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Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max – Specifications And Price In Nigeria, Kenya & India

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Apple just launched the new iPhone XS on Wednesday September 12 ,2018. The Cupertino based company just announced the successors of the iPhone X – The iPhone XS with a 5.8 inches display and iPhone XS Max with 6.5 inches.(P.S- It’s pronounced iPhone ten S)

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According to Apple CEO, Tim Cook “The iPhone X has changed the industry” and became the “number one smartphone in the world, Today, we’re going to take iPhone X to the next level. I’m excited to show you what is by far the most advanced iPhone we have ever created.

Despite the fact that I am a huge Android Fan, I’m pretty curious to know what Apple has in store for us as many Android OEM’s took a cue from the iPhone X last year by ripping off the notch and Google has added gestures similar to the the one on iOS 11 to Android Pie 9.0.

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Design and Build Of The iPhone XS & iPhone XS MAX

The iPhone XS sports a gold finish (as well as silver and space grey), making it according to Apple “the most beautiful iPhone They’ve ever made”, and is covered with a new glass that is the “most durable ever”. It’s an impressive move from Apple but it doesn’t change the fact that iPhones are still fragile
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The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max more waterproof, and can stay 2m under water for ten minutes.
However most of these specs are the same thing we have on the iPhone X . However the screen is bigger while the phone is smaller. It apparently has a 60% greater dynamic range than the old iPhone X.
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The iPhone XS Max is the same size with the iPhone 8 Plus but comes with an extra inch of display, 
Under the hood is an A12 Bionic Chip as the processor and you now have 512GB of built in storage. another improvement to the device


Camera Specifications

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The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max comes with a 12MP wide-angle camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera, with an “improved True Tone flash”. On the front is a new 7MP selfie shooter.
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There’s also Smart HDR feature.This brings a few photos of different exposure together. The way it does that is by constantly shooting a four-frame buffer, with different exposures, so that the second you hit the shutter lens, it’s already got all the information it needs for a full HDR image. Thumbs up to Apple for this. We couldn’t have asked for a better camera
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For video, the camera can now record stereo sound, and takes very high-quality low-light footage. But no video stabilization yet, another place where  Some Android brands beat iOS once again.

Other Features

The iPhones XS and XS Max Ships with dual sim support, through something called “dual sim dual standby”. It doesn’t work with two real Sim cards, though – just with Apple’s eSim support for the second Sim. So I really can’t say it will work in Nigeria.

iPhone XR Specifications Summary

The iPhone XR is made from aluminium and glass, and with an edge to edge screen similar to the iPhone X.
The display is an LCD, Display and branded as the “Liquid Retina” display (the iPhone XS and XS Max has a “super retina”, if you’re keeping track), and measuress 6.1 inches edge to edge.
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However, phone doesn’t come with 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive feature found in every previous iPhone since the 5S. Instead, it’s got “haptic feedback”, which basically means it will click if you hold your finger on a button for a while just like some old Android devices.
Inside is the same chip as in the iPhones XS: the A12. And the front camera is also the same 7MP camera.
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It doesn’t have 2 cameras like the iPhone XS and XS Max. I don’t think it needs the telephoto lens for the fancy new features, because it can actually fake them by using just AI.
Battery life is “an hour and a half longer than the iPhone 8 Plus.
That said let me summarize this by rounding up the specs and price of the iPhone XS , iPhone XR  and iPhone XS Max in Nigeria, Kenya And India.

iPhone XS Specifications List


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Network
  • GSM/HSPDA/LTE (  Bands -1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)  )
Build 
  • Front/back glass
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Water Resistant IP68
Display
  • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 5.8 inches, 82.6 cm2 (~81.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~463 ppi density)
  • Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
  • – Wide color gamut display
  • – 3D Touch display
  • – True-tone display
  • – 120 Hz touch-sensing

OS 
  • iOS 12 Chipset 
  • Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU – Hexa-core GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Storage

  • Internal Storage – 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera 
  • Single – Dual 12 MP
  • Front – Single 7 MP
Features

  • Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min 
  •  Qi wireless charging 
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation 
  •  iCloud cloud service 
  •  MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player 
  •  MP4/H.265 player 
  •  Audio/video/photo editor –
  • Document editor
Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery

iPhone XS Max Specifications List

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Network
  • GSM/HSPDA/LTE (  Bands -1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)  )
Build 
  • Front/back glass
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Water Resistant IP68
Display

  • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 6.5 inches
  • 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~463 ppi density)
  • Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
  • – Wide color gamut display
  • – 3D Touch display
  • – True-tone display
  • – 120 Hz touch-sensing

OS 
  • iOS 12 Chipset 
  • Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU – Hexa-core GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Storage

  • Internal Storage – 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera 
  • Single – Dual 12 MP
  • Front – Single 7 MP
Features

  • Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min 
  •  Qi wireless charging 
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation 
  •  iCloud cloud service 
  •  MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player 
  •  MP4/H.265 player 
  •  Audio/video/photo editor –
  • Document editor
Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

iPhone XR Specifications List

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Network
  • GSM/HSPDA/LTE (  Bands -1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)  )
Build 
  • Front/back glass
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Water Resistant IP68
Display

  • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 6.1 inches
  • 1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~463 ppi density)
  • Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • – Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant

OS 
  • iOS 12 Chipset 
  • Apple A12 Bionic
  • CPU – Hexa-core GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Storage

  • Internal Storage – 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera 
  • Single – Single 12 MP
  • Front – Single 7 MP
Features

  • Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min 
  •  Qi wireless charging 
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation 
  •  iCloud cloud service 
  •  MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player 
  •  MP4/H.265 player 
  •  Audio/video/photo editor –
  • Document editor
Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Price Of The iPhone XS , iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max In Nigeria

  • iPhone XS Max – 407,000 NGN
  • iPhone XS -370,000 NGN
  • iPhone XR – 270,000 NGN

Price Of The iPhone XS , iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max In Kenya

  • iPhone XS Max – 113,000 KES
  • iPhone XS -103,000 KES
  • iPhone XR – 57,000 KES 

Price Of The iPhone XS , iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max In India

  • iPhone XS Max – 81400 INR
  • iPhone XS -61400 INR
  • iPhone XR – 51400 INR

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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iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?

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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?

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Huawei Ban In The US – The Domino Effect And What Is Really Going On

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I’ve been following up the Huawei ban by the Donald Trump and administration and to be frank with you, I really hope this ban is reversed because the effect is something I would call a “Domino Effect”. Can you just picture a pack of dominoes falling ?

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I believe you get the picture now, that’s what Donald Trump just set off and I really hope this doesn’t escalate. The US got into a trade war with China and The Huawei ban was a result of the crossfire. This move is affecting a lot of companies not just Huawei and it would slow down a lot of improvements in the tech sector globally.

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Huawei is the second largest smartphone company in the world coming in right below Samsung and just above Apple. They even made an excess profit of $100b some time ago and this money comes in from their various buinesses. Huawei happens to be the biggest Chinese brand in this position globally and it’s really disappointing that this is coming just right after the Samsung Fold issue and people were looking towards the Huawei Mate X as the next foldable device to look forward to , even Android Q now natively supports foldable phones but now it’s seeming like we all will have to wait for another foldable phone to get us excited again.

What Huawei Has To Do With The Trade War

Huawei doesn’t make just smartphones, they make a lot of things from laptops to servers to telecom materials and now they have developed 5G.

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Yes you read that first line well, Huawei has developed 5G and is working on improving data download speeds and also fixing the problems that come with such speeds . 5G is not just advanced 4G LTE as many people feel, 5G is actually a whole lot faster. You can download a 2 hour movie on 5G within 3.6 seconds.

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Yes.. it’s that fast and with the growing number of driver-less cars , smart homes and inter connected devices, 5G would actually make life a whole lot easier. Doctors can even perform surgeries in a location from an entirely different part of the world. The benefits are just too numerous.

The US was actually the first to develop 4G and it added about $100b to their GDP and created over a million jobs. If they had pioneered 5G first, they would have added $500b to their GDP and created almost 10 times the amount of jobs they created. I get the fact that Trump is a businessman but there are better ways to do settle this rather than accusing Huawei of being a pawn of the Chinese Government.

 Currently, Donald Trump is literally like a frustrated driver in Lagos Traffic getting annoyed that someone overtook him in traffic after he did the same a few moments ago .The major issue Trump is using to cover up here is that he fears that the Chinese Government would use the 5G network to spy on other countries and personally I feel this is just a bit overblown.

