The Samsung Galaxy S8 is getting more affordable in Malaysia but if you’re looking for an alternative, here’s another device to consider. Last year’s Galaxy S7 edge with more storage and a larger capacity battery is now going for less than RM2,500. This is the 128GB model which comes only in Pearl Black.
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In terms of pricing, the 128GB WiFi only version is going at RM2,399 while the WiFi + Cellular version with micro-SIM slot is priced at RM2,799. Pricing for other models remain unchanged with the entry level 16GB WiFi priced at RM1,499 while the WiFi + Cellular version at RM1,899. Admittedly, this isn’t a model for everyone as the pricing is rather close to a full fledged notebook. However going by cost per GB, the 128GB WiFi gives about RM18.72/GB as compared to the 16GB WiFi that costs an average of RM93.68/GB. If storage on a tablet is crucial, then the 128GB might be something worth considering especially when there’s no expandable storage.
According to the online Apple Store, both models start shipping in 1-3 business days which means you probably get it after the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays. For more information or to place your order, head over to the Apple Store Malaysia iPad page.
Apple has just announced its 128GB model of the new 4th generation iPad with Retina display, doubling the capacity from its biggest 64GB model. As expected, it will be available in both black and white colours in either WiFi or WiFi + Cellular model. On the inside, there’s no changes and it retains the same A6X chip and its 9.7″ display that pushes 2048 X 1536 pixels resolution.
In terms of pricing, it is an extra US$100 on top of the 64GB model with the 128GB WiFi version priced at US$799, while the 128GB WiFi + Cellular version priced at US$929. Pricing of its 16GB, 32GB and 64GB remains unchanged at this point, so those who have just purchased one recently can breathe a sigh of relief.
If it comes to Malaysia, it is expected to be priced at RM2,399 (WiFi) and RM2,799 (WiFi+Cellular) based on the same incremental RM300 price difference across its models. The 128GB iPad will be available beginning next month on 5th February.