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TikTok Caught Spying What We Type In Other Apps… TWICE!

TikTok was caught spying on what we type in other apps, not once, but TWICE… so far.

Find out what’s going on, and what you should do about it!

 

TikTok : What Is It?

TikTok is a Chinese social networking service built around short video clips. Developed and owned by ByteDance which is based in Beijing, it is very popular amongst young people and even children.

This has led to numerous controversies as TikTok proved slow or reluctant to remove dangerous or racist videos :

 

TikTok Caught Spying What We Type In Other Apps… TWICE!

Beyond their obvious desire to grow their service at the expense of the danger to real people, there have been cybersecurity and privacy concerns about TikTok.

In a space of just four months, TikTok has been caught spying on what we type in OTHER APPS… not once, but TWICE. Take a look at this video expose…

TikTok Caught Spying On What We Type : First Time

Let’s start in March 2020, when Talal Has Bakry and Tommy Mysk exposed how they found that TikTok was spying on what we typed in other apps through the pasteboard / clipboard.

In the video above, you can see how TikTok immediately asked to read all text stored in the pasteboard, whenever it is launched.

The pasteboard contains everything you copied earlier – messages from other people, quotes from an article, or far more sensitive stuff like your password or account number.

And because of Apple’s universal clipboard feature, this means everything you copy on your Mac or iPad will be available on your iPhone, and therefore TikTok.

To be clear, TikTok was just one of the many apps that they found to be spying on what we type. Here were the apps they confirmed were spying on the pasteboard / clipboard.

News Games Social Other
ABC News
Al Jazeera English
CBS News
CNBC
Fox News
News Break
New York Times
NPR
itv Nachrichten
Reuters
Russia Today
Stern Nachrichten
The Economist
The Huffington Post
The Wall Street Journal
VICE News
8 Ball Pool
AMAZE!!!
Bejeweled
Block Puzzle
Classic Bejeweled
Classic Bejeweled HD
Flip The Gun
Fruit Ninja
Golfmasters
Letter Soup
Love Nikki
My Emma
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
Pooking – Billiards City
PUBG Mobile
Tomb of the Mask
Tomb of the Mask: Color
Total Party Kill
Watermarbling
TikTok
ToTalk
Tok
Truecaller
Viber
Weibo
Zoosk
10% Happier: Meditation
5-0 Radio Police Scanner
Accuweather
AliExpress Shopping
Bed Bath & Beyond
Dazn
Hotels.com
Hotel Tonight
Overstock
Pigment – Adult Coloring Book
Recolor Coloring Book to Color
Sky Ticket
The Weather Network

At that time, TikTok told Zak Doffman that it was Google Ads that was snooping into the pasteboard / clipboard.

The clipboard access issues showed up due to third-party SDKs, in our case an older version Google Ads SDK. We are in the processes of updating so that the third-party SDK will no longer have access.

They claimed it was because TikTok was using an older Google Ads SDK, which they have since replaced with a newer version.

TikTok Caught Spying On What We Type : Second Time

BFast forward to June, and the release of iOS 14 beta. The new clipboard warning feature in iOS 14 appears to have caught TikTok spying on the pasteboard / clipboard once again.

In the dramatic video shared by Jeremy Burge – the 1:35 point in our video above – he shows TikTok grabbing the contents of his iPhone’s clipboard every 1-3 keystrokes, as he typed in Instagram!

This is even more egregious than the first time they spied on the pasteboard / clipboard! Instead of just looking at what you copied into the clipboard earlier, TikTok is literally reading what you are typing in a different app!

TikTok now claims that this issue was “triggered by a feature designed to identify repetitive, spammy behaviour“, and that they have already submitted an updated app without this “anti-spam feature“.

 

TikTok Caught Spying : What Should YOU Do?

If you are not a frequent TikTok user, the answer is simple – UNINSTALL TikTok.

If you really like TikTok, you should immediately update to the latest version, which ByteDance claims will no longer read your clipboard because it has both an updated Google Ads SDK, as well as their anti-spam feature removed.

Either way, if you are concerned about privacy issues with TikTok, you should write to privacy@tiktok.com and express your deep concerns about not letting them read what you are typing, whether it is in their app or other apps.

 

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Will BeiDou Give HUAWEI Phones FREE Calls + Internet?

Now that the final BeiDou satellite will soon be launched, people are claiming that it will give HUAWEI phones free calls and Internet!

Find out what the facts are, and why people believe BeiDou will really give HUAWEI phones free calls and Internet!

 

BeiDou : What Is It?

BeiDou is China’s own satellite positioning and navigational system, functionally similar to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.

So far, the Chinese have launched 59 satellites, from three generations, with the last BeiDou-3 satellite scheduled to launch in a few days.

 

Will BeiDou Give HUAWEI Phones FREE Calls + Internet?

People are sharing this message, claiming that BeiDou will give every HUAWEI phone unlimited calls and Internet without a SIM card!

If u r able to change/ upgrade ur hp then u may want to consider Huawei devices.

Please buy Huawei hp because after the End of June 2020. All Huawei hp will be equipped with Huawei Own Satellite BEIDOU Chipset which will allow you to make Phone Calls and Internet DATA usages without any Charges for Life and No Sim Card is required. Save a lot of money in the long run??

Baidu is do much more powerful than old uncle Google. Baidu is the major driver for 5G, free satellite calls, wider coverage, higher speed, etc. Anyway no one can stop u fr using uncle Google if u so loved him using any type of hp (iOS, Android, Symbian of others)!! U can also VPN to tunnel into many networks & firewalls….!!

 

BeiDou + HUAWEI Phones : The Facts!

The message is yet another fake story about HUAWEI. Here is a video explanation, with details below :

Fact #1 : Smartphones Have Supported BeiDou For Years

HUAWEI, like many other brands, have long introduced multi-constellation support for navigational signals.

Their smartphones not only support GPS, but also BeiDou, GLONASS, and Galileo, switching to whichever satellite system offers the best performance or accuracy.

The first smartphones to support BeiDou were introduced in 2013. It’s not like BeiDou is only being introduced after June 2020.

Fact #2 : BeiDou Is Supported By Foreign Mobile Platforms

BeiDou civilian signals can be used by foreign mobile platforms, and are in fact supported by Samsung Exynos and MediaTek mobile platforms.

Qualcomm, for example, introduced support for BeiDou signals in their Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) platform back in 2013. So did MediaTek with their MT3332 / MT3333 SoCs.

So many non-HUAWEI smartphones use chipsets that support BeiDou.

Fact #3 : BeiDou Cannot Provide Calls / Internet

BeiDou is primarily a global positioning satellite system, with limited communications capability – just short messaging services (SMS).

However, only the military (or related security services like civil defence) are given access to the BeiDou SMS service, using special satellite phones.

Civilian devices, like HUAWEI smartphones, can only use its positioning services, and have NO ACCESS to any communications capability.

A CGTN news report is probably responsible for this misunderstanding (watch our video above).

Fact #4 : Calls + Internet Still Require A SIM Card / eSIM

While the latest HUAWEI P40 series smartphones support eSIM, other HUAWEI smartphones still require a physical SIM card.

But whether your smartphone uses a physical SIM card or eSIM, it needs some sort of SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) number to obtain call and Internet services from your mobile service provider.

Fact #5 : HUAWEI Offers A Free Video Call Service

HUAWEI recently introduced a new video call feature called MeeTime, which allows all HUAWEI devices to make video calls for free.

This includes tablets like the HUAWEI MatePad Pro, and computers like the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro.

 

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HUAWEI nova 7 SE Preview : Affordable 5G + 64MP Camera!

HUAWEI just introduced a new 5G smartphone – the nova 7 SE, which comes with a 64 MP quad-camera system.

Join us for our hands-on experience, and find out if the HUAWEI nova 7 SE is the affordable 5G smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Colour Options

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE will come in three colour options (from left to right) – Space Silver, Crush Green, Midsummer Purple.

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE has an official RRP of RM 1,499 / ~US$350 / ~£280 / ~A$513 / S$528. Here are some online purchase options :

Malaysia : Space Silver | Crush Green

Singapore : Space Silver | Crush Green

Best of all, every purchase comes with these great freebies :

  • HUAWEI Band 4
  • HUAWEI nova 7 SE case
  • 3 months subscription to dimsum
  • 6 months subscription to HUAWEI Book
  • 12 months subscription to HUAWEI Cloud (15 GB)
  • HUAWEI Member Center Rewards worth RM 1,000
  • A chance to win 1 of 3 Proton X70 cars!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G is designed to be an affordable 5G variant of the nova 7i that was launched earlier.

It is powered by the Kirin 820 5G platform, and runs on EMUI 10 with HMS. Our review unit comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

On top of using a faster 5G-capable platform, the SE version comes with an upgraded 64 MP main camera, together with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor.

On the left side, you will find the SIM + NM card tray. This is a hybrid SIM tray, which supports two nano SIM cards, or one nano SIM card and one NM card.

The NM card is HUAWEI’s proprietary storage card – basically, a nano SIM-sized microSD card.

The Volume control buttons are on the right side, together with the Power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The side placement of the fingerprint sensor allows you to unlock the smartphone even when it’s mounted to your car’s dashboard.

There’s nothing at the top, except for a second microphone port, which is used for noise cancellation.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, located at the bottom, together with the USB Type C port.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE is powered by a relatively-large 4,000 mAh battery, which can be quickly recharged by its 40 watt fast charger.

 

HUAWEI nova 7 Series : A Quick Comparison

Here is a comparison of the nova 7 SE 5G’s key specifications with the HUAWEI nova 7 5G and nova 7i smartphones.

