Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA Tablet 2 Pro & YOGA 3 Pro

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 8-inch & 10-inch Android model
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 8-inch & 10-inch Android model

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch on Windows
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 10-inch on Windows

Similar to its predecessor the new YOGA Tablet 2 models focus on technology that adapts to users, making computing intuitive and fun. The tablet also comes in two operating systems – a 10″ model with Windows and one year of free Office 365, as well as 8″ and 10″ models that come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Powered with the latest Intel Atom processor multimedia, playback and rendering make the tablets great for multitaskers. Its dual, large-chamber speakers are front-facing for dynamic audio, while Dolby Audio and Wolfson Master HiFi ensure a multi-channel listening experience just like the movies. Sporting a number of useful features such as a Micro SD card slot and a micro USB with OTG connection that lets users charge their phone (requires separate cable), users can also enjoy extra-long battery life while staying mobile longer in any of its four modes. For complete online connectivity, all the Android models offer 4G, while the 8″ Android version also offers the ability to make voice calls.

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Nokia N1 Android Tablet

Yesterday at Slush 2014, Nokia announced the Nokia N1 Android Tablet. It is the first device announced after they sold their Devices & Services Business to Microsoft.

The Nokia N1 is a 7.9″ (2048 x 1536) IPS panel Android tablet running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It is powered by 64-bit Intel quad-core processor running at 2.3GHz. It has 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 32GB internal storage.

The body of the tablet is made up of a single piece aluminum, sandblasted for a satin finish and it weights 318g. It also features for the first time a reversible USB 2.0 connector.

It basically looks like a clone of the iPad Mini.

Surprisingly, it will retail in China first before Chinese New Year in 2015 which falls on Thursday, 19th February 2015. After the rollout in China, it will launched in Russia and selected European countries.

The recommended retail price is US$249 (S$324) and it is available in two colors Natural Aluminum and Lava Gray.

Nokia N1
Nokia N1

Specifications

  • Display: 7.9 inch (4:3), 2048 x 1536 resolution, Gorilla glass 3, IPS panel with LED backlight, fully laminated zero air-gap display
  • Body: One-piece design Aluminum with surface anodization
  • Processor: Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 (800 MHz)
  • Storage: eMMC 5.0, 32 GB
  • Graphics: PowerVR G6430, 533 MHz
  • Back Camera: 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Front Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera, fixed focus
  • Audio: High Quality Discrete Audio Codec, Wolfson WM8958E, independent audio codec
  • Speakers: Two 0.5 W stereo speakers, 90 dB with less than 10% total harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Microphone: Digital MIC Cavity resonance frequency more than 20 KHz
  • Battery: 18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V)
  • Buttons and connections: 3.5 mm audio, Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
  • Sensors: 6-axis Gyro+Accelerometer
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia Z Launcher
  • Dimension: 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 318g
  • Colors: Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G Available In Singapore Today

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note was launched in Singapore on the 8th July 2014 and later at 12pm today, Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi Note 4G in Singapore. Similar to the previous launch, 5,000 sets of Redmi Note 4G will be made available.

The Redmi Note 4G will retail for S$229 while the Redmi Note will still be retailing for S$199.

The reason why Xiaomi is still selling the Redmi Note is because for the Redmi Note 4G, it supports LTE (duh!) and hence it no longer has support for dual SIM whereas the Redmi Note still supports dual SIM. So depending on your use-case, you can decide which Redmi Note to get or you can get both since it is so reasonably priced.

XIaomi Redmi Note 4G
XIaomi Redmi Note 4G

Specifications

Specification Redmi Note 4G Redmi Note
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 Quad-core 1.6GHz MediaTek MT6592 8-core 1.7 GHz CPU frequency (enhanced)
GPU Adreno 305 ARM Mali-450
RAM 2GB LPDDR3 2GB
Flash memory 8GB (Expandable up to 64GB via Micro SD card) 8GB (Expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD card)
Display 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display
OS Android 4.4 optimized with MIUI version 5 Android 4.2 optimised with MIUI version 5
GPS GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, AGPS GPS + GLONASS, AGPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 LE Bluetooth 4.0 LE + Bluetooth 3.0 HS
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands 802.11b/g/n
Networks 4G FDD-LTE Band 1 (2100MHz), 2 (1900MHz), 3 (1800MHz), 4 (AWS), 7 (2600MHz)
3G 850/900/1900/2100MHz
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz/td>
3G 900/2100MHz
2G GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
Dual SIM No 1 WCDMA slot for 3G data and 1 GSM slot for 2G data
Battery 3,100mAh Lithium-polymer battery
Front Camera 5 Megapixels
Back Camera 13 Megapixels
Sensors Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass
Dimension 154mm x 78.7mm x 9.45mm (H x W x D)
Weight 185g 199g
Price S$229 S$199

X-mini CLEAR

Today marks the global launch of the X-mini CLEAR and it will be available in retail stores for S$299 or you can get it online at X-mini Online Store.

