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Instagram is Working on new Video Calling Feature

Instagram is the only facebook-owned social network that doesn't support video calls. The good news is the company is currently working on a new update which will bring the video calling feature to all users, coming over a year after it was implemented on WhatsApp.

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The video call feature will work like that of WhatsApp. You can access it via a new icon which will appear in the navigation bar in the chat once the user opens an active chat. Your Instagram friend will be required to accept the request to chat first before you can video call him/her, otherwise the icon won’t appear.

instagram video call

Like I earlier stated, the feature is still under development, and should be released in a future date for Instagram iOS and Android versions.

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Glo Increases the Price of its Monthly Data Plans

It's so unfortunate that Glo is starting this new year (or rather ending January) with a very sad update. The so-called grandmaster of data has quietly increased the price of her monthly data bundles, a bad new for all Glo subscribers.

glo

This is not the first time Glo is increasing the price or slashing down the volume of her data, they do this like twice every year. Due to this increment, 2GB for N500 plan has been canceled, the lowest you can sub now is N1000 which will give you the same 2GB. Let's review this.

Old Glo data Plan

  • 2GB for N500
  • 4GB for N1000
  • 9.5GB for N2000
  • 24GB for N4000
  • 30GB for N5000
  • 55GB for N8000
  • 75GB for N10000

Glo increased data plan

New Glo Data Plans (as at January Ending)

  • N1000 for 2GB
  • N2000 for 4.5GB
  • N2500 for 7.2GB
  • N3000 for 8.7GB
  • N4000 for 12.5GB
  • N5000 for 15.6GB
  • N8000 for 25GB
  • N10000 for 32.5GB
  • N18000 for 62.5GB
  • N20000 for 78.7GB

By the look of things, Glo is still the grand master of data in Nigeria, because no other telco offers data at the cheap price. This doesn't change the fact that we're not happy with the increment, coupled with their poor network in some areas is a total turn-off.

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Telegram Bumps Supergroup Limit to 100,000 Members

It's more and more features everytime on Telegram. The popular instant messenger has released a new update which is beneficial mostly to group operators, and it is coming just few weeks after the app received version 4.7 update which allows you open multiple account on the same phone.

telegram v4.8

Previously, Supergroup was limited to 1000, then increased to 5000 in 2016 and was pushed to 10,000 last year. Now, Telegram has bumped Super group limit to accommodate 100,000 members thanks to this new update. WhatsApp will actually be wailing after seeing this.

Once you have 200 members in your telegram group, as an admin, you can choose to upgrade to supergroup status, which will allow you accomodate more members with enhanced settings for larger communities. All messages sent in the group can be seen by new members, when someone deletes a message, it will be deleted for everyone in the group.

Notifications are muted by default since supergroups have a lot of members, so your handset won't go crazy with too much buzz. This is just to compliment the already added feature that enables admins to partially restrict members by disabling chat and media sharing where only admins can post messages (read-only mode).

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WhatsApp Business App now Available for Download in all Countries

Good news to all Business owners as WhatsApp Business is now available for download in all Countries. Last week, the app was launched in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, UK and US, but it is now open to everyone to download and install.

WhatsApp business

WhatsApp Business is designed to help companies better connect with their customers. It provides some of the basic functionality needed in a business app which includes a Business profile with important informations like a description, address, and other contact details. You can set greeting messages, enable quick replies for answers to common questions and view some analytics to see the efficacy of your communication or interaction.

As long as you operate any form of business, you are free to download WhatsApp Business App which will make you look more professional. However, you are not allowed to use the same number on your regular WhatsApp to register for Business app. Kindly use another number.

WhatsApp Business home

Where to Download WhatsApp Business App

Via Google Playstore or iOS store.

