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Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

Qualcomm just introduced the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 – a new compute platform for entry-level laptops!

Here is what you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2!


Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

On 24 May 2021, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launched their Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 – their second-generation entry-level compute platform!

This new computer platform will allow brands to introduce always-on, always-connected Windows PCs and Chromebooks with enhanced camera and audio capabilities, integrated LTE connectivity, AI acceleration and more!

Always On, Always Connected!

Devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 are Always On, Always Connected, just like your smartphone.

Its power-efficiency allows the device to stay in connected standby mode for weeks, keeping you connected whether for work, school or entertainment.

Improved Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 delivers up to 10% faster system performance over “most competing platforms”, with up to twice the battery life of those platforms – up to 19 or more hours of continuous use!

Built-In Artificial Intelligence

The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 comes with the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine built-in, to accelerate security applications and more accurate voice recognition, amongst other uses.

Enhanced Camera + Audio

This new Qualcomm compute platform is also designed to enhance camera and audio quality, with virtual surround sound, echo cancellation and noise suppression.

Enterprise-Grade Security

Windows devices powered by this new compute platform are Microsoft Secured-Core PCs, with support for Windows 10 Hypervisor.

Its always connected LTE capability also allows faster manageability for IT administrators managing enterprise and education laptops.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 : Key Specifications

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen features eight Kryo 468 CPU cores, running at up to 2.55 GHz; with support for two LPDDR4x memory channels (up to 2133 MHz).

It comes with the Qualcomm Spectra 255 image signal processor, the Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE modem built-in.

It supports 4G LTE, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 : Availability

Devices based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 are expected to be commercially available this summer 2021.


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ASUS Announces The ZenPad 3S 10 LTE Tablet!

Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2017ASUS today announced ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL), the ultimate Android-powered tablet for cinematic entertainment on the go. The elegantly simple ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) is crafted with a slim, compact 5.8mm-thin aluminum chassis and features a stunning 9.7-inch QXGA (2048 by 1536) 2K resolution touchscreen.

ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) offers a comprehensive set of entertainment-focused features, including ASUS Tru2Life video-enhancement technology and an incredibly loud, clear and immersive audio system with virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound support.

ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) is also the first ASUS tablet to include a fingerprint sensor that allows the tablet to be rapidly locked or unlocked, and which can be work with apps for authentication. ZenPad 3S 10 LTE also supports the optional ASUS Z Stylus, which gives a natural pen-on-paper feel and works with many useful productivity apps.

Elegantly simple: Premium all-aluminum design with class-leading ultra-slim bezel

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) has a chassis milled from a single block of aluminum to give it a pure, uncluttered appearance. This state-of-the art construction results in a chassis that is a mere 5.8 mm thick — even thinner than a typical smartphone. The metal rear surface and rounded edges are finely sandblasted to give it a smooth matte texture. Its simple elegance is enhanced with brilliant diamond-cut chamfers around the edges. All these premium design and construction elements combine to make ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) not only exquisitely luxurious to look at, but also comfortable to hold.

The display is bordered by the world’s thinnest 5.32 mm-thin bezel for a tablet, giving the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE a class-leading screen-to-body ratio of 78%. This makes the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) one of the most compact and slim 9.7-inch tablets available.

Stunning display: 9.7-inch QXGA IPS display with ASUS Tru2Life and ASUS TruVivid

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) houses a stunning 9.7-inch IPS touchscreen display with a sharp QXGA (2048 by 1536) 2K resolution, making it ideal for viewing high-resolution digital photos and HD movies.

Further enhancing its video playback quality, ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) features exclusive ASUS Tru2Life video-enhancement technology that increases the sharpness and contrast of videos. ASUS Tru2Life intelligently analyzes every single pixel in every single video frame and optimizes them for brightness, contrast, color and sharpness before the frame is displayed.

The display also features ASUS TruVivid direct-bonding technology to enhance clarity and brightness while reducing glare. ASUS TruVivid does this by reducing the number of glass layers from the typical six needed in a typical tablet, to just two. Together, ASUS Tru2Life and TruVivid technologies make ZenPad 3S 10 LTE’s screen easily readable — even in in bright sunlight.

Incredible audio: Powerful 5-magnet speakers, smart amplifiers and DTS Headphone

Matching ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE’s superb display is its audio capability. The tablet features a powerful stereo audio system with new five-magnet speakers incorporating NXP smart amplifier technology. The speakers feature extremely strong voice coils that give them loud and clear audio. The smart amplifier incorporates algorithms allow the speakers to be driven at much higher volumes than a standard amplifier, intelligently limiting the coil travel to prevent both audio distortion and long-term speaker damage.

