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HTC’s One series had always been impressive. Having the impression of being in the premium Android range for their high quality builds, impressive specs and beats audio, HTC seems to have another release up their sleeves, and we believe it will be quite an “eye-opener”. The strangely named HTC One M8 Eye is said to debut on October 8 together with its action camera that could be called recamera. The new One M8 eye appears to be a slight upgrade over its current flagship the HTC One M8.
This new kid on the block will firstly have a 13-megapixel camera instead of their no-longer-impressive 4MP UltraPixel camera that’s being frown upon on the current M8. Also retained is a secondary camera that gives it additional depth of field features for U Focus. In a nutshell, the HTC One M8 Eye is basically the same One M8 with the new 13MP Duo Camera from the recently announced Butterfly 2.
The rest of the specs are rumored to be closely identical to the original M8, with probably slight dimension changes or design to set them apart. Performance-wise would somewhat be the same, expecting the same Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The same 5” 1080p display is likely to be used again, with their HTC Sense-skinned Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Personally, if they want to be impressive or top off their previous HTC One M8 sales, they should at least fit a Snapdragon 805/810 chipset with 3GB of RAM or perhaps jump into the QHD bandwagon to be really be an eye-opener. Their current high-end offering is the same thing across the board except for couple of differences separating the One M8, One E8, Butterfly 2 and this upcoming new One M8 Eye.
Oppo currently has a habit of throwing teasers to the public, especially with their upcoming Oppo N3. With an already confirmed release this October in Singapore, the teasers alone were both impressive and playful. Initially just revealing the metal frames of the device’s body, it had escalated to more leaked images, renders, and basic specs.
Earlier leaks had pointed out that the Oppo N3’s design would be similar to its predecessor, the Oppo N1. The form factor is the same along with the trademark swivelling camera that brought the unbridled joy of a high definition selfie. With these new renders, there’s going to be less guessing and more expecting.
If you love deals, Lazada Malaysia has kicked off its #MyCyberSALE promo that’s running for 3 days only (29 Sept – 1 Oct). There are heaps of interesting offers with significant discounts on smart phones, electronics and home appliances.
the newly announced Sony Xperia Z3 is offered at RM2,259 that comes with an additional RM500 hotel voucher. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is offered at only RM1,699. Also available is the iPhone 6 (Imported units) from as low as RM2,399 with their “LazadaiPhone6″ voucher code. If you can’t wait, the Galaxy Note 4 (Imported Unit) is offered at RM2,429.
Apart from smart phones, there are a number of good deals on home appliances including 40″ Full HD LED TVs like the Sony KDL-40R350B that’s offered at RM1,099. Another cheap buy is Sharp’s Air Purifier (FUA28E) priced at RM299.
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It’s pretty obvious that HTC is going to launch something other than a phone this coming October 8, how will its action cam look like? An eager beaver on Reddit scoured through recamera.com — the teaser site for the upcoming product launch — and found these images you see here.
Could this be the rumoured HTC action cam?
What we can is that it sure does look different from the many other action cams available in the market right now, almost like a periscope. But more than an action cam, is HTC creating a companion camera that’s always on, always capturing your activity making sure you don’t miss a moment? HTC seem to suggest that but we can’t say for sure. Anyway, we’ll find out in a couple of weeks.
HTC has been focusing on their One and Desire series for far too long. The One series has always been shined under a premium light, with the HTC One M7, and it’s successor the One M8, whereas the Desire series was more fitted for the budget to mid-range segment.
With now new-found plans for their next “big thing”, all fingers seem to point towards a Google direction. Yes, HTC will be making the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet (Codenamed Volantis), and we hope it will not disappoint. The next Nexus tablet will be expected to run on an updated Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, named “Project Denver”.
It claimed to be the “first 64-bit ARM processor for Android”, clocked at 2.5GHz strong, as the first K1 was 32-bit with similar specs. It might also be paired with a whopping 4GB of RAM, which would set the new standard for RAM, where the current highest is 3GB. More rumours suggest the device to pack an 8.9” Quad HD screen, with a resolution of 2560×1440 just like the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7.
The Nexus 9 will be the first among few to be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, other than Nvidia’s own SHIELD 2014 edition and the Xiaomi Mi Pad. With no further specs or details are confirmed just yet, there’s still a strong possibility that the device will ship out with Android L out of the box. It would make perfect sense to carry on the Nexus tradition of device releases with their latest software.
The device you’re seeing above is said to be the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) and it will be one of several models under its new A-series. From the photos it retains a metallic looking frame that’s coated with body matching colours, which is a similar treatment with their latest Galaxy Note 4. According to Sammobile’s source, the frame may not be even made with metal but it is substituted for a different material that feels cold to touch.
If you’re having a slow internet experience, it is not just you. An undersea cable had broke recently and this is causing a slow down for international web traffic between South East Asia and the US. Considering most of our online content comes from US sites, this would greatly impact majority of internet users in the Malaysia.
The issue had started since Tuesday night and TM has issued an announcement that customers will be facing degradation of internet service. TM has updated that repair plans are under way and it is targeted to be completed by 6th October, subject to weather and sea conditions. As this is an international link, the problem isn’t isolated just to TM or Malaysia but it affects internet users around region.
UPDATE: Oppo N3 launch happening on 29th October in Singapore. Details here.
Oppo will be launching its new photography and selfie centric N3 smart phone next month. A few days back, we’ve seen a front render of the purported Oppo N3 which came with a weird looking cylinder shape at the top. Now a new render has appeared that looks different and this time is shows the rear end of the device.
It looks more squarish with a flat top end like its current N1 and it appears to be rotatable as well. Also present are twin LED lights next to its main camera. The body seems to be a unibody design and there are metallic looking buttons or slots visible at the sides. So far we can’t be sure if this is a real deal or they are just merely prototype concept designs.
Which do you prefer? This design or the previous one?
Check out the full size of the Oppo N3 render after the break.
Oppo will be launching a new photography centric smart phone in October which is expected to be its new Oppo N3. This replaces its current Oppo N1 which is better known for its rotating 13MP camera for higher resolution selfie shots.
Now the folks at GSMArena claims to have an exclusive render of the upcoming N3. From the looks of it, the rotating camera has been retained and so is its dual-LED flash which is housed in a single module. The top end has a separate cylinder shape and what appears to be stereo speakers on both sides.
Microsoft Devices is doing a special purchase with purchase promo where you can pick up a new Lumia 530 for only RM57. All you’ll need to do is purchase either a Lumia 930 (RM1,999), Lumia 1520 (RM1,799), Lumia 630 (RM499) or even a Lumia 530 (RM355).
The Lumia 530 is their most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device that’s priced at RM355. It offers dual-SIM connectivity with a 4″ display and runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 processor. You can find out more about this device in our Lumia 530 hands-on post.
The Malaysia Day sale offer is applicable for 5 days from now until 16th September 2014. It is valid only at selected Nokia outlets that’s listed after the break.