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Google and HTC Deal done and dusted; Ready for Smartphone Battle

Google which entered a $1.1 billion agreement with HTC last September has announced the deal is now completed and it's welcoming the new teammates to its hardware organization comprising of about 2,000 workers at HTC that created the Pixel smartphones.

google HTC Deal completed

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Search giant—Google is pretty excited the deal is closed, as they are now equipped with the experienced team of HTC engineers, which developed the first 3G smartphone in 2005, the first touch-centric phone and the first metal-clad unibody smartphone. This will unarguably improve Google's R&D abilities and will make it easier for the company to build its smartphones since the search giant won't have to outsource the development of the next Pixel devices to another company.

The acquisition of HTC's mobile division, according to Google's Senior Vice President of Hardware—Rick Osterloh, will lead to growth and expansion of his company's market share in the Asia Pacific region.

As our hardware business enters its third year, we remain committed to building and investing for the long run. Today, we start digging in with our new teammates, guided by the mission to create radically helpful experiences for people around the world, by combining the best of Google’s AI, software and hardware.

So, we should expect the flagship Pixel 3 to accompany very amazing specifications including one or two features which can't be found in any other smartphone. The phone will probably be developed in Taiwan, as well as any other hardware products Google plans to launch going forward.

Osterloh further stated in a blog post that Taiwan is a “key innovation and engineering hub for Google,” and its capital Taipei is expected to become “the largest Google engineering site” in the Asia Pacific region.

source: Google

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Nokia 7 Plus set to Launch With Improved Processor, Android Oreo

After being launched in October last year, Nokia 7 was available only in the Chinese market. However, there are reports that HMD Global is planning to release the smartphone (or the 2018 model of Nokia 6) in the U.S. in a future date.

Nokia 7plus

The handsets will support major carriers in the country, but CDMA networks support is improbable. To make them more competitive and appealing to the US market, the finish company may add and remove some features

An improved version of the Nokia 7 was spotted at Geekbench, dubbed “Nokia 7 Plus.” According to listing, the phone is powered by a better 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, unlike the standard model which uses Snapdragon 630 chipset. The device runs an upgraded Android 8.0 Oreo straight from the box, but packs the same 4GB RAM as with the regular Nokia 7 in terms of memory. That's all the specifications we fetched from the source.

Nokia 7 geekbench listing

If HMD decides to launch the improved version of Nokia 7, it will be available globally, not only In China. But it's still unclear whether or not the Finnish company will do so.

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Google Play Store Updated With new "Free up space" Feature

After seeing my colleagues using this cool app, I headed straight to Google Play Store to download it, then clicked on the install button only to be greeted with "Not enough space" prompt. I was angry and flung my phone through the window, luckily it didn't get damaged. A lot of people must have experienced this too, that's why tech giant—Google is bringing a new feature to prevent situations like the one above from ever happening again.

google play store

A new update is now available for Google Play Store which notifies you just as you're running low on storage, so you can act to free it up before completely not having any free space. Once you tap on the prompt, a screen will open showing all installed apps according to usage frequency. There you can delete multiple apps, instead of uninstalling them one by one.

free up space

google play store free up space

This feature stands as a plus to the already existing app-removal option on the Play Store. The older iteration showed you were lacking storage only when you began installing an app, but this new version does that even before making an attempt to download. You can access the "Free up space" feature from the "Updates" tab in the "My apps and games" page.

subscriptions tab

New Subscriptions tab

A new 'Subscription' tab has been added to the Play Store thanks to this update. It neatly shows all of your subscriptions to apps, TV shows. So you don't have to overthink about what you are subscribed to, and when renewal is due. You can this feature under "My apps and games".

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Apple set to let you Broadcast Your iPhone Screen Live to Facebook

When Apple announced that a built-in screen recorder will be available in iOS 11, we were all excited as the feature will totally eliminate the use of third party screen recording app which is even difficult to get.

apple broadcast

The excitement grew more intense when the screen recording feature was renamed to “Start Broadcast” during the iOS 11 beta test period. This hinted that Apple was working on a native broadcast feature, but the company didn't make a single comment about it, not until it was spotted in the latest official build of iOS 11.2.5 which is publicly available to download right now.

