Joining the Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 is the yet to be officially announced Galaxy A8, which has been extensively leaked in a hands on video. Just like the other Galaxy A series devices, the A8 features a metal construction. With a 5.7-inch display and measuring 5.9mm thin, the A8 is the biggest and thinnest Galaxy A device yet, taking the title away from the Galaxy A7.
In the spirit of Ramadan, Honor Malaysia will be holding a four-day sale from the 7th of July 2015. Among the highlights of the sale are flash deals from as low as RM1, 50% off on all accessories, and an open sale for selected Honor smartphones. The main attraction, of course, is the fact that the Honor 6 Plus will go for as low as RM999 in the sale.
Xiaomi Malaysia has announced its latest seasonal promotion, which kicks off today. For Hari Raya, it is offering a host of accessories on discount, special bundles, the Dark Grey Mi 4i, and a new PayPal special that offers greater discounts the more “likes” the products receive.
In just a month after it was launched in China, the brand new vivo X5Pro has made its way to Malaysia with much fanfare last week. In general, the phone’s rather grand launch event seems to be a sign of confidence from vivo that its new smartphone might fare well in our market.
Truth to be told though, things are not going to be that easy for X5Pro in our market since there are plenty of Snapdragon 615-based smartphones that have been officially released into Malaysia this year so far. Hence, we are going to take a quick look at how the new device from vivo fares against other smartphones with the same processor.
Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.
The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.
It has been quite some time ever since the Asus Padfone S entered the Malaysian market, but it seems to have received a pretty hefty price cut recently. Retailing for below RM800 now (without the PadStation, of course), the Padfone S is a very attractive smartphone for consumers who are on a budget.
As usual of OnePlus, the company has revealed yet another one of the features for its upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus 2: a fingerprint sensor. It assured its fans that the sensor used in the OnePlus 2 will not disappoint as well, claiming that it is “refined and lightning quick, unlocking your device faster than (Apple’s) TouchID.”
It hasn’t exactly been a great year for Qualcomm, thanks to the vast amount of negative news its controversial Snapdragon 810 processor has garnered from the media. Thankfully for the company, however, benchmark results of its upcoming processor – the Snapdragon 820 – have been leaked. Even better news? It’s much more powerful than the Snapdragon 810.
More details of the upcoming Honor 7 have been leaked yet again ahead of its unveiling tomorrow. According to this latest rumour, the Honor 7 will supposedly come in more than one variant with a starting price of 1,999 Chinese yuan, which comes up to about RM1,200. In light of this, the earlier rumour of a US$599 (about RM2,265) price tag could very well be the asking price of the highest-end model.