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ASUS Announces The ZenPad 3S 10 LTE Tablet!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A thriving ZenPad community

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

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE Pricing & Availability

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


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Sony Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact Smartphones Revealed

Sony Mobile just revealed two new additions to their X smartphone series – the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. They also revealed an exclusive pre-order campaign with 11street, from today until October 4. Check out the full details below!


The Sony Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact Revealed

Andrew Cheong, Country Director (Malaysia) at Sony Mobile kicked off the launch event with a keynote speech on the two new Sony X series smartphone.

Then Lawrence Lim, Business Manager of Sony Mobile Malaysia, covered the key features of the Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact smartphones.


Sony Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact Specifications

SpecificationsSony Xperia XZSony Xperia X Compact
Display5.2" TriLuminos display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels
4.6" TriLuminos display
- 720 x 1280 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass with 2.5D curved edge
Capless water- and dust-resistance (IP65/IP68)
Corning Gorilla Glass with 2.5D curved edge
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Processor4 x Qualcomm Kyro (2.2 GHz)2 x ARM Cortex-A72 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 530Qualcomm Adreno 510
Storage64 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (shared with second SIM slot) - up to 256 GB
32 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera13 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 lens
5-axis stabilization
1080p video recording capability
5 MP Sony Exmor R sensor with f/2.4 lens
Rear Camera23 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor with LED flash
Triple image sensors - image sensor, laser AF sensor, RGBC-IR sensor
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus capability
5-axis stabilization
4K video recording capability
23 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor with LED flash
Triple image sensors - image sensor, laser AF sensor, RGBC-IR sensor
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus capability
5-axis stabilization
4K video recording capability
Network4G : LTE Cat 9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41)
WiFi : 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
4G : LTE Cat 6
WiFi : 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
ConnectivityGPS + GLONASS
WiFi Miracast, Google Cast
Bluetooth 4.2
WiFi Miracast, Google Cast
Bluetooth 4.1
SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby
Hybrid SIM (nano SIM x 2, or nano SIM + microSD)
Single nano SIM
Audio CapabilityHigh Resolution Audio capability
Front Surround Sound
Stereo Audio Recording
High Resolution Audio capability
Front Surround Sound
Stereo Audio Recording
Fingerprint SensorYes, on Power buttonNo
Battery2,900 mAh lithium-ion battery
Qnovo Adaptive Charging with Quick Charge 3.0 support
2,700 mAh lithium-ion battery
Qnovo Adaptive Charging with Quick Charge support
Dimensions72 mm wide x 146 mm tall x 8.1 mm thick65 mm wide x 129 mm tall x 9.5 mm thick
Weight161 g135 g
Available ColoursForest Blue, Mineral Black, PlatinumMist Blue, Universe Black, White
Launch PriceRM 2,699 / ~US$ 675RM 1,999 / ~US$ 499


Availability & Offers

The Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact smartphones will be available for sale in Malaysia beginning 7 October at Sony Mobile Stores, Sony Centres, and authorised dealers. The Xperia XZ will be available in the Dual SIM variant (Hybrid SIM slot) and the Xperia X Compact will be available in the Single SIM variant.

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All Xperia XZ users will gain access to exclusive content in the Xperia Lounge (including 12 movie downloads), Qoo10 15% discount coupon and 20% off storewide on Zalora. In addition, users can also obtain a code via Xperia Lounge to stand a chance to win a brand new wardrobe from Zalora.

In addition, those who pre-order on 11street during the exclusive pre-order period will receive complimentary gifts worth RM 600 (~US$ 150) such as the Sony Bluetooth Headset, screen protector for Curve Display, back casing and an OTG 3.0 64GB Type C Connector.

Furthermore, 11street customers who participate in a lucky draw will stand a chance to bring home a Cristiano Ronaldo Signed and Framed Real Madrid 2015-2016 jersey worth RM 3,000.

Next Page > The Key Features of the Sony Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact Smartphones


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Improved Camera Technology

Sony’s first flagship of the X series, Xperia XZ, and premium Xperia X Compact bring new and improved camera technology to give the best pictures from Xperia yet. Maximising Sony’s acclaimed image sensor, two additional assisting sensors have been added to make Sony’s triple image sensing technology. This allows you to capture beautiful images in motion with true to life colours in virtually any condition.

The technology includes Sony’s original Exmor RS for mobile image sensor which provides a powerful blend of high quality image and autofocus (AF) speed combined with Predictive Hybrid AF to intelligently predict and track subjects in motion for blur-free results.

