Samsung has released a design story video of its current flagship, the Galaxy S4. While the design isn’t a big difference from its Galaxy S III predecessor, its designers emphasises on evolution and how to make lives better. Although that sounds like all fluff, the Galaxy S4 currently has one of the best hardware specs with a choice of a Octa-Core or Quad-Core processor, a 5″ Full HD screen and a large 2,600mAh battery which is one of the biggest in its class.
Other differences lies in the software where they have added more “Smart” features that enhances usability. Although they try to demonstrate more attention to the details, we can’t help to feel that they could have made it perfect with premium materials being used.
Watch the video after the break.
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The metallic HTC One is also available for contract bundling on U Mobile and it is offered from as low as RM1,488 with its usual U Postpaid plans.
Retailing at RM2,299, the HTC One is offered with 24 months contract duration with U28 (1GB), U58 (2GB) and U88 (3GB). During sign up, an upfront payment between RM168-RM528 is required which will be rebated back to your month usage.
U Mobile’s full bundled pricing as follows:
U28 (24 months) – RM1,888
U58 (24 months) – RM1,688
U88 (24 months) – RM1,488
In terms of colour availability, only the Silver version is being offered. To recap on the specs, the HTC One comes with a 4.7″ Super LCD 3 Full HD display and is powered with a Quad-Core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
For more information, head over to U Mobile.
Looking for something bigger? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 which retails at RM1,699 is now available for bundling on Celcom. It is offered from as low as RM1,088 on its Celcom First Data + Voice plans. These are basically mobile interent only plans and additional usage of calls/sms are charged separately. Calls are charged at 15sen/minute to all networks while SMS are charged at 10 sen each.
Full bundled pricing as follows:
Celcom First Data Lite (1.5GB) 12 months – RM1,488
Celcom First Data Lite (1.5GB) 24 months – RM1,388
Celcom First Data Basic (4.0GB) 12 months – RM1,388
Celcom First Data Basic (4.0GB) 24 months – RM1,288
Celcom First Data Advance (6.0GB) 12 months – RM1,288
Celcom First Data Advance (6.0GB) 24 months – RM1,088
There’s an upfront payment between RM200-500 required during signup depending on plan and it will be refunded back to your monthly bill across 10 months evenly.
To recap on the Galaxy Note 8.0 specs, it comes with a 8.0″ display that does 1280×800 resolution and it is powered with a quad-core 1.6GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Just like its name suggest, it comes with an S-Pen which lets you draw or sketch with the stylus. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the usual Samsung UI enhancements such as Multi-Window and Smart Stay. There’s a rear 5MP camera without flash and a front facing 1.9MP camera. Juicing up the device is a 4,600mAh battery and it weighs 338 grams with a thickness of 7.95 grams.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s Galaxy Note 8.0 product page.
The BlackBerry Q10 is going on sale in Malaysia this month and we are among the first in Asia to get it. Priced at RM2,388, the BlackBerry Q10 will be offered by Celcom and Maxis on 15th of May and Celcom is expected to kick off its pre-order next Wednesday on 8th May. For those who are still wondering, the BlackBerry Q10 does come with 4G LTE support.
To recap on the specs, the BlackBerry Q10 comes with a 3.1″ Super AMOLED display that does 720×720 pixels resolution and it is powered with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor mated with 2GB of RAM. On-board it comes with 16GB of storage with microSD expansion slot, 8MP main camera, 2MP front facing camera and a 2,100mAh battery. In terms of colours, the BlackBerry Q10 will be offered in both Black and White models.
For more information, head over to BlackBerry’s Q10 product page.
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Just when other smart phone maker has been churning out new flagship models that shadows their Xperia Z/ZL models, Sony is seems to be working hard on their next upcoming model. Coming in 2nd half of 2013, Sony is rumoured to be releasing 2 new models with the codename Togari and Honami.
The Togari model is rumoured to be a large form factor device which comes with a massive 6.44″ 1080p HD display while the Honami boasts as a “One Sony” model which combines the best of Sony. Although that sounds very cliche, the Honami seems to be a very special model especially when it comes to camera. It is rumoured that it will come with a 16MP or possible 20MP shooter with a larger sensor size of 1/1.6″. In comparison, that sensor size is right between the Nokia N8 (1/1.83″) and the Nokia 808 PureView (1/1.2″).
In terms of design, it is said to be slim just like the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z. Processing wise, the Honami is said to be running on a newer quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz and comes with a non-removable battery between 2700mAh to 3000mAh capacity. If the rumours are true, this would be an interesting phone which might give Samsung and HTC a run for their money.
Following the release of its HTC One flagship model codenamed M7, they are now preparing to launch more models for the mid-range and entry level segment. The M4 pictured above is the alleged mid-range model which carries similar design and features but with its specification a notch lower.
The display would obviously be smaller with a more sensible 4.3″ display that pushes a respectable 720″ HD resolution at 342ppi. In terms of CPU, it runs on a dual-core processor but is mated with a generous 2GB of RAM which makes it no slouch.
There’s no word on the speakers but hopefully it also comes with a pair of front facing units like the ones found on its flagship model. Also included is its Ultrapixels camera but there’s no word on its pixel count. Since it is a mid-spec device, the battery capacity is a notch lower as well at 1,700mAh which is 600mAh less than the HTC One.
There’s no exact dates of availability but it is expected to be launched by middle of this year with LTE compatibility. It will be interesting to see how HTC would name this model since the flagship is simply “One” without any additional letters at the back.
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