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Aug 15, 2015
As expected, Samsung have unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone at the recent Galaxy Unpacked event. Bearing the same dual-curved screen on both sides the Galaxy S6 edge+ bumps up the screen size to a larger 5.7-inch 2K display. As with the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+ does not pack in a microSD slot but ups the storage options to 32GB and 64GB along with 4GB of RAM and the latest and greatest Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. Camera tech specs remain the same with a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization along with a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture. It also has 4G LTE Cat 9 connectivity with NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to accomodate the upcoming Samsung Pay feature. Again like the Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+ also packs in quick wireless charging but the wireless charger does not come bundled. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but again the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be released in the US from 21 August 2015. As such we expect the Galaxy S6 edge+ to make an appearance in Malaysia by the end of the month.
Aug 15, 2015
After months of rumours, Samsung have officially announced their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablet for public consumption. Gone is the artificial leather backside to be replaced with a very Galaxy S6-like glass and metal back and thinner profile. Featuring a new 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K or QHD resolution, the new Note 5 packs in the same S Pen but it can now be auto ejected. As rumoured, it also packs in tech specs that include the latest Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, 4GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB storage options, a 16MP rear camera with wide f/1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization and auto real-time HDR along with a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture and a fingerprint sensor. There are obvious sacrifices to this new look as the battery is now a smaller 3000 mAh and there is no option for any microSD slot. On the other hand, it is one of the first smartphones to have quick wireless charging with a 2 hour charge time. No Malaysia release date or pricing details yet but it is expected to arrive in the US on 21 August 2015. We expect the Malaysia release to be within the same month of August 2015.
Aug 12, 2015
While we live in a world where people use their thumbs to type on touchscreens, the pen remains one of the most used tools in human history to date. As we gear up for the imminent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in the next few days, Samsung have come out with an article describing the role of various pens in human history with perhaps the inclusion of Samsung's own S Pen stylus. Currently available on Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and other Galaxy Note devices, the S Pen can be used to replace your mouse and keyboard while giving your thumbs a rest as well. Check out Samsung's take on the role of pens (and the S Pen) in this article or see our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well.
Aug 10, 2015
With just days ahead from being announced, a QWERTY keyboard cover for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has appeared. Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard with physical buttons, the design thankfully doesn't rip off any of the other obvious QWERTY keyboard makers and appears to be priced around $63 (RM247). While the keyboard cover should offer users of the curved dual screen smartphone a more concise thumb typing experience, it also offers a look at the larger 5.7-inch display of the Galaxy S6 edge+. It does not mention any other tech specs of the smartphone, but it is expected to be announced in the next few days at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on 13 August 2015. No details yet on Malaysia release dates for the Galaxy S6 edge+ or this keyboard accessory, but we should know more soon.
Aug 06, 2015
Samsung Malaysia recently announced the availability of new smartphones for the entry-level to midrange market here in Malaysia with the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Priced at RM799, the Samsung Galaxy J5 offers tech specs that include 4G LTE, a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera with LED flash for the growing selfie crowd. The RM999 priced Samsung Galaxy J7 on the other hand bears similar tech specs like 4G LTE and 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera with LED flash but amps it up with an octa-core processor and 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Both smartphones pack in 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB worth of storage including support for up to 128GB microSD. Both feature thin designs with the 7.9mm thin Galaxy J5 and the 7.5mm thin Galaxy J7 with a curvy metal frame and dual-SIM support.
“Samsung’s innovations are driven by demands from our consumers and the Galaxy J is our answer to the call for a better smartphone at an affordable price. Placed at a price point that won’t break the bank, the Galaxy J gives our customers the ultimate viewing experience with enhanced camera specifications supported by a well-balanced performance. This latest device is to show our gratitude to loyal Samsung customers, offering great value for your money.” Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Aug 03, 2015
Press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones have appeared, apparently leaked by @evleaks. Both are expected to be announced during the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event on 13 August 2015. While the tech specs for the Galaxy S6 edge+ looks to be the same as the Galaxy S6 edge, the edge+ is rumoured to come with a larger 5.7-inch display. Tech specs for the Note 5 on the other hand are rumoured to include a Samsung Exynos 7422 processor and as usual will come with an S Pen stylus. The leaked pics certainly look official and @evleaks does have a good record for such things so you only need to take a small pinch of salt with this rumour. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but we expect either one or both devices to arrive in Malaysia sometime in August 2015 due to previous releases.
Jul 31, 2015
No surprises yesterday as Samsung launched their latest and greatest addition to the Galaxy A range of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A8 for RM1888. Featuring a mix of midrange and flagship tech specs and functions such as a fingerprint sensor, 16MP ISOCELL rear camera, 5MP wide f/1.9 aperture front camera (yep, the one from the Galaxy S6 series) and a midrange 2GB of RAM. Our first impressions of Samsung's thinnest smartphone (5.9mm at it's thinnest point) is that it certainly feels premium and not as large as the 5.7-inch display might suggest. According to Samsung, this is because of even thinner bezels than before while keeping the size compact. Check out our tech spec comparisons below but feel free to use our tech spec comparison tool to compare the Galaxy A8 against any smartphone you can think of. In any case, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is available in black, gold and white at all authorized stores. As part of the launch festivities, Samsung had Juliana Evans as their brand ambassador on hand to give away autographs.
Jul 28, 2015
Samsung have officially sent out the invites for a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event dated for 13 August 2015. Like most other invites this one hints at a device with a curved display which could be the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could also make an appearance as well. While the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is expected to feature the same Samsung Exynos 7420 processor as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge but with higher clock speeds and 4GB of RAM. Tech specs for the Note 5 include Samsung Exynos 7422 processor, a 5.7-inch 2K display and a fingerprint sensor. No pricing details or specific Malaysia release dates but we expect it to be near the end of August 2015 as release times in Malaysia have generally been from 2 weeks to a month from the international release date.
Jul 23, 2015
Samsung Malaysia Electronics have sent out their invitations for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and it appears that it will arrive in Malaysia on 30 July 2015. Previous reports have the Galaxy A8 as the thinnest Samsung smartphone to date at 5.9mm thin at it's thinnest point. It will have a full metal frame like it's other Samsung Galaxy A siblings but also come with flagship features like a 16MP ISOCELL rear camera, 5MP wide f/1.9 aperture front camera, fingerprint sensor and 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. No official pricing details have been revealed yet, but early rumours indicate that it could go for RM1888. While we wait for the launch next week, why don't you take a look at the tech spec comparisons of the Samsung Galaxy A8 below using our Tech spec comparisons tool.
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Have something else in mind? Try out your Samsung Galaxy A8 tech spec comparison with our Tech spec comparison tool.
Jul 15, 2015
After what seems to be all the details leaked, Samsung's thinnest smartphone yet, the Samsung Galaxy A8 has officially been announced. While it isn't the world's thinnest smartphone, at 5.9mm thin it is the thinnest Samsung smartphone around. Like other Galaxy A smartphones it maintains a full metal frame with a mix of midrange to high-end tech specs. For the high-end features you can expect a 16MP ISOCELL rear camera, 5MP front camera with wide f/1.9 aperture, fingerprint sensor and 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. The midrange tech specs include a 1.5Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage + microSD support, 3050 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop. While there are no official Malaysia release dates, leaks indicate that the Galaxy A8 will be going for RM1888. This price range and features places it in direct competition with other metal frame, fingerprint sensor packing smartphones so stay tuned for our tech spec comparison soon.