U Mobile offers iPhone SE plans from RM499

The new Apple iPhone SE is now available from U Mobile as part of a plan for their Unlimited Hero P139, Unlimited HERO P99 and UPackage 0% interest device installment package.

iPhone SE
If you’re a more frugal user, you can purchase the iPhone SE 64GB with their Unlimited HERO P139 plan and get savings of RM1,500 and get the phone at a subsidised price of just RM499 which is a good RM1,500 knockoff from the original RM1,999 retail price. If you’re option for the UPackage 0% plan, you can get the iPhone SE from as low as RM41 monthly depending on plan.

Customers who acquire the phone via U Mobile’s Unlimited Hero P139 plan will also get a free GoInsure 3 personal accident insurance package for 2 years inclusive of COVID-19 coverage. For more details swing by www.u.com.my

Huawei unveils compact MatePad and MatePad T tablets and cute Sound X speakers

MatePad T, Matepad and Sound X

Huawei is launching two tablets that are sized just right for enjoying content on the go that they have dubbed as the MatePad and the MatePad T. Both tablets run Huawei’s own EMUI user interface and their own AppGallery for applications. They’ve also released a Bluetooth speaker  in case you need to class up your home audio setup dubbed the Sound X for the upcoming Hari Raya holidays.

MatePad T, Matepad and Sound X

Huawei MatePad T Price


The compact MatePad T has an 8-inch display, a MediaTek MT8768 2.0GHz octacore processor paired with 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage and the ability to support a SIM card for content consumption away from WiFi. All this is crammed into a casing done up in a shade of Deepsea Blue that weighs just 310g. 

The MatePad T will retail for RM559 and will come with a free 3- month Huawei Video Premium subscription and free 15GB of storage valid for a year in the Huawei Mobile Cloud.

MatePad T

 

Huawei MatePad Price


The slightly larger MatePad comes with a 10-inch 2K resolution display that has Huawei’s own ClariVu Display Enhancement tech for better colour rendition and image crispness onscreen. This is paired with a Kirin 810 2.27GHz octacore processor built on a 7nm process. The MatePad also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage while a 7,250mAh battery keeps it powered for extended length of time in the field. Other mod-cons include LTE connectivity, quad speakers tuned by Harman Kardon as well as support for a smart magnetic keyboard and an M-Pencil stylus in a fashion akin to the MatePad Pro. The keyboard and stylus are available for purchase separately from the MatePad.

Matepad Huawei tablet

In Malaysia, the Huawei MatePad will retail for RM1,399 in Midnight Grey and will have a free flip cover to protect the display, a free 3-month subscription to the Huawei Video service and 15GB of storage in the Huawei Mobile Cloud for a year.

Huawei Sound X speaker price

The rather cute Huawei Sound X boasts an impressive pedigree as its acoustics have been tuned by French audio masters Devialet to ensure superior sound quality. The Huawei Sound X packs dual subwoofers along with six tweeters with the ability to hit bass notes as low as 40Hz along with true 360-degree sound reproduction. 

That’s not all, it also supports Huawei’s OneHop Audio Sharing tech so that all you need to do is to tap your Huawei phone onto the Sound X for instant pairing. For a limited time only, the Sound X is available for free when you buy the new MateBook X Pro. On its own, the Sound X retails for RM1,299 and will be available from 16 May onwards at the Huawei official online store.

Huawei Sound X

The Huawei MatePad and MatePad Twill aksi be available for sale from 16th May onwards with purchases getting the aforementioned free gifts at both the Huawei online store and offline retail locations nationwide. For more details swing by https://shop.huawei.com/my/ramadan-online.html

Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) extended till June 9 in Malaysia

In a televised address to the nation today, Malaysia Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the ongoing conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be extended by one month and will end on June 9th 2020.

Based on the prior modus operandi for the ongoing CMCO, which was first announced on May 1st, this means that there will be no interstate travel nor will there be trips out of the country. Most business activities will be allowed to resume operations under strict operating procedures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Conditional Movement Control Order

This means the enforcement of social distancing, the mandatory recording of temperatures and the personal details of visitors to the premises of a business establishment if there is a need for contact tracing, regular sanitisation of all critical areas and other security measures. Much like the earlier MCO that was announced earlier on in March, mass gatherings that include social gatherings, exhibitions, conferences and religious activities are still not allowed.

Conditional Movement Control Order
What this means for Malaysians is that the upcoming Hari Raya, Kaamatan and Gawai celebrations will be a more muted affair with the ban on interstate travel. Fortunately, the Prime Minister did add that close neighbours and relatives are allowed to visit each other within the state to a maximum of 20 people at a given time. Stay safe out there everyone!

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Samsung wants you to put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Samsung is encouraging all of us to celebrate the key cornerstone of our lives – our mothers – and put her in the picture with a unique campaign that both honours and inspires all mothers out there.

