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  • Rumours: Samsung Galaxy models to receive Android Marshmallow update revealed

    Rumours: Samsung Galaxy models to receive Android Marshmallow update revealed

    So apparently, there's a leaked image of showing various Samsung Galaxy models to be updated with Android Marshmallow. Similarly to Marvel Studio Cinematic Phase plans, the image are showing 2 phase plans of which model will be updated first. There's also a third phase, but as of now there are no plans yet and it will only commence after initial testing (same goes to the n/a status below).

  • 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
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 first Gorilla Glass 4 equipped smartphones

    Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 first Gorilla Glass 4 equipped smartphones

    The Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly be the first smartphones in the market to feature Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The latest generation of Gorilla Glass will be 2x times drop resistant as compared to the previous versions which means it can withstand drops around 80% of the time. Corning's experts studied over hundreds of broken devices to understand why the glass breaks after a fall. The results of the study indicate that over 70 percent of breakage occurs due to the surface contact with glass. In order to avoid this, the company made its latest Gorilla Glass 4 almost two times tougher. At the same time, the company managed to reduce the glass's thickness as compared to its previous generations. With this extra thin protective glass, Samsung managed to reduce the thickness of its Galaxy Alpha smartphone to just 7mm. The metal build coupled with the Gorilla Glass 4 protection makes the device sturdy and durable in spite of its thin profile. As for the tech specs, it features Samsung's Exynos 5 chipset with 4G LTE support, 4.7 inch Super AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP secondary camera and 1860mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is available for purchase in Malaysia for RM1899 while the Galaxy Note 4 is going for RM2499.

  • 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.

  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 officially announced, 64-bit processors + 4G LTE + 5MP front cameras

    Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 officially announced, 64-bit processors + 4G LTE + 5MP front cameras

    After months of teasing, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones were finally and officially announced recently. Designed for the young and trendy, the two new smartphones are slim, thin and come with a metal frame much like the more premium Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Notable tech specs for the two smartphones include 64-bit processors, 4G LTE connectivity and a 5MP front camera for selfies. The Galaxy A5 measures in a 6.7mm thin while the Galaxy A3 come in at 6.9mm thin. A variety of colours to choose from will be available inlcuding, black, blue, gold, pink, silver and white. Check out the full tech specs and features list for the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 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 leaks Samsung Galaxy A7 tech specs

    Samsung leaks Samsung Galaxy A7 tech specs

    It happens quite often these days that upcoming smartphones accidentally get revealed by their own website and this seems to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy A7. While we still don't know how it looks like, leaked images of the Galaxy A3 suggest that it will share features with the metal-body Galaxy Alpha. The leaked tech specs for the Galaxy A7 include a 1.5GHz 64-bit processor and a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. We assume that it will come out with Android 5.0 Lolipop but asides from that there's little else in terms of details. No Malaysia release dates or pricing but we expect it to be a bit lower than the Galaxy Alpha (which is RM1899) perhaps at RM1799 or so. Stay tuned for more developments.

  • Rumours: Samsung Galaxy A5 64-bit tech specs and press renders revealed?

    Rumours: Samsung Galaxy A5 64-bit tech specs and press renders revealed?

    The rumoured Samsung Galaxy A5 set to join the Galaxy Alpha recently got benchmarked at the GFX Benchmark test which revealed more detailed tech specs than before. Previously the Galaxy A5 or SM-A500 was rumoured to be packing a Snapdragon 400 processor, but the benchmark reveals that it could be using a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Other notable tech specs include a 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2300 mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 right out of the box. Press renders of what could be the Galaxy A5 were also revealed which you can see in this article.

  • Slim Samsung Galaxy A3 appears at TENAA

    Slim Samsung Galaxy A3 appears at TENAA

    It appears that the other variants in the Samsung Galaxy Alpha family are coming soon as what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy A3 has come up at China's TENAA. The photos reveal a fairly slim Samsung smartphone with slightly smaller display listed as a 4.52-inch AMOLED with 540 x 960 pixel resolution. It will also have tech specs and features that include a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory, support for microSD, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It measures in at 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and weighs in at 112g, making it suitable for the compact midrange smartphone market. No Malaysia release dates or pricing yet but we expect it to be within this year of 2014.

  • Maxis now offers Samsung Galaxy Alpha from RM1199

    Maxis now offers Samsung Galaxy Alpha from RM1199

    Maxis is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Alpha from RM1199. While this isn't the lowest subsidized pricing off of the current retail price of RM1899, it is on the MaxisONE postpaid plan which offers limitless calls and SMS. However, you will have to sign up for a 24 month contract. As a bonus loyal Maxis users who have had a year's worth of good payment and port-in users with good payments records for the past 3 months don't have to pay the advance payment. The Advance payment is actually 4 months worth of monthly commitment fees. Check out the table and links in this article for more details.

  • Rumours: Samsung Galaxy A5 leaked?

    Rumours: Samsung Galaxy A5 leaked?

    The rumoured but unannounced Samsung Galaxy A5 has been leaked. The slim metal frame looks to follow that of the recently released Samsung Galaxy Alpha but offers midrange tech specs and features with a non-removable cover. Up until this point, Samsung usually make their phones with removable back covers, even the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha, so this is a big thing in terms of design. Tech specs include support for 4G LTE, dual-SIM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 16GB worth of storage and a microSD slot along with a 2300 mAh battery. No details yet on Malaysia release dates or pricing but we expect it to be around RM1K with these tech specs. Check out the leaked images for yourself in this article.