Huawei MatePad 10.4: Life without Google services

Huawei MatePad 10.4

Huawei has a good mid-range tablet on offer: the MatePad 10.4. The 10.4-inch Android tablet did a good job during our review and we were particularly impressed by its good price-to-performance ratio and connectivity. The MatePad 10.4 lacks access to Google services, however. Find out whether we can still recommend this tablet in our review highlights. Huawei’s newest tablet addition is called MatePad 10.4 and is marketed as an all-rounder. The MatePad 10.4 is available for a good price and competes with some impressive devices such as the Lenovo Yoga…

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Itel targets Nigerian market with S16 Smartphones series

itel S16 smartphone

Itel Mobile Nigeria, makers of the itel phones, has launched the itel S16 smartphone series in Nigeria. The launch, which was hosted by Nigerian actress, Mrs Annie Idibia, also saw the company unveiling other electronic products including the itel television, itel power bank, itel AWS Earbuds and the itel extension cord. Speaking at the launch, Oke Umhurhohwo, Itel’s marketing manager, reiterated the company’s commitment to providing classy yet budget-friendly devices to its customers in Africa. “For the past 12 years, the itel brand has positioned itself as a brand of…

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Global Smartphone Sales Declined 20% in 2020 Q2


Samsung, Huawei in virtual tie as world’s favourite The global mobile smartphone market continued to react to the impacts of Coronavirus on the economy as the market suffered 20 per cent decline in the second quarter of 2020. Latest data form Gartner Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company, indicated that during the period under review, worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totaled 295 million units. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Samsung experienced the largest decline in sales while Apple’s smartphone sales were nearly flat year-over-year. Although,…

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Q2: Lockdown Takes Tolls On S/Africa, Nigeria As Africa’s Phone Market Dips 6%


Transsion brands claims 45.2% market share Samsumg shares 19%; Huawei 8.8% Smartphones: IDC predicts 4.2% growth in Q3; 4.4% in 2021 ___________________ Africa’s overall mobile phone market saw shipments decline 6 per cent quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q2 2020, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The IDC said in its newly released Global Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that Africa’s smartphone market remained flat in Q2 2020, experiencing just 0.1 per cent growth QoQ, while the region’s feature phone shipments declined 10.6 per cent.…

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Huawei bows to US pressure, to stop making Kirin flagship chipsets

Huawei bows to US pressure, to stop making flagship chipsets

Huawei Technologies Co will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, local media reported on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset. With U.S.-China relations at their worst in decades, Washington is pressing governments around to…

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I bet you’d crave for this. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ specs leaked!

Leaked specs of Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+

Half a year after launching the Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Samsung is preparing a new batch of flagship tablets, which will likely be unveiled at the August 5th Unpacked event alongside the Note20 duo. There’s a good reason to share the event as the new Tab S slates will feature enhanced S Pen support with the same upgrades as the Note phones. There will be two models, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, which will use different screens, both of which will be larger than the 10.5” panel on the…

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TECNO sold 1m units of SPARK to Indians in seven months

TECNO, SPARK, INDIA, CUSTOMERS, 1m, Transsion Holdings

Global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, TECNO said it had sold one million TECNO Spark smartphones in India in just about seven months. The milestone comes on the back of a “segment-first” approach to consistently push the benchmark for entry-level and mid-budget smartphones on camera, design and the overall feature-led experience. With the Spark series, including SPARK Go Plus and recently launched SPARK 5, TECNO brings to consumers affordable dot notch display, bigger screen, futuristic premium design, AI-supported quad camera, and a massive battery. “The achievement of 1 million…

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