[UPDATE (1:29AM)]: We have found an abnormality in the unit that we used for this hands on article. Read further to know more.
When the new OPPO R7 Series was first unveiled in Beijing in May, this particular model was somehow not revealed to the world alongside R7 and R7 Plus. Instead, the existence of R7 Lite was only officially announced during the R7 launch in Indonesia later that month but even then, OPPO didn’t released any details regarding the new smartphone.
Things were slightly different when it comes to the R7 Series launch in Malaysia few hours ago though as the R7 Lite is actually here, in flesh. Then again, Malaysia is one of the selected markets where OPPO is going to make the device available for consumers. Anyway, guess we just got first dibs on the new device then.
Oppo Malaysia has launched two of its brand new smartphones in Malaysia just today: the 6-inch Oppo R7 Plus and its smaller variant, the 5-inch Oppo R7 Lite. I managed to get my hands on with the former device, and I asked myself this question throughout the hands on: is there a reason why it costs so much? RM1,998 for a mid-range device will surely raise a few eyebrows among consumers.
Samsung has just released its Q2 2015 earnings guidance and things do not look good. Despite launching the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the numbers are still going down – Samsung predicts that its operating profit for the second quarter of this year will drop 4% compared to the same quarter last year.
After the official invitation made its way to members of media last month, the day has come for OPPO to officially launch its new R7 series of smartphones here in Malaysia. We already know that the company is indeed launching the R7 Plus in our market but today, we finally have the confirmation that R7 Lite will be officially released into Malaysia as well.
Today would be the 114th birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya, creator of Ultraman and co-creator of Godzilla. Google is celebrating the person behind some of our most treasured cultural icons with a Google Doodle mini-game that challenges players to recreate some iconic scenes from Tsuburaya’s movies.
Sony Mobile CEO and President, Hiroki Totoki, has decided to put an end to the rumour that Sony is planning to sell its mobile division. In an interview, he was quoted as saying “we will never ever sell or exit from the current mobile business,” which says a lot about the Japanese company’s resolve to stay in the market.
Last year, Valve released a rather interesting documentary called Free To Play that take a look at three professional e-sports athletes from different teams, countries, and background with two common similarities: they are Dota 2 players and competing in the first ever The International championship. Interestingly, the documentary is apparently coming to Astro SuperSport really soon.
Want a lot of storage without sacrificing performance? Then Samsung’s new 850 PRO and 850 EVO SSDs are perfect. With a huge 2TB capacity, these are the first consumer-oriented 2TB SSD drives from Samsung to enter the market. That being said, a high capacity SSD such as these will still not come cheap. (At least, not yet.)
Italian spyware maker Hacking Team is currently facing a massive nightmare. The company has had its security breached, and some 400GB of files leaked on to the internet. Human Rights associations and privacy advocates are having a field day sorting through the data which shows sales to numerous oppressive regimes.