Neffos X Series (X1 and X1 Max) in Malaysia

Neffos X1 (right) and Nefos X1 Max back view
Neffos X Series launch in Malaysia
Neffos X Series launch in Malaysia

New Neffos X series launched in Malaysia with the announcement of Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max. TP-Link revealed the new series at IFA in September 2016. Check specs and prices here.

Premium Design

Neffos X1 (right) and Nefos X1 Max back view
Neffos X1 (right) and Neffos X1 Max back view

The Neffos X1 and X1 Max features a metallic body exterior. The dual-curved back gives a more ergonomic fit.

Neffos X1 is 5-inch HD screen and Neffos X1 Max is 5.5-inch Full HD screen. Both are full in-cell screen with 2.5D glass. The screen-to-body ratio is 76%.

Neffos X series with a mute switch
Neffos X series with a mute switch

Interestingly, Neffos X series has a Mute switch at the left side of the phone. It allows you quickly mute/unmute phone audio without unlocking the phone.

Photo gallery: Neffos X series

13MP Camera with PDAF

The Neffos X series’s back camera is 13-MegaPixel Sony IMX258 sensor, 5P F/2.0 lens and dual-tone flash.

It has PDAF (Phase-Detection Auto-Focus) technology for fast object focusing in 0.2 seconds.

The camera app includes unique shooting mode, such as live-shooting mode crosses over to the 5-megapixel front camera, real-time beautify mode, and perfect selfie.

0.2s Fingerprint Unlock

Neffos X series has a fingerprint sensor located on the back cover right beneath the camera.

“The fingerprint sensor is placed in the perfect position where your forefinger naturally rests every time you hold the smartphone”, according to Neffos.

The fingerprint sensor is capable of scanning and unlocking the phone in 0.2 seconds. With smart algorithms, the more you unlocks the phone using fingerprint sensor, the faster and more accurate it is.

Helio P10 octa-core processor

Both Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Mas are powered by MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 128GB.

For connectivity, Neffos X1 and X1 Max supports dual Nano SIM cards (Dual SIM Dual Standby) with both SIM slots supporting 4G LTE networks (Band 1/3/5/7/8/20). The phones also support dual-band WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz, 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1.

The smaller size Neffos X1 uses a 2,250 mAh battery while the X1 Max has a 3,000 mAh battery. X1 Max also supports fast charging with 50% charging in 30 minutes.

Compare: Neffos X1 vs. X1 Max

Here is the comparison table of Neffos X1 vs. Neffos X1 Max.

Neffos X1 vs X1 Max
Table: Neffos X1 vs X1 Max

Neffos X1 Price in Malaysia

The Neffos X1 and X1 Mas are available in Cloudy Grey and Sunrise Gold. Below is the official retail prices in Malaysia:

Neffos X Series price
Neffos X Series price

Neffos X1 price

  • 2GB RAM + 16GB storage – RM 769
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – RM 849

Neffos X1 Max price

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – RM 999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM 1199

Neffos X1 is now available nationwide while Neffos X1 Max will start selling in March 2017.

“The launch of the new Neffos X1 and X1 Max is not our only hurrah, as 2017 is going to be an exciting and challenging year for Neffos, and we have a lot in store which we can’t wait to unveil to this market.” said Hugo Cai, Director of TP-link Distribution Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

More information: Neffos Malaysia and Neffos Malaysia FB Page

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) with IP68 Dust and Water Resistant

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) dust and water resistance

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) is the company’s first mid-range smartphones carry an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

Samsung Malaysia launches the new Galaxy A series (2017)
Samsung Malaysia launches the new Galaxy A series (2017)

In the first week of 2017, Samsung Malaysia launches the new Galaxy A series (2017) with IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

The target market of the new Galaxy A series (2017) is the millennial consumers who are socially active, fun-seeking individuals who live in the moment.

New Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) targeting millennial consumers
New Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) targeting millennial consumers

“For the first time ever in the Galaxy A series, we made the 2017 variant to be dust and water resistant – youthful, trendy and cool as the right companion for millennials!” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

IP68 Dust and Water resistance

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) dust and water resistance
Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) dust and water resistance

For the first time, Samsung’s mid-range smartphones get IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

Meaning, the Galaxy A5(2017) and Galaxy A7(2017)phones can stay in 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes and protected against dust ingress.

IP stands for “Ingress Protection”. The first digit is for solids protection rate. The second digit is for liquids protection. 6 is the highest rate for solids protection. The highest rate for liquid protection is 9K, a level above IPx8.

Camera

Both front and rear camera of Galaxy A5(2017) and Galaxy A7(2017) are 16MP resolution with F1.9 big aperture lens.

With Light+ Camera feature, the phone camera would take sharper and brighter photos in low light or at night.

