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Barely few days back (14th of November precisely), the Transsion Holdings launched the Infinix Zero 5 at an event which took place in Dubai.

However during the event, we come to know that the newly launched device looked almost exactly like the Infinix Zero 4 which was launched in late last year.

Thus, the Infinix Zero 5 is being treated as a global device and it is expected to be available in India, Philippines, Nigeria, other countries and of course already in Dubai.

According to news report, the smartphone will be made available in many colors but as at now, the Infinix Zero 5 Pro will be available in Gold, Bronze and Black colours until further notice.

The Infinix Zero 5 came with 5.98 inch screen full HD resolution along with a metal case, it has edge-to-edge display with no or little bezel aspect ratio of 18.9.

However, bezel-less seems to be the new terms now since the first appearance on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Furthermore, the Infinix Zero 5 comes with a MediaTek Helio P25 processor chipset. This newly built system-on-a-chip promised better dual camera support, which compliments the Zero 5’s rear cameras.

Moreover, The device has an iPhone look alike because of the all round metal body, but the company was able to escape with it by just adding a black notch on the back that highlights its dual camera system.

This device also comes in two storage variants, the 64 GB variant and also the 128 GB variant which is considered to be the pro. However, the both devices has a RAM of 6 GB.

Diverting into the price section, the phone has already been launched and we can confirm the official prices.

The phone has now been launched and we can confirm the official prices.  Below is the pricetag for this device in the various available countries.
  • Infinix Zero 5 Price in India is Rs 17,999 While Zero 5 Pro has the pricetag of Rs 19,999. 
  • Infinix Zero 5 Price in Nigeria is around N120,000 (still under confirmation).
  • Infinix Zero 5 Price in Kenya is Ksh. 25,000 while Zero 5 Pro has a pricetag of Ksh. 31,000. 
  • Infinix Zero 5 price in Philippines is Php.14,000 while infinix Zero 5 pro has a pricetag of Php.15,600. However, Infinix has not disclosed it's official price in the Philippines.
In concision, I'll be leaving you with the full Specification table for the newly flagship Infinix Zero 5 (i.e if you'd be interested to know).

Infinix Zero 5 Phone Specification
Launch14th of November
AvailabilityStarting from 15th of November
AndroidAndroid v7.1.2 Nougat
TechnologyLTPS IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
Dimension166.38 x 82.38 x 7.95 mm
SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, FingerPrint
Resolution1080 x 1920 Pixels (~368 PPI)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Galss
Size5.98 Inches
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2 with A2DP, LE
GPSYes + A-GPS support, & GLONASS
RadioFM Radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0, OTG, Type C
DataGPRS, Edge, 3G HSPA, 4G VoLTE
SIMHybrid Dual SIM, Dual Standby, (Micro-SIM)
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P25 MT6757
CPU2.6 Ghz Octa Core
GPUARM Mali-T880
Audio3.5mm Audio Jack, MP4/WMV/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, Speaker Phone
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
GamesBuilt-in + Downloadable
FeaturesWide Angle(1.25 µm) Sony IMX386, 6P Lens, f/2.0, (1.0 µm) Tele-Photo lens(Samsung S5K3M3), Geo-tagging, Phase detection, Pro mode, Portrait mode, 2X Optical Zoom, 10X Digital Zoom, Touch focus, White balance settings, Panorama, HDR, Video
Primary CameraDual 12 MP + 13 MP, autofocus, Dual LED Flash
Secondary Camera16 MP Four in One pixel selfie camera, f/2.0, LED flash, Samsung S5K3P8, 5P lens, Bokeh mode
Storage64 GB / 128 GB
Battery Capacity(Li-ion Non removable), 4350 mAh
Standbyup to 370 hrs
Talktimeup to 18 hrs
Musicplayup to 40 hrs
- 18W, XCharge-Fast Charge Technology
Extra Features2.5D Curved Glass, 500 nits
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Photo/video editor, Document viewer
ColorsSandstone black, Champagne Gold, Bordeaux red
Weight197 g
Prices In Various Countries
IndiaRs. 17,999 / Rs. 19,999
PhilippinesPhp. 14,000 / Php. 15,600
KenyaKsh. 25,000 / Ksh. 31,000
NigeriaN 120,000
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Recently, there has been many improvement and features integrated in WhatsApp. Earlier this year, some dates like sending documents, huge files and apps where integrated in WhatsApp.

After which the joining of group via invite link was added along with the feature of adding picture, gif and video status was introduced.

Barely few weeks back another feature which allows the user to delete already sent message from both the users phone and the person sent it to.

