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HONOR Unveils 5G Experience Lab to Spur Its Leadership in 5G Technologies

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Following the successful launch of the Kirin 990 processor Series, global smartphone brand HONOR unveils its 5G Experience Lab, which cements the brand’s leadership in 5G technologies as it sets out its vision and roadmap for the roll-out of 5G. It also teased the availability of HONOR Vera30 Series, the company’s first suite of handsets that are equipped with the Kirin 990 chipset and supports dual-mode 5G all-access network, which will be available in China from Q4 2019.

HONOR 5G Experience Lab: a roadmap for solutions that support all-access dual-mode 5G network


The HONOR 5G Experience Lab comprises a Communications Protocol Test Lab and features multiple zones that depict the future of 5G in everyday scenarios. In the Communication Protocol Test Lab, visitors will learn about the various global network standards that demonstrate the seamless connections between these networks. Furthermore, the lab can simulate the frequency ranges and bandwidths of carriers in different countries, allowing visitors to experience the seamless network transitions as if they are on international roaming. In addition to travel, HONOR also showcased the deployment and application of 5G in smart homes and gaming while showing how it optimizes 5G signals to ensure best-in-class 5G experiences for users. 

Top-quality HONOR 5G smartphones

The future roll-out of the 5G network will comprise both NSA (non-standalone network) and SA (standalone network), which means smartphones that work solely on NSA network will not be functional at locations that only support SA networks. Addressing this challenge, Xiong said: “At HONOR, we believe in creating products that bring real benefits and great experiences to our users. In order for 5G-enabled smartphones to operate seamlessly in the future, they must support the 5G dual-mode. We could have launched our first 5G-enabled smartphone in the first half of 2019 if we have chosen to launch an NSA network smartphone. Instead, we invested over USD100 million to develop devices that support both the SA and NSA network, ensuring that our users will experience the full benefits of 5G. This is the ultimate 5G solution.”

Upload & download speed on 4G (Left) and 5G (Right)

 

HONOR to win the 5G race with its “All-in-5G” technology

HONOR is at the forefront of the 5G race as it continues to leverage cutting-edge technologies to create innovative products. The development of HONOR Vera30 Series, the company’s first smartphone to support both NSA and SA architectures simultaneously to ensure all access, started a decade ago in 2009, when 4G was made commercially available. Here is a snapshot of its timeline:

  • May 2017: Huawei announced the release of 15 NAS (Non-Access-Stratum) for pre-commercial trial
  • May 2018: Huawei completed the first 5G phone call
  • January 2019: Huawei launched Balong 5000, the 5G multi-mode chipset
  • March 2019: Huawei completed the first 5G video call in 4K
  • 6 September 2019: Huawei launched Kirin 990, world’s first flagship 5G SoC chipset

Huawei has invested USD4 billion to innovation in the past decade. Today, Huawei accounts for 20% of all 5G patents globally, making it the leader in 5G capabilities for commercial use. It is the only manufacturer that is equipped with every component of 5G technology, including 5G core networks (integral network), 5G chips, and 5G terminals. Its integrated and comprehensive upstream and downstream technologies are set to bring leading 5G experiences to Huawei and HONOR smartphones.

“HONOR is committed to empowering individuals lead more connected and intelligent lives in the future 5G-enabled world,” added Xiong. “Our 5G Experience Lab is just the tip of the iceberg in our effort to expand on the potential of 5G technologies. In addition to the dual-mode 5G capability, HONOR Vera30 Series will also be equipped with other sought-after technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), 4K video quality and cloud applications to ensure a multi-dimensional 5G experience for the global youth.”

Panasonic forms Strategic Alliance with E Ink to launch Innovative Retail Technology Solutions in India

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Panasonic India, a leader in innovation and technology, today announced a strategic alliance with E Ink, a pioneer in ePaper technology, to provide innovative display technology solutions for the retail industry in India. With this association, Panasonic is launching an all-new Electronic Shelf Labelling (ESL) solution to support retailors to improve operational efficiency and customer experience over traditional paper-based price labels.

The retailers across the country will be able to experience the ease and simplicity of the Electronic Shelf Labelling (ESL) platform to be provided by Panasonic. The ESL solutions will help retailers to alter prices on a real-time basis, monitor product information, showcase promotional discounts, reduce pricing errors, respond to their customer traffic patterns and reduce wastage through seamless promotional pricing changes for perishable goods.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Vijay Wadhawan, Group Chief, Systems Solutions Division, Panasonic India said, We at Panasonic are committed to providing our customers with the best in innovation and technology. Through this collaboration with E-Ink we aim to empower the retail industry by bringing in innovative display solution that helps the retailors provide a seamless experience to their customers. We are continuously expanding our product portfolio, ESL being the latest example of our technology offerings and we remain dedicated towards developing more solutions catering to the demands and needs of our customers in different markets and businesses.” 

