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September 20, 2019 / News Bites

iOS 13 is available to 11 older iPhone models, but you shouldn’t download it

iOS 13 is rolling out to 11 older iPhone models. Reports from early adopters say that the OS is buggy and you may want to hold off from installing the update for now.
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September 20, 2019 / News Bites

Snapchat adds 3D camera mode for iOS users: capture rich, interactive, spatial details

Snapchat's new 3D Camera Mode, you can capture an interactive, rich spatial memory of your surrounding. Users of iPhone X and above can get the new 3D camera mode by updating their Snapchat app.
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September 19, 2019 / News Bites

Expect Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL on October 15; preliminary specs are here

If, like me, you are an Android OS purist and have been waiting earnestly for Google Pixel 4 and 4...
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September 16, 2019 / News Bites

itel S15 Pro in for review; flaunts 16MP selfie cam, purple gradient colour, triple rear camera

itel Mobile's S series are focused on delivering the best selfie experience at their price points. Launched together with the S15, itel S15 Pro is paying us a visit for a MobilityArena review.
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September 16, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 7.2 gets a US version with a different memory configuration

Why would Nokia 7.2 have a different version for the USA? We don't know, but it does, and will sell for $349.
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September 13, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei considers selling or licensing its 5G business to a US company

Huawei CEO has been reported as saying that his company is open to sharing their 5G technologies and techniques with U.S. companies, so that they can build up their own 5G industry.
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September 11, 2019 / News Bites

Apple announces iPhone 11 Series, iPad 10.2 2019 and Watch Series 5

Apple announces their 2019 device lineup: the iPhone 11 Series, iPad 10.2 2019 and Watch Series 5, and we have all the features and specifications of these shiny new toys for you.
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September 6, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 9 PureView scores poorly in DxOMark camera tests – no surprise

Nokia 9 PureView performs poorly on DxOMark. If Nokia wants to sell a flagship in great numbers, they need to create a top grade cameraphone that matches and beats what the competition offer to consumers - not to professional photographers.
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September 5, 2019 / News Bites

Samsung Galaxy Fold has been relaunched and is shipping

After months of delay, Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally shipping after Samsung mobile made an announcement today. This first foldable...
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September 4, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi Note 8 Pro is off to a good start: 300,000 units sold in China on first day

With 300,000 units sold on the first day of sale in China alone, the popular Redmi Note 7's successor is off to a shining start.
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September 3, 2019 / News Bites

Android 10 update rolls out to Pixel and Essential smartphones today

Today, 3rd of September 2019,. Google released stable Android 10  to its Pixel range of devices, whic includes: Pixel 3a,...
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September 3, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei Y9 (2019) AKA Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus sells 10 million units in China alone

Huawei's international challenges, thanks to the US government ban, will not be enough to kill the company. They just sold 10 million units of one model - Huawei Y9 (2019) IN CHINA alone. Eat that.
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September 2, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi has 4 phones with 108MP cameras on the way

You read that right. Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi, is working on 4 different smartphones with 108MP cameras. These phones will use the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor by Samsung.
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September 2, 2019 / News Bites

No deal: New Huawei Android phones cannot use Google apps

Will Huawei smartphones sell in the international market without Google apps and services? The next generation of Huawei Android phones from the Huawei Mate 30 do not have a license for Google apps and services.
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August 30, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia Android phones lead in software and security updates – Counterpoint Research

HMD Global promised that Nokia Android phones would get timely software updates for 2 years and monthly security patches for 3 years. It has largely lived up to this promise.
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August 29, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei Mate 30 series may launch without Google services and apps

Without Google services and apps, the Huawei Mate 30 series of smartphones will find it tough moving off the shelves in stores around the world. Reports say Huawei has been unable to get a Google license for them.
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August 27, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei tablets may run Russian Aurora OS for country’s population census

Huawei. HongMeng OS, Harmony OS, and now Aurora OS. What is Huawei up to this time with a Russian operating system?
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August 26, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei P30 Pro is EISA’s Best Smartphone 2019-2020

In the last two years, embattled Huawei has been gathering accolades from all sides for its smartphones. Its 2019 flagship, Huawei P30 pro, has been crowned the best smartphone of the year by Europe's Expert Imaging and Sound Association.
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August 24, 2019 / News Bites

