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Samsung Holiday Offers From Dec 2016 To Feb 2017!

Samsung Holiday Offers From Dec 2016 To Feb 2017!

Kuala Lumpur, 16 December 2016 – From epoch to epoch, the variety of the most desirable gifts has changed over time. As man evolves, their curiosity for technology deepens with innovative gadgets becoming an essential part of almost everyone’s daily lives. So to enhance our day-to-day lifestyle this holiday, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is putting together the ultimate holiday gift guide – featuring devices that aren’t just great gifts, they open a galaxy of possibilities this festive season!

What’s even sweeter is that Samsung is offering these exciting devices at fantastic prices via the mySamsung app! From 19th December 2016 until 19th February 2017, Samsung fans can enjoy instant rebates of RM300 for purchase of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Additionally, to celebrate the official launch of the Gear S3 in Malaysia, Samsung is offering two (2) additional watch straps in different colours and a limited edition watch collector box with every purchase of the Gear S3 Frontier or Classic.

 

For Fitness Enthusiasts Desiring Freedom

For the fitness enthusiasts, Samsung has just the perfect on-the-go devices for you. The Gear Fit2 allows you to get the most out of your daily workout routine. An advanced fitness tracker, the sleek Gear Fit2 is embedded with a standalone GPS, heart rate monitor, gyro and barometer that provide instant feedback on workouts when paired with your smartphone.

The Gear IconX on the other hand, are cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information and provide feedback on running performance, perfect for those who wish to exercise without restrictions. Designed to fit snug in your ears in the most comfortable way, you can run, jump and carry out your usual workout routine without worrying about them falling out.

RRP: RM699 (Gear Fit2), RM699 (Gear IconX)
Colours available: Black, Blue, Pink (Gear Fit2 only) and White (Gear IconX only)

 

For the Wanderlusts and Virtual Travellers

For those who love travelling but can’t make the time to do so, the new Gear VR may just be the ideal device. The new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, allows the flexibility to experience a whole new world in 360° premium virtual reality, from almost anywhere when paired with the latest Samsung smartphones.

Now in Blue Black colour, the new hue not only enhances the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. With two different device holders USB Type-C and Micro USB, the new Gear VR is compatible with even more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

RRP: RM399
Colour available: Blue Black

 

For Unique 360 Experiences

For those who take joy in capturing and sharing fond memories and unique experiences with loved ones and friends, the Gear 360 is a new, innovative way of doing so. With a light and compact, spherical-shaped design, the Gear 360 allows you to easily capture, edit and share snippets of your favourite experiences instantly on social media.

Leveraging on the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience, users can now become the creator of their own virtual reality content, then share with friends via platforms such as YouTube 360 and Facebook, and relive the moment with the ultra-immersive new Gear VR.

RRP: RM1,299

 

For The Ultimate Innovative Mobile Experience

Need we say more? Packed with great features and backed with powerful performance, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge make consumers rethink what a phone can do. The first smartphone ever to apply Dual Pixel Sensor technology with wide f1.7 aperture, the device captures high quality images in low light environment.

This sleek, curved-designed device also includes protection against dust and water (IP68). More than just a phone, this device is complemented with a galaxy of ecosystem, enhancing the mobile experience for users.

Now with the unique Blue Coral variant, the Galaxy S7 edge is the trendiest piece of technology that allows us to indulge in life’s adventures yet experience mobile innovation at its best.

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Special promo price: RM2,399 (Galaxy S7), RM2,799 (Galaxy S7 edge)
Colours available: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Blue Coral (Galaxy S7 edge only) and Pink Gold (Galaxy S7 edge only);

Spending time with family and loved ones are what truly makes the holiday season special. Nevertheless, picking the best holiday gifts that opens a myriad of possibilities make a merrier festive season! Thanks to Samsung, these aren’t just gifts – they are possibilities.

Samsung wishes you a wonderful and happy holidays!

 

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Samsung Wearable Fitness Gears Arrived

Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2016Samsung Malaysia Electronics continues its expansion in the wearable market with the official arrival of the much-awaited fitness gears Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX, and immersive entertainment technology, Gear 360 and the new Gear VR in Malaysia.

Samsung Wearable Fitness Gears

The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are optimized to benefit users’ various fitness levels, and include features such as precise tracking technology and a standalone music player to provide users with the optimal fitness experience. Embedded with GPS and a heart rate monitor (HRM) that offer useful and accurate fitness tracking and measurement, the Gear Fit2 provides instant feedback on the user’s workout. The Gear IconX are cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information and provide users with feedback on their running performance.

