The Mi Note Pro that boasts a higher resolution Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM is finally going on sale. A few days ago, the device was certified under China’s TENNA certification database. Now Xiaomi has updated on its Weibo account that pre-orders will start on 6th May and the Mi Note Pro with 64GB storage will be priced at 3,299 CNY, which is equivalent to RM1,934.
As comparison, the standard Mi Note is priced at 2,299 CNY (RM1,347) for 16GB, while the 64GB version is going for 2,799 CNY (RM1,640).
Out of the blue, OnePlus has teased an announcement event that’s happening next Monday, 20th of April. There are no details at this point but some are guessing could it be a step closer to its upcoming OnePlus Two flagship for 2015.
For this year, OnePlus is planning on releasing 2 new devices but it is still too early for them to announce a new flagship device which is targeted for Q3. Perhaps, is this their new budget friend smart phone that’s priced below its current One?
The HTC One M9 which was announced at MWC 2015 could be near. HTC Malaysia has just tweeted a teaser image along with 28th April 2015 suggesting that a One M9 launch is in the works but from the information posted on HTC Malaysia’s Ow.ly account, it looks like that Malaysia could be getting “More Than One” device from HTC.
As the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge went officially on sale today, Samsung Malaysia has shared that the Galaxy S6 edge in gold is proven to be a popular choice among Malaysians. According to its VP for Mobile & IT, Mr. Lee Jui Siang, the Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 edge has sold out and they are restocking them as soon as possible to keep up with demand. Without giving local numbers, Samsung claims to have received about 20 million pre-orders globally since its international launch at MWC 2015.
In terms of colour options, the Galaxy S6 edge is available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and a unique Green Emerald which is currently exclusive to Maxis. Meanwhile its standard Galaxy S6 is also available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and exclusive to Celcom is the striking Blue Topaz colour option.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are priced at RM2,599 and RM3,099 respectively inclusive of 6% GST. Check out some photos from the Galaxy S6 consumer launch at The Gardens Midvalley after the break. For all you need to know about the latest Samsung flagship, check out our recap over here.
Seems like the Chinese manufacturers are really pulling out all the stops, as these leaked images of the supposed 5.5-inch Oppo R7 showcases a practically edge to edge screen.
Right after unveiling its new P8 flagship, word has it that Huawei is working on a new successor for its Honor line up. The current Honor 6 is one of our favourite smart phones priced below RM1,000. Now it appears that its new Honor 7 sequel could be announced very soon.
From a couple of purported leaked shots, the new Honor flagships appears to have gone upmarket with a full unibody metal design. Also seen from the picture above is a fingerprint scanner mounted at the back. This looks quite similar with its current Ascend Mate 7 phablet that features a one touch fingerprint scanner. Also visible is a dual-tone LED flash, which should provide more natural looking photos when flash is used.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were launched in Malaysia earlier this month and they are now officially available starting today 17th April 2015. To recap on the price, both flagships are going for RM2,599 for the standard S6 while the double curved display Galaxy S6 edge is priced at RM3,099. In Malaysia, both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge comes with 32GB of on-board storage, which isn’t expandable.
Probably for the first time for a Samsung flagship smart phone in Malaysia, they are also offering a personalised pick up service with a 24 hours dedicated toll free number. So if you have any problems with your device, they can come to your home or office to collect your device as an added convenience.
In terms of availability, the big 3 telcos, Celcom, Digi and Maxis have ran pre-orders and most recently Yes, the 4G WiMAX operator is offering the Galaxy S6 as well. You can also get it from authorised Samsung retail outlets including SenHeng. For today’s official availability day, Samsung Malaysia is having a consumer launch event at their outlet in The Gardens Mall at MidValley. The first 30 in line will get an exclusive autographed badminton racquet by Dato Lee Chong Wei. Samsung Malaysia is also offering the Wireless Charger for RM49.90 at selected outlets while stocks last.
Head after the break for all you need to know about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Malaysia.
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The OnePlus One will be officially available in Malaysia next week on Wednesday, 22nd April. To celebrate its Malaysian debut, OnePlus is kicking off another Fan Gathering at the roof top of Maxis Tower in KLCC.
The event is happening next Friday, 24th April from 3:00PM to 5:30PM. To join in, you’ll need to register yourself and share this facebook post to win yourself an invite to the exclusive roof top event. There are only 80 seats available and 10 lucky participants will get to win freebies of either a OnePlus Power Bank or a Bamboo StyleSwap Cover for you One.
The OnePlus One will be offered exclusively on Maxis with their MaxisOne Plan. Just want to buy the One without a plan? OnePlus Malaysia assures that it will be available without contract at retail outlets.
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From the very same guys who brought you the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge bend test, SquareTrade decided to seriously up the ante by bringing in five phones to be be dropped, bent and dunked to see who comes out on top.
They have plans to increase their staff to 1,500 employees this year and the successor to the OnePlus One, which is likely to be called the OnePlus Two, is estimated to be available by the third quarter of this year with better hardware than it’s predecessor. OnePlus sold over a million smartphones last year and they’re ambitiously planning to ship out between three to five million units this year, especially with the new model on the way.
No details yet on the new phone but we expect they will become available as we approach Q3. In the mean time, if you want to snag the OnePlus One locally, you can pick one up from Maxis.