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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 Entry-Level SUV!

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the 2020 GLA 200 and GLA 250 – their new entry-level premium SUVs!

Check these beauties out, and find out what they offer!

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : New Entry-Level SUV!

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is their eight model, and the entry level, to their premium SUV line-up.

It offer the best features of two very successful segments – the compact car, and the SUV; at more affordable price points.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz launched the 2020 GLA in a digital premiere. Let’s take a look at what’s new…

Exterior Design

The front section of the 2020 GLA flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. With a length of 4.41 metres, it is the shortest vehicle from the current Mercedes-Benz portfolio which is just perfect for life in the city.

Typical of the GLA are the bodywork shoulders and the coupé-like lines of the side windows. This contoured side profile gives the car its dynamically elegant flair.

Like other Mercedes-Benz SUV models, the radiator grille features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star, with LED High Performance headlamps.

The GLA 200 is equipped in Progressive Line with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, while the GLA 250 is equipped with AMG Line bodystyling with lowered and dynamically tuned suspension.

Interior Design

The instrument panel features optical “cut-outs” in the driver and front passenger area.

The cut-out on the driver’s side is dominated by the free-standing display unit, which is with two 10.25-inch displays. The Mercedes me connect also comes as standard in the GLA.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Cockpit

The round ventilation outlets, five of them in all, feature a high-quality turbine look with meticulously designed air guidance vanes. The door centre panel flows seamlessly over into the armrest. The grab and assist handle has a tubular profile and runs horizontally like a railing.

Also featured in both models is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). MBUX can be individually configured with the aid of a range of options.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Cockpit

Interior Dimensions

Although shorter than its predecessor on the outside, the 2020 GLA offers a more spacious interior, with more legroom in the rear and a larger luggage compartment.

The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Rear Seats

Utility value was, in general, one of the focuses of development. There is plenty of room for one or two people in the rear since these backrest variants come with a 40:60 split. The rear seat back rest can be can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually.

The height-adjustable load floor offers considerable variability. When the rear seat backrests are folded down and the load floor is in the upper position, an almost flat loading area extending to the front seats can be created.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Rear Seats

Performance

Mercedes-Benz offers two engine variants – GLA 200 Progressive Line, and GLA 250 AMG Line.

The 2020 GLA 200 Progressive Line is powered by the 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

It develops 120 kw (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Powering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AMG Line is the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with the 8G-DCT automatic transmission.

It rates at 165 kW (224 hp) and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in only 6.9 seconds.

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Specifications

Here is a quick comparison of the key specifications of the two GLA variants :

Specifications Mercedes-Benz
GLA 200
Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250
Displacement 1332 cc 1991 cc
Max. Output 120 kW (163 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
165 kW (224 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
Peak Torque 250 Nm @
1620~4000 rpm
350 Nm @
1800~4000 rpm
Combined Fuel
Consumption
5.6 ~ 5.9 l/100 km 6.5 ~ 6.7 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 129 ~ 135 g/km 148 ~ 153 g/km
0~100 km/h
Acceleration
8.7 seconds 6.9 seconds
Top Speed 210 km/h 240 km/h

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Price + Financing

The GLA 200 is priced at RM 244,199.82 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 252,888 with insurance.

The GLA 250 is priced at RM 285,336.66 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 295,888 with insurance.

Mercedes-Benz offers an EaseProtect Financing Plan for both models, starting from :

  • RM2,488 per month for the GLA 200 *
  • RM2,888 per month for the GLA 250 *

From now until 31 December 2020, those who opt for the EaseProtect Financing Plan will enjoy a 2-month payment holiday.

* based on a 5-year tenure and downpayment of approximately 20%

 

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GoPro HERO 9 Black : Price + Launch Deal in Malaysia!

GoPro just launched the HERO 9 Black in Malaysia, featuring “more everything” and a slew of new mods!

Here is what you need to know about the new GoPro HERO 9 Black, including its price and availability in Malaysia!

 

GoPro HERO 9 Black : More Everything In Malaysia!

The GoPro HERO 9 Black features a new sensor that deliver 5K video and 20 MP photos, together with HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, and 30% longer battery life.

To complement the HERO9 Black, GoPro also introduced a number of mods, including a Max Lens Mod, a Max SuperView mod, a Media Mod, a Display Mod and a Light Mod.

Here is a summary of the GoPro HERO 9 Black’s key features :

  • New 20 MP image sensor
  • Video Recording Formats : 5K30, 4K60, 2.7K120, 1440p120, 1080p240 and more
  • Photo Resolution : 20 MP maximum
  • 1.4-inch front colour display, with live preview and status modes
  • 2.27-inch rear touch display, with touch zoom
  • 30% longer battery life, with improved cold weather performance
  • Removable, rechargeable battery
  • HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling
  • TimeWarp 3.0 featuring Real Speed, and Half Speed
  • 1080p Live Streaming
  • 1080p Webcam Mode
  • Power Tools : HindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture, Duration Capture
  • SuperPhoto + HDR Night lapse video
  • RAW photos
  • Digital lenses
  • Voice control with 14 commands in 11 languages + 6 accents
  • 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction
  • Stereo + RAW audio
  • Larger speaker for improved audio playback
  • Removable lens cover
  • Built-in folding mounting fingers
  • Rugger + waterproof to 10 meters (33 feet)

 

GoPro HERO 9 Black : Mods Coming To Malaysia

GoPro is introducing these HERO 9 Black mods to Malaysia, with availability in Q4 2020.

The Max Lens Mod adds Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and low-distortion, ultra-wide Max SuperView at up to 2.7K60 resolution. It also allows for horizon lock no matter how the camera is rotated.

The Media Mod adds these features to the HERO 9 Black :

  • a built-in directional mic with wind suppression
  • 2 cold-shoe mounts (for the Display Mod and Light Mod)
  • weather-resistant construction

The Display Mod adds these features to the HERO 9 Black :

  • a 2-inch flip-up screen for easier vlogging
  • built-in rechargeable battery and micro-HDMI connector

The Light Mod, which is already available, adds these features to the HERO 9 Black :

  • 4 levels of brightness – up to 200 lumens at 1 meter
  • waterproof up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • built-in rechargeable battery (up to 6 hours)

 

GoPro HERO 9 Black : Price + Launch Deal In Malaysia

The GoPro HERO 9 Black is available for purchase starting today in Malaysia, together with these mods (available Q4 2020) :

  • HERO9 Black : RM2099 (about US$508 / £394 / A$696 / S$691)
  • HERO9 Black Max Lens Mod : TBA (officially US$99.99)
  • HERO9 Black Media Mod : TBA (officially US$79.99)
  • HERO9 Black Display Mod : RM399 (about US$97 / £75 / A$132 / S$131)
  • HERO9 Black Light Mod : RM249 (about US$60 / £47 / A$83 / S$82)

Here are online purchase options for the GoPro HERO 9 Black in Malaysia :

The first 400 customers to purchase the HERO 9 Black in Malaysia will receive :

  • an extra rechargeable battery
  • the chance to win weekly prizes up to RM1000 cash vouchers

 

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HUAWEI P40 + MatePad Pro Launch In Malaysia On 2 April!

HUAWEI Malaysia will be launching the P40 Pro+, P40 Pro and P40 smartphones, as well as the MatePad Pro and Watch GT2e on 2 April 2020!

Here is what you can expect from the HUAWEI P40 family and MatePad Pro launch in Malaysia!

 

HUAWEI P40 + MatePad Pro Launch In Malaysia

HUAWEI Malaysia will be launching the P40 Pro+, P40 Pro and P40 smartphones, as well as the MatePad Pro and the Watch GT2e on Thursday, 2 April 2020!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Movement Control Order in Malaysia, HUAWEI Malaysia will be televising the launch on YouTube, Facebook, as well as on live TV through the TV3, NTV7 and 8TV channels.

HUAWEI P40 : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 has a 6.1-inch OLED display, and comes in 4G and 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G respectively.

HUAWEI will offer it with either 6 GB or 8 GB of memory, and either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. Its marquee feature is its rear Leica triple-camera system.

Powering all that is a large 3,800 mAh battery, which supports 22.5 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging.

Full Details : HUAWEI P40 : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI P40 Pro : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 Pro has a 6.58-inch OLED display, and comes only in 5G variants, powered by the Kirin 990 5G.

HUAWEI will offer it with 8 GB of memory, and storage options of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. Its marquee feature is its rear Leica quad-camera system.

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

Full Details : HUAWEI P40 Pro : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI P40 Pro+ : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus has a 6.58-inch OLED display, and 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. Its marquee feature is its rear Leica penta-camera system.

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

Full Details : HUAWEI P40 Pro Plus : Key Features, Price + Availability!

HUAWEI MatePad Pro : A Quick Primer

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro is a flagship tablet with a 10.8-inch display. It uses an LCD panel, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a wide DCI-P3 colour gamut.

It is built around the HUAWEI Kirin 990, which is a flagship mobile platform, featuring fast CPU and GPU cores and neural processing cores.

All that is powered by a large 7,250 mAh battery, with a rated battery life of 12 hours!

Full Details : HUAWEI MatePad Pro : 10.8-inch Flagship Tablet Preview!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Launch + Models!

Samsung Malaysia just officially launched the new Galaxy S20 smartphones at the majestic St. Regis Kuala Lumpur!

Watch the entire Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia launch event, and check out all EIGHT (8) Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra models that will be available in Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia Launch

First, watch Jinnyboy and Jenn Chia show off their key features in our video of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Malaysia launch!

Samsung Malaysia is only bringing in these three specific models :

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Compared!

