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Download Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES 18) APK + OBB Data for Android

Hi soccer lovers, let's loosen up a bit with Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, otherwise called PES 18. This is an interesting and free soccer game available both on Android and PC, but we'll be talking about the features, working download link and how to install the Android version of PES 2018 in this post.

Download Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES 18) APK + OBB Data for Android

This is the latest version of the popular football game with the the full OBB data and APK download available here. The Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is way better than the PES 18 PPSSPP ISO because the former doesn't need any console before you play it; just your Android phone and you're underway.

Also, the PES 2018 for Android now has a lot of updated features, such as new players, new commentators, new jerseys, new balls, upgraded stadiums and improved graphics. There is also multi-player function that allows you play with friends over internet connection. Let's see all the features of this game.

Full List of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES 18) Features Highlights

  • The authentic soccer action of "PES 2018 App" has been upgraded with data to match the start of the 2017-2018 season!
  • New "Friend" feature added to let you play online matches in realtime against your friends whenever and wherever you want.
  • Play casually against nearby friends, with "Local Matches" and "Local Leagues", where you create an original tournament. Enjoy heated matches against your friends and clinch the top spot!
  • Unforgettable soccer Legends will be introduced one after another, including BECKHAM, MARADONA, and ZICO, there's never been a better opportunity to create your ultimate dream!
  • Matches have been improved with the addition of new gameplay features, such as the Chip Shot and Controlled Shot.
  • There's also been a big overhaul to the game's sound and visuals.
  • Pes 2018 Android Apk + and Data for some teams, players, and managers is updated.
  • Stadium names are now displayed during matches.
  • The layout of Online Match Records are reorganized.
  • Manager's offensive and defensive tactics now have an impact on each player's familiarity.
  • Updates to various visual aspects of the game.
  • Some bugs were fixed.

PES 18

In some Asian countries, Pro Evolution Soccer is known as Winning Eleven, but in other parts of the world, it's called PES.

PES 2018 Android + Apk Full Features

Full Mobile Experience

Take total control of every action on the field in a way that only the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise can deliver! Natural player movements, precision passing, and in-depth tactics bring the true experience of the beautiful game to your mobile device!

Swipe to Pass, tap to Shoot!

Controller actions have been optimized to make playing on your mobile device feel as smooth and exciting as a PES 2018 APK action game should! Utilize PES "Advanced" controls for precise passing and controlled shooting. "Classic" virtual pad controls are also available.

Master your technique and feel the excitement of scoring the winning goal in the ultimate action soccer game!

Build Your Winning Eleven 2018 Team

Acquire players through Scouts, Agents, or the Scout Auction on PES 2018 App.
Choose the best players to fit your unique tactics. Every player is unique and every match is a new experience!Create your very own team and play right away!

The Official "UEFA Champions League" Included

Experience official visuals from the "UEFA Champions League" as you compete against the top teams in Europe.

Game Languages

“Winning Eleven 2018” will show if you select Japanese in the language settings of the PES 2018 application. While if you select a language other than Japanese, “PES2018 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER” will be displayed.

PES 2018 match

System Requirements Before Playing PES 2018 .Apk

Before you proceed to download and install PES18, your Android Smartphone must feature:
  • At least 1GB of RAM
  • At least 16GB inbuilt storage
  • Enough data to download and play it, as it's an online game.
  • Responsive display and screen touch

Where to Download Official PES 2018 APK + OBB Data

You can download PES 2018 App via Google Play Store here then get the OBB data files inside it when the game is installed. If you don't have Google Play, download the game here.

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New Improvements Added to WhatsApp Change Number Feature

A new update is now available for WhatsApp beta users, as the company has added couple of improvements to the Change Number feature which they plan to make available on the Android, iOS and Windows app platforms.

new update and features on WhatsApp change number

The Change Number feature allows you to change the phone number associated with your WhatsApp account on the same phone. Before now, your contacts won't be informed that you changed your number (only group members), but thanks to this update, WhatsApp now allows you notify contacts about you having a new phone number.

If you change your WhatsApp number, it migrates the data on your old number to the new one, preserving your chat history and automatically adds you to the groups you joined before the change in number; the groups members will also be notified of your new number. Additionally, this latest update has added three new options that enables you to notify all contacts, contacts that you've chatted with, or selected contacts, about you changing your number.

This is a really good improvement to the Change Number feature, as it will save users time and kill the stress of having to inform your contacts one after the other of your new number; since you can now notify all of them at once.

Checkout New Improvements Added to WhatsApp Change Number Feature

To access this new Change Number feature, go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Change number. Now, tap the Next button from the top-right corner, enter your old and new phone numbers, hit the Next button again, and then enable the Notify my contacts option.

