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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020
While the Sony PlayStation 5 is getting all the attention with its new design and upcoming games, we happened to pass by an important announcement by Niantic, the makers behind Pokemon GO. Starting from August 2020, the company will no longer support 32-bit Android devices.
Samsung Malaysia Electronics turning mySamsung app into a one-stop application for all things SamsungLast Updated: Nov 03, 2016
As we enter a brand new month, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has recently updated their mySamsung app to further help their customers to manage their devices, providing easy and direct access to customer service representatives, as well as enjoy Samsung ownership privileges.
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015
Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ recently got launched here in Malaysia to very good response from Malaysians. Featuring a new slim yet premium glass and metal design, the two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones are getting more and more difficult to find through normal channels. Apart from our tech spec comparison tool, here at TechNave.com we also have our phone plan comparison tool and the bundle plans for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have been updated. You can check out the various bundle plans according to monthly commitment, contract period and even telco provider with our Samsung Galaxy Note 5 plan comparison tool and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ plan comparison tool.
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2015
Samsung Malaysia have officially launched their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphones for Malaysia today with the roadshows kicking off at Gurney Plaza Penang (4 - 6 September), Sunway Pyramid (4 - 9 September) and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru (4 - 6 September). No surprises here as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be offered at RM2699 while the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is going for RM3099. Thankfully, you still get free accessories worth up to RM538, up to half-price discounts for the second Galaxy Note 5 purchased and a trade-in program for current Galaxy Note users to receive discounts from RM200 to RM1150. The two smartphones will be available in Malaysia starting from tomorrow on 4 September 2015 but hit the roadshows early for the promotions.
To reiterate, the free accessories include a 11300 mAh battery pack for RM306 and a wireless charger worth RM232. The 50% off discount for the second Galaxy Note 5 means you have to purchase two Galaxy Note 5 smartphones and pay full price (RM2699) for the first Note 5 and 50% off for the second Note 5, but you have to be among the first 100 to line up for the Sunway Pyramid roadshow or the first 50 at the other roadshow locations. The trade-in program will still let you trade in your Galaxy Note for RM200, Note 2 for RM600, Note 3 for RM800 and Note 4 for RM1150. In addition, the Galaxy S6 will be priced at RM2199 and the Galaxy S6 edge at RM2599 during the roadshow period. Check out our hands-on pics below.
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2015
With the Malaysia launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ happening tomorrow on 3 September 2015, Samsung Malaysia are offering free accessories worth up to RM538, up to half-price discounts for the second Galaxy Note 5 purchased and a trade-in program for current Galaxy Note users to receive discounts from RM200 to RM1150 for the first day of their roadshow on 4 September 2015. The roadshow will be held at Gurney Plaza Penang (4 - 6 September), Sunway Pyramid (4 - 9 September) and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru (4 - 6 September).
The free accessories include a 11300 mAh battery pack for RM306 and a wireless charger worth RM232. The offer for the 50% off the second Galaxy Note 5 means you have to purchase two Galaxy Note 5 smartphones and pay full price (RM2699) for the first Note 5 and 50% off for the second Note 5, but you have to be among the first 100 to line up for the Sunway Pyramid roadshow or the first 50 at the other roadshow locations. The trade-in program on the other hand lets you trade in yourGalaxy Note for RM200, Note 2 for RM600, Note 3 for RM800 and Note 4 for RM1150. In related news, the Galaxy S6 will be priced at RM2199 and the Galaxy S6 edge at RM2599 during the roadshow period.
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015
Currently the only smartphone in the world with 4GB RAM remains the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML. Featuring a 64-bit 2.3-GHZ quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and high-end PowerVR Rogue G6430 graphics, quite a lot of people have been interested to see how it performs on the benchmarks. This was on top of earlier benchmarks with the ZenFone 2 ZE550CL which earlier scored 50000+ on AnTuTu. Thankfully, someone has come out with a number of benchmarks and unboxing photos. Unfortunately, it seems to be lower with a score of 47434. However, there could be a reason for this as other benchmarks like 3DMark and Geekbench report very high scores. We assume that the AnTuTu benchmark needs to be updated to run 4GB of RAM tests first before the true potential of the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML can be drawn out. Since Geekbench 3 is already cross platform it doesn't need to be optimized, resulting in a 912 single-core score and 2946 multi-core score places it on par with theSamsung Galaxy Note 3 and beating the Samsung Galaxy S5. We'll know more when we get a turn at the ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphones, so please wait patiently for the expected release in April 2015.
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2014
The ASUS PadFone series of smartphones feature smartphones capable enough to power a tablet dock and the new ASUS PadFone S could well be the best bang-for-your-buck PadFone of the bunch. Featuring water and shock resistance, 4G LTE, 4K and slow motion video recording the PadFone S is priced at a very affordable RM899. On top of that, it also has many more features and top-notch tech specs but for more details on that, do check out our full review of the ASUS PadFone S super smartphone in this article.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014
Another day, another bit of information on the still unrevealed tech specs for the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. As we wait for 19 September 2014 when those who have ordered their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus will get them and no doubt reveal all the tech specs, it turns out that both smartphones will come packing 1GB of RAM and have cameras that protrude or stick out from the super thin metal casing. While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remain very attractive smartphones for many users out there, for some users they just aren't right at all and here are 5 reasons why you and these users should NOT buy an Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially announced, tech specs include 5.7-inch 2K display + 16MP OIS cameraLast Updated: Sep 04, 2014
Samsung has officially announced their Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet. While it features a same sized 5.7-inch display as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the overall design for the Note 4 is more compact, with slimmer bezels and a slightly taller frame. The overall look is more refined, with a classy metal side frame and artificial leather backside, this time with no rough stitching visible. The S Pen slides in at the bottom like before but the Galaxy Note 4 already has accessores from Montblanc that includes more stylish S Pen styluses and back casings. The full tech specs and feature list for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can be seen below:
- 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor / 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5433 (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core)
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB / 54GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
- 5.7-inch display (Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution)
- 16MP rear camera (auto focus, Smart Optical Image Stabilization) + 3.7MP front camera (f1.9)
- supports WiFi 802.11 ac (MIMO), GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, IR LED, MHL 3.0, 4G LTE Cat 4 + 4G LTE Cat 6
- Features: Air Command, S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen input, Multi Window, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Voice Recorder, Heart rate sensor, Finger print scanner, UV sensor
- 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm | 176g
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 3220 mAh battery (adaptive fast charging)
Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014
Confirming earlier rumours, Samsung has just sent out invites for an UNPACKED 2014 event right before IFA 2014 where they will unveil the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet. Tech specs still have not been confirmed for the Galaxy Note 4 but many are thinking it may offer a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, 16MP camera with OIS, an ultraviolet sensor and Andoid 4.4 KitKat. We're still hoping that the RAM could get an increase to 4GB but this seems unlikely now. Other devices are also expected including the metal-body Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more (including some new wearable devices). No news on Malaysia release dates or pricing yet but we should find out in another month so stay tuned for more developments.