Specifications Nova 7 5G Nova 7 SE 5G Nova 7i
Display Size 6.53-inch 6.5-inch 6.4-inch
Display Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
(403 ppi)
1080 x 2400 pixels
(405 ppi)
1080 x 2310 pixels

(398 ppi)

Operating System EMUI 10 with HUAWEI Mobile Services
Platform Kirin 985 5G Kirin 820 5G Kirin 810
Processor 1 x A76 core (2.58 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.4 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
1 x A76 core (2.36 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.22 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
2 x A76 cores (2.27 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.88 GHz)
GPU Mali-G77 MP8 Mali-G57 MP6 Mali-G52 MP6
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 GB
UFS 2.1
External Storage None NM Card (up to 256 GB) NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.2 16 MP, f/2.0 16 MP, f/2.0
Main Cameras 64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP 3X telephoto, f/2.4
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
48 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
Connectivity 5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
4G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Under Display Side-Mounted Side-Mounted
Battery 4,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,200 mAh
Charging 40 W fast charging 40 W fast charging 40 W fast charging
Dimensions 74.3 mm wide
160.6 mm tall
8.0 mm thick
75 mm wide
162.3 mm tall
8.6 mm thick
76.3 mm wide
159.2 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight 180 g 189 g 183 g

 

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Intel Core i5-L 16G7 + Core i3-L 13G4 Hybrid Processors!

More than a year after Intel showcased their Lakefield hybrid processors, they finally launched the Intel Core i5-L 16G7 and Intel Core i3-L 13G4 hybrid processors!

Here is a quick primer on both of these new Intel Lakefield hybrid processors…

 

Intel Lakefield : What Is It?

Intel Lakefield is a new family of hybrid processors designed for ultra-compact mobile devices. Offered as a compact Compute SoC, it promises benefits like :

  • Standby power 1/10th of competing designs
  • 50% better graphics performance
  • 40% core area reduction
  • 40% Z height reduction

By leveraging their Foveros 3D die stacking technology, Intel Lakefield combines 4 low-power Tremont cores, with a high-performance 10nm Sunny Cove core, and up to 64 Gen 11 graphics cores, into a package that is just 12 x 12 mm in size, and 1 mm thick.

Recommended : Intel Foveros 3D Stacking Technology : A Quick Primer!

 

Intel Core i5-L 16G7 + Core i3-L 13G4 : First Lakefield Hybrid  Processors!

After protracted development, Intel finally announced their first two Lakefield hybrid processors – the Intel Core i5-L 16G7 and Intel Core i3-L 13G4.

They are also officially known as Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology. Either way, their names are quite a mouthful!

In addition to being the first Intel Core processors using the Foveros 3D stacking technology, they are the first Intel Core processors to :

  • ship with Package-on-Package (PoP) LPDDR4x memory, for reduced board size.
  • feature SoC standby power as low as 2.5 mW – 91% lower than Intel Y-series processors
  • feature native dual internal display pipes to directly support foldable / dual-screen PCs

Both the Intel Core i5-L 16G7 and Core i3-L 13G4 hybrid processors also boast these key features :

  • hardware-guided OS scheduling
    – enabling real-time communication between the CPU and OS scheduler, to run the right apps on the right cores
    – up to 24% better performance per SoC power
    – up to 12% faster single-threaded integer performance
  • AI-optimisation
    – flexible GPU engine compute allows for acceleration of AI-enhanced video stylisation, analytics and image resolution upscaling
  • Intel Gen11 Graphics
    – up to 1.7x better graphics performance, and 54% faster video conversion performance
    – support up to four external 4K displays
  • Gigabit connectivity
    – support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Intel LTE solutions

 

Intel Core i5-L 16G7 + Core i3-L 13G4 : Specifications

Specifications Intel Core i5-L 16G7
Intel Core i3-L 13G4
Fabrication Process 10 nm (compute die)
+ 22 nm (base die)
Cores / Threads 1 x Sunny Cove core
4 x Tremont (Atom) cores
Base Clock Speed 1.4 GHz 800 MHz
Single Core Turbo Clock 3.0 GHz 2.8 GHz
All Core Turbo Clock 1.8 GHz 1.3 GHz
CPU Cache 4 MB
Graphics Cores (EUs) 64 48
Max. Graphics Clock 500 MHz
Embedded Memory LPDDR4X-4267 (Up to 8 GB)
TDP 7 watts
CPU TjMax 100 °C
Imaging Support 4K @ 60 fps
– up to 6 cameras (4 concurrent streams)
I/O Support USB 3.1 Type C
PCI Express Gen3
Connectivity Options Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Intel XMM7560 M.2
Package 12 x 12 x 1 mm, POP BGA

 

Intel Core i5-L 16G7 + Core i3-L 13G4 : Availability

Intel has only announced two design wins for Lakefield :

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold with a folding OLED display – shipping later this year
  • Samsung Galaxy Book S – shipping in June 2020

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Flaming Hot!

Samsung just released the Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone in Aura Red, and it’s flaming hot! Check it out!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Flaming Hot!

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Plus in just three colour options – Cosmic Black, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue.

And now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is available in the flaming hot colour – Aura Red!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Specifications

In this table, we compare the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red against the S20 Ultra and the regular S20.

Specifications Galaxy S20 Ultra Galaxy S20+ Galaxy S20
Model SM-G988 SM-G986 SM-G981
Display Size 6.9-inch 6.7-inch 6.2-inch
Display Panel Dynamic AMOLED (HDR10+ certified)
Display Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density 511 ppi 525 ppi 563 ppi
Display Refresh 60 Hz / 120 Hz
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Protection IP68 + Gorilla Glass 6
System Platform Samsung Exynos 990 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 16 GB LPDDR5 (512 GB)
12 GB (128 / 256 GB)
12 GB LPDDR5 (5G)
8 GB LPDDR5 (4G)
Internal Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB 128 GB
External Storage microSD (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera 40 MP camera 10 MP camera
Rear Cameras 108 MP main camera
48 MP telephoto camera (10X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
DepthVision camera
12 MP main camera
64 MP telephoto camera (3X zoom)
12 MP ultra-wide camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Ultrasonic Sensor
Audio Dolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery 5,000 mAh battery
45W fast charging
4,500 mAh battery
25W fast charging
4,000 mAh battery
25W fast charging
Dimensions 76.0 mm wide
166.9 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
73.7 mm wide
161.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.1 mm wide
151.7 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight 220 g (4G)
222 g (5G)
188 g (4G)
188 g (5G)
163 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Aura Red (4G, 128GB) is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of RM 3,999 / ~US$939 / ~£745 / ~A$1,359 / ~S$1,313

Here are online purchase options in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 + FREE Galaxy Buds Deal!

Samsung Malaysia is offering a FREE pair of Galaxy Buds for every purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6! Grab the deal before it expires!

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 + FREE Galaxy Buds Deal!

From now until 7 June 2020, you will receive a FREE pair of Galaxy Buds TWS earbuds in White for every purchase of the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet.

 

The offer is applicable to all participating Samsung Experience Store, stores with Samsung Partnership Program, Samsung Online Store, Samsung Elite Partners, Mass Merchant partners in Malaysia.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (SM-T860) Tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a new premium tablet with a brilliant 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, and a redesigned Bluetooth S Pen that now attaches magnetically to its back.

Despite packing in flagship-class performance and capabilities, Samsung actually made it thinner at just 5.7 mm, and lighter at just 420 grams!

Samsung is also introducing a Book Cover case, a Book Cover Keyboard, and a POGO Charging Dock as optional accessories for the Galaxy Tab S6.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 mobile SoC, which is almost the performance equal of the Snapdragon 855 used in their Galaxy S10 flagship smartphones!

It also comes with either 6 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory, which makes it a breeze to use multiple apps at the same time.

Storage is also plentiful. The 6 GB model comes with 128 GB of storage, while the 8 GB model comes with 256 GB of storage.

If that’s not enough, there is a microSD card slot that supports up to 1 TB of additional storage!

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (SM-T860) Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy Tab S6
Operating SystemAndroid Pie 9
Display10.5-inch Super AMOLED display
- WQXGA resolution (1600 x 2560 pixels, 287 ppi)
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 8150
Processor1 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold core (2.8 GHz)
3 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.4 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 640 GPU (600 MHz)
Memory6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage128 GB / 256 GB internal flash storage
MicroSD card slot (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Rear CamerasMain Camera
- 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture

Ultra-Wide Camera
- 5 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
S PenYes, 4,096 pressure levels
0.35 mAh battery capacity
Last up to 10 hours
ConnectivityLTE : Cat.20 (DL up to 2.0 Gbps, UL up to 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB Type C
GPSGPS + GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
AudioQuad speakers
- optimised by AKG
- supports Dolby Atmos
Dual microphones
SensorsPressure, Gyroscope, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Hall
Fingerprint SensorYes, In-Display Optical Sensor
Battery7,040 mAh lithium-ion
Dimensions159.5 mm wide
244.5 mm tall
5.7 mm thick
Weight420 g
Colour OptionsCloud Blue / Rose Blush / Mountain Grey

 

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Android Wallpaper Malware Explained + Solved!

Ice Universe shared a really interesting problem earlier today – a wallpaper that would set certain Android smartphones into a boot loop. Literally wallpaper malware!

Find out what this wallpaper malware is all about, and how to prevent it from bricking your Android smartphone!

 

Android Wallpaper Malware Explained + Solved Video

For a quick run-down, we prepared this video that explains what the wallpaper does, and how to solve the problem.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : What Is It?

The wallpaper was first shared by Ice Universe whose friend was affected by it. As you can see, there is really nothing remarkable about it.

If you set it as a wallpaper on a vulnerable Android smartphone, it will force the device to go into a boot loop.

Once that happens, there is nothing more you can do, except to factory reset your smartphonedestroying all of its data.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : The Cause

Ice Universe paved the way to discovering the cause when he noted that the wallpaper’s colour seemed to changed when he uploaded it to Weibo.

So we looked into the metadata of the wallpaper, and discovered that it has a specific ICC colour profile for Google Skia – E3CADAB7BD3DE5E3436874D2A9DEE126

That ICC colour profile appears to trip the Google Skia graphics engine for certain Android devices, causing them to reboot.

Technically, com.android.systemui.glwallpaper.ImageProcessHelper crashes from an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException while trying to load the wallpaper with the embedded colour profile.

And because the wallpaper loads when Android UI loads, it triggers another reboot. Your smartphone is now stuck in a boot loop – it will keep rebooting on loading the wallpaper.

 

Android Wallpaper Malware : The Solution

The solution is surprisingly simple – remove the ICC colour profile. You can do that by using a photo editor (like Photoshop) and simply saving the wallpaper without embedding the colour profile.

