OPPO will be launching its new OPPO R7 series in Malaysia on 7th July which is not too far away. If you're looking for their top spec offering, the OPPO R7 Plus is their ultimate phablet with a 6" Full HD AMOLED display but it gets a slender body at 7.75mm thin. Ahead of its official Malaysian launch, the folks at OPPO have confirmed that it will be available only in Gold colour.
In addition to AirAsia's on-board WiFi service, you can now use Twitter in the air. Powered by Rokki, the in-flight WiFi service was initially introduced just for basic messaging. This lets you access popular IM apps such as WeChat, WhatsApp, LINE and Kakaotalk, while Viber will be supported soon.
The Apple Watch is now on sale in Singapore with its starting price of S$519 (about RM1,447) for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport model. If you don't want to buy one with huge markups from grey importers, you can get one in-stores at the lion city. So far there's no news of it being available in Malaysia anytime soon despite being certified under SIRIM a couple of months back.
Is the Apple Watch a worthy investment? And does it offer useful features that's better than other smart watches in the market? This is Apple's newest product line which claims to be their most personal offering yet....
Xiaomi is still continuing to grow at a rapid pace and they have sold 34.7 million smart phones in the first 6 months of 2015. This marks a 33% increase from the same period last year where they have sold 26 million units.
Last year alone, Xiaomi is reported to have sold 65 million units, with most of them coming from their affordable Redmi series. For 2015, they have an ambitious goal to ship 80-100 million units which is possible with its presence in big markets such as China and India.
The Xiaomi Mi Band has been a tremendous success and it is currently the #2 smart wearable device with 24.6% market share. It is no surprise that they could sell 2.8 million units especially when it has a low RM59 price tag and an impressive month-long battery life.
Now a newer version is in the works and Xiaomi appears to be upping its game with the inclusion of a heart rate sensor. An unconfirmed source claims that the new Mi Band was spotted in Taiwan's NCC certification body as the Mi Band 1S. From the purported leaked photo, it shows a similar design but it gets an extra sensor underneath.
Consumers are getting spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable data plans. We've seen Celcom, Digi and most recently U Mobile engaged in a price war where you can get a postpaid plan with 3GB of data for less than RM40/month. Meanwhile over at Maxis, the most affordable option is their SurfMore 50 plan which comes with 2GB of data at RM50/month.
To sweeten the deal, they are now doubling its data quota from 2GB to 4GB for 6 months. This is applicable for new subscribers that signed up from 25th June until 31st July 2015, and they are extending this to their current subscribers as well....
For this Raya season, Xiaomi Malaysia is doing another round of big sales that brings a couple of new products with extra discounts for its hot selling items. For those who want the Mi 4i in a different colour, they will offering the Dark Grey version starting next Monday, 6th July at 10AM. In addition, those who purchase a Mi Pad at RM799 will be entitled to get a free 5,000mAh slim Mi Power bank.
The new Honor 7 gets a more upmarket build compared to its predecessor but is it tough enough to withstand your day to day abuses? To find out in the most extreme manner, they've placed an Honor 7 on top of some explosives and tried to blow it up to smithereens.
With the high impact and temperatures hitting as high as 1200 degrees Celsius, the chances of any mobile devices surviving is extremely thin. But you'll be surprised with the result of this test. As always, don't try this at home.
Watch the video after the break.
While the telcos are still sorting out its GST kinks with their reloads, consumers can expect more value thanks to heated competition that's happening recently. After Celcom introduced its Xpax #MagicSIM, Digi has responded with its new Smart Prepaid with its starter pack priced at RM10.
Like most new prepaid offerings, Smart prepaid gives you free basic internet that allows you to use Facebook Lite, Twitter and web browsing at a throttled 64kbps. You also get unlimited social messaging on WeChat, WhatsApp, Line and Kakaotalk which includes sending photos and videos, but this excludes voice...
Alongside its new Honor 7 smart phone, Huawei has also announced a new smart watch that's called the Honor Band Zero. In terms of design, it gets a simple round look with a brushed metal frame attached to several strap options. Don't expect anything fancy out of it though. There are no buttons and the round display is a monochrome unit, unlike the high resolution display that's used on their premium Huawei Watch.