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Jul 26, 2017

New Revisited MTN Data Plans, Prices and Activation Code

If you've noticed; MTN NG has revisited their data plans list, made changes and increased the volume of some sets of data bundles. Now, you can get 50MB for N100 instead of 30MB (before), and 150MB for N200 instead of 100MB (before). These plans are all valid for 1 day.

In addition, you can now get 150MB for N300 which is valid for 7 days. I will quickly list out MTN's new data plans, prices, validity as well as the activation code. Kindly follow me along.

MTN just started the data revisiting with the daily plan, hopefully, they will soon review and increase the volume of the monthly part of their data bundle. This is what i just hope for.

Latest MTN Data Plans, Prices and Activation Code

Daily Plans

    50MB
    N100
    24 Hrs
    Text 104 to 131

    150MB
    N200
    24 Hrs
    Text 113 to 131

Weekly Plans

    150MB
    N300
    7 Days
    Text 102 to 131

Other MTN Data Plans Awaiting for Review:

Data PlanPriceValidityCode
1GB + 500MB (*bonus data) Monthly PlanN1,00030 daysText 106 to 131
2.5GB + 1GB (*bonus data) Monthly PlanN2,00030 daysText 110 to 131
5GB Montlhy PlanN3,50030daysText 107 to 131
10GB Monthly PlanN5,00030 daysText 116 to 131
22GB Monthly PlanN10,00030 daysText 117 to 131
50GB Bi-Monthly planN20,00060 daysText 118 to 131
85GB Quarterly PlanN50,00090 daysText 133 to 131
500MB + 250MB (*bonus data) Weekly PlanN5007daysText 103 to 131

Alternatively, you can simply dial *131# to activate any of the data plans.

What do you think?
Please share this post so others will be informed.

Jul 25, 2017

YU Yunique 2 YU5011 Specifications and Price in India

Yu is a subsidiary of Micromax Informatics Pvt Ltd. India's largest smartphone maker launched this sub-brand as an online-only venture. Yu makes affordable Android smartphones, sold in flash sales on popular Indian ecommerce websites. The company also makes a fitness tracker and a health device that monitors vital parameters such as blood pressure.

Yu has officially announced a new smartphone in the Indian market called YU Yunique 2 YU5011. It's a 4G LTE smartphone that spots a 5.0 inches corning gorilla glass 3 screen with multi-touch feature of up to 2 fingers.


The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and powered by MediaTek MT6737 chipset. Though the phone is quite affordable for its midrange specifications. Have a look at the full specs sheet of the phone below.

YU Yunique 2 YU5011 Specifications and Price

Technology

  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands LTE band 3(1800), 40(2300)
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes


LAUNCH

  • Announced 2017, July
  • Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, July


BODY

  • Dimensions 145 x 72.7 x 9.2 mm (5.71 x 2.86 x 0.36 in)
  • Weight 159 g (5.61 oz)
  • SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY

  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 5.0 inches (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes, up to 2 fingers
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3


PLATFORM

  • OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset Mediatek MT6737
  • CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T720


MEMORY

  • Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM


CAMERA

  • Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary 5 MP


SOUND

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes


CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS, recording
  • USB microUSB 2.0, USB Host


FEATURES

  • Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • - MP4/H.264 player
  • - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • - Document viewer
  • - Photo/video editor


BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Colors Champagne Gold, Coal Black
  • Price About 6000 INR.

9Mobile Launches new Tariff Plans - See Benefits and How to Migrate

9Mobile Nigeria has announced some sets of new tariff plans, and here in this post, I'll explain what you need to know about these new tariff plans so you'll be able to choose the one that best suit you.

Ever since Etisalat was renamed to 9Mobile, there have been lots of changes, design, new data plans, tariff plans and more others. I will be updating you guys with the latest updates from the new brand. For now, these are the list of the seven 9Mobile Tariff plans:

1. 9Mobile moretalk 

2. 9Mobile morecliq 

3. 9Mobile moreflex 

4. 9Mobile morelife 

5. 9Mobile moreflex advancement 

6. 9Mobile talkzone 

7. 9Mobile cliqlite 

How To Know Your Current Tariff Plan?

In case you aren't sure of the particular tariff your SIM is currently into, you can dial *200*1*6# to check.

Now that you have known your tariff, permit me to show you the benefits of other plans in case you prefer Tariff with cheap call rate over those with expensive call rate.

9Mobile Call Tariff Plans and Offers

1. 9mobile moretalk 

Benefits of 9Mobile moretalk and migration Code

>> When you recharge N200 you get free N300 for seven days to call five 9mobile numbers on your 'You and Me list". You get N100 for seven days when you recharge N100.

>> Free 10MB data week by week when you make a weekly recharge of N100 least. (Just as it use to be).

>> Call receiver can enable you to make calls and pay on your behalf when you don't have airtime.

>> Default call rate is 40k/sec yet it drops to 25k/sec on all networks when you use more than N25 daily.

>> To migrate, just dial 200 and select 1 or, you can also use the USSD code *244*2#.

2. 9Mobile morecliq 

>> Free midnight calls from 12:30am to 4:30am.

>> Call rate from morecliq to morecliq subscribers drops to 15k/sec when you use more than N25 every day. 20k/sec to ordinary 9mobile lines and 30k/ sec to different networks.

>> Free 15MB data week by week when you make a recharge of N200 least. (Just as it use to be).

>> Default call rate is 20k/sec to 9Mobile networks, for different networks is 40k/sec.

Dial the USSD code *244*1#. to migrate to morecliq.

3. 9Mobile moreflex

>> You get more than 300% reward when you purchase flex of 4000, 10,000 and 20,000. When you purchase bundles of 300, 500 and 1000 you get more than 300% reward.

>> When you purchase flex of 2000 and 5000 bundles, you get 150%.

>> You get a third bundle free when you purchase the same flex bundle of 2000 and 5000 sequentially.

>> General rate is 40k/sec and N4 on each SMS.

(This may vary on various bundles.)

>> When you make a recharge of N5000 or more in a month, you enjoy free incoming calls while roaming on selected networks in 6 nations. UK (vodafone), US (T-mobile), South Africa (vodacom), UAE (9mobile), Netherlands (KPN) also, Saudi Arabia (mobily). Service is valid for 30 days.

>> To check your balance, dial *232# . To quit all moreflex package dial *344*0# .

4. 9Mobile Morelife

>> Calls to all networks is charged at 15k/sec in addition to a daily opening charge of N5.

>> Calls to 7 global nations (UK, USA, China, Canada, India, Germany and Malaysia) are likewise charged at 15k/sec.

>> SMS is charged at N4 each.

>> When you make a recharge of N5000 or more in a month, you enjoy free incoming calls while roaming on selected networks in 14 nations.

>> USA (T-mobile), Uk (Vodafone), UAE (Etisalat),
South Africa (Vodacom), Spain (Vodafone), Ghana (Vodafone), Kenya (Safaricom), France (Orange), Saudi Arabia (Mobily), Morocco (IAM), Netherlands (T-mobile), Germany (T-mobile), Turkey (Turkcell), and Egypt (Vodafone).). Service is valid for 30 days.

>> To migrate, send 1 to 620 or dial the USSD code *620*1#.

>> To check your balance, dial *232# . To affirm the bundle dial *244*3# .

5. 9Mobile Moreflex Evolution

>> You get more than 300% reward when you purchase moreflex evolution of 500, 1000, 5000 and 10,000 voice plans.

>> When you purchase moreflex evolution 2000 voice+ you get more than 300% reward.

>> When you purchase flex evolution 10,000 data+ you get up to free 7GB data.

>> When you make a recharge of N5000 or more in a month, you will get free incoming calls while roaming on chosen networks in 14 nations.

