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Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Announced!

Latest Singapore-Malaysia VTL Air Travel Guide!

The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Singapore and Malaysia allows for quarantine-free air travel!

Here is what you need to know about the Singapore to Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane!

 

Singapore-Malaysia Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Announced!

After almost 2 years of border closures, Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to launch a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) on 8 November 2021.

From 29 November 2021 onwards, fully-vaccinated individuals will be allowed to travel between Changi Airport and KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport).

Travellers using this Vaccinated Travel Lane will NOT be required to serve any quarantine or Stay-Home-Notice. They will only be required to take COVID-19 tests!

However, I should point out that this VTL scheme will NOT be cheap, as you will need to undergo several COVID-19 tests.

Read more : Singapore-Malaysia VTL Land (Causeway) Travel Guide!

 

VTL Air Travel Guide : Singapore To Malaysia

On 19 November 2021, the Immigration Department of Malaysia released details of the Vaccinated Travel Lane rules for people travelling from Singapore to Malaysia.

Pre-Departure

  • Travellers must remain in Singapore and/or Malaysia in the last 14 consecutive days.
  • Travellers must be fully-vaccinated with the full regimen of COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM), at least two weeks before arrival in Malaysia.
  • Travellers must book a designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flight into Malaysia.
  • Travellers must register and pay for the on-arrival COVID-19 RT-PCR test at https://www.airport.doctor2u.my
  • Travellers must take a separate COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 2 days before departure.
  • Travellers must download and register the MySejahtera app.
  • MyTravelPass is not required.
  • Short-term visitors, including business and official travellers, must :
    a) apply for visa (if required),
    b) purchase a return ticket, and
    c) purchase COVID-19 travel insurance (minimum RM 100,000 coverage)

Check-In

  • Travellers will need to present these documents at check-in :
    a) Travel document (passport / electronic visit pass)
    b) Valid vaccination certificate (physical or electronic)
    c) Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate
    d) MySejahtera app with registered profile
  • Short-term visitors, including business and official travellers, only will also require to present these at check in :
    a) visa (if required)
    b) return ticket
    c) proof of purchase of COVID-19 travel insurance (physical or electronic)

On Arrival

  • Take the on-arrival COVID-19 RT-PCR test, and wait 1-3 hours at the designated area in the airport for the test results.
  • After obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result, proceed to the arrival immigration and present the following :
    a) Travel document (passport / electronic visit pass)
    b) Boarding Pass
    c) Visa (if required)
    d) Return ticket (applicable to all, except Permanent Residents of Malaysia and holders of Long-Term Passes).

Stay In Malaysia

  • Travellers must adhere to the current public health measures
  • Travellers must activate MySejahtera app at all times.

 

VTL Air Travel Guide : Malaysia To Singapore

The Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) released details of the Vaccinated Travel Lane rules for travel to and from Malaysia :

  • The joint VTL between Singapore and Malaysia is limited to travel between Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), starting on 29 November 2021.
  • Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) applications for Short-Term Visitors and Singapore Permanent Residents will commence on 22 November 2021 – returning Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are fully-vaccinated will not need to apply.

The Singapore Minister of Transportation also announced that :

  • Applications for VTL will open on 22 November 2021.
  • Travellers to Singapore will be required to present a negative PCR test, or a professionally-administer ART (Antigen Rapid Test) taken 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Travellers to Singapore will be subjected to a PCR test on arrival.

Pre-Departure

  • Travellers must be fully-vaccinated with a WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) vaccine, at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore.
  • Unvaccinated travellers who are 12 years and below in the calendar year can travel to Singapore via the VTL if accompanied by a fully-vaccinated VTL traveller.
  • Travellers must be able to provide the Digital Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination, either downloaded or shown on the MySejahtera app.
  • Travellers must have only travelled to, or transited through any VTL countries (like Malaysia) or Category I countries (like Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan) in the last 14 consecutive days before departure to Singapore.
  • Travellers must travel to Singapore on a designated VTL flight from Malaysia.
  • Foreign short-term visitors must purchase a suitable travel insurance with a minimum coverage of S$30,000 against COVID-19 related medical charges from a Singapore or overseas-based insurer.
  • Foreign short-term visitors that require a visa to enter Singapore, must apply fro a visa.
  • Travellers, except those aged 2 and below in the calendar year, must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test / Antigen Rapid Test within 2 days before departure to Singapore.
  • Travellers under the VTL do not need a return flight ticket to enter Singapore.

