Samsung announces new Galaxy A-series

Samsung today has unveiled a couple of Galaxy A-series devices - Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. Both devices are more on premium body design and selfie shoot.

The Galaxy A3 packs slightly lower-end specs compared to the A5. It has a 4.5" qHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB expandable storage.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pricing get revealed

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launched in Malaysia on 6th November. However, you can now pre-order it from Celcom, DiGi and Maxis with contract. But how about the pricing? Well, I'm sure many of us are curious about the pricing of both iPhones.

Image of iPhones launching price from 4S to 6 Plus

Yes, just as you can see from the image above, the iPhone 6 retains the same pricing from last year's iPhone 5S. But keep it in mind that although the pricing are all same, but there's no 32 GB version for the iPhones this time. The 64 GB and 128 GB are still at RM 2,749 and RM 3,149 respectively.

As for the iPhone 6 Plus, the 16 GB version is same price as 64 GB version iPhone 6, while the 64 GB version is same price as 128 GB version iPhone 6. The 128 GB version is priced at RM 3,549, which is the most expensive iPhone ever in the history.

Both iPhones will be available on 6th November nationwide. You can grab it from Apple retail stores or authorized retail stores such as SenHeng.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Compact Not Mini

Just when all the manufacturers are making their flagship device with larger screen than previous generation and coming out a "mini" version with specs cut off, Sony has made the change. The Xperia Z1 Compact was announced last year with small size but same performing packaging as the Xperia Z1. And now, it's time for an upgrade. Here comes the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact official photos

- Dimensions: 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 129 g
- Display: 4.6" HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS LCD
- Processor: 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
- RAM: 2 GB
- Memory: 16 GB, microSD card slot
- Camera: 20.7 MP Camera, 4K video recording, 2.2 MP front
- Battery: 2,600 mAh
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola from Google

Lenovo has announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Motorola from Google. This move has been long on the cards and has cost the Chinese company a cool $ 2.91 billion and was first announced in late January. Despite the acquisition, Motorola's headquarters remains in Chicago and its brand remains intact just now being referred to as 'a Lenovo company'.

Lenovo will operate its new acquisition as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Lenovo now owns the Motorola brand and the company portfolio, including current products like the Moto X (2014) , Moto G (2014) and Moto 360.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now available for pre-order

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact was announced alongside with Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. It seems that you don't have to wait for the tablet anymore as Sony has opened pre-order for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is priced at RM 1,699 for LTE version, so far there's no word on the Wi-Fi only version. The pre-order period is between 29th October to 2nd November. For those who pre-ordered it, you can choose to get either a docking station DK39 worth RM 209 or noise cancelling headphone MDR-NC31EM worth RM 229. You can also add on RM 50 for a Bluetooth keyboard or RM 500 for a QX10 with tablet mount.

To pre-order it, head over the source link below.


Motorola Moto 360 is on its way to Malaysia

Earlier this year, Motorola has unveiled the Moto 360. The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device from the company, which kind of breakthrough in smart wearable level.

Now, the Moto 360 is on its way to Malaysian market because it has been spotted in SIRIM database with Brightstar as its distributor.

The Moto 360 has a round face design, the company claims to have used premium materials to provide the much needed elegance. It is also water and dust resistant with IP67 certification.

Huawei Honor 4X goes official with 64-bit processor

Huawei has announced the mid-range Honor 4X. The device is available for pre-order in China for CNY 1,299 (approximately RM 700).

The Honor 4X has a 5.5" 720p display and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM. Just like the Honor 3C, the Honor 4X has the same 8 GB internal storage but it is expandable up to 32 GB.

The 13 MP camera at the back features f/2.0 aperture accompanied with a 5 MP front camera. Juicing up the device is a 3,000 mAh battery, which is capable up to 72 hours of use time.

The device is running on Android 4.4 KitKat with EMUI 3.0. Its body is 7.9 mm thin and although it's a dual-SIM device, but it supports LTE connectivity.

The shipments for the Honor 4X are set to begin next week, on November 6th. Not sure whether it will escape home market or not, but we expect it will arrive Malaysia by the end of the year.