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) also supports DTS Headphone:X virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound technology. DTS Headphone:X automatically optimizes and tunes attached headphones to simulate the immersive effect of a 7.1-channel surround-sound home theatre system.

Outstanding battery life: High-capacity 7800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) has a high-capacity 7800mAh battery that can power it for 16 hours for movie watching. This battery also features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology that delivers a full charge in about three hours — incredibly fast for such a high-capacity battery.

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Powerful components: Hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage

Powering ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) is a set of powerful components that includes a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor supported by a generous 4GB of RAM. For storage, the tablet has up to 32GB of onboard eMMC memory and a micro SD Card reader that can support micro SD Cards up to 128GB in capacity.

Completing its multimedia features are the front-facing 5MP camera and 8MP rear camera. The front camera is ideal for selfies, with an 85° field of view that enables a 140° panoramic selfie shooting capability. The rear camera features ASUS PixelMaster photographic technologies, including Low Light mode that combines four pixels on the sensor into a single, extremely light-sensitive pixel for shooting sharper photos in dark environments, or to remove the need for a harsh flash to illuminate subjects.

Designed for ease of use: ASUS ZenUI 3.0, ZenMotion and optional ASUS Z Stylus

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) offers a very user-friendly interface, with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 featuring ZenMotion touch gestures and an optional ASUS Z stylus. ZenMotion allows apps to be launched from standby simply by tapping or writing characters on its blank screen. For example, double-tapping the screen will wake the device up, writing ‘e’ will open email, writing ‘w’ will open Microsoft Edge browser, or writing ‘v’ will open Windows Movie & TV app. The apps assigned to each onscreen gesture can also be customized.

ZenPad 3S 10 LTE is also the first ASUS tablet to feature a fingerprint sensor that allows the tablet to be rapidly locked or unlocked, and also works in supported apps for authentication.

A thriving ZenPad community

ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) owners can join a thriving global community of fellow ZenPad users on the ASUS ZenPad Content Hub at http://www.asus.com/lifestyle/zenpad/. Here, ZenPad owners can learn new tips and tricks for using their ZenPad, improve their photography skills, get help and support, read hardware and app reviews, or browse the latest educational, social and entertainment content shared by ASUS or their fellow ‘ZenFans’.

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE Pricing & Availability

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (AmazonLazada) will be available from 20th January 2017 in Malaysia at retail price of RM1799 / ~US$ 399 (folio cover included). Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


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Yes 4G LTE Network Launch Coverage

On the 30th of June 2016, YTL Communications officially unveiled the Yes 4G LTE network. As a fully digital network with VoLTE capability, it is the most advanced 4G LTE network in Malaysia promising faster mobile Internet and HD audio.

This event also makes Yes the 5th mobile service provider in Malaysia, providing much needed competition. In fact, Yes fired a shot across their rivals’ bows with an amazing line of prepaid and postpaid plans. Watch CEO Wing K. Lee tell you why the Yes 4G LTE network is superior to the other mobile services in Malaysia.

They even brought in an expert panel (moderated by Bloomberg Malaysia’s Sophie Kamaruddin) to talk about the importance of developing Malaysia into a 4G nation.

If that was not enough, YTL Communications also launched their own smartphone – the Yes Altitude. This is part of Yes 4G’s strategy to make 4G more accessible to the Malaysians from all walks of life.

The launch was officiated by the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr.) Salleh Said Keruak, together with YTL Corporation Berhad Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay, YTL Corporation Berhad Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, YTL Communications Executive Directors Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, and Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, as well as Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee.

For more coverage of the new Yes 4G LTE network, please take a look at the following articles :

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Yes 4G LTE Prepaid & Postpaid Plans Revealed

Yesterday, Yes became Malaysia’s 5th telco when they launched their new 4G LTE network. As the most advanced 4G LTE network and the first to offer VoLTE capability in Malaysia, Yes aims to be Malaysia’s 4G data leader in pricing and performance.

During the launch held at the swanky Majestic Hotel, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee took the existing telcos to task, and showed how the new Yes 4G LTE prepaid and postpaid plans offer much better value for our money.

YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee also announced the availability of the new Yes Altitude smartphone to complement their new VoLTE-capable network. Now, let’s check out new Yes 4G LTE prepaid & postpaid plans!


Yes 4G LTE Prepaid Plan

The starter pack for the new 4G LTE prepaid plan will only cost RM 10 (inclusive of 6% GST), and will come with the following preloaded features :

  • 500 MB of 4G LTE Internet (valid for 7 days)
  • FREE basic Internet (as long as the account is active)
  • RM 5 preloaded credit (for calls and SMS messages)
  • FREE calls and SMS messages to all Yes numbers
  • Flat rate of 9 sen per call block / SMS to all other networks

Here are the data pack top-ups you can purchase. The prepaid top-up with best bang for your buck is the Monthly 30 top-up. The RM 30 top-up buys you 30 days of network access and 4GB of LTE or broadband data.

