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Nokia brings the best of Nordic design sensibilities and pairs it with a competitive camera and stock Andriod. The latest entry is Nokia 7.2.

The Nokia 7 was a chain-exclusive which was running on Andriod 9 and 10 with the September security patch on board. Nokia 7.2 has an important role in the HMD Global portfolio.

One thing straight off the 7 plus is the chipset and we’re not entirely certain that’s a good thing.

The snapdragon 660 is plenty powerful, sure, but is now more than two years old and more efficient options are available.

Nokia 7.2 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS display bringing a significant increase in area over the 7.1.

It does have competition from the market of older flagships, though, as something like a Samsung Galaxy S9 on discount could come close to the same price while boasting many superior specs and features. The Huawei P30 Lite is also worthy competition in markets where it’s available.

Nokia 7.2 specs

Body: 159.9×75.1×8.3mm, 180g; Gorilla Glass 3 front and back; Cyan Green, Charcoal, Ice color schemes.

Screen: 6.3″ FullHD+ LCD, PureDisplay, waterdrop notch, HDR10.

Chipset: Snapdragon 660 (14nm): Octa-core CPU (4×2.2GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8GHz Kryo 260); Adreno 512 GPU.
Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, microSD slot.

OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Android One.

Rear camera: Main: 48MP, 1/2.0″ Quad Pixel sensor, f/1.79. Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 118-degree FoV.

Front camera: 20MP, Quad Pixel sensor, f/2.0.

Depth sensor: 5MP. Zeiss optics, LED flash.

Battery: 3,500mAh Non-removable Li-po Battery, 5V/2A charging.

Misc: USB-C, 3.5mm jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 2 mics, FM radio, Google Assistant button, notification LED.

Internet: 4G LTE

Colors: cyan Green, Ice, Charcoal

The box contents of the Nokia 7.2 are as standard as they come. There’s no TPU case included, but you do get a barebones headset. Other contents include the 10W charger, USB-C cable, Headset, Quick start manual as well as a SIM ejector tool

Design

  • Feels great in the hand
  • Gorilla Glass on front and back
  • waterdrop notch
  • 159.88 x 75.11 x 8.25mm
    180g
  • Polycarbonate composite frame
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

The frame of the Nokia 7.2 is made of metal and a special polymer, which Nokia claims to be twice as strong as a regular polycarbonate.

We’ve felt some really sturdy polycarbonate in the past, and the Nokia 7.2’s frame doesn’t feel flimsy. It may be weak to water, though, as Nokia has offered no resistance rating for this device.

Both the front and back are covered in Gorilla Glass, while the rear has a frosted finish that makes it feel extra smooth. The feel in our hand is actually reminiscent of the Google Pixel 4, which is a big plus for a phone that costs half as much.

The finish and tactile feel of the volume rocker and power button are on point. The same goes for the dedicated Google Assistant key on the left.

The latest crop of Nokia-branded phones have integrated notification LEDs into the power button, and it works just as advertised. The side button glows a soft white shade when a notification pops up. It is discrete and retains functionality that many power users love. Beyond that, there’s a headphone jack on top and a USB-C port on the bottom.

This arrangement is common on most mid-rangers these days. The Nokia 7.2 makes a name for itself through its focus on a casual, elegant style that should sit well in most hands.

Display

Nokia 7.2

The display is where things get a bit interesting. The Nokia 7.2 comes equipped with what it calls a “Pure Display”.

  • 6.3–inch
  • Screen: 1,080×2,280 LCD screen
  • Full HD+ LCD display
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • Supports HDR10

The Nokia 7.2 has a big, 6.3-inch display with a 1,080 x 2,280 resolution. It’s both sharp and bright, with clear visibility in daylight. It’s an HDR10-capable LCD panel that Nokia brands PureDisplay.

The company also claims that it can convert standard-dynamic-range content to high-dynamic-range in realtime.

The phone has a dynamic contrast mode that can adjust the color temperature and white balance depending on what applications you are running. Within apps, the effect is subtle.

The phone can adjust the white balance based on ambient light, and the effect is similar to the night light feature on Android.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 660 chipset.
  • Android 9 Pie, stock Android and Andriod 10 upgradable
  • 4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2GHz, 4x Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB or 6GB of RAM
  • Expandable storage

The Nokia 7.2 is a smooth-running phone. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset powers the experience, and it has a simple stock Android interface.

