GOALS HARD TO COME BY Portmore have found goals hard to come by lately. After netting five in their first three, they’ve only managed two in their last five. However, the former winners have continued to keep things tight and just need to sort out their goalscoring issues. Usually, when Boys’ Town and Waterhouse meet it is a top-table clash, but not so this season. Waterhouse are currently in the relegation zone, in 11th on seven points, with two wins from eight games. Boys’ Town are two points better and two places higher with the same number of wins from as many matches. The season looks bleak for both teams, so they have all to play for. Things are going downhill fast for Cavalier, who are winless in five and have slipped from third to 10th. They will have a tough task halting their losing slide against fifth-place Humble Lion. A point separates sixth-place Tivoli and eighth-place Rivoli, and both are keen to return to winning ways. Reno will start favourites against UWI, but the home team cannot be underestimated. Buoyed by their first win in four games, after beating Rivoli 1-0 last Monday, Harbour View will look to take advantage of Portmore United’s recent slump to make further strides up the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table when the teams meet at Juici Patties field today at 3 p.m. In other games, Cavalier play Humble Lion at Stadium East, Rivoli entertain Tivoli at Prison Oval, Waterhouse take on Boys’ Town at Drewsland, and UWI host Reno at UWI Bowl. All games will start at 3 p.m., except the Cavalier-Humble Lion encounter which begins at 5 p.m. Montego Bay United will host Arnett Gardens in tomorrow night’s live game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Since beating Waterhouse in round four, Harbour View had to wait five rounds before tasting victory. The points lifted the east Kingston club two places up to seventh, and they will fancy getting a result against Portmore, who have drawn their last three.
HMD Global on Tuesday announced the newest member to the Nokia X series of smartphones in China, the Nokia X7. The phone comes after the Nokia X6 and X5, which have been launched globally as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus globally. Going by that trend, the Nokia X7 will be called the Nokia 7.1 Plus when it launches globally. The phone has been announced highlighting a tall 6.18-inch screen with HMD’s PureDisplay technology and HDR 10 support and a Snapdragon 710 chipset, among other things.HMD has priced the Nokia X7 aka Nokia 7.1 Plus at CNY 1,699 (approx Rs 18,000) for the 4GB + 64GB option, CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 21,200) for the 6GB + 64GB version and CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 26,600) for the 6GB + 128GB variant. As of now, the device has only been announced in China, but it should launch in other markets as well including India in the coming months.The Nokia 7.1 Plus brings a design language that is a combination of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 7 Plus. It gets an edge-to-edge display with a notch and a chin. The edges are chamfered and the Series 6000 aluminium frame is flat much like the Nokia 7 Plus that was launched earlier this year. The device also gets silver/ copper accents around the rear camera, fingerprint sensor and the frame. The Nokia 7.1 Plus comes with a premium look thanks to a 2.5D curved glass on the back. The rear panel sees a pill-shaped dual camera setup vertically placed just above the fingerprint sensor.The Nokia 7.1 Plus gets a 6.18-inch FHD+ PureDisplay with HDR 10 support. The display offers a 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 86.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset based on 10nm process, which makes it the most powerful Nokia mid-range smartphone yet. This will be offered with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, which will be expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 7.1 Plus will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom skin on top in China, while globally it will run a pure version of Android and will be part of the Android One program. The phone should get updated to Android 9 Pie by the end of the year. The device houses a 3,500mAh battery and will support fast charging over USB Type-C and an 18W charger with the box.advertisementThe Nokia 7.1 Plus gets Zeiss-branded optics on the back much like the Nokia 7.1 and 7 Plus. The dual camera system includes a 13-megapixel primary IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 micron pixels, and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. The cameras also get OIS support On the front, the Nokia 7.1 Plus gets a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.8 micron pixels. The selfie camera supports beauty mode and portrait lighting features. Additionally, the cameras are backed by AI which will detect scenes and adjust the settings accordingly.