K-POPPED! http://k-popped.com Passionate about Korean pop culture Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://k-popped.com/kpopped2012/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-K-popped-32x32.png K-POPPED! http://k-popped.com 32 32 How to Save Up for a Trip to Seoul http://k-popped.com/2018/08/how-to-save-up-for-a-trip-to-seoul/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:49:16 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40754 If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, you will want to take the next flight out to Seoul. Not only is the city world-renowned for its high-tech subways and jaw-dropping skyscrapers, but the South Korean capital provides traditional… Continue Reading

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If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, you will want to take the next flight out to Seoul. Not only is the city world-renowned for its high-tech subways and jaw-dropping skyscrapers, but the South Korean capital provides traditional Buddhist temples, exquisite palaces, and delicious street food.

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The city is, of course, the ultimate destination for fans of K-pop, as there are many must-visit attractions to add onto your bucket list, such as G+Star Zone, SMT Seoul and SUM Market, and Hongdae.

However, you will need plenty of money in the bank to explore the very best attractions and events the capital has to offer. Stop frivolously spending money and find out how to save up for a trip to Seoul.

Book a Vacation on National Cheap Flight Day

Save money on your flights to Seoul by booking airline tickets on August 23rd, which is unofficially known as National Cheap Flight Day. That’s because this will mark the end of the peak travel season, which starts from April until 22nd August.

Prices will drop significantly during the off-peak season, which will provide you with more money to spend on luxurious accommodation, attractions, food, or drinks in South Korea.

Adjust Your Spending Habits

If you dream of visiting the capital of K-pop, but don’t have enough money to put into your savings each month, you might need to adjust your spending habits. Review your bank and credit card bills to identify where you are unnecessarily spending money, so you can stop wasting your income.

For example, are you going the gym enough to excuse the monthly payment? Could you cut down on your cable bill to reduce your outgoings? Or maybe you’re buying more clothes than your closet needs? If so, it is time to nip your bad financial habits in the bud. The money saved could then be added into your savings account.

 

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Say Goodbye to Debt

A trip to Seoul will never happen if you’re constantly juggling debt. Rather than applying for further credit cards and loans to fund your trip, aim to say goodbye to debt and increase your financial security, so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation.

If you want to eliminate debt for good, consider applying for a personal loan with a fixed interest rate. Your repayments will be the same every month, and you must use the money to repay your extortionate credit card bills. Checkout these Upstart reviews to learn more about a personal loan.

Continue to Save Once You’re Debt Free

Freeing yourself from debt is not an excuse to take out another credit card or loan. Your goal must be to naturally boost your savings, so you can fund a trip with your hard-earned money. Once your monthly debt repayments are over, deposit the same amount directly into your savings account. This will help you to finally explore the South Korean capital.

Skip Expensive Hotels and Housesit for a Local

Hotels in South Korea are notoriously expensive. Rather than booking expensive accommodation, boost your bank balance by housesitting in a local’s home. Not only will you have an affordable, comfortable place to rest your head throughout you stay, but you will also have access to their laundry facilities, so you will not need to pack lots of clothing.

 

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Book an Airbnb Stay

If housesitting doesn’t seem like the right option for you, consider booking an Airbnb for your visit to Seoul. Travelers can often book a stay that’s a fraction of a hotel room’s cost, and you can often enjoy a more personalized experience from the host. As it’s dedicated to offering fair prices to tourists, you might find it difficult to discover more affordable accommodation in the city.

Immediately Deposit Money into Your Savings Account

If you have taken the time and effort to identify ways to reduce your outgoings, you should immediately transfer the spare cash straight into your high-interest savings account. You can guarantee the $40 saved on your electricity bill or gym membership will quickly add up over time.

You also won’t miss the money either, as you would have usually spent it. If you don’t move it immediately, it could result in you spending your savings on something else, such as groceries or clothing.

Start a Side Hustle

If heading off on a dream vacation to Seoul seems like a million years away due to limited funds, increase your bank balance by starting a side hustle. This means using a skill to make money in your spare time. For example, you could sell crafts on Etsy, cook homemade meals for busy professionals, or walk your neighbors’ dogs in your spare time.

