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Smartphone Design Is Dead – Beasts Are Now Being Made – (Photos)

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Let’s face
it, the world of smartphones has changed ultimately in the past couple of years
and very soon our smartphones might just be tiny chips that display holographic
images and have endless capabilities. I know you may be saying I’m talking
about a scene from a sci-fi movie but be honest with yourself, everything
you’re seeing today was once called sci-fi before it actually became real.

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OPPO FIND X


One of the
toughest and most competitive markets in the world is the smartphone market,
companies are going to the extreme to outdo the other, breaking boundaries and
setting new records. Samsung’s Note 7 debacle can be said to be an example of
design gone wrong in an effort to outdo others in the market. It wasn’t an easy
year for Samsung but it’s good to see they got back on their feet in no time
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SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9
Samsung
started off with the idea of curving the displays of the smartphone and while
we all were still mesmerized by the design of the S7, Xiaomi dropped a killer
Mi Mix Smartphone to kick start the beginning of the bezel-less trend and every
company jumped into the bandwagon. Near bezel-less displays brought the 16:9
aspect ratio display and increased screen to body ratio. This trend continued
till Essential released a phone with a notch. They chose a circular notch;
however, the notch didn’t become a trend till the Cupertino based tech giant,
Apple decided to use the rectangular variant and also yanked off the classic
3.5mm headphone jack. 26 companies copied that notch design and the list keeps
going on.

Crazy
design ideas are coming up daily, from Google’s cancelled Project Ara to
Motorolla’s modular smartphone and even foldable smartphones are now becoming a
thing.
A quick
look at ZTE’s Axon M confirms the beginning of foldable smartphones, something
Samsung is still yet to release.

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ZTE AXON M

Rumors say
Samsung and LG are working of phones that can be wrapped round the hands like
pieces of paper.
The Chinese
boys in the game have stepped up their game. Vivo beat Apple and every other
manufacturer to yank off the physical fingerprint scanner and place it below
the screen. Although most of us didn’t really flow with Apple’s yanking off of
the headphone jack, there’s something that sounds like music to my ears
currently and it’s the front camera. Oppo yanked it off in the Find X and Vivo
did the same in the Nex. However, selfies aren’t going away anytime soon so
they’ve given us a full screen display and a camera that pops up when the
camera is opened.

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OPPO FIND X
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VIVO NEX
Although,
there is reason for concern since it’s a moving part and it may fail but
believe me we are in the future already and I can gladly say I’m happy to be
part of the 21st century.
Nobody
knows the special thing Samsung is cooking up for the Note 9 but I believe
before then we would be hearing more from other companies,

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.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

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,

huawei phones not allowed to use android officially

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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