Can’t decide between the the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra? Maybe our quick comparison video will help!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20 Plus | S20 Ultra Malaysia Specifications

And here are the official specifications for these specific Malaysia models :

Specifications Galaxy S20 (LTE) Galaxy S20+ (LTE) Galaxy S20 Ultra (5G)
Display Size 6.2-inch 6.7-inch 6.9-inch
Display Features Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display
Quad HD+ Resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels)
HDR10+ certified, 120 Hz support
Front Camera  10 MP, Dual Pixel AF, F2.2 (80˚) 40 MP, PDAF, F2.2 (80˚)
Rear Camera (Main)  12 MP, F/1.8 (79˚)
Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
108 MP, F1.8 (79˚)
PDAF, OIS
Rear Camera (Ultra Wide)  12 MP, F2.2 (120˚)
Rear Camera (Telephoto)  64 MP, PDAF F2.0 (76˚), OIS 48 MP, PDAF, F3.5 (24˚)
Rear Camera (DepthVision)  No Yes
Dimensions 151.7 mm tall
69.1 mm wide
7.9 mm thick
161.9 mm tall
73.7 mm wide
7.8 mm thick
166.9 mm tall
76.0 mm wide
8.8 mm thick
Weight 163 g 186 g 220 g
Platform Samsung Exynos 990
Memory 8 GB RAM LPDDR5 12 GB RAM LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD (up to 1 TB)
SIM / microSD Tray Hybrid SIM tray, Supports eSIM
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Fast Charging (wired and wireless)
OS Android 10
Network & Connectivity 5G (Galaxy S20 Ultra) : Sub6
LTE : Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LTE Cat.20
– Up to 2.0 Gbps DL / Up to 200 Mbps UL
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz
– Up to 1.2Gbps DL / Up to 1.2Gbps UL
Bluetooth : Bluetooth v 5.0 , ANT+
USB type-C, NFC
GPS : GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Payment NFC, MST
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor,
Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Authentication Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
Audio Support AKG Stereo Speakers + Earphones
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Earphones: Hybrid canal type, 2-way dynamic unit

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 : Malaysia Price List

Here is the official Malaysia price list for the three smartphones, and the new Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds!

 

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New MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

Malaysia is such a large market for MSI, that they just opened up a second MSI Concept Store in Low Yat Plaza – right across the world’s largest MSI Concept Store!

Find out why they launched a second MSI Concept Store here, and take a tour of the new MSI Concept Store!

 

New MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

The new MSI Concept Store is located right inside Low Yat Plaza, on the ground floor at Lot G-026.

It will showcase a mix of MSI gaming laptops, monitors and PC hardware components. The main MSI Concept Store, on the other hand, will focus on showcasing MSI gaming laptops.

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The World’s Largest MSI Concept Store Launch + Tour @ Low Yat Plaza!

MSI opened the world’s largest MSI Concept Store back in 2017. They specifically chose its location in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, to cater not just to tech-savvy Malaysians, but also tourists.

Bukit Bintang is, after all, where most tourists to Malaysia will head to for their shopping – whether it’s fashion or tech.

That MSI Concept Store has two floors, the retail and demo section is currently limited to the ground floor. The first floor is a multipurpose space that can be used for press briefings, meetings or even a LAN competition.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | 10 Plus Launch In Malaysia!

Samsung just launched the new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphones in Malaysia!

Here is our coverage of their Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus grand launch at the St. Regis, and everything you need to know about these two new Samsung smartphones!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | 10 Plus Launch Presentation

Presenting the key features of the new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphones was none other than Mr. Yoonsoon Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10  | Note 10 Plus Price List In Malaysia

Samsung will only introduce one Note10 model, and two Note10+ models in Malaysia, at these retail prices :

Here are some online preorder / purchase links for your convenience :

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Colour Options In Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be available in these colour options :

  • Aura Glow
  • Aura Black
  • Aura Pink

Online 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 Plus Colour Options In Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus will be available in these colour options :

  • Aura Glow
  • Aura Black
  • Aura White

Online 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 :

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The Mi Smart Band 4 – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Smart Band 4 – their latest smart band / smart watch! Here is everything you need to know about this new wearable device!

 

Mi Smart Band 4

Let’s start with the official product briefing by Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore.

Full Colour AMOLED Display!

It now features a full-colour AMOLED display, so you can now view your fitness stats, messages and notifications in 24-bit colour!

Long Battery Life!

You need not worry about how much power the full-colour AMOLED display consumes. It comes with a 135 mAh LiPo battery that is rated to last up to 20 days on a single charge!

More Tracking Features

In addition to tracking features from the previous generations, it now features a new swim tracking mode that monitors :

  • swim length
  • swim time
  • swim strokes
  • SWOLF (a measure of swimming efficiency)

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Specifications

SpecificationsMi Smart Band 4
Display0.95-inch AMOLED
- 24-bit colour depth
- 400 nits maximum brightness
Display Resolution120 x 240 pixels
Display Protection2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
Water Resistance5 ATM
RAM512 KB
Storage16 MB
Battery135 mAh LiPo Battery
Standby Time : Up to 20 days
Charging Time : ≤ 2 hours
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 LE
Sensors3-axis accelerometer
3-axis gyroscope
PPG heart rate sensor
Capacitive proximity sensor
Vibration MotorRotor
Body MaterialPolycarbonate
ButtonSingle touch button
- wake up / go back
Wristband18 mm removable wrist band (compatible with Mi Band 3)
- made from thermoplastic polyurethane
Weight22.1 grams

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Price + Availability

Mi Smart Band 4 will be available at Lazada and Shopee, as well as Mi Stores, with immediate effect, at these prices (accurate as of 31 July 2019) :

 

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Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi 9T smartphone. Also known as the Redmi K20, it boasts a pop-up front camera and a 48 MP triple camera system at the back!

Here is everything you need to know about the new Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 smartphone – its key features, specifications, price and offer!

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) Key Features

At the launch, Allen An, Country Manager of Xiaomi Malaysia and Singapore, briefed us on the key features of the new Mi 9T / Redmi K20 smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 Performance

Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 platform is built on the 8nm process, with two high-speed Kryo 470 Gold cores, six high-efficiency Kryo 470 Silver cores, and an Adreno 618 GPU.

The Mi 9T (MY) comes with 6 GB of LPDDR4x memory, and either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal flash storage. It is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging.

Recommended : The Xiaomi Mi 9 In-Depth Review – 48MP Flagship FTW!

Full Screen “Notch-Free” Display

It boasts the same 6.39-inch AMOLED display as the Mi 9, with one big difference though – it has no notch!

This is an excellent display which offers a Full HD+ resolution with 60,000:1 contrast ratio and 103.8% NTSC colour gamut!

Front + Rear Cameras

In the front, the Xiaomi Mi 9T (MY) has a 20 MP selfie camera that pops-up when you need it. This allows Xiaomi to remove the notch from the display!

In the back, it boasts a triple camera system, which consists of a 48 MP main camera with f/1.75 lens, an 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens, and a 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 lens.

Recommended : Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review : 48MP Photography At A Steal!

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 Specifications

SpecificationsXiaomi Mi 9T ProXiaomi Mi 9T
Display6.39-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
6.39-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
- 103.8% NTSC colour gamut
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Processor1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
2 x Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 640 (585 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 618 (610 MHz)
Memory6 GB LPDDR4x-3733 memory6 GB LPDDR4x-3733 memory
Storage64 GB / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
No microSD card slot
64 GB / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
No microSD card slot
Front Camera20 MP sensor with 1.6 μm pixels, and f/2.2 aperture20 MP sensor with 0.9 μm pixels, and f/2.0 aperture
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX586 camera with f/1.75 aperture
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture
Triple Camera System
- 48 MP Sony IMX582 camera with f/1.75 aperture
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.4 aperture
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
SIM Support2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFCYesYes
IR EmitterYesYes
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display SensorIn-Display Sensor
Other SensorsDistance sensor, In-screen ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compassDistance sensor, In-screen ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compass
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports 27 W fast charging
4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
- supports 18 W fast charging
Dimensions74.3 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
74.3 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight191 grams191 grams
Colour OptionsCarbon Black / Glacier Blue / Flame RedCarbon Black / Glacier Blue / Flame Red

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 Colour Options

Xiaomi is offering the Mi 9T / Redmi K20 (MY) in three colour options – Carbon Black, Glacier Blue and Flame Red.

The Glacier Blue and Flame Red colour options have a dynamic holographic design, while the Carbon Black option has a textured carbon fibre design.

The back cover is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is rated to survive 1.6-meter drops on hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time.

Recommended : Xiaomi To Kill POCO Brand With New Redmi Strategy!

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20 Price + Availability!

Xiaomi is offering two variants at these price points :

  • 6 GB + 64 GB : RM 1,199 / ~US$289 / ~£228 / ~€256
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 1,399 / ~US$337 / ~£266 / ~€299

The 64 GB model will start selling on 25 June 2019, with pre-booking beginning immediately.

The 128 GB model will only be available from 29 June 2019 onwards.

 

Xiaomi Mi 9T Launch Offer!

At 10 AM on 25 June 2019, Xiaomi sold the 64 GB model at a special price of RM 1,099 / ~US$265 / ~£209 / ~€235

 

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HONOR 20 Pro + HONOR 20 Price, Offers + Specifications!

The HONOR 20 Pro and HONOR 20 smartphones have just been launched, both in London and in Kuala Lumpur!

Let’s take a look at these latest HONOR flagship smartphones with 4 rear cameras – their key features, the official launch presentation, and their prices and offers!

 

What Trump Ban? HONOR 20 Series Launched!

In spite of the ongoing troubles with the Trump Administration, HONOR went ahead and launched their latest HONOR 20 series flagship smartphones!

In their launch presentation, details were short on their response to the Trump ban. They would only say that they are confident of supporting their customers, and that they are here to stay.

Now, the phones on display at the launch had Google Play services and Play Store installed. But as you will see later, they are both not available for sale just yet.

 

HONOR 20 Series Key Features

Both models have the same 6.26-inch LPTS display, and run on the same HUAWEI Kirin 980 mobile SoC.

They too have the same 32 MP front camera, and the same colour options – Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black in Malaysia, with Phantom Black and Phantom Blue available in other countries.

They differ in three main areas, specifically…

Memory + Storage

The HONOR 20 has 6 GB of LPDDR4x memory and 128 GB of internal storage, with while the Pro version comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory and 256 GB of internal storage.

