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This page is where we share our latest news, and insights into our world. Check back regularly for updates on our products and services and our views on how we see the changing role of technology – and how it is changing people’s lives for the better.

Honor Play 30M – Snappy performance without the added price tag

Honor has just launched its latest smartphone, the Honor Play 30M which is a new variant to Honor Play 30, launched in May this year.

Honor Play 30M as its name suggests, is targeted at the young gaming-orientated android smartphone market and satisfies the need for an overall good gaming experience at an affordable cost.

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Fixed Wireless – Its Future Role in SA

In the view of Vodacom and Herotel, fixed wireless access (FWA) will continue to have a relevant role in the future by facilitating connection in less-populated areas with minimal or no broadband coverage.

Generally, a fixed wireless provider has radio equipment on a tower that services a particular area and its customers have an antenna at their home or business. A two-way connection between the tower and antenna is then established.

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Huawei Nova Y61 Launched – Great features on a budget

Huawei has just announced the latest smartphone in its budget Nova line-up. The brand- new Huawei Nova Y61 is the successor to the Nova Y60 and arrives with impressive new features, designed to satisfy the flagship aspirations of the budget sector.

Huawei Nova Y61 boasts a large 6,52” IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 – Amazing new camera features

Samsung Galaxy S22’s phone features are truly impressive and Samsung has now added more features to make the camera performance even better and very hard to match.

With Samsung’s new Astrophoto feature, users can capture the night sky with a quality level that could previously only be achieved through the use of top-grade professional equipment.

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Vivo Y22 – New mid-ranger with stunning looks & powerful features

Vivo Y22 has just arrived in South Africa, with a whole new-look and feel that builds on the popularity and strengths of its predecessor, the Vivo Y21.

According to Vivo, the new Vivo Y22 “combines modern design and a beautiful aesthetic, trendy new colours, clear photography and powerful performance to provide consumers with a thrilling entertainment experience.”

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Samsung’s New 200-Megapixel ISOCELL Sensor

Samsung has just announced its brand new 200Mp sensor, the ISOCELL HPX. This launch comes hot on the heels of its previous 200Mp sensor, the ISOCELL HP3 which was launched in June this year.

The latest sensor from Samsung has a 0,56-micron pixel size which can reduce the area of the camera module by 20%, allowing for an even thinner and smaller smartphone body.

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Samsung Galaxy A04e – Stylish New Budget Beater

Samsung has just introduced a new smartphone to its A04 line-up. The all-new Samsung Galaxy A04e combines impressive looks and features at a super competitive price.

It has a slim, stylish look and comes in three popular colourways of light blue, copper and black.

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Samsung Records Fastest 4G Speeds

Analytico analysed the download and upload speeds of major smartphones on South Africa’s 4G networks between the period of January 2022 and September 2022.

For the purposes of this study, Analytico utilized data from MyBroadband’s Android and iOS speed test apps. These speed test servers are hosted in Teraco’s data centres and provide a neutral testing environment with which comparisons can be made.

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Oppo’s Latest Flagship Smartphones Arrive in South Africa

After just 2 short years on the South African scene, Oppo has managed to gain double digit market share. In September this year, Oppo stated that it intended to make further inroads into the South African market with the introduction of its Oppo Reno 8 series.

True to its vision, the Reno 8 Pro has arrived with the Reno 8 due later this month.

Liam Faurie, Head of Operations and Go-to Markets for OPPO South Africa stated “The Reno 8 Pro leads an already successful Reno series, while highlighting the best of what OPPO brings.  World-class, hummable technology that is designed to look like high-end art while being powerful enough to help make every day less stressful”

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Nokia XR20 Industrial Editions – Rugged Devices With Enhanced Features

Nokia has just launched two new devices, the new Nokia XR20 Industrial Edition and the Nokia Industrial 5G Fieldrouter, adding depth to Nokia’s portfolio of rugged devices.

The new Nokia XR20 Industrial Version is an updated version of its predecessor, the Nokia XR20, originally launched in July 2021.

This new device features all the requirements of a seriously rugged smartphone, with certifications such as ATEX, IECEx, NEC500 and UL. With these credentials, this smartphone can be used outdoors, in bad weather conditions as well as locations where combustible chemicals are utilized. 

Apart from its appeal to construction workers, this smartphone is ideally suited for those working at remote oil drilling platforms, chemical processing factories, mines and within other hazardous environments.

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