>> USA (T-mobile), Uk (Vodafone), UAE (Etisalat), South Africa (Vodacom), Spain (Vodafone),
Ghana (Vodafone), Kenya (Safaricom), France (Orange), Saudi Arabia (Mobily), Morocco (IAM), Netherlands (T-mobile), Germany (T-mobile), Turkey (Turkcell), and Egypt (Vodafone).

>> Service is valid for 30 days.

>> To migrate dial *320#. To check your balance, dial *232# . To quit all moreflex package dial *300*0# .

6. 9Mobile Talkzone

>> You get up to 80% off on calls to other 9mobile numbers as low as 12k/sec.

>> Make calls for as low as 12k/sec to all networks in the vicinity of 12:30 and 4:30am

>> To migrate, basically dial the USSD code *244*8#.

7. 9Mobile cliqlite

>> You additionally get 250% reward on each recharge on the off chance that you are another cliqlite subscriber. You can use the reward to call all networks.

To migrate, dial 200 and select the choice 5 . For existing subscribers, dial *244*10#.

As you can see, 9Mobile Morecliq is the cheapest call tariff among them. Which do you think you can go for?

Jul 24, 2017

Nokia 130 (2017 Edition) Specifications and Price

HMD Global has officially announced yet another pocket-friendly phone called Nokia 130 (2017). As the name implies, it's the 2017 upgraded version of the previously launched Nokia 130.

The phone will come running on Nokia S30+ OS with lots of pre-installed games to choose from; likes of the popular Snake Xenzia, Bounce, Soccer and the rest of them.


Nokia 130 (2017) features a 0.3MP back camera alongside a Led torchlight which is mounted at the back. There are different colors option to choose from, which are Red, Grey and Black. Have a look at the full specs and price below.

Nokia 130 (2017) Specifications and Price

  • Network - GSM 900/1800 (EU
  • Sim type - Single mini sim or Dual mini sim
  • OS - S30+
  • Dimension - 111.5×48.4×14.2mm
  • Color - Red, Grey and Black
  • Display - It has TFK, 16,000 colors, 1.8 inches display screen with resolution of 120 × 160 inches.
  • Display type - QQVGA
  • Camera - It has 0.3megapixel back camera
  • Memory - It has 8MB inbuilt memory storage and 4MB of RAM that can be expanded with an SD card of up to 32GB (dedicated slot).
  • Connectivity - Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm audio jack and MicroUSB
  • Accessories - Nokia 130 device, Quick start guide, Micro USB charger and Charging/data cable5 
  • Battery - Removeable Li-Ion 1020 mAh battery (BL-5C)
  • Price - Nokia 130 (2017) costs $21.50 which ranges from 6,000naira to 7,000naira in Nigeria.

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe Laptop Specifications, Review And Price

The Asus ZenBook 3 and the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe are essentially the same laptop, though there are still some subtle differences. The ZenBook 3 is a top-notch alternative to the 12-inch MacBook. The Deluxe version, similarly, is similar to the MacBook Pro. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers additional IT-friendly features in Windows 10 Pro, which power users or traditional businesses would find handy. However, most people would probably do without these extra features.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is what one might describe as a crossover laptop. It has pro-level features like a fingerprint reader and Windows 10 Pro. However, the typical business laptop look is overlooked, in favor of a stylish aluminum chassis and a deep blue lid with a circular brushed pattern. Considering that this is a 14-inch display laptop, the device is quite light and portable.Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe

Just like the MacBook, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a backlit keyboard with island-style keys. These reach almost to the edge of the chassis. In terms of performance, the device performs excellently. Reports suggest that the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is great for web surfing, streaming HD video, basic photo and video editing and general office tasks. But then, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a limited set of connection options, which is quite a downer. The laptop comes with three USB-C ports, two of those being Thunderbolt 3 ports, and one headphone jack

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with a standard, non-touch 1,920×1,080-resolution screen. There is no option to upgrade to a higher version. However, this works well enough if you watch HD videos. As is the norm for Asus laptops, the speakers are not all that awesome, so you would be better off using headphones.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe averaged 7 hours and 29 minutes on battery. This is not so impressive compared to other laptos. The LG Gram has a longer battery life at 11 hours and 30 minutes, while the MacBook lasts 10 hours and 26 minutes.

