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Galaxy Unpacked 2020: Samsung Unveils Note20 & 4 Other Devices

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Pre-orders / Registration of Interest for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 begins tomorrow at 10am (Singapore Time). Collection from 17 August. Prices and configurations below.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

Samsung unveiled five gadgets during Galaxy Unpacked.

Singapore prices below (incl. GST). Note20 covers from S$38S$98.

  1. Galaxy Note20 (256GB)
    • Note20: S$1,398
    • Note20 5G: S$1,548
    • Note20 Ultra 5G: S$1,898
  2. Galaxy Tab
    • Tab S7 (11”, Wi-Fi/LTE): S$998S$1298
    • Tab S7+ (12.4”, Wi-Fi/5G): S$1,598/S$1,798
  3. Galaxy Watch3: S$648S$948
  4. Galaxy Buds Live: S$288
  5. Galaxy Z Fold2: S$TBA

More details below from Samsung on how to pre-order the Note20 in Singapore, as well as promotional bundles.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 4a [and Pixel 4a (5G) & Pixel 5]

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Google has launched the Pixel 4a (S$499) which will be available online from 10 September. Pre-orders for the mid-tier smartphone in Singapore begins tomorrow.

The Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform, Titan M security module for on-device security, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with an even bigger battery that lasts all day. To the right is a sneak peek at the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.

The Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform, Titan M security module for on-device security, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with an even bigger battery that lasts all day. To the right is a sneak peek at the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.

The Pixel 4a comes in Just Black with a 5.8-inch bezel-less, OLED display, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, increased storage space of 128GB and 6GB of RAM.

The Google Pixel 4a will ship with the following key features.

  • The same camera features from the Pixel 4 – including Live HDR+ Night Sight with astrophotography, Portrait Mode, and Top Shot.
  • Note that the Pixel 4a will not have the rear telephoto lens in the Pixel 4.
  • A Recorder app which automatically transcribes speech and lets you search across your audio recordings.
  • Longer battery life based on Adaptive Battery that adapts to the way users use their apps, and reduces power to apps that are rarely used.
  • Live Caption for phone calls.

Together with the launch of the Pixel 4a comes the Pixel 4a knit fabric cases, which combine beauty, lightweight protection and recycled materials.

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New Arrival: vivo X50 and X50 Pro 5G with vivo TWS Earphone Neo

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Vivo will be launching their X50 series flagship smartphones in Singapore on 15 August. Together with the vivo X50 (S$799) and vivo X50 Pro 5G (S$1,099), the vivo TWS Earphone Neo (S$159) will also be launched.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The X50 and X50 Pro 5G feature professional-grade camera technologies for mobile photography.

Stabilisation, night mode, zoom, and portrait technologies in the X50 series smartphones enable users to capture stable and high-quality images and videos in a wide range of scenarios.

X50 Pro 5G has one 32MP front camera and four cameras on the rear (48MP Main, 8MP Super Wide-Angle, 13MP Professional Portrait, and 8MP 5x Telescopic).

X50 Pro’s 5x Telescopic lens also supports 60x Hyper Zoom.

The wireless TWS Earphone Neo has a customised 14.2mm Moving-Coil Unit, promising a more powerful and full-bodied sound, as well as a bio-fiber composite diaphragm to enhance audio details.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Phone 3 Series

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The 3rd-gen gaming smartphone series ships with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, 144Hz / 1ms AMOLED display and huge 6000mAh battery. Prices below.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

The series includes the flagship ROG Phone 3 and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Announces Ecosystem of IoT Products

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Xiaomi today announced new additions to their IoT-connected smart hardware range. The global online launch also included the presentation of Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C.

The Mi Smart Band 5 is part of the slew of new smart IoT gadgets that Xiaomi launched globally.

The Mi Smart Band 5 is part of the slew of new smart IoT gadgets that Xiaomi launched globally.

The new smart products launched by Xiaomi include the following.

  • Mi Smart Band 5
  • Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2
  • Mi Electric Scooter 1S
  • Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
  • its first-ever Mi TV Stick
  • Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34”

The local sales info and prices in Singapore of these smart devices will be announced when those products are available.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Releases Entry-Level Redmi 9 in Singapore

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Redmi 9 will be available from July 10 for S$218 (4GB + 64GB), at official Xiaomi stores on Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, as well as through online and offline stores of Singtel, Authorised Mi Stores and other official offline retailers in Singapore.

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

The entry-level Redmi 9 touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Xiaomi boasts that the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera setup – able to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with details or portrait photos.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Singtel Brings Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro to Singapore

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro will be available in Singapore on July 10 at S$899 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Xiaomi is selling the POCO F2 Pro as “the Ultimate Flagship Killer” that’s tailored to tech enthusiasts, prioritising performance over frills.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the most powerful 5G processor on the market.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Paired with a Kryo 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessors, promising performance for constantly connected users.

The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR5 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, fast read-and-write capabilities for smooth operations.

With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene.

This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads.
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Promotion: Enjoy Rebates, Donate To Charity & Lucky Draw With HMS

Monday, May 18th, 2020

To commemorate the Ramadan season, Huawei is giving 50% rebates and donating to charity for users of Huawei Mobile Services. Non-Huawei users also have a chance to win a P40 Pro. Details below.

HUAWEI is giving back and paying forward to both its users and community from today until 31 May 2020.

HUAWEI is giving back and paying forward to both its users and community from today until 31 May 2020.

Throughout the campaign period (now till 31 May 2020), HUAWEI users in Singapore can enjoy up to 50% instant rebate on their first two transactions daily via HUAWEI In-App Purchases (HUAWEI IAP).

Moreover, HUAWEI is also donating 5% of each user’s transaction amount from the campaign to selected charity organisations.

More details below from Huawei.

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New Arrival: Huawei Y6p Entry-level Smartphone In Singapore

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The Huawei Y6p (S$218) will be available in Singapore on 16 May. Launch promotions below.

The Huawei Y6p includes a massive 5000mAh battery as well as three rear cameras and storage of 64GB with 4GB RAM.

The Huawei Y6p includes a massive 5000mAh battery as well as three rear cameras and storage of 64GB with 4GB RAM.

The triple camera on the rear includes a 13MP main camera, while the 6.3-inch HUAWEI Dewdrop Display offers an expansive area for enjoying entertainment.

The HUAWEI Y6p is available in two distinct colourways – Phantom Purple, and Midnight Black.

More details on the Huawei Y6p below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xperia 10 II Mid-Range Smartphone (S$569)

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Xperia 10 II (S$569) will be available in Singapore from 1 June. Pre-orders are open from today until then, with free S$119 headphones for those who pre-order on Lazada.

The Sony Xperia 10 II is available in Black, Grey, Mint and Blue.

The Sony Xperia 10 II is available in Black, Grey, Mint and Blue.

With water resistance and 21:9 Wide 6-inch OLED display with video image optimisation, Sony boasts that the Xperia 10 II is a super mid-range phone offering the ultimate entertainment experience.

The Xperia 10 II sports a triple-lens camera with improved colour handling and new Night mode.

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