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Malaysian-Made “Vertical Drop Heroes HD” Releasing on Steam Today

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 1.8k views

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A Malaysian-made game is releasing on Steam later today. “Vertical Drop Heroes HD”, a “procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements”, is developed by one-man developer Nerdook Productions Sdn Bhd. Many gamers would be familiar with the Nerdook, who is famous with his simple yet highly addictive Flash-based games.

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[Update: Now With Video!] Hands On: Xiaomi Mi 4

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 5 Comments · 20k views

Xiaomi’s Mi 4 is finally here. Offering its trademark combination of high-performance hardware with exceptionally low retail prices, the Mi 4 looks set to be yet another winning product from the Chinese company. After the launch event, Xiaomi invited members of the media to the experience zone, where we could see, touch and feel the Mi 4 for ourselves.

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Read more for our first impressions of the Xiaomi Mi 4.

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Oppo Malaysia Announces the Arrival of the N1 Mini, Priced at RM1398

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · No Comments · 1.6k views

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Oppo Malaysia has announced the arrival and availability of the little brother to its N1 swivelling camera smartphone. Called the N1 Mini, the smartphone is now immediately available in Peninsular Malaysia at a retail price of RM1398 – RM400 off the larger variant.

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[Update: More Samples] How is the Camera on the Xiaomi Mi 4?

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 3 Comments · 7.9k views

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Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, is interestingly packed with a camera sensor that is used by two other Chinese flagship smartphones. The second-gen IMX 214 stacked CMOS sensor from Sony made its appearance first on the OnePlus One as well as the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a. It is indeed odd for three flagship smartphones to feature a similar camera sensor, but each smartphone has its own software tweaks to separate it from the rest.

At Xiaomi’s experience zone for the Mi 4, we managed to capture some sample shots to have an initial assessment on how the camera performs.

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Hands On: Xiaomi Mi Band, the RM49 Fitness Tracker

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 2 Comments · 4.2k views

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It was a moment that seemed to come out of an Apple announcement: just as Xiaomi co-founder and CEO Lei Jun was wrapping up his extensive presentation of the company’s latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone, a new slide appeared in the backdrop, bearing the words, “One more thing…”. Soon after, the world was introduced to the Mi Band, a fitness, activity and sleep tracker that costs a fraction of the competition.

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There Are Various Xiaomi Mi 4 Variants, Including an LTE Model for International Markets

by Pang Tun Yau · 7 days ago · No Comments · 4k views

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Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the highly-anticipated Mi 4, has just been announced. Featuring top-tier specs while still maintaining the same price tag as its previous flagship, some will consider the Mi 4 to be the true 2014 flagship killer – a term coined by another Chinese smartphone company, OnePlus.

However, there has been some confusion about the Mi 4′s LTE capabilities. This being a device made in China, many consider the Mi 4′s LTE radios to not be compatible with the LTE bands outside of China. We spoke to a Xiaomi rep earlier to clarify the matter.

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Xiaomi Announces Flagship Mi 4 Smartphone

by Pang Tun Yau · 7 days ago · 18 Comments · 15.4k views

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At its annual product launch happening right now, Xiaomi has announced its flagship smartphone for this year: the Mi 4. Featuring hardware that Xiaomi claims bests the other flagships in the market, are we looking at the best Android smartphone of the year?

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4 Things to Expect at Xiaomi’s July 22 Product Launch Event

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 9.6k views

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Xiaomi’s annual product launch event will be held in Beijing next Tuesday, where the company is expected to announce a host of new devices for the year. The most anticipated among these would be Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, which may be called the Mi 4. With just a few days to go before the official announcement, the rumour mills have already gone into overdrive.

Here’s what to expect at next week’s Xiaomi event.

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TEDxKL Offers Lowyat.NET Readers Special Rates for Tickets

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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The popular TEDx series returns to Kuala Lumpur for another year, where 13 influential people from a diverse set of practices will be presenting their stories to Malaysian attendees. This year’s TEDxKL will be held at the Calvary Convention Centre on August 9, and will carry the theme “The Open Future”. As the official forum partner for TEDxKL, Lowyat.NET readers get to enjoy special rates for the admission tickets! Read on to find out more.

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Jolla Expands into Asia, Starting with India

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 516 views

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Finnish smartphone startups Jolla is expanding into the Asian market. The company has just announced that it will be arriving soon to India, where the Jolla smartphone will be exclusively available at India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, Snapdeal.com.

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[Update] Spec Sheet: ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 Compared

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 21 Comments · 63.8k views

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[Update] The table for the hardware on the ZenFone models have been updated to reflect recent changes to the variants available in Malaysia.

Yesterday, ASUS finally launched its new ZenFone range of Android smartphones in the Southeast Asian region. Powered by Intel’s Clover Trail+ range of processors, these smartphones take the word “budget” and “affordable” to new low levels. With retail prices starting from only RM299, the new ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could well be the smartphones to watch.

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[Update: New Model Added]Samsung Malaysia Lowers Retail Prices of Selected Smartphones

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 6.3k views

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[Update: 11:50am, July 18] Samsung Malaysia has added another model, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, to the lineup. More details below

Samsung Malaysia has revised the retail prices of some of its smartphones ahead of the festive season. A full-page advertisement run on a national newspaper showed that devices such as the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and several others now feature price reductions of up to RM300 from their original retail prices.

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