 

Johnson Lee, Chairman and CEO of E Ink Holdings said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Panasonic to develop and launch the ESL solution with E Ink display in India Market. With this collaboration, the ESL solution will offer retailers to update product pricing and promotional information in real-time without using printed paper tags and transform in to a smart and sustainable retail store in the era of IoT.”

 

The ESL solution developed at the Panasonic’s India Innovation Centre (IIC), will allow retailers to ensure operational efficiencies by maintaining stock levels and establish a communication channel with them by transmitting real-time information. It will also enable stock-based sales allowing the retailers to reduce the inventory of any stock that is soon expiring or is outdated.

One of the early adopters of Panasonic’s ESL solution, Mr. Samir Modi, President 24SEVEN said, “Technology excites us and we look forward to the Panasonic ESL launch. This modern and technology-based solution will create a substantial value add for the retailers. ESL is an innovative product which can help transform retail businesses by facilitating end-to-end solutions for our store operations.” 

Leaders in their respective industries, Panasonic and E Ink are known for devising innovative solutions that focus on addressing the evolving needs of customers and together aim to create solutions for the ‘Future of Retailing’ in India. Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) with ePaper display inherit the benefits of ePaper to be a role of human and machine interface allowing consumers and retailers to communicate, improving shopping and store operation experience. E Ink’s ePaper display offers benefits of low power, very wide viewing angles and paper-like readability under all store lighting conditions by its bi-stable and reflective technology features.

BenQ Launches Pioneering Smart Corporate Display Solutions Designed for Collaborative and Smart Workplaces

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BenQ, the global leading display solution provider, today announced its powerful array of new corporate display products and solutions at InfoComm India 2019.

As part of its ongoing efforts to become one-stop display solutions to make businesses visible, BenQ introduced the system-embedded Smart Projectors for business, DuoBoard corporate interactive flat panel and the world’s first Pantone validated Digital Signage SL6502K, to meet the multiple needs of changing workstyles for better teamwork efficiency, collaborative and productivity.

“As the workplace is transforming into a more agile, connected and flexible environment with the BYOD trend, there is a growing need for smart and innovative solutions in the corporate world”, said Rajeev Singh, Managing Director, BenQ India. “Investing in right technology can help businesses enhance teamwork and efficiency that lead to better results and greater innovation, and thereby resulting in higher productivity. With the integrated full product line of corporate display solutions and the launch of new products, we believe BenQ will further strengthen its position in the India market after reaching No.1 market share[1] in the interactive flat panel and DLP projector segment in Q2, 2019.”

Smart Projectors for Instant Wireless Presentation

The newly launched Smart Projectors feature a powerful built-in operating system with useful business apps, enabling wireless mirroring across multiple platforms, video conferencing, collaboration, and direct reading of files from USB drives to maximize meeting efficiency in the BYOD trend. Besides the standard throw models EH600, EW600 and EX600 with resolutions of Full HD, WXGA to XGA respectively, the short throw models EX800ST and EW800ST even incorporate hassle-free management apps to manage across BenQ smart projectors and interactive flat panels in one company, such as Account Management System (AMS), Device Management Solution (DMS), and X-Sign Broadcast to deliver instant messages into the projection screens.

DuoBoard Corporate Interactive Flat Panel for Extended Collaborations

The new generation of 4K DuoBoard corporate interactive flat panel (CP6501K/CP8601K) is designed to unleash the infinite possibilities for interactive meetings with its best-in-class tools. The Duo Windows function facilitates efficient multitasking by enabling users to open two applications simultaneously, while Duo OS achieves cross-platform compatibility between Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows OS, for more collaboration. The Duo Boards function combines two panels side by side, to double the collaboration space and develop borderless ideas under the powerful whiteboarding app EZWrite. The 65” and 86” DuoBoard CP6501K/CP8601K also provides seamless video conferences with the embedded FHD camera and array mic, as well as intuitive display interactivity by incorporating the advanced P-cap (Projected Capacitive) touch technology. The P-cap touch enables accurate, precise touch responses on the screen for realistic handwriting, also features with InstaShare app for ease of wireless mirroring, open-platform software compatibility, smart eye-care solution, and hassle-free maintenance.

 

World’s First Pantone Validated Digital Signage
Delivers Professional Color Performance for Retail and Design Applications

Featuring 4K2K UHD clarity, Smart Signage Series 65” SL6502K, the world’s first Pantone validated digital signage, assuring on-screen color fidelity and matched interoperability with Pantone-qualified color production devices. SL6502K delivers professional color ­performance to fulfill the absolute precision and consistency from design to in-store deployment and broadcast via digital signage for retailers, fashion trendsetters, product brands and design studios who trust the Pantone® system to deliver accurate color production. SL6502K also offers additional color adjustment flexibility with exclusive Cinema, Photo, and M-Book modes. Fine-tuned to accentuate spellbinding motion video, vibrant still images, and precision design work, these custom modes help to create impactful content and deliver engaging interactions.

