News: Singtel to launch the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ on 11 April

Been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ or edge 4G+?
It’s almost here!

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As shared by Singtel, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ will hit Singtel stores islandwide on Saturday, 11 April.
Both handsets are equipped to take advantage of Singtel’s extensive and robust 4G+ coverage. Over 150 high-traffic buildings and MRT tunnels are equipped with this technology, which enables surfing speeds of up to 300Mbps on any device that supports 4G+.

“Besides high quality outdoor coverage, we have been investing heavily in enhancing network quality within major shopping malls and MRT stations around the island. Together with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, we will bring Singtel customers the best possible mobile surfing experience,” said Mr Johan Buse, VP of Consumer Marketing, Singtel. “In addition, customers who buy either model on Combo Plans will enjoy an extra 1GB of data for six months.”

All customers on Combo Plans 2 and above will also enjoy free access to Singtel’s Premium WiFi service. The service provides connectivity that is five times faster than most free WiFi services and is available at over 400 hotspots including major shopping malls and MRT stations.

Customers who are interested to purchase / contract or recontract and register their interest will be able to collect their handset at a special event on Friday, 10 April.

To get it slightly earlier and at the event, register your interest here: www.singtel.com/s6ands6edge

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Information as kindly shared by Singtel Corp Comm.

News: Sony World Photography Awards 2015 – Open, Youth and Mobile Phone winners revealed

The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, are announced today.

Drawn from the four corners of the world and covering a huge range of subjects, the winning Open, Youth and Mobile Phone photographers were chosen from over 96,000 entries to the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The achievement of each of the 14 winners is extraordinary not only in terms of the competition they faced, but also the fact that these winners are not professional
photographers; instead they are simply individuals who love photography. The youngest winning photographer is Stephanie Anjo from the United Kingdom who is just 14 years old and the winners are geographically spread from Mexico to Malaysia.

The Open and Youth competition winners were chosen by an expert panel led by Sam Barzilay, Creative Director of United Photo Industries. The Mobile Phone winner was selected following a public vote on the World Photography Organisation website. The Mobile Phone competition was introduced to the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards in recognition of the increased accessibility the latest camera technology within mobile phones has given photographers of all abilities and the creative freedom this has allowed.

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The winners of the single best shot from each of the ten Open categories are:

• Architecture – Armin Appel, Germany
• Arts & Culture – Hector Muñoz Huerta, Mexico
• Enhanced – Antony Crossfield, United Kingdom
• Low Light – Nick Ng Yeow Kee, Malaysia
• Nature & Wildlife – Antoine Weis, Switzerland/ Luxemburg (joint nationality)
• Panoramic – Norman Quinn, United Kingdom
• People – Saleh Rozati, Iran (lives in Austria)
• Smile – Wilson Lee, Hong Kong
• Split Second – Jaime Massieu, Spain
• Travel – Yasen Georgiev, Bulgaria

For photographers aged 19 and under and judged on a single shot, the three Youth category winners are:

• Culture – Beatriz Mota da Rocha, Portugal (age 15)
• Environment – Yong Lin Tan, Malaysia (age 19)
• Portraits – Stephanie Anjo, United Kingdom (age 14)

And awarded to the photographer of the best single image taken using any mobile phone camera, the inaugural winner and runners up are:

• Winner – Turi Calafato, Italy
• 2nd place – Ako Salemi, Iran
• 3rd place – Janos M Schmidt, Hungary

Congratulations to all the winners and good try to all, who have submitted!
To view the images, please head on over to www.worldphoto.org.

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Information as kindly shared by Sony / WPO.