Xiaomi’s Mi Note flagship to launch in Singapore in Q2, prices inside

Xiaomi’s brand new Mi Note flagship will be launching in Singapore in the second quarter of this year. The Mi Note, which rivals the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, is Xiaomi’s first flagship-grade phablet. It was announced in January alongside the Mi Note Pro, a more beefed-up version of the phablet.

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[IFA 2014] HTC announces Desire 820, a powerful 64-bit smartphone

When the iPhone 5s launched one week shy of a year ago, Apple unveiled what was the first 64-bit smartphone processor, the Apple A7. Most reviewers praised it, for it meant a huge boost in performance, evidenced by the extremely in-depth Anandtech review. The first Android device to wear the 64-bit badge of honour was the Desire 510, but it was quite daft. Its processor was a measly 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410, with 1 GB of RAM and a 4.7-inch 854 x 480 pixels display. What’s more, Android L wasn’t (and isn’t) out, so you couldn’t even unlock the 64-bit goodness.

Now, however, 64-bit on Android is very attractive, all thanks to HTC’s new arrival, the Desire 820.

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[IFA 2014] Samsung experiments yet again, with 'curved' Note 4 Edge

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Just under two years ago at CES 2013, we were treated to a preview of a Samsung device that would feature a sloping AMOLED display. Time passed, devices such as the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex were launched and most of us forgot all about it. But today, the hype is real. Samsung presents to you the Galaxy Note 4 Edge.

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Sony Xperia C3 available for S$468 from 30 Aug

Sony Mobile Singapore is pleased to announce that Sony Xperia C3, the ultimate new smartphone for selfies and social sharing, will be available locally from 30 August 2014 onwards. In conjunction with the launch, Sony Mobile Singapore has lined up a series of exciting activities with attractive prizes to be won.

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HTC Desire 816 Review: A Mid Ranged Device Never Looked So Good

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The HTC Desire 816 is HTC’s second phablet offering to date. After competing in the high-end sphere with the One Max, HTC decided to enter the mid range phablet market with the 816. It faces stiff competition from the likes of Sony and Samsung, but the Desire has a trick up its sleeve by offering many features one would normally associate with high-end smartphones. Is the Desire 816 the phablet to get? Our Editor-in-Chief Nicholas finds out.

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OPPO and Lazada to offer exclusive Find 7 Flash Sale at S$649

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has partnered with Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall, Lazada to offer OPPO enthusiasts in Singapore greater accessibility to its smartphones, at a S$70 price reduction from the usual price.

In a strategic partnership with Lazada, OPPO Singapore will make
its retail debut online – offering Singaporean online shoppers the
convenience of a 24-hour online shopping experience or OPPO products. Online savvy customers may also enjoy this while on their mobile devices.

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Microsoft promises devices for as low as US$100

Windows tablets and smartphones will be cheaper this year, according to Microsoft.

Prices on 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch Windows tablets will become more competitive, Nick Parker, Microsoft’s vice president of OEM partners, said at this week’s Computex Asia trade show, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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