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ITy Bytes 22 October – in this edition

  • OPPO charges up VOOC with 65W;
  • Nokia 6.2 release;
  • 4G feature phone – Nokia 220;
  • Tough phone – Nokia 800;
  • Avast finds flashlight apps requesting up to 77 permissions;
  • Telstra mobile network for the best mobile experience – Optus pretty good too

Ity Bytes 22 October is brief, curated news for those who want to know

ITy Bytes 22 October

OPPO charges up VOOC with 65W

OPPO now has the next generation of flash charge technologies – 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0 and 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge.

SuperVOOC 2.0 can safely fully charge a 4000mAh battery in just 30 minutes. OPPO has placed five safety protection measures throughout the adapter, wire and handset to ensure maximum safety during charging. 

30W Wireless VOOC and on par with wired VOOC 1.0 charging speed. It allows a 4000mAh battery to reach a full charge within 80 minutes. Compatible with the QI standard, it also supports a charging power of 5W or 10W, delivering a charging experience on par with that of wired VOOC Flash Charge. 

Michael Tran, OPPO Australian MD said

Power-draining apps and the emerging 5G network generates new demand for increased battery life and better charging experience. OPPO has continuously upgraded its VOOC charging technologies, allowing users to charge whenever they want with however much time they have in their everyday lives.”

ITy Bytes 22 October OPPO

Nokia 6.2 (Update May 2020 – now with Android 10)

The Nokia 6.2 is the first 6 series smartphone to premiere a triple camera and PureDisplay technology, bringing HDR entertainment and advanced cameras.

Features include:

  • PureDisplay technology powered by a dedicated visual processor that delivers up to one billion shades of colour
  • Combination of AI-features and a powerful triple sensor camera letting users capture detailed images, bokeh portraits and stunning wide-angle shots
  • A dedicated Pixelworks visual processor, upscaling video content to HDR quality in real-time
  • Signature two-day battery life

Nokia 6.2 is Android 10 ready and will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS upgrades for two years

Nokia phones rank #1 globally for software updates and security, a study by Counterpoint has found; more information here

In Ceramic Black and Ice from Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys for $399.

Nokia 220 4G

The classic Nokia feature phone is back, supporting HD voice calls over 4G LTE and allowing users to surf their favourite websites using the web browser, or share updates and content with friends and family with social media. Features include:

  • Stereo radio and games including Snake
  • Durable, inherently coloured polycarbonate shell that features a classic and familiar design from Nokia
  • Allows you to browse the web and stay up to date with friends and family on Facebook
  • Features long-lasting battery life

The Nokia 220 4G comes with a bonus 16GB MicroSD card, in both Black and Blue at Harvey Norman, Big W, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi for $79.

Nokia 800

This is the first rugged Nokia phone. Dust and waterproof, the Nokia 800 Tough is designed to withstand drops and extreme temperatures, making it an ideal companion phone for demanding worksites and adventurous travels.

 The device is military-grade MIL-STD-810G compliant, meaning it’s built and tested to meet military standards and to survive conditions as low as -20C or as high as 55C. Key features: