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  • TENAA confirms Samsung Galaxy A8 coming soon?

    TENAA confirms Samsung Galaxy A8 coming soon?

    China's TENAA recently saw the certification of the Samsung Galaxy A8. Along with pictures of the upcoming smartphone it looks like it will be the phablet entry in the current range of Samsung Galaxy A smartphones consisting of the Galaxy A3Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Featuring slim bezels and measuring in at 158 x 76.77 x 5.94mm thin, it could well be the thinnest smartphone from Samsung yet. Other tech specs include a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and support for up to 128GB microSD. TENAA has it also coming with a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera but these features are usually saved for the flagships and not the midrange so we assume that this could be 13MP for the rear camera and 5MP for the front camera like all the other Galaxy A smartphones. The phone is also lightweight at just 142g but may also pack in the battery life with a 3050 mAh battery. No news yet on specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details but stay tuned for further developments.

  • Samsung Hari Raya Festival Promotion could win you a Perodua Myvi!

    Samsung Hari Raya Festival Promotion could win you a Perodua Myvi!

    Samsung Malaysia Electronics is currently holding their Samsung Hari Raya Festival promotion starting from today till 19 July 2015. All you have to do to enter is buy any Samsung Galaxy device within the contest period. Those who buy Samsung Galaxy devices wil also get instant freebies such as a free clear cover and battery pack worth RM405 for the Samsung Galaxy S6, a free 32GB dual-USB 3.0 drive and 500 music voucher worth up to RM569 for a Galaxy A device (A3A5A7) and a free book cover for a Galaxy Tab A worth up to RM179. There aren't even any forms to fill out, just retain the original recept and answer a simple question correctly, then submit this answer via SMS to 33310 with your details in this format - “SAMSUNGRAYA <SPACE> Answer <SPACE> CONSENT (Y/N) <SPACE> NRIC <SPACE> IMEI NUMBER <SPACE> FULL NAME”. Check out more details at www.samsung.com/my/raya2015 and what Samsung have to say about it below:

    “Samsung is extremely proud of our Galaxy devices. Combining design, craftsmanship and performance, our Galaxy products seamlessly blend premium materials with the most advanced Samsung technology to offer consumers an unmatched mobile experience. Our flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are the top of its class. It is our privilege to reward our customers through this promotion. Not only can our customers enjoy the excellent performance of our Galaxy devices, but also stand a chance to enjoy the comfort of a brand new car this year!” Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT and Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics

  • Samsung Malaysia rocks on with Samsung Galaxy A and Bestnya Bersama "A" Music Festival

    Samsung Malaysia rocks on with Samsung Galaxy A and Bestnya Bersama "A" Music Festival

    In conjunction with the young and trendy Samsung Galaxy A range of devices, Samsung Malaysia and Media Prima Radio Networks (Fly FM, Hot FM and one FM) held the Bestnya Bersama "A" Music Festival recently. Various artists at the event included the Samsung Galaxy A team consisting of Internet sensation Najwa Latif, beatboxer Shawn Lee, pop princess Ke Qing, rock indie band Paperplane Pursuit, jazzy soul singer Liyana Fizi and dynamic rock band An Honest Mistake along with other popular artists like Juztin Lan, Forteen, Hyper Act, Izzue Islam, Venice Min and Faizal Tahir. The Samsung Galaxy A series of devices includes the Samsung Galaxy A3Galaxy A5and Galaxy A7 with tech specs and features that are focused on the young and trendy such as a thin but premium metal body, 5MP front cameras for selfies and 4G LTE connectivity. Here's what the organizers had to say about it:

    “Innovation means listening to our consumers’ needs and using these insights to provide the best technologies in the market. By anticipating the needs of the people, we introduced the Samsung GALAXY A smartphones in January and we are really excited to be here tonight at the Bestnya Bersama “A” Music Festival. The GALAXY A Team made history tonight by fusing their respective music genres together and performed a set of songs for the very first time. In addition to that, I believe that the massive Wide Selfie that was taken at the end of the night with all the music festival goers will be the most memorable Wide Selfie to date. It was a night that truly celebrated togetherness as thousands of people gathered here to enjoy the night of fantastic performances. We were glad to see so many people taking Wide Selfies together and we hope that this will continue to be a reason to for more memorable get-togethers in the future.” Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT and Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