Mediatek wins in Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 710 benchmark tests

Mediatek isn't playing no more. Their new Helio G90T beats Snapdragon 710 on Antutu after Xiaomi ran the upcoming Redmi Note 8 Pro through the benchmark test.
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August 23, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia’s Android 10 update list: rollout to 17 phones starts in Q4 2019

17 Nokia smartphones - from the most premium to the basic - will be getting updated to Android 10 from last quae=rter of this year to second quarter 2020. Here is the detailed Android 10 update roadmap for Nokia phones.
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August 22, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi Mi A-series, not Nokia, are the best selling AndroidOne phones

With Nokia phones being champions and evangelists of the Android Go project, you would have expected to see a model or series from the Finish brand leading Android One sales. You would be wrong. Xiaomi's Mi A-series are the bestselling Android One phones.
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August 22, 2019 / News Bites

Android Q is Android 10: no more desserts; plus Android gets a new logo

Android is doing away with dessert names, and so Android Q is Android 10. That's all. Oh, plus, the Android logo gets a makeover, dropping Green for black.
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August 21, 2019 / News Bites

OPPO Nigeria opens new service centre in Ikeja, Lagos

OPPO Nigeria has opened a service centre at Ikeja, Lagos, to facilitate repairs of, and support for, all OPPO smartphones that are sold in the country.
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August 21, 2019 / News Bites

Google Go is now available to all Android users everywhere

Launched in 2017 as a lite app specifically for Android Go Edition devices, Google Go helps users access information fast even in spotty network connection. The app has now been made available to all Android devices everywhere.
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August 20, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi Note 7 series crosses 20 million sales mark 7 months after launch

Redmi Note 7 smartphones are flying off the shelves and may not be slowing down yet. The series has just achieved and crossed 20 million units sold.
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August 20, 2019 / News Bites

MTN Group launches Ayoba instant messaging app

MTN Group has launched Ayoba, a free instant messaging app for chat to your friends, transfer money, and much more!
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August 19, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo join hands in Cross-Brand File Transfer Alliance

Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo have formed a Cross-Brand File Transfer Alliance to create a seamless file transfer feature that moves photos, videos, songs, documents, etc, at up to 20 MBps across different Android phone brands without the use of any third-party app.
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August 16, 2019 / News Bites

OPPO A1k is here for review and our first impressions are ready

OPPO A1k has come visiting us at MobilityArena, and our first impression is that it is a solidly built and beautiful mid-range smartphone that is targeted at people who want a tastefully designed phone for use on a daily basis.
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August 15, 2019 / News Bites

These Huawei smartphones will get Android 10 + EMUI 10 beta in September 2019

Android 10 is coming to these Huawei smartphones via a redesigned EMUI interphase that's pure eye candy.
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August 14, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei is working on its Google Maps alternative called Map Kit

Thanks to the the US trade ban on Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer cannot load Google services - including Google Maps - on its smartphones. But the company isn't a pushover. It has began work on an alternative to Google Maps.
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August 14, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei P30 and its Leica triple camera is in for review

The elegant Huawei P30 has stopped by at MobilityArena for review and we can't keep still. Don't blame us. Looking at the specs alone is enough to get us this excited.
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August 14, 2019 / News Bites

Automattic acquires Tumblr, plans to rebuild it using WordPress

Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007 has been acquired Automattic, the company behind WordPress. The site is likely to stay the same to the public, but the backend will be rebuilt using WordPress.
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August 14, 2019 / News Bites

Facebook hired people to listen to and transcribe your audio messages

Facebook keeps outdoing themselves with how they toy with user privacy. It seems that there is no end to the...
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August 14, 2019 / News Bites

WhatsApp fingerprint unlocking is on the way for Android users

When WhatsApp fingerprint unlocking is enabled on your Android phone, you will be required to use your fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. It keeps your messages away from prying eyes and busybodies.
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August 13, 2019 / News Bites

RealmeOS is on the way, to replace ColorOS on Realme phones

OPPO Mobile's sub-brand, Realme, will be getting its own custom OS soon to replace ColorOS which it has been sharing with OPPO phones. The Android-based OS will be called Realme OS.
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August 12, 2019 / News Bites

DxOMark scores Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G as the best camera phone

