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Nigeria’s mobile 4G LTE service provider Ntel recently launched their first featured phone with VoLTE features and functionalities and today we're taking a look at it, the spec and the price is also something we'd liken to find out.

Looking through it’s feature, one can almost want to compare it to the new Nokia 3310 but unfortunately there are certain features this phone has that Nokia 3310 can’t ever dream of having.

In defence to why a 4G LTE network delved into the mobile phone market, here’s what the company said


“The entry of ntel NOVA into the device market signals a new dawn in the evolution of the Nigerian 4G/LTE segment which has been impacted by concerns around the availability and affordability of 4G/LTE-capable devices. Our investment in ntel NOVA further underscores our firm commitment to changing the game in the 4G/LTE broadband segment and to support the actualization of the penetration targets outlined in the National Broadband Plan of 2013


Well now let’s check out the phone specs and the bundles it came with.

Spec:

SIM Card Slot: 2 (Dual Sim)
Screen size: 3.5 inch
Camera: 8MP Rear, 2MP Front
Internal Storage: 8GB
RAM: 1GB
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Talk time: 9hrs
Touchscreen: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Wifi: Yes
Hotspot: Yes
Earphone jack: Yes
USB: Yes, 2.0
Battery: 1800mAh
Internet Apps: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Browser
Colors: Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.






To get this device, you would have to pick one of the two bundles it came with, Nova Max and Nova XL. Now let’s see the difference between the phones.

Ntel Nova Max Bundle:

Data: 25GB (Valid for 30 days)
On-Net Calls: Unlimited
Off-Net Calls: 250 Mins
Network: 4G LTE

Price: N25,000

Ntel Nova XL Bundle:

Data: 50GB (Valid for 90 days)
On-Net Calls: Unlimited
Off-Net Calls: 500 Mins
Network: 4G LTE

Price: N30,000


You can get this phone from Konga, Jumia or any Ntel stores in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt only.



Yay! Samsung's new Galaxy S8 come with state of the art facial recognition, we're safe now-- oh wait-- It can be fooled by a picture.



With the Samsung Galaxy S8, which launches April 28, coming with a new facial recognition feature that lets you unlock the phone just by looking into the front-facing camera, there was a lot of excitement as this was a much shorter verification method than the fingerprint scanner and also just as safe.

But unfortunately, it's not exactly secure as iDeviceHelp discovered this week.

In a demo, which we first saw on The Verge, iDeviceHelp was able to fool the facial recognition feature with a photo. It took a little longer than normal for the S8 to register the photo, but it worked.

While Samsung have admitted that the fingerprint scanner is a more secure verification method than the Facial recognition, one wouldn't expect that the phone would be fooled that easily. 

So with this in mind, it is in your best interest not to use the facial recognition feature as it is flawed. You're better of with the Iris scanner, or Fingerprint, or even with a PIN.



You can check out the video of iDeviceHelp tricking the Galaxy S8 with a photo below:






After a mishap like what happened with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it's only natural that some caution would be taken going forward and that seems to be the case with Samsung and the S8 phone.

When Samsung announced what happened with the Note 7, they asserted that the issue really was with the battery  and the explosions came from complications with the battery. 

What that has done is that according to reports, the Samsung S8 will come with a smaller battery which means it won't last as long as people might have wanted.

READ: SAMSUNG CHANGE BATTERY SUPPLIERS 


This comes via Korean site The Investor and they claim that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will have smaller batteries than initially expected. 

According to the news source, the Galaxy S8 will pack a 3,000 mAh battery, while the phablet version will have a 3,500 mAh battery. This in comparison to last year's Galaxy S7 (3,000 mAh) and Galaxy S7 edge (3,600 mAh) shows just how much Samsung is playing it safe (the note 7's capacity was 3,500mAh).


According to News 1, a Samsung official was credited as saying, “After completing a range of tests, Samsung made a final decision to deploy the battery capacity for the two S8 variants,”


The idea of a smaller battery makes sense as it would be better for Samsung to play it safe. They have already changed their battery supplier to Japanese company Murata.



Brand new from Motorola is the Moto Z play and here'a a review of the phone.Looking at it you may easily mistake it for the earlier versions Z and Z force...yes they look so much alike but have some different features.

