Author: Ekpa, Stephen Monday

A business administration graduate from Usmanu Danfodiyo Unisversity, Sokoto, turned tech enthusiasts. Chances are, I know your smartphone than you do!

WhatsApp is issuing official warning to all users of unofficial WhatsApp apps such as GB WhatsApp, OG WhatsApp, or WhatsApp Plus etc, to either uninstall these apps and revert to using original WhatsApp or face permanent banning. This is coming in an attempt to ensure that all Apps and users of the popular instant messaging platform, complies with the ToCs, and especially private policies of the platform. According to WhatsApp, “Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or apps that claim to move your WhatsApp chats between phones, are altered versions of WhatsApp, developed by third parties who cares…

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Zimbabwe phone maker; Gtel, have just announced a new smartphone in the country dubbed Infinity Nine (9). The phone is both the successor to the Infinity 8S of last year, as well as the company’s first phone to sport a 6.5 inches display. This display has HD+ panel, and there is a waterdrop notch overhead, reserved for the selfie camera. Gtel is popular for their affordable smartphones, focused in the Zimbabwean market, and the Infinity 9 is not an exception. As such, you are getting a quad-core MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, along with 3GB of RAM and a slightly…

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Among the list of smartphones we are currently expecting in the market is Infinix’s Zero X-series, which is believed to be the jump-over successor to the current Zero 8-series. As per reports, the upcoming Zero X-series should come in a total of four models, and some units of these four might rock up to 160W fast charger. This is owning to the fact that Infinix just introduced a concept phone that is fueled by this gigantic ultra fast charger, and even though the company have not specifically mentioned any commercial phone to use this charger, rumor is already steered up…

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Realme have just announced two smartphones in addition to the GT model announced earlier in second quarter. The new addition includes GT Master Edition and the GT Master Edition Explorer, almost similarly named smartphones, but with different specifications. Realme GT Master Edition This is the standard model of the two. The model comes in a more compact screen of 6.43-inches FHD+ display, with a punched notch on the left hand side. The CPU in this model is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G octa-core CPU, clocked at 2.4GHz, and accompanied with Adreno 642, 8GB RAM and either 128/256GB storage. The device relies on…

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ZTE have just introduced two smartphone for the North American market; these includes the Blade V30 and Blade V30 Vita, and while the V30 has the more compact display, it seems to be the most interesting device of the two; the 6.67-inches screen is given FHD+ panel with a Dot-notch, and a UNISOC Tiger T618 octa-core CPU seats on the inside. The Blade V30 Vita on the other hand comes in a larger 6.82-inches screen with HD+ panel. Both device benefits from a large 5000mAh battery, and both has the latest Google Android 11 out of the box. Storage option…

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Xiaomi is now the second largest smartphone vendor worldwide. This is as per a recent Canalys report which sees Xiaomi’s shipments to have increased more than 300% in Latin America, 150% in Africa and 50% in Western Europe. In all Xiaomi’s market share grew a whooping 83%, according the company a total of 17% smartphone market share in YoY growth. This is a massive growth for Xiaomi, and many factors should be responsible for it. But the two major possible reason should be increased production and then reduced final market price. For example, this year alone, Xiaomi have announced more…

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MediaTek have just introduced two new mobile processors; the Helio G96 and Helio G88 octa-core CPUs. Both models comes with a touch of upgrades here and there over the current Helio G95 and Helio G85 CPUs. Although while the GPU could not see any upgrade on the G88, the GPU used on the G96 is a total downgrade. Helio G96 CPU This is supposed to be the direct successor to the current G95. But both SoC has same octa-core setup with 2x Cortex-A76 @2.05 GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz, along with Mali G57 MC2 GPU. This GPU is obviously a…

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OPPO A16 smartphone have just been announced in the Vietnamese market. The device is cheap, and only offers entry-level specifications that includes an octa-core Helio G35 CPU from MediaTek clocked at 2.3GHz, a dewdrop notch design that seats above a 6.52-inches IPS screen and a triple rear camera setup that maxed the main lens at just 13-megapixel, accompanied with two 2-megapixel lenses for macro and depth sensing respectively. Interestingly, the device is given a substantial memory as well as battery. You are getting 4GB RAM, accompanied by a 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via an…

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A new version of UMIDIGI’s Bison series, dubbed the Bison Pro is now official. The device is the 4th iteration in the series, in addition to the standard Bison, Bison 2021 and the Bison GT model. Unlike these other models, the Bison Pro stands out with a redesign camera model, and Helio G80 CPU CPU, instead of the predominant Helio P60 Chipset. Despite the change in design and CPU, the phone still retains it core strength, which is ruggedness. To this end, the Bison Pro is both IP68/IP69K and MIL-STD-810G certified. Assisting the aforementioned Helio G80 CPU is either 6/8GB…

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GTel, a Zimbabwean smartphone maker will be introducing a new smartphone in the Zimbabwe market anytime soon. Though the details of this new device is still in the wild, but the company has confirmed that the launch will be taking place within this month of July. As per the company’s social medial handles, the upcoming device will be the company smartphone with the largest display till date. Based on the company’s current smartphone line-ups, we don’t know the screen size to estimate. But given the teaser and the current trending display size in the Android eco-system, we won’t be surprise…

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