Upcoming Nexus 5 Blasts Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge AnTuTu Scores

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Samsung is currently topping the AnTuTu benchmar score for the powerhouse device flagship of 2015, but according to a new AnTuTu result, upcoming Google Nexus 5 will out match Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge’s reign, topping the charts with a record high of 85k score on the bench-marking site, which is 20k more than the Sammy flagships and the in-house Exynos 7420 chipset.
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The said Nexus 5 being made for Google could possibly be coming from two renowned manufacturers, LG and Huawei if rumours flying around is anything to go by.

Though currently, there’s no word yet on the specs of the device, the LG version of the Nexus 5 (2015) whose AnTuTu score surfaced indicates that the coming smartphone could be fitted with a next-gen Snapdragon 820.

Also, judging from the alleged score card, the device will once again be named the Nexus 5, well probably Nexus 5 (2015) to avoid confusion. Apparently, LG has decided to abandon the whole incremental naming approach, as was with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, which could indicate that the next phone will also have close to 5.0-inches of screen real estate. This will surely be a welcome sight for a lot of Android purists that simply found the 5.96-inch Nexus 6 too large.

Last but not least, AnTuTu has detected the Nexus 5 (2015) as a Full HD device. This is kind of odd, considering the current Nexus boasts 1440 x 2560 pixels. Perhaps Google thought QHD would be an overkill on the smaller screen of the new Nexus 5.

Nintendo President And Programming Maestro Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

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Satoru Iwata who became Nintendo’s president in 2002 has died on July 11, 2015 following a bile duct growth. The shocking news of the death of President Satoru Iwata to gaming lovers especially Nintendo and Pokemon was announced by Nintendo.

Mr Satoru Iwata had last year gone for the removeable of the bile duct growth, which according to his statement gave us a little hope, which is why his death is coming as a serious shocker. After his surgery last year, President Iwata issued a statement saying that “it is said that a bile duct growth can be difficult-to-treat, partly because of the difficulty of detecting it early. In my case, luckily, it was detected very early and I had no symptoms”.

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Iwata began his career in 1983, where he took on a role as a software coordinator at HAL Laboratory, eventually becoming HAL President in 1993, and joining Nintendo in 2000.

Nintendo has announced that Shigeru Miyamoto and Genya Takeda will continue to serve as Nintendo’s representative directors.

Konga Partners Lumia, Offers All Expense Paid Trip To London

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Okay folks, you could be changing your smartphone and as well picking up an all expense paid courtesy of Konga and Microsoft’s mobile division Lumia.
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Konga and Lumia are giving you an opportunity to win your dream holiday. When you buy the Lumia 540 Dual Sim or the Lumia 640 XL Dual Sim or any other Lumia on Konga.com, you’ll stand a chance to win an expense paid trip to London, England!

All you have to do is follow these easy steps.

1. Buy the Lumia 540 Dual Sim or the Lumia 640 XL Dual Sim or any other Lumia
2. Submit a few sentences telling us how you intend to achieve more with your Lumia in the form below
3. Winners will be picked based on the most creative entries.

Five (5) tickets of an all-expense paid trip to London, England are waiting to be won! This competition is open for purchases made from June 24th – August 31st 2015. Think of all the fun things you could be doing during an all-expense paid trip to London. Waste no time, click here to start the challenge!

MTN Introduces New Project Fame Data Bundles

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Yesterday, I shared that MTN introduced a new plan which goes for about 100Naira for 100MB. The said plan is actually a Project Fame bundle and interestingly, it has it’s day plan too. At just 50Naira, you get a cool 50MB to surf per day (Project Fame Bundle as stated earlier). There’s also a great weekly plan of just 100Naira valid for 7days with a 100MB data cap.

To activate the plans,

  • Text PFD to 131 for the daily plan at 50Naira
  • Text PFW to 131 for the weekly plan
  • Konga Is 3 Years, Here’s Their Journey So Far [Infographic]

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    E-commerce giant shop konga is 3 years old, and the no1 online shopping destination in Nigeria shares their from Zero 2 Hero entrance as the king of all online retails in Africa’s biggest market – Nigeria.

    From what started as a pure retailer of baby food and beauty products with less than 20 staff, Konga.com has evolved to become the biggest online marketplace in Nigeria employing over 700 staff. Follow our Journey as we celebrate our 3rd year anniversary.

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    MTN Introduces 100Naira For 100MB Bundle

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    In a bid to get viewers to never miss the ever hot musical event proudly powered by MTN (Project Fame West Africa), the telecomms giant have launched a crazy bundle which would serve just right, and is valid for 7days. The bundle called MTN Project fame bundle gives you 100MB for 7days surfing.

