Galaxy A8: Samsung’s Slimmest Full Metal Body Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8 is now available in Malaysia. It is Samsung’s slimmest full metal body Galaxy device today.

Galaxy A8’s display 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED** display with 2.5mm narrow bezel. It is 5.9mm thin and weight is 151g.

The Android 5.1 (Lollipop) 4G smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, supports microSD memory card up to 128GB.

It has 16MP rear and 5MP front cameras, both with F1.9 large aperture for clear and bright pictures, even in low-light conditions. You can double-click the home button to quick launch camera app.

Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8

Like to take selfie? Galaxy A8 equipped with Smart Selfie functionalities, Wide Selfie to take group selfies, and Rear Camera Selfie to detect and capture a high-resolution selfie.

Samsung Galaxy A8 has a built-in fingerprint scanner provides a fast and secure way to unlock phone. Galaxy A8’s battery capacity is 3,050 mAh.

You can personalize your Galaxy A8 with its theme service. Smart Manager allows you to check Galaxy A8’s battery, storage usage, RAM, and anti-malware.

Galaxy A8 is now available in Malaysia in Gold, White and Black colour options at the recommended retail price of RM1,888 (inclusive of 6% GST).

Samsung Galaxy A8 launch
(L-R): Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT & Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics with brand ambassador Juliana Evans and Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics at the launch of the stylish Galaxy A8.

“The Galaxy A8 is a beautifully crafted device; stylish on the outside and substantiated by its incredible performance on the inside,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT & Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics. “It is a stunning sequel to the Galaxy A series translating into the slimmest Galaxy device yet.”

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/my.

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.

Galaxy S6 Rear camera
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.

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Samsung GALAXY Core 2 Dual SIM Price in Malaysia is RM599

Samsung GALAXY Core 2
Samsung GALAXY Core 2
Samsung GALAXY Core 2

Samsung GALAXY Core 2 – the latest entry-level Android smartphone of Samsung — was available in Malaysia ahead Hari Raya 2014 celebration.

Samsung GALAXY Core 2 is 4.5-inch (480×800) Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) smartphone powered by quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 0.75GB RAM, 4GB storage and support microSD up to 64GB.

The main camera is 5MP with flash and auto focus. Front camera is VGA resolution. GALAXY Core 2 supports Dual-SIM, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0. Not support MHL, NFC, DLNA.

Samsung GALAXY Core 2 vs Core
Samsung GALAXY Core 2 vs Core

Comparing to last year Samsung GALAXY Core (GT-I8262), Samsung GALAXY Core 2 only has small upgrades. CPU upgrades to quad-core but same 1.2 GHz clock speed. Display size is 0.2-inch larger which you will barely notice, as well as 200 mAh battery capacity increased.

However, Samsung decided to slash storage space and memory for GALAXY Core 2. GALAXY Core has 8GB storage and 1GB RAM, but GALAXY Core 2 only has 4GB storage and 0.75GB RAM (what an odd number!).

Samsung GALAXY Core 2 price in Malaysia is RM 599, available in white and black from Samsung retail outlets and authorised dealers.

Thought

I won’t recommend Samsung GALAXY Core 2 based on its specs and price in Malaysia. You can buy cheaper Lenovo A526 (RRP RM469) with similar specs, or pay RM100 more for Lenovo S650 for better specs.

I would recommend Moto G (no 4G LTE) if you don’t mind using 8GB smartphone without memory expansion slot.

Of course, we cannot left out Xiaomi every time we talk about value-for-money smartphones. Xiaomi Redmi 1S is only RM 419 in Malaysia with much better specs, provided you manage to buy it online…

➤ Samsung Malaysia

Samsung Galaxy S4 is Slimmer, Faster, with Countless Software Features

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the successor to the Galaxy S3. In this article, you will learn about everything you need to know about the Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone’s design, specs, and software features.

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