Friday, May 18, 2018

Full specs,  review & price of glass back OnePlus 6 featuring 8GB RAM, dual 20MP + 16MP rear camera

Full specs, review & price of glass back OnePlus 6 featuring 8GB RAM, dual 20MP + 16MP rear camera

Finally the much anticipated OnePlus 6 has been unleashed. Let's get intouch with what this flagship smartphone has to offer. Below are the discussed specs off OnePlus 6 Android fagship.



Let's welcome the new smartphone device coming from OnePlus. The company has revealed yet another flagship Android device, the OnePlus 6.
The flagship device was launched on March 16, 2018, owning the new design, a 6.3-inch,1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) OLED Display screen (with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection).



For years, unibody aluminum case has been the norm for OnePlus. But now the company has established a big change with the OnePlus 6 by introducting a new glass back. According to the company's press release during the launch event, “OnePlus 6 is the first in OnePlus’ line of flagships to feature an all-glass design,” suggesting that the metal backs of the past flagships are going to stay in the past. This means that OnePlus has finally joined the move of other smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, LG, and Huawei having glass on both sides (front and back) of its flagship.

OnePlus 6 was among the first Android devices to feature the all new Android P beta. This flagship device comes with an Adreno 630 graphics, Snapdragon 845 processor, and packed up with a RAM of up to 8GB and a massive 128/256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Though there are variants in the device's storage space and RAM of which it comes with either 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage or 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage.


Following the modern flagships trend, OnePlus 6 spots a Dual 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6", 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8", 1.0µm),
Cameras on the rear owing to features like phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection and others. At the top front of the device is positioned a 16 MP Camera for shooting selfies and making high-quality video calls.


BELOW IS THE SUMMARIZED SPECS OF ONEPLUS 6 ANDROID FLAGSHIP

DESIGN & DISPLAY
Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Size: 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Display type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5, DCI-P3, Oxygen OS

PLATFORM
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)

CAMERA
Primary: Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6", 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8", 1.0µm)
Features: Geo-tagging, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 720p@480fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 2160p@30/60fps
Secondary: 16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1/3", 1.0µm), gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p

MEMORY
Internal Storage: 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
SD Card slot: No
SOUND
3.5mm jack: Yes
Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dirac HD sound
COMMS
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Radio: No
NFC: Yes

MULTIMEDIA
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor

OTHER FEATURES
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser: HTML5
Fingerprint: (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)

COLOUR: Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White


PRICE (US & UK)
The mirror black covers the 6GB / 64GB storage variant having its price tagged at $529 while the 8GB / 128GB variant cost $579.
For the Silk White and midnight black OnePlus 6, both colour variant will sell around $579.
There's also a midnight black OnePlus 6 with higher storage of 8GB / 256GB tagged at $629.

The European and UK pricing is something to talk about. For the 64GB of storage, it is priced at €519 / £469, €569 / £519 for the128GB storage option and lastly, €619 / £569 for the 256GB storage variant.

AVAILABILITY
OnePlus says all variants of its new flagship OnePlus 6 have been scheduled to go on sale May 22nd directly from OnePlus’ online store in North America, India, and across Europe.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Microsoft to work with Apple in introducing iMessage to Windows

Microsoft to work with Apple in introducing iMessage to Windows

Microsoft To Introduce iMessage To Windows


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The tech-giant Microsoft plans to bring iMessage to Windows 10 particularly, by partnering with Apple. Shilpa Ranganathan, general manager at Microsoft, officially told The Verge that the company is agreeing to work with Apple on integrating Windows 10 functionality to iMessage.

Last week, Microsoft unvieled it's “Your Phone app” at the BUILD conference. The company says the software will help link desktop and mobile platform, as well as allowing its customers synchronize content between their smartphone and desktop so as to easily view notifications, send texts and copy files from within Windows 10.


The issue of this Microsoft new software is that, it won't allow synchronization with iOS devices especially user’s messages.
According to Shilpa Ranganathan, general manager at Microsoft;

“We will actually have photos on iOS and notifications as well. Apple does make it a little harder for messages, but we’re very willing to work with Apple. I want to do this in a supported way with a respect for the ecosystem we’re building on and at the same time make it a delightful experience. Messages is what is keeping us from being where we need to be compared to Android, but we need to work with Apple.”