Rear Cameras

Both devices feature a quad camera system at the back. However, there are quite big differences :

  • The HONOR 20 has a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, while Pro version features a wider, brighter f/1.4 aperture and adds OIS capability.
  • The HONOR 20 has a 2MP depth sensor, instead of the Pro version’s 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 and OIS.
  • They both have the same 16MP super-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture.
  • They both have the same 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture.

The 48 MP main camera on both smartphones use the Sony IMX586 image sensor, and defaults to 12 MP because this allows for better image quality, thanks to the larger “combined” pixel size of 1.6 µm.

Battery

The HONOR 20 has a 3,750 mAh battery, while the Pro version has a slightly larger 4,000 mAh battery. They both support 22.5 watt fast charging.

 

HONOR 20 Series Specifications

SpecificationsHONOR 20 ProHONOR 20
Display6.26-inch LPTS display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (412 ppi)
6.26-inch LPTS display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (412 ppi)
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with Magic UI 2.1.0Android 9.0 with Magic UI 2.1.0
System PlatformHUAWEI Kirin 980HUAWEI Kirin 980
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (2.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 (1.92 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
NPU2 x NPU2 x NPU
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G76ARM Mali-G76
Memory + Storage8 GB + 256 GB6 GB + 128 GB
Dust + Water ResistanceNoNo
Front Camera32 MP AI camera32 MP AI camera
Rear CameraQuad Camera System
- 48 MP main camera with f/1.4 lens and OIS
- 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 8 MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 lens and OIS
- 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens
- Laser autofocus
Quad Camera System
- 48 MP main camera with f/1.8 lens
- 16 MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 lens
- 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 lens
- 2 MP depth sensor
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
GPSGPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
GPS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
Galileo : E1 + E5a Dual Band
QZSS : L1 + L5 Dual Band
AGPS, GLONASS ,Beidou
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 22.5 W fast charging
3,750 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- supports 22.5 W fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsAmbient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Infra-red Sensor
Colour Temperature
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Gravity, Hall Sensor, Laser Sensor
Colour Temperature
NFCYesYes
Dimensions73.97 mm wide
154.25 mm tall
7.87 mm thick
73.97 mm wide
154.25 mm tall
7.87 mm thick
Weight174 grams174 grams
Colour OptionsSapphire Blue / Midnight Black / Phantom Blue / Phantom BlackSapphire Blue / Midnight Black / Phantom Blue / Phantom Black

 

HONOR 20 Series Price + Availability

HONOR is only launching the HONOR 20 here in Malaysia, with the Pro version “coming shortly”. They also announced the prices of the HONOR Flypods Lite and HONOR Soundstone.

Here are the official global and local HONOR 20 series price list, including new HONOR accessories  :

  • HONOR 20 Pro (8GB + 256GB) : €599 / ~US$670 / ~£528 / ~RM 2,049 (estimated)
  • HONOR 20 (6GB + 128GB) : €499 / ~US$558 / ~£440 / RM 1,699
  • HONOR Flypods Lite : RM 349 / ~US$83 / ~£66 / ~€75
  • HONOR Soundstone : RM 149 / ~US$36 / ~£28 / ~€32

At the time they announced the HONOR 20 price list, they did not specify exactly when they would be available, only that they will be available “very soon“, due to the Trump ban

However, we can now confirm that they will be made available for sale starting 21 June 2019.

 

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Proton Reveals 2019 Iriz + Persona Price, Models + Packages!

After they gave us a sneak peek of the 2019 Persona last month, Proton officially launched the 2019 Iriz and 2019 Persona at a glitzy event in the KL Convention Centre.

Here is our coverage of the launch event, as well as the 2019 Iriz and Persona models, price list and special packages!

 

Standing In The Eyes Of The World

This is, arguably, the central theme of the launch event. As the first collaborations with China’s Geely, the 2019 Iriz and 2019 Persona represents a comeback for the pride of the nation.

Proton, literally, wants to stand again in the eyes of the world for something notable. And they are hoping that these two new models will mark the beginning of their turnaround.

 

The 2019 Iriz + Persona Key Features Revealed!

We had earlier showcased the 2019 Persona, but this time, Proton shares the key features of the 2019 Iriz too.

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The 2019 Iriz + Persona Price List

In this video, Proton Deputy CEO Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed and Proton CEO Dr. Li Chunrong, reveal the 2019 Iriz and Persona price list and special packages.

The 2019 Iriz Price List

2019 Proton Iriz Models On-The-Road Price (Without Insurance)
Peninsular Malaysia East Malaysia
1.3L Standard MT RM 36,700 RM 38,700
1.6L Standard CVT RM 39,700 RM 41,700
1.3L Executive CVT RM 44,700 RM 46,700
1.6L Executive CVT RM 46,700 RM 48,700
1.6L Premium CVT RM 50,700 RM 52,700

The 2019 Persona Price List

2019 Proton Persona Models On-The-Road Price (Without Insurance)
Peninsular Malaysia East Malaysia
1.6L Standard MT RM 42,600 RM 44,600
1.6L Standard CVT RM 44,600 RM 48,600
1.6L Executive CVT RM 49,600 RM 51,600
1.6L Premium CVT RM 54,600 RM 56,600

 

The 2019 Iriz + Persona Special Packages

Proton also announced these five special packages to sweeten the deal for these two models.

Packages 2019 Proton Iriz / Persona
Data Package 5 Years FREE Internet Data Package (1 GB per month)
Service Package FREE Labout For 3 Scheduled Service Appointments (up to 20,000 km)
Road Tax Package FREE 2 years of road tax for cars booked perior to launch
FREE 2 years of road tax for the first 1,000 units registered
Low Fianncing Rate Low interest rates starting from 2.93% p.a.
Insurance Coverage Waiver of betterment costs for up to 10 years
Agreed Value Coverage for up to 12 years
Key Care Cover up to RM 1,000
Flood Relief Allowance of up to RM 1,000
All Drivers Coverage at no extra cost
Personal Accident Coverage of up to RM 15,000

 

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New Bose Concept Store @ 1 Utama Launched By Noriko!

There is a new Bose Concept Store in Malaysia, and it’s located in 1 Utama Shopping Centre! Check out the launch event video, and store walkthrough!

 

The New Bose Concept Store @ 1 Utama

The new Concept Store is located in the 1 Utama Shopping Centre – one of Malaysia’s largest malls. It provides a new convenient location to try out and purchase original Bose products in the Klang Valley.

The 916 square feet Concept Store boasts a Demo Room, where customers can enjoy the full Bose experience, as well as a complete range of Bose audio solutions.

 

Bose Concept Store Location

Location : S336, Second Floor, 1 Utama New Wing
Contact Number : 03-7625-4378

 

Bose Frames, Wellness + Wearables

At the launch event, Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader of Bose Southeast Asia & Korea, also revealed that they will be introducing new Bose Wellness and Wearables products. This includes their Bose Frames eyewear, and Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds.

 

Noriko

Noriko Sdn Bhd is a Thakral Group company, and an authorised premium reseller for Bose.

 

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HUAWEI P30 Malaysia Launch With Incredible Prices + Deals!

Malaysia has always had a special place in HUAWEI’s heart. Hence, it was no surprise at the HUAWEI P30 Malaysia launch when they announced incredible prices and deals for the new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones!

 

The HUAWEI P30 Malaysia Launch

Earlier, we shared with you the P30 Pro and P30 key features, as well as its global price list and colour options.

Today, we share with you the official tech briefing and Q&A session at the HUAWEI P30 Malaysia launch event!

The Official HUAWEI P30 + P30 Pro Tech Briefing

Recommended : Three Key HUAWEI P30 Camera Features Revealed!

The Official HUAWEI P30 + P30 Pro Q&A Session

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

The Incredible HUAWEI P30 Prices + Deals!

Delivering the special HUAWEI P30 Malaysia prices and deals was none other than Luke Au, GTM Director, Consumer Business Group, HUAWEI Malaysia!

These HUAWEI P30 Malaysia models, colour options, and prices will be available from 6 April 2019 onwards.

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  • HUAWEI P30 (8 GB + 128 GB)
    – Three colour options : Breathing Crystal / Aurora / Black
    RRP : RM 2,699 / ~US$ 660 / £699.99 / ~€ 590
    26% cheaper than global price!
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB)
    – Three colour options : Breathing Crystal / Aurora / Black
    RRP : RM 3,799 / ~US$ 929 / £ 1,123.16 / ~€ 830
    24.5% cheaper than global price!
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB)
    – Three colour options : Aurora
    RRP : RM 4,399 / ~US$ 1,076 / ~£ 826 / ~€ 961
    23% cheaper than global price!

Recommended : HUAWEI P30 Pro + P30 Price List + Colours + Specifications!

If that huge discount is not good enough, HUAWEI is offering the following P30 Malaysia freebies :

  • HUAWEI P30 (8 GB + 128 GB) – FREE Wireless Charging Back Cover (worth RM 268) + 10,000 man HUAWEI Power Bank
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 256 GB) – FREE Snorkeling Cover (worth RM 428)
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro (8 GB + 512 GB) – FREE Snorkeling Cover (worth RM 428)

And if you purchase the HUAWEI P30 or P30 Pro on 6 April 2019, you will receive an Early Bird Reward – a FREE 1 TB HUAWEI Back-Up Drive worth RM 599 / ~US$ 146 / ~£ 112 / ~€ 131.

So, if you are in town, or even just passing by, take opportunity of this special status to grab a new HUAWEI smartphone… or two!

 

HUAWEI MateBook 13 Price + Availability

Luke also revealed the price and availability of the HUAWEI MateBook 13 laptop, which will be offered in two configurations.

Both models are available for sale from 6 April 2019 onwards.

 

HUAWEI Watch GT Active + Elegant Price + Availability

He also revealed three new HUAWEI Watch GT Active and Elegant models for men and ladies.

The 46 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Active will be sold at RM 899 / ~US$ 220 / ~£ 168 / ~€ 196 from 6 April 2019 onwards.

