It’s not the first time China is blocking services owned by Western Companies, in fact they have a long history of blocking and limiting access to web services, especially social networks and Western-owned sites through their “Great Firewall” .
You’d be surprised to know that the service currently blocks 171 of the world’s leading websites, including Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and many Google services in mainland China.
And now, it is WhatsApp. A friend of mine based in China hasn’t come online for a couple of hours and It’s probably because of the Whatsapp ban.
WhatsApp can only be accessed through VPN’s that can circumvent China’s Great Firewall.
But, in case you are unaware, China has begun a 14-month-long crackdown on VPNs and proxy services in the country and made it mandatory for all VPN providers to have a license from the government to use such services.
Tecno Phantom 9 is on its way
Just in case you still haven’t heard, Tecno Mobile posted a teaser of their next addition to the phantom series. This was posted on their Facebook page about last week Tuesday.
The phantom series is considered to be Tecno’s top innovations, their flagship lineup. Always incorporated with the best hardware & features from the Chinese company. The phantom 9 seems to be following the same sequence.
From the teaser, we supposedly got a few hints (not sure if this is the right word) of what to expect before it is finally revealed. And it has a couple of impressive specs I’d say.
Here are the following specifications from the teaser;
• 6.4 inch Full view AMOLED display
• Android 9 – the latest android version
• In-display Fingerprint sensor
• 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
• AI triple camera with dual front flashlight
• 3500mAh battery
I think Tecno needs to be reminded of what a teaser mean, because at this point, you’ll have to wonder how this is a teaser. Permit me to called it a spoiler instead.
What else do they have in store? They literally listed every spec we care about in a smartphone today. Well, only time will tell.
iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?
It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.
The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.
Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.
Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?