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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Galaxy Note8 Launch in Singapore

The Galaxy Note8 has been unveiled. With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get a oh slightly by 0.1″ bigger Infinity Display, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s first ever dual smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. The Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.

Building upon the Galaxy legacy, users can also pair their Galaxy Note8 with the Samsung DeX station – a device that provides users with a desktop-like experience. Optimised for use with a keyboard and mouse, users can simply insert their Galaxy Note8 into the Samsung DeX Station7 to start working seamlessly with the connectivity they need, while enjoying added mobility.

Other than the dual camera setup and S-Pen, the Note8 is really similar to the Galaxy S8. So if you aren’t too keen on the S Pen, the S8 really makes good financial sense.

Also, the dual camera setup operates on a telephoto (zoom) concept, as that of the iPhone. If you are hoping for some widescreen camera goodness such as the LG G6 / V30, you are out of luck.

Registration of interest with telecommunication operators for the Galaxy Note8 will commence from 25 August 2017, Friday, 12pm.

Local Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy Note8 will be available from 15 September 2017 at a recommended retail price of $1,398 including GST. Available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray, the device will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.

Here’s the new Barcelona No. 11 from OPPO

OPPO to bring Singapore football fans closer to the action with launch of limited edition FC Barcelona R11. Neymar used to wear the No 11 jersey at Barcelona before his record breaking move to PSG, and while Barcelona is still struggling to bring in his replacement, fans can well, get their hands on one from OPPO. The OPPO R11 will be available in Singapore on 26 August, with pre-orders having started already.

There will be a total of 500 sets of the FCB R11 phone exclusively for consumers in Singapore.

A key feature of the FCB R11 is its aesthetic appeal where OPPO uses the design trend of contrast colouring to showcase Barça’s traditional red and blue signature colours based on the golden ratio of its metal shell. To top it all off, the club’s 18 carat gold logo features on the body of the phone, while the user interface is themed in FC Barcelona’s bold and fashionable colours.

Innovation and boldness behind the FCB R11 colour design

The FCB R11 features complex techniques behind the golden ratio-based contrast colour design of its metal body.

OPPO has used the adhesive fill technique to create the first contrast colour antenna in the industry, giving the body of the phone layers of colours that look delicate and elegant, as well as an anodized colouring process. Together with these techniques, OPPO has also intricately treated the diffuse reflection to achieve visual comfort and purity.

To celebrate the launch of the FCB R11 in Singapore, consumers who have pre-ordered the phone will receive an exclusive OPPO x FC Barcelona backpack and go into a lucky draw to win a FC Barcelona jersey signed by club stars including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique. Other prizes include appliances from FC Barcelona Premium Partner, Beko, and FC Barcelona home jerseys.

OPPO will also transform part of the OPPO Suntec City Concept Store into a Barça fan experience zone. Fans can take part in the FIFA 17 Barcelona Challenge to try their luck at beating rivals Real Madrid and enter the draw to win a FC Barcelona jersey.

OPPO’s flagship R11 features a sleek and streamlined appearance and boasts the world’s first 20MP front camera and 20MP+16MP rear dual camera, allowing sports fans to capture the action on field in greater clarity. Consumers can also master the art of clear portraits with the R11, thanks to the foreground bokeh effect, the automatic HDR function, and intelligent skin tone beautification technology that ensure every shot is captured to perfection.

The limited-edition FCB R11 retails at S$799 and is available for pre-order from 12-25 August at all OPPO concept stores and online at the official OPPO Singapore website https://www.oppostore.com.sg/.