The greater flexibility in horizontal or vertical view makes it perfect for retailing space or meeting room display. With a built-in OS and pre-loaded X-Sign software, SL6502K facilitates effortless content creation and management including scheduling distribution or monitoring display performance in real time.

To visit BenQ at InfoComm India (18-20, Sep, 2019). Booth number F10.

For more information, please visit: https://www.benq.com/en-in/campaign/corporate/display-solution.html

Logitech Announces Launch of Logitech® Pebble Wireless Mouse M350

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Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the launch of Logitech® Pebble Wireless Mouse M350 in India. The Pebble wireless mouse has been launched through an exclusive partnership with Croma and it will be available at Croma stores across India. The Pebble is a wireless mouse that’s sleek, comfortable, silent, and features all the essential ingredients of a trusted Logitech mouse. Available in three colors, Logitech Pebble M350 is slim and portable, yet feels great in your hand, just like a pebble.

“Your tech devices should work great, feel great and look great too,” said Sumanta Datta, Managing Director and Cluster Head, India, Indonesia and South West Asia, Logitech. “Logitech Pebble M350 is simple, comfortable, and designed to fit into your curated lifestyle, wherever you choose to get things done. We are happy to have Croma as our exclusive partner and we believe Pebble is going to be the style statement every Indian millennial will love and own.”

The Logitech Pebble M350 is available in off-white, rose, and graphite colors, with a minimalist and portable design. Wherever you use a computer – at home, at work, or anywhere in between – you as well as those around you can enjoy an ultra-quiet experience. The mouse provides the traditional “click” feel, but with more than 90 percent noise reduction. Even the wide rubber scroll wheel glides in silence.

Speaking on the partnership with Logitech, Mr, Ritesh Ghosal, CMO, Croma said “It is always exciting when we can bring to our customers the latest in the world of technology. The Logitech Pebble M350 will be an exciting addition to the curated catalogue that we have for our tech-savvy customer who are always on the look-out for something new and innovative”

With dual-connectivity, you can choose to connect through Bluetooth® or the included Logitech USB receiver; and with Logitech’s high-precision optical tracking, the Logitech Pebble M350 can work on almost every surface.

Powered by a single AA battery, the mouse has an 18-month battery life with an auto-sleep feature that automatically puts the mouse into battery-saving mode when not in use.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Pebble Wireless Mouse is now available in India for INR 1995. For more information, please visit Logitech.com and croma.com

BenQ inaugurates India’s second ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad

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In line with the vision of elevating customer experience, BenQ ZOWIE, in collaboration with MVP retail store, opens India’s second ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad.

Mr. Rajeev Singh, Managing Director of BenQ India, said, “India’s professional gaming landscape has been growing at a rapid pace. With the help of ZOWIE Experience Zone, we are aiming to spread awareness and showcase our commitment to support professional eSports enthusiasts. It becomes critical for us to make our product portfolio accessible for a personalized experience by providing a platform for professional gamers to understand the product and its true potential. We are confident that BenQ will carve a place of its own amongst eSports enthusiasts in Hyderabad.”

BenQ Zowie’s eSports monitors come equipped with Dynamic Accuracy (DyAc) technology which maintains clarity during in-game movements thereby ensuring a smoother experience. In addition to this, Zowie offers a built-in Black eQualizer for visual clarity in dark scenes of a game without overexposing the bright areas that help gamers to acquire targets easily and offers viewing comfort in gameplay. BenQ Zowie also offers an exclusive Color Vibrance technology, to tune preferred color tone and make color grading more defined.

ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad will display XL series monitors including XL2546 & XL2411P. ZOWIE XL-series monitors are equipped with up to 240Hz static refresh rate and native 1ms response time. It would also be the first one to display ZOWIE’s upcoming RL2755T console eSports monitor which features static 75Hz refresh rate & native 1ms response time.

ZOWIE will also demonstrate its exclusive product range of Gaming Gear Peripherals for a hands-on experience. Gaming gears will include Zowie’s gaming keyboard Celeritas II, offering an optimal and more precise pre-travel, with the optical switches, which allow players to avoid double key presses. In addition, ZOWIE will also be displaying CAMADE and VITAL among its range of products. CAMADE is an adjustable cable management device, which guarantees that the cable does not get entangled while moving the mouse, while VITAL comes equipped with an intuitive touch panel to make real-time adjustments based on different environments, game titles and personal preference.

