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SPH News Tablets now offer magazine titles, new device, and refreshed interface

Singapore, 26 March 2021 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has updated its News Tablet offerings with a new device — the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Wi-Fi. This will have a refreshed interface for a more intuitive reading experience as well as the introduction of magazine titles to its suite of publication selections. 

The News Tablets now use the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Wi-Fi device, which has a larger 10.4” screen, thinner borders, better screen resolution (2000 x 1200) and beautifully rich audio. It also boasts a slimmer, lighter 7mm body with a 14% larger 7,040mAh battery for more power throughout the day. Storage has doubled to 64 GB, and can be expanded up to 1 TB with a microSD card. 


Model

NEW Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Wi-Fi Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 

Wi-Fi Tablet

Retail price

$448

$398

Storage

64 GB

32 GB

Screen size

10.4"

10.1"

Resolution

2000 x 1200

1920 x 1200

Battery

7040mAh

14% larger, more screen time

6150mAh

Design

Slimmer body and thinner borders

 


The new devices are now using an updated app interface, which has the following features:

  • New way to access content

The quick access bar gives subscribers direct access to their subscriptions page as well as the newspaper and magazine rack. Multiple issues are available even while offline. 


  • Subscription to newspapers and magazines within the app

Users can perform a simple in-app purchase to add a new newspaper or magazine title to their subscription library. 

This includes Singapore’s number 1 women’s magazine, Her World, and entertainment magazine UWeekly, which are now conveniently available for purchase within the News Tablet. They are priced at $4/month (Usual price: $6 per monthly issue) and $5/month (Usual price: $2 per weekly issue) respectively.

  • Existing well-loved features

These include easy news sharing, one-time login, pinch to zoom to adjust fonts to their preferred size, as well as automatic app updates. 

Special limited time promotion 

From 23 March - 30 April, new subscribers of the News Tablet will receive a 1-year subscription to the Viu Premium 365 Days Plan (worth $76.61). Viu is a video streaming platform that offers Asian entertainment from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan – ranging from the latest drama series (Mouse, River Where the Moon Rises, The Penthouse 2, Mr Queen), to variety shows (Running Man, The Return of Superman, 2 Days 1 Night), movies, and more.

Existing subscribers will also receive the 1-year subscription to the Viu Premium plan, and will be notified on how they can redeem it. 

This promotion is valid for subscriptions to participating publications, which include The Straits Times News Tablet, The Business Times News Tablet, Chinese News Tablet, Berita Harian News Tablet and is available only while stocks last. 

Subscriptions start from $19.90 per month on a 30-month contract period. 

Since its launch in March 2019, there are now close to 46,000 subscribers to the News Tablet.

 Mr Eugene Wee, Chief Customer Officer, SPH said: “We are very happy to offer our readers an improved reading experience through the new device for the News Tablets, which now comes with a refreshed interface and even more titles to choose from. Now, they can easily switch from staying current through our news publications to browsing our magazine titles. We are also excited about our collaboration with Viu, which will allow our subscribers to better enjoy their News Tablet as they watch their favourite shows or movies online. We hope that our News Tablets will become an even bigger part of our readers’ lifestyle.”

 

ANNEX 

Publications

Price

New contract period

The Straits Times News Tablet

$24.90

30 mths

Chinese News Tablet 

(Lianhe Zaobao + Shin Min Daily News + Lianhe Wanbao)

$24.90

30 mths

Berita Harian News Tablet

$19.90

30 mths

Tamil Murasu + The Straits Times News Tablet *

$29.90

30 mths

The Business Times News Tablet (Tab A7 wifi)

$29.90

30 mths

The Business Times News Tablet (S6Lite LTE)

$39.90

30 mths

 * Not applicable for Viu promo

 To find out more about SPH's subscription packages, visit subscribe.sph.com.sg.

 

Attachments:

Photo 1 – The new magazines rack: With a few simple taps, News Tablet subscribers can now make an in-app purchase to add UWeekly and Her World to their subscription library. More magazine titles will be added very soon.

Photo 2 – Other SPH newspaper publications have also been moved to the newspaper rack, and can be unlocked with a monthly top-up.

 

ISSUED BY SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS LTD

Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

 

For more information, please contact:

Candy Cao

Senior Manager

Circulation Marketing

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 4039

Email: candycao@sph.com.sg

 

Sofia Wang

Assistant Manager

Circulation Marketing

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 1459

Email: sofwang@sph.com.sg

 

Andrew Lum

Manager

Corporate Communications & CSR

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 1982

Email: alum@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

 

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. SPH's core business is in the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

 

On the property front, SPH owns 66% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.

 

SPH is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.  It also invested in the education and events business.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.

 

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