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The Tech World Gets Their First Taste of the New Mate 9

The Tech World Gets Their First Taste of the New Mate 9

Huawei – a technology leader, that is firmly committed to responsible innovation and contribution to economic growth and social progress. Huawei’s growth can be attributed to its willingness to compete in global markets, and more importantly, to its customer-centric innovation strategies. Meeting customer needs is the starting point of its innovative efforts and reflects the value of its innovations and its capacity to better meet customer needs at faster speeds and lower costs. Huawei hosted an exclusive first-hand experience event to introduce its latest revolutionary smartphone – the Mate 9 and its exclusive features, at the prestigious Nishat Hotel in Lahore. It was attended by the top management of Huawei, including the Deputy General Manager of the device division, Pakistan – Mr. Fraz Khan. Prominent personalities of the Tech industry, along with social dignitaries and media icons also graced the occasion, while the tech-media representatives had also gathered to check out and personally experience the fascinating features of this device. The Mate 9 is equipped with a groundbreaking UX and second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid focus and Hybrid Zoom. Huawei’s Mate Series sets the standard in lightning fast performance and exceptional style. The HUAWEI Mate 9 Series boasts the premium Kirin 960 chipset with Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm, which delivers a fast and smooth experience, and is designed by Porsche. The HUAWEI Mate 9 combines a 4000 mAh high-density battery with its all new SuperCharge and power-saving technology that increases battery life to provide over two days of uninterrupted performance. 10 minutes of charge provides enough power to watch two full movies. Most importantly, the battery is equipped with Super Safe 5-gate protection. The second generation dual-lens camera, co-engineered with Leica to fine-tune and enhance optical performance of the camera module, which now includes a 12MP -megapixel/F2.2 RGB sensor, a 20MP -megapixel/ F2.2 monochrome sensor and enhanced image fusion algorithms that work in concert to produce stunning photography. Mate 9 will be available in the gorgeous color palette, including Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Ceramic White, is a result of refined craftsmanship. With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the HUAWEI Mate 9 re-imagines the native Android operating system using Linux. Mate 9 becomes more intelligent and efficient over time by understanding consumers’ behavior patterns, and ensures the highest priority applications are given preference concerning system resources. The colorful and vibrant event in Lahore featured different activities whereby the participants could test the speed, camera features, battery and the extraordinary charging capacity of the new product, and make comparative evaluations of Mate 9 against their own devices and competitive products. Thus, the event turned out to be a phenomenal success, where...

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djuice brings Pakistan’s first interactive online film ‘Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

djuice brings Pakistan’s first interactive online film ‘Oye Kuch Kar Guzar

In pursuance of its commitment to empower youth, Pakistan’s first and only youth centric telecom brand djuice is bringing in the first Pakistani online film ‘Oye Kuch Kar Guzar’ or ‘take the plunge’ in collaboration with YouTube. The film will inspire and actuate Pakistani youth into discovering their true potential and self-reliance in order to work their way towards realizing their dreams. The film is the first of its kind to be crafted and featured solely on YouTube. Besides inspiring youth into self-discovery and self-belief, the maiden online film will go long way in strengthening the digital ecosystem and digital uptake in the country. It will establish and bolster digital media as a convenient and reliable entertainment resource in the country. ‘Oye Kuch Kar Guzar’ is especially designed to appeal to the youth of Pakistan. It will be the first time that a brand will allow viewers to choose their own story by using annotations, cards and end screens. The film aspires to enable youth to overcome their constraints, follow their dreams, confidently express themselves and own up to their individuality. The film is a distinct genre to allow the viewer to steer the story flow according to their own taste and preference. The film is split into mini episodes and at the end each episode, the viewer can navigate the story in their chosen direction, besides being able to skip ahead or see related videos throughout. Sharing his thoughts, Bilal Kazmi, Chief Marketing Officer said, “It is the first time that a Pakistani brand has created this sort of digital content for youth to inspire and motivate them into facing their true selves. This relatively newer genre will enable viewers to direct the story according their whims. We believe that internet has a massive potential to serve a digital entertainment resource. djuice has set the precedent and we will continue to create special online content in the future.” Speaking on concept of Oye kuch Kar Guzar, Haris Rasheed, Director of the film said, “Coming from a middle class family, this is a story I myself deeply connect with. We all struggle to find our place in this fast paced world, and most of us give into the pressure of settling too soon with what we can achieve rather than what we want to achieve. With passion one can do what they want to do rather than what they have to do. Breaking free of the ‘norms’ of society and finding your own place and your own voice in this world doing what you love is what this story is all about.” With the launch of 3G/4G services in the country, the technological uptake...

