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Top 5 Most Anticipated 5G Smartphones You Would Definitely See In 2019

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2019 is just around the corner and there’s one thing we all are certainly excited about – “5G”.

5G smartphones are definitely going to be taking over in 2019, with many of the biggest Android OEMs already confirming that they are working on 5G-ready phones.

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Also confirming this is Qualcomm chief, Christiano Amon, has confirmed that “every Android vendor is working of 5G right now”, and it becomes increasingly clear that by the end of 2019 5G is going to be well and truly here.

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii this month, Amon stated that:

“By the holidays next year, every flagship handset – at least when it comes to those running Google’s Android software and using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor – will tap into 5G.”

Considering the current technologies we have around us, we can’t deny the fact that we need more speed. Besides, who even likes slow internet. Things like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality ,iOT and even self driving cars need such speed and considering they all would be easily controlled from our phones speed is a necessity

In this post I’ll be talking about the best 5G phones we’re expecting in 2019, with brands  like  Samsung, Sony, OnePlus ,Xiaomi and Huawei giving us the best to expect but before that –

What Is 5G And How Does It Work?

5G is the successor of 4G LTE . Once phones are built to support 5G we can definitely expect faster internet speed.

How much Faster?

It actually depends on your device , location, and network, but you should expect improvements of around 15-50 percent . 5G can actually improve on 4G many more times than that in lab conditions, so there’s definitely a lot room to grow: just imagine full 4K movies downloading in a minute or two, and you’re in the right area.

5G is not just about faster internet , It’s also about capacity, and being able to get a strong network signal in extremely crowded areas. In other words, you wouldn’t lose network reception at a crowded arena or a music concert.

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY S10

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South Korean OEM , Samsung has just given a sneak peak of its incoming 5G flagship at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, which ran from December 4 – 6.

The sneak peak showed a Galaxy S10, streameing native 4K movies from Netflix without any issues whatsoever, as well as simultaneously outputting the video to a connected 4K TV.

And, simply put, the transition to 5G for the Galaxy  S10 would make a lot of  sense as it would add dramatically to its list of features that will have Apple very worried.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is slated for launch at Mobile World Congress 2019, taking place at the end of February, it would also cement Samsung’s position at the fore of the 5G charge, leaving many of its rivals playing catch up.

2. HUAWEI P30 OR MATE 30

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Just watching by  Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Western European Consumer Business Group speaking at an exclusive interview to T3 , I can confirm that Huawei is working on 5G

The senior Huawei exec confirmed that 5G would feature “if not for P30, then for sure it will be in the Mate series next September”.

According to Mr Ji  –

“We have two flagship products. In March, we have the P series, and in October, we have the Mate series. So it will depend on how the chipset develops, because the 5G needs high power consumption.”

Considering that battery life is one of the smartphone industry’s biggest challenges right now and most flagship phones delivering at most a day and half of battery life between charges, clearly companies are going to have to find ways to increase their handsets’ internal batteries, or streamline and optimise how energy is used.

3. ONE PLUS 7 / 7T

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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau  confirmed at the Mobile World Congress held in Shanghai that the company is “working with US carriers” to bring a 5G smartphone to market next year.

That means that either the  OnePlus 7 or possibly the OnePlus 7T is going to be that 5G phone

Also,considering that OnePlus really knows what they are doing in terms of hardware too, I expect them not to fall back in 2019.

OnePlus usually releases its flagship phones around May or July, so the OnePlus 7 would likely be among the second wave of 5G devices, coming directly after Samsung, Sony and Huawei.

4. OPPO 2019 5G FLAGSHIP

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Oppo is definitely one of my favorite brands and I really like what they are cooking up for consumers in 2019.

Oppo has reportedly confirmed that it has successfully made a connection between a customised Oppo R15 smartphone and a 5G network. Although this connection was made in Oppo’s 5G communication protocol laboratory, it is still a very positive sign that they have 5G in their books.

In January , Oppo concluded a deal with Qualcomm to use its components for devices, while in May 2018 it also showed the world’s first 5G video call, too. Expect a March or April release date for Oppo’s first 5G phone based on the launch window of 2018’s Oppo R15.

5. XIAOMI MI MIX 3

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Another of my favorite brands – Xiaomi. They launched the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 in late October and, is currently set for a Q1 2019 release date. This would put it near the front of the 5G smartphone release schedule which is not surprising since they’re known for spearheading new trends.

5G aside, the Mi Mix 3 is a pretty solid device, with a magnetically sliding 6.39-inch OLED display embedded in a sleek bezel-less design (93.4% screen-to-body ratio), and a suite of hardware that includes a maximum of 10GB of RAM and 256GM of storage space, as well as a dual rear camera system (24MP + 2MP). It’s expected to cost around N280,000 (565 Pounds)

The big question on my mind is – Is Nigeria Ready For 5G?

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

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer With 12GB RAM – See Full Specs And Cheapest Price

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In this post we’ll be looking at the  Xiaomi Mi 9 price and specs. The Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone and it comes with 12GB of RAM and a 48MP Camera which is similar to the one you can find on the Redmi Note 7.

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price And Specs

According to Xiaomi, the device would come with support for Game Turbo, an Onscreen fingerprint sensor and Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Information

The Mi 9 is also expected to be powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an octa-core processor, clocked at 2.84 GHz which is faster than most of the average laptops we see today.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price And Specs

Coming to the display, you get a 6.3′ inch AMOLED display designed by Samsung and a  fifth-generation on-screen fingerprint sensor accompanied by a 3D full-curved glass body. This would be the  first Xiaomi phone to use a triple rear camera set up. One of the rear cameras is a 48MP shooter from Sony.

 

Explorer Price And Specs

It also has support for 20W rapid wireless charging which is higher than the 15w you can find on Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Price And Specs

At the back of the device there is a triple camera setup on its rear with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the main sensor. The waterdrop notch display houses a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 front-facing camera.

Price And Specs

 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Price In Nigeria

The Xiaomi Mi 9 price in Nigeria would be around $517 (N191,500)

Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Price In Nigeria

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer price in Nigeria would be around $885 (N362,000)

 

So what do you think about this? Too expensive or Good pricing for a Flagship?

 

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9mobile Magic Hour Promo – 5 Million Naira Up For Grabs At 9Mobile’s New Promo

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9mobile just started a new promotion called the ” 9mobile Magic Hour Promo“.

This new offer allows you to win N50000, N250,000 smartphones and many other prizes with a recharge of just N100.

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9mobile Magic Hour – How To Qualify

In order to qualify you need to recharge a minimum of N100 and above.

N50,000 (won by 5 people every day), and N250,000 won by One person every day.
9mobile magic hour promo

  • Recharge a minimum of N300 within the week to qualify for the weekly draws
  • Stand a chance to WIN 5 smartphones for 5 lucky winners every week.
  • Recharge a minimum of N1500 within the week to qualify for the monthly draws
  • You stand a chance to WIN N5Million every month for 3 months.
  • Recharge a minimum of N4500 during the months of the promotion to win the grand prize, additional recharges gives you more entries into the draws. You stand a chance to WIN N20milion by a lucky winner.

 

9mobile Magic Hour Promo

Additional Information

There will be a trivia for this promotion which would involve answering 3 different questions when you send WIN to 88808 charged at N100.
Correct trivia answers give 1 ticket to qualify for the weekly draws only.
If you successfully get all the 3 questions, you’ll win bonus airtime of N100 for on-net calls/SMS/PAYGO only.
Winners will be rewarded at prize redemption events held in selected experience centers.

Terms And Conditions

Promo is valid for 90 days, from February 11th

Promo is available to all prepaid customers on Moretalk, Talkzone, Morecliq, Cliqlite, Morelife & Moreflex excluding Staff packages, Morebusiness, Hybrid, Post-paid packages

Promo is not opened to customers in the following regions; Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, and Yobe.

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Xiaomi Plans On Releasing A Curved Full Screen Phone – Photos

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Xiaomi has on releasing a Xiaomi Curved Screen phone and they have even patented the design which means we would be seeing something like that from them very soon. Xiaomi hasn’t failed on releasing top-notch devices lately.

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The new patent was approved by the WIPO (World International Property Office). The patent is named -a full-screen smartphone with 4 sided edges, and it’s really similar to Samsung’s dual curved screen, but this time, Xiaomi just wants to curve every inch of the display.

 

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The Xiaomi Curved Screen Phone

The design shown below shows a smartphone design that comes with a dual rear camera and a LED flash on the rear, with no fingerprint scanner in sight, which means there will be an in-display fingerprint scanner. In front, interestingly there’s no selfie camera, not even a notch nor a hole punch which makes me wonder if Xiaomi would use an on-screen camera beneath.

The left and right-hand view look bare, but there is room for a USB connector on the bottom next to the edge of the curved screen. The top view is also bare, so that removes the option of a pop-up selfie camera.

While bezel-free display has almost become a reality, a smartphone with 4 curved sides with no plans for selfie camera would be something we wish to behold someday, but like some other patents, this might never become a reality, but then, we’re eagerly awaiting what becomes of this latest design.

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Instagram For Web: Messaging From The Web Would Be Possible Soon

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Instagram for web messaging would soon be possible as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform has revealed its plans to make the messaging feature available for the web version.

Instagram For Web

If you recall Instagram started majorly as an app and only did it become a web app in the past couple of years and it seems they’re looking to make it available on the web fully without stripping down features

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Instagram For Web

I believe this new feature might also pave the way for the unified chat system that Facebook has for Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram Direct.

