The Xiaomi Redmi 5 series is probably the most affordable 18:9 smartphone lineup that comes with competitive specs. If you can’t wait for the official units to arrive in Malaysia, retailer DirectD has brought in imported units which are surprisingly cheaper than expected.
As mentioned earlier, Motorola Malaysia is bringing a new mid-range smartphone which is an update to its current Moto G5 Plus. It’s the new G5s Plus and it offers a larger screen along with a new dual-camera setup at the rear. The Malaysian launch has been confirmed and it’s taking place on 6 November 2017.
Lenovo is bringing another new mid-range smartphone to the Malaysian market with the Moto G5s Plus. Announced two months ago, it comes with a slightly bigger screen and a new dual-camera system that packs with several camera tricks.
When it comes to processors on smartphones, some of our readers would cringe when they see MediaTek on the spec sheet. However, plenty of manufacturers are still relying on MediaTek as it offers affordable performance for its entry level smartphone lineup.
To refresh its mid-range offering, MediaTek has just announced its newer Helio P23 and P30 SoC. Apart from delivering noticeable performance upgrades, these two new chipsets also offer better dual-SIM capability than what we have today.
UPDATE: It appears that the HTC 10 is now available in Malaysia with ready stocks.
The HTC 10 is finally hitting the Malaysian market. The HTC flagship focuses on craftsmanship with its metal unibody construction and it is also the world’s first smartphone to feature Optical Image Stabilisation on both front and rear cameras.
The Chinese smartphone brands are churning more smartphones for the mid-range segment. Just take the vivo V3 max for example. It is a compelling premium mid-range smartphone that offers “flagship level” specs for RM1,399. Now vivo is turning things up a notch with its newly announced X7 and X7 Plus.
Huawei Malaysia wants to make it easier for you to step up to a brand new Mate 8. They are currently running a trade-in campaign where you can enjoy an instant rebate up to RM1,750. To sweeten the deal, Huawei is also giving an extra RM100 off if you’re getting the Huawei Mate 8 32GB model.
Samsung brought many of the features their fans loved in old Galaxy S devices — like the microSD card slot and water resistance — back to their flagship Galaxy S7 model. The microSD card is an important feature but Samsung decided to go with a hybrid SIM tray which meant users had to choose between two SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card.
What if we told you that you could have two SIMs and a microSD card slot?
The Huawei Mate 8 is now available on Maxis. They are offering the Premium spec version that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. On their standard 24 month contract plan, it can be yours from as low as RM1,599 with their MaxisONE Plan. Alternatively, you can opt for Zerolution which gives you the option to swap phones every year.