Tag Archives: Smartphone

8th Xiaomi Authorised Store Opens at Jurong Point (and Smart Cooking Robot Preview)

Xiaomi opens its 8th Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, the lucky number number 8th store on 14th January 2023, one week leading up to Chinese New Year that begins on Sunday 22nd January 2023. It’s an auspicious time for you to visit the lucky no.8 Xiaomi Authorised Store for your Chinese New Year 2023 shopping to transform your home ready (into a smart home with lots of fun and entertainment) to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. When you are shopping at Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, remember to check out the Xiaomi Smart Cooking Robot!

What can you expect and discover at the 8th Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point, the largest suburban shopping mall in Singapore? Consumers can enjoy an in-store experience of an extensive array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products and accompanying accessories. Xiaomi’s latest smartphones, which also connect customers to its ecosystem of smart home and lifestyle products, will be available in the store too.

Nicolas Shi, Country Manager of Xiaomi for Singapore and Malaysia shares, “We’re excited to start the year with good news and new beginnings! Xiaomi Singapore is committed to growing our presence and bringing our latest technologies and AIoT products closer to you. By opening our latest store in Jurong Point, our Xiaomi Fans and consumers will be able to choose, pair up, and experience these products. As always, we have lined up a series of attractive deals as well, and wish everyone prosperity, health as we celebrate the upcoming festive Chinese New Year week ?-gether (together). ”

MasterChef Winner demonstrates Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot

MasterChef Season 3 Winner Jonathan Chew demonstrates Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot at the authorised store official opening celebrations. He demonstrated his baking specialities in desserts.

This latest Smart Cooking Robot by Xiaomi caught my attention during the 8th Authorised Store official opening event, capturing MasterChef S3 winner Jonathan in action during the Smart Cooking Robot demonstration with my camera.

For those into cooking, whether it’s cooking your family or for your cooking passion, do check out Xiaomi latest Smart Cooking Robot, this is slated to officially launch in Singapore in 2023. Stay tuned for this announcement!

This is also the first time the cooking robot is showcased in a Xiaomi Authorised Store, and limited quantities will be available for sale in the store at $1,599.

Johnathan is a Dentistry student who emerged winner in the MasterChef Singapore’s third season, which was completed in July 2022. The self-taught chef is especially known for his expertise in desserts and pastry creations.

Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions (14th Jan – 5th Feb)

Time to usher in auspicious beginnings in the Year of the Rabbit with Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions from 14th January 2023 to 5th February 2023. Enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions islandwide when you purchase selected Xiaomi products from Authorised Xiaomi Stores.

Purchase selected Xiaomi smartphones (Redmi Note 11 Pro 5g, Redmi 10C, Redmi A1, Xiaomi 12 series and Xiaomi 12T series) to stand a chance to win up to $888 vouchers that can be redeemed in the Xiaomi Authorised Stores. Simply follow the steps below to participate:

  1. Purchase any of the selected Xiaomi smartphones (Redmi Note 11 Pro 5g, Redmi 10C, Redmi A1, Xiaomi 12 series and Xiaomi 12T series). Follow Xiaomi Singapore Facebook page.
  2. Post a picture of your best Chinese New Year moments with your Xiaomi Smartphone (with your watermark turned on via the camera settings)
  3. Include #XiaomiSingapore #ChineseNewYearXiaomi in your caption with posting set to public
  4. Gear up for the winner announcement on February 28, 2023 on Xiaomi Singapore’s official Facebook Page

*Original receipt is required upon claiming the prize. Chances will be forfeited if without original receipt. Terms and conditions apply.

Highlights of AIoT promotions include:

  • Purchase the Xiaomi TV A2 4K 58” at $688 (RRP: $999).
  • Purchase the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 EU at $318 (RRP:$399).

Check out other Xiaomi Chinese New Year 2023 Promotions below!

For more information on Xiaomi Authorised Store at Jurong Point

Address: 63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-16/17, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648331

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays 11am – 9pm

If you like to keep up to date with Xiaomi latest news, updates and promotions, stay connected through Xiaomi’s Facebook and Instagram.

** Information and pictures courtesy of Xiaomi and APRW **

Singtel CNY – Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!

Chinese New Year (CNY) 2023 is just round the corner, we would be ushering and welcoming the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday 22nd January 2023. Singtel is celebrating CNY with everyone with the release of CNY festive film titled, “Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!”, pointing towards the incoming Year of the Rabbit and how quick-footed technology helps bond people and enriches their modern digital/social media lifestyles – from seamless content streaming to e-gaming. This year’s festive CNY film also highlights Singtel’s commitment to provide prompt, quality service to customers which serves as a key differentiator of its services.

Before we go into this year’s Singtel CNY festive film, do you remember “His Grandfather’s Road“, “My Grandmother’s House” and “The Hunt for the Lucky Tiger“? They are the previous CNY festive short films produced by Singtel and they have chalked up to over 20 million views to date. The message of strengthening bonds with families and friends over CNY has resonated deeply with viewers who found them heartwarming and meaningful.

“Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!” is the 4th instalment in Singtel’s CNY series featuring the well-loved rival families, the Angs and the Huangs. This 5-minute film retains and sustains the same sitcom-style comedy that we are familiar with from the previous CNY festive short films, starting with both families discovering that they have become neighbours.

As one of the earlier residents, the Angs visit the Huangs, and it takes no time for the mothers to start getting competitive over the size of their television sets, before getting excited over the launch of a new K-Drama series streaming that day. The story takes a turn when the internet connection appears to go down and televisions in both homes go blank. Frantic, the families call their respective service providers for help.

 You can now watch “Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!” short film on Singtel TV and various social media channels!

According to a recent report by IMDA, on how telecom service providers handle consumer feedback per 10,000 subscribers for the months of August and September 2022, Singtel has just 0.25 and 0.14 complaints about broadband services and a very low 0.01 and 0.03 complaints for mobile services in August and September respectively.

