I was a little apprehensive about Huawei‘s next big device. Every single leak I saw, I prayed and hoped that it wouldn’t be what it looks like it would, but as the evidence continues to pile up, it’s becoming clear that there’s no point in my resistance. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro will almost certainly have a square camera module.
Most flagship smartphone these days don’t give you the option to expand storage with a microSD card. For Huawei, their top of the line Huawei Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro come with 128GB of internal storage but if that’s not enough, there’s no way for you to pop-in a microSD card.
However, for the upcoming Mate 20 Pro, it appears that Huawei might be doing something rather different. You could potentially upgrade the storage on their next flagship phablet but it won’t be your typical microSD card.
UPDATE: The POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition is also available at the Mi Store in 1Utama.
If you’ve been waiting for the POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition, this special edition variant will go on sale in Malaysia next week. For those who didn’t know, POCOPHONE is Xiaomi’s latest sub-brand that focuses on delivering top spec flagship hardware at a much lower price point.
Graphene is said to be a new wonder material which could be a game changer for a lot of industries. It’s a thin layer of carbon atoms and it is 200 times stronger than steel, making it one of the strongest materials ever made. This super light and flexible material is also said to have the highest thermal conductivity known to man.
Based on some leaked presentation slides, it appears that Huawei could turn to graphene to cool down its upcoming flagship devices.
Xiaomi has gotten really busy this year. Apart from launching a number of affordable devices in the past few months, the Chinese smartphone maker has just expanded its Mi 8 flagship lineup with two new models. Their new Mi 8 Lite is their new affordable alternative that aims to offer flagship-class photography and gaming experience, while the Mi 8 Pro appears to be a rehash of their Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Samsung is about to reveal its next Galaxy device next month and it’s making its global debut here in Malaysia. This is the first Samsung global launch event to take place locally and it’s possibly the biggest launch yet after the Galaxy S and Note series. As teased earlier, the upcoming device promises 4x the fun and it could bring more ways to express yourself than ever before.
About two weeks ago, a real estate agent in Long Island, New York by the name of Diane Chung, had claimed to be the first victim of a purported Galaxy Note9 battery issue. According to a report by NYPost, her new flagship device had combusted in her purse while she was in the elevator alone on 3 September.
Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available starting next Friday in its key countries. Unfortunately, Malaysia isn’t included in its first and second wave list but it looks like we won’t have to wait too long before it is sold here officially. Celcom and Digi have already started teasing the upcoming iPhone models on their respective websites.
Following the announcement of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple has reduced its pricing for its older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models in Malaysia. You can now get the base iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage for only RM2,199. That’s RM1,000 lower than its original launch price back in 2016.
The latest iPhone models are just getting more expensive. If we refer to Apple Singapore’s pricing, the iPhone XS is priced from RM4,974 for the base model with 64GB and it goes up to RM7,086 for the 512GB version of the iPhone XS Max. If you need a brand new iPhone but not willing to spend more than RM4,000, Apple has also announced a cheaper version that’s called the iPhone XR. This looks like a direct replacement of the smaller iPhone 8.