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Here Are The Samsung Galaxy Note9 Pre-Order Details!

Samsung just unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 smartphone, announcing that they will be available globally on 24 August 2018. They have also announced a Galaxy Note9 pre-order campaign with exclusive gifts! Get the full details below!

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 Pre-Order Period

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 pre-order will kick off at 12 PM sharp, on 10 August 2018, and end at midnight, 19 August 2018.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 Pre-Order Offers

Samsung Malaysia will offer these LIMITED-TIME pre-order promotions :

Samsung Galaxy Note9 (512 GB)

FREE Gifts worth RM 1,531 : Gear Sport smartwatch + Gear Sport Strap + Wireless Charger Pad

Samsung Galaxy Note9 (128 GB)

FREE Gear Sport smartwatch worth RM 1,219

The Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Sport Strap and Wireless Charger Pad will be offered only in the Black colour.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 Collection

Samsung Galaxy Note9 pre-order customers will get to collect their devices two days prior to global availability, from 10 AM onwards on 22 August 2018.

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You don’t have to rush to collect from Galaxy Note9 devices t hough. You have until 2nd September 2018 to collect your pre-ordered devices.

You will have the option of :

  • self-collecting your pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy Note9 smartphone at selected Samsung Experience Stores, with a RM 300 deposit *, or
  • have your pre-order unit delivered (free of charge) to your doorstep with a full payment to their online store.

* Please note that the RM 300 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

To make your pre-order, just visit the special Samsung Galaxy Note9 Pre-Order page!

Hurry and get your pre-orders in, because there are only LIMITED UNITS available for this special Galaxy Note9 pre-order promotion!

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The Samsung Galaxy J7+ Price & Pre-Order Announced!

7 September 2017 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics is introducing its new and highly capable mid-segment smartphone, the Galaxy J7+, designed for the everyday person to make every moment desirable.

 

The New Samsung Galaxy J7+ Smartphone

With amateur photography on the rise, Samsung has built the ideal everyday mobile camera by popping in a second rear camera into the Galaxy J7+. The two rear cameras (13MP f1.7 + 5MP f1.9) allow for a higher level of smartphone photography; providing better focusing, a greater depth of field and sharper clarity.

Consumers can also try their hand at pseudo-professional photo taking through its ‘live focus’ photography mode. This feature allows users to adjust out-of- focus background (bokeh) effect even after the photo has been taken. Now, you too can snap high-quality social-worthy photos of your foodie trips!

Besides that, the device’s dual rear and front cameras also come with improved aperture 13MP f1.7 + 5MP f1.9 (rear), and 16MP f1.9 (front) lenses for capturing brighter and more aesthetically pleasing photos in low-light conditions. With this, the common folk can now indulge more easily in low-light photography, be it night-time sceneries or romantic candlelight dinners.

Following in the steps of Galaxy flagship devices, the Galaxy J7+ is fashioned with a smooth metal unibody and comes equipped with a powerful Octa-core processor (Quad-core 2.39GHz + Quad-core 1.69GHz). It also sports a noticeable 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED Display, perfect for those who indulge themselves in their own world of entertainment, including mobile gaming and YouTube.

Samsung also introduced the Dual Messenger feature to the Galaxy J7+, allowing users to have two separate accounts for the same IM app on one device. Thanks to this, there is no more need for constant logins and logouts. Users can have their personal and professional WhatsApp conversations running simultaneously, without needing to own a second device.

Apart from that, the Galaxy J7+ is equipped with an expandable storage of up to 256GB, 4GB RAM, Enriched Selfie Camera functions, the Always-On Display, Secure Folder and Bixby Home & Reminder functions for added convenience. Additionally, Galaxy J7+ users can look forward to exclusive deals on the mySamsung app.

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The Samsung Galaxy J7+ Price & Availability

Available in two classic colours of Black and Gold, a fitting match to its smooth metal unibody design, the Galaxy J7+ will be available at a recommended retail price of RM1,599 / ~US$ 379,inclusive of GST.

From 12 – 17 September 2017, pre-order the Galaxy J7+ online and receive a free 64 GB memory card worth RM 190 / ~US$ 45 along with a Samsung Protection Plus warranty programme that consists of a one-time accidental screen crack and one year extended warranty worth RM 198 / ~US$ 47.

Collection for the Samsung Galaxy J7+ pre-orders will commence from 28 September – 4 October 2017.

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How To Get The $425 Samsung Galaxy Note8 Discount!

If you are aching to buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note8, you will be glad to know that Samsung will be offering trade-ins and/or pre-order offers. In fact, they announced at the Galaxy Note8 Unpacked event that former Galaxy Note7 owners will be offered a special $425 (~RM 1,785) Samsung Galaxy Note8 discount!

This discount will come in real handy, as the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is priced at $929 (unlocked) in the United States and £869 in the UK. That works out to about RM 3,900 here in Malaysia, just a tad more than the Samsung Galaxy S8+.

So let’s take a closer look into the details of this special offer. This is a work in progress, as details are still scant. We will also add details of other trade-in offers and pre-order offers, as they are revealed.