However, it seems that these features are what is keeping WhatsApp messenger ongoing thereby making it to rank more higher than before.

Already, it has been recorded that WhatsApp have over 2 billion users globally but I'm certain that the users Missy have been increasing as each day passes by.

Hence, there has something that kept me thinking for some while. I noticed that most of this features come first on GB WhatsApp than the official WhatsApp messenger itself.

Also, some features which are currently present in GB WhatsApp has not been integrated in the official WhatsApp yet. Maybe they're waiting for the right moment.

In my previous post, I do mention about how to lock WhatsApp messenger group chat and personal chat.

However, this feature is only present on GB WhatsApp and not the official WhatsApp. Also there has been many features lacking in the official WhatsApp.

Features like saving WhatsApp status which can only been done using a third-party app, sooner if these apps are also available in the Google play store so you can get one of you wish.

Perhaps, you can get all these features just in one app, simply get GB WhatsApp installed on your device.

Not just that, with GB WhatsApp installed on your phone you can be able to handle two different WhatsApp accounts on your phone.

Although there are apps like Parallel space which clones almost all the apps presently installed on your device. However, in this article, I'll be sharing with you how to hide WhatsApp groups and private chats.

This feature is only available on GB WhatsApp (only God knows when official WhatsApp can be able to taste some of these features.)

This feature was introduced in the current GB WhatsApp which is the version 6, so I suggest you get yours now to be able to possess these features along with me.

How To Hide WhatsApp Group And Private Contacts:
★ First and foremost, download and install GB WhatsApp on your device.

Launch the app and Accept the terms and conditions then input your phone number, another screen will be shown to you, asking you if the mobile number is correct or if you'll like to change it.

★ After that, a confirmation SMS will be sent to the mobile number you used which contains six digit verification pin, simply input the pin and it'll submit start the verification process. A pop-up will appear on the next screen, asking if you'll like to restore your backup or not (i.e if you have any). After which you'll Include your display name and profile picture.

★ The very first time you launch the GB WhatsApp on your device, you'll notice that there's no chat yet, except you've been using it before. Simple start a chat with a friend or join some groups, so to hide your personal contact or group - simply long press or tap hold the group or contact so as to check mark. Click the Option button or the three vertical dots located at the top right corner on the WhatsApp screen, You'll see where HIDE is written, simply tap on it.

★ Haven clicked on the area written HIDE, it'll now ask you to put a pattern lock that you'll use to protect the contact or group. After that, you'll be asked to choose a security question then you have to give your answer, just in case you forgot your password. Now, you've successfully hidden then group chat or contact, to view your hidden groups or contact, simply tap on the WhatsApp written at the left top corner in the app then you have to input your password to be able to access it.

Now you've, successfully hidden your group chat or contacts from anyone handling your phone. Hence, this is done for security purposes and to keep your nosy friends off what you're doing with your WhatsApp account.
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The CEO of Snapchat "Evan Spiegel" revealed that Snapchat is working on a significant overhaul of its app. One thing that we have heard over the years is that Snapchat is difficult to understand or hard to use, which is really the truth, but our team has been working on responding to this feedback.

As a result, we are currently redesigning our application to make it easier to use. There is a strong likelihood that the redesign of our application will be disruptive to our business in the short term, and we don’t yet know how the behavior of our community will change when they begin to use our updated application. We’re willing to take that risk for what we believe are substantial longterm benefits to our business. Spiegel said.

However, he confirms that a redesigned, easier-to-use Snapchat is coming. It sounds like whatever’s on the way is far bigger than just some minor user experience tweaks.

Rethinking the way Snapchat works could certainly open the app to a huge audience of new users. Spiegel is right in calling out the usability complaints; Snap had to include a manual for using Snapchat in its IPO filing, which is a good indicator that it’s not the most intuitive software in the world.

But as Spiegel warms, drastic changes could also alienate some users and undercut Snap’s cool factor. If you’ve taken the time to learn every corner of the app and master its tricks, you get it. Now, all of that is likely going to change. The earnings letter didn’t give a release date for the new, improved Snapchat.

Spiegel also said that Snap is exploring new ways of surfacing the app’s content “in a personalized and more relevant way, while still maintaining the exploratory nature of our service.”

The next sentence suggests an algorithmic sections that vary user to user could is in the plans. “We are developing a new solution that provides each of our 178 million daily active users with their own Stories experience, leveraging the tremendous benefits of machine learning without compromising the editorial integrity of the Stories platform that we have worked so hard to build,” Spiegel says.

