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HUAWEI Mate X Wins GLOMO Award


The HUAWEI Mate X foldable 5G smartphone has won GSMA’s prestigious “Best Connected Mobile Device of Mobile World Congress 2019” award with its Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, leading 5G communication capability, innovative human-smartphone interaction and HUAWEI SuperCharge during Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019.

Android 9.0 Pie Update Coming to Razer Phone 2


WHO: Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, and its flagship gaming phone, the Razer Phone 2.

WHAT: A major software update to the Razer Phone 2 to Android 9.0 Pie, which provides operating system enhancements including gesture-based navigation with Google Assistant, interactive app functionality and search, battery life optimization, privacy features including background app controls, access to digital well-being, video recording in 4k at 60fps.

Huawei Launches HUAWEI Mate X


At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone, HUAWEI Mate X, redefining smartphone design with a foldable form factor. Reflecting the innovative DNA of the HUAWEI Mate Series, the HUAWEI Mate X features the Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge, 7nm multi-mode modem chipset Balong 5000, a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge and the brand new Interstellar Blue finish. When folded, the device is a huge display smartphone with a 6.6-inch screen, and when opened, it turns into a slim tablet with an 8-inch screen. The new multi-form factor revolutionises both productivity and entertainment experiences on a mobile device.

Samsung Raises the Bar with Galaxy S10


Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With four unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market, so consumers can do more of what they love. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: ground-breaking innovations in display, camera and performance.

Huawei P30 Incoming March 26th


A year after the release of the quite successful P20, Huawei is heading back to the place of previous success with their new flagship. March 26 the world will see the P30 in all it’s glory!

Samsung’s New Foldable Phone Apparently “Breaks” When Fully Folded


Following shortly on the heels of my last article, there’s more news on the Samsung foldable cellphone front. In a small private showing, Samsung reportedly showed it’s new foldable phone to a select few individuals.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Releaving February 20th


By now we all know about the foldable cellphones that Samsung announced a few months ago. They’re promising a lot, but after some disappointing sales on a few of their latest models it seems like they’re not going to sit and wait around.

Huawei and Other Chinese Mobile Equipment Manufacturers Hit by International Bans from Japanese and Western Governments


Huawei and other Chinese mobile manufacturers are in trouble, with Japan’s three large mobile network providers, SoftBank Group, NTT Docomo and KDDI, having banned Chinese equipment from being used for their 5G networks due to security concerns. Huawei currently accounts for around 60% of the fiscal value of SoftBank’s mobile base stations as of 2017. The Japanese government has also blocked Huawei and others from public procurement. This follows the arrest of Huawei’s CFO and daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, 46 year old Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, USA on 1 December for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology to Iran. The arrest has may be the catalyst in US Chinese ties, and has driven stock prices down as well as sparked fear in small US phone companies, who fear they will be forced to uninstall existing Huawei infrastructure.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Video Review


I bought myself the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and these are my thoughts (video).

Telkom First Up to Offer Data Rollover


A few months ago the Independant Communications Authority of South Africa placed four new regulations to end-user and subscriber services in action. To refresh your memory, see the article I wrote about it here. As a TL:DR, companies were told that data rollover is not optional. This caused a bit of a ruckus and everybody except the providers were happy. Finally there’s some traction!

Cell C Black Friday Offering – 50 GB Data for R 500


Back in 2016, MTN had a black Friday special where they offered an additional 50 GB of data per month for 24 months across a range of contacts for as little as R 349 per month. That is now coming to an end, leaving many customers wondering where to go next.

ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Phone – Now Available in UK


At an exclusive event at the BelowZero Ice Bar in Mayfair, London, ASUS UK today announced details of the launch for the ROG Phone in the UK. Pre-Orders will begin on Friday 16th of November 2018 at 9am and the ROG Phone will begin shipping on 14th December 2018.

The ROG Phone will retail in the UK for £799 and will be available from the ASUS E-Shop. For a limited run from 16th of November, there will be £100 off the device when pre-ordering bringing the price down to £699.