Samsung’s Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy campaign aims to  encourage Galaxy fans across the planet including Malaysia to celebrate moms by joining forces to share pictures of themselves and their mothers while tagging the image on Instagram with the hashtag #withGalaxy. The best shots stand a chance to be featured on  Samsung’s official Instagram channel!

Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series has the power and performance along with the cameras capable of making this feat possible. Samsung’s partnership with Google Duo also makes video calling with loved ones, including mom as easy as it gets too, making it an indispensable way to stay in touch and capture life’s best memories. Needless to say, this would also make an incredibly handy, and welcome gift for Mother’s Day.

The Galaxy 20 series also has a lot of other handy features about it, including a Single Take mode that captures shots with a variety of different creative filters and modes so that you’re able to get a slew of great shots with just one press of a button.

To find out more about the  Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy and Samsung’s line-up of Galaxy 20 phones lead by their top of the line Galaxy S20 Ultra that we tested awhile back, swing by their official page at https://www.samsung.com/my/explore/photography/with-galaxy/put-mom-in-the-picture-with-galaxy/

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Samsung upgrades workhorse Galaxy A51 smartphone with 8GB RAM for RM1,399

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Launched earlier this year alongside the larger Galaxy A71, the Samsung Galaxy A51 was intended as a workhorse design with a decent array of specifications and a modest price tag. Now, Samsung is issuing a slightly more powerful, upgunned version of the Galaxy A51 with 8GB RAM, which is 2GB more than what the original released model had for RM100 more.

Galaxy A51 8GB
The upgunned Galaxy A51 is otherwise identical to the model released earlier this year save for the aforementioned increase to 8GB RAM versus 6GB in the original model. This increase in RAM allows for improved performance, faster app switching and a bit more overhead when performing more intensive tasks.

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The rest of the hardware for both models consists of a 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, an Exyonos 9611 octacore processor and 128GB of storage. The rear comes with a quad camera array centered around a primary 48-MP F/2.0 camera, a secondary 12-MP F/2.2 ultrawide angle camera, a 5-MP depth sensor and a 5-MP F/2.4 macro camera. The front hosts a 32-MP F/2.2 selfie camera. Keeping things juiced is a 4,000mAh battery.

In Malaysia, the upgraded Galay A51 8GB comes in your choice of three colours – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White and Prism Crush Blue – and an RM1,399 price tag. You can acquire the older 6GB model for RM1,299. To acquire the Galaxy A51, swing by their official page here at https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-a51-a515/SM-A515FZBWXME/

Life’s a beach with SevenFriday’s balmy new P3C/03 Beach Club timepiece

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SevenFriday’s latest timepiece the SevenFriday P3C/03 Beach Club harkens back to days of sunlit beaches, balmy seas and palm trees swaying in the wind.

The slick embodiment of the free and fun spirit of summer, the SevenFriday P3C/03 Beach Club is beautifully constructed of a stainless steel case with black PVD bezels on the crown and buckle embellished with eye-catching blue Berlac paint around a Miyota automatic movement. 

PC3 03 Beach Club

Continuing its unique theme, the watch features the SevenFriday logo on the side of the crown embellished in blue lacquer while acqua blue Acetate is inset around its animation ring. The strap itself is made of genuine black calf leather with embossed SevenFriday motifs.

The dial itself consists of four intricately crafted layers with bright green detailing in the 40 and 60 minute zone, blue printed relief highlights and white luminous indexes at the 12, 4 and 8 hours of the dial. 

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To complete the picture, the SevenFriday P3C/03 Beach Club is waterproof to 10ATM while integrating their vaunted NFC security chip on the back of the case to ensure authenticity. In Malaysia, the SevenFriday P3C/03 Beach Club is available from exclusive distributor Red Army Watches for RM5,940. For more details swing by their official online store at https://redarmywatches.com.my/collections/sevenfriday/Watches

OPPO Reno3 launching this May 12; 15 Reno3 phones to be won

OPPO Reno3 launch

OPPO Malaysia has teased the imminent arrival of their latest camera-centric smartphone the OPPO Reno3 Pro and this time, they’re rolling out the red carpet in style as they’re set to launch it live on OPPO’s official Facebook page and on 8TV and TV3 on 12 May at 6PM with viewers standing a chance to win one of 15 Reno3 smartphones.

The upcoming OPPO Reno3 launch will be kicked off with a rather star-studded cast of worthies including Pauline Tan, Baki Zainal, Phei Yong, Joey Leong and Amelia Anderson.

The giveaway for the 15 Reno3 smartphones will be done in two segments. For the first 5 OPPO Reno3 smartphones to be given away, viewers tuning in need to Like and Share the livestream from OPPO’s Facebook page with the hashtag #OPPOReno3Series to win one of the first allotment of 5 OPPO Reno3 smartphones. Fairly easy, right? Well, things get more interesting later.