Keep a Change Jar

Do you constantly have cents and pennies in your pocket, wallet or purse? Those small coins can all add up to a large sum of cash that could buy your airline tickets and/or accommodation, which you can deposit directly into your vacation savings account.

Get into the habit of emptying your pockets every night to place the money in your change jar, and you might be surprised by how quickly it will add up. Also, as you won’t have the money to spare in your pocket, it will prevent you from impulse buying.

How to Save Once You’re There

There are various ways to stretch your finances once you touch down in Seoul. For example, if you want to explore the city affordably, buy a T-money card or Cashbee card to save money on all forms of public transport, such as taxis, subways, and buses.

Also, if you want to explore the best of South Korean cuisine without flashing the cash, you should eat where the locals do in the capital. Rather than booking a table at a high-end restaurant, don’t be afraid to try the inexpensive yet delicious street food, such as Samgye-tang (ginseng chicken soup) and bibimbap (a Korean mixed rice bowl), which offers unforgettable flavors that will explode onto your tongue.

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Weekend Live K-pop Marathon With iKON and WINNER http://k-popped.com/2018/08/weekend-live-k-pop-marathon-with-ikon-and-winner/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:19:22 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40744 Malaysian K-pop fans are in luck! MacpiePro is bringing 2 groups under the K-pop powerhouse YG Entertainment, iKON and WINNER to Malaysia as part of their tour. Organized by MacpiePro, iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR and WINNER 2018… Continue Reading

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Malaysian K-pop fans are in luck! MacpiePro is bringing 2 groups under the K-pop powerhouse YG Entertainment, iKON and WINNER
to Malaysia as part of their tour.

Organized by MacpiePro, iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR and WINNER 2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR are rocking Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam on 13 October (Saturday) and 14 October (Sunday) at 6pm, respectively.

WINNER was in Malaysia as special guest during 2NE1 2014 World Tour All or Nothing, whereas iKON is making a Malaysian comeback for the second time after iKONCERT 2016 [Showtime]. The concerts mark the first ever back-to-back K-pop concerts to take place over one weekend in Malaysia. It also marks MacpiePro fulfilling its pledge to ignite more live experiences in the future.

Both groups are unique in their own way. iKON is made up of 7 members, namely B.I, Jay, Bobby, Song, Ju-ne, DK and Chan. The “C” in “ICON” was replaced with “K” in envisioning them to become an icon of Korea, while WINNER consists of four members, Yoon, Jinu, Hoony and Mino.

Tickets to EACH concert are priced at

    • RM693 (iKONIC/INNER CIRCLE zone)
    • RM673(Red Zone), RM573 (Yellow Zone)
    • RM483 (Purple Zone)
    • RM373 (Green Zone)
    • RM273 (Blue Zone).

Staying true to the idea of “MUSIC WITHOUT PRESSURE”, MacpiePro is catering affordable ticket price exclusively for the youth for both of these concerts, as it did so in its previous music festivals. Fans who are aged 18 and below are entitled to enjoy special price of RM98 for ticket priced at RM273 for both of these concerts. Tickets are available through www.ticketcharge.com.my from 23rd August 2018 12pm onwards for iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR and 2pm onwards for WINNER 2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR.

Be the first 400 fans to purchase iKONIC/ INNER CIRCLE zone ticket, OR the first 150 fans to purchase Red Zone ticket to be entitled for a SOUNDCHECK PASS, while the first 280 fans to purchase Yellow Zone ticket will get a SENDOFF PASS to wave their idols goodbye! Every purchaser will get an official poster as well. T&C apply.

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Why You Should Campervan Road Tripping Ireland http://k-popped.com/2018/08/why-you-should-campervan-road-tripping-ireland/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:13:25 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40736 After reading that Dublin was included in the list of 21 places to visit in 2018, drafted every year by the prestigious National Geographic, I thought it was about time I could finally share my personal experience with my campervan… Continue Reading

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After reading that Dublin was included in the list of 21 places to visit in 2018, drafted every year by the prestigious National Geographic, I thought it was about time I could finally share my personal experience with my campervan road trip all over Ireland starting from Dublin.

