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Reviewing the Nokia 5

Reviewing the Nokia 5

Nokia with all the hype created for its Android debut has not disappointed us yet.  Starting from the Nokia 3, then Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and the upcoming flagship device the Nokia 8. The devices have withheld the body and the feel of some of their more successful Lumia devices mainly the 1020 and the 950, which is great. Today, our focus is on the mid ranger Nokia 5. Straight out of the bat, the device just looks gorgeous, specially the Tempered Blue version. The device has a 5.2 inch 1280 x 720 HD  polarized display wrapped around an aluminum uni-body.  The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass making the front of the device quite durable to front facing falls.  The display is quite sharp and makes streaming YouTube videos a pleasurable experience. Also, it is quite bright so using it outdoors was never a problem. The finger print scanner is housed on the front on the device which doubles as a home button which I personally do not like, as there were a couple of instances, while unlocking the device, I accidentally kept on opening Google Assistant. which became a bit annoying. The size of the scanner could have been slightly bigger, though understandable why Nokia opted for a smaller sensor, as we live in a world where small to no bezels have started to become a norm. That being said, the sensor is quite decent and works quite well in most cases. Under the hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which is strong enough for most apps to work without a hitch, though some graphic intensive games like Injustice 2 did have a bit of lag. This is also due to the fact the device comes with only 2GB RAM, while most of the devices in its category are now housing 3GB. In terms of storage the device comes with 16Gb on board memory, but not to worry too much as it also houses a microSD card slot upto 128GB of storage. The device has a single speaker in the bottom, but is quite loud and holding the phone horizontally does not muzzle the sound at all which is great. Now talking about the camera’s, the Nokia 5 comes with a 13MP primary shooter and an 8MP camera on the front. One of the highlights about this device is that, both the camera’s have auto focus. This means no more blurred out or selfies or groupfies. The camera performs quite well in day light, specially the auto HDR mode helps in making the colors pop. Both cameras are capable of taking videos in Full HD (1920×1080). Macro shots from the...

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Camon CX & Camon CX Air Make A Marvelous Entry In A Grand Ceremony In Lahore

Camon CX & Camon CX Air Make A Marvelous Entry In A Grand Ceremony In Lahore

At a glittering recent event, leading mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile unveiled its latest camera-centric smartphones, the Camon CX and Camon CX Air, organized at the Royal Palm Country Club, Lahore. The evening was star-studded with prestigious media personalities, famous celebrities, fashion icons, high ranking bloggers and the top leadership of TECNO Mobile which included the General Manager of TECNO Mobile Mr. Stephen Ha, adorning the event with their presence. The launch event’s Red Carpet was hosted by a well-known fashion designer and journalist Sarah Gandapur, who talked to the celebrities and singers including Sana Raj, Hiba Khan, Xille Huma, Dania Sheikh and many more about their views on the TECNO Camon CX launch event. Hosts for the event, the famous Pakistani singer/actor Fahad Sheikh along with stunning Sophie Anjum who is known for her Radio show “Drive on with Sophie” on FM 91, were there to welcome the guests. General Manager of TECNO Mobile, Mr. Stephen Ha, opened the evening with a presentation, highlighting TECNO’s successful journey around the globe. The innovative “Selfie Phone”, was the main highlight of the event. TECNO officials emphasized on how the smartphone world has been rocked with the introduction of Camon CX series. The smartphone uses a smart image sensor supporting 16 mega pixels on the front camera coupled with TECNO’s unique ‘4 in 1’ technology. The smart pixel sensor basically captures the individual images and turns them into signals. These signals are then joined to form a single, brighter and clearer picture. This makes bright selfies in all kinds of environment especially the dark environments. Along with other features such as the customized ring flash on the rear camera which is a unique feature by TECNO only, light speed charge and a full HD screen, it is now easier than ever to take photos on the go. These 30% brighter selfies are effectively paired with a high-end de-noising system, making the pictures vivid and clear, even in situations with dull light. Yet, if that extra boost of light is still needed, the dual front flash does the job perfectly without blurring or distorting images. All of this gives the Camon user a true selfie experience. Camon CX Air was also displayed at the launch event. Both smartphones featured a number of industry firsts. Building trust among the customers is an important factor for an international brand like TECNO Mobile. Keeping this in view, TECNO Mobile has announced a “100-days replacement warranty” for the newly launched Camon CX smart phones series. Currently TECNO Mobile is the only international brand in Pakistan offering such a replacement warranty to its customers. The Camon CX and CX Air were put...

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EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

EMUI 5.1 enriches the true potential of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

The newest member of the beloved Huawei Y series, the Huawei Y7 Prime is an absolute beast when it comes to a smooth performance; from its robust battery, to its powerful processor, to its sexy sleek design and its upgraded Emotion User Interface (EMUI) 5.1 by which 90% of frequent actions can be completed in 3 steps. In order to get better perception, prediction and resource allocation of resources for smooth experience, HUAWEI EMUI introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve intelligent perception through machine learning. By studying user’s behavior, Y7 Prime will have a better understanding of user’s habit over time, accurately predicting the behavior of user and allocating resources to avoid cold boot. In fact, Y7 Prime can predict 85% of user’s behavior and speed up boot time by 20%. In Y7 Prime, EMUI 5.1 defragments actively instead of passively, enhancing memory allocation efficiency by 30%. The difference is prominent when multiple tasks are processed simultaneously. The system is able to perceive apps’ demand for memory in a real-time sense, whereby using HUAWEI’s proprietary memory fragmentation computation model to perceive fragments in memory. EMUI5.1 also uses a high-compression-ratio algorithm by increasing the ratio to at least 50%. EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI’s proprietary speedy memory release technology to recover memory rapidly, effectively and stably, taking less than 1 second in contrast to 12 seconds in the past. HUAWEI EMUI5.1 adopts HUAWEI Ultra Response solutions and optimizes the touch screen driver from the kernel. It simultaneously predicts users’ touch based on their habit and does image rendering at the same time based on Kirin 960, making screen fly with your fingers, similar to a response time as fast as iOS. To add on the wonders EMUI 5.1 does, HUAWEI Y7 Prime offers a powerful Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor, plus 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, making sure every application runs smoothly. The Huawei Y7 Prime is equipped with a 5.5” HD display featuring 2.5D glass, allowing for stunning colors and...