Next Page > Yes 4G LTE Postpaid Plans, Yes Altitude Bundles

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Yes 4G LTE Postpaid Plans

There will be five Yes 4G LTE postpaid plans, ranging from RM 48 per month all the way to RM 158 per month. What’s really exciting is that they all offer the most mobile Internet quota in the market. Check them out!

Yes takes aim at their rivals by comparing their Postpaid 88 “Hero plan” against their “similar” offers. However, please note that the Yes Postpaid 88 plan actually costs RM 88 per month.

The RM 70 price is after the RM 18 deduction (first 11 months) for the RM 198 you must prepay to receive the free Yes Altitude smartphone. Ultimately, you still end up paying RM 88 per month.

Even though the Yes graphic above is a bit misleading, Yes is undoubtedly offering a lot more data at a much lower price point. Maxis, Digi, Celcom and UMobile will be hard-pressed to charge so much for their plans.

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Yes Altitude Bundles

Yes is currently offering the new Yes Altitude smartphone at a subsidised price of RM 199 (~US$50) with the Yes Postpaid 48 plan.

The Yes Altitude smartphone will come free with the Yes Postpaid 88 plan. However, you must prepay RM 198, which will be refunded in the form of 11 monthly rebates.


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Digi 4G LTE Carnival Kicks Off Tomorrow With Great Offers

SHAH ALAM, 18 May 2016 – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) will kick off its 4G LTE Carnival tomorrow at all its 150 Digi Stores & Digi Stores Express nationwide. The carnival, held simultaneously from 19 May until 30 June gives customers the opportunity to take advantage of offers designed for those with all types of consumption and usage needs.

“We are focused on ensuring that we continue to be our customers’ favourite partner in digital life and with that we have pledged an unceasing commitment in providing the best products and services for all so they may enjoy the best experience the internet has to offer for a low price. The Digi 4G LTE Carnival is our way of thanking our customers nationwide,” said Loh Keh Jiat, Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer.

During the Digi 4G LTE Carnival, customers will walk away with a limited edition premium speaker worth RM169 or a limited edition Clash Royale key ring, which comes in six unique designs, worth RM59 each should they sign up or upgrade to various Digi Postpaid plans.

There will also be great discounts off selected Android devices and iPhones for those looking at purchasing them with new Postpaid bundles. Customers buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will walk away with a limited edition premium worth RM259 while those getting the Huawei Mate 8 will stand a chance to win a Huawei watch worth RM1,799.

Customers who sign up for Digi Postpaid or Prepaid plans will enjoy consistent high-speed Internet access through Malaysia’s widest 4G LTE network while remaining future-ready for Digi’s latest innovative offerings in LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi). Currently, Digi’s 4G LTE network continues to grow, covering 73% of populated areas in Malaysia and is available in 153 cities and major towns. To add, Digi’s LTE-A coverage is being aggressively rolled out and serves 33% of Malaysians.

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Intel 5G Technologies Announced @ MWC 2016

Move aside, 4G. Intel is already developing the next-generation 5G network. With billions of smart devices connecting to each other in massive networks, the need for ever higher bandwidth is placing extraordinary demands on today’s network infrastructure. The need for a faster, smarter and more efficient 5G wireless network becomes more and more critical with each passing year.

At 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona, Intel will announce several new developments that will accelerate the road to a 5G world. Prior to this announcement, we were amongst those who were given an exclusive briefing on the MWC 2016 announcement on Intel 5G technologies. Let’s take a look!


Intel 5G Briefing Video

The MWC 2016 briefing on the new Intel 5G technologies was conducted by Aicha Evans, the Corporate Vice President of Platform Engineering Group and General Manager of the Intel Communication and Devices Group.

We created this special video presentation of the full briefing, because this is the best way to understand what Intel is doing for 5G connectivity. Let’s hear it from Aicha herself.

For those who prefer to “read” the briefing, here are the slides that Aicha Evans used


The Need For 5G




Intel’s 5G Efforts

Next Page > New Intel Wireless Solutions, Intel 5G Expertise, Intel’s Standards Leadership

New Intel Wireless Solutions

These are not 5G-related, but they may be the most exciting news in this briefing because they will actually ship this year. The Intel XMM 7480 will being 4G LTE connectivity to smartphones, tablets and PCs. Intel also introduced a slew of Atom and XMM solutions to deliver wireless connectivity to IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

The slide above shows that bandwidth isn’t everything, because many IoT devices do not require much bandwidth.


Intel 5G Expertise


Intel’s Standards Leadership


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