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The ‘P’ Series wins the hearts of Pakistani Consumers – Achieves tremendous growth for half a decade now

The ‘P’ Series wins the hearts of Pakistani Consumers  – Achieves tremendous growth for half a decade now

Huawei P Series, one of the most popular range of smartphones has achieved tremendous growth for half a decade now. It has not only managed to generate massive buzz as a global high-end brand, but has also successfully won the hearts of millions of tech-savvy customers across the world. The P series has gone through an extensive revolutionary process, with various fascinating devices over the years; P6, P7, P8, P9, and now its latest flagship devices; P10 & P10 Plus . The first device in the P series was Huawei Ascend P6, powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Huawei Cortex A9 processor and equipped with 2GB of RAM, P6 was the slimmest-ever phone measuring 132.65 x 65.50 x 6.18 (height x width x thickness). Successor to the P6, Huawei Ascend P7 was equipped with a 5’inch touchscreen display and had a 1080×1920 pixel resolution at a PPI of 441 pixels per inch. P7 was the first-ever textured glass phone having the most innovative and sleek design. Boasting Kirin 930 Octa-Core 64-bit chipset, 4G technology, a 6.8-inch screen and a 13MP camera, the beautiful and powerful Huawei P8 was the first phone to have extraordinary light painting capabilities. Maintaining the standard of the P series, Huawei P9 was the first-ever phone enriched with two 12 MP rear lenses from ‘Leica’ – the ultimate high-end camera maker in the world. P9 also boasts dual-pixel technology and two apertures – 27mm, f/2.2, along with an RGB sensor for greater brightness and more detail in images, even in low-light conditions. Carrying on the legacy of the P series, Huawei P10 is not only is it equipped with a machine learning algorithm and Huawei Ultra Memory, but it is the first phone to have Leica lens in its front camera. The P10 also has an improved rear camera to make the photography experience better. Huawei is committed to delivering excellence in the pursuit of...

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Four Telenor Velocity Startups Acquire Substantial Funding

Four Telenor Velocity Startups Acquire Substantial Funding

Just recently, four Telenor Velocity startups have a raised sizeable funding. These startups span across the accelerator’s current Cohort, as well as its Alumni. They are: Shopsy.pk and MicroPower Labs from Cohort 2, and EcoEnergy and Fori Mazdoori from Cohort 1. The startups have successfully landed sizeable funding from a mix of local and international investors. “I congratulate the Velocity startups on this great achievement and thank the investors for recognizing and placing their trust in our young innovators,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan. “The development is a testament to Velocity’s serious potential as a launch pad for innovations from Pakistan’s highly gifted young minds. Being the country’s favorite telecom and digital lifestyle partner, Telenor places a special focus on scaling up entrepreneurial ventures so as to materialize our vision of social and youth empowerment. We have a long term commitment in Pakistan and work to promote a digital ecosystem in the country that changes lives through technology. I hope that our startups continue to make their mark on the global innovation map and inspire youth everywhere,” he added. Details of the funding raised for all four startups are as below: SHOPSY.PK Shopsy is an online price comparison search engine founded by Usama Arjumand who is also currently enrolled in cohort 2 of Telenor Velocity. Simply put, Shopsy presents a customer with various versions of a product they’re looking for available on multiple online stores in Pakistan. At the backend the website is essentially a web crawler which scrapes data from Shopsy’s partner sites and displays it to the user’s relevant search results. A customer can search a product, adjust the price range, compare products and then getdirected to the actual online store which sells the product they opted for. Shopsy has successfully raised investment at a valuation of $300,000 from Dot Zero Ventures. “Dot Zero Ventures is delighted to partner with Shopsy. The team brings exceptional talent coupled with strong prior commercial experience. Shopsy will add great value to customers looking to for a cross platform solution for on-line shopping.” Omer Ehtisham, Dot Zero MICROPOWER LABS MicroPower Labs, founded by Abdullah Soomro, is also currently enrolled in Cohort 2 of Telenor Velocity. Their startup focuses on creating next generation devices and gadgets for day-to-day use. Micropower Labs received a funding of $75,000 USD from independent investors based out of Singapore. The money will be used for the next product development and kickstarter campaign. “We are excited to be a part of Micropower labs as we see great potential in rapid charging space. With this partnership, we want help bring more products with a rapid charging technology, to the mainstream market”. The lead investors...

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Huawei continued to lead the Chinese smartphone market in Q1 as it became top vendor by shipments

Huawei continued to lead the Chinese smartphone market in Q1 as it became top vendor by shipments