Updated @ 2017-09-02 : Added three important notes on the Samsung Galaxy Note8 discount programme.

Originally posted @ 2017-08-26

 

A Thank You To Galaxy Note7 Owners

At the Samsung Galaxy Note8 Unpacked 2017 event, Samsung Mobile Communications President, DJ Koh explicitly acknowledged the mistakes they made with the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 phablet. He also thanked the former Galaxy Note7 owners for sticking with Samsung through the Galaxy Note7 recall.

As a reward for their loyalty and feedback, Samsung announced that former Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners in the United States will be offered an upgrade discount of up to $425 (~RM 1,785).

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Discount Details

There are only two requirements for this special Galaxy Note8 discount – proof of purchase, and a qualifying trade-in device.

1. Proof Of Purchase

This offer is only applicable to those who have formerly purchased the Galaxy Note7. US customers can visit the special Samsung Galaxy Note8 discount page to key in their email address for validation. If you cannot be validated through your email address, you will need to provide proof of purchase (e.g. receipt, credit card bill, etc.)

2. Qualifying Trade-In Device

You must also have a qualifying trade-in device. In the United States, Samsung will be accepting these devices for the $425 Galaxy Note8 discount programme :

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 edge and S7 active
  • Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 5 and above
  • LG V20, G4 and above
  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL

The device you trade in must be in “good condition”, which Samsung defines as :

  • Powers on and holds a charge,
  • Has a functioning display,
  • Has no breaks or cracks or other visible defects that go beyond normal wear and tear, and
  • Is not on a black list of any kind.

Finally, your device must also satisfy these additional requirements :

  • Has Reactivation Lock, Google Factory Reset Protection, or any other anti-theft locking software disabled, and
  • You must have performed a factory reset and removed all personal information from the device.

 

What About Other Countries?

At the moment, we can only confirm that this special Galaxy Note8 discount is only applicable to consumers in the US and Canada. There has been no official word on similar programmes in other countries, although we understand that Samsung is preparing similar offers in every country the Galaxy Note7 was sold in.

We reached out to Samsung Malaysia, and were told to “stay tuned” to their next Galaxy Note8 announcement on 5 September 2017. We think it is more than likely that there will be a similar special Galaxy Note8 trade-in offer for former Galaxy Note7 owners in Malaysia. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was, after all, very popular and greatly missed by Samsung fans here in Malaysia.

 

Important Notes

There are a couple of important notes about this Galaxy Note8 discount programme :

Only With Samsung

This offer is only available exclusively with Samsung. You must apply directly with Samsung. Your telco, dealer, or local retail store may offer similar upgrade programmes, but they are unlikely to offer anything close to what Samsung is offering you.

Even if you purchased your qualifying device or the Galaxy Note7 from a telco, you can only get the Galaxy Note8 discount if you register with Samsung. In short – register with Samsung!

You May Not Get $425

Even though you own a qualifying device, you may not get all $425. Their discount you receive will vary from device to device. $425 is the maximum Samsung will offer for a qualifying device.

Fully Paid Up

The qualifying device you trade-in for the Galaxy Note8 discount must be fully paid for. If you are on an instalment plan, you must clear that instalment plan before you proceed. However, there may be situations where you may be permitted to continue paying your instalments, if it’s part of your telco plan, for example.

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The ASUS ZenFone 4 Price List & Pre-Order Offers Revealed!

Right after Korean superstar Gong Yoo launched the ASUS ZenFone 4 family of smartphones at the Next TV Studio in Taipei, ASUS Malaysia revealed the ZenFone 4 price list and pre-order offers! Check them out below!

Updated @ 2017-08-20 : Added more details on the upcoming arrival of the ASUS ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro, as well as purchase links for the ZenFone 4 pre-order offers.

Originally posted @ 2017-08-17

 

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Price List & Specifications

You may have earlier seen the specifications and hands-on previews of the five ASUS ZenFone 4 models. If not, well, check them out below :

ASUS Malaysia will only bring the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie and ZenFone 4 Max Pro to Malaysia, at least in the beginning.

We heard though that the ASUS ZenFone 4 (with Snapdragon 630), and possibly the ZenFone 4 Pro too, will come in the first week of September 2017. Let’s take a look at what’s actually coming…

 

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro will retail in Malaysia for RM 1,799 / ~US$ 429, inclusive of the 6% GST.

 

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie will retail in Malaysia for RM 1,299 / ~US$ 309, inclusive of the 6% GST. ASUS Malaysia will also bring in a slightly smaller 5.2″ variant (Model ZB520KL), which will be priced at RM 899 / ~US$ 214.

 

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro will retail in Malaysia for RM 1,099 / ~US$ 259, inclusive of the 6% GST.

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The ASUS ZenFone 4 Pre-Order Offers

If you pre-order the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie or ZenFone 4 Max Pro between 17–24 August 2017, you will get an ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh power bank, and these goodies from ASUS Malaysia (while stocks last), and their e-commerce partners, Lazada and Shopee.