The new phone series has a Floating Camera Button which can be moved freely anywhere on the screen. It is a convenient feature for selfies.

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay works on terminal
Samsung Pay works on terminal

The new Galaxy A series (2017) is Samsung Pay ready. It allows you to make purchases using the phone where credit, debit, prepaid cards are accepted. It is compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) terminals.

Currently, Samsung Pay in Malaysia is beta testing for selected Maybank Visa cardholders. More Malaysia banks (CIMB, Citibank, Standard Chartered) will support Samsung Pay.

Other features

Other features of the new Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) include a bigger battery, fast-charging via USB Type-C port, “Always On” display feature, secure folder, and free Samsung Cloud storage.

Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Galaxy A (2017)

Compare Samsung Galaxy A series 2016 vs 2017
Compare Samsung Galaxy A series 2016 vs 2017

Besides the prices, Galaxy A7(2017) and Galaxy A5(2017) only have small differences:

  • Display: 5.7″ (A7) vs 5.2″ (A5)
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh (A7) vs 3,000 mAh (A5)

Compared to last year (2016) Galaxy A series, the 2017 models have higher resolution cameras, especially for the front-facing camera – a major upgrade from 5MP to 16MP (2017)!

Also, Galaxy A series (2017) have double phone storage space, larger battery capacity and, of course, IP68 dust and water resistance.

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) price

The recommended retail price is RM1,899 for Galaxy A7(2017) and RM1,699 for Galaxy A5(2017) inclusive of GST.

The new Galaxy A series (2017) will be available at all Samsung brand stores in Malaysia from 25th January 2017 onwards (just before Chinese New Year).

New Galaxy A series (2017) available for pre-order
New Galaxy A series (2017) available for pre-order

Customers who make in-store pre-order at selected Samsung outlets start from 6th to 15th January 2017 will receive a free Samsung Level U Pro wireless headphones worth RM399.

Online-preorder is available on Samsung online stores at Lazada and 11street.

Lenovo Malaysia Launches Yoga Book 2-in-1 Tablet and Phab 2 Tango Smartphone

Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1
Khoo Hung Chuan, General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore launches Yoga Book and Phab 2 series smartphone
Khoo Hung Chuan, General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore launches Yoga Book and Phab 2 series smartphone

Lenovo Malaysia launched Yoga Book, the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 tablet and Phab 2 series which includes the world’s first phablet that supports Google Tango technology.

Yoga Book, 2-in-1 tablet with drawing pad

Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1
Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1

Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 tablet with a Halo Keyboard and a Real Pen dual-use stylus that can write on both paper and tablet.

It is available in two operating system (OS): Windows 10 (Home or Pro) and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The hardware specification for the two OS are identical, except Android model has a nano SIM slot and supports 4G LTE.

The 2-in-1 tablet is powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB storage space. It supports microSD card up to 128GB.

Sharing session on the Lenovo Yoga Book by Orson Li Yu
Sharing session on the Lenovo Yoga Book by Orson Li Yu

Yoga Book tablet consists of two part, the Screen and the Create Pad (keyboard). They are connected by Lenovo signature 360-degree watchband hinge.

Screen is 10.1-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display with AnyPen Technology. You can use any pen or pencil or object with a sharp tip to write on it. However, it does not detect pen pressure like the Create Pad.

Create Pad is a flat smooth black surface where you draw or take notes using the bundled Real Pen stylus. It is touch-enabled with EMR Pen Technology that can detect 2,048 levels of pen pressure.

You can write and draw on a piece of plain paper on Create Pad and your notes and sketches will be instantly digitised into the tablet.

Halo Keyboard appears and disappears with a touch of a button, allowing you to switch between typing and sketching. The flat keyboard gives haptic feedback and word prediction when you are typing.

Yoga Book thickness is 9.6mm and weight 690 gram. The built-in battery is 8500 mAh Li-ion Polymer, which gives you up to 15-hour battery life.

Phab 2 Pro, world’s 1st Tango-enabled smartphone

Lenovo Phab 2 series: (from left) 2 Phab 2 Pro, Phab 2 Plus, Phab 2
Lenovo Phab 2 series: (from left) 2 Phab 2 Pro, Phab 2 Plus, Phab 2

Phab 2 series smartphones include Phab 2 Pro, Phab 2 Plus, and Phab 2. Phab 2 series is 6.4-inch phablet.

They have triple array microphone with active noise-cancellation and Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 surround sound recording.

Phab 2 series support dual SIM cards. Battery capacity is 4050 mAh, only Phab 2 Pro supports fast charge.

Phab 2 Pro

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Google Tango technology
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Google Tango technology

Phab 2 Pro is the world’s first smartphone powered by Google’s Tango technology. It enables the device for motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. For example, you can download various Tango app to measure your furniture, envision an added sofa in your living room or watch dinosaurs roam the streets again.

