Leaked Image Suggests That Streamyx Will Be Rebranded To UniFi

A rather curious image has appeared on Twitter which suggests that TM will rebrand Streamyx to UniFi soon. At this moment, the authenticity of the image is not yet been confirmed but the source stated that it was obtained from an insider.
While this move seems rather odd since everyone are familiar with the differences between Streamyx and UniFi, this is likely part of the company effort to consolidate its consumer and business products – referred to mass market – under one umbrella brand which is UniFi. This is something that the company have mentioned during its 1H17 financial briefing back in August.

In a way, we already seen the move in motion given what TM has did to Webe two months ago. Furthermore, TM has also moved almost all the information regarding its mass market product from its website to the new UniFi website.
Meanwhile, we believe that the real concern that consumers have regarding Streamyx is not really about the branding but more on whether they will see new and more affordable Internet packages from the company. Nevertheless, we will be reaching out to TM in order to seek more information on this rather interesting development.
(Source: ABEBOB)
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Blind Camera Comparison Results: Huawei Mate 10 Pro & Samsung Galaxy S8+

It’s time to reveal the results of our blind camera comparison between the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S8+. You guys have spent close to a week analysing the images, and while some of you already know which phone took which picture courtesy of the EXIF data, here are the results for those who waited – some of them are pretty surprising too.
Daytime
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Off the bat, the Galaxy S8+’s shot is brighter with more detail; we figure this is thanks to the phone’s auto HDR feature. The Mate 10 Pro’s image, on the other hand, is not quite on the same level. It’s still a good-looking shot, of course, but the lack of auto HDR puts it at a disadvantage here against the S8+.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
In this set of images, the Mate 10 Pro’s shot doesn’t look quite as flattering as the S8+’s. The latter has more true to life colours, and the exposure is just right. The leaves in the middle of the frame is also a bit overexposed on the Mate 10’s shot.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Surprise surprise: the Mate 10 Pro looks better here. Not only are the colours more appealing, it’s not quite as oversharpened as the S8+ too.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung cameras have a tendency to saturate images quite a bit, and this is a great example of it. Of course, this makes for a more eye-pleasing image, but some consumers may prefer the Mate 10 Pro’s more true to life colours here.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
While these two images look similar at a glance, the Mate 10 Pro’s shot preserved slightly more detail, although the Galaxy S8+’s image has the more flattering colour profile.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Again, the Galaxy S8+’s tendency to saturate images is evident here – the Mate 10 has more true-to-life colour reproduction (especially on the line of trees). However, its image is also brighter than the Mate 10 Pro’s, especially at the area around the trees and benches.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
In this shot with bright indoor lighting, the Mate 10 Pro matches the S8+’s output very well. They look very similar, but if we were to nitpick, the Mate 10 Pro takes a better shot of this motorcycle in the BMW Museum. It has more flattering, lifelike colours, and it is also slightly more detailed.
Low Light
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
The Mate 10 Pro’s lack of auto HDR definitely shows here. In contrast to the Pro, the Galaxy S8+’s shot is brighter, and it clearly has more detail as well; just look at how much more detailed the Rathaus-Glockenspiel is on the S8+ in this cropped portion of the image above:

Galaxy S8+ (top) and Mate 10 Pro.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
This photo demonstrates the strength of the Mate 10 Pro’s larger aperture and dual camera system. The Mate 10 Pro shot is both brighter and sharper than the S8+, which is no mean feat considering it is one of the best low-light cameras around.
And, the store signs at the shops were also preserved very well on the Mate 10 Pro, while they usually ended up overexposed on the Galaxy S8+. The monochrome sensor collects additional detail before the ISP combines the data from both the monochrome and RGB sensors into a really impressive low-light shot. The Bucherer sign on the left side of the image, for one, is more legible on the Mate 10 Pro.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
The same applies here too. While the Galaxy S8+’s shot is quite good-looking, the Mate 10 Pro takes an even more impressive image. Detail preservation is very impressive, and once again, the Mate 10 Pro camera has better and more accurate colour reproduction.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
So far, the Mate 10 Pro has consistently taken the better low light shot, and it’s still the case in this set of images. Thanks to the larger f/1.6 aperture – on both sensors of its dual-camera setup, to boot – the Pro shot is both sharper and clearer. The Galaxy S8+’s shot still looks plenty good, of course.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8+
These two images are a bit tricky to judge. On one hand, the Galaxy S8+’s picture looks brighter and more appealing, but the Mate 10 Pro’s shot actually boasts more detail. Personally, I prefer the S8+’s image here, but my editor thinks the Mate 10 Pro again took the better shot simply due to the colour accuracy.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
It’s pretty clear at this point that the Mate 10 Pro excels at low light photography. Take a look at the Ludwig Beck store: the window displays are pretty much overblown on the Galaxy S8+. In contrast, the Mate 10 Pro manages to capture more detail.
Final Words

