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Latest Android Nokia Phones – Cheapest Price And Specifications 2019



Latest Android Nokia Phones

In this post, I’ll be covering the latest android Nokia phones and their current price and cost on various e-commerce platforms like Jumia.

When we take a look at Nokia’s brief history we can see that they have always been on top of their game until their brief partnership with Microsoft which almost led to their extinction but after HMD Global purchased them, Nokia has made some massive changes and they have come back to the Android scene firing on all cylinders .

Latest Android Nokia Phones

Nokia Phones Price And Specifications

The interesting thing about Nokia is the fact that unlike some smartphone brands Nokia phones would be getting regular updates from Google directly so you don’t have to worry yourself about upgrading to a new phone to get a new Android Version


Nokia 1 Plus

The Nokia 1 Plus is a budget Android Pie (Go edition) device that comes with a 5.45-inch 18:9 display, removable back cover with a replaceable battery, and is thinner than last year’s model.

Nokia 1 Plus

Nokia 1 Plus specs

  • A 5.45-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus
  • 5-megapixel front camera with beautification mode for selfies
  • Polycarbonate body with 3D Nanotextured pattern
  • Runs Android 9 Pie, Go Edition
  • Micro-USB for charging and file transfer
  • 1.5GHz quad-core MT6739WW processor
  • 8GB or 16GB of storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2,500-mAh battery
  • Blue and red color options

Nokia 1 Plus Video Review

Nokia 1 Plus Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Nokia 1 plus costs $100 —N36,000 for the 8GB version, and $110 (N39,600) for the 16GB variant.

Nokia 3.2

Nokia 3.2

The Nokia 3.2 comes with a teardrop-shaped notch and AI battery technology. Apart from that, you will also get 2 new signature experiences. First, Nokia has integrated the notification light into the power button and secondly, there is a dedicated Google Assistant button that quickly launches the voice assistant.

Nokia 3.2 specs

  • 6.26-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Android 9 Pie One
  • Power button includes notification light that pulsates for new notifications
  • Snapdragon 429 processor
  • 2GB or 3GB of RAM
  • 4,000-mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner

Nokia 3.2 Video Review

Nokia 3.2 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Nokia 3.2 costs 139USD (N50,000) for the 2GB/16GB variant and 169USD (N60,000+) for the 3GB/32GB Variant

Nokia 4.2

Nokia 4.2

The Nokia 4.2 Is basically the same thing with the Nokia 3.2 just that has more features. It still has a teardrop-shaped notch and AI battery technology support.

Nokia 4.2 Specs

  • A 5.71-inch HD display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with a secondary 2-megapixel depth camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Android 9 Pie One
  • Snapdragon 439 processor
  • 16GB of 32GB of storage
  • 2GB or 3GB of RAM
  • 3,000-mAh battery
  • Black and pink color options
  • Fingerprint Scanner

Nokia 4.2 Video Review

Nokia 4.2 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Nokia 4.2 costs 169USD (N60,000) for the 2GB/16GB variant and 199USD for the 3GB/32GB variant (N71,000)

Nokia 9 Pureview

Nokia 9 Pureview

The Nokia 9 Pureview like all the devices in the Pureview lineup by Nokia is a camera focused smartphone. The device comes with a total of 7 cameras – 5 behind and 2 as the front-facing camera for taking amazing selfies. At the moment, the Nokia 9 PureView is the first Android smartphone from Nokia and also globally to come with 5 cameras.

Nokia 9 Pureview Specs

  • 5.99-inch display with Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Rear cameras: 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel (f/1.82) + 12-megapixel (f/1.82) + 12-megapixel (f/1.82)
  • Selfie camera: 20 megapixels + 5 megapixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB, expandable via microSD
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat.20
  • Wireless charging, USB-C, headphone jack
  • 3,400mAh

Nokia 9 Pureview Video Review

Nokia 9 Pureview Price In Nigeria And Globally

The price of the Nokia 9 PureView in Nigeria is N253,000 ($699)

Nokia 6.1 Plus

nokia 6.1

The Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on Android One allowing the device to receive consequent updates from Google for  at least two years and the Nokia 6.1 isn’t exempted