Who you can Notify About Your Changed WhatsApp Number

  • Group members (default);
  • All your contacts;
  • Contacts you've chatted with;
  • Custom, i.e., particular contacts you select.

The update and feature has started rolling out to WhatsApp beta v2.18.97 which is up for download via Google Play store for Android. Hopefully, it'll be available for iOS and Windows phone users in a future date. In similar news, WhatsApp recently added the option to transfer money via QR codes, with Advanced GIF Search and Sticker Search features set to roll out soon, too.

source: WABetaInfo

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Goodbye to Google URL Shortening Service goo.gl

Google URL shortening service was first launched in 2009 by Google, and has grown to be one of the most popular link shrinkers in the world, helping people to easily share more links and measure traffic online. Unfortunately, it's time to say good bye to the popular goo.gl, as the tech giant has ended support for it.

Goodbye to Google URL shortening service goo.gl

Google announced this news in a blog post few days ago, and they left a short reminder on the goo.gl console also. Beginning from the 13th of April, new and anonymous users won't be able to shorten links using this service anymore. While users who have existing goo.gl short links can continue using goo.gl until March 30, 2019, when it will be completely discontinue by Google. In addition, all previously shortened links won't stop working.

Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post open_in_new for more details.

Google is ending support for its URL shortening service in favor of Firebase Dynamic Links, which are single links that can lead to different destinations depending on the type of device they're accessed from. According to the company:
“To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app. We're excited to grow and improve the product going forward.”

Google also recommended other popular services like breakers like Bitly and Ow.ly as an alternative to the doomed goo.gl.

source: GoogleBlog, goo.gl

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iOS 11.3 has Started Rolling out With Amazing Features

Apple has started rolling out the latest iOS 11.3 for iPhones, iPads and iPods which comes with lots of improvements and new features, such as the new battery health info, ARKit with vertical surfaces support, business chat and health records in the US, and many more.

iOS 11.3

The update comes with a massive changelog, and it's available for download on iPhone X down to iPhone 5s, 12.9-inch iPad Pro to iPad Mini 2, and iPod touch 6th generation. The changelog is quoted below, written by Apple itself, with precise explanation about each added features.

compatible devices for iOS 11.3 update

iOS 11.3 Changelog
iOS 11.3 Build Number ―15E216, 15E218

New Features & Changes
iOS 11.3 introduces new features including ARKit 1.5 with support for more immersive augmented reality experiences, iPhone Battery Health (Beta), new Animoji for iPhone X users, and more. This update also includes stability improvements ang bug fixes.
For more information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Augmented Reality
ARKit 1.5 allows developers to place digital objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces
Adds support for detecting and incorporating images like movie posters or artwork into AR experiences
Supports a higher resolution real world camera view when using AR experiences

iPhone Battery Health (Beta)
Displays information on iPhone maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
Indicates if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and includes the option to disable it
Recommends if a battery needs to be replaced

iPad charge management
Maintains battery health when iPad is connected to power for prolonged periods of time, such as when it is used in kiosks, point of sale systems, or stored in charging carts

Animoji
Introduces four new Animoji on iPhone X: lion, bear, dragon and skull

Privacy
When an Apple feature asks to use your personal information, an icon now appears along with a link to detailed information explaining how your data will be used and protected

Business Chat (Beta) - US only
Communicate with companies to easily ask questions, schedule appointments, and make purchases inside the built-in Messages app on iPhone and iPad
Health Records (Beta) - US only
Access health records and view lab results, immunizations, and more in a consolidated timeline in the Health app

Apple Music
Features a new music video experience, including an updated Music Videos section with exclusive video playlists
Find friends that have similar tastes using updated suggestions in Apple Music that reveal genres people enjoy and mutual friends that follow them

News
Top Stories now always appear first in For You
Watch Top Videos curated by News editors

App Store
Adds ability to sort customer reviews on product pages by Most Helpful, Most Favorable, Most Critical, or Most Recent
Improves Updates tab information with app version and file size

Safari
Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field
Includes warnings in the Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non-encrypted web pages
AutoFill for usernames and passwords is now available in web views within apps
Articles shared to Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode by default when Reader is available
Folders in Favorites now show icons for the bookmarks contained within

Keyboards
Adds two new Shuangpin keyboard layouts
Adds support for connected hardware keyboards using the Turkish F keyboard layout
Improves Chinese and Japanese keyboards for better reachability on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices
Enables switching back to the keyboard after dictation with just one tap
Addresses an issue where auto-correct could incorrectly capitalize some words
Fixes an issue on iPad Pro that prevented the iPad Smart Keyboard from working after connecting to a captive Wi-Fi access point
Fixes an issue that could cause the Thai keyboard to incorrectly switch to the numeric layout when in landscape mode