Alternatively, you can use an EXIF remover app or software to strip the wallpaper’s metadata. That should strip its colour profile as well. Just make sure you check before you load it into your phone!

The only problem is that stripping the colour profile makes the wallpaper look less vivid.

But the best thing to do is really just avoid the wallpaper altogether. Don’t even download it.

Google really needs to look into how such a bad colour profile in a picture can trip Google Skia and force the phone into a boot loop.

We should consider this a shot across the bow. Not only should we question whether we really “need” that nice wallpaper, we should be more proactive and :

  • offload our data from our smartphones on a regular basis
  • keep constant backups of our smartphone data
  • consider recording our photos and videos to a microSD card

This way, even if another wallpaper or picture malware comes along and bricks your phone, you won’t lose all of your data.

 

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AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile : Major Consumer Kick-Off In 2020!

AMD just kicked off a major consumer roll-out of the AMD Ryzen 4000 family of mobile processors!

Join us for AMD’s official consumer tech briefing, and compare the full stack of Ryzen 4000 consumer and PRO mobile processors!

 

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile : Major Consumer Kick-Off In 2020!

The AMD Ryzen 4000 family of mobile processors was first unveiled at CES 2020, but its major roll-out got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To take on Intel’s considerable control of the laptop market, AMD prepared a formidable stack of 14 mobile processors – all with integrated Vega graphics.

To kick-off their 2020 assault on Intel’s mobile market stronghold, AMD lined up these laptops with their partners :

  • ASUS G14 : Ryzen 4000 H-series + NVIDIA + AMD FreeSync
  • ASUS G15 : Ryzen 4000 H-series + NVIDIA + AMD FreeSync
  • MSI Bravo : Ryzen 4000 H-series + Radeon RX 5500M + AMD FreeSync
  • Lenovo Legion 5 : Ryzen 4000 H-series + NVIDIA
  • Dell G5 15 SE : Ryzen 4000 H-series + Radeon RX 5600M + AMD FreeSync + AMD SmartShift

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5700M | RX 5600M : A Quick Primer!

 

AMD SmartShift : A Special Mention!

AMD SmartShift is a new technology that gives the new AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors better performance – up to 10% in games, and 12% in content creation.

It is basically a smart power distribution technique that dynamically improves CPU or GPU performance with a limited power budget.

For more details, we recommend reading AMD SmartShift Explained : Smart Power Distribution FTW!

Unfortunately, it’s not launching in all Ryzen 4000 laptops, only the Dell G5 15 SE at this time. So if you want to take advantage of this new AMD technology, we highly recommend you check out the Dell G5 15 SE.

 

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile : Specifications

For your convenience, here is a table comparing the key specifications of the full stack of AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors – both consumer-grade and PRO-grade models.

Processor Model Cores /
Threads
cTDP Base
Clock
Boost
Clock
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU
Cores
GPU
Clock
Ryzen 9 4900H 8 / 16 45 W 3.3 GHz 4.4 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 8 1.75 GHz
Ryzen 9 4900HS 8 / 16 35 W 3.0 GHz 4.3 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 8 1.75 GHz
Ryzen 7 4800H 8 / 16 45 W 2.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 7 4800HS 8 / 16 35 W 2.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 7 4800U 8 / 16 15 W 1.8 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 8 1.75 GHz
Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 8 / 16 15 W 1.7 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 5 4700U 8 / 8 15 W 2.0 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB 8 MB 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U 6 / 12 15 W 2.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600H 6 / 12 45 W 3.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600HS 6 / 12 35 W 3.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600U 6 / 12 15 W 2.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4500U 6 / 6 15 W 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U 4 / 8 15 W 2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB 4 MB 5 1.4 GHz
Ryzen 3 4300U 4 / 4 15 W 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB 4 MB 5 1.4 GHz

 

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile : More Videos!

Just in case you missed them, here are more videos on the AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processor family!

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AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series Performance

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series Gaming Performance

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series Battery Life

 

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TNB During MCO : No Electricity Bill? Here’s How To Pay!

TNB employees will no longer read the meter or issue any electricity bill during the COVID-19 MCO, but you still need to pay your electricity bill!

Find out how much you need to pay TNB for your electricity usage during the COVID-19 MCO!

 

TNB Meter Reading + Bill Rendering : Stopped During MCO!

After the Movement Control Order (MCO) started, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) announced that they would stop these operations from 20 March 2020 until further notice :

  • on-premise meter reading, and
  • on-premise rendering of electricity bill

They also announced that :

  • you will be issued an estimated bill, based on your previous month’s consumption.
  • your bill will be adjusted only when they resume meter reading, after the MCO period ends.
  • during the MCO, TNB will not deliver any printed electricity bill to your premise.

You still need to pay your TNB electricity bill during the MCO / CMCO. Just because you don’t get your bill, doesn’t mean you get to stop paying.

 

Won’t TNB Resume Meter Reading + Bill Rendering During CMCO?

On 13 May 2020, TNB announced that they are resuming meter reading and bill rendering on a staggered basis, and only in green zone states :

  • Perlis
  • Penang
  • Kedah
  • Perak (except Sri Manjung)
  • Kelantan

That basically means they still won’t perform meter reading for most of the country during the Conditional MCO period.

 

How To Pay Your TNB Bill During MCO / CMCO?

There are three ways to handle your TNB electricity bill during the MCO / CMCO.

Option 1 : Pay The Estimated Bill

TNB mentioned that you will be issued an estimated bill, based on your last bill. If your last bill was RM 100, then your estimated bill during the MCO will be RM 100.

All you have to do is continue paying based on your last bill every month, as long as the Movement Control Order is in effect.

Just pay online through JomPAY using your online banking account.

Option 2 : Use TNB Express Payment

The easiest way to check your current bill and make payment is through myTNB.

Just key in your 12-digit TNB account number, and you will receive the current amount due.

You can pay up to RM 250 using a credit or debit card through Express Payment by clicking Next.

If you wish to pay more than RM 250 though, you will need to first register and log into myTNB.

Alternatively, you can pay through JomPAY using your online banking account.

Option 3 : Use myTNB App

The third option is to install and use the myTNB app, which is available as a free download on both Google Play Store and App Store :

    

Follow these steps to register and check your current TNB bill on the myTNB app :

 

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Jabra Evolve2 85 : Wireless ANC Headset For The Workplace!

Jabra Evolve2 85 is the flagship of the new Evolve2 family of business headphones. Here is a quick look at the latest Jabra wireless ANC headset for the workplace!

 

Jabra Evolve2 85 : Wireless ANC Headset For The Workplace!

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is the flagship wireless headset of the new Evolve2 family of business headphones, offering the very best audio technologies Jabra has to offer.

Six Variants!

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is available in six variants, allowing you to select the best variant for your requirements :

  • Connectivity : USB-A or USB-C
  • Charging Stand : With or Without
  • Optimisation : Microsoft Teams or Unified Communication

Active Noise Cancellation

The Jabra Evolve2 85 features their digital hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, which offers 50% better noise cancellation compared to their previous-generation Evolve 80.

Its over-ear design, with soft memory foam ear cushions cover your ears completely, further improving noise isolation.

More Powerful 40 mm Speakers

It comes with more powerful leak-tolerant 40 mm speakers, paired with their most advanced digital chipset and the latest AAC codec.

10 Microphones!

The Jabra Evolve2 85 comes with not one, or two, but TEN microphones to guarantee the best possible audio clarity.

There are two microphones in the boom arm, and four microphones in each ear cup, to deliver 40% better audio transmission.

Busylight + Microsoft Teams Integration

The signature Jabra Busylight helps alert your colleagues when you are busy, and should not be disturbed.

In addition, the Microsoft Teams variant comes with a dedicated button with a special status indicator LED to signal different issues – missing a call or a meeting, for example.

Battery + Charging

The Jabra Evolve2 85 has a long battery life of 37 hours, and a full charge takes just 2.5 hours, thanks to its fast charge capability!

In case you forgot to charge it, just 15 minutes of charging will give you 8 hours of battery life.

 

Jabra Evolve2 85 : Price + Availability

The Jabra Evolve2 85 headset will be available for purchase in Beige and Black colour options in June 2020, at these price points :

  • Stereo (all variants) : US$449-$499 / RM 2,599 / ~£366-£406 / ~A$690-$767 / ~S$636-$707

 

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Jabra Evolve2 65 : Wireless Headset For The Workplace!

The Jabra Evolve2 65 is part of the new, redesigned Evolve2 family of business headphones. Here is a quick look at this new wireless headset for the workplace!

 

Jabra Evolve2 65 : Wireless Headset For The Workplace!

The Jabra Evolve2 65 is wireless variant of the Evolve2 40, offering the same audio features, with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity.

Eight Variants!

The Jabra Evolve2 65 is available in eight variants, allowing you to select the best variant for your requirements :

  • Speakers : Mono or Stereo
  • Connectivity : USB-A or USB-C
  • Charging Stand : With or Without
  • Optimisation : Microsoft Teams or Unified Communication

Improved Passive Noise Cancellation

The Jabra Evolve2 65 features improved passive noise cancellation, through a new angled ear cup design, and engineered oval memory foam ear cushions.

More Powerful 40 mm Speakers

It comes with more powerful leak-tolerant 40 mm speakers, paired with their most advanced digital chipset.

Multiple Microphones

The Jabra Evolve2 65 comes with not one, or two, but three microphones for 25% better audio transmission!

Even if you do not extend the microphone in the boom arm, two other microphones in the right ear cup will pick up your voice.

Busylight + Microsoft Teams Integration

The signature Jabra Busylight helps alert your colleagues when you are busy, and should not be disturbed.

In addition, the Microsoft Teams variant comes with a dedicated button with a special status indicator LED to signal different issues – missing a call or a meeting, for example.

Battery + Charging

The Jabra Evolve2 65 has a long battery life of 37 hours, and a full charge takes just 90 minutes, thanks to its fast charge capability!

In case you forgot to charge it, just 15 minutes of charging will give you 8 hours of battery life.