The 42 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Elegant will be sold at RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£ 149 / ~€ 175 from 4 May 2019 onwards

 

Coming Soon : HUAWEI Audio + Eyewear Accessories!

Finally, Luke gave us a sneak peek of what HUAWEI will be introducing soon  – a mini Bluetooth speaker, HUAWEI Freelace and the HUAWEI – Gentle Monster Eyewear!

 

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The Official HONOR 8C Tech Briefing, Price + Deals!

HONOR just launched the HONOR 8C – the entry-level companion to their HONOR 8X smartphone. Here are the official HONOR 8C tech briefing, price and deals!

 

The HONOR 8C Tech Briefing

Zhao Zhiwei, Head of HONOR Malaysia, shared the HONOR 8C’s key features in this video!

Display

The HONOR 8C comes with a 6.26-inch IPS display with a HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. It is a FullView display that offers a 86.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Performance

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 mobile SoC, which has eight Kryo 250 cores running at 1.8 Ghz, and an Adreno 506 GPU.

RAM + Storage

The HONOR 8C comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. It has a microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of additional storage.

Cameras

In the front, it has an 8 MP camera with a soft light flash. In the back, its 13 MP PDAF camera has a large f/1.8 aperture, and is paired with a 2 MP depth sensor.

Battery

Powering everything is a large 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. HONOR says that it will last up to 2 days.

 

HONOR 8C Spécifications

SpecificationsHONOR 8C
Display6.26-inch IPS display
-720 x 1520 pixels (269 ppi)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 632
Processor8 x Qualcomm Kryo 250 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506
Memory3 GB
Storage32 GB
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera8 MP sensor with soft light flash (3 levels)
Rear CameraDual Lens Camera
- 13 MP PDAF camera with f/1.8 aperture
- 2 MP depth sensor
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Bluetooth : BT 4.2
USB : micro USB 2.0
Battery4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (non-removable)
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsGravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
NFCNo
Dimensions75.94 mm wide
158.72 mm tall
7.98 mm thick
Weight167.2 grams
Colour OptionsBlue / Gold / Black

 

HONOR 8C Price + Availability

The HONOR 8C is officially priced at RM 599 / ~US$ 147 / ~£111. It will be available for retail sale from 5 April 2019 onwards in three colour options – Blue, Gold and Black.

Lazada Exclusive First Sales

HONOR partnered up with Lazada to offer the Blue and Black models starting 27 March 2019 onwards. In addition, the first 1,000 buyers will receive an exclusive tote bag featuring their catbassador of the British short-hair persuasion!

 

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The Complete OPPO F11 Pro Launch + Mini Concert!

OPPO launches are more like concerts than actual tech launches. With the OPPO F11 Pro, they brought in Eric Chou and Fattah Amin for a mini-concert!

Check out the complete OPPO F11 Pro launch, as well as the mini-concert by Eric Chou and Fattah Amin!

 

The OPPO F11 Pro Smartphone

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) shifts the emphasis from selfie photography to portrait photography. It boasts a 48 MP rear camera with a bright f/1.79 aperture that should work great in low-light conditions.

It even supports the Tetracell technology, which basically combines four pixels for greater light sensitivity in very low-light conditions. The resulting picture will have a lower 12 MP resolution but it will capture 4X more light!

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) also boasts other photography technologies like Ultra Night Mode and Dazzle Colour Mode. They leverage AI and multi-frame noise reduction technologies to reduce noise, stabilise handheld movements, suppress highlights and enhance dynamic range.

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 mobile SoC, and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports the VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology that shortens charging time by a further 20 minutes.

OPPO also introduced Hyper Boost, their version of HUAWEI’s GPU Turbo. It basically optimises system resources for a faster game response with no disconnections or dropped frames… for about 11 mobile games.

 

OPPO F11 Pro Price + Availability

The OPPO F11 Pro (Price Check) comes in two colour options – Thunder Black with three colour gradients, and Aurora Green with two colour gradients.

It is available for pre-order from now until 29 March, 2019. Retail and online sales kick off on 30 March 2019, at a launch price of RM 1,399 / ~US$ 344 / £261. Here are some direct links :

 

The OPPO F11 Pro Launch Party

OPPO launches are often designed to dazzle attendees with so much star power, you may even forget what product was being launched! But hey – we all love a good time, and OPPO loves to throw a party!

Fattah Amin – Live Concert!

Eric Chou – Live Concert!

Eric Chou Interview @ The OPPO F11 Pro Launch!

 

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Launch Briefing + Price List!

Xiaomi just unveiled the Redmi Note 7, which continues the Redmi tradition of offering a large display with excellent battery life! Here are the full details!

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Revealed!

Unveiling the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 smartphone’s key features was the affable Allen An, Country Manager of Xiaomi Malaysia and Singapore!

All-New Design!

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a large 6.3-inch Dot Drop display that supports 84% NTSC colour gamut! It has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2380 pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

The Note 7 will come in three beautiful colours – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Nebula Red. And yes, it retains the 3.5 mm audio port, as well as the IR emitter so you can use it as a remote control!

New 48 MP Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 boasts a new 48 MP camera built around the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor.

The ISOCELL GM1 sensor supports the Samsung Tetracell technology, allowing it to merge four pixels into one large 1.6 μm pixel. This allows it to greatly increase light sensitivity in low-light conditions, delivering 12 MP pictures that are much brighter and clearer.

Reliable Performance

The Redmi Note 7 runs on the old but dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE mobile SoC, and is powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery.

It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 through its USB Type C port, allowing for much faster battery recharging speeds.

Protection

The Note 7 is protected in the front and back by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is not water-resistant, but has watertight seals for its buttons and ports to reduce the impact of accidental water splashes.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Models + Prices

Xiaomi will offer three Redmi Note 7 models :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 679 / ~US$ 167 / ~£ 126
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 / ~US$ 196 / ~£ 148
  • 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 949 / ~US$ 233 / ~£ 176

Here are some direct purchase links :

Sales will kick off on 27 March 2019, with three colour options – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Nebula Red.

For the first time ever, Xiaomi will cover the Note 7 with an exclusive 18-month warranty!

 

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Proton Unveils 2019 Persona With 303 Improvements!

Proton just unveiled the 2019 Persona family sedan, with an astounding 303 improvements!

Get the full design and engineering briefing as well as the Q&A session, and our first look of the brand new 2019 Persona!

 

What’s New In The 2019 Persona

The 2019 Persona is the first B-segment family sedan to be created by Proton in collaboration with Geely. Even though it is officially a face-lifted model, it boasts a total of 303 improvements, both internally as well as externally.

The 2019 Persona’s Redesigned Exterior

The new 2019 Persona features new design elements that will visually link it with other members of the Proton family.

In the front, it sports a new outer grille, inspired by the Proton X170’s Ethereal Bow. The radiator grille, on the other hand, incorporates a stronger Infinite Weave pattern. It also boasts new LED daytime running lights (DRLs) backed by a honeycomb mesh.

At the back, it sports a new lower garnish for the bumper, with a slimmer spoiler. The Proton name is now prominently placed on the trunk lid garnish, with a new bolder Persona name badge.

Completing the new sportier exterior design is a new set of 15-inch aluminium wheels, and a shark fin antenna.

The 2019 Persona Has A Darker Interior

Proton is introducing a more sporting, dark ambience in the 2019 Persona, with a two-tone colour split. In addition to fabric, Proton will offer semi-leather seats in the Executive and Premium variants.

It will also come with four big improvements – a large, frameless rear-view mirror, a TFT Multi-Info Display, a new Gear Knob design, and the famous “Hello Proton” intelligent infotainment system.

The 2019 Persona Is More Intelligent

Touted as the “intelligent family car“, the 2019 Persona has an intelligent infotainment system with a large 7-inch touch screen, and 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It also doubles as a navigational system as well as a reverse parking monitor.

This intelligent infotainment unit is also voice-activated, giving you control of the infotainment and navigation system without lifting your hands off the wheel. If you prefer, you can also connect your smartphone to it, giving you access to content and apps from your device!

The 2019 Persona Is More Practical

To cater to the practical sensibilities of the Malaysian family, the 2019 Person will come with 7 cup holders, a decent 510 litre boot space with 60:40 rear seat folding capability… and three USB ports!

It will also come with Auto-Folding Side Mirrors, Intelligent Entry with a Push Start button, and automatic headlamps. Proton also reports that the 2019 Persona will offer slightly better (3.5% to 4%) fuel consumption.

The 2019 Persona Is Safer

The 2019 Persona comes with a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, with 6 active safety features and 6 passive safety features :

Active : Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Brake Override System

Passive : Up to 6 SRS airbags, dual pre-tensioner seatbelts, Hot Press Forming body structure, Fuel Cut-Off Control System, Impact-sensing Door Unlock, ISOFIX and top tether anchorage points

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The 2019 Persona Price + Availability

The 2019 Persona will be available in four variants :

  • Standard 1.6L MT
  • Standard 1.6L CVT – replaces the manual transmission with a CVT gearbox
  • Executive 1.6L CVT – adds the 7-inch infotainment system, semi-leather seats, 4 speakers, push start button with intelligent entry, steering switches, TFT multi-info display, LED DRLs, remote trunk release, reverse camera and smartphone connectivity
  • Premium 1.6L CVT – adds 4G + WiFi, voice commands, online nivation and music streaming to the infotainment system, 6 airbags, auto headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, borderless rear view mirror, and a CVT gear knob.

Proton declined to reveal the prices of the 2019 Persona models. But from what we understand, prices will start from RM 44,831 for the Standard 1.6L MT (Manual Transmission) base model, and top out at RM 57,473 for the Premium 1.6L CVT model.

From 12 March until 22 March 2019, Proton will let you book a 2019 Persona for just RM 9.99!

The 2019 Persona will be covered by a 5-year or 150,000 km mileage warranty, whichever comes first.

 

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The HUAWEI nova 4 Price, Features + Pre-Order Details!

HUAWEI first revealed the nova 4 in December 2018, but now it’s finally coming for real. Here is everything you need to know about the HUAWEI nova 4 with the world’s first Punch FullView Display!

Updated @ 2019-02-03 : Added the pre-order links, and additional details.

Originally posted @ 2019-01-17

 

HUAWEI nova 4

The HUAWEI nova 4 boasts the world’s first Punch FullView Display. It is also their first mid-range nova smartphone to feature triple cameras in the back.

The nova 4 is powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 970 flagship mobile SoC, and runs on EMUI 9.0. It comes with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal flash storage, and a 3,750 mAh battery.

Punch FullView Display

The HUAWEI nova 4 sports a 6.4-inch Punch FullView display. It takes bezel-less displays to new heights with a minimalist blind hole opening for the 25 MP front camera.

This design allows HUAWEI to eliminate the notch and achieve a screen-to-TP ratio of 91.8%.

The 25 MP front camera under the Punch FullView display is the industry’s smallest camera, measuring at only 3.05 mm – 20 percent smaller than the current industry standard.

The opening on the display is a blind hole, meaning the screen is not completely punched through. From assembly (sub-0.1mm margin of error) to adhesive application, the precise manufacturing processes minimise the light leakage from the edges of the blind hole.

Additionally, HUAWEI optimised the light transmittance performance of the blind hole so it is on par to a through hole.

Triple AI Cameras

In the rear, the HUAWEI nova 4 boasts Triple AI Cameras – a high-resolution 20 MP primary camera, a 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2 MP depth sensor, which HUAWEI calls a “bokeh lens”.

The main camera has a 20 MP sensor with 1.0 µm pixels, and is able to apply software bokeh effects to the background of its pictures with help from the 2 MP depth sensor.

The other camera pairs a 16 MP sensor with a 117-degree field of view. After adjusting for distortion, its performance is equivalent to a 103-degree 17 mm wide angle lens, capturing 2.4 times more information compared to 78-degree wide angle lens.

 

HUAWEI nova 4 Price + Availability

The HUAWEI nova 4 will be available for purchase from 14 February 2019 onwards, with two colour options – Black and Crush Blue. It has a launch price of RM 1,899 / ~US$ 462 / ~£360.

Here are some pre-order / purchase links for your convenience :

 

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The HONOR 10 Lite Price, Offer + Tech Briefing!

Today, HONOR officially revealed the HONOR 10 Lite smartphone at a very attractive price point. We will have a review of it shortly, but in the meantime, here are the official HONOR 10 Lite tech briefing, price and offer!

The HONOR 10 Lite Tech Briefing

Zhao Zhiwei, Head of HONOR Malaysia, shares the HONOR 10 Lite’s key features in this video!

HONOR 10 Lite Specification Comparison

Here is a specification comparison of the new HONOR 10 Lite, and its big brother, the HONOR 10.

SpecificationsHONOR 10HONOR 10 Lite
Display5.84-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (432 ppi)
6.21-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels (415 ppi)
- 90+% display-to-body ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.0.1
PlatformHisilicon Kirin 970Hisilicon Kirin 710
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.4 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G72 MP12ARM Mali-G51
Memory4 GB LPDDR4x memory3 GB LPDDR4x memory
Storage128 GB
No microSD card slot
32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot
Front Camera24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear CamerasDual Camera System
- 16 MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 lens
- 24 MP monochrome sensor
- single LED flash
Dual Lens Camera
13 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash
- With 2 MP depth sensor
Connectivity4G : LTE
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 4.2
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
4G : LTE
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : micro USB 2.0
SIM Support2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFC CapabilityYesNo
OTG CapabilityYesYes
Fingerprint SensorIntegrated Into Home ButtonYes, Rear Mounted
Other SensorsE-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G SensorE-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G Sensor
Battery3,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
- supports 22.5 W SuperCharge fast charging
3,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
- supports 10 W fast charging
Dimensions71.2 mm wide
149.6 mm tall
7.7 mm thick
73.6 mm wide
154.8 mm tall
8.0 mm thick
Weight155 grams162 grams
Colour OptionsPhantom Blue / Phantom Green / Midnight Black / Glacier GreySky Blue / Blue / Red

HONOR 10 Lite Price + Availability

The HONOR 10 Lite will come in two variants, at the following price points :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 749 / ~US$ 182 / ~£143
  • 3 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 / ~US$ 194 / ~£152

The 32 GB model will be available for sale starting 9 January 2019 in two colours – Midnight Black, and Sky Blue.

The 64 GB model, on the other hand, will be available for sale at a later date, in Sapphire Blue and Shiny Red colour options.

One Day HONOR 10 Lite Offer!

On 9 January 2019, Honor Malaysia will offer the 32 GB HONOR 10 Lite at a special price of RM 699 / ~US$ 170 / ~£133.

In addition, if you purchase before 1 PM on 9 January 2019, you will receive the HONOR 10 Lite on the same day! This express delivery offer is limited to the first 500 deliveries in the Klang Valley.

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The Official OPPO R17 Pro Launch + Showcase!

With a little help from Malaysian singer and actress Min Chen, OPPO launched and showcased their latest smartphone – the OPPO R17 Pro, which features a dual-aperture camera!

Check out the full OPPO R17 Pro launch event, including a live performance and an interview with Min Chen herself!

Updated @ 2018-11-28 : Added details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710.

Originally posted @ 2018-11-23

The Official OPPO R17 Pro Launch

The OPPO R17 Pro launch event had the tagline “Seize The Night” because its new dual-aperture camera includes a very wide f/1.5 aperture which is great for low-light photography. Check out the official tech briefing by OPPO Product Manager, Ken Ng, at the R17 Pro launch event.

And here is a summary of the OPPO R17 Pro’s key features :

Gradient Colours

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) introduces a new “three colour and bi / quad-direction” gradient design. They added a light-condensing layer to allow light to flow on the surface of the body.

Large Display

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a large 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Thanks to its raindrop notch, it offers a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) boasts the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which is a 10 nm mobile SoC. it has eight Kryo 360 cores with an Adreno 616 GPU, a Spectra 250 ISP, a Hexagon 685 DSP and the X16 LTE modem.

The Snapdragon 710 offers 20% better CPU performance and 35% better GPU performance than the Snapdragon 660, with 30% lower power consumption. It also has twice the AI performance!

Low-Light Photography

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a 25 MP front camera with a Sony IMX576 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. In the back, it boasts a new dual camera setup, that is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+.

The main rear camera is a 12 MP Sony IMX362 shooter with dual-aperture – f/1.5 and f/2.4 – exactly like the dual-aperture camera of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Its secondary rear camera though is a higher resolution 20 MP telephoto camera with f/2.6 aperture.

50 Watt SuperVOOC Technology

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) also boasts OPPO’s SuperVOOC technology which allows for fast charging at up to 50 watts using a bi-cell battery design. That allows you to recharge the R17 Pro from 1% to 40% in just 10 minutes!

OPPO R17 Pro Price + Availability

The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a recommended retail price of RM 2,699 / ~US$ 643 / ~£499.

It will be available for pre-order starting 23 November 2018, with a free Neo Smartband worth RM 389 / ~US$ 93 / ~£72. Delivery and retail sale will take place from 1 December 2018 onwards.

Here are direct purchase links :

Bonus : Min Chen Live Performance + Interview!

Love Min Chen? You’re in luck! Watch her perform live, and check out her interview!

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The Realme 2 Price, Offers, Specifications + Tech Briefing!

The Realme 2 smartphone has now been unveiled in Jakarta and Malaysia to thunderous applause. Here are the Realme 2 price and offers, as well as its official tech briefing and full specifications!

 

Who Is Realme?

Created by OPPO as a sub-brand, Realme recently became an independent brand. Realme Southeast Asia Marketing Director, Josef Wang, gave a quick overview of Realme as a new smartphone brand, and how well they did in their first market – India.

 

Realme Interview Session

We also had the opportunity to grill Realme’s Josef Wang and Felix Christian about their ties with OPPO and the three new Realme smartphones that they just revealed!

 

The Official Realme 2 Tech Briefing

The Realme 2 smartphone is a more premium version of the Realme C1 smartphone. Designed with the tagline “Power Meets Style” in mind, the Realme 2 boasts more elaborate craftsmanship than is usually seen in its market segment.

It is currently in its original Indonesian, but we are in the process of dubbing it in English, so check back later for the English translation!

 

Realme 2 Specifications

SpecificationsRealme 2
Display6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 450
Processor8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506
Memory3 GB / 4 GB RAM
Storage32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera8 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
Rear Camera13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor
NFCNot available
Battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
Weight168 g
Available ColoursDiamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue

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Realme 2 Price + Offers

Here are the Realme 2 price list and offers in Indonesia and Malaysia!

Indonesia

Sales began at 11 AM on 16 October 2018, with the following Realme 2 price list :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : Rp 1,999,000 (~US$ 131 / ~£100 / ~RM 545)
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,299,000 (~US$ 158 / ~£120 / ~RM 655)

Malaysia

Sales will begin on 24 November 2018, with the following Realme 2 price list :

  • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 599 (~US$ 144 / ~£109)
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 699 (~US$ 168 / ~£128)

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Realme 2 Key Features

Here is a summary of its key features :

2.5D Composite Multi-Laminate Back Panel

The Realme 2 features a diamond-inspired back cover made from a composite material with multiple glass-like layers that are scratch- and wear-resistant. It is also optically-coated to deliver  a refractive lustre.

Notch Full Screen

The Realme 2 has a 6.2-inch Notch Full Screen, with 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. Thanks to its bezel-less design, it offers a 17% larger view for gaming and multitasking.

Long-lasting 4,230mAh Battery

The Realme 2 has a large 4,230 mAh battery that is managed by their AI Power Master software to provide all-day endurance, by intelligently suspending inactive apps and processes to minimise power consumption. Here are the results of Realme’s lab tests :

Normal Network Calls 44 hours
Music Playing (WiFi) 18 hours
Video Playback (WiFi) 15 hours
Gaming (WiFi) 10 hours
Surfing the Internet (WiFi) 18 hours

AI Power Manager

Without affecting smooth working of apps, AI Power Manager automatically optimises the power consumption of apps and controls the number of active processor cores.

  • App-Freezing Power Saver: Smartly restricts apps running in background to reduce overall power consumption and extend battery life. On average this feature allows the applications to save power by 5%-11%, and it can also be manually adjusted.
  • Quick App Freezing: AI Power Manager can put the background apps in the quick-freezing folder to effectively cut off the frequent and meaningless mutual wake-up between apps to save power. Laboratory data: About 5% energy saved per 24 hours compared to mobile phones without turning on app-freezing.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is an octa-core processor built on the 14 nm process technology, and runs at 1.8 GHz.

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  • Efficient, low power consumption with the ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores that consumes less power, and employs an efficient performance boosting feature;
  • Its GPU is 25% faster in image rendering, with 30% lower power consumption than the Snapdragon 435.

Memory + Storage

The Realme 2 in two variants – 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of storage, or 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage. It can be upgraded with a microSD card of up to 256 GB in capacity.

AI Photography

The Realme 2 has an AI-powered dual camera in the rear. It consists of a 13 MP camera paired with a 2 MP depth sensor, that is capable of recording 1080p videos. In the front, it has an 8 MP selfie camera that supports Portrait Mode, and AI Beauty Selfies.

 

The Complete Realme Jakarta Presentation

Here is the complete Realme Jakarta presentation for the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones :

 

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The Realme C1 Price, Offers, Specifications + Tech Briefing!

The Realme C1 smartphone has now been unveiled in Jakarta and Malaysia to thunderous applause. Here are the Realme C1 price and offers, as well as its official tech briefing and full specifications!

 

Who Is Realme?

Created by OPPO as a sub-brand, Realme recently became an independent brand. Realme Southeast Asia Marketing Director, Josef Wang, gave a quick overview of Realme as a new smartphone brand, and how well they did in their first market – India.

 

Realme Interview Session

We also had the opportunity to grill Realme’s Josef Wang and Felix Christian about their ties with OPPO and the three new Realme smartphones that they just revealed!

 

The Official Realme C1 Tech Briefing

The Realme C1 smartphone is really a cut-down version of the Realme 2 smartphone. Offered at an incredibly low price, it’s designed to be the “New King of Entry Level” smartphones, in Realme’s own words.

It is currently in its original Indonesian, but we are in the process of dubbing it in English, so check back later for the English translation!

 

Realme C1 Specifications

SpecificationsRealme C1
Display6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 450
Processor8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera5 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
Rear Camera13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Fingerprint SensorNot available
Other SensorsLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor,
Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor
NFCNot available
Battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
Weight168 g
Available ColoursElectric Blue, Electric Black

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Realme C1 Price + Offers

The Realme C1 is now available in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia

Priced at Rp 1,499,000 (~US$ 99 / ~£75 / ~RM 409), sales began on 30 October 2018.

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On 11 November 2018, Lazada Indonesia will offer the Realme C1 at just Rp 1,399,000 (~US$ 92 / ~£70 / ~RM 382), for one day only. Get the deal here!

Malaysia

Priced at RM 449 (~US$ 108 / ~£82), sales will begin on 22 November 2018.

It will be offered at a special price of RM 399 (~US$ 96 / ~£73) on Lazada Malaysia, from 22 November to 22 December 2018.

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Realme C1 Key Features

Here is a summary of its key features :

Notch Full Screen

The Realme C1 has a 6.2-inch Notch Full Screen, with 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. Thanks to its bezel-less design, it offers a 17% larger view for gaming and multitasking.

Nature-Inspired Design

Mimicking the natural reflection of a water surface, the rear panel is made of 12 layers of nanoscale composite material. The result is a mirrored design that reflects light with every movement you make.

Long-lasting 4230mAh Battery

The Realme C1 has a large 4,230 mAh battery that is managed by their AI Power Master software to provide all-day endurance, by intelligently suspending inactive apps and processes to minimise power consumption. Here are the results of Realme’s lab tests :

Music Playing (WiFi) 18 hours
Video Playback (WiFi) 15 hours
Gaming (WiFi) 10 hours
Surfing the Internet (WiFi) 18 hours

AI Power Manager

Without affecting smooth working of apps, AI Power Manager automatically optimises the power consumption of apps and controls the number of active processor cores.

  • App-Freezing Power Saver: Smartly restricts apps running in background to reduce overall power consumption and extend battery life. On average this feature allows the applications to save power by 5%-11%, and it can also be manually adjusted.
  • Quick App Freezing: AI Power Manager can put the background apps in the quick-freezing folder to effectively cut off the frequent and meaningless mutual wake-up between apps to save power. Laboratory data: About 5% energy saved per 24 hours compared to mobile phones without turning on app-freezing.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is an octa-core processor built on the 14 nm process technology, and runs at 1.8 GHz.

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  • Efficient, low power consumption with the ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores that consumes less power, and employs an efficient performance boosting feature;
  • Its GPU is 25% faster in image rendering, with 30% lower power consumption than the Snapdragon 435.

Memory + Storage

The Realme C1 comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal flash storage. It can be upgraded with a microSD card of up to 256 GB in capacity.

AI Photography

The Realme C1 has an AI-powered dual camera in the rear. It consists of a 13 MP camera paired with a 2 MP depth sensor, that is capable of recording 1080p videos. In the front, it has a 5 MP selfie camera that supports Portrait Mode, and AI Beauty Selfies.

 

The Complete Realme Jakarta Presentation

Here is the complete Realme Jakarta presentation for the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones :

 

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The Spectacular HUAWEI Mate20 Sales Launch + Roadshow!

Excited about the HUAWEI Mate20 series of smartphones? HUAWEI just kicked off the Mate20 sales launch and roadshows! Look at how amazing it was!

 

The HUAWEI Mate20 Sales Launch + Roadshow!

HUAWEI Malaysia kicked off, not one, not two, but THREE official sales launch roadshows on the 27th and 28th of October 2018 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Queensbay Mall in Penang and AEON Bandar Dato Onn, Johor Bahru.

For those who don’t know yet, the HUAWEI Mate20 Pro is selling for RM 3,599 / ~US$ 900. It runs on the HUAWEI Kirin 980, and comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash storage. The Mate20 Pro features three rear cameras (40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP), a 24 MP selfie camera, and is powered by a 4,200 mAh battery.

The HUAWEI Mate20, on the other hand, is selling for RM 2,799 / ~US$ 700. It runs on the HUAWEI Kirin 980, and comes with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash storage. The Mate20 features three rear cameras (16 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP), a 24 MP selfie camera, and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery.

 

The HUAWEI Mate20 Sales Launch Offer

HUAWEI had a special Mate20 sales launch offer for the first 1,600 customers.

The first 1,000 customers at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the first 300 customers at Queensbay Mall and the first 300 customers at AEON Bandar Dato Onn will each receive a FREE DJI Tello worth RM 469, with every purchase of a HUAWEI Mate 20 Series smartphone!

 

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Only 6,000 Fairy Pink Vivo V11i Available For Sale!

Vivo today officially unveiled the limited-edition Fairy Pink Vivo V11i smartphone. It is part of their effort to support breast cancer awareness in October. Here are the full details!

 

Only 6,000 Fairy Pink Vivo V11i Available For Sale!

The Vivo V11i is the latest Vivo smartphone that features an AI camera that helps the user take the best pictures possible in any scenario. They are now making 6,000 units of the limited-edition Fairy Pink Vivo V11i smartphones to show support for breast cancer awareness.

“The Fairy Pink is not an ordinary colour variant of the V11i. We are revealing this new colour in line with Pink October as a way of showing support to the cause of breast cancer awareness,” said Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Vivo Malaysia. “Malaysia has always been a key market for Vivo in the Southeast Asia region, and to bring in the Fairy Pink V11i is a way of showing our commitment to this market. The Fairy Pink serves as a beautiful addition to the Starry Night and Nebula colour line-up for the V11i, and we believe this will help us further strengthen our position here in Malaysia.”

 

Fairy Pink Vivo V11i Price + Availability

Vivo Malaysia will make just 6,000 units of the Fairy Pink V11i for sale at RM 1,299 / ~US$ 325.

They will go on sale nationwide on 1 November 2018 at all Vivo concept stores, the official Vivo eStore, and eCommerce platforms like Lazada, Shopee and 11street.

It will also be available at authorised resellers starting 3 November 2018.

 

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The ASUS ROG Phone – Everything You Need To Know!

ASUS just revealed the long-awaited ROG Phone – arguably the world’s first smartphone designed specifically for mobile gaming.

Here is everything you need to know about the ROG Phone – the official tech briefing, its key features and specifications… and its price list and pre-order deals!

 

The ASUS ROG Phone Revealed!

Powered by specially speed-binned 2.96 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoCs, the new ROG Phone boasts a unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system, with a detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost. This ensures that the ROG Phone can sustain hours of non-stop mobile gaming without burning your fingers!

It also boasts a top-of-the-line AMOLED display with a blazing 90 Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms response time to ensure a blur-free gaming experience. On top of that, it is capable of delivering HDR visuals with a very wide colour gamut which is in excess of DCI-P3!

The ROG Phone includes gaming-centric features like unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics.

For greater gaming enjoyment, ASUS also create a range of expansion accessories :

  • the TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode;
  • the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming; and
  • the Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60 GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming.

 

ASUS ROG Phone Specifications

SpecificationsASUS ROG Phone
Display6.0-inch AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
- 550 nits brightness, 108.6% DCI-P2 colour gamut
- 90 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1
PlatformSpecially-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor8 x Qualcomm Kyro 385 cores (2.96 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 630
Memory8 GB LPDDR4X memory
Storage128 GB or 512 GB internal flash storage (UFS 2.1)
NO microSD card slot
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Main Rear Camera12 MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.7 lens
- 4-axis, 4-stops optical image stabilisation (OIS)
- Dual Pixel with PDAF capability
Secondary Rear Camera120° wide-angle camera
Connectivity4G : LTE Cat13 UL (150 Mbps), Cat18 DL (1.26 Gbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT v5.0
SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G capable on both nano SIM cards
AudioDual front-facing 5-magnet speakers
- with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifiers
- supports Hi-Res Audio and DTS:X Ultra
GPSGPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS
NFCYes
Battery4,000 mAh
- supports 30 W fast charging
Dimenions76.16 mm wide
158.83 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
Weight200 grams

 

The ASUS ROG Phone Price + Pre-Order Deals Revealed!