Phab 2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, supports microSD card up to 128GB. The display is 6.4-inch Quad HD 2K resolution with 2.5D curved glass.

16MP rear camera with Depth Sensor for Tango and Motion Tracking Sensor for Tango. Front camera’s resolution is 8MP.

The phone also supports Dolby Atmos for audio output.

Mobile game controller for Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Google Tango technology
Mobile game controller for Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Google Tango technology

Phab 2 Plus

Model with Lenovo Phab 2 Plus smartphone
Model with Lenovo Phab 2 Plus smartphone

Phab 2 Plus is powered by a MediaTek (MTK 8783) octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It does not have Tango technology.

The display resolution is Full HD. It has dual 13MP F2.0 rear camera and 8MP F2.2 front camera. Phab 2 Plus supports Dolby Atmos for audio output.

Phab 2

Phab 2 is the basic version of Phab 2 series. It is powered by a MediaTek (MTK 8735) Quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It does not have Tango technology.

The 6.4-inch display is only HD resolution. Phab 2 has 13MP PDAF fast-focus rear camera and 5MP wide angle front camera.

Pricing and Availability

Yoga Book is bundled with Yoga Book sleeve, Real Pen and Book Pad. It will available at all Lenovo Exclusive Stores from end December 2016 onwards. The Yoga Book (Windows or Android version) price in Malaysia is from RM2,599, inclusive of GST.

Phab 2 series smartphones are bundled with a protective clear case. They will be available at selected Lenovo Exclusive stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores from mid-December 2016 onwards:

  • Phab 2 Pro priced from RM1,899
  • Phab 2 Plus priced from RM1,299
  • Phab 2 priced from RM899

(All prices inclusive of GST)

WD Pro Series 2016: My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro

Models posing with new WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro

Western Digital (WD) Malaysia introduced new WD Pro series: My Passport Wireless Pro WiFi mobile storage and My Cloud Pro series Network Attached Storage (NAS).

New WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro
New WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro

The new WD Pro series is designed specifically for the creative community. The storage devices enable seamlessly transfer content between devices, whether you are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home.

The My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro series are compatible with both Mac and PC file system (ExFAT), also compatible with Plex Media Server and My Cloud OS 3 software for easy editing, streaming and sharing of content. Also, the new My Cloud mobile app is now compatible with the Adobe Creative Cloud.

My Passport Wireless Pro

WD My Passport Wireless Pro
WD My Passport Wireless Pro

My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage is designed for professional photographers and videographers for easy and wireless offloading, editing and streaming photos and videos.

With the direct Wi-Fi connection, you can automatically backup photos/videos from compatible cameras. You can share your work on the drive with up to 8 other wireless connected devices.

It supports dual bands WiFi connection (2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac) for fast wireless transfer speed. Power Saving mode will turn off the 5GHz band for longer battery life.

WD My Passport Wireless Pro
WD My Passport Wireless Pro

For faster file transfers, My Passport Wireless Pro includes a built-in SD 3.0 card reader (up to 104MB/s) and a USB 2.0 port (connect to a card reader or flash drive). Press a button and files will be automatically copied. The file is copied using byte-to-byte comparison for zero error file transfer.

My Passport Wireless Pro does not have a digital display, it uses 4 LED lights for status indicator. Drive status is also available in the mobile app.

Its built-in 6400mAh battery pack provides up to 10 hours of battery life. It can also be used to charge your other devices, such as phone, camera and video camera.

My Cloud mobile app with Adobe Creative Cloud connected enable you to quickly transfer photos and videos from the camera to drive and into Creative Cloud.

My Passport Wireless Pro is also the first WiFi mobile storage that is compatible with Plex Media Server. You can stream up to 4 contents to other devices while on-the-go.

Price: My Passport Wireless Pro

WD My Passport Wireless Pro
WD My Passport Wireless Pro

My Passport Wireless Pro (3TB) price in Malaysia is RM1099 with 2-year limited warranty. 2TB model is not available in Malaysia.

My Cloud Pro NAS

WD My Cloud Pro 4-bay model
WD My Cloud Pro 4-bay model

My Cloud Pro Series NAS device is optimised to import from camera or memory card reader and other USB storage with one-touch USB import button at the front panel. Connect your USB device, press a button and new files are automatically imported.

My Cloud Pro NAS is powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium N3710 processor and 4GB RAM. It features a hardware accelerated video processor for on-the-fly transcoding capabilities. With Plex Media Server, your content is prepared for streaming in the right format and quality to any device.

Using WD’s My Cloud app, you can remote access My Cloud Pro NAS via an Internet connection and get media into the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Price: My Cloud Pro NAS

My Cloud Pro series NAS is available in 2-bay (PR2100) and 4-bay (PR4100). Diskless models come with 2-year limited warranty and 3-year limited warranty for populated models.