 

Jabra Evolve2 65 : Price + Availability

The Jabra Evolve2 65 headset will be available for purchase in Beige and Black colour options in June 2020, at these price points :

  • Mono (all variants) : US$299 / RM 1,799 / ~£243 / ~A$460 / ~S$423
  • Stereo (all variants) : US$249 / RM 1,699 / ~£202 / ~A$383 / ~S$353

 

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Jabra Evolve2 40 : On-Ear Headset For The Workplace!

The Jabra Evolve2 40 is part of the new, redesigned Evolve2 family of business headphones. Here is a quick look at this new headset for the workplace!

 

Jabra Evolve2 40 : On-Ear Headset For The Workplace!

The Jabra Evolve2 40 is corded variant of the Evolve2 65, offering the same audio features, just without Bluetooth connectivity.

Six Variants

The Jabra Evolve2 40 is available in six variants, allowing you to select the best variant for your requirements :

  • Speakers : Mono or Stereo
  • Connectivity : USB-A or USB-C
  • Optimisation : Microsoft Teams or Unified Communication

Improved Passive Noise Cancellation

The Jabra Evolve2 40 features improved passive noise cancellation, through a new angled ear cup design, and engineered oval memory foam ear cushions.

More Powerful 40 mm Speakers

It comes with more powerful leak-tolerant 40 mm speakers, paired with their most advanced digital chipset.

Multiple Microphones

The Jabra Evolve2 40 comes with not one, or two, but three microphones for 25% better audio transmission!

Even if you do not extend the microphone in the boom arm, two other microphones in the right ear cup will pick up your voice.

Busylight + Microsoft Teams Integration

The signature Jabra Busylight helps alert your colleagues when you are busy, and should not be disturbed.

In addition, the Microsoft Teams variant comes with a dedicated button with a special status indicator LED to signal different issues – missing a call or a meeting, for example.

 

Jabra Evolve2 40 : Price + Availability

The Jabra Evolve2 40 headset will be available for purchase in June 2020, at these price points :

  • Mono (all variants) : US$129 / RM 759 / ~£105 / ~A$198 / ~S$183
  • Stereo (all variants) : US$139 / RM 799 / ~£113 / ~A$213 / ~S$197

 

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AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : A Quick Primer!

Together with their Spring 2020 desktop Ryzen launch, AMD also launched the Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile APUs for professional laptops!

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about the new Ryzen PRO 4000 mobile APUs!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : An Overview

The 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor family comes in three product line-ups :

  • PRO-series for professional laptops
  • 45 watt H-series for high-performance laptops, and
  • 15 watt U-series for low-power ultra-thin laptops.

All three series boasts the same architectural features :

  • Built on the 7nm process technology
  • 512 KB L2 cache per core
  • 4 MB L3 cache for 2 / 4-core parts
  • 8 MB L3 cache for 6 / 8-core parts
  • LPDDR4x memory support
  • Integrated Radeon Vega Graphics (5 to 8 cores)
  • support AMD SmartShift

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AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : A Quick Primer!

AMD announced three models under the new Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile family :

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Up to 33% better multi-threaded performance than the competition
  • Up to 2.2X better graphics performance than the competition
  • Up to 2X better performance per watt over previous generation

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Up to 2X better multi-threaded performance than the competition
  • Up to 2.3X better graphics performance than the competition
  • Up to 2X better performance per watt over previous generation

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4550U

  • Designed for ultra-thin business laptops, with 4 cores and 8 threads

 

AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Mobile APUs : Specifications

Specifications Ryzen 7
PRO
4750U
Ryzen 5 PRO
4650U
Ryzen 3 PRO
4450U
Process 7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads 8 / 16 6 / 12 4 / 8
Base Clock 1.7 GHz 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Boost Clock 4.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
L2 Cache 4 MB 3 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 8 MB 4 MB
GPU Cores 7 6 5
Memory
Support
DDR4-3200
LPDDR4-4266
TDP 15 W

 

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Samsung Galaxy Buds : Get Update For Buds+ Features!

A new software update for Samsung Galaxy Buds will introduce three new Buds+ features! Here are the details!

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds : Get Update For Buds+ Features!

Starting today (4 May 2020), you will be able to update your Galaxy Buds with three new features that were hitherto available only in the Galaxy Buds+.

Here are the three new features you can enjoy after updating your Samsung Galaxy Buds!

Microsoft Swift Pair

Microsoft Swift Pair lets you more easily pair your Galaxy Buds to your Windows 10 PC, so that you can use it for remote video meetings, or just listen to music while you work.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, your Galaxy Buds will also support the capability to pair with multiple devices, allowing you to use them across your mobile and PC devices.

  • Your PC must be running on Windows 10 version 1830 or above. Go to the Bluetooth & other devices menu under settings to pair your Galaxy Buds.
  • Samsung Easy Pair is used to quickly pair with mobile devices
  • Microsoft Switch Pair is used to quickly pair with Windows 10 PCs

Ambient Sound Capability

Ambient Sound lets you hear your surroundings and remain aware of the world around you, even while you are watching movies or listening to music.

You can also choose to experience Ambient Sound with one earbud in, giving you more options on how to tune in, or tune out, of your surrounding environment.

  • Ambient Sound can be pre-set and enabled through the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app.

Spotify Personalised Playlist

Using a simple ‘Tap & Hold’ gesture, you can launch Spotify and start listening to music wherever you left off.

Tap again, and Spotify will recommend a playlist just for you. This update lets Spotify offer you a personalised playlist with a single press!

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds : Where To Buy?

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ : Where To Buy?

If you are looking to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, you can buy them from these online stores :

 

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HUAWEI P40 Smartphones : What Apps Can You Install?

A big concern for anyone buying any of the HUAWEI P40 series smartphones is what apps can you install without Google Play Store.

Find out what apps HUAWEI AppGallery offers, and what you can do if an app you want is not in there.

 

HUAWEI P40 Smartphones : A Quick Primer

HUAWEI launched three P40 series smartphones, all running on EMUI 10 using the Kirin 990 platform :

  • HUAWEI P40 : 6.1-inch OLED display, Leica triple camera system, 3800 mAh battery
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro : 6.58-inch OLED display, Leica quad-camera system, 4,200 mAh battery
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro+ : 6.58-inch OLED display, Leica penta-camera system, 4,200 mAh battery

 

HUAWEI AppGallery

HUAWEI AppGallery is the replacement for Google Play Store, and serves as a way for HUAWEI to deliver apps through HUAWEI Mobile Services (which replaces Google Mobile Services).

When it first started out, it was quite bare, but HUAWEI spent an incredible amount of time, money and resources to entice developers to add their apps.

Here is a quick look at the number of apps you can now download through HUAWEI AppGallery on the P40, P40 Pro or P40 Pro+ smartphones :

 

HUAWEI P40 Series : Directly-Available Key Apps

As you can see in the video above, there are now thousands of apps in the HUAWEI AppGallery for the HUAWEI P40 series.

We went through and found the key apps that many people (especially in Malaysia) will want to install :

Communications : WeChat, Viber, Truecaller, KakaoTalk, DingTalk

Social Media : Snapchat, TikTok, VK, Weibo, BIGO LIVE

Telco : Maxis, Celcom, MyDigi, Hotlink, myunifi, Yoodo, Tune Talk, XOX, Singtel

eWallet : Touch n’ Go eWallet, Boost

Shopping : Lazada, Shopee, ZALORA, Carousell

Banking : RHB, Public Bank, Ambank, UOB Singapore, DBS, SCB

Video + Audio : VLC, MX Player, iflix, VIU, dimsum, JOOX

Work : Microsoft Office, WPS Office, OfficeSuite

Games : Knights of Valour, Asphalt 9, Plants vs Zombies, Honkai Impact 3

 

HUAWEI P40 Series : Apps Available Through Links

Sometimes, you will be redirected to the app’s official website to download the APK (Android Package).

  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp

In some cases, you will be redirected to the mobile website to make use of the service :

  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Google Maps
  • Maybank2U

 

What About Apps Not Available In HUAWEI AppGallery?

As you can tell, HUAWEI AppGallery still lacks many important apps, but does that mean you should forego the HUAWEI P40 series smartphones?

Now, your HUAWEI P40 series smartphone may lack Google Play Store, but it still runs on Google Android. So, all those apps you want can actually be “side-loaded” into your HUAWEI P40 series smartphone.

Safest Way : Directly From Official Website

The safest way is to visit the official website for the apps you want on your HUAWEI P40 series smartphones, and look for the Download APK link.

Tap on it to download the app APK file, and then install it (you will be asked to allow installation from Unknown Sources), and you are ready to go!

Alternative : APK Mirror Website

If the official website of the app does not offer a Download APK option, then you have to resort to an APK mirror website.

Basically, these are websites that offers downloads of installation (APK) files from Google Play Store. Just search for the apps you want, download them on your HUAWEI P40 series smartphone, and install!

However, note that there is a risk that they may be tampered with, or injected with malware. So it is best to stick with reliable, trustworthy APK mirror websites like APKMirror, F-Droid or APKPure.com.

 

HUAWEI P40 Series : Where To Buy?

Here in Malaysia, you can purchase the HUAWEI P40 series smartphones through the official HUAWEI online store :

 

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HUAWEI Online Store : 6th Birthday Deals Revealed!

The HUAWEI Online Store in Malaysia is celebrating their 6th birthday, with A LOT of great deals!

Grab the RM166 + RM100 online vouchers NOW, and check out the full list of HUAWEI Birthday Deals!

 

HUAWEI Online Store : 6th Birthday Celebration!

The HUAWEI Online Store in Malaysia are celebrating their 6th birthday on 29 April 2020, with a bunch of really nice deals.

And before they kick off the deals, they are offering TWO discount vouchers, which you can collect from 23 April until 28 April 2020!

 

Full List Of HUAWEI Birthday Deals!

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #1 : RM166 Birthday Voucher

From today until 28 April 2020, you can claim a RM166 birthday voucher (limited quantities).