Here is a comparison table of the ASUS ZenFone 4 price list and pre-order freebies :

Pre-Order Bundle Gifts ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
(RM 1,799)
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie
(RM 1,299)
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro
(RM 1,099)
ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh
power bank
(worth RM 99)
Selfie Stick
OTG Cable
Micro USB Cable
16 GB Micro SD Card

So if you are looking to buy any of these ASUS ZenFone 4 models, go pre-order them now :

 

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-Order & Prices Revealed!

Kuala Lumpur, April 7, 2017 – All eyes have been on Samsung since the world’s leading technology company unveiled its newest Galaxy, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Amazon | Lazada), as part of its endeavour to #UnboxYourPhone. Now that the phone’s revolutionary features have been revealed, it is time to get your hands on it!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-Order & Prices

To celebrate the impending Malaysian debut, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is pleased to announce a 3-day pre-order promotion of its latest flagship smartphone in Malaysia. As early as 10:00am on 11th April 2017, Samsung Malaysia’s pre-order site will go live and fans can place their order to be among the first proud owners of their very own Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Amazon | Lazada), and enjoy the specially bundled accessories and more!

Pre-order customers will receive a Limited Edition Starter Kit that consists of a clear cover, a screen protector, a wireless charger stand, and a USB Type-C cable for a seamless mobile set up. Adding on to the rewards, Samsung is also giving away a sleek 5,100mAh battery pack that promises to give users an extra fuss-free battery boost for added convenience.

The pre-order promotion does not end here. All pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Amazon | Lazada) also come with an extra benefit, the Samsung Protection Plus, covering mechanical and electrical breakdowns as well as accidental damage to help users prepare for the unexpected. With this extended service, users will receive a 1-year screen crack protection that allows for one-time replacement in a 12-month period for accidental damage claim; and an additional 1-year extended warranty.

All this bundled package worth over RM900 is complimentary when you purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ via the special pre-order at their recommended retail price of RM3,299 / ~US$ 729 and RM3,699 / ~US$ 819 respectively.

Own a brand new Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Amazon | Lazada) with exclusive rewards and privileges in just a few steps:

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  1. Visit samsung.com/my/s8preorder from 10:00am 11th April until 11:59pm 13th April 2017.
  2. Place a deposit of RM300 online via debit or credit card.
  3. Select from the three colour options – Midnight Black, Orchid Gray or Maple Gold.
  4. Choose your preferred Samsung Experience Store to collect your brand new Galaxy S8 or S8+.
  5. An email confirmation will be sent to the registered email address.
  6. Collect your Galaxy S8 or S8+ on 4th May 2017, a day before everyone else gets their hands on this remarkable device at the official Malaysian launch!

To find out more, please visit www.samsung.com/my/s8preorder/. Promotion is valid while stocks last on a first-come-first-serve basis. Fans can also check out concurrent Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Amazon | Lazada) pre-order promotions by telco partners Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes; e-commerce partners Lazada and 11street; as well as retailer partners Courts Mammoth, Harvey Norman and Senheng.

 

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The Honor 6X Media Preview – Double Or Nothing

Yesterday, Honor Malaysia invited us to an exclusive Honor 6X media preview, which also doubled as its official launch. Check out what’s new and great about the new Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) and what improvements Honor has made since last year’s Honor 5X phablet.

 

The Key Features Of The Honor 6X

Who better to tell us all about the key features of the new Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) phablet than Allen An, the E-Commerce Director of Honor Malaysia? Check out his presentation!

 

Dual Lens Magic, Double The Firepower

The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) features an innovative dual-lens camera system that reflects Honor’s journey for photographic innovation. The main 12MP camera is responsible for the composition of the image while the 2MP camera provides depth of field information.

Additionally, the combination of the camera’s wide aperture (F/0.95) and dual camera produces professional background blurred effect to highlight your subjects, giving the same effects as SLR cameras. Coupled with the camera’s 1.25 um pixel size, Phase Detection Auto Focus technology, and the Sony IMX386 sensor, the Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) enables users to capture sharper, crisper, and more detailed photos.

Impressive Stamina

One of the must-have features in smartphones by digital natives today is the promise of a long battery life. The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) packs an exceptional battery capacity of 3340 mAh that provides 2.15 days of usage and 1.54 days of heavy usage on just a single full charge*.

To keep up with digital natives’ adventurous lifestyles, the Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) enables them to enjoy up to 11.5 hours of video, 70 hours of music, or 8 hours of gaming. The device is also supported by an optimized propriety 5V/2A fast charging technology that can be charged in no time. These capabilities will empower users to truly carry out their everyday tasks and enjoyment without compromise.

* Battery life may vary based on usage patterns and network conditions.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Phablets are here to stay. The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) sunlight display that optimizes users’ viewing experience. Since Honor is well aware of consumers’ needs and concerns, the Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) has an “Eye Comfort” embedded into the display that filters out blue light to help relieve screen-related discomfort. This will protect users’ eyes and makes for a more comfortable viewing, especially since digital natives rely on their devices more than anything.

Rock-solid Performance

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The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) is not called a technological beast for nothing. The device’s Kirin 655 Octa-Core CPU and 16-nanometer manufacturing process brings in a 65% higher performance than previous generations while lowering battery consumption.

