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Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus, the latest handset from HMD Global, delivers a great gaming performance and AI imaging features in a stylish package. Combined with contemporary design and quality build, the device promises an accessible experience.

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Flagship performance made accessible

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is one of the more affordable smartphones powered by the most advanced MediaTek chipset, the Helio P60. The engine has been designed to deliver precise power to handle gaming, video or multi-tasking applications. The advanced AI built into Nokia 5.1 Plus’s chipset enables deep-learning face recognition and real-time photo enhancement. Equipped with essential sensors, one can experience the latest games and apps at a high level.

The handset’s advanced imaging allows one to capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting. The dual 13MP/5MP rear sensor with electronic video stabilisation helps keep film steady and videos sharper. Phase Detection Auto Focus helps keep photos clear and focused.

On-trend design

The edge-to-edge, notched 5.8” display gives fans maximum content with a minimal footprint. It features Nokia’s Pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish. At around 8mm thin, the ergonomic design with continuous curvature makes for a comfortable feel in the hand. The device also has a sturdy metal structure, quality tested in extreme temperatures and drop tested so that it meets exacting quality standards. 

Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
The handset joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and smooth. It will stay up-to-date over time, with three years of monthly security patches and two years of guaranteed OS updates after launch. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One programme, it gets more battery and storage space out of the box, thanks to a carefully curated set of pre-loaded apps. It stays ahead of the game with the latest Google services like the Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

The device is available on MTN Pre-Paid deals at selected retail stores, selling for an estimated R3,999.

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HP goes large with 15-inch Chromebook

HP announced its biggest Chromebook yet with a 15-inch screen and a Num pad. These laptops, which run Google’s Chrome OS, are most likely for the number cruncher who uses web apps.

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The HP Chromebook 15 has a 15 inch touchscreen display, and joins other Chromebook manufacturers that have also recently released 15 inch notebooks.

HP has confirmed the price of the Chromebook 15 to be $449 for the base model. Intel’s Pentium Gold 4417U processor will power the computer, with 4GB of DDR5 RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has Bang & Olufsen speakers, an HD webcam, and a backlit keyboard.

It doesn’t skimp on ports: it features a microSD card slot, 2 USB 3.1 ports, and one USB 3.1 port. HP claims the laptop can run for up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge.

It weighs a mere 1.8kg, while dimensions on thickness have yet to be published. The laptop is confirmed to launch in the US, but HP has yet to confirm if it’s going to release this device in other markets.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2 – 85″ panel for workspaces

Microsoft has unveiled an 85-inch model of its Surface Hub 2 interactive wall display, much larger than the original model. The product is aimed at businesses that want a smarter collaborative board.

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Microsoft’s Chief of Surface, Panos Panay, introduced the new 85-inch model at Microsoft’s Surface Event in New York this week, and briefly showed it between two of the Surface 2S 50-inch panels. 

The panel is likely to include features of the 2S, including a removable cartridge that will be upgraded next year. This will allow businesses to upgrade their computers with a new CPU, RAM, and GPU, and won’t have to replace the expensive display panel.

Pricing and regional availability has not yet been announced, but the company says it’ll be available in 2020.

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