Singtel was also the quickest to respond to calls on its hotline and live chats among the service providers – with customers waiting an average of only 0.77 minutes in August and 0.33 minutes in September. About 86% and 75% of the complaints received through these channels were resolved within the first 5 days from receipt.

Anna Yip, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Customer service lies at the heart of the Singtel customer experience and this film underscores our commitment to providing personalised, empathetic and accessible service to our customers. While the pandemic saw many consumers turn to digital channels for convenience, we know that our customers still value in-person onsite services when necessary and speedy resolutions to their issues and we are constantly striving to deliver to those expectations. We intend to keep investing in our people and processes to deliver a service quality that sets us apart from the competition.”

Lian Pek, Vice President for Group Strategic Communications and Brand, Singtel, said, “In today’s hyper connected world, technology plays a critical role in connecting people and supporting their digital-first lifestyles. But as played out in our latest festive film, sometimes things don’t go as planned and that’s where a committed service provider makes all the difference. Customers either rave about great service or complain about bad. So customer service has literally become marketing. Our brand promise is built on the delivery of quality customer service and this is certainly one of Singtel’s biggest competitive advantages.”

Singtel’s festive film is accompanied by a real world look at how Singtel staff have supported customers over the years. Among those featured in a separate short video is Mr Tan Lam Liong, who has been with Singtel for 45 years and heads a team that tests all home devices, such as routers and set-top boxes before they are installed in customers’ homes. He also helps with any follow-up issues they may face.

He says, “I love troubleshooting and solving problems. I get a sense of satisfaction when I’m able to resolve a customer’s concerns and they are happy.”

This behind-the-scenes look at Singtel’s customer care team will be released on Singtel’s LinkedIn page.

* Information and photos courtesy of Singtel *

Samsung Singapore Holiday Gift Guide 2022

We are now into the month of December 2022, the final month of year 2022, this is also the festive Christmas season, a time for festive season celebrations, gatherings with family and friends! Time to buy Christmas/Year end holiday season gifts for your family, loved ones and friends. Thinking of which lifestyle technology gadgets, home, entertainment and kitchen appliances to get for your family and loved ones? Let me share with my readers: Samsung Singapore Holiday Gift Guide 2022! Samsung Electronics has a great collection of tech innovations, from earbuds, television, IT solutions and  home appliances to surprise your loved ones with the perfect gift this festive season!

For the Jetsetters

Galaxy Z Flip4 5G (RRP: Starting from S$1,398)

The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G will help you make your holidays even better. Get the perfect #OOTD shot with Flex Mode that give users the flexibility to go hands free for all your content creation. With its upgraded camera, the phone will help capture every holiday moment from high-quality selfies to easy-to-take videos on its Cover Screen.

For Pokémon fans, consider adding on the Pokémon Cover with Ring for Galaxy Z Flip4 5G, exclusively available through the Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Store and Challenger.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 26th December, receive complimentary:

  • 128GB/256GB: Wireless Charger Duo Watch and Flip4 Silicone Cover with Ring, total worth $216
  • 512GB: Galaxy Buds2 (Graphite) and Flip4 Silicone Cover with Ring, total worth $316

While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G (RRP: S$2,188)

A tablet offers a portable powerhouse for those constantly on-the-move. Samsung’s largest tablet to date, the powerful Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G boasts a 14.6-inch screen space for limitless possibilities. With the S Pen, it can do it all: memos, sketches, drawings — it can even turn handwriting into text to keep your ideas flowing even in-transit.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 31st December, receive $190 off and free Bookcover Keyboard (worth $548). Plus enjoy 50% off 2-year Samsung Care+ (worth $100). While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro (RRP: S$328)

Sink into the rhythm as you get-set for your next getaway. Watching movies or listening to music on-the-go does not get any better than when using the Galaxy Buds2 Pro’s Intelligent 360 Audio with enhanced head tracking, which syncs audio with every body movement

Take a well-deserve break on your long-haul flights with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that can help eliminate the drone of the plane’s engines.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 26th December, enjoy $40 off. Plus, receive a free Poké Ball Cover (worth $58), perfect for the Pokémon fans. While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

For Gamers and Home Enthusiasts 

Samsung Odyssey Ark (RRP: S$4,999)

Splurge on your favourite gamer with the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen – the Samsung Odyssey Ark. Featuring a huge rotatable UHD display that enables the fastest reaction times with its 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG), it also comes with the Ark Dial, an exclusive controller which helps gamers navigate to the Game Bar and review in-game statistics without getting distracted.

Galaxy A53 5G (RRP: starting from S$548)

Surprise the budding mobile gamers you love with awesome gaming on the Galaxy A53 5G. With hyperfast 5G connection, 120Hz Super AMOLED display and long-lasting battery life, the Galaxy A53 5G will level up the mobile gaming experience.

Plus, Game Booster tracks your gaming patterns to optimise your device’s battery life, temperature and memory, while blocking background activities and notifications so you won’t lose focus.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 26th December, enjoy $80 off. T&Cs apply.

Samsung Neo QLED 8K QN700B (RRP: Starting from S$5,799)

The Samsung Neo QLED 8K is the ultimate cinematic companion for movie buffs. It provides crystal clear 8K quality with immense depth and sharpness powered by the upscaling technology of the Neural Quantum Processor 8K.

Complement your Neo QLED 8K with a Q-Series Soundbar for the full movie experience at home. With Q-Symphony, the Q series soundbar syncs with your Samsung TV to create an immersive sound for the perfect harmony. It combines and enhances sound through the soundbar’s front, side, and up-firing speakers as well as the TV’s speakers, giving you a new level of acoustic immersion so you can experience content like never before.