The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) is also a powerful device due to its 3 GB / 4 GB RAM that aids in the increase of the phone’s performance and a 32 GB / 64 GB of storage with an option to expand storage. As a result, users can now seamlessly run multiple apps at the same time while offering ample storage for music, videos, and photos.

Additional Perks

The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) also comes with a Wi-Fi repeater capability that solves the problem of network sharing. Users can now share their Wi-Fi without having to reveal their password. Furthermore, this capability increases users’ Wi-Fi signal coverage, thus enhancing users’ experience with their devices. With the understanding that a smartphone is a reflection of one’s self, the Honor 6X is also a sight to behold.

The curvy beast sports a Bezier curve to provide an ergonomic handheld design, along with a sleek contemporary design with 2.5D curved glass and metal material that is easy on the eyes and a pleasure to hold with its slim 8.2mm body.

 

The Honor 6X Availability & Prices

The Honor 6X (Amazon | Lazada) phablet will be offered in three colours – Grey, Silver and Gold, with the following prices :

  • Honor 6X (3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage) : RM 1,199 / ~US$ 269
  • Honor 6X (4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage) : RM 1,399 / ~US$ 309

The 3 GB RAM variant will be available for nationwide sales starting on 17 February 2017. However, you can now pre-order this variant at the DirectD shop in Lazada. The first 50 pre-orders will receive an Honor turbine earphone, Honor casing, and Petrol voucher of RM100.

The 4 GB RAM variant will only be available for sale on 6 March 2017.

 

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The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series Launch & Pre-Order

Earlier this week, we revealed that Samsung would be extending the IP68 capability to the 2017 Galaxy A Series smartphones. This makes them the most affordable IP68-capable smartphones in the world! This was confirmed at the official launch of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series smartphones yesterday.

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series launch was also the first major product launch of 2017, with almost 200 members of the media and local celebrities attending. More importantly, Malaysia is the first country to offer the 2017 Galaxy A smartphones! Check it out!

Originally published @ 2017-01-06

Updated @ 2017-01-11 : Added a video of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series pre-order promotion.

 

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series Launch

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series launch kicked off with an introduction by Lee Jui Siang (Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics).

Then, Go Benn Lee (Manager, Product Marketing, Mobile Division, Samsung Malaysia Electronics) shared with us the key features of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series smartphones.

Finally, Lee Jui Siang hosted a short Q&A session with the media on the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series smartphones.

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The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A7 (2017)Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Design2.5D glass (front) + 3D glass (rear) + metal frame
2.5D glass (front) + 3D glass (rear) + metal frame
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Dust- And Water-ResistanceIP68-rated
- water submersion up to 1.5 m for up to 30 minutes
IP68-rated
- water submersion up to 1.5 m for up to 30 minutes
Display5.7" Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- Always On Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
5.2" Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- Always On Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 7880 OctaSamsung Exynos 7880 Octa
Processor8 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.9 GHz)8 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.9 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T830MP2ARM Mali-T830MP2
Connectivity4G : LTE Cat.6
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
4G : LTE Cat.6
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
GPSGPS + GLONASSGPS + GLONASS
Memory3 GB3 GB
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
32 GB internal flash memory
microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP fixed focus camera with f/1.9 lens16 MP fixed focus camera with f/1.9 lens
Rear Camera16 MP PDAF sensor with f/1.9 lens16 MP PDAF sensor with f/1.9 lens
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
USB PortUSB Type CUSB Type C
Battery3,600 mAh lithium-ion (non-removable)
- supports Fast Charging
3,000 mAh lithium-ion (non-removable)
- supports Fast Charging
Dimensions77.6 mm (wide) x 156.8 mm (tall) x 7.9 mm (thick)71.4 mm (wide) x 146.1 mm (tall) x 7.9 mm (thick)
Weight186 g159 g
Launch PriceRM 1,899 / ~US$ 419RM 1,699 / ~US$ 379

 

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The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series Pre-order Details

The 2017 Galaxy A Series will launch with two models – the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), with the recommended retail price of RM 1,699 (~US$ 379) and RM 1,899 (~US$ 429) respectively.

Both models will be opened for pre-orders starting Friday, 6th January 2017, at 10.00 AM until Sunday, 22 January 2017 at selected participating outlets. Yes, Samsung has extended the pre-order by another week!

To celebrate the official arrival, fans will receive a free Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphone, worth RM 399 (~US$ 89), for every unit purchased during this exclusive pre-order sale. This pre-order promotion is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis while allocated stocks last. Pre-order collection will start on 25th January 2017.

Fans can pre-order the new 2017 Galaxy A smartphones at selected Samsung outlets , as well as online in the Samsung online store in Lazada and in 11street.

 

The Official 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series Press Release

5 January 2017 – Millennials are a style-conscious, tech-loving generation that enjoy surprises, spontaneous plans and unexpected trips. They take on and embrace the joy of life’s offerings as they come with undeterred confidence, unafraid to take risks as there is no day like today, and no better moment than now.

Echoing this outlook on life, Samsung has revamped its mid-range smartphone range, to meet the aspirational desires of the millennials to own the ultimate powerhouse that will enrich their lifestyle further. Ushering in the New Year with the spirit of living life unplanned, Samsung Malaysia Electronics introduces two devices in its latest Galaxy A Series (2017) range, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017)!