After all, in addition to the beautiful and culturally lively Dublin, the Emerald Isle has so many places worth visiting: think of the rebel Cork, the artistic Galway, the colorful Kinsale … In short, beautiful places (and often also little known to the most, less touristic and more authentic places) there are plenty of them and a road trip on the island would be a great way to spend holidays learning something more about this incredible country in a unique way.

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But how to plan a campervan road trip in Ireland?

You could think of starting from the capital of Dublin, full of pubs, museums, galleries, parks, shops and much more.

 

Rent a campervan and start road tripping!

Renting a campervan is a great option to explore at your own pace, together with your travel buddies in a convenient, adventurous and old-fashioned way.

 

What else you need to get started

Of course, you need a car but another thing you should definitely have is a motor insurance to make sure you can travel safely and stress-free. Insurance with thea.ie could offer not only a motor insurance but so much more such as a comprehensive car insurance insuring you, your car and all the other vehicles you are going to use, as well as a courtesy car if something bad happens. This will give you flexibility and more options to keep going while road tripping Ireland and exploring its incredible beauties.  I always rely on this website as it’s the best!

 

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Belfast

After your stay in Dublin, you can head north to Belfast: although the city is under British jurisdiction, a visit here should not be missed! Belfast is in fact known for being a culturally fascinating city, with many visitors coming every year.

Then descend to the west coast to reach the famous Galway, recently made even more known by the British singer Ed Sheeran, who sings in one of his songs.

 

Galway

Galway is a city that surprised me: colorful and quiet during the day, it turns into an open-air party in the evening! Its uniqueness is the many street artists that cheer every corner of the city: I assure you that Galway remains in the heart.

 

Following the Wild Atlantic Way

Follow the Wild Atlantic Way and take the opportunity to visit enchanting places like the Aaran Islands, Limerick, Killarney National Park and finally Cork, the Rebel City of Ireland.

 

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Cork is a must

A stop in Cork in your road trip cannot miss: despite being small, the city has character and it is impossible to forget it …

 

Some other hidden gems before heading back to Dublin

Then take advantage of the passage through the city of Waterford (the oldest in the island) and the Wicklow Mountains National Park to return to Dublin.

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Former Topp Dogg member, Gohn is set to make solo debut under stage name CLOVD! http://k-popped.com/2018/08/former-topp-dogg-member-gohn-is-set-to-make-solo-debut-under-stage-name-clovd/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:35:21 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40725 Former Topp Dogg member, Gohn is set to make his solo debut under the stage name CLOVD! After leaving Topp Dogg in 2015, CLOVD has been preparing to debut as a solo R&B artist in Korea. In 2018, finally, he is… Continue Reading

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Former Topp Dogg member, Gohn is set to make his solo debut under the stage name CLOVD! After leaving Topp Dogg in 2015, CLOVD has been preparing to debut as a solo R&B artist in Korea. In 2018, finally, he is gearing up for his official solo album expected to be released by the end of this year.

Check out CLOVD’s Solo Project:

01. Day & Night 

Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/clovd247_classic/day-night

 

02. Pray 

Listen Here : https://soundcloud.com/clovd247_classic/clovd-pray

 

03. Slow Motion 

Listen Here : https://soundcloud.com/clovd247_classic/slow-motion

 

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KCON LA 2018 Breaks Record With 94,000 In Attendance! http://k-popped.com/2018/08/kcon-la-2018-breaks-record-with-94000-in-attendance/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:16:25 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40680 KCON 2018 LA Presented by Toyota. This past weekend on August 10th through the 12th, KCON LA took place in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at both the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Staples Center. With both events combined,… Continue Reading

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KCON 2018 LA Presented by Toyota.

This past weekend on August 10th through the 12th, KCON LA took place in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at both the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Staples Center. With both events combined, a grand total of 147,000 fans from all over the world gathered to celebrate K-POP and Hallyu culture!