The Effects OF 5G and Why The West Is Scared

Now most of our communication systems already have some sort of encryption in place so I really feel it’s not something that we should be worried about . The only major concern here is the power it comes with and the security concerns have gotten into the UK. The UK already set up a panel to investigate Huawei and make sure there isn’t any security  breach or backdoors in the system.

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Like it or not, the future of warfare would be totally cyberwarfare, if someone can shut down the communication systems of a country with the touch of a button, the resultant effects would be definitely catastrophic.

I believe you now understand why western governments are scared. I also understand this but I still feel the decision to ban Huawei was rather too hasty even though one Huawei executive was arrested sometime ago for a case related to espionage but I still feel it isn’t enough to pin Huawei completely and start a Huawei ban

Huawei CEO Responds To The Huawei Ban

I followed up an interview where the Huawei CEO was asked to give his views on the Huawei ban is facing at the moment and here’s what he had to say –

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“I’m very grateful to the US companies, they’ve grown with us for the past 30 years and made a lot of selfless contributions, they taught us how to walk. Most of my consulting enterprises are in the US for example IBM and many others, Secondly we have received great support from these companies and it reflects
the conscience of the US Firms in this crisis”

“2 or 3 days ago I received a call saying that the US companies are working to solve the crisis by reaching out
to the US Government regarding the ban on Huawei. There a re 4 types of regulations. We are not seasonal control, we received entity control this means whatever US companies are selling to Chinese Companies need to get permission. ”

“Even though the entity control is there the inside of the company would not be affected.
The US is a country with an adequate legal system so US Companies have to abide by the law and so does the entity list. So this affects both US companies as well.”

“We are not quite prepared for our low-end products because we think they will die out soon so those might be affected but our high end products won’t be affected at least 5G won’t be affected. Other companies won’t be able to catch up with us in the next 2-3 years”

“If Google cuts off the support to Huawei it would affect Huawei significantly even though Google is still a good company and we’re working on it to find a solution as soon as possible.”

How The Huawei Ban Would Affect Huawei

Now this ban would actually affect Huawei in two major ways and unfortunately these are the major parts of their company as a tech company – The software part and the hardware part.

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The Huawei Ban Software Problem

Google has already revoked their Android License so Huawei can’t use any of their products on future devices. No Gmail, Youtube, Playstore and others. Now these apps are already part of a core Android users mobile experience and you can hardly find a good replacement for that apart from users within China who don’t depend on it.

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So basically that on it’s own poses a major challenge for the mobile division of Huawei. Although Huawei has two options in this part to use AOSP (Android Open Source Project) without Google Services or simply create their own OS.

Huawei has already been rumored to be working on their own OS for smartphones , HongMeng OS and according to one of their executives the OS was supposed to be launched this year. If you can recall one of the Huawei GT smartwatches didn’t run on Android Wear but was still a great smartwatch.

Was that actually HongMeng OS?

Well I can’t say for sure but I have a feeling it might be.

In the PC division, there’s the Windows issue, Huawei makes Matebooks which all run on windows. Windows is a Microsoft Product (A US company). So Huawei would still have to chose an OS for their new laptops as well.

The Huawei Ban Hardware Problem

Although Huawei probably has the ability to make a few of the hardware they buy from other companies, if not all but it would still affect them badly. Corning, Intel, Nvidia, Synaptics and Snapdragon are all US Companies and they can’t do business with Huawei immediately after the 90 day period when the ban goes into the effect .

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These companies all contribute to Huawei’s products in one way or the other. Huawei has confirmed that they have 3 Months worth of supply stored in their company from each company they buy from, which means Huawei actually prepared ahead of time.

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I was confident Huawei would be able to make their own chipsets for their smartphones since they already made it -the Kirin Chipset. Now ARM, a UK based company that makes the components for most of the smartphone processors have also pulled out of supporting Huawei because their production plants are based in Houston Texas. So this still poses a major threat to the development of Kirin Processors.

What lies Ahead for Huawei – HongMeng OS  Or AOSP ?

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Huawei as basically two options, to use AOSP without Google apps or use a brand new OS – HongMeng OS that is said to make Android apps 60% faster . Hauwei is a big company and has the capability of making the OS a major competitor in the tech market and with so many restrictions  at the moment the future seems to point towards HongMeng Os and even though I want the restrictions to be removed , I can’t wait to see the new OS.

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