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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 11 Hits Singapore/Malaysia on 20 March

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Xiaomi also launched appliances from its ecosystem – Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10, Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H300, and Mi 360º Home Security Camera 2K. Prices & promotions below.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi - the Mi 11.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi – the Mi 11.

Following its global unveil two weeks ago, Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship – the Mi 11 – for Singapore, with availability beginning on 20 March, 2021.

Check out the features of the Mi 11 here.

The Mi 11 comes in two storage variants: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB with enhanced LPDDR5 3200MHz RAM + UFS 3.1 storage.

The Mi 11 8GB+128GB version will be available as an online exclusive at Xiaomi official stores on Lazada and Shopee, whereas the 8GB+256GB version will be available for purchase online and offline at Authorised Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

Mi 11 comes in two colour options: Midnight Gray and Horizon Blue, which are available from 20 March; and Cloud White, which will be available at a later date.

In addition, the first 100 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive an Mi AIoT premium pack worth S$461.90, and the subsequent 600 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive a free Mi Air Purifier 3C (RRP: S$179).

This special first day sale campaign is only valid for one day on March 20.

The new Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 features a digital motor that spins at 125,000rmp, creating up to 150 air watts suction power (25% more than the previous generation) with HEPA filter with 99.97% whole filtration rate.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook D 14 Ultralight Notebook

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098) arrives in Singapore tomorrow (20 February) with free gift bundle (S$243) until 31 March, with additional promotional free subscriptions of Microsoft 365 Personal (worth S$108) or Kaspersky Internet Security Software (worth S$40.95) at selected consumer electronic stores or Huawei Experience Stores respectively. Details below.

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098), with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, comes in Mystic Silver. Available in all Huawei Experience Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098), with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, comes in Mystic Silver. Available in all Huawei Experience Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The Huawei MateBook D 14 laptop is an ultralight notebook with an affordable price, and a long battery life.

It weighs only 1.38kg and is 15.9mm thick, with a 1920 x 1080 IPS screen with thin 4.8mm bezels – offering an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

The screen also contains TUV Rheinland Low Bluelight Certification to effectively filter blue light emissions, for all-day eye comfort.

Available with up to a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor that runs at up to 4.2GHz, the latest MateBook D 14 Intel edition is also equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card that includes 2GB of high-speed GDDR5 VRAM.

Compared to integrated graphics, the new NVIDIA GPU can handle image and video editing tasks 3.5 times faster (compared to an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620) and should provide a smooth gaming experience even in multi-player games involving intense battles with lots of special effects.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches Flagship Mi 11 Smartphone Globally

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Xiaomi is giving Mi 11 studio-grade camera features and pro performance. Singapore Price & Availability TBA.

Xiaomi wants to put a movie studio in your pocket with its latest Mi 11 flagship smartphone.

Xiaomi wants to put a movie studio in your pocket with its latest Mi 11 flagship smartphone.

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 108-megapixel triple rear camera, cinematic audio, and 50W wireless charging.

Key features of the Mi 11 include the following.

  • 108MP triple camera with a slew of AI movie modes
  • 120Hz 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay and sound by Harman Kardon
  • Powerful performance by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Smooth user experience through the new MIUI 12.5

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Galaxy Tab Active3 & XCover Pro Rugged Devices

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Samsung announced the expansion of its business rugged device range with the Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet and Galaxy XCover Pro phone. Price and availability below.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced that the Galaxy Tab Active3 is now available and that the Galaxy XCover Pro will be available in March.

“When designing the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy XCover Pro, we have incorporated new features based on feedback from our customers on functions that would benefit their everyday operations. The Galaxy Tab Active3 is a multi-functional tablet that not only supports the latest applications for field work, but also no battery mode for those who require devices at a fixed kiosk or mounted on vehicles. Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro can seamlessly transform into a mobile device scanner or a walkie-talkie – perfect for field workers in logistics and supply chain sectors. With a strong line-up of rugged devices, we are paving the way for continuous innovation to create products that allow customers to do business with a peace of mind, while keeping their frontline workers productive and safe,” said Sarah Chua, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Knox Capture, a new enterprise-grade scanning solution will also be supported by both devices by March.

As part of Samsung for Business’ portfolio, the new business rugged devices feature sleek, durable and compact designs that enable frontline workers to be more secure, collaborative and productive in the field.

As the first business rugged tablet to be Enterprise Edition-ready out of the box, the Galaxy Tab Active3 supports “No Battery Mode” for businesses that opt to use the tablet in a fixed location such as a kiosk.

Its Wi-Fi and LTE variants are now available, and are priced at $698 and $798 (including GST) respectively from telco enterprise partners and authorised distributors.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro is a stylish, sleek and rugged all-in-one enterprise mobile device that withstands drops of up to 1.5m, even without a case.

