Realme’s 5G flagship smartphone—the realme X50 Pro has landed in Malaysia. The mobile powerhouse boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor, 65W SuperDart Flash Charge and a 90Hz Super AMOLED display. The device goes on sale starting 7 July 2020.
The world’s biggest annual mobile and telecommunications show has been canned amid fears of the Novel Coronavirus (now officially known as Covid-19) that sparked an exodus of key participants. It’s the first time in the Mobile World Congress’ history that organisers, industry association the GSMA have cancelled the event. MWC Barcelona 2020 was scheduled to run from 24 February to 27 February 2020.
It’s likely no longer a surprise for you, thanks to the plethora of leaks leading up to Samsung’s first big launch of the year. But yes, here it is. The South Korean smartphone leader’s most important product line—the flagship Galaxy S20 series. The key narrative is going to be defined by two things—5G connectivity and an AI-assisted pro-grade camera.
In the not too distant future, virtual tourism may become a “thing.” Thanks to 5G connectivity, we’ll be able to experience a tourist attraction without physically being there. On Monday, 20 January, Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guang Eng had the opportunity to experience just that—he “visited” Gunung Machinchang, Langkawi in real-time from Cyberjaya, approximately 500 kilometres away.
Thanks to 5G connectivity, Maxis’ flagship community programme—eKelas, has received a virtual reality (VR) boost, showcasing the potential of 5G in the education sector. Maxis demonstrated a VR learning experience for Science learning in its eKelas programme to Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Pusat Internet IOCC, Langkawi on Sunday, 20 January 2020. The Maxis eKelas VR learning experience is the only use case in the education vertical being piloted under the 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) initiative.
For the better part of the year, we’ll be hearing plenty about 5G and its anticipated commercial roll-out in Q3 this year. Last week, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) together with participating telcos have been busy showcasing use cases for 5G in Langkawi, in conjunction with the MCMC-led 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) initiative. U Mobile showcased five “live” use cases that included remote consultation with MEDCOM, virtual reality (VR) multiplayer gaming and VR tourism.
Following the approval from the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to trial 200MHz of 3.5GHz C-band spectrum, Maxis successfully achieved 2.96Gbps for single-user peak speeds at two of its trials sites in Subang Jaya recently. The recorded speeds mark a new high that further reinstates Maxis’ position of being in the forefront of the nation’s 5G development.
Singapore’s StarHub and Malaysia’s U Mobile have announced that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone (5G SA) roaming trials. The 5G SA roaming trials will be done completely independent of existing 4G network infrastructure. This differs from other roaming trials that use 5G non-standalone (5G NSA) technology.
All eyes are currently on 5G or the fifth generation cellular technology. While 5G isn’t just all about raw speeds, it is undeniably one of the key benefits of the technology. Malaysia is taking baby steps towards a 5G future, and Huawei today unveiled its first ever trial Indoor 5G LampSite at the Huawei Experience Store at Pavilion Elite, Kuala Lumpur.