BMW Malaysia Introduces The Newest Member: The 8

These new Sensational Sports Car boasts outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state of the art luxury and exceptional innovation.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia with The 8

BMW Group Malaysia introduced The 8, the newest member to the premium automaker’s portfolio of luxury vehicles.

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Developed on the race track to achieve supreme agility, precision, and poise, The 8 combines powerful engine with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system and BMW EfficientLightweight design measures – set to introduce new benchmarks in the luxury coupe segment.

“At the BMW Group, we’ve always had our sights on the future, and the First Generation BMW 8 Series is testimony to that. First introduced in 1989, the luxurious sports coupe was bold and ahead of its time in terms of performance, innovation and luxury. It was the first BMW vehicle to introduce electronic drive-by-wire throttle, Dynamic Stability Control and Integral Active Steering with the use of multi-link rear axle technology. Three decades on, we have taken the future-looking legacy of the BMW 8 Series and we are bringing this luxurious sports coupe into the modern era to set standards for the future.” said Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.

The 8 is introduced in the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe variant, boasting outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury, exceptionally advanced equipment features when it comes to display and control technology, driver assistance and connectivity.

The exterior design of The 8 demonstrates a modern form of sporting appeal with a new styling language focusing on clarity, modernity and emotional engagement. The car’s low-slung design, an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the rear with distinctive ‘double-bubble’ contouring, a long wheelbase and wide track widths are the defining visual elements of The 8’s proportions.

The latest V8 engine with incredible power delivery and acoustics also debuts in the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, serving prodigious power delivery and an equally impressive soundtrack, which is further enhanced by the flap-controlled sports exhaust system.

A new design language for sporting appeal.

Everything about The 8’s appearance convey pure dynamism and turns the luxury coupe into a sports car brimming with passion and character. Onlookers will be greeted by the trademark hexagonal kidney grille with its elements framed by a single-piece surround. The 8 comes standard with the BMW Laserlight – the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date.

The side view is dominated by a dramatic interplay of surfaces using sleek character lines to trace the flow of the air exiting the Air Breathers. Whilst the surfaces curve inwards of the far side of the front wheels, they flare outwards again above the rear wheels. This combines with the strikingly tapered glasshouse to create a muscular shoulder line. At the rear, the interplay of horizontal and diagonal lines emphasises the car’s width and low centre of gravity. The LED taillights add to this effect by extending deep into the flanks. Twin exhaust tailpipes with a trapezoidal contour are positioned on either side of the rear apron’s lower section.

The BMW M performance model is instantly recognisable by its exclusive exterior appointments in Cerium Grey, an M rear spoiler and illuminated door sills bearing the model name. It comes standard with an additional front spoiler to minimise the lift that occurs at the front axle at high speeds.

The 8 comes with exceptionally powerful 19” M Sport brakes along with blue painted M callipers. The standard specification for the BMW M850i xDrive coupe also includes 20” M light-alloy wheels in y-spoke style 728 M with mixed tyres. Specifically with the choice of the Sunset Orange exterior colour offering, the option for wheels in the Style 728 M in Jet Black are available.

BMW’s trademark Hofmeister kink has also been updated to a tightly-angled version. Carried over from the concept car, The 8 features the ‘double-bubble’ which mimics the rush of air rearwards along the roof at high speeds. To reduce the aerodynamic drag of The 8’s streamlined body, it has an almost fully sealed underbody, active air flap control with adjustable kidney grille slats and Air Curtains including Air Breathers.

The modern and minimalistic exterior design language is continued inside the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, creating a relaxingly luxurious ambience. All lines point lengthways, automatically directing the gaze to the front and emphasising the focus on sporty driving. All control elements are clearly arranged. A concise surface design lets the high-quality materials really stand out. The use of trim finishers, for instance, is restricted to the sports car-style transition between the centre console and the instrument panel.

In addition to multifunction seats and the M leather steering wheel, the M Sport package include an anthracite BMW Individual headliner, M pedals, M driver’s footrest and special floor mats to inject the cabin with distinctly sporty flair.

The newly developed sports seats are upholstered as standard in Merino leather. The fulled leather trim for the door shoulders and instrument panel is also standard. Thanks to the low seating position of both rear seats, it has been possible to design the head restraints as an integral part of the backrests. The rear backrest can be split 50:50 as standard and folded down to increase the capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

For the first time ever, active seat ventilation is also made available where the cooled air is sucked in from the interior then guided along the body to the seats’ built-in fans for particularly effective temperature control of the seat cushions and backrests.

