By Yasmin Newman

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 21st September 2017, finally unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8! Liew Kian Meng did a fantastic job giving his audience an insight into the latest of Samsung technology implemented into their new flagship phone.

The Note 8 looks so much more natural and comfortable to use with the stylus this time around. With the curved screen and edges, it feels perfect to grip with one of the biggest screens possible.

 

 

Upsides in Tech:

Lazada Malaysia
  • The main takeaway of the event is that now you can take notes and to do lists with your phone OFF! (Screen off memo) And get this…there is up to 100 pages of note taking until you have to actually unlock your phone!

  • If you are also into design, you may also wish to purchase this phone as the drawing abilities with the S pen is simply amazing.
  • With dual cameras, you now have the option to focus your camera on your subject and blur out the background even after you’ve taken the shot! Fancy isn’t it? Shame iPhone kinda did it first with their portrait mode, but better late than never. Not like the iPhone haven’t borrowed ideas from android phones.

Downside:

Lazada Indonesia
  • Although the phone does have a dual camera, unfortunately it still looks a little grainy despite its ability to blur out the background.
  • As a very expensive phone, it could be considered one of the most expensive phones ever on the general market in Malaysia at this time!

Now are you a huge K-pop fan?

 

Our vocal chords will not be kind to us the next day from all the chanting as we cannot forget the beautiful representative running man actress Song Ji Hyo coming onto the stage. With her star power attracting such a large crowd, Song Ji Hyo in front of hundreds of people demonstrated how to use the live message – a new addition to the Galaxy Note 8. The goddess of luck looked utterly stunning in her ultramarine blue shirt and black skirt.

Using the live message feature she was able to personalize her messages in the live message app showing her adorableness, definitely not in her blank Ji stage! Not to mention she was greeting fans, taking wefies and signing a whole load of stuff.

 

 

All in all, I would consider the event a huge success and the cutting edge technology is a huge leap forward in the Mobile industry. You can still check them out at the roadshow, for more information click here.

So what do you think about this phone? Do you love Song Ji Hyo? Leave a comment down below!

Upfront X Original Matters Presents: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Live in KL

By Salihin Rizal This is for all of you indie-psych heads! Made possible by Upfront and Original Matters, Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be holding their first ever KL live show this 25th of September at The Bee, Publika. Haven’t heard of them? Well it’s...

Interviewing Matt Preston of MasterChef Australia About Crispy Rendang

We recently had a brief talk with one of the judges on MasterChef Australia season 10 - Matt Preston. An award-winning food journalist, critic, and TV personality, Matt Preston has appeared on the series at least seven times. He also appears...

Tiffin Food Court is back!

The magical Tiffin Food Court that got prematurely halted last year over concerns about the venue is coming back, with an extended range of vendors and a brand new home! Starting this 30th August 2018, Tiffin Food Court will return at the military...

#JOMMALAYSIA: An All-Malaysian Carnival

By Salihin Rizal Hari Kebangsaan is just around the corner and I’m sure Patriotic Malaysians are feeling the ‘merdeka’ vibes already- I know I am! It is a new Malaysia, reform is in the process and back in May, Malaysians has experienced the power of...

Lawalah Familia Collaborates with Boston’s N.B.S for Lawalah Vets EP

by Maruxa Lynd Lawalah Vets EP Launch Party at Six Bangsar was a wild one filled with hard beats, fire bars and energetic crowd. The new songs performed for the first time by Lawalah Familia during the launch were greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm by...

NERDUNIT ‘s “Mindf*cked Generation” debuts in KLFW RTW

by Maruxa Lynd USA founded streetwear brand Nerdunit by Ronald Chew debuted its latest collection at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week RTW 2018 last Friday,12th August in Pavilion KL. Boldly named “Mindf*cked Generation”, the latest ready–to–wear collection aims...

Galaxy Note 9 Preorders + Highlights Samsung Unpacked Event 2018

The Samsung Unpacked Event 2018 showcased three new products to add to the already impressive Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, which are the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Home and Galaxy Watch. With such an emphasis on connectivity, productivity and a seamless...

