Kwese Satellite TV Officially Launched, Things You Need To Know

Just weeks after the launched of TStv, Zimbabwean owned Pay Per View Television call Kwese officially launched its service in Africans most populous nation. This new satellite TV is coming at a time when TStv is introducing a new way DTH television service is being offered to customers. Kwese who is looking to challenge the like of Gotv, DStv, Startimes and TStv comes with exciting premium entertainment channels, international and African series and movies, award-winning children’s entertainment channels and some sports channels.

Kwese TV

As we all know, this TV service is new and in this post I will be highlighting some few things you should new about Kwese TV. 

Kwese offers customers over 65 channels to choose from. Some of the channel being offered include CNN International, DreamWorks, DTX, ESPN, VICELAND, Diddy’s REVOLT TV, TV, TVC News and NTA.

Although the TV service may be Pay Per View, Kwese offer customers free-to-air channels such as Africa News, Flow TV, NTA, Islam TV and Kwesé Free Sports when you run at of subscription. 

Kwese which hope to win the heart of Nigerians through sport, offers a wide range of sport channels. These includes Kwesé Sports 1, Kwesé Sports 2 and Kwesé Free Sports which will be update views with NBA and international boxing action, IAAF World Championships and the National Football League.

Just like TStv, Kwese TV also offers customers a ‘pay-as-you-watch’ subscription packages. This offer include a 3 days package for N990, and a 7 days package for N1,850 and finally 1 month package for N6,275.

Getting the a Kwese’s satellite dish and decoder costs about N10,960 with free installation and also you get a free subscription to Kwesé TV’s full entertainment and sports bouquet for the first 30 days.

Homtom S9 Plus World’s 1st 5.99″ Tri-Bezeless Full-Display

Homtom is set to release the Homtom S9 Plus, a new “Full-Display” device with a “5.99-inch screen. Powered by a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz SoC, features a 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with a 720×1440 resolution and a battery capacity of 4050mAh.

While the device comes in 5.99-inch large screen its Incell display is tri-bezeless making it capable for an outstanding viewing experience. it features an ARM Mali T860 [email protected] GPU.

Homtom S9 Plus

Homtom S9 Plus comes with 16/5 mega-pixel rear cameras and  a 13 mega-pixel front facing shooter. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, it will be supporting dual sim functionality. 

Homtom S9 Plus Full Specifications
  • Display: 5.99-inch / 720×1440 HD+ resolution, IPS display, Incell display
  • Aspect ratio: 18:9 Full Display
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core
  • GPU: ARM Mali T860 [email protected]
  • Storage: 4GB RAM+64GB ROM Memory; 128GB Expandable Memory
  • Rear Camera: 16MP/5MP Dual rear camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP front camera
  • Battery: 4050mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery
  • System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Unlock: Front Fingerprint ID
  • Shooting Modes: Beauty effect, Panoramic shooting, Bokeh, HDR, Auto-focus
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Card Type: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Others: OTG, Bluetooth, Split-screen mode

Sony Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium Phone Specifications And Features

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is Sony Mobile new flagship device. The smartphone will be the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC.  Expected to arrive in February at the MWC 2017. 

The 5.5-inch 4K HDR display smartphone was introduced in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black colours. The company is introducing the Opulent Red color variant named ‘Rosso’ which according to Sony, stated that;
The rich, vibrant red is the perfect match for the sophisticated technology it encapsulates. It will set you apart from the crowd and make your smartphone be the centre of attention, both with its looks and its innovative features.
The smartphone comes 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera with 1/ 2.3″ Exmor RS memory stacked sensor, 960 fps super slow motion videos, Predictive Capture, Anti-distortion shutter, Triple image sensing technology and 5-axis image stabilization for shake-free videos, same as the Xperia XZs. See Specifications below.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specifications
  • 5.5-inch (3840 x 2160 pixels) 4K HDR TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality, sRGB 138% and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD card
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Dual SIM (Optional)
  • Water Resistant (IP65/IP68)
  • 19MP rear camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilizatio, 4K video recording, 960fps slow-motion video
  • 13MP front-facing camera with 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording
  • DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm; Weight: 195 grams
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3230mAh Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Spotted With Full-Screen Display On TENAA

After the released of Redmi Note 5A back in August this year, Xiaomi is set to launched another device code-name MET7. The new device expected to be Redmi Note 5 was listed on TENAA. From the listing, the smartphone shows a full-screen 18:9 display, unibody metal design, camera bump and a fingerprint sensor on the back. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Although, the listing doesn't not reveal any specifications about the device, but from rumour gathered, the Redmi Note 5 may likely come with a 5.5-inch FHD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display. It could be running on Android v7.0 Nougat powered by Snapdragon 630 processor.

