RedMart has launched CODE RED Lemongrass Pale Ale – its first-ever collaboration beer, in partnership with Archipelago Brewery. A pale ale infused with distinctively local flavours including lemongrass and jasmine, this limited-edition, small batch craft beer aims to celebrate the partnership between two of the nation’s most treasured brands in creating a uniquely Singaporean craft beer.
In the last few years, Singapore has seen a growing demand for craft beer options and is now home to more than 20 craft beer bars, making craft beer more accessible to first-time drinkers. In response to this demand, RedMart is expanding its offering of global craft and mainstream beer brands by providing shoppers with its own branded craft brew, designed for the Singapore palate. For a start, a limited run of 300 cases (24 bottles per case) of CODE RED Lemongrass Pale Ale has been produced, with the potential for additional production in the future.
Brewed and bottled in Singapore for RedMart by Archipelago Brewery, CODE RED Lemongrass Pale Ale is as unique as it is local. Its fruity esters from the ale yeast mingle perfectly with late additions of jasmine and lemongrass, two Southeast Asian flavour staples, to make this beer unique, refreshing, and designed with Singapore’s tropical climate in mind. Its straw-golden colour comes from the use of pale malts only, while the moderate bitterness is balanced with a light body that creates a crisp aftertaste. CODE RED Lemongrass Pale Ale has a 4.5-percent ABV.
Alice Canty, Senior Category Manager for Beer, Wine & Spirits at RedMart, said, “RedMart is a tech company at heart, and we wanted this to come across in the branding for CODE RED. The name is a nod to RedMart’s tech roots and celebrates the brand’s iconic red logo colour. We felt the unique but subtle lemongrass and jasmine notes are a great differentiator from current offerings in the craft beer market, and more importantly a celebration of Singapore flavour.”
“Archipelago and RedMart’s shared values of quality and accessibility make for a natural partnership,” said Nicholas Low, Head of Archipelago Brewery. “Archipelago Brewery’s mission is to grow the craft beer market, and our collaboration with RedMart opens doors to the growing base of Singapore craft beer drinkers who are constantly looking for high-quality custom brew that suits their increasingly complex palate. Together, we have an exciting opportunity to introduce a great craft beer for Singapore to enjoy.”
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GOJEK driver-partners will enjoy competitive mobile and
lifestyle perks from Singtel
Singtel customers will receive special privileges on
GOJEK’s ride-hailing service
Singtel has been rolling out more services to push for their GOMO plan. From now to 15 May, all new and existing Singtel’s GOMO plan subscribers will each receive GOJEK ride-hailing credits worth S$5, which can be activated using a unique code. This is part of strategic partnership between Singtel and GOJEK. The perk does not stop there.
From May 2019 onwards, both Singtel and GOGEK users will see products ranging from mobile services to ride-hailing lifestyle services offered by both companies. For a start, GOJEK driver-partners will also enjoy a 20% discount on Singtel Combo plans, complimentary caller-ID service, and preferential rates on Singtel’s wide range of content and lifestyle services, including Singtel Music and HungryGoWhere (from which they can also receive personalised restaurant recommendations).
This is part of GOJEK’s mission
to lower the operating costs for its driver-partners and provide them with
better earnings stability. It also marks the newest benefit under GoalBetter,
GOJEK’s dedicated benefits programme for driver-partners in Singapore, which
currently features insurance, medical teleconsultation and fuel rebates.
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, says, “With this partnership with GOJEK, we are taking our business and customer relationships to the next level, beyond just providing traditional carriage and connectivity. While our customers have come to expect reliable and comprehensive mobile coverage from us, they are always looking for more value and this we can extend in the form of perks and privileges that come from mutually-beneficial partnerships.”
Mr Lien Choong Luen, general manager of GOJEK Singapore, says, “Singaporeans are living and playing harder – whether online or offline. This is why the partnership between GOJEK and Singtel really works. As Singtel delivers our online and lifestyle needs through mobile and data, GOJEK gets us to places, parties and professional engagements, speedily and safely!”
More details on the partnership will be announced in due
According to the 2019 Gartner CIO Agenda survey, 47% of enterprises in Asia Pacific have already changed their business models in response to evolving consumer demands. With global spending on IT set to swell to $1.97 trillion in 2022, the stage is set for exponential technological growth across mature and emerging sectors. However, many businesses in the region still find themselves behind the curve in terms of adoption.
