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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G price, availability in Singapore

The foldable for everyone?

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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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vivo Y35 now available in Singapore

An upgrade from their Y33

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vivo Y35

vivo’s newest mid-ranger in its Y series, the vivo Y35, has officially been released in Singapore.

The Y35 is available in Agate Black and Dawn Gold starting at SG$ 359. It can be purchased starting September 24 at vivo’s official Lazada and Shopee stores. It’s also available at authorized retailers, and its Concept Store at Bugis Junction and Causeway Point.

Durable, powerful

Essentially an upgraded version of the Y33, the Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor with a maximum power of 2.4GHz. It has a base RAM of 8GB, coupled with an extended RAM of 8GB as well for a seamless experience.

The smartphone also has an internal storage capacity of 128GB. The phone also houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 44W FlashCharge, enabling a 70 percent charge in just 34 minutes.

It comes with a stylish flat frame design wherein the symmetrical rounded corners with 2.5D curvature on both the front and back stand out.

The Y35 has a 6.58-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. With Multi-Turbo 5.5 algorithm, it allows users to run multiple apps without the lag.

The phone is likewise IPX4 for water-resistance and IP5X for dust-resistance, ensuring users of durability.

Suited for mobile photography needs

When it comes to its camera setup, the Y35 has a 50MP main shooter with a large sensor, complemented by a 2MP bokeh and a 2MP macro. In front is a 16MP HD selfie camera.

The main camera has a Super Night Mode, allowing more light to enter even in poor lighting conditions. Captures are then improved significantly by the phone’s AI brightening technology, while noise is reduced by Aura Screen Light. 

For a limited time, consumers who purchase the Y35 will also receive a complimentary notebook giftbox worth SG$ 19.90.

SEE ALSO: vivo Y35: Sets the bar higher for entry-level phones

 

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova headsets, Arena speakers now official

Two new additions

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SteelSeries has unveiled two new premium products for a better overall gaming audio experience: the Arctis Nova headsets and Arena speaker systems.

The Arctis Nova and Arena series are now available on the following channels:

  • SteelSeries official stores on Lazada and Shopee
  • Challenger
  • Courts
  • Endless passion
  • Gamemartz
  • Tec Drome
  • TOG
  • Xtreme
  • Other major stores

Arctis Nova series

The Arctis Nova series is headlined by the Arctis Nova 7, which delivers 360-degree Spatial and High-Fidelity audio, powered by the Nova Acoustic System and Sonar Audio Software Suite.

The wireless headset allows for users to listen to two audio streams at the same time, easily swapping between multiple devices using 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth connections.

One fully-charged battery can power up to 38 hours of gaming, while support for fast charging allows six extra hours on a 15-minute charge.

It also has ClearCast Gen 2’s AI-powered noise cancellation to provide a distraction-free audio experience.

In addition to the Nova 7, SteelSeries also released the Nova 3 and Nova 1 variants, two headsets designed to meet the needs of users with practically the same specs for lower price points.

The prices are below:

  • Arctis Nova 7 — SG$ 329
  • Arctis Nova 7P — SG$ 339 (Availability: TBC)
  • Arctis Nova 7X — SG$ 339 (Availability: TBC)
  • Arctis Nova 3 — SG$ 179
  • Arctis Nova 1 — SG$ 129
  • Arctis Nova 1P — SG$ 135
  • Arctis Nova 1X — SG$ 135

Arena speaker systems

SteelSeries is also introducing the Arena 7 and Arena 3 premium gaming speaker systems that deliver total gaming immersion.

The speakers feature true surround sound from a single USB connection, with high-quality audio from a two-way speaker design which features the following components:

  • Two front speakers
  • Center channel speaker
  • Two wireless rear surround sound speakers
  • 5-inch downward-facing subwoofer

Through the free-to-download Sonar Audio Software Suite which features the world’s first pro-grade parametric EQ designed for specifically for gamers, the speakers may be personalized even further to for a truly immersive gaming experience.

The Arena 3 will retail for SG$ 249 while the Arena 7 is priced at SG$ 569, to be available at a later date.

Challenger Atrium Show

Furthermore, customers who wish to view the full range of SteelSeries products may visit the Challenger Atrium Show at the Challenger flagship store (200 Victoria Street #B1-26 Bugis Junction, Singapore) on September 24 and 25, 2022.

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Bespoke Home Pop-up launched, Samsung expands designs

Galaxy Z Flip4 up for grabs

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BeSpoke

Samsung Singapore has launched a limited-time only Bespoke Home Pop-up just as they have expanded Bespoke Home to offer customers even more personalization options for the Bespoke Refrigerator.

It is located just outside Ngee Ann City Fountain, Orchard Road. Opening hours will be from 10AM to 9PM daily from August 20 to September 15, 2022.

Here, there will be five different themed rooms in two levels for people to see Bespoke products up close.

Visitors can get a chance to win a new Galaxy Z Flip4 5G (128GB) worth SG$ 1,398 every week when they take part in the Bespoke Home contest on Instagram with the following mechanics:

  • Snap a picture at the Bespoke Home pop-up in front of one of the thematic rooms
  • Share it as a post on Instagram and tag @samsungsg
  • Use the hashtags #SamsungBeSpokeSG and #BeSpokeHomeSG to qualify for the contest

The first 25 visitors who RSVP daily will also receive a special gift worth SG$ 45.

New collections

For the latest expansion, the Bespoke Refrigerator now includes a new Wallpaper Collection, Disney and Marvel-themed Collection, and new color options.

The Wallpaper Collection will feature eight vivid pattern designs for different aesthetic preferences. For Disney fans, Samsung gives the option to bring their favorite characters and superheroes to life.

Samsung has also added Clean Vanilla, Clean Peach, and Satin Beige to their existing color palette for the Bespoke Refrigerators.

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