Applying To Travel Under VTL

  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass, but must comply with the VTL requirements.
  • Unvaccinated children of Singapore citizens and permanent residents, aged 12 and below, do not need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass either.
  • Foreign visitors, including Short-Term Visitors and Long-Term Pass Holders, must apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass from 22 November 2021 (10 AM SGT) onwards.
  • Children aged 12 and below accompanying foreign visitors do not need to apply.
  • All applications must be submitted between 7 and 60 days before the intended date of entry into Singapore.
  • Every Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) is valid for 6 calendar days from the traveller’s chose date of entry.

Essential Documents

  • Travellers must carry along an electronic / physical copy of these documents to present to the airline staff and immigration officers.
Documents Singapore Citizens &
Permanent Residents
Long-Term
Pass Holders
Short-Term
Visitors
Accepted Proof of Vaccination
Negative Pre-Departure
COVID-19 Test
Valid Vaccinated Travel Pass
(VTP)
X
COVID-19 Insurance Policy X X
Valid Visa (If Required) X X

On-Arrival PCR Test

  • Travellers, except children aged 2 and below in the calendar year, are required to undergo a PCR test on arrival in Singapore.
  • After taking the PCR test, travellers must immediately take private transportation, taxi or private hire car (e.g. GrabSHN, Go-Jek, MVL(TADA), Ryde to their declared place of accommodation.
  • Travellers may also be picked up from the airport by their company / family member / friend in a private vehicle, but there should be no more than one person picking up the traveller from the airport.
  • All persons in the private vehicle must wear face masks throughout the journey.
  • Travellers must travel directly to their declared place of accommodation to await their COVID-19 PCR test results.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!

You can soon pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Malaysia!

Find out how much it will cost in Malaysia, and what the pre-order deal is like!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a starting price of US$1,799 – about £1,299 / A$2,449 / S$2,439 / RM 7,619.

Here in Malaysia, Samsung will offer two variants of Galaxy Z Fold 3 for sale :

  • 12 GB + 256 GB : RM6,999
  • 12 GB + 512 GB : RM7,099

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in three colour options (from left to right) : Phantom Green, Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.

Read more : Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!
Read more : Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!

You will be able to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in Malaysia, from 19 September to 21 September 2021, with these freebies :

  • RM850 e-voucher for Samsung Malaysia Online Store
  • Samsung Care+ protection (1 year), which covers accidental damage, including screen replacement, water damage and back cover replacement

Read more : Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Unboxing + Hands-On Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Hands-On + Key Features!

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 boasts a large 7.6-inch Infinity Flex display, with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel that has a 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1768 x 2208 pixels.

In the front, it has a 6.2-inch Cover Display with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel, that has a 120 Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

In addition to the Gorilla Glass Victus protection for the Cover Display, its rear triple camera system is protected by Gorilla Glass with DX.

Its main display has a new protective film made from stretchable PET, and newly-optimised display panel layers that is 80% more durable than the Z Fold2 display. The display is now verified to withstand folding at least 200,000 times!

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is water-resistant in up to 1.5 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes, but is not dust-resistant due to its foldable display and folding mechanism. Hence, it is IPX8-rated.

To protect against dust and other particles, its Hideaway Hinge has enhanced Sweeper technology, with shorter bristles.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is built around the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, with 12 GB of memory, and either 256 GB or 512 GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage.

There are two stylus options for the Z Fold 3 – the S Pen Fold Edition, and the S Pen Pro. They both feature a specially-engineered retractable Pro tip, with force limit technology to protect the foldable display.

Complementing its massive display are dual speakers tuned by AKG, but there is no 3.5 mm audio jack, in case you are wondering.

Just above its cover display, is a 10 MP camera, which you can use without unfolding the phone. When unfolded, you can use the 4 MP front camera, which is hidden under the display for a seamless look.