  • 64-bit Samsung Galaxy A7 officially available in Malaysia from RM1499

    64-bit Samsung Galaxy A7 officially available in Malaysia from RM1499

    With the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge just a week or so away, Samsung Malaysia have made the Galaxy A7 available for RM1499. The larger and more powerful smartphone of the Galaxy A series will be available from February 2015 at all Samsung Experience stores and other Samsung authorized dealers. It also looks like we'll be getting just the 64-bit processor based version with dual SIM support. The Samsung Galaxy A7 joins the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. The Galaxy A series feature a slim metal design and 5MP front cameras for the new selfie generation. Check out the full list of tech specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy A7 below:

    • 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + microSD slot
    • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolutions
    • 13MP rear camera + 5MP front camera
    • supports dual SIM, 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity
    • features private mode, multi-screen mode, ultra wide shot
    • 2600 mAh battery
    • Android 4.4
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 officially announced, coming to Malaysia in February 2015 for RM1499?

    Samsung Galaxy A7 officially announced, coming to Malaysia in February 2015 for RM1499?

    The highest-end smartphone in the current batch of Samsung Galaxy A series was officially announced with the Samsung Galaxy A7 recently. There will be two versions of the Galaxy A7 with one featuring a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and Dual SIM support while another version offers a 32-bit octa-core Exynos 5430 processor and single SIM support. Other tech specs for both Galaxy A7 versions includes a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolutions, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD support, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity and a 2600 mAh battery. While there are no Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, it seems likely that the Galaxy A7 will be coming soon as it is packing Android 4.4 and not Android 5.0 Lollipop. Other notable features includes a private mode for better security, multi-screen mode for multi-tasking and ultra wide shot for the selfie front camera. While we don't have any specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details the Galaxy A7 is expected to come to Malaysia in February 2015 for RM1499 based on previous coverage of the Malaysia Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 launch. Check out our hands-on pictures of the Galaxy A7 in this article.

  • The Samsung Galaxy A5 gets the 24K gold treatment

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 gets the 24K gold treatment

    The Samsung Galaxy A5, one of the company's first metal body mid-range smartphone was announced last month. Now, a Vietnamese gold plating company called Karalux is offering a special gold plated Samsung Galaxy A5 variant for an additional $200. Karalux specializes in the customization of phones and supercars and has a number of gold plated models of famous flagships like the Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 under its belt. As for the mid-range A5, Karalux has gold plated the entire aluminum body of the phone with 24K gold. The end result is a gold Galaxy A5 with some plastic patches left on the top, back and the bottom. The company claims that it takes around 4 hours to complete the process. Interested users can also ask for a custom design on the back plate of the device. Even with the $200 (RM711) additional charge, the total cost of the Galaxy A5 comes to around $610 (RM2169). That's a decent price for a gold plated device. As for the tech specs, the A5 comes with a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 5-inch 720p display and 13MP rear camera. The regular version of the Galaxy A5 is already available starting from today.    


  • Samsung unveils the affordable mid-range Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 smartphones

    Samsung unveils the affordable mid-range Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 smartphones

    On the first day of CES 2015, Samsung made only a handful of announcements, out of which none were smartphones. The next day, however, the South Korean giant announced two new mid-range devices – the Samsung Galaxy E7 and the Samsung Galaxy E5. Both the models take design inspiration from the existing Galaxy A lineup and come with an aluminum body. The tech specs are also similar to the A series models like the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5. The first model, the Galaxy E7 features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard expandable storage. On the front lies a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720p resolution. There is a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP shooter on the front. The E7 comes with dual SIM card slots. A 2950 mAh battery powers the device. The second model, namely the Galaxy E5 will sport lower tech specs. The phone will come with a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The 5-inch display will come with 720p resolution. The rear camera is of 8MP and the front camera measures 5MP. Like the E7, this particular device will also have dual SIM card slots. As for battery, a 2400 mAh capacity one will power these tech specs. Both the models run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS but Samsung has hinted at a Lollipop upgrade sometime later this year. The company has yet to announce details like Malaysia release dates and pricing, but the Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 are priced at $363 (RM1298) and $305 (RM1091) in India. 