The Galaxy Note10 Plus has been around for barely a week, yet DxOMark has reviewed its cameras and published its findings. In a nutshell, Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G’s camera is now ranked as the best camera phone.
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August 12, 2019 / News Bites

Indian telecom operators may exclude Huawei and ZTE from 5G contracts

As the United States government pushes for a global ban of Huawei's network equipment, India's network operators are woriied about a future ban in their country and may exclude Huawei and ZTE from contracts for their 5G networks.
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August 10, 2019 / News Bites

Samsung launches 108MP camera sensor in collaboration with Xiaomi

If you thought 64MP was an overkill, Samsung wants to do your head in with a monstrous 108MP camera sensor that will be used in smartphones. Clearly, the megapixel race is still on.
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August 9, 2019 / News Bites

EMUI 10, based on Android 10 Q, has been announced by Huawei

Huawei's custom Android skin, EMUI, is ready with a taste of Android 10 Q, which has just had its public beta released. And the first set of Huawei phones will start getting it in September. Find out what EMUI 10 is all about and which phones are getting it.
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August 9, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei launches HarmonyOS, an open-source platform for every device

Huawei officially has officially revealed Harmony OS, its in-house operating system that can be deployed in every kind of device, including smartphones, smart TVs, car kits, smart speakers, smartwatches, and more.
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August 7, 2019 / News Bites

OPPO A1k and A5s mid-range smartphones now available in Nigeria

After the launch of the F11 Pro in Nigeria earlier this year, OPPO Mobile is tackling the mid-range market in the country with two models, OPPO A1k and OPPO A5s. Both devices are available from retailers already.
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August 6, 2019 / News Bites

You will soon be able to use WhatsApp on multiple devices simultaneously

An upcoming update will bring greater freedom to WhatsApp users. The app will no longer sign users out from their smartphones if they login from other devices., giving them the liberty to use their WhatsApp account on multiple devices at the same time.
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August 6, 2019 / News Bites

Expect a Xiaomi smartphone with integrated solar panel soon

A Xiaomi smartphone with integrated solar panel may be on the way to the market, thanks to a patent filing by the Chinese company filed in 2018. It won't be the first solar phone, but will it be the first to succeed?
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August 5, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei teases a Hongmeng-powered smartphone in Q4 2019

It is a game of chess. Huawei says HongMeng OS wasn't developed for smartphone but that if the US sanctions remain in force, they will be forced to extend its scope to smartphones and hit the market.
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August 5, 2019 / News Bites

One-year old Realme hits 10 Million users globally, enters top 10 OEMs list

Roll out the drums and trumpets for realme. Selling 10 million smartphones in the space of 14 months is no small achievement, but also getting into the top 10 OEMs list globally makes it an even more fantastic achievement.
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August 5, 2019 / News Bites

64MP camera phones from Redmi and RealMe will demo this month

This looks like a race between Realme and Redmi to be the first to the market with a 64MP camera. In reality, what we want to know is which of the two smartphone brands will make the better 64MP camera. Who will surprise us?
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August 4, 2019 / News Bites

Google Assistant can now read and reply to messages on 3rd party apps

When you now say to Google Assistant, "Read my messages", it will display a pop-up listing all your most recent messages, reads the list out loud, including the app the message is coming from and name of sender, so you can dictate or type your response.
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August 3, 2019 / News Bites

Stop press! Facebook wants to rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp

Because just "Instagram" and "WhatsApp" are not good enough, Facebook has initiated plans to rebrand those two apps with longer names so everyone knows who is boss! Where is that dislike button when one needs it?
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August 2, 2019 / News Bites

Weather too hot? Reon Pocket is a wearable airconditioner by Sony

A portable personal, wearable air conditioner is a great idea, and lots of people must think so, because Sony's Reon Pocket has exceeded its crowdfunding target and is on course to being shipped in early 2020.
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August 1, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi’s Redmi AirDots cross the 1 million sales mark

After 3 months in the market, Xiaomi's dirt cheap Redmi AirDots have sold 1 million units.
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July 31, 2019 / News Bites

Helio G90 beats Snapdragon 730 in benchmark tests

Mediatek chips often live in the shadow of competing chips from Qualcomm, but the new Helio G90 beats the Snapdragon 730 in benchmark tests.
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July 31, 2019 / News Bites