Honestly, I was quite surprised at the camera output on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro – the low-light shots impressed everyone in the team, too. For a few years now Samsung’s smartphone cameras have arguably been the best shooters in low light, but the Mate 10 Pro proved that Huawei is catching up – fast.
Nevertheless, we still have not covered other aspects of the Mate 10 Pro’s camera, such as the autofocus performance and general shooting experience. We’ll cover that and more in our full review. After all, there are other aspects of the Mate 10 Pro we’re pretty excited to explore.
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#LYTV: Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro Unboxing

The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are Huawei’s latest flagship smartphones, and they are arguably the Chinese company’s most exciting devices yet. If you’re planning to get either one of these two phones – or you’ve already pre-ordered the Mate 10 – here’s a look at what you get in the box.
Out of the two phones in the series, the Mate 10 Pro is the more exciting one. In comparison to the standard Mate 10, it is water- and dust-resistant, and it also has a sleeker-looking 6-inch 18:9 OLED FullView Display. The Mate 10, on the other hand, sports a more conventional 5.9-inch 16:9 FullView Display.
Both devices are equipped with the same Leica-certified dual-camera system with large f/1.6 lenses, and if you’d like to see how it performs, you can check out our blind camera comparison right here.
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OEMs To Announce AMD Ryzen Mobile Notebooks Very Soon

In general, the Ryzen family of processors have helped AMD back into the limelight in a big way. That being said, they are still generally limited to the desktop segment of the market. However, that might soon change though as several OEMs will apparently announce their Ryzen Mobile-based products very soon.
This was confirmed by Dr. Lisa Su, the President and CEO of AMD during the company Q317 earnings call yesterday. For those who are not familiar with the Ryzen Mobile processors, they are generally a fusion of Zen CPU cores together with the Vega GPU cores and is designed for ultra-thin as well as 2-in-1 notebooks.

According to Dr. Lisa, Acer, HP, and Lenovo have planned to the first batch of Ryzen Mobile-based products in the coming weeks. AMD also expects that premium notebooks featuring the new chip will be made available within the first quarter of 2018.
As leaks related to the new Ryzen Mobile APU have begun to appear online, we certainly not surprised by what AMD has revealed during its financial call yesteray. With that, we are interested to see how OEMs going to approach the new Ryzen Mobile chips for their products.
(Source: AMD)
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Gigabyte Launches Its X399 Designare EX Motherboard

Gigabyte has officially launched its X399 Designare EX motherboard. The company had originally unveiled this high-end motherboard during Computex 2017, which was held several months ago. For those who may not know, X399 motherboards are made to cater for AMD’s Threadripper family of CPUs.
When it comes to design, the Gigabyte X399 Designare EX comes with an all black PCB and a plethora of silver-coloured components, making it look rather “classy.” This motherboard is also fitted with a silver base plate too. In addition, the X399 Designare EX is endowed with LED elements as well – located towards the bottom right of the mainboard.

Located at the heart of the X399 Designare EX is a massive AMD TR4 socket along with eight “reinforced” DDR4 DIMM RAM slots (quad-channel). Besides that, this motherboard is equipped with four PCIe x16 slots as well, which are compatible with a four way SLI / CrossFire configuration. Storage-wise, the X399 Designare EX is fitted with three M.2 connectors and eight SATA 6Gbps ports.
The Gigabyte X399 Designare EX motherboard has already been made available through selected local retailers. Upon looking around online, we found that this motherboard is currently being priced somewhere between RM1,760 and RM1,950.
(Source: Gigabyte)
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Fujifilm Announces Instax Share SP-3 Square Format Printer

Fujifilm recently introduced a new wireless printer – the Instax Share SP-3. Like its previous generation printer, the Share SP-2, it allows users to easily connect it to their smartphone and print out their favourite pictures. However, instead of using Instax Mini films, it uses the brand new Instax Square film that was first introduced alongside the Instax Square SQ10 instant camera that was launched earlier this year.
The SP-3 app has been designed to make use of the new square format pictures. Just like with the Square SQ10 cameras, users can opt to print a collage of up to 9 images in a single print. There is also a “My template” is equipped with 11 different templates “in various modern reminiscent of magazine and CD covers”.

