Mobile Phones: 5G
News & Reviews: 5G
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2020
vivo first dropped a teaser for its next phone last week but now we're getting the details right from the horse's mouth. The vivo S6 will be announced officially on 31 March 2020, with the launch set to be held on 7:30 pm local time online. This is expected to be a 5G device that's equipped with a Qualcomm chipset.
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2020
There were reports spotted on mydrivers.com, stating that Qualcomm might be thinking of putting a limit on how cheap a smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 865 with 5G can be priced at. While not much has been confirmed, it seems that the lowest a smartphone with the chipset can be priced at is around USD430(~RM1788).
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020
Today, our local telcos - Celcom, Digi and Maxis - have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This initiative is for the three companies to explore leveraging each other’s resources to deploy a wider, more efficient fibre network for Malaysia. This will enable improved 4G connectivity nationwide, in line with the government’s NFCP target.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020
We are just about a month away from Huawei's upcoming flagship, the P40 series to be unveiled. But before that, the company recently held a launch in London showcasing their latest technology pieces such as the NetEngine 8000 Series Intelligent, a monetization solution for 5G and more.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2020
Huawei recently announced that they might be introducing a new Kirin 820 5G chipset, which will be unveiled during the online conference that’s happening at 9PM on 24 February 2020. Based on a statement by gizchina.com, it seems that the new chipset comes with 5G support and it is manufactured using TSMN’s 6nm process.
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2020
A report yesterday recently revealed that 50 telecommunications towers will be built in Sabah starting from this year. Quoting Roslan Mohamad, Head of the Sabah State Office for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the report says that each of the communications towers are estimated to cost RM1.7 to RM1.8 million with total costs coming to RM290 million. They are expected to help support 5G telecommunications and improve 4G coverage.
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020
Roughly a year since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X55 modem, the company has now revealed that its new Snapdragon X60 modem will be launching in early 2021. This is the first 5G modem chip that is built on the 5nm manufacturing process, with incredible download and uploads speeds.
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2020
The robots versus humans debacle is an age-old go to for most of the science fiction premises we see today. From the Terminator franchise to Black Mirror, we have seen many portrayals of how Artificial Intelligence or AI could revolutionize the world we live in. As technology advances at breakneck speed, we are on the brink of becoming a society that is wholly dependent on AI. The question is, are we ready for that?
We sat down for an insightful discussion with the one and only Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng of University of Southampton who is a known authority on Artificial Intelligence. Check out our interview with her below on how to get ready for the Age of AI (Spoiler: no homicidal robots or future dystopias involved):
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020
5G is hitting Malaysia hard and we have proof for why we said that. Earlier, demonstration projects of 5G have happened in Langkawi, where they were able to use the technology to diagnose patients remotely and increase security at the Langkawi Port. Other than that, there were also different 5G smartphones being brought into Malaysia by different brands. Therefore, we think that OPPO Malaysia is trying to seize the opportunity to promote 5G as well by getting their first 5G device to be certified by SIRIM.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020
The telco companies in Malaysia have been hard at work testing 5G technology, which is expected to take 2020 by storm. In fact, the latest news is of Celcom's and Maxis' success in a trial of the 5G Multi Operator Core Network (MOCN), a first for Southeast Asia. During the trial, results showed peak speeds of more than 1.1Gbps.