[OFFICIAL] Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - Price Starting at RM 799

The Xiaomi Redmi Note is finally official in Malaysia and this the company's best selling mid-range series smartphone under RM 1,000.

The Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch Full HD display with 2:1 ratio display. To keep the light on is a 4,000 mAh battery.

Under the hood is 14nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mated with either 3GB of RAM with 32GB onboard storage or 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage.

Camera wise both of the variants gets a 12-megapixel plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera and the selfie camera is a13-megapixel sensor-shooter.

The Redmi Note 5 is officially priced at RM 799 and RM 999 for 3GB and 4GB variants. It comes in Blue, Black, and Gold. The pre-order starts tomorrow on 25th April at Lazada Mi Official Store. The stocks will available on the shelf at all authorized Mi stores and others online platforms starting 5th of May 2018.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) - ASUS First Android One Device

ASUS has just announced it's first Android One device in India & Indonesia, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1).

A quick glance, it does look like the current ASUS ZenFone Max (M1) but it has a larger display and featuring a dual-rear camera.

As mentioned, the new ZenFone Max Pro will be running on pure stock Android and will receive the latest Android and security patches updates regularly.

Under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU. The advanced 14nm SoC promised to deliver up to 40% higher CPU performance and 10% higher graphics performance over the Snapdragon 630. It comes with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and storage from 32GB to 64GB.

ZenFone Max Pro sport a 5.99-inch, 2:1 ratio display with the resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 and up to 450 nits of brightness.

Like it others Max-series, the ZenFone Max Pro is packed with 5,000 mAh battery and maintained under 9mm thickness.

Camera wise is a dual rear camera, 13-megapixel plus a 5-megapixel for 3GB and 4GB variant model Whereby the 6GB get a 16-megapixel plus 5-megapixel dual rear cameras. ASUS has ditched the secondary wide-angle lens and have it as a depth-sensing camera for Bokeh-effect. As for the selfie camera, the higher variant gets a 16-megapixel sensor and 8-megapixel for 3GB/4GB variants.

Price in India
▪ 3GB of RAM and 32GB Storage - ₹ 10,999 (about RM 647)
▪ 4GB of RAM and 64GB Storage - ₹ 12.999 (about RM 765)
▪ 6GB of RAM and 64GB Storage - ₹ 14,999 (about RM 882)

News that ASUS Malaysia will be brought into the country by mid of May 2018 and do expect a very competitive price which we believe it may undercut the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 that has similar specification.

[OFFICIAL] OPPO F7 Available Starting 21st April 2018 - Price Start from RM 1,399

The OPPO F7 has finally unveiled today and just like it others F-series smartphone, Selfie photo taking is their priority.

The OPPO F7 features a 25-megapixel front-camera that support HDR and A.I. As mentioned in my previous unboxing and quick hands-on video, the OPPO F7 is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and sports a 6.23-inch Super Full Screen IPS display with resolutions of 2,280 x 1,080.

Storage wise is a 64GB or 128GB with a dedicated microSD card storage and packed with 3,400 mAh battery. It gets a 16-megapixel f/1.9 aperture rear camera with A.I. assistant. The company claimed the device is capable to recognize up to 16 different objects and scenario.

The OPPO F7 is priced at RM 1,399 and RM 1,699 for 4GB+64GB and 6GB+12GB respectively.

Do check out my first impression of the new OPPO F7 HERE!

Xiaomi Mi 6X / Mi A2 To Unveiled in China on 25th April 2018

Xiaomi has scheduled to announce their new smartphone, the Mi 6X. The event is taking place in their home base, China on the 25th April 2018.

They have shared some poster and as well the actual device images on their website.

The Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to sports a 5.99-inch, 2:1 ratio display and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 that enabled A.I. features.

The company emphasized the 20-megapixel cameras to be featured on the device. Overall design it's very similar to the Redmi Note 5, horizontal dual rear camera and rear fingerprint scanner.

There will be 5 colors made available for the Mi 6X;

Xiaomi Mi 6X will be offered to the China market whereby the Global market may receive Mi A2 that runs on pure stock Android that in the Android One program.

Via: Amanz, Source: Xiaomi China

Transcend Releases New High-speed, Capacious SD and microSD Cards

Transcend today announced the release of the 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards. These memory cards, produced in capacities of up to 512GB and featuring transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s*, are a ready-made solution for the storage needs of today’s users. The gold 500S series, constructed of durable MLC flash, is ideal for action cameras and drones, while the silver 300S series SD cards are offered in capacities up to 512GB, and the microSD cards have been crafted with the smartphone market in mind.

Meeting A1 performance specifications
Transcend’s 128GB 300S microSD cards meet the SD Association’s latest Application Performance Class 1 (A1) standards for responsiveness, which call for performing 1,500 IOPS on random read operations and 500 IOPS on random write operations, and sequential speeds of at least 10 MB/s. The 300S series tops out at 95 MB/s read and 45 MB/s write speeds*, making it ideal for storing and running mobile apps.

UHS V30 compliance makes 500S series ideal for capturing Ultra HD 4K video
In addition to incredible transfer speeds, the 500S series SD and microSD cards are UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30)-compliant, allowing for smooth, uninterrupted Ultra HD 4K video capture. These durable cards meet V30 specifications of at least 95 MB/s read and 60 MB/s* write speeds. Offered in capacities of up to 256GB, the 500S SD cards offer plenty of space for detail-rich 4K video, making them an excellent way to upgrade a smartphone, tablet, digital camera, camcorder, or camera drone.

Secure and reliable
Transcend’s entire slate of microSD memory cards are put through a set of rigorous tests. These cards can perform at temperature extremes of -25° to 85°C as well as being waterproof, shock and vibration proof, and X-ray proof. Native error-correcting code embedded on the devices fixes most common file errors, ensuring files remain readable.

Transcend exclusive RecoveRx Software
Transcend offers the exclusive RecoveRx data recovery and storage device management software for use with its products. With a user-friendly interface, RecoveRx allows users to search deep within a storage device for traces of erased photos, documents, music, and videos. Insert a Transcend memory card into a PC or laptop, launch RecoveRx, and a few mouse clicks later, recover accidentally deleted files. RecoveRx can also format and write- protect flash memory cards.

Transcend’s 300S SD cards are offered in 16GB-512GB capacities; 300S microSD cards in 16GB-128GB; 500S SD cards in 8GB-256GB; and 500S microSD cards in 8GB-128GB. All of Transcend’s memory cards are subjected to rigorous reliability and compatibility tests and are covered by Transcend’s Five-Year Warranty.