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HONOR 20 Pro Wins European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Award

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HONOR, a global smartphone brand, won a European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) award, the ‘EISA Lifestyle Smartphone 2019 – 2020’ award with HONOR 20 PRO’s outstanding Dynamic Holographic design and magnificent AI Quad camera. This is the second major award secured by HONOR 20 PRO, after earning the third-highest DXOMark Score with 111 points early this year. As the third HONOR smartphone awarded by EISA, following HONOR 8 PRO and HONOR 10, HONOR 20 PRO is praised as “the standout choice for those seeking a smartphone that’s advanced, flexible and also high on style.”

EISA commended HONOR 20 PRO for having “mesmerising 3D gradient glass finish with aluminium frame and outstanding 4000mAh battery.” EISA also remarked that “the quad camera set-up on the rear means unforgettable photos thanks to a 48-megapixel sensor for amazing night shots, an 8-megapixel sensor for telephoto images, a 16-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide and, for those with an eye for a detail, a 2-megapixel sensor dedicated to wide macro work.” With all these features in the pocket, HONOR 20 PRO offers “a complete set of flagship-level features at a price that’s sure to appeal.” Established in 1982, the European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) is a multimedia association that tests consumer electronic products. EISA’s awards are known as one of the most prestigious consumer recommendations that products can receive, and a key indication for the best consumer purchasing decisions.

The ‘EISA Lifestyle Smartphone 2019 – 2020’ award accredits that HONOR had always been committed to bringing the best product to its consumers. HONOR has observed that taking snapshots and selfies had become a part of the daily lives of millennials and Generation Z. In order to meet their needs, HONOR 20 PRO provides superior camera capabilities that excel in different scenarios. The world first Dynamic Holographic Design makes HONOR 20 PRO not only a smartphone, but also a fashion gadget. Moreover, the 4000mAh battery capacity and dual NPU chipset can get you through the day smoothly and safely.

HTC Wildfire X offers several firsts like “Mybuddy” security function, 8x hybrid zoom and no-questions-asked accidental damage protection

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InOne Smart Technology, the official licensee of HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, today launched the HTC Wildfire X smartphone in India. In line with InOne Smart Technology’s vision of purpose-driven business, the Wildfire X aims to serve “fearless” consumers who break down barriers in order to have the freedom to live life according to their wishes and pursue their dreams.

The HTC Wildfire X will provide several first –in- class- technology offerings like the “mybuddy” feature and will be available in two memory variants: 4GB RAM+128 ROM and 3GB RAM+32 GB ROM . As a limited period offer, it will be priced at INR 12,999 and INR 9,999 for the 4GB and 3GB variants respectively. Equipped with a sleek design and distinctive Sapphire Blue colour, the smartphone will be available for sale online exclusively on Flipkart.com starting 22nd August 2019.

Commenting on the launch, Charles Huang, Vice President of HTC APAC, said, “HTC has always echoed the vivid taste and needs of the Indian customers with several firsts to its credit. The HTC Wildfire X with its unique “my buddy” feature is another step in this direction. This coupled with our six months no-questions-asked accidental & liquid damage protection and the smartphone’s sleek look, 8X hybrid zoom and large storage will help create a distinctive positioning for the smartphone amidst target customers. Besides focusing on the above aspects, we are also restructuring our market penetration plans along with InOne, our local licensing partner.”

Mr. Deepak Mahajan, Director- InOne Smart Technology, said, “HTC has a rich history of offering ground breaking innovations to the world of technology. The HTC Wildfire X carries the baton forward by offering several firsts in the smartphone segment that will redefine the ‘normal.’ We will continue to innovate and offer technology which revolutionizes the lives of our customers for the better.”

Commenting on the Flipkart partnership, Aditya Soni, Senior Director – Mobiles at Flipkart said, “Flipkart is focused on bringing the best global brands at competitive prices for the discerning Indian customer. HTC’s legacy in the smartphone market is renowned and we are delighted to launch the HTC Wildfire X on Flipkart.”