OPPO Reno3 launch

For the remaining 10 Reno3 smartphones in the second allotment up for grabs,  OPPO Malaysia needs viewers to answer some important questions in the comments section of their live stream while also Liking and Sharing the Facebook livestream along with the hashtag #OPPOReno3series. So yes, you need to pay attention to win big! Don’t forget, you need that hashtag ,the right answers and you need to Like and Share that live stream to be eligible for the second Reno3 giveaway allotment.

For more details on the upcoming OPPO Reno3 launch, stay tuned to OPPO’s official Facebook page in Malaysia at https://www.facebook.com/malaysiaoppo

Sony debuts their WF-SP800N Sport wireless headphones, coming this July 2020

Sony has just announced their rather colourful new WF-SP800N wireless sport headphones that come with a slew of features to tackle almost every conceivable fitness scenario from the gym (unlikely) to your living room (very likely) with IP55 water and dust resistance ,long battery life and sweet sound quality.

Consisting of a pair of in-ear earbuds, the WF-SP800N has active noise cancelling and about 18 hours of battery life on a single charge with a quick 10 minute charge getting you an hour of playback. The headphones also integrate what Sony calls Adaptive Sound Control that dynamically changes audio audio settings to suit the immediate environment whether you’re in a busy train station or in the quiet confines of your humble home.

WF-SP800N side

The Sony WF-SP800N’s IP55 rating means that it will survive the odd splash or two and shrug off sweat as well as dust and dirt while allowing users to rinse their headphones under a tap after their workout.
WF-SP800N blue

At launch, Sony showcased four colour variants for the WFSP800N with your choice of black, white, blue and a natty shade of bright orange. There’s no word on price yet but Sony Malaysia said they will be arriving in-country sometime this July. 

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The new OPPO Reno3 Pro with AMOLED displays and quad camera is coming to Malaysia

OPPO Malaysia is on a roll of late and they’ve just issued a statement that they’re bringing their camera-centric Reno3 Pro smartphone to Malaysia. There’s no firm word yet on pricing or exact configuration as yet but the statement released showed images of the Reno3 Pro which hints at which colour variants they will likely bring to Malaysia.

reno 3 pro teaser

The OPPO Reno3 Pro has already been launched in India and based on the OPPO India site, the phone has quite an impressive array of imaging tech for both the front and rear cameras. The front selfie camera array is a dual camera setup with a primary 44-MP camera and a secondary 2-MP depth sensor for creamy bokeh.

OPPO Reno3 pro frontThe rear quad camera array is built around a primary 64-MP camera, a secondary 13-MP telephoto camera, an 8-MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2-MP mono lens. The primary 64-MP camera itself has Super PD for faster focusing and can capture massive 64-MP pixel snaps. In terms of zoom capabilities, the whole quad camera array offers up an impressive 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom too on top of 3cm macro photography and an Ultra Dark mode for some sweet low light snaps.

oppo reno3 pro rear

The rest of the hardware consists of a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with excellent colour reproduction and clarity under sunlight, a MediaTek Helio P95 2.2GHz octacore processor and 8GB RAM with up to 256GB storage running full fat Android 10 with their Color OS 7 user interface overlaid on top. According to the official OPPO India page, the Reno 3 Pro will also offer 30W  VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 on its 4,025mAh battery for fast top-ups in the field. There’s no official word on pricing or local availability as yet but we’ll keep you posted!

Huawei P30 Pro, Mate30 and Mate30 Pro repriced with bargains galore for Labour Day

Huawei reprice

Huawei Malaysia is known for making some impressive smartphones that have won accolades for their photographic capabilities and they are fast expanding their Huawei Smart Life ecosystem of devices. Now, Huawei Malaysia is making the prospect of owning a Huawei phone way more affordable as they have repriced their flagship P30 Pro, Mate30 and Mate30 Pro to fantastic new low prices.

Huawei reprice

In celebration of Labour Day, Huawei has marked down the price of the P30 Pro down from RM2,999 to RM2,799. The Mate30 down from RM2,799 to RM2,499 – a generous RM300 off and the Mate30 Pro down to RM3,599 from RM3,899. Huawei is also offering their MatePad Pro tablet at a special promotion price of RM2,898 with a free bundled Smart Magnetic keyboard and their M-Pencil stylus too which is a good deal cheaper than the original bundle price of RM3,197.

Matepad reprice

 

Just to sweeten the pot, Huawei is also throwing in a slew of vouchers for the 6th anniversary of their online store with 16% off their accessories and other freebies too including RM166 vouchers by simply registering an account on the Huawei online store. Even better, you can get your purchases delivered straight to your front door with Huawei’s Express VIP Delivery service too. You can swing by their Huawei official store and find out more here.

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