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  • LG Q7 launches in South Africa: here’s how much it’ll cost

    Gunning for the South African mid-range segment, Korean firm LG has today launched its Q7 smartphone. The phone itself was launched globally in May, but arrives in South Africa just a few weeks after the flagship LG G7. Internally, there's an unnamed 1.5Ghz quad-core CPU paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and microSD card support. Up front, there's an 18:9 5.5-inch 2160x1080 display and an 8MP selfie camera. There's a single 13MP sensor around the back. The device is set to debut with Android 8.0 Oreo, and feature LTE support, but not WiFi 802.11 ac support. The LG Q7 does however feature...

  • Huawei Nova 3 ‘debuts’ with two 24MP cameras and Kirin 970

    Be it a mistake or a marketing stunt, the Huawei Nova 3 has been launched before its launch. Listed on Chinese ecommerce site VMall, the latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer has been revealed in all its mid-range glory. At its heart, the device will sport a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, featuring four A73 cores running at 2.4GHz, and four 1.8GHz A53 cores. You'll also get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while a 3750mAh battery keeps the lights on. Notably, the phone features a massive 6.3-inch display (with a notch), and a middle-rear fingerprint reader. Above it and slightly to the...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus rumoured to have 5 cameras

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is rumoured to have a total of five cameras. According to Korean website The Bell (translated), one of the rear cameras will have an ultra-wide angle of 120°. Also referred to as the Beyond 2, the S10 Plus will apparently have two front-facing cameras and three rear cameras, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. The site also claims that the phone’s front facing cameras are set to produce high quality self-portraiture. There’s no clear indication of the camera sensors’ megapixel count. Additionally, two other S10 models are reportedly in the works. Codenamed Beyond 0 and Beyond 1, these devices...

  • 10 tasty tech deals from South Africa’s online stores [Mon 9 July]

    While the cost of living may be climbing in South Africa, techies do what techies do: spend even more money on devices. With that said, we take a look at a few interesting deals listed today from the world of South Africa's online stores. iPhone SE 32GB | Was R5999, Now R4499 Listed at 25% off, the iPhone SE has long been the understated device in the Apple smartphone range. Just because it's based on 2013's iPhone 5, doesn't mean it can't offer entry level value into the Cupertino ecosystem. Sennheiser Momentum M2 AE | Was R5000, Now R2999 Listed at 40%, the...

  • My first 48 hours with the CAT S61

    There are few flagship phones in 2018 that really, really stand out. Sure, the Huawei P20 Pro and its three cameras make an impression, and so does the iPhone X with its notch. But there's not much development going on in other smartphone tech among the elite. On Wednesday, manufacturer Bullitt Group held an event in Johannesburg to showcase its latest CAT-branded smartphone. Dubbed the S61, the phone's about as different and unique as anything you'll see this year. But there's a key question that needs to be asked: does it immediately make it better than anything else on the market? No,...

  • iPhone 8 is May 2018’s biggest selling smartphone worldwide

    An iPhone is once again the best selling device globally through the month of May overtaking April's best seller Samsung Galaxy S9+, research from Counterpoint suggests. The iPhone 8 owned 2.4% of the global market share in the month, with marketing campaigns surrounding the World Cup hype reportedly paying off. Notably, it outsold its larger brother -- the iPhone 8 Plus -- which itself is placed fifth and the iPhone X which placed third. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ wasn't far off the iPhone 8's sales figures though. Counterpoint suggests the phone had a weaker month in Europe, but remained "steady in the...

  • Foldable Samsung Galaxy X set for a January 2019 debut

    We could be just a few months away from the first major Samsung foldable phone launch. Excited? You bet we are. According to leaker Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy X will be ready in time for Las Vegas's CES 2019 in January. CES2019:Galaxy X MWC2019:Galaxy S10 — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 4, 2018 But we're not just looking at another flagship here though. The phone with a split body is set to cost more than double that of the Samsung Galaxy S9+. It's also the company's first real go at crafting a flagship smartphone with a foldable display. Not only that, other murmurs in the industry...

  • iPhone 2018 rumour roundup: Apple will ditch Intel silicon in 2020

    Welcome to our mid-year Apple rumour roundup, popping up just in time for the company's annual September product announcement. Because rumours have an odd tendency to be true around these parts, treat this article as a look at possible things to come. But none of these tidbits have been confirmed by Apple. So take everything listed below with a pinch of salt. With that out the way, have at our rolling rumour roundup for Apple's upcoming iPhone models below. Apple won't be using Intel chips in its 2020 iPhones Here's an interesting rumour. According to a report from CTech quoting "internal company communications",...

  • Seagate debuts consumer Barracuda SSD range

    Hard drive stalwart Seagate is now making consumer SSDs. It has previously dabbled in enterprise hardware, focussing specifically on business performance and "instantaneous data availability", but its now looking at your PC perched atop your desk. Bearing the Barracuda name and set to debut in a pretty crowded sector of the PC hardware market, the SSDs will be available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variants. Unlike Samsung, Seagate isn't crafting the flash memory inside these SSDs. Speeds are also pretty standard using the SATA interface, with reads up to 540MB/s and writes 20MB/s slower than that. The real kicker is the warranty...

  • Segway thinks its Drift W1 electronic wheelie shoes are the future

    The Segway Drift W1 is a futuristic pair of black and white “e-skates” that utilizes the company's well-known self-balancing technology in a bid to create the next big trend. "After roller skates, inline skates and other fun mobility products in the past, the next new trend is born in 2018: the e-Skates. The new Segway Drift W1 brings all the fun and coolness you expect from Segway’s consumer products line, combined with the high-quality engineering consumers expect from the Segway brand," the company says in a press release. Additionally, the firm also describes this upcoming gadget as "the first product in...