Huawei P10 Plus Receives Price Drop, Now Retails for RM2,399

Huawei has moved swiftly to make its previous flagship smartphones more affordable, now that the Mate 10 series are officially announced. The Huawei P10 Plus has received a huge price drop, and will now retail for RM2,399 – although you can get it for even lower on Lazada and Shopee.
With the Huawei Mate 10 to be priced at RM2,699 and the Mate 10 Pro expected to be priced below RM3,400, Huawei is ensuring the P10 Plus remains attractive for consumers. From its retail price of RM3,099, Huawei has slashed it to RM2,399 – RM700 off.

Of course, this isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for this phone – the recent #MYCyberSale event saw some sellers offering the P10 Plus for just RM2,268. Now that the official price tag has been reduced, we can expect to see more sellers offering the P10 Plus at this price range.
On Lazada, the official Huawei store has already changed the prices of the P10 Plus to RM2,399. But, the lowest price we’ve seen for this phone is RM2,199 – and available in three colours: Graphite Black, Dazzling Gold, and Dazzling Blue.

The same case is true on Shopee as well, where you can also find the Huawei P10 Plus for RM2,199 for all three colours. But, if you prefer the standard Graphite Black option, you can buy it for RM1 less at RM2,198.
At these prices, the Huawei P10 Plus is pretty good value for money. After all, it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which should be great in the long run. Not to forget, the 5.5-inch display has a sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution, while the dual rear camera is among no slouch, either.
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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 to Cost RM6,999 in Malaysia

While it is confirmed that Huawei will be bringing the entire Mate 10 series, including the Porsche Design edition, to Malaysia, the special edition variant’s pricing was not yet revealed – until now.
A Huawei Malaysia representative has confirmed that the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be priced at RM6,999 when it is launched in Malaysia next month. This is the same retail price as the previous edition from last year, which is a price strategy Huawei is using for the Mate 10 series for our market.
According to the representative, Huawei sold about 2,000 units of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 last year, and are looking to bring the same amount for the Mate 10 edition.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be available in Malaysia from mid-November, alongside the Mate 10 Pro, which will retail for under RM3,400. As we mentioned earlier, the differences between the two phones are little, with the only major hardware change being the 256GB of internal storage on the Porsche Design phone.
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Samsung Galaxy Note FE Pre-Booking in Malaysia Opens From 18 October

Samsung Malaysia will be holding a pre-booking edition for the Galaxy Note Fan Edition starting from tomorrow. The online pre-booking will take place until 24 October.
Interested customers who place a booking during this duration will enjoy a 1-year extended warranty as well as a 1-year, 1-time screen protection plan for the Galaxy Note FE. It will be available for RM2,599 – no cash rebates this time like the Galaxy Note 8.

The pre-booking campaign will take place for close to one week, from 18 October (that’s tomorrow) until 24 October. Those who successfully pre-book their Note FE can collect them from selected Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealers nationwide, and are required to activate their mySamsung ownership account from 25 to 31 October 2017 to be eligible for the pre-booking promotions.
For the pre-booking period, only the Black Onyx colourway is available in limited quantities.

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Sony RX0 Action Camera Arrives in Malaysia for RM3,199

Sony has swiftly brought its latest camera, the ultra compact Sony RX0, to Malaysia. Despite having a rugged exterior, Sony isn’t merely tagging the RX0 as an action camera, but rather a professional camera designed for challenging environments.
This is mainly because the RX0 is fitted with the same 1-inch sensor as the RX100 Mk IV, which not only eliminates the fish-eye effect that many action cameras have, but allows the RX0 to do some pretty impressive things considering its size – it weighs just 110g.
For starters, the Sony RX0’s 15.3MP Exmor RS sensor with 24mm Zeiss f/4 wide angle lens shoots and BIONZ X processor shoots uncompressed 4K video, and an impressive 1,000fps High Frame Rate mode at 1080p. Its Anti-Distortion Shutter shoots at up to 16fps, and has a minimum 1/32000s shutter speed. It’s also capable of shooting both RAW and JPEG stills.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect would be the Sony RX0’s rugged MPK-HSR1 housing. It is waterproof at up to 10m in depth, shockproof when dropped from up to 2m, and crushproof, withstanding forces up to 2,000N. The housing also allows the RX0 to be used down to an incredible 100m underwater.
And, because the RX0 has a 1/4-inch tripod mount at the bottom, it is compatible with a huge array of accessories, on top of RX0-specific ones. It is also compatible with Sony’s Action Cam accessories, giving it a huge level of versatility.

