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Infinix Claims 15% Nigeria’s Smartphone Market Share, Brandishes Note4, Pro

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(L-r): ‘Peter Zhou, marketing director; Bruno Li, country manager, Olamide Amosu communications manager and Israel Ajiboye, sales manager, all of Infinix Mobility at the launch event in Lagos.

Infinix Mobility has garnered 15% of smartphone market share in Nigeria, says Bruno Li, regional manager, Infinix Africa, adding that the brand has become the third most Nigeria’s searched smartphone, according to Google statistics.

Mr. Li made the remarks during the launch of yet newest flagships in the Note series products- Infinix Note 4 and Note4 Pro.

Infinix Note 4 which comes with Xpen, is the fourth generation of the Note series, designed for the youths to empower and enable them to go beyond limits.

The smartphone also boosts of the Note series innovation of super-charge with the theme: ‘5 Minutes Charge 250 Minutes Talk Time’ and a battery life of 4500mAh, implying it charges five times faster and is equipped with Xcharge 4.0.

Infinix Note 4 comes in two versions the ‘Note 4 & Note 4 Pro’, which are both budget friendly and runs on 7.0 Android. It also comes with other remarkable features such as 5.7FHD screen, 13MP AF back camera, 8MP-mega pixels front camera, Xpen, Octa-core, 1.3GHz 64bits, 32GB ROM, with expandable storage space to 128gb and 3GB RAM, 4G enabled and XOS 2.3.

“This is an historic moment for Infinix as we bring about a new era for our Note Series, ” said Mr Li, as he took questions at the unveiling in Lagos.

With a promise to customers to retain its DNA of stylish design, big screen, big battery and super-fast charge, Li said that Infinix Mobility pioneered the powerful smartphone series with the successful launch of Infinix Note 3 in 2016.

He said that the launch which received a massive reception, also led to the smartphone becoming Nigeria’s most searched Android smartphone on Google- the first time a mid-range smartphone has taken the search lead.

“The Note 3 was a huge success last year, which tells us we have passed the threshold of being a new brand to being a strong household name in this market. With the Infinix Note 4, we want to empower customers to take charge and make the needful change with their lifestyles,” Li added.

“The Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 Pro come in three unique colours, champagne gold, ice-gold and milan black. To be a part of this Infinix Note revolution, customer can pre-order the devices before July 7, at all partners stores in Nigeria and get free dual-noise cancelling earphones or 3D speakers,” said Ajiboye Israel, sales manager for Infinix Nigeria, adding that the devices shall be available from that date.

Infinix Mobility has emerged Africa’s premium smartphone brand established in 2012 by Transsion Holdings.

Infinix offers users across the Continent a unique smartphone experience connecting consumers with its product portfolio ranging from Hot, Hot S, and Note and Zero. It won the Best Mobile Phone Brand at Beacon of ICT Awards 2016.

 

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Reps Query Non-Patronage of Nigeria’s Multi-Billion Satellite

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Committee on Information Communication Technology of the House of Representatives has been mandated the to investigate the cause of non-patronage of the multibillion Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited.

 

The committee is also to proffer solutions and report back to the House within four weeks for further legislative action.

 

The House resolution followed a motion sponsored by Honourable Danasabe Hosea entitled, “Need to Investigate the Non Patronage of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)”.

 

The lawmaker recalled that the Federal Government had contracted Kosmo – 3m Rocket from Russian Plesetsk Spaceport to launch its first Earth Observation Satellite, the Nigeria – 1 on September 17, 2003, at the cost of ₦30 million.

 

He added that, “Nigcomsat – 1 Communications Satellite was launched in China at the cost of ₦200 million, but it failed in orbit in 2008 after running out of power, owing to an anomaly in its solar array.

 

The Federal Government he added that, had, since 2003, spent about ₦85 billion on five Satellites which were meant to provide communication data and images for government agencies and the private sector with the aim of saving billions of foreign exchange and generating revenues estimated at $ 20 billion for the country.

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NCC Set To Dump Paper Numbering for Automated Numbering System, Meets Stakeholders

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday held a consultative forum with a broad spectrum of stakeholders as part of the processes planned towards the introduction of an automated numbering system in Nigeria.

 

This is Consistent with the commission’s distinctive tradition of broad spectrum consultation prior to taking regulatory decisions.

 

Speaking during the consultation forum, Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner Technical Services who represented Prof. Umar Danbatta, the EVC/CEO of NCC informed the participants that, “Numbers are scarce resource and one of the core functions of the Commission is to ensure that this scarce resource is effectively and efficiently managed”.

 

He also informed the audience that the automated system will be launched very soon by the Commission.

 

Paul Dinwoke, CEO Molcon Multiconcepts Limited, Consultants to NCC on the project also told the participants that some of the benefits of the automated system include convenience, transparency, efficiency, easy tracking, ability to choose number options, and strengthening of online payment systems.

 

Bako Wakil, Deputy Director Technical Standards and Network Integrity also told the audience that the deployment of automatic numbering management system is part of NCC’s efforts to automate her business processes within and outside the Commission.

 

The Forum was attended by many stakeholders, including licensees of the Commission and staff.

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Five Reasons To Stop Wearing Headphones Always

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By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi

Headphones are very important because they make work and travel more fun. Therefore, it’s so common today to see people strolling with their headphones.

Despite the seeming advantage (s) of headphones, it should not be constantly plugged in your ears for the following reasons shared by Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency.

 

You Can’T Hear Cars Coming At You

It’s much safer to walk around without your headphones. This is because you cannot hear cars coming at you and this can lead to an unavoidable accident. According to research, serious injuries have increased 300% in the last six years for pedestrians wearing headphones. So, make it a rule not to use your headphones on the road.

 

Headphones Overuse Can Damage Your Ears

Your ears may be damaged if you overuse headphones. So it’s probably best to let them breathe now and then.

 

You Can’T Hear The People Around You

For people who are headphone addicts, they must have been told several times by a friend that they called out to them and they didn’t respond. Why? Because they had their headphone plugged in. If this is the report you always get, it is time to stop plugging your ears when you are around people.

 

You Miss The Little Things

After sight, hearing is the most important sense that engages us. If we can see but lack the sound-correlated ambience, we become dissociated. It’s like we are putting our minds on autopilot, and just going through the motions of daily life.

 

You Risk Coming Off As Rude

Even if you’re the friendliest person around, headphones make you unapproachable. It makes it harder for people to call out to you.

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