UPDATE: vivo V9 full hardware specs revealed.
Almost every other Chinese smartphone maker has jumped onto the “notch” bandwagon and the latest participant is vivo. Their next selfie-centric smartphone, the vivo V9, has been revealed ahead of its supposed launch that’s happening at the end of this month. This will succeed the vivo V7/V7+ and it is a major step up in both display and hardware.
When Nokia made a comeback early last year, the Nokia 6 was their top of the line device (before the Nokia 8) and it came with stock Android. Priced at RM999, it is a solidly built phone, but unfortunately, it packs an entry-level Snapdragon 430 processor at a mid-range smartphone price range.
That’s going to change for 2018 as Nokia appears to be launching a new one and it’s looking like a proper mid-range device.
Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon 600-series processors that would be powering our upcoming mid-range smartphones. The new Snapdragon 630 is an update for its current Snapdragon 625/626 processor while the Snapdragon 660 is an all new 14nm processor which replaces the popular Snapdragon 650/652 series.