At the back, it has a triple camera system, that consists of :

  • 12 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • 12 MP telephone camera, with 2X zoom and f/2.4 aperture
  • 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture

Powering all that is a large 4,400 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 25 watt fast charging, and 11 watt wireless charging. It can even wireless recharge other devices, albeit at just 4.5 watts.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 : Specifications In Malaysia

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
Model NA
Main Display 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display
Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel
1768 x 2208 pixels, 374 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate
900 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
Cover Display 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
816 x 2260 pixels, 387 ppi
120 Hz refresh rate
1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
Gorilla Glass Victus protection
Protection IPX8 Water Resistance
No Dust Resistance
OS Android 11 with One UI 3.1
Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (SM8350)
CPU 1 x Kryo 680 Prime core (2.84 GHz )
3 x Kryo 680 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 680 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 660
Memory 12 GB
Storage 256 GB / 512 GB UFS 3.1
Cover Camera 10 MP camera, f/2.2 aperture
Front Camera 4 MP under-display camera (f/1.8)
Main Cameras 12 MP Dual Pixel camera, f/1.8
12 MP 2X telephoto camera, f/2.4
12 MP ultrawide camera, f/2.2
Audio Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos
UHQ 32-bit and DSD64/128 support
Connectivity Network : 5G / 4G / 3G
Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e
Bluetooth : BT 5.2
USB : USB-C 3.2
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity, Light
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS
NFC Yes
Battery 4,400 mAh Li-Po battery
Charging Wired : 25 watt
Wireless : 11 watt
Reverse wireless : 4.5 watt
Folded
Dimensions
67.1 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
14.4 mm to 16.0 mm thick
Unfolded
Dimensions
128.1 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
6.4 mm thick
Weight 271 grams

 

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AMD @ Computex 2021 : Everything They Announced!

AMD unveiled a WHOLE SLEW of new products and technologies at Computex 2021!

Here is a recap of everything AMD announced at Computex 2021!

 

AMD @ Computex 2021 : Everything They Announced!

On 1 June 2021, AMD kicked off their virtual Computex 2021 press conference, announcing a whole slew of new products and technologies!

Let’s take a look at what AMD announced at Computex 2021!

3rd Gen EPYC Beats Intel Xeon Scalable!

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su showed how the dual-socket 3rd Gen EPYC 7763 system beat the dual-socket Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 system by 50%!

  • 2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 delivered 201,334 Java operations per second
  • 2P AMD EPYC 7763 delivered 301,297 Java operations per second

This is because the EPYC 7763 has far more cores than the Xeon Platinum 8380 – 64 cores versus just 40 cores!

AMD RDNA 2 Coming To Automotive + Mobile!

AMD is working to bring the RDNA 2 gaming architecture to industry leaders in the automotive and mobile segments :

Tesla Model S + Model X

The new infotainment systems in the Tesla Model S and Model X are powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded APU, with an AMD RDNA 2-based GPU capable of AAA gaming!

Samsung Exynos

The next-generation Samsung Exynos SoC will feature custom AMD RDNA 2-based graphics IP, that will introduce raytracing and variable rate shading capabilities to flagship mobile devices!

AMD Ryzen 5000G Desktop APUs

Dr. Lisa Su also announced that they are introducing two AMD Ryzen 5000G series desktop APUs, that will be available to the DIY market starting 5 August 2021.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G has an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz.

It has 4 GB of L2 cache, and 16 GB of L3 cache; and 8-core integrated Radeon graphics clocked at 2.0 GHz.

This 65 watt desktop APU will have a launch price of US$359.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has an 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a base clock of 3.9 GHz and a boost clock of 4.4 GHz.

It has 3 GB of L2 cache, and 16 GB of L3 cache; and 7-core integrated Radeon graphics clocked at 1.9 GHz.

This 65 watt desktop APU will have a launch price of US$259.

AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series Desktop CPUs

While not mentioned in the main Computex 2021 press conference, AMD also launched the Ryzen PRO 5000 series desktop processors based on the Zen 3 core!

AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 G-Series (65W)

  • Ryzen 7 5750G : 8 core, 16 thread, 3.8 GHz to 4.6 GHz, 4 MB L2, 16 MB L3
  • Ryzen 5 5650G : 6 core, 12 thread, 3.9 GHz to 4.4 GHz, 3 MB L2, 16 MB L3
  • Ryzen 3 5350G : 4 core, 8 thread, 4.0 GHz to 4.2 GHz, 2 MB L2, 8 MB L3

AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 GE-Series (35W)

  • Ryzen 7 5750GE : 8 core, 16 thread, 3.2 GHz to 4.6 GHz, 4 MB L2, 16 MB L3
  • Ryzen 5 5650GE : 6 core, 12 thread, 3.4 GHz to 4.4 GHz, 3 MB L2, 16 MB L3
  • Ryzen 3 5350GE : 4 core, 8 thread, 3.6 GHz to 4.2 GHz, 2 MB L2, 8 MB L3

You can get the full details in this official AMD deep dive into the Ryzen PRO 5000 series desktop processors!

AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics

Scott Herkelman, Vice President & General Manager of AMD Graphics Business Unit, officially announced the introduction of the Radeon RX 6000M series mobile graphics for laptop gaming.

AMD Radeon RX 6800M

Their flagship model has a 2.3 GHz game clock and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, and is designed to deliver 120 fps gaming at 1440p.

AMD says that it will offer significantly better performance than the competition :

  • 40% to 70% better gaming performance than the GeForce RTX 2070 at 1440p Max Settings.
  • 14% to 40% better gaming performance than the GeForce RTX 3080 while gaming on battery.

AMD Radeon RX 6700M

This model has a 2.3 GHz game clock and 10 GB of GDDR6 memory, and is designed to deliver 100 fps gaming at 1440p.

AMD Radeon RX 6600M

This model has a 2.177 GHz game clock and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and is designed to deliver 100 fps gaming at 1080p.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)

FidelityFX Super Resolution, or FSR for short, is AMD’s spatial upscaling technology that is designed to boost frame rates, while delivering a high-quality gaming experience.

Think of it as AMD’s version of NVIDIA’s DLSS. But while DLSS is proprietary, FidelityFX Super Resolution is open-source, and will be supported on both AMD processors and GPUs as well as NVIDIA GPUs!

More than 10 game developers plan to integrate FSR into their top titles and gamer engines in 2021.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) will be available starting 22 June 2021.

AMD Advantage Gaming Laptops

Think of AMD Advantage as a marketing programme, based around a “design framework” of premium gaming features.

  • Amplified Performance : AMD Ryzen processor + AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics + AMD Radeon Software for gaming at 100 fps at 1080p
  • Premium Displays : 144Hz+ with LFC, low latency, AMD FreeSync Premium, 300 nits+ brightness, IPS / OLED panels, 100% sRGB / 72% NTSC minimum
  • Built To Game : NVMe SSD, less than 40°C WASD keyboard temperatures when gaming, >10 hours binge watching on battery

AMD 3D Chiplet Technology

AMD continues to build on their packaging technologies with their new 3D Chiplet technology, developed in collaboration with TSMC.

It enhances their existing chipset architecture with 3D stacking using a hybrid bond approach that provides over 200X the interconnect density of 2D chipsets and more than 15X the density of existing 3D packaging solutions.

This new 3D chiplet technology also consumes less energy than current 3D solutions, and is the most flexible active-on-active silicon stacking technology.

In Computex 2021, Dr. Lisa Su showed off the 3D vertical SRAM cache bonded to an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processor prototype.

AMD is on-track to begin production on high-end computing products with 3D chiplets by the end of 2021.

 

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HUAWEI Vision S 4K Smart TV : What You Need To Know!

HUAWEI just officially launched their Vision S, powered by their own HarmonyOS operating system!

Here is what you need to know about the new HUAWEI Vision S 4K smart TV!

 

HUAWEI Vision S : HarmonyOS Smart TV

Powered by HarmonyOS, the HUAWEI Vision S comes in two sizes – 65-inch and 55-inch, both offering smart features like :

  • interconnectivity,
  • interactive capabilities,
  • multi-device collaboration, and
  • of course, multimedia prowess

Let’s take a quick look at what you need to know about this new smart TV!

 

HUAWEI Vision S : Specifications

To make it easy for you to compare the two models, here is a table comparing their key specifications :

Specifications HUAWEI
Vision S
65-inch
HUAWEI
Vision S
55-inch
Size 65-inches 55-inches
Resolution 4K UHD
3840 x 2160 pixels
Colour Gamut 92% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Brightness 350 nits
Contrast Ratio 5000:1
Backlight Type Direct LED
Operating System HUAWEI HarmonyOS
Memory 3 GB
Storage 32 GB
Camera 13 MP magnetic camera
Speakers 2 x 10 W full frequency
2 x 10 W tweeters
Voice Input 6 microphones
Far-field voice pickup
Remote Control Bluetooth voice remote control
OneHop Projection (NFC)
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
3 x HDMI 2.0 ports
1 x AV-in port
1 x USB 3.0 port
1 x SPDIF (coaxial) port
Power Consumption 230 watts 190 watts
Display Only Size 1449.3 mm wide
837.2 mm high
72.1 mm thick
1230.1 mm wide
714.1 mm high
73.0 mm thick
Display + Base Size
1449.3 mm wide
876.4 mm high
336.7 mm thick
1449.3 mm wide
753.6 mm high
258.0 mm thick
Display Only Weight 19.5 kg 14.2 kg
Display + Base Weight 20 kg 14.7 kg

 

HUAWEI Vision S : Key Features

Double Refresh Rate, Double Speakers!

