The world’s first dual-core Android smart phone is ow available in Malaysia at an unbelievable price of RM1,899 outright. If you’re willing to sign-up on a contract with Celcom, the Optimus 2X becomes even cheaper and can be had for as low as RM878.
Irrespective of the subsidies, the LG Optimus 2X is very cheaply priced considering the tech that it is packing and there is a popular saying that goes: “cheap things not good, good things not cheap”. So does the LG Optimus 2X deliver performance, value and function way beyond its deceptively low asking price? Or is it’s dual-core calling card the only special trick it has up its sleeve? We’ll have to clock some serious hands-on time with the device to find out.
In the meantime, Celcom has updated their website with information on the plans offered with the Optimus 2X
Details on Celcom mobile Internet plans:
Celcom mBasic 38: RM38/month for 1GB data quota. If quota exceeded, data service will be interrupted. Subscriber must purchase Celcom mDaily pass daily mobile Internet at discounted rate RM3.88/24hours for 5GB data quota.
Celcom mAdvanced 68: Try as we might, we can’t find any details about this plan on the Celcom website. If you can find info on this plan, do let us know.
Important things to note:
Currently Celcom is offering a RM100 discount off the subsidised phone price and a free HDMI cable to the first 300 units sold “or while stocks last”, whatever that means. As if that is not limiting enough, the offer is only good for this weekend — April 8 to 10.
The LG Optimus 2X is only currently available in Celcom Blue Cube outlets at the following locations — Pavilion, Bangsar (along Jalan Telawi 2), Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid.
Hit up the source link for more info. Do note that Celcom’s website is the worst place to get any information and Celcom’s plans are the most confusing amongst all the telcos. All the best.
Update: Latest info from LG PR. The LG Optimus 2X official final price is indeed RM1,899 (not limited to the first 300 units as earlier thought). In terms of availability LG tells us that between now until end April, the Optimus 2X can be purchased without contract at selected LG brand stores. From May 1 onwards, the device will be available through all open channels. We’re still awaiting a response from LG on where exactly these selected outlets are.
There’s something special sizzling during the F1 fever this weekend. The LG Optimus 2X is now available in Malaysia with outright price of RM1899, exclusive to Celcom. For the first 300 units, Celcom is offering the LG Optimus 2X with additional RM100 discount and free HDMI cable which makes it as low as RM878.
According to the LG Blog, the LG Optimus 2X is available at LG Technology centre and at 4 selected Celcom Blue Cube outlets at Pavilion, Bangsar, Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid.
Being the first dual-core Android device in Malaysia, the asking price below RM2000 is quite reasonable for its specs. So far no updates from Celcom’s website yet but if you are interested, do check out the venues above.
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