 

 

Since the launch of KCON in 2012, this year gave fans even more opportunities to interact with their stars than in previous years! These opportunities included:

  • Star Live Talka live talk show on the KCON convention stage with the artists
  • Star Squarea unique once in a lifetime opportunity to take selfies with the stars
  • KLUB KCONa dance night event featuring artists from the KCON line-up and a live DJ
  • Artists Engagementsthe most commonly known meet & greet sessions with hi-touch
  • Beauty Show – a live talk show with artists sharing their beauty secret
  • Super Rookie Showcasethe newest addition from KCON with performances from up and coming acts

 

 

Another grand highlight of KCON was their enhanced Beauty Block which included over 50 highly popular K-Beauty brand names such as Laneige, Innisfree, Mamonde, The Face Shop, and Olive Young. Many of these brands sold their most famous products on site, while also giving special KCON-only deals! Also spotted around Beauty Block were top beauty influencers including Joan Kim, Ivan Lam, Edward Avila, Heyitsfeiii, Karen Yeung, Sunny’s Channel, and famous Model/CEO Irene Kim. Beauty influencers took part in beauty panels, M&G’s, workshops, and live-demonstrations on the convention floor.

The convention held over 180 panels and workshops showcasing different types of Hallyu culture such us K-POP, K-Drama, beauty, food, skincare, video production, and many more! KCON even held an opportunity to audition for a leading Korean talent agency.

The Dance Workshop featured popular dance artists including 1Million Dance Studio, The First Bite, and Ellen & Brian. Fans could participate in learning the choreography to their favorite KCON artists songs, participate in the popular Random Dance Play, and meet other fans of K-POP dance!

 

 

KCON 2018 hit an outstanding number of 208 businesses & brands participating including McDonald’s, LG, State Farm, Verizon, Warner Bros., Asiana Airlines, Bibigo, CGV, and Amore Pacific.

Brought back by popular demand the KCON Food Street was held just outside of the convention center, operating during the same time as KCON! Over 30 food names were available including Bibigo, Seoul Sausage, Main Squeeze, Swirls Potato, and other delicious choices. Food Street offered fans convenient access to delicious Korean food just minutes away from the convention doors!

This year’s concert featured performances from top K-POP artists Ailee, Crush, Chung Ha, fromis_9, Dynamic Duo, Golden Child, IMFACT, IN2IT, Momoland, Nu’est W, Pentagon, Seventeen, Twice, and WannaOne. Special guests included Davichi, Dreamcatcher, Roy Kim, Mia, and Jun Sung Ahn making this year’s line-up having the most artists to date!

 

For more information and the latest KCON news, check out their socials!

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[Exclusive] Meet Korea’s New Younger Sister Girl Group, S.I.S http://k-popped.com/2018/08/exclusive-meet-koreas-new-younger-sister-girl-group-s-i-s/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:53:16 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40691 S.I.S stand for Serendipity In Stars, a six member girl group under Double X Entertainment, consisting of Jihae, Dal, Minzy, Gaeul, Anne and Sebin! In conjunction with their upcoming promo tour in Malaysia, K-Popped! had a chance to chat with the girls and… Continue Reading

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S.I.S stand for Serendipity IStars, a six member girl group under Double X Entertainment, consisting of Jihae, Dal, Minzy, Gaeul, Anne and Sebin!

In conjunction with their upcoming promo tour in Malaysia, K-Popped! had a chance to chat with the girls and get to know their scouting history, first impressions of each other and more.

 

K-POPPED! : Hello S.I.S.! Please introduce yourself to your Malaysian fans.

Hello, this is S.I.S.~ We made our debut on 25th August 2017. We’re planning to make a comeback in September, so look forward to it! We’re so happy to have the opportunity to meet Malaysian fans. We will try hard and prepare well to show you a good look so please get ready and look forward to it!

Sebin

K-POPPED! : How did you come up with the group name? 

We’ve been selected from among several name candidates under the recommendation of the representative.

