It has been many years, 5 to be exact, since I last blogged about YES 4G when it was really new back then, so it was a delight to see them partner with Samsung with the release of the all new Samsung Galaxy J Series recently after the successful high end Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Pic above: Samsung Malaysia Electronics and YTL Communications management presenting the new Samsung Galaxy J Series (2016) bundled with a free Yes 4G LTE mobile data plan. (Left to right)
- Justin Joo Hyung Bin, Business Manager, Mobile & IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics 2. Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile & IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics 3. Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics 4. Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications 5. Jacob Yeoh, Deputy CEO of YTL Communications 6. Ali Tabassi, Chief Operating Officer of YTL Communications
Ideal as an all-around smartphone for data-savvy users, Samsung Malaysia Electronics proudly presents to Malaysian consumers the 2016 version of Samsung Galaxy J Series. As an upheaval from last year’s variation, the Samsung Galaxy J Series (2016) heightens overall mobile experience for the socially savvy who explore while on-the-go.
It wasn’t that long ago that the smartphones came into the scene and data providers have to offer better plans so smartphones can be truly utilised for their ability to do video streaming, web surfing and scrolling through the many social media pages. I remember having a smartphone for years without a data plan and only being able to use it with WIFI in my office and home and that was just making the phone pretty useless. Well, in this day and age where data is everything, and the internet has become such an amenity in our lifestyle that we can’t live without it, we need to be able to use data freely and easily on our mobile phones.
(Left to right): Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications and Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile and IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics officiate the Samsung Galaxy J Series (2016).
It is a common myth to regularly clear background apps to avoid running out of data so quickly, however an optimum data saving mode would be more practical and convenient in the long run. The Samsung Galaxy J Series come equipped with the Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode which is capable of compressing data efficiently and restricts background applications to help save data. This way, users can freely log onto their favourite websites worry-free!
Those days of connecting to a WiFi network just to scroll through Instagram or catch up to the latest “vlog” by your favourite YouTuber will no longer be a deterrent – with the UDS mode, users have proven to save data efficiently up to 62%* on Instagram and 46%* on YouTube! A feature included in the Galaxy J Series, this allows users to save up an average of 50% on their mobile data as well as increasing battery standby time by two-folds – translating to endless hours of fuss-free entertainment. What more – this function also frees up RAM usage resulting in a faster browsing experience and ultimately enhanced performance!
All Galaxy J-series phones come standard with dual-SIM support. This gives users the flexibility to keep their existing number without porting; while still have another SIM to enjoy the best data and voice service. This is particularly convenient for frequent travelers in managing their Malaysian SIM and international SIM. This is useful for people like me who have two numbers and don’t want to carry two handphones, one very good phone is all I need.
“As one of the leading brands in smartphone innovation, we at Samsung wanted to ensure that the Galaxy J Series (2016) fits current consumer needs while delivering better value to consumers. This is why we are also very excited to reveal a promotional bundle package with Yes 4G in order to further enhance our consumers’ user experience,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
By purchasing any one of Samsung’s 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphones with Yes 4G’s SIM card bundle pack, users will receive a free Yes 4G LTE Prepaid SIM Card with 30GB data valid for 2 months. Now users can surf more yet save more. 30GB is really a lot and can be used to share with our other devices and even the phone can be used as a modem!
“We are proud to have built the nation’s first 4G network with a massive 85% population coverage,” said Mr. Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd. “As Malaysia’s 4G champion, we have updated our entire network with the most advanced LTE service complete with VoLTE (Voice-Over LTE)—another Malaysia’s first. To celebrate this major milestone, we are glad to offer owners of the Samsung J Series (2016) our blazing fast 4G LTE speed and High Definition Voice Service built for us by Samsung. Stay tuned for our official 4G LTE launch on 30th June for the unveiling of our innovative service plans!”
The Samsung Galaxy J1, J5 and J7 (2016) will be available beginning 16 June 2016 at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealerships at a recommended retail price of RM449, RM849 and RM1,049 respectively (inclusive of 6% GST). The smartphones are offered in three colour options – Black, White and Gold.
*Based on test results by Opera Max on 1 April – 25 May 2016; results may vary depending on individual app usage patterns.