Posts Tagged ‘flagship’

New arrival: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone arrives in Singapore

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Available starting 14 April from M1, Singtel, StarHub and LG authorised retailers at S$988. Read my review of the LG G6 here.

First unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February, the LG G6 has just been officially launched in Singapore.

Each purchase of the LG G6 comes with a free flip case worth S$58 while stocks last.

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Review: LG G6 Android flagship smartphone in Singapore

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The G6 is LG’S flagship smartphone sporting a sleek 18:9 aspect ratio, beefed up rear dual cameras and a stunning display all ready for HDR movies. Price in Singapore: S$988.

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My take: The LG G6 packs a large display in a compact body, and is a strong flagship offering that goes back to basics to strengthen usability. Its 18:9 aspect ratio introduces new flexibility in terms of screen layout and user friendliness. The G6 also makes it easy to share the good photos it takes on social media through tight integration in the user interface.

The LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 wide-screen aspect ratio.

The 2,880 x 1,440 pixels on-screen has a high resolution of 564ppi that’s similar to the 570ppi on its rival, the Samsung S8.

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The LG G6 was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 towards the end of February and will be officially launched in Singapore tomorrow. I have been trying out the G6 (pre-launch handset) to get a feel of the new smartphone.

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New arrival: Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ smartphones unpacked

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Samsung unveiled their new flagship Android smartphones at the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York which was streamed live to fans all around the world. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in select countries from 21 April.

Update (5 April, 2017):

Registration of interest and pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will commence from 7 April 2017 at all telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores’ websites, Lazada Singapore and Samsung Experience Stores.

Pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also be available at the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City during opening hours from 14 April 2017.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in colour options of Maple Gold, Midnight Black and Orchid Gray from 29 April 2017 at the recommended retail price of S$1,148 (S8) and S$1,298 (S8+).

The devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 5.8 inches while the S8+ is a bigger 6.2 inches. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 5.8 inches while the S8+ is a bigger 6.2 inches. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ sport infinity bezel-less displays and offer a connected ecosystem of services and an intelligent interface.

The slightly-curved edges on the sides makes the phone appear bezel-less and sleek.

The curved edges of the S8/S8+ are much less pronounced compared to those of the S7 edge.

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Review: SuperCharged Huawei Mate 9 Android flagship phablet

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Mate 9 is Huawei’s flagship phablet boasting the fabulous camera from P9 that was co-developed with Leica and now improved, a fast Kirin 960 processor and Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 user interface. Price in Singapore: S$898.

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My take: The Huawei Mate 9 is another winner from Huawei. The Android 7 flagship phablet works swiftly as a smartphone and has a fabulous camera that churns out wonderfully toned black and white snapshots. Fantastic for monochrome shooters that want Leica-like photos without any post-editing.

The 5.9-inch smartphone has dual SIM slots capable of supporting 4G and 3G networks.

The Huawei Mate 9 ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory, and you can use the secondary SIM card slot to add up to 256GB from a microSD card.

Have been trying out the Huawei Mate 9 since its launch & availability in Singapore last month. Was curious to see whether the camera performance of the Mate 9 had improved over the P9, which had impressed me when I tried it (see the P9 photos here).

With the demise of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7, the Huawei Mate 9 is a strong candidate to take up the mettle left by the Korean flagship phablet.

The phone sports a Type-C USB socket – an adaptor to convert into a regular mini-USB is included in the box – and has a 4000mAh battery that can be SuperCharged for a day’s usage within 20 minutes.

I brought along the Mate 9 when I went on vacation in Taiwan to put it through the grind of daily usage, and to take some photos with its fabulous camera (see the Mate 9 photos here).

The highlights

  • Android 7 Nougat.
  • EMUI 5.0 user interface.
  • Latest Kirin 960 CPU for faster performance.
  • SuperCharge technology (full day’s charge in 20min).
  • 2nd gen Leica dual-lens camera with 12MP RGB sensor, and now with 20MP monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, enabling 2x digital zoom.

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New arrival: LG V20 flagship phablet with Android 7 Nougat

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

LG has launched the V20 in Singapore, boasting strong multimedia performance for audiophiles and photographers. Available in Singapore (S$998) from 5 November.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material - AL6013 metal - which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material – AL6013 metal – which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The new LG V20 sports Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Steady Record 2.0, front and rear wide angle cameras.

LG also boasts that It is the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, featuring the new Google In Apps phone search function.

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The LG V20 has a 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display and emphasises on multimedia performances. It was launched in Singapore at Bar on 5 in the Orchard Mandarin Hotel.

The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience.

Key specifications of the LG V20 below.

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New arrival: OnePlus 3 Android smartphone in Singapore (Q3)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

OnePlus 3 is the new flagship smartphone for the company and will be available in Singapore from Q3 (July) onwards online and subsequently at traditional retail stores. Price TBA.

Update (1 July, 2016):

The OnePlus 3 will be sold on Lazada at an exclusive price of S$649 (usual price S$699) from 4 – 23 July 2016.