As such, ConnecTechAsia returns this year with the theme: ‘Shaping Future Societies’, to explore the new era of business reinvention alongside emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, 5G and more. The three-day exhibition happening from 18 – 20 June 2019 at Marina Bay Sands, will bring together some of the world’s most notable companies, and will feature a slew of keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and seminar discussions helmed by over 120 senior executives. Featuring prolific industry leaders and opening with a keynote by IBM Asia Pacific’s CEO and Chairman, Harriet Green, ConnecTechAsia will be at the forefront of tech advances for enterprises and the community.
IBM’s Harriet Green will highlight how emerging technologies will reshape businesses as digital transformation initiatives unfurl across Asia.
“A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organisations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. Not only is there a clear need for any organisation to be fully digital in itself; these organisations also need to be able to accommodate high expectations from clients and deal with pervasive interconnectivity. How can organisations deliver on that? That’s key question every CEO and every leader in any organisation has started asking,” shares Harriet Green, CEO and Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific.
“There are three key drivers – people, process and data – that any organisation needs to align in order to move from random acts of digital to a real, tangible digital transformation. I am excited to contribute to the discussions at the ConnecTechAsia Summit and share some of the best practices and insights for all of us to think about.”
Catch other industry leaders engage in discourse on other market trends at ConnecTechAsia2019 Summit:
Dr Min Sun, Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scientist, Appier
Muhamed Zilkhairilishamuddin, Assistant Vice President, OTT Principal Engineer, Astro
Dr Keeratpal Singh, Chief Data Scientist, Axiata
Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance
Attilio Zailani, Executive Director, Facebook
Cheryl Goh, Group Vice President of Marketing, Grab
Dr David Soldani, CTO, Huawei Australia
Jason Little, Chief Information Officer – SEA, Manulife
Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer, McAfee Asia Pacific
Gustavo Fuchs, General Manager – Cloud & Solutions (Asia), Microsoft
Krishnan Rajagopalan, Director of Payments APAC, Netflix
Seizo Onoe, President of DOCOMO Technology and Chief Technology Architect, NTT DoCoMo
The three-day exhibition will be happening from 18 – 20 June 2019 at Marina Bay Sands
• Telstra study finds business leaders lean too heavily on technology in digital transformation decisions
• Singapore companies cite gap between digital transformation priorities and performance
• Digital transformation driven financial rewards difficult to show
• Businesses need whole-of-business approach for digital transformation success
March 2019: The success of digital transformation initiatives undertaken by organisations in Singapore fall short of expectations due to their heavy emphasis on technology and lack of focus on people and processes.
This was one of the main findings of Telstra’s Disruptive Decision-Making research, which surveyed 3,810 senior decision-makers from 12 industries in 14 markets around the world to uncover insights into strengths and weaknesses around their digital transformation programs.
Focus on technology undermining success
When rating decision-making across four factors for success – people, processes, technology understanding and partnerships – businesses in Singapore ranked ‘technology understanding’ as the area where they feel by far most confident.
Seventy six per cent of Singapore respondents felt their organisation makes technology decisions ‘well’ or ‘extremely well’. While the understanding of technology and its performance is important, other factors are equally significant.
“The research shows that successful digital transformation relies on more than the right technology, it requires the right culture, the right people – and the right processes to support them,” Ms Andriesse said.
“Digital transformation must be a company journey that involves upskilling and changing employee mindsets, adapting structures and ways of working, and creating teams that can take advantage of new technologies.”
Whole-company approach needed
The research found that a company-wide approach to digital transformation is significantly more likely to result in success, yet 66% of Singapore organisations are allowing business departments drive individual digital initiatives, compared to 51% globally.
A further 8% said they outsource as much as possible (vs 15% globally), and only 25% say they have an integrated, whole-of-company digital transformation strategy (vs 31% globally).
“Globally, organisations that have a whole-of-business digital transformation strategy are significantly more likely to be highly digitally mature, make extremely good digital decisions, and see the impact of digital transformation across the business,” Ms Andriesse said.