Wildfire X Features
Mybuddy: With the “Mybuddy” feature, people can use their smartphone as a personal security tool. The feature allows users to pull out the device from the shell to trigger a loud alarm, send live location information to friends and family, and record and transmit audio/video of surroundings in real time.
Optimized camera: Capture the action with 2x Lossless Optical Zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom. The triple rear camera poses 12 MP (Main) + 8 MP (Zoom) + 5 MP (Depth) lenses and the Big Pixel 1.25 μm Main Camera ensures 25% enhanced low light shots. In addition, the 5 MP Depth Camera provides great edge details in bokeh shots especially under low-light. The Dual Tone Flash intelligently preserves the skin tone in any light condition.
Prime Care: Enjoy six months no-questions-asked accidental and liquid damage protection, and complimentary pickup and drop facility. The standard 1 year warranty runs concurrently.
Expandable storage: The Wildfire X includes 128 GB ROM + 256 GB expandable storage plus automatic cloud backup with Google Photos.
Fashionable finish: The smooth curves, slim shape (7.95 mm) and 3D OPVD mirror finish make for an attractive design and a light and ergonomic fit for pockets. Light reflects beautifully off the back making the unique Hyper Optical patterns glitter.

Launch Offers with Vodafone Idea:
• On buying HTC Wildfire X, any new or existing Vodafone Idea Limited customer will be given Rs75x50 (Rs. 3750) Coupons in his MyVodafone/MyIdea (MVA/MIA) App
• Once customer recharges with Rs. 255/- through MVA/MIA , Rs.75 coupon can be redeemed
• User will get additional 0.5 GB data per day for 18 months

Specifications:

Display:

6.22-inch HD+ IPS waterdrop display with 88.8% screen to body ratio

Rear Camera:

12 MP (Main, 1.25 μm) + 8 MP (8x hybrid Zoom) + 5 MP (Depth) triple cameras;

Front Camera:

8 MP Wide Angle (86)°

Audio:

9.5V Digital PA. Dual Band Microphone

Memory:

4GB DDR4x RAM + 128GB ROM / 3GB DDR4x RAM + 32GB ROM

256 GB Expandable Memory (Hybrid)

Processor:

2.0 GHz Octa-core, 12 nm Process Node

OS:

Android 9 Pie

Battery:

3300mAh (typ.) with AI technology, 10W Charging, USB Type -C

Network:

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900;

WCDMA: 900/2100;

LTE: B1/B3/B5/ B8/B40/B41;

Dual Wi-Fi

Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light

Dimensions: 156.7mmx74.9 mmx7.95mm.

Xiaomi India scales up its offline game with 2000th Mi Store launch

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Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand announced its 2000th Mi Store today. With the new Mi Store located in Tumkur, Karnataka, the brand continues to witness rapid expansion in its innovative retail efforts. Xiaomi India now has Mi Stores present across nearly 600 cities and 28 states, providing highly accessible yet exceptional brand experience to its customers across the nation.

With its 2000th Mi store launch, Xiaomi has heavily accelerated its offline business expansion at a scale that is yet to be matched in the Indian tech industry. It witnessed an astounding 100% growth rate in its Mi Stores expansion plan within merely 15 weeks of opening its 1000th Mi store, which was recently announced at the end of April.

Serving as an extension of Mi Homes concept, Mi stores are aimed at gaining brand outreach across tier 3 and below towns and districts in India, wherein Mi Fans and customers receive the valuable opportunity to explore, experience or buy Xiaomi products under one roof. These stores serve as a prime example of Xiaomi’s innovative retail concept, marrying the brand’s e-commerce efficiency with intimate retail user experience.

Xiaomi successfully generated employment opportunities for nearly 4000 individuals across rural and semi-urban regions of India through its rapid Mi Store plan expansion in such a short span of time. As part of the brand’s extensive efforts to boost entrepreneurship capabilities in rural segment, Xiaomi is encouraging Mi Fans from small towns and villages, and other local individuals to run and operate these stores. Xiaomi invites all interested entrepreneurs to apply for a Mi Store via a simple online form on mi.comApply here till 25 July 2019.

Marking the new retail achievement, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global, and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, shared, “With the beginning of 2017, we started our offline journey in India. It has led to a lot of learnings and today we have been able to establish our presence in the retail industry. Mi Stores was a big leap in the retail industry where we took premium shopping experience to rural markets. We have approached 2000 Mi Stores in record time across 600+ cities and extremely proud to be bringing the best specs, with highest quality at an honest price to millions of our Mi Fans.”

In addition to the Mi stores, Xiaomi also launched Mi Studios earlier this year. Mi Studios are an optimized version of Mi Homes replicating the same Mi Home retail design and offering premium brand experience across prime consumer markets in the urban cities of India. Mi Studios are expected to span across the top 50 cities of the nation, and are currently present in 11 cities and seven states.

