After releasing its teaser, Huawei has finally revealed its latest member of its nova series. It isn’t the flagship-class nova 2s that we hoped for. It’s the nova 2 Lite, a budget alternative to the nova 2i that’s powered by a Qualcomm processor instead of their in-house developed Kirin 659.
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.
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.
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.
OPPO Malaysia has just given its latest selfie-centric smartphone an RM100 price cut. The OPPO A83 is their affordable alternative to its OPPO F5 series and it comes with a “Full Screen” 18:9 display for less than 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.
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.
If you want to go “Full View” or “Full Screen” without burning a hole in your wallet, Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 series could be hitting our shores very soon. Announced earlier this month, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus are one of the most value for money smartphones that come with a tall 18:9 display from as low as 799CNY (about RM497).
The Redmi Note 4 is undeniably the best bang for your buck smartphone priced under RM1,000. You get a decent sized 5.5″ Full HD screen and a frugal yet capable Snapdragon 625 processor with a generous amount of RAM and storage. If you’re waiting for its successor, it appears that Xiaomi is dropping the Redmi “Note” moniker so you won’t be seeing a Redmi Note 5 model anytime soon.
After the Xiaomi Mi MIX, almost every manufacturer has a “bezel-less” or an 18:9 display flagship smartphone in their lineup. Now it appears that Sony is releasing a “bezel-less” smartphone of their own which boasts a screen to body ratio of over 90%. That’s Mi MIX levels of all-screen and minimal bezels.