Accessibility
App Store adds accessibility support for bold and large text for display customization
Smart Invert adds support for images on the web and in Mail messages
Improves RTT experience and adds RTT support for T-Mobile
Improves app switching on iPad for VoiceOver and Switch Control users
Addresses an issue where VoiceOver incorrectly described Bluetooth status and badge icons
Fixes an issue where end call button might not be presented in the Phone app when using VoiceOver
Fixes an issue where in-app app rating was not accessible with VoiceOver
Resolves an issue when using Live Listen that could distort audio playback

Other improvements and fixes
Introduces support for the AML standard which provides more accurate location data to emergency responders when SOS is triggered (in supported countries)
Adds support for software authentication as a new way for developers to create and enable HomeKit compatible accessories
Podcasts now plays episodes with a single tap, and you can tap Details to learn more about each episode
Improves search performance for users with long notes in Contacts
Improves performance of Handoff and Universal Clipboard when both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network
Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from waking the display
Addresses an issue that could delay or prevent playback of Visual Voicemail
Resolves an issue that prevented opening a web link in Messages
Fixes an issue that could prevent users from returning to Mail after previewing a message attachment
Fixes an issue that could cause Mail notifications to reappear on the Lock screen after they had been cleared
Resolves an issue that could cause time and notifications to disappear from the Lock Screen
Resolves an issue that prevented parents from using Face ID to approve Ask to Buy requests
Fixes an issue in Weather where current weather conditions may not have been updated
Fixes an issue where contacts may not sync with a car’s phone book when connected over Bluetooth
Addresses an issue that could prevent audio apps from playing in cars when the app was in the background.

source: Apple Support

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Face Unlock, Password, Fingerprint ID, and PIN: The Good and Bad

Hi dear, today we'll be talking about the four most used methods of securing a smartphone device, which are PIN, Password, Fingerprint and Face ID; and reasons a lot of people use one instead of the other. I remember one of my first Samsung phones which I used during pre-teen (I had a feature phone then, chuckles). I was the PIN-happy type and I changed them like every 2 days. Unfortunately I did it one night then slept off, only to wake up and find out i had totally forgotten the PIN, even after cracking every cell in my brain.

pin lock

I'm not sure if there was an option to retrieve PIN then, nor perform a hard-reset if the phone was off; so that utterly marked the end of that phone. But things have changed now, Android phones are encrypted by default, providing multiple methods for locking and unlocking them. So let's make a 'simple' review on the various means to safeguard a smartphone, pointing out their merits and disadvantages.

PIN Code

This is one of the simplest and oldest ways to lock and unlock a phone using numbers, standing as a simple alternative to a password. A strong PIN code can be difficult to remember, but easier to enter than a password, and Android allows PINs of up to 16 digits, which equates to 10 quadrillion combinations.

However, judging from what I've seen, a lot of people use their phone numbers, short codes like 1234 or 5555, and date of birth as PINs which makes it easy for friends and family to guess, input and have access to your data. Also, odds are high that if someone take a quick glance at your PIN (probably when you are typing it), he/she can completely memorize it.

Meanwhile, PIN lock is helpful in a situation where you forget your phone at home or you're charging it away from home, but you really need something in it (maybe phone number, etc.). It happened to me once so I simply telephoned my sister through my other feature phone (which I use for phone calls and SMS), and I told her my PIN which she used to unlock my phone, then she sent me what I needed. Hadn't been I was using pattern lock, fingerprint or Face ID, that would have been impossible.

Pattern Lock

patterns lock
With this, you have to draw a pattern on a grid of nine dots and join at least four or them horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. This security method became popular when Android touchscreen phones came out.

Pattern lock is easy to use, simple and likely predictable. Navigate to your settings and make the lines invincible when drawing it so your neighbor won't be able to cram it, and draw the patterns really fast. One way I use to guess friends pattern is to turn off their phone screen and stare at it very well until I see shades of the lines on the blank screen.

Kids love playing with patterns by drawing wrong random lines which will trigger the system to permanently lock your phone till you provide some information to unlock it back. I recommend using it only if you don’t have a fingerprint ID scanner and you dislike PIN codes.

Password

Similar to PIN lock, but this time with combination of alphabets (lowercase and uppercase), symbols and digits. It should contain a minimum of six characters, and a randomly generated long password is a secure way to lock a phone.

Nowadays, a lot of people use names of their lovers which makes it a little bit hard, but password lock shares almost the same pros and cons with PIN lock. A strong password should have a mixture of text, symbol and digits; or better yet a passphrase which will make it almost impossible to crack, thereby your phone is kept secured.

Fingerprint ID

fingerprint id
The chance of 2 people having the exact same fingerprint is one in 64 billion, thus, fingerprint ID has become the preferred unlock method for many. A fingerprint scanner is now mounted on so many phones nowadays, some on the back, in the home button and under the display just like Vivo X20 Plus UD.

