Not too long after its global announcement, Samsung Malaysia has officially announced the arrival of the new Galaxy Alpha smartphone, the company’s first metal-framed Galaxy device. As part of the launch celebration, Samsung is even giving away a free Gear 2 smartwatch for lucky new owners of the Galaxy Alpha.
Microsoft Devices will be holding an event next week to preview new “imaging innovations and exciting offerings” from the company. For some reason it will be held in conjunction with Golden Screen Cinemas, who will apparently also be sharing something new. It is due to happen on the 25th of September, and we have at least some idea of what will be shown.
Now that iOS 8 has been released and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launching tomorrow, what’s next for Apple? iPads and OS X Yosemite of course. It has been reported that the Cupertino company will be holding an event next month to unveil two new iPads and to release the next OS X version.
Currently, gamers have a choice of eight colors to choose from when they purchase a Sony PlayStation Vita (specifically, the PCH-2000 series) in Malaysia. However, if you don’t find them attractive enough, a new paintjob for the handheld gaming system will be released in Malaysia soon.
Earlier this month, Sony has unveiled a brand new limited edition PlayStation 4 at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) press conference which is called the Metal Slime Edition in conjunction with the upcoming release of Dragon Quest Heroes: Yamiryuu to Sekaiju no Shiro.
At that time, it was believed that the special edition console will not be available outside of Japan but that changes today as SCEJA today has revealed that PS4 Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition will be released in Asian regions soon.
Think that Sony’s announcements at IFA 2014 were all amazing and you can’t wait to get your hands on the company’s new devices? Yesterday, Sony held a regional launch event in Singapore to announce that they will be bringing several of the most exciting devices to our region, including the Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia E3, and two new wearables – the SmartBand Talk and Smartwatch 3.
The League of Legends Season 4 World Championships begins this week when the Group A and B matches kick off in Taiwan on 18 September. Once those are complete, the action moves to the Group C and D matches which will be playing in Singapore starting from 25 September. The tournament cumulates in the grand finals in South Korea. Lowyat.net will be giving out free tickets to all four days of the Group matches in Singapore over the next three days.
Who says you’ll need to sell a kidney or two to own the latest smartphones in the market? Google’s Android One initiative, which was announced in Google I/O back in May, will bring high-quality and affordable smartphones to emerging market, and they have just announced three new Android One smartphones earlier today in an event in India.
Malaysia Day will be happening next Tuesday, 16 September 2014 and in celebration, Samsung Malaysia is offering a free Samsung Gear Fit with every purchase of selected items in participating Samsung Authorised Dealers. Buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5 or a Galaxy Note 3, and Samsung will give you a brand new Samsung Gear Fit at absolutely no cost.
Good news for Samsung Galaxy Life users, Samsung and Easy Taxi has just announced that they will be offering free rides for students and families from Friday, 12 September to Sunday, 14 September 2014. This promotion is in conjunction with the school holidays and will be available not only for students, but for families as well.
[Table updated with price in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Check it out after the break!]
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally been unveiled by Apple early this morning. Both devices are scheduled to arrive in selected markets, namely U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K., starting from 19 September 2014 and preorders will begin a week earlier on 12 September 2014.
As usual, both iPhone 6 will be available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the US for a subsidised price starting from USD$199 for the iPhone 6, and from USD$299 for iPhone 6 Plus. The contract-free retail price will start from USD$649 (RM2,080) and USD$749 (RM2,400) respectively. However, the US is known to have a cheaper price compared to the rest of the countries, so here’s a collection of the new iPhone 6 price around the world – in wave 1 at least, compared with the launch price of the iPhone 5s.