Festive Sale Promo:

From now till 5th January 2023, get free HW-Q800B Soundbar worth $1899 via redemption + wall-mounting + 3 months Catchplay. While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

For New Homeowners

Bespoke AirDresser (RRP: S$2,499)

Up the style game with the Samsung Bespoke AirDresser, which sanitises, cleans, and refreshes garments within the sleek bespoke cabinet designed for any space.

The AirDresser is equipped with JetSteam technology to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, along with the Jet Air and Deodorising Filter to effectively remove dust and unpleasant odours on clothes or hard-to-wash items like cushions and toys.

Festive Sale Promo:

Receive $200 UniqGift Vouchers. While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Bespoke Jet™ premium Vacuum Cleaner (RRP: S$1,349)

Help make chores a fun-filled activity for new homeowners with the Bespoke Jet™ premium Vacuum Cleaner. It comes with an All-in-one Clean Station™ which automates dust disposal and recharges the Bespoke Jet™ Vacuum Cleaner at the same time, making emptying the dustbin more hygienic and convenient than before.

Cleaning is now more hygienic with the Multi-layered Filtration System, which traps 99.999% of fine dust and reduces allergens so that only clean air is released. Plus, easily switch between vacuuming and mopping by simply switching to the Spray Spinning Sweeper attachment to give your home a thorough and hygienic clean.

Festive Sale Promo:

Get Jet Dual Brush worth $149 and 5 pieces of Dust Bag worth $30. While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Smart Monitor M8 (RRP: S$1,288)

A screen that just mirrors your device is so yester-year. What if the screen becomes smarter? The 32” UHD display Smart Monitor M8 is a do-it-all smart screen that will provide more than just entertainment; the big screen display also enhances your WFH/e-learning experience and fulfils your gaming needs.

The Smart Monitor M8 now comes in a slimmer profile and a removeable magnetic SlimFit Cam that attaches to the monitor while keeping your desk space neat without any unsightly wire.

Festive Sale Promo:

Enjoy $200 off RRP when you purchase on Samsung Online Store. T&Cs apply.

For the High Performers

Galaxy Z Fold4 5G (RRP: Starting from S$2,398)

The new Galaxy Z Fold4 5G that folds open into a small tablet is perfect gift for high performer to make their day-to-day at work a little bit smoother. Multitasking on Z Fold4 5G is easier than ever, and with the new Taskbar and simple swipe gestures, the user can instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split the screen in half.

And with the S Pen, the user can instantly start jotting down notes without the need to unlock the phone – a truly versatile gadget one could ever wish for.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 26th December, enjoy free memory upgrade: Get 1TB at the price of 512GB (save $360). Plus receive a Galaxy Watch5 40mm BT (worth $448). While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Portable SSD T7 Shield 2TB (RRP: S$459)

The portable SSD T7 Shield is a mighty (yet thoughtful) gift to those who always need more storage.

The super-fast external storage works up to 9.5 times faster than conventional external HDDs, and the rugged design is proven for IP65 rated dust and water resistance and is drop resistant up to 3-metre – giving users superior performance on the go, even in challenging environmental conditions.

Galaxy Watch5 Pro (RRP: Starting from S$698)

Designed for everyday wins, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro offers a comprehensive end-to-end experience that goes beyond fitness activities and into the post-workout, rest, and recovery process.

From hiking to cycling and beyond, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is ready for the challenge thanks to its enhanced Sapphire Crystal and durable titanium casing. Head out for a hike and record and share it with fellow trail-lovers on the Samsung Health app with Route Workout. Stay on track with Track Back to help you get back to where you started with turn-by-turn navigation.

Festive Sale Promo:

From 12th December to 26th December, enjoy $60 off and receive free Wireless Charger Duo Watch and Link Bracelet Titanium Edition (total worth $536). While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

For Party Planner

The Freestyle (RRP: S$1,499)

Big format viewing at home is probably the closes to a movie theatre one could get without leaving the house, especially viewing together with family and friends. Samsung’s portable yet powerful Freestyle can do the magic work.

It can be placed anywhere with its 180? Dynamic Angle, while projecting screens from 30 inches up to an incredible 100 inches. The incredible omni-directional sound is powered by its 360-degree speaker. It’s a Smart TV – Projector – Speaker – all in one.

Festive Sale Promo:

From now till 5th January 2023, get Freestyle case with purchase (worth $99). While stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

Bespoke Refrigerator (RRP: Starting from S$1,949)

Step up your design game with our Bespoke refrigerator to personalise your living space this holiday season.

The Bespoke line-up can be personalised in a plethora of ways to complement different home settings and look, providing more customisation and colour options to help homeowners achieve their personal aesthetics. It is available in the 4-Door Flex, the Bottom Mount Freezer, and the 1-Door Flex, or a combination of the refrigerator types that consumers can mix and match to fit their living spaces. The Bespoke Refrigerator range also offers consumers an array of 8 colours and multiple configurations to choose from to fit their homes.

Festive Sale Promo:

Receive up to $200 worth of UniqGift Vouchers. Applicable for selected Bespoke models, while stock lasts. T&Cs apply.

12th December 2022 12.12 shopping with Samsung!

On 12th December, enjoy merry shopping on Samsung Online Store with exclusive flash deals between 12AM to 12 PM, including promos such as $120 off selected products and 7% off selected products.

Flash deals promos while stocks last. T&Cs apply. For more details, check out the Samsung Online Store.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2022 in advance! Have a great and fun festive season and gatherings with your family, loved ones and friends! Happy Christmas shopping with Samsung!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Samsung Singapore and IN.FOM *

NETS launches NETS Prepaid Card

Network for Electronics Transfers (NETS), Singapore’s leading payment services group recently announced the launch of its NETS Prepaid Card. This is their first “smart” stored-value card for retail and transit. Customers can use this card at over 120,000 acceptance points, making NETS Prepaid Card the stored value card with the largest number of acceptance points locally.