“The research demonstrates that Singapore organisations have an opportunity to integrate digital transformation activity across all areas of the business, but this needs to be led by a clear company strategy from the C-suite and board level down.”
Businesses in Singapore not delivering on digital priorities
The report also found there was a substantial gap between digital transformation priorities and performance.
Organisations in Singapore rated their top digital transformation priorities as (1) optimising technology to move faster, (2) protecting digital assets from cyber threats, and (=3) optimising security investments to reduce time and resource management, and (=3) protecting, detecting and responding in real time to events.
However, when it came to decision-making performance, these priorities ranked poorly.
“One of the red flags we saw in this research was the gap between the areas businesses in Singapore chose as their highest priorities, and their performance in these areas,” Ms Andriesse said.
“Cyber security was identified as a particular focus area in Singapore. But despite protecting digital assets from cyber threats rating as the second highest priority – it achieved the lowest performance score in terms of ability to deliver.”
Ms Andriesse said there were a few factors to consider when analysing this finding.
“It is notable that three of Singapore’s top four priorities are related to security, even though performance in these areas is poor. This performance gap is symptomatic of the fact that security requires a whole-of-business approach incorporating people, processes, and technology working in concert together,” Ms Andriesse said.
Hard financial outcomes difficult to show
The research found that while organisations in Singapore are increasing their investment in digital transformation, many businesses had yet to realise the financial impact of their efforts.
More than a third of businesses in Singapore invested more than US$1 million in digital transformation products and services over the past year (34%), while almost one in 10 spent more than US$5 million (8%).
This figure is set to increase as 30% of respondents said their company’s total spend on digital transformation would grow by more than 10% in the next three years.
However, when it came to measuring the impact of digital transformation, showing hard outcomes such as financial returns of this investment was difficult.
“Measuring the progress and success of any digital transformation strategy or individual project is an absolute essential. But the metrics in which we measure success are just as important,” Ms Andriesse said.
“Organisations in Singapore found it particularly hard to demonstrate financial results from digital transformation. In fact, of all the business outcomes surveyed, increasing profit margins saw the lowest levels of achievement in Singapore.
“Successful companies are clear on what digital transformation means for their organisation, they have empowered their people, strengthened their processes and identified their key partners.”
For those in-the-know, the MASTER Series is the name given to only the very best Sony TVs and provides premium picture quality, colour, contrast, and clarity approaching that of a professional-grade monitor. The MASTER Series TVs are Sony’s only TV series that features Netflix Calibrated Mode to further ensure that content is delivered as intended. This month, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific add their new OLED 4K TV, A9G, into their MASTER Series.
The new model features the next generation Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate for accurate detail and contrast. The new Picture Processor X1 Ultimate has a unique algorithm that can intelligently detect and analyse each object in the picture resulting in greater detail and contrast for a more realistic picture. The A9G features the new Sound-from-Picture Reality which faithfully reproduces the position of the sound on the screen so when actors are speaking, the sound appears to be coming directly from their mouths and not from a speaker off to the bottom.
Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate Over 8 million self-illuminating pixels are precisely and individually controlled by Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate. In addition to the processor, the A9G has Pixel Contrast Booster for more colour and contrast in bright areas. As a result, the A9G provides premium picture quality approaching that of a professional- grade monitor, showing images and colours as they truly are, as the creator intended. The processor improves SD and HD content to near 4K HDR quality and shows 4K content in stunning clarity.
Acoustic Surface Audio+
Acoustic Surface Audio+ provides a totally immersive sound experience with the sound coming from the entire screen, enveloping viewers in exciting new entertainment experiences, providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony. In addition, a TV Centre Speaker Mode provides choice to use the TV as the centre speaker.