Along with this ZOWIE will display its full range of mice and mousepads. The mice include most popular EC, FK and ZA series along with special CSGO Edition-EC1-B & EC2-B. All Zowie mice are designed based on comfort with an added focus on user’s hand movement, shape and size.   Mousepads including G-SR, P-SR, G-TF-X and P-TF-X will also be available for an enriched experience.  Now one can try out ZOWIE products faster and easier than ever at ZOWIE Experience Zone from 14th September ‘19 onwards.

The Experience Zone is located in MVP which is a Hyderabad based retail store & gaming cafe offering customized gaming PC’s, near, Shop# 311, Podium Mall, 3rd Floor, Tolichowki Flyover, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028 opened between 10 am – 7 pm daily (except Sundays). For further details, please contact: 079979 92972

n  About MVP

themvp.in is a leading custom system integrator focused on PC hardware solutions around gaming, content creation and research. Established in 2014 out of Hyderabad, themvp.in ships custom built PC’s to customers in over 50 cities in India. During this time, they have provided high performance systems to a number of industries and worked with several large companies such as Microsoft, Prasad Corp and Cyient Technologies. Along with this, themvp.in runs an experience centre in Hyderabad that showcases best in class hardware capabilities and boasts of a live build station, where clients can see their favourite rig being built. A number of their built videos are online on their youtube channel: MVP INSIGHT

Motorola and Flipkart extend their strategic partnership, launch moto e6s and global-first Smart TV in India

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Flipkart, Motorola’s strategic partner, today launched its first range of Motorola Android 9.0 TVs in the Indian market. The Motorola smart TV marks the smartphone brand’s entry into the consumer durables space and will be available in 7 variants in HD ready, Full HD, and Ultra HD (4K) starting at INR 13,999 from 29 September 2019. The 6th generation of the moto e family, moto e6s, was also announced today. Moto e6s offers the best of storage with no compromise and comes at an affordable price point of INR 7,999/-.

The new moto e6s does justice to its tagline #AbNoCompromise delivering the best dual camera in this price range. The 13-megapixel (MP) main camera offers a large pixel size at 1.12µm and produces beautifully crisp snapshots. The 2 MP depth sensor and built-in bokeh mode allows users to blur out the foreground or background for great portrait shots. Equipped with an 8 MP front-facing camera, the moto e6s is perfect for selfies, and the 6.1-inch Max Vision HD+ display offers a top-notch viewing experience. Packed with a powerful 3000 mAh removable battery, moto e6s comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated microSD card slot that creates room for an additional 512 GB of storage.1

Just as the moto e6s was built with consumers in mind, the Android 9.0 Motorola smart TV was developed in partnership with Flipkart, with the Indian consumer in mind.  Flipkart, a leader in Indian e-commerce space and a homegrown company, used its wealth of key customer insights and feedback, to ensure the Motorola Smart TV  speaks directly to consumer needs. Such focus on the Indian consumer is unprecedented in the television market.

The 4K range of Motorola Smart TVs are powered by cutting-edge Dolby vision with HDR10, which allows for best-in-class brightness, in addition to 1.07 billion colors and an IPS panel. The smart TV also comes with revolutionary MEMC technology that enables seamless fluid, frame-to-frame motion and exceptional screen refresh rates, ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-octane action movies. They also come with a wireless AndroidTV Gamepad for a fantastic gaming experience. With Motorola’s AmphiSoundX, the in-built superior 30W speaker with DTS TruSurround Sound enables dialogue enhancement and provides astoundingly immersive surround sound. Consumers can also explore new entertainment opportunities and experience all-round ease with Google Assistant, Chromecast, and official Google Android Pie V9.0. Motorola TVs comes with BlazeX performance powered by unparalleled superior specs such as 2.25GB RAM, 16GB ROM, next gen fastest Triple core Mali GPU with Quad Core Processor.

Adding to the biggest announcement of the year, Mr. Prashanth Mani, Country Head and Managing Director, Motorola Mobility said “We are thrilled to announce moto e6s that will be disrupting the budget smartphone segment with its remarkable pricing and features. Apart from that, we are also excited to be entering a completely new category, i.e., smart televisions, in partnership with India’s largest e-commerce giant, Flipkart. This strategic partnership has been in existence for our smartphones and now we have taken it to another level. The Motorola Android TVs, just like our smartphones, are crafted to perfection keeping today’s consumers’ needs and expectations in mind. We are excited to explore this category with our trusted partner, Flipkart.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Adarsh Menon, Vice President and Head – Private Labels, Electronics and Furniture at Flipkart, said, “We at Flipkart are delighted to partner with Motorola to bring this industry-leading Smart TV to the country. This global-first move for the Motorola brand is a strong testament to the power of the Indian consumer and market. We have taken great care to listen to what our customers are looking for and have designed the TV based on their feedback. We look forward to a continued and fruitful relationship with Motorola, a brand that stands for the same values that Flipkart does — innovation and putting the customer first.”