And finally, Snapchat is “building a new version of our Android application from the ground up that we will launch in select markets before rolling it out widely.” It seems as though this is a separate project from the big remake, but we’ll see.
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Most of us knew that the LG G series of phones has always been the flagship device competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S series devices and also the Apple's iPhone.

Earlier on in late 2015, LG introduced about line of it's flagship devices which started with the LG V10. Hence, the LG V10 was the first device in the line of the LG's V series of device.

However, this device was more about bringing experimental features than a product made for mass market.

Let's take for instance the LG V10 launched with a secondary display at the top which permits the users to access a bunch of functionalities like quick access to apps, quick settings, notifications, and more.

The LG V series has move to regular procession into the product which feels more like a traditional flagship device since the last two years.

In order to please it's initial customers of the V series, LG added a software feature to mimic the same functionality. LG has also dubbed the floating bar feature.

This feature has been in handy and has improved the Android experience, hence you can be able to move the bubble to any part of the screen thereby making it more accessible

However, in this write-up, I'll be sharing with you how to get the LG V30's floating bar on your Android phone. So without wasting much of your time, let's get started.

This feature works great on any Android device, also compatible. However, this feature enhances your user experience, bringing almost what you need to access right on your screen and on any tab.

How To Run LG V30's Floating Bar Fair On Any Android Device:
★ First, jump right in to Google play store and download Floating Bar. This app has its free version and also the pro version but in this tutorial, I'm making use of the free version. Hence, it works great too.

★ Launch the app after installation, and now you'll have to give permission to float bar by clicking on Toggle Floating Bar. This will navigate you straight to your Settings, click on the Floating Bar to check box it but before then, a pop-up warning will appear, simply tap the OK button to proceed.

★ After giving permission to the app via your Settings, hit the back key to navigate you back to the app. You'll see a welcome message and other things written on the screen (read it if you wish), just tap on Settings to proceed. Now you'll see four tabs at the top where you can customize what you need to be displaying, but default you're on app manager and there have been away four apps added. Hence, per tab contains 5 apps so you still have the ability to remove and put your favorite apps by clicking on the PLUS (+) icon. This will bring a pop-up on your screen, showing you the apps you installed on your device excluding the system apps. However, to be able to see the system apps, you be to check mark the box at the top. Now select the apps you needed to appear when using floating bar.

★ Swipe by the right for music, by default - it is toggled off so all you need to do is too toggle it on.

★ After that, swipe by the right for Tools. Unfortunately, this feature is not available for free users so you need to purchase the app (if you wish).

★ Swipe by the right for the Weather, this feature is also toggled off by default so all you need to do is to toggle it on. Now, it'll navigate you to your GPS settings then toggle on your GPS if it is off. Tap on the back key to navigate you back to the app and now click on Use Static Location, a pop-up will appear asking you to put your location name, after that click on OK.

★ Swipe by the right for Website, this feature is not mostly needed but if you have a particular website or blog you normally visits or favorite blog then you can add them there so as to make it easier for you to visit the blog or website. Simply toggle it on and click on the PLUS (+) icon to the middle of the screen and include your preferred sites.

★ Swipe by the right for Upcoming Event, this is also not needed but it can serve as a reminder to you. So if you have any upcoming event, simply include this tab while setting up the Floating Bar app.

★ Finally, swipe by the right again for the Recent app, to make use of this feature - you need to give permission to the app. A pop-up will appear, click on OK to go straight to the Accessibility Settings, toggle it on, accept the warning so as to turn on. Now tap the back key to navigate back to the app.

Now, you've finally complete the configuration for this app. However, you can also change the background color of the tab by going to the settings of floating bar and tap on Theme to choose your preferred color. You can also find the opacity (transparency) below the theme, then give it your preferred settings.
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iPhone X swipe to navigate home is right on your Palm, here's how to get the feature in your Android device
A new outrageous feature was introduced to us in one of the Apple's new flagship device "iPhone-X", this is not just about the body design but it includes the software.

The days of apples physical home button are gone. However, there's a whole lot of gesture which can now perform the actions reserved for home button in other phone models.

However, most of these gestures where introduced to iPhone devices newly while the Android user already have long access to some apps that have the capability of using gesture-based inputs to toggle various activities.

Thus, the newly Apple Flagship device is not what most of us can afford due to the pricetag but I'm certain that almost everyone will like to experience some of the features embedded in the device, so here's how you can get iPhone X's Swipe To Navigate Home feature on your Android smartphone but that is, if you're interested.