If you go to Control Center and 3D Touch on the Screen Record pad, you will now get two options — save the video to the Camera Roll or Broadcast to Facebook, which allows you to broadcast your iPhone or iPad screen to Facebook.

iPhone screen

However, we always get an error prompt when trying to use it. Even after pressing the Go to Application button, it doesn't take us to a screen that would let us authorize the stream or anything. All these shows that the broadcast feature shouldn't be live yet.

Another update should fix the error issues. But what would you want to stream to Facebook from your iPhone? Playing games maybe!

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New Google Maps Beta Version Lets Users Remove Places They Visited

A new beta version of Google Maps has been released by the tech giant, which boasts of a new feature that enables you to manually add or remove places they have visited at any given time from the app. This is great and we can't wait to see it on the stable version.

google map place

The list of places you've gone to can be found under “Your places” and “Visited” tabs in Google Maps. But the company didn't provide an option to remove them, only to view them in your Timeline. Thanks to this beta update, a new Remove button has been added and can be accessed by taping the three dots to the right of each place you wish to remove.

The new button enables users to delete all recorded visits to a place from your timeline. However, this feature won't erase the entire route that you've used to reach that destination, it just removes it as a stop, so the entire route will show in your timeline.

source: AndroidPolice

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Specifications of N32,000 Naira Fero Pace 2. Cool?

African-based OEM—Fero has launched a new smartphone, dubbed 'Fero Pace 2' which accompanies very copacetic specifications. It sports a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display at 1280 × 720 pixels resolution with 2.5D curved screen. Standing as an upgrade to last year's Fero Pace, the phone features an improved 13 megapixels camera at the front and back equipped with LED flash for capturing moments in a dark environment.

Fero pace 2

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In terms of performance, Fero Pace 2 packs 2GB of RAM plus 16GB storage which can be expanded via microSD card. The device is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6580 chipset with ARM Mali-400 MP2 graphics processor. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the box, and uses a bigger Lithium-Polymer 4000mAh battery which is non-removable.

Other features includes fingerprint scanner and 4G LTE support. Fero Pace 2 is now available for purchase, carrying a price tag of KSh 8,499 in Kenya and NGN 32,500 in Nigeria with three different colors options to pick: Champagne Gold, Black.

Fero Pace 2 Full Phone Specification and Price


Supported Networks

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM

Platform

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions: 156.9 × 77.14 × 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 182 g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1280 × 720 pixels, 2.5D curved screen, IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient Light, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build: Metal frame
  • Colours: Champagne Gold, Black

Chipset

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6580
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400 MP2

Memory

  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB (dedicated slot)

Photos

  • Rear: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus, LED flash

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, USB-OTG

Other Features

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Polymer 4000mAh
  • Announced: January 2018
  • Availability: January 2018
  • Smartphone Price: KSh 8,499 / NGN 32,500

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Apple to Release iOS 11.3 Featuring Ability to Disable iPhone Throttling

Apple iOS 11.3 update is coming soon, and the American OEM has already disclosed some of the important changes the upcoming system update will bring along to compatible iPhones and iPads. The most anticipated is the ability for users to disable the battery management features that can decrease performance in iPhones with older batteries. No one would want to miss this.

iOS 11

iOS 11.3 Changelog

I present to you 10 new features and improvements that will be included in upcoming iOS 11.3 update according to Apple's press release:

  1. New features will display battery health and recommend if the power cell needs service. These can be accessed by going to Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later models.
  2. Users will have a toggle for enabling/disabling the power management feature that can affect maximum performance on iPhones. The feature can be located in the Battery subsection of the Settings menu. Power management is currently present on members of the iPhone 6, 6S, SE, and 7-gen devices.
  3. ARKit 1.5 will be introduced to developers. ARKit will be able to place virtual objects on walls, doors, and other vertical surfaces. Additionally, it will be able to map irregularly shaped surfaces in a more accurate manner. The view of the real world through the camera will get 50% greater resolution and support for auto-focus will be added.
  4. A new Health Records feature will be added to Health app. It will bring together info from hospitals, clinics, and the app itself to organize and provide quick an organized access to the medical data. The service will be encrypted and passcode-protected.
  5. 4 new Animoji characters will be added - a lion, bear, dragon, and skull.
  6. Music videos are coming to Apple Music.
  7. Apple News will get improved Top Stories and Video group feature in "For You" section
  8. Business Chat feature will be added as a beta to Messages. It will allow users to communicate with businesses more easily.
  9. Support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.
  10. HomeKit software authentication allows developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories.
  11. New privacy icon will show up on your device when a legit Apple-made "app or feature is asking to use your personal information" - including your Apple ID password

apple iOS 11.3 privacy icon

Members of iOS Developer Program are already testing out the iOS 11.3 features before Apple releases a public beta in the coming weeks. The final version of the update—according to the company—will be available this spring.

source: Apple

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Huawei P9 set to Receive new Update for Camera Improvements

The 24 months commited to software updates for Huawei P9 has elasped, but the Chinese company is still showing support for the phone by announcing a new update. Although, chances of this flagship being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo is slim.

Huawei p9

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The new update is currently rolling out to the international model of Huawei P9, packing quite a number new features and enhancements which includes Moving picture, and Highlights which lets you search for images with keywords, including location, date and album name, in Gallery.

Moving pictures on the other hand makes it possible for Huawei P9 users to take dynamic photos in Standard mode. There's also this new option that accompanies the update, to summarize moments in an album and a video in Gallery.

Also on the list is a new feature which once enabled, automatically installs downloaded system updates between 2 – 4 early in the morning if the smartphone is not in use. The settings and prompts related to Mirror reflection has been optimised for better selfies.

source: Huawei

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Opera Mobile Browsers gets Updated With Bitcoin Mining Protection

Popular web browser—Opera has added cryptocurrency mining protection to its mobile browsers, coming just three weeks after the same feature was introduced to its desktop browsers. Thanks to this new update, users of both the Android and iOS versions of Opera and OperaMini now have full protection from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies mining.

opera anti bitcoin mining

According to Opera:
The new anti-cryptocurrency mining feature is activated by default when enabling the ad blocker on Opera Mini and Opera for Android. The ad blocker can be enabled in 'Settings,' and it will automatically detect and stop the mining scripts written into the coding of a webpage.

This is an amazing addition because cryptocurrency miners scripts embedded in websites is increasingly causing huge problems to smartphones. It works up your handset's processor up to 100 percent, making the phone overheat and draining your battery much faster.

Another good news is the new portal created by Opera to check if your smartphone is exposed and affected by unwanted crypto mining. Simply visit
www.cryptojackingtest.com on your mobile or desktop browser to do so.

source: Opera

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New Android 8.1 Update Will add Speed Label Feature

A new feature, dubbed 'Speed Label' is set to be added to smartphones currently running latest Android 8.1 via an OTA update. This feature gives you the speed information of public Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can choose the faster Wi-Fi network to connect to when having multiple options.

speed label

The roll out is expected to commence this week. Once the update is distributed, open Wi-Fi networks will be have four(4) categories:
  • Slow: If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts.
  • OK: You can read webpages, use social media, and stream music.
  • Fast: You can stream most videos.
  • Very Fast: You can stream very high-quality videos.

Thie feature will run on few handsets, as only Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P are using Android 8.1 as of the time of writing. Speed Label will be enabled by default. If you want to disable it, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi Preferences > Advanced > Network rating provider > None .

It's worth noting that WiFi protected with password won't show any speed estimates, and network administrators can opt-out of showing speed data as well.

source: Google

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Google Launches Gboard Go for Smartphones With Less RAM

Gboard is a keyboard app developed by Google for Android and iOS smartphones. It was first released on iOS in May 2016, followed by a release on Android in December 2016. Now, the tech giant—Google has launched the light version of this popular app, dubbed 'Gboard Go' which is designed to work smoothly on devices with low RAM.