Formidable power generates supreme dynamic performance.

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Vivo V15Pro Unveils Cutting-Edge Tech to Rev Up the Mobile Experience

Vivo finally unveiled the all-new V15Pro smartphone in Malaysia.

3. L-R Vivo Brand Ambassador Janna Nick, Vivo Malaysia CEO Mike Xu and Vivo Brand Ambassador Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza launch the V15 Series smartphone

The V15Pro is Vivo’s first model after the NEX to incorporate the industry’s first Elevating Front Camera. It packs upgraded AI technology, bringing consumers a stunning full-screen smartphone with an intelligent personal assistant that understands and anticipates their needs.

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Vivo once again is breaking new ground by elevating the mobile experience with this latest affordable V series addition that packs in many high-end technologies that usually feature in only the most premium phones.

In addition to the Elevating Front Camera, the V15Pro includes cutting-edge technologies like its AI Triple Camera that takes pro-photography on the smartphone to another level, plus In-Display Fingerprint Scanning.

“Innovation is one of our core values. Aside from the industry’s first Elevating Front Camera which gave us the ultimate bezel-less display, we are always looking to bring other game-changing features, such as higher-quality cameras and smarter AI services that transport the mobile experience to a new dimension.” Said Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Vivo Malaysia.

“The V15Pro is a clear example of our commitment to bringing advanced products to consumers from all around the world and from all walks of life.”

Elevating Front Camera Makes Possible Super AMOLED Ultra FullView™ Display

Taking inspiration from the groundbreaking NEX, V15Pro carries the same Elevating Front Camera, but better. V15Pro comes with a staggering 32MP Front Camera to capture even better selfies with unrivalled clarity. Vivo has further upgraded the mechanics of the Elevating Front Camera in V15Pro. Design enhancements also ensure the camera is sturdy enough to withstand daily wear-and-tear.

The innovative Elevating Front Camera which first debuted at MWC 2018 as a concept and was featured in the first NEX has effectively created the ideal full-screen display without compromising on photo quality or camera position. With the elimination of the notch, V15Pro now has a staggering 91.64% screen-to-body ratio, creating an unprecedented immersive viewing experience for gaming and video viewing. The Super AMOLED Ultra FullView™ Display on the V15Pro now has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and is 6.39 inches diagonally. Its side and top bezels have been reduced to a razor-thin 1.75mm and 2.2mm respectively.

Capture the Perfect Shot with a Stunning AI Triple Camera

V15Pro comes with AI-embedded solutions that take the mobile photography experience to the next level. With an AI Triple Camera, V15Pro allows consumers to take photos with stunning clarity and a wider perspective.

Users can easily capture professional-grade photos with a snap, thanks to the 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor , 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera, and 5MP Depth Camera. The “four-in-one pixel” technology in the main rear camera combines four pixels into one large pixel to deliver high-quality 12MP photos even in the dark. The AI Super Wide-Angle Camera can expand up to 120 degrees , capturing more people and fuller landscape shots.

This powerful hardware is complemented with AI to make professional photo-taking a breeze. Borrowing from V11, V15Pro is equipped with AI photography features including AI Face Beauty and AI Portrait Framing. The all-new AI Super Night Mode makes shaky night shots a thing of the past, as consumers can now capture amazing night scenery without a tripod or a DSLR camera.

AI Super Night Mode can instantly take multiple photos at different exposures. It then brilliantly combines them to greatly improve brightness and clarity, meaning night scenes can now be captured with a high level of detail and stability.

With the all-new AI Body Shaping feature, users can now look naturally perfect by adjusting every aspect of the body such as the waist and legs – users will no longer need to use photo-editing applications to look their best.

In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology Brings Out the Best in Sleek Design

V15Pro also incorporates Vivo’s popular In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, which is now in its 5th generation with higher fingerprint pixel density and more sophisticated algorithms allowing consumers to unlock their phones in a more secure and intuitive manner.

Without a physical fingerprint pad, the sleek back cover adopts a unique Spectrum Ripple Design in Topaz Blue or Coral Red, that reflect different shades at different angles, complementing the futuristic innovations housed within V15Pro.
AI-Powered Performance for a Smoother and more Intuitive Experience

Vivo’s AI has made another leap forward, with a more powerful Jovi, the personal assistant that understands your needs and desires better than ever.