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Netflix now offers downloading option for offline playback

Netflix now offers downloading option for offline playback

Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost. While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection. Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today. The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. To start downloading today, please update your Netflix app to the most recent version and take it with you to enjoy Netflix everywhere you go. Source:...

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Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for six devices to arrive in Q1 2017

Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for six devices to arrive in Q1 2017

Here’s some good news for Huawei users especially those who own one of their flagship devices of the year. The company has officially announced that they would be rolling out the latest Android 7.0 – Nougat update on six of their devices at some point in Q1 2017. These include the following: Huawei Mate 8 Huawei P9 Plus Huawei P9 Huawei P9 Lite Huawei Nova Huawei Nova Plus The update would also include the all new Huawei EMUI 5.0 which promises to bring the most user friendly experience to these devices. The UI is major improvement over its predecessor and brings a refreshing new look and feel to the aforementioned...

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Leaked images and specs of the Nokia D1C – First Nokia phone running on Android

Leaked images and specs of the Nokia D1C – First Nokia phone running on Android

After months of speculations, it seems that the rumors surrounding Nokia’s big comeback into the mobile industry is slowly starting to take shape. Our friends at Nokia Power User have managed to get their hands on the first leaked images of the world’s first Nokia phone running on Android – The Nokia D1C. According to the leaks, the device will be coming in two variants. Cheaper of the two variants will pack 2 GB RAM, 5-inch 1080p display and will have a 13 MP rear shooter. The second variant will pack 3GB RAM, 5.5-inch 1080 display and a 16 MP rear shooter. Other features include: 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 Processor Adreno 505 GPU 2 / 3 GB RAM Android Nougat 7.0 5 / 5.5-inch, 1080p display 16 GB internal storage 13 /16 MP Rear camera 8 MP FFC   As per pricing and availability is concerned, both the devices would be officially announced sometime in 2017. If we’re lucky, we might just get to see them at MWC 2017 as well. Will keep you guys  posted of any new details surrounding the same so do stick around. Does the prospect of a Nokia device running on Android sound good to you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below....

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Huawei thrills consumers with Pakistani celebrity icon – Wiqar Ali Khan

Huawei thrills consumers with Pakistani celebrity icon – Wiqar Ali Khan

Huawei continues to create more hype for its much anticipated, new flagship smartphone Mate 9. This masterpiece of innovation is getting a tremendous response from the consumers in Pakistan. A live video session was recently orchestrated with the popular actor and style icon – Wiqar Ali Khan appearing on Huawei’s official facebook page, where fans had the chance to interact with him and ask him questions, both personal as well as about the Huawei Mate 9. All interested fans can go view the video on Huawei’s facebook page, anytime, where Wiqar can be seen revealing his personal experience with the Huawei Mate 9 and also talking about the amazing ‘User Interface’, exceptional speed and powerful camera of this cutting-edge device. The larger than life screen size was another plus point that personally appealed to the showbiz star. Wiqar ran a fun contest where he asked the viewers why they deserve a Mate 9? Everyone could post their answers in the comments section and the lucky winners would receive exciting prizes and the chance to attend the exclusive launch event of mate 9 in Pakistan. Earlier, Wiqar Ali Khan had also attended the global launch event of Mate 9 device, held in Germany on the 3rd of November, 2016. Huawei is expected to launch the Mate 9 in the Pakistan market, within the next 15 days. The sophisticated device promises exceptionally powerful performance, as it features revolutionary new technologies like; a groundbreaking UX with a 5.9 inch FHD display and a 2nd generation ‘Leica’ dual-lens camera with Hybrid focus and Hybrid Zoom. It runs on a Huawei Kirin 960; Octa-core processor (4 x 2.4 GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i6 coprocessor. It is the world’s first device to combine an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and a Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. It also has the highly intuitive EMUI 5.0 that analyses and adapts to its user’s behavior patterns to create an inspiring personalized experience. The Marketing Director, Salman Javed of Huawei in Pakistan stated that: Huawei has once again delivered the fastest, most intuitive and reliable experience. The second generation Leica dual-lens camera on the Mate 9 captures professional-quality images in all lighting conditions, The Mate 9 has a powerful 8MP front camera, AF, F1.9 Main: Dual, 20MP Monochrome, Plus a 12MP RGB, F2.2 OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) with 4K video shooting. Other features include: 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM, along with microSD card slot, that supports up to 256GB (using secondary SIM slot). The large display screen features a 2.5D glass and exceptionally high resolution and contrast. The sleek, dual-sim device runs on a 4000 mAh battery, enhanced with supercharge technology. The sophisticated device is available in numerous colors like:...

