Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Technology News Malaysia Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 https://www.lowyat.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ico-32x32.png Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net 32 32 106951340 Renders By Case Manufacturer Provide Early Look Into Galaxy S9’s Design https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148508/galaxy-s9-render-ghostek/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148508/galaxy-s9-render-ghostek/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:30:09 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148508 Samsung’s 2018 flagship is still some months away from launch, but we may have the first glance on how it looks like. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be similar to this year’s flagship, but with some changes to features and design. Thanks to the smartphone accessory maker Ghostek, we can somewhat see how […]

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Samsung’s 2018 flagship is still some months away from launch, but we may have the first glance on how it looks like. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be similar to this year’s flagship, but with some changes to features and design.

Thanks to the smartphone accessory maker Ghostek, we can somewhat see how the Galaxy S9 will appear. The design is still computer renders, but it is based on information from the factory where the phones are being made.

As you can see, the front looks similar to the Galaxy S8 with the return of the Infinity Display. What is different though is on the back as the horizontal camera sensor has now been replaced with a vertical design which is similar to the iPhone X.

This has a positive side effect, as the fingerprint scanner is now lower, around where the forefinger will be when holding a smartphone. It also should eliminates the complaint of the misplaced fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

However, this does not gel with the rumour that Samsung will be using an under-glass fingerprint sensor. Nevertheless, take this design with a grain of salt as we believe that the official launch date for Galaxy S9 is still quite some time away.

(Source: BGR )

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Benchmark For Snapdragon 835-Based Windows 10 Machine by ASUS Appears Online https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148473/bm-asus-sd835-win10/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148473/bm-asus-sd835-win10/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:45 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148473 Back in Computex 2017 earlier this year, Microsoft and Qualcomm have revealed a list of manufacturers that will be releasing Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 devices very soon. Now, one of such device which is apparently made by ASUS has been spotted on Geekbench. Based on the model number stated on the results, the alleged device seems […]

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Back in Computex 2017 earlier this year, Microsoft and Qualcomm have revealed a list of manufacturers that will be releasing Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 devices very soon. Now, one of such device which is apparently made by ASUS has been spotted on Geekbench.

Based on the model number stated on the results, the alleged device seems to be an ASUS Zenbook Flip with a 13-inch screen. Aside from Qualcomm’s flagship-level chip, the device also apparently comes with 4GB of RAM.

The alleged score from Geekbench.

However, the single core score for the device is listed as 818 which is a far cry from the score that the Snapdragon 835 can achieve on Android device. For comparison, the same processor on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 scored 1810 for single core.

That being said, it is highly possible that the device above is just a prototype, and optimization is still in the works. Expect hear more regarding ARM-based Windows 10 devices as we get to the end of the year and CES 2018.

(Source: Geekbench via @rquandt & winfuture.de )

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EVGA Showcases The GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper Graphics Card https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148530/evga-showcases-gtx-1080-ti-kngpn-hydro-copper-graphics-card/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148530/evga-showcases-gtx-1080-ti-kngpn-hydro-copper-graphics-card/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:12 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148530 EVGA has unveiled its latest and greatest graphics card called the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper. As its name implies, this graphics card is indeed “special” because it was fine-tuned by well-known, legendary overclocker, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido. Knowing this, consumers can expect the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper to come with premium internal […]

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EVGA has unveiled its latest and greatest graphics card called the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper. As its name implies, this graphics card is indeed “special” because it was fine-tuned by well-known, legendary overclocker, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido. Knowing this, consumers can expect the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper to come with premium internal components.

Now before we delve deep into the specifications of the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper, it’s worth mentioning that this graphics card is by no means meant for casual gamers. Yes, you can use it for gaming, but it wouldn’t be financially wise to do so; there are plenty of other alternatives. Instead, it is aimed at hardcore overclockers and PC enthusiasts who want to push the Pascal GP102 GPU to its absolute limit.

That aside, when it comes to specifications, the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper features clock speeds of 1582MHz (base) and 1695MHz (boost). Knowing how this graphics card is meant primarily for rigorous overclocking, it wouldn’t be surprising to see its clock speeds being pushed significantly higher (at least 2025MHz according to EVGA). Meanwhile, memory clock speed is kept at a cool 11008MHz.

