Singapore (22 September, 2015) — ASUS today announced the availability of the ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) in Singapore, which is the latest addition to the ZenFone smartphone family. A fusion of fashion, technology and craftsmanship, the ZenFone Selfie is the perfect mobile device that allows users to take perfect selfies each time with dual 13MP PixelMaster cameras, dual-colour, dual-LED Real Tone flash for both front and rear cameras, plus laser auto-focus for ultra-fast shots to capture perfect clarity in just 0.3 seconds. With an Ergonomic Arc design and intuitive rear key, it makes capturing selfies easier than ever, with the real-time beautification mode to instantly edit the photo to provide perfect selfies every time. It will be available at all ASUS brand stores, authorised retailers and Qoo10 from 26 September onwards at $399. From 26 September – 31 October, the ZenFone Selfie will be retailing at a promotional price of $379 with free Lolliflash (usual SRP $17.90) accessory.
Best selfies: 13MP PixelMaster cameras and dual-LED Real Tone flash front and rear, ultra-fast laser focus and ZenMotion S-swipe to shoot
Real-time Beautification Mode: Applies instant photo editing to make every selfie a stunning photo
5-in Full HD display: High-density screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for vibrant colour, incredible detail and durability
64-bit power: Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon processor delivers the perfect balance of multimedia performance and battery efficiency
To see the full spec and press releases, see below
Samsung announced in Singapore the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. Specially designed for consumers with distinct preferences, the Gear S2 is available in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design while the Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.
Key Product Highlights
The Gear S2 spots versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalise and bring more fun to their mobile experience. A unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensure users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
Equipped with Tizen Platform, an optimised 1GHz Dual Core Processor and a 1.2-inch circular screen with 360 x 360 (302ppi) resolution, users can stay connected with the Gear S2 with notifications to check calendars, emails, news and even send important texts directly from their wrist.
Designed for users’ active lifestyles, the Gear S2 comes with smart sensors, an IP68 (dust and water resistant)rating, as well as a battery that can last up to 3 days, allowing consumers to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge.
The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band from 2 October 2015 at a recommended retail price of $448. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Leather band from 2 October 2015 at a recommended retail price of $548.
The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your computer, smartphone and tablet. Express yourself on any computing platform anywhere in your home, and connect with up to three devices, instantly switching among them with the Easy-Switch™ buttons. The keyboard will recognize your connected device and automatically map keys to supported functions and shortcuts – making your typing experience familiar and comfortable. The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard provides up to two years of battery life from the two AAA batteries included, and will be available in blue or black for a suggested retail price of $54.00.
The Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse lets you create on virtually any computing device, whenever and wherever you choose. Its programmable navigation button puts control in the palm of your hand, allowing you to switch between applications, change between desktops, drag-and-drop files and images, replicate the three-finger swipe gesture that brings up mission control on a Mac computer, and bring up Task View on Windows 10. The mouse tracks reliably on just about any surface – from metal café tables to tile countertops to your favorite study desk – thanks to a laser-grade optical sensor. It is portable, includes a tilt wheel, has a curved shape and textured rubber grips that provide lasting comfort, and it can keep going for up to 10 months on one AA battery. Offered in three colors – Black, Blue and Red, the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.00.
By downloading Logitech Options Software, you can customize both the keyboard and mouse to enhance your experience and unlock a world of possibilities. Although they aren’t dependent on each other to work, the new keyboard and mouse look great together, featuring matching colors and a distinctive design.
There is no typo on the above headline! With effective from 1 June 2015, OPPO will double its smartphone warranty to 24 months.
In view of the stiff competition in the smartphone market, OPPO aims to stand against her competitors by instilling confidence to consumers on her products’ high quality build and design.
The durability tests for the N3’s swivel camera involve 100,000 rotations, or up to seven years of regular use, and both the R5 and N3 smartphones are subjected to drop tests from twice the height of standard tests.
(Picture above) OPPO N3
Said Sean Deng, Managing Director of OPPO Singapore, “At OPPO, we take pride in giving the best to our consumers. This obsession to deliver only high quality innovative products and after-care services is the foundation of our brand. The warranty extension is another testament to that obsession.”
In addition to the overall warranty for smartphones, the one-for-one phone exchange period for consumer has also been extended. Compared to the seven days industry norm, OPPO’s new warranty will allow consumers up to 30 days to perform one-for-one exchanges.
The one-for-one exchange is valid for OPPO smartphones that suffer from hardware malfunction due to manufacturing defects, and the applicable warranty period will be based on the phone’s original date of purchase.
The exchange does not cover hardware failure caused by physical damage such as water damage, deliberate damage to the device’s structure, damage caused by the use of non-OPPO accessories, cosmetic damage, external accidents or fires.
Network, software system or ROM malfunctions, accessories-related damage, and loss or damage of stored personal data are also not covered by the exchange policy.
However, OPPO is also offering a one-time free-of-charge repair service for phones that have incurred accidental damage within the first year of the phone’s purchase, which is also a service currently exclusive to OPPO. Similar terms and conditions also apply to the repair service, which exclude, among other factors, the free replacement of parts for surface coatings designed to diminish over time, or cosmetic damage due to normal aging of the product.
The new warranty policy only applies to OPPO’s new range of products purchased from 1 June 2015.