There's a lot we do with iMessage. iMessage supports stickers, mobile payment, third-party apps, games and many more features and all these are planning to be replicated over to windows, an immense acquirement of Apple's user experience.

The Your Phone app synchronizes content between your smartphone and your Windows PC using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The app will be unleashed to Windows insiders before rolling out to everyone in October when the Windows 10 is expecting its next major update.

Currently, the iMessage world is compatible with iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac and Apple Watches. This is one of Apple’s biggest differentiators over Android.

Do you think Apple is really ready to work with Microsoft to share one of its biggest features outside its ecosystem?




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Instagram adds new data download feature to export pictures and user data

Instagram adds new data download feature to export pictures and user data


Instagram now lets you download all your uploaded pictures on Instagram to your device.

This is one feature users have been wanting from Instagram and it has finally been unleashed, though only available in the web version for now, but it should be accessible to Android and iOS users soon enough.

All thanks to Europe’s upcoming GDPR privacy laws that demand all tech companies to be more true and open about the kind of user data they hide. It also authorizes that they allow users to download a copy of the data anytime they want.

Now you can download all or some of your pictures simply by asking Instagram to release a copy of your data and a link will be sent to the registered email on your account. This link is what can be used to download your photos.

Source: The Verge



Monday, April 2, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to start receiving Oreo update


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next smartphone to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo OS update. This was confirmed by T-Mobile product manager, Des who published a tweet on twitter.


Des says the Oreo update will start rolling out to all Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device starting from April 1.
Reports from AT&T says that users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Sprint are receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update.


The new OS update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched in the US with N950USQU3CRC2 as the build number. The update size is about 1330MB (that is 1.3GB) and it comes with the March 2018 Security patch. Also with this Oreo update being available to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 includes the Samsung Experience version 9.0, Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture, Autofill feature and more…


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

Google bans Uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Apps

New Security Check from Google!
Google is blocking unregistered/non-recognized devices from accessing Google apps, but there's an exception for Custom ROMs.


Android devices are much fun and easy to use with its designed Operating System by the tech-giant Google.


In as much as there are many Android brands manufactured by various companies, Google distributes its OS to these manufacturers, offering them legal certification for use of Google products. However, many other manufacturers don't get this legal approval but forces their Android brands to get all of Google products.

If you distribute Google’s official Android apps (such as the Play Store, Hangout, Chrome, Maps, etc.) on your Android device, it means the device is certified by Google.
Devices like Amazon’s Fire OS tablets and most Chinese smartphones sold in China do not get the legal certification from Google. These non-certified devices are not supposed to contain Google apps on them. But most users usually find their way to slideloading Google’s apps at the time of their need for them. Moreover, some unworthy manufacturers ship Google software without getting Google certification.





How Is Google's New Plan Going To Work???
Here's the breakdown;

This time, if you attempt to run Google apps on your Android device, Google checks the build date of your Android system image. If your device is non-licensed and is running a version of the Android OS that was compiled after March 16th, 2018, Google apps won't run. Say goodbye to slideloading.

For Custom ROM users, there's a way out!
Custom ROM users who like to download specially designed version of Android can now register their device with their Android ID to permit Google apps to run on it. Though, there's a limit of 100 device per user which might not be convenient for highly producing ROM testers.




Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vivo launches the World's First Phone With Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor; The Vivo X20 Plus UD

Vivo launches the World's First Phone With Under-Glass Fingerprint Sensor; The Vivo X20 Plus UD


Let's welcome the first phone with an under-glass fingerprint sensor, Vivo X20 Plus UD. Vivo recently announced this smartphone and has also mentioned when it will be on sale.



One significant announcement made during the CES 2018 that was held 10 days ago was the announcement of the first smartphone to feature an on-screen fingerprint reader. But on 24/01/2018 Vivo had launched the first smartphone with the latest technology. According to Android Authority, “Vivo has been working with US-based sensor maker Synaptics to build an under-glass fingerprint sensor in the front of the phone”. This is what Vivo had designed in its new flagship Vivo X20 Plus UD. This new flagship smartphone is actually a variant of the original X20 Plus having no rear-facing fingerprint sensor.