Oddly, the capabilities of this graphics card isn’t mirrored onto its design. The GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper is equipped with an all-black water block (full-length) as well as a full cover black backplate. According to EVGA, its flagship graphics card does feature nine thermal sensors and various voltage measurement components – all of which are perfect for hardcore overclockers.

Regardless, the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper has already been made available on EVGA’s official website (limited stocks). It is handsomely priced at US$1,249 (about RM5,135).

(Source: VideoCardz)

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vivo V7 with 24MP Selfie Camera Lands in Malaysia for RM1,299 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148516/vivo-v7-24mp-selfie-camera-lands-malaysia-rm1299/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148516/vivo-v7-24mp-selfie-camera-lands-malaysia-rm1299/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:30:45 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148516 A couple of months ago, the vivo V7+ was launched in Malaysia. Today, the Chinese company is introducing the smaller device in the series on our shores, the vivo V7. For the most part, the V7 shares many of the V7+’s hardware, right down to the 24MP selfie camera – it’s more affordable too. Much […]

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A couple of months ago, the vivo V7+ was launched in Malaysia. Today, the Chinese company is introducing the smaller device in the series on our shores, the vivo V7. For the most part, the V7 shares many of the V7+’s hardware, right down to the 24MP selfie camera – it’s more affordable too.

Much like the V7+’s selfie camera, the V7’s 24MP front-facing shooter features a front-facing flash, Face Beauty 7.0, and even Portrait Mode to simulate shallow depth of fields. The V7’s rear camera, on the other hand, is a 16MP shooter with phase detection autofocus.

Naturally, the V7 also retains the V7+’s sleek 1440 x 720 FullView display, though it’s slightly smaller at 5.7-inch. The same Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor is found under the V7’s hood too, and it’s paired to 4GB of RAM.

Other specifications of the V7 include 32GB of expandable storage, a 3,000mAh battery, as well as Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

The vivo V7 is currently available for pre-order in Malaysia until 23 November tomorrow, and it will be officially sold from 24 November onwards. Retailing at RM1,299, the V7 is available in two colour options: Crown Gold and Matte Black.

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Maybank App Now Supports Face & Voice Recognition https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148487/maybank-app-now-supports-facial-voice-recognition/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148487/maybank-app-now-supports-facial-voice-recognition/#comments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:10:59 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148487 Maybank just launched a new version of its mobile app: users can now login to their accounts with more biometric options. Previously, the app only accepts fingerprint authentication, and the new version adds face and voice recognition as well. Dubbed Face ID (no, it’s not the same as the one found on the iPhone X) […]

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Maybank just launched a new version of its mobile app: users can now login to their accounts with more biometric options. Previously, the app only accepts fingerprint authentication, and the new version adds face and voice recognition as well.

Dubbed Face ID (no, it’s not the same as the one found on the iPhone X) and Voice ID, these two new biometric options can be used by virtually any smartphone. Of course, there are minimum requirements: you’ll need a smartphone with at least a 2MP front-facing camera and a built-in microphone – for obvious reasons.

Just like Quick Touch – the app’s fingerprint authentication – users can only access their accounts and check their balances with Face ID and Voice ID. For security reasons, further transactions will require users to key in their passwords. According to Maybank, there are plans to allow users to authorise transactions with biometric authentication in the future.

As for how secure Face ID and Voice ID are, they appear to be pretty good. Logging in with either options is fast and seamless, and we were told that Face ID uses a form of “liveliness test.” So no, a photograph won’t be able to fool the facial recognition.

The new Maybank App is now available for download on the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. If you have the app already installed, there should be an update for it.

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Acer Predator Orion 9000 Coming Soon To Malaysia: Priced At Up To RM 28888 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148502/acer-predator-orion-9000-my-launch/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148502/acer-predator-orion-9000-my-launch/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:15:35 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148502 Aside from Predator Triton 700, Acer has also launched another gaming beast into Malaysia in the form of Predator Orion 9000. Originally revealed at IFA 2017 back in August, the desktop PC will be released into the market next month. In Malaysia, the massive desktop monster will be offered in two different processors: Intel Core […]

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Aside from Predator Triton 700, Acer has also launched another gaming beast into Malaysia in the form of Predator Orion 9000. Originally revealed at IFA 2017 back in August, the desktop PC will be released into the market next month.

