SINGAPORE – Mr MD Shariff Abdullah, 53, not too long ago subscribed to The Straits Instances. Together with it got here a ten.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE, value $698.
The safety security supervisor beforehand learn the information through Fb, however was annoyed that he couldn’t entry sure subscriber-only tales.
He was additionally uninterested in squinting on the small font on his cell phone.
With a pill for information that he can simply use when and the place he chooses, he’ll be capable to combine studying the information extra simply into his every day life, he mentioned.
“I’ve simply acquired it and am wanting ahead to utilizing it. I may also be utilizing the S Pen to attract and signal paperwork,” he mentioned.
The S6 Lite LTE pill is a brand new possibility for ST subscribers, coming with an S Pen, a stylus pen that allows simple note-taking and drawing on the machine.
Readers pay $34.90 a month with a 30-month contract for this Information Pill subscription bundle.
The newest machine comes quickly after Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) up to date its Information Pill providing to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Wi-Fi pill with a digital subscription of its flagship newspaper in March. Value $448, this pill remains to be obtainable with a $24.90 month-to-month subscription on a 30-month contract.
Just like the Galaxy Tab A7 pill, the S6 Lite LTE pill could have the ST app pre-loaded, giving subscribers entry to premium articles not present in different information media. A clip-and-share operate lets readers save the PDF model of articles with a click on and ship it to their associates.
In contrast to the Wi-Fi-only A7, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE permits cell knowledge connectivity to be used on the go.
Its stylus pen lets customers write and sketch on the pill on the fly. With it, customers can digitally signal paperwork, annotate PDFs, write on their e-calendars and, when the youngsters are bored, open up a clean web page on which they’ll indulge of their inventive fancies.
Mr Anthony Khoo, 70, not too long ago up to date his subscription to the Information Pill plan.
“I am too used to studying the print model however now every thing is turning into extra superior,” mentioned Mr Khoo, who used to work within the semiconductor business.
“I need to strive going digital. I can use the information pill for different makes use of too, so it’s extra value it.”
Mr Khoo mentioned he’s wanting ahead to utilizing the S Pen for extra capabilities. “I am nonetheless making an attempt to get used to utilizing it. I bear in mind how arduous it was to regulate signing on a glass floor when utilizing a bank card for cost.”
The launch promotion till June 30 provides customers a free 128GB Samsung microSD card and complimentary dwelling supply for the pill. Eligible clients additionally get pleasure from 3GB of Singtel knowledge free for six months. They’ll choose to proceed the information plan at $10 a month for the subsequent half a 12 months, whereas the conventional price of $20 a month might be charged thereafter.
The ST Information Pill is likely one of the publication’s approach of reaching new audiences, with extra folks prioritising comfort when studying the information.
ST’s readership has elevated amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with greater than 1.2 million readers consuming its content material throughout its print, on-line, cell and different platforms.
The subscription plan consists of complimentary machine safety that covers the pill for the 30-month contract interval. This covers as much as two repairs or one alternative within the case of unintentional injury or theft. Those that purchased their information tablets earlier than December final 12 months can prime up their plan with $79 for a one-year protection.
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