Posts Tagged ‘smartphones’

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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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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Promotions: vivo Smartphone Discounts to Celebrate National Day

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

To celebrate Singapore’s National Day, vivo is offering discounts for its V23 5G, X70 5G, X70 Pro 5G and X80 Pro 5G smartphones.

Check out vivo’s National Day discounts for its smartphones including the X80 Pro 5G in this photo.

Check out vivo’s National Day discounts for its smartphones including the X80 Pro 5G in this photo.

Check out vivo’s promotional discounts below.

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New Arrival: Would You Pay $949 for Nothing?

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Startup company “Nothing” has launched its first smartphone in Singapore. The Nothing Phone (1) comes in three configurations with prices ranging from S$769 to S$949. Pre-orders begin tomorrow (5 August).

The transparent back and light glyphs at the rear of the Nothing Phone (1).

The transparent back and light glyphs at the rear of the Nothing Phone (1).

One Plus co-founder, Carl Pei, is the CEO and co-founder of Nothing.

The Nothing Phone (1) ships in black or white and in three configurations.

  1. S$769: 8GB/128GB
  2. S$869: 8GB/256GB
  3. S$949: 12GB/256GB

Pre-orders for the phone will be open from 5 – 12 August 2022. The Nothing Phone (1) will hit the shelves on 13 August 2022.

More details below from the press release.

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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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Review: Google Pixel 6a Mid-Tier Android Smartphone with Tensor

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

The Google Pixel 6a (S$749) and Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) are now available for pre-orders in Singapore. Both will physically hit the shelves on 28 July 2022. Thanks to Google Singapore, I have been trying out the Pixel 6a for the past month. Here’s a quick 5-min review of its highlights.

The Google Pixel 6a and case freshly unboxed. I like the sage colour and glass back although none of that is visible once you slap on the phone case.

The Google Pixel 6a and case freshly unboxed. I like the sage colour and glass back although none of that is visible once you slap on the phone case.

The Google Pixel 6a ships with Android 12 and is positioned as a premium phone at a more affordable price.

It is priced higher than the previous mid-tier Pixel “a”-subseries phones (eg. the launch price for the Pixel 4a was only S$499) and sits at the top of the mid-range market in terms of price tag.

Google Pixel 6a coming to Singapore.

Google Pixel 6a coming to Singapore.

The Pixel 6a is powered by Google Tensor – the same chip behind Google’s flagship Pixel 6 phones.

Some of the features that the Pixel 6a shares with the flagship Pixel 6 Pro include Magic Eraser, Real Tone, Night Sight and live translation.

So in a sense the Pixel 6a can be also seen as Pixel 6 “Lite” ie. the starting model of a flagship model.

In reality, it straddles the gap between the flagship phone segment and the mid-range segment.

For those hesitant to purchase the Google 6 series, you can consider the Pixel 6a with slightly lower feature set, at a correspondingly lower price.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro in Singapore

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Starting TODAY, the Google Pixel 6a (S$749) and Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) are available for pre-orders in Singapore. They will physically hit the shelves on 28 July 2022.

 

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

First unveiled globally during Google I/O 2022 in May, online pre-orders for the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro begin today on the Google Store, Amazon SG, Courts Online, Challenger Online, and Shopee.

They will be available online and in-stores from 28 July 2022.

Pixel 6a is positioned as a premium phone at a more affordable price.

The mid-tiered phone is powered by Google Tensor – the same brain behind Google’s flagship Pixel 6 phones – and offers the same features in the flagship.

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New Arrival: Huawei Mate Xs 2 Foldable Phablet in Singapore

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

The HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 will be available in Singapore from 25 June 2022 at a recommended retail price of S$2,598.

Designed to be highly durable, the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a bullet-proof Composite Structure Screen and layered design, making it an excellent shock absorber and buffer.

Designed to be highly durable, the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a bullet-proof Composite Structure Screen and layered design, making it an excellent shock absorber and buffer.

Huawei Consumer Business Group has launched for Singapore its Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phablet.

“HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 has fully evolved design aesthetics, smart communications, imaging technology and the large-screen interactive experience. This exciting new flagship is set to lead the era of ideal foldable phones,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Keywords that Huawei uses to describe the Mate Xs 2 include “ultra-light, ultra-thin, ultra-flat and ultra-reliable”.

The new Double-rotating Falcon Wing Hinge gives the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 a unibody design with a flat and seamless fold.

The phone is also equipped with Huawei’s signature flagship features, including a 7.8″-inch True-Chroma Foldable Display and a 50MP True-Chroma Camera System that supports Huawei XD Optics.

Its new dynamic folding visual effect and the upgraded Smart Multi-Window provides an innovative and interactive experience to its users.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Huawei Launches Mate Xs 2 & Health/Fitness Wearables

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Huawei has launched online the new Mate Xs 2 folding phablet, as well as a slew of health and fitness wearables.

The new Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phablet has a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable display and weighs only 255g.

The new Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phablet has a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable display and weighs only 255g.

The following new products were launched by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group.

  1. Huawei Mate Xs 2
  2. Huawei Watch GT3 Pro
  3. Huawei Watch Fit 2
  4. Huawei Band 7
  5. Huawei Watch D
  6. Huawei S-Tag

A sneak peek of the four health and fitness wearables in the list were showcased to select media earlier this month.

Which of the six gadgets launched today will be available in Singapore?

A slew of new devices from Huawei, from the Mate Xs 2 folding phablet to a range of health/fitness wearables.

A slew of new devices from Huawei, from the Mate Xs 2 folding phablet to a range of health/fitness wearables.

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Review: Huawei P50 Pocket Fashionista Folding Smartphone

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

The Huawei P50 Pocket is part of the latest flagship P-series lineup of smartphones from the Chinese phone maker. The folding smartphone offers a large display when unfolded yet offers a compact form factor when folded into half.

When folded, the Huawei P50 Pocket becomes compact and fits snugly in the trouser pocket or a ladies purse.

When folded, the Huawei P50 Pocket becomes compact and fits snugly in the trouser pocket or a ladies purse.

The design of top-end smartphones is fraught with trade-offs between desirable characteristics that tend to contradict each other in terms of manifestation.

Most of us desire a large display and long battery life yet baulk at the resultant bulkiness and weight.

My Take

The Huawei P50 Pocket is a head-turning flagship smartphone that offers a large display when unfolded and a compact form factor when folded – along with a stunning design that befits any fashionista.

We desire powerful performance and beautiful design yet keel over at the higher price tag.

So the design process by the phone maker and the buying decision often comprises a set of trade-offs between the things we desire in a smartphone.

The Huawei P50 Pocket removes the need for some of these trade-offs.

It offers a large 6.9-inch display when unfolded yet folds into a compact form factor that fits snugly in the trouser pocket without poking at uncomfortable places and threatening to slip out.

At 190g, it is not particularly heavy and has a large 4000mAh battery with 40W Huawei SuperCharge capability. Only wired charging is supported.

And as a flagship smartphone, has top-tier hardware for top-notch performance, including Huawei’s forte in smartphone cameras.

 

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Freshly unboxed Huawei P50 Pocket. Even the box is exquisitely designed.

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