The time has come! Nokia die-hard fans who have been yearning for the company the launch a brand new flagship handset running Android in Malaysia can finally rejoice. HMD Global has sent out invites to the official launch event of the Nokia 8 and it’s taking place this Friday.
According to market research firm Counterpoint Research, Apple has fallen from its #2 spot on the ladder for global smartphone sales for the months of June and July. Who overtook them? Well, if you’ve been keeping tabs, you would already know that for the first time ever, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has edged past Apple for the first time, pushing Cupertino down to 3rd place.
Xiaomi stole the limelight yesterday with their announcement of the Mi A1 smartphone that marries the company’s great bang-for-buck hardware and the stock vanilla goodness of Android One. But while people were fawning over Xiaomi’s announcement, vivo also has something in the works that’s due to launch tomorrow.
Its big selling feature? A near bezel-less FullView display like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available for pre-order in Malaysia between 5 to 10 September 2017. Retailing at RM3,999, this is the most expensive Samsung Galaxy Note yet but you can enjoy substantial subsidy if you get it on contract.
So which telco or plan should you go for? We have compared our current telco offers from Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes 4G for your easy reference. This includes their device pricing, bundled minutes, sms, data and their minimum cost of ownership. At the moment, all telcos are only offering the Galaxy Note8 with a 24-month contract.
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It’s hard to think of a smartphone that has had more expectation placed on it than the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Its disastrous predecessor left a scar in the South Korean electronics giant’s reputation so deep that I don’t know how long it will take before the world stops making “will it explode?” jokes.
So, if there was any smartphone that could redeem the company’s reputation in the eyes of its harshest critics, it has to be the Galaxy Note8. This phone needs to be the best phone Samsung has ever made. It needs to be incredible. It needs to be flawless.