Sony has sold 100 million PS4s in 5 years 7 months

Sony may be struggling to sell smartphones but it is a different story with its PlayStation business. The company has sold 100 million PS4s.
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July 31, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 4.2 gets dual VoLTE support with latest update

Along with the July 2019 Google security update for the mid-range Nokia 4.2 comes UI improvements and the addition of dual VoLTE support.
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July 31, 2019 / News Bites

LG and Sony are still bleeding, as Huawei keeps surging forward

Huawei sold more phones over the last year. But LG and Sony sold less and are still struggling to turn things around.
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July 31, 2019 / News Bites

These are the Samsung A series phones to expect in 2020

What comes after the Samsung Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40, A50, A60, A70, and A80 models? The naming of the next genration of Galaxy A phones is simple and logical. Props to you if you make a right guess.
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July 30, 2019 / News Bites

Siri says ”Blow My Mind” by Davido, ft Chris Brown, is world’s most popular song #BlowMyMind

Apple's Siri declares Davido's ''Blow My Mind" track featuring Chris Brown as the most popular song in the world.
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July 29, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 2.2 arrives MobilityArena for review

We love phones here and phones love us. They often come visiting, and the latest in our long list is the Nokia 2.2. It offers pure Android 9 Pie, a Google Assistant button, guaranteed software and security updates for 2 and 3 years respectively. How it all works together is what we are curious about.
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July 29, 2019 / News Bites

Random man gets surprise birthday package from Infinix Nigeria #BlowMyMind

Everybody loves a good surprise gift. One man had his mind blown when he tweeted at Infinix Nigeria on his birthday.
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July 29, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei sells over 2 million Nova 5 smartphones in 30 days

Despite its recent travails with the US government, Huawei Mobile is still on a roll. The company's nova 5 line up has sold over 2 million units under 30 days of going on sale.
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July 28, 2019 / News Bites

itel Mobile throws shade at OPPO over smashed F11 Pro in #BBNaija house #OPPOxBBN

Shots have been fired, and it wasn't from the expected quarters. OPPO Mobile takes a hit from itel Mobile over the OPPO F11 Pro that was smashed at the Big Brother Naija house on Saturday night.
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July 27, 2019 / News Bites

Big Brother housemate, Mercy, smashes ₦139,000 OPPO F11 Pro phone #BBNaija

Mix some alcohol, some ego, and a lot of anger in the Big Brother Nigeria house, and throw in an OPPO F11 Pro smartphone. What do you get? A smash and bang!
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July 26, 2019 / News Bites

The Pixel 3a helped double Google smartphone sales in Q2 2019

Google's Pixel 3a is shaping up to be a runaway success. The budget Pixel smartphone has helped Google double sales in the second quarter of 2019.
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July 26, 2019 / News Bites

Official: Apple acquires Intel’s modem business; goes Intel Inside

Apple acquires Intel's phone modem business. Intel will retain the ability to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet-of-things devices and autonomous vehicles.
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July 25, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 3.2 is in for review

The MobilityArena team has its hands on the Nokia 3.2 and will be putting it through its paces for our in-depth review.
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July 25, 2019 / News Bites

It is official: Samsung Galaxy Fold will go on sale in September 2019

Samsung's first foldable phone has been dogged by structural issues and the launch date was postponed. The company says the issues have been fixed now and the Samsung Galaxy Fold will start selling from September.
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July 24, 2019 / News Bites

Make HD voice calls over LTE networks on the Nokia 220 4G feature phone

Feature phones with 4G LTE/VoLTE functionality are becoming a more mainstream thing, because a person can want just the basics along with cutting edge broadband connectivity, no? Say hello to the Nokia 220 4G.
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July 24, 2019 / News Bites

Intel’s 5G modem business may end up in the hands of Apple

It is a game of chess or musical chairs. Apple swings from Qualcomm to Intel and back for modems, leaving the latter in the lurch without a customer. And perhaps it is Apple that shall own Intel's modem business at the end of the day.
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July 24, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi may discontinue Poco sub-brand for Redmi

We hear that that Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, may be killing off its Poco sub-brand. Why? It overlaps with the Redmi sub-brand. And in some cases, it duplicates, and triplicates.
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July 24, 2019 / News Bites