OPPO smartphones are available at the OPPO Concept Store in Suntec City Mall, Singtel and M1 outlets, and other authorized retailers islandwide. Consumers can head over to the OPPO Concept Store for all matters pertaining to phone repairs and customer service enquiries.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to the world on March 1 it was a pivotal moment for Samsung’s series of smartphones under the Galaxy S label. With the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, the company has taken smartphone design to new heights, continuing the Galaxy S tradition of delivering ingenious, mold-breaking design that is innovative, eye-catching and simply beautiful.
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge aren’t invincible, but they are capable of taking some hits – even when they fall on their sides or backs. The 6013 aluminum metal frame is designed to hit the surface before the glass upon fall to protect the display – even Galaxy S6 edge. Both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature Gorilla Glass 4, one of the toughest glasses available on mobile devices. Also, the components like the frame, glass, bracket, etc are structured to share the shock from first and follow-up impacts, ultimately reducing the possibility of breakage.
Today, consumers who successfully pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ collected their brand new devices from M1, Singtel, StarHub and Samsung Experience Stores.
First customer in line at various Telcos’ collection locations
Upon collection, these customers received the exclusive pre-order complimentary gifts – a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and Clear Cover, worth S$146.
Early birds at Samsung Experience Stores also received an additional 9,500mAh Battery Pack worth S$128 and a chance to participate in the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ Early Bird Lucky Draw with 6 sets 65″ Samsung Curved UHD Smart TV worth S$4,699 to be won.
Pre-orders/registration of interest started from 10am on 31 March 2015 at Samsung Experience Stores and with the mobile operators.
Samsung Experience Stores:
Central: Great World City #02-39 Tel: 6235 1134, Paragon #B1-27/27A Tel: 6735 5926, VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150, 313@Somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 68361809, Bugis Junction #01-54 Tel: 63387911, Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 62227911
West: Jurong Point #B1-09/10/11 Tel: 6791 2272, Westgate #01-01 and #02-01 Tel: 6369 9175
Key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+
Watch how each component of Galaxy S6 Edge being pieced together in this video
Beauty Meets Purpose – Exquisitely crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with curved display on both sides (Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ only).
Vivid Images with a Fast, Bright Camera – The Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ are equipped with an incredibly vivid, bright and fast front and rear camera. The f1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras provide superior image quality in a smartphone, even in the dark. In addition, Auto High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. Furthermore, a new “Quick Launch Camera” feature gives users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in less than 1 second by simply double clicking the home key button.
Super Charging and Cord Free – With fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ are able to work with most wireless pad available in the market. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the GALAXY S5 4G+, providing up to 4 hours of usage3 after only 10 minutes of charging.
Ms Kimberly Chua, 48, Homemaker who is the first StarHub customer to get hold of the phone. “My family and I are fans of Samsung. I’ve been using Samsung phones since the GALAXY S3 and I’m currently using the GALAXY A7 4G+ now. I’m getting the new Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ because I really like the design. It’s very different from other smartphones and I love its new specs and colour options”
“I have been a Samsung supporter and I’m upgrading from the GALAXY S4 LTE. What attracted me most about the Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ is its design and the dual edge screen that looks so stylish. I’m so excited I came to queue at 6am”, said Ms Sonia Singh, 24, Flight Stewardess
The sexy-looking Galaxy S6 does not just appeal to the ladies. Mr Edwin Lim, 37, Office Administrator said, “I used to be a HTC user but my contract is up just in time for me to give the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ a try. The design is interesting and I think it is definitely something different!”
Local Availability and Pricing
The Galaxy S6 4G+ will be available from 11 April 2015 with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options at recommended retail prices of S$998, S$1,148 and S$1,288 respectively, available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Blue Topaz will be available at a later date.
The Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ will be available from 11 April 2015 with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options4 at recommended retail prices of S$1,168, S$1,298 and S$1,448 respectively, available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Green Emerald will be available at a later date.
Both devices will be available at local Telecommunication Operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorized retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and at Lazada.SG (www.lazada.sg/samsung-sg)
Singtel launches new communication app Wavee in conjunction with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 series
The much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ have arrived at the Marina Bay Sand, Singapore! Miss Sonia is the first Singtel’s Singapore customer to own the Samsung Galaxy S6 series. She has been queuing since 6am in the morning.
Click here to view first customer from other Singapore Telco.
In conjunction with today’s launch, Singtel (stock quote: Z74.SI) announced the launch of Wavee, a next-generation IP-based communications app that allows users to make high-quality voice and video calls, and send instant messages. Singtel is the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to launch such a service.
With Wavee, users can:
– Make high quality voice, VoIP and video calls, send instant messages and SMSes
– Set up chat groups
– Attach photos, videos, sketches, audio files and documents to messages
– Share a location– either their current location or a place on the map
– Multi-task – sending messages and files while on a voice call
Android users have the option to integrate SMSes into their Wavee message inbox – choosing Wavee as their default messaging app directs all SMSes to the app, reducing the need to toggle between the two. Singtel iPhone users will soon be able to enjoy this feature, enabling friends on both platforms to chat using one central inbox.
The app is supported on all devices equipped with Android 4.1 and above, and iOS 7 and above, and is available for free download on the Android Google Play Store and Apple App Store.