The new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, allows users the flexibility to experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere when paired with the latest Samsung smartphones. Now in Blue Black colour, the new hue not only enhances the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. With two different device holders USB Type-C and Micro USB, the new Gear VR is compatible with even more Samsung smartphones, including the latest Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

The Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. With a light and compact, spherical-shaped design, Gear 360 maximizes portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content, then share with friends via platforms such as YouTube 360 and Facebook, and relive the moment with the ultra-immersive new Gear VR.

“Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone. Our wearable technology continues to evolve, responding to consumers’ everyday needs. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX are specialized to enhance their fitness experiences and everyday activities. Gear 360, paired with the new Gear VR, continues to push the limits on immersive content – providing a visual experience that makes capturing and sharing life’s moments even easier. With these new products in Samsung’s wearable portfolio, consumers can enjoy a complete Samsung device ecosystem that delivers seamless mobile experiences,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

 

Gear Fit2: Advanced Features for Fitness

  • Features an ergonomic, sleek and slim design for comfortable everyday use
  • Provides a Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution colour touchscreen for easy fitness monitor, or checking and responding to text message notifications
  • Embedded GPS and HRM sensor for accurate data tracking of activities that fit any lifestyle
  • With Auto Activity Tracking feature, users won’t have to manually activate the sports band – whether running, walking, cycling, or utilizing rowing machine or elliptical trainer
  • Enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other select fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenges,’ for 1:1 competition with your friends
  • The standalone music player enables users to actively workout with motivation without the need of a mobile device
  • Colours available: Blue, Dark Grey, Pink
  • RRP: RM699 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$175

Gear IconX: A Simple and Wireless Experience

  • Provides a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user’s ears
  • Enables tracking of fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and easily syncs with S Health
  • Includes a Voice Guide feature that provides instant voice feedback on the user’s workout progress and provides a standalone music listening experience
  • With Bluetooth capability and an internal storage that can play up to 1,000 MP3s, users can simply tap or swipe the earbuds to easily control the music
  • Colours available: Blue, Dark Grey, Pink
  • RRP: RM699 (inclusive of 6% GST)

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New Gear VR: A Gateway to New Experiences and Great Adventures

  • Expanded compatibility and enhanced connectivity with USB Type-C and Type-B ports.
  • Equipped with larger lenses at an increased diameter of 42 millimetres, improving the field of view to 101 degrees to offer a more natural feel.
  • A vaster selection of high quality VR content powered by Oculus, with intuitive content navigation.
  • Colour available: Blue Black
  • RRP: RM399 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 99

Gear 360: Reimagining the Way Moments are Captured and Shared

  • Equipped with dual fisheye lenses with 15 megapixel image sensors
  • Capable of capturing high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images.
  • Also shoots 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens.
  • Its Bright Lens F2.0 creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where users can create full panoramic videos.
  • Features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.
  • Compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy Note7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.
  • RRP: RM1,299 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US325

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New Samsung 2016 Gear VR Announced

5 August 2016 – With improved lenses and ergonomics, as well as expanded compatibility with more Samsung smartphones and USB devices, the new and improved 2016 Gear VR headset challenges the very concept of virtual reality, redefining the limits of what it’s capable of.

 

New 2016 Gear VR

Brought to life by the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the 2016 Gear VR provides the ultimate in engaging content, putting users in the center of the action for a more immersive experience. Together with the Galaxy Note7, the device is a gateway to new experiences and great adventures.

 

 

A Refined Design

The most evident change of the 2016 Gear VR is its new body color, Blue Black. Not only does this new hue enhance the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. In addition, the device now also features a home key that instantly directs users to Oculus Home, the official landing page of Gear VR.

 

Expanded Compatibility, Enhanced Connectivity

With two different device holders—USB Type-C and Micro USB—included as inbox items, the new 2016 Gear VR is compatible with more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

Furthermore, an external USB port (USB Hub 2.0) has been added to enable connectivity with third-party USB devices, as well as charging during use. With the ability to connect to a wider array of external sensors, motion controllers, 4D experience tools and OTG USB memory, the 2016 Gear VR offers an experience that is more interactive than ever before.