Detailed Product Specifications for moto e6s:

Operating system Android™ 9 Pie
System Architecture/Processor MediaTek Helio P22, octa-core, 2.0GHz
Memory (RAM) 4 GB
Storage (ROM) 64 GB
Expandable Storage Up to 512 GB with microSD card support
Dimensions 155.6 x 73.06 x 8.6 mm
Weight 149.7g
Display 6.1” u-notch, HD+ (1560 x 720p) resolution, 19:5:9 aspect ratio (Max Vision), 80% screen-to-body ratio
Battery 3000 mAh, removable
Charging 10W charger
Water Protection No
Networks 4G LTE, UMTS, GSM
Bands 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8, 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/5/8, 4G: LTE band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41
Rear Camera 13MP AF f2.0, 1.12um + 2MP depth sensor, LED flash
Video Capture MPEG-4/H.263/H.264
Front Camera 8MP f2.0, 1.12um
SIM Card Dual: Micro + Nano SIM
Connectivity Micro USB
FM Radio Yes
Audio No
Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Speakers / Microphones Single speaker, 2-Mics
NFC No
Location Services GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor
Colors Polished Graphite; Rich Cranberry

Detailed Product Specifications for Motorola Android 9.0 TVs:

Specification 32’ HD Ready 43’ FHD 43’ UHD 50’ UHD 55’ UHD 65’ UHD
Resolution HD Ready FHD UHD UHD UHD UHD
Viewing Experience Dolby Vision – HDR10 Dolby Vision – HDR10 Dolby Vision – HDR10 Dolby Vision – HDR10
Panel LG (IPS) LG (IPS) LG (IPS) Innolux LG (IPS) LG (IPS)
Gaming Gaming controller inside Gaming controller inside Gaming controller inside Gaming controller inside Gaming controller inside Gaming controller inside
OS Certified Android 9.0 Certified Android 9.0 Certified Android 9.0 Certified Android 9.0 Certified Android 9.0 Certified Android 9.0
Audio Dolby Audio Dolby Audio Dolby Audio
DTS Trusurround
Dolby Audio
DTS Trusurround
Dolby Audio
DTS Trusurround
Dolby Audio
DTS Trusurround
Speaker Output 20W 20W 20W Built-in front firing speakers 30W Built-in front firing speakers 30W Built-in front firing speakers 30W Built-in front firing speakers
GPU Mali-470 MP3 Mali-470 MP3 Mali-450 GPU Mali-450 GPU Mali-450 GPU Mali-450 GPU
Processor Quad-core processor Quad-core processor Quad-core processor Quad-core processor Quad-core processor Quad-core processor
Speed MEMC Inside for lag-free screen shift and gaming experience MEMC Inside for lag-free screen shift and gaming experience MEMC Inside for lag-free screen shift and gaming experience MEMC Inside for lag-free screen shift and gaming experience
RAM/ROM 1GB/8GB 1GB/8GB 2.25GB/16GB 2.25GB/16GB 2.25GB/16GB 2.25GB/16GB

vivo Goes Beyond Edges with the NEX 3 Series, Offering Users the Best All-Around 5G Experience

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vivo, today revealed its new NEX 3 smartphone series at a launch event in Shanghai, China. A realization of vivo’s ongoing commitment to future technologies, the NEX 3 series will feature 5G and 4G versions, combining vivo’s latest breakthrough innovations and redefining the standard of flagship devices and the mobile experience. Packed with vivo’s industry-leading 5G technologies, innovative display design concept and intelligent applications, the NEX 3 series elevates the user smartphone experience and adds another milestone to the flagship series.

“The NEX 3 series is a testament to vivo’s commitment to the future of smartphone design and development. It demonstrates vivo’s continuous redefinition and breaking of boundaries, and pursuit of perfection, by providing users with advanced technology and an innovative product experience. Carrying the innovative DNA of the NEX brand, the NEX 3 series offers one of the most premium mobile experiences and best all-round flagship devices available today – and is leading the smartphone industry into a new stage of exploration in the 5G era,” said Spark Ni, Senior Vice President, vivo.

vivo Frontier Technology Creates the Optimal 5G Experience

Building on vivo’s expertise in 5G R&D, NEX 3 5G brings industry-leading capabilities for powerful 5G connectivity and a secure network experience. This includes vivo’s upgraded antenna design which incorporates new technologies developed by vivo, such as 5G-6 antenna design, for enhanced signal in any scenario. Powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus, Qualcomm’s first 5G solution, and UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory, NEX 3 5G provides top computing performance, smooth multitasking capabilities, ultra-high download speeds (over 1Gbps), ultra-low latency and robust network reliability. The dual WLAN Acceleration technology in NEX 3 5G can use two Wi-Fi signal networks at the same time to greatly boost the network speed, facilitate smoother use and enable users to say farewell to delays and stutters.

