Want To Buy A New Smartphone? Here's How Much These Popular Models Cost With 0% GST

Sorry if you got one before 1 June.

It's June! The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated as promised by the Pakatan Harapan government.

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With GST set to zero comes a tax holiday for Malaysians to splurge on goods and items they have been thinking about – before the Sales and Services Tax (SST) is implemented in September. 

Apart from savings on cars, movie tickets, and pharmaceutical goods, the zero-rated GST move also impacts electronic goods such as smartphones

By taking away the 6% previously imposed on smartphone prices, you can easily save a few hundred ringgit and walk home with a spanking new handset. 

There's no better time to treat yourself to a new handset. Below is the list of revised, post-GST prices of some popular smartphone models in Malaysia:

Note: The 0% GST prices listed below are official retail prices curated from brand websites/stores. They might differ from the ones found on Lazada and 11 Street.

1. iPhone X

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iPhone X 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM5,149
Price with 0% GST: RM4,857
Savings: RM292

iPhone X 256GB
Price with 6% GST: RM5,899
Price with 0% GST: RM5,565 
Savings: RM334

2. iPhone 8

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iPhone 8 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM3,649
Price with 0% GST: RM3,442
Savings: RM207

iPhone 8 256GB
Price with 6% GST: RM4,399
Price with 0% GST: RM4,150
Savings: RM249

3. Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM3,299
Price with 0% GST: RM3,109
Savings: RM190

4. Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM3,799
Price with 0% GST: RM3,579
Savings: RM220

Samsung Galaxy S9+ 128GB
Price with 6% GST: RM3,999
Price with 0% GST: RM3,769
Savings: RM230

Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB
Price with 6% GST: RM4,399
Price with 0% GST: RM4,149
Savings: RM250

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Price with 6% GST: RM3,999
Price with 0% GST: RM3,769
Savings: RM230

6. Huawei P20

Huawei P20
Price with 6% GST: RM2,599
Price with 0% GST: RM2,452
Savings: RM147

7. Huawei Nova 2i

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Huawei Nova 2i
Price with 6% GST: RM999
Price with 0% GST: RM942
Savings: RM57

8. Honor View 10

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Honor View 10
Price with 6% GST: RM1,899
Price with 0% GST: RM1,789
Savings: RM110

9. OPPO F7

OPPO F7 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM1,399
Price with 0% GST: RM1,299
Savings: RM100

OPPO F7 128GB
Price with 6% GST: RM1,699
Price with 0% GST: RM1,603
Savings: RM96

10. Vivo V9

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Vivo V9
Price with 6% GST: RM1,399
Price with 0% GST: RM1,319
Savings: RM80

11. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 32GB
Price with 6% GST: RM799
Price with 0% GST: RM749
Savings: RM50

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM999
Price with 0% GST: RM939
Savings: RM60

12. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 64GB
Price with 6% GST: RM1,699
Price with 0% GST: RM1,599
Savings: RM100

So... who's getting a new phone?

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