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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.

Click through for full details of the 5.1, including the recommended selling price in South Africa.



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 shows off new desktop portfolio

HP has unveiled its next-generation HP EliteDesk 800 and ProDesk 600 and 400 series desktop computers. The new portfolio is designed to power flexible workspaces and to take on modern workloads, with 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processors across a broad set of form factors.

Click below to read about the next-gen commercial PCs.



Building on its desktop innovation momentum with the previously announced HP EliteOne 800 G5 All-in-One with optional HP Sure View technology, and the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini, HP has launched new computers with 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processors.

The portfolio includes HP Sure Sense while harnessing HP’s award-winning security and manageability innovations. HP is also bringing premium features to mainstream form factors to adapt to the changing needs of growing business. A prime example is the addition of touch to the 400 series all-in-ones. HP’s 5th generation Desktop Mini lineup is now updated with optional USB-C with 100W Power Delivery choice. This creates a single cable option for power and video to a display and pairs well with the HP Mini-in-One 23.8-inch Display.

HP provided the following information on its new G5 and G6 series desktop portfolio includes:

  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Tower, delivers power, expandability, security, and VR-readiness.
  • The HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Small Form Factor, offers big performance in a small footprint, designed for modern workspaces.
  • The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Desktop Mini, with single cable connectivity, creates workspaces clean of cords and can be deployed with the HP Mini-in-One or alongside HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor.
  • The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Small Form Factor, features a space-saving design with flexible connectivity.
  • The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Micro Tower, offers powerful options and built for expandability.
  • The HP ProOne 600 G5 21.5-inch All-in-One, boasts a beautiful, sleek design with a micro-edge display and is built for collaboration while offering versatility and performance.
  • The HP ProDesk 400 G6 Small Form Factor, designed to create efficient workspaces with productivity, connectivity, security, and reliability built-in.
  • The HP ProDesk 400 G6 Micro Tower, allows users to experience efficiency and power in a mainstream, compact tower, with the latest in performance.
  • The HP ProOne 400 G5 20.0-inch and 23.8-inch All-In-One, communication hubs and designed for small businesses and versatile work environments, now with touch displays.

Pricing and Availability: HP Commercial devices will be available in South Africa from July 2019.

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Garmin announces USB fast-charger for aircraft

Garmin has launched a small, lightweight USB charger designed for a wide range of aircraft. The GSB 15 contains two USB ports and supports simultaneous 18W (up to 3A) high-speed charging.

Click below to read about the USB fast-charger for aircraft.



The Garmin GSB 15 has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, as well as European approval, and is expected to be available next week.

“Tablets and mobile devices have become a mainstay in the cockpit and it’s essential to ensure they’re powered and available throughout an entire flight,” says Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The GSB 15 is the smallest installed dual-port USB charger ever designed for aircraft use that allows owners and operators to economically add USB power capability to their aircraft.”

Designed specifically for aircraft installations, the device includes two powerful 18W (up to 3A) USB Type-A charging ports that allow pilots and passengers to charge tablets and mobile devices in the cockpit and throughout the cabin in the aircraft. The device is capable of charging two full-size tablets while using them at full backlight. Optional halo lighting around the exterior of the ports allows pilots and passengers to connect to the charger during night time conditions.

Two versions of the GSB 15 are available and allow for installation in space-constrained areas. One version contains a connector on the back of the unit, which is perfect for panel mount installations. A second variant has a connector on the bottom of the device and is suitable for installations in depth-constrained areas, such as near cabin sidewalls. Installation can take the place of an existing aircraft instrument hole with an optional adapter plate. A slim, lightweight design makes it suitable for installation in any cockpit.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military, and government customers. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to

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