Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Technology News Malaysia Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:38:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.lowyat.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ico-32x32.png Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net 32 32 106951340 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Launched In China; Features 120x Hybrid Zoom And 120W Fast Charging https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218963/xiaomi-mi-10-ultra-launched-in-china-features-120x-hybrid-zoom-and-120w-fast-charging/ https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218963/xiaomi-mi-10-ultra-launched-in-china-features-120x-hybrid-zoom-and-120w-fast-charging/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:38:15 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=218963 The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the latest smartphone to grace the company’s flagship line, and was introduced earlier this evening in China on 11 August 2020. The new device packs a slew of major upgrades over its regular and Pro sibling that saw a Malaysian launch back in April this year. The Mi 10 […]

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The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the latest smartphone to grace the company’s flagship line, and was introduced earlier this evening in China on 11 August 2020. The new device packs a slew of major upgrades over its regular and Pro sibling that saw a Malaysian launch back in April this year.

The Mi 10 Ultra features a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with 10-bit colour output, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. On its top left corner is a single punch-hole cutout that houses a 20MP selfie shooter and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Under its hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. Ensuring that the device is running at an ideal temperature, the Mi 10 Ultra is equipped with Xiaomi’s LiquidCool 2.0 vapour chamber along with a six stacked graphite layer.

Powering the phone is a 4,500mAh graphene-based lithium-ion battery which supports Xiaomi’s impressive 120W Mi Turbo Charge technology. The company claims that it can top-up the Mi 10 Ultra’s battery in just 20 minutes. Alternatively, it can also support up to 50W via wireless charging which can fully charge the device in 40 minutes.

Moving on to its cameras, the Ultra features a quad-shooter setup consisting of dual 48MP main and telephoto sensors, a 20MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP portrait lens. The main highlight of the four is its 48MP telephoto which is capable of 5x optical zoom, and up to 120x hybrid zoom. Video-wise, the phone’s camera setup is capable of recording up to 8K resolution.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will go on sale in China on 16 August and will be available in ceramic finishings such as Obsidian Black and Mercury Silver, as well as a limited Transparent Edition. In terms of pricing, the 8GB/256GB version will retail at CNY5,599 (~RM3,382), 12GB/256GB at CNY5,999 (~RM3,624), and 16GB/512GB at CNY6,999 (~RM4,228).

The phone’s availability in the global market has not been confirmed at this time.

(Source: Xiaomi [1] [2])

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ASUS Launch ZenBook Series With Intel 10th Generation CPU; Starts From RM3999 https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218957/asus-launch-zenbook-series-with-intel-10th-generation-cpu-starts-from-rm3999/ https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218957/asus-launch-zenbook-series-with-intel-10th-generation-cpu-starts-from-rm3999/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:31:39 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=218957 ASUS officially announced its ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 series Ultrabooks in Malaysia. Both notebooks are a follow-up to last year’s ZenBook entries and come with some new and updated features. To start, both the ZenBook 13 and 14 still retain the same four-sided NanoEdge display, but compared to the last generation, it’s actually sunk […]

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ASUS officially announced its ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 series Ultrabooks in Malaysia. Both notebooks are a follow-up to last year’s ZenBook entries and come with some new and updated features.

To start, both the ZenBook 13 and 14 still retain the same four-sided NanoEdge display, but compared to the last generation, it’s actually sunk in and the bezels are more pronounced. Moving on, there’s also the new NumberPad 2.0 that is also more power efficient than its predecessor, thus prolonging the overall battery life and performance of the ZenBook 13 and 14.

Speaking of battery life, both the ZenBook 13 and 14 are powered by a 67WHr battery that ASUS says will give users up to 22 hours of battery on a single charge. Moreover, the notebooks also support fast-charging via USB-C, with 49 minutes of charging providing up to 60% of battery. Weight-wise, the ZenBook 13 weights in at 1.07kg, while the ZenBook 14 is ever slightly heavier at 1.13kg.

In regards to its aesthetics, both ZenBook models feature an ultra-thin design and ASUS’ Ergolift hinge design at their base that enables the notebooks to lift itself at an angle on a flat surface. Ports-wise, the machines come with two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0b output port, a microSD card reader, and one full-sized USB-A 3.2 port.

As for the internal specifications, the new ZenBook 13 and 14 comes with either 13.3-inch or 14-inch Full HD display, either a 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 or Core i7-1065G7, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM running at 2133MHz, 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD, and support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0.

Both the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 are already available in Malaysia and pricing for both laptops starts from RM3999 for the variants with the Core i5-1035G1 and RM4699 for the ones equipped with the Core i7-1065G7.

In conjunction with their availability, ASUS is hosting a special Shopee promotion, where the first 20 buyers who purchase either the ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 via the online retailer will get an RM100 rebate. Do note that the promotion is only valid from today until 12 August 2020, and is on both a “while stocks last” and “first come, first serve” basis.