 

K-POPPED! : How long did you prepare before debut? And what distinguishes S.I.S from the other girl groups? 

We’ve been preparing together for 2-3 years. S.I.S is working hard to have the ability of self-manufacturing. We choreographed and work with a choreographer on our second album.

Minzy

K-POPPED! : How were you girls scouted by the company?

We came in by auditioning.

 

K-POPPED! : Please share with us your recent activities and your upcoming plans.

We will make a comeback with the 2nd album in September and will be doing overseas activities. We will try to be a representative girl group of Korea in the future.

J-Sun

K-POPPED! : Who has influenced your music?

We’re influenced by the music of pop artists such as Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Ariana Grande. And Korean singers too, we saw Lee Hyo Ri and Girl’s Generation and dreamed of becoming singers.

 

K-POPPED! : Describe the group in THREE (3) words.     

Younger Sister / Expect / Energy

Gaeul

K-POPPED! : What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received from a fan?

There were no strange gifts, and there’s a memorable gift, which is a heartfelt letter to S.I.S.

 

K-POPPED! : Are there any Kpop idols you’d like to collaborate with in the future?

Girl’s Generation / BTS

Dal

K-POPPED! : What does the word ‘fans’ mean to you?

They are the reason why we exist and we’ll always have a thankful heart towards them.

 

K-POPPED! : Name a song to dedicate to your fans and share your reasons for choosing it.

“I’ve Got A Feeling”, the debut song of S.I.S which made us able to meet our fans!

Anne

K-POPPED! : Please tell us your first impression of each other.

J-sun was peachy-haired.

Dal was fair and chic.

Minzy was polite and a little shy.

Gaeul was like a chameleon.

Sebin was really young and she was a baby.

Anne came up from Daegu, so her skin was tanned a lot. Attractive ruddy skin.

 

K-POPPED! : If you come to Malaysia, what will you be looking forward to?

We’re looking forward to being able to communicate with our fans. We want to spend a good time and make some memories.

K-POPPED! : What kind of superpowers do you want to have? Why?

Teleportation – The weather is so hot these days, and that made us want to teleport.

Future Predictability – We want to see the future so we could deal better with it.

The ability to spin time – We want to add more experiences that we have not been able to try before.

 

K-POPPED! : Please leave a message for your Malaysian fans!

Dear Malaysian fans, we look forward to see you soon, please wait a little more~ Please expect a lot! We miss you!

 

That’s the end of our interview! We can’t to see them in Malaysia soon. You can read more details about S.I.S First Charming Tour in Malaysia 2018 here!

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S.I.S First Charming Tour in Malaysia 2018 http://k-popped.com/2018/08/s-i-s-first-charming-tour-in-malaysia-2018/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:25:50 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40715 South Korea rookie girl group, new generation of “The National Younger Sister” – S.I.S is coming to Malaysia in August for the first time. We got an absolute good news for all Kpop fans in Malaysia!  Yipin Studio will bring… Continue Reading

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South Korea rookie girl group, new generation of “The National Younger Sister” – S.I.S is coming to Malaysia in August for the first time.

We got an absolute good news for all Kpop fans in Malaysia!  Yipin Studio will bring a brand new Korean girl group, S.I.S to Malaysia at the end of August. The first promotion tour will be held in Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

S.I.S made their debut in the summer of 2017 under Double X Entertainment. The 6-members girl group consists of leader J.Sun, Dal, Minzy, Gaeul, Anne and Sebin. S.I.S is an acronym stands for ‘Serendipity in Stars’, which expresses the group’s desire to share unexpected delight with their fans. The name also serves as a shortened form of the word ‘sister’, which refers to the group’s “girls next door” or “little sisters” concept.

S.I.S debuted on August 25, 2017 with their 1st single album “I’ve Got A Feeling”. The style of the song is fresh and charm and their sweet vocals are certainly always pleasant to listen to. The melody of the song is not only fascinating, but also catchy. S.I.S surprised the fans with the appearance of ‘Produce 101’ season 2’s Kwon Hyun Bin in their debut title MV.