Nokia 6.1 Plus Specs

  •  Display: 5.8″ Full HD + (1080 x 2280 pixels) 19:9 with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU
  •  RAM: 4GB
  •  Internal Memory: 64 GB expandable (with microSD up to 256 GB)
  •  Rear camera: 16 megapixel (RGB), f / 2.0, 1 μm pixel size + 5 megapixel (monochrome), f / 2.2, 1.2 μm pixel size, dual tone LED flash
  • Front camera: 16 megapixels, f / 2.0 openings, 1 μm pixel size
  •  Connectivity: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C, FM radio
  •  Battery: 3,060 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo in Android One version
  • Dimension: 147.2 x 70.98 x 7.99 ~ 8.59 mm
  • Weight: 151 grams

Nokia 6.1 Plus Video Review

Nokia 6.1 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The price of the Nokia 6.1 in Nigeria is between N80k – N110k ($220 -$330)

Buy Nokia 6.1 From Jumia

Nokia X5

Nokia X5
The Nokia X5 is placed in the mid-range device line up and has a lot of similarities with the Nokia 6.1. The X5 has the rectangular iPhone X like notch at the top of the phone. It also has a glass back build with a fingerprint sensor placed at the rear.

Nokia X5 Specs

  •  Display: 5.86in 19:9 HD+ display 2.D curved glass
  •  Processor: 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60
  • Screen resolution: 720 x 1520p
  • Network and connectivity: 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE, WiFi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker
  • RAM: 3GB / 4GB
  • Memory: 32GB / 64GB storage
  • Back: 13MP f/2.0 + 5MP megapixel dual rear camera
    Front: 8MP f/2.2 selfie camera
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Battery: 3060mAh capacity

Nokia X5 Video Review

Nokia X5 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The price of the Nokia X5 In Nigeria is N48,000 ($140)

Buy Nokia X5 From Jumia

Nokia X6

Nokia X6
The X6 is a Nokia Mobile smartphone in the ‘Nokia X’ mobile device lineup. The Nokia X6 comes in different color variants so you can choose the one that suits your style –  Blue, Black and Silver colors. Not to forget impressive specifications and features. It has a notch display and glass back build.

Nokia X6 Specs

  • Display: 5.8-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  •  Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • RAM: 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB / 64GB internal storage expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android P
  • Back camera: 16MP (RGB) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size, 5MP (Monochrome) secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.2um pixel size
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size
  •  Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear facing)
  • Network and connectivity: 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, Type-C
  • Dimensions: 47.2 x 70.98 x 7.99~8.59mm
  • Weight: 151g

Nokia X6 Video Review

Nokia X6 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The price of the Nokia X6 In Nigeria is N66,000 ($170)

Buy Nokia X6 From Jumia

Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1

If you have plans to upgrade from the Nokia 5, This Nokia phone is probably the closest alternative – The Nokia 5.1  and it is price friendly. This Nokia phone ships with 3GB of RAM, 5.5-inch display with a 18:9 aspect ratio.

Nokia 5.1 Specs

  • Display: 5.5-inch HD+ display 18:9
  • PPI: 443
  • Processor: 2.0GHz Mediatek octa-core processor
  • RAM: 2GB / 3GB of RAM
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB of storage
  • Camera:
    – Back camera: a 16-megapixel camera
    – Front camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera
  • Battery: 2970mAh battery

Nokia 5.1 Video Review

Nokia 5.1 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The price of the Nokia 5.1 In Nigeria is N77,000 ($220)

Buy Nokia 5.1 From Jumia (Nokia Phones)

Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1
This is another Nokia phone running on Android One OS. The Nokia 3.1 is one of the 2018 Nokia phones to come with a classy and impressive design on the back and front. The Nokia 3.1 is very portable and small and very pocket-friendly and light.

Nokia 3.1 Specs

  • Display: 5.2-inch HD display 18:9 screen ratio
  • Dimension: 146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm
  • Weight: 138.3g
  • Camera: 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  •  Android One
  • Processor: 1.5GHz MediaTek 6750 eight-core chipset
  • RAM: 2GB and 3GB RAM
  •  Storage: 16GB and 32GB
  • Network and connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, OTG, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 2990mAh

Nokia 3.1 Video Review

Nokia 3.1 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 3,1 Android Phone in Nigeria is N44,500 ($130)

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Nokia 2.1

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The Nokia 2.1 arrived as an update to the previously released Nokia 2. This Nokia 2.1 falls into the Android Oreo (Go edition) category. This is one of the Nokia Phones in the Budget Range

Nokia 2.1 Specs

  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Processor
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • ROM: 8GB
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD IPS Display
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Camera:
    – 8MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
    – 5MP Front Camera
  •  Network and connectivity: 4G VoLTE/WiFi, Dual Speakers, Bluetooth 4.
  • Others: FM Radio
  • Battery: 4100mAh capacity

Nokia 2.1 Video Review

Nokia 2.1 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 2.1 Android Phone in Nigeria is N28,000 ($80)

Buy Nokia 2.1 From Jumia

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of the premium flagship Nokia phones and replaced the Nokia 8 Smartphone. The Smartphone was launched during the MWC 2018. And the company clearly pointed out that the device was actually made for their fans to appreciate them.

