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Leica Camera AG and HUAWEI establish new research and development center

Leica Camera AG and HUAWEI establish new research and development center

The ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’ will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality Huawei and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. The new lab, located at Leica’s global HQ in Wetzlar, Germany, will drive further development of optical systems and software-based technologies to improve imaging quality in a wide range of photographic and mobile device applications. Additional outcomes will include the creation of computational imaging, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions. In addition to R&D resources from both companies, Huawei and Leica plan to collaborate with German and international universities and research institutions. The lab’s establishment is the result of the vision and support of Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG. Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (right) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG(left), signing the agreement on the establishment of the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’ “With the founding of the Max Berek Innovation Lab, HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG are expanding the scope of their successful strategic relationship and are laying the foundation for close collaboration in research and development of groundbreaking technologies in the imaging segment,” emphasized Dr. Andreas Kaufmann. “In the future, over 90 percent of the data traffic will be images and videos,” said Ren Zhengfei, founder of HUAWEI. “The Max Berek Innovation Lab provides the capacity to establish an even closer partnership with Leica, leading to continuous improvements in image and video quality. As a result, we will deliver the most advanced innovations in the smartphone camera market and bring greater value to consumers.”  “HUAWEI and Leica share not only enormous innovation power and years of research experience, but also their dedication to providing the highest quality standards. The Max Berek Innovation Lab offers us a historic opportunity to unite the resources and extensive expertise of both companies to pioneer game-changing technologies,” confirmed Markus Limberger, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leica Camera AG and director of the Max Berek Innovation Lab. The R&D center is named in remembrance of Max Berek (1886 – 1949), the German pioneer of microscopy and creator of the first Leica lenses, who was also responsible for the optical design of...

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Infinix Note 3 – Bigger, Better & Faster

Infinix Note 3 – Bigger, Better & Faster

Infinix Note 3 is launching soon to shake up the smartphone market in Pakistan, with its incredibly large screen, 2-day battery, ultra-fast charging and fingerprint sensor. Infinix Note 3 boasts two network variants, 3G enabled handsets and 4G enabled handsets.  Note 3’s fast charging technology allows 200 mins of talktime with a quick 5 minute charge and with the Aerospace Cooling technology, the phone is never too hot to handle. SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: 162.5 x 82.8 x 8.4 mm Weight: 199 g Battery: 4500 mAh Li-Po battery (XCharge 3.0) OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Processors: 1.3 GHz octa-core CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset Display: 6.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 368 pixels per inch (PPI) RAM:  2GB Internal storage: 16GB Memory Card Slot: MicroSD, up to 128 GB Camera: Primary: 13MP with dual LED flash (up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures) Secondary: 5MP with soft flash (up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures) Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n and 3G capability Charging port type: MicroUSB 2.0 Dual SIM compatibility: Yes Design With a thickness of only 8.4mm to go along with the large screen, the Infinix Note 3 has a unique feel about it. The body is made out of aluminum alloy that lends it a fine textured finish. The Cadillac masculine sides of the phone look classy and go very well with the overall look of the phone. Display The Note 3’s 6.0”, 1,080-pixel ultra-high definition screen increases both the viewable area and image quality. Streaming videos on your phone, looking at your pictures and videos or just browsing the internet – all can be done and viewed on the big screen.  Gamers would love the huge screen of the Note 3. With the high definition graphics and a processor that can take the heat, a lot of heavy duty games can be played seamlessly on Note 3. Hardware Equipped with a 1.3 GHz octa-core processor and MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset, the Infinix Note 3 is quite heavy-duty under the cover. With a slot for extendable storage via a MicroSD memory card, you will always have room for your data and files. Standard connectivity of WiFi, Bluetooth and and 3G are available on the phone.  Dual SIM slots are available for those with the need for the extra SIM card.  The speaker components have been tested and they provide high quality sound to go along with the giant screen to give you the best out of your viewing experience. Software The Infinix Note 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS, a customized operating system that boasts battery optimization capabilities. The interface performs smoothly and you can even make use of fun and useful features such as customized themes,...

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Singing Dream Comes Alive with Huawei Live!

Singing Dream Comes Alive with Huawei Live!

