Support for VISA and MasterCard will be available soon.
In a press release by Samsung entitled “Samsung Pay Continues Global Momentum in 2016“, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay will be available in Singapore later this year.
In 2016, Samsung Pay will start global expansion beginning with China in March, followed by Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K. later in the year. Additionally, Canada will be added to the new launch roadmap. Samsung Pay is currently available on select Galaxy devices including S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5 as well as premium and mid-range options such as the 2016 models of both Galaxy A5 and A7.
Lenovo has opened a new customer service center at Paya Lebar.
The new service hub is an addition to Lenovo’s current center at Kaki Bukit, and will also offer customer care, technical support and post-sale services to all Lenovo customers.
During Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2016, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announces the launch of Netflix in almost every country in the world except China.
I have been a Netflix subscriber for almost a year (since April 2015) and I have been waiting for this day. Using a VPN to watch Netflix is slightly slower and cumbersome. You also have to block Google DNS if you want to cast it on your Google Chromecast. Getting the Netflix app is also a problem since it is only available in those market that Netflix is in.
The second generation Moto 360 is now available in Singapore at selected Newstead, Challenger, Best Denki, Courts and Lenovo exclusive stores.
In the U.S. Moto 360 store, you can customize the Moto 360 where you can choose your own style, bezel, case, band and watch face. However, in Singapore only three predefined variations will be available:
The BlackBerry PRIV is BlackBerry’s first Android phone and it will be available in Singapore from 12th December 2015.
The recommended retail price for the BlackBerry PRIV is S$1,098 and it will be available for purchase from Singtel, M1, StarHub and other BlackBerry authorized partners.
The new SONOS PLAY:5 delivers a listening experience that is closer than ever to how every track was mastered in the studio. Built with six synchronized, custom-designed drivers, the speaker’s three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows that go as low as 27Hz, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. The drivers are strategically placed to create a soundstage that is much wider than expected in a single speaker, creating room-filling sound with precise separation of vocals and instruments.
The Apple iPad Pro which is a 12.9″ iPad is now available for pre-order in Singapore and 39 other countries. If you pre-order now, you will get it on this Friday, 13th November 2015.
Similar to the iPads, it comes in three colors, silver, gold and space grey. Only two storage capacities are available, 32GB and 128GB. For 32GB, only the Wi-Fi option is available.
Apple Pay will be officially available in Singapore alongside Hong Kong and Spain next year, 2016, for American Express’s card holders.
This was first mentioned by Tim Cook during Apple’s Q4 2015 Earnings Call.
Shipping is either by Aramex or DHL Express with the option to pay taxes upon delivery or at the online checkout. You will only need to pay 7% Goods and services tax (GST) if your items (including shipping) exceeds S$400.