OPPO R15 and R15 Pro Available in Singapore

OPPO Singapore announced that the OPPO R15 and R15 Pro would be available from May 26 2018. Top features of the OPPO R15 series include:

  • New gradient design on a glass back in Nebula Purple for the OPPO R15 and Cosmic Purple and Ruby Red for the OPPO R15 Pro
  • AI-enhanced camera adopting the Sony IMX519 sensor in dual rear cameras (R15: 16MP+5MP; R15 Pro: 16MP+20MP)
  • 6.28-inch bezel-less 19:9 screen featuring a resolution of 2280 x 1080
  • Memory and storage space of 128 GB ROM with 6 GB RAM(DDR4) for both models

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Google Duplex Is THE Next Gen AI

Hearing the latest Google Duplex AI conversation is mindblowing. Debuted at Google I/O 2018, the latest feature from Google lets you make phone reservations from traditional businesses – like restaurants, salons. It’s not a roll out feature yet, and limited to North American accent, but the level of interaction on display blows away the current competition.

In the future, which might be years still, we will be able ask Assistant to book appointments and reservations, and the assistant itself will call up the business on its own, and have a conversation with them to make the booking. Beyond the hmmms and mmhmms, the conversation sounded amazingly natural, and that’s amazing compared to where we are at with other voice AIs like Siri, Assistant and Alexa. This is perfect for those with phobia of calling others.

LG V30S+ThinQ – with Freebies worth “$596”

LG’s brand-new in New Platinum Gray will be available at S$1,298 on May 5th. The new phone comes equipped with artificial intelligence (AI).

More than a year ago, LG began developing AI-based solutions with a focus on camera and voice recognition. The resulting Vision AI delivers a smarter camera that is even easier to use, while Voice AI enhances the breadth of spoken commands in the latest smartphone. Besides, selected AI features, as well as the Android 8.0 Oreo update, will also be rolled out to V30+ from May 5th.

Here are some special deals that you can look out for both the LG V30S+ThinQ and V30+!

Preorder LG V30S+ThinQ to Receive Free Stylus 3 and Tone Infinim:
– Users can preorder LG V30S+ThinQ at Best Denki stores or online via Best Denki website and Lazada from April 25th to April 29th.
– Those who preorder LG V30S+ThinQ will receive a free LG Stylus 3 worth S$398 and LG Tone Infinim (HBS-920) worth S$198, as well as look forward to earlier delivery starting from May 3rd.

Labor Day Special for V30+:
– To celebrate the upcoming Labor Day, LG will also hold a promotion for the V30+ as customers who purchase V30+ from April 27th to May 1st at authorized retails will get to receive S$150 worth of shopping vouchers.

At this time in 2018, the V30S+ThinQ is a strange phone to launch. It’s still largely the same 2017-generation phone as the V30+, and the unique AI camera features will also be rolled out to the V30+. The spec boost is minimal (6gb ram). This naturally leads to the question of why not opt for the cheaper phone? One plus point would be the extra 128gb storage, the LG V30S+ThinQ packs 256gb.

I guess that’s why there’s freebies worth “$596” thrown in. But that’s just the regular retail price. A quick check shows that shops like WhyMobile are only taking in the LG Stylus 3 at $180, so do take note :)

Samsung Enters Modern Workspace Arena with Flip WM55H

Samsung Electronics Singapore recently announced the Singapore availability of its new Samsung Flip digital flip chart display, a product which offers a first look into the company’s vision for a “Workplace of the Future”. The Samsung Flip WM55H promotes more collaborative digital engagement by alleviating the most prominent challenges businesses face when organizing, facilitating and recapping meetings.

It looks very similar to Microsoft Surface Hub offering new insights to the digital and modern workspace. As the name suggests, the Samsung Flip can be oriented in both portrait and landscape mode depending on the presentation type.
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Review: ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC – Ryzen-based laptop

The ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC is one of the first AMD Ryzen based laptop – and not just any ordinary laptop, it’s a gaming laptop to boot. The catch: The CPU isn’t a mobile-variant Ryzen, instead it’s a meant-for-desktop Ryzen 7 1700. I was definitely curious as to how it performed. It’s been years since AMD had been able to compete head to head with Intel, and even more so from the laptop perspective.
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Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro Available in Singapore

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is their latest addition to Samsung’s basic range, a compact smartphone that could do better in terms of it’s spec offering.

The new Galaxy J2 Pro boasts a 5” qHD Super AMOLED screen – which in numbers translate to a 960 x 540 screen. AMOLED might mitigate with better colours but don’t expect good sharpness at that sort of resolution. Running on only 1.5 GB RAM and a Snapdragon 425 CPU, this is not the phone for playing games. The camera is of better spec. With a 8MP (f2.2) rear camera and a 5MP (f2.2) front camera, the Galaxy J2 Pro allows users to capture the perfect selfies. With the front camera’s LED flash, users can now capture bright selfies even in low-light conditions, ensuring high-quality images anywhere and anytime. Read More