‘Lick It, Crunch It’ to Enjoy Creamy Crunchy Eperience with Oreo Chocolate Coated

It tastes wonderful, creamy yet crunchy and you will feel good when eating them!

Oreo Stays Playful with the Launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated - [L-R] Mico Chia, Brand Manager, Oreo, Simon Crowther, Senior Marketing Manager, Biscuits and Snacks (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand), Arpan Sur, Associat

Oreo, the world’s leading biscuit brand under confectionary powerhouse Mondelēz International, introduces its latest product variant to the Malaysian market, the Oreo Chocolate Coated.

Oreo Stays Playful with the Launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated - The All-New Oreo Chocolate Coated - Photo by RMi Photography

The new Oreo Chocolate Coated is a collaboration between Mondelēz International’s two favourites brands, which are Oreo and Cadbury Dairy Milk.

The iconic crunchy Oreo cookie is coated with the smooth and creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, creating a creamy and crunchy texture, giving way to a more enhanced and indulgent eating experience.

Oreo Chocolate Coated also brings forth an all-new twist on the iconic “Twist, Lick, Dunk” eating ritual. With the Oreo cookie being coated in Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, a new eating ritual “Lick It, Crunch It” is introduced for the Oreo Chocolate Coated. Now, the iconic cookie not only provides its loyal fans a new way to indulge in their favourite cookie, but also challenges them to always be ready to try something new.

Speaking at the launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated, Simon Crowther, Senior Marketing Manager, Biscuits and Snacks (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand), said

Oreo Stays Playful with the Launch of Oreo Chocolate Coated - Guests taking pictures at the Oreo 3D photo wall - Photo by RMi Photography

“We wanted to create a product that breaks free from the conventional mold of our other product variations, while still ensuring that it is something our consumers would turn to whenever they feel in need of a snack. As a brand that prides itself on its playfulness, we believe that the introduction of Oreo Chocolate Coated will inspire our consumers to stay playful in their ways of coming up with more creative and fun ways of indulging in the Oreo Chocolate Coated”.

This latest product variant first launched overseas in regions such as South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and India and was very warmly received.

Made in Egypt, the Oreo Chocolate is now making its debut in the South East Asian market, with Malaysia being the first to host a media launch.

The new Oreo Chocolate Coated is now available in chocolate aisles and checkout counters, retailing nationwide at RM2.70.

Mondelēz International leads the future of snacking with their tagline “Snacking Made Right” which aims to inspire consumers to snack right — with the right snacks, made the right way, at the right moment. Mondelēz International believes in always thinking ahead by innovating boldly with speed and excellence in order to ensure that they stay ahead of market demand and their consumers.

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DELL Technologies Unified Workspace Revolutionises New Way People Work

This new platform integrates software, services and hardware together to make the future of work a reality.

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As the future-of-work concept becomes a reality for organisations worldwide, employees demand the flexibility to work, collaborate and innovate anytime, anywhere and in any way they want.

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Businesses must provide this type of environment to attract new talent and keep their current employees engaged, productive and secure with devices personalised for their needs. Yet IT departments are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience as they spend the majority of their time mired in run-the-business tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting.

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Dell Technologies introduces Unified Workspace to help IT transform the end-user experience.

This visionary approach to end-user computing will give workers a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace will revolutionise the way IT admins assist and enable their end users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support through flexible, scalable services and solutions that integrate with any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud environment.

“IT departments today still struggle with basic tasks like PC deployment, help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting, and are often unable to focus on transformative initiatives for employee experience. What they need is a solution that gives employees a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace platform does just that – enabling IT admins to assist and enable their end-users with device selection, deployment, security, management and support in any customer environment, regardless of OS, device and cloud preference.”explained KT Ong, Country Manager – Malaysia, Dell Technologies.

Enabling IT to empower workers

Dell Technologies Unified Workspace helps make customers’ workforce transformation a reality by allowing IT to streamline time-consuming, complex, yet critical tasks with capabilities that provide visibility, insights and automation. The integrated platform allows customers to begin wherever they need the most help – whether it’s in the selection process or deployment or even security or management – and then move to the next priority until they have the full Unified Workspace experience to enable IT and empower workers.