It will be available in March.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G for Singapore

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Samsung has just unveiled during its global online launch the Galaxy S21 flagship series of 5G smartphones, as well as the new Galaxy Buds Pro. Singapore pre-order, prices and availability below.

Update (10 February, 2021):

From tomorrow (11 February), the Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G will be available in 128GB.

Compared to the launch versions with 256GB, these 128GB versions will be priced S$70 cheaper at S$1,178 (Galaxy S21 5G) and S$1,428 (Galaxy S21+ 5G) respectively.

Available at Samsung Online Store and Samsung Experience Stores, with promotions valid till 28 February, while stocks last.

Also, the Galaxy Watch Active2 BT (40mm) is now available in Rose Gold.

In addition, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7+ and Tab S7+ 5G will be available – Mystic Navy – from 19 February.

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G (from Right).

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G (from Right).

Pre-orders from select online stores for the Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G have commenced (at 11pm, 14 January, 2021).

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 series at telecommunication operators will begin tomorrow (15 January 2021) at 10am.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches Redmi 9T Entry-Level Smartphone

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Xiaomi has introduced its latest entry-level smartphone – Redmi 9T from only S$199.

The Redmi 9T entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi offers both performance and multi-day battery life from an affordable S$199. The device is available in four delightful color variants: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green.

The Redmi 9T entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi offers both performance and multi-day battery life from an affordable S$199. The device is available in four delightful color variants: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green.

Redmi 9T will be available in Singapore at a later date, where the 4GB+64GB version will retail at S$199 and the 6GB+128GB version at S$229.

Both versions will be available online at the official Xiaomi store on Lazada and Shopee, as well as offline at all Authorized Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

Stay tuned to find out the official sales start date.

More details below from the press release.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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OPPO Unveils Three Concept Gadgets at INNO DAY 2020

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

OPPO unveiled the OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset, OPPO AR Glass 2021, and OPPO CybeReal AR application, as the company rolled out its 3+N+X technology development strategy.

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset.

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset.

OPPO says that the three concept products demonstrate all-new possibilities of human-tech interaction and exploration of future technology.

  1. OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset
  2. OPPO AR Glass 2021
  3. OPPO CybeReal AR application

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset features a flexible display and structural stacking, offering users a more natural interactive experience.

The concept handset features OPPO’s three proprietary technologies.

  • Roll Motor powertrain
  • 2-in-1 Plate
  • Self-developed Warp Track high-strength screen laminate

The OLED display can vary from 6.7 inches to 7.4 inches, allowing users to adjust the size of the display based on actual needs.

OPPO AR Glass 2021 adopts a new split design, which is compact and ultra-light; making it nearly 75% lighter than its predecessor.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 10T & Mi10T Pro Launched in Singapore

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphones are in Singapore – the Mi 10T (S$649: 8GB + 128GB) and Mi 10T Pro (S$749: 8GB + 256GB). Prices and introductory promotions below.

The latest Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro flagships phones from Xiaomi have been launched in Singapore.

The latest Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro flagships phones from Xiaomi have been launched in Singapore.

The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro from Xiaomi offers impressive cameras, AdaptiveSync display, powerful processors and long-lasting battery.

Purchases are covered with 24-month warranty and 6-month Screen Protection Guarantee.

The two Android phones were first unveiled earlier at the end of September this year.

Both devices will be available for purchase starting from this Saturday, 14 November 2020.

The phones can be purchased,at Authorized Mi Stores, Xiaomi’s official telecommunications partners including M1, Singtel and StarHub, as well as official online channels such as Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10.

Gifts come in limited units and are on a first-come-first-served basis only. Standard terms and conditions apply. Click to enlarge.

Gifts come in limited units and are on a first-come-first-served basis only. Standard terms and conditions apply. Click to enlarge.

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker has also been unveiled – priced at S$79.90, it will be available in Singapore at a later date.

The Xiaomi Mi Watch will also be available in Singapore at a later date, with pricing to be announced later.

 

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Nicholas Shi, General Manager of Singapore and Malaysia, Xiaomi, launched the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T in the Grand Ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel at South Beach in Singapore.

More details below about the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple Introduces 3 New Macs Based on M1 Chip

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Apple has launched a new MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini – powered by its latest in-house developed M1 chip. Price & Availability below.

Apple says that with M1, things users do every day on the Mac feel noticeably faster and smoother.

Apple says that with M1, things users do every day on the Mac feel noticeably faster and smoother.

The new M1 SoC (Systen on a Chip) is the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac.

With M1 and Big Sur, users get access to the biggest collection of apps for Mac.

All the new Macs come with Big Sur, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system.

Big Sur is engineered, down to its core, to take full advantage of all the capability and power of M1, delivering a boost in performance, battery life, and stronger security protections.

The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 are available to order today on apple.com/sg and in the Apple Store app.

They will begin arriving to customers and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers starting next week.

More details below about the three new M1-based Apple Macs from the press release.

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