“The Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) are the latest additions to the Malaysian market and they complement the needs of connected millennials who crave spontaneity and seek life’s pleasures in the most fulfilling way. The millennial consumers are socially active, fun-seeking individuals who live in the moment, and we at Samsung want to help them get ready for anything that comes their way. So for the first time ever in the Galaxy A Series, we made the 2017 variant to be dust and water resistant – youthful, trendy and cool as the right companion for millennials!” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

The first in Samsung’s mid-range smartphones to carry an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, the Galaxy A Series (2017) promises uncompromised non-stop fun. Its IP68 rated dust and water resistance simply spells out worry-free impromptu days out in the sun and rain, on the beach or by the pool! Say yes to living in the moment and be ready for anything that comes your way!

These powerful devices also come equipped with enhanced 16MP front and rear camera with f1.9 lens and Light+ Camera feature for sharper images and beautiful shots even in lowlight or at night – an incredibly handy feature when you least expect it – whether on a romantic night stroll or that caving trip you and your friends decided to embark on. Also new in the Galaxy A Series (2017) is the Floating Camera Button which can be moved freely to anywhere on the screen for even more convenience with selfies!

Taking its cue from the flagship Galaxy mobile device experience, the Galaxy A Series (2017) boasts vivid Full HD 5.7-inch and 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen displays – perfect for immersive gaming on the go or even binge-watching cat videos on YouTube! Never miss an episode of your favourite vlogger no matter where you are – just whip out your Galaxy A Series (2017) and enjoy the flagship-like immersive experience and performance!

The Galaxy A Series (2017) also comes Samsung Pay ready, a new alternative when making purchases at places where credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted[1]. It is an easy-to-use and secure mobile payment service compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) terminals. Samsung Pay is currently performing an open beta test for selected Maybank Visa cardholders, with more banks such as CIMB Mastercard, Citibank Mastercard & Visa, Standard Chartered Mastercard & Visa to be made available soon.

The devices also come preloaded with mySamsung, Samsung’s own mobile app that helps users set up, manage and optimise their Samsung experience and stay updated with the latest Samsung offers and promotions. Another app to look out for is Samsung Milk Music, a downloadable app for Samsung users only that offers access to a wide range of personalised curated stations so users can listen to all their favourite music right from their Galaxy A devices!

Other amazing features of the new Galaxy A Series (2017) include bigger batteries (3,600mAh for A7 and 3,000mAh for A5), Fast-Charging capabilities, expandable storage up to 256GB, Always-On Display, Secure Folder and Samsung Cloud for added convenience.

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Available in Black Sky and Gold Sand colour options, the new Galaxy A Series (2017) will be available at all Samsung brand stores nationwide from 25th January 2017 onwards at a recommended retail price of RM1,899 (Galaxy A7 2017) and RM1,699 (Galaxy A5 2017) inclusive of GST.

Join the in-store pre-order and be the first to own the new Galaxy A Series (2017)! Head on to selected Samsung outlets from 6th to 15th January 2017 to place an order and receive a complimentary Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphones worth RM399. Pre-order collection will start on 25th January 2017.

Fans can pre-order the new 2017 Galaxy A smartphones at selected Samsung outlets , as well as online in the Samsung online store in Lazada and in 11street.

[1] Based on compatibility of Samsung Pay on MST and/or NFC payment terminals, with some supported for use only after software upgrades. Samsung Pay is exclusive to selected Samsung Galaxy smartphones only, and available across participating payment networks, banks and merchants. Availability may vary at launch, please check for updates.

 

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Samsung Extends IP68 Capability To 2017 Galaxy A Series!

If you have been hankering for a water-resistant smartphone like the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Lowest Price), but can’t quite afford one, you will be glad to know that the new 2017 Galaxy A Series smartphones will feature the same IP68 dust- and water-resistance!

This makes them the first smartphones from the Samsung Galaxy A family to ever offer dust- and water-resistance. Best of all, Malaysia is the first country to offer the 2017 Galaxy A smartphones!

Originally published @ 2017-01-03

Updated @ 2017-01-11 : Added a video of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series pre-order promotion.

Updated @ 2017-01-17 : Samsung extended the pre-order by another week!

 

Why Bother With IP68?

One of the most impressive things about the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Lowest Price) is its IP68 rating. Far from being a passing fad, it gave the Galaxy S7 edge and its smaller brother, the Galaxy S7, a distinct advantage in survivability and usability.

As we explained in our Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge IP68 rating primer, both the Samsung Galaxy S7 (Lowest Prices) and Galaxy S7 edge (Lowest Prices) smartphones can withstand complete immersion in water up to 1.5 m in depth, for up to 30 minutes.

That’s very impressive, and was one of their key advantages over their main competitors – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Even the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are only IP67-certified – they can withstand complete immersion in water up to 1 m in depth, for up to 30 minutes.

These water-resistant smartphones offer not just better survivability (if you drop them into water), they also offer greater usability. You can now use them in environments once considered impossible – the pool, the beach, in the rain, etc. Awesome, no?