S.I.S will be performing a series of refreshing dance and music during the event. Fans will also get the chance to interact with their idols! If you don’t want to miss out any news about S.I.S, you may visit the official Facebook page of Yipin Studio for further details.

 

S.I.S First Charming Tour in Malaysia 2018 Event Details:

Date Venue Time
01.09.2018 Cheras Leisure Mall 07:30 PM

 

We hope that fans will enthusiastically support S.I.S’s first event in Malaysia. See you guys on the 1st of September, 7.30pm at Cheras Leisure Mall.

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“I am WHO” album and Early Noise 2018: Stray Kids playlist available on Spotify http://k-popped.com/2018/08/i-am-who-album-and-early-noise-2018-stray-kids-playlist-available-on-spotify/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:48:52 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40670 Spotify has partnered with Stray Kids to release a four-part mini video series on social media that features the inspiration and sentiments behind their latest album, “I am WHO”. Grounded on the theme of empowerment, this album is a perfect… Continue Reading

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Spotify has partnered with Stray Kids to release a four-part mini video series on social media that features the inspiration and sentiments behind their latest album, “I am WHO”. Grounded on the theme of empowerment, this album is a perfect mix of their melodious vocals paired with soulful lyrics that coalesces with their upbeat, energetic tracks. Fans will also have the opportunity to get to know Stray Kids better by streaming their Early Noise 2018 Playlist.

 

Get Intimate with Stray Kids

Today, the first episode of the mini video series can be accessed on Twitter, @SpotifyKDaebak and Spotify’s Facebook Page. Focused on their title track, “My Pace”, the boys will be sharing more about what it means to go at your own pace and how they have chosen to express themselves musically.

 

 

Dedicated to all music lovers and fans, the Early Noise 2018: Stray Kids playlist features the group’s favourite tracks and thoughts on their latest album “I am WHO”. Other questions Stray Kids will address include, which is their all-time favourite track; where they get their inspiration to write and compose music from; and what they want fans to take away from their music.

 

Happy Streaming!

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The New, Super Powerful Galaxy Note9 http://k-popped.com/2018/08/the-new-super-powerful-galaxy-note9/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:00:14 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40677 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium… Continue Reading

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.

All Day Performance

People rely on their smartphones for almost everything they do – all-day, every day. They need a phone that can keep up without having to find the nearest outlet to recharge, delete pictures to free up storage for their next snap, anxiously wait for their video to download before boarding their flight, or deal with any lag time when gaming. They need a phone that won’t let them down and Galaxy Note9 delivers.

 

  • All Day Battery: Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery, the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all-day to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night.
  • Store More, Delete Less: Galaxy Note9 is available with two internal storage options – choose from 128GB or 512GB. And with the ability to insert a microSD card, Galaxy Note9 is 1TB ready[1] to have peace of mind knowing there is enough room for favorite photos, videos and apps.
  • Speed and Power: Galaxy Note9 is a super powerful smartphone with cutting-edge 10nm processor and support for the fastest network speeds available in the market (up to 1.2 gigabits per second) to stream and download without slowing down. Galaxy Note9 also includes an industry-leading and Samsung developed Water Carbon Cooling system and on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm to deliver the powerful yet stable performance.

 

 

The Evolution of the S Pen

The S Pen is the signature feature of the Note series – it’s how users have made their mark, and how Samsung has expanded the notion of what a smartphone can do. What began as a tool for writing and drawing is now putting more power and control in their hands.

Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. Developers can even integrate the S Pen’s new, advanced BLE functionalities into their apps later this year.

 

The Intelligent Camera That Makes Pictures Perfect

It can be hard to take a picture that looks just like the ones the pros take – but it shouldn’t be. Galaxy Note9 builds on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies with new capabilities that take the work out of getting the perfect picture.