Added to this is the Laser AF sensor with distance sensing technology which captures beautiful blur-free photos in challenging low light conditions. And what’s more, you will enjoy superb true to life colours thanks to the RGBC-IR[i] sensor with colour sensing technology which accurately adjusts the white balance based on the light source in the environment.

The 23MP main camera not only gives you clear shots, but also super-fast start-up going from standby to capture in 0.6seconds[ii] at the touch of a dedicated shutter release button. Advanced features have been added for those who want more flexibility with manual settings to further enhance the shooting experience and creative possibilities, such as shutter speed and focus controls.

With videos being ever more popular for capturing and sharing unique moments on social media, both models bring significant advancements in the evolution of image stabilisation, cultivated in Sony’s Handycam camcorders, with Sony’s SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode to enable superb video recording. Now with 5-axis stabilization, you can shoot smoother videos[iii] even when walking or capturing extreme close-ups[iv].

Xperia XZ provides a 13MP front camera for the selfie perfectionist, with its super high sensitivity as high as ISO6400 and 24mm wide angle lens it will make the best of your pose even in low-light and group selfies. Xperia XZ also offers the highest quality recording in 4k so you get sharp, crisp footage that is full of detail.

[i] RGBC-IR stands for Red, green, blue, clear and infrared

[ii] Based in internal protocol defined by Sony Mobile Communications

[iii] 5-axis stabilisation feature is only available in Full HD video resolution

[iv] 5-axis stabilisation is activated only when the camera recognises macro video. Other situations will be recorded as 3-axis(pitch/yaw/roll) only


Premium design

With its stunning loop surface design, the 5.2” glass display and metal back of the Xperia XZ become one, to provide a perfect fit and beautiful feel in the hand. The loop surface is inspired by a monolithic form, whilst ALKALEIDO metal with high brightness and high purity provides shine and a feeling of depth which both enhance its premium design.

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Xperia XZ is available in a brand new blue colour inspired by the beauty of nature – Forest Blue – along with stylish classics, Mineral Black and Platinum.

Adding a popular Sony form factor to the X series, the Xperia X Compact packs mighty technology into its small frame. Its 4.6” screen and loop surface design make it extra comfortable to hold and is ideal for an operation with just one hand. Xperia X Compact’s premium design can be clearly seen via its high-gloss finish and solid feel. It also follows our new signature blue colour expression with a Mist Blue colour hue together with timeless Universe Black and Stylish White.

Sony’s expertise in functional design is carried through to the Xperia XZ with a water resistant[i] design to take the worry out of a little splash of water. In addition, the fingerprint sensor power button[ii] on Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact is intuitively placed on the side of the phone, so you’re able to pick up and securely unlock in a single movement and adds to the comfortable fit in the hand.


Intelligent Features

We’ve incorporated intelligent features into our smartphones so that they can assist you to make your daily life more convenient, more efficient, and more enjoyable. Both models feature new Battery Care[i] complemented by Qnovo adaptive charging which work in harmony to keep your battery healthy and make the lifespan last up to twice as long[ii].

Qnovo adaptive charging monitors and adjusts the charging current to avoid damage for battery longevity whilst Battery Care controls the charging based on learned habits and avoids excess charging by pausing charge at 90% and only completes the charging just before it’s needed.

Xperia Tips also recognises user habits to provide personalised tips and recommendations, helping you optimise your own personal user experience while Smart Cleaner automatically maximises performance by cleaning the cache from certain apps based on learning their usage so optimal performance is achieved at all times.

[i] Battery Care not available in all markets

[ii] Qnovo adaptive charging is featured on all X series models. 2x battery lifespan refers to Xperia X and Xperia X Performance with Qnovo enabled when compared to Xperia Z2. During laboratory battery capacity retention cycle testing conducted by Sony Mobile Communications and Qnovo Incorporated, the battery cell used in Xperia Z2 achieved a lifespan up to 2 times longer with Qnovo. The result may vary depending on conditions and environment.



Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact each have a range of matching optional Style Covers in corresponding colours including Style Cover Touch (SCTF10/20) which lets you access your favourite smartphone widgets through a smart window without needing to open the case.

For easy video viewing, Style Cover Stand (SCSF10/20) has an auto on/off function with adjustable viewing angle. Each model will be supplied with the new USB Type-C charger for easy charging.


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