Gboard go

Last year, we saw an influx of similar optimized “Go” apps: Maps Go, YouTube Go, Files Go, etc., under Google's Android Go platform that allow users who can't afford expensive smartphones to benefit from the same Android experience using cheap handsets.

The new Gboard Go app, according to reports from AndroidPolice, is currently being rolled out to all devices running latest Android 8.1 Oreo and have a lower amount of RAM. So for now, it is not available for download on Google Play Store. The app weighs slightly less than 40MB of RAM, unlike the full-fledged version which consumes 70MB.

The requirements means that only Google Pixel smartphones can run Gboard Go for now. Meanwhile you can sideload the app manually to enjoy the features if your device is not running Android 8.1.

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Security Changes Added to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Thanks to new Update

Korean OEM—Samsung has made a new software upgrade available for the Galaxy Note 8. The update is now rolling out weighing about 707MB, thus, expected to come with a massive changelog because of the heavy size. But on the contrary, the added features are suspiciously small.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update

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January's Android security patch is the only new addition stated in the list. It provides fixes for 13 vulnerabilities found in Samsung's software and 6 Android-specific exploits. We do suspect that there could be more to this update, so if you notice any changes after installation, let us know in the comment section.

The update is now available in France, hopefully, it should be pushed out to other countries in few days to come. You can manually check if the update has reached you by going to Settings, then tap on About Device and Software Updates. If it is, kindly ensure your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is charged above 70% and has a Wi-Fi network connectivity before downloading the update.

source: Samsung

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Google's Gboard Receives new Update to make GIF Creation Easier

Google has rolled out a new update to Gboard which makes it more easier to create your own GIF. Formerly, the button needed to start the process was located behind the emoji button at the bottom of the keyboard, so users needed to hold and press the emoji icon to access it. Courtesy of this new update, you can now find the GIF creation button on the QWERTY keyboard which offers much more convenience.

Gboard update

The button has been moved to the word suggestion bar on Gboard, so if fancy self-made GIF with your texts, you can easily tap on it to record your own GIFs using either the camera at the back or front. There's also a newly added option that enables you record a 3-second "Loop," or a "Fast-Forward" GIF that documents up to one minute of action, and speeds it up for laughs. Once done and satisfied, you can copy and paste it into your text.

This update is currently available to the popular keyboard's iOS version. Hopefully, it will be rolled out to Android devices in a future date. You can always download Gboard for iOS devices, and for Android using the links provided.

source: TheVerge

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Vivo X20 Plus UD: First phone to Feature Under-display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo X20 Plus UD was recently unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. It sports a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display at 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, with an aspect ratio of 18:9. In terms of photography, the smartphone features a dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP sensor at the back, and a single 12MP front-facing snapper, equipped with LED flash to capture photos and videos in a dark environment.

Vivo X20 Plus UD

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One of the feature highlights of Vivo X20 Plus UD is the under-display fingerprint sensor, and it is the first smartphone to successfully integrate this biometric function designed by Synaptic. Unlike other companies who mount the scanners at the back or side of their smartphones, Vivo is using the latest Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor which is reportedly faster than the 3D face recognition technology introduced on Apple's iPhone X.

Other specifications includes: 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, paired with Snapdragon 660 chipset and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The handset support 4G LTE network and uses Li-Ion 3900 mAh battery which is non-removable. Vivo X20 Plus UD is now available in China, carrying a price tag of 3998 Yuan, which is about N223,000 in Nigeria. It will be launched in other country on January 25th.

