Several months ago, Xiaomi entered the Malaysian market, with an online-only sales model. That meant the company only sold its products officially online, which was a unique factor that arguably made the already-desirable devices a lot more difficult to obtain – especially for those who aren’t used to e-commerce. This phenomenon exposed a secondary economy, and one that had been thriving on devices which have high demand.
Now that the iPhone 6 is officially out, these enterprising retailers – colloquially known as scalpers, for obvious reasons – are out to play once again.
[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.
According to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, this is the most personal device that the company has created. We can see why as this much awaited wearable device has been touted as an “intimate way to connect and communicate” by the company.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the new Apple Watch.
Only about 30 over hours more to go before Apple’s big event (10 September 2014 at 1am to be precise), the Cupertino company is expected to announce its next generation iPhones that are bigger and better than before, but what exactly will they pack in the iPhone 6? Here’s everything we know so far.
[Update] Added video demo of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. More below.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4, like its predecessors, can’t really be distinguished if you looked at them from the front. But don’t let that fool you this time around though, as a closer look will reveal plenty of refinements to the world’s best Android phablet.
Not content with one premium phablet, Samsung’s also introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, featuring a screen that slopes to one side of the device, which gives new, innovative ways of using the smartphone. Head on after the jump for our hands on as well as demo videos of both the Note 4 and Note Edge in action.
Lenovo’s smartphones may not be available for sale anywhere in Europe, but that hasn’t stop the world’s largest PC vendor from showcasing its latest smartphones here at IFA 2014. It’s even announced three new mobile devices here: the Vibe Z2, Vibe X2 and the Tab S8. Given that Lenovo smartphones are officially available in Malaysia, there’s one smartphone we’re particularly interested in: the Vibe Z2 Pro, one of the most powerful Android smartphones to date.
The Sony Xperia Z2 isn’t even a year old – and in Malaysia, it’s been on sale barely four months – but Sony’s six-month cycle for flagship smartphones means that there is a new Sony flagship: the Xperia Z3. This six-month cycle, Sony claims, lets it iterate faster and introduce new innovations in a manner that the competition can only catch months later. I’m not a fan of this policy since it makes new owners of Sony flagships have “the old version” within six months of purchasing one, but with the new Xperia Z3, I can at least begin to understand why.
As reported yesterday, Microsoft has officially introduced two new additions to its Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8.1 family of smartphones. One of them is the Nokia Lumia 830 which has surprisingly been touted by Microsoft as an “affordable flagship” device.
For many of us, a flagship device is a reference given to products that are positioned at the top of their family members since they usually feature top notch hardware, features and design. In the Lumia series, that role is currently fulfilled by the Lumia 930 as well as the Lumia 1520.
Take a quick look at the Lumia 830’s specs, and you might be baffled to see that its hardware is nowhere near the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520. So, how can the Lumia 820 be called a flagship device then?