Huawei has been selling its Honor 3C on a weekly basis on VMall.my. For those who have tried each time and couldn’t secure a unit, Huawei is giving you a special opportunity to purchase one with minimum fuss.
This special offer is given to those who have participated in all sessions without successfully completing the transaction. Those eligible will be receiving an email from VMall today (6th June) on the next steps. Take note that the main keyword here is “participated in all sessions” so it could be just a handful of users who have tried every single week since the first sale.
The Honor 3C is a hot seller because of its attractive pricing of just RM499. Among the affordable smart phones below RM600, the Honor 3C stood out with a bigger 5″ 720p display and a generous serving of 2GB RAM. In our review, we find the Honor 3C to be a decent dual-SIM device with a respectable battery life. If you don’t mind the few niggles, the Honor 3C is a worthy consideration for those on a tight budget.
For more information, head over to their promo page.
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With just a week away from its launch, more details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S have surfaced revealing a super thin 6.6mm thickness. The folks at Sammobile have gotten a several images of the Galaxy Tab S which appears to be screenshots of its promo video.
The Galaxy Tab S is expected to be lightweight as well at only 465 grams. Being a flagship device, you can also expect some productivity features found on the NotePRO such as Remote PC and SideSync. Dimension wise, it isn’t the thinnest and lightest full-sized tablet considering the wafer thin Xperia Z2 Tablet is only 6.4mm thin and weighs just 426grams for the WiFi version. Meanwhile, the iPad Air with its 9.7″ display is 7.5mm thick and weighs 469 grams.
To recap on the speculated specs, the Galaxy Tab S will be using an ultra-high resolution Super AMOLED display at 2560×1600 pixels resolution and runs on their own Exynos Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM. It will be available in either 8.4″ and 10.5″ variants. As seen on the earlier leaks, the Galaxy Tab S will use the similar perforated back cover design as the Galaxy S5 and comes with a fingerprint scanner on the home button.
Check out more pictures of the Galaxy Tab S after the break.
The hot-selling Mi Power Bank will be restocked next Tuesday, 10th June at 12PM (noon) and this time they are doubling the stocks at 10,000 units for the 10,400mAh Mi Power Bank. That’s not all as Xiaomi is also introducing a smaller 5,200mAh Power Bank as well which is priced slightly cheaper at RM25 with 5,000 units available. Most would prefer to get the 10,400mAh unit at RM36 for more “power” for your buck but consider this – the 5,200mAh unit is lighter and more compact to carry.
The 10,400mAh unit weighs 250grams while the 5,200mAh unit is lighter at 155grams. In terms of output, the 10,400mAh Power Bank pushes 2.1A while the 5,200mAh does a lower 1.5A. So this means that the 5,200mAh Power Bank would take slightly longer time to charge your smart phone. You can check out the 5,200mAh specs on their China web site.
In the last sale, 5,000 units of the Mi Power Bank were snapped up in just 1 minute and 2 seconds. To prepare yourself for the instant sale madness, do check out the Buyer’s guide on what you need to standby. It is advisable to keep your First Name, Last Name, Address Line 1 and Address Line 2 typed out on Notepad before 12PM. When the sales start, it is faster to copy and paste those details instead of typing them when you’re checking out the cart.
For those who didn’t managed to get it the last round, good luck! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our quick hands-on with the Mi Power Bank here.
Check out more images of the 5,200mAh Mi Power Bank after the break.
Project Tango is a special project under Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group which formerly started under Motorola. The project aims to give mobile devices human-like ability to sense space and motion. With the right hardware and software, it would allow mapping of new environments in real time and faster than any technology possible today.
The benefits of this is tremendous. Imagine being able to map out your home interior and you can find out if a new furniture could fit in home right while shopping. For the visually impaired, this would guide them through new territories without the need of being assisted. In the first phase, the released a developer phone that’s fitted with a bunch of cameras and motion sensors that collects far more data than a standard smart phone. You can imagine this as a developer phone with Kinect-like sensors for real-time 3D Mapping. Now Project Tango is releasing a Tablet version which provides even more processing power than before.
Called as the Project Tango Tablet Development Kit, it is powered by the latest Nvidia Tegra K1 processor that’s also found in the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad. To ensure that the tablet is ready to take on any job, it also gets 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. For imaging and sensing, it sports a 4MP camera with 2 micron pixel size and a secondary depth sensing camera which is quite similar to the HTC One M8. The front display is a 7-incher that pushes Full HD resolution and its connectivity includes USB 3.0, WiFi, Bluetooth LE, micro-HDMI and 4G LTE. Obviously this is one serious tablet not for the regular consumer. It will cost US$1,024 (about RM3,295) to get one and is limited to developers by invitation only.
Check out the video of the Tablet Development Kit and Project Tango after the break.
Maxis has added 2 more HTC devices on contract with its latest MaxisONE plan. With 24 months contract, the Desire 310 is offered for Free while the Desire 816 with 4G LTE support is offered from as low as RM499. The full bundled pricing are as follows:
HTC Desire 310
MaxisONE plan Lite – 24 months (RM78/month) – RM199
MaxisONE plan – 24 months (RM128/month) – FREE
HTC Desire 816
MaxisONE plan Lite – 24 months (RM78/month) – RM799
MaxisONE plan – 24 months (RM128/month) – RM499
During sign up, you would need to pay 4 months subscription as advance payment which calculates to RM312 on the MaxisONE Lite plan and RM512 for the full MaxisONE Plan.
The Desire 310 HTC’s entry level device that uses a cost effective MediaTek MT6582M processor with Quad-Cores clocked at 1.3GHz. It gets a 4.5″ 854×480 TFT display with 512MB RAM, 4GB expandable storage via microSD and a 2,000mAh battery. Over at the back, the Desire 310 packs a 5MP camera that’s capable of recording Full 1080p HD videos and a VGA camera over at the front. Outright it cost RM499 and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Meanwhile the Desire 816 is mid-spec 4G LTE smart phone which comes with a larger 5.5″ HD 720p display and runs on a respectable 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB of RAM. It gets a 8GB of on-board storage with expandable microSD slot. For imaging it packs an uprated 13MP BSI camera with a front 5MP unit for better Selfie shots. The battery is quite generous too with 2,600mAh capacity which is similar to its current HTC One M8 flagship. Outright, the Desire 816 is priced at RM1,199.
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The Samsung Z is the Korean smart phone maker’s first Tizen OS device that will debut in Russia in Q3. While the device looks like a lower spec’ed Galaxy S5 with squarish design, the main highlight is definitely the OS that’s running on the inside.
HandHeldBlog has posted a quick hands-on video of the Tizen OS and it looks very much similar to the latest TouchWIZ with its flat design. The app drawer looks different slightly with a fixed panel at the top. It also gets S-Health considering it gets a heart rate sensor at the back. In summary, those who are used with Samsung Galaxy’s TouchWIZ interface, you should feel very much at home with the Samsung Z.
Check out the video after the break.