Vivo X20 Plus UD Full Phone Specifications and Price


Supported Networks

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA: 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes

Status

  • Launched: Yes
  • Availability: Available

Design

  • Dimensions: 165.3 x 80.1 x 7.5 mm (6.51 x 3.15 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 181.5 g (6.42 oz)
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.43 inches, 106.7 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~376 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
    - Funtouch 3.2

Software

  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8956 Plus Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)

Memory

  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Photos and Videos

  • Primary Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8 + 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Secondary: 12 MP, f/2.0

Multimedia

  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
    - 32-bit/192kHz audio
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio: No
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser: HTML5
    - Fast battery charging 5V/4.5A
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Battery

  • Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3900 mAh battery

Others

  • Colors: Matte Black, Gold, Rose gold

via GizmoChina

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You can now see Instagram Followers Last Seen via Activity Status

A new update is now available for Instagram which adds Activity Status to the popular photo/video sharing platform. The company didn't make any official statements concerning this new feature, but some users who already caught the update has confirmed that the feature is now working well.

instagram

Thanks to this feature, you can see if a user is online or the last time he/she logged in on Instagram. When a friend is currently online, you will see a label "Active now" below their name. But if not, you should see "Active a moment ago or a specific time."

instagram activity status

The Activity Status has been activated on default for users on Instagram. You can access it in the app settings. If you love your privacy, you can always disable this function by turning off "Show Activity Status" via settings. But once you do this, you won't be able to see the active status and last seen of other people, and they won't see yours too.

The update is still rolling out. To check if the feature has been activated for you, simmply navigate to your DM and see the activity status below the name of friends you've messaged.

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New Update Hits Honor View 10, adds Face Unlock, Smart Rotate

Less than a month after hitting the market, Huawei has released an update to the Honor View 10 which adds Face Unlock and other amazing features to the smartphone that runs latest EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

honor view 10

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Face Unlock is now an indispensable feature which a lot of manufacturers are adding to their handsets, some even after the launch. It helps to easily unlock your phone without cramming passwords and patterns. Huawei Honor View 10 (V10) has now joined the bandwagon of smartphones that support Face Unlock function thanks to the new update.

Other added features aimed at improving users' experience includes: Smart Rotate which lets the phone adjust the orientation according to the user's face. We also have the new Intelligent Screen On function designed to detect the user's eyes and suspend the screen timeout or dim triggers.

Honor View 10 owners should receive the OTA update on the 24th of January, then your smartphone will arguably be a perfect flagship.

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iOS 11 now Installed on 65% of iPhones and iPads According to Apple

Yesterday, American OEM Apple released the data of iOS distribution at a macro level. Unlike Google who publishes monthly updates pertaining to the distribution of various Android versions, Apple doesn't have to do that. The recently released statistics is about the iOS 11 adoption, including comparisons of the performance details of previous versions of the operating system in comparison.

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According to Apple, 65% of iPhones and iPads are now powered by latest iOS 11, while 28% of iDevices run the previous iOS 10 and just 7% are stock using earlier versions of iOS. This is a recent stat, as the numbers were measured by the App Store on the 18th of January.

Apple iOS adoption

As at last year December, 60% of devices where using iOS 11, while December distribution numbers released by Google showed less than 1% of devices are running Android Oreo. The iOS 11 will continue to have a positive growth in the number of devices using the operating system as long as Apple users continue to switch to newer devices or update their current one.

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Next Samsung Galaxy J Series Phone Leaked, to Feature Android Oreo

Unlike the flagship Galaxy S and mid-range Galaxy A series, Samsung Galaxy J series consist of budget smartphones with mostly low-end specifications. But according to recent benchmark listings, the next Galaxy J series phone will accompany Android Oreo which the new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) handsets don't even have.

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The yet-to-be-announced smartphone with model number Samsung SM-J720F is expected to be dubbed Galaxy J8 because the original Galaxy J7 is also known as Samsung SM-710F, while Galaxy J7 (2017) has similar model number – SM-730F. As you can see, the new smartphone's model number is in-between the two Galaxy J series handsets that has already been launched.