Heineken celebrates its same great taste across 192 Countries

by Maruxa Lynd Heineken introduces its latest credentials campaign that celebrates Heineken’s Same Great Taste in 192 Countries. Born in Amsterdam and raised by the world,Heineken has placed itself as the world’s number 1 international premium beer enjoyed...

Discover Dato’ Maw – Penang’s best kept secret

by Maruxa Lynd We have always patronized our Korean and Chinese counterparts when it comes to hip – hop but how much do we actually know about our scene when we miss out our own?  We applauded Higher Brothers for coming out with Chinese rap songs, but...

Asus Malaysia 2018 Full Lineup of Monitors

Asus Malaysia has recently showcased their lineup of monitors and not only was there some nifty new ones now out on the market (PA329Q, 4K Asus ProArt), but some good value tried and tested ones (VG248QE, an old 144Hz monitor). This got me reminiscing...

1 Utama’s community project spotlights Langkawi dolphins

by Maruxa Lynd   We tend to get excited with the idea of swimming with whales and dolphins when we mention our neighboring countries like Indonesia and Philippines but never really our homeland, Malaysia. Are there even dolphins in Malaysia? YES! You don’t...

Pepsi unlocks the taste of the future in TGV cinemas

by Maruxa Lynd The world-renowned cola – flavored drink Pepsi is sending you to the future with their bold new zero calorie drink,Pepsi Black when you hit TGV cinemas near you! Movie buffs will now be able to enjoy the thrills of the latest blockbusters...

Acer releases Veritons, TravelMates and Chromebooks

by Maruxa Lynd Acer Malaysia extends its portfolio of devices for business and education environments with the unveiling of the powerful Veriton series in various forms and specifications, as well as TravelMates and Chromebooks that comes in myriad of...

Strongbow brings a refreshing taste of nature in the city

Sometimes it's easy to get distracted by the hustle and bustle of the city and forget that we humans need a little green in our lives every once in a while. Who's got time for a weekend trip these days too? Well, thanks to popular cider brand Strongbow,...

Oneplus 6 Red – Pre Orders Have Started on Lazada

The OnePlus 6 smartphone seems to have another colour up its sleeve for Malaysians, a stunning red edition. Already a great phone from a hardware standpoint, the red variant just makes it so much more of an appealing smartphone, design-wise. Truth be told,...

16 Baris LIVE is BACK!

by Maruxa Lynd   If you missed out on the absolutely lit 16 Baris months back, get ready for the second wave next month which features the best rappers in the South East Asian Region! Presented by Tune Talk, the concert will be held at the National Tennis...

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE WITH THE CARTERS

by Maruxa Lynd Make way for the hip – hop royalty cause they’re destined to conquer the chart with their collaborative album  ‘Everything Is Love” . The unstoppable power couple Beyoncé and Jay – Z a.k.a The Carters have recently released their new album...

WHO RUNS THE WORLD WITH MONG CHIN PREMIERS TODAY IN LIFETIME CHANNEL

by Maruxa Lynd A+E’s LIFETIME Asia is premiering their brand new six – part digital first original production in collaboration with Canon, Who Runs The World with Mong Chin, today on their channel (Astro 709). Hosted by Singapore’s Yeoh Mong Chin...

Unai Emery announces Arsenal squad for Singapore leg of the tour

by Shazwan Zulkiffli Newly-appointed Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, who picked up where his long-time legendary predecessor Arsene Wenger left off, has finally announced the official lineup for the Singaporean leg of Arsenal’s tour. Unai Emery wasted no time...

EPL Legends Paul Scholes & Robbie Fowler live it up at Genting Football Fever 2018

By Muhammad Salihin Did you know EPL legends Paul Scholes and Robbie Fowler came to Malaysia this past weekend? It would be too bad if you didn’t. They were at Resorts World Genting for the closing of Genting Football Fever 2018. Both of them were welcomed...