A wide acceptance together with the smart features enabled by NETS App, that makes the NETS Prepaid Card an ideal choice for families looking to better track and manage their household expenses. They also make a perfect gift card that can be tailored to consumers’ preferred value and design. Commuters can also link their NETS Prepaid Card to TransitLink SimplyGo app, this is an initiative to introduce contactless payments on trains and buses through the partnership with various payment schemes, to view their trip details.

Smart and secure contactless payment, with budget tracking capabilities for the family

Customers can link up to 10 cards to one NETS account through the NETS App, they can access features such as topping up on-the-go, locking and requesting refund for remaining stored value for misplaced cards, setting daily spending limits, and monitoring transactions made on each card.

Customers can also easily top up their NETS Prepaid card via the NETS App through various means, which include NETS bank cards. The user’s preferred payment card can also be stored on-file to speed up the process. Once a NETS Prepaid Card has been linked to a NETS account, customers can review the transaction history via NETS App and also configure auto top-up whenever the card balance dips below a certain amount.

Up to S$1,000 daily spending limits can be set for each card, which takes effect immediately and can be changed while on the move, making it an ideal stored value card to help family members and domestic helpers to pay digitally while ensuring that they stay within budget.

In an unfortunate event of the NETS Prepaid Card being misplaced, customers can lock the card with the simple tap of a button on the NETS App, this would help to minimise possible fraud or abuse of this card. Locking and unlocking the card takes effect immediately, there is also an option to permanently terminate the NETS Prepaid Card to refund the stored value.

Lawrence Chan, Group CEO of NETS said, “The NETS Prepaid Card is part of our continued effort to connect communities and empower lives. Families will be empowered to take control of daily expenses as they can provide their dependents and domestic helper with contactless payment options that can be easily tracked. Additionally, this card can be quickly disabled if it is lost. This card is most valuable as it can be used at all NETS acceptance points and mass transit.”

The perfect gift card for family and friends and for retail 

The NETS Prepaid Card is the perfect gift card for family and friends, and for retail shopping too. Customers can spend at any NETS accepting merchants for shopping or for public transport. Customers are also not limited to fixed denominations in their gift cards and they can top up auspicious numbers such as $88, up to a cap of $100 per top-up.

Whether you are buying a nice cup of coffee at a cafe, getting some additional groceries at the supermarket, or a shopping spree at a nearby mall, the universal acceptance of this card means that recipients of the NETS Prepaid gift card can spend it on their preferred options. From S$5, customers can also customise the card face of the their NETS Prepaid Cards at www.customcards.com.sg/nets-prepaid-card/

Hassle-free purchase, smooth public transport travel

Commuters with the NETS Prepaid Card can used it for public transport, allowing them to top up the card on-the-move instead of spending time queuing at physical top-up machines. The NETS Prepaid Card can also be topped up and managed via the NETS App, available on both Apple App Store and Google Play. Through the NETS App, customers can also set up automatic top-ups for the card to ensure that there are always sufficient funds for their daily commute.

Owning a NETS Prepaid Card is simple and easy, there is no minimum age or income requirement, there are no annual subscription fees, no credit checks for the purchase of the NETS Prepaid Card. Consumers can purchase the NETS Prepaid Card t 7-Eleven convenience stores, Buzz, Japan Home, Mustafa, Sir Handphone, TransitLink Ticket Offices at MRT stations and bus interchanges, NETS Customer Service Centre as well as Lazada and Shopee. The card will alos be sold at Sunshine Star and J.B.I Trading from December onwards.

* Information and picture courtesy of NETS and Gloo *

Samsung brings Pokémon-themed accessories to Singapore

Samsung and Pokémon fans in Singapore rejoice, I have great news for you! Samsung brings Pokémon-themed accessories to Singapore, they are a special edition range of Pokémon theme for the Galaxy Z Flip4 5G, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and Galaxy Watch5 Series. Inspired by Pokémon from the Kanto region, the collection features the beloved characters as well as the iconic red-and-white Poké Ball.

The Pokémon Cover with Ring for Galaxy Z Flip4 5G boasts four beloved Pokémon characters. The cover is also embellished with Poké Balls, which adds an adorable spot of colour to the overall aesthetic. The silicone casing protects the smartphone against bumps and scratches and has a ring on the back for a more secure grip and easier handling.

The Poké Ball Cover for Galaxy Buds2 Pro is inspired by the Poké Ball that is bound to turn heads! Just like every trainer needs a Poké Ball for their adventure, the cover is great for users who need a protective cover for their Galaxy Buds2 Pro. It is also compatible with the Galaxy Buds2, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Buds Pro. 

To complete the look, consumers can change out their Galaxy Watch5 with the Poké Ball Watch Strap for Galaxy Watch5, which incorporates a playful design with Poké Balls on the band.

Pricing and Availability

The Pokémon-themed collection will be available in Singapore from 23rd November, exclusively through the Samsung Online Store and Samsung Experience Stores.

Samsung Singapore will also be offering limited-time promotions* from 23rd November to 30th November. Consumers who purchase the Galaxy Buds2 Pro (S$328) will receive a complimentary Galaxy Buds2 Pokémon Cover Edition (worth $58).

*While stocks last.


RRP (incl. GST)

Pokémon Cover with Ring for Galaxy Z Flip4


Poké Ball Cover for Galaxy Buds2 Pro


Poké Ball Watch Strap for Galaxy Watch5


** Information and pictures courtesy of Samsung and IN.FOM **

Singtel brings FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ football action to Singapore

Football fans in Singapore alert! FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is starting soon in November 2022! Singtel brings FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ football action to Singapore as they secured the broadcast rights to bring in the world’s most-watched football event to football fans in Singapore. Singtel will offer comprehensive live coverage of all 64 matches in full high definition through Singtel TV and CAST, its video streaming app, for customers to enjoy non-stop FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ football action from 21st November to 18th December 2022.

