Huawei Announces GPU Turbo Update for Phones

To address demand for greater graphics processing power, Huawei will be releasing a software GPU update for some of their mobile phones. GPU Turbo, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up, will revamp the ability of smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games. GPU Turbo will allow users to enjoy much-improved gaming performances without having to upgrade their devices. Read More

New Dell G Series Laptops

Dell announced a new suite of gaming laptops – the Dell G3 15 and Dell G7 15 systems – in conjunction with the screening of Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” film in Singapore today. The new “Dell G Series”, features a simple design and yet, promises snappy performance at affordable prices. It would complement Dell’s higher tier Alienware laptops, and are suitable for those who eschew flashing RGB gaming laptops. These gaming laptops are equipped with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel® Core processors, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritisation software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary features intended to get gamers fully immersed into their games.
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Weighing in on Gaming Phones

The biggest mobile technology trend for 2018 seems to be the rise of the gaming phone. Games have always been a big part of mobile phones, circa back to 2000 when Snake was the hottest thing on the Nokia phone. From the Razer Phone to Xiaomi’s Black Shark and the latest ASUS ROG Gaming Phone, manufacturers are fighting to dominate this latest technology trend.
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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 :)