Xiaomi Launched Mi 5X, Premium Mid-range Smartphone Under RM 1,000

Xiaomi used to differentiate their premium flagship and mid range devices by name it Mi and Redmi. This time, the company introduced a new mid-range device featuring premium touch and features.

The Mi 5X is focus on it dual camera setup that found on the Mi 6. A combination of dual 12 megapixel camera where it shoot in wide and telephoto individually.

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and mated with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise is a 64GB and that can be further expands via microSD card slot.

The Mi 5X has a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution display and packed with 3,080 mAh battery. It also include anti-fingerprint coating and discreet antenna full metal unibody design.

The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear just like the Redmi Note 4. The device runs on the latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat that will be officially roll out next month.

The Mi 5X also feature dedicated audio amplifier and DHS audio calibration algorithm that improve headphone/speaker outputs.

At the moment, the Mi 5X is only announced for China market at the price of RMB 1,499, which is around RM 949. Not sure it would be made available here in Malaysia and how to position it as the price is very close to their Redmi Note 4.

HUAWEI Brings nova 2 Plus to Malaysia, The Selfie-centric Phone with 20 Megapixel Front Camera

HUAWEI Malaysia teased that they company is bring the latest additional of the nova series, the nova 2 Plus as early next month.

The nova 2 Plus is be focusing on it camera, especially the front 20 megapixel camera that boost 3D facial recognition technology. With this technology it able to capture more details, achieving milimeter-level facial data positioning. An intelligent portrait algorithm that takes into accounts a  wide range of facial features and the difference in skin type and texture, delivering more natural and true-to-life portraits.

Now come to specification. Under the hood is Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659, 4GB of RAM and an monstrous 128GB onboard storage. It sports a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS Full HD resolution display. To keep the lights on is a 3,340 mAh battery that charge through with the latest USB Type-C.

Camera wise, is dual 12 megapixel plus an 8 megapixel camera that works similar to the other Dual-camera setup.

No words on the actual availability date and price. More updates on the upcoming nova 2 Plus will be updated here or you can follow HUAWEI Malaysia's Facebook page.

Apacer Introduces AH730 and AH750: Dual Interface OTG Flash Drives that Make Cross-device File Sharing Easier than Ever!

Is your phone creaming “running low on memory” again? Let Apacer’s latest OTG lineup be the solution! The newly released AH730 and AH750 are OTG dual interface flash drives that come with Micro USB and USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors to provide fast data transfer and capacity expansion in your mobile life. Its 360-degree swivel cover design easily shares files between your OTG compatible devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Apacer AH730/AH750 OTG dual interface flash drives are compactly designed to be tiny and portable, with only 4.5 grams. Both are exquisitely built with a polished finish and a 360° rotating metallic cover to provide protection to the unplugged connector. A strap hole is designed to allow attachment to your personal items for better convenience and portability.

Limit no more: Free up Your Phone Memory Space with Fast File Exchanges
Plug in the Micro USB end to the OTG-supported smart devices to unload the fullness or expand the memory capacity, or connect to laptops and PCs with AH750 (for USB 3.1 Gen1) and AH730 (for USB 2.0) for high-speed file transfers. The swiftness and convenience has a much better performance than with a data cable or wireless methods. If you want to watch your favorite videos on personal devices without occupying the memory space or using up data limit during streaming, just download in advance from your PC and easily take and play the files stored on AH730/AH750 anywhere you go. Or just simply use it to copy and paste photos or contents in your phone and share with your friends!

360° Swivel: spin any direction with smooth motions
The blade-like steel swivel cover can be revolved in either direction to keep the unused connector protected. This cap-less design stays conveniently attached to the unit at all times without losing. While one port is inserted to a mobile phone and taken around to use, the other end can be kept clear of accidents from surrounding, such as spills.

Cross-platform Compatibility, Sharing within seconds
Available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, the lineup is compatible with Android devices supporting OTG functions on 4.1.X or higher versions, as well as various computer operating systems, including Windows 10/8/8.1/7, Linux Kernel 2.6.X and MAC OS 10.6.X and higher. FileBridge, an app exclusively developed by Apacer, is designed for easy management for files stored inside the mobile device and memory card. Use the app to enjoy simplified actions for file copying and sharing.

LG Quietly Launched LG Q8 - Smaller Version of LG V20

LG has quietly launched a smaller size of the LG V20. It doesn't have tall widescreen display like the LG G6 or LG Q6, but it has a 5.2-inch QHD Quantum IPS display with a secondary display on the top right side. The secondary screen has resolution of 1,040 x 160 which is similar to the V20

The LG Q8 is spec-ed last year flagship processor, Snapdragon 820 mated with 4GB of RAM and feature of IP67 waterproof and dust-resistant.

It also packed with Quad DAC and dual camera setup like the LG G5/G6/V20. The dual camera is combine of a 13 megapixel f/1.8 aperture camera plus an 8 megapixel ultra wide-angle lens of 135-degree at f/2.4 aperture. The 13 megapixel camera support OIS and capable to shoot 4K 2,160p video.

The front camera is 5 megapixel selfie camera with a 120-degree of wide lens and record 1,080 Full HD resolution video.

The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and packed with 3,000 mAh battery to keep the lights on. Expect to see the device to be on shelf by next month, no price were unveiled or mentioned.

Source: LG Italy

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Unpacked Take Place on 23rd August

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 Unpacked event date has been confirmed and will be taking place next month on 23rd August 2017. The launch of the upcoming device will be at Park Avenue Armory in New York City and live streaming of the event will be available at www.samsung.com

Rumor that  the Galaxy Note8 will be slightly bigger than the current Galaxy S8 Plus and comes with a new dual camera set up on the rear. It should be powered by its current Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor depending on country region. The RAM is bumped up to 6GB of RAM and of course the S-Pen present. The battery rumored to have a more modest 3,300 mAh capacity after the incident of the Galaxy Note7.

Do expect similar features you can find on the Galaxy S8-series and packed with more productivity features like it others Galaxy Note-series.

Do stay tune for more latest news and update of the new Samsung Galaxy Note8.