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Since the iPhone X was introduced last year, many manufacturers have released at least a smartphone model that carries a notched display and a familiar vertically mounted dual-camera bump. Motorola and a handful of brands have stayed away from this “despicable” trend but unfortunately, they have succumbed to peer pressure with their latest P30 smartphone.
Late last year, Samsung had released a Galaxy Note8 video that basically tells iPhone users to grow up. Somewhere between the scenes, you’ll notice a guy with a “notch” haircut which is a clear jab at the iPhone X.
Huawei Malaysia has revealed the official price for their mid-range Nova 3e smartphone and it’s pretty close to where we thought it would land.
About 4 years ago, the Nokia X was introduced and it was probably one of the worst Android smartphones at that time. It had a forked version of Android and it ran on mediocre hardware at a price that’s uncompetitive compared to other entry-level smartphones. Unsurprisingly, the entire Nokia X line was discontinued in less than 6 months.
The Nokia of today is completely different and they are finally making Android-powered smartphones with stock interface. Interestingly, the Finnish brand thinks now is a good time to revive the Nokia X lineup and the launch is expected to take place very soon in China. While the Nokia 7 Plus came with a 6″ 18:9 display, the new Nokia X will adopt a edge to edge screen that comes with a notch.
The compact iPhone SE is expected to be replaced very soon. Earlier on, it was rumoured to come with a fresh redesign which looks like the iPhone X. According to a new rumour, the new compact iPhone could be announced as early as May and it could retain the same iconic design as before.
Just recently, ASUS had introduced its new ZenFone 5 series at MWC 2018. The Taiwanese smartphone maker is calling it the most intelligent smartphone they have ever made and the exterior looks heavily inspired by the iPhone X.
If you’ve been looking forward to this device, you won’t have to wait too long as ASUS Malaysia has teased that it’s coming to our shores very soon.
When Apple introduced the iPhone X, a lot of people had frown upon its notch display. Fast forward a few months later, virtually all smartphone makers from China have incorporated the notch on their flagship phones. Apparently, this is now a trend in order to maximise the phone’s display on a smaller footprint.
While Samsung had stuck to their guns by maintaining an Infinity Display on the Galaxy S9 and S9+, their South Korean rival, LG, has succumbed to the notch design. This is the LG G7.
OnePlus will be unveiling their next “flagship killer” very soon and many are expecting it to be based on the OPPO R15 since the current OnePlus 5T is identical to the OPPO R11s. Ahead of its big reveal, we now get a clear look at the OnePlus 6 including its controversial “notch” design.
vivo Malaysia has just introduced the V9, its latest selfie-centric smartphone that comes with a 24MP AI enabled selfie camera. Like most new smartphones from China, it gets a notch display and a vertically mounted dual-camera bump.