Of course, since the Instax Square SQ10 camera is a digital camera as well, you can load pictures into the camera and use it as a printer. Sadly though, you will need to do it manually via the SD card slot. The SP-3 offers wireless connectivity, making it a whole lot easier to transfer pictures from your smartphone to the printer. Apart from printing pictures stored in your smartphone, the SP-3 can also directly access and select photographs stored on social media and storage apps including Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Photos, and such, making it even easier to print out your memories.
The SP-3 will be available starting from 17 November 2017 in white and black colour option.
(Source: Fujifilm)
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#LYTV: The Major League Dota 2 Tournament

You’ve seen our photo essay of The Major League Dota 2 tournament that took place in Iskandar, Johor over the weekend. Now, here’s a short video of the whole event.
Co-organised by the Livescape Group and Beatnation, The Major League sees seven international Dota 2 team – as well as one all-Malaysian team – battle it out to win a share of the RM300,000 prize pool. Not comparable to the prize pool of a Dota 2 Major or Minor event, of course, but it’s still quite a large sum of money.
The Winner of The Major League is Filipino team Execration, which managed to beat Chinese team Ehome (and former TI finalist) 2-1 to bring home RM135,000. Ehome, on the other hand, won RM60,000. More details on the Dota 2 tournament can be found here.
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Custom GTX 1070 Ti Graphics Cards From Zotac, Palit And MSI Leaked

Another day, another custom GTX 1070 Ti leak. This time round, custom cards from three well known graphics cards manufacturers – MSI, Zotac, and Palit – have been leaked. Combined, all three aforementioned companies are expected to release at least eight different custom variants of the GTX 1070 Ti – which is great news for consumers.
First up is Zotac, which according to this latest leak, will be releasing at least three custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards. These are the GTX 1070 Ti AMP, GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme, and GTX 1070 Ti Mini. As most may have already known, Zotac’s AMP Extreme series of graphics cards are usually equipped with a triple-fan cooling setup, while the “normal” AMP series features just two cooling fans. The Zotac Mini, as its name implies, will be the smallest graphics card of the bunch.
Image: VideoCardz
Image: VideoCardz
Next is Palit who has at least two custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards ready for launch. The cards in question are the GTX 1070 Ti Dual Fan / Dual OC and GTX 1070 Ti JetStream – the latter being the more “premium” option.
Finally, we have MSI with its GTX 1070 Ti Gaming, GTX 1070 Ti Armor, and GTX 1070 Ti Aero graphics cards. Both the GTX 1070 Ti Gaming and GTX 1070 Ti Armor will feature custom cooling systems and will feature higher alterations to their PCB; while the GTX 1070 Ti Aero seem to be based off of Nvidia’s reference board design.
Image: VideoCardz
Unfortunately, aside from their respective names and images, details such as specifications and features of all eight custom GTX 1070 Ti graphics cards from Palit, MSI, and Zotac were not mentioned in the leak. Despite this, we do expect all three graphics cards manufactures to announce these details very soon.
(Source: VideoCardz 1, 2, 3)

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Receives RM300 Discount in Malaysia; Rosso Variant May Be Coming

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium boasts some respectable hardware, and it’s really quite a capable 2017 flagship despite its rather conventional design. Now, the XZ Premium is going for slightly less in Malaysia, and a new colour variant may be coming too.
On Sony Malaysia’s online store, the Xperia XZ Premium is currently listed at RM3,099 – that’s RM300 worth of discount. On top of that, the “Rosso” variant of the XZ Premium – essentially a red version of the device – is listed on Sony Malaysia’s website as well, suggesting that the new colour could be made available locally.
In terms of hardware, the XZ Premium is quite impressive. It features an eye-catching 5.5-inch 4K HDR display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, the same 19MP Motion Eye rear camera found on the Sony Xperia XZs, a 13MP front-facing shooter, a water-resistant body, as well as a 3,230mAh battery.

Note that the RM300 discount on the Xperia XZ Premium will only apply until 5 November on the company’s online store. On top of that, Sony is also throwing in a transparent case as well as a nano screen protector for the device during the promotion period.
If you’re keen to get the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, you can do so here. It’ll be interesting to see if the Rosso variant will be made available in Malaysia too, considering the fact that it’s already listed on the company Malaysian’s website.
(Source: Sony Malaysia via Amanz)
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Three Different Variants of OPPO F5 Might Be On Their Way To Malaysia

Recently, a flyer from Thailand that depicts three OPPO F5 variant have been circulated around the Internet. We have since learned that all three of them might be making their way into Malaysia very soon.
This is due to the reference to all three models on marketing material at local OPPO dealers. For example, we spot this banner at the store located in the ground floor of Plaza Low Yat:

Despite the fact that the store has been filled with F5’s marketing materials, the phone itself has yet to appear over there. This also applies to many OPPO dealers out there too but it is not exactly surprising though since F5 will only be launched on 2 November.
Based on the flyer from Thailand, the titular model is equipped with 4GB of RAM while the F5 6GB will carry not only 6GB of RAM but also 64GB internal storage. As for F5 Youth, it apparently will carry 16MP front camera.

All three models will apparently feature 6-inch 18:9 FHD+ display although the rest of their specs are not known at the moment. Stay tuned for the further details on the imminent release of the new OPPO F5 in Malaysia next week.
(Flyer: OPPO Club Thailand)
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