To support 5G’s high energy consumption, vivo has further optimized NEX 3 5G’s stamina and thermal conductivity. A super capacity battery (4500mAh) gives users the fuel to go through their day feeling unrestrained, while vivo Super FlashCharge 44W and C-DRX power-saving technologies ensure low power is a thing of the past. The Vapor Chamber Cooling System meanwhile supplies power while remaining cool even with heavy 5G usage. NEX 3 5G is equipped with 8GB/12GB+256GB storage. It also supports global frequency bands and NFC.

Behind NEX 3 5G’s leading 5G technology is vivo’s long-standing development of communication technology. vivo is pioneering 5G technology standardization, actively participating in standards development for 3GPP 5G. In fact, as it stands today, NEX 3 5G will be one of first mass-produced 5G smartphones commercially available in the market.

vivo has also raced ahead into the more challenging and unknown field of 6G. Although 5G commercialization has just kicked off, vivo has realized that the future explosive growth of data and the wider application of AI technologies will bring the next wave of challenges in communication. Therefore, vivo has taken the lead in 6G technology R&D, participated in B5G/6G seminars initiated by the industry, and also developed a number of partnerships with universities regarding research on cutting-edge 6G technology.

Breakthrough Design including FullView Display

The ground-breaking new POLED Waterfall FullView™ Display stretches the smartphone screen beyond limits with flawless curved edges that flow with sleek elegance. Building on its predecessor’s FullView™ Display design, NEX 3 5G’s screen extends along two sides – the dual curved borderless design provides users with broader views and a more immersive visual experience. At 6.89 inches, the notch-free display has a significantly improved screen-to-body ratio of 99.6%, providing consumers with a breathtaking visual experience every time they pick up their phone.

The display is also equipped with several innovative technologies, including E3 luminescent materials to achieve multilevel display brightness from 1.9 to 800 nits – reducing harmful blue light and reducing power consumption – whilst supporting HDR10, 100% coverage of P3 wide color gamut and low-brightness anti-flicker, for a comfortable, user-friendly screen experience.

In addition, the display’s multi-scenario ambient light on the curved screen’s edge opens the door to a new audiovisual adventure with music rhythm recognition and unique notification reminders. An ambient light show can take place, for instance, when users play music or when calls are incoming.

Plus, NEX 3 5G hides physical buttons from sight, creating a seamless, touch-controlled unibody design. Thanks to its X-axis Haptic Vibration motor, Touch Sense can respond with haptic feedback just like physical buttons for some functions, delivering an experience that’s tangible, comfortable and futuristic. In-Display Fingerprint Scanning also allows users to step into their mobile world both instantly and safely.

Premier Photo-Shooting Experience with Triple Camera Setup

On NEX 3 5G’s back cover sits a round panel with three cameras, recreating the classic Lunar Ring Camera System. NEX 3 5G flexes its superiority in photography with a 64MP main camera, 13MP wide-angle camera and a 13MP telescopic camera – this triple camera means wide-angle, telescopic and macro capabilities are just a click away. Making super HD clarity as a standard for all photos, NEX 3 5G’s upgraded camera allows users to capture life’s splendor down to every last detail.

Users can also bring beauty out of the shadows with features such as Portrait Master’s Hyper-HDR of up to 7.65eV – designed for portraits, it increases dynamic range accuracy between a user’s face and the background’s lightest spot, to ensure that the focal point stands out against backlight. In addition, the Pro Mode helps users master photography without all the heavy kit and hassle.

With a 16MP Elevating Front Camera, NEX 3 5G carries on the signature NEX style. Not only does it make way for the perfect FullView™ Display, it turns every selfie into a unique experience. A purpose-fit motor and customized gear box ensure smooth elevation that operates stably.

Artificial Intelligence for Variety of User Scenarios  

vivo’s AI assistant Jovi has been upgraded again on NEX 3 5G, enabling a fully intelligent flagship experience based on the vivo Computation Acceleration Platform (VCAP). The platform not only accelerates NEX 3 5G’s fundamental system, it also offers AI algorithms for software optimization and enhanced user habit learning for deeper AI integration – providing an impressive speed boost with a personalized experience. Jovi has several upgraded applications, including Jovi Smart Scene, which supports users with daily tasks, and AI Video Editor, which enables users to relive their greatest hits using AI by cleverly identifying faces and moments from videos and using them to create highlight reels.

With VCAP, other AI-based tasks have also been upgraded – Jovi Image Recognizer is now faster and more accurate than ever before. It helps users categorize their albums, perform smart searches within them, detect scenes and group faces. It makes scanned documents look perfect, and much more.

