Archive for the ‘Launch’ Category

New Arrival: Oppo Band 2 Wearable Fitness Watch in Singapore

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The Oppo Band 2 (S$99) will hit the shelves in Singapore tomorrow (23 September 2022) on Oppo’s Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee and TikTok flagship stores, authorised retailers, and partner consumer electronic stores.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 is equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor, as well as heart rate and blood oxygen sensors.

With up to 100 workout modes, the newest mode is the tennis mode, which recognises various tennis strokes and records five types of data: strokes, racket swings, activity duration, heart rate, and calories burned.

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New Arrival: vivo Y35 Entry-Level Phone Launch in Singapore

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The vivo Y35 is priced at S$359 (without contract) and comes with 16GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as a 5,000mAh battery and 44W FlashCharge. Available in Singapore from this Saturday, 24 September 2022.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours -- Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours — Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor built on 6nm process, offering a maximum clock speed of up to 2.4GHz.

“The Y35 grants today’s smartphone users ease of access with its excellent value for money. Powered by multiple top-level specifications and features, we aim to provide the best possible user experience with our Y35, which is also matched by a remarkably affordable price. With this latest device in vivo’s Y series, we are redefining the status quo by incorporating elements of a fun-loving lifestyle and best-in-class features. Prioritising a fun and intuitive user experience coupled with the impressive specs in this price range, you could say ‘That’s Y, Unleash the Double Fun’,” said Liu Hong Bin, CEO of vivo Singapore.

It has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 2408×1080 resolution and P3 color gamut, providing an immersive visual experience.

The Y35 sports a triple-camera system at the rear comprising a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 2MP bokeh camera and 2MP macro camera.

The front camera has 16 megapixels.

The phone’s 128GB internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with its three memory card slots.

The large 5,000mAh battery enables more than 14 hours of screen-on time for High-Definition video streaming, or over 7 hours of graphic-intensive gaming.

Its 44W FastCharge allows the phone to be charged to 70% battery in just 34 minutes

The entry-level phone is rated at IPX4 water-resistance and IP5X dust-resistance.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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New Arrival: Huawei Launches FreeBuds Pro 2 and FreeBuds SE

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Huawei has launched two new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds – the flagship FreeBuds Pro 2 and affordable FreeBuds SE. Both will be available online from 1 September, 2022 and in Singapore from 3 September. Prices and promotions below.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the Huawei FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 will be available on Shopee and Lazada from 1 September 2022 and at all Huawei Authorised Store locations in Singapore from 3 September.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds here.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds.

The Huawei FreeBuds SE will be available on Shopee from 1 September 2022 and on Lazada from 15 September 2022.

In Singapore, the FreeBuds SE is only available at 313@Somerset and Westgate.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 ships in Silver Frost, Ceramic White, and Silver Blue while the Huawei Freebuds SE comes in White or Blue.

Special promotional prices are available at S$268 (U.P. S$298) for FreeBuds Pro 2 and from S$48 (U.P. S$88) for FreeBuds SE.

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New Arrival: Linksys Launches Atlas 6 WiFi Mesh Router with StarHub

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

The Linksys Atlas 6 is an affordable entry-level dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system that StarHub sells exclusively as Smart WiFi MX2.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is designed for the home, enabling remote working, content streaming, multi-user gaming etc.

“As hybrid work and play arrangements become key to long-term business success and modern wellbeing in Singapore , it is imperative that our homes are equipped with state-ofthe-art wireless connectivity with the ability to handle an influx of devices whilst delivering secure, reliable and private connections. In collaboration with StarHub, our customers can look forward to the ultimate value brought forth by the culmination of high-speed connectivity and coverage at affordable price points,” said Kingsley Chan, Business Development Director at Linksys.

The dual-band router works best with internet service plans up to a gigabit.

Each node has three 1GbE Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices to wireless networks and provides access to 160MHz channels for fast wireless connections.

Sold with StarHub’s Fibre Broadband plan, the router promises faster connections, wider coverage, and an expanded capacity for multiple device handling to serve everyone at home.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Unpacks New Galaxy Z Foldables and Wearables

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Samsung Unpacked has just begun. Here are the five exciting Galaxy gadgets that the Korean phonemaker is going to unveil globally. Local prices and availability below. Details will be updated LIVE.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

The new devices will hit the shelves in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am.

Here are the five new foldables and wearables from Samsung.

  1. Galaxy Z Fold4 5G phablet
  2. Galaxy Z Flip4 5G smartphone
  3. Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch
  4. Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch
  5. Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds

Pre-orders commence NOW online (from 10 August 2022, Wednesday, 9pm Singapore Time).

