Hong Leong Connect PEx+ Mobile Payment Service in Malaysia

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(Left to Right) Galvin Yeo – General Manager, Digital Innovation and Transactional Banking (Retail), Hong Leong Bank. YM Raja Teh Maimunah, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank

Hong Leong Bank (HLB) introduces Hong Leong Connect PEx+ (Payment Express Plus), a new mobile transfer payment service in Malaysia.

Hong Leong Connect PEx+ is a cardless payment method to merchants. HLB customer needs to download the Hong LEong Connect mobile app and select PEx+ on the app home screen. After enter user’s password, customer then scan the merchant’s QR code at the cashier counter to make payment, cashless & cardless.

PEx+ Merchant Payment screenshots
Interface of Hong Leong Connect App. Available on Apple iOS AppStore, Android Google Play, Blackberry World or Windows Phone stores.

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In 2011, HLB launched Payment Express (PEx) mobile money transfer service to make payments to any individuals. The new PEx+ service enable personal to make instant payment to merchant accounts.

Hong Leong Connect PEx+ is now accepted at 8 locations, with more merchants expected soon:

  • La Boca Café (Life Centre)
  • Skillet@163 (Fraser Place)
  • Simply Green Salad (Fraser Place)
  • Yokozuna (Fraser Place)
  • Hayadon (Wisma Cosway)
  • Claypot Station (Wisma Cosway)
  • BBQ Nights (Rohas Perkasa)
  • LaTerrace Café (Crown Regency)

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Customers will enjoy an introductory discount of 8% by using the PEx+ service at all participating merchants from 1 April to 30 June, 2015.

Hong Leong Connect app is free downloat at Apple iOS AppStore, Android Google Play, Blackberry World or Windows Phone stores.

➤ Hong Leong Connect

6 Best Features of Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge Smartphones [Sponsored]

Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge
Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge
Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge

Samsung unpacked the flagship smartphone of the year – Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona on 2nd March 2015.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge received the special honor of “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device” from the GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2015. [SamsungTomorrow]

LiewCF was invited to watch the live telecast together with other media and blogger friends in the early morning event hosted by Samsung Malaysia. And we had hands-on S6 and S6 Edge sample units!

Here are the 6 best features of Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge:

1. Glass and Metal Body

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge looks different than all previous GALAXY S series models. First thing you will notice is the seamless glass panel at the front and back and the metal body. The slim phone body is only 6.8 mm/7mm (edge) thin.

The glass panels uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is tougher and withstand more drop damages “up to 2X better than competitive glass designs”.

Samsung S6 Edge has the world’s first curved display on both sides, made possible by Samsung’s glass crafting technology and quality control.

2. Wireless charging and Fast Charging

Today we have two major wireless charging standards: Qi by Wireless Power Confortium (WPC) and Powermat by Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge supports both WPC and PMA wireless charging technology. Meaning, you can use (almost) any wireless charging pad in the market with your GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge.

They also support fast charging, which is 1.5 times faster than the GALAXY S5. Low battery warning? Charge GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge for only 10 minutes and they can provide up to 4 hours of usage!

3. Better cameras

Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge equipped with fast F1.9 lenses for both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras. The big aperture allows more lights to sensor for better image quality, even in low light conditions.

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Galaxy S6 Rear camera

The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge camera supports smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to reduce action blur image and record stable video footage. Plus, the phone camera has real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and use IR Detect White Balance that provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. These camera features help you to take clear and superior photos and videos quality in any light condition.

Moreover, “Quick Launch” features will launch camera app in only 0.7 second when you double-click the S6 / S6 Edge home key button.

4. Top Hardware

Inside GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge slim body (6.8 mm / 7.0mm Edge) is the word’s first 14nm with 64-bit octa-core (4×2.1GHz + 4×1.5GHz) processor. The fast processor is back with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.0 flash memory (32GB/64GB/128GB) providing high performance, fast memory speed but lower power consumption.

5. Ultimate Screen Experience

The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution (577ppi pixel density). The display also brighter (600cd/m²) to enhance visibility under sunlight. Did I also mention that it’s the World’s First Dual Edge Display? Yes DUAL! When you view images or video on the curved display, it’s as if you’re watching them on a wide screen TV. Not only that, you get to manage up to five favourite contacts on the edge screen by color coding and illuminating each of their notifications even when your Samsung Galaxy S6 is face down. Thus, checking messages, emails & missed calls has never been easier.

6. Enhanced Security and Fingerprint Reader

The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge are build on the upgraded Samsung KNOX and already integrates with leading Mobile Device Management Systems (MDMs). The improved fingerprint scanner (the Home button) is touch-type, instead of swipe-type. Simply place your finger on the scanner to for quick authentication. GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge fingerprint scanner can be used for Android security, unlock safe files in Samsung’s private mode.

*This is a sponsored post.