Porsche Design and Huawei Reveal the New Huawei Mate 20 RS


Porsche Design and Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the new PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS Series smartphone today, the latest mobile luxury device created through the collaboration between Porsche Design and Huawei. As the fourth handset to join the exclusive line-up, PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS continues the tradition set by its predecessors, blending state-of the-art technology with uncompromising design. Inside, it has one of the world’s most powerful chipsets, the newest Kirin 980, supporting industry-leading performance and AI capabilities. The extreme performance is encased within an automotive inspired chassis, the back of which is accentuated with genuine leather for a premium hand feel. The all-new device represents the pinnacle in mobile luxury and mobile AI, expressed in a timeless functional design.

Huawei Launches Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro


Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced two new wearables: HUAWEI WATCH GT and HUAWEI Band 3 Pro. Launched alongside the flagship HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, the new wearables offer novel and sophisticated ways for consumers to track their activities and receive fitness coaching that is based on scientific research.

Featuring the classic wristwatch design, ultra-high battery life, low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is one of the most hotly anticipated wearables of the year. The new HUAWEI watch bears the GT name to call attention to its high performance and reliability—just as grand tourers, or high-performance automobiles, are trusted for their prowess.

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy A9


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy A9, a smartphone built for those who love to explore, capture the moment and share it as they see it. The pioneering Galaxy A9 debuts the world’s first rear quad camera and is packed with features designed to help you live each day to the fullest.

The Galaxy A9 is tailored for those who know what they want, and go after it. With Galaxy A9 you can capture dynamic and beautiful photos effortlessly. With four lenses, experience even more ways to unleash your creativity and capture, create and share stunning images.

Introducing the Nokia 7.1


HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 7.1 – the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.

The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with two phase detection and ZEISS Optics to ensure you never miss a moment.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB South African Pricing Revealed


Last week we revealed Apple’s iPhone Xs pricing, to which more than 90 % of people replied that they would not be considering the device. If you were one of them, one of the biggest rivals to the Apple is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is available in a 512 GB model.

If 512 GB isn’t enough storage, the Note 9 also supports a microSD card with capacities of up to 512 GB, giving you a potential 1 TB storage on your phone.

Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Latest Silicon Photonics Technology


Intel today announced details on the expansion of its portfolio of 100G silicon photonics transceivers beyond the data center and into the network edge. At the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome, Intel unveiled specifics on new silicon photonics products that are optimized to accelerate the movement of massive amounts of data being generated by new 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The latest 100G silicon photonics transceivers are optimized to meet the bandwidth requirements of next-generation communications infrastructure while withstanding harsh environmental conditions.

Widen Your World with the Galaxy A7


LONDON, UK – September 21, 2018 – Samsung Electronics co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy A7, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family. With a powerful rear triple camera, sleek design and must have everyday features, the innovative Galaxy A7 is the ultimate device for wherever life leads you.

“Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your everyday both convenient and extraordinary.”

Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy J6+ and J4+ Smartphones


LONDON, UK – September 21, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the newest members of the Galaxy J series, the Samsung Galaxy J6+ and J4+.

“The Galaxy J6+ and J4+ further draw on the fundamentals of the Galaxy portfolio’s heritage of innovation to bring incredible style and technology at a highly-competitive price point,” said Kate Beaumont, Director of Product, Services & Commercial Strategy, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland.

“Featuring a stunning design and display, enhanced camera experience and high-performance capabilities, both products enable users to get even more out of their Galaxy J smartphone for longer than ever before.”

motorola one Has You Ready for the Unexpected


The new motorola one has you connected, accessible, secured, and ready for all of life’s unexpected moments when you will want to rely on your smartphone.

With more battery power, unlimited storage space for images and videos and greater security, the newest smartphone in the Motorola family – motorola one – gives you the confidence to do what you want, when you want. It’s smart, it’s simple, it’s a smartphone experience personalised to you.

UAG Announces New Cases For Apple iPhone XS, XR and XS Max


Leading designers of rugged, lightweight mobile accessories, UAG, carefully designed their new iPhone Series with creators in mind. Developed alongside world renowned creators and innovators, UAG’s updated series are inspired by UAG ambassador and Water Photographer, Zak Noyle.

Huawei Announces EMUI 9.0


LONDON, UK – September 4, 2018 – At IFA 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced EMUI 9.0, the next major update to the Android-based operating system (OS) from Huawei.

As one of the first Android Pie-based custom systems, EMUI 9.0 offers a premium user experience that is underpinned by an intuitive interface and rich features. The EMUI 9.0 is currently on beta, which is now open for registration. Additional features will be launched together with the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 20 Series.