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Optical Lenses That Can See More

The new 2016 Gear VR headset is also equipped with larger lenses. With an increased diameter of 42 millimeters, the lenses improve the field of view to 101 degrees to offer a more natural feel.

And, with Samsung’s crystal clear Super AMOLED displays, users can enjoy low persistence images, along with a high 60 frames-per-second frame rate for less motion blur and juddering. As a result, virtual reality content viewed on the Gear VR is now even more realistic.

 

Seamless Navigation of More Contents

To enable users to make full use of the new 2016 Gear VR, Samsung offers a vaster selection of high quality VR content with intuitive content navigation.

With the Gear VR web browser, users can browse more than 300 VR apps including over a hundred games, along with a variety of videos, educational apps and immersive experiences. The Samsung Picks section offers a list of 15 recommended apps for those looking to try something new.

The browser is easy to use, and the immersive graphic user interface creates a seamless environment so users can enjoy their favorite 2D and 3D contents.

Forward looking and backward compatible, the new Gear VR is capable of breaking down the barriers of what today’s virtual reality technology can do, and what tomorrow’s can offer.

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Samsung Gear VR 4D Theatre Wins Rave Reviews

Kuala Lumpur, March 25, 2015 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics displayed a whole new level of innovation through their latest state-of-the-art technology, the Gear VR, at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge consumer launch roadshow recently. Galaxy fans and members of the public were invited to experience the boundary-breaking Samsung Gear VR theatre in 4D which was paired with the brand’s latest and newly-introduced flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

“At Samsung, we are proud to showcase the latest technology of mobile ecosystem to our fans and supporters. This includes our newly launched Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the complementary consumer edition Gear VR. This remarkable line-up of device together creates a seamless ecosystem that promises to enhance consumers’ everyday lives,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Inviting viewers to explore the most exciting places on earth virtually, the theatre received hundreds of participants throughout the four-day roadshow in Suria KLCC shopping mall. The positive feedback received from the public showed increasing popularity of virtual reality and its role for the future of mobile entertainment in Malaysia and globally.

“I’m really glad to have had the opportunity to try the Samsung Gear VR together with the new Galaxy S7 edge. Wearing the Gear VR makes everything in front of your eyes looks so real, especially during the 360° immersive rollercoaster ride! The experience is nothing short of amazing!” shared Malaysian actress Adeline Tsen, who was one of the guests at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge consumer launch roadshow.

Celebrity Nabil Mahir was also impressed with Samsung’s virtual reality device and posted on his Instagram: “Ever said to yourself, “Ey boring la, nothing to do.”? Well then you need to get yourself this super awesome Samsung Gear VR that takes you to an ultimate 360 virtual reality experience.”

Echoing Nabil Mahir, Samsung made the imaginable a reality for 2,000 fans to experience virtual reality, anytime, anywhere. As part of the brand’s initiative to redefine what a phone can do and how users can experience an enhanced and connected ecosystem, Samsung Malaysia Electronics offered a complimentary Gear VR to the first 2,000 buyers who purchased the brand’s all new Galaxy S7 edge.

The advanced consumer version of the Gear VR is an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched last year. Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR gives a whole new meaning to immersive video experience and virtual gaming reality – providing sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance for an amazing virtual reality experience.

The new Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Innovator Edition, has new foam cushioning for added comfort, and is fitted with an improved touchpad that provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, and 360 degree video. The Gear VR is also compatible with Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and the Note5, making it the best mobile entertainment device with family and friends. Offered in Frost White, the Gear VR retails at an affordable recommended retail price of RM459 (including 6% GST) at 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide.

For those who did not get a chance to experience virtual reality with the Gear VR and the new Galaxy S7 edge during the consumer launch roadshow in KLCC, don’t fret as Samsung is bringing its Galaxy S7 edge roadshow to Mid Valley Megamall (East Atrium). From 28 March to 4 April 2016, members of the public will get the opportunity to have a go at the roadshow’s Gear VR 4D Theatre and experience virtual reality at its best!

There is also good news for members of the public who are interested in purchasing the new Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung is giving out a free 32GB microSD card for every purchase of the Galaxy S7 edge throughout the week-long roadshow, so do stop by to get yours today!

 

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Consumers Buzzing About The New Galaxy S7 Edge

Kuala Lumpur, March 18, 2016 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics is proud to launch its latest flagship model – The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in Malaysia! Only after a day of its unveiling to the media, the Galaxy S7 edge nationwide launch and roadshow locations saw thousands of visitors, both local and foreign, hoping to get their hands on the stunning new device.

With consumer roadshows in four (4) locations, and offers in three (3) Samsung Experience Stores nationwide, fans and supporters of Samsung were given a chance to personally experience the smartphone before many others. Crowds were gathering in all locations since the early hours of the morning and there was no doubt that many were eagerly waiting months for this very day.

Samsung Galaxy fans arrived at their respective launch locations hours in advance to qualify for one of Samsung’s exclusive deals. The first lucky 2,000 customers across seven locations nationwide who purchased the Galaxy S7 edge received a complimentary Samsung Gear VR. The rewards did not stop there as Samsung also offered a trade-up promotion for existing S series owners.

“At Samsung Malaysia Electronics, we work very hard to give Malaysians a chance to experience the phone, which brings us to our purpose of this nationwide launch. These roadshows are a chance for Samsung to bring the brand and consumers closer together, and we are very grateful for the continuous support and constant positive feedback Malaysians have given us. The turnout for the Galaxy S7 edge is beyond our expectations and we aim to continue providing everyone quality service and do our best to ensure a favourable experience for everyone.” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT and Mobile, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Nicklas Hystad, a building engineer from Norway, was first in line at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge roadshow in KLCC. During his backpacking travel across Southeast Asia, this 22-year old heard about Samsung’s new flagship device buzzing around in the news, “I fell in love with the features of the Galaxy S7 edge and I knew that I must have it! I heard that Kuala Lumpur would be launching it the same time I would be visiting the country so I thought, this is it! As a frequent traveller, I absolutely love the advance camera and water and dust resistant feature – it is the perfect phone to take with me on all my travelling adventures. I can’t wait to take beautiful pictures of Malaysia with my new Galaxy S7 edge!” exclaimed a really excited Hystad.

The Galaxy S7 Edge, is offered at the recommended retail price of RM3,099 (inclusive of 6% GST), and is available in three colours: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum. The roadshow continues on until 22nd March 2016, from 10am to 10pm at the following locations:

Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone!

 

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First Gear VR Experience With Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

At the sneak peek of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone yesterday, we were also given the opportunity to try out the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with the Gear VR Consumer Edition virtual reality headset. In fact, Samsung took us (virtually) to the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, through seven 3D videos.

If you are wondering, this is exactly the same Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition (SM-R322) that was launched on the 20th of November 2015. Although it was officially designed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5, it appears that they had already planned to make it compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones as well.

The Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) is the improved version of the Gear VR Innovator Edition (Amazon). It not only supports more devices, it also comes with an improved touchpad on the right side of the headset. Another improvement is the addition of a cutout in the Gear VR frame to allow the insertion of a headphone jack. This allows for a more immersive experience.

If you look closely at the lower left corner of Gear VR’s front, you will see the labels next to the adjustment locks that this is the Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) originally released for the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5.

Incidentally, the Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the original Innovator Edition, and features better foam cushioning.

 

Performance

[adrotate banner=”4″]The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge unit you see paired with the Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) in this article is an engineering sample. So there were some glitches in getting Oculus VR to start up. For some reason, it loaded Google search with the keyboard instead.

But once we “fixed” the problem, it performed exactly like the Note5 did with the Gear VR Consumer Edition. That’s no surprise since both devices have similar sized screens (5.5″ vs. 5.7″) with the same resolution – 1440 x 2560.

 

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New Samsung Gear VR (SM-R322) – Better & Cheaper

Kuala Lumpur, December 31, 2015 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics proudly announces the arrival of its latest and more advanced consumer version of the Gear VR in Malaysia, an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched earlier this year.

Boasting a ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology packed in a lightweight wireless headset, Samsung has now extended the Gear VR’s compatibility to include the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ with an affordable retail price of RM459 (including 6% GST) / ~US$109.

“Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and the new Gear VR is no exception. We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and this time we are making immersive VR entertainment more accessible and affordable for customers with the introduction of our improved Gear VR,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR gives a whole new meaning to immersive video experience and virtual gaming reality – providing sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance for an amazing virtual reality experience.

The Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, and includes new foam cushioning for added comfort. In addition, the new Gear VR’s improved touchpad provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.

The Samsung Gear VR is offered in Frost White and is available in 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide.