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Top 5G Phones Are Coming : Most Expected 2019 5G Smartphones

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5G smartphones are coming and you can’t do anything about it.

 

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To be honest 2018 like all other years changed how our mobile phones looked.



We saw phones like the

and so many more great smartphones out there.  We  also got to see brands like Oppo and Vivo push design trends to a totally different level with the Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X respectively. Not to forget the in-display fingerprint scanner on most of the flagship smartphones.

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.

5G smarphones

 

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.

 

MOST ANTICIPATED 5G SMARTPHONES

 

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY S10

 

Samsung Galaxy s10

 

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

 

Hauwei Mate

 

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

one plus 7

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

OPPO 2019 FLAGSHIP

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

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Another of my favorite brands – Xiaomi . They launched the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 in late October and, iis currently set for a Q1 2019 release date. This would put it near the front of the 5G smartphone release schedule which is not suprising 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?  Considering that MTN has been making some moves in that direction I guess we should keep our fingers crossed

 

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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  1. Segun Adebayo

    January 12, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for this great post we are waiting for the 5g

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Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000

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Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000 ( January 2019 )

Getting an affordable smartphone with great specifications can be a very difficult task with all the different smartphones so that’s why I decided to put up this post about the top 5 cheap android phones in Nigeria below N70,000 so you can have a little glimpse of what you can get for that amount.

 

Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70K (January 2019)

 

1. Redmi Note 7

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Below N70,000 Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi Note 7  in the entry-level to mid-range segment with incredible specifications and believe me this phone is down right affordable. If you follow up this blog you should know what the phone comes with, nevertheless I’ll still go into a little bit of what this device holds



The Redmi Note 7 ships with a large 6.3-inch Full HD Display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a powerful Snapdragon 660 coupled with a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable via micro SD card. There’s also a variant with 64GB and 6GB RAM.

The main selling point of this device is the camera. It comes with a massive 48MP Camera, at the moment, the Redmi Note 7 has no rivals in its price range.For the selfie camera you have a 13MP Camera.

Finally, keeping the smartphone on is a massive 4000mAh capacity battery,  along with an USB Type-C port. It also supports QuickCharge 4.0. This phone is definitely one of the cheap android phones in Nigeria.

(if the price on the link is too high, check back in a few weeks)

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2. Xiaomi Mi Play

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Xiaomi Mi Play

After Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7, the Xiaomi Mi Play doesn’t really attract me as it used to when it was initially launched, but It’s still a good phone below the N70,000 mark.

The Mi Play comes with a 5.8 inch Display that is still Full HD.

Under the hood is the new MediaTek Helio P35 coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD.

Coming to the camera, you can find two 12MP shooters on the back, while you get an 8MP fron selfie camera.

The battery is an impressive 3000mAh Battery.

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3. Lenovo S5 Pro GT

Top 5 Cheap Android Phones In Nigeria Below N70,000 ( January 2019 ) Lenovo S5 PRO GT

The Lenovo S5 Pro GT was launched in December 2018 and is one of the most overlooked phones in the market at the moment. The S5 Pro GT comes with a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor.

It also has of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD. The smartphone comes with a 6.2 inch Full HD Display (18:9 aspect ratio)

At the back you get aa back camera setup with a 20MP shooter coupled with a 12MP secondary camera, the selfie camera still have the same 20MP and 8MP resolution.

Powering this device is a 3500mAh battery. This phone is definitely one of the cheap android phones in Nigeria.

 

 

4 Xiaomi Mi A2

 

top 5 cheap android smartphones in Nigeria Xiaomi mI a2

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an amazing Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (which is sadly not expandable).

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an amazing  5.99-inch display with a  FHD+ resolution along with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

In the camera department, you get a main 12MP on the back with f/1.75 aperture and a secondary 20MP shooter with the same large lens; on the front you get a 20MP camera.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 3010mAh and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo

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5. UMIDIGI F1

 

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Finally, The UMIDIGI F1 Android smartphones comes with a very impressive  6.3-inch Full HD+ and 19.5:9 display and is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (which can be expanded via microSD).

The smartphone ships with two rear cameras of 16MP and 8MP resolution, while at the front we have a 16MP camera for taking amazing selfies

Also, In the battery department  the UMIDIGI F1 comes with a massive 5150mAh battery, a USB Type-C port and  also supports an incredible amount of 4G LTE networks which means it can work pretty much anywhere around the world.

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If you have any questions. Leave a comment or mail mike@naijatechguy.com

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Xiaomi Launches In Africa To Compete Against Tecno, iTel and Infinix

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A couple of months ago Xiaomi Global Spokesman Donovan Sung made a post about their new store that launched in Spain and also asked for suggestions on where they should launch their next store and here’s what I said.

Xiaomi Launches In Africa

This means the expansion of Xiaomi had been on the cards for a while.



If you have been following up Xiaomi for a  while, you would know that they tend to compete on the foreign market rather than their home country China due to the congestion.

Now, the company is looking to take things to the next level and come to Africa.  On Sunday, Xiaomi announced the establishment of their African Regional Department and Wang Lingming (Xiaomi’s VP) was appointed as the manager of the department.

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At the moment, in Africa we have over 1.2 billion people but the smartphone usage isn’t really too high and many people still use feature phones and because of this some phone brands don’t really do well in Africa. At the moment Transsision Holdings rules the African smartphone market with its three brands – itel, TECNO, and Infinix ranking at the very top in Africa in terms of market share.

In 2019, the Africa will become one of  Xiaomi’s main pioneers in their international business, and their biggest rival here is Transsision Holdings.

 

What I Think About Xiaomi Coming To Africa

Xiaomi Redmi

Xiaomi has everything it takes to succeed in Africa especially if it starts off with its recently established Redmi Brand. Redmi already have one of the core features that is missing in all the Transission brands – high quality specs at a low price. You can see how successful the Redmi Note 7 has been so far and we can guess how much the price would have been if it was a Transission product.

Transsision basically takes advantage of the mid-range and low-end smartphone market which is a strong competitive ground for Xiaomi. I believe this would also boost competition among the two brands.

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Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead As Microsoft Officially Ends Support For Phones

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The support for Windows 10 phones have just ended.

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Although It’s very sad to see the Operating system go out of fashion, there’s nothing we can do about it. Microsoft has already confirmed that it is officially killing off support for the OS. I actually knew this would happen at some point but I didn’t know it would be this soon.



Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

So if you’re still using a Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile phone, you have less than a year to upgrade to something else preferably an Android Phone.

Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead

Windows 10 Mobile is Dead

Microsoft has already published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile’s upcoming End of Support.

According to the company, Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that are running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 will no longer receive support even earlier — on June 11th, 2019.

So immediately it gets to the end of support date some of the features on the device will slowly stop working and Microsoft won’t do anything about it.  Automatic or manual device backups will end on March 10, 2020.

With this notice, Microsoft just hit the final nail on the coffin of it’s mobile operating system

Alternative Option For Windows 10 Mobile

“Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” the company said, recommending users to move to an Android or iOS device.

Do you still have a windows phone?

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