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Huawei Mate 9 – A step ahead in smartphone world

Huawei Mate 9 – A step ahead in smartphone world

Huawei has recently launched its powerful new smartphone – The Mate 9, in Germany, where the consumers have shown tremendous excitement towards this innovative device. The phone lives up to its attractive slogan: “A step ahead”, as it leads the way to numerous futuristic technologies. The Mate 9 is equipped with a groundbreaking UX and second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid focus and Hybrid Zoom. It runs on a HUAWEI Kirin 960; Octa-core processor (4 x 2.4 GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i6 co-processor the world’s first device to feature the ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The CPU delivers the best multi-core performance among all smartphones. It also has an innovative ‘Emotion UI’ EMUI 5.0, which is Huawei’s most beautiful software experience to date, it is also the most intuitive. The HUAWEI Mate 9 analyzes and adapts to its user’s behavior patterns to create a personalized experience that is clean, fluid and inspired by natural environments. Huawei’s Mate Series sets the standard in lightning fast performance and exceptional style. Designed for today’s on-the-go business user, Huawei once again delivers the fast, intuitive and reliable experience, users expect from their smartphones. Co-engineered through a landmark partnership with Leica, the second generation Leica dual-lens camera captures professional-quality images in all lighting conditions, The Mate 9 has a powerful 8MP front camera, AF, F1.9 Main: Dual, 20MP Monochrome, Plus a 12MP RGB, F2.2 OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) with 4K video shooting, for amazing clarity, detail and many other features. Other features include; 5.0 Memory, 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM, along with microSD card slot, that supports up to 256GB (using secondary SIM slot). It is equipped with a large 5.9 inch FHD display, featuring a 2.5D glass, and exceptionally high resolution and high contrast. The device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery enhanced with supercharge technology. It is sleek, light-weight and compact with a sophisticated design. It weighs only 190 grams, with only 156.9mm height, 78.9mm width and 7.9mm depth. The Mate 9 is a Dual SIM device, with NFC-supported Connectivity; Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support BT4.2, BLE support USB Type-C (Hi-Speed USB). The sleek fashionable device is available in numerous fashionable color options, like: Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White and Black. The wait is about to over this most awaited device will be launched in...

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Infinix Releases New Flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus

Infinix Releases New Flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus

Infinix, a leading mobile device manufacturer in more than 20 countries globally, recently released the new flagship ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus mobile phones. Designed to appeal to professional and personal lifestyles of tech-enthusiasts through the perfect configuration of advanced hardware and software. Best described by the moniker “THE PRO”, Zero4 and Zero4 Plus achieve the ultimate professional photo experience. Zero4 boasts a 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 lens and an 8-megapixel front camera, optical image stabilization (OIS), laser autofocus (laser AF), and 4x Sharper Zoom. Hardware Ensures High-Performance with the Power of “The Pro”: ZERO4 Plus goes beyond high-performance with a stunning 20.7-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 large aperture and 13-megapixel front-facing camera, all driven by the power of a HELIO X20 10-core TRICLUSTER processor providing lower energy consumption and smooth operation (ZERO4 is equipped with an 8-Core 64-bit high-performance processor). Zero4 Plus offers a configuration of 32GB ROM + 4GB RAM to meet the capacity needs of shooting and storing HD photographs and videos (ZERO4 is equipped with a 32GB+3GB configuration). Automatic camera settings provide convenience, but rarely satisfies the creative or professional photographer. Therefore, Infinix has introduced the new Pro manual adjustment camera interface with ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus. Now, any user can choose between automatic adjustments or an unlimited combination of manual aperture, shutter speed, color, ISO, brightness, and other controls to enrich the visual creation experience. Software and Hardware Combine for More Pro Power: With optical image stabilization (OIS) Zero4 and Zero4 Plus make shooting videos and photos much clearer, even in the least desirable shooting conditions. OIS offsets camera shake with automatic double-axis lens adjustments in the opposite direction of any jitter caused by the screen shaking. Moreover, new optical anti-shake algorithms allows ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus to create an excellent shooting experience by enhancing stability and image quality. The photographic power of Infinix ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus can be further demonstrated by 4X Sharper Zoom and Laser Auto Focus (AF) technology. The camera calculates precise distance via reflection through the emission of a low-power laser to the subject being photographed. An infrared laser sensor next to the camera detects the reflected laser and communicates with the mirror motor to adjust the lens to the appropriate position. Laser AF technology ensures sharper photos for macro photography, low light environments, even when shooting a scene with low-contrast. Additionally, 4X Sharper Zoom technology combined with the f/2.0 large aperture lens will give greater flexibility in the distances possible from the photographer to the subject being photographed. Greater technology enables professionalism and ever dynamic means of challenging conventions. Infinix ZERO4 and ZERO4 Plus are the collision of cutting-edge technology and the professional ideas...

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Daraz and Zong all set to create a Digital Revolution with Black Friday 2016

Daraz and Zong all set to create a Digital Revolution with Black Friday 2016

After successfully introducing Pakistani customers and retailers to Black Friday last year, Daraz.pk has joined hands with Zong to bring Zong Black Friday 2016 powered by EasyPay on November 25. Black Friday on Daraz will be the biggest and most extraordinary sale event in Pakistan to date; that coupled with increased penetration of 4G internet and widespread use of online payment, this event is set to bring a digital revolution in Pakistan. Zong is Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network and leads the telecommunications category with its unmatched 4G experience in more than 200 cities. With Daraz Black Friday, Zong will further propel 4G internet penetration, living up to its vision of touching the lives of all Pakistanis with their exciting offer of 4G SIMs with 12 GB data with all Black Friday 4G smartphone sales. “Daraz is the pioneer of Black Friday in Pakistan and we are very excited to work with them to bring the biggest online retail event of the year. What we are going to see on November 25, 2016 is going to be nothing short of a Digital Revolution and we are very excited to be working together towards the same,” said Moied Javeed Executive Director Commercial, Zong. Last year, customers enjoyed discounts worth Rs 132 million across multiple categories, saving big bucks on high value items ─ more refrigerators,washing machines and gaming consoles were sold on Black Friday than they had in the history of Daraz. Products were flying off the virtual shelves and stocks were constantly updated to make sure that everyone got a chance to fulfill their wishlists. This year, the team has worked relentlessly to put together an event that promises a lot more discount and a better shopping experience. The sale event will have up to 80% off on the entire online marketplace with over 150,000 genuine products. Daraz offers all payment options to its customers, from Cash on Delivery (COD), online card payment and internet bank transfer (IBFT). Additionally, EasyPay, Pakistan’s first and leading comprehensive online payment solution has partnered with Daraz yet again to bring another digital revolution with exciting offers and additional discounts for Zong Black Friday customers. Daraz’s long standing alliance with EasyPay has only grown over the year, the dynamic duo will be offering additional discounts across various payment platforms. Customers can pay with EasyPay by using their debit/credit cards, EasyPaisa mobile accounts or via any EasyPaisa Shop – it’s a completely secure and hassle free way to shop online. “With Pakistan’s best Online Payment Solution, EasyPay, we are very happy to have partnered with Daraz again for Black Friday 2016 ─ together we will continue to move the boundaries of...