The phone is part of the Android One program, so it isn’t loaded up with any bloatware.

Plus, the maker promises “2 years of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates.” However, the phone comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box, with Android 10.

The camera app can occasionally be slow to launch, but that’s the only time we experienced a hitch. App switching is quick, and most apps launch reasonably fast.

For connections, the Nokia 7.2 has dependable 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC for contactless payments.

The fingerprint reader is snappy and combines well with facial recognition for easy unlocking in most situations.

Audio is loud on the Nokia 7.2. We could hear the sound from our video for battery testing even when it was in another room and running at only 50% volume. The audio lacks warmth and has minor hints of reverb to it. But it’s clean enough at maximum volume for decent listening when headphones or a dedicated speaker aren’t available.

Battery

  • 3,500mAh
  • 10W charger
  • No fast charging
  • No wireless charging
  • Average life

The Nokia 7.2 is powered by a 3,500mAh battery – that’s an upgrade over the 7.1’s 3,060mAh cell (which had a smaller screen, admittedly), but not quite as much as the 7 plus’ 3,800mAh capacity, which also had a smaller screen.

The charger that comes with the Nokia 7.2 is a modest 10W one, rated at 5V/2A. It’s got no Qualcomm QuickCharge support, even though the phone’s hardware should have been good for some QC 3.0 action.

The Nokia 7.2 ships with a reasonably sized 3,500mAh battery. In our test of browsing and charging, the phone was able to charge full in about 8 hours.
Brightness while streaming left you with 76% of battery left. To get a last long battery life when streaming, you have to dim the brightness below 90% as it will drain your battery if set at 90%.

HMD Global claims the phone should have two days of battery without charging. While that may be true with light use, a dimmed display, and the Adaptive Battery system well trained, the claim doesn’t line up with our experience.

Software

  • Android 9 Pie, 
  • Android 10

Camera

Nokia 7.2

Nokia 7.2 doesn’t support the telephoto lens, on the front camera, 20mp with support for HDR imaging.

The selfie camera is crisp and produces some quality results, even in darker conditions. The 48MP main sensor is capable of capturing images in the dark.

Primary camera:

  • 48MP Samsung S5KGM1, f/1.8
  • 8MP wide-angle f/2
  • 5MP depth

Front:

  • 20MP selfie
  • 4K video recording
  • Lens simulation

The camera app on the Nokia 7.2 comes straight from previous Nokias with a minor tweak here or there.

Sideswipes let you switch between modes, and you can also tap on specific modes to go straight to them. The less important modes are tucked away behind a quad-square icon to reduce the clutter.

Up and down swipes in the viewfinder don’t work for switching between front and rear cameras, that’s only done with the toggle next to the shutter release. While using the rear camera you get the familiar tree designation for the main and ultra-wide-angle modules.

While in the Photo mode you’ll get many toggles on the opposite side of the shutter key – flash, timer, single/dual/P-I-P (for combined front/rear shots) and motion picture, as well as Settings.

There’s yet another button next to the mode carousel and that’s for the Beauty mode – it has a 0-10 range, but no specific options (like eye enlargement or face thinning or whatnot) like you’d find on some of the Chinese phones.

The Nokia 7.2 records video up to 4K with its main cam and 1080p with the ultra-wide

Audio

  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • AptX support

The Nokia 7.2 output with an external amplifier was perfectly accurate with no sub-par scores in our test.

The phone fared very well with headphones too, with the only affected reading being the stereo crosstalk and even that by a much lower than usual amount.

General Features:

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Kyro 260 and 1.8GHz quad-core Kyro 260 (Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm))
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
  • Colors: Cyan Green, Charcoal, Ice
  • Dimension: 159.9 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 180 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM/ Hybrid Dual

Display

  • Display: 6.3 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (400 ppi), 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, Always on Display
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) + 8MP (ultra wide) + 5MP (depth) Triple Camera, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps Video
  • Rear Camera Features: PDAF, Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 20 MP Camera, Zeiss optics, HDR, 1080p@30fps Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
  • NFC: Yes (optional)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
    Messaging
  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 10W Charging Capacity
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Spanish Giant FC Barcelona’s Sold out $1.3M Fan Token (BAR)

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Spanish Giant FC Barcelona's Sold out $1.3M Fan Token (BAR)

Spanish giant FC Barcelona football club of Spain sold out its first FC Barcelona Fan Tokens (BAR). The token was sold via sport-focused token platforms Chiliz.net and Socios.com.

