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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – Full Specifications And Price In Nigeria

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Redmi, now a sub-brand of Xiaomi has released their very first smartphone of 2019; Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. The device comes with an impressive 48MP camera, a Snapdragon 660 Chipset, 4,000mAh of battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, with MIUI 10 on top of course. Best part? It costs just $150. Let’s get into the details.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Key Specs

・6.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Android 9.0 Pie with 3GB/4GB/6GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz, Snapdragon 660
・32GB/64GB built-in storage
・48MP + 5MP rear camera and 13MP selfie camera
・4,000mAh non-removable battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Design And Display

The design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is pretty simple. It features a massive 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS display which is covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for screen protection with a water drop cut out/notch to house the front-facing camera.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

There is also a significant amount of chin at the bottom. At the back of the device are the usuals; a fingerprint sensor placed at the center and a dual rear camera located at the top left side with an LED flash underneath. The volume buttons, as well as the power button, is located at the right side on while SIM and MicroSD card are at the left side. Overall, the device weighs just 186grams, measures 8.1mm in thickness and comes in colors Black, Blue, and Twilight Gold.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Camera Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a total of three cameras; two at the back and one up front. The selfie camera is a 13MP camera with HDR and ready to record 1080p videos at 30fps. At the rear is a 48MP main shooter with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF paired with a 5MP depth sensor camera with f/2.4 aperture. The main 48MP uses a new tech called Quad-Bayer filter, which was first seen on Huawei’s P20 Pro which lets it output a lower megapixel (in this case, 12MP) images with large pixel and real-time HDR. Features of the rear camera include and dual-LED flash for low light photography, HDR, Panorama and can record 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 120fps.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Hardware and Software

Xiaomi went with the Snapdragon 660 Chipset here on the Redmi Note 7 which has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired with an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics and gaming. There are 3 RAM options to choose from which includes 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB. The 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB of Internal storage while the 4GB and 6GB RAM Variants come with a bigger 64GB of Internal storage. Storage can be expanded further, up to 256GB but at the expense of losing a SIM slot as this device using a Hybrid Slot. This device runs the latest version of MIUI out of the box which is MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

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Battery & Network Connectivity

Powering this device is a 4,000mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 4.0 but only a standard 5V/2A charger is bundled in the box. However, if you get a 9V/2A charger, you can charge the device from 0 to 100% in just 1 hour 43 minutes according to Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun. The device also features a USB Type-C port for file transfer and charging which also supports USB On The Go. Other features include WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and a 3.5mm jack which seems to fast fading out.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price and Availability

Xiaomi RedmiNote 7 costs just $150 for the based variant of 3GB/32GB while the 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB cost $175 and $205 respectively. Pre-orders have already started and shipping is set to commence as soon as January 15.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Full Specifications

Design
Dimension: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
Material: Plastic
Weight: 186grams
SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)

Display
Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.3-inch
Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409ppi
Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
Chipset: Snapdragon 660, Octa-core 2.2GHz
RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM
Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB
Card Slot: Yes, Up to 256GB

Camera
Primary: 48MP + 5MP with f/1.8 + f/2.4 – dua-LED flash, PDAF, Panorama, HDR
Secondary: 13MP with HDR

Network and Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
4G: LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
USB: Yes, Type-C
Loudspeaker: Yes
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, (Rear-mounted)
NFC: No
GPS: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery
Capacity: 4,000mAh, non-removable
Type: Li-Po
Fast Charging: Yes, Quick Charge 4.0
OTG Support: Yes

Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $150 – $210
Availability: Available

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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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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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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