In Malaysia, the massive desktop monster will be offered in two different processors: Intel Core i7-8700K and Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition. Subsequently, customers’ choice of processor would also determine other hardware inside their Orion 9000.

The Core i7 model is equipped with 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe solid state drive, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. On another hand, the Core i9 model carries 32GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe solid state drive, 3TB 7200rpm hard drive, and two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

The Core i9 model also comes with CPU liquid cooler that Acer has sourced from Cooler Master. Both variants come standard with 1000W power supply that should provide enough voltage headroom for customers to push their Orion 9000 further which can be done directly through the Turbo button that is located on top of the system’s front panel.

Price-wise, the Core i7 model priced at RM 12,999 while the Core i9 variant goes for a whopping RM 28,888. Those are steep price tags instead but given the hardware as well as the muscular and thermal-optimized chassis that Orion 9000 has, they didn’t really surprise us.

Nevertheless, do look out for it at selected Acer retailers throughout Malaysia this December.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 Lands In Malaysia: Available with GTX 1080 Max-Q and GTX 1060 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148492/acer-predator-triton-700-my-launch/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148492/acer-predator-triton-700-my-launch/#comments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:32:46 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148492 The arrival of this beast has been confirmed earlier this year and the launch has finally takes place today. Originally revealed at the company’s media event in New York few months ago, the new Acer Predator Triton 700 is now in Malaysia. Interestingly, Acer has decided to release the laptop in two different variants in […]

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The arrival of this beast has been confirmed earlier this year and the launch has finally takes place today. Originally revealed at the company’s media event in New York few months ago, the new Acer Predator Triton 700 is now in Malaysia.

Interestingly, Acer has decided to release the laptop in two different variants in Malaysia. The first variant offers the same graphics option that we saw in New York which features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q while the other variant is equipped with the standard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

Acer Predator Triton 700 Hands On

Each models also have their own memory and storage options with the GTX 1080 variant offers 32GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB PCIe solid stated drive in RAID 0 mode while the GTX 1060 carries half of those. At the same time, only the GTX 1080 model is equipped with 120Hz panel and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC technology even though both versions of Triton 700 feature 15.6-inch full HD IPS display.

Other than what we mentioned above, they are pretty much identical to each other. Powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ, both laptops which have a thickness of only 18.9mm also come with RGB low-profile mechanical keyboard, Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, Killer Wireless-AC 1535 Wi-Fi adapter, and Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet controller.

Acer Predator Triton 700 Hands On

They also carry Acer TrueHarmony speakers, Dolby Atmos enhancement for headphones output, and 54 Whr 3-cell battery. Available immediately through Acer retailers nationwide as well as online, the GTX 1080-based Predator Triton 700 is priced at RM 13,999 while the GTX 1060 variant can be obtained for RM 9,999.

For a limited time, customers that purchased the GTX 1080 model will be also able to redeem a Predator-themed Tt eSports GT Fit gaming chair as well as Predator gaming mouse and t-shirt fro Acer Malaysia. If you wondering what the gaming laptop is all about, check out our initial experience with Predator Triton 700 right here.

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Huawei Y7 Prime Now Available for Free with Digi Postpaid 78 Plan https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148482/huawei-y7-prime-now-available-free-digi-postpaid-78-plan/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148482/huawei-y7-prime-now-available-free-digi-postpaid-78-plan/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:15:18 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148482 Huawei’s mid-range Huawei Y7 Prime has just gotten a whole lot more affordable. The device originally retails at RM999, but if you sign up for a contract with Digi Postpaid 78 plan, you can get it for free. This is a partnership between Huawei and Digi to offer Malaysians an “irresistible year-end deal”. “The HUAWEI […]

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Huawei’s mid-range Huawei Y7 Prime has just gotten a whole lot more affordable. The device originally retails at RM999, but if you sign up for a contract with Digi Postpaid 78 plan, you can get it for free. This is a partnership between Huawei and Digi to offer Malaysians an “irresistible year-end deal”.

“The HUAWEI Y7 Prime has been well received by Malaysians since its launch in July this year. We are encouraged by the strong support given by Malaysians and collaborated with Digi to give back to consumers through the fantastic year-end deal. We hope that promotions such as this will allow us to reach out to more audience segments. This is in line with HUAWEI’s mission to expand the mid-range consumer smartphones segment by making our products more accessible to everyone.” — Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, HUAWEI Malaysia Device Business Department.

