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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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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications



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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.


I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore



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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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