The brand-new AI-powered Jovi Image Recognizer has access to almost 100 mainstream e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Zalora, so it can easily search through databases of over half a billion products for you. With a simple scan, you can now directly locate the product you need and enjoy futuristic AI shopping.

Simply use the new Smart Button on the side of V15Pro to release the power of AI. One press activates the Google Assistant, while two calls the Jovi Image Recognizer into action. It’s easy, intuitive, and fast. V15Pro also has its own customised voice commands developed in partnership with Google to answer to your needs. Whether you want to activate AI Face Beauty, clean up phone memory, or search for food pictures in your album, just utter the command and V15Pro will do it for you immediately.
Avid gamers will love the upgraded Game Mode 5.0. It comes with the new Competition Mode that allocates system resources to prioritise game performance, and Dual-Turbo, which reduces frame-drop by 300% and increases smooth gameplay.

V15Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 675AIE Octa-core processor with 6GB RAM + 128 ROM, ensuring ultra-smooth performance. Consumers can also have peace of mind that their phone will be up and running at all times thanks to Vivo’s latest Dual-Engine Fast Charging technology, which tops the V15Pro up to about a quarter of power in just 15 minutes.

Availability

V15Pro in Topaz Blue and Coral Red will be available for pre-order, which comes with a complimentary gift box in Malaysia from 26 February to 1 March 2019 via its roadshows at select locations, Vivo Concept Stores, authorised dealers and collaboration partners.

Additionally, Vivo will also be holding a V15 Pro Superday Sale on 2 March 2019 at Sunway Pyramid (Blue Concourse) where early birds will received a complimentary DJI Spark selfie drone (on a first come first serve basis) and a Vivo gift box.

The public is also encouraged to take part in the exciting contest and giveaways that will be held on Vivo’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VivoMalaysia).

Stay tuned for more information on Vivo V15Pro Superday Sale on 2nd March 2019.

PUBG MOBILE Tournament in 2019

PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship 2018 was first introduced to facilitate the PUBG MOBILE community in Malaysia which plays a large part as the root of the esports ecosystem due to its overwhelming registered players’ growth. PMNC 2018 is a PUBG MOBILE national championship sponsored by Vivo in Malaysia.
PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship (PMNC) 2018 finale, which was held early this year, was broadcasted in English and Bahasa Malaysia. It garnered up to 2.2 million views on its live streams. At the same time, estimated 2,000 fans and supporters came down to Sunway Velocity Mall to witness the event live.

Following the success of Vivo’s PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship (PMNC) in 2018, Vivo’s PUBG Mobile Tournament will return at a larger scale and more attractive prizes! This year, Vivo will be collaborating with Tencent in the PUBG MOBILE e-sport tournament. The tournament sets to commence in March 2019.

HUAWEI nova 4 Released On Valentine’s Day

HUAWEI Celebrates the Love with one of the Best AI Entertainment  #nova4you

HUAWEI nova fans waiting for the balloon drop to win exciting prizes

After much anticipation, the HUAWEI nova 4 is now officially available for purchase in Malaysia. Enthusiastic HUAWEI supporters were seen lining up hours before the start of the sale, situated at the HUAWEI nova 4 roadshow in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, to get their hands on a device that boasts cutting-edge premium-design and AI technology.

With features that include an improved photography experience and revolutionary AI technology, the new HUAWEI nova 4 were quickly snapped up throughout the sales event. The early bird definitely catches the worm as the first 50 customers got their hands on the devices grabbed up to RM600 in freebies that consisted of a FREE Bluetooth headset, and a special Valentine’s Day edition of the HUAWEI A2 Band.

Joining in the fun and excitement was HUAWEI nova Malaysia’s ambassador, Hannah Delisha, who mingled with fans and customers throughout the event.

“The HUAWEI nova 4 packs a punch with its AI-supported features such as the Triple AI Camera, AI Smart Video Editing, and AI Beautification. It is a device that embodies the millennial generation who are fond of participating in trendy lifestyles. It’s remarkable to see the support from our fans who have lined up to be the first in Malaysia to own the HUAWEI nova 4 – it definitely proves the devices’ popularity and timely availability.”

