Korean giants Samsung actually went through various materials in the early stages of development for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, before eventually settling on a new, textured polycarbonate plastic for its latest iteration of the super popular Galaxy S series. An in-depth interview with the design team behind the Galaxy S5, it appears that despite looking almost similar to its predecessors, a lot of thought and conscious design decisions were made to make the new flagship “a fashion product”.
The Huawei Honor 3C will officially be launched in Malaysia on the 29th of April, which is next week. In the meantime, Huawei Device has begun hyping up the Honor 3C by offering 100 units for free to anyone who can guess the final retail price of the company’s latest smartphone – which has started quite a buzz locally.
One of our forum moderators has tipped us that the HTML code within Huawei’s new online retail store, Vmall.my, actually contains a string that shows the RRP of the Honor 3C. And no, it doesn’t look like it’ll be priced under RM600.
The rumoured successor to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, which may be called the Galaxy K, has appeared in leaked images again. This time, we get to see slightly more of the device, with its reported 10x zoom lens popping out in full view. The images also reveal more about the device’s thickness.
Earlier, little-known Chinese startup OnePlus just announced its first smartphone – and it almost broke the Internet. Within minutes after the One’s launch ended its website’s servers broke under the intense worldwide attention it got. And it’s not a surprise, either: they knew it was going to happen. What else would you expect when you price a flagship smartphone at almost a third of the retail price of smartphones with similar specs?
Now that the dust has almost settled, there’s one important question to ask: is the OnePlus One really the 2014 flagship killer the company claims it is? Let’s find out.
OnePlus has finally unveiled its flagship smartphone, the One. Teased by the company for the longest time, this premium device is set to shake the mobile industry with its “flagship killer specs“. With a retail price that starts from only $299, this may well be the game-changer the industry has been waiting for.
You may not have heard of them, but by the end of today you will most definitely be very intrigued by a company called OnePlus. Barely six months old, this startup is releasing a smartphone that it’s calling the “2014 flagship killer” – and at a price that will floor every single premium smartphone in the market.
But just who is OnePlus?
At MWC 2014, BlackBerry joked that its new Q20 smartphone was close to being called the BlackBerry Classic. Turns out, there is more to the joke than what it actually appears: CEO John Chen has revealed that a new model called the BlackBerry Classic will be released in November this year, featuring everything that BB users have loved with the Bold but with newer tech inside.
It’s been said time and again now that at its peak, Nokia were not only making the best handphones in the world, but the Finnish company were also readying plans for an eventual change into smart devices. Tales of building its first smartphone and an “ecosystem” before the word even became synonymous with smartphones are aplenty, but many will not be aware of the fact that Nokia was also very, very close to releasing its first tablet in 2001 – nine years before the original iPad was announced.
On the day after Nokia and Microsoft announced the finalization of the American giants’ acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division – and the renaming of the Nokia brand to Microsoft Mobile – let’s take a look at the Nokia tablet that the company felt was too far ahead of its time.
Many people, including Astro subscribers, may not have heard of its rewards programme called Astro Circle. Previously known as Astro Life, it offers plenty of benefits and rewards for subscribers as the company’s way of saying “thank you”.
You might want to pay more attention to Astro Circle from now on, as Astro Life has now been upgraded with a new, unique loyalty points program called Astro Circle Points that offers not only cash rebates to offset your bill, but also money-can’t-buy experiences including a DJ experience at Hitz.fm!
One of the most affordable premium Android smartphones you can find today is the Lenovo Vibe Z. Launched in Malaysia just last month, the Vibe Z is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display as well as a 13MP rear camera. At a retail price of RM1799, it offers excellent value for money.
But what if you can get the Vibe Z for free? Head on after the jump to find out how you can be one of three winners of the Lenovo Vibe Z!