It is fast and secure. Even if your cut or bruise your finger, your smartphone will still be unlocked thanks to the sub-epidermal and fingerprint gestures technology. You can't guess a fingerprint pattern like you can guess a password, and you can't also misplace it.

However, the scanner can sometimes be tricked by a mold of a person's finger, and worst is that a criminal could even cut off somebody's finger to get past a scanner security system. To cap it off, if somebody steals your fingerprints then you're doomed for life; because unlike PINs and password which you can easily change, you cannot change your finger print.

Face ID Recognition

With this, you can unlock your smartphone with just a glance. This feature is available mostly on high-end phone, where it works even if you change your haircut, grow/shave your beards, and use makeup - like the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

However, sometimes last year, it was reported that a mask broke the iPhone X face ID security which is really bad because the face ID can be used to confirm payments.

So far, what is the most secured unlock technology, and which do you presently use? Kindly share this post and drop a comment down below.

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Motorola Sets to Unveil Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play, See Leaked Specs

American based OEM—Motorola has since been working on three new smartphones, dubbed Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play. The phones were expected to be unveiled at the recently concluded MWC 2018 trade fair, but that didn't happen. Anyway, here are some leaked specifications and images to hang onto while waiting for their official launch.

Moto G6 Play

Moto G5 play

This will be the cheapest of all three, maybe because it features a 16:9 aspect ratio screen and lacks dual camera at the back. However, the Moto G6 Play is rumoured to come with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola logo on the back, while the other two will have a fingerprint scanner up front, below the display. It is also expected to also use a big 4,000mAh battery.

Highlights of Moto G6 Play Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD screen, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Fingerprint sensor hidden in Moto logo on the back
  • 3 color versions of Dark Charcoal, Deep Blue and Gold
  • Single rear camera, front camera with LED flash.

Moto G6

Moto G6
Standing as an upgrade to the G6 Play and a bit pricier, the Moto G6 will sport the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras, and will arrive in two variants in terms of memory.

Highlight Specs of Moto G6

  • 5.7-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB + 64GB storage models
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • $240 expected price.

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6
This will be the muscle of the three, coming with the largest display and a higher price than the regular G6. Moto G6 Plus will be powered by Snapdragon 630 processor, and many other mid-range specs.

Highlights of Moto G6 Plus Specs

  • 5.93-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • Models with up to 6GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • $330 expected price.

source: Mysmartprice

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Google is Frowning at Uncertified Android Devices

In a bid to keep Android ecosystem clean and safe for use, Google is discontinuing support for uncertified Android phones from using any of its app and services. In fact, some users have reported receiving notifications telling them that their access to Google services has been stopped because their device or the software in it isn't certified.

If Your Device is Not Certified by Google, Apps Won't Run

It has been made compulsory for all handsets manufactured to undergo a process called Google's CDD (Compatibility Definition Document) and CTS (Compatibility Test Suite). After passing these tests and paying a license fee for the use of Google services, manufacturers would be allowed to preload Google's full suite of apps on their devices.

However, not all devices go through this process; some manufacturers skip it, preferring to ship their devices with their indigenous application storefronts and services, like Amazon and other Chinese vendors. Before now, uncertified devices could still use and run Google apps, otherwise called Gapps. But the tech giant has now put an end to that, while still allowing phones running flashed custom ROM to use its apps.

Unfortunately, if you smartphone is not certified, you won’t be able to sign into your google account, nor use any google services at all. But there is surely a way out: Users running custom ROM on a certified device should input thier Android ID in this page provided by Google to get it cleared.

You can use Device ID app to check your Android ID. Another method is by dialing ##8255## or going to Menu » Settings » About Phone » Status. Then you can use Titanum back up to restore your ID.

source: XDA Developer

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Easiest way to Hide the Notch (Cutout) on Your Android Smartphone

The latest design trend almost every smartphone is carrying now is the notch: a small area at the top of a display that leaves a small bezel to accommodate the selfie camera, speaker and other sensors. Apple started this trend with the iPhone X last year, and since then, many other Android phone manufacturers adopted it; at least it allows them brag with some amazing screen-to-body ratios.

Easiest way to Hide the Notch (Cutout) on Your Android Smartphone

However, not everyone is comfortable with the cutout on their devices because you can't use the screen area where it is, and watching a YouTube video on full screen will show in an unusual way. But like it or not, the notch is here to stay, as even Google is providing a native notch support in the upcoming Android P.

