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

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Xiaomi Officially Launches In Nigeria

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.

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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

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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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Motorola Event: Moto G 5G Plus with Snapdragon 765 SoC and ‘Boxy’ Quad Rear Cameras Announced – Full Specifications

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Remember the penta-lens camera setup from the Nokia PureView of 2019? Motorola seems to have taken the level up a notch with the arrangement for the Moto G 5G Plus smartphone.

The Moto G 5G Plus has been unveiled as the company’s latest smartphone. The phone comes with a quad rear camera setup and a Snapdragon 765 SoC.

Motorola Moto G 5G Specifications and price in Nigeria

Before we delve into the full specifications proper, permit me to share couple spoilers to go with

Spoilers please…

(1) The Moto G 5G Plus is equipped with a large 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging.

Pretty much the norm these days right?

(2) There’s a dual selfie hole-punch display up front and a fingerprint scanner sits on the side.

(3) And finally, the phone will be available for order from any gadget outlet in Europe from today, though Motorola said it will also launch the device in the US market too.

Yeah, I know didn’t give away much info (spoilers are meant to be snappy) but then, let’s have a full view of the features and specifications of the Moto G 5G Plus smartphone. Shall we.

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Specifications and Features

The Moto G 5G Plus runs on Android 10 and has a dual-SIM slot (Nano + Nano).

It features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2520 pixels) LCD display with 21:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi pixel density, 90Hz refresh rate, and HDR10 support.

Motorola Moto G 5G Advanced Display

However, there’s seems to something going on with the dual hole selfie cam punch-cutout in the display and yeah, there are some thick bezels at the bottom end of the device too.

As mentioned, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 765 octa-core SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The storage is further expandable using a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 1TB).

Yeah, you heard it right no mincing words, “up to 1TB of smartphone storage space”!!!

Moving on to the camera department, there is a quad camera setup at the back of the Moto G 5G Plus sitting inside a square ‘boxy’ module.

Motorola Moto G 5G Camera

Truth be told, was expecting some design upgrade to the Pixels’ sqarish setup from Motorola but, to have so much space around the lenses and not find space for the camera flash is utter ridiculous.

The phone has a 48-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with 118 degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel macro lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

Up front, the Moto G 5G Plus has a dual selfie camera setup inside the dual hole-punch cut out. It houses a main 16-megapixel main sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2aperture. There’s support for Screen Flash too.

Furthermore, the Moto G 5G Plus has a large 5,000mAh battery and supports 20W TurboPower fast charging. Motorola values the battery life at more than two-days on fair usage.

There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and connectivity options include USB Type-C port, 5G SA/NSA, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and more.

The Moto G 5G Plus weighs about 207 grams and measures 168x74x9mm and it weighs 207 grams. Sensors on board include accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, sensor hub, and e-compass.

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Price and Availability

Motorola Moto G 5G specs

Moto G 5G Plus is priced at EUR 349 (roughly NGN153,700) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model and EUR 399 (roughly NGN175,600) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model.

The phone has been launched in a single Surfing Blue colour option. It is set to be available in Europe from today, and Motorola clarifies markets like Saudi Arabia and UAE will see the launch in future. Motorola has announced that the Moto G 5G Plus won’t launch in the US, but another sub-$500 phone will make it to North America in the fall.

However, if you’ll want a unit of the ‘cheapest 5G smartphone’ yet here, best option could be through major smartphone major smartphone outlets and official Motorola stores.

To recap, here’s a quick review of the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus key specifications.

Moto G 5G Plus Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.70-inch
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
  • Front Camera: 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Resolution: 1080×2520 pixels

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event 2020 Scheduled for August 5: Everything to Expect

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It might only be yesterday that Samsung released the Galaxy S20 lineup but the company is already planning for the future with it’s next Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled to take place on August 5, the company announced on Wednesday.

Samsung has also posted a cryptic teaser that showcases a copper colour splash. Interestingly, the same colour was noted on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra renders that were “accidentally” posted on the Samsung website last week.

The media guy always makes those mistake isin’t it??!

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The South Korean tech giant traditionally has always unveiled its premium tech and Samsung Galaxy smartphones at this event, and this time it is expected to announce a whole load of new devices – the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 seems to be in the coffin then.

What to Expect from the Galaxy Unpacked Reveal Event

Rumours suggest that the Galaxy Note 20 series will include the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ along with Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. All three models however, are expected to see differences in cameras and battery. It was further tipped that Galaxy Note 20 series will come in Black, Copper, White/Grey, and Mint Green colour options.

Galaxy Note 20

Earlier in June, a tipster had claimed that the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note 20 would pack a flat 60Hz display with “wide frame”. The same tipster had later suggested that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will likely feature 120Hz display and the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC.

Galaxy Fold 2

Also, previous reports have also suggested that Samsung may introduce the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and the 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip along with Galaxy Note 20 series. More information from the company is expected in the upcoming weeks.

Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Additionally, the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 was recently spotted on China’s 3C certification site with 25W fast charger support and 5G connectivity.

Other notable arrivals are the next generation Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Watch 3

When is the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event?

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The Galaxy Unpacked event will kick off at 7:30pm IST with no in-person attendance, the company stated in a blog post. However, the live streaming of the event will be available at Samsung Global Newsroom and Samsung.com.

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