First in line to purchase the phone was Tan Xin Wei who started lining up at 7am. Mr Tan, who has always been a HUAWEI nova fan said:

“The HUAWEI nova Series has always been one that excites and intrigues me because the features help to complement my lifestyle. The AI-enhanced features also allow me to have fun especially when I am with family and friends as they are a definite conversation starter.”

Amazing nova Search winners

The Amazing nova Search commences

Adding to the buzz of the sales launch, consumers were also able to join the ‘Amazing nova Search’ – a test of agility and wit – to stand a chance to win one of eight HUAWEI nova 4s. More than 100 participants raced through the mall to search for four ‘HUAWEI nova Special Agents’ to collect cards that spelled the word ‘nova’. They then had to head back to the starting point before the cut off time to find out if they were one of the lucky eight winners.

According to Carlson Leong, Retail Director of HUAWEI Malaysia,:

“Being a phone that’s made for the youth, we wanted to do more than just a typical sales launch. We believe that providing opportunities for consumers and fans to have fun and interact with one another is vital as well. Activities such as the ‘Amazing nova Search’ allow us to do just that with some fun. Those who participated in the events that include a balloon drop later that night will also have a story to tell when showing off their new HUAWEI nova 4.”

Those who are still interested to participate in the Amazing nova Search can do so as it will continue at the following venues across Malaysia:

  1. IOI City Mall, Putrajaya 16th February 2019 ERA 11.00am 12noon
  2. Queensbay Mall, Penang 17th February 2019 ERA 11.00am 12noon
  3. AEON Kinta City, Perak 17th February 2019 ERA 2:00pm 3:00pm
  4. Plaza Angsana, Johor Bahru 23rd February 2019 ERA 10:00am 11:00am
  5. Mahkota Parade, Melaka 23rd February 2019 ERA 5:00pm 6:00pm
  6. AEON Kota Bahru, Kelantan 23rd February 2019 Gegar 11.00am 12noon
  7. Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu 2nd March 2019 ERA 11.00am 12noon
  8. Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur 2nd March 2019 Hitz & ERA 11.00am 12noon

Joining in the celebrations for the month of love

As a special treat in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, HUAWEI also organised a memorable balloon drop where lucky customers stood a chance to win more than 2,000 prizes and vouchers worth up to RM150,000, including one unit of the Huawei nova 4, Huawei vouchers, as well as vouchers from nova VIP partners, Zalora and HappyFresh. Those who joined in the fun included fascinated couples who had a fun time popping the heart shaped balloons that fell from above.

Retailing at a price of RM1,899, the HUAWEI nova 4 is made for the youth and embodies the millennial generation of today who are fond of participating in trendy lifestyles. Equipped with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and over-a-day 3,750mAh battery life, it is available in two fashionable colorways in Malaysia: Crush Blue evokes a sense of mystery with a tinge of romance; and the Black exudes understated class. The device can be purchased at all HUAWEI Experience Stores, display zones, authorized dealers and major telco companies.

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HONOR 10 LITE, The First Ever Dewdrop Design

Yes, it is officially in Malaysia NOW!

HONOR’s latest device that comes with the brand’s first ever dewdrop design and a 24MP AI-front camera.

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Priced accessibly at RM749, those interested can purchase the new HONOR 10 Lite in Sky Blue and Midnight Black colors exclusively on HONOR Malaysia’s official Lazada store and hihonor.com/my starting 10AM on the 9th of January.

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Fans can also look forward to the 3+64GB higher spec models which comes in Shiny Red and Sapphire Blue. Priced at RM799, these two models will be made available in Malaysia at a later date.

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Additionally, HONOR’s latest Band 4 series was also introduced at the launch event. The HONOR Band 4 is priced at RM149, while the HONOR Band 4 Running costs RM79 – both of which will be on sale on the same day and time on hihonor.com/my. Those who are keen to purchase are urged to act quickly as the HONOR Band 4 series come in limited quantities.

Zhao Zhiwei, Head of HONOR Malaysia, said,

“To welcome a brand new year, we are proud to introduce a new stylish model to Malaysian shores. We want to usher in the year on a positive note and we hope that this is a good indication of more to come from us to our Malaysian fans this year.”

HONOR’s ‘Lite’ series is in its own trendsetting league. Equipped with one of the most stylish and unique gradient-colored back designs ever produced, this fashionable series is a product of the latest trend and state-of-the-art smartphone technology, a truly perfect device made for Malaysians.”