The Moto Z play is thin,stylish and affordable unlike the other models this is the most affordable going for ($449.99),what also makes it different from the Z and Z force is the 3.5mm headphone jack which was missing from the Z and Z force and also a longer lasting battery.All Moto Mods from the stylish battery packs,mini boom box,and projector still works on the Moto Z play,there is also a new Mod called "the Hasselblad True Zoom camera that makes your Android phone look and feel like a real camera with 10x zoom and physical controls.

Lets see what this phone really looks like in the review video down below:

Appcake! one of the best tool to ever have on a Jail broken phone. Often times Apps you really want always comes with a huge price and you really don't know if the App would be good for you or will it do what it says. With AppCake you can test the App and then later decide to buy it.

So today we're gonna show you how to Download and Install the Latest Appcake on you phone (Android & iOS users).


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 3mins (excluding downloading time)
Device: All iPhone and Android

Requirement: For iOS it must be Jailbroken. No Rooting needed for Android


Let's Begin: iOS

1) Open Cydia
2) Click On Add Source (Go to Sources tab in Cydia, tap Edit and then Add.)
3) Type this: cydia.iphonecake.com (Click Add Source)
(A warning shows, Click Add Anyway)
4) See image below confirming that Appcake Repo has been added to your Cydia Repository.


4) Click on AppCake (Go into the source, then tap All Packages, you should see AppCake)
5)  Click On AppCake again
6) Click Install (See image below)



7) Respring! (Another word for Reboot or Restart)
8) AppCake Installed
9) Open the app from your homescreen and search for whatever you're looking for.


For Android Users:

1 Goto Appcake.net
2) Click On App you like (For example we're downloading  Walking Dead: Road to Survival)

3) Scroll down to the DOWNLOAD SECTION (See image below)



4) Noticed where i highlighted in 8 blue dotted ? That's the download link to the Zip file. Click Download, it'll take you to the download page hosted on another server.

5) You'll have to extract it yourself and move them to their appropriate folder (like the OBB folder).
6) DONE


But if you want to APK files, you'll have to pass through Adf.ly links and you can do that by scrolling to the LINKS section and then Download.


I know the Android section is quite annoying but that's the stress you go through just because you don't wanna waste money or you're just the Greedy type lol.

For iOS users,  

Source: iPhonecake
Please Note: Downloading Premium Apps from AppCake is not a legal thing to do however if you want to test the app in FULL before buying then you can download from Appcake and uninstall the app once done. The developer got family and bills to pay plus it took them sleepless night trying to code and design those stuffs just for YOU!





According to sources HTC are introducing two new members to the HTC Desire series which are the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle Smartphones.They are expected to be announced on September 20.

They would come with improved features and innovative designs,one of the newest features introduced is the Fingerprint Scanner including a 5.1-inch 2k display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU and a 12-megapixel main camera with 4GB RAM/32GB ROM for the 10 Pro and a 5.5-inch 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU with 2GB RAM/32GB ROM for the 10 Lifestyle.

This is a smartphone you should look out for.


The polar M600 is a water proof sports watch powered by android wear.It has an optical heart rate technology that allows wrist-based heart measurement via a six led solution,provided by the Finland-based vendor.


It also has a 24/7 GPS tracking device and Polar Smart Coaching features via the Polar App for Android Wear.The device has a 1.3-inch color touch display, a dedicated front button for training control, and a battery life that can last for two days


Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy note 7,a smartphone that allows you to do more.I was excited when i heard that the note 7 would be officially released for worldwide sale on August 19 but after reading the review of the phone i could not wait to get my hands on it.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the real example of technological advancement,Its not just a big phone but a phone that helps you think big,everything thing about it is so unique.Samsung has been working on improving the previous versions and here's the evidence.

I'm just going to run through a quick review and you can watch the rest,as seeing sometimes is believing.Here's a quick review of the Samsung Note 7;

 The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes in varieties of colors,it is also shaped in a curved way for more comfortable grip and also a 5.7 inch dual curved screen.It comes with a new and improved S pen for more effective performance.The note 7 is water and dust reistant and comes with an Iris scanner for security.visit gsmarena for more specification.

This is a true smartphone..