SEE ALSOAsus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Specifications and Price

All in all, the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a good enough crossover laptop with reasonable specifications. It costs $1,699.

ASUS ZENBOOK 3 DELUXE SPECIFICATIONS


  • Display: 14-inch, 1,920×1,080 display
  • CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 2,133MHz
  • Graphics: 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Networking: 802.11ac, Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64


Source

Jul 23, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Plain Grey T-shirt Costs $400 (₦150,000) - See Specs

Facebook's CEO -Mark Zuckerberg- is known for wearing one color of T-shirt which is a grey shirt, plus a blue jean and Nikes. If you have seen his pictures, you will notice that he loves putting on Grey shirt and a blue jean. Though, he puts on Suit occasionally.

Recently, Mark showed off his closet filled with grey t-shirts. Like seriously, those shirts are not just ordinary shirts. They are specially ordered from Brunello Cucinelli, and reportedly cost between $300 and $400. A few years ago, H&M rolled out a joke "Zuckerberg collection," but that's not on sale anymore.

Klaus Buchroithner, CEO of Vresh Clothing, decided to study Zuckerberg's shirt closely, and make a replica of it, or as "a close to the original shirt" without being the same exact item — kind of like how Instagram rolls out new features.


Buchroithner looked at the fabric, the color, and even the length of the t-shirt while crafting the replica. Now the "Zuckerberg Shirt" is on sale for 40 euros, or about $46. They're made in Italy and all profits go to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic company funded by the Facebook fortune that sometimes invests in startups.
Zuckerberg Shirt

Below are the specifications for the "Zuckerberg Shirt:"

Fabric: 100% mercerized combed cotton, Made in Italy (extra soft)

Weight: 180g per m² (20% more than industry standard)

Color: zucker-grey tones, melange (sale e pepe)

Stitching: double-stitched with PEGASUS EX3215-03 Serger.

Can you buy this replica of Zuckerberg T-shirt for $46?

Jul 22, 2017

Xiaomi Annouces Automatic Foldable Umbrella - Specs and Price

Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics and smartphone maker has officially announced an automatic foldable umbrella. This Umbrella is designed with a coat that protects the umbrella from rains.

This umbrella is said to be used during the rainy season and even in sunny conditions. This umbrella uses a nylon material that keeps the rain at bay and there is a second coat on top which protects from ultraviolet rays.

One main feature about this umbrella is that, it folds itself automatically, i.e, it opens and closes by itself automatically without you manually doing it.

About the price and the launch date, the automatic foldable umbrella will be priced at $15 (about N6,000 in Naira). Sales begins 24th of July 2017.

Airtime Giveaway to Top Most Active Commenters July 2017

It's yet another time of the month when Airtime giveaways are being done on this blog. As usual, i will be giving out Airtime to the most active commenters of Entclass Blog.

Like i always say, I prefer giving out Airtime to the most active users of this Blog who makes out time to visit and drop comments on every posts published on this blog. However, with time, i might consider general Airtime giveaways to compensate anyone who is lucky to be online then.

This is the most reason why i must implore each and everyone one of us to download and install our official Android app on Google Playstore, so you can be notified anytime there is a new post on this blog. Kindly download Entclass Blog Apk Here.

You can alternatively subscribe to our Web push notification via Chrome browser; See steps here.

Back to the giveaway; i will be giving out free Airtime to only these five active users on Entclass Blog.

1. Ajayi Oluwaseyi

2. clement adejube

3. Tolulope Odunayo

4. Muhammad Umar Musa

5. Oy dave

If your name was listed above, kindly drop your phone number and the network in the comment box below. After that, you will be credited automatically. 

