Nokia — now fully owned by Microsoft — posted this on its Conversations blog:
“Summer brings out our inner glow…stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store”
What’s Nokia getting at?
Rumours suggest a new Android-powered device along the lines of the X series is in the works less than 6 months after the Nokia X made its debut at MWC this year because let’s face it, Nokia foray into the Android can only be described as a flop.
Dubbed the Nokia X2, the device promises to be everything the X isn’t — according to rumours, of course. Unconfirmed specs include a larger 4.3-inch 800×480 display, a beefier dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage. The camera is expected to be upgraded as well with a 5MP unit at the back.
So is Nokia teasing the X2 or is it a different product altogether? We have three days until all is revealed. Until then, let us know what you think.
Update: It looks like we’ve been deceived. The powerbank offered by IPMart looks exactly like the Mi Powerbank but it almost certainly is not. Initially, we had been led to believe that it is from Xiaomi because the link provided by IPMart via its Facebook page — the same one we used in this post — had included the Xiaomi Mi 10400 Powerbank name. IPMart have since edited their Facebook page and removed the name.
Currently Xiaomi deals direct with customers via its online store or through operators which means you can only get Xiaomi products either from their website or from telcos. Xiaomi products purchased from other sellers are very likely grey imports or in the case of the powerbank from IPMart, is likely to be imitation. So make sure you know what you’re getting before you make the purchase.
If you missed out on the latest batch of the 10,400mAh Mi Powerbank don’t worry because tomorrow the same powerbank will be available for purchase from online electronics retailer IPMart for one day only. On top of that IPMart is offering the powerbank in a number of colours for you to choose. The colour option add RM3 on top of the Mi Powerbank standard price — RM39 for colour versus RM36 for standard aluminium.
IPMart will be selling powerbanks that looks like the Mi Powerbank from midnight tonight. They powerbank offered by IPMart have the same capacity as the Mi Powerbank (10,400mAh) and come in various colour and is being sold for RM39 a piece.
Uber users now have the option to call on Optimus Prime when they need a ride and if they’re lucky, the Autobot Chief in Command might just come to the rescue.
In conjunction with the movie release of Transformers: Age of Extinction this, Uber is offering rides with Optimus Prime in vehicle mode. Unfortunately though this offer is super limited and is only available in THREE US cities — Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Boo!
Closer to home, while it may not be as cool as getting a ride with Optimus Prime but if you’re travelling to and from Bandar Utama, TTDI or nearby areas, Uber rides are 50% off until June 25 from 1pm to 2am. Details here.
Huawei will be launching a new smart phone next week which is expected to be the Honor 6. Now a hands-on picture of a new device has surfaced with the codenamed “Mulan”. It isn’t clear if this is the Honor 6 that’s launching soon or it could be a different smart phone that’s announced going to be announced soon.
In terms of design, it looks more refined with smooth metallic edges while its back cover has some discreet line patterns on it. The overall appearances does resemble closely with the Galaxy Note II. Over at the back, there’s a mysterious square button placed below the camera. This could be an action key for taking pictures or a fingerprint scanner that’s oddly placed.
The specs are quite similar to the Honor 6 with a 5″ Full HD display and is powered by Huawei’s own 1.3GHz Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM. The camera is said to be a 13MP shooter at the rear while selfies are handled by a front 5MP unit. These are all speculative at the moment until it gets uncovered in next week’s launch. Check out more pictures of the device after the break.
The premium Samsung Galaxy F rumours continue and this time it is appears in “Perfect Gold” colour. Unlike previous Samsung Galaxy devices which are gold merely around the sides, the Gold edition for this one is more apparent with its entire metallic back covered with the royal colour. The name “Perfect Gold” sounds over-promising considering HTC has limited edition 18 carat gold plated devices.
With the abundance of leaks, it appears to Samsung is still working on its 5.2″ Galaxy S5 premium model which has be long speculated to come with a Quad HD display. At the same time, the Korean maker is also working on its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with similar specs inside. In terms of design, the latest leaked photo shows very similar dimensions as the current Galaxy S5 thanks to thinner bezels at the sides.
The smart phone circle is already crowded with lots of high-spec models and Samsung is taking the approach of just flooding as many models as possible, simply because they can. Even now, they have a total of 9 mainstream Galaxy tablets which overlaps one another.
If the Galaxy F and Galaxy Note 4 are launched at the same time, the Galaxy F will be positioned differently as a premium smart phone with better materials. Hopefully it will be a device that feels as good in the hands as the current HTC One M8.
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From 1300hrs onwards until 0200hrs for the next 13 days, enjoy 50% off Uber rides to and from Bandar Utama and Taman Tun.
