[OFFICIAL] Xiaomi Mi8 Official Available in Malaysia 16th August 2018 - Priced from RM 1,599

Xiaomi Malaysia just announced their latest flagship Mi 8 will be made available 16th August 2018 and the prices are very attractive.

The Mi 8 has most of the flagship top-tier hardware including, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 6.21-inch AMOLED Full-Screen Display with a notch, dual 12-megapixels rear cameras, 20-megapixels selfie camera and runs on EMUI 10 with A.I.

The Mi 8 base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage will be priced at only RM 1,599 whereby the 8GB of RAM plus 128GB storage will be priced at RM 1,899. This is a great threat to the most affordable ASUS ZenFone 5z.

The Mi 8 with 6GB will be available on 16th August exclusive on Mi Store on Lazada Malaysia and Shopee Malaysia.

[OFFICIAL] Samsung Galaxy Note9 - Bluetooth S-Pen, Half Terabyte Storage & 4,000 mAh Battery

Samsung Mobile has just unveiled their latest flagship Note-series, Galaxy Note9. As what rumor speculated, the Note9 has minimum design overhaul compared it to the Note8.

There are a few new features introduced on the Note9 including the new SoC, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US Region Only) and Exynos 9820 (International Market). Malaysia will be getting the Exynos variants. It comes with 2 variants; 6GB of RAM plus 128GB onboard storage and 8GB of RAM plus 512GB storage. The storage can be further expanded via microSD card slot located on the second nanoSIM slot.

It sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ resolution display.

The Galaxy Note9 also features a new S-Pen that has Bluetooth connectivity where you can use the S-Pen for more other function like taking photos, skip presentation slide and much more. Since it's Bluetooth enabled, the S-Pen is required to charge and it will be charged when the S-Pen slotted in back into the Note9. It will only take less than 40 seconds to fully charge the S-Pen.

Below the device alongside with the S-Pen is 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C, microphone and down-firing speaker.

The fingerprint scanner now relocated below the dual 12-megapixels cameras and the wide angles camera get dual-aperture (f/1.5 & f/2.4)

The battery now bumped to 4,000 mAh battery which is a huge step up compared to Note8.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 comes in 4 colors; Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black and Ocean Blue.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is available for pre-order starting today and the prices are RM 3,699 and RM 4,599 for 6GB+128GB and 8GB+512GB respectively.

For those who pre-order now will receive freebies as per below;

HUAWEI nova 3 Available Earlier, 11th August 2018

The HUAWEI nova 3 that announced last month will be available officially on the 11th of August 2018. It was pushed earlier which was planned to set available starting 17th August 2018.

The HUAWEI nova 3 has the similar design with the currently available nova 3i but equipped with higher power performance such as; HUAWEI Kirin 970, 6GB of RAM, infra-ed Face Unlock and 24-megapixels secondary rear camera. It still sports a 6.3-inch LTPS IPS display with Full HD+ resolution and 128GB of onboard storage

HUAWEI nova 3 is expected to be priced at RM 1,899 which go against with ASUS ZenFone 5z.

OPPO F9 To Announce on 16th August 2018

OPPO Malaysia will be having its press conference on 16th August 2018 to announce its latest F-series smartphone, the OPPO F9.

The OPPO F9 is also the first OPPO F-series to features a dual rear camera and VOOC Flash Charge technology.

OPPO Malaysia also invited two celebrities to attend the OPPO F9's press conference; Eric Chou and Neelofa.

OPPO F9 will be adopting a waterdrop shape notch to achieve 90.8% screen-to-body ratio display. It also has three gradient color options; Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple together with unique flower petal pattern which exclusively designed for the OPPO F9.

Rumors that the OPPO F9 will be powered by MediaTek P60, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage.

There will be live stream of the launch on OPPO's official Facebook Page and you could stand a chance to win an OPPO F9 by sharing the live feed on Facebook.

So It's Called Android 9 Pie - Powered by AI for a Smarter, Simpler Experience that Adapts to You

Google has just announced the official name for its latest Android version, Android 9 Pie. The new Android version OS bring more into Artificial Intelligence that could make your phone smarter, simpler and more tailored fit for you.

Here are some features on the new Android 9 Pie;

Adaptive Battery
Go more with a single charge. Adaptive Battery learns how you like you use your phone, so the apps and services you don't use as much aren't a battery drain

Adaptive Brightness
Don't worry about changing your brightness - your phone learns how you like to set it and automatically adjusts. Easy as pie.

App Actions
App Actions predicts what you're about to do, so you get to your next task more quickly. If you do something like connecting your headphones, the playlist you were listening to earlier is front and center.

Slices bring relevant parts of your favorite apps to the surface. Next time you search for Lyft, you can see prices and driver ETAs right within your results.

Intuitive Navigation
Switch between apps and get to what you need more naturally by using gesture instead of buttons.

Digital Wellbeing
Introducing a set of tools to help you to learn how you use your phone and more any adjustments you'd like along the way.

Get a better idea of how often you use your phone. You can see how many notifications you get, plus how much time you spend on apps and how often you check your phone.

App Timers
App Timers let you know you when you're getting close to your set limits, and app icons gray out when you reach those limits to help remind you of your goals.

The new Android 9 Pie update will begin to roll over-the-air to the Pixel phones. Devices that participated in Beta program from SONY Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global (Nokia), OPPO, vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as well qualified Android One devices will also receive the update by end of this year.

Source: Google Android