itel, a global leading mobile phone brand committed to providing budget-friendly, high quality products boasting excellent user experience, has today announced its latest iconic and stylish S series smartphones S16 and S16 Pro in the Nigerian market.
Fashionable Unibody Design with Large Display
itel S16 Pro adopts the 6.6” dot-notch fullscreen display and 6.5” waterdrop fullscreen display for S16. The large display allows users to see more, enjoy a bigger vision when watching videos or playing games. The 8.3mm super slim unibody design and 2.5D glass covering, its slight curvature at the edge of the glass display makes the screen more exquisite and more comfortable for one hand operation.
The itel S16 series also comes with a batch of new colours and the radial texture of the back cover brings a refreshing looks and feel.
AI Selfie 2.0 with 8MP AI Triple Rear Camera
The S16 series are created to provide consumers an upgraded and all-rounded selfie experience with its enhanced and user-friendly AI Selfie 2.0:
- AI Face Beauty 3.0 – Able to identify user’s facial details, skin tone and lighting environment to add beauty effects tailored to user’s individual facial details
- AI Portrait HDR – Enrich the lighting and color in the selfie
- Smile Selfie Feature – Automatically capture a selfie when it senses user’s smiley face
- AI Dirty Lens Detection – the camera sensor is able to detect then the reminder will pop-up when the lens is dirty, ensure to provide user a clearer selfie experience
The 8MP AI triple rear camera of S16 series packed with the 2MP Marco camera plus the depth sensing camera helps users capture moments with clear and vivid photos anytime, anywhere. The rear camera also comes with different features like AI Portrait HDR, AI Dirty Lens Detection, fast short video shooting, etc. to further enhance the shooting experience of itel S16 series users.
Ensure Power in Control with Real Big Battery and AI Power Master
The itel S16 series is packed with a 4000mAh big battery and the upgraded AI Power Master- this feature is able to freeze inactive apps and reduces excess caching automatically to save more power. This means that allows users can play and take selfies without worrying about running out of power.
Experience the Gallery Go App on itel S16 Series
Featuring the offline Gallery – Gallery Go from Google. It presents a number of benefits to consumers including:
- A light and fast gallery optimized for Android Go smartphone
- Smarter storage – Easily find*, manage and storage photos on the device
- Easier editing – Make user’s photo look their best with auto-enhance
AndroidTM 10 (Go edition) Operating System for Smoother Experiences
itel S16 Series are powered by the AndroidTM 10 (Go edition) operating system, which is optimized to deliver a smooth and fast experience and solve some of the most common pain points like storage, performance, data management, and prolongs battery life.
itel S16 and S16 Pro will be rolling out in October throughout the Nigerian market.
Nigeria Immigration Service Places Embargo on Capturing, Issuance of Passports
The Nigeria Immigration Service has placed an embargo on capturing and issuance of passports to applicants from today May 18th till the end of May 2021.
The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede made the announcement on Tuesday during a press briefing in Abuja.
He said the decision is to enable the service to clear its backlog, noting that it will no longer collect fresh applications until the backlogs are cleared.
This means that all passports in control offices are closed for applicants from today till May 31st and payments for passports will be online when the portal is opened which will be June.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola had earlier given a six weeks timeline for passport collection.
He said this will be six weeks which is meant to allow for enough time to investigate, verify and validate personal information supplied by the applicants.
“What we are driving at is the peace of mind that comes from the assurance of certainty. If there are circumstances that will make the date to change, it will be communicated to the applicant one week before the collection date”.
He noted that applicants will have no basis for further communication with officers, other than to complete their application process and leave the venue. The date for the collection of their passports or any challenge to the application will be communicated to them.
“The technology for the efficient running of this system has been acquired and will be deployed.
“We are publishing on our website the list of the backlog of passports that are ready which are yet to be collected by the owners. They will be required to go to the state commands to collect them.
“With these changes, it is my firm belief that we will arrive at a new dawn in passport application processing”, the minister added.
Below is the breakdown of the current backlog
Local: 71, 644
Foreign : 17,906
NLC President Dares El-Rufai, Leads Protesters to Kaduna Govt House
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, is currently leading union members to the Kaduna State Government House.
This is after Governor Nasir El-Rufai declared the labour leader and others wanted for “economic sabotage” and attack on public infrastructure.
Large crowd, led by Wabba, is marching through Waff road in Kaduna and heading towards the government house.
Gov Obiano Imposes Curfew on 2 Warring Anambra Communities
Gov. Willie Obiano has imposed a 7am to 6am curfew on Omor and Anaku communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the State Government.
The state government said the curfew is untill further notice.
”The curfew begins on Monday. Residents of the two communities should obey the order as security personnel are on strict orders to enforce the curfew directives.
”The government has lifted the curfew imposed on Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu and Umunya communities on April 26, following the return of normalcy in the areas,” the government said.
It was reported that on Sunday, a violent clash broke out between residents of Anaku and Omor Communities.
The police says three persons have been confirmed dead in a clash between Omor and Anaku communities in Anyamelum Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, told NAN in Awka on Sunday that normalcy has since been restored in the area.
Ikenga said that Mr Chris Owolabi, Commissioner of Police in the state, personally led a team of operatives to quell the crisis between the neighbouring communities.He said that the command is still gathering information on the extent of damage while assuring that efforts were on to avoid deterioration of the situation and ensure lasting peace.
“Normalcy has been restored in the area and our men are still on ground to ensure safety of life and property. So far, we have recovered three bodies which have been deposited at the morgue.
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