13th June 2014 (Friday) to 25th June 2014 (Wednesday)
1300hrs – 0200hrs (1pm – 2am) daily
In conjunction with Friday the 13th, Uber Malaysia is giving away its #Uberhashtag button badges to every rider from 13th June 2014 onwards until they run out of badges to give away.
Collect all 13 button badges and you may just score yourself some Uber credits and awesome Uber Swag merchandise (Collection of all prizes is on the 25th July 2014. Winners will be notified via email and will be invited to an exclusive Uber event.*)
To take part, follow @uber_my on Instagram and include the hashtag #myuberbadges along with the unique hashtag(s) on the badges you received.
1) GRAND UBER PRIZE*
To win, collect all 13 different button badges as per the visual shown below. Be the first to take a picture of all badges, post it on Instagram and just like that, you will receive RM1000 in Uber credits and Uber SWAG merchandise.*
2) WILDCARD (1 winner per day)
If you receive the wildcard badge with the hashtag #UBERfutebole2014, take a photo of that badge and be the first person to post it on Instagram for the day to win a RM50 Uber credit voucher.
3) #MYUBERSELFIE (20 Most Creative Pictures**)
Take a photo or a selfie with or of your #UberHashtag button badge(s) in your MOST CREATIVE way and be in the running to win a RM150 Uber credit voucher. Remember to include the #MyUberSelfie hashtag. Winners will be published on @uber_my Instagram profile.
HINT: Use the hashtag on your #UberHashtag button badges as a theme for the picture.
Get tapping and request those Uber rides now to start collecting your share of awesome #myuberbadges
Following up from the many leaked pictures of the rumoured Galaxy F (aka Galaxy S5 Prime), is this latest shot obtained by PhoneArena showing a yet-to-be announced phone (on the left) placed next to a familiar looking Galaxy S5. In the picture, you can clearly see that the rumoured device features a significantly thinner bezel than the Galaxy S5 which suggests that it may also feature a bigger display.
According to rumours, the Galaxy F will be Samsung’s new flagship smartphone with hardware specs that top the company’s current high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S5 including a 16MP rear camera with OIS and Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM.
It’s still too early to say if the Galaxy F is legit so, for now, take this with a pinch of salt.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 is due in a couple of months time and its alleged production unit has appeared online. According to the source, the images are credible as it was obtained from a reliable source in China.
The overall design follows the similar slim and rounded edge approach as their current iPad Air and iPad mini. From certain angles, it does look like the very first iPhone which came with a metal back. The TouchID fingerprint scanner that was introduced on the iPhone 5S is retained but the rear camera is seen with just a single instead of two LED assisted flash. As you would expect, the new model is expected to be bigger in display and comes with thinner bezels for better single handed use.
Apart from this “standard” iPhone model, Apple is said to be releasing a larger “Note” version which is rumoured to have a larger 5.5″ screen. If such speculation is true, they are doing very un-Apple things that certainly won’t be allowed during Steve Jobs era. Check out the rest of the pictures after the break.
One stop Samsung resource centre Sammobile claims to have some legit info on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. Like previous Galaxy models, the new Galaxy Note 4 is said to be available with 2 processor choices of either Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor or Samsung’s very own Exynos 5433.
It is claimed that the Snapdragon 805 unit will be heading to selected markets such as the US, China, Japan, Korea while the rest of the world including Europe will be getting the Exynos version. The Exynos variant is said to be paired with Intel’s XMM7260 Cat 6 modem which supports LTE-A speeds up to 300Mbps. It isn’t clear whether the Snapdragon version destined for LTE-happy Korea will be having the same modem.
As you would expect for a device that’s launching at the end of this year, the Galaxy Note 4 will be having a Quad HD display which was earlier rumoured to be 5.7″ in size. Over at the back, the main camera maintains the same 16MP pixel count as the Galaxy S5 but Samsung is alleged to be turning to Sony’s IMX240 sensor which is assisted with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). After all, they have the LG G3 to beat especially in the display and imaging department.
Adding to the leak confusion, the heavily speculated Galaxy F or Galaxy S5 Prime would be very similar in specs as the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. It could be a Korean or Japan specific model and there’s a possibility that it might just turn out to be another extra Galaxy S5 Neo/Plus/Advance variant as a stop gap measure before the next Galaxy S model is released in 2015.
Last year, we saw major smart phone makers following the cycle of having 2 flagship models per year. If the Galaxy F series is indeed true, having 3 flagship models per annum is quite an overkill considering the average user won’t change their phones that often.