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Xiaomi Unveils The Redmi 3S with Great Specifications. And it’s Affordable



Xiaomi Unveils The Redmi 3S with Great Specifications. And it's Affordable 1
We all know that components for mid-range Smartphones are getting cheaper, but you probably didn’t know that you can now get a phone with a 5-inch 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP main camera with an f2.0 aperture and phase detection auto-focus, 5MP front-facing camera, fingerprint sensor and a 4,100 mAh battery – all for $105.( N36,750)

The budget-friendly device we’re talking about is the new Xiaomi Redmi 3S. Based on its specs, the Redmi 3S is in the exact same category as the honor 5X, but Xiaomi’s asking price is nearly half of what Honor is charging for its phone. Sure, the Honor 5X has a larger 5.5-inch 1080p display, but Xiaomi does give you the option to pay an extra $30(N10,500) to get an additional gig of RAM and pump the phone’s internal storage up to 32GB. And if you ask us, the Redmi 3S looks a lot better than the Honor 5X.For now, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S is only available in China, selling for 699 Yuan (2GB RAM, 16GB storage) and 899 Yuan (3GB RAM, 32GB storage), but we’ll likely the phone show up in Nigeria , India and  Asian markets within the next month or two. If you’re hoping to pick up the phone in the US or Europe, you’ll likely need to turn to a third-party importer since Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate in those markets. This will bump the price up a bit, but you should still be able to add the Xiaomi Redmi 3S to your smartphone collection for less than $200 (N70,000).

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details




German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.


Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image



Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image 2

We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.


Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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