According to the latest quarterly China mobile phone tracker report from International Data Corporation (IDC) on May 4, shipments in the Chinese smartphone market grew 0.8% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017. Huawei delivered strong results with shipment of 20.8 million, up 25.5% from a year earlier and ranking No. 1 in the country. The data show that in addition to Huawei’s growth, shipments of OPPO and VIVO also increased but Apple, Xiaomi and other brands saw sales decline, among which Apple suffered the largest slump, down 26.7% year-over-year. IDC expects overall growth in the Chinese smartphone market in 2017 to be lower than in 2016, which saw growth of 8.6%. The first half of the year will see a flat trend and growth will pick up in the second half. IDC believes cyclical changes led to the slowdown in China’s smartphone market in the first quarter. Firstly, the overall market saw weakness in the quarter due to cyclicality, with the Spring Festival holiday season prompting a stagnation of shipments across channels. Secondly, as phone makers increased shipments in the fourth quarter of last year, pushing inventory to a higher level, in the first quarter they were actively cutting capacity and consequentially reduced new model launches. To clear inventory for upcoming Spring/Summer new product releases, vendors will digest existing models. Despite this, consumer demand for smartphones remains strong, especially for upgraded devices. Huawei, the world’s No.3 smartphone maker, maintained its dominance in the Chinese market with year-over-year growth of 25.5% thanks to the brand’s stronghold in the mid-tier and high-end segments: it has consolidated its position in the premium market with offerings including the P-series and Mate-series. The IDC report shows the Honor sub-brand also delivered strong results in the middle market, with market share posting double-digit growth. Against the backdrop of a slowdown in the smartphone market, the competitive landscape has seen competition intensify as consumers are showing robust demand for smartphones, especially for upgraded devices. To meet consumer demand, manufacturers are maintaining a rapid pace of product iterations and upgrades, continuing to step up marketing efforts, which are mainly reflected in the following aspects: First, Chinese vendors are striving to disrupt the extant competitive landscape in the higher-end segment. Although Apple has been dominating the high-end market, tier-one domestic smartphone brands are rapidly increasing their market share in the premium segment. Chinese players can only gain advantages in future competition after securing a stable position in the middle- and high-end market. Second, the rapid expansion of offline experience stores is now a key battleground. In the past year, top Chinese phone brands have paid more attention to offline channel expansion and...

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Snap Selfies & Win the Selfie-Superstar – Huawei P10 Lite

Snap Selfies & Win the Selfie-Superstar – Huawei P10 Lite

In the wake of Huawei’s newly launched ‘selfie-superstar’- the P10 Lite, Huawei Pakistan is carrying out a 4 week long digital competition (Get Ready for #SelfieSuperstar) to test out customers selfie skills. Huawei has kept 4 fun themes, 1 for each week highlighting different features of this flagship device. A total of 4 P10 Lite’s will be gifted to the winners of the campaign. The audience has to simply take their best selfie in accordance to the current week’s theme and post it on Huawei Pakistan’s Facebook page with the hash tags: #SelfieSuperstar & #HuaweiP10Lite. First weeks theme is ‘Portrait Selfie’, where customers have to capture and upload three posts having a portrait selfie. The second week’s theme is ‘Dressed-up Selfie’, where customers have to upload three posts in which they have to dress up in a fun and quirky costume. The third week’s theme is ‘Selfie with a Thellay wala’, where customers have to capture and upload three posts with any street food hawker of their choice. The last theme is kept in mind with Ramadan just ahead of us, ‘Selfie of your Iftar Outing’, where customers have to simply upload three posts of their iftar outings with their loved ones. The winners of each week will be announced at the end of the respective week, letting the customers win their very own P10 lite. To be a part of this fun and exciting contest, and to win your very own Selfie Superstar, all you have to do is like and follow Huawei’s facebook page and snap selfies according to the week’s...

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Yayvo brings to you Pakistan’s First Ever Online Shopping Day On 19th May, 2017

Yayvo brings to you Pakistan’s First Ever Online Shopping Day On 19th May, 2017

Yayvo.com along with other e-commerce partners, have taken the initiative to celebrate Pakistan’s Own Shopping Day on 19th May, 2017. It’s going to be the first sales festive of its own kind in Pakistan, which will continue to happen every year, just before the Ramzan. Now you can easily get rid of Eid & Ramzan Shopping hassle by doing online Shopping on this Shopping Day. Eid is an occasion of spreading joy and happiness. You buy a lot of apparels and accessories not only for yourself, but also for presenting them to your loved ones. For you guys, the e-commerce peers, are going to celebrate online Shopping Day on 19th May, 2017 where you can get all products that you wish for in super amazing discount prices! Major Banks and Telecom Companies Offering Discounts! Have you thought of getting extra discounts on online shopping excluding the ones that e-commerce websites offer you? If you haven’t, so now is the time to experience it. Different banks and telecommunication brands are offering amazing discounts on online Shopping Day! To develop e-commerce industry, the big brands of banking industry and telecommunication industry are taking part in the online Shopping Day. The e-commerce industry has evolved with time and initiatives like this will contribute to its success in Pakistan. This is the first time ever that different banks are participating in the Pakistan Shopping Day by offering users great discounts. Payment with MCB card-30% discount, Payment with Meezan Bank Card-20% discount, Payment with UBL card-30% discount and Payment with Silk Bank Card-20% discount. Not only this, the virtual online payment systems are also there to support the first ever e-commerce Shopping Day, offering 15% discount on Easypaisa, and 10% JazzCash discount.. The sole aim of the Online Shopping day is to provide the customers great opportunity to prepare for Ramzan and Eid, and get the necessary products in amazing discounted prices. 7 things you should know about this Mega Shopping Day! Pakistan Shopping Day comes with super exciting discount offer up to 75%. The exciting deals are totally irresistible, you simply can’t let go these outstanding discount offers. #RahaNaJae Let’s see the offerings of this Mega Shopping Day. 1. 80% OFF on Fashion Wardrobe Eid is an occasion where everyone wants to look classy and different from others. For this look, you wish to get adorable outfit, footwear and accessories. That’s exactly what you need for Eid shopping! You will be pleased to hear that you will get incredible discount of 80% on Men’s apparel, Women’s apparel, Kids apparel, footwear and accessories. Some of the brands in this category include EdenRobe, Yellow, Xarasoft, Bata foot wear, Sana Safinaz apparels, Motifz, Lala...

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