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Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today been honored with two new awards from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). The HUAWEI P10 has been named ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’ and the HUAWEI WATCH 2 has been named ‘EISA Wearable Device 2017-2018’. These awards recognize Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance and build on the company’s track record of introducing stylish, powerful, award-winning devices. Huawei’s best-in-class products have been lauded by EISA members, who represent expert media across the full sphere of consumer electronics. Starting with the HUAWEI P6 in 2013, the Huawei P Series has been awarded “Best Consumer Smartphone” for four consecutive years, thanks to a combination of impressive specifications, beautiful design and natural user interface. In 2017, the HUAWEI P10 has received special recognition for its camera experience, co-engineered with Leica, taking the title of ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’. The HUAWEI P10 builds on the outstanding user experience synonymous with the P Series by providing users with everything they need to express their creativity through photography. At the heart of this are the latest rear-facing Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and Leica-powered front-facing camera. These are combined with a full suite of cutting-edge software tools such as 3D facial detection and dynamic illumination to create timeless portraits and exceptional pictures, whatever the subject. The HUAWEI WATCH 2 exhibits the same commitment to design and functionality. Light and comfortable to wear, it provides users with the tools to live a connected lifestyle without compromising on style. Underneath the elegant, ceramic bezel, usually only found on high-end wristwatches, the WATCH 2 is packed with a raft of features designed to support an active and healthy lifestyle. Independent 4G connectivity, as well as support for Bluetooth and GPS, make it the perfect companion when working out. Glory Zhang, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group commented, “Central to the Huawei philosophy is the tireless pursuit of meaningful innovation to create products that users all over the globe will love. We are thrilled the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2 have been honored by such a prestigious group as EISA. From smartphones to wearables and everywhere in between, we will continue to push the limits of technology and design to create experiences that intelligently connect people with the things that matter most to...

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Nokia 6 is available for sale in Pakistan

Nokia 6 is available for sale in Pakistan

HMD Global – the home of Nokia Phones, announced the launch of Nokia 6 today. It is the third Android-powered smartphone of Nokia, which will be available across all local markets in Pakistan. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, these devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features, offering you the ability to use your phone, your way. Speaking on the launch of Nokia 6 in Pakistan, Kamran Khan, Head of Near East, HMD Global said, “Ever since the new Nokia smartphone range had been announced at the MWC in Barcelona, we have received an overwhelming response from smartphone users across the globe who have welcomed the return of Nokia Phones with amazing zeal.” “Today, It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of the much awaited Nokia 6 in Pakistan, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design, at an attractive price”, added Kamran Khan. Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience. With outstanding color reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form. The Nokia 6 comes with the dual SIM variant in Pakistan, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform andthe Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, designed to deliver   premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare, maximizing your entertainment experience on the go.  The Nokia 6 is available in three distinct colors – Matte Black, Silver and Tampered Blue, and will retail at PKR 27,900. With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience.  And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, builds further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia...

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Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

Huawei Consumer Business Group today announced its 2017 first half year financial results: sales revenue for the first six months of 2017 increased by 36.2% year-on-year to CNY105.4 billion. Smartphone shipments also rose to 73.01million, a year-on-year increase of 20.6%. Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, said, “Our Consumer Business Group continued to deliver extraordinary growth, beating the industry average and penetrating high-end markets around the globe. This ongoing growth is testament to the strength of the Huawei brand and the momentum we’ve built through delivering premium, market-redefining devices that resonate with today’s discerning consumers.” In Q1 2017, Huawei’s market share rose to 9.8 percent of the global smartphone market, according to industry analysts IDC. This growth was driven by a significant increase in sales of mid-range and high-end smartphones in key geographies. In Greater China, Huawei laid claim to 22.1 % of the market where shipments increased by 24 percent year-over-year.  Huawei also saw rapid growth in smartphone shipment across Europe, reporting 18 percent year-over-year growth with particularly robust performance in Central and Eastern and Nordic Europe. The Huawei Consumer Business Group also experienced major breakthroughs in Asia-Pacific markets including Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. Russia also grew strongly. Meanwhile, according to the research of GfK and Sino, Huawei’s Honor brand consecutively topped both the Internet smartphone sales volume and sales revenue in China from January to May, 2017. This year on year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2017, Huawei was named number 49 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, number 88 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands and number 40 on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands lists. “Huawei devices have resonated with global audiences because of our clear commitment to quality, experience and innovation,” continued Yu. “With a robust consumer devices ecosystem that includes critically acclaimed smartphones, tablets, wearables and now PCs, consumers know that they can trust Huawei to deliver the kind of experience they’re looking for in a premium device.” As Huawei’s brand presence grows, so too will its sales strategy. Huawei is set to grow its expansive retail network, reaching 56,000 retail stores worldwide by the end of 2017 – an increase from 35,000 in May 2016. These stores reflect the high-end, premium image that Huawei has cultivated around the world. Looking ahead, Huawei expects to spur continued growth as the company pushes its devices further through innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning that will drive the new “smart era” forward. The Consumer Business Group is committing to delivering intelligent devices that anticipate users’ needs and fit more organically into...

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