 

  • Scene Optimizer: Galaxy Note9’s camera is Samsung’s smartest yet. It uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimize it based on the category. The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colors and dynamic definition.
  • Flaw Detection: The first shot doesn’t always come out right, but the Galaxy Note9 lets users know if there’s something wrong, so they can take another picture without losing the moment. An immediate notification will appear if the image is blurry, the subject blinked, there is a smudge on the lens, or there’s backlight impacting the quality of the image.
  • Premium Camera: With the unique combination of advanced intelligence features and leading premium hardware, Galaxy Note9’s camera is the best on the market. It comes with advanced noise reduction technology, and a Dual Aperture lens, which adjusts to light just like the human eye. No matter the lighting conditions, Galaxy Note9’s top-tier camera delivers a crystal-clear shot.

Premium Experiences: From Work to Play

The Infinity Display is the cornerstone of Samsung’s design heritage, and Galaxy Note9 has the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display provides a truly immersive multimedia experience. Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display is complemented by stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, and ability to deliver Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for a life like experience. Mobile video has never looked or sounded better than it does on Galaxy Note9. YouTube named Galaxy Note9 as a Signature Device able to deliver a best-in-class YouTube experience.

 

Galaxy Note9 also delivers a PC-like experience with Samsung DeX. Users can work on presentations, edit photos, and watch their favorite show all powered by their phone. Experience Samsung DeX with easy-to-carry HDMI adapters. When connected to a monitor, Galaxy Note9 can power a virtualized desktop and even serve as a fully-functional second screen. Take notes with the S Pen while watching a video, or use Galaxy Note9 as a trackpad, to right-click, drag and drop, and use multiple windows on a monitor. It’s never been easier to be more productive.

 

Galaxy and Beyond

The premium Galaxy technologies come standard with Note9: fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance[3] and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay. Galaxy Note9 features Samsung’s trusted, defense-grade Knox security platform and biometric security options including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities to keep important information safe.

 

Galaxy Note9 opens up a world of possibilities – it’s a portal to the full Samsung ecosystem of devices and services. For instance, use Galaxy Note9 and SmartThings to control connected devices, or get more done with Bixby, a personalized, intelligent assistant. And with the launch of Galaxy Note9, Samsung is making it easier to enjoy music with a new long-term partner, Spotify. The partnership makes Spotify easily accessible to seamlessly sync and transfer music, playlists and podcasts across Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Watch and Smart TV products.

 

Galaxy Note9 will be available starting August 24th, 2018 in Malaysia and will be offered in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper with matching S Pen, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.

 

Model Memory Colour RRP (RM)
Galaxy Note9 128GB ·         Ocean Blue

·         Midnight Black

·         Metallic Copper

RM3,699
512GB ·         Midnight Black RM4,599

 

To celebrate its launch in Malaysia, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is proud to announce its limited-time pre-order promotion for Malaysians! Customers who pre-order 512GB Galaxy Note9 will receive a complimentary Gear Sports, Gear Sport Strap and Wireless Charger Pad worth RM1,531. Meanwhile, for customers who pre-order 128GB Galaxy Note9 will receive a complimentary Gear Sports worth RM1,219.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Product Specifications

  Galaxy Note9
Display 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings

Camera Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF, F1.7

Body 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 (BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm, 3.1g, IP68)

*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes

AP 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Memory 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Battery 4,000mAh

Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless

Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC

Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA

*May differ by market and mobile operator

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Payment NFC, MST

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Authentication Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial RecognitionIntelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication services
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

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Nick Jonas, Alessia Cara, Slot Machine and Afgan Delivered Explosive Performances To Wrap Up Day 2 Of MTV Spotlight at Hyperplay http://k-popped.com/2018/08/nick-jonas-alessia-cara-slot-machine-and-afgan-delivered-explosive-performances-to-wrap-up-day-2-of-mtv-spotlight-at-hyperplay/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:35:32 +0000 http://k-popped.com/?p=40619 Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, ended with a bang on Day 2 as youths gathered to catch the highly-anticipated ASEAN League of Legends finals between Malaysia and Vietnam. The exhilarating Hyperplay Grand Finals was accompanied by… Continue Reading

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Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, ended with a bang on Day 2 as youths gathered to catch the highly-anticipated ASEAN League of Legends finals between Malaysia and Vietnam. The exhilarating Hyperplay Grand Finals was accompanied by a line-up of stellar music performances for MTV Spotlight, which include Slot Machine, Afgan, Alessia Cara and Nick Jonas, capping off an amazing weekend of esports and music entertainment at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This was organised as part of the weekend’s YOUTHx celebration.