The A9G OLED feature Sony‘s Android TV which supports a huge range of apps from Google Play™, including YouTube™, Netflix, Amazon Video and more for deep smart home integration (availability varies by region). And making your TV and home even smarter, the A9G TVs have Google Assistant built-in. These TVs have built-in microphones that will free users’ hands. Viewers can simply talk to the TV using the Google Assistant to find what they quickly want, or to play TV shows, movies, and more. (Google Assistant availability depends on region.) The TVs also work with popular smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo. With smart speakers, users can control TV and stream content by simply using their voice – with more features to come later this year. Sony Android TVs will be compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad and Mac right to your Sony TV. Watch movies and shows from iTunes and other video apps, and view photos directly on your Sony TV. Play music or listen to podcasts on the television and AirPlay 2 speakers throughout the home – all in sync. HomeKit lets you easily and securely control smart home products using the Home app or by asking Siri on your Apple devices. TVs can be added to the Home app and included in scenes or automations with other HomeKit accessories. For example, users can create a “Movie Night” scene in the Home app to easily turn on their smart TV and dim the lights, and simply ask Siri to launch the scene. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support will launch in A9G, X95G, X85G models in 2019.
For even more user-friendly experience, a new easy to control smart remote enables viewers to control their connected devices such as cable/satellite
boxes, Blu-ray disc player, game console (supported devices vary by region)
without switching remote controllers. Also added to the smart remote is an RF
so users can control the TV without pointing the remote. And a newly developed
UI brings seamless and quick access to your favourite apps and settings.
The Sony’s new flagship
4K OLED TV A9G is available in 77”, 65”, and 55”. Prices will be announced in
the second quarter of 2019.
Soon, you do not need to have a screen protector for your phone. If you break your screen, just get it replaced for free. Axinan, a Singapore-based insurtech firm is partnering with FWD Singapore to sell insurance that protects smartphone users from damage of phone screen. Today Axinan announces the launch of igloo, catering on-demand digital insurance solutions to the everyday lifestyle needs of today’s millennials. As one of its first offerings, igloo will be introducing customisable Phone Screen Protection (PSP) plans where consumers will be able to buy policies and make claims digitally and seamlessly on the igloo mobile app.
With PSP, customers
will be able to get their phone screens replaced upon physical damage to the
screens. Axinan has partnered with several phone repair service companies to
provide repair services islandwide. Consumers will be able to get their PSP
plan on-demand and through subscription (ranging from daily, monthly and
yearly) – prices are determined by the model of their devices.
launch of igloo, Wei Zhu, Founder
and CEO, Axinan said, “Axinan is an insurtech firm with a focus on
developing insurance products for millennials and hence has built products
catering to their lifestyle centred around gadgets, travel, e-commerce –
domains not covered by traditional insurers. With igloo, we aim to provide a
comprehensive suite of coverage that will be made readily available with the
everyday needs of millennials in Southeast Asia in mind.”
Elaborating on this
partnership with FWD Singapore, Wei Zhu added, “We are extremely excited to
have FWD Singapore as our insurance partner. This streamlines a concerted
passion for both parties in providing affordable lifestyle insurance to the
ever-changing consumer market using technology as a key enabler.
Abhishek Bhatia, CEO, FWD
Singapore, added, “As a brand that has continuously leveraged on technology
to create real value and convenience in the insurance industry, FWD is
delighted to work with Axinan on the Phone Screen Protection plans. We believe
digital innovation will play a key role in fulfilling consumer demands today,
and this partnership is a demonstration of how by focusing on what customers
need, companies can provide real value-added digital services.
“FWD is happy to
collaborate with like-minded partners like Axinan to contribute to a vibrant
marketplace, which can only be beneficial for the entire digital insurance ecosystem,”
According to a global study released by SquareTrade in November 2018, more than
50 million smartphones screens are broken every year. Smartphone owners accidentally
broke more than 50 million phone screens last year (that’s nearly two every
second), and replacing those screens cost them US$3.4 billion. The study found
that 66% of smartphone owners damaged their phones in the past year, with
cracked screens leading the way as the most common type of damage (29%).
Scratched screens (27%) and non-working batteries (22%) took second and third
place respectively, with touchscreen issues and chipped corners/sides tied at
Samsung excites the world with its Galaxy Fold but Huawei steals the stage with its Huawei Mate X, the most expensive foldable phone. Both phones have foldable screens and that shocks the global tech community, but LG seems to have a different way to fold the phone. Simple, put 2 screens on a same device. LG Electronics (LG) introduced its first 5G phone, LG V50ThinQ 5G.