Xiaomi also recently launched the new, innovative Mi Express Kiosks. These are vending machines, allowing consumers and Mi Fans to purchase Xiaomi smartphones and mobile accessories directly, The company aims to set up several more kiosks in the coming months, and gradually expand the retail plan across more cities. These Mi Express Kiosks can be found across metro cities in public areas with greater footfall such as tech parks, metro stations, airports, and shopping malls.

Furthering Xiaomi India’s offline expansion plans, the brand aims to open over 10,000 retail stores across its four offline channels in the nation by end of year 2019. In addition, 50 percent of Xiaomi smartphone sales is forecasted to happen from the offline market by end of this year.

Barco expands its projector portfolio with the launch of G60 series

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Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences.

Barco leader in visualization and collaboration technology, announces the launch of its G60 series projectors. With this introduction, Barco expands its outreach to a wider range of market segments with higher affordability & more installation flexibility.

The G60 series expands the single-chip offering with three quality projectors between 7K and 10K lumens. It opens up the possibilities to a wider range of applications while still relying on the valued Barco service and support. The projectors feature laser light source, ensuring pristine image quality while lowering the maintenance required compared to most lamp-based projectors. With Barco’s Projector Toolset software, installing and managing projector(s) can be done from the comfort of users’ own computer.

Barco G60 series Projectors are compatible with the lens of PGWU series that further boost the flexibility of G60. Along with the compact form factor, there is also the possibility of working with short-throw lenses allowing the user to increase the image size or shorten the projection distance, ensuring that the product is the perfect match for space-constraint installations.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Ramya Chatterjee, Director – Sales (Visualization & Entertainment), Barco Electronics Indiasaid, “We always look forward to innovating, keeping in mind the need across sectors and to ease operational tasks. In line with our commitment to come up with cutting-edge technology, our customers can always rely on all the proven benefits of Barco’s service and support. The G60 series projectors combine the best of quality, flexibility and compactness to ensure a seamless experience for the customers at affordable price points. The range is expected to see strong interest from market segments like convention centres, hotels, experience centres, museum, planetarium, visitors’ attractions, amusement parks, corporate lobbies, retail experience and higher education.”

The projectors are available in black and white, allowing the user to choose the perfect fit for their environment. Having all this at a very competitive price turns the G60 series into an attractive package for all customers in its target market segment.

Huawei launches the all new Y9 Prime 2019 – Huawei’s first ever Pop-Up Camera Smartphone

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Huawei Consumer Business group, India today announced the launch of its much anticipated smartphone, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. The latest smartphone touted as the #PopUpKing comes equipped with 6.59 inches Full View Vivid Display with no notch for an unmatched wide angle visual experience. Priced aggressively in the segment of pop-up camera smartphones, Huawei’s first ever auto pop-up front camera, which pops ups automatically in one second when you take selfies and retracts when you are done. The 16 MP AI front camera is always available for uninterrupted action.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 sports a 16MP front Auto Pop-up front camera with f/2.2 aperture and comes with 16MP+8MP+2MP triple rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, f/2.4 aperture and f/2.4 aperture respectively. 16 MP AI front camera offers real time image optimization in 8 seconds and also intelligently adjust the retouching intensity, enabling you to capture crystal clear selfies from any angle whatsoever. An extra glass lens equipped on the camera, the 6P lens effectively gathers the light to enhance the resolution and contrast to show better images. Your photos will be clearer, brighter and more realistic. The rear 8 MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens can view magnificent architecture, vast mountain ranges or take exciting group photos with great detail and clarity, enabling you to capture the whole scene from a broader perspective. The powerful camera setup of Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 offers incredible photography experience with robust performance.  This top of line features along with professional grade camera attributes stands out Y9 Prime 2019 as a Popup King in its segment.

