Xiaomi Launches Mi 9T, Redmi 7A and Mi Smart Band 4 in Singapore

Xiaomi officially launches three of its latest products in Singapore — Mi 9T, a revolutionary smartphone with a full screen display and a pop-up front camera; Redmi 7A, an entry-level smartphone with a huge battery and the latest Mi Smart Band 4 with an all-new full color AMOLED display.

The launch was held at the grand opening of the largest Authorised Mi Store cum Xiaomi Service Centre located at the newly renovated Funan Mall. Steven Shi, Xiaomi Head of Southeast Asia said: “The opening of the largest Authorized Mi Store at Funan Mall proves that we have great expectations for Xiaomi’s growth in Singapore. We have an amazing relationship with the Singaporean Mi Fans and consumers. We strive to maintain it by providing the best products and service. On that note, the introduction of Mi 9T, Redmi 7A and Mi Smart Band 4 on this day showcases Xiaomi’s commitment to being at the forefront of technological innovation while making these innovations affordable to everyone.”

Mi 9T: Power in full

Making its way to Singapore, Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family. The device sports the best-in-class Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform. Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen without a notch, the display of Mi 9T delivers an incredibly immersive viewing experience by adopting an elegant pop-up selfie solution. Mi 9T has a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back and together with the combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame, this design gives the phone an incredibly comfortable hand-feel.

Mi 9T features a main 48MP camera with a 1/2′′ Sony flagship IMX 582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos in an AI triple camera setup. In addition to the 48MP main camera, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8 degree field of view and an 8MP telephoto lens. For the front-facing imaging department, Mi 9T sports a
20MP pop-up front-facing camera for amazing selfie shots.
Featuring a large 4000mAh battery and an AI energy saving mode to automatically adjust screen brightness and for activating sleep mode at night, Mi 9T has power to last through a day of heavy use. Mi 9T supports up to 18W charging. Mi 9T will be available in three colours: Carbon Black, Glacier Blue and Flame Red at SGD 449 for the 6GB+64GB version and SGD 499 for the 6GB+128GB version via Lazada, Shopee, Q10 and Amazon as well as Authorized Mi Stores in Singapore starting from 13th July 2019.

As part of the grand opening of the Funan Authorized Mi Stores, customers who purchase the Mi 9T from the Funan Authorized Mi Stores are entitled to a free Mi True Wireless Earbuds (U.P SGD 65). This promotion is only available from July 13-14 and the free gift is limited to the first twenty five (25) customers per day.

Redmi 7A: Bigger battery, faster performance

Redmi 7A represents a complete upgrade over its predecessor, Redmi 6A. Equipped with the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 439, Redmi 7A is incredibly power efficient, with an octa-core processor providing smooth day-to-day use and reliability. Coupled with a large 4000mAh battery, Redmi 7A offers up to two-days of normal use.

Redmi 7A features a 5.45” HD+ Full Screen Display with wide viewing angles and support for full screen gestures. Redmi 7A sports a 12MP rear camera with large pixel size of 1.25um, able to capture clear images even in low-light conditions, as well as a 5MP front camera that features AI face unlock.

Redmi 7A will be available in two colours: Matte Blue and Matte Black at SGD 139 for the 2GB+16GB version and SGD 159 for the 3GB+32GB version via Lazada, Shopee, Q10 and Amazon as well as Authorized Mi Stores in Singapore starting from 13th July 2019. As part of the grand opening of the Funan Authorized Mi Stores, customers who purchase the Redmi 7A from the Funan Authorized Mi Stores are entitled to a free Mi Band 3 (U.P
SGD 55). This promotion is available from July 13-14 and the free gift is limited to the first twenty five (25) customers per day.

Mi Smart Band 4: Step up, live more

The much-expected new generation of Xiaomi’s top-selling smart wearable – Mi Smart Band 4 was also announced to arrive. According to the latest data by IDC, Xiaomi is the number one wrist-worn wearable company by shipment volume (Q1 2019). Mi Smart Band 4 comes with an all-new full color AMOLED display, allowing users to view fitness stats, messages and notifications in a glance with a splash of color. Even with a full-color display, Mi Smart Band 4 is equipped with a 135mAh battery and is able to last up to 20 days on a single charge. In addition to the health and activity tracking features from previous generations, Mi Smart Band 4 now features a swim tracking mode to monitor swim length, time, swim strokes, SWOLF (a measure of swimming efficiency) and more. Mi Smart Band 4 retains a sleek and lightweight design, an all-new intuitive user interface for easy
navigation, automatic band lock feature when removed from the user’s wrist, and controls for music playback on smartphones.

Mi Smart Band 4 will be available at SGD 55 via Lazada, Shopee, Q10 and Amazon as well as Authorized Mi Stores in Singapore starting from 13th July 2019.

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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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 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

LG Q6: A Budget Choice With Tiny Bezels

LG latest smartphone, the LG Q6 looks a lot like the more expensive G6, as it also includes the proprietary FullVision display. It will be available today in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Terra Gold colors. The Q6 will retail at S$368 at M1, StarHub and other LG authorized retailers, and each purchase will come with a free phone case and transparent screen protector. For those getting it with contract, prices range from $0 to $148, great for those looking to re-contract.
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