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Introducing the Huawei Mate 10 Lite – The World’s First Smartphone with Four Cameras

Introducing the Huawei Mate 10 Lite – The World’s First Smartphone with Four Cameras

Huawei in recent years has been a name that is quite reminiscent with the words quality and affordability at the same time. Even though the company has a plethora of devices currently available in the market, the two names that have well established themselves in the market are the Huawei “Mate series” and “P series”. These devices have truly been the standout (call it flagship) devices that Huawei has come up with in the last few years. Last year the whole world was talking about the most sleek looking device of 2016, the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro along with the Huawei P10 and the P10 Lite which had revolutionized the smartphone industry especially when it came to image capturing and overall aesthetics. Since Huawei’s affiliation with Leica, the company which truly stands out when it comes to professional photography, the aforementioned brands have been the most successful selling devices so far. Enter 2017, and the company has once again truly out done themselves this time around yet again with the launch of their latest flagship devices, the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. Not only are these devices visually appealing to look at, they most certainly pack a punch especially when it comes to hardware and elements such as Full View displays. Today, we are going to take a close look at the beautiful and extremely pocket friendly Huawei Mate 10 Lite which is creating strides in the market not only for its affordable price, but also because of the amazing hardware that it has to offer. The recently launched device comes with FOUR camera’s…yes you read that correctly guys! The Huawei Mate 10 Lite features dual front and dual rear cameras making the device the world’s first smartphone with Four Cameras. The two front-facing selfie cameras feature a 13MP and a 2MP lens combined. The f/2.0 13MP lens focuses on image rendering while the 1.75um 2MP color lens captures a dazzling depth of field resulting in clear and beautiful selfies with the breathtaking bookeh effect that indeed makes the device a “Selfie Superstar”. The rear cameras feature a 16-megapixel standard sensor and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with phase detection that captures some truly stunning images especially under low light. You can check out some of the stunning images captured from the device below to see how the Mate 10 Lite has indeed redefined photography : Moving towards the other specs, the Mate 10 Lite sports a full aluminum body with curved edges bearing a soap bar design; catered together with a beautiful 5.9-inch “Full View” display with full-HD+ 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect...

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Karandaaz Launches a Study on SME Financing in Pakistan

Karandaaz Launches a Study on SME Financing in Pakistan

Karandaaz Pakistan, working to promote access to finance for small businesses and financial inclusion in the country, has launched a report on the nature and characteristics of small and medium enterprise (SME) financing and non-performing loans in Pakistan. The study explores trends in SME financing over the past decade, and reasons that have contributed to a high ratio of non-performing loans. The economic census conducted in 2005 placed the number of SMEs in Pakistan at approximately 3 million units, constituting more than 90 percent of the country’s economic establishments. In line with this estimate, SMEs account for 30 percent of GDP, generate 78 percent of non-agri employment, and contribute 25 percent of manufactured goods exports. Despite these vital contributions, SMEs in Pakistan suffer from limited access to formal credit. At its peak in Dec-07, SME financing was PKR 437 billion i.e., 15 percent of total private sector credit. By 2013, this number was down to 5.6 percent, compared to 15 percent in India; 25 percent in Bangladesh, and over 30 percent in Korea, Thailand and Turkey. By 2016, SME loans were 7 percent of total private sector lending. Similarly, non-performing loans for the SME segment in Pakistan have remained north of 20 percent in the previous decade. Cross-country comparison indicates significantly lower non-performing loan ratios in SME sectors for most East Asian and South Asian economies. CEO Karandaaz, Ali Sarfraz explained, “Karandaaz aims to reduce the capital constraint faced by small and medium enterprises so that they utilize their latent potential for creating jobs and contributing to national GDP.  This study is an effort to bring greater clarity about the nature of non-performing loans in SME sector so that market players can make informed choice about credit provision to SMEs.” Karandaaz Pakistan promotes access to finance for small businesses through commercially directed investments and financial inclusion for individuals. Karandaaz Pakistan has financial and institutional support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The detailed report can be accessed at:...

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Huawei fosters Technical & Vocational Training in Pakistan