In this video, Leo Tseng, Country Manager of ASUS Malaysia, reveals the ASUS ROG Phone price list and pre-order deals!

Here are the official ASUS ROG Phone price list, including its accessories :

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  • ROG Phone (128 GB) : RM 3,499 / ~US$ 875
  • ROG Phone (512 GB) : RM 3,999 / ~US$ 1,000
  • ROG Phone Case : RM 199 / ~US$ 50
  • ASUS Professional Dock : RM 299 / ~US$ 50
  • Gamevice for ROG Phone : RM 349 / ~US$ 75
  • Mobile Desktop Dock : RM 599 / ~US$ 150
  • ROG Suitcase : RM 599 / ~US$ 150
  • ASUS WiGig Display Dock : RM 899 / ~US$ 225
  • TwinView Dock : RM 999 / ~US$ 250

The ROG Phone is available for pre-order from 22 October to 4 November 2018. Its accessories will only be available in November.

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ASUS ROG Phone Key Features

Here is a summary of the ROG Phone’s key features, as explained by ASUS (with most of the marketing hyperbole edited out) :

Gaming Performance

ROG Phone runs on a specially-selected octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip that is speed-binned for maximum performance — delivering sustained clock speeds of up to 2.96 GHz. It is paired with  8 GB of RAM and either 128 GB or 512 GB of fast UFS 2.1 flash storage.

To prevent thermal throttling, the ROG Phone features an exclusive GameCool cooling system that uses a highly-efficient 3D vapor-chamber with a 16X-larger surface area for heat dissipation. It is paired with a copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads on the circuit board for maximum cooling performance.

It also comes with a detachable external AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost when the going gets really tough.

The ROG Phone also comes with a special X Mode. A single tap frees up all background RAM and dedicates it to your game, optimizes game-data processing performance, and maximizes the efficiency of the AeroActive Cooler. X Mode also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity, based on a customizable list of apps.

90 Hz AMOLED Display

The ROG Phone features a large 6-inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms pixel response time for blur-free gaming. It also boasts a wide 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, with high-dynamic-range (HDR) capability and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. To protect your investment, this AMOLED display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Gaming Controls

The ROG Phone is designed to give gamers total control and a more console-like experience, with three unique ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors.

Two of these AirTrigger sensors are optimized as left / right triggers at the top of the display for landscape-mode gaming (the third is designed for use in portrait mode), and they’re fully programmable to activate any available on-screen action: aiming, firing, inventory selection.

Gamers can now free up two extra fingers to control gameplay, giving them the edge over their thumb-bound rivals. AirTriggers use ultrasonic technology, so they only need a feather-light touch — just 20 grams compared to rival touch-sensitive controls that need up to 4X the force. An advanced haptic actuator provides a powerful force-feedback system for a more immersive gameplay.

Charging Convenience

Charging a smartphone while playing can make gaming impossibly awkward. It has an optimised layout for landscape-mode gaming. There’s an additional side-mounted custom USB-C connector that supports direct charging, HDMI output, gigabit LAN and headphones.

And when the AeroActive Cooler is deployed, it provides a side-mounted USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack for unhindered gameplay. The side connector’s also used for the exclusive expansion modules, including the Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock.

ASUS Aura RGB Lighting

This is ASUS’ first smartphone to feature their proprietary ASUS Aura RGB lighting. Its illuminated rear ROG logo can display a whole rainbow of lighting schemes: static, breathing, strobing or color cycling. Lighting effects can be triggered with phone events such as incoming calls, notifications and more.

Gaming Audio

It has two front-facing speakers that are driven by individual smart amplifiers to maximize volume and minimize distortion. It is powered by an audio engine that supports 24-bit/192Khz Hi-Res Audio playback. DTS Headphone:X provides theater-quality virtual surround-sound over headphones, and there’s support for high-definition audio via Bluetooth.

Long-Lasting Battery

Powering all that is a high-capacity 4,000 mAh battery. The bundled power adapter supports ASUS HyperCharge, a direct-charge technology that delivers more power (up to 20 W) for shorter, safer charge times. It also lets the ROG Phone stay cooler when it’s charging.

 

ASUS ROG Phone Accessories

TwinView Dock

The TwinView Dock turns it into a dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience. It has a 6-inch AMOLED (2160 x 1080) auxiliary screen that’s great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication.

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It also packs a front-facing quad-speaker system, two extra physical trigger buttons, dual-haptic force-feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system and a high-capacity 6000 mAh extended battery pack.

Mobile Desktop Dock

The Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect ROG Phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard. ROG Phone can be used as an auxiliary display, hooked up to a wired gigabit LAN and drive a 5.1-channel surround-sound system via the SP/DIF output.

Gamevice + WiGig Dock

With the Gamevice controller and the WiGig Dock — using 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi — it morphs into a portable console with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity.

It packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A,B,X,Y and L3, R3 buttons.

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The Epson EcoTank Colour + Monochrome Printers Revealed!

Epson just revealed their new EcoTank range of colour and monochrome printers. Take a look at the three colour and three monochrome Epson EcoTank printers, and find out why these ink tank printers are set to dominate the industry!

 

The Epson EcoTank Colour + Monochrome Printers Revealed!

The Epson L and M series Ink Tank System printers have been in the market for a number of years now. The new Epson EcoTank printers build upon that legacy, with a new streamlined design with integrated ink tanks, a more compact size and spill-free ink bottles.

In this video, Pearly Lee, Product Manage of Epson Malaysia explains the key features and benefits of the Epson EcoTank printer family. Note their vast advantages over their laser and ink cartridge printer rivals.

The EcoTank Monochrome series handily beats laser printers in overall total cost of ownership and energy consumption.

To be specific, Epson touts that they have 24 times lower power consumption, and deliver 28 times lower overall cost per print compared to laser printers in Malaysia.

A single Epson EcoTank Monochrome bottle yields 6,000 black and white pages.

The EcoTank L-series colour printers, on the other hand, delivers incredibly low cost per print of 0.52 sen (0.13 cent) per page for black, and 0.94 sen (0.24 cent) per page for colour.

How did they do that? A set of 4 Epson ink bottles yields 4,500 black and white pages and 7,500 colour pages!

Epson also touted their reliability of their ink tank printers. In a recent study, 89% of multi-brand dealers at ranked Epson as the most reliable ink tank printer compared to other brands.

For additional peace of mind, Epson also offers the Epson CoverPlus extended warranty, which includes next business day on-site service nationwide.

 

The New Epson EcoTank Printer Models

Here is a video of the new Epson EcoTank printer models, followed by a summary of their key features :

Epson EcoTank L3110 : Print / Scan / Copy, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 600 x 1200 dpi scanning resolution.

Epson EcoTank L3150 : Print / Scan / Copy, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning resolution, WiFi Direct.

Epson EcoTank L5190 : Print / Scan / Copy / Fax, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning resolution, WiFi Direct, ADF, Ethernet, 1.44-inch Colour LCD

Epson EcoTank M1100 : Mono Print, Print Speed of 15 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty.

Epson EcoTank M1120 : Mono Print, Print Speed of 15 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty, WiFi Direct.

Epson EcoTank M2140 : Mono Print / Scan / Copy, Print Speed of 20 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty, 1.44-inch Colour LCD.

 

Epson EcoTank Printer Price + Availability

Here are the prices and availability for the various EcoTank printers and ink bottles :

  • EcoTank L3110 : Available right now at SRP of RM 580 / ~US$ 145
  • EcoTank L3150 : Available right now at SRP of RM 699 / ~US$ 175
  • EcoTank L5190 : Available only in early 2019
  • EcoTank M1100 : Available right now at SRP of RM 689 / ~US$ 173
  • EcoTank M1120 : Available right now at SRP of RM 717 / ~US$ 179
  • EcoTank M2140 : Available right now at SRP of RM 1,154 / ~US$ 289
  • EcoTank 003 ink bottle (colour / black) : Available right now at SRP of RM 23.60 / ~US$ 5.90
  • EcoTank 005 ink bottle (black pigment) : Available right now at SRP of RM 31.10 / ~US$ 7.80

 

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The Awesome Galaxy UNPACKED 2018 For Galaxy A7 + Galaxy A9 2018!

Yesterday, Samsung held their first GLOBAL Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia, unveiling the new Galaxy A 2018 series. It featured the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 2018, and the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens camera  – the Galaxy A9 2018!

As usual, Samsung brought in a slew of Korean celebrities for the party. Check out the whole event!

 

Galaxy UNPACKED KL 2018 For Galaxy A9 2018 + Galaxy A7 2018.

At 5 PM on 11 October 2018, Samsung President and CEO DJ Koh stepped up and unveiled the Galaxy A9 2018 to the world. And we were there in the front row!    

Although we earlier thought that DJ Koh would reveal the Samsung foldable smartphone – the Galaxy X / F / XF, Samsung only launched the Galaxy A9 2018, which features 4 cameras. It fits perfectly with their tagline – Four X Fun or 4x Fun.

As we had also earlier revealed, the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) made an appearance in the launch. It may not have four rear cameras, but it has THREE rear cameras and if you add the single front camera, it has FOUR cameras in total… so heck, 4x Fun too1 🙂

Sadly, Samsung did not give us a sneak peek of the Galaxy X / Galaxy F / Galaxy FX foldable smartphone… but we know it’s coming soon!

For more details on the price, availability and specifications of these two new models, please take a look at the following articles :

 

200 Lucky Fans

In addition to members of the media from all over the world, Samsung has invited 200 lucky Samsung fans to witness the first Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia. They were selected after sharing photos taken with their Samsung Galaxy devices.

