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Samsung Unpacked 2017

Samsung is having an Unpacked event at New York today (11pm Singapore time) for the Samsung Galaxy S8. You can catch the live stream on Samsung website.


The announcement is slightly later than usual. We usually get the announcement at Mobile World Congress around late February or early March. Samsung delayed the announcement following the investigation into the Note 7 fire.

Samsung has since introduced a 8-Point Battery Safety Check for its smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first major smartphone launch since Note 7.

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is adding a new colour to the iPhone line up, red. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is launched in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED). This gives customers an unprecedented way to contribute to the Global Fund and bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation.


The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to order online worldwide and in stores from 24 March 2017.

Manchester United Legends Meet Fans in Singapore

Epson hosted Manchester United legends Quinton Fortune and Ronny Johnsen to meet fans in Singapore today. The closed-door session was attended by 50 invited fans from Manchester United Supporters Club Singapore and selected Epson Singapore Facebook fans. An aspiring youth footballer from SportCares also had the opportunity to glean football tips from the legends.

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The legends kicked off the event by using the Epson EB-1430Wi interactive, ultra-short-throw projector to sign their names. Epson’s PM310 and PM245 PictureMate printers were also on hand to provide on-site printing services for fans to bring home photographs from the event.

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As part of Epson Singapore’s Corporate Social Responsibility, a sharing session between the legends and 18-year old Pravin Raj, ActiveSG Football Academy Assistant Coach and SportCares youth, was conducted on stage. The legends shared tips on how to be a better footballer no matter which position they play in.

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Epson has been a global sponsor and Official Office Equipment Partner of Manchester United F.C since 2010.

SanDisk 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

SanDisk recently launches its fastest high-capacity USB flash drive ever, the 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive.


Despite its small form factor, the flash drive is capable of read speed up to 420MB/s and write speeds up to 380MB/s. This means transferring a full length 4K movie to the drive in less than 15 seconds. The drive uses a USB 3.1 interface for rapid accessing and moving of files.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive also includes a limited lifetime warranty and the SanDisk SecureAccess software which offers 128-bit file encryption and password protection.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive will be available in Singapore from 16 March 2017 onwards. You can also find it at IT Show 2017. Retail at S$149 and S$255 for 128GB and 256GB respectively.

Xiaomi announces its own chipset Surge S1

Xiaomi just announced that it will be making its own chipset, Surge S1. This makes Xiaomi the 4th smartphone manufacturer in the world to design and develop its own chipset in-house.

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Surge S1 uses a high-performance octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit processor with four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.4Ghz cores. Xiaomi claims that it is 40% more power efficient than the last generation Mali GPU.

Xiaomi also announced the Mi 5C smartphone which is powered by Surge S1 chipset. The Mi 5C is currently only available in China. No news on when we will see a Surge S1 smartphone in Singapore yet.

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