Additionally, the device comes with a brilliant 3D portrait feature. Both the front and rear camera of the device can retouch your portrait with studio-quality lighting effects to make you look your very best, no matter where you are.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Tornado Pan, Country Manager (Huawei Brand), Consumer Business Group, Huawei India said, “Huawei has always been at the forefront of ground breaking technology innovation, innately driven by its deep understanding of consumers’ needs. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is a perfect embodiment of timeless style and cutting edge technology. Our first ever pop-up selfie camera will redefine the way people take selfies, making it a true Pop-up King. Added to this, the large full view screen makes it the ideal device for immersive entertainment, in true sense of the term. All our products have been very well received in India and we are confident that this latest smartphone will further strengthen our repertoire. Our commitment to our customers also extends to providing timely software updates and security patches for a seamless and secure experience. ”

 

One of the most versatile premium devices in the market, the Y9 Prime 2019 packs in all that you need and much more. The smartphone boasts of a 4000 mAh powerful battery and a new and improved smart power saving processor – the Kirin 710 octa-core chipset. The processor efficiently enhances the running speed and lowers the power consumption. Your phone runs smoothly even if you are playing graphics-intensive games or live- streaming your favourite videos. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is an ideal device for those who want performance as a primary perquisite along with camera and design.

Along with being sold exclusively on Amazon India, the new Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will also be available in close to 1000 retails stores across major cities of India to cater the massive demand of offline customers.

The EMUI 9.1 in Y9 Prime 2019 provides simple interactive design and intelligent functions which makes its use easier. AI helps the device to learn, understand and support users, helping them to do every tasks with utmost efficiency.

Equipped with a reversible design type-C USB port, you will no longer have to worry about the correct orientation when plugging in. Now, you can charge your device easier than ever.

With the 128 GB ROM memory and expandable 512 GB storage, you will never have to miss out on capturing precious moments, be it photos, videos and message.

Price & Offers

Amazon

The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 will be available on Amazon.in starting 7th August at 12 PM for prime customers under August special sale on website. For regular customers the product would be available on Amazon starting from 8th Aug 12 AM.

Priced at INR 15,990, the 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM variant of device will be available in two mesmerizing colours- Sapphire Blue & Emerald Green.

Customers will also enjoy host of other exciting offers including 6 months No-Cost EMI & instant cashback of INR 500 on Amazon Pay. Additional exchange offer upto INR 1500 and instant discount of 10% on SBI bank cards will make the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 a great buy.

Pre-booking Offers for Offline Customers

Huawei has also rolled out special offers for offline customers on the pre-booking of Y9 Prime 2019. Customers can Pre-Book the device across Croma , Poorvika and all other retail outlets starting from 5th August and they will get a classic combination of Huawei Sport BT headphones and 15600 mAh powerbank worth Rs. 4598 absolutely free.

Telecom Offers

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 users on performing recharge of Rs.198/Rs.299 will get Rs.2200 cashback and 125GB Additional 4G Data. These Cashback vouchers can be redeemed, one at a time, against subsequent recharges of Rs.198 and 299 via MyJio app only. In addition, upon performing recharge of Rs.198/Rs.299, 5GB additional data voucher, limited to 25 recharges will be credited in user’s MyJio account.

Lenovo launches AI-enabled Yoga S940, its smartest Ultraslim Laptop

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Lenovo today announced the launch of its smartest ultraslim PC- Yoga S940 with Artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with advanced audio and display technologies. Lenovo Yoga S940 is the newest addition to the range Ultraslim PCs.

The Ultraslim segment in India is seeing a healthy growth, which can be attributed to the always-on consumers who spend a significant amount of time using their laptops on the go. Today, consumers are willing to spend more on laptops that match up to their lifestyle, have better form factor and enhanced aesthetics. With continued innovation, the company aims to strengthen its leadership position in the ultraslim category and grow the market with a wider range of accessible and affordable products catering to a larger audience at price points starting at INR 23,990.

Speaking at the launch, Rahul Agarwal, CEO & MD, Lenovo India, said, “The pace of disruption in the smartphone market is raising the bar for innovation in the PC segment and consumers are demanding similar features in all their devices, including laptops.  Artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with smart features like facial unlock, voice assistant, makes Lenovo’s Yoga S940 the smartest ultraslim laptop yet. Lenovo’s Yoga S940 is designed for the power users who value security and privacy, alongside a more convenient, personalised and immersive experience.”

As the leader in the ultraslim category in India, Lenovo continues to raise the bar for innovation and the new range of ultraslim PCs promise sophisticated design with invincible performance.” He added.

World’s first laptop with Contour Glass for more screen in a smaller form factor
The Yoga S940 is the world’s first laptop with Contour Glass that wraps around its bezels – reducing the look of its already razor-thin bezels for a streamlined design. With its 4K HDR display and up to 500 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos® Speaker System with smart audio amplifiers, users can enjoy a cinematic-like quality experience. At just 1.2kg (2.65lbs) light and 12.2mm (0.48in) thin, With up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the ultra slim and portable Yoga S940 comes with Windows® 10, up to Intel® Core™, up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage for the powerful performance.