My Cloud Pro 2-bay price in Malaysia:

  • disk-less: RM1759
  • 4TB: RM2699
  • 8TB: RM3279
  • 12TB: RM4229
  • 16TB: RM4599

My Cloud Pro 4-bay price in Malaysia:

  • diskless: RM2589
  • 8TB: RM4159
  • 16TB:5749
  • 24TB: RM7699
  • 32TB: RM7999

For more information, please visit WD website.

Innergie Smart Crossover Charging Solution for Travelers

Models displaying Innergie's PowerGear ICE 65, WizardTip, and LifeHub Plus
Ms Claire Wang (right), Global Director of Innergie Business and Mr Derrick Ho,Director of Innergie SEA together with Innergie's latest innovative charging solution PowerGear ICE 65 (travel adapter), WizardTip (attachable super-speed USB charging connector) and LifeHub Plus (a charging hub).
Ms Claire Wang (right), Global Director of Innergie Business and Mr Derrick Ho,Director of Innergie SEA together with Innergie’s latest innovative charging solution PowerGear ICE 65 (travel adapter), WizardTip (attachable super-speed USB charging connector) and LifeHub Plus (a charging hub).

Innergie made its entry into Malaysia by introducing the smart crossover charging solution — a portable charging set that allows you to charge all your mobile devices (smartphone, tablet and laptop) with ease.

Models displaying Innergie's PowerGear ICE 65, WizardTip, and LifeHub Plus
Models displaying Innergie’s PowerGear ICE 65, WizardTip, and LifeHub Plus

It consists of 3 Innergie products: PowerGear ICE 65 (travel adapter), WizardTip (attachable super-speed USB charging connector), and LifeHub Plus (a charging hub).

1. Innergie PowerGear ICE 65

The PowerGear 65 is a universal laptop adapter with interchangeable plugs that compatible with electrical power grid of over 150 countries.

It comes with a bag of 6 different laptop charging tips, covering most laptop brands and models in the market.

6 laptop charging tips included
6 laptop charging tips included

In case your laptop does not work with the included tips, then you may request a free tip for your laptop model under Innergie’s “free tip program” at all Innergie participating retailer’s outlets or via Innergie website.

2. Innergie WizardTip

Innergie WizardTip adds an extra USB port
Innergie WizardTip adds an extra USB port

Lightweight ultrabook laptop has only 1 or 2 USB ports and, after connecting a mouse and flash drive, you probably do not have spare USB port to charge your mobile device.

The WizardTip can be attached to the PoweGear ICE 65 to create an instant USB port to charge your mobile device.

3. Innergie LifeHub Plus

LifeHub Plus is a charging hub which can charge up to 3 devices, each port provides up to 2.1Amp fast charging power.

The built-in smart chip can auto detect the type of devices attached and adjust the power so that it does not over-charge and support fast charging at the same time.

When extended, the LifeHub Plus  offers a 4.5 meters cable allowing you to charge devices without space and distance restrictions.

Traveler’s charging solution

(left) PowerGear ICE 65 universal laptop adapter and (right) LifeHub Plus USB charging hub
(left) PowerGear ICE 65 universal laptop adapter and (right) LifeHub Plus USB charging hub

Innergie products are compatible with each other. You can connect LifeHub Plus to PowerGear ICE 65 to charge your mobile devices in the room. The combination of two is all you need to charge a laptop and mobile devices wherever you travel.

Price

Innergie is offering a special, limited quantities “Traveler’s Power Pack” with all three products.

You can buy the PowerGear ICE 65 with WizardTip and LifeHub Plus at 20% discount for RM325.00. Or, if you do not need the LifeHub Plus charging hub, you can buy the PowerGear ICE 65 for RM209 and get a free WizardTip (worth RM39). The promotion end on 30th September 2016.

For your information, the price of LifeHub Plus charging hub alone is RM159.

You can buy Innergie Traveler’s Power Pack on Lazada and all participating retailer’s outlets:

  • Acute IT
  • ALL IT Hypermarket
  • A-Sashi Technology
  • Brightstar Computer
  • Digital Match
  • Flash Gadgets
  • HardNet Technology
  • Harvey Norman
  • IT Comp Sales & Services
  • IT Stuff Computer Store
  • Kinsei Information System
  • Magnetone Mediaworld (Penang)
  • Microtech Computer
  • Top Marco Network
  • Thunder Match Technology

The Innergie products come with 3-year original manufacturer warranty and $1 million USD product liability insurance.

About Innergie

Innergie, a brand of Delta launched in 2008, is a leading provider of consumer power products and power solutions.Founded in 1971, Delta is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in industrial automation, displays, and networking.

For more information about Innergie products, please visit www.myinnergie.com