Modernising PC deployment and management from the cloud

Traditional PC lifecycle management (PCLM) is high-touch, expensive and does not scale to increasingly mobile and remote workers. With VMware Workspace ONE as the backbone of Dell Technologies Unified Workspace, customers can utilise unified endpoint management technology to modernise how they deploy, manage and secure their Dell devices.

Once a device is deployed, unified endpoint management capabilities from Workspace ONE make it possible for customers to move beyond traditional PCLM with cloud policy management, streamlined application delivery, automated patching and improved device health monitoring and diagnostics. Workspace ONE delivers a unified, digital workspace experience as employees can seamlessly access any native, SaaS or internal application with single sign on from any device.

Through our integration with Microsoft, customers will benefit from Microsoft 365, Workspace ONE, and Dell Provisioning and Deployment Services seamlessly enabling world-class, modern IT deployment and end-user productivity.

Transforming selection and deployment with insightful data

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The Highly Popular Mi 9 Family: Mi 9T Is Now in Malaysia

This highly popular flagship Mi 9 Family  is available at starting price of RM 1199, Mi 9T features the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 Mobile Platform, AI 48MP triple camera, and a mesmerizing flame-inspired glass back

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Mi 9T will be available from 25th June 2019. The device sports the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 Mobile Platform, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup.

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“We can say with confidence that Mi 9T has set a new benchmark for smartphones in its price range. Mi 9T addition to the Mi 9 series brings key features such as a massive 4000mAh battery, true full screen display and the best-in-class Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform. We are demonstrating our philosophy of bringing innovation to every Malaysian consumer at honest prices.” said Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore.

He continues,

“We are also proud to announce that Malaysia is the very first market in Southeast Asia to introduce the Mi 9T. We are always thankful for the great support we have been getting from Malaysian Mi fans and customers. As a token of our appreciation, we want them to experience the Mi 9T first.”

Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 with an increasing CPU and GPU performance

Mi 9T features the best-in-class Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform, offering an increase of 35 percent for CPU performance, and of 10 percent for GPU, as well as twice the AI performance, compared to its predecessor SnapdragonTM 710– all enabled an octa-core KryoTM 470 chip processor based on the 8nm process for extreme power efficiency, along with the 4th generation AI smart engine for delivering powerful AI performance.

The smartphone comes with the new Game Turbo 2.0 for an ultimate gaming experience by optimizing touch response, display, sound quality, network and in-game calls. Touch response rate goes up to 180Hz, while click and touch response times are reduced to about 70 milliseconds, the new Mi 9 family member is able to offer an esports-level gaming experience.

AMOLED Full Screen Display and unique curved glass back with flame design

Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen without a notch, the display of Mi 9T supports Reading and Sunlight mode 2.0, low-brightness color grayscale optimization, and 256-scale eye protection technology, delivering an incredible immersive viewing experience. It has also received low-blue-light eye protection certification by Germany’s VDE Testing and Certification Institute. By adopting an elegant pop-up selfie solution, Mi 9T is able to achieve a true full screen display.

Mi 9T applies a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back. The combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone an incredibly comfortable hand-feel.

The device is equipped with the 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint technology. The dual optimization of hardware and software significantly improves the fingerprint recognition rate and speed.

48MP triple camera and 20MP pop-up front camera

Offering an AI triple camera setup, Mi 9T features a main 48MP camera with a 1/2″ Sony flagship IMX 582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to form large 1.6μm pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.

In addition to the 48MP main camera, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8 degree field of view, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The options offered by the combination of these three lenses can cover most settings, delivering an SLR-like photography experience.

Mi 9T sports a 20MP pop-up front-facing camera with a sapphire glass cover. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effects and is accompanied by one of six sound effects. The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status.
Group selfies taken with the panorama feature, which allows panning the 20MP selfie camera, will let you include all your friends in a single shot.

4000mAh large battery, NFC and Hi-Res Audio certification

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JOHNSONS Introduces New Johnson’s Ultra Gentle For Babies

Malaysian moms’s No. 1 choice, JOHNSON’S pushed the envelope of gentleness for baby by introducing the New JOHNSON’S: a range of baby products with Ultra Gentle formulas that contain 0% parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes and designed to be irritation free for baby and toddlers’ delicate and developing skin.