Introducing Lenovo Smart Assist AI-enabled features that makes Yoga S940 Smart

  • Leveraging AI, Yoga S940 comes with the option to automatically filter out most ambient noise and blur out distracting backgrounds during video calls, so that sounds like a dog’s barking or sight of dirty laundry don’t have to disrupt video calls with colleagues, friends or family.
  • Taking privacy to a new level, the minute users turn their head away from the laptop screen, the Yoga S940’s AI-powered sensors can detect the absence of user and auto-lock the display to protect the data from others seeing it.  It can also detect and alert the user when any uninvited person is shoulder surfing on the screen
  • Lenovo Yoga S940 can also help increase productivity by shifting open windows and content contextually to a connected external monitor, based on your attention, intent and focus
  • Additionally, Lenovo Smart Assist includes hands-free PC log-in through its built-in infrared (IR) camera and Windows Hello™ for an added layer of security and convenience, and voice-matching personalization to respond to your voice when speaking to Amazon® Alexa® or Microsoft® Cortana® from as far as across the room.

The Yoga S940 keeps getting smarter too, able to learn from usage patterns and optimize its performance.

Unveiled New All-in-One PC- Yoga A940 for the content creators
For artists and designers, nothing is better than sketching with a pencil on paper, right?The new Yoga A940 all-in-one desktop is here to challenge that notion. Built for digital content creators, the Windows 10 Yoga A940 is a powerful creative canvas with a large 27-inch, QHD IPS touchscreen display with Dolby Vision, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. It features a rotating hinge that enables the display to tilt to a comfortable 25-degree drafting mode, for remarkable flexibility and stability when drawing, sketching or annotating with a digital pen. Yoga A940 comes with Lenovo Precision Dial, a controller that’s tailor made for designers, photographers and videographers to make more precise selections and adjustments to their content.

Lenovo’s Ultraslim range, price and availability.
Flagship Yoga S940 is available at the starting price of INR 139,990 across Lenovo.com, leading e-tailers and the Lenovo stores across India. Consumers can now also customize and build their own S940 with the specific features they want, with Lenovo’s ‘Made to order’ program.

Yoga A940 all-in-one desktop will be available at a starting price of INR 169,990 on Lenovo.com and across key stores.

Additionally, Lenovo’s ultraslim PC range includes Yoga S940, IdeaPad S540, IdeaPad S340 and IdeaPad S145 laptops.

  • IdeaPad S145 delivers powerful, smooth processing in a stylish, light design, built for everyday computing with 15.6-inch screen and the price starts at INR 23,990
  • IdeaPad S340 sports narrow bezels to get the most out of the display and it comes with the privacy shutter as the added privacy feature. The price starts at INR 36,990
  • IdeaPad S540 is powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and optional NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, for heavy-duty performance in addition to its premium look and feel. It comes with narrow-bezel display, luxurious color palette, and diamond-cut aluminum chassis and excellent battery life. The price starts at INR 64,990.

Huawei Announces H1 2019 Revenue: 23.2% YoY Growth

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Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2019: CNY401.3 billion in revenue, a 23.2% increase over the same period last year. The company’s net profit margin for H1 2019 was 8.7%.[1]

According to Huawei’s Chairman, Liang Hua, operations are smooth and the organization is as sound as ever. With effective management and an excellent performance across all financial indicators, Huawei’s business has remained robust in the first half of 2019.

Mr. Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei

In Huawei’s carrier business, H1 sales revenue reached CNY146.5 billion, with steady growth in production and shipment of equipment for wireless networks, optical transmission, data communications, IT, and related product domains. To date, Huawei has secured 50 commercial 5G contracts and has shipped more than 150,000 base stations to markets around the world.

In Huawei’s enterprise business, H1 sales revenue was CNY31.6 billion. Huawei continues to enhance its ICT portfolio across multiple domains, including cloud, artificial intelligence, campus networks, data centers, Internet of Things, and intelligent computing. It remains a trusted supplier for government and utility customers, as well as customers in commercial sectors like finance, transportation, energy, and automobile.