Also Read: Samsung says it will launch its Samsung Galaxy S9 in February, at Mobile World Congress 2018

This flagship device is currently being released in China for now. However, the company has made pre-ordering available since January 24, and no pricing details have been announced.



The Vivo X20 Plus UD flagship device is a 6.43-inch, 18:9 Super OLED display following the current 2160 x 1140 resolution. Just like modern smartphone devices, this Vivo X20 Plus UD comes with a dual camera (12MP + 5MP) on the back, and at the top front of the phone rests a 12MP camera for shooting selfies and making clear video calls.

Under the hood is built a massive 4GB RAM and a
2.2 GHz octa-core processor to give the phone a better performance and avoid slow down.

However, Vivo never officially released the specs of the smartphone, though the Telecommunications certification center of China (TENAA) lists the device with the following:

Android 7.7.1 Nougat OS
6.43-inch OLED display
2160 x 1080 resolution
183.1 g
165.2 x 80.02 x 7.35 mm dimensions
4GB RAM
2.2 GHz octa-core processor
128GB internal memory
 MicroSD slot: Yes
Dual secondary cameras (12MP + 5MP)
12MP primary (selfie) camera
Non-removable 3800 mAh battery
Available Colors: Black Matte Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Champagne Gold.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD is rumoured to sell around USD $624.27 (about 550 EUR).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How To Get Airtel 2GB For N100 And 10GB For N500 Valid For 30 Days

How To Get Airtel 2GB For N100 And 10GB For N500 Valid For 30 Days


Airtel free browsing cheat, Latest Airtel free browsing cheat 2018
It's a good thing to know that Airtel is reviving the lost joy and fun of Smartphone users who had long used any free/cheap browsing tips.



Introducing the first Airtel free browsing tip for the year 2018. This trick will give you 2GB of Data when you recharge N100 and 10GB for just N500.
Now that you know what you may get when this offer is activated on your Airtel SIM, read up the Terms and Conditions guiding this offer below

NOTE: This data plan can be used on all devices either on Android, iPad, iOS, Linux, windows, etc to access the internet, it's just like the usual data plan we subscribe for though, it's cheaper and almost free.

HOW TO GET AIRTEL 2GB FOR N100 AND 10GB FOR N500

Not all Airtel SIMs can redeem this offer, especially old Airtel SIMs.
Airtel made this offer available to only SIMs that was moved to  Airtel networks.
To enjoy this free browsing offer, you'll have to port/move your SIM to Airtel NG. You may not want to port your current line to Airtel NG, you can get a new registered SIM (either MTN, GLO or 9mobile)- most preferably MTN and then port to Airtel NG to activate the free browsing.


Also Read: How To Stop Irrelevant Apps From Consuming Your Data

HOW TO PORT ANY SIM TO AIRTEL NG
All that's required is a registered MTN NG SIM and a valid Identity card (Voter’s card National ID or Driver’s Licence).

Good along with the above-mentioned requirements to the nearest Airtel NG office

Tell the customer attendant you want to port your MTN SIM to Airtel NG.

A form will be given to you to fill. Make sure you finish the porting process.

You'll receive a message on your phone confirming your action. To know if it worked, reboot your phone and you will notice the absence of the MTN NG network.


Switch off your phone and re-insert SIM card as directed.

You'll receive a message telling you the port was successful.



We're almost there, haven successfully ports to Airtel NG, you will only be receiving free data when you recharge via a specific method.

HOW TO ACTIVATE THE NEW AIRTEL FREE BROWSING DATA

This is one important part you shouldn't miss!
Do not recharge your Airtel line with the usual Recharge card pins because it's not assured you would get the freebies. Instead, recharge your line via Bank or Zoto recharge wallet
Please if you haven't used Zoto Recharge Wallet before, click here to know more about the app. I've been using the app for over three years and haven't made any regret.
Download the app and apply this coupon code (OMOREC2) when making your first recharge.

Recharge your Airtel NG SIM with at least N100 either from Bank or Zoto Recharge Wallet.