Lest i forget, i purposely disqualified a new commenter with name Hassan because i see his comments as irrelevant comments. He doesn't interact with a topic or add value to it. He either comments with "Thanks for the informative update" or he comments with a phrase multiple times on a post. I see this as flooding the posts with irrelevant comments, which violates my rule.

HOW CAN I JOIN THE NEXT MONTH LIST AND WIN FREE AIRTIME? 

It's very simple and clear. All you have to do is to comment on posts published on this blog Entclass.com.ng. Reply to comments that you think you can answer and add value to. You might be surprised that your name will be listed on our next giveaway.

NOTE: Make sure you always comment using your Google account (GMAIL) 

You can download our Official Android app on Google Playstore and be the first to get notification of new posts published on this Blog - Download Here.

Jul 21, 2017

Reliance announces JioPhone - A free 4G feature phone

Reliance Jio has launched a new 4G feature phone at a low cost, called JioPhone. As i said earlier, companies will be releasing 4G feature phone that support only 4G LTE/VoLTE.

Now, just about ten months of launching Reliance Jio (an Indian service provider), they are set to release their own branded 4G feature phone -JioPhone-. As we all know how boring 4G feature phone can be, if you ask me, i can't use a 4G feature phone. But Reliance is making this phone so special. Let's see what's the deal here.

Reliance is making this phone totally free. Yea! free; i will explain better. The JioPhone will be available to customers starting August 24, 2017. Customers will have to pay INR 1500 ($23) up front, which will be refunded after three years of using the phone when the phone is returned, essentially making it free.


As usual, local calls and SMS over Jio's 4G VoLTE network are completely free of cost. 4G data will cost INR 153 ($2.38) per month and will include 500MB 4GB data per day. Exceeding that will reduce the speed to 128Kbps until it resets the next day.

To make purchasing the data plans even cheaper, customers can choose to purchase a weekly plan for INR 53 or a 2-day plan for INR 23.

Reliance has also provided a way to access the company's media streaming services. While the phone itself won't be able to handle these services directly, you can purchase an optional cable for the device and plug it into the television. Then you will be able to access Reliance's entire library of music, movies, and TV shows on the big screen. Access to the media library requires subscribing to the Jio Prime plans.

The device itself is a basic feature phone with a 2.4-inch QVGA display and also has NFC functionality for digital payments.

The phone will be available to beta testers from August 15 and open for pre-booking from August 24. Pre-bookers will get the device September onwards. The company also plans to manufacture the JioPhone locally starting Q4 2017.

Jul 20, 2017

LG Q8 Full Specifications and Price

LG has launched yet another smartphone called LG Q8. This is coming after the launch of Q6, Q6a and the Q6+. LG Q8 is the latest device lineup in the Q-series with more features.

The Q8 features a 5.2 inches corning Gorilla glass 4 display with multi-touch feature, 4G LTE enabled, fingerprint sensor, water and dust resistant. It also features a Dual rear cameras 13/8MP with dual LED and a single 5MP front facing camera.

The Q8 came running on Android 7.0 Nougat which is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset. Have a look at the full specs sheet below.

LG Q8 FULL SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE

Technology

  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands LTE
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes


LAUNCH

  • Announced 2017, July
  • Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, August


BODY

  • Dimensions 149 x 71.9 x 8 mm (5.87 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight 146 g (5.15 oz)
  • SIM Nano-SIM
  • - IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • - Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes


DISPLAY

  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 5.2 inches (~69.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~564 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • - Secondary display, 160 x 1040 pixels


PLATFORM

  • OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • CPU Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU Adreno 530


MEMORY

  • Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM


CAMERA

  • Primary Dual 13 MP (28mm, f/1.8) + 8 MP (10mm, f/2.4), laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash
  • Features 1/2.6" sensor size @ 28mm, 1/4" sensor size @ 10mm, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, 24-bit/48kHz stereo sound rec.
  • Secondary 5 MP, f/1.9, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p


SOUND

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • - 32-bit/192kHz audio
  • - 24-bit/192kHz audio recording
  • - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC Yes
  • Infrared port Yes
  • Radio FM radio, RDS
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


FEATURES

  • Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • - MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265/WMV player
  • - MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMA player
  • - Photo/video editor
  • - Document editor


BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Colors Titan
  • PRICE       About €599 in Europe/ $ 699 in USA.