This emphasis on photography ties in with the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018’s key selling point of mobile photography using its four cameras.

 

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Find Dali – The SOCAR-Powered Transportation Aide Goes LIVE!

The #FindDali marketing campaign has left many netizens in Kuala Lumpur puzzled for weeks. Who is Dali??? Why should we find Dali? All that was revealed at a smashing party last night. Check out the full story below!

 

Find Dali – The SOCAR-Powered Transportation Aide

For weeks, Kuala Lumpur has been inundated with advertisements to find Dali. People wondered about the ads asking, “Would you rather brake in traffic or take a break?” or “Who would free you from your car loans?“.

Leon Foong, CEO of SOCAR revealed last night that Dali is Kuala Lumpur’s first smart transportation aide. Designed to give you access to your mobility-related information – from car loans and the cheapest car parks and best eating places, it will help get around KL, whether it’s with public transport, car sharing, e-hailing or even your own car!

Dali is powered by the car-sharing startup, SOCAR and its multi-flex community, and backed by an AI engine. Dali is more than just an AI bot. It’s meant to offer the multi-flex community the ability to start threads on various topics, and use their travel experiences to guide other commuters asking the same questions, or facing the same situations.

“To put it simply, Dali is YOU and every other person who is a part of the multiflex transportation matrix. It is a community first platform built for the community of multiflexers and is powered by the community” said Leon Foong, CEO of SOCAR. “We spend a sizeable amount of time each day lamenting on why we waste so much time on commuting and getting around. However things aren’t going to get better if we just internalise this problem.”

“WIth Dali, we want to give people a voice, a voice to change things, a voice to shape the future of mobility by expressing what we truly want and allowing the community to come together to build solutions that will make our cities more liveable. SOCAR believes in the power of the collective, and FindDali.my is the tool that allows us to harness the power of that collective.”

The #FindDali platform was officially launched at a smashing party, going live at the stroke of midnight. Starting today (7 September 2018), everyone can use FindDali. Not just SOCAR members. EVERYONE.

Just head over to www.finddali.my and start asking Dali questions!

 

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The VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 Notebooks Revealed!

VAIO is back! These iconic notebooks from the VAIO Corporation are now back, thanks to Nextsgo, with the launch of the VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 notebooks. Get the full details here!

 

The VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 Notebooks Revealed!

Carefully assembled in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, the new VAIO S11 and S13 notebooks feature first-rate production quality, advanced electronics, and craftsmanship – a set of procedures called the “Azumino Finish”.

The VAIO S11 and S13 notebooks retain their iconic hexagonal design while staying slim and lightweight. They are also regularly subjected to stringent quality tests to ensure they are highly durable and reliable.

The new VAIO S11 and S13 notebooks are optimized with VAIO TruePerformance technology, allowing the latest 8th Generation Intel Core CPU inside the notebooks to be improved by 11% to 13%. This is due to the enhanced design and architecture of its heat sink, therefore allowing the VAIO notebooks to perform at longer periods of time thanks to its more efficient dispersal of processor heat.

With an outstanding battery lifespan of up to 8 hours for the VAIO S13 and 11 hours for the VAIO S11 notebooks respectively, business professionals can rest assured knowing their notebooks will be ready for them when they most need it. In the event that they need do need to recharge their notebooks, an hour’s time of charging will quickly restore about 80% of battery power.

With the lightweight carbon fibre chassis, the VAIO® S11 weighs in at only 0.85kg with its 11.6” FHD IPS display, making it the lightest of the two new notebooks. The equally light 1.07kg VAIO S13 comes with magnesium alloy chassis and a 13.3” FHD IPS display. Both notebooks’ GPUs are powered by an Intel UHD Graphics 620. An ample serving of up to 16GB of RAM is offered for both notebook models, along with a superfast internal SSD of 512GB.

 

VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 Price + Availability

The VAIO S13 notebook only comes in black and silver, while the smaller VAIO S11 notebook will have more colour options, including black, silver, brown, pink and white.

The VAIO S11 will be priced between RM 6,499 to RM 6,699 while the VAIO S13 will retail at RM 6,199 to RM8,399. Interested buyers will be able to purchase the new VAIO notebooks in person at Plaza Low Yat and Digital Mall, the latter housing the Nexstgo flagship store. The new VAIO notebooks will also be available on Lazada online store.

 

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The Spectacular Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launch Event!

Samsung really went all out in their exclusive, invitation-only Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch event at Arena Axiata in Bukit Jalil. 2,000 lucky guests witnessed the largest and most spectacular launch of any Samsung smartphone yet.

But don’t fret – we recorded EVERYTHING at the Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch. So check out the photos and videos it will be as if you were there yourself today!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launch Presentation

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch event kicked off with Samsung Malaysia President Yoonson Kim arriving in a McLaren supercar, escorted by nine super bikes and nine drones.

  • All Day Battery: The Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery, the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all-dayto talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night.
  • Store More, Delete Less: The Galaxy Note9 is available with two internal storage options – choose from 128GB or 512GB. And with the ability to insert a microSD card, the device is 1TB-ready, allowing users to have peace of mind, knowing there will always be enough room for favourite photos, videos, and apps.

  • Speed and Power: The Galaxy Note9 is a super powerful smartphone with a cutting-edge 10nm processor and support for the fastest network speeds available in the market (up to 1.2 gigabits per second) to stream and download without slowing down. The device also includes an industry-leading and Samsung developed Water Carbon Cooling system and an on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm to deliver powerful yet stable performances.

 

All-Star Endorsement of the Samsung Galaxy Note9!

Samsung invited an all-star cast of celebrities to share their experience using the new Galaxy Note9, and their trip to New York for the Samsung Galaxy Note9 Unpacked event! They include Jinnyboy, Reuben Kang, Limzy, Josephine Yap and Tian Chad.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9’s camera and new Bluetooth S Pen proved to be very useful to them :

  • New S Pen – With Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play videos, with just one click of the S Pen!
  • Scene Optimizer : The Galaxy Note9’s camera is Samsung’s smartest yet. It uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as the scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and be instantly optimized. The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colours and dynamic definition.

  • Flaw Detection : The first shot doesn’t always come out right, but the Galaxy Note9 lets users know if there’s something wrong so they can take another picture without losing the moment. An immediate notification will appear if the image is blurry, the subject blinked, there is a smudge on the lens, or there’s backlight impacting the quality of the image.
  • Premium Camera : With the unique combination of advanced intelligence features and leading premium hardware, the Galaxy Note9’s camera is the best on the market. It comes with advanced noise reduction technology and a Dual Aperture lens, which adjusts to light just like the human eye. No matter the lighting conditions, Galaxy Note9’s top-tier camera delivers a crystal-clear shot.

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BONUS : K-Tigers LIVE!

The guests were also treated to an electrifying performance by the K-Tigers – the world’s leading Taekwondo demo team from South Korea!

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch then ended with a team dance. Then guests were invited to try out Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone!

 

Galaxy And Beyond!

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 comes with these premium Galaxy technologies – fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay.

Additionally, it features Samsung’s trusted, defense-grade Knox security platform and biometric security options including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, and facial recognition capabilities to keep important information safe.

For more information, check out our Samsung Galaxy Note9 Preview!

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JOI Book 100 Ultra-Thin Laptop Debuts @ Just RM1,299 / $325!

SNS Network just introduced a highly-affordable ultra-thin laptop – the JOI Book 100. Priced at only RM 1,299 / $325, it has a premium metal and glass design, with a Full HD IPS display and solid state storage. Here are the full details!

 

Introducing The JOI Book 100!

Despite its low cost, the JOI Book 100 boasts a full metal and glass design that gives it a premium look and feel that is quite unlike any other laptop in the same price range. Its 14.1-inch display does not only come with a Full HD IPS panel, it has a full glass cover and very narrow bezels.

Performance

Powering the JOI Book 100 is a power-sipping Intel Celeron N3450 quad-core processor – it uses just 6 W of power while delivering clock speeds between 1.1 GHz and 2.2 GHz. It is backed by 2 MB of L2 cache, Intel HD Graphics 500 and 4 GB of memory.

Storage

The JOI Book 100 is unique in that it comes with a 32 GB eMMC boot drive, preloaded with Windows 10 Home. For additional storage, it has an M.2 SSD bay with a 128 GB Intel SSD 545s drive installed.

This SSD bay has an easy-access hatch that allows you to easily swap out the existing SSD for a larger drive later. If that’s not enough, you can also add a microSD card for additional storage of up to 64 GB.

Mobility

The JOI Book 100 comes with a 10,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that will last 6-8 hours. It is also very slim at just 14 mm and weighs only 1.35 kg, which means you will have no problem slipping it into small bags.

 

JOI Book 100 Specifications

SpecificationsJOI Book 100
Display14.1-inch IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- full glass panel with 3 mm bezels
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Celeron N3450
- 4 cores, 4 threads
- 1.1 GHz base clock, 2.2 GHz boost clock
- 2 MB L2 cache
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 500
- 200 MHz to 700 MHz
Memory4 GB RAM
Storage32 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage
128 GB Intel SSD 545s
Micro SD card slot (up to 64 GB)
Front Camera2 MP Webcam
ConnectivityWiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
Available Ports2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x micro HDMI port
Battery10,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Weight1.35 kg
Available ColoursGold / Dark Grey

 

JOI Book 100 Price + Offers

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As you already know, the JOI Book 100 only costs RM 1,299 / US$ 325. It is available in two colour options – Dark Grey and Gold.

It will come with a complimentary 128 GB Intel SSD 545s drive (worth RM 249 / $62) preinstalled, and a JOI Anti-Theft backpack (worth RM 129 / $32).

In addition, from 12th to 15th July 2018, Gloo.com.my and Gloo @ Lazada will be offer an exclusive promotion. Every purchase of a JOI Book 100 will come with a free wireless mouse and PWP offers of Microsoft Office 365 Personal at RM 99 and Seagate Back Up Plus 1TB at only RM 169. 

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