There is an exclusive first for the screening of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Singapore, Singtel will be applying network slicing technology for subscribers of its video apps, CAST and Singtel TV GO. Singtel 5G subscribers will enjoy dedicated capacity for video streams via Singtel’s 5G SA network which has since achieved nationwide coverage. With network slicing on the Singtel 5G standalone network, football fans can experience the most stable and superior viewing experience even in high-traffic areas. Whether at home with Singapore’s number one fibre broadband network or on the go, Singtel subscribers can enjoy seamless streaming of the World Cup and not miss a single moment of the exciting action.

Ms Anna Yip, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Since we first brought the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to Singapore, Singtel has sought to enhance the viewing experience of our customers, offering more ways to catch the football action, across our Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO and CAST apps. We are pleased to work with our broadcast partners to bring the action to our football fans over the 28 days. Our customers can expect a seamless and high-quality viewing experience powered by our ultra-fast broadband and 5G network, this time further boosted by network slicing technology, to deliver enhanced connectivity, speed, and capacity. With this year’s World Cup held in Qatar, we believe the favourable time difference will bring even more football fans together to share in the excitement.”

From 30th October to 18th December 2022, customers who re-contract or sign up for any 24-month Singtel TV plan at S$52.90 (1) and above will enjoy the World Cup as a value-added bonus in addition to their favourite channels to Singtel TV such as Jia Le, e-Le, Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Discovery Channel, Vijay TV, Star Gold and Star Plus.

Subscribers will also be able to watch matches on their Singtel TV GO app at no additional cost, allowing them to catch the action on the move.

For customers who wish to watch just the World Cup matches, they can sign up for the early bird promotion of S$98, valid until 6th November 2022, or at the regular price of S$118 thereafter. They can also choose to watch all 64 matches on the go with the CAST app at the same prices.

All the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ football matches will be telecast live on Singtel TV and Singtel TV GO channels 141 and 142, as well as on CAST. Customers can also catch matches via the video-on-demand features on their favourite Singtel platforms.

For more information on Singtel’s World Cup packages, please visit singtel.com/worldcup.


(1) Customers may choose to combine Singtel TV Pack subscriptions so that the total value of the subscriptions amounts to and/or exceeds S$52.90 per month

* Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel *

5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get new iPhone 14 with Circles.Life

Apple fans, it’s the month fo September you know the drill, you know what’s coming! The Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, along with Apple Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro have recently been announced by Apple, for those in Singapore who are looking forward to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, let me share with you iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro information by Circles.Life. Here are 5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get your new iPhone 14 with Circles.Life!

When you pre-order your favourite Apple iPhone 14 from Circles.Life, you can enjoy the following 5 SIRI-ous benefits:

  • Get an exclusive iPhone Ultra-packed Unboxing Kit: The first 200 pre-orders come with an unboxing kit with FREE accessories worth $69.80. Early birds will receive a Moft Snap-on Phone Stand and Wallet (worth $39.90), tempered glass screen protector (worth $29.90) and limited edition Circles.Life stickers – perfect to pair with your brand new phone. 
  • New phone, powered with unlimited data: All iPhone 14 purchases come with 3 months of unlimited data (worth $114*) so you are always connected to your family, friends and loved ones. 
  • Attractive partnerships with Atome and Mobilestop: Get $50 off when you pay with Atome; exclusive to existing Circles.Life customers. In addition, enjoy 10% off all phone accessories from MobileStop outlets** islandwide when you buy from Circles.Life. 
  • Hyper-flexible payment options: Choose up to 36 months payment plans with zero interest so you don’t need to worry about extra charges. 
  • eSIM capability: Seamlessly transfer via eSIM at no extra charges. Quickly transfer an existing cellular plan or get a new one digitally. Since your SIM card can’t be physically removed from the phone and placed in other devices, the eSIM ensures greater device and personal information security for all users. 

You can pre-order the iPhone 14 Pro Max (from $1,799), iPhone 14 Pro (from $1,649), iPhone 14 Plus (from $1,499) and iPhone 14 ($1,299) from Circles.Life here.

Remember to Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On to your family, relatives and friends, these 5 SIRI-ous reasons for you to get the new Apple iPhone 14 with Circles.Life!


  • Price stated is for Number Transfer only. New number registration at +$10/mo.
  • ** Redeemable at MobileStop outlets at Jurong Point, Westgate, Vivocity, Tiong Bahru Plaza, NEX, Waterway Point, Tampines Mall and Northpoint City.

*** Information and picture courtesy of Circles.Life and AKA Asia ***

Zero1 is first MNVO to launch 5G in Singapore

Zero1, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is the first MNVO to launch 5G services in Singapore. They now join Singtel, M1 and StarHub as the only telecommunications companies in Singapore to offer 5G mobile plans. If you are planning to have more options for your 5G mobile plans, there is Zero1 MVNO 5G services for you to check out.

Zero1 employs 5G (1) technology to deliver an exceptional, 5G connected experience. Zero1’s 5G service delivers up to 1Gbps download speeds and is up to 10 times faster than 4G with supported 5G mobile phones. Furthermore, Zero1’s service offers over 95% 5G coverage of the island on launch day.

The two new plans, 60u 5G and 90u 5G, are tailored to provide customers with the best aspects of a 5G service–quality data connectivity, superior bandwidth, and lower latency–wherever they may be in Singapore.

On top of faster speeds and comprehensive coverage, Zero1 customers can rest assured that they will always stay connected with zero limits on data usage. Once they have exceeded the data cap on their plans, they will continue to have access to data at reduced but usable speeds; more importantly, there are no excess charges.

Stuart Tan, CEO and Founder, Zero1, said: “Zero1 takes a zero-compromise approach towards user experience, which is why we offer unlimited data for users who exceed their data cap. With the launch of our 5G network service, we are able to elevate our customers’ experience to the next level with improved download speeds.”

