Xiaomi Mi 10 Available in Singapore

Xiaomi has launched the latest devices in its popular Mi smartphone series, Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. For the first time ever in Singapore, each device in Xiaomi’s new flagship line is 5G-ready out of the box, enabling the next generation in mobile connectivity. Starting from 13th May 2020, Mi 10 will retail starting from SGD 1,099 and Mi 10 Pro will retail at SGD 1,399. In addition, pre-order promotions for the new smartphones with amazing smart hardware gifts will also be available from May 8-12, 2020.

In a nutshell, the Mi 10 is equipped with the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 865, an 108MP quad-camera with 8K video recording and a 6.67” 3D curved AMOLED with TrueColor technology. However, while the Mi 9 used to be approx <$600, the Mi 10 now retails for over >$1,000, sadly no longer in the “affordable” flagship range.

Quad camera setup with ultra-clear 108MP sensor captures the ultimate photo and video content

Mi 10 Pro brings photography and videography to the forefront with its impressive hardware setup and software features. Packed with an impressive 108MP primary sensor, Mi 10 Pro offers one of the biggest smartphone sensors currently on the market. 

In addition to shooting ultra-clear 108MP shots, users can document scenes in full perspective, thanks to Mi 10 Pro’s 20MP ultra wide-angle lens. The device includes two dedicated telephoto lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths: users can snap gorgeous portraits at 2x zoom, or faraway subjects up to 50x zoom with the OIS-stabilized ultra long-range zoom lens. The main camera’s laser autofocus module, AI 2.0, Night mode 2.0, and dual-flash join forces to capture unrivaled details during daytime photography and brighter, clearer photos at night. 

When it comes to videography, Mi 10 Pro goes all in. The device offers the industry-leading UHD 8K 30fps video recording feature to capture every moment in detail, while its unique video modes – including Portrait video, Color focus, ShootSteady, Vlog, and slow motion – allow users to easily create movie-grade content. Mi 10 Pro also offers a Pro mode with additional software options for those striving for a more professional video quality. 

World’s best smartphone audio experience with symmetrical dual speakers

Leveraging best-in-class audio hardware, both Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 sport a symmetrical dual speaker system on both the top and bottom. The setup involves two 1216 super-linear speakers and a 1.2cc/1.0cc-equivalent speaker chamber with up to 0.65mm/0.5mm speaker amplitude, respectively. Both devices have been specially tuned at every discrete volume level which assists in producing superior sound fidelity. These features come together to create an extraordinary and immersive smartphone audio experience, with Mi 10 Pro earning a DxOMark Audio score of 76, ranking number one globally. 

Introducing Xiaomi’s most elegant smartphone design with unmatched TrueColor Display

Beauty and functionality join forces to form Xiaomi’s most elegant smartphone design ever. Both Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 sport a 3D curved front and back with smooth contoured edges and slim side bezels to enable the Mi series’ most comfortable in-hand feel yet. To ensure durability, both devices are outfitted with Corning® Gorilla®Glass 5 on both the front and back. Mi 10 Pro flaunts an anti-glare finish and frosted glass rear panel, while Mi 10 offers a gorgeous glossy back. Moreover, the devices’ specially designed discrete in-display front camera minimizes bezels and allows for more display area. 

Featuring a dazzling 6.67” curved AMOLED edge-to-edge DotDisplay with TrueColor technology, Mi 10 Pro offers unparalleled color accuracy for serious creatives and casual consumers alike with a JNCD 0.55 and △E <1.1. This new generation display technology yields higher brightness (up to 1200nit maximum brightness) and better power efficiency over its predecessor, while a 90Hz SmoothSync display provides fast and fluid screen response for a stutter-free experience. 

All in all, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 deliver Xiaomi’s most pleasant display ever. Dual brightness sensors offer accurate brightness detection, while various brightness modes ensure ultimate eye comfort. In fact, both devices are TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certified, and verified by HDR10+ for their vivid visual experience. 