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New JOHNSON‘S is more than a reformulation exercise, it represents a reinvention of the total JOHNSON’S baby care range from the user or parents’s [perspective. It is also created with the brand’s 125 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge in baby skin and manufacturing science.

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To create the New JOHNSON’S range of products, we put parents at the center, listening to more than 26,000 parents from around the world and paired their feedback with the latest science to shape and refine our products inside and out. The result is JOHNSON’S gentlest range of baby care products ever, raising the bar of our Best for Baby standard from the formulation to packaging design.”Mr. Prashant Mahalingam, Country Director, Consumer at Johnson & Johnson Malaysia.

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Marking its biggest re-launch-to-date, the New JOHNSON’S sets the new standard for gentle through the selection of purposeful ingredients and complete ingredient transparency. Boasting a new packaging design and easy-to-understand labels for parents to recognize products for children of different ages and stages of development, the products are created using ingredients that are assessed and have undergone a rigorous safety-assurance process, promising parents a greater peace of mind.

“Safety is and will always be our number 1 priority, with every JOHNSON’S product designed to meet or exceed the top internationally recognized regulatory standards.”

What has changed in the New JOHNSON’S?

  • Purposeful ingredient choice-considered every single ingredient in the range, rejecting over 400 ingredients during the reformulation. Ingredients portfolio have been reduced by over 50% with naturally-derived oils like coconut and cottonseed replacing ingredients like mineral oil. The new range has 0% parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes-less than 2% of cosmetic ingredients globally meets these standards of gentleness.
  • Fragrances designed with mom and baby in mind-Smell, memory and emotion are intimately connected, with decades of research showing that multi-sensory experiences are a key part of happy, healthy baby development. JOHNSON’S has not only retained the iconic scents for which their classic products are known and loved for, but also designed to maximize bonding moments.between parent and baby. All the fragrances are now formulated to be free of allergens, and continue to follow the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) global standards.
  • Parent-friendly packaging-The New JOHNSON’S bottles are now equipped with pumps designed for easier and one-handed use for parents, so mom and dad’s attention can remain focused on the baby.
  • Products specially designed for every age and stage in a baby’s life-JOHNSONS’S products do not just simply cleanse and moisturize, each are specially formulated to address special skin needs of babies and to turn moments of care into opportunities to strengthen babies’ connection to their parents and to nurture their healthy development. The new range features 4 ‘Ages & Stages’ to help parents easily navigate between the products within their ranges. The New JOHNSONS’S baby care range is suitable for minutes old newborn babies to 6-year-old kids.

Reasons babies require gentle products

To help Malaysian mothers understand why newborns and toddlers need gentle skin care, Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail, Consultant Pediatrician and Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Association lends his presence at the launch to answer some frequently asked questions from moms. He explained that infant’s skin is under-developed and is therefore delicate and requires gentle cleansing and care.

“A newborn’s epidermis or the outmost layer of skin is 30% thinner than adults. It means it cannot absorb and retain moisture in the skin and is prone to moisture evaporation and dry skin”

With baby skin already vulnerable to losing moisture, strong cleansers will only disrupt the skin barrier even more, causing further dehydration. As such, parents need to select gentle cleansers that do not disrupt baby’s delicate skin and keep the skin barrier hydrated and in healthy condition with moisturizing.

Why you should CHOOSE gentle

“At JOHNSON’S, we have always been committed to delivering only the best for babies. We have never been more passionate in advocating for parents to CHOOSE gentle, that is to select the gentlest baby care products for their little one.” shared Mr. Prashant Mahalingam.

Excited about the JOHNSON’S CHOOSE gentle campaign, several celebrity mothers attended the launch to show their support.

“As my little boy is actively crawling and constantly on all fours on the various floor surfaces at home, I have to ensure his skin is well moisturized and protected so that he can enjoy his exploration and develop happily.” said actress and model Amyra Rosli who became a mother in 2017, and advocate of gentle baby care products for 1 year 7 months old Aqeef Anaqi Amar.

Comedian actress and well-known radio announcer Gan Mei Yan also advocates Malaysian moms to CHOOSE gentle. The mother of two recommends JOHNSON’S CottonTouch Wash and Lotion for newborns and infants below 12 months.