Each voucher can be used on 29 April 2020, for one of the following devices :

Product Free Gifts Regular Price Price with Voucher
HUAWEI M5 Lite N/A RM 1,299 RM 1,133
HUAWEI M6 HUAWEI M-Pencil RM 1,899 RM 1,733
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
5G
HUAWEI CP39s Wireless Car Charger
+ PU Leather Case
RM 4,199 RM 4,033
HUAWEI nova 5T HUAWEI Band 4 (Black) RM 1,399 RM 1,233
HUAWEI P30 HUAWEI Body Fat Scale RM 1,999 RM 1,833

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #2 : RM100 Birthday Voucher

From today until 28 April 2020, you can claim an additional RM100 birthday voucher through HUAWEI AppGallery, using these steps :

  • Install HUAWEI AppGallery
  • Log into HUAWEI AppGallery
  • Register for an account on the HUAWEI Online Store

Each voucher can be used on 29 April 2020, with a minimum purchase of RM 1,100 and above.

However, it is not applicable for the HUAWEI P40 Series, the HUAWEI Watch GT 2e, HUAWEI MatePad Pro and the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #3 : 16% Discount On Accessories

On 29 April 2020, the following HUAWEI accessories will be available at 16%!

Product Regular Price Promotional Price
 HUAWEI AM116 Earphone  RM 48 RM 40
 HUAWEI AM61 Sport Bluetooth Earphone   RM 205 RM 172
 HUAWEI AP09S 10,000mAh Super Charge Powerbank   RM 256 RM 215
 HUAWEI AP31 Car Quick Charger  RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI CM510 Mini Speaker RM 99 RM 83
 HUAWEI CM70-C FreeLace Earphone  RM 369 RM 310
 HUAWEI CP11QC Power Bank 10,000mAh (18W) Type-C RM 188 RM 158
 HUAWEI CP12S 12000 40W SuperCharge Powerbank RM 358 RM 301
 HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro PU Case RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI Mate 30 PU Case RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI Mate Dock 2  RM 299 RM 251
 HUAWEI X Gentle Monster Smart Eastmoon Eyewear RM 1,599 RM 1,343
 HUAWEI X Gentle Monster Smart Jackbye Eyewear RM 1,599 RM 1,343
 HUAWEI 9V/5V 2A or 5V4.5A + 5V1A Car Charger  RM 127 RM 107

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #4 : Must Buy Deals

On 29 April 2020, the following HUAWEI devices will be on offer :

Product Free Gifts Regular Price Promotional Price
HUAWEI Band 4 N/A RM 139 RM 89
HUAWEI MateBook 13
Core i5
HUAWEI Mouse
+ Backpack
RM 3,999 RM 3,266
HUAWEI MateBook 13
Core i7
HUAWEI Mouse
+ Backpack
RM 4,399 RM 3,666
HUAWEI MateBook D 15
256GB
HUAWEI Mouse
+ HUAWEI Body Fat Scale
RM 2,299 RM 2,099
HUAWEI nova 4e N/A RM 999 RM 599
HUAWEI T5 N/A RM 899 RM 596
HUAWEI Watch GT N/A RM 799 RM 366
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 Cover RM 679 RM 566

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #5 : Flash Deals

These HUAWEI flash deals will begin at 10:08 every morning, with very limited quantities!

Date Product Regular
Price
Promotional
Price
Limited
Units
23 April
24 April
25 April
26 April
27 April
28 April
HUAWEI CP11QC
10,000mAh Powerbank
RM 188 RM 66 5 units
5 units
5 units
5 units
5 units
4 units
29 April HUAWEI P10 Flip Cover RM 58 RM 0.60 14 units
29 April HUAWEI P10 Plus Flip Cover RM 58 RM 0.60 51 units
29 April HUAWEI Band 4 RM 139 RM 66 10 units

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #6 : New Arrival Deals

Product Free Gifts Regular Price (RM) Promotional Price
HUAWEI MatePad Pro
+ Smart Magnetic Keyboard
+ M-Pencil
N/A RM 3,197 RM 2,898
HUAWEI P40 HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (White) RM 2,799 N/A
HUAWEI P40 Pro HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (White) RM 3,899 N/A
HUAWEI Watch GT 2e HUAWEI Watch GT 2e strap RM 599 N/A

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : 5G + 108MP Quad Camera Flagship!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is their new flagship smartphone, offering 5G connectivity, and a 108 MP quad-camera system!

Find out if the Mi 10 Pro is the 5G smartphone you have been waiting for!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : 5G + 108MP Camera Flagship!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is their flagship smartphone for 2020, offering 5G connectivity with a new 108 MP quad-camera system!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with new Kryo 585 high-performance cores, and a new Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10 Pro, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

108 MP Quad Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a true quad-camera system, which is comprised of :

  • an 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording,
  • a 20 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture,
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom
  • an 8 MP telephoto camera with 10X hybrid zoom, and OIS

We have no idea yet just how useful it is to have two telephoto cameras though.

6.67-inch 3D Curved AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a really large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 3D curved edges and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It boasts a peak brightness of 1200 nits, a wide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, and support for HDR10+. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery, and supports 50W wired and 30W wireless charging, allowing you to fully recharge it in 45 minutes and 65 minutes respectively.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Display 6.67-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
– 1200 nits max. brightness
– HDR10+, DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 11 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
RAM 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage 256 GB UFS 3.0
Front Camera 20 MP sensor with f/2.3 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 108 MP main camera with f/1.69 aperture, OIS
– 20 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
– 12 MP telephoto (2X) camera with f/2.0 aperture
– 8 MP telephoto (10X hybrid) camera with f /2.0 aperture and OIS
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
NFC Yes
Audio Dual 1216 linear speakers
1.2 cc sound chamber
Hi-Res Audio certified
Battery 4,500 mAh LiPo battery
– 50W wired + 30W wireless charging
– supports reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 208 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi offers the Mi 10 in two matte colour options – Alpine White and Solstice Grey, in one variant :

  • 8GB + 256GB : RM 3,899 / ~US$889 / ~£719 / ~A$1,399 / ~S$1,269

The pre-order kicks off today, 22 April, and ends on 30 April 2020. Every pre-order will entitle you to a free Mi True Wireless Earphones, as well as 24 months warranty and 1-time free screen damage protection.

Delivery and retail sale will begin on 1 May 2020.

 

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Xiaomi Mi 10 : Affordable 5G + 108MP Camera FTW!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is here, offering an affordable flagship smartphone with 5G connectivity, and a 108 MP main camera!

Find out if the Mi 10 is the smartphone upgrade you have been waiting for in 2020!

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Affordable 5G + 108MP Camera FTW!

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is designed to offer a cheaper flagship alternative to the Mi 10 Pro, with the same 5G chipset and 108 MP main camera.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is built around the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, delivering flagship-class performance with new Kryo 585 high-performance cores, and a new Adreno 650 GPU.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it is also more power-efficient, running cooler and offering a longer battery life.

In the Mi 10, it is paired with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. It also supports 5G MultiLink, allowing it to connect simultaneously to 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi and mobile data.

108 MP Quad Camera with 8K Video Recording

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a quad-camera system, headlined by the 108 MP main camera that supports 4-in-1 SuperPixel low-light capability, and 8K video recording.

It is paired with a 13 MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor (which does not take photos, but allows for more accurate software bokeh effects).

6.67-inch 3D Curved AMOLED Display

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a really large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 3D curved edges and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

It boasts a peak brightness of 1120 nits, a wide colour gamut of 100% DCI-P3, and support for HDR10+. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a large 4,780 mAh battery, and supports 30W wired and wireless charging, allowing you to fully recharge it in 56 minutes and 69 minutes respectively.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Specifications

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 10
Display 6.67-inch AMOLED display
– 1080 x 2340 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
– 1120 nits max. brightness- HDR10+, DCI-P3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System MIUI 11 based on Android 10
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU 1 x Kryo 585 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 585 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 585 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650 (600 MHz)
RAM 8 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3.0
Front Camera 20 MP sensor with f/2.3 aperture
Rear Cameras Quad Camera System
– 108 MP main camera with f/1.69 aperture, OIS
– 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture
– 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
– 2 MP depth sensor with f /2.4 aperture
Connectivity Network : 5G (Sub-6), 4G LTE, 3G
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6 (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT5.1
USB : USB Type C 2.0
Infra-Red : IR emitter
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display
NFC Yes
Audio Dual 1216 linear speakers
1.0 cc sound chamber
Hi-Res Audio certified
Battery 4,780 mAh LiPo battery
– 30W wired + wireless charging
– supports reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 74.8 mm wide
162.58 mm tall
8.96 mm thick
Weight 208 g

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 : Price + Availability

The Xiaomi offers the Mi 10 in two glossy colour options – Twilight Grey and Coral Green, in two variants :

  • 8GB + 128GB : RM 2,799 / ~US$639 / ~£518 / ~A$1,007 / ~S$911
  • 8GB + 256GB : RM 2,999 / ~US$684 / ~£555 / ~A$1,079 / ~S$976

The pre-order kicks off today, 22 April, and ends on 30 April 2020. Every pre-order will entitle you to a free Mi Smart Band 4, as well as 24 months warranty and 1-time free screen damage protection.

Delivery and retail sale will begin on 1 May 2020.

 

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HUAWEI P40 Pro 5G Preview : Visionary Photography!

The new HUAWEI P40 Pro smartphone promises Visionary Photography, thanks to its 50MP Leica quad camera system!

We got our hands on the Deep Sea Blue model, and here is our hands-on preview of HUAWEI’s latest photography-centric smartphone!

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI P40 Pro is the middle brother of the new P40 family of smartphones, and is only available as 5G variants. It has a 6.58-inch OLED display, with a resolution of 1200 x 2640 pixels, and a 90 Hz refresh rate.

The only buttons you will find on the HUAWEI P40 Pro are the Power and Volume control buttons on the right side.

The SIM and NM hybrid tray is located at the bottom, next to the USB Type C data and charging port.

At the top, you will find a second microphone (for noise cancellation), next to the infra-red emitter (which enables its Smart Remote feature).

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Key Features

New 5G Mobile Platform

The HUAWEI P40 Pro uses the new Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, 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 with 2 big NPUs and 1 small NPU.

Improved Cooling

Keeping the Kirin 990 5G cool is a new SuperCool system of 3D graphene film paired with ultra-thin VC to efficiently conduct heat away.

It 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.

Dual Front Cameras

The HUAWEI P40 Pro comes with a 32 MP front camera, which is paired with an IR depth camera. The depth camera does not take any photos but helps the 32 MP front camera add accurate software bokeh effects.

Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera System

The HUAWEI P40 Pro’s marquee feature is its rear Leica quad-camera system, which consists of :

50MP Ultra Vision Main Camera

  • 1/1.28-inch Ultra Vision Sensor with 2.44 μm pixel size
  • RYYB colour filter array, with 4-in-1 pixel binning capability
  • Octa Photodiode Autofocus
  • f/1.9 aperture with OIS support

40 MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera

  • 1/1.54-inch sensor with RYYB colour filter array
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • Supports ultra low-light and ultra slow-motion video

12 MP SuperZoom Telephoto Camera

  • 5X optical zoom, 10X hybrid zoom, 50X maximum zoom
  • 12 MP sensor with RYYB colour filter array
  • f/2.4 aperture with OIS support

3D Depth Sensing Camera

  • real-time depth detection for accurate bokeh effects

Large, Fast-Charging Battery

Powering all that is a large 4,200 mAh battery, which supports 40 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wired charging, and 27 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless charging.

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Specifications

HUAWEI P40 Pro (5G)
Display 6.58-inch OLED display
– 1200 x 2640 pixels, 90Hz refresh
Protection IP68
Operating System EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
System Platform HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G
Processor 2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
NPU 2 x Big Cores + Tiny Core
Graphics ARM Mali-G76 MC16
Memory + Storage Options 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage
8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage
Storage Expansion Yes, 256 GB NM card slot
Front Camera 32 MP selfie camera (f/2.2 aperture)
Depth camera
Rear Camera Leica Quad Camera System
– 50 MP main camera (f/1.9 with OIS)
– 40 MP ultra-wide camera (f/1.8 aperture)
– 12 MP telephoto camera (5X optical zoom, f/2.4 with OIS)
– 3D depth sensor
Connectivity 5G (NA & NSA), 4G, 3G, 2G
WiFi : Wi-Fi 6 Plus (up to 2.4 Gbps)
Bluetooth : BT 5.1
Fingerprint Sensor In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
SIM Capability Dual Active, Dual Standby
(2 nano SIM cards + 1 eSIM)
Other Sensors Gesture, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope,
Compass, Gravity, Hall, Colour Temperature, Laser
NFC Yes
Battery + Charging 4,200 mAh
– supports 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge (wired)
Dimensions 72.6 mm wide
158.2 mm tall
8.95 mm thick
Weight 209 g

 

HUAWEI P40 Pro : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI P40 Pro is available in selected markets, with a recommended retail price of €999 / RM 3,899 / ~US$1,089 / £899.99 / ~A$1,699 / S$1,448 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

HUAWEI will offer five colour options – Black, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White, Silver Frost and Blush Gold globally, although colour options will be limited in most countries.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How Useful Is It?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 introduces a brand new Bright Night mode, which promises to deliver superior picture quality in very low light conditions!

Let’s take a look at the new Bright Night technology that Samsung just introduced in their Galaxy S20 family of smartphones!

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : What Is It?

The Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with a new Night mode called Bright Night.

Bright Night uses a technique called multi-frame processing to deliver unprecedented picture quality even in low or dim lighting.

When you take a photo using the Bright Night mode, it takes 30 photos rapid succession, and instantly combines using multi-frame processing into one clear photo.

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How To Use It?

Here is a short guide on how to use the Bright Night mode on your Galaxy S20 smartphone :

  1. Open the Camera app in your Galaxy S20 smartphone
  2. Swipe to the left, and tap More.
  3. Tap NIGHT, to enable the Bright Night mode.
  4. Tap the Zoom icons if you want to get a closer shot.
  5. Tap the Capture button when you are ready to take a photo!

 

Galaxy S20 Bright Night Mode : How Effective Is It?

First, let’s compare the Galaxy S20 Ultra with Bright Night mode enabled, and disabled.

We set up this scene, placing a dim and indirect light source at a distance, intentionally placing it at the back so that it casts a shadow towards the front.

Without Bright Night mode enabled, you cannot make out the Minion prisoner’s hands and feet, or the details of Darth Minion’s armour.

But when we took the same scene with Bright Night mode turned on, the brightness and clarity of the scene is greatly boosted!

You can now see the Minion prisoner’s hand and feet, and the intricate details of Darth Minion’s armour, even though both are in the shadows!

In fact, even though we intentionally framed the scene with the light at the back, you can clearly see the details of all three Minions and the teddy bear.

 

Bright Night Mode Comparison : Galaxy S20 vs Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 received a Bright Night mode upgrade, giving it the same multi-frame processing capability to deliver truly excellent photos in low-light conditions.

Let’s see how the Galaxy S10’s Bright Night mode stacks up against the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s improved Bright Night mode!

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s Night mode is impressive, offering a much brighter and clearer picture than the Galaxy S20 without Night mode.

But once you turn on Bright Night mode for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, there is no doubt that it does even better than the already impressive Galaxy S10!

 

Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones will be available for sale starting 6 March 2020 across Malaysia.

 

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Yoodo : What’s New + Upcoming For 2020!

Yoodo is celebrating its 2nd anniversary by unveiling 20 new and upcoming features for 2020! Here are the details!

 

New Brand Logo For 2020 : Yoodo powered by Celcom!

The first major announcement – their new brand logo –Yoodo powered by Celcom. It is designed to convey the innovative edge of Yoodo and the vast network coverage of Celcom.

“Yoodo understands the needs and wants of the modern consumer. We treat them as individuals, giving them greater freedom of choice and control.” said Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo. “Yoodo powered by Celcom assures and empowers Yoodo users on the vast options, choices, and freedom that are available to them.

 

New Yoodo Features For 2020

Yoodo announced these new product features for 2020 :

  • Renew Anytime : users can completely customise the data, voice and SMS of their mobile plans anywhere and at any time without having to complete the full month cycle.
  • Power Pass : a flexible data booster that offers 100GB of data for 60 mins at RM2.
  • new data add-ons for TikTok, Viu, Call of Duty Mobile, Boostm and an upcoming add-on for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
  • Enhanced Roam Like Home : which now offers a 3-day and 7-day pass, so users can use their mobile plan abroad for lower than RM5 per day.
  • Yoodo Rewards : Customers who purchased a total of 10 Add-Ons will get 1 free and those who have purchased 10 days worth of Roam Like Home passes will get 1 additional day free.

 

Yoodo eSports + Active Sports Activities For 2020

Yoodo will be sponsoring and organising a series of thrilling esports tournaments across 2020. These tournaments include :

  • Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG MOBILE) National Championship (PMNC) 2020, and
  • PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship (PMCC) 2020

Yoodo is also the Official Digital Telco sponsor for :

  • ESL MY Championship 2020 – Call of Duty: Mobile Season 1,
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Malaysia & Singapore Season 5,
  • Yoodo FV Major 2020, and
  • the Malaysia Premier Futsal League.

 

New Yoodo Promos For 2020

To commemorate their 2nd anniversary, Yoodo is bringing back the 20GB for RM20 promotion that is available now for all users!

 

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Samsung Exynos 990 Performance : How Fast Is It?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones are powered by the Exynos 990 – the latest, greatest mobile platform developed by Samsung themselves.

But just how fast is the Samsung Exynos 990, compared to other mobile platforms? Let’s find out!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 : What You Need To Know

The Samsung Exynos 990 builds upon Samsung’s first mobile platform with an integrated 5G modem – the Exynos 980, but focuses on performance instead of 5G connectivity.

It boasts a range of significant improvements – new Samsung Mongoose 5 (Exynos M5) and ARM Cortex-A76 cores, and a new Arm Mali-G77 GPU.

Faster Processor + GPU

According to Samsung, its new custom Mongoose 5 (Exynos M5) cores are 20% faster than the Mongoose 4 (Exynos M4) cores used in the flagship-class Exynos 9825 used in the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones!

Its Arm Mali-G77 GPU uses the new Valhall architecture, and promises to offer a 20% boost in graphics performance or power efficiency.

Faster LPDDR5 Memory

The Exynos 990 will be the first Samsung mobile platform to use the new LPDDR5 memory, which offers a 31% higher clock speed – increased from 2093 MHz to 2750 MHz.

This allows it to deliver up to 5,500 Mbps or 687.5 MB/s in memory bandwidth. It should also allow for lower power consumption.

Faster NPU + DSP

Its AI capabilities also received a big boost with a new dual-core NPU and improved digital signal processor (DSP) that can process over 10 trillion operations (TOPS) per second!

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra : 60Hz vs 120Hz Battery Life!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Work Performance : PCMark

We tested the Exynos 990 using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Black Shark 2 Pro Galaxy S10+
Performance Score
(Average)
10678 9471 8981 8384 7846
Web Browsing 9287 7792 8293 6768 8583
Video Editing 6331 6038 9166 5948 5524
Writing 11660 10919 9579 9226 9076
Photo Editing 29560 20161 19376 17595 10710
Data Manipulation 6849 7356 6155 6339 6450

Well, this is quite a nice surprise! Samsung Exynos has historically been rather poor at work performance.

The last-generation Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820, for example, were significantly slower than their Qualcomm counterparts – the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+.

But the new Exynos 990 was 36% faster than the Exynos 9820 (its predecessor), and 13% faster than the Snapdragon 855.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : 3DMark

For gaming, we first tested the Exynos 990 using 3DMark, with these results :

3DMark Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL) 6723 6258 5487 5037 4470
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) 5848 5386 4808 4794 4314
Sling Shot 8075 8127 7241 4883 4343

Not bad at all! Samsung caught up with Qualcomm in gaming performance as well.

The new Exynos 990 was 7.5% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, that powered high-end gaming smartphones like the Black Shark 2 Pro, in Sling Shot Extreme, matching it in the easier Sling Shot benchmark.

Notably, the Exynos 990 was 50% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820 that powered the Galaxy S10+.

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Gaming Performance : AnTuTu

We then tested the Exynos 990 using AnTuTu, yielding these results :

AnTuTu Exynos 990 Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Device Galaxy S20 Ultra Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
AnTuTu Score 518159 434168 371473 348397 330549
CPU 151510 126170 126011 101187 100272
GPU 218164 188158 156318 156700 149930
Memory 78457 65052 77763 72051 68188
UX 70028 54788 11381 18459 12159

Will you look at that? The Samsung Exynos 990 was 19% faster than the Snapdragon 855+, and 57% faster than its predecessor, the Exynos 9820!

