstand the MIL-STD-810G laboratory tests.

 

Torture Tests Of Kenxinda Ruggedised Smartphones

Kenxinda demonstrated the ability of their ruggedised smartphones to withstand water, dust, dirt and shock at the launch event. Here is the video of their demonstration :

The phones were immersed in water, dirty sandy water and flour. Later, the media was invited to throw the ruggedised devices in any manner they wish. They continued to work normally no matter what abuse we subjected them to. We even tried to scratch the phone screens with sand, but failed to visibly scratch them.

 

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Kenxinda Flattop Ruggedised Mobile Devices Revealed

The smartphone market today can be divided into three segments – the premium segment, medium segment and the budget segment. The premium segment is dominated by Apple and Samsung with smartphones that are made from the best materials available and offer superior user experience. The medium segment is dominated by the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi with an emphasis on performance. Finally, we have the budget segment with entry-level smartphones at very low cost.

While the premium segment remains relatively rarefied, the medium segment is getting squeezed by the budget segment. With many small manufacturers entering the smartphone market, it is getting harder for them to differentiate their products in such a saturated market.

Kenxinda aims to penetrate this difficult market with focusing on the niche ruggedised devices market. Hence, on the last day of 2015, they officially launched the Kenxinda Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices, as well as the Kenxinda W3 smartwatch. The stars of the launch were, without doubt, their Flattop series of ruggedised mobile devices.

 

Kenxinda Flattop Launch Video

 

Kenxinda Flattop Ruggedised Mobile Devices

The Kenxinda Flattop mobile devices are waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof. They are designed to work in harsh conditions, being IP68-certified and MIL-STD-810G rated. That means they will take pretty much all the abuse you can throw at them and still work.

Kenxinda launched a mix of 7 devices – 5 smartphones, together with one feature phone and one power bank. The Kenxinda smartphone models (W5 to W9) run on Android 5.0.1 Take a look at their key specifications and recommended retail prices :

ModelBasic SpecificationsPrice
Kenxinda Flattop W9 Smartphone1.3 GHz octa-core processor
2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
6.0" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
4000 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 2,299
~US$ 539
Kenxinda Flattop W8 Smartphone1.3 GHz octa-core processor
2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
5.5" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
3000 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,699
~US$ 399
Kenxinda Flattop W7 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
5.0" HD display
8 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
2800 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,399
~US$ 329
Kenxinda Flattop W6 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
4.5" QHD display
5 MP rear + 2 MP front cameras
2600 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 1,099
~US$ 259
Kenxinda Flattop W5 Smartphone1.3 GHz quad-core processor
1 GB RAM + 8 GB storage
4.0" display
5 MP rear + 2 MP front cameras
2800 mAh battery
4G LTE, dual SIM, dual standby
RM 899
~US$ 209
Kenxinda Flattop W3 Feature Phone32 MB RAM + 32 MB storage
2.2" TFT display (240 x 320)
1800 mAh battery
2G connectivity
RM 239
~US$ 59
Kenxinda Flattop Max7 Power Bank10400 mAh lithium-ion battery
Output current : 2.1 A
Input current : 1.5 A
RM 299
~US$ 69

Kenxinda also demonstrated the ruggedised capabilities of these mobile devices, subjecting them to water, dust and dirt. We were also given the opportunity to throw these mobile devices around. You can check out their demonstration here.

 

Kenxinda W3 Smartwatch

Kenxinda also launched a smaller and more affordable smartwatch – the Kenxinda W3. The name is confusing since Kenxinda also has a Flattop feature phone with the same model number.

[adrotate banner=”4″]The Kenxinda W3 has a 1.44″ LCD display with a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels, and even a 0.8 MP camera built-in! It even has telephony capability through a SIM slot that supports the quad-band GSM network (you don’t need an LTE connection on a smartwatch and the GSM connectivity offers the best battery life).

It has 32 MB of RAM and 32 MB of internal storage, with a microSD slot for additional storage. Its 300 mAh battery is sufficient to provide up to 50 hours of use. The Kenxinda W3 also comes with an integrated FM radio and Bluetooth 3.0 support.

Unbelievably, Kenxinda is pricing the Kenxinda W3 smartwatch at just RM 169 (~US$ 39), with a FREE Bluetooth earphone to boot!

 

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