Officially Blackberry  Hub+ is now available on google play store for download.On Wednesday Blackberry announced that it's Blackberry Hub+ App Which was available only for Blackberry 10 - PRIV and DTECK50 would now be accessible to over 1 billion android smartphone users.isn't that awesome?!

BlackBerry Hub+ is the first pure software offering from the new Mobility Solutions Group.The BlackBerry Hub is a one-stop destination that provides a look at all of your notifications, including those from email, social networks, calendars and more. It’s one of my favorite features on the BlackBerry Priv, since it lets me look at everything in one long list of notifications. Some might find that a little overwhelming, though, so it’s certainly not for everyone. The BlackBerry Hub+ suite also includes BlackBerry Calendar, Password Keeper, Contacts, Tasks, Device Search, Notes and Launcher. Those are all pretty good, but there are also plenty of alternatives on the market.

However, starting today, you can make a dent in your overstuffed social and e-mail accounts by downloading a trial version of Hub+ for free from Google Play. Note: the BlackBerry Hub+ applications are available only for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow which meet certain performance criteria. After 30 days, users can continue using the apps for free by opting to view occasional ads, or subscribe to the entire suite of apps for just 99 cents a month, which will include additional powerful time-saving features.

Users running on Android 5.0 lollipop and IOS are not left out cause Bleckberry promises to bring the experience to those devices soon,also promising to bring more blackberry experiences too.




Are you in need of a new phone?....here's a phone you should consider getting.

Intoducing the new Lenovo Vibe K5 Note android smartphone,launched yesterday at an event in new Delhi,India.

The Vibe K5 Note comes with unique features listed bellow:

Design:


The lenovo Vibe K5 is designed with a metallic curved body and edges that makes it fit into the palm.With the use of symmetry in design at the back the distance between the 13mp camera,dual led flash and fingerprint scanner are equal,with the speaker laying at the bottom.By the right hand side you would find the volume key and power button,on the left side is the dual sim-card hybrid tray,at the top is the 3.5mm headphone jack and right below is the front camera and sensor then at the bottom is the micro-usb port and the microphone.

Display:


The display panel is a LTPS IPS LCD panel measuring at 5.5-inches with a full HD (1920×1080) resolution. The 401 PPI makes it sharp and even the colours look good. We tried using the smartphone out in the open and apart from having some reflections, we didn’t see a lot of issues. Viewing angles are actually quite good and Lenovo has put an extra effort for this to improve the experience when used with the ANT VR headset.

OS:
The device operates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the menus and apps loaded smoothly and didn’t show any signs of lag.

memory:
microSD, up to 256 GB

16 GB, 2/3 GB RAM

Go get yours now!





Meet the new Gionee M5 Plus with Fingerprint Scanner!..

I'm pretty sure you might be asking what's so special about this phone,aside the fact that it has a fingerprint scanning device,below are the specifications of the M5 Plus.

SPECIFICATIONS:
• 5,000mAh Battery
• 6.0 Inch full HD Amoled Display
• 64GB ROM expandable to 128GB
• 3GB RAM
• 13 MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
• Octa Core Processor 1.3GHZ
• GSM /WCDMA/CDMA Network
• Andriod 5.1, G- Sensor, Light Sensor, E-Compass
• Dual Micro Sim capabilities


And that's not all the M5 plus has a symmetric curved design and 8.4mm slim body,unlocks phone within 0.1 seconds and has a safe box that houses contacts, calls, messages, files, pictures, etc, accessible only by FINGERPRINT

Are you still not convinced to get yours?...


This is what you should find inside this box:
We have our warranty card, manuals, screen protector, transparent back case, charger, USB type C cable, ear piece and an ejector pin which saves you the stress of always looking for pointy objects..trust me i know girls who use their earings...lol...


 It has a non-removable battery but has a powerful 5020 Milli Ampere battery which means even with heavy usage, a single charge can last for as long as three days making it the perfect phone for everyday adventures.

This is  a phone you should put on your budget list. 






The new Infinix Hot S comes with fantastic features such as a 5.2-inch screen,13MP rear and 8MP front camera,3000mAh juice pack

It also comes in 2 & 3GB RAM versions,16GB internal memory and is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow base.

