NeXT M1 by Maxis now official. RM78/month inclusive of device, calls and data plan


We reported earlier that Maxis might have plans to introduce a smartphone of their own, and it might will be made available from 3 March onwards. Well, looks like they had made it official! Maxis had just launched the device, which is called the NeXT M1, and it’ll be priced at RM78/month as a ready to use plan, which includes the device, calls minutes and data as a bundle.

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(Left) Chan Peng Li, Maxis’ Head of Device Marketing, introducing the new NeXT M1 smartphone.

It looks like the NeXT M1 isn’t too mediocre after all! Maxis had just provided us with more details on the device. Here's the full specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) IPS display
  • MediaTek Helio P10M chipset with octa-core processor
  • Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 2GB RAM with 16GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB with dedicated microSD slot)
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and dual-tone flash
  • 5MP front camera with selfie flash
  • 2960mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow (non-upgradable)
  • IP51-rating


While the NeXT M1 seemed to pack some pretty decent mid-range hardware, the selling point of the device is its 24-month warranty with 1-to-1 instant replacement that seems to be the jewel of the crown here. The icing on the cake? 6-months screen protection! It covers any form of screen damage, such as hairline scratch, to even full LCD screen crack, but excluding liquid damage.


For only RM78/month, the NeXT M1 comes with 4GB of data (2GB all-day + 2GB 4G Weekend) and 50 free call minutes, with zero upfront payment needed. Additional mobile internet passes can be purchases via MyMaxis app, which is priced at 500MB/day at RM5, 1GB/day at RM8 or 3GB/3days at RM12. The device will be available via the Maxis Online Store, all Maxis Centres as well as  Maxis Exclusive Partners beginning tomorrow, 3 March. For more info regarding the NeXT M1 all-in-one phone plan, do visit Maxis' website here.