Anyways, in the latest Emotion UI edition, Huawei added an option that will allow users hide the notch on the P20 and P20 Pro handsets. This Hiding" involves painting the status bar at the top so it will blend with the bezel's protrusion. Some of the downsides of this is that it doesn't work as well on LCD displays as on OLED ones, and not all phones support the Emotional UI.

nacho notch hiding android cutout

Well, if your notchy handset doesn't come with an option to hide the cutout in the settings, there is an alternative way to do so. An app called Nacho Notch has been developed to help users hide the notch on their smartphones. It paints the status bar in notch black, adjusts the height of your screen cutout automatically, and it only needs to be added as a tile in your notification center.

You can download Nacho Notch via Google Play Store.

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Xiaomi Launched Mi Mix 2S; Claims it's 2x Better Than iPhone X

After lots and lots of leaked specs and videos, Chinese manufacturer—Xiaomi has finally launched the long awaited Mi MIX 2S. It stands as the first smartphone from China to feature the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, and an upgrade to last year's Mi Mix 2. When compared to the Apple iPhone X, the company claims that Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S snaps better pictures, holds charge much longer, and gives video gamers a better experience than the former.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S full phone specifications, features and price

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The device sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a ceramic body with an aluminium frame, and a fingerprint sensor on the back. For image duties, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s features a dual camera setup of Sony IMX363 12MP rear camera sensor, equipped with 1.4µm pixel size, OIS, Dual Pixel auto focus; while the other is for AI portraits, boasting of AI scene recognition that can detect 25 categories and 206 kinds of scenes.

For selfies and video chat, the Mi Mix 2S has 5MP front camera, shifted to the bottom right corner, so you have to turn the handset upside-down to take a pic properly. The camera also has Face Unlock functionality, and support for AI portrait selfies with real-time background blur.

Xiaomi Mi mix 2s front and back view

Like I earlier stated, under the hood is a 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 8GB of RAM plus 256GB native storage, or another variant that comes with 6GB RAM plus 64/128GB inbuilt storage. The phone runs latest runs Android 8.1 Oreo, with support for Google ARCore and AI voice assistant. It uses a 3400mAh battery featuring Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging and wireless charging.

As for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S price and availability, the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model will cost $527 (₦189,000), the 6GB+128GB storage combo is $575 (₦207,000) and $639 (₦203,000) for the 8GB+256 storage variant. They will likely hit the market by April, i.e. the release date.

Xiaomi Officially Launches Mi Mix 2S; Claims it's 2x Better Than iPhone X

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Highlights of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Specification

  • 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB RAM+ 256GB internal storage
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9
    Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 12MP rear camera with 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording, secondary 12MP rear camera with 46mm telephoto lens, 1/3.4″ sensor size, f/2.4 aperture, 2X zoom
  • 5MP front-facing camera with real-time AI portraits
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 150.86×74.9x 8.1 mm; Weight: 189g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3400mAh battery with QC 3.0 fast charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Leaked Specs Shows Bigger Battery, and More

Samsung has already started work on the Galaxy Note 9, standing as an upgrade to last year's Galaxy Note 8. The phone is expected to feature the Infinity Display 2.0 design like the one on the Galaxy S9/S9+, but this time with tougher frame and cover glass. However, it's still unclear whether the smartphone will sport a in-display finger scanner, or the usual one mounted on the back.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and features

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In terms of performance, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will likely come with 6GB RAM plus 128GB of inbuilt storage. For image duties, it will come as a surprise if the South Korean company brings a camera that's better than the excellent S9+ dual shooter. Furthermore, latest report points that the device will have a 20% larger battery than its predecessor, unlike the S9 and S9+ which packs the same battery capacity as their ancestors—the S8 and S8+.

According to a trusted source, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will accompany a 3850mAh battery, more loaded than the 3300mAh unit on the Note 8. Additionally, they allege that Samsung's upcoming S-Pen warrior will feature in-display finger scanner.

source: @UniverseIce

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Google Acquires Popular GIF Search Engine Tenor

Google has made several improvements to its image search engine over the past few years; including the recently released Google Lens which allows users search any image from his/her Google Photos library on the web. But it's always not the same story when trying to find animated GIFs on Google, even if you add "GIF" as a keyword to your search, a lot of still images will end up showing. However, the search giant has made a good move which will fix all of this soon.

Google buys GIF search engine Tenor

Yesterday, Google acquired Tenor—a popular GIF search engine that has a vast database of animated images that sees over 12 billion searches a month, the company claims. It's worth noting that Facebook also uses this platform to let users easily search and share animated GIFs in Messenger.

With their deep library of content, Tenor surfaces the right GIFs in the moment so you can find the one that matches your mood. Tenor will help us do this more effectively in Google Images as well as other products that use GIFs, like Gboard.