According to Jane Manchun Wong, the service should use the URL Instagram.com/direct/ and should be available via a direct arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Samsung Galaxy A20 Running On Android GO Spotted On GeekBench

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With the first pair of the new Galaxy M series now on sale, the Galaxy A-series is apparently now the next for overhauling with the Galaxy A20. The brand is reportedly working on a number of the Galaxy A-series smartphones, and while a good number of them will arrive as mid-range offerings, it appears that a couple of entry-level offerings might be in the mix.

Galaxy A20 Android GO

A yet-to-be-announced Samsung device with the model number SM-A260F has surfaced on the Geekbench database, and if reports are to be believed, the device in question could launch as the Android Go version of the Galaxy A20 that was seen on the same Geekbench about a month ago.

As per the listing, the device will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 processor previously seen in the A6 and some other dated Samsung Galaxy J series smartphones. The chipset will be aided by 1GB of RAM, and interestingly, the listing mentioned ‘go’ in the SoC section which suggests the device will eventually launch as an Android Go device, though still based on Android 8.

Samsung Galaxy A20 GEEKBENCH

 

Galaxy A20

Not much else is known about the device at the moment, but as with the Galaxy J2 core Android Go phone and other Android Go edition smartphones, we expect the Galaxy A20 to pack some entry hardware devoid of a fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras and so on.

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Hammer VPN Settings For MTN 2019 Let’s You Browse Free – How To Configure

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So a couple of people have asked me how they can browse free on MTN and today someone just sent me Hammer VPN settings for MTN, so here’s how it works. It’s very similar to the Combo VPN setting I posted about a few hours ago but the limit is higher.

Basically, the VPN has tons of servers to choose from and you can even get unlimited data or in a few cases, you’ll be limited to a particular data cap.

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Hammer VPN Settings For MTN – How It Works

Like all VPN services, Hammer VPN has both a free and paid server plans. The free server is capped at 100MB per day and immediately that 100MB is finished you can easily switch to another free server and connect again. You get 14 free servers per day which is equivalent to 1.4GB.

Hammer VPN Settings For MTN – How To Configure

In order to use Hammer VPN on your MTN device here’s what you need to do. Carefully follow the instructions below

Requirements

  • MTN 4G or 3G sim without active data
  • Default MTN APN settings
  • Hammer VPN APK – Download Here

Settings

  • Username: ntg1234
  • Password: leave it at the default (do not edit it)
  • Server: Choose any free server
  • Use this as the ports to the two boxes

The first box is 8080 and the second box is 9201. Select UDP too and then click on connect.

It may take about 10 -30 seconds for the VPN to establish a connection based on how strong the network is at your location before finally getting connected. Once it gets connected, launch your browser and start browsing, surfing the web and stream any video you want.

Hammer VPN Settings For MTN – How To Bypass 100MB Limit

Of course, after you have connected to a server, there’s no way you won’t exhaust the daily 100mb data limit on the server, So here is an easy way you can use to bypass its limit. You can either use your phone file manager for this or ES File Explorer

  • Select “SHOW HIDDEN FILES“ from the menu, go to your INTERNAL STORAGE (SD CARD) folder and then tap on “ANDROID” folder and you will see all hidden files on it.

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  • Search for any file that is stored as “playstor.srf.h“. Open the file using the built-in Es Text Editor.

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  • Once you are done with that step, you will see a number in this format 10-78214644. All you are required to change are the first two numbers 10 which is your today’s date to tomorrow’s date 11.Hammer VPN Settings For MTN 2019 Let's You Browse Free - How To Configure 11
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  • Then SAVE your edit.

Relaunch the Hammer VPN App and reconnect. It will connect instantly.

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Teleology Holdings Sues 9Mobile , Takes Issue To Court

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Teleology Holdings has sued 9mobile. It seems all hasn’t been well with 9Mobile and their new owners for the past couple of months and it doesn’t seem like it would stop anytime soon.

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The board of directors of the telecommunications company has alleged that the former MTN Nigeria chief, Adrian Wood was unable to make financial commitments during the process.

Adrian Wood who was one of the prominent investors in Nigeria’s 9mobile deal has sued the management and board of the company.

Teleology Holdings Sues 9Mobile

In an exclusive chat with Business Insider SSA By Pulse on Thursday, Wood said he has sued the board and management of 9mobile and the matter is pending in a Nigerian court.

“No comments from Teleology for now, upon legal advice.

Three weeks ago, the board of directors of 9mobile described Adrian Wood as a minority stakeholder. The company also said the former MTN chief failed to meet certain obligations during the deal.

9mobile woes continues until this case is resolved by the court.

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