Here are some of the tech happenings last week:


QUAD-CAMERA SMARTPHONE


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HONOR Malaysia has released its newest model, honor 9 Lite. Available exclusively with Shopee, the phone features quad camera with dual-lens 13MP+2MP on the front and rear. With its upgraded, customisable, in-depth beautification feature, the device is perfect for selfie enthusiasts. The honor 9 Lite comes with a 5.65-inch FullView HD display screen, mirror-like glass finish and an expandable storage up to 256GB. Available in Sapphire Blue and Glacier Gray, it is priced at RM749.


HIGH-END SHOOTER


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Fujifilm Malaysia has launched the new X-H1 camera, the highest performance shooter in the X Series range of mirrorless cameras. The highlights include ETERNA, a new film stimulation feature ideal for shooting movies. With rich colours and shadow tones, the camera can create outstanding cinematic film feel. Now available at all Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop and reseller outlets throughout the country. The X-H1 (body) is priced at RM7,988, while the X-H1 with battery grip goes for RM9,188.


DIGI-GRAB PARTNERSHIP

Digi Telecommunications has announced a year-long collaboration with Grab Malaysia to bring better ride experience for its customers and drive partners. Next month, Grab customers in the Klang Valley will be able to enjoy localised mobile entertainment content on the go. Grab is providing 1,000 in-car infotainment tablets powered by Digi’s 4G Plus network.


DRONE CAR


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Audi, Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled the Pop.Up Next concept flying car, a hybrid vehicle that blends a self-driving car and passenger drone. The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. In the distant future, this vehicle could transport people in cities quickly and conveniently on the road and in the air, at the same time solving traffic problems. The vehicle is seen at the Geneva International Motor Show that runs from now through March 18.


SMART HOTEL


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The KViHotel Budapest, in Budapest, Hungary is Europe’s first smartphone driven hotel. The Hungarian-developed application allows for the guests to arrange everything from the booking until the checkout without using a single sheet of paper in the four-star hotel.

Via Bluetooth, the phone is also the key for the room. In the event of a late arrival, guests’ phones will open the main entrance of the hotel too.

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