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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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Android O – New Features revealed at Google I/O 2017

Android O – New Features revealed at Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 2017 comes to a close and as expected we got to know more about the upcoming Android O, though we still don’t know exactly what Google going to name its new Android operating system. At Google I/O, Android’s Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke took the stage to talk about some of the upcoming release’s biggest features. They’re user facing stuff falls under something they’re calling Fluid Experiences. Picture-in-Picture Because traditional multi-window techniques don’t translate to well to mobile devices (they’re clunky, hard to navigate, and not quick enough to enable on-the-go), Google is introducing Picture-in-Picture. Just like on your TV, videos on YouTube or even specific apps like Maps navigation or Google Duo will automatically be shrunken down into a tiny window when you press the home button. This allows you to still see what’s going on, while getting stuff done in other apps. Notification Dots Notifications on Android are about to get even better thanks to a feature Google is calling Notification Dots. They essentially work much the same way as Badge Icons on iOS (only they’re not numbered) and place a little dot on an app icon to let you know when you have a notification. Long pressing the app icon will show you the most recent notification and you can swipe it away in the notification tray to remove it. Autofill with Google Autofill now extends into apps themselves, with Google being able to populate text fields — be it passwords, addresses, or anything else — away from the Chrome web browser. For instance, if Google knows your login info on Twitter.com, it can also autofill this info in the Twitter app. It’s opt-in, so you its up to you to enable it. Smart Text Selection Copy & paste is getting supercharged in Android O. It’s now intelligent and can recognize phone numbers, addresses, or even the names of businesses, automatically highlighting them with a long press so you don’t have to fiddle around as much with those tiny handles. The best part is once highlighted, Smart Text Selection will suggest apps to use to open that information be it Google Maps for addresses, Dialer for a phone number, or Gmail for an email address. Since it’s all done on the device, so no data leaves your phone. Android O is faster This was more part of Vitals, Android features that look to keep your phone secure, healthy, and optimized for performance. Google says they’ve done a ton of stuff behind the scenes to ensure apps are 2x faster than they were in Nougat. This is thanks to extensive changes they’ve done to Android’s runtime. What’s more, you’ll...

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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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Choose the best Huawei P Series Device for your Pocket

Choose the best Huawei P Series Device for your Pocket

Huawei P Series is one of the most popular smartphone series by the global tech giant, successfully winning the hearts of millions of tech-savvy customers across the world, who look forward to newer and more innovative features in their devices especially when it comes to camera capabilities. The P series has gone through extensive revolutionary process, with various fascinating devices over the years; P6, P7, P8 and P9. With its latest flagship models Huawei offers multiple devices with ground breaking technology to suit all price brackets. For 30k And Above: The P10 lite has an elegant design and curvatures, with a combination of solid metal and crystal-clear glass; making it beautiful and easy to hold simultaneously. The photography experience is redesigned in the P10 lite; with a 12MP rear camera containing a 1/2.8-inch sensor, an 8MP front camera with a portrait mode; all photos are enhanced with a beautiful ‘bokeh’ effect. This beautiful yet artistic device is available for Rs. 33,999. For 55k And Above: Huawei P10 boasts Leica’s most advanced Dual-Camera 2.0 – a leap forward in camera technology. With the first ever front-facing ‘leica’ camera, the P10 creates timeless portraits and promises every shot to be a cover shot. A hyper diamond cut gives this sleek, beautiful device a glossy finish, all while preventing fingerprint smudges; all for just Rs. 59,999. For 75k And Above: Featuring High Gloss, Hyper Diamond-Cut and Sandblast finish, the P10 Plus looks sleek, beautiful, glossy and elegant, a bigger version of P10 series. This device boast Leica’s most advanced 20MP monochrome &12MP RGB, SUMMILUX-H F/1.8, OIS Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition – a leap forward in camera technology. This powerful device is available for Rs. 79,999. Huawei is rapidly emerging as an innovative industry leader within the electronics and telecommunications arena, aiming to deliver exceptional services to the rapidly expanding segment of smartphone users in Pakistan, who seek powerful global...

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The wait is over, Get Ready to Meet the Selfie Superstar – Huawei P10 Lite

The wait is over, Get Ready to Meet the Selfie Superstar – Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei, the leading telecommunications company has yet again changed the game with the launch of its latest device – Huawei P10 Lite in Pakistan. With a 12MP rear camera containing a 1/2.8-inch sensor, an 8MP front camera with a level portrait mode; the P10 lite is truly the ‘SELFIE SUPERSTAR’. The Huawei P10 lite is truly the most affordable choice for selfie lovers which satisfies the call of fashion enthusiasts wanting an affordable yet powerful device. P10 lite is also enriched with an all-new flagship level Portrait Mode which supports the front camera to detect human faces while creating a fantastic bokeh effect in the background. In this way, an aesthetic and stylish selfie can be taken by a simple tap. The P10 lite is the first-ever phone in the lite series to boast proprietary knuckle sense technology, enabling easy shortcuts by tapping/drawing on the screen with knuckles, and simplifying full-page screenshots with simple knuckle gestures. The Wi-Fi Bridge is another innovative function in the P10 lite, supporting a Wi-Fi signal for up to four terminal devices. This flagship device has 5 sensors; fingerprint, gravity, optical, distance and a gyroscope. The P10 lite has an elegant set of straight lines and curvatures, along with a combination of solid metal and crystal-clear glass; the P10 lite’s 2.5D double-sided curved glass on top of its 5.2-inch FHD screen includes a slight slope on the surface, making it beautiful and easy to hold simultaneously. Customers can now purchase the P10 lite by visiting their nearest Huawei authorized outlet for just Rs. 33,999. The P10 lite is enriched with EMUI 5.1 which improves touch response with a faster touch control driver and predictive touch tracking. Powered by the Kirin 658 processor, the P10 lite features a 16nm chipset and an Octa-core CPU with a clock rate of up to 2.36GHz, which helps reduce power consumption, boost performance and create an overall better user experience. Integrating the design values and engineering excellence of Huawei, the P10 lite is truly a blend of attractive hardware, enriched with the most advanced...

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