 

Samsung Teasers

Samsung first alluded to the possibility with these two teaser images in December 2016. The first stated – “It all begins with A. Hold your breath.” The next teaser image came with the caption – “Hold your breath. A new wave is approaching.

If those captions was not explicit enough, the water splash image left no doubt that the Galaxy A Series (2017) smartphones will definitely boast some kind of water resistance. At that time, we did not know if it will feature the same IP68 rating as the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7, or the lower IP67 rating of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

We can now confirm that the 2017 Galaxy A Series smartphones will feature the same IP68 rating as the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 smartphones!

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The 2017 Galaxy A Series Pre-order Promotion

The 2017 Galaxy A Series will launch with two models – the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), with the recommended retail price of RM 1,699 (~US$ 379) and RM 1,899 (~US$ 429) respectively. You can check out their specifications in our launch coverage!

Both models will be opened for pre-orders starting Friday, 6th January 2017, at 10.00 AM until Sunday, 22 January 2017 at selected participating outlets. Yes, Samsung extended the pre-order by another week!

To celebrate the official arrival, fans will receive a free Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphone, worth RM 399 (~US$ 89), for every unit purchased during this exclusive pre-order sale. This pre-order promotion is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis while allocated stocks last. Pre-order collection will start on 25th January 2017.

Fans can pre-order the new 2017 Galaxy A smartphones at selected Samsung outlets , as well as online in the Samsung online store in Lazada and in 11street.

 

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The ROG Swift PG248Q Gaming Monitor Pre-Order Details

3 January 2017ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced pre-orders for the ROG Swift PG248Q, a competition-grade gaming monitor that provides seamless visuals and super-smooth gameplay.

The ROG Swift PG248Q has a 16:9 aspect ratio 24-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) panel. In addition, it features an overclockable 180 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for incredibly smooth and fast gameplay.

Designed specifically for eSports, ROG Swift PG248Q is the official monitor of ESL ONE Cologne 2016 and The International 2016.

The ROG Swift PG248Q

Ultra-smooth 180 Hz Refresh Rate and 1 ms Response Time

The 24-inch ROG Swift PG248Q monitor features a native 144 Hz refresh rate that can be overclocked to an astonishing 180 Hz. This gives gamers ultra-smooth, fast-moving gaming visuals with no lag or motion blur, making ROG Swift PG248Q ideal for first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles.

In addition, ROG Swift PG248Q has a 1 ms response time to eliminate smearing and motion blur, so users can react instantly to what happens onscreen.

Gain a Competitive Edge with NVIDIA Technologies

ROG Swift PG248Q features NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking visuals imaginable. G-SYNC synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate to the PC’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card to eliminate screen tearing and minimize display stutter and input lag. Users can fully experience ROG Swift PG248Q’s 180Hz refresh rate with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or higher graphics processor.

ROG Swift PG248Q is also compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit to open up a world of 3D entertainment. All that is required is an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card-equipped PC and 3D glasses for a more immersive gaming and movie experience. The latest NVIDIA 3D LightBoost provides brighter 3D visuals, without an increase in energy consumption.

Exclusive ASUS GamePlus and GameVisual Technologies

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ROG Swift PG248Q features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements like a crosshair overlay, an onscreen timer, a frames per second (FPS) counter and a display-alignment function.

The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options; while the onscreen timer positioned on the left of the screen helps gamers keep track of elapsed gaming time. The FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running. The display alignment function provides three alignment lines on all four corners of the monitor to take the guesswork out of multi-display setups.

ROG Swift PG248Q also features ASUS GameVisual technology to give users up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS (First-Person Shooter) and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed via a hotkey.

Extensive Connectivity Options

ROG Swift PG248Q has a wide array of connectivity options including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI. Two USB 3.0 ports provide convenient pass-through connectivity at speeds that are up to 10 times (10X) that of USB 2.0, and can also be used to quick-charge mobile devices.

Ultra-Low Blue Light Technology & Ergonomic Design for Gaming Comfort

ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology has four different blue-light filter settings that can be easily-accessed in the onscreen display (OSD) menu via a five-way joystick. Flicker-Free technology also helps reduce onscreen flicker for a more comfortable marathon gaming experience.

ROG Swift PG248Q has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low levels of blue light.

ROG Swift PG248Q has a super-narrow bezel and VESA wall-mountable design that makes it ideal for almost-seamless multi-display setups. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment, so users can find their ideal viewing position for comfortable marathon gaming sessions. A cable-management design feature found on the monitor stand helps users keep their gaming area tidy and free from tangled wires.

 

Pre-orders Swift PG248Q Availability & Pricing

Pre-orders for ROG Swift PG248Q will be available from January 2017. Pre-orders SRP starts from RM 2,619 / ~US$ 579.

 

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Final-Lee, The OPPO R9s Pre-Order Is Here!

2nd January 2017 – International superstar, Lee Min-ho is the new face of OPPO R9s, announced in the form of an official release of the star’s latest visual and television commercial teaser for the OPPO R9s, featuring the famous Korean heartthrob alongside and Malaysian artist, Min Chen.

