Samsung announces the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smart phones with metal unibody design

Posted:  October 31, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy A series is now official with 2 models – the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. This is a new line up designed for the younger crowd and it features a slim profile under 7mm with a full metal unibody design.

Unlike its flagship Galaxy S series that comes with an ascending numbering system for each generation, the new Galaxy A series employs an Audi/BMW-like numbering convention with the A3 being the smallest with a 4.5″ display and the A5 comes with a bigger 5.0″ screen.

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iPhone 6 officially priced from RM2,399 in Malaysia

Posted:  October 31, 2014   By:    10 comments   

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This is probably good news for Apple users. The latest iPhone 6 official price is similar as the previous iPhone 5S when it was launched in Malaysia at RM2,399 for its entry 16GB version. Since Apple has discontinued the 32GB version, the next jump is the 64GB model that’s priced at RM2,749, followed by its biggest 128GB version at RM3,149.

For the bigger iPhone 6 Plus, the entry 16GB model is priced the same as the smaller iPhone 6 64GB version at RM2,749. The pricing continues upwards to RM3,149 for 64GB and RM3,549 for the largest 128GB version. The official pricing was taken from Maxis and DiGi’s online store. All 3 colours are available – Gold, Silver and Space Grey.

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DiGi offers iPhone 6 from RM557 with iDiGi Plans

Posted:  October 31, 2014   By:    2 comments   

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UPDATE: DiGi’s lowest iPhone 6 plan, iDiGi 50 is tied with 12 months contract.

DiGi too has revealed its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pricing on its website where they are offering it as low as RM557 and RM892 respectively. Tt is tied with either 12 months or 24 months contract with iDiGi plans that ranges from RM50/month to RM238/month.

In terms of outright pricing, it looks like the iPhone 6 retains the same pricing as the iPhone 5S which starts at RM2,399 for the 16GB version. Meanwhile the iPhone 6 Plus 16GB is priced at RM2,749. You can check out the full list at our iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Malaysian pricing post.

The bundled pricing on DiGi are as follows. Take note of the Advance Payment in brackets which is required during sign up.

iPhone 6

16GB
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,165 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM1,685 (AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM1,445 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,181 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM557 (AP: RM1,608)

64GB
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,500 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM2,020 (AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM1,780 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,516 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM892 (AP: RM1,608)

128GB
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,835 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM2,355(AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM2,115 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,851 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM1,227 (AP: RM1,608)

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Maxis iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus plans revealed

Posted:  October 30, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now available for pre-orders in Malaysia and Maxis has finally revealed its iPhone plan bundling. In terms of plan options, the latest iPhone models will be available with either MaxisOne Plan or its usual iValue offering. The iPhone 6 is offered from as low as RM659 while the bigger iPhone 6 Plus is offered from RM999.

In terms of contract duration, you will be happy to know that Maxis offers both 12 months and 24 month contract options. However take note that the MaxisOne Plan offering comes with extra 1GB add-on at RM30/month, which will cost you RM158/month. Furthermore, it is only available with 24 months contract duration. The full bundled pricing are as follows:

iPhone 6 (12 months)

16GB
iValue Simple – RM2,249
iValue 1 – RM1,859
iValue 2 – RM1,699
iValue 3 – RM1,409

64GB
iValue Simple – RM2,579
iValue 1 – RM2,199
iValue 2 – RM2,029
iValue 3 – RM1,749

128GB
iValue Simple – RM2919
iValue 1 – RM2,529
iValue 2 – RM2,369
iValue 3 – RM2,079

iPhone 6 (24 months)

16GB
MaxisONE Plan – RM1,389
iValue 1 – RM1,559
iValue 2 – RM1,229
iValue 3 – RM659

64GB
MaxisONE Plan – RM1,729
iValue 1 – RM1,889
iValue 2 – RM1,559
iValue 3 – RM999

128GB
MaxisONE Plan – RM2,059
iValue 1 – RM2,229
iValue 2 – RM1,889
iValue 3 – RM1,329

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You can buy the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from DiGi starting midnight tonight

Posted:  October 30, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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UPDATE: DiGi offers the iPhone 6 from RM557 with iDiGi plans.

If you want to get the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from DiGi, you can purchase the device from DiGi’s online store starting midnight tonight…but…you will get the device on the official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch day on November 6.

Pricing and plans will also be available later tonight, so stay tuned and check DiGi’s iPhone 6 page, and Facebook page regularly for updates.

In the meantime, if you don’t fancy standing in line for the iPhone 6 and want to be among the first people in Malaysia, you might want to check out Maxis Midnight Express. Apparently, Maxis will deliver the iPhone 6 to you on midnight November 6 wherever you are, details here.