“I believe every newborn deserves the gentlest baby care products. This ultra-light, easy-to-rinse wash and lightweight lotion with no sticky residue allow me to get a good grip of my little Seng Sum during bath and change. It gives me even more confidence to handle her, even though I have had experience caring for Seng Jo. And the smell..it makes her even more lovable to hug and hold. Expecting moms, you need this JOHNSON’S gentlest baby care for newborns!

The New JOHNSON’S range of baby care products will be available at major outlets nationwide starting June 2019.

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HONOR Newest Addition: Honor 20 Lite Is Now In Malaysia

HONOR announced  the latest addition to the HONOR series, the HONOR 20 Lite is launched in Malaysia!

 

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Thoughtfully designed for the way we connect, communicate and express ourselves through images and videos, the HONOR 20 Lite is packed with HONOR’s industry leading smartphone cameras: a triple-lens rear camera, wide-angle lens, and breakthrough 32MP selfie camera that helps users make the most of every moment, along with a comprehensive list of top features.

 

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“To better meet young people’s needs of technology, design, personal expression and community engagement, we are committed to delivering the latest premium features at an accessible level for them,” said George Zhao, President of HONOR.

“Aware of the unique way the young people want to express themselves, HONOR is working tirelessly to refine its camera capabilities. The pioneering 32MP front camera and triple-lens camera system in the HONOR 20 Lite have been created for the socially active and highly visual generation to help them capture the most precious moments in life effortlessly and co-create a new lifestyle together.”

Recognized for innovative devices with advanced features and a well-placed marketing strategy, HONOR not only reigns supreme in its home country as the No.1 smartphone e-brand, but achieved remarkable results overseas with a 170% growth in global sales in 2018.

In 2018, HONOR was a Top 5 smartphone brand in market share in Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and Czech Republic, based on a GfK report. In Europe, HONOR has experienced an explosive growth in sales volume since its entry, with a 200% increase in the UK and 500% increase in Spain, according to market-level data.

“The smartphone evolution is moving at a fast pace, and with competition so stiff, brands will need to constantly innovate to cater to changing consumer demands while remaining competitively priced. We commend HONOR for introducing yet another quality smartphone to the local market, this time with wide-angle lens and an industry-leading selfie camera, so that you look your best in every shot. This also reflects our beliefs in providing affordable products without compromising quality, or making luxury goods more accessible to Malaysians, looking at how costs are on a constant rise. We are privileged to be a partner in this HONOR 20 Lite exclusive launch as well as the HONOR Super Brand Day which offers users the best of HONOR when they shop on Shopee. We look forward to working closely with HONOR to offer Malaysians an excellent service to stay connected with one another,” said Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director, Shopee.
Key features of the HONOR 20 Lite

Triple-Lens Camera to Capture What You See

The HONOR 20 Lite’s 24MP primary camera captures the view with breath-taking realism, rich in detail, sharpness and colour. With the f/1.8 wide-aperture lens and the Quadra CFA sensor, the camera system boosts light sensitivity and lets more light pass through, allowing for epic shots in low-light environments.

The 120-degree ultra-wide angle lens is a feature you will only see in premium smartphones. You will be able to capture the full scene (e.g. iconic buildings, full view of long beach, panoramic city view), regardless of where you are.

To elevate the photography game, the Super Night Shoot mode effortlessly produces silky smooth night shots without a tripod, while the AI multi-scene recognition, capable of recognizing 22 categories of objects and 500+ scenarios, helps you create professional-grade photographs with ease.

Breakthrough 32MP Selfie Camera

The HONOR 20 Lite’s AI-enhanced 32 MP selfie camera is HONOR’s best front-facing camera setup yet. It takes selfies to another level, effortlessly converting selfies into 2.3×1.7m-sized celebrity posters without compromising details. The built-in AI beauty algorithms intelligently touch up selfies based on gender, age and skin tone, creating the most perfect yet natural look you could ever want.

With the AI backlighting imaging technology, the HONOR 20 Lite’s selfie camera makes sure the most flattering amount of light is well-captured under any conditions – be it backlight, sidelight or front light. The impressive lighting capabilities are made possible by the flawless combination of a 32MP ISO-enhanced lens, the screen ring light-filling technology and the Quadra sensor.

