Infinix gave us HOT S we are thrilled ,then they gave us the S2 with the first wide angle selfie camera called wefie which proved to us that budget smartphones could not only look good, but also have good specifications and take good photos too.

Infinix Ghana is about to launch their first device in 2018 and the device to lead the entry is the heir to the well loved S2 which has paid it dues and now has to give way for a new heir which is the S3 ( HOT S3 ).  The S3 is going to be the first INFINIX device to have the now popular 18:9 aspect ratio with a Full HD resolution.

The display is 5.65 inches and maintains the 2.5D curved screen that has become sort of a signature design choice for Infinix smartphones. The phone boasts of a screen-to-body ratio of 81%.

The major change S3 is bringing is the processor; the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 coupled with Adreno 505 GPU and either 3GB  RAM and 32GB ROM respectively.

There is also another change in the camera setup ; there are no more dual front cameras and instead there is a single 20MP front camera with  dual LED flash and also  a single 13MP back camera (also with dual LED) which I hope takes even better photos than last year’s model. The S3 runs on Oreo out of the box and  that means the phone supports Project Treble which translates to significantly faster updates for your smartphone.

The S3 comes with a massive 4000mAh battery which promises incredible battery life, unlike its predecessors, this phone supports fast charging, so you’re sure you won’t wait long hours to have significant power in your smartphone.

 

From the above information gathered about the phone it promises to be a great and promising device ,The phone hasn’t launched in Ghana but the price should be around 700 -790 GHS.

 

Last year in a facebook post Infinix boss Benjaminn Jiang gave a hint of a snapdragon powered device from Infinix and true to his words there is going to be a snapdragon phone from infinix.Below is his facebook post.

 

Since Infinix was founded in 2012, the company have been releasing a lot of classic smartphones to meet users need and they are best known for building cutting-edge products and design transformation of mobile devices.

Leaks from GFX Bench, an Infinix device with the model code X573 and which is expected to be the Infinix Hot S3 will be making its way out later in the year with a Qualcomm chipset.

The Infinix Hot S3 X573 will run on android latest OS, android 8 Oreo and that it will come with 3GB RAM, a single rear camera with dual flash and also a single front facing camera with dual flash.

The phone will come with fingerprint scanner for security, it will be powered by 4000mAh battery capacity, 5.5 inch display screen and it is reported to also be an 18:9 ratio display device, with all these specs the device promises to be a great one.

LEAKED SPECIFICATIONS

  • Display size: 5.5-inch display screen
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Security: Rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Network: 2G, 3G and 4G networks
  • Camera: Single rear camera with dual flash and single frontal camera with dual flash
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery capacity
  • 18:9 Ratio Display

As you can read from above these are speculations and the specs are subject to change,so keep your fingers crossed we will post the final specs when the phone is launched or when  they are confirmed

Tecno Mobile has finally unveiled its first smartphone with an 18:9 ratio display in Ghana.The 18:9 ratio means it has very thin bezels.

The TECNO Camon CM comes with a crafted 2.5D Third-Generation Corning Glass display and a remarkably sleek design that makes the device sit comfortably when held, the new TECNO CAMON CM infinity display confronts the usual framework of smartphone design, allowing users to see and experience more than ever before.The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 5.7-inch display that takes up 83% of the phone’s front panel and it is much bigger than the screen of its much more recent predecessors (CAMON CX, CAMON CX air), enabling a much wider viewing and also a nice addition to the Tecno family.


The device comes imbedded with an 18:9 screen support single window 1:1 split-screen which can be operated with only one step – meaning you can do two things at a time on the screen.

also The TECNO Camon CM comes with a 13MP camera with amazingly bright ring flash (1 LED ring flash in the front and 4 LED ring flash in the back) is there to give users beautiful pictures and with the wider screen, users can capture more angles when used to take a selfie.

 

The TECNO Camon CM comes fully loaded with a huge 3000mAh battery, 2GB RAM+16GB ROM memory, 4GLTE and runs on 7.0 android OS which makes everything work smoothly and the is been sold for GHC 612.

We do not see that many smartphones within this price range with an 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels so Tecno can use this to stand out from competitors.The CAMON CM is availble in all Tecno Exclusive shops near you.