Earlier specs revealed online shows the Redmi Note 5 rocking a 3GB or 4GB of RAM, packed with a 4000mAh battery power. For the cameras, the Redmi Note 5 may just feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and 16-megapixel front facing shooter. 

From the listing, Redmi Note 5 was seen in Champagne Gold and Black colours but we may like see other colours too. It will be unveiled in mid-November. 

Gionee F205 Phone Specifications, Features And Price In India & Nigeria

Gionee may soon be unveiling its latest smartphone codename the F205 as reviewed by a GFXBench spotting. The new device which was spotted at the GFXBench shows that Gionee F205 is pack with a 5-inch multi-touch display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor with IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU.

Gionee F205

Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with Amigo UI on top, Gionee F205 comes with a 5MP front facing camera and an 8MP shooter at the back side. It features a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space, packed with a Li-Po 2300 mAh battery capacity. 

For connectivity and sensors, the device comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, accelerometer, barometer, compass, Proximity sensor and Light sensors. 

Gionee F205 Specifications and Features

SIM Card Dual SIM
2G Yes, GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850
3G Yes, HSDPA 2100  / 900 / 850
4G Yes, LTE band 2100 / 1900 / 2300

Internal 16 GB
External Up to 64 GB, microSD

Display Size 5 Inch
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
RESOLUTION 1440 x 720 pixels
Multitouch Yes

CPU Quad-core 1.50 GHz
OS Android v7.1.1 Nougat
CHIPSET MediaTek MT6739
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Hot-Spot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, V4.0
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Secondary 5 MP
Camera Flash Yes, LED flash
Video Recording Yes, 1080P
Camera Features Autofocus,Geo-tagging,Touch focus, Face detection

Loudspeaker Yes
Video 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, H.264, H.263
Jack Size 3.5mm

Battery Model Li-Po 2300 mAh battery

Nigeria N44,000
India R.s 7,999

Vivo Y66i Phone Specifications, Features And Price In Nigeria, India

Vivo is introducing the Vivo Y66i with a 3GB RM and a 32GB internal storage memory. It features a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The new device is coming with a body dimension of 153.56 x 75.79 x 7.49 mm and weighs 157g. Although not officially released, the 1.4GHz quad-core processor powered device may just be running on Snapdragon 425 chipset.

Vivo Y66i

It is packed with a 5MP front facing camera for selfies and 13MP primary snapper at the back with LED Flash, Auto Focus and 1080p video recording support. The device comes with a 2930 mAh battery and support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3.5mm Audio Jack. Vivo Y66i will come in Rose Gold color. See complete specification and features below.

Vivo Y66i Phone Specifications And Features

SIM Card Dual SIM
2G Yes, GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850
3G Yes, HSDPA 2100 / 900 / 850
4G Yes, LTE band 2100 / 1900 / 2300

Internal 32 GB
External Up to 128 GB, microSD

Display Size 5.5 Inch
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
RESOLUTION 720 x 1280 pixels , (~294 ppi )
Multitouch Yes

CPU Quad Core 1.4 GHz
OS Android v7.1 Nougat

Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Hot-Spot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, V4.0
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Secondary 5 MP
Camera Flash Yes, LED flash
Video Recording Yes, 1080P
Camera Features Autofocus,Geo-tagging,Touch focus, Face detection

Weight 157 g
Dimensions 153.56 x 75.79 x 7.49 mm

Loudspeaker Yes
Video 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, H.264, H.263
Jack Size 3.5mm

Battery Model 2930 mAh battery

India R.s 7,999
USA $123
Nigeria N44,000

HP Launches ZBook x2 The World’s First Detachable PC Workstation

HP has officially launched the world’s first detachable PC workstation called the ZBook x2. The device was design to solve mobility problems, making it flexible for users to carry on the go. ZBook x2 comes with a detachable keyboard and a chunky 14-inch display which can be use as a tablet. It was designed specially for creative professional use.

