News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently dropped off the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch for us to check out and we started it out with an unboxing video which you can see below. As it is, the Gear 2 remains one of the most feature filled smartwatches currently in the market, complete with a heart rate sensor, IRLED sensor, 2MP camera and IP67 water resistance certification. Stay tuned for more hands-on videos and the full review but for now, do check out the unboxing video below:
- 1GHz Dual Core Processor
- 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display (320 x 320 pixel resolution)
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB storage
- 2MP camera (auto focus, 720p at 30fps video recording)
- 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm | 68g
- 300 mAh battery
- features heart rate sensor, pedometer, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IrLED sensor, Noise Cancellation
- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014
Samsung Malaysia is bringing the Samsung Galaxy 11 World Tour to Malaysia from 13 June 2014 to 22 June 2014. The showcase will offer users a close encounter with the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit devices with various activities to be held at the Orange Concourse in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. According to Samsung Malaysia, the Galaxy 11 World Tour takes place in only 10 countries of the world, with Malaysia being one of them. Users will also get the opportunity to trade in any pre-owned mobile phone for a brand new GALAXY S5. A cash voucher equal to the value of the pre-owned mobile phone will be given along with an additional RM200 voucher for massive value.
Last Updated: May 17, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently announced that new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners could get the chance to win flight tickets to catch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil or win a 55-inch Samsung Curved UHD TV or even limited edition Galaxy 11 footballs. To win, new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners may submit entries at www.galaxy11.my. The grand prize of two tickets to Brazil are worth up to RM20000 while another five units of Samsung Curved UHD TVs up for grabs are worth RM15999 each. The first 10000 to submit their entries will get a limited edition GALAXY 11 football. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently priced at RM2399 while the Galaxy Gear smartwatch goes for RM799. The Gear Fit smartband on the other hand will go for RM599 with all three devices readily available at Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers. In line with the Galaxy 11 campaign, Samsung Malaysia will be doing various activities with the details listed in this article.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2014
Samsung Malaysia recently made it official, that their flagship smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband are now currently available in Malaysia. While retail pricing for the three devices have been set at RM2399 for the Samsung Galaxy S5, RM899 for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and RM599 for the Samsung Gear Fit, they can be bought at discounted prices through local telco deals and at all Samsung Experience stores, authorized sellers and distributors. For a complete breakdown of the available Samsung Galaxy S5 local telco deals from Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and U Mobile feel free to check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 plan comparison tool. Check out the videos of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit in this article for a refresher.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2014
In time with their launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia provided 55 selected buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with special gifts worth RM200. The 55 fans were selected from five locations as previously reported. These locations included:
- Celcom Blue Cube at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
- Digi Concept Store at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
- Maxis Centre at Suria KLCC
- Samsung Experience Store at The Gardens Mall
- Samsung Experience Store at the Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2014
The current Samsung Galaxy Gear range of smartwatches are companion devices, designed to work with a compatible smartphone. However, it turns out that we could be getting a standalone 3G capable smartwatch from Samsung soon and that it may be called the Gear Solo. Apparently the Samsung Gear Solo name has already been filed for patent at the Korean Intellectual Property Office. No other tech specs or Malaysia release dates were available but we expect it to come first to South Korea and maybe get a global release soon afterwards. Hopefully we won't get another small smartphone on our wrist or a smartwatch that will only last a day. Stay tuned for more updates.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia also revealed their Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch had major issues with compatibility, but not so with these two new wearable devices as Samsung Malaysia prove with an extensive device compatibility list which you can see in this article.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
After being told we wouldn't have to wait that long, Samsung Malaysia has announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone here in the country. As typical of a Samsung flagship smartphone, it also comes with companion devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. While it probably doesn't need mentioning anymore, the tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 include:
- 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage + microSD (64GB)
- 5.1-display (FHD, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080)
- 16MP rear camera (ISOCELL, UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization) + 2.0MP front camera
- 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm | 145g
- 2800 mAh battery
- Supports LTE Cat.4, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
- Features Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
- IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014
Coming direct from Samsung Malaysia themselves, Samsung will be holding a pre-order period for their Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone from 28 March 2014 to 10 April 2014. To preorder, find a Samsung Elite Partner or go to a participating Celcom, DiGi or Maxis Centre. Samsung Malaysia have confirmed that the Malaysia pricing for the pre-order will be set at RM2399 without any bundled Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be available on 11 April 2014 here in Malaysia.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014
While it has been announced, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only coming on 11 April 2014 but if you've missed some of it's features or tech specs, Samsung have come out with some official hands-on videos of this latest flagship smartphone. The video highlights key features like the camera, heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor while showing how to use them. In addition to the Galaxy S5, Samsung have also come out with an official hands-on video for the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit smartband. Check out the videos for yourself in this article.