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OPPO Enco Air2 Pro now available in Singapore

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Enco Air 2 Pro

OPPO has released their latest true wireless noise cancelling earbuds in Singapore: The Enco Air2 Pro.

Priced at SG$ 119, the Enco Air2 Pro comes with a dual-layer transparent bubble design and feature a 12.4mm diaphragm driver and a custom-made large rear chamber.

It comes with Enco Live bass tuning to produce deeper and stronger bass, as well as active noise cancellation (ANC) which captures and cancels ambient noise.

The earbuds connect to devices via Bluetooth 5.2. Other features include dual mic + AI noise cancellation and Transparency Mode if users still want to hear what’s on the background.

When it comes to performance, the earbuds can provide up to 28 hours playback with the charging case, and up to seven hours on its own.

It also supports OPPO’s Flash Charging tech, with just a 10-minute charge capable of giving an extra two hours of playback.

The Enco Air2 Pro is now available in Singapore via OPPO Concept Stores, Shopee, Lazada, Qoo 10, TikTok, and other authorized resellers.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G price, availability in Singapore

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Galaxy Z Fold4 5G

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has come a long way from its rough first outing. It’s come to a point where the changes from the Galaxy Z Fold3 to the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G are now about fine tuning rather than major overhauls. 

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is the thinnest and lightest Galaxy Fold to date. It measures 14.2mm at its thinnest point when folded and 6.3mm when it’s spread wide open. And it now tips the scales at just 263g. If you’ve used previous versions, the weight difference feels quite significant. 

It’s still also Samsung’s most powerful to date. It’s rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip flanked by 12GB of RAM with up to 512GB of internal storage. Battery capacity is at 4,400mAh with support for Super Fast Charging. That’ll take you from zero to 50 percent in around 30 mins provided you’re using a 25W charger which is sold separately.

You also get the usual bells and whistles like a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Knox, and more. It can hold up two Nano SIM cards and one eSIM. 

The display, when folded, is 6.2” HD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It opens up to a 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Infinity Flex Display. It also has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

Before we dive further, here’s how you can get it:

Price and availability

The Galaxy Z Fold4 5G will come in three storage configurations with the following pricing.

  • 256GB – SG$ 2,398
  • 512GB – SG$ 2,578
  • 1TB – SG$ 2,938

The 256GB and 512GB configurations will come in Graygreen, Phantom Black, and Beige. 

The 1TB configuration comes in Burgundy and it’s a Samsung.com exclusive.

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Z Fold4

Better cameras 

Samsung also took its time to upgrade the cameras. The Galaxy Z Flip4 sports a 50MP wide lens with 30x Space Zoom — a first in the Galaxy Fold line. 

There’s a variety of camera modes including Dual Preview, Rear Cam Selfie, and larger Zoom map on Capture View Mode. All of which are designed to take advantage of the Galaxy Z Fold4’s unique form factor. 

It’s also carrying over the “Nightography” capabilities from the Galaxy S22 series.

Here are the numbers on all the cameras on the Galaxy Z Flip4. 

Cover: 

  • 10MP, f/2.2

Under display: 

  • 4MP, f/1.8

Rear: 

  • 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.2
  • 50MP Wide-angle, f/1.8
  • 10MP Telephoto, f/2,4

The foldable experience

But of course, getting the Galaxy Z Fold4 is more than just for its hardware. What makes it stand apart is everything it enables you to do once you unfold it. 

For starters, it’s running One UI 4.1.1 but based on Android 12L. It’s a special version of Android made for large screen devices which include foldables. For the longest time, this was the concern with Android. It just never really had a UI tailor-fit for tablets and tablet-like devices. But that has since changed. 

A new addition to the Galaxy Z Fold4 is the Taskbar. Yes, just like the ones found on PCs. This lets you jump from your recent and most-used apps with ease. 

Splitting the screen is also made more intuitive with swipe gestures. You can go from full screen, to split windows, and to pop-up windows instantly. This gives you more ways to multitask as you please. 

Samsung’s partnerships with Google and Microsoft means integration of these features to some  key apps. Chrome and GMail now support drag and drop usage making it easier to copy and paste links, photos, and what have you. 

Google Meet can be used in conjunction with YouTube for Watch parties if that’s how you and your friends jam. 

For Microsoft, the Outlook app as well as their entire Office suite is compatible with all the tablet-like experience of the Galaxy Z Fold4. This truly makes the device feel like your mobile office. 

Of course, it retains the S Pen support. And while it still does not have a holster on the device itself, there is a specially made Standing Cover with Pen case for your convenience.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G price, availability in Singapore

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Galaxy Z Flip4

Samsung has flipped the billing of their foldables. The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G now headlines Samsung’s August Unpacked event and it’s coming to Singapore.

It’s not hard to see why. Of the two devices, it’s the Flip that’s more familiar. It’s a modern throwback, applying the clamshell design from the late 90s and early 2000s to a 2022 smartphone. 

Pricing and availability

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 will come in three storage configurations with the following pricing.

  • 129GB – SG$ 1,398
  • 256GB – SG$ 1,498
  • 512GB – SG$ 1,748

These will come in Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, and Blue.

But there’s also a BeSpoke edition where you can mix and match colors. For the frame you can choose from Silver, Black and Gold. And for the front and back panels, you can choose from Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, and Red. 

The Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition has a 256GB storage and will retail for SG$ 1,548.

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4 5G, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Z Flip4

Shooting modes

With it comes some fancy new tech. Being able to be folded halfway means it’s open to new video taking possibilities. This shooting instance now aptly called FlexCam is more refined than ever. 

Folding the Galaxy Z Flip4, while in camera mode, instantly switches to Flex Mode where you have your viewfinder in the upper half and the camera controls on the lower half. 

It’s also now available in more apps. You can shoot directly from the Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook apps and you’ll get the FlexCam interface. Same is true for YouTube. This encourages easier shooting of the now famous short-form videos. Curiously, it left out TikTok which popularized, if not ushered in this new video trend.

The other shooting modes from previous generations are also still here. You have Quick Shot which lets you take selfies using the main camera and the Cover Screen as your viewfinder. Portrait Mode is now also available in this mode.

You can now also take videos with Quick Shot Mode. And if you ever find the need for it, Quick Shot can seamlessly transition to Flex Mode without having to stop the video recording. 

If you’re wondering about the numbers on the cameras, here they are: 

Front: 

  • 10MP, f/2.4

Rear: 

  • 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.2
  • 12MP Wide Angle, f/1.8

Under the hood

The Galaxy Z Flip4 isn’t just some fancy lifestyle smartphone that lags in performance. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. 

The battery also sees a bit of a bump going from the 3,300mAh to 3,700mAh. Together with the new processor, this hopefully solves the Galaxy Z Flip3’s primary pain point which is a rather unsatisfactory battery life. 

It supports Super Fast Charging which can get it from zero percent to 50 percent in around 30 minutes. Provided you’re using at least a 25W adapter which, as you know, is sold separately. 

The phone has an IPX8 water resistance meaning it should be able to go as deep as 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Still, we typically don’t recommend taking this for a swim. 

Lastly, it’s running ONE UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12.

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in Singapore

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Price and availability 

Galaxy Watch5 40mm

  • LTE — SG$ 548
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 448

Galaxy Watch5 44mm

  • LTE — SG$ 598
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 498

Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE — SG$ 798
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 698

Galaxy Buds2 Pro — SG$ 328

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors.

  • 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
  • 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. 

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