Consumers who pre-order their devices will be able to collect their devices from 26 August 2022, Friday.

Local prices and details below, updated LIVE from Samsung Unpacked 2022 August.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches AIoT Devices for Smart Homes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Xiaomi showcased in Singapore a slew of smart appliances for the smart home. The company boasts AIoT technology that enhances smart living in the modern home. Early bird promotions below.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) devices which Xiaomi showcased in Singapore include the following.

The usual retail prices and the early bird prices from 6 August are listed below.

  • Xiaomi TV A2 Series
    • 58” (UP: S$999)
    • 43” (UP: S$499, 6 Aug: S$429)
    • 32” (UP: S$329, 6 Aug: S$279)
  • Xiaomi TV P1E Series
    • UP: S$1,299, 6 Aug: S$999
  • MI Smart Air Fryer 3.5L (S$139)
    • UP: S$139, 6 Aug: S$109
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder
    • UP: S$169, 6 Aug: S$139
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Fountain
    • UP: S$99, 6 Aug: S$89
  • Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact
    • UP: S$159

The highlights of the showcase were the 58-inch Xiaomi TV A2 and the 65-inch Xiaomi TV P1E.

The A2 serves as a home hub with fully voice-automated AIoT connectivity, high-end audio and visual specs, and built-in access to the latest content worldwide.

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Event: Huawei Unveils Flagship PCs & Tablets for Smart Office

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Huawei Consumer Business Group held its Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 in Thailand today. Pre-orders will start from 5 August 2022 in Singapore. Local pricing and availability TBA.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Huawei showcased a wide range of Smart Office products for the APAC market including the following.

  1. Huawei MateBook X Pro flagship laptop
  2. Huawei MatePad Pro 11 flagship tablet
  3. Huawei MateBook D 16 notebook
  4. Huawei MateBook 16s notebook
  5. Huawei MateView SE monitor
  6. Huawei WiFi Mesh3 router
  7. Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro router
  8. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 earbuds
  9. Huawei Stylish Backpack
  10. Huawei Wireless Mouse
  11. Huawei nova Y90 smartphone

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Philips Wonder of You Showcase for Personal Health

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Philips showcased a slew of personal grooming devices as part of its “Wonder of You” campaign to promote its roadmap for personal health.

 

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“At Philips, our mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. We believe in personalised care by developing human-centric, adaptive health technology that meaningfully contributes to people’s unique health and well-being journey … Philips’ personalised solutions continue to empower people across the region to take a more proactive ownership of their preventive health and lifestyles, supporting their health for the long-term,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, outlined its strategy in personal health and well-being to address Asia’s health challenges.

“Innovations like our recently introduced Sonicare 9900 Prestige adapt to each individual and are designed to help address people’s unique healthcare needs. This approach is especially relevant in Asia, where a growing population and a greater emphasis on health and well-being are re-shaping people’s health priorities,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Philips’ Personal Health innovation roadmap for 2022 and beyond emphasises on delivering personalised health solutions that enable healthier lifestyles.

The “Wonder of You” showcase by Philips included innovations in oral healthcare, beauty, male grooming, and mother & childcare.

The aim is to invite consumers in Asia to discover more about the wonder of their bodies and how health technologies can better partner them in achieving their best health.

The showcase included the following personal grooming products.

  • Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige electric toothbrush (S$499)
  • Philips Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 (S$219)
  • Philips Hair Dryer Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Straightener Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige (S$699)
  • Philips Avent Twin Electric Breast Pump (S$599)
  • Philips Avent Pregnancy+ App (free)

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New Arrival: Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

The thin and light ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop (S$3,998) from Asus has a dazzling Nebula HDR display and features top-end components and a new high-efficiency cooling system.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601) is now available in Singapore at S$3,998 from the ROG Experience Store Bugis, Asus Online Store and authorised retailers.

The new Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG)Flow X16 gaming laptop is the third and morst powerful gaming laptop in the ROG Flow product line.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

Specfications of the Asus ROG Flow X16 Convertible Gaming Laptop. Click to enlarge.

It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, with support for the XG Mobile family of external GPUs.

The 16-inch laptop weighs just 2.1 kg and is packed into a 15-inch chassis.

The Flow X16 also features the flagship Nebula HDR Display, a QHD / 165 Hz Mini LED panel with 1100 nits of peak brightness, 512 local dimming zones, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage.

The cooling system uses Frost Force Technology and a Pulsar Heatsink, featuring three fans and a high density heatsink to keep performance high and temperatures low.