In Huawei’s consumer business, H1 sales revenue hit CNY220.8 billion. Huawei’s smartphone shipments (including Honor phones) reached 118 million units, up 24% YoY. The company also saw rapid growth in its shipments of tablets, PCs, and wearables. Huawei is beginning to scale its device ecosystem to deliver a more seamless intelligent experience across all major user scenarios. To date, the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem has more than 800,000 registered developers, and 500 million users worldwide.

“Revenue grew fast up through May,” said Liang. “Given the foundation we laid in the first half of the year, we continue to see growth even after we were added to the entity list. That’s not to say we don’t have difficulties ahead. We do, and they may affect the pace of our growth in the short term.”

He added, “But we will stay the course. We are fully confident in what the future holds, and we will continue investing as planned – including a total of CNY120 billion in R&D this year. We’ll get through these challenges, and we’re confident that Huawei will enter a new stage of growth after the worst of this is behind us.”

[1]: The financial data disclosed here are unaudited figures compiled in compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standard.
Converted into United States dollars (“USD”) using the market rate at the end of June 2019, USD1.00 = CNY6.8785.

Panasonic launches rugged designed hybrid mirrorless camera Lumix G95 with 4K Video Technology

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Panasonic India, today has launched its new rugged-design hybrid mirrorless camera, Lumix G95.  A high mobility camera with powerful 4K features and 9fps burst shooting speeds; the camera addresses the needs of users looking for advanced picture quality, high operating performance and video functions for filmingYouTube and still photography.

With video output limited to 8-bit both internally and externally, the camera comes with Panasonic’s V-Log L setting that offers exceptional flexibility and ease during post-production. The camera also comes with a built-in headphone port, on top of the microphone input, that makes it extremely suitable for videographers, YouTubers, bloggers, and photography enthusiasts alike, to monitor audio while shooting.

Adding to these features is the 5-axis IBS that aids in smoothing out shots, making it ideal for handheld field use. The hybrid mirrorless camera also carries Panasonic’s 4K photo mode that allows for rapid image capture with the help of the new image engine capable of acquiring focus in just .07 seconds. Apart from this, the camera also comprises enhanced features such as face and eye detection to accurately track subjects and capture blur-free images of street, food and nightlife scenes effortlessly. This do-it-all hybrid mirrorless camera, with its 20.3- Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that renders high-precision yet natural images, is great for candid portraiture and Wedding photography and videography.

 

Mr. Sandeep Sehgal, Business Chief, Panasonic India, adds, “Scaling new heights of product innovation, the new Lumix G95 is a significant addition to Panasonic’s DSLM Lumix range for quality photography and videography. Known for its pro-photo performance with 4K cinematic video, the range caters to photography and filmmaking enthusiasts to experience the power of unparalleled image quality with its innovative technology and a host of new functions. Designed to disrupt the DSLM segment, we see a huge potential for Lumix G series in India.” 

 

Mr. Gaurav Ghavri, Product Head- Digital Imaging, Panasonic India, said, “The launch of Lumix G95 camera is an addition to Panasonic’s incredible mirrorless camera range that seeks to elevate the 4K revolution in the country. Boasting of features like Post Focus function, 4K live cropping, geo-tagging, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, high-resolution 4K video output, and pre-installed VLOG L, Lumix G95’s aims to provide unparalleled creative freedom to users. Moreover, despite its high performance, the camera has a superior energy efficiency with a compact size for high mobility. Designed for Video bloggers, Wedding videographers, and Photographers, the camera also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it suitable for remote shooting and smartphone image transfers.”

 

4K capability brings evolution to videography

The LUMIX G95 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in addition to the full-HD videos with practical full-time AF. With the pre-installed V-Log L, Lumix G95 offers exceptional flexibility, as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production processes. An ideal vlogging camera with high-resolution 4K video output, high speed signal readout capability of the sensor, and high speed signal processing, the LUMIX G95 also enables 4K live cropping in video recording that realizes stable panning or zooming in video recording. In addition to the 3.5mm microphone jack that is for high quality audio recording using an external microphone, the new headphone socket in the camera is newly added feature for sound output. All these features make the Lumix G95 specifically advantageous for Wedding videographers to shoot aesthetically pleasing, memorable videos.