Its 120 Hz display, coupled with Advanced Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC) promises to offer much more immersive and smoother visuals.

On top of that, it is fitted with twice as many speakers than other smart TVs – two Full Frequency Speakers and two High Frequency Speakers, with a 1 litre sound cavity!

1080p HUAWEI MeeTime Calls!

The HUAWEI Vision S supports MeeTime calls, letting you engage in high-definition video calls at up to 1080p resolution without being connected to a HUAWEI smartphone!

All you need to do is set the Vision S to use your HUAWEI ID during the installation process, and you can make 1080p MeeTime calls directly on it!

OneHop Projection!

The HUAWEI Vision S comes with OneHop Projection built-in, activate with a tap of your HUAWEI smartphone on the HUAWEI Share icon on its remote control!

You will be able to project your smartphone contents onto the display, and navigate by simply swiping left and right on your smartphone!

Mirror Control

The Mirror Control capability turns your smartphone into a touchpad for the Vision S.

This gives you handy touch controls for easier input, without worrying about the remote again.

 

HUAWEI Vision S : Price + Deals!

The HUAWEI Malaysia Vision S will be available in two sizes, at these price points :

  • 65-inch : RM 3,999 (about US$975 / €807 / A$1259 / S$1,294)
  • 55-inch : RM 2,999 (about US$731 / €605 / A$944 / S$970)

You can pre-order them right now :

If you pre-order one, you will receive these free gifts!

Vision S 65-inch
Pre-order period : Now until 2 May 2021
Free gifts : HUAWEI WiFi AX3 router + HUAWEI FreeLace Pro *
* only on the HUAWEI Lazada Store + HUAWEI Online Store

Vision S 55-inch
Pre-order period : Now until 12 May 2021
Free gifts : RM200 instant rebate **
** only on the HUAWEI Shopee Store + HUAWEI Online Store

 

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Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccinations Kick Off In Malaysia!

Malaysia just kicked off Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations, targeting senior citizens and vulnerable adults!

Here are scenes from the first public COVID-19 vaccinations in Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Pahang and Sarawak!

 

Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccinations : Who’s Included?

Phase 2 will focus on immunising 9.4 million high-risk adults, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : remaining healthcare workers and frontliners (including defence)
  • Group 2 : senior citizens 60 years or olderdisabled adults, and vulnerable adults with chronic diseases, like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Those selected for Phase 2 – in particular, senior citizens, vulnerable adults and disabled adults – will be notified of their appointments as early as 5 April through :

  • MySejahtera
  • SMS
  • Phone call

All eligible recipients will get at least two weeks’ notice in advanced of their vaccination appointments.

 

Register For Your COVID-19 Vaccination Today!

If you have not already done so, please register for your FREE COVID-19 vaccination through :

  1. The MySejahtera app – a future update will introduce a button to register for an appointment.
  2. The Vaksin COVID website.
  3. The telephone hotline : 1800-888-828
  4. Manually at health clinics, hospitals and private clinics
  5. House-to-house registration at targeted rural areas for senior citizens.

Recommended : How To Register For COVID-19 Vaccination On MySejahtera!

 

Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccinations : Scenes From Day 1!

Phase 2 kicked off in these 8 states today, with other states a few days later :

  • Kedah
  • Penang
  • Pahang
  • Melaka
  • Terengganu
  • Sabah
  • Labuan
  • Sarawak

Jempol, Negeri Sembilan

JKJAV shared these pictures of people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan on the first day of Phase 2.

Kangar, Perlis

JKJAV shared these pictures of people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in Kangar, Perlis on the first day of Phase 2.

Rompin, Pahang

JKJAV shared these pictures of people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in Rompin, Pahang on the first day of Phase 2.

Sibu, Sarawak

JKJAV shared these pictures of people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations in Sibu, Sarawak on the first day of Phase 2.

 

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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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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : Malaysia Price + Deal For Oct-Nov!

Here is the latest official price list and the October-November deal for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch in Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : A New Premium Smartwatch!

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is their next-generation smartwatch, with a new slimmed-down rotating bezel.

Built with premium materials, it features the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while remaining comfortable enough to wear all day and all night.

The new Samsung Health Monitor app offers cuff-less blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements.