Customers can expect to receive the phones on 23 July 2016.

Do note that for this special sale on Lazada, stocks are limited so customers are advised to purchase early.

Update (24 June, 2016):

The OnePlus 3 will retail at S$699 in Singapore, and will go on sale at traditional retail channels on 30 July.

OnePlus plans to launch the phone at the Telcos on the same date (to be confirmed).

In a collaboration with Lazada, the phone will be on sale from 4 July till 30 July (online exclusive price to be confirmed).

The OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold.

The OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold.

The OnePlus 3 features Dash Charge fast charging technology, which adds a day of power in only half an hour.

It comes completely unlocked – no carrier contracts necessary, and an unlocked bootloader – to give users maximum flexibility.

It is also the first OnePlus smartphone to be available for purchase at launch without an invite on OnePlus’ e-commerce site.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR cameras in Singapore

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Nikon has launched the D5 and D500 DSLR cameras in Singapore. Both will hit the shelves here end April. Prices TBA.

Update (26 April, 2016):

The Nikon D500 is now available in Singapore. RRP below.

  • Nikon D500 (body only): S$2,999.
  • Nikon D500 (16-80mm VR) kit: S$3,999.

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The Nikon D5 and D500 side-by-side in Singapore, at the launch at Aura in National Gallery, Singapore.

The D5 is the new flagship DSLR camera from Nikon, which was unveiled during CES 2016 back in January this year.

The 20.5-megapixel Nikon-FX format full frame DSLR sports a 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting, a new CMOS sensor, and a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine.

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The D5 is the first Nikon to come with highest standard ISO sensitivity at 102,400, and the ability to shoot 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies.

The D500 is Nikon’s top DX-format DSLR, offering the performance of the D5 in a compact, lightweight body.

The D500 incorporates the same powerful 153-point AF system and EXPEED 5 engine as the D5, boasts high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps and supports 4K UHD movies.

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The D500 has a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent).

Read more about the Nikon D5 in the earlier story here.

Below are more details about the Nikon D500, extracted from the press release.

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New arrival: LG G5 modular Android smartphone in Singapore

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone in Singapore. You can purchase additional modules that can be plugged into the phone to enhance its music, camera handling and other functionalities.

Update (4 April, 2016):

The LG G5 will be available in Singapore on 16 April, 2016, retailing at S$988.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) itself comes in a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery that can be replaced by other plug-in modules.

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The new LG G5 with the LG 360 CAM (left) and B&O headphones (right).

These plug-in modules include the LG CAM Plus (a camera grip with battery and control buttons) and LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY (a DAC adaptor).

The LG G5 will also work with a collection of companion devices – called LG Friends – that includes the LG 360 VR (a VR goggle), the LG 360 CAM (a 360-degree camera) and the LG Rolling Bot (a BB-8-like rolling robot with a camera onboard).

As part of a special promotion, the G5’s battery charging kit, which comprises an extra battery and charger, worth S$168, will be included with every purchase while stocks last.

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New arrivals: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II flagship DSLR camera

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The 35mm full frame EOS-1D X Mark II is the new Canon flagship professional DSLR successor to the EOS-1D X. Price & availability in Singapore TBA.

Update (5 April, 2016):

The EOS-1D X Mark II will be available at all Canon authorised dealers in May, at the recommended retail price of S$8,199.

The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with expanded ISO speeds up to 409,600.

The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with expanded ISO speeds up to 409,600.

The EOS-1D X Mark II is designed for high-speed photography and records 4K video.

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Hands-on the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in Singapore (at Kaiserhaus).

The main specifications are listed below.

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CES 2016: Nikon flagship D5 DSLR FX-format full frame camera

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Nikon has unveiled its latest flagship camera. The 20.5-megapixel Nikon-FX format full frame DSLR sports a 153-point AF system, 12 fps continuous shooting, a new CMOS sensor, and a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine.

US$6,496.95 on Amazon, released from 15 March, 2016. Price & availability in Singapore TBA.

The FX-format full frame D5 DSLR is Nikon’s latest flagship camera.

The FX-format full frame D5 DSLR is Nikon’s latest flagship camera.

The D5 is the first Nikon to come with highest standard ISO sensitivity at 102400, and the ability to shoot 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies.

The Wireless Transmitter WT-6, available separately, comes handy for high-speed wireless network communications.

The Wireless Transmitter WT-6, available separately, comes handy for high-speed wireless network communications.

A high-resolution 2.3-inch touch screen 2,359-dot LCD monitor, fast communications with both wired networks via built-in Ethernet connector and wireless networks, alongside double memory card slots make for a highly efficient workflow.

Contributing to greater autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE) and auto white balance (AWB), is the incorporation of a new 180K-pixel RGB sensor for the Advanced Scene Recognition System.

The D5 consumes less power, adopts a highly precise and durable shutter, and has increased camera reliability in terms of control precision, strength and durability.

The D5 also supports the new Nikon Creative Lighting System functions, Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) and Unified Flash Control.

Details in the press release below.

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