It is quite clear that wearables are slowly being pushed towards consumers here at MWC 2015. Smartwatches and fitness bands of all sorts were on display, from mainstream brands to some new entities in the industry. Some of the more interesting products on display here promise to fix one of the most pertinent issues with smartwatches: battery life.
Officially announced in CES 2015 earlier this year, the ASUS Transformer Book Chi series is the latest line-up of Windows 8.1 2-in-1 PC from the Taiwanese company. Available in three different models, we have just learned that ASUS Malaysia will be launching the series in our market later this month.
Back at CES 2015 earlier this year, ASUS has not only unveiled Zenfone 2 for the first time to the world but has also brought forward the Zenfone Zoom. Designed for photography in mind, the new device has an uncanny resemblance to the famed Nokia Lumia 1020 which some called as the gold standard in mobile photography due to its 41-megapixels PureView camera.
At MWC 2015, Swedish company myFC has unveiled its latest fuel-cell battery charger for smart devices. Called the JAQ, it is touted as the world’s smallest portable fuel cell charger with a robush body, allowing users to take it along to places where an electrical plug point is not available.
A 12-inch variant of the MacBook Air has been rumoured for the longest of time, but a new report is indicating that it will start shipping as early as Q2 2015, which will be around April to June 2015. Aside from having a 12-inch screen, the new MacBook Air has a plethora of new tricks as well.
MWC 2015 has also seen Fujitsu unveil its Windows 8.1 Pro ruggedised tablet – the Fujitsu Stylistic V535. The company tries to make the tablet stylish yet being rugged enough to take on different industries and withstand the harshest possible conditions it could possibly go through.
Intel attended the Game Developers Conference this year with a new Broadwell based CPU. A socketed and unlocked 65W desktop processor is on the way, which is good news enough for overclockers everywhere. The microprocessor manufacturer has also equipped this processor with Iris Pro graphics, just because it wants people to mess around with that as well.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard of anything from Oppo, and just when MWC 2015 has ended, a global launch date for the Oppo R1C has been announced. Oddly enough, outside of China, Oppo will be calling it the Oppo R1x instead. Other than a slightly different name, the R1x should be identical to the R1C.