You'll get a message that you’ve received 2GB free data.
To get more data even up to 10GB, repeat the first procedure, that is, you will have to recharge again. Yes, it can be accumulated.

To check your data balance just dial *223#

HOW LONG IS THE FREE DATA VALID?
Just like every other data subscription, this free browsing data is valid for 30 days, that's what makes it so unique.


Please make sure you follow the above procedures to get your whooping 2GB data for just N100 on your Airtel NG SIM.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Samsung Says It Will Unveil Samsung Galaxy S9 Next Month At MWC, Barcelona

Samsung Says It Will Unveil Samsung Galaxy S9 Next Month At MWC, Barcelona


Samsung has announced what we've been waiting to hear, that the anticipating Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled in Barcelona, Spain.



Initially, according to early rumours of Samsung Galaxy S9, everyone expected the flagship smartphone to be reviewed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The Central Electronic Show (CES) 2018 occurred some few days ago and the anticipating Samsung Galaxy S9 was not announced during the show.

However, Samsung is going back to their usual home for launching, it has announced that the Galaxy S9 would hold its launch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The show is scheduled to kick off in late next month.

According to a ZDNet report, Samsung's mobile chief, DJ Koh, made an announcement at a press conference during the Central Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He stated that the Galaxy S9 will be revealed during the trade show in Barcelona, Spain, that is the MWC show to hold from February 26 to March 1. The MWC has been the home of Samsung Galaxy S series except for the current Galaxy S8 that was launched at its own Galaxy Unpacked event held in March last year.



The Samsung Galaxy S8 and other predecessors got went on sale in April, so according to this makeup history, the Galaxy S9 and probably S9+ might go on sale either in late March or early April, though the exact release date is yet to be known.

Koh also announced that the anticipating Galaxy X foldable Smartphone may be postponed to 2019. He went further to say that the user interface was obviously the main obstacle in commercialization and that Samsung is aggressively looking to fix the issue.

Now that Samsung has announced what we've been suspecting for weeks, let's wait for the launching of the anticipating Galaxy S9 hopefully to be unveiled during this year's MWC scheduled to kick off from February 26 to March 1. Meanwhile, before the launch, let's view its rumoured specifications.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

LG Unveils World's First 88-inch 8K OLED display TV

LG Unveils World's First 88-inch 8K OLED display TV


Thanks to LG for starting the new year with a stunning innovation by announcing the world's first 88-inch OLED display TV. LG’s new TV gives a wide range 88-inch display, having its screen resolution to be 7680×4320 pixels (over 33 million pixels). The TV also supports OLED technology of 8K.


The Electronic-leading Company, LG, shows off an 88-inch 8k OLED Display, the first in the world. Back in time, we have seen LG and Sony improving TV displays to a much better resolution and sizes. What LG had just revealed will automatically be a successor to the current 77 inches 4K OLED display TV. LG’s new TV features an 88-inch OLED Display, 7680×4320 pixels (over 33 million pixels) resolution.

Also Read: Full Specification and price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018)

The new LG TV is pretty amazing, having very slim borders and because it is an OLED TV, we should expect it to feature wide viewing angles, vivid colours, and more. There are no much details about the upcoming LG TV.

However, the LG 8K OLED TV is expected to be announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) scheduled on January 9, in Las Vegas.

So what do you think of this LG’s world first 88-inch OLED Display TV?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date and Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date and Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) release date has leaked online


It's just a few days when Samsung launched its much anticipated Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018), precisely the launch happened on December 19, 2017. Thankfully, Samsung was quick to announce the release date of the newly launched members of the Galaxy A Series.



Thinking of changing your phone to a modern type? Samsung says you should wait for the release of its Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018).

Pricing and availability will vary by location.  For now, Samsung has only confirmed the release date of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) for Vietnam. Samsung says it will release its new flagship models for the above-mentioned location on January 6, 2018.

PRICE TAG
The price tag for the new Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) has leaked out.
For Europe, the Galaxy A8 is going to hold €499 price tag and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is going to cost €599. This will be similar to further pricing in other regions.

In Vietnam, Samsung says the Galaxy A8 (2018) will cost 10,990,000VND ($483), while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is going to sell for 13,490,000VND ($593).