When Sony introduced its new Xperia X series last year, we thought Sony had completely gone bonkers. It replaced its high-end Xperia Z line with products that are severely overpriced for what it was offering.
The Xperia X, for example, was doomed from the start. It’s a mid-range smartphone that went on sale for RM2,499 in Malaysia. It had a Snapdragon 650 processor, a 23MP camera that doesn’t shoot in 4K and it isn’t even water resistant. Nobody is going to pay flagship price for that. The RM1,999 Xperia X Compact didn’t fare much better either.
During its investor relations event, Sony appears to have learnt their lesson and they are abandoning this whole “premium standard” category altogether.
Sony Mobile has finally launched the Xperia XZ Premium in Malaysia. This shiny looking flagship is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR display and it’s also the world’s first to feature a 960fps slow-mo camera using a memory stacked camera sensor.
If you love to binge watch videos or listening to music all day, Celcom has introduced its new Walla data packs for all your streaming needs. For a small price, you can enjoy unlimited music and up to 10GB of extra data just for videos.
Digi is now offering even more data for its prepaid customers. With its new biGBonus promotion, you can enjoy as much as 30GB extra each month on top of your monthly data quota.
Xiaomi has produced a couple of impressive value for money earphones that sound better than the ones that come with your phone. With several smartphones going jack-less including Xiaomi’s very own Mi 6 flagship, the Chinese brand has finally introduced its first ever USB Type-C in-ear headphones.
Not only it supports the new interface, Xiaomi has also added active noise cancellation for a better music experience.
It will take at least 3 years before 5G is ready for commercial service but U Mobile is now a step closer with its commercial roll out of 4.5G. This is the first in Malaysia and it’s made possible in collaboration with Huawei. With 4.5G, U Mobile promises twice the speed of 4G on supporting devices.
On Sunday evening, a lady was allegedly robbed at knifepoint by an Uber driver. This occurred while she was taking a ride home from Mid Valley. According to the police report, there were two men in the car and they have forced her to surrender all her valuables before dropping her off by the roadside.
Fancy an Android smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard typing experience? The BlackBerry KEYone has finally arrived in Malaysia.
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It’s more than a year since OPPO introduced its original OPPO R9 series and they are about to release a new successor with the R11. Like the current series, it will come in two sizes with the OPPO R11 and OPPO R11 Plus. After playing around with larger sensors and quicker dual PDAF focusing technology, OPPO is finally jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon.
If we take at look at smartphone shipment numbers, having a selfie-centric smartphone seems to be a briliant idea. The OPPO R9s is currently the most popular Android smartphone and it is clear that both OPPO and vivo are doing well worldwide because of their popular camera/selfie focused models.
Nubia, ZTE’s independent brand wants to cash in the selfie craze by introducing two new models in Malaysia. What’s even interesting is that both are quite similar in hardware and pricing as their key competitors.