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5 Upcoming Phones of 2018 You Need to Lookout For

05 June 2018 | Joel Vijay

It took 36 KB (kilobytes) of data to take men to the moon during Nasa’s first mission 50 years ago. Today, we can’t talk in terms of kilobytes anymore. Our smartphones have gigabytes worth of data and it’s fast increasing. It’s amazing to imagine how our mobile phones are so incredibly advanced, we may have to replace them every 2-3 years.

That begs the question: What are some of the upcoming smartphones expected for this year? We have the latest low-down on upcoming phones for 2018 right here.

Disclaimer: Many of these phones are concepts so phone specs may vary from now till the release date.


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HTC mobile phones matchmake simplicity with functionality. The same will be expected of the HTC U12. Said to be HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC U12 will most likely feature a Snapdragon 845 chipset underneath. As for storage, the HTC U12 is speculated to have 6GB RAM with a choice of 64GB or 128GB internal storage. As are most HTC phones, the U12 will feature a fingerprint sensor and an almost-bezel-less display. For those who love HTC models, this one is worth the wait.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Probably the biggest release this year will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Judging by previous years’ release of Samsung flagship phones, the Note 9 will bring all the goodies Samsung fans love. Display size will be around the 6.4-inch range with dual-camera system similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus. The chipset will most likely be the Exynos 9810 along with 6GB RAM.

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Battery will most likely be a 4000mAh battery. Rumoured to be release around August 2018, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will also have a fingerprint scanner and the Bixby assistant to help you with all your needs.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Most of us love our budget smartphones. Xiaomi’s best budget smartphone this year will be the upcoming Redmi Note 5 Pro. With dual rear cameras, a powerful octa-core processor, 4000mAh battery capacity, face ID, and much more, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is said to be a real keeper.

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On the inside, the Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 with a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset keeps processes fast while the choice of 4 or 6GB RAM allows for versatility. On the outside, its IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. One the goodies will be the 4500k Selfie-light and a Beautify 4.0 enhancement to get selfies perfect. Surely the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one phone you don’t want to miss!

Blackview X

Ever wanted an iPhone but can’t afford one? Look no further! The Blackview X (10) is here! Blackview is one phone brand that may be obscure for us in Malaysia, but the brand is now coming to light. Rumoured to be made with a combination of glass and metal exterior, the Blackview X will house a 5.85-inch display with a 19:9 ratio. Mimicking the iPhone X, the Blackview X will also have a dual-camera system. But unlike the iPhone X, the Blackview X runs Android Oreo 8.1. That much is known about the Blackview X.

LG V30S ThinQ

Another name you must look out for is LG. The Korean electronics giant brings out the future in the LG V30S ThinQ. Although there is not much news on the LG V30S ThinQ, it is speculated to run Android 8.0 and upgrades such as picture-in-picture (PIP) feature for apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Hangouts. The LG V30S ThinQ’s display is said to be 6 inches with a 2,880 x 1,440p resolution, creating vibrant visuals for any app. So far, that is what’s known about the LG V30S ThinQ.

Keep your eyes open for these phones this year. In the meantime, you may want to check out some of the current trending smartphones in Malaysia below.