Slot Machine

Day 2 opened with Thai rock band Slot Machine, who blew away the crowd with a fierce, stand-out performance as the first MTV Spotlight of the day. Kicking off the show with some hardcore rock hits – Interlude, MRT, Sky Burning Stars – Slot Machine was a magnetic force on stage against a backdrop of mesmerising 3D laser orbs lighting the stage in tandem to the band’s musical expression. Evolving
their sound since they were last here in Singapore, Slot Machine brought a more experimental sound with Rue Du (Grey Sky). Pharn (Yesterday), Spin The World. For Chan Chao (Goodbye), the hit track and the last song of their seven-track set, the band upped the ante and really belted their lungs out to crush it for the audience.

Afgan

Indonesian idol Afgan next took to the stage with his own brand of charm. This heartthrob crooned his way through his six-track performance to a sea of cheering fans, which include Love Again, Knock Me Out. He performed a breathtaking ballad Count on Me before continuing his set with more smooth grooves with Sudah and Heaven. The set closed with an upbeat number Panah Asmara. Undoubtedly, Afgan has melted hearts across the arena.

A quick switch-up of the stage turned the Singapore Indoor Stadium into the arena for the highly anticipated Hyperplay League of Legends grand finals between Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Hunters and Vietnam’s Super Star Destroyers.

Team Malaysia

Team Malaysia set themselves up for success against the community favourites right from the get-go with several huge kills, led by ArrHedge. Despite the early setback, Team Vietnam maintained its poise and demonstrated superb team communication and discipline, which made closing the game out hard for Team Malaysia. But alas, after the 63-kill massive bloodbath, Team Malaysia made it a 2-0 victory, crowning them the first-ever Hyperplay ASEAN League of Legends Champions.

“It was absolutely awesome to be part of Hyperplay. To represent Malaysia and be crowned champions of Hyperplay ASEAN League of Legends tournament was truly an honour,” said ArrHedge, team captain of Team Malaysia.

Alessia Cara

Making her Singapore debut on MTV Spotlight, Alessia opened her performance with the chart-topping global hit Here. Highlighting the percussive nature of the track, Alessia played the tom drum for the song introduction of her performance of Wild Things. Energy levels were through-the-roof with fans singing along to Alessia’s chart-topping track, How Far I’ll Go, where she picked a flower garland from a fan mid-performance. She stole fans’ hearts as she continued the set with her latest stripped-down song Alessia put out as a small gift for her birthday, A Little More. Against a backdrop of projecting different people, she took a moment to speak to fans to reinforce the importance of body acceptance in her award-winning song, Scars To Your Beautiful. Dressed in a life oversized suit that showcased how she felt as a teenager having to grow soon into adulthood, she performed Growing Pains. Alessia ended her seven-track set with a lively performance of yet another fan favourite, Stay, leaving them hungry for more.

Nick Jonas

Eagerly anticipating international superstar Nick Jonas’ performance, the crowd roared as Jonas stepped onto the MTV Spotlight stage. Exuding charm and energy, Jonas’ sizzling performance comprised a sixtrack medley that had the crowd rocking to the beat of his music, starting with Close and Teacher. Jonas took a moment to thank his fans, recognising he was last in Singapore four years ago before he
performed Under You. The crowd swooned as they were serenaded with the smooth, soulful track Chains. Jonas slayed the ladies in the crowd with Levels. As the night came to a close, Jonas performed fan-favourite Jealous, bringing the crowd’s energy levels to its peak. A stunning show with a fitting end to a spectacular weekend at the inaugural Hyperplay.

In celebration of ASEAN Singapore 2018 and part of YOUTHx, Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the National Youth Council, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men and official Telco partner Singtel.

 

Photos Credit : MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay 2018 + Hyperplay 2018

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