The Malaysia IT Fair at Midvalley Megamall is usually a full house affair that sees buyers flocking to the mall and jostling for a closer look at some of the slickest examples of tech currently available from notebooks to phones as well as the obligatory array of bargains to entice window shoppers and fence sitters alike.
KWS Distribution has set up a booth at MITF and have come up with quite a roster of interesting bargains for the duration of the fair which ends this 10 September 2017, Sunday. For the uninitiated, KWS Distribution is the exclusive Malaysia distributor for the Otterbox range of casings, the X-Mini line-up of portable speakers, the Moshi range of urban packs and accessories and, interestingly enough, an entry-level phone from the Android One programme dubbed the General Mobile GM 5 Plus. The KWS Distribution booth is just after the main entrance to MITF and is easily identified on account of its bold signage showing their new GM 5 and their range of products.
At the booth, they’re showcasing the full range of X-mini portable speakers ranging from the massive cylindrical Infinity tower speakers to the pocket-sized Click 2 wireless speakers. The Click 2 is especially fetching as it’s exceptionally compact, comes with a 3W speaker and plays tunes wirelessly for six hours before needing a juicing. For the duration of the fair, they’re offering the compact Click 2 at 5% off, which knocks off the usual price of RM129 down to RM122.
In terms of Otterbox casings, the booth is offering the full range of Symmetry, Commuter and Defender casings for a range of phones that include upcoming models like the Galaxy Note8 as well as current-gen ones like the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. For the duration of the fair, they’re offering a general 10% off for all their current range products and clearance prices for older models too.
Prices vary depending on the type of Otterbox casing and the size of the intended phone with the rugged Otterbox Defender case for the Note 8 clocking in at RM242 after a 10% discount off the original price of RM269 to the Otterbox Commuter case for RM152 after discount. They’re also offering goodies depending on how much Otterbox merchandise you buy ranging from phone stands all the way to a range of cute Otterbox plushies too.
The Moshi range of accessories at the booth also enjoy a 10% discount across the board for products showcased onsite and consist of a range of adaptors as well as an array of messenger and backpacks too. They also have a selection of vanity casings mostly for iPhones available so if you’re partial to kit from Cupertino, it’s worth a look.
Also on display are a range of Panzerglass tempered glass for most current phone models including the iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 and S8+ and, interestingly enough, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. Of European origin, Panzerglass tempered glass is a multi-layered sheet of protective material that’s nine times stronger than normal glass and provides a significant measure of protection for a phone. For the duration of the fair, KWS Distribution is offering a 10% discount on all Panzerglass casings with discounted prices ranging from RM179 for the Galaxy S8 Plus to RM134 for the Huawei P10. Best of all, they’ll even help you apply it onsite too for free.
The most interesting offering on offer is the General Mobile GM 5 Plus phone. While it’s relatively unknown on these shores, the GM 5 Plus is an entry level phone that brings a lot ot the table as it’s one of a select few in Google’s Android One programme. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD touchscreen display, runs a clean install of Android 7.1.1 Nougat that is upgradeable to Oreo later on, has a Snapdragon 617 octacore processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage on a hybrid SIM card slot and also has both VoLTE and ViLTE support too.
The rear camera sports a 13-MP sensor and has an dual LED flash while the front has a matching 13-MP sensor that has its own dedicated flash unit too. Keeping all this juiced is a 3,100mAh battery with fast charging support via a USB Type-C port. The GM 5 Plus is available at selected resellers nationwide, online at KWS Distribution’s official e-store at Lazada and 11street and, of course, at the booth at RM899 in four different colours – Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Space Gray.
Should you purchase the GM 5 Plus at the fair, you get a ton of freebies worth RM129 in the form of a free casing, a set of PanzerGlass tempered glass for the display and a cash voucher worth RM50 for immediate redemption for other accessories at the booth which knocks the price of the phone down even more. If you’re looking for an entry level blower, the GM 5 Plus looks like a very attractive proposition, more so the fact that it’s also an Android One device. For more details on the General Mobile GM 5 Plus, you can swing by their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GeneralMobileMalaysia/
The KWS Distribution booth is at booth number P118, Hall 1 at the MITF at the Midvalley Megamall and will run there until tomorrow, 10 September Sunday. For more details swing by KWS Distribution’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kwsdistribution/