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Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

Nokia launches its first ever Android Phone – The Nokia 6

After months of speculations and unconfirmed rumors, Nokia, the brand that we had loved and basically grew up with is finally back with a big bang. After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is proud to announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer. The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers. With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodizing processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium uni-body with the highest level of visual and structural quality. Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance. The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat and is packed with entertainment to bring to life the latest that Android has to offer. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI...

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HUAWEI Mate 9 Defines History by Winning Eight Awards at CES 2017

HUAWEI Mate 9 Defines History by Winning Eight Awards at CES 2017

The top global technology media outlets recognizes Huawei with eight awards at CES 2017, highlighting the Mate 9’s new partnerships, power, performance, design and dual-lens camera. The HUAWEI MateBook was also recognized with a CES Innovation Award 2017 Honoree for its impressive design and performance. Android Authority named Huawei as the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’; crediting the company’s revolutionary devices, business acumen and technological leadership for its breakout success in 2016. Huawei’s products and services are now available in more than 170 countries, including Pakistan and are used by a third of the world’s population. The Wall Street Journal selected Mate 9 as one of its ‘Best of CES 2017’ products, highlighting the device’s display, processor, charging capabilities and Leica dual-lens camera. Android Police awarded it the ‘Best of Smartphones’ for its integration with Amazon Alexa, which makes it a standout device at CES. This highly advanced voice interactive app allows the user to play around with voice commands like turning off the lights, reading the news or setting a timer. BGR also named Mate 9 a ‘CES 2017 Winner’ because of its performance, battery and integration with Amazon Alexa. Chip Chick acknowledged the Mate 9 as a ‘Top Pick of CES 2017’ following the smartphone’s launch in the U.S. and collaboration with Amazon Alexa. Talk Android named Mate 9 a ‘Best of CES 2017’ product, crediting its remarkable dual-camera and powerful Kirin 960 chip. Tech Advisor/PC Advisor included Mate 9 in its CES ‘Top Picks 2017’, again highlighting the device’s integration with Amazon Alexa. Techno Buffalo awarded Mate 9 ‘Best of CES 2017’ for its processor, smart-app management, battery and beautiful display. TechAeris also included Mate 9 into its ‘Best of CES 2017’ list due to the device’s powerful Kirin 960 chipset, Supercharge technology, Leica dual-lens camera and Amazon Alexa integration. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PCs and Tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the...

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Xiaomi announces Pink, Green and Purple variants of the Mi Note 2 at CES 2017

Xiaomi announces Pink, Green and Purple variants of the Mi Note 2 at CES 2017

CES 2017 which concluded yesterday in Las Vegas, once again lived up to its reputation of being the world’s best platform for different OEMs to showcase their upcoming devices most of them being consumer electronics. Even though we didn’t get to see too many smartphone manufacturer’s at the event (as it was expected) there were a few who did. Xiaomi had a few good devices on display. These included their bezel-less LED TV’s, a white variant of their flagship device the Xiaomi Mi Mix and three new colors for the ultra powerful Mi Note 2. The Chinese OEM that has really impressed us in recent times had launched the Note 2 in October last year. The device packs some powerful specs that includes a 5.7″ FHD dual edge curved display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4G RAM/64 GB storage or 6GB RAM/128GB storage (SD card is not supported), 22.5MP rear and an 8MP front camera, a 4070mAh battery and runs on Android Marshmallow. The Mi Note 2 initially got launched in three colors Black, Silver  and Gold but now the company have unveiled Pink, Purple and Green variants of the same as well. There has been no official announcement yet as far as pricing and availability of the new color variants are concerned but we do expect them to start retailing in the next few months. Our friends at Android Headlines have shared a few pictures of the upcoming devices and we do have to admit for a fact that both the purple and green variants look absolutely stunning. What do you guys think about the new color options? Share your thoughts with us in the comments...

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ASUS unveils the ZEN Phone 3 Zoom with a 5,000 mAh battery at CES 2017

ASUS unveils the ZEN Phone 3 Zoom with a 5,000 mAh battery at CES 2017

  CES 2017 is now underway and ASUS have taken this opportunity to officially announce the ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES this year, which is a refresh of its camera-focused line that cuts back on the camera in order to make room for a massive 5,000mAh battery. Despite that massive battery, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is 3mm slimmer than the original device. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features a dual-camera setup, but one of the two lenses is only 2.3X magnification. The other lens features a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture. That’s pretty similar to the setup found in the iPhone 7, which allows you to shoot photos with a bokeh effect of blurring the background with the subject in focus. ASUS have not mentioned anything about the RAM or the storage as well as the pricing but we will soon be hearing about it more in the weeks to comes. The device is expected to hit all major retail outlets sometime in February. Tech Specs at a Glance: 5.5″ 1080p display Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor 5,000mAh battery 12MP dual rear cameras Memory unannounced Storage configurations unannounced Source:...

