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Gionee Mobile Is Officially Bankrupt As Company Files For Liquidation In Court

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A few weeks ago I made a post regarding Gionee’s financial woes being the possible reasons why we haven’t seen new phones from Gionee. In case you missed that post you can find it here.

The same day I made the post a Gionee Nigeria staff called me and made threats regarding the post saying they would take action against me for publishing such content which was quite laughable. I don’t take down content that is true to please any brand. I also believe he was quite oblivious of the current position of his employers so I would disregard the threat.

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The news reaching me now is that the company has officially entered bankruptcy.

A court in Shenzhen has accepted the application for liquidation bankruptcy by Huaxing Bank. This may still turn into a company reorganization – Gionee hired restructuring consultants last week. Founder Liu Lirong thinks that the company can turn its fortunes around in 3-5 years.

However, Gionee owes a total of CNY 20.2 billion (around $3 billion) to 648 creditors. About half of the debt is to banks. Earlier this year the company failed to pay suppliers. Ad agencies haven’t been paid either.

The company’s money problem started when the founder and chairman Liu lost a CNY 1 billion bet in a casino.

Liu admitted in the interview that Gionee’s total debts amount to 17 billion yuan ($2,447,065,000), with 10 billion yuan($1,439,450,000) of this owed to banks, 5 billion yuan($719,725,000) to upstream suppliers and about 2 billion to advertising agencies.

If nothing spontaneous happens in 3 – 5 years and the executives can’t avoid gambling, this will be the end of Gionee Electronics and Smartphones.

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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Whatsapp Set To Ban Users Of GBwhatsapp and Other Whatsapp Clone Apps

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I can remember making a post about the dangers of using clone apps like GB Whatsapp and the rest now Whatsapp has released an official statement concerning users of these apps and you will have no Alternative but to switch to the regular app or else.

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Using third-party Whatsapp applications like GB Whatsapp has become quite popular because of the features they offer. For example, you can disable the blue tick/secondary tick and even hide the fact that you are viewing other people’s Whatsapp stories, giving you the ability to stay anonymous on Whatsapp.

However, the dangers they pose are often ignored by a lot. For example, these platforms could secretly store your data and that doesn’t even cover everything!

WhatsApp has issued a warning against the continued use of clone apps like WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp, citing security concerns as the primary reason. The Facebook-owned app will ban user accounts created in those clone platforms.

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According to new reports, Whatsapp is set to ban accounts of users who have been using these third-party platforms.

Even though this is a temporary ban, Whatsapp didn’t specify how long the ban is going to last. However, reports claim that users would be advised to switch back to the supported Whatsapp version to lift the ban.

According to Whatsapp:

If you received an in-app message stating your account is ‘Temporarily banned’ this means that you’re likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official app. You must download the official app to continue using WhatsApp.”

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iTel P33 And iTel P33 Plus – Price And Full Specs

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Itel P33 And ITel P33 plus

The Itel P33 And P33 Plus are the latest additions to iTel Mobile P series line up and they both come with a big battery capacity just like it’s predecessor the iTel P32 which I use as my 3rd daily driver.

 

Itel P33 And ITel P33 plus

Image Credit – Ajayi Olufemi

 

 If you follow me on facebook you would remember when I made this post

 

So I’ve actually been following up on the device release closely. The iTel P33 and P33 Plus are slated to launch on the 26th of March 2019. However, I’ve gotten a few details about the iTel P33 and P33 Plus specs and price estimate in Nigeria and other countries.

The Itel P33 and Itel P33 Plus unlike its predecessor the P32 that comes with 8GB ROM. would reportedly come with 16GB of internal storage.

 

In terms of the RAM size, I don’t know the exact RAM size The Itel P33 and P33 Plus would be coming with.

There’s probably 1GB of RAM on the smaller P33 while the bigger variant would be featuring 2GB of RAM.

 

 

ITel P33 Specifications

  • 5’5-inch HD+ IPS fullscreen
  • 8MP dual rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner/ Face Unlock
  • 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
  • 16GB built-in storage

ITel P33 Plus Specifications

 

  • 5-inch HD+ IPS fullscreen
  • 8MP dual rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner/ Face Unlock
  • 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
  • 16GB built-in storage

The Itel P-series (Power series) are primarily battery-life focused devices and it is not really surprising that both devices still have the same big battery capacity. 4,000mAh battery capacity while the Itel P33 Plus is expected to ship with a bigger5,000mAh battery capacity.

Itel P33 And P33 Plus vs Itel P32

 

iTel P33 And iTel P33 Plus - Price And Full Specs

Also due to the release of Android 9.0 Pie, there is also adding an Artificial intelligence Power Master that would help you to control your battery usage to last longer which is one of the selling points of the device. With the AI Power Master, you have 350 hours of standby time with SIM, 7.5hours if you shoot pictures in every 20 seconds, 22 hours when connected with internet via 3G, 12hours watching videos and 10 hours using social media apps.

 

Both the Itel P33 and P33 Plus sport a Full-Screen display technology with a 5.5″ HD+ IPS and 6″FW+IPS screen inches respectively. On top of that, both devices are coming with a modem body design.

In the camera department, both devices still have dual camera support and portrait mode and Face beauty mode 2.0.

There’s a slight camera difference between the Itel P33 which would be coming with an 8-Megapixel camera while the other variant would be coming with a 8-Megapixel 4in1 Selfie camera.

Both devices are now secured more, you get double security technology featuring Face Unlock and Fingerprint.

Also, it seems like Itel mobile is also launching their own custom user interface and I can’t wait to test it out.

 

Itel P33 And P33 Plus vs Itel P32- Price And Full Specs

The Itel P33 device is the successor of the Itel P32 and will come in two variants which is the Itel P33 and P33 Plus and will come with 16GB of internal storage including a possibly larger battery capacity, unlike the P32 that comes with 8GB of internal storage and a 4,000mAh battery capacity, the P33 is very likely to retain some specifications and  features from its predecessor P32 with a little difference between the two devices.

So far, that’s all I can tell you about the upcoming Itel P33 and p33 plus which will be launched on the 26th of March, 2019. Keep your eye on this post as I will update it as soon as more details are available

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