If you are looking for one of the flagship Nokia phones that suits your budget you may want to check out the Sirocco .

Nokia 8 Sirocco Specs

  • 5.5-inch QHD OLED display
  • Screen Protection: Gorilla Glass
  • Body Build: Stainless steel frame
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Camera: 12MP main sensor alongside a 13MP telephoto lens with 5MP camera FF
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Face unlock: Yes
  • OS: Android 8 Oreo
  • IP67 dust and water resistance: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Dimensions: 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5mm
  •  Battery: 3260mAh

Nokia 8 Sirocco Video Review

Nokia 8 Sirocco Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 8 Sirocco Android Phone in Nigeria is N109,800 ($315)

Buy The Nokia 8 Sirocco On Jumia

Nokia 1

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The Nokia One gives you a really nostalgic feeling that makes you reminisce about the older Nokia phones with Xpress-on covers body.

The Nokia 1  is one of the Nokia phones that runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition) OS which means the phone can run all apps seamlessly and efficiently because the OS is optimized properly. The phone is extremely cheap and affordable

Nokia 1 Specs

  •  Display: 4.5-inch display (854 x 480)
  • Camera: 5-megapixel camera
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Body build: Polycarbonate Xpress-on
  • Internal storage: 8GB
  •  Processor: 1.1GHz MediaTek processor
  • Dimension: 134 x 50 x 136mm
  • Battery: 2150mah
  • Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, and WiFi 2.4 GHz

Nokia 1 Video Review

Nokia 1 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 1 Android Phone in Nigeria is N20,000 ($60)

Buy Nokia 1 On Jumia

Nokia 7 Plus

Nokia 7 Plus
This here is one of the biggest Nokia phones from HMD Global. The Nokia 7 Plus doesn’t fall back on giving us top-notch specs and features, the design on the phone gives it another premium feeling.

The Nokia 7 Plus is also part of the Nokia phones running on Android ONE and not the Android Oreo GO as seen on the Nokia 1. As you know Android ONE allows Smartphones to get first-hand update from Google.

Nokia 7 Plus Specs

  •  Screen Display: 6″ 18:9 IPS LCD full HD+ display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Resolution: (2160 x 1080, 18:9), 1:1500 contrast ratio
  • Colors: Black / Copper, White / Copper
  • Camera FF: 16-megapixel shooter with ZEISS optics
  • Camera REAR: 12MP wide-angle ZEISS camera, 13MP telephoto ZEISS camera
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 mobile platform
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Android Oreo
  •  Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • Memory status: 64GB internal expandable up to 256 GB via and MicroSD card slot
  • Battery: 3800 mAh battery
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor

Nokia 7 Plus Video Review

Nokia 7 plus Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 7 plus Android Phone in Nigeria is N99,000 ($290)

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Nokia 6 (2018)

Nokia 6 (2018)

Nokia initially released the Nokia 6 2018 in China. If you can remember Nokia launched the original Nokia 6 in 2017 precisely in January and that was the first device they launched in the Android market and it was sold out on the day of release.

Nokia 6 2018 Specs

  •  900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 800 MHz, 2 GHz, Band 38, Band 39, Band 40, Band 41 (2500-2690 MHZ), Band 1, *. Band 3, 1.9 GHz, I, II / V / VIII
  • Colors: White, Black, Blue
  • Dimensios : 148.8 × 75.8 × 8.15 (mm)
  • Weight : 172 (g)
  • Storage : 32GB/64GB
  • 4GB RAM
  • SD Card support up to 128GB
  • 5.5 (inches), 1080p LCD display
  • 3000mAH Battery, Quick-Charge 4.0
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 Processor (4 * 2.2Ghz + 4 * 1.9GHz)
  • Android 7.1.1
  • 16MP rear camera, CMOS sensor
  • 8MP FFC
  • Headphone jack available
  • On-screen touch navigation buttons
  • Fingerprint sensor on the back
  • Dual-Sight
  • OZO Audio

Nokia 6 2018 Video Review

Nokia 6 2018 plus Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 6 2018 Android Phone in Nigeria is N130,000($371)

Nokia 2

Nokia 2

The Nokia 2 is one of the Nokia phones I would call a  a mid-range-Smartphone that comes with  1GB of RAM. The price isn’t expensive at and I would consider this a phone to buy if you have a low budget

It also has an impressive battery life as the device ships with a 4,100mAh battery to keep your device running for at least 2 days.