Impeccable Experiences across All Dimensions

The powerful combination of hardware and software delivers an upgraded and flagship-like experience that helps you get the most out of everything you do – all in your palm.

The HONOR 20 Lite is an exquisitely-crafted art piece in an avant-garde gradient design that comes with two beautiful finishes –Phantom Blue and Phantom Red. It is ergonomic with a 3D curved body and rounded corners. With a minimalist dew-drop notch and an over 90% screen-to-body ratio, its 6.21-inch FullView HD screen creates an immersive entertainment experience.

The HONOR 20 Lite is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset that delivers a seamless and fast experience, comparable to that of a flagship smartphone. The 4GB RAM further enhances the processing speeds, while 128GB storage enables you to keep your favourite moments and bring all the hit TV dramas on-the-go.

Based on the EMUI 9.0 operating system, the HONOR 20 Lite enables a smarter life. The EMUI 9.0, optimized by the latest Android 9 system, represents an overall software upgrade that features a concise user interface, enhances data management system and optimises user experience. Not only is it your dedicated, caring personal assistant that counts calories in every meal with just a scan of the food, but also your public library that answers all of the questions.

Availability

In conjunction with the launch, Shopee will be organizing a Super Brand Day from 22 April to 26 April 2019, offering deals on selected HONOR products.

The HONOR 20 Lite 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM will be available exclusively on Shopee and HONOR’s website hihonor.com/my beginning 24 April 2019, pricing at RM949.

First 500 purchases of the HONOR 20 Lite made on Shopee will be entitled to a branded drawstring bag and RM30 worth of Shopee Coins, while the subsequent 1,000 purchases will be entitled to an HONOR gift box and RM30 worth of Shopee Coins. Meanwhile, the first 50 purchases made on hihonor.com/my will be entitled to an HONOR gift box.

The HONOR 20 Lite will also be available at HONOR Experience Stores nationwide beginning 26 April 2019. The first 500 purchases will be entitled to a branded drawstring bag.

Kick Off Summer with 3 New Starbucks Frappuccino Blended Beverages

Believe me! They are trully refreshing and makes you craving for more!!!

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Try indulge in the new and refreshing Frappuccino® blended beverages which include the:

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  • Triple Mocha Frappuccino®
  • Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® 
  • Mixed Berry Frappuccino® with Pomegranate Pearls

The beverages are only available as Frappuccino® blended beverages, and already hit stores starting 16 April 2019 onwards.

The Triple Mocha Frappuccino® and Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverages were specially created for chocolate and caramel lovers who crave an indulgent treat on those oh-so-hot days.

For those looking for a refreshing option, the Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate pearls is the perfect complement to the Malaysian heat.

SO, come and get away with our newest Starbucks Frappuccino® beverages:

• NEW! Triple Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage – This beverage is a dream come true for dessert lovers, featuring layers of whipped cream infused with cold brew, joined with dark caramel, and a triple combination of white chocolate mocha, dark mocha and also a swirl of mocha drizzle to finish the beverage off. For those who enjoy the very best of coffee and chocolate, this beverage is sure to bring a smile to your face this summer. The Triple Mocha Frappuccino® blended beverage is available blended only.

• NEW! Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Beverage – Topped with rich, creamy dark caramel sauce, the new Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverage offers layers of whipped cream infused with cold brew, white chocolate and dark caramel. The summer beverage includes a spoonful of dark caramel sauce on each layer of whipped cream and at the bottom of the cup, ensuring each sip is as good as the last. The Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® blended beverage is available blended only.

• NEW! Mixed Berry Frappuccino® Blended Beverage with Pomegranate Pearls – This beverage features pearls bursting with real pomegranate juice as they pop in your mouth, which was specially created to surprise and delight your palette this summer. The Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate Pearls has mixed berry sauce blended with velvety milk to create a smooth fruity flavor. The beverage is completed with whipped cream to balance the tart berry flavor. The Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverage with Pomegranate Pearls is available blended only.

In welcoming the summer, Starbucks introduced a new range of merchandise collection of island scenes and tropical plants that will transport you straight to the beach! The gradient colors layered throughout the merchandise follow a time of day from early morning sunrise to the end of day night fall.