The Huawei Y7 Prime is a mid-range smartphone that is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage on board, that is expandable up to 128GB via its microSD card slot. It may be a mid-range smartphone, but the Y7 Prime has a solid full metal build with a “sandblasted” fimish, for a premium touch and feel. Other specs include 4000mAh battery, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 2.5D 5.5” HD display, dual-SIM support, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.1 UX.

As for Digi’s postpaid plan, Digi Postpaid 78 comes with unlimited calls to all networks, as well as a total of 12GB monthly internet – 6GB all-day and 6GB weekend internet.

Sadly though, at the time of writing, the deal is not available from Digi’s online store, so if you are interested to get your hands on the Huawei Y7 Prime, visit a Digi store near you.

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Facebook Now Supports Higher Resolution Images on Facebook Messenger https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148475/send-higher-resolution-images-on-facebook-messenger/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148475/send-higher-resolution-images-on-facebook-messenger/#comments Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:42:04 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148475 Facebook is currently updating its Messenger service, allowing users to send higher resolution images on Facebook Messenger. Chatting with your friends and family is no longer limited by text, send higher quality pictures of your recent family vacation, a party you attended, or even your lunch with your friends and family, and bring your conversations […]

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Facebook is currently updating its Messenger service, allowing users to send higher resolution images on Facebook Messenger. Chatting with your friends and family is no longer limited by text, send higher quality pictures of your recent family vacation, a party you attended, or even your lunch with your friends and family, and bring your conversations to life.

With the update, you can send and receive photos in Messenger at 4K resolution, or up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image – the highest quality supported by many smartphones. Previously, Facebook Messenger only supported 2K photos. So, what difference does a 2K and 4K photo make? Not much, if you are looking from a small screen, but if you zoom in, it makes all the differences.

Higher Resolution Images on Facebook Messenger

The update will be available for Messenger app on iPhone and Android to people in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Facebook says that they are planning to roll out support for 4K images in Messenger to additional countries “in the coming weeks”, so let’s hope Malaysia is part of the list.

If you are currently in one of those countries listed, head on to the Play Store or App Store to update your Messenger app to the latest version. Once done, open a conversation, tap on the camera roll icon, select a photo, and send the image to your friend. They will be able to receive the high resolution photo.

(Source: Facebook)

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Illegear Launches Its Own Gaming Mouse, Alongside External GPU Enclosure https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148467/illegear-gaming-mouse-egpu-case/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/148467/illegear-gaming-mouse-egpu-case/#comments Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:44:12 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=148467 Illegear might have begun its journey with customizable high-performance laptop but earlier this year, the company has also started to offer gaming desktop. Now, it has another brand-new product into its portfolio: gaming mouse. Called Fang, the new mouse is equipped with Pixart PMW3325 optical sensor which has a maximum resolution of 10,000DPI. In addition […]

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Illegear might have begun its journey with customizable high-performance laptop but earlier this year, the company has also started to offer gaming desktop. Now, it has another brand-new product into its portfolio: gaming mouse.

Called Fang, the new mouse is equipped with Pixart PMW3325 optical sensor which has a maximum resolution of 10,000DPI. In addition to having 1000Hz polling rate and 7 programmable buttons, it also features Omron switches which are known for their durability.

Illegear Fang

Covered in matte black colorway, the mouse’s side grips are made from textured rubber. Not to forget, Fang also comes with customizable RGB lights on its logo, scroll wheel areas, and sides.

Meanwhile, users can also now obtain Thunderbolt 3-based external GPU enclosure from Illegear. this is not exactly a new product as it was originally released as an add-on option for the company’s U3 laptop series.

Illegear eGPU Enclosure

Comes standard with a built-in 400W PSU and 120mm fan, the enclosure is able to support full-length graphics card easily. For customers that want to obtain the enclosure together with a graphics card, Illegear provides a number of option including NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080, and GTX 1080 Ti from ZOTAC as well as another GeForce GTX 1060 card by MSI.

In terms of availability, the new Illegear Fang gaming mouse will be available on 10 December for RM 189 while the external GPU enclosure can be purchased immediately for RM 1,399. To learn more about these new products from Illegear, head on to the company’s official website.

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