Thanks to Tenor's acquisition by Google, we should expect many improvements not only for Google image search engine, but for other products like Gboard, etc. Tenor will keep running as a separate brand under Google, thus, there should be more animated GIFs in the future for you to share, whether you use Tenor keyboard or any of the numerous Google services and mobile apps.

source: Google

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Oppo F7 Officially Unveiled in Two Variants of 4GB and 6GB RAM

Yesterday, Chinese manufacturer—Oppo officially unveiled its new smartphone, dubbed ‘Oppo F7’. It sports a large 6.23-inch LCD display, at 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, and an incredible 19:9 aspect ratio. On top of the display is a notch which accommodates the 25MP front-facing sensor that offers HDR.

Oppo f7

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This selfie camera also uses AI to determine if the subject is male or female for image enhancement, and to cap it off, it offers biometric feature for Facial Unlock that matches up 128 points to identify the user. Oppo F7 has 16MP rear camera and an aperture of f/1.8.



In terms of performance, Oppo F7 comes in two variants: 4GB RAM plus 64GB of inbuilt storage, and 6GB of RAM plus 128GB native storage. The handset is powered by a bigLITTLE-built Octa-core MediaTek P60 chipset, and the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It runs Android 8.1 out of the box with ColorOS 5.0 on top, using a 3400mAh battery to keep the lights on.

Oppo F7 will launch by April 9th, and online sales will be exclusive to Flipkart in India. The 4GB RAM model carries a price tag of €273 / $340, shipping in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black. While the unit with 6GB of RAM will cost €336 / $418, and will come in Solar Red and Diamond Black color options.



Some videos released by Oppo for the F7 are scattered in this post; feel free to check them out.

source: Oppo

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Android 8.0 Oreo Update hits Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Android Oreo has already been rolled out to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones in the US, few days after the company made an announcement of the incoming update for the aforementioned smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 8. But the latter is yet to receive it.

Android 8.0 Oreo Update hits Samsung Galaxy Note 8

However, Android Oreo update is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in some other countries, following multiple reports and screenshots we received, confirming that the South Korean company has already started rolling out this latest OS to the handset.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users with model number SM-950FD can now update their devices. Meanwhile, other models, except the SM-N950U/U1 launched in the US, should start getting Android 8.0 Oreo as well. This update which bumps the phone's UI to Samsung Experience 9.0 comes with added features and improvements besides Android 8.0 Oreo, as reflected in its changelog.

android 8.0 Oreo changelog for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update

You should look out for enhancements to security features like biometrics (face, fingerprints, and irises), as well as improvements to Quick Panel, Home Screen, Samsung Keyboard, and system performance. Weighing in at about 1.5GB, the update also includes the latest March security patch released by Google.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Owners in the United States may get the Android 8.0 Oreo update in the coming days.

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Sponsored: Opportunity Calling for Aspiring Unitedhands Members

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OnePlus 6 to Launch With a Notch and Glass Back; Is This Another...?

As the launch date for OnePlus 6 draws nigh, we've now gathered more leaked details of the phone which stands as an upgrade to last year's OnePlus 5T. It will sport a large 6.28-inch AMOLED display at 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a notch at the top of the screen. The smartphone will come with a metal build and glass back, weighing in at 175g and 7.5 mm thin.

OnePlus 6
Alleged OnePlus 6 looking more like the iPhone X

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For image duties, OnePlus 6 will likely feature a dual camera setup of 20 megapixels + 16 megapixels at the back, and a single 20MP front-facing sensor for selfies and video chat. Under the hood will be 2.7GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with a big 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage for smooth multitasking and enough space to store large files.

Other specs may include: 3,450mAh battery capacity, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, USB Type-C and OTG support. OnePlus 6 will come pre-loaded with Android 8 Oreo, however, the price of this handset hasn't been disclosed, but lets leave it at $750.

OnePlus 6 Full Leaked Specifications

Wireless Networks

2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: LTE Frequency Bands 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30(2300) / 34(2000) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500) / 66(1700/2100)
SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM

Platform

OS: Android 8.1 Oreo + Oxygen OS

Design

Dimensions: 7.5 mm thin
Weight: 175g
Display: 6.28 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 18:9 ratio, AMOLED display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Hall, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, RGB, Sensor Hub
Build: Metal + Glass
Colours: Black

Hardware

Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.7GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Graphics Processor: Adreno 630

Memory

RAM: 6GB
Internal Storage: 128GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB

Cameras

Rear: Dual 20 megapixels + 16 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @60fps
Front-facing: 20 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: v5.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB-OTG

Miscellaneous

Charging: Fast Battery Charging (Dash Charge)
Battery Type and Capacity: Lithium-Ion 3,450mAh
Announced: Yet To Be Announced
Availability: Yet To Be Announced
Smartphone Price: $750 (rumoured)

Please note that these are unofficial specifications, kindly take them with a pinch of salt while we await their official specs and price.