Features

  • Custom 2.1 Audio System with 70mm active subwoofer delivering crisp low frequency reproduction
  • Signature Ceramic Drivers creates clearer and cleaner mid and high frequencies through 40mm Ceramic Drivers
  • Clear Back Design with 3-mode Mood Lighting aesthetics designed to accompany quality audio experience
  • Bluetooth & NFC enabled for One-touch seamless Wireless Connectivity of up to 10m
  • Noise-cancelling Microphone to filter background disturbances for phone calls
  • Smartphone Charging Capabilities with high-capacity 6600mAh Li-ion battery

I love the packaging design, it is unique and showcase the clear casing of the X-mini CLEAR well.

X-mini CLEAR - Box
X-mini CLEAR – Box

X-mini CLEAR - Box Front
X-mini CLEAR – Box Front

X-mini CLEAR - Box Back
X-mini CLEAR – Box Back

X-mini CLEAR - Box Side
X-mini CLEAR – Box Side

X-mini CLEAR - Box Open
X-mini CLEAR – Box Open

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SingTel Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ Price Plans

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ will be available in Singapore from next Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$1,248. Two colors will be available at launch, the Charcoal Black and Frost White.

You can register your interest with SingTel for the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ now at www.singtel.com/galaxynoteedge.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ - Frost White
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ – Frost White

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ - Charcoal Black
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ – Charcoal Black

RRP for Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ Accessories

  • Extra Battery Kit – S$68
  • Flip Wallet – S$78
  • S Charger Vehicle Dock – S$148
  • MHL 3.0 Adapter – S$68

Specifications

  • Networks:

    • 4G+ LTE Cat 6 up to 300Mbps
    • 4G+ LTE FDD [Band 1 (2100MHz)/Band 2 (1900MHz)/Band 3 (1800MHz)/Band 4 (1700MHz)/Band 5 (850MHz)/Band 7 (2600MHz)/Band 8 (900MHz)]
    • 4G+ LTE TDD (Band 38/ Band 40)
    • VoLTE
    • 3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42Mbps)
    • 3G (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100MHz)
    • EDGE/ GPRS Class 33/ GSM Quad-band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz)
  • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad Core
  • Storage: 32GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Display: 5.6″ 16M colors (2560×1440 + 160) full touch (C-type) Quad HD+ SUPER AMOLED screen
  • Platform: Android 4.4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • Camera (Back): 16MP Rear Camera [8X Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Fast Auto Focus, Smart OIS, Real Time HDR (Rich Tone), Beauty Face, Shot & More (Best Photo, Best Face, Drama Shot, Eraser Shot, Panning Shot), Rear-Cam Selfie, Selective Focus, Panorama Shot, Virtual Tour, Dual Camera, Timer Shot, Download (Sports Shot, Animated Photo, Surround Shot, Sequence Shot, Sound & Shot, Food Shot)]
  • Camera (Front): 3.7MP Front Camera (F1.9, Selfie, Wide Selfie)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), VHT80, MIMO (2×2), Download Booster, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Kies 3.0, Screen Mirroring, MirrorLink, TV Out (MHL 3.0), Peel Smart Remote, NFC, S Beam, Android™ Beam, Tethering and Mobile hotspot, Quick Connect
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetic, Gesture, Heart Rate, UV, Lights, Fingerprint, Hall, IrLED
  • Dimensions: 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, Fast Charging
  • S Pen Optimised Features and Services: Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select5, Image Clip, Screen Write), Air View, Photo Note, Direct Pen Input, S Note, PEN.UP, EverNote, Scrapbook, Kindle for Samsung, SketchBook for GALAXY

Price Plans

SingTel Plans Combo 1 Combo 2 Combo 3 Combo 4 Combo 6 Combo 12
Monthly Subscription $27.90 $42.90 $62.90 $82.90 $102.90 $239.90
Calls 100 mins 200 mins 300 mins 400 mins 700 mins Unlimited
SMS 500 1,000 1,200 1,300 1,500 Unlimited
Data 100MB 2GB 3GB 4GB 6GB 12GB
SingTel WiFi 2GB. Unlimited usage from launch till 31st July 2015
4G VAS Waived Permanently
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ (32GB) $878 $778 $548 $308 $208 Free

Notes

  • Prices stated includes 7% GST
  • All postpaid plans come with unlimited free incoming calls
  • Data Usage Bill Cap: S$10.70/GB capped at S$188/month

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