iPhone XR tops the list of best selling phones in Q3 of 2019

Iphone Xr number on list of best selling phone in q3 2019

According to Counterpoint Research, iPhone XR was the top-selling smartphone one in the third quarter of 2019. This phone captured 3 per cent of the global smartphone market. Since its launch, iPhone XR has been among the top-selling smartphones. This device has contributed to more than a quarter of the total sales made by Apple Inc. in...

Nokia 7.2 will have 6GB and 4GB RAM variants

Nokia 7.2 expected to have a 4GB RAM variant

HMD Global is expected to launch the Nokia 7.2 at IFA 2019 in September.  We had earlier learned from rumors that this phone will launch with 6GB of RAM. However, a 4GB RAM variant of the phone has now been spotted on GeekBench.  The finish company has confirmed that it will have an event at IFA in...

Huawei may launch Mate 30 series without Google Play Store

Huawei wowed many of us last year with the mate 20 series phones.  The company is expected to unveil Huawei Mate 30 mid next month. Like last year, we are expecting Huawei to set the bar higher.  Huawei Mate 20 and its sibling’s imaging performance was quite impressive. The leading Chinese tech company will be launching the...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 receives EMUI 9.1 update

Over the recent past, Huawei has been busy updating devices to EMUI 9.1.  The new UI release is based on Android 9, just like the previous release but with a lot of new features.  One of the most popular Huawei budget devices in Kenya, the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 will be receiving the EMUI 9.1 update.

Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 get an extra year of security updates

Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 security updates extended

HMD Global has decided to reward its loyal customers by adding a year of security updates. The company announced that it's going to extend security updates for Nokia phones released in 2017 up to 2020. Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 will receive regular security updates for one more year.

Tecno launches the first device running on KaiOS

Tecno launches a new phone running KaiOS

Tecno has launched a new “smart feature phone” running on the KaiOS. The phone, named Tecno T901, targets users in Africa. The new handset is expected to retail at $25 (approximately KSh. 2500). The highlights of this phone include dual SIM support, 2.4 inches display with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels and a 1900mAh battery that can power it for up to 25...

Huawei is working on its own maps

Huawei Planning to release mapping service

Huawei has just announced that it is making its own map service to reduce its dependence on Google maps. This comes a few days after the company announced its new operating system, the HarmonyOS.  All these developments are a result of the ban imposed by the US government in May. The ban restricted Huawei from using technology developed...

Samsung Galaxy A10s announced, it has a dual-lens camera, fingerprint reader and a 4000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A10s announced

Samsung has just unveiled a new A-series phone, the Samsung Galaxy A10s. The new phone is an improvement to the Galaxy A10. The improvements include a larger battery, a dual-lens camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor – a feature that is missing in the A10 (currently retailing at KSh. 11,500). Over the past months, the...

Harmony OS – Huawei’s Answer to the Android Ban

Huawei's Harmony OS launched

Huawei’s new operating system, HarmonyOS has been announced. The company finally revealed the new OS in its recent developer conference in China. This comes a few days after the company said that it was going to launch a budget phone running on HongMeng OS later this year.  Harmony is just another name for HongMeng. This the name that Huawei...

Oppo A9s leaked, it’s expected to come with Snapdragon 665 SoC

Oppo A9s leaked

It appears that Oppo Mobile is planning to launch a new device named Oppo A9s soon.  This phone is likely to be the successor to the Oppo A9. Although the A9 was launched several months ago in other markets, it never made it to the Kenyan market.  A few phones announced after the A9, like the Oppo...