Asus’ ZenFone lineup has seen more than a few additions in the past year. There’s the ZenFone 2, the ZenFone Max, and of course, this device right here: the ZenFone Zoom. As a camera-centric smartphone, the Zoom features a rear camera that is capable of doing 3x optical zoom, something that isn’t commonly found on smartphones.
While an optical zoom sounds cool, is it enough to make the ZenFone Zoom a great Android smartphone? Or is it just a more refined ZenFone 2?
Earlier this week, U Mobile has announced that it has partnered together with AEON Credit Service (yes, that AEON) to provide financing for iPhone purchases under its MicroCredit scheme. Previously, U MicroCredit’s was operated Berjaya Credit which made this announcement rather interesting.
In addition to the announcement of the FATTNET from Xpax prepaid plan, Celcom also introduced a new smartphone leasing plan called NewPhone. Only the second such plan offered by a local telco, NewPhone allows users to upgrade to a new smartphone every year by paying a fixed monthly fee.
The iPhone 7 isn’t expected to be launched until later this year, but as usual, rumours on the highly anticipated – and controversial – device have already cropped up. According to an anonymous source, which is said to be reliable, the iPhone 7 will not have a protruding camera anymore; it will also feature a cleaner design with the absence of plastic antenna lines found on the latest iterations of the iPhone.
The long rumoured spring Apple event looks like it will take place on 15 March. Cupertino is expected to announce several new devices, along with new bands for the Apple Watch. That being said, Apple itself has not officially confirmed the date; although industry sources say that the information is accurate.
Android phones running on MediaTek processors have been found with a backdoor bug that leaves them vulnerable to attackers. The problem lies with a debug feature that was included to allow for telecommunications inter-operability testing. This feature is normally disabled before the phones are shipped; only, it turns out that manufacturers didn’t turn it off and have now exposed customers to possible rootkit attacks.
Announced to the world around three months ago, we have recently seen a very clear indication that HTC will be releasing its new One A9 into Malaysia soon. However, a rather interesting report has emerged today and pointed out not only the phone’s price tag but also its availability in our market.
Google’s lineup of Nexus devices are very popular among Android purists, and according to a report, Google will apparently take the “Apple approach” with the Nexus program. The report mentioned that Google wants more control over its own program, which may see a change in direction for the lineup.
Mi Malaysia is holding a special PayPal sale that sees discounts on three devices; provided the purchase is made using the online money transfer service. The sale will run from 2 – 15 February 2016, which is roughly around the Chinese New Year period. It’s not being called a CNY sale, but is effectively the same thing.
It was just last month when the Snapdragon 650 variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was officially announced, and it seems like it will be arriving in Malaysia very soon. Chances are, Xiaomi Malaysia will not be bringing in the MediaTek variant of the Redmi Note 3, opting instead for the Snapdragon model.