 

Some weeks ago, the rumour mill buzzed about TECNO launching a bezel-less phone and it looks like it’s going to come from the Camon line. With the assertions and leaked images coming from tipsters about TECNO’s first full screen smartphone, we should expect something special from them.

For some years now, TECNO has not disappointed in delivery, as they have consistently launched several top-of-the-line smartphones from the Phantom series to the Camon series and  the L series and as already reported, this new device is coming from the Camon brand and is rumoured to be called the TECNO CAMON CM- amazing right!

The African smartphone power house, is definitely not resting on its laurels as information coming from several sources indicates that they have something special cooking and this device will not only continue to boost the selfie love trend but will make people get more than they would normally get in taking their regular selfies.

The CAMON line of TECNO phones have been known to focus on cameras, and hopefully this new phone, when it becomes available, will give users really good cameras.

Interestingly, some very reliable industry analysts have been able to confirm the full meaning of the abbreviation “CM” as C-More which literally means to See More.

Looks like we would be seeing more of screen and photography from the above meaning but for now, I guess we should reserve our judgment and wait to see what happens in the next few days. But one thing is certain, as it has been in their recent style, TECNO will surely surprise its fans.

There is no confirmed date for which this rumoured handset would be unveiled in Ghana but it would definitely be in the month of January and would be flaunting a massive screen of between 5-6-inch Full Screen.

The latest TECNO in town is the PHANTOM 8  which was officially launched in Dubai and later on in Ghana, i finally got one review unit and here is my early impression after unboxing it.

Before we get into what is in the box here is a brief of the Phantom 8 specifications:

PHANTOM 8 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Android  7.0
  • 5.7 ” Full HD Screen
  • 2.6 GHz Octa Core Processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards.
  • 12 & 13 MP Dual Auto-Focus rear cameras with Tri flash
  • 20 MP front-facing camera with Flash
  • 3,500mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • USB Type C

IN THE BOX

The Tecno Phantom 8 comes in a very big box. Below is a list of things you get with the Phantom 8.

The Phone (Phantom 8)

USB Charging/data cable and wall adapter

Earphones

Transparent back cover

Back Cover protector

User Guide and Warranty Information

Phantom 8 box
Phantom 8 front view
phantom 8 back view
A 3.5mm headphone jack is nestled comfortably atop the Phantom 8
The speaker grilles and USB type C port are underneath the Phantom 8

While volume rockers are slightly above the power button on the left side.
A hybrid SIM card slot is on the right side of the Phantom 8
USB TYPE C cable
power brick
Earphones
silicone back case
Back protector

MY IMPRESSION

I have personally never had a good experience with a Tecno smartphone before, the only Tecno smartphone i ever used was the Tecno F7 which gave me nightmares but that was years ago and Tecno has grown over the years and done incredibly well with the phantom series.The Tecno Phantom 8 is a 5.7 inch display unit which is very much like most flagships in 2017,it’s diamond style design comes with a 3D Lighting, unibody metal edge and a 2.5 D Drip Screen-curved battery cover. It also possesses a 6 GB RAM plus 2.6 GHz CPU ultra-fast experience that supports 4G+ and download speed up to 300Mbps.
TECNO Mobile’s Phantom 8 comes with a front facing camera at 20 megapixels alongside a smart dual selfie flash with double front ring flash ensures taking photos even in a low light environment.

The edges on the phantom 8 are smooth and this makes it comfortable to carry it around. The back cover looks like metal but really is poly-carbonate;the advantage of having such a material used on the Phantom 8 is that it is light and the phone feels lighter than most other devices its size.The phone is a bit slippery so a free cover provided to improve grip and also a back cover protector that also protects the your phone from scratches.Since this is a dual camera phone, you get a better portrait mode that blurs the background as it focuses on the main subject. Tecno refers to this feature as “refocusing”,The Tecno Phantom 8 supports USB Type-c and it is located at the bottom of the phone next to the speaker grill and microphone. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack that is at the top. On the right hand side you get the volume and power button, the hybrid SIM and microSD card tray is on the right. This is a hybrid tray that means that you can only use one SIM and a MicroSD card or two SIM cards with no MicroSD card.The fingerprint sensor, which was available on the back of the Phantom 8 is very responsive and quick,the speakers are loud and balanced.The phantom 8 comes with HiOS 3.0.0 with runs on top of Android 7.0. It is a heavy skin with so many extra apps, some of them useful nonetheless. There a couple gestures to make day to day use a pleasure, including a swipe down to call the notification shade. Other features a left panel that populates you feed with news and most used apps for quick access.So far so good i have not experienced any glitch using the phone powered by a 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 processor (octa-core) paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space nothing could ever go wrong with it right ?
I  am already loving the speed with which apps are launched and running and will give a comprehensive review of it in few days.