Keeping you #24HrInStyle

Following our devotion towards selfie photography in the HONOR 9 Lite and HONOR 10, the HONOR 10 Lite pushes the boundaries of taking selfies even further.

  • HONOR 10 Lite’s AI technology levels up the selfie game with eight real-time scenario recognition. The AI-powered algorithm identifies different scene types instantly, allowing the camera to enhance your facial features and the background by modifying the exposure time. Supported by 3D facial recognition and AI beauty functions, the device can customize beauty effects based on your age, gender and skin tone, only exposing the best and most beautiful version of you in every shot.
  • Like its predecessors, its 4-in-1 light fusion technology allows the HONOR 10 Lite to capture more light in low-lit conditions. The 3D portrait lighting offers five different lighting effects, making every shot a cover shot.
  • The HONOR 10 Lite comes with a chipset that might sound familiar to everyone – the Kirin 710, which is a 64-bit octa-core mid-range performance mobile chipset. Its rear design is made from eight layers of shimmering material for a dazzling visual effect. The vibrant gradient color choices include the newly introduced Sky Blue, Sapphire Blue, Shiny Red and classic Midnight Black inspired by the light and color of the sky at different times of the day
  • Furthermore, the HONOR 10 Lite is equipped with the latest GPU Turbo 2.0 update and EMUI 9.0 operating system to further boost its graphic-processing capabilities within a 2340 x 1080p FHD display screen. These features allow the HONOR 10 Lite to perform better and enhances productivity, while being powered by a 3400mAh battery for long-lasting device usage.

HONOR’s First Dewdrop

Influenced by the latest trend, the HONOR 10 Lite is the first HONOR device to spot a dewdrop design which allows for a larger screen-to-body ratio at 90% and a 19.5:9 bezel-less display.

Personalize Every Running Experience

Also launched along with the HONOR 10 Lite are the HONOR Band 4 and HONOR Band 4 Running.

The HONOR Band 4 is your trusted health companion which comes with a multisport function. It also recognize swim strokes, record swimming speed, distance, calories, and more! Featuring a full touch screen display made entirely of 2.5 D glass, the HONOR Band 4 watch face is sturdy and resistant to scratches. Explore a variety of workout types available to cater to your fitness needs such as outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor walking, outdoor cycling, swimming and many others!

The HONOR Band 4 Running on the other hand, is designed to be versatile so you can switch between two different wearing modes instantly – use the wrist mode for a trendy look, or turn your running shoes into a smart workout companion; attach the band body to your shoe buckle to switch to Foot mode. Make running personal with the HONOR Band 4 running, built with the new six-axis sensor and an upgraded running posture monitoring algorithm which raises the accuracy of running distance measured to over 95%.

The HONOR Band 4 comes in Black while the Band 4 Running comes in Red and Green, with both sold exclusively on hihonor.com/my.

Grab it while it’s Hot

The HONOR 10 Lite will start selling exclusively on HONOR Malaysia’s official flagship store on Lazada and hihonor.com/my.

To further increase the excitement, HONOR is offering the HONOR 10 Lite at a crazy price of RM 699 for all purchases made on 9 January 2019 via HONOR Malaysia’s official flagship store on Lazada and hihonor.com/my.

But wait, there’s more! Orders made only via HONOR Malaysia’s official flagship store on Lazada will be entitled to express delivery* and consumers who purchase the device before 1pm on 9 January will receive the device on the same day. Orders between 1.00pm – 11.59pm however, will receive packages the following day.

*Limited to the first 500 deliveries in Klang Valley only.

Don’t miss out! Stay tuned to HONOR Malaysia’s official flagship store on Lazada via https://www.lazada.com.my/shop/official-honor-store/ or drop by http://hihonor.com/my for more exciting updates and deals that are coming with the HONOR 10 Lite.
Watch out for the massive line-up of HONOR 10 Lite’s first sales deals, tips & tricks to taking attractive selfies and more, courtesy of HONOR Malaysia, to give you the most holistic perfect 10 selfie experience.

For more information on the launch of the HONOR 10 Lite, HONOR Band 4 and Band 4 Running, or HONOR Malaysia, please visit HONOR’s official e-commerce website and information portal at http://hihonor.com/my, or drop by their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HonorMY/ for more exciting updates.