Zero1 5G Price Plans

From now till 31st December 2022, Zero1 has competitively priced 5G plans for you to choose from. Starting from $22.90 (U.P. $24.90) for 60GB of data and $29.90 (U.P. $31.90) for 90GB of data.

Customers who sign up during this period will enjoy this special introductory price for the first 12 months from the point of purchase (2). They will also receive an extra 10GB of free data for 3 months.

Zero1 60u 5G

Zero1 90u 5G

$22.90 /month (U.P. $24.90)

$29.90 /month (U.P. $31.90)

60GB Unlimited Data

(+ 10GB for 3 months launch promo)

90GB Unlimited Data

(+ 10GB for 3 months launch promo)

500 minutes Talk time

(outgoing, local)

800 minutes Talk time
(outgoing, local)

Free incoming calls

Free incoming calls

500 SMS (outgoing, local)

800 SMS (outgoing, local)

Free incoming SMS

Free incoming SMS

Free Caller ID

Free Caller ID

Introductory offer of $22.90 for 12 months

Introductory offer of $29.90 for 12 months


(1) Zero1 employs Non-Standalone (NSA) technology for its 5G networks.

(2) Prices of 60u 5G and 90u 5G plans will revert to $24.90 per month and $31.90 per month respectively after 12 months of usage.

* Information and picture courtesy of Zero1 and Gloo *

MPLSG returns for Season 4 with SGD$100,000 prize pool

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League in Singapore (MPLSG) is back for Season 4 with SGD$100,000 prize pool. The bi-annual event is now open for registrations, the Open Qualifiers opens on 10th August and ends on 18th August 2022. The top two teams from the qualifiers will join the top six teams from Season 3 to from the eight-team league for Season 4.

The local Singapore tournament will see MLBB veterans and homegrown favourites battle it out for a lion’s share of the SGD$100,00 prize pool and a chance to qualify for the M4 World Championship that would be held in January 2023. The qualifiers are open to everyone, so form your gaming/esports squad together and register at MPLSG.GG by 2359hrs, 18th August 2022.

MPLSG has teamed up with Zenway Productions, an award-winning esports broadcasting and events management company that has produced various tournaments and notable events. Zenway will be in charge of MPLSG’s league operations, broadcasting, talent management, and more – to deliver a memorable Season 4.

Jaime Cruz, Esports Lead at MPL Singapore, said: “We’re excited to bring back MPL Singapore Season 4 to local fans and esports professionals. The reception during last season’s playoffs was overwhelmingly positive, and we are looking to deliver more resonant, unique and lasting moments to our fans through offline and online campaigns.”

Lee Jian Ming, Managing Director of Zenway Productions, said: “We are honoured for the opportunity to partner MOONTON Games to run Season 4 and 5 and will work hand-in-hand to pursue our shared vision of building a sustainable, scalable and accessible esports ecosystem in Singapore.”

Top players from MPLSG are often selected to represent Singapore in national esports tournaments. At the recent Southeast Asia Games held in Hanoi in May 2022, 10 medals from eight esports games, including MLBB, were up for grabs. Singapore took a bronze for MLBB at the SEA games and many players representing Team Singapore were professional players from MPLSG.

“Esports is the new sports that is connecting youths of the world. It has gone mainstream and at MPLSG we are both celebrating the glory of esports talents and setting the stage to develop local heroes who will carry the pride of Singapore in national esports competitions,” added Mr. Lee.

MPLSG Season 4 Format

During the MPLSG Season 3 Playoffs, there were over 200+ on-ground participants and community members were there to support the local professional players in their conquest for gold. As for MPLSG Season 4 format, the league will be executed in 3 phases:



Open Qualifiers

 20 – 21 August

Regular Season

 Every Saturday to Sunday, from 3 to 25 September

Playoffs and Grand Finals

 7 to 9 October

The top 6 teams from last Season 3 will be joined by the top 2 teams from the Open Qualifiers held on 20th and 21st August 2022.

Once the eight teams have been finalised, the Regular Season matches will take place every week on Saturday and Sunday, starting on 3rd September 2022 and ending on 25th September 2022. The teams will play each other once in a league format.

The final standings will decide the seedings for the Playoffs, which will be conducted in a Double-Elimination format. For the grand finale, it will be a single-elimination Grand Final with the final 2 teams left standing.

MPLSG Season 4 Prize Pool Breakdown

The winning team will walk away with SGD$30,000 while the 2nd place team will pocket a tidy sum of SGD$15,000. All teams that feature in the regular season are assured of a payout:

  • 3rd – SGD$5,000
  • 4th – SGD$4,000
  • 5th & 6th – SGD$2,500
  • 7th & 8th – SGD$1,500

Teams will also receive prize money for games played during the Regular Season, with bonus incentives for the winners of each match.

The top 2 winners of the league will also qualify for the M4 World Championships held in January 2023 where they will face the best of the world.


MPLSG will be working with Zenway Productions to host Season 4 online and offline. The league is also looking to promote inclusivity and diversity by opening its third-party tournament policy to encourage more partners, brands, and organisers to create or run esports competitions.

For interested parties, they can sign up via https://play.mobilelegends.com/thirdpartytournament/home, with the league providing support through in-game resources or promotional activities, in line with its objective of making #EsportsForEveryone.

Further Information and Links

For more information and to learn more about MPLSG, please visit, follow and subscribe to their social media platforms:









Registration Website


Official Website


For more information on MPL Singapore and Zenway Productions – please visit here.

For Partnership Opportunities, please reach out to esports_partnerships@moonton.com.

* Information and pictures courtesy of MOONTON Games and GLOO *

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd on 10th August 2022 announced the next generation of groundbreaking foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip4 5G and Galaxy Z Fold4 5G at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 launch event. Both devices are now in its fourth generation, both devices provide customisable features, tailored experiences, and upgraded performance that would attract current and new users to the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold family, as the Galaxy Z series continues to break away from convention to deliver new, impactful interactions that enhance your everyday life.