 

 

After the global launch of the latest flagship from INFINIX in dubai,Infinix followed it, with  another successful launch in Ghana which was well attended by media personalities, influencers, phone dealers, bloggers and Infinix core fans.

The Infinix Zero 5 is the 5th generation phone in the zero line which was started 5 years ago.The flagship doesn’t come short either ,it comes with the latest features of premium smart phones  including Dual rear cameras, optical zoom, a whopping 6GB RAM, 16MP selfie camera and many other features which will make it a strong contender with other brands in the market.

zero 5

Speaking about the Flagship model , Global Head of Infinix, Benjamin Jiang, stated:

 “The Zero series at large has been our flagship product globally by virtue of its innovative features and validates our R&D prowess. It has witnessed brilliant performance in key global markets such as Africa. Our vision is to take smartphone photography to a level where it bridges the gap between amateur & professional. With its innovative design, incredible dual camera, 2x Optical zoom and overall performance, the Infinix Zero 5 bridges the narrowing gap between smartphone and tablet, and we believe our new device speaks to the middle Class consumer demand in the Dual-camera smartphone segment.

The Zero 5 smartphone is Infinix’s premium and technologically advanced product to date. The company will target a new generation of customers and firmly believes that the Zero 5’s innovative design and features – particularly the camera – will shock the industry and offer Best-in-Class products in the smartphone sector.

Using Android’s Nougat operating platform, the Zero 5 boasts an optical Zoom Dual camera and massive 16 MP front-facing cameras, rear fingerprint scanner and protective screen features. The Zero 5’s rear dual camera uses both a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and an f/2.0 aperture. There is also a special Portrait Master Mode that uses an RGBW sensor and multi-frame noise reduction technology to assist users in capturing the perfect hero shot. The Selfie Camera is equipped with 16 MP four-in-one camera with an LED flash to boot. The Selfie camera is superior to all others, the Selfie camera is capable of making everyone a Selfie king and Queen.”

The infinix seems to have found a balance in the zero 5 by merging features with processing power ,great picture and battery life.

Zero 5 specs:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 2.6GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P25 Processor
  • Dual rear camera with 12MP wide angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, and a f/2.0 aperture
  • Front camera 16MP four-in-one camera with a LED flash
  • 6GB RAM
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Protective screen features
  • 5.98-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 64GB internal storage with microSD (up to 128GB extra)
  • Octa-core MediaTek
  • 4350 mAh battery

To enhance photography skills, technology giant, Infinix Mobility, at the unveiling of its flagship model for 2017, ‘Infinix Zero 5’ created a shooting award campaign for end users of the new device to capture their best shot on Zero 5. All Infinix Zero 5 customers stand a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Shanghai to capture the beautiful city courtesy of Infinix. Zero 5 users can take their best shots on Zero 5 and upload online to www.infinixmobility.com/staytrueshootingaward to enter the competition. Only One winner will emerge and visit the beautiful city of Shanghai in February 2018.

Country Manager  gave a brief history of the company during the launch in Ghana

Huoyang Ming Country Manager For Infinix Ghana

There were other speeches giving by the media and also business partners

Emmanuel of modernghana

 

A rep from Franko trading
Lawrence Akpakpo PRO of Infinix Ghana talking to the press
Patricia Head of Training Infinix Ghana giving a brief about the zero 5

There was also a lucky dip with winners taking home gifts from Infinix

The New Infinix Zero 5 will be available at Infinix authorized partner stores nationwide from the 2nd week in December 2017.  The starting price is around GHC1355

Here Are Pictures from the Colorful event.

