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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Phones of 2020!
A new decade is here, and with so many cutting-edge mobile innovations and technologies in the works, we’ve decided to round up some of the best new smartphones coming your way in 2020! Samsung Galaxy S11 Leaked patent images suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S11, which is expected to be unveiled in 2020, will come with a fully bezel-less display and could even have an expandable screen! In terms of specifications, it will run Android Q and One UI 2.1 out of the box. There are rumours that Samsung will include an advanced camera sensor which is capable of capturing 64-megapixel images at the highest pixel resolution. The camera sensor is also capable of taking HDR and 480fps videos at 1080p, which is incredible for a smartphone. Apple iPhone XII The next generation of iPhones is likely to be equipped with 5G network support. Apple is working on the new series of chips which they are calling new-gen bionic chips, which are designed to accelerate AI-powered processes. We may get to see different modes on offer and a personalized camera app which adjusts to a user’s preferences automatically. Rumours say that they are also testing a new Face ID and camera setup that fits into the top bezel of the device so that the controversial notch can finally be removed. Motorola Razr If ever there was a throwback of note, this is it. Many people will recall the slick Motorola Razr V3 that was the envy of many a decade or so ago. Reports say that this new version of the Razr will cost even more than the iPhone XS Max thanks to its foldable main display, which was all the rage in the smartphone sector in 2019 but so far has failed to live up to the hype and possibilities. Much like its predecessors, this phone will have a foldable clamshell design and feature a second smaller screen embedded in the outer cover for notifications and messages, and selfies. Samsung Galaxy F2 There might be a surge of foldable smartphones in 2020 with Apple also rumoured to be releasing the iPhone X Fold. But Samsung doesn’t want to be left out of this market, which is where the F2 comes in. Google is developing an Android OS designed especially for foldable interfaces. The F2 will be a successor to 2019’s notorious Galaxy Fold, which failed to meet expectations due to hardware problems with the folding screen. Let’s hope the second time around is the charm for Samsung. The Galaxy F2 is also rumoured to feature a 6000mAh battery, which should give even power users something to smile about. Nokia 10 Owners of the previous Nokia 3310 and 3330 will be pleased that the Finnish manufacturer is back in the game, at least in name, with the Nokia 10 from HMD. Nokia smartphones will be packedwith 5G technology according to some reports. In terms of cameras, the Nokia 10 will have a combination of two 48MP lenses on the back (one wide-angle and one telephoto), while on the front, users can make use of the 16MP lens for selfies and record video in 1080p and 4K resolutions. It’s going to be water-resistant, dust-resistant and it will have quick charge capabilities. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, manufacturers seem to have plenty bells and whistles to add to their 2020 ranges of smartphones, especially with foldable devices which seem set to be an even bigger deal in 2020 than they were this year.
Can You Get a Phone Contract with Bad Credit?
Have you ever applied for a cell phone contract and were turned down because you have a low credit score? The mobile networks in South Africa have become more stringent when deciding who to approve or decline for mobile contracts, so if you have a poor credit score or have been “blacklisted”, chances are you may not qualify for most mobile contracts. In 2015, a whopping 80% of cell phone applications were declined by the major SA networks due to low credit scores. Put simply, only two out of ten people were successful in applying for a mobile contract, even though they may have had a job or even paid their bills on time. Each network has their own credit score cards with requirements that need to be met before being approved for a cell phone contract. The good news, however, is that people with bad credit have options available to them, depending on their individual credit scores. For example, you may apply for a Samsung S10 deal but, due to your score, you may only qualify for a deal bundled with a Samsung A10 smartphone or even a SIM-only deal , that gives y ou the benefits of a contract without the subsidised handset or router. Mondo carries a wide range of mobile deals from Telkom, Vodacom and MTN to give customers more choice and a better chance at qualifying for a cellular deal. If your application is declined, the other option you have is to obtain your credit score from local credit bureaus such as Trans Union ITC and Experian. Thereafter, you need to work on improving your credit score and profile. Make sure you pay all credit instalments that are due at the end of the month, in full and on time. If you can’t make your minimum monthly repayment, ensure you contact the company you owe money to and arrange a more affordable payment plan to keep you from being blacklisted. If there are no judgements against your name and you have a decent credit record with banks or businesses such as clothing stores, you have a good chance of being approved for your next mobile contract. Need more credit advice? Check out this helpful article: Why Was My Application for a Cell Phone Contract Declined?
Hisense Infinity H11 Review
The era of smartphones as we know them started off with only a select few being able to afford pocket supercomputers from the likes of Apple and Samsung. Now, more than a decade later, almost everyone can own a smartphone thanks to stiff competition among manufacturers. This is great news for consumers looking for the latest mobile technology at budget prices, and the Hisense Infinity H11 delivers on both. Under the Hood The Hisense Infinity H11 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with an Octa-Core CPU for managing multiple applications and processes. It has similar specs to its mid-range rivals and can handle most tasks without signs of lag or slowing down. However, playing heavy-duty games like Asphalt 8 or PUBG may not be advisable. The operating system is Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and the phone comes with 3GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB. This is enough space for photos, videos and other media, but you can expand your storage if you need with an external memory card. Screen & Body The Hisense Infinity H11 is a physically attractive smartphone. The H11 features a 5.99” multitouch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 px resolution. It’s thin, weighs only 170 grams and has a glossy black finish that gives it a premium look and feel. The Infinity H11 is encased in 2.5D Glass, which provides more protection for your phone and follows the curve of your hand for a comfortable grip. Battery The H11 comes with a non—removable Li-Po 3 400mAH battery. The battery lasts a full day on a single charge and can go longer if you activate the handy power-saving mode. It also has fast-charging capabilities, which means you could be up to a full charge in two hours, even from absolutely zero power. Cameras The camera is a massive selling feature on any smartphone and the H11 doesn’t disappoint. It has a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 16MP selfie camera. The rear-facing camera features auto-focus as well as a Sony Exmor RS sensor, which provides fantastic pictures. It offers various shooting modes, and the rear camera manages to allow more light to produce vibrant, colourful photos. The 16MP selfie camera offers you the chance to snap one and post it online with the perfect touch up. It possesses a built in beauty function which will make every shot worthy of social media. Features The H11 has an FM receiver, which is great for an avid radio fan as you can pick up all your favourite radio stations on the Infinity H11. This sleek smartphone also has Dual SIM capability and a fingerprint scanner and comes bundled with USB-C charger and earphones. Verdict The Hisense Infinity H11 is a magnificent mid-range smartphone that can do a lot of what its higher-end counterparts can at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a great smartphone under the R5000 mark, then look no further than the Hisense Infinity H11.