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4 Reasons Why Nokia Will Beat Other Smartphone Companies In Nigeria This Year



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In the past six months a lot has been going on in the smartphone world and we all have seen a lot of new designs and features. Some designs worked while some failed. We saw Google’s abandoned modular project – Project Ara, The LG G5’s modular design, Motorola’s Moto Mods, Samsung’s Grenades (Note 7’s) and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix with a Bezeless Design.

In the Nigerian scene, Transission Holdings which owns Tecno, Infinix And Itel has not failed to surprise us with sleek devices.

You can agree with me that the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus was amazing though I never got a hands on review but the specs  I saw on other tech blogs were amazing but the pricing was a little bit off the bar. The Infinix Hot S was good as well.

Products by Apple, Google and South Korean Giants, Samsung are mostly what the rich folks go for these days. They’ve managed to keep that space by releasing top notch devices – the Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and iPhone 7.

Gionee, Huawei And Xiaomi are also doing averagely well in the Nigerian market.

You may ask – How Does Nokia Come Into The Picture?

Nokia’s biggest mistake was signing an agreement with Microsoft and they’re definitely learning from their mistakes. Nokia is coming back to the Android scene this year and it’s smartphones will be handled by HMD Global and Foxconn (a company who produces iPhones  for Apple as well). I think they’ll beat other smartphone manufacturers in Nigeria if they play their cards right. 

I know Some Apple Fan Boys and Tecno Fan boys will come for me like :

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But before that Here’s why –

1  Artificial Intelligence

AI is the next generation of technology and it’s something even new device should definitely have. Nokia is allegedly coming with its own AI assistant named Viki to make it the 4th smartphone company with an AI assistant for its devices.
The only Android smartphone that can compete with it in this area is the Samsung Galaxy S8 which will be coming with its new AI as well (Bixby).

Artificial intelligence helps users with various tasks on their device and can even control an entire house and gadgets if your home has a lot of IOT devices.

List Of Smartphone Companies With AI Support

Apple – Siri
Microsoft – Cortana
Google – Google Assistant
Nokia – Viki
Samsung – Bixby

I would have added Amazon’s Alexa to the list but it’s not a smartphone company.

2. Popularity

Tecno, Infinix And Gionee are much popular than Nokia smartphones because literally Nokia has no Android devices. The Nokia X and Nokia XL was a disaster so I’d rather not classify it an android phone. However in general, Nokia is still very popular, Most people who have two devices prefer using a Nokia phone as the secondary phone.

No matter what, the name Nokia still has that  special place in the hearts of mobile phone users in Nigeria. It hurt so much to see Nokia lose its place to other OEM’s but with the kind of devices Nokia is planning on releasing this year, they’ll certainly give other OEMs a run for their money.

3. Massive Advertising Budget

Nokia is planning a huge come back this year and they’ve budgeted almost $500 million dollars for just advertisements globally.

That’s a massive amount of money. Other OEM’s won’t budget too much since they already have a certain place in the market already.

4. Updated Software

All new Nokia devices will be running on Android 7.0 and Nokia is reportedly working very closely with Google on their devices meaning that Nokia phones will definitely have a form of support from bug fixes to software updates via OTA unlike some of the other OEMs that release updates once in a blue moon.

Some wait till pigs fly before they send updates.

Nokia is planning to change all that.

Here’s A Poll Vote The Device You Think Will Be Most Popular In 2017.

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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



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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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