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Maxis says it will deliver the iPhone 6 to you wherever you are for free on midnight November 6

Posted:  October 30, 2014   By:    6 comments   

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UPDATE: Maxis iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus plans are now official.

If you must be among the first people in this country to get official iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then you might want to take Maxis up on their offer. Instead of sleeping overnight in front of a store to get be the earliest in line to get an iPhone, Maxis will deliver one to you wherever you are.

If you pre-buy your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Maxis, they will deliver it to you wherever you are in Malaysia at the stroke of midnight on November 6 when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially goes on sale in Malaysia, for free.

The Maxis Midnight Express delivery service is a limited one-time offer for those who pre-buy their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Maxis. Speaking of pre-buys, we’ve just gotten word that Maxis will start taking purchases for the iPhone 6 at midnight tonight.

We’re really intrigued by the obvious emphasis on delivering the iPhone 6 to customers wherever they are. Many are asking if the deliver covers Sabah and Sarawak as well or is it just limited to Peninsular Malaysia only. Our advice to you is to take Maxis on their offer and see if they really mean what they say when they said they will deliver the iPhone to you wherever you are. So give Maxis a challenge, pre-buy the iPhone 6 from them and tell them to deliver the phone to a really obscure location and see if they really do it. Would be interesting to see if they really do.

Full details on Maxis Midnight Express delivery service here.

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Here’s a working Project Ara prototype. Newer design to be more compact

Posted:  October 30, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Remember Project Ara, the modular Android smart phone? Its development is still on going and here’s a look at their progress so far.

With collaboration with developers and vendors, they now have a working prototype which is able to boot up with all the modular pieces in place. While it is quite laggy in the video, at least it proves that the modular concept does work and they would be kicking off its next prototype that’s dubbed Spiral 2.

In the current prototype (Spiral 1), the overall dimensions is quite bulky as 50% of space is used for its modular mechanism. In its next iteration, they are able to shave off more bulk with the used of customised chips by Toshiba. This will be revealed in its next Project Ara developer conference that’s happening on 14th January next year.

Check out the video after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy A series to be launched next month

Posted:  October 30, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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If the flagship Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 smart phones are not your cup of tea, Samsung will be announcing its new Galaxy A series in November. According to a report by Korea IT Times, the new mid-range range smart phones – Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will be introduced to face off rival Xiaomi, which has claimed the number 3 smart phone spot recently.

Spec-wise, both the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 are expected to run on Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor while the higher end Galaxy A7 would be running on an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor that’s also 64-bit enabled. In terms of screen size, Galaxy A3 is the smallest with a 4.5″ qHD (960×540) display while its mid-tier Galaxy A5 gets a 5″ screen pushing HD 720p. Meanwhile, the top of the line A7 will have a bigger 5.2″ display pushing Full HD 1080p resolution.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is now open for pre-order in Malaysia

Posted:  October 29, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The waterproof Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is going on sale in Malaysia very soon. To secure your unit with extra accessory bundling, you can pre-order now at RM1,699 for the 4G LTE version.

To recap on the specs, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact offers an 8″ Full HD (1920×1200) IPS display in a very slim 6.4mm body. Powering the device is a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB which is similar to the Xperia Z3 smart phone. On-board you get a standard 16GB of storage that’s expandable up to 128GB extra with microSD. It also comes equipped with a 8.1MP rear camera and a front facing 2.2MP unit. For more info, check out our announcement post during IFA 2014.

When you place your order, you get to pick either a docking station (worth RM209) or a noise cancelling headphones (worth RM229) for free. Alternatively, you could also add on a Bluetooth keyboard (worth RM279) for RM50 or a QX10 Lens Camera with tablet mount (worth RM798) for RM500.

The pre-order offer is available from today, 29th October until 2nd November 2014. If you’re interested, head over to Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact pre-order page.

Thanks Ben DL for the tip!

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Photo Gallery: OPPO N3 and OPPO R5

Posted:  October 29, 2014   By:    5 comments   

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OPPO today had officially announced 2 new smart phones, the OPPO N3 with its rotatable 16MP camera and the OPPO R5, the world’s thinnest smart phone at 4.85mm. Both devices are expected to arrive in Malaysia by December 2014. During the announcement, the OPPO N3 is priced at US$649 (about RM2,122) while the ultra-thin OPPO R5 is priced at US$499 (RM1,632).

If you’re wondering how do they look like, check out our extensive photo gallery of the N3 and R5 after the break.

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