Samsung Galaxy j8 listing

According to listings, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution, 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfie. Some interesting specs of the rumoured Galaxy J8 (2018) includes: 4GB RAM plus 32GB of storage, paired with 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

These specs are great for a middle-class phone, but a full HD (1080p) display would be perfect. No date has been announced for unveiling the Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone. You should a higher price tag on the one.

source: GFXBench

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Google Rolls out Unexpected Update to Several Pixel 2

A new, but unexpected update is now available for some Pixel 2 users, coming as the second in this month. It weighs about 41MB and most importantly, it fixes bugs and enhances performance and stability - though Google did state any change-log for this update. The new build number is not the same with the one seen on Pixel 2's Factory Images page, as it has been edited to OPM2.171019.016, making the update more mysterious.


Some Pixel 2 owners who installed the update reported the extermination of a bug that stopped Google Assistant from playing music stored on the phone. Thanks to this update, another users also said he is now able to shuffle his music library using Google Home. It's worth noting that Android 8.1 and the January security patch level on the phone were not altered.

Updates which accompanies the latest Android security patch, along with any bug fixes are always released to Pixel smartphones early every month. That's Google's standard!

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Alcatel 3C Features Low-end Specifications, the Price Though

Alcatel 3C is a budget smartphone launched with 6.0 inches IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9 in an edge-to-edge frame. In terms of photography, the device features 8 megapixels primary camera equipped with LED flash, and 5MP front-facing sensor for selfies and video chat.

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The phone comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage, a spec that shouldn't be seen in 2018. Alcatel 3C is powered by 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor. Other specifications are: 3000mAh battery, Android 7 Nougat, 4G LTE support and fingerprint scanner.

Alcatel 3C is priced around €129.99 in Europe, and N54,000 in Nigeria. And that's outrageously high considering its low-end features.

Alcatel 3C Specifications and Price

Supported Networks

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM

Platform

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions: 161 x 76 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 169 g
  • Display: 6.0 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build:
  • Colours: Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Metallic Black.

Chipset

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Processor Name: MediaTek MT8321
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400

Memory

  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB

Cameras

  • Rear: 8 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 5 megapixels, fixed focus.

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio:

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0

MISC

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Lithium-Ion 3000mAh
  • Announced: January 18, 2018
  • Availability: January 2018
  • Smartphone Price: €129.99.

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Meizu M6s Launched With Awkwardly Place Fingerprint Scanner

Meizu M6s sports a 5.7 inches IPS LCD display at 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, with 18:9 ratio aspect ratio standing as the first smartphone produced by the Chinese company to have FullView display. For image and video duties, the phone features 16 megapixels rear camera with LED flash, and 8MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat.

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In terms of performance, Meizu M6s comes in two storage variants of 32GB / 64GB and 3GB RAM, paired with a 2.0 GHz Hexa-core Exynos 7872 processor. The phone runs Android 7 Nougat straight from the box, fueled by 3000mAh battery with QuickCharge support.

The fingerprint scanner of Meizu M6s is awkwardly placed at the side of the phone. A new Halo button is present, offering all mBack features through a smart implementation of a pressure sensor below the display. 4G LTE, USB Type-C, and OTG are all icing on the cake. The phone will be available before this month end with a price tag of $155 for the 32GB storage variant, and $185 for the 64GB model.

Meizu M6s Phone Specifications and Price


Supported Networks

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM

Platform

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Flyme OS 6.2

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.7 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build: Metal
  • Colours: Black, Silver, Gold, Blue.

Chipsets

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Hexa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73
  • Processor Name: Exynos 7872
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-G71 MP3

Memory

  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB / 64GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB

Cameras

  • Rear: 16 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixels

Media

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

COMMS

  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, Type-C, USB-OTG

Misc

  • Charging: Fast Battery charging (50% in 30 minutes)
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Ion 3000mAh
  • Announced: January 17, 2018
  • Availability: January 19, 2018
  • Smartphone Price: $155 (32GB) / $185 (64GB)

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