ABOUT INFINIX

Infinix is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings designed for young generations who desire to live a smart lifestyle. Founded in 2012, Infinix is committed to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a merging of fashion + technology. Through daily interactions these intuitive products become part of a lifestyle that represents trend-setting and intelligent experiences for young people around the world. Infinix currently promotes four product lines: ZERO, NOTE, S, and HOT in a global market place reaching countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. With the brand spirit of challenging the norms, Infinix smart devices are designed specifically for young people who want to stand out, reach out and in sync with the world.

Nairobi: 5rd October 2017 – Kenya’s Charles Mutua and Morocco’s Hamza Jebbour floored over 15,400 entrants globally to win the Cisco Networking Academy’s NetRiders competition. Effectively, the two will travel to Cisco headquarters in San Jose, for a Study Trip, in January 2018.

 

Africa entered 19 competitors in the third round of the competition.  Morocco’s Jebbour  emerged top student, followed closely by Kenya’s Mutua.

 

Mutua is in his final year at the Kenyatta University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is also a Cisco Networking Academy student focusing on CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security certifications. Kenyatta University is one of several African universities who’ve successfully integrated NetAcad courseware within their degree qualifications, to prepare their students for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Mutua

 

“My teachers at school always said I have an eye for solving problems in Mathematics and Physics and with the world today achieving scientific and technological advancements, this is a success story and I’ve always wanted to be part of such a success. Winning the competition has given me confidence that I can succeed in the field of Networking,” says Mutua on his NetRiders accolade.

 

Jebbour is a 23-year-old IT Technician from Tetouan, Morocco who trained with the OFPPT Maroc- Network Engineering specializing in Switching, Routing, Cloud, System Administration and Security.  This is the 3rd consecutive year where the NetRiders competition was won by an OFPPT students. OFPPT has strategically partnered with Cisco to successfully integrate NetAcad courseware into vocational training across Morocco.

 

Hamza Jebboure

“The IT world is everything for me, every day I want to learn new technologies and new features. My goal is to master Networking and System Administration area,” says Jebbour who went on to become number one in the competition.

 

Cisco’s CSR flagship programme

 

Every year, Cisco opens up its resources for young students and professionals to enter the much acclaimed Cisco NetRiders competition. The competition is part of Cisco’s CSR flagship programme, the Networking Academy (NetAcad) – launched in 1998, a global Cisco programme that offers IT skills and career building courses for learning institutions and individuals.

 

To date, over 9500 NetAcademies have been created in more than 170 countries, with more than six million students trained.

 

The top 5 winners will receive a choice between a CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Security certification voucher. Those who ranked 6th – 19th will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The top 25 receive a Certification in CCENT and IT Essentials, which gives them a foot into the door of their chosen careers.

 

“There is nothing more satisfying as reflecting on the impact we have made in the past twenty years of the Cisco Networking Academy. The NetRiders competition is only but one of these impact stories where Hamza, Charles and other winners and participants will now be able to empower their country’s digital transformation efforts and will also be able to realize their own dreams,” says Alfie Hamid, Regional CSR Manager for Africa at Cisco.

 

Cisco has spent over US$177 million supporting Africa’s ICT education and Tech socio-economic impact sectors by partnering with Government, industry partners, educational institutions and NGOs.

Cyber risk is on all-time high, and features among the top issues in many organizations and businesses in a world where cloud computing, social media, big data as well as Internet of Things (IoT), among other IT developments are taking root. It is a serious issue and ranks 5th according to the Aon Global Risk Management Survey. Ideally, businesses are aware of this concern, which is why the cyber insurance market continues to expand.

Earlier today, Aon Kenya, one of the top insurance companies, launched Cyber Enterprise Solutions to help businesses thwart cyber attack incidences that are potentially catastrophic in terms of data loss and corporate espionage, to mention a few.

“Data is an organization’s most valuable asset but it’s also most vulnerable asset. However, as businesses and companies grow, so do their exposure to cyber risk. This simply means that that as the value of a business grows, it raises its profile among hackers,” said Aon Kenya Chief Executive Officer Sammy Muthui.

According to Allan Lwala, a cyber security consultant and Dr. Bright G. Mawudor who presented informative talks during the event, cyber-attacks have evolved to bypass traditional defenses as clever malware can penetrate firewalls, IPS, anti-spam gateways or antivirus software. This is a headache to businesses, and some of them have failed to contain them due to lack visibility or limited experience/intelligence, as well as rising cyber management costs. In the same line of thought, it has been determined that some businesses overspend on security tools, which, ironically, offer a conduit for intruders to infiltrate systems.

