Without much fanfare, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S2, its flagship tablet that replaces its current Galaxy Tab S. In the face of declining tablet sales, Samsung still thinks there’s still a market for premium tablets and the new one now comes with a 4:3 display aspect ratio that’s similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini series.
For starters, it will come in 2 sizes, 8.0″ and 9.7″ inches, which is similar to what its Galaxy Tab A has to offer. The display on both models are using Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. While that’s the same as what iPad Retina Displays have to offer, it is lower than the current Galaxy Tab S which gives a higher Quad HD 2600×1600 pixels resolution.
This Thursday, U Mobile will be revealing a new product that claims to set a new benchmark in its segment. With just days away, U Mobile has gotten the ball rolling with its #FreeInternetForLife hashtag on Twitter. Like its name suggests, this could possibly mean the end of Pay Per Use Charge and Internet will be free (albeit throttled) for all users.
To bump up the hype, U Mobile is giving away 3 iPhone 6, with a unit each for the 20,000th, 40,000th and 60,000th tweet with the hashtag #FreeInternetforLife. On their official FreeInternetForLife page, they are teasing what could be the name of their new prepaid plan which will be unlocked by the number of tweets.
If you can’t wait, you can check out what we’ve found after the break.
TuneTalk is giving more data options to suit a variety of data users. If the 3GB and 5GB is too much, you can now get 1GB of data at RM25/month. Furthermore if you top up RM30, you’ll get 1GB that’s valid for 7 days.
Motorola is holding a big event this 28th July where there will launch their latest offering at 3 locations – London, Sao Paulo and New York. After the recent leaks and rumours, the Moto G is finally going to be revealed and it looks like it will be joined by a couple of other devices. A new surprise is the Moto X 2015, which is their top end offering and it is expected to run on a Snapdragon 810 processor. Apart from the usual suspects, there will be a couple of new “Droids” which will be exclusive to US’s Verizon network.
Samsung will be releasing two new flagship device very soon – the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. Word has it that both of these models will be launched earlier than usual, where the Note series is often launched during IFA in early September every year. To get an early start in sales and to avoid clashing with the upcoming iPhone 6S announcement, the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ is said to be launch on 12 August and it could go on sale before the end of August.
If that’s not convincing enough, both models have just passed certification in Singapore’s IDA database with the Galaxy Note 5 carrying the model number SM-N920I while the Galaxy S6 edge+ having the number SM-G928I. At least now we can confirm the product names and there will be a larger S6 edge instead of a Galaxy Note edge replacement with an S-Pen.
If you’re looking for a flagship phablet from Xiaomi, the Mi Note could be heading to Malaysia very soon. Xiaomi has sent out invites for a local launch event that’s happening next week on 22nd July. The Mi Note which was launched in China earlier this year had passed its SIRIM certification several months ago but it remained exclusive for the Chinese market until now. Just recently, Mi Hong Kong has announced that it will commence Mi Note sales starting next Tuesday and it looks like the 5.7″ phablet is rolling out to more international markets in the coming weeks.
When the Galaxy S6 was announced, it whooped other devices on Antutu benchmarks by a huge margin. With half of 2015 gone and there are newer flagships sporting Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, the Galaxy S6 continues to reign supreme thanks to its 64-bit 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of LP-DDR4 RAM and a faster Universal Flash Storage.
The OPPO R7 Plus is the Chinese brand’s latest offering in the Malaysian market with its pre-orders now open. For those who prefer to feel the device in their own hands, OPPO Malaysia will be displaying the R7 Plus at selected 11 outlets nationwide.
The OPPO R7 Plus was launched recently with the price tag of RM1,998 and it comes only in gold colour. If you want to experience the product, you can check out the list of participating outlets right after the break.
After tons of leaks, the Galaxy A8 is now official with a thickness of just 5.9mm. While it won’t break any new world records, the Galaxy A8 is the thinnest smart phone that Samsung has ever produced, beating its previous 6.3mm record on the Galaxy A7.
From the exterior design, it still maintains the same unibody approach like the rest of its Galaxy A series but the A8 inherits some design cues from their current flagship. For starters, the metal frame has some chiseled design and the front looks like a larger Galaxy S6. Even the home button has a fingerprint scanner which unlocks at a single touch.
If you love taking selfies, the Sony Xperia C4 Dual is now officially available in Malaysia with the retail price tag of RM1,299. It was launched locally last month alongside the Xperia M4 Aqua and its new flagship Xperia Z4 Tablet. This is the successor of the Xperia C3 and the new model offers better specs all round.