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New Arrival: Oppo A53 and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Oppo has launched in Singapore the Oppo A53 entry-level smartphone, and announced a new variant of the Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G – the Green Vegan Leather Edition.

The new Oppo A53 smartphone and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather edition.

The new Oppo A53 smartphone and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather edition.

The Oppo A53 sports a fast 90Hz screen refresh rate for its Neo-Display, with up to 120Hz touch sampling rate.

A large 5000mAh battery is capable of 18W Fast Charge, with Super Power Saving Mode to extend battery life with 5% remaining, and Sleep Standby Optimisation consuming only 2% of the battery to provide 8hrs of standby time overnight.

The Oppo A53 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 460 processor, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1-based storage, which can be expanded to 256GB through a 3-Card Slot.

The phone comes with Oppo’s first RAM+ Memory Optimisation, an anti-lagging algorithm that is being introduced to Oppo phones for the first time.

Below are more details from the press release about the new Oppo phones.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Phone in Singapore

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE is an affordably priced variant of the Galaxy S20, featuring a pro-grade triple camera in six vibrant colours. Prices start from US$699 for 5G. Local price & availability TBA.

Six colours to choose from for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE - Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy and Cloud White.

Six colours to choose from for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy and Cloud White.

Samsung positions the Galaxy S20 FE as a premium flagship smartphone with new innovations but at an accessible price point.

Samsung took select features of the Galaxy S20 series, such as the super smooth scrolling display, an AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, all day battery, expandable storage, and combined these in a streamlined premium design, in order to create the new Galaxy S20 FE.

More details below from the press release about the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Phone 3 Debuts in Singapore

Friday, September 18th, 2020

First announced earlier in July, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is now available in Singapore. The 12GB/512GB version (ZS661KS) will retail at S$1,598 starting from today.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 gaming smartphone available in Singapore from today: S$1,598.

The ROG Phone 3 will be available in Singapore on ASUS Online Store, ROG Experience Store Bugis, and selected authorised retailers.

The ROG Phone 3 comes with a one-year ROG Accidental Damage Protection Plan.

It’s an Singapore-exclusive and personalised after-sales service and support from ROG Experts.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Hybrid Smartphone/Tablet

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Galaxy Z Fold2 is the third folding smartphone/tablet hybrid from Samsung, following the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip. Available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze from 18 September, 2020, with pre-orders in early September. Prices TBA.

The latest member of the Galaxy Z line-up: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

The latest member of the Galaxy Z line-up: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

Samsung first announced the Galaxy Z Fold2 during Galaxy Unpacked 2020 in early August, with a few details on the size of the two Infinity-O displays and the two colour options available.

In “Part 2” of Galaxy Unpacked 2020 today, Samsung has just showcased Galaxy Z Fold2 in full, including detailed product specifications, availability and pre-order dates.

Essentially, the Galaxy Z Fold2 gives the user a convertible smartphone/tablet hybrid – offering the compactness of a smartphone for personal communications usage, and the extended screen real-estate of a tablet should the need arise.

Check out the details of the Galaxy Z Fold2 from the press release below.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ Unveiled on Unpacked 2020

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are two versatile tablets that combine the power of a PC, the flexibility of a tablet, and the connectivity of a smartphone. Prices and pre-ordering info below.

 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ promise seamless videoconferencing, fast downloads, and virtually lag-free streaming.

Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ offer PC-level productivity because of a powerful processor, as well as an improved keyboard experience (keyboard sold separately as Book Cover Keyboard).

The S Pen is also enhanced with similar capabilities as the

 

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ together with four other devices including the Note20, during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

For entertainment, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ feature an immersive display with a 120 Hz refresh rate to power the cloud-based gaming or high-definition streaming that 5G enables — or do both at the same time with upgraded multi-tasking capabilities.

For users who want even more space to work, play, and create, Galaxy Tab S7+ offers a larger 12.4” Super AMOLED display.

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+. Click to enlarge.

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+. Click to enlarge.

To work across multiple devices, when there’s no Wi-Fi network, you can use Auto Hotspot to automatically tether other Galaxy devices to the 5G-enabled tablet.

With Nearby Share, you can effortlessly transmit files to nearby contacts.

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ can extend a Samsung PC as a Second screen, either duplicating and extending the PC’s display.

Maximize productivity even further with tools such as Samsung Notes, S Pen, Book Cover Keyboard and Bluetooth mouse for the complete computing experience.

More details below on pre-ordering and purchasing the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ in Singapore.

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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: 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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