 

The Future of Superior Audio

 

The AK4377A independent audio chip delivers the quintessential vivo Hi-Fi experience, allowing users to enjoy a more immersive music experience, relive favorite concerts or get lost in most-loved songs.

Additionally, vivo launched its first Bluetooth earphone at the event – the vivo True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphone maintains consistent high-quality audio with the Qualcomm Bluetooth platform and dual delivery technology, bringing users a unique and outstanding smart listening experience in different scenarios.

The NEX 3 series will be available in the coming months in Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia and other markets.

Vivo Launches its Second Device in the Z Series – Z1x announced for INR 16,990

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Vivo today announced a power-packed addition to its Z-series portfolio – the all-new vivo Z1x.  A perfect amalgamation of performance and appearance, the vivo Z1x is the second offering under vivo’s online-focused Z-series. The device will be available in two variants – 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB with two striking color options – Fusion Blue and Phantom Purple; and will be priced at INR 16,990 (6GB+64GB) and INR 18,990 (6GB+128GB). It will go on sale starting 13th September on Flipkart and vivo India E-store.

The all-new Z1x is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 712AIE chipset, running on a massive 4,500mAh battery with vivo’s proprietary 22.5W FlashCharge. The device is equipped with an AI Triple Rear Camera setup with a 48MP Primary camera, 8MP Super Wide-Angle camera and 2MP Depth camera. The shooter offers flawless selfie experience with a 32MP camera. The Z1x offers a vivid and immersive multimedia experience thanks to its 16.20cm (6.38) FHD+ Super AMOLED Display. The device also comes with the super quick in-display fingerprint scanner that unlocks the device in .48 seconds.

Consumers will also get an array of attractive offers* on the purchase of vivo Z1x including:

  • Upto INR 1250 off on HDFC Cards & EMI Transactions
  • Jio Benefits worth INR 6000
  • No Cost EMI upto 6 months

*terms and conditions apply

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, vivo India said, “We are excited to launch the Z1x as our second offering under the online focused Z series. We received an overwhelming response for Z1Pro in India, and we are confident that Z1x, with its powerful-packed features will delight our customers.

 

In a bid to continue Z-Series’ focus on great performance and speed, vivo has partnered with PUBG MOBILE making the all new Z1x the official smartphone of PMCO 2019 fall split Indian League . This partnership is a true reflection of the unparalleled performance capabilities of the #FullyLoaded Z series.

Commenting on the launch of Z1x on Flipkart, Mr. Aditya Soni, Senior Director, Mobiles at Flipkart said, “Flipkart is focused on bringing the best offerings from top brands to our consumers and our association with vivo bears testament to this commitment. The mid-premium mobiles segment in India demands a differentiated offering at great value, and we believe the new vivo Z1x has the potential to be a great fit for the discerning Indian audience.”

Key Features

 

Ultimate Performance

The Z1x is equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 712AIE chipset on 6GB RAM & 64/128GB ROM options. At the heart of this premium platform is a 64-bit CPU – Qualcomm Kryo 360 with an advanced 10nm design, clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz and Adreno 616 Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) leading to an increase in the overall performance by 10%1 which gives you extreme performance while gaming and multitasking. And, to take the performance to the whole new level, the Z1x is loaded with exclusive Multi-Turbo mode that makes the device run at an electrifying speed.

 

Ultimate Gaming

The Ultra Game Mode in the Z-Series provides an uninterrupted gaming experience. It enables one to play e-sports like a pro by using Competition Mode, which allocates system resources that prioritize your game performance. Z1x is also equipped with 4D gaming vibration that offers a delightful gaming experience with gaming countdown showing the precise show time so you are always ahead in the game.

Ultimate Power

With the all-new Z1x, battery woes are now a thing of the past. The 4,500mAh battery keeps the Z1x going throughout the day. The device comes with vivo’s exclusive Type-C, 22.5W FlashCharge technology to re-juice quicker than ever. Thanks to the in-box FlashCharger, users can get upto 3 hours of talk time within 5 minutes of charging2. Not only that, the Z1x also supports OTG reverse charging3 function.

 

Ultimate Viewing Experience

Z1x features an immersive multimedia experience thanks to its 16.20cm (6.38) FHD+ Super AMOLED Display with a high screen-to-body ratio. With a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and the screen-to-body ratio of 90% allows you to enjoy a full view and a supreme gaming experience without boundaries. To further accentuate the experience and secure your device, the device introduces vivo’s Flash In-Display fingerprint scanner to the Z-Series portfolio which unlocks the phone in less than .48 seconds.