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Year 2016 marked as “The Lucky One” for Huawei

Year 2016 marked as “The Lucky One” for Huawei

The year 2016 can be marked lucky in the history of Huawei smartphones. Recently, at the launch event of Nova Smartphone in China, Huawei disclosed their mega achievement of having shipped more than 100 million smartphones worldwide since the beginning of this year. This is a huge score for Huawei and a reason for celebration. Last year, Huawei shipped 100 million smartphones for the whole year, while now it has two months to set a new sales record.  It is projected that with the launch of much anticipated “Nova Plus” in Pakistan, Huawei would surpass their expected sales record. In the past Huawei has set growth records in Pakistan as well and its success worldwide continues to set new precedents in the tech industry. With an ever increasing customer base and renewed innovations in its devices Huawei has become one of the top picks for tech enthusiasts in Pakistan like many other countries. Huawei is a brand known for putting quality at the forefront of their products and endures top-notch tests and checks on its products’ Mechanical reliability, Environmental durability and lifecycle reliability which is reason it make it stand out from the rest. “Quality is the integrity and lifeline of Huawei,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “Huawei employs the ‘craftsmen’s spirit’ to measure its products and ensure zero defects”.   Thanks to its zero tolerance towards defective products and continued pursuit of innovation and quality, Huawei has earned its global success and widespread acclaim. In the telecommunication equipment market, Huawei is already the world’s leading information and communication solutions provider. In the smartphone market, according to figures from market and user experience research consultancy GFK, Huawei’s global market share has stayed in the top three, while taking the lead in the Chinese market. More than 60% of Huawei’s revenue comes from the overseas market as its products are shipped to over 170 countries and regions. Pakistan plays a key role in Huawei’s growth strategy and with the recent improvement in law-and-order situation all over the country; the brand is considering its expansion and launching new product line. Additionally, Huawei is geared-up to fulfill customer service offering. With 28 service centers all across Pakistan, Huawei ensures its customers, quality with direct and transparent...

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WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

A couple of weeks back we had reported about the Whatsapp Video calling feature that was only available for Whatsapp beta. Starting from today, the feature is available for all devices and also comes with added support for sharing GIFs. To use video calling, simply open a chat and tap the phone icon. You can choose a voice-only or video call. The video call screen looks like what you’d expect. With over a billion users, this is a pretty big deal for WhatsApp. If anything can make video calling more mainstream, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world. As mentioned earlier, Whatsapp users can also share GIFs in conversations now. The GIFs come from the vast Giphy library, and users can crop, edit, and add captions to the GIFs. Users can also star their favorite GIFs for easy access. The latest Whatsapp update is available now for Android and iOS...

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Yayvo.com & JazzCash Team Up For Black Friday 2016

Yayvo.com & JazzCash Team Up For Black Friday 2016

After the success of its ‘Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)’ in September, Yayvo.com, the nation’s leading online e-commerce portal, has joined hands with JazzCash to bring its customers ‘Yayvo Black Friday 2016’. Focused on making life simple, easy and convenient for customers, Yayvo.com has entered into strategic alliances with JazzCash as the official payment partner, where the mobile financial service provider will also be topping up discounts. On the other hand, FM 107 is the official radio partner for the event. “JazzCash has been at the forefront of the boom in local e-commerce industry with introduction of complimentary mobile financial services throughout the years. By continuously bringing innovation in our digital and mobile financial platform, JazzCash provides online shoppers a secure and convenient shopping experience. It is this payment security, which has played a significant role in making online shopping popular amidst smartphone users,” said Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, VP Digital & Mobile Financial Services – Mobilink. “By partnering with Yavyo.com for the Black Friday Sale, we are looking to provide customers greater convenience and security in payments, while also ensuring our continuous support of the e-commerce industry.” Already known for fantastic discount offers and sales, on this occasion Yayvo.com is offering its online shoppers discounts of up to 80% on over 1,000 products; exclusive brand launches; cost-effective deals – coupled with immediate nationwide delivery through the TCS logistics network. Adam Dawood, Head of Yayvo.com, commenting on the partnership said, “The objective of this partnership is to enable our customers to experience the best of e-commerce with amazing discounts and convenient payment systems brought to them through JazzCash. With this initiative, we plan on taking e-commerce to the next level.” Expected to be the one of the biggest things to hit the online shopping industry across Pakistan this year, ‘Yayvo Black Friday 2016’ promises to bring amazing benefits to each and every customer who visits the site with amazing deals and never before seen benefits for customers. Intended shoppers can subscribe for ‘Yayvo Black Friday’ on http://yay.deals/2fhlXZh  to get updates on the latest...

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