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Tech Round-up Week 5 Oct 2020: Samsung Launches Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Razer Fintech Partners With FWD &#

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Samsung adds Galaxy Z Flip 5G to 5G device lineup

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Credit: Samsung

With the launch of the new Galaxy Z Flip 5G model, Samsung now has seven devices in their 5G lineup, comprising of the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Note20 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE 5G, Tab S7+ 5G and of course, the new Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

The phones come in two new colours, Mystic Gray and Mystic Bronze, and speed tests conducted on Singtel’s 3.5Ghz spectrum reached speeds of up to 612Mbps, although Samsung says top speeds of over 1000Mpbs could be reached in optimal conditions.

The new Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be available in stores from 31 October 2020 onwards.

Razer Fintech collaborates with FWD Singapore to provide insurance coverage

Credit: Razer Fintech

Razer financial arm, Razer Fintech, is collaborating with insurance provider FWD Singapore to offer $100,000 complimentary term life insurance coverage to the first 1,337 users who qualify to be Razer Premium Card holders.

FWD Singapore also offers products like a Covid-19 insurance plan through the RazerPay app, and in the coming months, other insurance products such as cancer, critical illness and term life insurance will also be added to the platform.

Grab & Microsoft partner to provide training and development programmes

Digital Skills Training Programmes for Driver and Delivery Partners

Credit: Grab Singapore

Grab and Microsoft have announced a series of training and development programmes for Grab drivers and delivery partners, as well as tertiary students.

CEO of Grab, Anthony Tan stated: “Grab driver- and delivery-partners interested to up-level their digital knowledge can look forward to free access to Microsoft’s e-learning digital literacy modules via the GrabAcademy in their Grab driver app. An 8-month train-and-place programme is also available for interested individuals who are keen on a software development career.”

The partnership aims to benefit up to 5,000 driver and delivery-partners, and 250 tertiary students by the end of 2021. Students will learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and get first-hand experience on how it can be applied in real-world scenarios.

Hyundai investing $400 million to build Innovation Centre in Singapore

HMGICS Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Centre Singapore

Credit: Hyundai Motor Group

The centre will act as an open innovation lab for the Group’s future mobility research and development, and customers who customise and purchase vehicles will have their vehicles manufactured in the centre, with test drives being made possible on the 620-meter-long Sky Track sitting on top of the Innovation Centre.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated: “Singapore’s goal is to have all our vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040, in line with our Paris Agreement commitments. We hope this will open up new growth areas for our economy, and create exciting jobs for Singaporeans.”

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