Leading performance and speed with SnapdragonTM 865 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.0

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 feature the latest 5G-enabled flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform. Enhancing CPU, GPU, AI performance and the overall user experience, the 7nm chipset features a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz with the new Kyro™ 585 based on the ARM Cortex-A77 architecture, and also touts improvements in power-efficiency. The powerful chipset is accompanied by ultra high-speed RAM and storage combinations – LPDDR5 and UFS3.0, offering exceptional write-read data and powerful computing capabilities. 

Moreover, the devices boast LiquidCool 2.0 – an advanced cooling system consisting of a large vapor chamber, as well as multi-layer graphite and graphene stacks that dissipates heat generated during long-term use to ensure peak performance. This robust overall hardware setup earned Mi 10 Pro a compelling AnTuTu benchmark score of 602,660. 

Catering to the increasing demand for high speed content consumption in the 5G era, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 not only offer 5G network connection, but also support 5G MultiLink for simultaneous connection to three networks (2.4G/5G Wi-Fi and mobile data) at once for quick connection switching. Additionally, both devices feature Wi-Fi 6 support, the most advanced Wi-Fi standard currently available. This significantly increases the upload and download speed, while reducing network congestion when connected to multiple devices. 

Wireless charging-enabled high capacity batteries team up with ultra-realistic haptic feedback systems

Under the hood, Mi 10 Pro packs an ultra-high-capacity 4,500mAh battery that enables a triple fast charging experience with 50W wired charging, 30W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. Mi 10 sports a 4,780mAh battery and offers 30W wired and wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging.

Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10’s ultra-realistic vibration system delivers crisper, more realistic haptic feedback than ever before with 150 different vibration options. These updated haptics improve acceleration strength and consistency, and provide sophisticated vibration for the user. Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 also offer multifunctional NFC and IR blaster for daily access of swift payment transactions and quick remote control of home appliances.

HUAWEI Mate Xs – Foldable 5G Phone

HUAWEI Mate Xs will be launching in Singapore from 21 March 2020 onwards at a retail price of S$3,788. The HUAWEI Mate Xs builds on its predecessor Mate X with a more powerful SoC and unique mechanical hinge design. 

“We are thrilled to launch the HUAWEI Mate Xs in Singapore. It is the ultimate product of Huawei’s mission to present an unparalleled user experience with powerful 5G connectivity and cutting edge design,” said Phil Xu, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore.

Foldable FullView Display with new and improved hinge design

The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a refined version of the Falcon Wing Design. Featuring more than 100 interlocking parts working together in perfect harmony, the Falcon Wing Design minimises the crease on the unfolded screen, delivering a seamless viewing experience. 

The HUAWEI Mate Xs adopts a Double Aerospace-grade Optical Polyimide Design to create a foldable device that maintains the mesmerizing screen performance while offering safe, durable foldable technology. On top of it all is a protective layer made of an aerospace-grade optical polyimide (PI), a material that costs almost three times the price of gold by weight.

One of the advantages of the foldable design is that it packs the smartphone and tablet experiences into one pocketable device. Folded, the HUAWEI Mate Xs is a powerful dual-screen smartphone featuring a 6.6-inch main screen and a 6.38-inch secondary screen. Located on the sidebar is an easy-to-reach button that unclasps the folded display with a simple press. Unfurled, the smartphone becomes a tablet featuring an Immersive 8’’ FullView Display that delivers a viewing experience unrivalled by that of any other smartphone.

Enhancing the multi-tasking experience

Work smarter and play harder with the all new Multi-Window feature that makes full use of the massive display to provide innovative interactions. The feature enables users to effortlessly drag and drop files and images between them, providing them with the duality of convenience and efficiency. 

A leader in 5G connectivity and performance

The HUAWEI Mate Xs comes with a Kirin 990 5G chipset which includes an integrated 5G modem. This is the world’s first chipset to deliver powerful performance and 5G connectivity simultaneously with better efficiency and lower heat output. 