Ulefone Power 6 dazzles with a 6350mAh battery and solid dual camera

A big 6.3-inch waterdrop screen, Android 9 Pie, a Helio P35 processor, a big 6350 mAh battery, fingerprint reader, face unlock, NFC, 16MP selfie camera, a 16MP dual camera, and a $200 price tag. Say hello to the Ulefone Power 6.
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July 22, 2019 / News Bites

WhatsApp and Facebook apps now available for KaiOS smart feature phones

Smart feature phones running KAIOS now have both Facebook and WhatsApp apps available for them.
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July 22, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi teases us with a 64-megapixel camera phone

We will be seeing a new Redmi phone with a 64MP camera soon and Redmi can't wait to show us what it can do.
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July 22, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei’s Mate 20X 5G to be introduced in China on July 26

The Huawei Mate 20X 5G, first introduced in the UK recently, is coming home to China.
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July 22, 2019 / News Bites

Leak: Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 to be launched together in August

What is better than an upcoming Nokia phone launch? Two Nokia phones being launched, of course.
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July 22, 2019 / News Bites

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is the baddest gaming phone you want to own

If you are into mobile gaming, you want the most powerful and the best equipped smartphone, along with gaming accessories for better gameplay. The ASUS ROG Phone 2 delivers on all fronts.
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July 19, 2019 / News Bites

Huawei Mate 30 Lite & Honor Phones With Quad cameras and Punch-hole display

There are three phones listed on the Chinese certification site without images and these three phones are now up in...
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July 19, 2019 / News Bites

Google Removes 7 Stalker Apps from Play Store

Avast has done us a great deal by finding seven stalker apps on the Google Play Store. The news from...
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July 19, 2019 / News Bites

The Boring Phone wants to help you get your life back

Thanks to our always-connected smartphones, we live in a world of constant distratctions. The Boring Phone strips away all of those distracting features and puts a functional phone with the most essential tools in your hands.
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July 19, 2019 / News Bites

5G is here to stay! How ready are you?

Recent reports predicts that by 2023, all phones should have access to the 5G network and we believe that fact...
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July 18, 2019 / News Bites

2019 iPhone Specs and Release Date

Sometime around September 2019, this year's iPhone models will be released. One of the mysteries of these phones is that...
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July 17, 2019 / News Bites

Nokia 2.2 is officially available in the US Market

This is probably one of the frontline news in mobile technology today. Users in the United States of America can...
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July 17, 2019 / News Bites

New Emojis coming to Apple Products

In honour of World Emoji Day, let's talk about the Apple Emoji News. Apple says they will be releasing new...
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July 17, 2019 / News Bites

Is Your Face Safe With The FaceApp? #FaceAppChallenge

Tech news have a way of expanding one's imaginative horizon and you begin to see possibilities of a future you...
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July 17, 2019 / News Bites

Samsung Galaxy S11 – The Smartphone We Can’t Wait To Have

While Samsung lovers might be in a tight hassle deciding which of the Samsung smartphones to buy, another product leak...
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July 16, 2019 / News Bites

Apple stops selling iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Unable to push huge numbers in sales, Apple has reviewed its sales strategy in Inida and scrapped the sales of its most affordable models in India, iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus.
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July 16, 2019 / News Bites

Google to shut down Adsense mobile apps by end of 2019

The two Google Adsense mobile apps - for Android OS and iOS - will "be discontinued and removed from the...
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July 13, 2019 / News Bites

Xiaomi opens R&D centre in Finland for developing camera technologies

Xiaomi clearly has plans to become a leading camera phone brand, if we go by its recent actions. The smartphone...
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

Redmi Note 7 series have sold 15 million units in 6 months

Redmi Note 7 was the first phone to launch under the new independent Redmi brand, and it is selling so hot that it has sold 15 million units.
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

RealMe C2 joins our Bestsellers list with over 1 million units sold

In just 3 months after launch, RealMe C2 has clocked the 1 million unit sales mark. This was announced by...
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July 10, 2019 / News Bites

HongMeng OS will be a real threat to Android – Strategy Analytics

Analysts say HongMeng not only has a chance but will likely do significant damage to Android marketshare.
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July 9, 2019 / News Bites

Over 1,000 Android apps steal your data even after being denied permissions

User privacy is a mess, whether you use an iPhone or an Android phone. But on Android OS in particular, it is a sticky, hot mess.  Researchers found over 1,000 apps snooping around your Android phone to collect information you had denied them access to.
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