You can also measure and track your oxygen saturation levels over time using its Blood Oxygen feature. And if you fall, your location can be sent immediately to pre-designated contacts.

The new Galaxy Watch 3 also features Running Analysis to help you run better, improve your form and prevent injuries.

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : Price + Deal For Malaysia In Oct-Nov!

Here in Malaysia, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is available in two sizes, with these colour options and SRP :

From now until 22 November 2020, every purchase will come with a FREE Sport Ridge Band worth RM 169.

Here are direct purchase links (mobile and desktop) for the Galaxy Watch 3 in Malaysia :

Here are direct purchase links (mobile) for the Galaxy Watch 3 in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Malaysia Price + Launch Deal!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is now available in Malaysia, and here are its official price and launch deal!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : A Quick Primer!

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

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

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Malaysia Colour Options

Here in Malaysia, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available in two colour options – Mystic Black (left) and Mystic Bronze.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Malaysia Price + Launch Deal!

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a recommended retail price of RM 7,999 (about US$1,918 / £1,476 / A$2,636 / S$2,622).

It is available for retail purchase starting 25 September 2020, at :

Every purchase of the Galaxy Z Fold 2, from now until 31 October 2020, will come with these freebies :

  • one FREE pair of Galaxy Buds Live (worth RM699)
  • One-Time Inner Screen Crack Protection against accidental damage within one year of purchase.
    Note : The protection does not include the exterior screen.

In addition, every Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with Galaxy Z Concierge, which gives you 24/7 one-on-one assistance from Samsung experts.

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Purchase with Purchase Deal!

Samsung Malaysia will also offer you 20% off these Galaxy Z Fold 2 covers, from now until 25 October 2020 :

  • Leather Cover : RM 319 (RRP : RM399)
  • Aramid Standing Cover : RM 299 (RRP : RM239)

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Trade-In Deal!

Finally, you can trade-in your old device and save up to RM3,940 off the Galaxy Z Fold 2!

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 : Specifications In Malaysia

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

 

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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 MatePad Pro Price + Pre-Order Deal For Malaysia!

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro flagship table is available for pre-order in Malaysia starting today! Pre-order it to get RM 1,000 in freebies!

 

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!

 

HUAWEI MatePad Pro : Price + Pre-Order Deal For Malaysia!

HUAWEI is offering the MatePad Pro at an awesome price of just RM 2,399 / ~US$551 / ~£445 / ~A$909 / ~S$790.

It is now available in either the Midnight Grey or Pearl White colour options, with freebies worth RM 1,000!

  • FREE HUAWEI MatePad Pro Keyboard
  • FREE HUAWEI M-Pen
  • 3-Month subscription to HUAWEI Video

You can order the HUAWEI MatePad Pro from the official online HUAWEI store :

The pre-order offer above is only valid from 3 to 10 April 2020, and deliveries will begin on 11 April 2020.

 

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HUAWEI P40 Price + Pre-Order Deals For Malaysia!

The HUAWEI P40 + P40 Pro smartphones are available for pre-order in Malaysia starting today! Here are their prices and pre-order deals!

 

HUAWEI P40 Models + Price List For Malaysia!

HUAWEI Malaysia is bringing into Malaysia these four colour options – Deep Sea Blue, Black, Blush Gold and Silver Frost for two P40 models :

  • HUAWEI P40 : RM 2,799 / ~US$642 / ~£518 / ~A$1,057 / ~S$919
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro : RM 3,899 / ~US$894 / ~£722 / ~A$1,473 / ~S$1,280

Here are the online purchase options in Malaysia :

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 Pre-Order Deals For Malaysia!

HUAWEI Malaysia announced these great pre-order freebies worth RM 1,300 for both the P40 and P40 Pro, if you pre-order from 3 to 10 April 2020.

  • FREE pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
  • 50 GB HUAWEI Cloud Storage
  • 1-Year Extended Warranty + 1 Month Screen Protection
  • 3-Month Subscription To HUAWEI Video
  • Wireless Charging Case (P40) / Wireless Car Super Charger (P40 Pro)

You can pre-order the P40 or P40 Pro in Malaysia through the official HUAWEI online store :

Deliveries will begin from 11 April 2020 onwards.

 

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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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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G : Price + Launch Deal In Malaysia!