  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 officially launched, hands-on included

    Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 officially launched, hands-on included

    Samsung Malaysia recently launched their Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphones. Aimed at the young and trendy, the new smartphones feature a metal unibody chassis with ultra-slim design. With the Galaxy A3 priced at RM899 and the Galaxy A5 going for RM1199, these should make for an attractive and reasonably affordable device for the young Malaysian user. As such, Samsung have included a number of selfie centric features such as wide-selfies and palm, voice and audio activated selfies to take advantage of the 5MP front camera avalable in all of these smartphones. Both the Galaxy A5 and A3 will be available in Malaysia starting from 9 January 2015. The higher-end Samsung Galaxy A7 is expected to come in February 2015 for a retail price of RM1499. There will also be a Bestnya Bersama music campaign featuring the Samsung Galaxy A series soon. In the meantime, do check out our hands-on pictures, tech specs and videos below:

    • Samsung Galaxy A5
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
    • 5-inch Super AMOLED display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 294 ppi pixel density)
    • 13MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 139.3  x  69.7  x  6.7 mm | 123g
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A-GPS
    • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
    • 2300 mAh battery
    • Samsung Galaxy A3
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
    • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display (540 x 960 pixel resolution, 245 ppi pixel density)
    • 8MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 130.1  x  65.5  x  6.9 mm | 110.3g
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A-GPS
    • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
    • 1900 mAh battery
  • Samsung Galaxy A series coming to Malaysia on 8 January 2015

    Samsung Galaxy A series coming to Malaysia on 8 January 2015

    Samsung Malaysia will be bringing in their Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphone to Malaysia on 8 January 2015 as they have already sent out save-the-date invites. While they didn't mention specific models, the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are expected to arrive ahead of the Galaxy A7. Bearing a similar thin metal frame design with the Galaxy Alpha smartphone, the new Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are aimed at the young and trendy. As such, the two may be priced rather attractively, perhaps below RM1K. This news comes amidst reports that the Galaxy Alpha itself could soon be discontinued with existing stock being allowed to run out. Check out the tech specs of the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones below:

    • Samsung Galaxy A5
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
    • 5-inch Super AMOLED display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 294 ppi pixel density)
    • 13MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 139.3  x  69.7  x  6.7 mm | 123g
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A-GPS
    • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
    • 2300 mAh battery
    • Samsung Galaxy A3
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
    • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display (540 x 960 pixel resolution, 245 ppi pixel density)
    • 8MP rear camera (autofocus, LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 130.1  x  65.5  x  6.9 mm | 110.3g
    • supports 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A-GPS
    • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
    • 1900 mAh battery
  • The Samsung Galaxy A7 measures in at 6.3mm thin at TENAA

    The Samsung Galaxy A7 measures in at 6.3mm thin at TENAA

    The Samsung Galaxy A7 has just passed the Chinese Telecommunication Equipment Certification Agency, TENAA which means that it may soon be announced in China. The Galaxy A7 is a part of Samsung's recently established 'A' series which also includes the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. According to the TENAA page, the device will be the thinnest smartphone from Samsung at just 6.3mm in thickness which makes it even thinner than the recently announced A5 which measures in at 6.7mm. The tech specs of the device are pretty impressive with a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage which is not expandable. On the front, there is a large 5.5 inch 1080p display. The rear camera measures in at 13MP while the front camera is at 5MP. The phone supports high speed 4G LTE networks and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. While we expect a Malaysia release of the device, the one that hit TENAA had the model number SM-A7009, which is probably the Chinese variant of the device. Malaysia pricing and availability will be updated once the device is officially announced by Samsung.