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Huawei Sets to Launch Phone with 512GB Storage; Bye to Memory Cards

A lot of debates and arguments have been going on over whether external SD card should still be in use in smartphones, and it seems Huawei is also against the motion with the latest report that its upcoming handset will feature 512GB of storage - external storage obviously won't be needed in this.

Huawei to Launch Phone With 512GB Storage

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The handset which was spotted on Chinese regulation agency—TENAA with model number NEO-AL00, comes with 6GB of RAM and 512GB of storage; a spec that is mostly seen on laptops and computers.

The 512GB native storage on this device Huawei is prepping is two times the 256GB on iPhone X, so whatever the latter does, the former will do better. With this, you can download the Facebook app (400MB) more than 1,200 times. It will also be useful for recording 4K video, since every three minutes of 4K footage consumes 1GB.

Other specifications about this unannounced phone are still in the dark, but its price will certainly be high and it'll likely come as a rebranded Huawei Mate 10 Pro. While Huawei is set to launch the flagship P20 series by March 27th, there is no information yet on the launch date of this.

source: TENAA

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What Kind of Camera Does This Upcoming Tecno Smartphone Have?

Tecno Mobile already started this year with a big bang by launching its first smartphone to sport an 18:9 display: Tecno Camon CM, the sequel to last year's Camon CX. Phones in the Camon series are well-known for their amazing camera capabilities, so it seems the Honk-Kong based OEM is set to launch the rightful upgrade to Tecno Camon CX, called Tecno Camon X.

Tecno Camon X to feature a 60MP unheard-of camera
Tecno Camon X render

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As expected, Tecno Camon X will be a camera-focused device, which according to the company, will offer a “unique and previously unheard-of camera features”. The handset will come with a 60MP super pixel zoom rear camera and a powerful dual-lens selfie camera.

It is also reported that Tecno Camon X will feature a Facial recognition system and a liquid cooling mechanism to prevent overheating and to keep the phone running smooth.

Other specs of this unannounced device includes: 6-inch Full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and Android 8.0 Oreo pre-loaded. In terms of memory, the phone will come in two variants: Tecno Camon X and Tecno Camon X Pro, where the former will feature 3GB RAM and the latter boasting of 4GB RAM, both with up to 128GB internal storage.

The phones are expected to be launched in April this year. Let's keep our fingers crossed awaiting more information.

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Samsung Mistakenly Confirms the Coming of Galaxy J7 Prime 2

We've been seeing leaked specs of quite a number of smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy J series in recent times, but it's still unclear when the South Korean company will officially unveil and bring them to market. Meanwhile, we spotted another phone in the same lineup which Samsung inadvertently made official for a few hours.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 inadvertently confirmed in a post on the company's official website

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The yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 appeared for a short time on the company's official website before it was pulled down, a move which proves that the phone is truly in the making, and Samsung is set to release it soon. The Galaxy J7 Prime 2 stands as an upgrade to the Galaxy J7 Prime that was launched back in 2016. The former sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protective coating against screen cracks and scratches.

In terms of performance, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage which can further be expanded via MicroSD card. The handset is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7 processor, and it runs Android Nougat out of the box - quite disappointing though. Well, for image duties, 13-megapixel cameras are mounted in front and back, with a 3,300 mAh battery to keep the lights on.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime 2 may vary in different countries, but it appears to cost Rs 13,990 in India, which is about $215 in the US, and approximately ₦77000 in Nigeria.

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Telegram Hits new Milestone of 200 Million Monthly Active Users

Telegram has reached a huge milestone, as the popular instant messenger announced that its app now has 200 million monthly active users. The Co-Founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov, made this known in a blog post where he expressed his gratitude to users for helping the platform hit this “insane number.” To cap off this landmark, Telegram also released an update on the Android and iOS versions of the app.

Telegram Hits new Milestone of 200 Million Monthly Active Users

While Telegram is the closest rival to WhatsApp, the former is still far behind the facebook-owned company (which has 1.5 billion MAU) when it comes to traffic, but Telegram unarguably boasts of more features than WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, Durov further stressed that Telegram has not-for-once been sponsored by advertisers. He said "Unlike other popular apps, Telegram doesn’t have shareholders or advertisers to report to. We don’t do deals with marketers, data miners or government agencies.” It's also worth noting that Telegram was the first messaging app to roll out end-to-end encryption, and since its inception in 2013, no user's private data has ever been shared with third parties.

New Features Update

Courtsey of this new update for Telegram's Android and iOS platforms, new improvements like multiple picture sending, auto-night mode, and enhanced functionality for stickers which now allows you to use the new search for sticker sets option, has been added.

In addition, you can now send and receive multiple images on Telegram. The Auto-Night mode is not new to Android users; the feature has been previously released on that platform, but thanks to this update, iOS users can now also automatically switch to the dark version of the interface.