The Sony RX0 will be available in Malaysia this month for RM3,199, while the full list of accessories for the RX0 will arrive soon. For more information, head on to the official product page for the RX0.
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The WPA2 WiFi Vulnerability Has Already Been Patched

The massive Krack attack that exploits a weakness in WPA2 WiFi encryption from yesterday is turning out to have somewhat less of an impact then first feared. Several companies have already announced that they either have patches on the way, or have already solved the problem.
Microsoft leads the way in protecting its userbase; at least those using supported versions of Windows. A security patch released on 10 October resolves the WPA2 exploit, preventing the wireless connection from being hijacked. Of course, this relies on users keeping their Windows up-to-date.
Apple has a similar plan in place, although the security patch is currently only available in the beta versions of its operating systems. The final version of iOS, MacOS, tvOS, and WatchOS are all expected to be rolled out later this month. Which, in theory should be fast enough to protect users from any potential cybercriminals looking to deploy the exploit.

Google is currently the slowest to respond to the security threat. According to a tweet from a staff member, the patch will only be rolled out on 6 November. Three weeks is a little slow to get a patch out; but then again the Android ec-system is extremely fragmented and requires a lot more work than its competitors. It should be noted that this patch will still need to be pushed out by OEMs for their respective devices.
While it’s extremely worrying to see such a big weakness in the most widespread encryption standard in the word, there’s no need to worry too much. Most software companies are well aware of the dangers of leaving systems unpatched by now; although, the same can’t be said for the people using these devices.
[Source: Engadget]
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Ryzen APU With Vega Graphics Spotted On HP Envy x360

New reports have emerged regarding the existence of a notebook that’s equipped with a Ryzen APU. The notebook in question is the HP Envy x360 15-bq101na, and according to a datasheet released by HP, this notebook will feature a Ryzen APU that comes with Vega integrated graphics. For those who may not be aware: AMD’s lineup of Zen-based APUs are more formally known as “Raven Ridge.”
HP’s datasheet tells us that its upcoming HP Envy x360 15-bq101na 2-in-1 notebook will be equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor. This CPU is said to be capable of base and boost frequency speeds of 2GHz and 3.6GHz respectively. Meanwhile, the graphics solution, which is embedded into the APU itself, is called “Radeon Vega M.”
Of course, judging by their names, one shouldn’t expect both the aforementioned AMD APU and iGPU to have the same level of performance as their desktop counterparts. Other specifications of the HP Envy x360 15-bq101na include: 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, along with a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display. Also worth mentioning is the fact that Raven Ridge APUs will be compatible with up to 16GB RAM.
Unfortunately, the release date of HP’s Envy x360 15-bq101na was not mentioned. We do, however, expect HP to make an official announcement regarding this 2-in-1 notebook soon.
(Source: VideoCardz, TechPowerUp)
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Huawei Mate 10 Pre-order in Malaysia Opens On 19 October

Huawei is wasting no time in bringing the new Mate 10 to Malaysia. Pre-orders for the flagship phone are set to open this very week; albeit for only four days. As we reported earlier, the price of the phone stands at RM2699 and there does not appear to be any discount on the phone for ordering it early.
Instead, customers will be treated to additional gifts worth up to RM999. These include a Huawei body scale and premium VIP card for the Huawei service centre. Also among these gifts is the Mate 10 premium gift box. We have no idea what’s in the box, but the promo image indicates shows what appears to be a telescopic selfie stick and the new SuperCharge car charger.