HP ZBook x2

HP ZBook x2 Key Specs
  • Display: 14.00-inch
  • Processor: 4.2GHz quad-core
  • Resolution: 2160x3840 pixels
  • RAM: 32GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Storage: 2TB
  • Rear Camera: 8-megapixel

ZBook x2 sports a 14-inches display screen with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels. The device which weighs 2.2Kg and 15mm thick, comes with a 32GB of RAM and 2TB HP Z Turbo Drive storage SSD. It is powered by the Intel Kaby Lake-R line 8th generation quad-core i7 processor clocked at 4.2GHz. ZBook x2 comes with a Wacom EMR pen which includes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

For the connectivity, ZBook x2 comes with a smart card reader, an SD card reader, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt support and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2. it has a 720p webcam and backlit keyboard, and when detached, it weighs 1.7kg. The device was built with durability in mind as it can withstand rains, dust and extreme temperatures.

ZBook x2 comes with a 10 hours battery life and a fast charging feature. Due to be available in December, the HP ZBook Z2 is coming at a price tag of $1,749 

Nokia 7 Officially Launched With 5.2-Inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 630, 6GB RAM

HMD Global earlier today in China officially announced the Nokia 7 smartphone. The new device boast of a premium design with mid-range specs. The Nokia 7 sports a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The device is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset and  runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat but can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Nokia 7

Nokia 7 features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is packed with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging. 

Nokia 7 Key Specifications
  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB LPPDDR4 RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, ZEISS optics, 1.12um sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 80-degree wide angle
  • 5MP front-facing camera, 1.12um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 84˚ wide-angle lens
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, dual microphones, Nokia OZO Audio
  • Dimensions: 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh built-in battery with fast charging (9V/2A)
Design And Display
The Nokia 7 comes with a body dimension of 141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm. It is the company's first smartphone that features a glass and aluminum combination chassis. The 5.2-inch IPS LCD display device which support full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, comes protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. The device comes in Gloss Black and Matte White colours.

Performance And Cameras

The Nokia 7 comes in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants with both being powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset. It features a storage capacity of 64GB and this can be expanded via microSD card. The device comes packed with a 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat but can be upgraded to Android Oreo.

For the cameras, Nokia 7 comes with a 16 mega-pixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfie lovers. The 5-megapixel snapper offers an 84-degree field of view.

Other Features
Packed with a 3,000mAh battery capacity, Nokia 7 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Cat. 6 LTE modem, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, v5.0 Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. The device is coming with a price tag of $377 for 4GB RAM and $407 for the 6GB RAM. See details above.

ZTE Launches Axon M Its First Dual Screen Foldable Smartphone

ZTE has launched the Axon M, the company's first dual screen foldable smartphone at an event in the US. The device designed with a metal frame and with a weight of 230g features a 5.2-inch displays, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels covered with Gorilla Glass 5. 

Axon M

Atom M is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset and its packs with a 4GB of RAM 64GB internal storage. This can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD card. The device features just one camera which can either be use as a front facing camera or the rear camera. It has a body dimension of 150.9 x 71.6 x 12.2 mm and boast of a battery capacity of 3180 mAh. See complete specifications and features below.

ZTE Axon M Full Phone Specifications and Features

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900
4G bands LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100)

Dimensions 150.9 x 71.6 x 12.2 mm (5.94 x 2.82 x 0.48 in)
Weight 230 g (8.11 oz)

Type Dual IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 73.8 cm2 (~68.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~426 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Primary 20 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Secondary No

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  - Dolby Atmos
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio To be confirmed
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery

Google Chrome Gets Antivirus Feature

In a bid to improve security on its web browser, Google has introduced a new security feature by adding antivirus to its window version. The new feature is aimed at preventing malicious tools and browser extensions changing your default settings. This will help to alert user in case of any suspicious behavior.

Firstly Google Chrome will detect if your browser settings have been changed without your consent . If it has been change, Chrome will offer to revert to the way things were before. As we all know, there are some installers that change homepage or default search engine. With this feature, Chrome will detect this and ask you to revert back to the original settings when next time you open the browser.

Google has worked with ESET to introduce Cleanup desktop like feature that will allow users to remove any suspicious or harmful program from your PC by alert you to uninstall these programs. 

These new features will make Chrome for Windows users safer and also offer users with cleaner browsing experience. The feature will help detects unwanted software that might be bundled with downloads, and provides help with removing it.