Get ready to buy the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G this week! Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about its specifications, price and availability in Malaysia!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is built around the brand new Kirin 990 platform, with a triple-tier architecture :

  • two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
  • two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz
  • four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz

It also comes with a powerful 16-core ARM Mali-G76 GPU, and a new Da Vinci neural architecture.

The 4G model comes with 2 NPUs – 1 big + 1 small, but the 5G model will have 3 NPUs – 2 big + 1 small. This should give the 5G model a significant boost in AI capabilities.

In the front, it has a 32 MP selfie camera, but in the back, it features a new SuperSensing Quad Camera that consists of :

  • a 40 MP SuperSensing main camera (f/1.6)
  • a 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4)
  • a 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
  • a 3D Time-of-Flight camera

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is powered by a large 4,500 mAh battery, and supports 40 W wired charging, and 27 W wireless charging.

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HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G vs 4G Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (5G)
HUAWEI
Mate 30 Pro (4G)
Display 6.53-inch OLED display
– 1176 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi)
– HDR10 + DCI-P3 colour gamut
Protection Gorilla Glass 6 + IP68
Operating System Android 10 with EMUI 10
System Platform HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990
CPU 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.86 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 Big Cores + 1 Tiny Core 1 Big Core + 1 TinyCore
GPU ARM Mali-G76 MC16
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage
NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP with f/2.0 lens
3D ToF camera
Rear Cameras 40 MP main camera (f/1.6)
8 MP 3X telephoto camera (f/2.4)
40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8)
3D ToF Camera
Connectivity 5G : NSA and SA modes
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
5G : NA
4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB 3.1 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Battery 4,500 mAh
40 W wired charging
27 W wireless charging
Dimensions 73.1 mm wide
158.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 198 g

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G Colour Options

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is available with either a glass or vegan leather back, with these colour options :

  • Glass : Emerald Green, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Black
  • Vegan Leather : Forest Green and Orange

At the moment, we have no idea what colours are really available at launch. We will keep you updated as we know more!

 

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G will retail for RM 4,199 (roughly US$1,019 / £776 / A$1,523 / S$1,399) from 7 February 2020 onwards, at :

  • HUAWEI online stores / retailers : RM 4199 | RM 4199 | RM 4199
  • all HUAWEI Experience Stores nationwide
  • Maxis, Celcom and U Mobile
  • Digi (soon)

Every purchase of the Mate 30 Pro 5G will come with these exclusive gifts worth RM 537 :

  • HUAWEI Wireless In-Car SuperCharge charger
  • HUAWEI Care (1-year extended warranty)

On top of that, these online retailers are offering even sweeter deals for pre-orders / early bird purchases :

Store Price Free Gifts
DirectD

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger

HUAWEI Soundstone CM51
HUAWEI Body Scale
HUAWEI CM510 Bluetooth Speaker
Gadgets House

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless in-car charger
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro case

HUAWEI Smart Band 3
HUAWEI Mini Bluetooth Speaker
HUAWEI Premium Store

RM 4199

HUAWEI Care
HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger
HUAWEI Body Scale

So this is really the best time ever to purchase the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G smartphone!

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realme 5i Preview : A Slightly Different realme 5!

realme just launched their realme 5i smartphone, with 4 rear cameras and a large 5000 mAh battery.

Let’s take a closer look at the realme 5i, and find out what it offers!

 

realme 5i Preview : A Slightly Different realme 5!

Contrary to expectations, the realme 5i is not a cheaper version of the realme 5, but a slightly different variant.

In fact, it has the same price as the realme 5, just trading the high-resolution front camera for more memory. This is probably why realme gave it two different colour options.

Here is a summary of its key features :

  • It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, which is fabricated on the 11 nm process technology
  • It comes with 4 GB RAM – 1 GB more than the realme 5 at the same price point
  • It has a triple slot tray, which supports two nano SIM cards and a microSD card
  • It has an 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture – the realme 5 has a 13 MP front camera
  • Its rear quad-camera consists of a 12 MP main camera, an 8 MP wide-angle camera, a 2 MP portrait camera and a 2 MP macro camera
  • It comes with realme’s largest battery yet – a 5,000 mAh lithium-ion battery

 

realme 5i Specifications

In this table, we compare the realme 5i against the realme 5 at the same price point :