Furthermore, Telegram for iPhones and iPads now has different text styles in media captions, an option to report individual messages in public entities, a new page where you can manage connected websites, and a optimised battery usage.

source: Telegram

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There'll be no Other Phone Like HTC U12+ Launched This Year

It has been widely reported that HTC will launch only one high-end smartphone this year. The Taiwan-based brand released HTC U11 and the U11+ which were its two high-end flagships in 2017, but the number of units sold were lower than expected. So the company may be using a new strategy this year 2018.

HTC U12+ to be the only high-end HTC phone of 2018, might be priced competitively

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As reported by HTC Source, the upcoming HTC U12+ will be released as the company's only flagship phone with high-end specs this year, while the regular HTC U12 model may never be introduced. Instead, HTC is allegedly planning to launch U12 Life which will be an affordable mid-range handset, just like they did in 2017 with HTC U11 Life.

HTC U12+ will likely be available for purchase in so many regions, including the U.S. in early May. The cost of this phone is, however, still sketchy, but following the same source, it will come with a competitive price tag of about $700 – $800 which is as much as a Samsung Galaxy S9 and the improved Galaxy S9+.

Highlights of some high-end features of the yet-to-be-announced HTC U12+ includes a 6" Quad HD+ display, dual cameras setup at the front and back, 6GB of RAM plus up to 128GB of internal memory, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood.

source: HTC Source

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Jumia Mobile Week is LIVE: Biggest Mobile Phone Sale of the Year

A lot of people are still enjoying the fruits of last year's Jumia Black Friday, but if you missed out on that, the popular online retailer is back with another mind blowing promo called Jumia Mobile Week 2018 which will run from 19th March to 25th of March, 2018 featuring up to 60% off on mobile phones.

Everything you Need to Know about Jumia Mobile Week 2018

Jumia is Nigeria's number one online retail website, and this is the 4th edition of the Jumia Mobile Week, with top mobile brands like Samsung, Infinix, Tecno, Xiaomi, Fero, Leagoo, and Imose hosting what is branded as the biggest mobile phone sales of the year. Jumia is offering up to 60% discount on over 1 million smartphones to allow customers change their old phone and get a better and more affordable one.

biggest mobile phone sales of the year

Jumia Mobile Week 2018 guarantees the lowest price on smartphones, tablets, accessories, and lots more. There will be:
  • Flash sales daily from 12 midnight, 19th March
  • Over 1 million deals from your favourite brands
  • Fast and Free delivery on products labeled as Jumia Express (to selected locations).
  • Over 200,000 vouchers to win (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Lowest price on phones, tablet and accessories
  • ...and many more.

Remember, Jumia Mobile Week is on 'first come first serve' basis, the quicker you are, the best deals you'll grab. The first Flash Sale will be Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB with just 200 units in stock at 32% discount price of ₦169,990 instead of N249,000, coming up midnight on 19th March, at 12AM.

Jumia mobile week flash sales

Flash Sales Deals, comes up on the next on 20th March
  • Xiaomi Note 5A Prime, discount price of ₦31,990 down from ₦45,990 with 500 units available.
  • Fero Y2 Lite, discount price ₦29,990 instead of ₦39,990 with 200 units available.

Top Deals to Enjoy

Jumia Mobile Week top deals on smartphones

200,000+ VOUCHERS to Win

Wheel of Fortune is also available in this Jumia Mobile Week 2018, a chance to get amazing freebies.
  • You can spin the wheel only once per day.
  • It’s a wheel of chance, so you may win on some days and lose on others!
  • You can spin the Wheel of Fortune starting from March 12th until you win all of Jumia 200k+ vouchers!
  • Redeem your vouchers starting March 19th, 2018. Come tomorrow & spin again for more vouchers
  • Vouchers are not applicable to Tecno, Infinix & Gionee products.

Jumia Mobile Week free 2000+ vouchers in wheel of fortune

Additional N4000 Off



You will also enjoy extra N4,000 off when you use Jumia Pay at checkout - Starting from 19th – 25th March 2018. (Applied to order N50,000 & above).

Don't be left out, as this is the right time to change that kpalasa. If you're hoping to upgrade your phone to a more recent model, looking to add an extra phone to your collection or buying one for friends and family, then this is the right time to do so. Select from a wide range of brands, be it iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Infinix, Tecno, Innjoo, Xiaomi, etc. All with exciting deals, amazing discounts and unbeatable prices.

To take part in Jumia Mobile Week 2018

Jumia Mobile Week 2018 edition starts on March 19th and ends on the March 25th 2018. To shop, simply visit the Jumia Mobile Week 2018 website at www.jumia.com.ng/mobile...

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