There are still more than one week to go before the consumer launch of ASUS ZenFone 2 in Malaysia takes place but it turns out that we don’t have to wait till 9 May to know the price of the smartphone. According to a series of images that seems to be snapped during a closed door event for local dealers, the ZenFone 2 is apparently priced at as low as RM 599 and that is already inclusive of GST.
In addition to announcing Microsoft Edge and the ability for Android as well as iOS developers to convert their apps to Windows 10, the company has also showed off its new Continuum feature for Windows 10 phones during the company’s first keynote Build 2015 last night. It is slightly different from the one that is made for 2-in-1 devices and tablets though which was first announced last year.
Up to this point, Leagoo mainly made smartphones for budget-conscious consumers. The RM599 Leagoo Lead 7, for example, has a generous 4,000mAh battery that also doubles as a power bank. With the Elite 2, it seems like the Chinese company is stepping up its game in hopes of capturing the mid-range smartphone market as well.
Fonkraft Technologies has started a crowdsourced campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for what the company is calling the world’s first crowdsourced modular smartphone. The company looks to be racing Google’s Project Ara to the market, which is nice to see another take on the modular smartphone concept.
Mainly located in North America, Microsoft Store is the company’s own flagship store that offers everything that Microsoft and its many partners have to offer under one roof. Soon, Malaysia will has its own too as Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed through a media invite that a Microsoft Store will be opened in Suria KLCC.
While Samsung’s year-on-year profit dropped by a pretty drastic 39% in its latest earnings call, it looks like things are not looking as gloomy for the Korean company. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung Elections has regained its position as top smartphone maker in the world.
LG has unveiled it’s long-awaited flagship device, the G4. Interestingly enough, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core processor instead of a 810 chipset that is powering other 2015 flagship smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and the HTC One M9. That being said, how does the LG G4 compare to other 2015 flagships?
In a surprising twist of events, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released a press statement that contradicts what the Royal Malaysia Customs and the Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Ministry stated earlier today.
Cyanogen’s Kirt McMaster and Steve Kondik have officially confirmed that it is no longer in partnership with OnePlus. Both of them believe that the Chinese company’s goals are no longer in line with Cyanogen’s, and it is currently looking for another manufacturer who can “scale much quicker” than OnePlus.
The original Huawei Honor 6 that was released into Malaysia last September was quite a hit among many consumers in our market thanks to its potent combination of quality, performance, and affordability. It is certainly not going to be easy to top what Honor 6 has achieved but its newly launched successor – Honor 6 Plus – does have one rather interesting feature: a rear camera with two parallel 8-megapixels sensors.