 

Superior image quality

With a total of 49 focus detection areas, the LUMIX G95 comes with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology that gives the camera a high speed AF and speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC)to capture fast moving subject just in-focus. Featuring the Venus Engine, the camera is capable of tracking the fast-moving objects and prevents out of focus shots. In addition to this, the LUMIX G95 incorporates Face and Eye Detection AF, which aids in capturing stunning portrait with crisp focus on the eye. Also, the Low Light AF combined with the Lumix G95’s live view composite recordingfeature makes it useful for capturing stars or fireworks at night.

 

Perfect mobility with careful design and control

The LUMIX G95 has been designed in pursuit of intuitive one-hand operation that quickly responds to the photographer’s intention. To withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX G95 boasts a rugged design and features a splash and dust-resistant construction. Additionally, the camera has a battery that can be recharged via AC or USB according to the users’ convenience. The Lumix G95 comes with a flip out screen that tilts up and down by approximately 250-degree, and its integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allows the users to activate the camera by simply using a smartphone/tablet or to add GPS geotag on the photos automatically. Moreover, with an eye-point of approximately 20 mm, it offers high visibility with comfort for users wearing glasses.

With unprecedented features, Panasonic’s Lumix G95 seeks to give the users the ultimate 4K experience with its vibrant, true-to-life high quality images and videos, excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction. The camera comes with a dual kit option – G95H (14-140mm, F3.5-5.6)   and G95M Kit (12-60mm, F3.5- 5.6) available at all Panasonic stores across the country at a price of INR 1,09,990/ and INR 94,990 / respectively.

HONOR introduces “SHARP TECH” concept and announces its “HONOR VISION” with “HONGHU 818” intelligent chipset and pop-up smart camera for large screens

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HONOR, a leading smartphone brand under Huawei Consumer Business Group announced “HONOR Vision” which introduces the “Honghu 818” intelligent chipset and smart pop-up camera for large screens. The announcement was made today at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Guangzhou, where Mr. George Zhao, President of HONOR delivered a keynote speech, titled “Only the toughest stands in the strongest storm”.  Alongside the launch of the two new technologies was the announcement of HONOR’s new “Sharp Tech” concept, which aims to embrace and explore to the fullest the latest cutting-edge technologies.

5G commercialization in China began in 2019, which is also a turning point for the smart device industry. We believe 5G is key to this new era of digitalization, enabling a world where the Internet of Things is made possible. In line with our mission of creating an intelligent new world that belongs to young people, HONOR unveils the concept of ‘Sharp Tech’ to encourage and enable technology innovation,” said Mr. George Zhao, President of HONOR.

“Sharp Tech” – HONOR’s Brand-new Concept in Technology Innovation

 

HONOR is dedicated to becoming a tech brand loved by global youth. “Sharp” represents the spirit of exploration among young people, while the concept of “Sharp Tech” highlights HONOR’s desire to explore the joy of technology innovation.

During the keynote, Mr. Zhao defined the elements of “Sharp Tech” as:

  • Being at the forefront of the development of the industry with the independent innovation of core technology.
  • Meeting the high-quality demands of young consumers worldwide.
  • Reflecting the brave attitude of young people by continually challenging and exploring.
  • Representing the spirit of a decentralised internet through openness, collaboration and co-creation.

“Honghu 818” Intelligent Chipset – Empowering HONOR Vision with Smart Sound and Image

 

During GMIC, HONOR also unveiled the intelligent display chipset, “Honghu 818”, HONOR’s latest “Sharp Tech” innovation and the most recent addition to the Hisilicon chipset family. Launching in August, HONOR’s “Honghu 818” enabled smart screen deliver outstanding performance and superior image and sound quality. The cutting-edge screen will also be provided openly to manufacturers, driving the development of the large-screen sector industry.

The “Honghu 818” is the first intelligent display SoC available globally, building upon the company’s 5-year accumulation in research and development of Hisilicon chipset.

With its powerful display technology and processing capability, “Honghu 818” carries a magic image-processing engine. Equipped with seven advanced image-processing technologies, including Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation (MEMC), High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR), Super-Resolution (SR), Noise Reduction (NR), Dynamic Contrast Improvement (DCI), Auto Color Management (ACM) and Local Dimming (LD), the “Honghu 818” chipset enhances and optimizes image resolution, contrast and color performance of the display through multiple algorithms.

Histen audio technology optimises sound quality in areas of the ultra-wide sound field, transient intermodulation distortion, sound equalization and intelligent bass. With its industry-leading hardware, the product continues to deliver an unparalleled audio experience.

