The next step in Xiaomi‘s development of their mobile and smartphone business will lie in its own mobile processors. Codenamed ‘Pinecone’, after Xiaomi’s subsidiary of the same name, the company has confirmed that the new chip will be announced in Beijing on the 28th of February 2017.
OPPO will be having a press event at the upcoming MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Instead of a brand new smartphone, OPPO will be introducing a new camera technology that promises to capture highly detailed images with their “5x” Project.
Lenovo is trying to get more people to develop Moto Mods for its modular Moto Z family. Now here’s an interesting crowd-funded Moto Mod that lets you stay connected even without mobile or WiFi coverage. Introducing LINC, a walkie-talkie add-on which you can attach to your existing Moto Z and Moto Z Play.
Samsung is trying hard to keep the Galaxy S8 under wraps but it looks like there won’t be much to reveal with leaks we’ve seen so far. This time, a case maker may have accidentally jumped the gun even before Samsung has announced the official launch date for the upcoming Galaxy.
Smartphone shipments in Malaysia had dropped by 5.9% in 2016 versus the previous year according to IDC Malaysia’s latest report. They reckon this was likely caused by negative economic factors which include our depreciating ringgit against the US dollar.
Despite the annual decline, smartphone shipments had picked up in the last quarter and the top 3 brands were still able to increase their respective market share.
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Finally, after months of beta trials, Samsung Pay is going official in Malaysia. This is a mobile payment service that allows you to make payments at card terminals using your Galaxy smartphone. Initially available only for Maybank VISA card holders, Malaysian Samsung Pay users will soon be able to cards issued from other banks and networks.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a big deal. It’s a show where a lot of really cool stuff gets showcased by all kinds of companies — big and small. But, not everything that gets showcased there will make it to our region.
That’s why Samsung‘s decided to host what I’d like to call a mini-CES here in the Southeast Asian region — only it’s all Samsung products, obviously. It’s called the Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceanic Forum and this year, they’ve got quite a few interesting things to showcase — most of which can be controlled by Samsung’s Smart Home app..
The LG G6 will feature a massive 5.7″ Quad HD display on a smaller footprint. The South Korean smartphone maker is calling it a FullVision display as it occupies almost the entire front of the phone. This is made possible with an unconventional 18:9 display aspect ratio which pushes 2,880×1,440 pixels resolution.
Having additional pixels on the screen would be wasteful if existing apps can’t take full advantage of it. To address that, LG is introducing a new UX 6.0 interface which has been teased ahead of its big reveal.
Huawei is launching the P10 next week and it was teased with the tagline “Change the way the world sees you”. If you’ve been following their teasers on their official Twitter account, they have been dropping obvious hints that Huawei isn’t settling for the traditional black and white.