Nokia 2 Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor
  • Screen Size: 5-inch 1280×720 LCD
  • Camera: 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera
  • RAM: 1GB of RAM
  • Memory: 8GB of internal storage which is expandable to 128GB with a microSD card.
  • Battery Capacity: 4100mAh capacity

Nokia 2 Video Review

Nokia 2 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 2 Android Phone in Nigeria is N28,000($80)

Buy The Nokia 2 From Jumia

Nokia 7

Nokia 7

In October 2017 HMD  launched the Nokia 7 which is among the lineup of Nokia phones in the mid-range segment

In this device Nokia launched the “Bothie” Dual-Sight technology which allows you to take pictures with the front and back camera at once and combine it as one.

This was possible because of the ZEISS imaging support . The cameras do a very good job of taking amazing pictures even in low light conditions

Nokia 7 Specifications

  • OS:Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Screen Display: 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • Screen Build: 3D Glass Protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 630
  • Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera and an 5-megapixel snapper in the front
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Storage:646GB and 128GB expandable via Micro SD

Nokia 7 Video Review

Nokia 7 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia  7 Android Phone in Nigeria is N62,500($180)

Buy Nokia 7 From Jumia

Nokia 8

Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 was one of the earliest adopters of Android Oreo. It was launched in 2017 and it’s one of the Nokia Flagship Smartphone and is HMD Global’s first high-end flagship phone.

Nokia 8 Specifications

  • Processor: SnapDragon 835 system on chip
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal storage: 64 GB and microSD support for up to 256 GB external storage
  • Android OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Screen Size: 5.3” IPS QHD, 2560 x 1440 with a Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
  • Battery type 3090mAh2, non-removable
  • Splashproof (IP54): Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Camera: 13MP front and back

Nokia 8 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 8 Android Phone in Nigeria is N83,000($240)

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Nokia 5

Nokia 5
The Nokia 5 Android Smartphone was also released by HMD Global in 2017 and it comes with a couple of very interesting features.

Protecting the screen is a strong Corning Gorilla Glass protection and the bezels are curved

Nokia 5 Specifications

  • Processor: The Nokia 5 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 430.
  • RAM: 2GB RAM.
  • Internal storage: 16GB internal storage. There is option to add a microSD card.
  • Screen: 5.2-inch screen with FullHD resolution. The screen has a layer of 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass.
  • Rear camera: 13-megapixel camera with F2 lens.
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel camera with F2 lens. 84 degrees of field of view.
  • Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm
  • FingerPrint Scanner: Yes
  • Software: Android Nougat
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

Nokia 5 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 5 Android Phone in Nigeria is N70,000($200)

Nokia 3

Nokia 3

The Nokia 3 was among the initial phones Nokia launched at the MWC 2017 at Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia 3 gives you that premium and sleek design with a classy finish.

Nokia 3 Specifications

  • Processor:  MediaTek MTK 6737 processor.
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 16GB internal storage. There is option to add a microSD card.
  • Screen: 5-inch screen with HD resolution. The screen has a layer of 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass.
  • Rear camera: 8-megapixel camera with F2 lens.
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel camera with F2 lens. 84 degrees of field of view.
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm
  • Software: Android Nougat.
  • Battery: 2650 mAh

Nokia 3 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 3 Android Phone in Nigeria is N39,000($110)

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Nokia 6

Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 Smartphone was first launched in China and is Nokia’s First Android Smartphone. Like all nokia phones this device is awesome and has good specifications.

The Nokia 6 was sold out in 60 seconds on the launch day in China so you should know this device is one hot piece of cake

Nokia 6 Specifications

  • OS:Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Screen Display: 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • Screen Build: 2.5D Glass Protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 430
  • Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel snapper in the front
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Storage:646GB expandable to 128GB

Nokia 6 Price In Nigeria And Globally

The Price of the Nokia 6 Android Phone in Nigeria is N75,000($215)

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]


iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?

Isaac Godwin



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It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.

The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.

Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.

Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?

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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 ?

Huawei ban

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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