The A Day in the Island Merchandise collection is specially curated with a variety of stainless steel bottles and large cold cups for you to hold your favorite Starbucks Frappuccino® beverages while cooling down in the Malaysian heat.

This season, Starbucks also announced a designer collaboration with famed American fashion brand Vera Bradley to launch a limited-edition merchandise collection that is exclusive to stores in Asia only. The gorgeous Starbucks® X Vera Bradley Merchandise collection features drinkware with colorful paisley and flower patterns that are designed to represent the most confident and ambitious you. Vera Bradley is a brand that balances functionality and beauty, optimism and happiness, energy and joy, charm and femininity – making it the perfect partner for this unique Starbucks® X collaboration. The collection is also available starting 16 April 2019 in selected stores across Malaysia, while stocks last.

Additionally, Starbucks Malaysia launched new and returning Whole Bean Coffee blends this summer. Introducing the NEW Kopelani Blend, which highlights soft caramel notes and has a roasty sweet finish. Rediscover our returning whole bean coffee favorites:

• Returning Favorite! Kati Kati Blend- The juicy and tangy flavors of the Kati Kati Blend extracted from Africa exhumes citrus and spice tasting notes. The media roast coffee bean provides a balanced, smooth and rich coffee experience all in a cup.

• Returning Favorite! VIA Iced Coffee Blend- The simple iced coffee brings a caramelly smooth body with hints of citrus. It is sweetened with a touch of cane sugar for a well-balanced, refreshing finish. The Iced Coffee Blend is designed for your convenience, made available only in VIA size.

Not to forget, the Summer Starbucks Card available in a fun design that showcases the playfulness of the season. Starbucks Malaysia will also be rolling out their new Mother’s Day Starbucks card to celebrate the international appreciation day of mothers.

Come in to our stores for a getaway and try the new Triple Mocha Frappuccino®, Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino® and Mixed Berry Frappuccino® blended beverages which are priced at RM17.50 onwards.

Additionally, the Summer merchandise collection is priced at RM52.00 onwards and the Starbucks® X Vera Bradley merchandise collection will be priced at RM58.00 onwards. All Starbucks cards have a minimum activation of RM30 and the whole bean coffee is priced at RM40.00. All Summer Beverages, Starbucks cards and promotional whole bean coffee will be made available in all stores nationwide from 16 April 2019 onwards while stocks last. Also available from 16 April 2019 onwards, the Starbucks® X Vera Bradley merchandise collection will only be available in selected Starbucks stores while stocks last.

For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia website at http://www.starbucks.com.my.

FITBIT Announced New Products: Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR and Inspire

These new Wearables making Health and Fitness accessible and affordable to more consumers in Malaysia

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Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, announced availability of new products:

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Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™

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Fitbit Inspire HR™

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Fitbit Inspire™

  • and soon to be launched, Fitbit Ace 2™

These wearables are designed to help make health and fitness accessible to more consumers across the globe. Consumers can choose the best device for their own journeys with leading health and fitness features at an affordable price.

Beyond devices, the Fitbit platform offers users engaging software features, access to their holistic data, and connection to one of the largest global health and fitness social networks which helps to drive positive behavior change.

Fitbit will also soon launch a major redesign to the Fitbit app so users can further personalize their dashboard, better understand their data, discover new content and more easily connect with others on Fitbit’s social community.

The wearables category continues to evolve and grow, with global shipments of wearable devices forecasted to reach 189 million units by 2022, up from 125 million units in 2018, according to IDC research.1 While growth is being driven by smartwatches, trackers are expected to remain an important part of the category overall.2

Fitbit believes this rapid growth provides a large opportunity to bring new consumers to the category by offering both smartwatch and tracker form factors that feel more accessible and are affordably priced.

