SPH launches News Tablet app for Chinese news products

The app will provide readers with a seamless no-login and auto update digital experience.

26 March 2019

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has launched a News Tablet app which provides readers with a seamless no-login and auto update digital experience.

They will be able to read the e-paper editions of Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News on the app, which is preloaded on the latest Samsung Tab A 10.5” Wi-Fi tablet (retail price: $398) with a single subscription.

The app features an auto login which does not require a password after activation. It also auto downloads the latest e-paper in a wi-fi environment for the subscriber to read on the go and share interesting articles and advertisements with family and friends on social media. Each e-paper is archived for 14 days.

Subscribers will get this tablet free when they sign up for a 2-year package at $19.90 per month. Existing subscribers can also top up $14.90 per month to enjoy this deal.

The subscription package also includes free access on www.zaobao.sg and the Zaobao app which the whole family can enjoy too.

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Head of SPH’s Chinese Media Group (CMG) said: “The obstacles to go digital for our elderly readers who don’t read English has often been overlooked. We launched this new product to meet their needs. Through the reading of newspapers, we hope to help them plug into our Smart Nation. I hope the children of our elderly readers will consider subscribing to our local Chinese newspapers with this product.”

Ms Sarah Chua, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore said: “Samsung is committed to creating innovations that enrich the lives of Singaporeans. As Singapore progresses towards a Smart Nation society, it is important for everyone, including the elderly, to fully enjoy the convenience and efficiency that technology can bring to their lives. We are delighted to collaborate with SPH on a custom-made solution for the News Tablet via the Samsung Knox platform on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5”. With an immersive display, quad speakers, customized functionality and user experience, the News Tablet offers the elderly a seamless and secure experience while catching up on the latest news.”