The most exciting feature about this phone is that it's the first infinix smartphone to come with a FINGER PRINT scanner

Its now available on jumia for 45,500 in champagne Gold,go get yours now!










Blackberry this week introduced their second Android Touchscreen Smartphone the DTEK50,which promises to be the worlds most secure Smartphone ever.

This phone seems familiar you may say, yes its does! this phone looks exactly like the Alcatel idol 4,the only difference is the change in the idol's glass back with a rubber surface which makes it different and uniquely built for purpose.


Talking about security,the DTEK50 has a titular app that lets you monitor and gradually control every apps access to system resource and information.

with this new tech blackberry promises new improvements in its features as it is able to filter messages that have unread status or has been flagged.

The 5.2-inch DTEK50 goes for the price of  $299.99 which seems to be price-sensitive should attract android shoppers.it also comes with a sleek and fast camera.

Blackberry seems optimistic in making improvements on their brand and also coming back on top again by reaching a high sales price,but the question is would they be able to achieve that with the new DTECK50?.









With new innovations coming about everyday, Lenovo has joined in, unveiling a new smartphone filled with sensors that enable it to scan and map the world around it in real time.
The PHAB2 Pro as it is called is powered by technology known as Project Tango, developed by Google and that uses the camera and a set of sensors built into the phone to scan the space around it and build a 3D map of the surroundings.
The smartphone was announced at Lenovo's Tech World conference in San Francisco where the Chinese firm suggested that Project Tango could be as pivotal as GPS and improve indoor mapping as well as power new augmented and virtual reality experiences.
A senior official at Lenovo, said: "Put simply, we wanted to take what was an amazing concept and transform it into a commercially viable mobile device.
"From the moment we saw Tango, we knew it could become pervasive, just like GPS. However, to truly make the PHAB2 Pro a game-changer, we developed it at an affordable price for mainstream consumers, delivering not just a bleeding-edge phone, but an all-around fantastic phone that's first to market."
The PHAB2 Pro uses motion tracking, depth perception and area learning to map environments and sense its own location within them. In total there are four cameras built into the device.
The phone will hit the shelves in the US first in September for $499 (£344)




Remember Captain Planet? Or Voltron? What made them so cool was the combination of stuff it took to create them. 
For Voltron it was 5 Lions for  Captain Planet it was 5 elements. 
So too it seems is the new Android phone that could be coming soon. 
If the renders are true that is. OnePlus 3 is early on looking like it's the real deal and is set for release next week on June 14th.
Earlier, OnePlus announced the phone’s release date without actually revealing any details about the device itself, but leaks appear to have painted a fairly complete picture at this point… and if that picture even comes close to representing reality, OnePlus will likely have managed to build the coolest Android phone the world has ever seen.
Rumors indicate that the OnePlus 3 phone will be a powerhouse. Specs supposedly include a 5.5-inch AMOLED full HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and OnePlus’s custom version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Somehow, it appears as though all that tech will be packed into a phone that looks impossible sleek and slim.
Earlier this week we saw a leak emerge that showed what was believed to be a OnePlus 3 powered on for the first time. Now, a new leak from a third-party clear case manufacturer appears to give us an even clearer view of the new phone’s design.
The renders were posted on Weibo (via Android Headlines) by a reliable source, below are pictures of the device. This could very well be the coolest phone this year knocking the stuffing out of the S7. 







Well, that's not something you see everyday. A popular developer, Nick Lee who has become somewhat of a mad scientist in the world of tech by putting weird and wacky operating systems on Apple gadgets, including Windows 95 on an Apple Watch has now gone further and place a full-fledged version of Android on the iPhone. 
Cool eh? you do need a special, 3D-printed smartphone case to make it work though.
What Lee did was to clone the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and then make a custom version of Android Marshmallow he could run on a board he bought himself. He proceeded to then get a 3D printed iPhone-sized enclosure he found on Thingiverse, and combined the board, a battery, a boost converter, and resistor to make a lightweight case. 