“Samsung Galaxy foldables are built on the foundation of our openness philosophy, enabling new possibilities with complete customisation inside out. Created in collaboration with our world-class partners, the next foldable devices offer unparalleled mobile experiences that meet the needs of our most dynamic users,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics.

“Through our unwavering focus and industry leadership, excitement for the foldables continues to grow. We’ve successfully transformed this category from a radical project to a mainstream device lineup enjoyed by millions worldwide.”

When you touch, feel and observe the Galaxy Z series, you can see Samsung’s dedication to superior craftsmanship, a true testament to the hard work and dedication that they have put in over the years. Every component in both form factors has been thoroughly analysed to deliver a truly optimised experience, ensuring every consumer has a device to fit their needs.

The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G builds on the success of Samsung’s iconic form factor, adding key features, including an upgraded camera experience, a larger battery and expanded customisation, yet they are still maintaining its ultra-compact design.

As for the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G, they open up new possibilities for users by delivering Samsung’s most comprehensive smartphone experience to-date, with its shape-shifting design, immersive displays and PC-like multi-tasking features, in addition to its advanced camera technology and powerful mobile processors.

Galaxy Z Flip4 5G – The Ultimate Self-expression Tool inside and Out

The compact clamshell design Galaxy Z Flip4 5G is the ultimate tool for self-expression, offering unique experiences not available on any other smartphone.


By partially folding Z Flip4 5G to activate FlexCam, you can now shoot hands-free video or capture full group selfies at various angles. They can even be enjoyed on users’ favourite apps. Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Meta, FlexCam is optimised for the most popular social platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.

You can now do more than ever with the Z Flip4 5G by taking high quality selfies right from the Cover Screen by leveraging the main camera with the upgraded Quick Shot. Start high quality video recording in Quick Shot mode and then seamlessly switch to Flex mode to continue recording hands-free without stopping the video – ideal for content creators and vloggers. Users are now able to take selfies in Portrait Mode and see preview in actual photo ratio when using Quick Shot.With an upgraded camera equipped with a 65% brighter sensor powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, photos and videos are crisper and more stable – day or night.

Crafted to go truly hands-free with the Z Flip4 5G, you can do more without opening the phone. Make phone calls, reply to texts, and even control the SmartThings Scene widget, all from the Cover Screen.


Equipped with an expanded 3,700mAH battery, giving the Galaxy Z Flip4 5G more time to capture, watch and connect longer between charges. With Super Fast Charging, now supported on Z Flip4 5G, you can charge up to 50% in around 30 minutes, keeping users connected when they are running low.

With the slimmer hinge, straightened edges, contrasting hazed back glass and glossy metal frames, the design is Samsung’s most refined yet. Users can fully customise the Z Flip4 inside and out, with Galaxy Themes on both Cover and Main Screen to complement their style with custom fonts, icons and designs. Plus, users can create their own Cover Screen with new clock designs and backgrounds in various formats such as images, GIFs and even video.

Galaxy Z Fold4 5G – A Multi-tasking Powerhouse with Ultimate Performance

The Galaxy Z Fold4 5G is Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet. This comes from the results of Samsung Galaxy’s enduring smartphone innovation over the years. The Z Fold4 5G combines Samsung’s collective mobile technology expertise to create a device with increased functionality whether opened, closed, or in Flex mode.

Furthermore, this is the first device to ship with Android 12L, a special version of Android created by Google for large-screen experiences, including foldables.

Multitasking on Z Fold4 5G is easier than ever, you can get more things done on the move. With a new Taskbar providing a layout similar to your PC, it now offers you access to your favourite and recent apps. Multitasking is also more intuitive, thanks to new swipe gestures. You can instantly switch full-screen apps  to pop-up windows or split your screen in half for more ways to multitask.

Samsung’s partnerships with Google and Microsoft take multitasking to the next level. Google apps, including Chrome and Gmail now support drag-and-drop, allowing users to quickly copy and paste links, photos and more from one app to another. With Google Meet, users can now connect with more people while enjoying virtual co-activities, including co-watching videos on YouTube or playing games together on a video call. Microsoft’s full Office suite and Outlook take advantage of the foldable display, providing more information on the screen and faster ways to interact with the content. The multitasking experience is complete with S Pen functionality, enabling on-the-go drawing and note taking with streamlined storage inside the Standing Cover with Pen case.


With an upgraded 50MP wide lens and 30x Space Zoom, you can take stunning photos and videos with the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G. Equipped with a variety of camera modes, including the larger Zoom map activated on Capture View Mode, Dual Preview, and Rear Cam Selfie are custom-built to take advantage of the unique form factor for increased capturing flexibility. And with the larger pixel size, a 23 percent brighter sensor, and enhanced processing power, users can capture clear images even at night.

For the first time in Singapore, the new 1TB version allow the storage for all types of created and downloaded content.

On the 7.6-inch Main Screen, viewing content is even more immersive and distinctive with its brighter screen, a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and a less visible Under Display Camera (UDC) featuring a new scatter-type sub-pixel arrangement. Popular social media apps such as Facebook are optimised for the large-screen experience to make content more enjoyable.

You can also open your favourite streaming entertainment service apps like Netflix and watch hands-free with Flex mode. As for non-optimised apps, users can even control the device without disrupting the content with the new Flex Mode Touchpad, offering accuracy while pausing, rewinding, and playing videos, or zooming in and out of content while the device is in Flex mode.

Gamers would be enjoying their games even more, as the games are snappier too, thanks to the powerful Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and hyper-fast 5G. With a slimmer hinge, lighter weight, and even narrower bezels, the wider screen enables easier one-handed interactions while using the Cover Screen.