To put this into perspective, up to 63 percent of companies that have been compromised before were informed of the breach from third parties such as security consultants or clients. Surprisingly, 100 percent of victims have up to date signatures that unfortunately cannot detect new malware or attacks as they compare threats based on what they have. By extension, this concern is heightened by new threat landscape that incorporates coordinated persistent threat actors, multi-vector and multi-staged attacks with polymorphic malware.

Indeed, this may sound as a lost cause but when you look at it keenly, most of these cases can be tackled when everyone understands his or her role and manages it competently. For this case, Aon has a solution called FireEye, which does not rely on known signatures to counter cyber-attacks.

As mentioned, FireEye is not signature-based and is embedded in a business’s network and intelligently dupes an intruder that their intended attack is successful. To put it differently, FireEye mirrors a network within a box inside your traffic, and the malware works as it is programmed to. On the other hand, FireEye outputs forensics about the attack to whoever is in charge of cybersecurity management. Such forensics include its point of origin, and can communicate with the channel being used by the attacker, be it Tor or some fancy deep web tool(s). Also, FireEye is capable of pinpointing any changes made by the intruder. The working principle behind it is that FireEye analyses incoming traffic using a technology called multi-vector execution engine to ascertain its purpose, which could be an exploit, port scans or data infiltration in your network, and so forth. Moreover, it correlates attacks within the virtue machine to determine what the malware could do were it delivered though another system. By doing so, FireEye sweeps the network to see if the same vulnerability has been used before or is active, and patches it.

It is also important to note that FireEye updates traditional defenses based on its intelligent operations. Since it collects information about attacks using more than 8 million sensors across the globe, it updates Aon’s FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) Cloud. By the way, detection happens in real-time, where malware is blocked, but runs inside the virtual machine as explained above. Then, it gives forensics in 10 minutes or so. To crown it all, no one has been able to bypass FireEye since it was launched in 2004, and it is the tool that detected the famous WannaCry malware that hit millions of PCs across the world.

Identifying effective threat intelligence is an uphill task, and businesses must learn to understand the effectiveness of prompt and feasible security tools and how to manage them for a timely response.

source:techweez

Huawei is becoming center of attention for majority android users in Ghana because of its affordability and reliability ,Today i introduce you to the Huawei Y3 2017,it is the third phone in the Y series for this year .The Y3 2017 comes in two variants: the Y3 2017 and the Y3 2017 LTE.

The Y3 2017 runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) while the camera  has 8MP lens for its back camera while the front one has 2MP lens with the screen size of 5.0 inches. It supports the resolutions of 854 x 480 pixels while the processor is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor ,it also has 8GB of internal storage ,1GB RAM and a non removable battery of 2200 mAh.

Huawei Y3 (2017) Specifications

  • MediaTek MT6737M or MT6580M quad-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T720MP2 or ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 854 x 480 resolution
  • 8GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, with AF, LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM – 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2200mAh battery, removable
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1 Mini)

The Huawei Y3 2017 LTE is selling for GHS 460 and comes with 800MB worth of Data from MTN for 6 months and the Huawei Y3 2017 is selling for GHS 390 and comes with 600MB worth of data from MTN for 6 months.

Looking for a phone to buy and you confused ? try any of the new Huawei 2017 series and you will not be disappointed.

 

Huawei is keen on introducing more mid-range phones this year and the Y7 Prime is one of those examples.

The Huawei Y7 Prime has a sleek metal unibody with no home button in the front, and on screen navigation buttons. The fingerprint scanner sits at the back right below the camera sensor.The Huawei Y7 Prime is a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1290 pixels ,powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Huawei Y7 Prime comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash support. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies with f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint scanner is claimed to have the accuracy of 0.3 seconds.


The Huawei Y7 Prime runs Android 7.0 +EMUI 5.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery.The Huawei Y 7 Prime is available in these colors Grey,Silver and Streamer gold.

HUAWEI Y 7 PRIME SPECIFICATIONS

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics unit
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution, 2.5D curved glass
  • 32GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat, with EMUI 5.1
  • PRICE : GHC 950

The Huawei Y 7 prime is going for a cool GHC 950 with 1GB worth of data from MTN for 6 Months.