Dual Screens for Richer 5G Experience
To take user
immersion and convenience to new heights with its first 5G smartphone, LG
developed Dual Screen as an optional accessory for the LG V50ThinQ
5G. Designed to resemble a cover case, Dual Screen opens up to give LG V50ThinQ
5G owners a second 6.2-inch OLED display for double the viewing, gaming and
multitasking experience. The Dual Screen display and the LG V50ThinQ
5G can be used independently, allowing for many interesting usage scenarios.
For example, users can watch a movie on one screen while simultaneously
searching IMDB on the other.
With Dual Screen
attached, an icon appears on the display of the LG V50ThinQ 5G which
can be tapped to power on the second display or switch effortlessly between the
two screens. A multi-window feature divides each screen in two, making it
possible to display and use multiple applications at the same time. In select
games, the Dual Screen can be used as a dedicated controller, resolving the age
old problem of thumbs getting in the way of the action. The Dual Screen can be
positioned in two convenient angles – 104 and 180 degrees – and because it runs
off the phone’s battery, there’s no need to charge it separately.
The Perfect Smartphone for the 5G Era
Giving consumers the ability to enjoy all 5G
has to offer as soon as service becomes available, the groundbreaking LG V50ThinQ
5G has been carefully crafted to provide an
exceptional user experience. LG’s first 5G handset will exceed expectations,
offering uncompromising reliability and allowing users to experience
high-quality content at 5G speeds, expected to deliver up to 20 times the speed
LG has gone all out
to boost the display and audio performance of LG V50ThinQ 5G. A
6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio offers users a heightened sense of immersion whether
they’re viewing a video or enjoying a game.
Audio has been
upgraded to produce a superb stereo performance that can be enjoyed with or
without headphones. With DTS:X technology onboard, LG V50ThinQ 5G
allows users to experience surround sound that enhances the quality of any
content to create a realistic soundscape with suburb clarity and depth. The phone also supports Qualcomm® aptX™
and aptX HD audio technology for premium Bluetooth audio quality and low
latency ideal for immersive listening experiences over headphones or earbuds.
LG’s 5G smartphone
features optical innovations that enable users to take extraordinary pictures
and videos of the highest quality. Looking beyond still images, LG implemented
Video Depth Control in both the front and rear cameras to ensure that moving
subjects remain in focus. By analyzing distance and depth with Dual FOV
technology, users can capture exactly what they see making it possible to
produce videos that look incredibly polished and professional.
LG’s first 5G device
is powered by the newest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with
the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and LG’s optimized
software to deliver the advanced processing power required for 5G. The phone is
also equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, 20 percent larger than in the V40ThinQ,
and a new Vapor Chamber heat-dissipation system which is more effective than
conventional heat pipes to keep internal temperatures low and support sustained
apps processing performance even when multitasking.
Inheriting the V
series’ thin, stylish design, the LG V50ThinQ 5G is only 8.3
millimeters in thickness and weighs only 183 grams. To maintain its sleek
profile with uninterrupted lines, the rear lens housing on the new V smartphone
are completely flush with the back of the phone. All this is achieved without
sacrificing the durability of the LG V50ThinQ 5G, which continues to
comply with 14 U.S. military MIL-STD 810G standards.
In preparation of
the rollout of its first 5G phone, LG is partnering with 10 major carriers in
markets where 5G service will be launched this year, including the United
States, South Korea, Australia as well as a number of European countries.
LG V50ThinQ 5G
Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5 / NFC /
Type-C (USB 3.1 Compatible)
Colors: Astro Black
Other: Full-range Stereo Speakers / Boombox Speaker
/ AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / Super Far Field Voice Recognition /
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust
Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm®
Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio
Screen for LG V50ThinQ 5G
Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED FullVision (2160 x 1080)
BARCELONA, Spain—February 24, 2019—At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the the World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. Reflecting the innovative DNA of the HUAWEI Mate Series, the HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish. When folded, the device is a huge display smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, it turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen. The new multi-form factor revolutionizes both productivity and entertainment experiences on a mobile device.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG, said, “The HUAWEI Mate X’s revolutionary form factor is achieved by Huawei’s relentless effort in R&D. It represents a voyage into the uncharted. As a new breed of smartphones, HUAWEI Mate X combines 5G, foldable screen, AI and an all-new mode of interfacing to provide consumers with an unprecedented user experience. The HUAWEI Mate X will be the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living.”
Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge Strikes a Balance
Between Technology and Aesthetics
A result of Huawei’s bold testing
with novel smartphone form factors, the 2-in-1 smartphone and tablet HUAWEI
Mate X features a high strength flexible OLED panel and a falcon wing
The 6.6-inch dual display panel
equipped on the HUAWEI Mate X is a true FullView display. When unfolded, it
transforms into an 8-inch tablet only 5.4mm thick. Images are displayed with
great clarity and detail, and the panel itself is safe, durable and features
outstanding cooling performance. As light as it is appealing, the foldable
smartphone comes in a new Interstellar Blue that epitomizes the beauty of
technology and sets a higher bar for future smartphones.
With an exemplary design that
blends style with technology, the revolutionary Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge
supports movement, balancing between the overall aesthetics and technology.
When unfolded, the screen is a perfectly flat surface; and when folded, the two
halves of the screen fit snugly to the frame. The two modes—smartphone and
tablet modes—transition seamlessly from one to another.
5G Smart Living with a Bigger Screen
HUAWEI Mate X is a multi-form
factor that unlocks a new page of 5G interfacing era to reinvent productivity
and entertainment. The innovative flexible OLED foldable FullView display,
unique falcon wing mechanical hinge and the industry’s best 5G modem chipset Balong 5000 combine to
deliver a new mode of interfacing, in which the large-screen experience and
portability co-exist in harmony.
The expansive viewing area lends
well to both productivity and entertainment scenarios—everything from editing a
document to reading feels better on a larger screen. In addition, consumers are
able to drag images from their photo gallery to their emails in split-screen
mode. The larger screen allows consumers to do more with their time.
Huawei’s flagship smartphones
have always come with powerful cameras, and the HUAWEI Mate X is no different.
Inside the smartphone’s slim body is the latest Leica cameras, supporting the
most advanced imaging features to date. The foldable design makes it possible
for the camera system to play the role of both front and rear cameras. When
folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides, so even the
subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process.
Moreover, the HUAWEI Mate X comes
with an integrated Fingerprint Power Button that enables users to power up the
device with one tap, offering a secure and convenient experience.
Powered by Next-Generation 5G Modem Chipset
Equipped with the world’s first
7nm 5G multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, the chipset has unprecedented 5G
download speeds, at 4.6Gps on the Sub-6GHz band (theoretical). Balong 5000 is
also the world’s first chipset to support both SA and NSA architectures, users
will not need a device upgrade to continue enjoying 5G connectivity. The HUAWEI
Mate X’s dual SIM feature supports both 4G and 5G.
Massive Battery Supporting HUAWEI SuperCharge
A new, purpose-designed 4,500mAh
battery is packed in HUAWEI Mate X’s 5.4mm-thick body, combined with the AI
smart power saving technology, fulfilling the demand for greater battery
performance in the 5G era. 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge tops the battery up quickly
to minimize downtime for those who prefer a fast-paced lifestyle. In just 30
minutes, HUAWEI SuperCharge is able to charge the battery back to 85 percent.
At MWC 2019, Huawei launched a series of new products, including the an updated HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, new mainstream notebook PCs HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14, as well as the HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro. At the advent of the 5G era, Huawei is committed to delivering new all-scenario smart living experiences to consumers.
The wait of the new Galaxy S10 is over. This year, Samsung is doing a little different from the past. Instead of introducing 2 variations of Galaxy S10 (standard S10 and S10+), they are launching another a more affordable S10e.
The Galaxy S10
is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance
and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experiences. For consumers
looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy
S10+ takes every spec – from display, to camera, to performance – to the
next level. Galaxy S10e is built for
those who want all the premium essentials in a compact package on a flat
screen. Anticipating the implementation of 5G network this year, Samsung also introduces
an extension of the Galaxy S10+ – Galaxy
Samsung’s stand for front camera is clear – no notch and
so, to get full edge-to-edge display experience or Infinity-O display as coined
by Samsung, the company has developed a “punch-hole” front camera that flushed
with the display panel. The notification bar blends well with the front camera without
affecting the viewing experience of the display. Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Display packs
an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can
maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.