nova 3i
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iPhone X
From RM 3,715.00 BROSHOP | 100% ORIGINAL SECONDHAND IPHONE | HARGA DEALER SUPPLY [Why buy from us?] - All of our product are guarantee is 100% original secondhand(trade in from owner before) - All of our product part are still original and in good condition (no repair before) - All of our price are dealer price, no matter you buy 1 unit or 10 unit. - Dropship & reseller are welcome also. - We will send the real product picture to confirm with you before we shipout your item. * Most of our product are ready stock, you also be advise to contact us for stock(colour)availability before you proceed your purchase & payment. * Please inform that if you do not contact us for stock(colour) inquire and you are placing you order & payment, random colour will be shipout. * 100% Original secondhand( not refurbish, not clone, no need use r-sim, turbo sim etc,not unlocked set) all orders before 1pm on a business days will be shipped out on the same day price above for phone set only,not include charger,cable,etc except the title was mention fullset * please use gdex shipping option for full insurance coverage, we will provide full insurance covered if you are using gdex [Return & Exchange Policy] * Please contact Broshop before you pos any product for warranty claim. Please be informed product that posted back to Broshop if you do not contact us before you make a postage, we apologize here because the warranty claim will not be entertained. * For warranty claims, please ensure that our warranty sticker is still in good condition, the warranty will be canceled once the warranty sticker has been removed, torn or lost. * For own software upload & flash will void warranty. * Warranty are not cover for human damage,water damage, LCD & Touchscreen. Please be inform that the product sent for warranty claim are not allowed to make a exchange to another product or refund, we only allow to claim on the same product. * Please be inform that the shipping cost for waranty claim on sending back to us are bear by buyer.
Nova 2 Lite
From RM 559.00 NOVA 2 LITE 15 GIFTS RM698 1. CASE 2. NANO COATED SCREEN GUARD 3. IRING HOOK 4. USB LED 5. SANDISK 32GB MMC 98MBPS OR 10000MAH PINENG POWERBANK 6. PISE OTG CABLE WORTH RM49 7. HUAWEI GIFT BOX (MONOPOD, IRING, CABLE) 8. 30CM COLORFUL MICRO USB CABLE 9. INCAR USB CHARGER 10. EXTRA TEMPERED GLASS 11. TOUCH PEN (LONG) 12. PISEN 80CM MICRO USB CABLE WORTH RM49 13. FREE ANTI SHOCK THICK RUBBER CASE (BLACK) 14. HUAWEI WATER BOTTLE 15. EXTRA HANDSFREE 12 GIFTS RM668 1.CASE 2. Nano Coated SP 3. INCAR USB 4. USB LED 5. IRING HOOK 6. 30CM USB CABLE 7. HUAWEI GIFT BOX 8. EXTRA TEMPERED GLASS 9. FREE ANTI SHOCK THICK RUBBER CASE (BLACK) 10. 16GB SANDISK MMC 98MBPS 11. OTG TO MICRO CONVERTER 12. EXTRA HANDSFREE 10 GIFTS RM638 1. Case 2. Nano COATED SP 3. IRING 4. TOUCH PEN 5. USB LED 6. EXTRA ANTI SHOCK CASE 7. EXTRA TEMPERED GLASS 8. INCAR USB CHARGER 9. EXTRA HANDSFREE 10. PAPER BAG 9 GIFTS RM628 1. Case 2. Nano Coated SP 3. IRING HOOK 4. TOUCH PEN 5. XTRA TEMPERED GLASS OR EXTRA ANTI SHOCK CASE 6. USB LED 7. INCAR USB CHARGER 8. EXTRA HANDSFREE 9. HUAWEI THEME PAPER BAG 1. CASE 2. NANO COATED SP 3. IRING 4. USB LED 5. INCAR USB CHARGER 6. HUAWEI WATER BOTTLE (PINK NOT ENTITLED) 7. TOUCH PEN 8. EXTRA HANDSFREE 1. CASE 2. NANO COATED SP / TEMPERED GLASS 3. IRING 4. USB LED 5. PAPER BAG Width:76.7 mmHeight:158.3 mmDepth:7.8 mmWeight:155 g *Product size, product weight, and related specifications are theoretical values only. Actual measurements between individual products may vary. All specifications are subject to the actual product. COLOR Black/BLUE DISPLAY 5.99 inch 1440 x 720 HUAWEI FullView Display CHIPSET MSM8937 OPERATION SYSTEM Android™ 8.0 MEMORY 3 GB + 32 GBDue to limitations in CPU processing power, memory used by the operating system and pre-installed applications, the actual space available to users may be less than the stated memory capacity. Actual memory space may change due to application updates, user operations, and other related factors. NETWORK TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM GPS GPS / AGPS / Glonass CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth, Micro USB, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hot Spot SENSORS Accelerometer Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor Compass Fingerprint sensor FINGERPRINT Yes CAMERA Rear camera: 13 MP + 2 MP Front camera: 8 MP AUDIO AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ VIDEO H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 EMUI EMUI 8.0 BATTERY 3,000 mAh*(typical) *Typical value. Actual capacity may vary slightly. This capacity is the nominal battery capacity. The actual battery capacity for each individual phone may be slightly above or below the nominal battery capacity. NFC NO IN THE BOX Handset x 1, Charger x 1, USB Cable x 1, Quick Start Guide x 1, Eject tool x 1, Protect shell x 1

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