 

Samsung Exynos 990 Performance : How Fast Is It?

In summary, the new Samsung Exynos 990 represents a whole new level of performance.

Compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 9820, it was generally 36% faster in work performance, and 50%-60% faster in games.

Compared to the Snapdragon 855+, it was 13% faster in work performance, and 7%~19% faster in games.

In just one year, Samsung has made significant strides in improving the performance of their Exynos mobile platforms.

Too bad we do not have access to the Snapdragon 865… but at least we know that the Exynos 990 can deliver excellent work and gaming performance!

 

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Acer C250i Auto-Portrait Portable Projector : First Look!

The Acer C250i auto-portrait portable projector is finally here!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the world’s first auto-portrait LED projector!

 

Acer C250i Portable Projector

The Acer C250i is a lightweight, portable LED projector with a stand-free multi-angle orientation and the world’s first auto-portrait mode.

Acer C250i Twisted Roll Design

Thanks to its unique twisted roll design, it supports stand-free multi-angle projection. You no longer need a stand or tripod.

When used on its side, just roll it to the perfect angle to project on the wall or ceiling.

Its vertical orientation, on the other hand, supports horizontal wall displays, and automatically activates the auto-portrait mode.

Auto-Portrait Mode

The auto-portrait mode lets you direct project videos or photos in the portrait orientation (like video chats or live-streaming sessions) wirelessly, without black bars on both sides.

Performance

Despite its compact size, the C250i boasts 1080p (Full HD) projection, with a battery life of up to 5 hours on a single charge. You can even use it as a portable power bank to recharge your mobile devices.

Its LED module has a 30,000-hour lifespan, with 300 ANSI lumens of peak bones and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio. It also has a wide colour gamut of 100% NTSC.

Connectivity

Android and iOS users can connect and stream to the C250i wirelessly, but it also comes with a standard HDMI port to support desktop or laptop computers.

It also comes with USB Type C and USB Type A ports to support video outputs from smartphones. You can also insert a USB drive for direct playback without a PC or smartphone.

 

Acer C250i Specifications

Specifications Projector C250i
Projection System DLP
Light Source LED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Brightness 300 Lumens
Contrast Ratio 5000 : 1
Lamp Life 20,000 Hours (Standard)
30,000 Hours (ECO)
Battery 30 Whr lithium ion
(9,000 mAh @ 3.33 V)
Input Ports HDMI x 1
USB Type A x 1
USB Type C x 1
Output Ports 3.5 mm Audio Jack x 1
USB Type A (DC Out) x 1
Dimensions 104 mm in diameter
190 mm tall
Weight 775 g

 

Acer C250i Price + Availability

The Acer C250i is available with immediate effect, at the recommended retail prices of RM 1,699 / ~S$569 / US$489 / ~£317 / €539 / RMB 3,299 / ~A$608.

Malaysia : RM 1699 | RM 1699 | RM 1699 | RM 1699

Singapore : S$594.89 | S$618.89

United Kingdom : £392.15

 

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Celcom + Maxis : First 5G Network Sharing Trial Succeeds!

Celcom and Maxis just announced that they successfully conducted Southeast Asia’s first 5G network sharing trial! Here are the details!

 

Celcom + Maxis : First 5G Network Sharing Trial Succeeds!

Celcom and Maxis conducted Southeast Asia’s first 5G Multi Operator Core Network (MOCN) trial in December 2019, following the MoU agreement on 25 November 2019.

It utilised the Maxis 5G site at Seaview Hotel in Kuah, and the Celcom 5G site at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, testing their capability to support both Maxis and Celcom users.

MOCN is a sharing mechanism that allows two different core networks to share the same RAN (Radio Active Network).

Using MOCN allows Celcom and Maxis to quickly extend their 5G coverage across Langkawi, just by leveraging their existing 5G sites.

 

Celcom + Maxis : Future 5G Sharing Plans

Moving forward, Celcom and Maxis plans to conduct further RAN sharing trials using 5G Standalone (5G SA) network this quarter, Q1 2020.

 

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FREE Dell Mobile Connect for iOS Coming Soon!

Apple fans will soon be able to download the iOS version of Dell Mobile Connect for FREE!

This will give Apple users the same capabilities that Android users have enjoyed since 2018!

 

FREE Dell Mobile Connect for iOS Coming Soon!

Dell Mobile Connect was introduced in CES 2018 for Android devices, giving them the ability to make calls, send texts, get notifications and even mirror their displays on their Dell laptops and PCs!

Since it was released two years ago, Dell reported that over a million Mobile Connect users have sent or received over 150 MILLION phone calls and texts sing their free app.

Stay Focused

Dell Mobile Connect allows you to avoid splitting your attention between your PC and smartphone. You will be notified about phone calls, texts, instant messages and other app notifications right on your PC.

You can then decide to respond, or ignore. You can also decide which apps you would like to receive notifications from.

Stay Connected

You will never miss a single call or notification from SMS, WhatsApp, Uber, PayPal, Instagram, and other mobile apps.

Your larger PC keyboard, display and speakers will also allow for more enjoyable communications via text or calls.

Bring Your Mobile Apps To The Big Screen!

Dell Mobile Connect lets you have direct access to your mobile apps through its advanced mirroring feature.

You can directly view and access your mobile apps on your PC display, and control them with your keyboard, mouse and touch display!

Secure Wireless Connectivity

Dell Mobile Connect uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct technologies to keep your PC connected to your phone, so feel free to leave your phone in your bag or pocket!

The wireless connection is also secured and does not go through the Internet. All your phone’s data can only be accessed by the paired PC, and only when you are in wireless range.

 

Dell Mobile Connect for iOS Availability

It has taken Dell two years to do this, but finally, the iOS version of Mobile Connect is coming in March 2020!

  • Starting mid-March 2020, it will be available to download for free from the Microsoft Store.
  • Starting end-March 2020, it will come pre-installed in all Dell consumer PC systems.

Dell Mobile Connect, and all updates, are available for free on all Dell consumer PC systems that run on Windows 10 – XPS, Inspiron, Vostro and Alienware – as long as they come equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, and were purchased after January 2018.

 

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AMD Radeon RX 5700M | RX 5600M : A Quick Primer!

At CES 2020, AMD announced the Radeon RX 5700M and Radeon RX 5600M mobile GPUs for laptops like the new Dell G5 15 SE!

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about the Radeon RX 5700M and RX 5600M mobile GPUs!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700M | RX 5600M

The new AMD Radeon RX 5700M and RX 5600M mobile GPUs are using the same Navi GPU as their desktop counterparts, with 10.3 billion transistors fabricated on the 7 nm process.

Unlike the smaller Radeon RX 5500M, this Navi GPU has 36 Compute Units, with 2304 stream processors and a wider 192-bit or 256-bit memory interface.

The AMD Radeon RX 5700M is designed for high-performance gaming laptops, and will have high clock speeds of up to 1.72 GHz, a wide 256-bit memory bus and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600M will debut in 1080p gaming laptops like the Dell G15 SE (pictured above), and come with a 192-bit memory bus and 6 GB of GDDR6 memory.

Both will support the new AMD SmartShift technology, when paired with the new 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors.

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700M | RX 5600M : Specifications

In this table, we compare their key specifications against the Radeon RX 5500M, and the Radeon RX 5300M.

Specifications Radeon RX
5700M
Radeon RX
5600M
Radeon RX
5500M
Radeon RX
5300M
Transistors 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 6.4 billion 6.4 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Total Graphics Power 120 W NA 85 W 50 W
Stream Processors 2304 2304 1408 1408
Game Clock 1620 MHz 1190 MHz 1448 MHz 1181 MHz
Boost Clock 1720 MHz 1265 MHz 1645 MHz 1445 MHz
TMUs 144 144 88 88
Max. Texture Rate 247.7 GT/s 182.2 GT/s 144.8 GT/s 127.2 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 48 48
Max. Pixel Rate 110.1 GP/s 81.0 GP/s 79.0 GP/s 46.2 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 4 GB 3 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 128-bit 96-bit
Bandwidth 384 GB/s 288 GB/s 224 GB/s 168 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 4.0 x8

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700M | RX 5600M : Availability

AMD expects laptops featuring the Radeon RX 5700M and RX 5600M mobile GPUs to debut in the first quarter of 2020.

The Dell G15 SE, which features the RX 5600M, will be available in April 2020.

 

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AMD Athlon 3000 Mobile Processors : A Quick Primer!

Together with the Ryzen 4000 Mobile series, AMD also introduced the Athlon 3000 mobile processors with Radeon Graphics for mainstream laptops!

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about their Athlon 3000 mobile processors!

 

AMD Athlon 3000 Mobile Processors : A Quick Primer!

The AMD Athlon 3000 mobile processors appears to be a rehash of last year’s Athlon 300 mobile processor.

It maintains the same 15W TDP, with the same 2-core, 4-thread configuration, as well as integrated Radeon Vega Graphics.

AMD is introducing two new SKUs – the Athlon Gold 3150U and the Athlon Silver 3050U.

There is nothing new about the Athlon 3000 mobile processors. From what we can tell, the AMD Athlon Gold 3150U is a renamed Athlon 300U from last year.

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U, on the other hand, not only has 100 MHz lower base and boost clocks, it also removes support for simultaneous multi-threading.

Recommended : 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : A Quick Primer!

 

AMD Athlon 3000 Mobile Processors : Specifications

Processor Model Cores /
Threads
cTDP Base
Clock
Boost
Clock
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
Graphics
Athlon Gold 3150U 2 / 4 15 W 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz 1 MB 4 MB Vega 3
Athlon Silver 3050U 2 / 2 15 W 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz 1 MB 4 MB Vega 2

 

AMD Athlon 3000 Mobile Processor Performance

AMD is targeting the Athlon Gold 3150U at the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U mobile processor. Here is how they compare, based on AMD’s internal tests :

The AMD Athlon Gold 3150U’s performance advantage over the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U varies between 39% and 90%.