The fan token (BAR) was sold out in less than two hours. while in two minutes tokens worth of 777,000 was sold. The news was announced on June 22 via twitter by Chiliz and Socios CEO Alexandre Dreyfus.

Dreyfus noted that the token sale saw more than 4000 fans from 106 countries participate. He said that most of the buyers came from France, Japan, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. He added that Chiliz and Socios experienced a five-fold increase in demand during the sale.

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Dreyfus said the companies originally planned for the flash sale to last 48 hours. Despite some delays in Socios.com, the sale was made quicker than expected. “I guess that’s why Barca is big and also why we are pushing hard with the cryptosphere,” Dreyfus suggested.

FC Barcelona Fan BAR are designed to bring more interaction with Barca fans. FC Barcelona said in a statement. FC Barcelona supporters will be able to acquire the first ‘Barça Fan Tokens’ ($BAR) to take part in surveys and polls connected to the everyday activities of the Club, as well as earn unique prizes and experiences related to the Club.

The poll will give token holders the chance to decide on the design of the locker room which the first team player will see before going into the pitch.

According to FC Barcelona, the flash sale involved 600,000 tokens at a set price of 2 euros each.

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The BAR is scheduled for trading launch on Chiliz and Socios on Wednesday, June 24. The tokens will be available only for purchase and for trading against Chiliz’s native token (CHZ) at a market price depending on demand and supply. CoinMarketCap featured Fan token as an “untracked listing”, as at press time.

FC Barcelona’s Bar token is just one among numerous sports tokens handled by Chiliz and Socios platforms. Paris Saint-Germain also partnered with Socios.com to launch a token ecosystem in 2018. Italian club Juventus has its own fan token in 2019.

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Ethereum Classic, Tezos, and Dogecoin Price Analysis

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Ethereum Classic, Tezos, and Dogecoin

Bitcoin could be trading in a stable range, but that is not true for most altcoins. With the king coin providing no push-and-pull impact to the rest of the current market, most altcoins are breaking apart, rather than in bullish spirits, however with nominal woes. A testament to this defiance are Tezos, Ethereum Classic, and Dogecoin.

Ethereum Classic

Source: ETCUSD via Trading View

Ethereum Classic has moved from its up-channel persisting because of the March 12 breakout. The channel pushed the alt’s cost from $4 to as large as $7.5, prior to a sudden drop took it from the trading channel.

Not only did the fall craft an exit from the channel but also pushed it under support at $6.38, and now, the present price of $6.24 is hovering above another support at $6.1. Bollinger Band for Ethereum Classic is slowly opening up, using the ordinary line above the coin’s cost.

Late last month, Ethereum Classic finished its Phoenix hard fork in Block 10,500,839. Stevan Lohja, a tech coordinator at ETC Core stated through a blogpost,

“Phoenix was inclusive of the ETH Istanbul features bringing Eth Classic and Eth use cases, tools, and collaboration opportunities to absolute technical compatibility while retaining their respective differences.”

Tezos

Source: XTZUSD via Trading View

Tezos, currently taking the 12th place on the coin market is has also gone the way of ETC and moved from its up channel. It should be noted that XTZ’s channel was more than ETC, pushing the former’s cost from $1.25 to as $2.96

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XTZ was trading at $2.6 and was threatening a consolidation. The exit from its station arrived when the cost had been fighting opposition at $2.94, which it temporarily passed, but then fell below. MACD index for its altcoin has moved under 0, with all the MACD line moving below the signal line.

Earlier this year Tezos Foundation settled a class-action lawsuit on the grounds of”securities breach” pertaining to its 2017 ICO. On June 1, a press release authorized by the US district court, norther district of California supported the ICO participant could be”eligible to share in the $25 million settlement.”