Affordable, accessible products fit for everybody

Building on the success of the Fitbit Versa™ family of devices, Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™ is:

  • an everyday smartwatch with most of the core fitness and smart features Versa is known for, including automatic activity,
  • PurePulse® 24/7 heart rate and Sleep Stages tracking
  • 15+ goal-based exercise modes
  • connected GPS
  • smartphone notifications
  • 3 apps
  • 4+ day battery life4
  • relative SpO2 sensor, which has the potential to estimate changes in blood oxygen levels and help track new health indicators about health, such as sleep apnea.
  • features a simple one-button
  • lightweight
  • swimproof5 design in new bold color choices for the young at heart.
  • At RM 768, Versa Lite Edition is Fitbit’s most affordable smartwatch yet, for users who want an attractive, versatile, and easy-to-use device with core features, actionable insights and personal guidance to motivate them to improve their health
  • Versa Lite Edition will be available in white, lilac, mulberry, marina blue and charcoal.11
  • Versa Lite Edition accessories feature materials including stain-resistant, swim-ready and comfortable classic silicone bands in six new vibrant, fashion-forward colors: marina blue, mulberry, scarlet, sunshine, lilac and charcoal. Sport-inspired hybrid woven bands (coming soon) feature eye-catching bold stripes: navy and pink, navy and mulberry, navy and orange, and black and gray
  • All new Versa Lite Edition accessories are compatible with the Versa family of smartwatches, and existing Versa accessories are compatible with Versa Lite Edition. 

    Fitbit Inspire HR™ is:

  • the brand’s most affordable and stylish 24/7 heart rate tracking device at RM468
  • packs all-day automatic activity, exercise and Sleep Stages tracking, with 15+ goal-based exercise modes
  • connected GPS
  • Relax guided breathing in a stylish, slim design
  • Inspire HR will be available in black, lilac and two-tone black and white;

For consumers who are new to wearables and want an even lower-cost, easy-to-use tracker, Fitbit Inspire™ is available at RM348. It has the essential health and fitness features to help consumers stay motivated, including automatic activity, exercise and sleep tracking, goal celebrations, Reminders to Move and timer and stopwatch apps to help users stay on track. Both products have a new modern, comfortable and swimproof6 design with a touchscreen display, smartphone notifications,7 and up to 5 days of battery life8 for day to night wear. Inspire is available for RM 348 in black and sangria.

Inspire HR and Inspire accessories are available in classic stain-resistant silicone in black, lilac and white, classic elastomer sangria, and in printed lilac bloom and soft pink deco. Fashion- forward accessories also include premium Horween® leather including new double-wrapped saffiano bracelets,14 stainless steel metal mesh bracelets15 and a clip option available only for Inspire; ranging from RM 68 – RM 268.

Fitbit Ace 2™ :

  • helps kids ages 6+ learn healthy habits at an early age and encourages them to spend more active time with family and friends
  • has a new swimproof design9 with a bumper to protect the screen during kid-related activities all day long
  • available in fun and bold kid-friendly colors and accessories that include patterned designs
  • debuts new animated clock faces
  • 10 motivating challenges to keep kids moving
  • colorful avatars and cover photos to personalize their profiles within the Fitbit app
  • Additionally, parents must create a Fitbit family account in order to set up Ace 2 with their child’s account which helps them stay on top of their kids’ activities
  • Ace 2 will be available later in 2019 in watermelon with teal clasp or night sky with neon yellow clasp. Ace 2 accessories come in classic silicone bands in bold energetic and kid-friendly colors: grape, night sky and neon yellow, and watermelon and teal, as well as playful printed bands featuring motivational messages and active graphics designed for kids (black and white “go!” and two-toned teal “jazz”).

Innovative app update to motivate and inspire

The Fitbit app will soon receive a major redesign, giving users more ways to personalize their health journey on Fitbit. The new design will make it easier to view and understand their health and fitness stats, log data, discover new content, see their progress in Challenges, and better connect with Fitbit’s large global health and fitness social community. The update also adds Fitbit Focus, a new section found at the top of the dashboard that delivers relevant insights, messages and tips to keep users engaged, informed and motivated.

Additionally, the Fitbit Community Feed is expanding this month to more than 80 new markets in nine languages to users across Asia, Europe and Latin America. A friendly and welcoming social network that provides support, accountability and motivation from friends and other like-minded individuals, this global expansion of the Fitbit Community will enable more users to fully unlock the value of the Fitbit platform.

Pricing, accessories and availability

A wide range of sport and lifestyle accessories are available to add personal style to all four products for any activity or occasion.

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, Inspire HR and Inspire devices will be available at

  • Harvey Norman
  • Timekeeper
  • Flash Gadget
  • All IT Hypermarket,
  • City Chain
  • Best Denki.

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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.

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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.

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.