Graphics processing is handled by the 16-core Mali-G76 GPU, the most powerful GPU on Huawei handsets which enhances the quality of images, making them sharper and providing users with a more immersive viewing experience. 

High-definition camera system

The HUAWEI Mate Xs houses a SuperSensing Leica Quad Camera in a vertical array along its sidebar. The camera system features a 40MP SuperSensing Wide camera, 16MP Ultra-Wide camera, 8MP Telephoto camera and 3D Depth Sensing camera. 

The main camera is a 40MP SuperSensing Wide camera, equipped with a large 1/1.7inch RYYB sensor. The RYYB sensor replaces green pixels in the traditional RGGB Bayer array with yellow pixels, allowing more light into the sensor. This generates more vivid photography, capturing more detailed information and ultimately providing a higher image quality. The HUAWEI Mate Xs has an aperture of f/1.8 with a maximum ISO of 204,800.

For stunning landscapes and detailed macro shots, the 16MP Ultra-Wide camera features a 17mm focal length and 2.5cm micro focus capabilities, lending itself to a wide range of photographic scenarios from scenic landscape shots and group photos, to extreme close-ups of small objects.

Availability and Pricing

The HUAWEI Mate Xs in Interstellar Blue will be retailing at S$3,788 islandwide from 21 March 2020 in all Huawei Concept stores, selected* M1 and StarHub shops; consumer electronic stores and official online stores with Lazada and Shopee. Customers are also entitled to a 1-year warranty coverage that comes with a one-time screen replacement at 50% fees waived within the first year from date of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.

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What’s more, customers will receive a free HUAWEI envelope leather case worth S$238 and a pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 worth S$238 with every purchase of the HUAWEI Mate Xs, while stocks last.

The HUAWEI Mate Xs runs on EMUI10.0.1, an Android Open Source Project-based operating system which offers enhanced performance, improved security and better mobile customization.

Customers are welcome to experience the unprecedented HUAWEI Mate Xs at all Huawei Concept Stores, selected telco shops and consumer electronic stores:

Selected telco shops:M1M1, Paragon Shopping Centre,  #B1-28/29 M1, Bugis Junction, #01-81/82M1 Online Store
StarHubStarHub, NEX,  #B1 – 66 / 67 / 68 StarHub Online Store
Selected consumer electronic stores:Best Denki, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-07, Singapore 098585Challenger, Bugis, 200 Victoria Street #B1-26 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021COURTS Megastore, 50 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528766Harvey Norman, Millenia Walk, No. 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596Sprintcass, Terminal 2, Transit Hall

Experience the benefits of UOB Mighty on HUAWEI AppGallery

United Overseas Bank (UOB) is the first bank in Singapore to have its consumer mobile banking app, UOB Mighty, accessible through HUAWEI’s official app store, AppGallery. UOB Mighty is an award-winning mobile banking app that enables customers to access a comprehensive suite of banking transactions from payments to rewards redemption within a single app.

From early April onwards, UOB Mighty will be pre-installed on all HUAWEI Mate Xs sold in Singapore.  With one in four UOB customers already using a HUAWEI phone, having UOB Mighty pre-installed will help simplify their handset upgrade experience.

Mr Aaron Chiew, Head of Digital and Mobile, Group Retail, UOB, said, “At UOB our focus is always to make it simpler, safer and smarter for our customers to bank and to pay on the go. Our partnership with Huawei enables our customers to be the first in Singapore to use the innovative features of HUAWEI Mate Xs while also enjoying the richness of UOB Mighty’s features such as AI-driven personalised insights and exclusive Mighty deals.” 

With the launch of Huawei Mobile Services since October 2019, Huawei has been committed to creating the best user experience by increasing the selection of quality apps on the HUAWEI AppGallery.

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 :)