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1) Infinix Set To Launch The Zero 5 In Dubai
Infinix Mobility is prepping to launch the Infinix Zero 5 smartphone as the successor to last year’s Zero 4.
The company has sent out invites for an event scheduled to hold on the 14th of November in Dubai.
The Zero 5 is rumored to come with a 5.98 Full HD display , premium metal unibody design , 6gigs of RAM , 64GB / 128GB internal storage and 4350mAh battery. | Learn More
2) Gionee Introduces X1s Smartphone In Nigeria
In a bid to “bridge the gap between high earners and middle earners” , Gionee launched the X1s smartphone into the Nigerian mobile market.
As with most Gionee phones , the X1s is a “selfie & battery” focused device offering 4000mAh battery and 16MP front selfie camera.
The Gionee X1s is a 5.2-inch smartphone with 3GB RAM , 16GB ROM , 13MP rear camera , 16MP front camera , 4000mAh battery.
This smartphone is expected to go on sale next week for around 63k | Learn More
3) Jumia Black Friday Starts On Monday
The 2017 edition of Jumia Black Friday festival is back with over 1million deals.
The festival will run for 31 days , starting on Monday , 13th of November – 13th of December 2017 | Learn More
4) The iPhone X Costs More Than Half A Million Naira
Apple Launched the iPhone X in September as their flagship smartphone of 2017.
There is no doubt the iPhone X is an improvement on previous editions but the price tag of $1,000 will definately make prospective buyers “think twice”.
The new iPhone is available on Jumia Nigeria at a starting price of #515,000 for the base model (64GB ROM) and costs as much as #650,000 for the 256GB storage variant.
Can you spend over 500k on just 1 smartphone?
5) The Smartphone For Gamers
Razer, a company that is best known for its gaming PCs has launched a smartphone for gamers.
The Razer Phone is the world’s first 120Hz display on a smartphone — which translates into a smoother gaming experience. It comes with 8GB RAM , 64GB internal storage and 4000mAh battery.
The Specs :
- Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- Storage : 64GB, with microSD support up to 2TB
- Memory : 8GB of RAM
- Display : 5.7-Inch IGZO LCD, 1440×2560
- Rear Cameras : Dual 12-megapixel cameras
- Front Camera : 8-megapixel
- Battery : 4,000 milliamp-hour
- Size : 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm/6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31-inches
- Operating System : Android Nougat 7.1.1
- Audio : Two front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Atmos
This smartphone is not available in Nigeria and there is no word on if/when it will be available in the is part of the world.