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No Bezels, No Notch! Vivo Announces Nex Phone With A Pop-Up Selfie Camera

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Finally!! A Chinese company decided not to follow the notch craze and this makes me overly excited! Vivo has announced their latest flagship device which they call the Nex. A phone they claim “fulfills the bezel-less dream.” The Nex is based on Apex, the impressive concept phone which was outdoored at the Mobile World Congress in February. Just like the Apex, the Nex has refrained from the craze of including a notch and instead has inculcated a new technology of an elevating selfie camera that pops out from the top edge of the phone when needed. (This reminds me of Jack-in-the-box).

Given this adaptation, the Nex gets to show off a complete screen-to-body ratio of 91.24 percent even though there’s still something to see at the bottom of the screen.

Adding to the entire bezel-less effect is what I call the best to happen to sound, Vivo’s glass-vibrating “screen soundcasting technology,” which replaces the earpiece speaker. The Nex also uses an in-display fingerprint sensor, with the sense of keeping it simple covers just a little part of the screen.

The specs of the phone include a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, 256GB of storage, and a 6.59-inch 1080p+ OLED display. A total package of high end specs you could possibly imagine for a 2018 model. There’s also a cheaper model with a Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

The rear camera pockets a 12 megapixels with an f/1.8 lens backed by a 5-megapixel f/2.4 module, while the pop-up selfie camera has 8 megapixels and f/2.0. Another reason that has me already overly in love with this device is that it actually has a headphone Jack! Praise the lord!

The Nex will be slightly hefty by modern standards, however, at 199g and 7.98mm thick, the design looks sleeker than the boxy Apex prototype.

Bad news is, the Vivo Nex would only be available in China but hey if you are looking for a bleeding-edge device, that is designed to give you a legit absolute bezel-less phone, you’d probably have to have $780 (that’s around 4,998 yuan) and you should probably heard to China.

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Huawei Moves Up On Forbes Most Valuable Brands Of 2018 As China’s Only Company To Feature In The Global Ranking.

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Huawei is the only Chinese company to feature in the annual ranking of the world’s Most Valuable Brands 2018 compiled by Forbes. Huawei has been included in the list for the second consecutive year ranking 79th with a brand value of US$8.4 billion.

The TOP100 brands have come from 16 countries and regions in the world, with the largest number from the U.S. taking 54 places, followed by 12 brands from Germany and 7 brands from Japan and France respectively. Huawei is still the only Chinese brand on the list.

Huawei officially launched Huawei P20 series in Paris in March, 2018. With its unique and innovative Leica Triple Camera, twilight body design and AI features, Huawei P20 series has been a global sales sensation. 10 August, 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018 to become number two smartphone vendor globally for the first time.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei earned 15.8 per cent market ahead of Apple at 12.1 per cent.

In the future, Huawei will continue to innovate its products and technology whilst surprising consumers, with a commitment to make its brand truly loved by global consumers.

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T-Mobile Promises 5G For Its Metro Prepaid Service In 2019

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T-Mobile announced it was building out its 5G network in 30 cities this February, and today, the company committed to bringing 5G service to its Metro prepaid service in 2019, as first reported by CNET. Metro is the recently rebranded MetroPCS, which was acquired by T-Mobile in 2013. Metro’s unlimited plans are also launching today, which bring perks like Google One cloud storage and an Amazon Prime membership. The announcement is part of rebranding efforts to bring the budget prepaid service closer to its parent company T-Mobile’s premium features.

Carriers have been racing to be the first to deploy a 5G wireless network, in order to prepare infrastructure for self-driving cars and phones that’ll be able to support 5G in the future. But most of it appears to be marketing-speak, like how AT&T once used the term “5G Evolution” to just describe faster 4G LTE speeds. And just last week, as Verizon became the first major ISP to launch its 5G home internet service in four US cities, T-mobile CEO John Legere criticized the service in a tweet, saying, “It doesn’t use global industry standards or cover whole blocks and will never scale… but hey, it is first, right?!”

T-Mobile is currently in the midst of a merger with Sprint, a strategic partnership designed specifically to use Sprint’s mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum for a stronger 5G network. T-Mobile also signed a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia this past July, which is helping build a longer-range, lower-frequency 600 MHz and 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum for its 5G network.

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Facebook introduces Portal and Portal+ into homes

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Facebook has been a household name for a couple of years but now it is literally an Household Item. With the introduction of these smart speakers Portal and Portal+, Facebook is closer to us than ever.

I  don’t know how a lot of people would react to this, given the series of data scandals suffered by the company this year.

Fingers crossed, this could be another breakthrough for the company. Would you be getting one to use here in Ghana?

Read more on it here

Source: mashable

 

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TECNO Phantom 8 wins Mobile device of the year

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Tecno Mobile, the premium brand from Transsion Technology LTD has over the years grown to be a household name. The company has so far being the mastermind behind the Camon, Spark and Phantom series. Each series made for a particular target market.

The Phantom 8, TECNO’s Flagship device which was launched in October of last year won the Mobile Device of the Year at this Year’s Mobex Awards.

It beat Huawei’s Y7, Nasco’s Power 4g and the Tecno Camon X to be the ultimate winner from that category.

The Tecno Phantom 8 noted and bragged as one of the best designed phones for 2017. It is a stunning 20mp front camera with a 12 + 13mp dual back camera, 10x super zoom, 3500 mAh battery, 6Gb and 64 GB memory space.

Made with the user in mind, the Phantom 8 gives patrons a worth of their money with key camera features like the Auto Focus Mode, Refocus and the Soft Flash Light feature for taking all those awesome selfies in the dark without hurting the eyes.

Tecno Phantom 8 is the third installment of the Tecno Phantom series and is a great choice for anyone seeking for a quality phone at a reasonable price. Coming after the Tecno Phantom 5 and 6, the Diamond Fire Design of the Phantom 8 emits class and swag making the user feel like an echelon.

Phantom 8 offers a 4G global connectivity for people who move around a lot.

In three distinct colors, Phantom 8 comes in champagne Gold, Galaxy blue and Phantom black.

The Mobex Innovation Awards is an award Scheme made to recognize the excellence in Tech Innovation. This was the First edition of the Mobex Innovation awards  which is billed to be an annual event.

 

 

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