His first prototype was to put it mildly, sorta fat, But then, after a bit of a makeover which involved slimming down the design, Lee was able to craft an enclosure not too much larger than your standard smartphone battery case.
 He also threw in a bunch of other stuff including openings for HDMI and USB ports, as well as a SD card slot. 
From his video, Lee appears to boot Android by way of a custom Tendigi app on the iPhone's home screen. Tendigi, where Lee works as CTO, is a mobile design and development studio in Brooklyn, and Lee uses its iOS app to communicate with the case and load his custom version of Android on an iPhone 6S's display. 
This took days to complete and it's certainly not something that'll be used in the mainstream, but it is fascinating to see the creativity of it all.



Reputable tipster Evan Blass has reported that the Note 7 unveiling is “almost exactly two months away.” 

To give the leak some credibility, Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 on August 13. Going by that, two months from June 2 would point to an August 2 launch for the Galaxy Note 7.

 With that in mind, then maybe the leak is true as a first week of August release will make sense. Also, the move will see them launch before the much anticipated iPhone 7.



Also, the new leak would mean that Blass’ previous report claiming that the new Galaxy phablet will go on sale in the United States on August 15 would make even more sense.

 Samsung is skipping one generation to name its next-gen phablet Galaxy Note 7 to bring the model number in line with the Galaxy S series. Samsung launched Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier this year. Naming its upcoming phablet Note 6 would give out a perception that it’s an older model.

The Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display, 6GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and microSD support. The RAM will be based on 10nm process technology, improving its battery efficiency. It is also said to be dustproof and waterproof. The phone will have a huge 4,000mAh battery, 32GB of built-in storage, and a 12-megapixel main camera with Dual Pixel setup.
One of the biggest anticipated features of the Galaxy Note 7 is the iris scanner. Samsung recently filed trademark applications for “Samsung Iris” and “Samsung EyePrint” in Europe. 
The phablet could also boast a dual-lens camera. 
So we're just going to sit here and salivate.


With the launch of the Redmi Note 33 done and dusted, Xiaomi seems to be working on another Redmi series smartphone with a massive 4000 mAh battery.
Rumours indicate that the phone could be called the Xiaomi Redmi 3A. It was spotted on the website of Chinese certification agency, TENAA.
According to the listing, the Xiaomi Redmi 3A has a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor and Adreno 505 GPU. 
It has 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and expected to have an expandable storage slot. It will come with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 5 megapixel front facing camera and a 4,000 mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi 3A comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The phone purportedly runs on an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and the images reveal that it comes in Gold and Silver colours. Connectivity options of the device include dual SIM, 4G-LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS/A-GPS and a micro USB 2.0 port.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3A is rumored to be priced around $91.


Virtual Reality (VR) is going to be the new reality and is the next big thing for smartphones now. 
This week, Samsung already made a move, demonstrating a new smartphone display designed specifically for VR and likely headed to a future Samsung smartphone. According to a report from UploadVR, the 5.5-inch panel packs 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, making it a 4K class screen. It has a staggering 806PPI, 350 nit brightness level, and can reproduce 97 percent of the color gamut.
Samsung isn't the first display maker to pack 4K resolution into a phone-sized screen — Sony before them had the Z5 Premium last year with such a panel.
UploadVR also reported that Samsung was also demonstrating a new display tech called "Bio Blue" . The technology reportedly emits less blue light than Samsung's own AMOLED screens making it better.
The 4K display is still being called a prototype, but it won't be surprising to find it crop up on one of the more pricey and sophisticated Samsung phones very soon.



Acer has never really done much with the USA paying more attention usually to the international market. But it seems that's all about to change.
Acer will be launching the Liquid Zest Plus in July in the USA.
The Zest (Not lemon or Orange) is an unlocked LTE smartphone with Android 6.0, a 5.5-inch 720p display, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery.

The Liquid Zest Plus is meant to be more of a middle class phone with a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has a rear-facing 13MP camera that Acer says uses a "tri-focus" system for faster captures. 
There's a mono speaker on the back, but the Liquid Zest Plus apparently has "DTS-HD Premium Sound." 
The Biggest plus for the Liquid Zest plus though is the humongous battery. It's so big, Acer claim it can be used for three days on one charge!
So, if you're looking to pick up a phone on a budget that has a battery that lasts forever then the Zest plus is for you.
It will retail at $199 when it launches in July. The international price for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia will be €199, and it should be out around the same time.
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