Housing a powerful multimedia decoder, the chipset supports video decoding from 8K30 frames to 4K120 frames, with the ability to decode 64-megapixel images, which is greater than the highest pixel of smartphone photos in the market. In comparison to our competitors, it gives devices a faster load time for videos and pictures.

The octa-core processor can handle heavy-image processing on large screens and multiple tasks at the same time. Motion Estimate and Motion Compensation (MEMC) is also capable of delivering high-resolution images, the best quality of audio and performing far-field voice interaction simultaneously. The processor’s bandwidth utilization rate leads the industry by over 50% on average.

Smart Pop-up Camera – A New Experience for HONOR Vision

 

HONOR has been playing a pioneering role under the dual-brand strategy in Huawei’s business. Following the success of its bionic parallel dual-lens camera, GPU Turbo and A.I. technology, HONOR is expanding into new industries and lending its experience to the television sector, announcing the world’s first smart screen, “Honghu 818” enabled. Taking an innovative approach to its development, HONOR has equipped the latest HONOR Vision product offering with a smart pop-up camera, which enables NPU capability for face recognition, bringing powerful functions and a superior experience for users.

The HONOR Vision will be officially released in mid-August 2019.

 

We have left CHALTA HAI and adopted BADAL SAKTA HAI attitude which led to promotion of digital economy – Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble MoS for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India

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Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India mentioned that the Government has left CHALTA HAI and adopted BADAL SAKTA HAI attitude in every aspect of governance including promoting digital economy. He was speaking at the CII Conference on Digital & Cashless Economy organized today at New Delhi and stressed that this attitude shift has brought in a positive change towards developing digital economy.

“We are ensuring that the advantages of technology are not restricted to a select few but should reach all the sections of the society”, said Shri Thakur. The Hon’ble MoS requested industry to come out with ways for promoting cash less transactions in rural India especially fruits & vegetable mandis and Pashu Mandis.

 

In his welcome remarks, Mr Ashutosh Chadha, Conference Chairman and VP & Head South Asia Public Policy & Government Affairs, Mastercard said, “India’s digital payments economy has accelerated over the past five years. The RBI and Government have envisioned that the next few years will be a crucial time for digital payments in the country. All stakeholders should come together to formulate the optimal policies, programs and implementation to ensure that the goals for a less cash India are met.”

 

Mr Ajay Kaushik, CEO, Panacea Infosec, in his address said, “India’s transition towards becoming a less cash economy will advance the country’s goal to transform into a digitally empowered nation. This movement will be furthered by The Smart Cities Mission which will encourage the integration of digital payments into the fabric of society. While several initiatives have enabled us to move towards digitization, the collective momentum from the Government, regulators and industry will provide the push towards realizing that goal.”


In his address, Mr Loney Antony, Vice Chairman, Hitachi Payment Services said, “The Digital Payments landscape in India is undergoing rapid transformations. As innovations in technology and policy drive the change forward, we must be mindful of inclusivity. We must ensure ease of adoption for merchants, SMEs and customers from all walks of life. The digital economy stands to change the way we conduct ourselves financially. We require the correct policy decisions to be adopted, so that the shift is streamlined.”


Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President Aeris Communications while addressing delegates said that “Digital India mission powered with IoT technology has now developed a mature ecosystem, which is driving innovative business models using technology for financing assets and cashless payment system.”

 

While analyzing the importance of digitization for India, Mr Ravi Rajagopalan, MD & CEO Empays Payment Systems India said, “Getting digitization right is an important path to ensuring India hits the $5 trillion mark in GDP in a couple of years and perhaps exceed it. To do so, India has to chart out its own path, taking people along without any coercion and getting user experience, product design, consumer safety and protection and system integrity right – and it must be one that integrates cash into the journey. Our belief is – digital cash helps digital behavior”

 

Mr Praveen Khandelwal, National Secretary General, CAIT said that there is need to empower the traders with technology as 130 crores Indian have traders as their point of contact and not the companies. The Government should come out with a scheme for incentivizing traders and consumers in terms of GST benefits or otherwise for promoting digital transactions.

 

A CII-PANACEA Report titled “The Future of India’s Digital Payments and Cashless Economy” was released during the conference,

Eminent speakers from the sector addressed delegates during the conference which was attended by over 150 delegates including senior level participation from e-commerce companies, digital and internet service providers, financial institutions, technology suppliers, telecom service providers a, infrastructure players etc. and users

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