vivo is bringing another 24MP selfie-centric smartphone to Malaysia and it comes with a notch

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The FIFA World Cup 2018 is taking place in June this year. Since vivo is the official smartphone sponsor, they are currently running a selfie contest where they are giving away a FIFA World Cup ticket to a lucky winner. The interesting part of the announcement is the mention of their new vivo V9 which appears to be a 24MP Selfie smartphone.

This would succeed its current V7/V7+ series which was announced just six months ago. While the V7 and V7+ came with a FullView 18:9 display, this new model will feature the iPhone X “Notch”.

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You can get a “Full Screen” 18:9 smartphone in Malaysia for less than RM350

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Full Display or 18:9 smartphones are the latest trend right now and it offers a bigger screen experience in a smaller form factor. This type of display aspect ratio first appeared on 2017 flagship smartphones and now it’s making its way to more affordable segments. If you’re looking for a full display smartphone for the least amount of money, meet the Wiko Tommy3.

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This gigabit LTE capable smartphone could be the HTC U12


During a Taiwan 5G showcase event, a HTC smartphone was spotted with a thick case and has its forehead and chin covered. The device was used to showcase HTC’s gigabit LTE capabilities using Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA). This is a form of carrier aggregation that uses the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum that’s also being utilised by WiFi.

What’s interesting is the device is different from the current U11 and U11+, and serial leakster @evleaks has indicated that this is HTC’s upcoming flagship model.

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OPPO Malaysia is introducing a “Full Screen” selfie expert smartphone priced under RM1,000


If you’re looking for a selfie-centric smartphone with a tall 18:9 “Full Screen”, the OPPO F5 series is quite extensive. You have the affordable OPPO F5 Youth that’s priced at RM1,098, a standard OPPO F5 model at RM1,298 and the highest spec OPPO F5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage at RM1,698.

For those looking for something more affordable, the cheaper OPPO A83 is coming to Malaysia next week.

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The Meizu M6s is a mid-range 18:9 display smartphone priced under RM700

Almost every smartphone maker is releasing a smartphone with a “Full View” or 18:9 display. This makes it possible to fit a larger screen without increasing the width of the phone excessively.

When Xiaomi announced the Redmi 5, it is probably the most affordable 18:9 smartphone you can buy with price starting from 799 CNY (about RM492) for the base model. If you’re looking for an alternative, Meizu has just announced the M6s and it is powered by Samsung’s new mid-range Exynos processor.

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