Huawei fosters Technical & Vocational Training in Pakistan

Huawei Technologies is playing a key role in promoting technical and vocational training of the people in Pakistan. Recently, this global technology leader sponsored the inaugural ceremony of an initiative, launched by the Ministry of Education in Punjab, to upgrade and modernize more than 1100 Technical and Vocational Training Schools all over the province. This social-development program will nurture the skills needed for specific jobs and empower the students for higher productivity and brighter careers. This inaugural ceremony was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore, where a number of training-equipment and tools were also donated to the Technical Vocational Schools. More than 250 distinguished guests participated in this event, including; the Consulate General of China in Lahore – Long Dingbin, Minister for School Education Punjab – Rana Mashhood, the CEO of Huawei – Saif Chi, Deputy CEO – Mr. Ahmed Bilal Masud, Secretary – Dr. Allah Buksh Malik, Mayor of Lahore – Col. (R) Mubashar Javed and large number of School Principals, Academicians and students. The ‘Punjab Skills Development Fund’ (PSDF) is also actively involved in addressing the basic and critical skill-development needs of the youth, through technical and vocational training, thus generating more opportunities for employability and also encouraging entrepreneurship. The youth must realize the importance of having hands-on experience and its benefits in generating sustainable income for them and their families. The Chief Executive Officer of Huawei said: “As Huawei is at the forefront of technologies around the world, we are also nurturing a culture of technological skills and expertise in Pakistan, to play our role as a socially responsible organization. We are working towards high quality trainings aimed at ultimately benefitting young students in...

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Have a Look at Pakistan’s First-ever Smartphone Fashion Shoot using the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Have a Look at Pakistan’s First-ever Smartphone Fashion Shoot using the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Stop what you’re doing for the country’s first-ever smartphone fashion shoot is here. Ace-photographer and Pakistan’s favourite shutterbug Tapu Javeri went on a breathktaking quest to Skardu to conduct a never-seen-before fashion shoot from a HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro – and boy are we mesmerized by the results!   Tapu Javeri and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are a match made in heaven! Tapu chose the picturesque Skardu valley to exude his passion for photography all through the lenses of HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro. Nestled on the confluence of the Indus and Shigar rivers, Skardu is the gateway to mighty mountains, scintillating lakes and wilderness that wears a different colour in every season. It was only fitting for Tapu to choose this location for an avant-garde fashion shoot. Mahi Muse looked ravishing as she posed at the Shigar Cold Desert. The vast stretch of plains among high mountains gave an eclectic mix of landscape and depth to the shoot altogether. The camera on the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro – co-engineered with Leica – captured some candid shots of Mahi dressed in vibrant travel attire through its SUMMILUX-H lenses. Tapu Javeri loved the experience of his HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and put its 12-megapixel RGB sensor to good use. Things got really exciting when Mahi cuddled up with colourful flowers on a boat on the scenic Upper Kachura Lake. It was a moment worth living, as the boat glided on serene waters of the lake and Tapu took vivid shots through the smartphone. An AI-powered Real-Time Sense and Object Recognition system identified human shots and flower shots adjusting its settings automatically. A village near Upper Kachura Lake also caught Tapu’s wild imagination. Its trees dyed in hues of autumn created an ethereal aura that looked right out of a dream. Hopped on a cycle, Mahi had an angelic glow that HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro’s camera masterfully encapsulated. The camera’s AI-powered Bokeh Effect created brilliant portraits – no less than a DSLR. Not only was Tapu spellbound by the landscape, but was also drawn to the warmth of Skardu’s people. While a group of friends bonded over tea, Tapu memorialized the moment in exquisite monochrome portraits taken through the 20-megapixel Monochrome sensor. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro also took some classic bokeh shots that added a unique candidness to the gathering. As night fell on the Lower Kachura Lake and an eerie silence fell over the valley, Tapu indulged himself into another photographic experience. With the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro’s wide aperture of f/1.6, he embalmed a low-lit shot of the lake, as it reflected a shimmering moon on its tranquil surface. To have a look at...

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Pre-book Your HUAWEI Mate 10 lite in Aurora Blue Now

Pre-book Your HUAWEI Mate 10 lite in Aurora Blue Now

People have thronged the market to get their hands on the new Aurora Blue version of the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite. The popular colour has garnered a phenomenal response all over the world and Pakistan is no different. The device ran off shelves like hot cakes which is why the company is announcing pre-orders of the Aurora Blue version beginning today. Now everyone can pre-book the amazing HUAWEI Mate 10 lite in Aurora Blue for just PKR 29,999/-. HUAWEI Mate 10 lite is an amalgamation of top-notch hardware and advanced software. Being a Selfie Superstar, the smartphone has four cameras – a 13MP front camera and a 16MP rear camera that are both paired with a 2MP secondary camera. These cameras deliver stunning photography and lights up selfies through a Smart Selfie Toning Flash. Now, anyone can be a pro at smartphone photography, thanks to the imaging prowess of the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite.   The device is truly beautiful. With a 5.9” FullView display, an immersive experience lets people see the bigger picture. Featuring an Octa-core Kirin 659 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, people can store all their favorite photos and music to relive exciting memories over and over again. Even the long-lasting 3340mAh battery can easily last up to two days of ordinary usage. Elated with all the admiration that the Aurora Blue version of the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite has received, Mr. Blueking, General Manager, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group – Pakistan remarked: “We are aware of people’s needs and give them what is essential. This magnificent device packs powerful features and also comes in exciting colours!” One of Pakistan’s favourite actors Urwa Hocane also loves the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite. She has found it to be the perfect Mate for taking outstanding...

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