But we should point out that the Pentium Gold 5405U has a fixed 2.3 GHz clock speed, and half the L2 and L3 cache.

 

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AMD Ryzen 7 4800U : 8C/16T Mobile APU @ Just 15W!

AMD just introduced the Ryzen 7 4800U – the world’s first 8-core, 16-thread mobile processor with a nominal TDP of just 15 watts!

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about the Ryzen 7 4800U, including when you can expect it to debut!

 

AMD Ryzen 4000 U-Series

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is part of the new Ryzen 4000 U-Series, which consists at launch of these five models :

  • Ryzen 7 4800U : 8 cores, 16 threads, 1.8 GHz base clock, 4.2 GHz boost clock
  • Ryzen 7 4700U : 8 cores, 8 threads, 2.0 GHz base clock, 4.1 GHz boost clock
  • Ryzen 5 4600U : 6 cores, 12 threads, 2.1 GHz base clock, 4.0 GHz boost clock
  • Ryzen 5 4500U : 6 cores, 6 threads, 2.3 GHz base clock, 4.0 GHz boost clock
  • Ryzen 3 4300U : 4 cores, 4 threads, 2.7 GHz base clock, 3.7 GHz boost clock

Recommended : 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : A Quick Primer!

 

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Mobile APU

There are two 8-core U-series processors, but the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is the only one to support simultaneous multithreading, allowing it to process up to 16 threads at the same time.

It has a 4 MB L2 cache and 8 MB L3 cache, with a 1.8 GHz base clock and a 4.2 GHz boost clock. It comes with a Radeon Vega 8 Graphics integrated GPU that runs at 1.75 GHz.

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has a nominal TDP of 15 watts, but is configurable by the laptop manufacturer for a TDP of 12 watts to 25 watts.

Like the other AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors, it is fabricated on the 7 nm process, and supports LPDDR4x memory. It also has SmartShift capability, when paired with a separate Radeon GPU.

 

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Specifications Compared

Here is a comparison of the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U against the other members of the AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile family.

Processor Model Cores /
Threads
cTDP Base
Clock
Boost
Clock
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU GPU
Clock
Ryzen 7 4800H 8 / 16 45 W 2.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 7 4800U 8 / 16 15 W 1.8 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 8 1.75 GHz
Ryzen 5 4700U 8 / 8 15 W 2.0 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600H 6 / 12 45 W 3.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600U 6 / 12 15 W 2.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4500U 6 / 6 15 W 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 3 4300U 4 / 4 15 W 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB 4 MB Vega 5 1.4 GHz

 

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Performance

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is targeted directly at the Intel Core i7-1065G7, offering :

  • Up to 4% better single-threaded performance
  • Up to 90% better multi-threaded performance
  • Up to 18% faster graphics performance

Thanks to its 4 extra cores and ability to process 8 extra threads, the Ryzen 7 4800U can really cut down on the time it takes for content creators to process their work.

Now, its integrated Radeon Vega 8 Graphics is no Speedy Gonzales, but if you can live with low graphics settings, you can actually game at 1080p with decent frame rates.

In League of Legends, its 8-core GPU is slightly slower than the 7-core Intel Iris Plus Graphics, but in most cases, it is between 20%-50% faster.

 

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Availability

One of the first laptops to feature the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7, which lays claim to be the world’s thinnest and lightest 8-core 25W laptop.

Its AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has been adjusted to use the higher 25 watt TDP, and it can be configured with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x memory.

It comes with a 14-inch Full HD display that supports AMD FreeSync, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is less than 15 mm thick and weighs just 1.4 kg.

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 and the first slew of laptops to feature the Ryzen 7 4800U will debut in Q1 2020. We will update this article once we know more.

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : A Quick Primer!

At CES 2020, AMD unveiled the 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor family, which offers the world’s first 8-core processors for both ultra-thin and gaming laptops.

Here is EVERYTHING AMD has revealed so far about the 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor family!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : A Quick Primer!

The 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor family will offer three product line-ups :

  • PRO-series for professional laptops
  • 45 watt H-series for high-performance laptops, and
  • 15 watt U-series for low-power ultra-thin laptops.

All three series boasts the same architectural features :

  • Built on the 7nm process technology
  • 512 KB L2 cache per core
  • 4 MB L3 cache for 2 / 4-core parts
  • 8 MB L3 cache for 6 / 8-core parts
  • LPDDR4x memory support
  • Integrated Radeon Vega Graphics (5 to 8 cores)
  • support AMD SmartShift

Recommended : AMD SmartShift Explained : Smart Power Distribution FTW!

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The Top H-Series 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Processor

The top H-series 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, which is targeted directly at the Intel Core i7-9750H, offering :

  • Up to 5% better single-threaded performance
  • Up to 46% better multi-threaded performance
  • Up to 25% faster 4K video encoding on Adobe Premiere
  • Up to 39% faster gameplay physics simulation performance

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 4800H : 8C/16T High Performance Mobile APU!

 

The Top U-Series 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Processor

The top U-series 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processor is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, which is targeted directly at the Intel Core i7-1065G7, offering :

  • Up to 4% better single-threaded performance
  • Up to 90% better multi-threaded performance
  • Up to 18% faster graphics performance

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 4800U : 8C/16T Mobile APU @ Just 15W!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile Family : Specifications

Processor Model Cores /
Threads
cTDP Base
Clock
Boost
Clock
L2
Cache
L3
Cache
GPU GPU
Clock
Ryzen 7 4800H 8 / 16 45 W 2.9 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 7 4800U 8 / 16 15 W 1.8 GHz 4.2 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 8 1.75 GHz
Ryzen 5 4700U 8 / 8 15 W 2.0 GHz 4.1 GHz 4 MB 8 MB Vega 7 1.6 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600H 6 / 12 45 W 3.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4600U 6 / 12 15 W 2.1 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 5 4500U 6 / 6 15 W 2.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 8 MB Vega 6 1.5 GHz
Ryzen 3 4300U 4 / 4 15 W 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB 4 MB Vega 5 1.4 GHz

 

Ryzen 4000 vs Ryzen 3000

Here’s a quick summary of how the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors compare to last year’s 2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 Mobile processors :

  • Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, instead of 12 nm
  • Up to 2X better performance per watt

  • Double the cores and threads in a single SoC
  • Now with LPDDR4x memory support
  • Up to 5X lower power state entry / exit latency
  • Up to 20% lower SoC power

 

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Finally, A Postpaid Plan That Sizes According To Your Needs!




Celcom Xpax just introduced a new postpaid plan – XP Lite, with a low-entry price and sizes according to your needs.

Find out why this is the new plan that offers the best value for your money, with flexibility to boot!

 

The Celcom Xpax XP Lite Postpaid Plan At A Glance!

Celcom Xpax XP Lite is a brand-new postpaid plan that is designed to appeal to those who want a flexib.

  1. It’s highly-affordable, starting at just RM 28 per month!
  2. It is flexible – size up for more Internet, only when you need it!
  3. Enjoy FREE unlimited Internet every day, just by staying on the plan!
  4. Grab the opportunity to gear up with the latest smartphones!

 

Why Celcom Xpax XP Lite Gives You The Best Value For Your Money

The new Celcom Xpax XP Lite plan has a starting price of just RM 28 per month, making it the cheapest postpaid plan in Malaysia.

Best of all – it gives you access to the best network in Malaysia!

 

Free Yourself To Choose + Add On This Postpaid Plan!

Celcom Xpax also designed XP Lite to be highly flexible, letting you customise the plan your way.

Start with 1 GB of Internet with unlimited calls for just RM 28 per monthAnd if you need more Internet, just size up with L or M Passes!

XP Lite Pass L M
Monthly Internet 12 GB total
(1 GB + 11 GB)
5 GB total
(1 GB + 4 GB)
FREE Video Walla 3 GB 3 GB
Total Internet 15 GB 8 GB
Pass Price RM 30 per month RM 10 per month
Total Cost RM 58 per month
(RM 28 + RM 30)
RM 38 per month
(RM 28 + RM 10)

You can also enjoy UNLIMITED INTERNET with the L or M pass using the Celcom Life app – just purchase the Ultra Hour Pass from as low as RM 1!

 

FREE Grab Vouchers With Celcom Xpax XP Lite Passes!

If you sign up for XP Lite through the Celcom Online Shop, you will receive :

  • a RM 5 Grab voucher, if you subscribe with M Pass!
  • a RM 20 Grab voucher, if you subscribe with L Pass!

This promotion ends on 30 November 2019, so hurry!

 

Gear Up This Awesome Postpaid Plan With A FREE Phone!

Celcom Xpax is giving away limited units of the OPPO A1k smartphone for FREE with the XP Lite with L Pass, and other smartphones at MASSIVE DISCOUNTS!

 

Stay On Celcom Xpax XP Lite + Get Rewarded!

Stay on the Celcom Xpax XP Lite plan for more than 6 months to get rewarded with free unlimited Internet every day, or free 1 GB of Video Walla bandwidth!

XP Lite Pass L M
Stay On Bonus
(7th Month Onwards)
FREE 1 hour of
Ultra Hour Pass every day!
Free 1 GB Video Walla

 

Enjoy A FREE Size Up From Celcom Xpax!

Everyone can enjoy a free Size Up from one scoop to double scoops from Inside Scoop, Ice Cream Bar and Sweet Escape on 28 November!

For every Saturday from now until 30 November 2019, you will get a FREE SIZE UP of from Regular to Large at these Green Mug outlets in East Malaysia :

  • Green Mug Lintas : Plaza 2, Lintas Plaza, Kota Kinabalu
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Celcom Xpax XP Lite : Where To Get This Awesome Postpaid Plan

To sign up and size up with Celcom Xpax XP Lite to get these benefits :

  • Size Up to L / M Pass for extra 14 GB or 7 GB Internet respectively
  • Stay On with L Pass, and get FREE 1 hour Ultra Hour Pass every day!
  • Stay On with M Pass, and get FREE 1 GB Video Walla
  • Gear Up with a FREE phone with L Pass
  • Get more with Unlimited Internet from only RM 1 with Ultra Hour Pass

>>> Get all those XP Lite benefits here! <<<

 

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