The pre-order runs from 19 to 22 October, with the phone hitting the market on 26 October. As far as we can tell, the Mate 10 is pretty good for what Huawei is asking. Find out more through our quick hands-on with the device.
[Source: Huawei Mobile (Facebook)]
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ESL One Brings Dota 2 Action Back To Genting In January 2018

ESL One has announced its return to Genting next year. The Dota 2 tournament is receiving an upgrade as a Dota 2 Minor; meaning that participating teams will stand a chance to pick up valuable qualifying points for The International Dota 2 Championship.
The format of ESL One Genting 2018 looks to be largely unchanged from the one held earlier this year. Sixteen international teams will convergence on Resorts World Genting for three days and battle for a share of the RM400,000 prize pool. That said, it’s still a bit too early for ESL One to have announced which teams will be making their way to Malaysia.
ESL One Genting is scheduled to take place from 23-28 January, with the main event happening over the last three days (as is usually the case with large scale Dota 2 competitions). Tickets for the 26-28 January weekend are scheduled to go on sale on 19 October 2017, giving fans plenty of time to plan their trip.

Ticket prices start from RM180 for the regular weekend pass, and go up to RM500 for the premium tickets. That said, ESL One has a ticket tiering system that increases prices as it runs out of capacity. Latecomers could easily find themselves paying as much as 30 percent more for tickets. More information about ticketing is available on the ESL One Genting site.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Promises FHD+ 18:9 Screens For Mid-Range Phones

Qualcomm has released a new system-on-chip that’s designed to support the new 18:9 aspect ratio displays that are becoming more common these days. Dubbed the Snapdragon 636, it is essentially a rejigged version of the Snapdragon 630 SoC released earlier this year.
The new SoC supports display resolution up to 2,160 x 1,080 pixels – the same found on the recently launched Huawei Nova 2i. In a nutshell, the new processor gives manufacturers options to feature the trendy 18:9 displays on mid-tier smartphones. There is also support for Assertive Display, so users can expect better screen performance even in harsh light.
Cheaper FHD+ 18:9 phones soon with the Snapdragon 636
Other features includes a faster CPU; the Kryo 260 CPU is around 40% faster than the previous generation. Download speeds will be similar to the previous SoC, as it has 600Mbps LTE support. Also supported with the Snapdragon 636 is NFC, so mobile payment supports and other NFC uses will be supported.
Lastly, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 636 can be used in smartphones designed around the Snapdragon 630 or 660, so we may see some manufacturers re-release some models with the new chip in the future.
No manufacturers has been confirmed for the Snapdragon 636 as of yet, but Qualcomm did say that it is shipping the chip sometime in November to phone makers. We may see the first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 by the end of 2017, or early 2018.
(Source: Qualcomm via Engadget)
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Huawei Mate 10 Pre-order Opens On 19 October

Huawei is wasting no time in bringing the new Mate 10 to Malaysia. Pre-orders for the flagship phone are set to open this very week; albeit for only four days. As we reported earlier, the price of the phone stands at RM2699 and there does not appear to be any discount on the phone for ordering it early.
Instead, customers will be treated to additional gifts worth up to RM999. These include a Huawei body scale and premium VIP card for the Huawei service centre. Also among these gifts is the Mate 10 premium gift box. We have no idea what’s in the box, but the promo image indicates shows what appears to be a telescopic selfie stick and the new SuperCharge car charger.

The pre-order runs from 19 to 22 October, with the phone hitting the market on 26 October. As far as we can tell, the Mate 10 is pretty good for what Huawei is asking. Find out more through our quick hands-on with the device.
[Source: Huawei Mobile (Facebook)]
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