Dogecoin

Source: DOGEUSD via Trading View

The 33rd rated cryptocurrency on the marketplace has followed exactly the exact same motto as the above alts, but to a lesser level. Dogecoin has transferred from its persisting graph routine, although not in rigorous bearish impact, but also in a more concurrent pattern.

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Doge’s upward station that took the coin until $0.0028 has since early May been trading comparatively steady, similar to Bitcoin. The meme-crypto’s cost has dropped by 14% since, but it must be mentioned that since March, its cost has ballooned by over 71 percent, in comparison to its media time cost. The RSI for its altcoin has moved down from the high of 70 in late-April to as low as 44.08 currently.

As per a recent set of international popularity maps released by Blockchain Centre, Dogecoin despite being down in terms of market capitalisation is a lot more popular than higher-ranked coins. While Bitcoin dominates global interest, especially in Africa, DOGE is ninth on the list, ahead of the likes of Cardano, EOS, and, Binance Coin.

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Research Firm Messari Shows Mining Meme Coin DOGE is More Profitable than Bitcoin Cash and Others

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Research Firm Messari Shows Mining Meme Coin DOGE is More Profitable than Bitcoin Cash and Others

Bitcoin and Ethereum miners are pocketing over 99 percent of all fees generated from the wider crypto-mining ecosystem, on-chain analytics company Messari stated Friday.

However; large fees don’t signify a positive to get a blockchain network. BTC and ETH may be rewarding for miners, but pricey for end-users that are very likely to select more economical options for trades.

Running into millions of dollars each month; amassing transactional fees power cryptocurrency miners across the globe, be it firms such as Bitmain or an enthusiast running a node in their GPU-optimized laptop.

However, altcoins are not what are giving gains to miners. Messari analyst Ryan Watkins released a study in the respect, concluding Bitcoin and Ethereum charges account for over 99 percent of most miner earnings.

Surprisingly, Dogecoin, the self-styled meme money utilized by Shiba Inu dogs, appears among the very best profitable projects for miners, surpassing powerhouses such as Bitcoin SV as well as Bitcoin Cash.

Dogecoin was launched as a joke in 2013, but rapidly captured over Reddit and 4chan and attained a market cap of $60 million in 2014. Nonetheless, it’s usage remains outstanding, if mining charge data is not anything to go by.

A Chart by Messari on cryptocurrency Prices, shown below, Shows Earnings of less than $100:

Source: Messari Portal

Only Bitcoin and Ethereum create over $100,000 for miners, with cryptocurrencies giving miners less than $500 per day. On the other hand, the latter isn’t necessarily a negative thing.

Coins like Bitcoin Cash and Zcash are almost free-to-use, with prices of less than a cent since early-2019. This could make them more attractive for”nocoiner” users in both developed and emerging markets, who aren’t likely to pay upwards of a dollar on each transaction.

Mining is an expensive company, oft-requiring hundreds of thousands in upfront investment for establishing a rewarding, temperature-controlled mining plantation.

Growing crypto-fees are the subject for many-a conversations since mining captured on. Critics say enormous fee rewards aren’t a measure of achievement for any blockchain system and need to, on the contrary, remain low.

Messari’s Watkins wrote in the regard:

“Ask one person and they’ll tell you high fees are desirable because they signal strong demand for block space. Ask another person and they’ll tell you low fees are desirable because they provide users with greater access to block space.”

Meanwhile, trade fees on Bitcoin dropped below $1 last week. The metric has been last observed in January 2020, and also for the first time because Bitcoin’s May 12 halving occasion.

Prices totaled between $0.70 — $0.75 last week, but have since increased to $1.50 at the time of writing. On the flip side, Ethereum’s system is propping up before its much-awaited ETH 2.0 upgrade.

2.0 sees Ethereum transfer to a proof-of-stake algorithm, together with data indicating over 120,000 wallets hold the minimal 32 ETH necessary to run a validator node — presumably in expectation of ridding rewards.

Meanwhile, the Ethereum’s GAS network is reaching all-time highs. As previously analyzed, raising stablecoin and DeFi action may attribute to rising GAS usage. Last week, Tether transfers on the Ethereum blockchain (USDT is issued on five other protocols) were growing appreciably.

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