    To get this crazy offer, simply text/SMS PFW to 131. You can also check your data bundle by texting PFB to 131. If you are a project fame addict and would love to keep tab of the musical journey, then simply logon to www.projectfamewestafrica.com The 100mb would give you a good quality minutes of streaming. Enjoy!

    Konga Raps Up Daily Deals With 50% Off All Deals [Today Only]

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    Guys, today is the last day of purchases in Konga’s on-going daily deals which we told you about weeks ago. Today is a one-time offering giving you opportunity to get any product on the daily-deals page at a whooping 50% off.
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    This means you can get those mobile phones, laptops, television sets, air conditioners, refrigerators and much more at almost half the price! What better way to wrap up the exciting month of June.
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    So do not be left out of this massive sale! Grab your cars and begin to shop because this offer is available today and today only. Whether it’s a TV set you’ve been meaning to replace, a laptop for a loved one, or general merchandise for home and office use take advantage of the Daily Deals one day only sale to buy everything at almost half the price. Hurry because these products will disappear very quickly. To be part of the daily deals sales on the 1st of July, 2015 click here.

    Nationwide delivery and free shipping apply on these products, Start Shopping in the daily deals page

    5 Huge Smartphones With Tablet Sized Display

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    Gone are the days of small sized smartphones, now, the in-thing seems to be tablets and smartphones with towering display size making smaller 3.5″ – 5.0″ smartphones feel like antique souvenirs. Though the current “average-sized” smartphones still remains within 4.5″ – 5.5″ range, we still have quite a few devices towering above your average sized smartphones.

    Here are our pick of the 5 smartphones with tablet sized display.

    Click on the pictures to see details.

    1. The 7-inch Huawei MediaPad X1

    1. The 7-inch Huawei MediaPad X1


    The 7-inch BLU Studio 7.0

    2. The 7-inch BLU Studio 7.0


    7-inch Celkon Xion s CT695

    3. The 7-inch Celkon Xion s CT695


    7-inch CoolPad Great God/Halo

    4. The 7-inch CoolPad Great God/Halo


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    The above phones are as good as tablets, but if you would rather stick to getting yourself a device specifically branded “tablet”, then there’s also a host of devices you can pick up. If you are from Nigeria, then you can always get yourself smart-tablets online here

    Best External Hard Drive To Buy In Nigeria (500GB, 1TB, 2TB+)

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    Having a PC with over 1TB storage is cool, and sometimes you’d be surprised you used up your storage so quick considering the massive memory space. External hard drives are a good way to expand your PC memory or if you simply would prefer to just back-up your already filled up PC to avoid the pains of losing to digital files.

    PCMag has a great write-up of what to check-out before you get that perfect Hard-drive, you can read about it here.

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    <h3>Here’s a list of the best Hard-drives you can get here in Nigeria.</h3>
    <h4>Transcend Hard-drives</h4>
    Transcend Transcend 500GB StoreJet2.5″ M3 (usb 3.0) TS500GSJ25M3
    Transcend 500GB StoreJet 2.5″ M3 has a strong and streamlined casing which is stylish. This external hard drive will give unlimited storage space and it has no compatibility issues. Every tech-savvy individual should have this external hard drive. It gives you the opportunity to always have all your files which may include pictures, songs, video files, documents and more with you at all times. This external hard drive is very safe for all your files and documents. There is a one touch auto backup that allows you recover them anytime you want. The StoreJet storage device has anti-shock ability. All your files and documents will be well-protected.

    Transcend 500GB StoreJet 2.5″ M3 will take care of all your storage needs, its pocket size design makes it easy to move around. This 500GB hard drive will allow you free up space on your laptop or desktop computer. Sharing and transferring data and files is very easy; it has a fast transfer speed and all data are well protected during the process of transfer from the hard drive to other devices. This transcend hard drive has a military-grade shock resistance which will give adequate protection for all your files and documents. Using this hard drive is easy, just plug and play. [Buy On Jumia]

    Transcend Storejet 1T Portable USB 3.0 Hard Disk – TS1TSJ25H3P
    Transcend Storejet 1T Portable USB 3.0 Hard Disk offers the ideal solution for all your storage needs. It has been integrated with USB 3.0 interface which ensures fast transfer rates. Despite this, it is still compatible with USB 2.0 ports. Its Advanced 3-stage shock protection system, huge storage capacity and solid build makes it perfect for storing all your important files. It is compatible with all computers and laptops running Windows, Linux and Mac operating system. It has a massive 1TB storage capacity which affords you the opportunity to store all your documents and multimedia files. File sharing is quicker and easier with this compact and durable external hard drive and it is extremely easy to use. Simply connect to your computer, then drag and drop files to and from the device.

    The Transcend 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive has been designed to withstand even the toughest user environment. Its outer shell is made of a slip-resistant silicone material and is reinforced by a hard casing and an internal hard drive suspension damper which provides maximum shock-absorption. This external hard drive has enough storage space to meet all your storage needs. You can conveniently have all your important files with you wherever you go. It has been equipped with an extremely convenient One Touch auto-backup button for instant data backup and synchronization when used with Transcend Elite software. [Buy On Jumia]

    Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
    Western Digital My Passport offers up to 2 TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; compatibility with USB 2.0; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use. [Buy On Jumia]

    LG 500GB External Hard Drive HXD7
    The LG External Drive HXD7 is very easy to use. Once you plug it into your computer, it is automatically detected. As soon as it is connected to your computer, it will display as a drive. The 500GB LG HXD7 is compatible for both Mac and Windows Computers. It has eSATA port that has 6 times the speed of the conventional port. This external drive provides you with a convenient back-up option in case of sudden system failure. It has been designed to be lightweight and portable which makes it easy for you to carry around. It gives you an easy way to access your files from any other computer unit.

    Most computers have built-in hard drives that provide storage space for your files and more; but they have turned out to be inadequate for all our files and documents. This aesthetic and elegantly designed drive will help take care of your storage need. With the LG External Drive HXD7, you have a device that will handle all your external storage. It has a stunning 500 gigabyte of storage capability which is truly outstanding. If you download videos and songs frequently, you will find this external drive very ideal. It has a 5400 RPM speed that makes it possible for you to transfer files faster and more efficiently. [Buy On Jumia]

    Seagate 1TB Backup Plus External Hard Drive
    The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Hard Drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. Perfect to take on the go, the sleek metal case design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available with up to 1TB of capacity. It goes anywhere — without getting in your way.[Buy On Jumia]

    Toshiba 1TB External Hard Drive
    The Toshiba External Hard Drive 1TB has been designed to ensure that all your storage needs are well‎ catered for‎‎.‎‎ It has an ergonomic design and is portable which makes it easy to carry around‎‎.‎‎ Most computers and laptops contain so many important files that should be backed up in case of sudden system crash‎‎.‎‎ The 1TB capacity of the Toshiba External Hard Drive will provide you with enough storage space for your applications‎‎,‎‎ documents‎‎,‎‎ pictures‎‎,‎‎ songs‎‎,‎‎ movies‎‎,‎‎ games and more‎‎.‎‎ The internal memory of your laptop or computer will be greatly expanded with this external hard drive‎‎.‎‎ It is compatible with windows 2000‎‎,‎‎ XP‎‎,‎‎ Vista 7 operating system as well as Mac OS X v10.8 and later editions‎‎.‎‎ [Buy On Jumia]

    If you are in the market for an external hard-drive, this list should point you towards the best external hard-drive manufactures and products. If you use any or about going for one, you could leave a comment and lets see how it goes.

    Samsung Galaxy A8 Hands-On Video Comes Online

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    Samsung’s next phone Galaxy A8 after passing through Chinese certification base TENAA and US mobile certification body FCC and getting it’s specs outted has a new hands-on video courtesy of TENAA.

    The phablet sized device in the 3 mins video posted on YouTube shows-off the phones bezels, it’s metal chasis and the camera shooters. The 5.7″ Samsung Galaxy A8 is a pretty interesting Sammy device, in that this new A-comer is the slimmest of all Samsung devices at just 5.9mm (157.7mm x 76.7mm x 5.9mm).
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    The device features Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED display, the display seems to be identical to the one in the Galaxy Note 3 – sporting FullHD resolution and 386ppi density. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s popular mid-range chip – the Snapdragon 615. It is by no means beastly, but is perfectly capable with four Cortex A53 cores, clocked at 1.7 GHz and another four at 1.0 GHz. The chipset comes equipped with an Adreno 405 GPU and CAT4 LTE connectivity.

    On the memory segment, there’s 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage ROM. Thankfully, there is also a microSD card slot for adding extra space. The camera setup is comprised of a 16MP main shooter and a 5MP selfie one. The physical home button is also equipped a fingerprint sensor, as was previously rumored, although here it is referred to as a “biometric authentication system”. The whole thing is powered by a 3050 mAh battery and boots Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s own TouchWiz on top.

    At the moment though, there is no telling what the asking price of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is or when it would be officially released.