Along with the release, OPPO Malaysia has announced a “blind pre-order” activity for theOPPO R9s from 2nd January 2017 until 5th January 2017. Fans only need to deposit a fee of RM100 to participate in the OPPO R9s blind pre-order activity. The full price of the R9s will be revealed on its official launch date on 5th January 2017, but loyal early birds who join the blind preorder will stand a chance to win a mysterious gift worth RM100.

The TVC featuring Lee Min-ho and Min Chen

Since the revelation of OPPO R9sproduct ambassador, the company received enthusiastic response from both the fans of OPPO Malaysia and the product ambassador, Lee Min-ho. Consumers may watch the commercial teaser on, https://youtu.be/yFIjp5TyleE

The TVC teaser displays how the OPPO R9s can make the unexpected (and usually perfect) moments that come and go with a blink of the eye become incredibly clear. Stay tuned to find out how the romantic story unfolds.

Make the unexpected moments become incredibly clear with OPPO R9s

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OPPO Malaysia understands that its fans cannot wait to get their hands on OPPO R9s. With this pre-order, OPPO fans will be able to experience the device two day before everyone else!

For the blind OPPO R9s pre-order, all consumers require are just a small act of faith (not knowing the full price of the R9s until they make upfront payment) to be at the very forefront of this phenomenon. Fans will be able to view the full price of the device after submitting the deposit of RM100.

One of the main purposes for this blind pre-order activity is to test the public reception towards OPPO R9s and its new product ambassador. Therefore, with respect to the OPPO and R9s product ambassador’s fans, the company is offering fans the chance to be among the first to try the new OPPO R9s early by placing a blind pre-preorder.

 

OPPO R9s Pre-Order Details

OPPO R9s will be available in two colours: Rose Gold and Gold. Consumer may register for the OPPO R9s pre-order on the official website of OPPO Malaysia, http://www.oppostore.com.my/R9s_blind_preorder/ from 2nd January 2017 until 5th January 2017.

 

The Other OPPO Brand Ambassadors

Good news doesn’t just stop there. On 26th December 2016, OPPO Malaysia has unveiled that the Malaysian famous TV actor, Fattah Amin is now part of the celebrity squad for OPPO R9s. Fattah Amin is known as one of Malaysia’s hottest rising stars and the leading man of the drama, “Suri Hati Mr.Pilot”. Along with his fast rising popularity, his fans base has also increased vigorously in Malaysia.

In addition, the company is pleased to announce that the talented celebrity and social media influencer, Min Chen will be working with OPPO Malaysia again for the company’s latest OPPO R9s. The company is confident that with Min Chen’s positive energy, she can definitely bring good vibes to the OPPO brand.

OPPO Malaysia is excited to have the latest power-recruitment to its celebrity team for the new OPPO R9s. The company is confident that their positive personalities and image presentation can significantly contribute to the brand image and reach out to a broader consumer and fan base.

 

 

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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 Is Yours For A Cool RM 7K

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14, 2016 – With the year coming to a close, Huawei plans to end 2016 with a bang following its remarkable year in Malaysia. The most premium device in Huawei’s line up, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will be made available for pre-orders at 11street and VMall.my starting the 15th of December!

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 features seamless curved edges, a graphite finish and stylish black colouring combined with the latest technology. This is perfectly complemented ‘under the hood’ by a unique, intuitive user interface that exudes sophistication thanks to Porsche Design’s signature design language.

With a shared commitment to functional design, innovative craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the collaboration delivers highly discerning customers an unrivalled, premium smartphone experience; with revolutionary speed, extensive battery life and luxurious design cues.

 

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 combines Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetics and Huawei’s mobile expertise to deliver unprecedented luxury and powerful performance to its users. Its features include:

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  • Highest performance: Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor
  • Great experience: EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the user experience with the OS
  • For the ambitious business traveller: the dual SIM card enables business travellers to switch very conveniently between two different SIM cards everywhere in the world
  • Enough battery to fly around the world: breakthrough SuperCharge technology and a battery which lasts up to two days with normal use
  • The best shot: second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid Zoom, featuring a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 comes in an exclusive Graphite Black colour and will only be limited to five units on both 11street and VMall.my, which will retail at RM6,999 / ~US$1,749. Limited units of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will also be available for purchase at Huawei Authorized Dealers on December 22 this year.

 

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Email Snafu In Second Galaxy S7 edge Pre-Order

The second Samsung Galaxy S7 edge pre-order was a smashing success. Even more successful than the first pre-order, by all indications. Even though the second pre-order had less discount and fewer freebies than the first pre-order, Samsung sold twice as many Galaxy S7 edge smartphones in 1/3rd the time – 2,000 in 1 hour, instead of 1,000 in 3 hours!

In the first pre-order, successful customers got a shock when they received their confirmation email with the title of “Samsung Gear S2 Pre-order”. But the email contents were correct, so the reuse of the Samsung Gear S2 pre-order email template only resulted in some chuckles.

The second pre-order also has its own email snafu, but this time, it’s far, FAR more serious. Take a look for yourself and see if you can spot the problem :

 

Did you figure it out? Take a second or third look, if you must. It’s obvious, but you would be surprised how many people miss it the first time around. 😀

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Will Samsung Honour This Email Snafu?