Samsung continues its barrier-defying innovation journey to deliver the level of durability consumers expect, both in and out. With our Armor Aluminum frames and hinge cover along with exclusive Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®+ on the Cover Screen and rear glass, Z Flip4 5G and Z Fold4 5G are Samsung’s toughest foldables ever.

Durability of the Main Screen panel is also enhanced thanks to the optimised layer structure, helping to reduce damage from external shock. In addition, both Z Flip4 5G and Z Fold4 5G are equipped with IPX8 water resistance, so users can worry less if they get caught in the rain.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro – Premium Design with the Ultimate Listening Experience

Samsung’s new top-of-the-line earbuds, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro are joining the Galaxy Z series, providing the most immersive wireless audio experiences with a new compact design, and seamless connectivity that is perfect for any aspect of your everyday life.

Here are the key features of Galaxy Buds2 Pro:

  • Superior Hi-Fi 24bit Audio26 , which offers high-dynamic range, just like crystal-clear resolution
  • New Samsung seamless codec27(SSC HiFi), quality music is enabled to transfer without a pause
  • New coaxial 2-way speaker making sounds richer than ever
  • Supports 360 degree positional audio
  • Built-in Dolby Atmos™ support
  • New compact, ergonomic design making it 15% smaller
  • Secure fit engineered to prevent rotation – the perfect fitness companion
  • Powerful ANC to eliminate outside noise
  • Seamlessly switch the audio connection to your phone with a touch of a finger
  • AutoSwitch feature to provide effortless transition from your TV show to taking a call
  • SmartThings Find now makes locating your Buds2 Pro fast and easy

Galaxy for the Planet

Since the launch of the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung has incorporated recycled materials not just in their packaging, but also in the hardware of their new products. These are the first steps in Samsung’s Galaxy for the Planet initiative, which includes their continued incorporation of recycled plastics and the creation of new materials in partnership with leading sustainability partners.

Samsung continues to pursue innovations in sustainable manufacturing, they are proud to announce that more than 90% of the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro is made with recycled materials. The new Galaxy Z series also incorporates ocean-bound plastics into key components and 100% recycled paper for its packaging.

Samsung also reduced volume of the packaging up to 58% compared to the first-generation Galaxy foldables. This equates to an avoidance of approximately 10,000 tons of carbon emissions from transportation this year.

“Samsung is taking consistent and impactful actions that help protect people and the planet. We marry sustainability and innovation in everything we do,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “I am proud of our progress to date. At the same time, it’s been a humbling experience that enables us to continue on our journey towards achieving our sustainability vision with even more conviction and rigor than before.”

Colours and Variants – Create Your Own Bespoke Galaxy

An exciting range of colours and variants awaits you to create your own bespoke Galaxy. The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G complements users’ styles with premium designs in legacy colours: Bora Purple and Graphite, and new colours: Pink Gold and Blue.

The expanded Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Bespoke Edition is now available in Singapore, offering glass colours and frame options, providing customers 75 combinations to choose from, allowing customers to completely control the look of their device.

The Galaxy Z Fold4 5G is offered in refined colours that include Graygreen, Beige and Phantom Black. There is one more option for you to choose from, the Galaxy Z Fold4 5G is available in Burgundy and additional storage capacity up to 1TB, exclusively on Samsung Online Store.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in three all-new soft and neutral hues that perfectly complement with the new foldables – Graphite, White, and Bora Purple.

Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy Z Flip4 5G and Galaxy Z Fold4 5G will be available in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am, at local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Official Store in Lazada, Shopee and Amazon, and major consumer electronics & IT stores.

The respective recommended retail prices for the devices are as follow:

Model Colour Built-in Memory[5] RRP

(including GST)

Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Bora Purple, Graphite,
Pink Gold and Blue
128GB $1,398
256GB $1,498
512GB $1,748
Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Bespoke Edition* 75 possible variations 256GB $1,548
Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Graygreen, Beige, Phantom Black and Burgundy[6]* 256GB $2,398
512GB $2,578
1TB* $2,938

* Available exclusively on Samsung Online Store.

The following Galaxy Z Flip4 5G and Galaxy Z Fold4 5G accessories will also be available to complement the devices:

Accessory Device Model Colour RRP (including GST)
Clear Slim Cover Galaxy Z Flip4 5G $38
Clear Cover with Ring Galaxy Z Flip4 5G $58
Silicone Cover with Strap Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Black, White $68
Silicone Cover with Ring Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Navy, Pink, Arctic Blue, Khaki, Lavender $68
Flap Leather Cover Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Black, Peach, Arctic Blue $128
Silicone Grip Cover Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Black, White $78
Slim Standing Cover Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Black, Sand $78
Leather Cover Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Black, Moss Gray $118
Standing Cover with Pen Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Black, Moss Gray, Sand $128
Note Package

(Standing Cover with Pen + 25W Travel Adapter)

Galaxy Z Fold4 5G Black $138

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro and Galaxy Watch5 will be available in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am at local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), Samsung Online Store, Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Official Store in Lazada and Shopee, major consumer electronics & IT stores, Tangs and Takashimaya.

The respective recommended retail prices for the devices are as follow:

Model Colour Connectivity RRP (including GST)
Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm Black Titanium, Grey Titanium LTE $798
Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm Black Titanium, Grey Titanium Bluetooth $698
Galaxy Watch5 44mm Graphite, Sapphire, Silver LTE $598
Galaxy Watch5 44mm Graphite, Sapphire, Silver Bluetooth $498
Galaxy Watch5 40mm Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver LTE $548
Galaxy Watch5 40mm Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver Bluetooth $448

For more information on Galaxy Z Flip4 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4 5G and Galaxy Buds2 Pro visit:

** Information courtesy of Samsung Electronics **

***Photos shot with Canon EOS R7 review camera – A TGH Photography x Canon EOS R7 Explorer Series Production***