Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in beautiful Alpine White

White is the new black



In case you haven’t already noticed, we’ve gone gaga over white phones. The understated and sophisticated color has graced many devices and we are all for it. Another device joins the mix and we can’t be any happier.

Yes folks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in Alpine White and it’s a definite looker. According to Samsung, this new color option is “a luxurious white hue coated in restrained glass.” The new color option features a matching white S Pen to complete the look. It adds to the already colorful Note 9 roster which consists of Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Metallic Copper, and Midnight Black.

Previously launched as a special edition device in India just last month, this great-looking color is now available in Singapore starting January 12. This version will have the same specs and 128GB storage, and it will retail for SG$ 1,398.

Time to bust out those all-white outfits! 👯‍♀️



Logitech products now available in Watsons stores

Not a drill!



Logitech Watsons

Looking for cosmetics brands inside a Watsons store? Nowadays, the chances are you’d come across some Logitech products too.

Logitech, a brand known for its tech devices such as headphones, keyboards, and mice, has partnered with Watsons — yes, the popular beauty and health retailer.

The interesting development means all 28 Watsons locations in Singapore, as well as the shop’s online store, will have Logitech’s various products on display and ready to be purchased.

According to Logitech’s Bernard Chow, the Head of Cluster for Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, the move tries to cement the brand’s identity as not only a “tech” brand but also a “lifestyle” brand.

Among the products to be sold in Watsons stores are the following:

  • K380 multi-device Bluetooth keyboard: SG$ 59
  • Pebble wireless mouse M350: SG$ 45
  • Lift vertical ergonomic mouse: SG$ 119
  • POP wireless mouse: SG$ 54
  • BRIO 500: SG$ 199
  • Zone Vibe 100 wireless over-the-ear headphones: SG$ 159

On the part of the Watsons, making tech devices available on its stores’ shelves also allows the brand to expand outside of beauty and health products, integrating such products to cater to an even broader customer demographics.

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OPPO Find N2 Flip sells almost 5x better than Find X5 Pro

A massive success



Find N2 Flip

The launch of OPPO’s latest flagship, the Find N2 Flip, is a massive success. According to the brand, the newest foldable had 499% more pre-order sales in Singapore compared to the Find X5 Pro.

OPPO also noted that 109% more Find N2 Flip units were sold on its first sale day in the island (March 11) compared to its predecessor.

In our review, we called the flip smartphone “different from its contemporaries”, the OPPO Find N2 Flip generally has a good grip for its form factor, offers convenience when unfolded (like its split screen feature) and in FlexForm mode, and delivers relatively well when it comes to performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip.

The phone also comes with a 67W fast charger, which promises 0 to 100% charging in just about 42 minutes, capable cameras that shoot normal and wide photos, and a 3.26-inch vertical cover screen when folded for notifications and more.

OPPO’S R&D revealed that 77.4% of those surveyed shared the device was their first ever flip foldable phone, while 66.1%, or almost two-thirds, made the switch from another brand to the Find N2 Flip.

Aside from its success in Singapore, the device likewise exceeded expected sales by 192% in Malaysia.

For those curious about the Find N2 Flip, it retails for SG$ 1,299 (8GB+256GB) and is available in Astral Black and Moonlit Purple via OPPO concept stores and online stores.

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Pearson offers Esports Business Management program for SEA

Providing opportunities in esports



Pearson Esports

Soon, aspiring professionals around Southeast Asia may graduate from a globally-recognized qualification in Esports Business Management.

Pearson has launched this new program in partnership with the British Esports Association, AcadArena, Campus Gaming, and the Esports Education organization.

As esports has gotten more popular in the ASEAN in recent years both in terms of fan following and revenue streams, the qualification will most definitely provide more opportunities for growth for people living in a region seen as a tremendous esports hub.

Notable events that took place recently in the region were the Dota 2 The International 2022 (TI11) in Singapore and the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M4 World Championship in Indonesia.

In addition, Singapore is set to host the first-ever Olympic esports week in June, while the SEA Games in Cambodia will include esports events anew.

The qualification will focus on 22 units which provide students with necessary skills and knowledge in the field of esports. These will be taught by experienced educators from institutions approved by Pearson.

Students will then be graded on a 100% project-based assessment where their practical and professional skills are taken into consideration.

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