Galaxy S10’s display also includes the first-ever
in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of your
physical thumbprint – not a 2D image of it – for improved anti-spoofing. With
the world’s first FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification, this next
generation biometrics authentication offers vault-like security to keep your
Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and
advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos:
Wide Lens: A first for the S Series, Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens
with a 123degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s
in frame. Perfect for impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even
fitting the entire extended family into the photo, the Ultra Wide Lens ensures
that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene.
Steady & High-Quality Video Recording: Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady
recording with digital stabilization technology. Whether you’re dancing in the
middle of an amazing concert or trying to record every detail of a bumpy bike
ride, Super Steady allows you to capture the moment. Both front and rear
cameras can shoot in up to UHD quality, and in an industry first, the rear
camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+.
AI Camera: Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) so you can get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings. Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU. And with Shot Suggestion, Galaxy S10 offers automatic composition recommendations so you can frame your photo better than ever.
PowerShare: Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S10, making it
possible to easily charge Qi-certified smartphones and even compatible wearable
devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second
device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular
charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip.
Performance: The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes
battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone
and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities,
Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently
used apps faster.
Local Pricing and Availability
Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+
The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ will be available in
Singapore from 8 March 2019, at
local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), major consumer
electronics & IT stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
The respective recommended retail prices for the devices are as follows:
The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ (128GB1) will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green. The Galaxy S10+ (512GB1 and 1TB1) will be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.
By 2020, Gartner estimates there will be 20 billion connected things, and their role and influence is set to dramatically increase over the next 10 years. They’ve also raised a new crop of security issues, as Internet of Things (IoT) devices are subject to attacks just like any other connected device like a PC or smartphone. The new D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Powered by McAfee helps secure all connected devices at the network level in a home, including non-display IoT devices, providing an additional layer of protection from potential hackers and for members of the home using devices and accessing online content.
As the number of connected devices in
homes continues to grow, consumers are increasingly concerned about online
security threats. D-Link teamed up with McAfee and Intel to address these
concerns with a powerful, easy to manage, all-in-one solution.
The D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Security
Router Powered by McAfee (DIR-2680) automatically increases security for
devices on the home network and delivers on both companies’ vision to address
the pressing need for online security as people’s lives become increasingly
connected. The comprehensive solution includes D-Link’s high-performance
dual-band 802.11ac router with MU-MIMO technology that enhances network
capacity and efficiency for users, McAfee Secure Home Platform that
automatically protects all devices connected to the network, and the Intel® Home
Wi-Fi Chipset WAV500 Series to deliver robust Wi-Fi connectivity to numerous
connected devices at the same time, running a range of high-bandwidth
McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence
features adaptable machine learning that protects by preventing, detecting, and
correcting malicious malware and attacks, which enables a safer internet
browsing experience for consumers. Designed for families and smart home owners
looking for the ultimate home networking without sacrificing privacy and security,
the DIR-2680 keeps connected devices safer from unwanted intrusions and thefts.
Additionally, comprehensive parental control features provide customized
protection for children in the household. The DIR-2680 is easily set up with
the D-Link Wi-Fi app and can be managed from anywhere with D-fend app. DIR-2680
comes with a FREE 2-year bundle of unlimited licences for McAfee
LiveSafe, providing on-the-go protection when the users are away from home.
Additional Features and Benefits:
Security Made Simple
Easy set up and instant protection for all devices
with full control from anywhere
End-to-end protection designed to help prevent, detect
and correct potential threats
video streaming and lightning-fast downloads with dual-band 802.11ac with
Intel Home Wi-Fi Chipset supports for up to 128
simultaneously connected devices
Real-time monitoring for a safer browsing experience
and powerful security for IoT device protection
Customized protection for every child, including
personalized content filters and screen time controls
Based Machine Learning
McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence provides an
adaptable solution that blocks malware, and malicious websites
Protection Needs Serious Power
The wireless traffic is fully offloaded to the Intel
Home Wi-Fi Chipset, so that the Intel® AnyWAN™ SoC – the primary computing
engine in the router – is freed up for software and security functions.
D-Link International has yet to announce the official price and the availability of the product for Singapore market. Based on other sources, the product could be selling from USD 250 (approx. SGD 338) onwards.