Specifications realme 5i realme 5
Display 6.5-inch LCD display
720 x 1600 pixels (~269 ppi)
480 nits max brightness
Protection Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass 3+
Operating System Android P with ColorOS 6
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
CPU 4 x Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM 4 GB LPDDR3 3 GB LPDDR3
Storage 64 GB GB eMMC 5.1 storage
microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 8 MP with f/2.0 lens 13 MP with f/2.0 lens
Rear Cameras 12 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.25)
2 MP portrait camera
2 MP macro camera
Connectivity 4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : micro-USB 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Rear-Mounted
Other Sensors Light, Proximity, Magnetic induction, Gyro-meter, Acceleration
Battery 5,000 mAh
10 W wired charging
Dimensions 75.0 mm wide
164.4 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
75.6 mm wide
164.4 mm tall
9.3 mm thick
Weight 195 g 198 g
Colour Options Aqua Blue / Forest Green Crystal Purple / Crystal Blue

 

realme 5i Price + Availability

The realme 5i will retail at the same price as the realme 5 3G model, in the Aqua Blue and Forest Green colour options :

  • Offline sale : 18 January 2020 onwards
  • Online sale : 28 January 2020 onwards

 

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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 :

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

 

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HONOR 20 Pro Price + Offers For Malaysia CONFIRMED!

For those who are wondering if the HONOR 20 Pro is ever coming to Malaysia, good news! It will go on sale very soon, with a slew of great offers!

Here is everything you need to know about the HONOR 20 Pro launch price and offers for Malaysia!

 

HONOR 20 Series Key Features

Both the HONOR 20 Pro and HONOR 20 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 the 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 Pro Price + Offer For Malaysia

The HONOR 20 Pro has a launch price of RM 2,299 in Malaysia, which is approximately ~US$549 / ~£454 / ~A$805.

HONOR will offer it in two colour options – Phantom Black, and Phantom Blue, beginning on 15 August 2019.

Coming in late to the party with the Trump headwind to boot, HONOR is eager to drive sales.

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So here are their launch offers :

  1. If you buy from an HONOR Experience Store, you will receive :
    – travel luggage
    – HONOR mini Bluetooth speaker
    – HONOR tripod selfie stick
  2. If you buy from this Shopee offer or the HONOR Online Store, you will receive :
    – HONOR Band 3
    – HONOR Flypods Lite

 

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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.

Recommended : Proton Unveils 2019 Persona With 303 Improvements!

 

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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HONOR 20 Lite Price + Deals In Malaysia Revealed!

We had earlier given you a sneak preview of the HONOR 20 Lite, also known as the HONOR 10i. Now, we reveal to you the HONOR 20 Lite price and deals in Malaysia!

 

The HONOR 20 Lite Launch Presentation

Let’s start with a quick primer on the HONOR 20 Lite and its key features by Clarissa Ng, Marketing Director of HONOR Malaysia.

Triple-Lens Camera

The HONOR 20 Lite has a triple-lens camera module that consists of an 8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4 aperture), a 24 MP main camera (f/1.8 aperture), and a 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4 aperture).

The depth sensor does not actually take any pictures. Instead, it lets the camera to more accurately differentiate the subject from its background, allowing for more realistic software bokeh effects.

32 MP Selfie Camera

The HONOR 20 Lite has a new, higher-resolution 32 MP front camera with a large and bright f/2.0 aperture. This is an upgrade from the 24 MP front camera of the HONOR 10 Lite.

The bright f/2.0 lens allows it to better handle low-light conditions – important since the front camera does not have any flash.

Performance

The HONOR 20 Lite is powered by the Kirin 710, which is a fast mid-range mobile SoC. It comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage – plenty of both for most users!

For more details, take a look at our HONOR 20 Lite (HONOR 10i) Sneak Preview!

 

The HONOR 20 Lite Price + Availability In Malaysia

The HONOR 20 Lite will start selling at HONOR Experience Stores beginning 26 April 2019, at the recommended retail price of RM 949 / ~US$229 / ~£176 / ~€203.

But HONOR will make them available TWO DAYS EARLIER on Shopee and the HONOR Online Store – on 24 April 2019.

Love the HONOR 20 Lite price? Now, check out the launch deals!

The HONOR 20 Lite Deals In Malaysia

Shopee

The first 500 purchases of the HONOR 20 Lite on Shopee will receive a branded drawstring bag and RM 30 worth of Shopee Coins.

The subsequent 1,000 purchases will receive an HONOR Gift Box and RM 30 worth of Shopee Coins.

HONOR

The first 50 purchases made in the HONOR Online Store will receive an HONOR Gift Box.

The first 500 purchases at HONOR Experience Stores will receive a branded drawstring bag.

 

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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!

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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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