We’re all for cryptic teasers. Teasers that don’t reveal too much but are enticing enough that you wouldn’t want to miss it when everything’s revealed. And if we’re talking about cryptic teasers, TM‘s latest teaser has to be the most cryptic one I’ve seen yet.
All we have to work with from the telecommunications giant is….an onion?
Huawei is finally stepping up its phablet game in Malaysia with the launch of its new Mate 8. This replaces the Ascend Mate 7 phablet that was one of their first devices to feature a fingerprint scanner back in 2014. With an aspiration to take on the big boys, the Mate 8 is targeting the high-end market with premium design and compelling hardware.
Hugo Barra, Global VP of Xiaomi made full use of his time on stage earlier today. The exec rolled around in the company’s Ninebot mini high-fiving and networking with eager Mi fans. He spent most of his time on stage talking about how the global variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that outperforms the Nexus 6P and the OnePlus 2.
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Malaysian Mi fans are in for some fun, as the local Xiaomi HQ has announced a select few will be chosen to spend some quality time with the one of the most affordable power-packed devices – the Redmi Note 3 Pro – before its official launch.
Only 15 hopefuls will be chosen and if you tick all the right boxes, you’ll be able to keep the Redmi Note 3 Pro, free of charge. The smartphone maker has also announced its plan to release the device sometime in April 2016.
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Going through life alone is never ideal and you’re most likely to enjoy it better when surrounded by friends. LG knows this and wants to metaphorically do the same for its flagship smartphone. Google tried and are still toying around with modular parts through their Project Ara program and there’s even a smartphone case that lets you do the same.
LG believes that we’re still yet to reach “peak smartphone” and whilst moving forward, modules and add-on peripherals are the paths to take. The idea is exciting and being the first to take it on is a big deal but if others follow suit and do better, trouble might loom.
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So it looks just how it was rumoured and the majority of reactions that we saw were negative. Are we just jumping the gun and passing our views without knowing the whole picture? That was the case during the Nexus 6P by Huawei with many throwing shade at the Stormtrooper visor. In the end, we warmed up to the idea and design.
Will we embrace the same scenario this time? Well, let’s take a look at what the LG G5 has to offer.
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From China to CES to now Malaysia, the Malaysian Huawei team has confirmed that we’ll be getting the much-anticipated Mate 8 on our shores come the 8th of March.
The largest smartphone in the Chinese manufacturer’s repertoire already has us getting goosebumps because it boasts one of the first current-gen chipsets of 2016 – all eight cores of HiSilicon Kirin goodness.
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Handsome and compact. Two words that you’re going to hear us say quite a lot during this hands-on. A fully fledged Windows 10 makes its way onto the Galaxy TabPro S. We’ve said it before, that manufacturers are going to start making use of Microsoft’s new operating system and it’s exemplified perfectly here.
In the past few months there have been a couple of tablets that were released running Windows instead of Android – yes, that’s a good thing in our books. Google somewhat hindered the Pixel C and learning from their mistake, electronic companies are now embracing the productivity-inducing Windows OS.
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Windows 10 through its refinements has allowed more users to fully take charge of the 2-in-1 convertible experience. A mish-mash of live tiles on Windows 8 and the desktop-loving Windows 7.
Samsung is no different, trying to captivate the same market that was revitalised and made mainstream through Microsoft’s Surface line. If you wanted something crazily thin (only 6.3mm) that can handle Windows 10, you might want to pay attention to the Galaxy TabPro S.
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Xiaomi looks to have a knack for outing more than one version of their devices. The latest Redmi Note 3 Pro that runs a Qualcomm processor, instead of a MediaTek chipset – that’s not all either, they’ve upgraded the internals as well.