List of Android Smartphones that will get Android O via OTA

We've been expecting Android O since the beginning of this year when it was newly announced; and now, here are the confirmed Android smartphones that will be getting the new Android version via OTA (Over-The-Air).

As it's always the case, not all Android phones will get the update, but future smartphones like Infinix, Tecno and the rest of them may start coming with this new Android OS. For now, i have gathered the confirmed Android phones that will be getting the update via OTA.

Ofcourse, Android O (Oreo) has lots of features that it's coming with. New system UI, system enhancement and more of it. You shouldn't waste a second to update to this new Android version (which is expected to be released mid August this year 2017) if your phone was listed below.

Pixel owners is said to be the first to receive the update.

What Android Phones will be Getting Android O Update?

Well, according to speculations, here are the devices that will be getting Android 0 update via OTA.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL — Being Google's own devices, the two Pixels are ought to begin receiving Android O as soon as it's officially out.
Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X — Google's former flagship phones will likely begin receiving Android O after the Pixels, but should be running it well before the year ends.

Samsung
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: No Info yet, but will like receive Android O OTA update in February 2018

Galaxy Note 8: May like come with Android O out of the box… worst scenarios, Jan – Feb 18.

Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge: Between March to April 2018

Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+: Spring time of 2018

Nokia
HMD promised that Nokia 3, 5 & 6 will be getting Android O but there are not projected time for it.

LG
LG V30, LG G6, LG V20 and LG G5: hearsay suggested that this versions of LG may likely get Android O early 2018.

We hope to see future phones running on Android O OS. Meanwhile, was your phone listed above?

Jul 19, 2017

ZTE Grand X View 2 Specifications and Price in Canada

ZTE has launched yet another smartphone exclusively for the Canadians. Let's say hi to ZTE Grand X View 2. It's a tablet with 8.0 inches screen display with support for Multi-touches, features 4G LTE network, runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset.

Checkout below for the full specifications and price of ZTE Grand X View 2.

ZTE Grand X View 2 Specifications and Price

Technology

  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900
  • 4G bands LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 25(1900)
  • Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes


LAUNCH

  • Announced 2017, July
  • Status Available. Released 2017, July
  • BODY
  • Dimensions 215 x 125 x 9.4 mm (8.46 x 4.92 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight 330 g (11.64 oz)
  • SIM Yes


DISPLAY

  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 8.0 inches (~69.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (~189 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes


PLATFORM

  • OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
  • CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-7
  • GPU Adreno 304


MEMORY

  • Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM


CAMERA

  • Primary 5 MP
  • Features Geo-tagging
  • Video 720p@30fps
  • Secondary 2 MP


SOUND

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes


CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS
  • Radio No
  • USB microUSB 2.0


FEATURES

  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • - MP3/WAV//eAAC+ player
  • - MP4/H.264 player
  • - Document viewer
  • - Photo viewer/editor


BATTERY

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4620 mAh battery


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Colors Black
  • Price About 180 USD / CAD 226 in Canada.

Vivo Y53 - Phone Specifications and Price

Vivo has launched yet another budget smartphone called Vivo Y53. It's the latest budget phone from the company. It spots a 5.0 inches screen display, 4G LTE enabled, packs 2GB RAM + 16GB inbuilt memory, came running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 which is powered by Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 chipset.

Checkout the full specifications as well as the price of Vivo Y53 below.




