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Gionee M3 mini launches in Nigeria (+specifications and features)

Gionee M3 mini launches in Nigeria (+specifications and features)

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The Gionee M3 Mini device as the name implies, is the mini version of the Gionee M3 device that would be for the lower budget smartphone users. Announced sometimes earlier this year, the device was finally launched from the Stable of Gionee on the 12th of October, and we have it in Nigeria also. With the launch came the full spec sheet of the device from the manufacturer and below is the total specs the device carries. Out of the box would see you facing a 4.5 inch device that has its resolution set at 480 x 854 pixels and 195 ppi. The screen is protected by LCD capacitive touchscreen technology too. Going further down into the hood of the device, it comes with a processor clocked at a speed of 1 GHz all running on four codes. The processor is of the MediaTek MT6736M and is a total 6...
Latest Samsung technology: expect ‘smartphones with 6GB of RAM’ soon

Latest Samsung technology: expect ‘smartphones with 6GB of RAM’ soon

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Samsung Electronics on Wednesday announced the commencement of mass production of 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips using its 20nm process technology. This makes the Korean smartphone company the very first on the globe to achieve this breakthrough. The company had in a press release stated that this will allow the creation of smartphones with 6GB of RAM. Samsung’s latest LPDDR4 is expected to significantly speedup the adoption of high capacity mobile DRAM globally. The 12Gb is not only the largest capacity and highest speed you can for a DRAM chip, but also offers awesome energy efficiency, reliability and ease of design. All aforementioned are germane to the development of next-generation devices.   Samsung also revealed that the latest 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips version will be 30 percent faster
Apple launches iPhone 6S with better camera and improved multitasking

Apple launches iPhone 6S with better camera and improved multitasking

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Finally the much talked about iPhone 6S that was hyped all year was on Wednesday launched by smartphone giant, Apple. The iPhone 6S is the 9th generation of the company’s famous smartphone, the iPhone. Although it's not too different from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 of last year, the new 6S features a better camera as well as some “touchy-feely tricks.” Of course, those of us already used to how Apple does its things won’t be surprised at how the Cupertino-based smartphone giant will massively promote the new device the coming weeks. You bet Apple is going to flood you with ads as it tries to tell the world how much effort has been put into making the 6S one of the best iPhones the world has ever seen. What’s the difference? The 6S is a bit thicker than the 6; but the difference isn’t tha
Nokia planning massive smartphone comeback with Android-powered Nokia C1

Nokia planning massive smartphone comeback with Android-powered Nokia C1

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In April 2014, some part of Nokia was acquired by Redmond, Washington-based PC giant Microsoft in a $7.2 billion acquisition. These divisions include Nokia Devices & Services, the department responsible for producing Nokia phones. The "real" Nokia -- Nokia Oyj, Finland -- which helped many of us to start our mobility journey by providing legendary devices like the 3310 and many others -- have confirmed that they are working hard to pitch a tent in the mobile market once again post Nokia Devices & Services departure. Hence, as a part of their new journey, Nokia confirmed in the 1st quarter of 2015 that they are going to launch a new smartphone with the help of Chinese OEM Foxconn. Based on the ever-popular Android platform, the handset is billed to arrive in 2016 under the name N...

HTC A9 caught on camera perfectly resembling the Apple iPhone 6

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We all know the nice popular phrase called tit for tat. Well that's exactly the case with two rival tech giants in the smartphone industry - Apple and HTC - now. Last year September we saw the grand unveiling of iPhone 6 that had a backside design close enough to resemble HTC One. Speculation ran that it was a clear attempt of Apple, trying out direly to copy the look of their rival. HTC too did not stay far beyond, they too made an exact replica with their HTC A9 or HTC Aero. The leaked photograph clearly indicates that it’s a carbon copy of the iPhone 6. Although sometimes leaked images may not give you an exact idea of the device but the photos available here are sufficient for clear imagination. The new HTC device has a touchscreen made of 2.5D glass which is the only new thing d
Google’s Android One launches Infinx Hot 2 with 5″ HD screen, Android 5.1

Google’s Android One launches Infinx Hot 2 with 5″ HD screen, Android 5.1

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Just as expected, Silicon Valley-headquartered software giant, Google (aka Alphabet), and France-based OEM, Infinx, jointly took the wraps off an Android One-powered smartphone called the 'Infinix Hot 2' today. If the two words "Android One" sound strange to your ears, learn that the initiative was unveiled by Google in 2014 to introduce budget smartphones with pure Android experience and timely OS updates. The program is currently running in Asia. With the spanking new Hot 2 smartphone, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco became the first African markets where Android One is available. The comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution. For energy, the handset taps current from a 2,200mAh battery cell while a 1.3GHz unnamed quad-cor...
Oukitel A28: The $50 smartwatch with support for Android and iOS

Oukitel A28: The $50 smartwatch with support for Android and iOS

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Oukitel, the Chinese device maker that outed a 10,000mAh battery smartphone not long ago, has come out with another intriguing gadget. Picture what you can do with the A28, a $50 smartwatch that comes with a heart rate monitor, water-proofed body and pedometer for sleep monitoring and sedentary reminder. With a tiny albeit adequate 1.54-inch touchscreen display that has 240 x 240 pixels of resolution, the A28 is backed by a 250mAh battery unit that gives a day of battery life on full charge. What's more interesting is that Oukitel A28 has support for iPhones as well as Android smartphones and you can make calls, send/receive texts and socialize with your phone via the smartwatch. Powered by a MediaTek MT2502 processor, the wearable will streamline your phone activities from your wris...
Get it or die trying: Woman dies in attempt to rescue phone

Get it or die trying: Woman dies in attempt to rescue phone

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A woman from Illinois in the United States of America had died while trying to revue her phone from a fire that broke out in her 319 Harrison Street, Bartonville home in the Land of Lincoln state. With her daughter by her side, the woman was reported to have fled the fire which razed her home in an early morning tragedy. After she and her daughter emerged from the house unharmed, her common sense departed, tempting her to go inside the bring house to retrieve her phone. The woman never made it out with her valued possession. The police tried to step inside to rescue her but the flames were to ferocious and they had to step aside and wait for the fire service to arrive. Finally, the woman was pronounced dead at about 4:30 a.m in the morning after fire fighters rescued her burning body.