What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.
We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.
Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.
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If you’re looking for a different kind of flagship, HTC’s latest U12+ is now on sale in Malaysia. This is their latest quad-camera smartphone that comes with a large display that has no notch. It’s also the highest rated dual-camera smartphone on DxOMark Mobile with a score of 103.
You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
This, I believe, is something many of us know to be true, but often forget because…well, otherwise the saying wouldn’t exist. For many of us, we experience this very often in our lives, whether it’s that transition from moving out of your parents house or leaving the comforting stability of schooling life.
That saying, distilled into its purest form, basically means that we often don’t know what we will actually miss until its gone. And today — or more accurately, in the past few days –I’ve had the joy of being reminded how true this is. I am, of course, talking about the HTC U12+ — in case I wasn’t being obvious enough in my intro — and how much I now miss buttons. Physical clicky buttons on the side of my phone.
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It’s finally time for HTC to flex their muscles. After the excellent HTC U11 and U11+, what more does HTC have in store for with the latest HTC U12+ smartphone? Well, apparently they’re removing all their physical buttons and adding two cameras. Also, despite the “+” moniker, there’s only one smartphone.
After the OnePlus 6, the next flagship smartphone to launch is the HTC U12+. Ahead of its 23 May event, The full spec sheet and official images have surfaced thanks to serial leakster Evan Blass and Roland Quandt.
After LG introduces its new G7 ThinQ, it’s now HTC’s turn to reveal its new flagship for 2018. Expected to be called the HTC U12+, the new smartphone will come with the latest hardware and it packs a total of 4 cameras.
Been waiting for HTC Malaysia to finally launch their affordable mid-range handsets, the Desire 12 and Desire 12+, locally? You won’t have to wait much longer because the handset is finally coming this week. And if you’re quick, you can get it at up to RM170 off.
The HTC U11 is probably one of the most underrated smartphones of 2017. It has a top of a line Snapdragon 835 processor, great BoomSound HiFi speakers and an awesome UltraPixel 3 camera. Originally announced at RM3,099, you can get it now at about RM900 off.
While everyone’s getting hyped up about the tri-main-cam Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, everyone’s favourite leak specialist Evan Blass dropped some details — as well as a photo — of HTC’s next big flagship smartphone. Apparently, it’ll be called the HTC U12+ even though there probably will only be one device.
HTC is one of the first manufacturers to introduce dual cameras on a smartphone. There’s the HTC One M8 and if you want to go further, they also had the EVO 3D which can capture video and stills in 3D with its dual-camera setup.
While the competition had jumped on the dual-camera bandwagon, HTC has stuck with having a single camera for the rear since the HTC 10. According to its former president, HTC will be releasing dual-camera smartphones in 2018 but they will need to figure out how to make it stand out from the rest.
According to this new leak, it looks like HTC has finally nailed it and the new dual-camera flagship could be announced in April this year.