Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Yesterday afternoon, XIAOMI held an event in India to release several products and the most major product amongst all is Mi 4i – the first Mi phone dedicated to international market.

Mi 4i

Although it’s named as 4i, it’s actually not so similar to Mi 4 which is an old flagship product before Mi Note. Mi 4i has 2nd Gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor (up to 1.7 Ghz) with Adreno 405 CPU,2GB LPDDR3 RAM,16GB Flash ROM and a bigger 3120 mAh battery. So from the CPU specifications,we could know that this phone is not a flagship product, it focuses on mid range.Thus,the performance should be lower than the elder bro – Mi 4.

No more metal cover, Mi 4i has a polycarbonate unibody design with a layer of coating for grease and fingerprint resistant. It’s only 7.8mm thickness & 130g in weight which is 12% thinner and 13% lighter than Mi 4. Continue reading Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Mi Note is coming

Xiaomi,the 4-year-old startup company which started the business from Android-based Mi smartphones,just announced a new flagship product to the public-Mi Note.

Mi Note

The stunning 5.7 inch 1080P (95% NTSC) display just blows me away. Working with 1300 Mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera with OIS/400 Mega-pixel f/2.0 2um front camera,you won’t miss any details that you should see.

Although it has a huge screen,the size actually is controlled very well. It’s only 6.95mm thickness with around 165g weight. It’s light as feather compared to some other smartphones with the similar screen.The front and back are all covered by glass. The front one is 2.5D where the back one is 3D. So the phone will be very smooth to hold,of course,it looks wonderful too.However,please hold it tight always because they are still glass. Continue reading Mi Note is coming

Tim Ho Wan @ MidValley

The well-known Hong Kong Michelin Star Dim Sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan just opened its very first branch in Malaysia last Friday,locating nearby the fountain facing the main entry of The Gardens Mall.

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Will we benefit from low crude oil price?

Today the headline is all about crude oil which the price touched 7-year-low. Many people may ask how it could affect our daily lives.Here they are:

  • As Malaysia is a oil producer,lower crude oil price means fewer government income for the period. It will force the government to slow down,or maybe cut some investments in infrastructures,such as LRTs,schools,hospitals etc.
  • Corporate activities will be reduced for oil and gas sector and profit margin will be challenged. The biggest player in oil and gas sector in Malaysia – Petronas is certainly going to review some of their projects and delay parts of deployments are expected. O&G service sector will lose some jobs,as well as those construction companies.

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Get WIFI when you fly with AirAsia

Yes, This on-board WiFi service is very first to Malaysia and it’s officially introduced by AirAsia today.

The inflight WiFi service is called as “roKKi chats” which enables guests to use selected IM apps while flying,currently the apps are restricted to WhatsApp, Wechat and Line. However, more apps will be supported in the future.

As what I know,the WiFi system is developed by roKKi & Tunebox based on SwiftBroadband(broadband service provided by inmarsat).Up to date,only 4 plans have equipped the WiFi system and expand to another 15 planes by year end. AirAsia intends to provide the WiFi service to all 80 of its Malaysian aircrafts by second quarter of next year and by the end of next year,all 160 aircrafts could get WiFi onboard.

You’ll be informed by flight attendants when you are on a roKKi-support flight. To get to use the service is quite simple: Continue reading Get WIFI when you fly with AirAsia