Xiaomi officially announced the arrival of the new Mi 4i smartphone in Malaysia yesterday. After the event, selected members of the media were invited to a unique teardown session with Donovan Sung, Xiaomi Global’s Director of Product Management. Xiaomi is especially proud of the Mi 4i’s construction and in the efficiency of its design, and the company was keen to show us what’s underneath the polycarbonate unibody.
The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on since 2011, and with this recent court ruling, it seems like it won’t be over anytime soon. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirmed that Samsung did indeed copy specific design patents of the iPhone. However, the court also determined that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s trade dress, that is, the overall look and feel of the device. With that, Apple’s US$930 million (about RM3.3 billion) win over Samsung will be reduced.
In conjunction with Digi’s launch of 4G LTE in 1 Utama, the telco is currently having a roadshow in the mall, offering some pretty sweet deals for its device bundles. Get the Xiaomi Redmi 2, Honor 6 or Samsung Galaxy A5 for free, or get the Samsung Galaxy S6 at only RM999 – these prices are significantly lower than what the telco is currently offering on its online store.
Remember the Oppo smartphone with a glass back and LTE connectivity that we have covered some time ago? It now has an official name: the Neo 5s. It will be made available in Malaysia next week at a retail price of RM698. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, its asking price may be a tad too high; but you are getting a rather premium-looking device.
OnePlus hasn’t exactly revealed much about the One’s successor (which will probably be called the OnePlus Two), but it has been allegedly spotted in Geekbench, a benchmarking tool. From the benchmark, it seems like the Two will be powered by the rather controversial Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that is paired with 3GB of RAM.
[Update] The details to the Xiaomi Malaysia 1st Anniversary sales is up! Hit the break to check out the details and find out how you can get cash coupons or even win a Mi 4i.
Xiaomi Malaysia is turning one this month and in celebration of their first ever anniversary in our country, they will be holding a special sale on their Mi Malaysia website, offering up to 90% discounts on selected products. For those of you who were there for Xiaomi when they started their sales in Malaysia, the company has something special for you on that day.
Just few weeks after the opening of Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store in Suria KLCC earlier this month, Microsoft Malaysia has announced that the second branch of its premier retail outlet will be opened in Sunway Pyramid later this week. Just like the first branch, it is part of 39 Microsoft-branded retail spots that the company is setting up in our market within 2015.