With the trend of edge-to-edge screens and narrow bezels, there is nowhere left to place a fingerprint scanner on the front of a smartphone. Device manufacturers these days have found multiple ways to move them to the back or side of a device. But it doesn’t have to be this way. vivo has introduced the in-display fingerprint scanner technology on their upmarket devices, such as the vivo NEX and the vivo X21. But now, this “high-end” feature is available at a lower price point and you can get it on the new vivo V11.
The vivo V11 series is launching in Malaysia this coming Thursday and for those who can’t wait, you can book your unit with a RM100 booking fee. Similar to the OPPO F9 that was introduced in Malaysia recently, it has a tiny notch and the V11 comes with a gradient paint job. This is also the most affordable smartphone you can buy in Malaysia that comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Malaysia’s tax holiday has finally come to an end with SST (Sales and Services Tax) taking effect starting 1 September 2018. If you’re thinking of getting a new smartphone, vivo Malaysia has announced that they are maintaining its current pricing without any impact from SST.
This post is sponsored by vivo Malaysia.
The NEX is vivo‘s latest flagship smartphone to hit Malaysian shores and in addition to a bunch of high end specs, this handset also features an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a motorised selfie camera that pops up. Want to know what’s in the box? We find out.
UPDATE: The vivo NEX has officially arrived in Malaysia at RM2,799.
Earlier this week, OPPO had finally introduced the Find X in Malaysia that comes with a retail price tag of RM3,699. This is OPPO’s new flagship after a long time and it comes with a sliding mechanism that houses both the front and rear cameras.
If you’re looking for another flagship smartphone that offers an all-screen phone without notches, the vivo NEX price has been revealed and it’s RM900 cheaper than the Find X.
UPDATE: vivo NEX Malaysian price and availability details revealed.
Apart from OPPO, vivo Malaysia is launching their own version of a futuristic full-screen smartphone very soon. The vivo NEX is a flagship smartphone that features a pop-up selfie camera and it comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
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.
The X21 has finally arrived in Malaysia. This is vivo’s premium selfie-centric smartphone lets you unlock the device by touching the screen.