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KTMB To Introduce New Online Ticketing System From 17 August 2020 https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218951/ktmb-to-introduce-new-online-ticketing-system-from-17-august-2020/ https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218951/ktmb-to-introduce-new-online-ticketing-system-from-17-august-2020/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:39:56 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=218951 Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be introducing a new online ticketing system for its services starting 17 August 2020. The announcement was made earlier today during the KTM Komuter and Electric Train Service (ETS) Anniversary celebration at KL Sentral.  “We realise our previous problem of high traffic due to too many online users at […]

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Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be introducing a new online ticketing system for its services starting 17 August 2020. The announcement was made earlier today during the KTM Komuter and Electric Train Service (ETS) Anniversary celebration at KL Sentral. 

“We realise our previous problem of high traffic due to too many online users at any one time,” said KTMB CEO Datuk Kamarulzaman Zainal. “As such, we want to avoid the problem by using ‘cloud’ technology, to ease buying of tickets at the counters or via online at home.” 

KTMB To Introduce New Online Ticketing System

The rail operator hopes that this new approach, known as KTMB Integrated Ticketing System (KITS), will be more efficient and secure for passengers and will also reduce congestion at station counters. KITS will commence on 17 August for KTM Komuter and ETS Intercity services, and would later be available for KTM Komuter Utara on 15 October 2020.

To purchase tickets via KITS, passengers are first required to register with the service from 10 August onwards and obtain a Passenger Name Record (PNR) number. You can register for the new online ticketing service by visiting the rail operator’s official website via this link.

(Source: KTMB [1] [2] / Bernama)

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Garmin Pay Now Works with Maybank Card https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218942/garmin-pay-now-works-with-maybank-card/ https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218942/garmin-pay-now-works-with-maybank-card/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:54:26 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=218942 Just like Apple, Fitbit, Google, and Samsung, Garmin also has its own contactless payment solution called Garmin Pay which is available on selected fitness smartwatches from the company. As it turns out, you are now able to utilize the NFC-based solution in Malaysia. This is how the Gamin Pay looks like in action, as demonstrated […]

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Just like Apple, Fitbit, Google, and Samsung, Garmin also has its own contactless payment solution called Garmin Pay which is available on selected fitness smartwatches from the company. As it turns out, you are now able to utilize the NFC-based solution in Malaysia.

This is how the Gamin Pay looks like in action, as demonstrated by Twitter user @kep3n using his Garmin Fenix 6:

While we don’t have the list of Malaysian-issued cards that can be used with Garmin Pay, the examples that we have heard so far including @kep3n were done with the Maybank Visa debit card.

For a credit or debit card to work with Garmin Pay, the support must be enabled by the bank itself. However, neither Garmin nor Maybank have announced official support for Garmin Pay and Maybank’s name was not even listed on Garmin’s website at the time this article goes live.

Additionally, @kep3n has also noted that the activation SMS that he received when he added the card to his Garmin Fenix 6 didn’t say Garmin Pay though. Instead, it was stated as Samsung Pay:

At first, we thought that it could be because @kep3n is using a Samsung phone. However, he revealed that he has another friend who has received similar “Samsung Pay” activation SMS on his iPhone when he tried to add a Maybank Visa debit card to his Garmin Venu.

Through what @kepen has shared to us today, looks like Garmin might have just beat Fitbit Pay, Apple Pay, and Google Pay to the punch by being latest first-party NFC contactless payment solution in Malaysia. Nevertheless, we are now reaching out to Garmin and Maybank representatives to obtain the official details regarding Garmin Pay support in Malaysia.

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New Huawei Watch Fit Unveiled Through Leaked Press Renders https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218936/new-huawei-watch-fit-unveiled-through-leaked-press-renders/ https://www.lowyat.net/2020/218936/new-huawei-watch-fit-unveiled-through-leaked-press-renders/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:43:16 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=218936 A new alleged Huawei smartwatch sporting a rectangular watchface has been unofficially revealed in a recent leak. The design and specifications of the device, possibly sporting the name ‘Huawei Watch Fit’, was uploaded by leakster Sudhanshu on Twitter. The smartwatch is said to be equipped with a 1.64-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 456 […]

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A new alleged Huawei smartwatch sporting a rectangular watchface has been unofficially revealed in a recent leak. The design and specifications of the device, possibly sporting the name ‘Huawei Watch Fit’, was uploaded by leakster Sudhanshu on Twitter.

The smartwatch is said to be equipped with a 1.64-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 456 x 280 pixels, and includes a variety of features such as a heart rate monitor, barometer, accelerometer, sleep tracking, and GPS support. The leakster added that the Watch Fit features an ambient light sensor, a battery life of up to 10 days, and is water resistant at 5ATM.

Huawei Watch Fit Leaked Official Press Renders

Other than that, the renders feature the watch in a variety of colour options for its frame and straps. The Watch Fit’s frame comes in either gold, silver or black, while the straps are offered in pastel green, pastel orange, pastel pink, and black.

Lastly, Sudhanshu said that the watch will include a charging station and cable, and a Quick Start guide in its packaging. He also mentioned that the Huawei Watch Fit will supposedly be launched in September with a retail price of EUR119 (~RM588). Of course, since the source of this information is unofficial, so do take it with a grain of salt.

(Source: Sudhanshu [Twitter])

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