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Introducing the QMobile Z12 Pro – [Hands-On Review]

Introducing the QMobile Z12 Pro – [Hands-On Review]

QMobile has been in the market for quite a long time now and it has seen its ups and downs. This year they came up with a plethora of devices and a few stood out, one of them being the Z12 Pro. After using the device for a few days, I was quite happy (Sigh of Relief) with how QMobile has evolved in terms of feel and software smoothness. Ok! so diving right in, the QMobile Z12 Pro comes with a 5.5 inch FHD (1920×1080) display, with  a full metal body, bottom grill speakers and a fingerprint scanner. The device has a good grip, especially with the transparent back cover you get with the device. The device has dual sim capabilities, so you don’t need to carry another device for your office number. Qmobile have been generous enough to slip in an OTG cable in the box as well (for full details you can check out our un-boxing video). The FHD IPS LCD display is quite sharp, but you need to increase the brightness to around 80% to see it in bright sunlight. The sound on the device is pretty good, thanks to the DTS  integration, you can actually hear the difference when it is activated or not. On the power front, this mid ranger is no slouch, it runs on an 1.3 Ghz Media Tek Octa Core processor with 3GB of RAM, multi-tasking is very much do-able without a hitch, but some graphic heavy games such as Mortal Kombat X did tend to show a slight sign of lag, which you could easily look past if you are not a heavy gamer. The Z12 Pro comes with 32GB of storage (no 16GB model..YESS!!!) which is more than enough for hoarding pics,music,videos or just apps.If that is not enough you can always add a microSD card (upto 64GB) to bump up the storage. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 out of the box with QMobile’s own theme on it, so you get all the Android Marshmallow goodies with it with some additional benefits from the theme. Now looking at the camera’s on this device, the 13MP main camera, was able to take some really nice macro-shots and even some landscape shot as well, but again lighting is very important, so if you want to take low-light photos, you can get pictures but not as good as some of it competitors. We have taken some sample shots, so you can decide for yourself. The front 8MP camera comes with a flash, and to be really honest, it happily surprised me, the selfies came out pretty great. Finally the device runs on a 3,150 mAh battery...

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Huawei Honor set on Re-Writing the Smartphone Industry in 2017

Huawei Honor set on Re-Writing the Smartphone Industry in 2017

Honor, the world’s number one smartphone e-brand from Huawei, has recorded solid growth over 2016 and has established itself as a truly global player in the smartphone industry in just 3 years. Underpinned by an unwavering commitment to innovation and quality, Honor’s footprint has increased considerably in the space of just 3 years to span 74 different countries and regions to this day, with sales revenues topping US$6 billion and 40 million units shipped globally in 2015. In 2016, it witnessed record sales across its range of technology-packed devices, solidifying Honor’s position as a leading global smartphone brand. The brand’s third-year anniversary caps another successful year for the millennial-centric brand as it continues its drive for innovation, and will kick the New Year off with exciting news that will propel the smartphone success story to a higher standard within the industry in 2017. This past year has been a triumph for Honor, starting with the launch of the street smart honor 5X. The flagship device scooped an impressive seven accoladesincluding ‘Top Pick for CES 2016’ by Android Central and featured in the Top 10 smartphones that ‘stole the show’ by CRN.com. In August 2016, Honor broke sales records at multiple retail shows such as Gitex with the launch of its flagship beauty: the Honor 8.This device offers even more value to the end user: It has phenomenal aesthetic appeal, boasting a carefully polished 15-layer craftsmanship; a 12 MP dual camera with one RGB and one monochrome sensor,as well as the Smart Key function that allows users to access Instagram with a single click and double-click for Twitter at an astonishing price of PKR 48,499. Mr Blueking, the country manager of Pakistan commented: “2017 is going to be an exciting year for Honor. We are showing our users that premium quality is now within their reach.We see great potential for our brand in Pakistan due to the surge in the number of digital natives and high incidence of early adopters that impact the way in which we approach this complex market. For 2017, we are looking forward to bringing more smart phones to the region that meet and exceed users’ expectations, we urge the digital natives to look out for our surprise at CES 2017 Las Vegas and to visit our website to know more...

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