Vivo Y53 Specifications and Price

Technology

  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes


Launch

  • Announced 2017, March
  • Status Available. Released 2017, March


Design

  • Dimensions 144.2 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm (5.68 x 2.81 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight 137 g (4.83 oz)
  • SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display

  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 5.0 inches (~66.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 540 x 960 pixels (~220 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • - Funtouch OS 3.0


Os

  • OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


Hardware

  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 306


Memory

  • Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM


Camera

  • Primary 8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2


Multimedia

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes


Connectivity

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Radio FM radio
  • USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


Features

  • Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • - MP4/H.264 player
  • - MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
  • - Photo/video editor
  • - Document viewer


Battery

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery


Miscellaneous

  • Colors: Crown Gold, Matte Black


Price

  • About 130 EUR in UK / N50,000 Naira in Nigeria / INR 9,649 in India / CNY 1,015 in China / KES 15,589 in Kenya. 

Jul 18, 2017

9Mobile Unveils Its New Logo, Website and More

Etisalat has been rebranded as 9Mobile few days ago. And now, the company has officially showed the public its official logo for 9Mobile few hours agoThis came after days of speculations by relevant stakeholders as to what comes next regarding Etisalat Group’s withdrawal of the right to the continued use of the Etisalat brand in Nigeria by Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS).

Before now, the Etisalat we know ran into huge debts that caused the whole company; having failed to pay up over N541 billion debts owed to consortium of banks that include Access Bank PLC, Zenith Bank, GTBank, FirstBank and other foreign banks.

The intervention of Nigerian financial and telecoms regulatory authorities had helped to prevent a major stricture that could have erased jobs and the integrity of the two sectors.

Both the Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said they are still studying the situation. The NCC has assured that there would be no negative impact on subscribers and on jobs, which was a great news to everyone on the network.

The telecoms firm retained the ‘9janess’ by invariably deciding on ‘9’ in 9Mobile. On the choice of “9”, 9mobile explained thus as gathered by Brand Spur Nigeria.

According to 9Mobile;

  • 9 is significant with nature, the start of life, time of birth. from our entry into the market 9 years ago to our evolution 9 years after, we are still 0809ja.
  • we are here for you, rebranded for you because it is all about you.
  • 9 stands for speed, quality, excellence. if you’re looking to the future, you find it with 9.
  • 9 gets you talking more, doing more, achieving more & living more. 

You can visit their new website to checkout how it looks >> http://9mobile.com.ng/

The website looks exactly like the former etisalat's website, but pictures has been redesigned with 9mobile's new logos.

Jul 17, 2017

Airtel Silently Launched Unlimited Data Packages - See Code and Price

I have updated this post with the data allocated to each packages - they are not unlimited as Airtel claimed. Kindly read on. 

Few days ago, Airtel released a teaser video telling us that Unlimited data plans is coming. Since then, alot of us has been anticipating the official launch of the data. And now, the telco has silently launched the unlimited data, but the price will shock you.

When it comes to unlimited data, to me it means, browse, download and stream without thinking about data (download till mama call lol). For now, i can't say if really these data plans are capped. Until then, let's continue.

Airtel silently launched these data plans without a single word from them. Moreover, the Unlimited package comes in 3 different packages, meaning you can choose anyone that best suite you.

Airtel Unlimited Data Packages

You can alternatively dial *141# and follow the on-screen prompts or dial the below codes;

>> N10,000 Unlimited Packages/ Validity is 30days
>> N15,000 Unlimited Packages/ Validity is 30days
>> N20,000 Unlimited Packages/ Validity is 30days

How Can I Activate it?
For N10,000 Unlimited packages, dial *471#
For N15,000 Unlimited package, dial *463#
For N20,000 unlimited package, dial *351#

Are These Packages Really Unlimited?

I knew these packages were never unlimited, because they can't just have different prices for the same validity period.

I called Airtel customer care and they said the N10,000 package is capped 100GB, N15,000 package is capped 125GB and the N20,000 package is capped 160GB.

Now that we have known the data allocated to these three packages, i think it's not that bad to go for N10k for 100GB.

Though, fair usage policy will be attached to these plans. I wasn't expecting these plans from them. I actually wanted to see lower prices for 3days and 1week plans too. Be that as it may, what do you think?