How To Get Go-to Home Feature Of iPhone-X In Your Android Device:
To be about to get such feature in Android isn't that complicated, like I said earlier Android uses app to trigger most of the activities that they are deprived the right.

So in other not to waste much time, simply head-over to the Google play store and search for All In One Gesture, after installing it - launch the app.

When opened, you'll be asked to grant root permission if you're using a rooted device. Hence, I can't say much about non-rooted devices because I tested it with rooted device.

But not to worry because it'll also work on non-rooted devices as well. After that, you'll notice three different tabs which grants you the access to assign to any action you want.

But since we're trying to activate the swipe to navigate home feature, simply select the Swipe tab and toggle it on.

When toggling the app on, you'll notice a restriction note at the bottom of your phone asking you to grant permission first from your SETTINGS, simply tap on the pop-up or you can go-to your Settings manual then head-over to Accessibility. Accept the permission so as to be able to toggle on from the settings.

Now, tap the back button to navigate back to the app. Once you've return to the app, you'll notice that the swipe gesture is now enabled but if not, try toggling it on again. All you need do is to activate swipe to navigate home gesture and to do that, click on the Bottom area which will bring up a pop-up option for any action. Click on the first option shown in the menu "Home".

Congratulations, you've successfully added iPhone-X Swipe To Navigate Home Feature in Your Android phone. However, you can upgrade to the premium version of the app if you wish but the free version has already done it.
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It's indeed what we all are waiting for, almost all the people are anxious about the release of the upcoming OnePlus 5T flagship.

Many specification and features has been popping up in the internet since the production of the phone began but it is not certain that their information will be correct.

However, the company has gained a big amount of fans since the last few years. Primarily because of their pricing strategy, hence why wouldn't like to have hardware flagship device at a reasonable price.

I'm also too anxious to see how device looks like and it's capability. However, the popular Chinese brand is planning to launch the smartphone in the 16th of November (few days to go, I can't wait any longer).

According to news report from ZDNet Germany, a tipster has managed to unbox the upcoming OnePlus 5T a full five days before the official unveil.

Well, many photos of the unboxing were uploaded by the site owners but unfortunately, they were asked to take it down. Hence, it can only be allowed after the launch of the smartphone.
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Diverting to the pricing which is one of the most important thing to discuss, there has been multiple speculations regarding the pricing of the upcoming OnePlus flagship.

Thus, it's expected to have the equivalent pricetag as the current OnePlus 5. However, OnePlus 5T is expected to have the same starting pricetag $479 for the 64 GB storage with 6 GB of RAM.

While for the 128 GB storage version with 8 GB of RAM will be starting from $539 (still expect slightly higher pricing though.)

Rounding it up, I'll like to leave you with the final specification of OnePlus 5T. That is, if you'd be interested to know.

OnePlus 5T Phone Specification
Launch16th of November
AvailabilityStarting from 17th of November
AndroidAndroid 7.1.1 (Oxygen OS)
Display6-inch 18:9 Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels
SensorRear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS
Storage64 GB / 128 GB
RAM6 GB / 8 GB
Primary CameraDual 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm
Battery3300 mAh
Waterproof and Dust-resistanceNo IP certification
ColourSlate Gray
Price$497 and $539
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Miui 9 for Redmi note 4

Xiaomi's MIUI 9 Global Stable version Rolling Out

Being from sometime the Chinese manufacturing giant getting the popularity of its decent handsets and the quality that they provide.

Apart from that, the Xiaomi's upgrades are in trend since the announcement of Miui 9 Global Stable version for various devices of Xiaomi.

A few days back, Xiaomi has released its latest version of the update called Miui 9 with a lot of impressive features and add-ons.

An announcement has been made with alongside the launch of Redmi Y1 that will be available with the pre-installed Miui 9 Global Stable version.

The Miui 9 update will be made available for almost all Xiaomi devices excluding some old ones.
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While the update is released a few days ago it takes time to roll out for all the devices. For that Xiaomi has released a statement that includes the list of the devices that is going to receive the update along with the dates.

The Miui 9 Stable version now rolling out in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max 2. The user can easily download it by clicking on check for update in the updater app.

The second batch of the update include Mi Mix 2, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4X, Mi 5, and Mi Max and will be receiving the update from the mid-November of this Year. The remaining Smartphones are going to receive an update by the December of this Year.
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How to update to MIUI 9 Global Stable version:

The users should check of OTA in Updater app. If the update is not fount then download Miui 9 Global Stable version from the Miui's official website.

Once downloaded, the user can upgrade by choosing the update package inside updater app and allowing them to install and reboot to Miui 9.