Huawei Pakistan has once again prepared to come up with an exciting and entertaining campaign, known as Huawei Live; a star-studded platform where youngsters come in the limelight by showing their hidden talent. Smartly integrating an activation with a competition, Huawei is setting up an activation which is both attractive and interactive. A creatively designed Float is all set to welcome participants and onlookers. On its journey, the float will make stops at all well-known educational institutes and  famous markets to provide an easy access for those who want to be a part of this activity. In addition to the Float,  Huawei has devised an app, called as Huawei Live, which will be used to record songs of the participants as well as for providing coverage of the campaign to the audience. The campaign gets even more exciting with leading singers of the Pakistani music industry, the hearthrobs; Amanat Ali, Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat, who will act as jury members. Putting light on the famous singers, it is a must mention that Amanat Ali is one of Pakistan’s leading vocalist, actor and a songwriter who got his fame from his outstanding performance in “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” and also does background numbers the Pakistani film industry. Nabeel Shaukat has a marvelous reputation as a singer where he emerged as the winner of a musical contest “Sur kshetra”. Recently, “Bulleya” by Nabeel Shaukat has also fascinated the audience and accumulated much accolade. Ali Sethi is a famous name of the music industry. A musically talented artist has made his name with his fine singing skills. He has sung background scores for “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, “Manto”. The campaign participants will record their songs by using Huawei Live application. Shortlisted songs will be uploaded on Huawei Live application for voting and for the likes of the audience. Consequently, initially shortlisted contestants  will enter the final auditions out of which 3 finalists will be chosen for the next stage by the judges. Keeping it interactive in every way, the very best part is for those who are unble to appear at the float; they can also be a part of the campaign by recording their auditions using Huawei live application. At the end of this campaign, there will be a concert where the final winner of the contest will be selected through the votes of the audience and the jury decision. The talented winner of the musical contest will have great singing opportunities to avail in the future  besides being a superstar of the Huawei Live contest. The winner will also get a chance to sing along the judges in a...

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HUAWEI’S NEW “EMOTION UI 5.0” WITH MAJOR REDESIGN – LAUNCH EXPECTED THIS FALL

HUAWEI’S NEW “EMOTION UI 5.0” WITH MAJOR REDESIGN – LAUNCH EXPECTED THIS FALL

Huawei has been the master inventor in the high technology products over the years. With its unique approach towards Android, Huawei has developed its own Emotion ROM, which has recently gained great popularity and is expected to be re-launched, as EMUI 5.0, after a major upgrade, sometime during fall 2016.  According to industry sources, Huawei has been working on a new major upgrade to the OS – version 5.0, which will bring an entirely new, smartly simplified UI, one closely resembling Stock Android. The current EMUI 4.1 used in the Huawei P9 smartphones is also very advanced, but the newly developed EMUI 5.0 will offer even simpler menu structure and navigation scheme.  Huawei’s Head of Mobiles Division – Li Changzhu stated that; the new EMUI has a new cleaner and minimalist look on the user-interface, while not affecting the original firmware module. This new-found push towards simplicity in the interface is done to resonate better with Western customers. However, this will surely not come at the expense of functionality or options to be customized, which play an important role in EMUI.  Emotion UI 5.0 launch will probably coincide with IFA 2016 in Berlin and in all likelihood, a new Huawei Mate 9 device will be unveiled as a superior smart device in technology and user experience. According to GSM Info; “The EMUI 5.0 will offer an interface that resembles vanilla Android, with a lot more customizable options. The changes are geared towards making EMUI more palatable to a Western audience. With Huawei’s strong presence in Europe and increasing foothold in the U.S. market, dialing the interface back will go a long way toward making its devices more appealing. The redesign of EMUI 5.0 is being led by chief UX designer – Abigail Brody, who was formerly the creative director for iOS at...

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The Galaxy Note 7 has been officially recalled by Samsung

The Galaxy Note 7 has been officially recalled by Samsung

Samsung has officially recalled, its latest flagship device the Galaxy Note 7 globally. The device was getting great reviews all over world less one complain. The battery would explode while the device was on charge. There were 35 reported sets which have had the issue so far. Korean news agency Yonhap first reported that Samsung was preparing the recall yesterday, and a spokesperson later confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that sales had been halted in the company’s native country of South Korea. Yonhap said that Samsung was in discussions with carriers including Verizon Wireless regarding how to handle the recall process. According to an unnamed Samsung official that spoke earlier to Yonhap, the vast majority of Note 7 phones should be unaffected, despite the sweeping recall. “Products installed with the problematic battery account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold,” said the official. “The problem can be simply resolved by changing the battery, but we’ll come up with convincing measures for our consumers.”   Samsung has also stated that, this issue will be handled properly and the handsets will be replaced by new units. Below is the statement given by them: Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue. To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7. For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks. We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible. Picture Source:...

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