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Samsung reused the email template from the first Galaxy S7 edge pre-order. They corrected the title but left everything in the content unchanged.

This is a BIG problem because the first pre-order offers a 20% discount, a complimentary 128 GB microSD card and an extra year of warranty, while the second pre-order only offers a smaller 15% discount and a complimentary 64 GB microSD card, with no warranty extension.

Those who received the first pre-order email wrongly are now asking – will Samsung Malaysia honour the contents of their confirmation email?

We just reached out to Samsung Malaysia, and will update you on what their decision is on this issue.

But even if they are unable to honour the admittedly wrong contents of these second batch emails, those who succeeded in the second pre-order should be happy that they are getting a great deal. It is still better than paying full price for the Galaxy S7 edge without any freebie, right? 😀

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Pre-Order Extended With New Deal [Updated]

After the chaos of this morning’s Galaxy S7 edge pre-order “battle”, many Samsung fans were left disgruntled about spending hours trying to load the pre-order registration page. Even the lucky few who finished the pre-order process had to endure long wait times. We do not know how many people were up in the wee hours of the morning to reserve one of the 1,000 pre-order units, but we know that they were sold out in the first 3 hours.

To assuage the disappointment of many Samsung fans who missed the opportunity to be one of the first to buy the Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Malaysia has just announced an extension of the pre-order with a new deal. Sadly, the new deal is not as amazing as the original deal, but it is still a very nice offer. Check it out!

Update @ 2016-03-08 : The second pre-order sold out after about one hour. Full details below.

 

New Galaxy S7 edge Pre-Order Deal

The new pre-order will begin at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning (March 8th, 2016) for another 2,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung fans who take up this second pre-order offer will be entitled to a 15% discount off the recommended retail price (inclusive of 6% GST) as well as a complimentary 64 GB microSD card.

In summary, the next 2,000 lucky customers who pre-order the Galaxy S7 edge will receive :

  • a 15% discount off the recommended retail price of RM 3,099, paying only RM 2634.15 (~US$ 629)!
  • 64 GB microSD card.

If you are interested in this new pre-order deal, here are the steps to guarantee your pre-order :

  1. [adrotate banner=”4″]Head over to the Samsung Malaysia pre-order microsite by 10 AM on March 8th.
  2. Place a downpayment of RM 300,
  3. Select from the three colour options, and
  4. Select a Samsung store to collect the device from.

Upon the order confirmation, you can then collect your Galaxy S7 edge on March 17 – a day before the officialMalaysian launch. Yes, you will be one of the first few Malaysians to own the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge before everyone else!

So set your alarm clock and get your credit card out, because only 2,000 units will be available for this second pre-order on a first come, first serve basis.

 

SOLD OUT In One Hour! New!

Samsung Malaysia just announced that their second pre-order promotion for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone sold out after just one hour!

To address the overwhelming demand for the new Galaxy S7 edge smartphone, Samsung Malaysia Electronics will be preparing attractive offers at the nationwide Galaxy S7 edge roadshows that will roll out after the official launch of the Galaxy S7 edge on March 18, 2016.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Pre-Order Chaos

If you are not up and awake, you have just missed the biggest tech offer this week – the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Pre-Order. Samsung fans who waited up in the wee hours of the morning will not only get to be amongst the first 1,000 people in Malaysia to own the Galaxy S7 edge, they will enjoy an incredible 20% discount off the retail price, an extra year of warranty plus a free 128 GB microSD card!

Samsung set 5 whole days for the pre-order, but frankly, we expected the Galaxy S7 edge pre-order to sell out within hours, and it looks like we would be right. Right after the stroke of midnight when the Galaxy S7 edge pre-order mini-site was activated, it has been hammered so hard, it was impossible for us to even load the registration page properly.

In fact, it is now just past 2 am and we still have not been able to completely load the registration page.

Update @ 2016-03-07 : Samsung has just announced an extension of the pre-order campaign, with a new deal. Check it out!

 

Some People Succeeded

Our friend, Tc Pun, somehow managed to complete the process and pre-order his Galaxy S7 edge at about 1 am. His friend also made it about 15 minutes later. They had to use Telerik Fiddler to do it though. It pays to be a techie! 😀

What’s really funny though is that when he received the pre-order confirmation by email, it was titled as the Samsung Gear S2 Pre-order… 😀

Looks like someone at Samsung Malaysia reused the Samsung Gear S2 pre-order email template and forgot the change the title… Oh well, at least the email contents are correct! 😀

 

Sold Out!

As of 8:30 am, we can confirm that Samsung Malaysia sold all 1,000 Galaxy S7 edge smartphones they reserved for this pre-order. They probably sold out hours ago but we didn’t wait up to check! 😀

* From the comments of disgruntled customers who failed to register themselves for the pre-order, it looks like the entire pre-order sold out at around 3 am.

So we were right that the Galaxy S7 edge smartphones would sell out in hours, not 5 days as allocated by Samsung Malaysia. That said, maybe they will extend the offer, or introduce a different offer? We will find out soon enough! 🙂

 

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