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Tech News – January 2022

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Samsung Malaysia Eletronics Debuts the Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Malaysia Electronics launched the new Galaxy S21 Fan Edition 5G in Kuala Lumpur on 5 January 2022. The Galaxy S21 FE 5G is a smartphone that houses premium fan-favourite features from the Galaxy S21 in a well-rounded and slightly more affordable package. Among the most-loved aspects of the Galaxy S21 incorporated into the Fan Edition are its eye-catching design, powerful performance, pro-grade camera, and seamless ecosystem for connectivity.

“Innovation and people have long been a focus for Samsung, and we understand the impact that mobile innovation has over human connections. We were amazed by the overwhelming response from previous FE models, including the Galaxy S20 FE last year, so we are going all out with the Galaxy S21 FE to produce a balanced device with even more premium capabilities as a way to give appreciation back to the fandom.”

Edward Han, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics

Samsung users were responsible for steering the direction of the new smartphone with valued opinions across focus groups, global surveys, and general feedback sessions.

The Fan Edition is important for enabling a unique two-way initiative between fans and the business, sporting an active platform for key voices to directly influence the outcome of a product. In turn, creating a dynamic environment of constant sharing and improving to ensure each device is compatible with the diversity of Samsung fans all around.

Samsung is committed to consumer feedback and providing new experiences to address their needs, which is why Samsung introduced the Galaxy S21 FE to the Galaxy S Series family. Armed with a powerful chipset, intelligent display, a pro-grade camera, and more, the Galaxy S21 FE is Samsung’s latest epic innovation with much of the S21’s most iconic and beloved features.

Consumers can now pre-order the Galaxy S21 FE 5G, starting 6 January until 10 January 2022, through Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Authorized Partners and Samsung Malaysia Online Store.

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G (256GB) is priced at RM3,099 while the Galaxy S21 FE 5G (128GB) is priced at RM2,899

From 6 January to 28 February 2022, customers will receive 30% OFF selected accessories and 20% OFF selected wearables and hearables with every purchase of the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. This will be available on Samsung Malaysia Online Store, Samsung Experience Store, and Samsung Authorized Partners.

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New 4K Philips 8500 Series TV Arrives in Malaysia

Philips Malaysia launched the Philips 8500 series of 4K UHD LED Android Displays in Malaysia on 17 January 2022. This new TV extends the picture beyond the screen and into the room, with Ambilight, and it is also among the many Philips displays equipped with Apple TV+ coverage via the Apple TV app.

Whatever the video source, the Philips P5 Perfect Picture Engine gets the most out of the stunning 4K LED screen, while the fidelity of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound technology ensures the same contrast, brightness and colour that the director intended, along with sound that’s punchy, dynamic, and clear.

If users start playing a game on a connected games console, the 8500 series automatically switches to a low latency setting (ALLM), and the fast display response means that gamers can always stay on top of the game. No matter what the user is watching, Ambilight fills the room for an immersive experience, taking the emotion beyond the screen.

Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is supported for smooth fast-action gameplay. reducing screen tearing and syncing the monitor’s refresh rate with the graphic card or console’s output for a better gaming experience. Scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is more fluid.

All major streaming services are supported, including Apple TV+, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+. Users can also enjoy personalized and curated recommendations and access their library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple.

The Philips 8500 series is built with DTS Play-Fi wireless audio streaming technology, allowing users to control all DTS Play-Fi-enabled products via Wi-Fi and stream music simultaneously. The 8500 series also features improved sound quality and storage space, with Mimi Sound’s personalized health volume function, which creates a more enjoyable listening experience by tailoring sound patterns to the user’s ears. The storage space has been upgraded from 3GB to 4GB, and the storage space for applications, files and software have been doubled from 16GB to 32GB, which exceeds the industry standard.

The Philips 8500 series 4K UHD LED Android Displays are available in three screen sizes:

ModelRCP (RM)Promo Price (RM)
50″ PUT851632992999
55″ PUT851635993299
75″ PUT851671996599

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About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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