Malaysia

Alcatel makes comeback in Malaysia with 3 budget smartphones

Including an Android Go smartphone

Published

on

Alcatel has returned to Malaysian shores — this time with three smartphones that won’t break your bank.

This new lineup by Alcatel includes the Alcatel 5V, Alcatel 3L, and the Alcatel 1, all of which are actually below MYR 1,000. All three phones sport FullView displays, with only the 5V featuring a notch above its display. Both the 5V and the 3L have an HD+ display resolution while the Alcatel 1 has a 960 x 480 screen. You will be getting more display with the 5V at 6.2 inches, while the 3L and Alcatel 1’s screens measure at 5.5 and 5 inches, respectively.

Alcatel 3L

The processing power of these phones differ according to their price tag, although they are all MediaTek chipsets. The 5V is powered by an MT6762 processor with 3GB of RAM and the 3L is running on an MT6739 chip with 2GB of RAM. The entry-level Alcatel 1 is an Android Go smartphone which comes with a modest 1GB of RAM. It does, however, run on the same processor as the 3L.

The Alcatel 5V features a 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup which is equipped with AI scene recognition, plus an 8MP selfie shooter. The 3L comes with a standard 13MP/5MP rear and front camera package. Both the 5V and 3L have a Face Unlock feature which isn’t by any means secure, but comes in handy. The Alcatel 1 in this aspect sports only a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera which is a far cry even by today’s entry-level standards. On the plus side, all phones come with Android Oreo out of the box.

Alcatel 1

They come in contrasting battery sizes, as well. The top-tier 5V packs a 4000mAh battery, with the 3L and 1 carrying 3000mAh and 2000mAh batteries, respectively. Only the Alcatel 5V features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, plus an all-glass body design.

Alcatel’s latest lineup is now available at all authorized retail stores nationwide. The 5V is priced at MYR 898, the 3L at MYR 498, and the Alcatel 1 at MYR 298.

Gaming

Gran Turismo 7 physical edition pre-order starts Jan 7

Standard and 25th Anniv Editions available

Published

on

Gran Turismo 7

The much-anticipated flagship racing game for the PlayStation is here. Gran Turismo 7 is officially releasing on March 4, 2022. Those who want to make sure the game lands on their laps that day can pre-order physical editions starting January 7, 2022.

Pricing are as follows:

PS5 Standard Edition — PhP 3,490 / SG$ 97.90 / MYR 299 / THB 2,290
PS4 Standard Edition — PhP 2,990 / SG$ 79.90 / MYR 249 / THB 1,990
25th Anniversary Edition PS5/PS4 — PhP 4,490 / SG$ 123 / MYR 379 / THB 2,890

All pre-orders include the following:

  • 100,000 CR (in-game credit)
  • Three-car pack, including:
    • MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT Stealth Model
    • Porsche 917 LIVING LEGEND ’14
    • Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S)

All Physical Pre-orders include a Metal and Leather Keychain. Those who pre-order the 25th Anniversary Edition will get the following bonuses:

  • “Gran Turismo 7” PS5 Disc with PS4 Game Voucher*2
  • Exclusive SteelBook case
  • 1,000,000 CR (in-game credit)
  • FIA Gran Turismo Championships World Series Model – Toyota GR Yaris with country-specific livery
  • 30 manufacturer & partner PSN Avatars
  • The Music of Gran Turismo Official Soundtrack

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo is a staple racing game for the PlayStation. Whether you’re a competitive or casual racer, collector, tuner, livery designer, or photographer, you’ll find something to like on Gran Turismo 7.

The new game brings back GT Simulation Mode where you can buy, tune, race and sell your way through a rewarding solo campaign as you unlock new cars and challenges. If you love going head-to-head with others, hone your skills and compete in the GT Sport Mode.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Horizon Forbidden West Physical Edition Pre-order starts Dec 14

Are your wallets ready?

Published

on

forbidden west

Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most awaited titles for the PlayStation 5. It’ll kick-off Sony PlayStation’s many upcoming exclusives for 2022. It’s set to launch on February 18, 2022 and pre-orders for the Physical edition will begin on December 14, 2021.

Here are the pricing for the Physical Edition:

PS5 — PhP 3,490 | SG$ 97.90 | MYR 299
PS4 — PhP 2,990 | SG$ 79.90 | MYR 249

Customers who pre-order any edition of Horizon Forbidden West Blu-ray Disc Version will receive the Nora Legacy Outfit and Spear to use in the game which can be redeemed via PlayStation Store (PS Store).

Additionally, physical pre-order customers will stand a chance to get one of the three (3) different physical pre-order incentives: “Focus Keychain”, Horizon Forbidden West Cap or “Tremortusk 3D Puzzle”. Check with local retailers for details of the physical pre-order mechanic.

Pre-order here: Philippines | Singapore | Malaysia

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the 2017 hit Horizon Zero Dawn. The new game will continue the story of Aloy. There will also be plenty of new enemies to test your mettle against. Here’s the latest trailer showcased on The Game Awards 2021.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Players finally meet as HoYo FEST kicks off in SEA this November

It’s a grand meetup!

Published

on

hoyo fest

miHoYo, the global interactive entertainment developer and publisher behind hit multiplayer games such as Honkai Impact 3rd, Tears of Themis, and Genshin Impact, announced that HoYo FEST is coming to Southeast Asia this November.

The interactive festival shall be held in six countries: Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

The annual celebration will allow for fellow players to finally convene and meet each other off their screens and in real life, allowing for an opportunity to relive memorable, happy, and touching moments in the game together.

Gaming world-themed cafés

All HoYo FEST-related events will be held at collaboration cafés themed after Honkai Impact 3rd, Tears of Themis, and Genshin Impact between November 5 and December 14.

These specific cafés will offer special set menus on dine-in, takeout, and delivery options. Ordering via takeout and delivery also gives customers an additional printed tote bag and cup sleeve.

The interiors will be furnished in the styles of Honkai Impact 3rd, Tears of Themis, and Genshin Impact in order, which is accompanied by photography zones.

That way, fans and players will be able to enjoy exquisite foods and immerse themselves in a real-life feel of the game worlds while bonding with new friends they’ve only previously met in-game.

Mystery gifts and exciting merchandise

Ordering collaboration combos or spending a certain amount of money at a café also entitles guests to an exciting mystery gift box.

The pop-up stores found only at specific cafés will also sell a variety of exclusive Honkai Impact 3rd, Tears of Themis, and Genshin Impact merchandise, to be distributed only by the staff of the collaboration cafés.

Preparations for the celebration are underway, so Captains, Travelers, and Attorneys should brace themselves for upcoming surprises.

Festival Schedule

  • Honkai Impact 3rd: November 5 to November 16
  • Tears of Themis: November 19 to November 30
  • Genshin Impact: December 3 to December 14

Collaboration Cafés

  • Singapore: Aniplus Cafe
  • Malaysia: my Burger Lab
  • Thailand: NANA Coffee Roasters Ari
  • Philippines: Moon Rabbit Café + Restaurant
  • Indonesia: Warung Koffie Batavia
  • Vietnam: To Be Announced

For more event details and pandemic precautions, please visit the miHoYo official website: https://mhy.link/686SLBA6.

Continue Reading

Trending