 

Ultimate Photography

The Z1x features a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary camera, 8MP Super Wide-Angle camera and 2MP Depth camera. From magnificent landscapes to beautiful portraits, these three cameras help you capture your most impressive shots. When you see the world through the Sony IMX582 sensor, creating photographic masterpieces is easier than ever. The AI Super-Wide-Angle Camera expands your view to 120°4, so you can capture more landscape, more of your friends, and more impressive pictures. The AI Super Night Mode eliminates the problem of unclear photos in the dark. It works by instantly capturing multiple photos at different exposure, and combining them to greatly improve brightness clarity.

Additionally, Z1x features an industry-leading 32MP front camera. The 32MP resolution allows you to take selfies with high clarity and precise details. It also comes with multiple selfie modes, such as AI Face Beauty, lighting, AR Stickers, AI Filter, etc., which makes the selfie-taking experience enjoyable and fun.

vivo Z1x Specifications:

Specifications
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform with AI Engine
Variants 6+64GB/6+128GB
Battery 4500mAh
Color Fusion Blue, Phantom Purple
Operating System Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9.0
Body
Dimensions 159.53*75.23*8.13mm
Weight 189.6g
Fast Charging 22.5W vivo FlashCharge
Display
Screen 16.20cm (6.38)
Resolution 2340*1080(FHD+)
Type Incell (SAmoled)
Touch Screen Capacitive Touch Screen
Network
Dual SIM slot
2G GSM B2/3/5/8
3G WCDMA B1/5/8
4G TDD_LTE B38/40/41
4G FDD_LTE B1/3/5/8
Type DSDS
Camera
Camera Front 32MP / Rear 48MP+8MP+2MP
Aperture Front f/2.0 (32MP), Rear f/1.79(48MP)+ f/2.2(8MP-Wide Angle)+ f/2.4 (2MP – Bokeh)
Flash Supports Rear Flash
Scene Modes Rear: AI filter, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh, Portrait light effects, AR stickers, slow-motion, time-lapse photography, AI Beauty, Live Photo, Night Mode etc.

Front: AI Filters, AR Stickers, Portrait light effects, Live Photo, AI Beauty etc.

Media
Video Playback MP4, 3GP,  AVI
Video Recording MP4
Voice Recording Supported
Sensors  
Accelerometer Supported
Ambient Light Sensor Supported
Proximity Sensor Supported
E-Compass Supported
Fingerprint In-Display Fingerprint
Gyroscope Virtual Gyroscope

Panasonic’s online brand Sanyo launches new Kaizen TV series powered by Android TV

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Heralding unbeatable standards of television viewing, SANYO, today unveiled Kaizen series, its new range of Android TVs certified by Google that comes with advanced Japanese technology. Equipped with Android Pie 9.0, the new series extends a superior TV viewing experience along with Google’s user-friendly and dynamic interface. The 32 inch HDR TV is priced at INR 12,999 and the 43 inch 4K TV is priced at INR 28,999. They will be available to customers on Amazon.in.

Sanyo’s Android TVs are designed to give a premium cinematic TV viewing experience to users. With a host of must-have features, the new range stands out with its IPS Superbright LED Display and revolutionary Bezel-less design with flame retardant VO material. The models are equipped with the latest Android Pie 9.0 software with built-in Chromecast for content casting so that viewers can seamlessly mirror their favourite movies, shows, and photos directly from their mobile device to their Sanyo Android TVs. With the voice search capabilities of the Kaizen series customers can ask their TV for the latest blockbuster, check the score or even dim the lights. The 43” in the 4K range and 32” in the HDR range will be the hero models for Sanyo in the festive season.

Speaking on the launch Mr. Pankaj Rana– Business Chief, Sanyo, Panasonic India, said, “With the vision of making technology accessible to all, we at Sanyo, are delighted to introduce Kaizen Series which delivers superior functionality and infinite content opportunities to our users. Equipped with the latest Android technology that comes with inbuilt Chromecast feature and Google Assistant for Voice Search, this new range aims at changing the way people view content and interact with their TV sets.”

 

Garima Gupta, Category Leader – Televisions, Amazon India said, “We are excited to partner with Panasonic India and launch Sanyo’s new Kaizen Series on Amazon.in. With this partnership, we continue to build a strong portfolio in the televisions category providing customers with a vast selection, great value, fast & reliable delivery with easy exchange and installation.

 

With its simple yet innovative design and great functionality offering, the TVs give viewers an unrivaled user experience by supporting apps such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. To give quick access to content, Sanyo has added a dedicated Netflix button on the TV’s remote. Besides, the remote also sports a Google Assistant button that provides a total hands-free AI voice interaction and allows users to control the TV through voice commands. Adding to the features, the new series boasts superior 20W box speakers with Digital Signal Processing and Dolby Digital, which ensures the best acoustics in your living room.

 

 

Series Size Price (in INR) Key Specifications
4K Android 43 Customer Price

28999

Bezel-less, IPS Super bright LED Display, Android Pie 9.0, Google Certified Android TV, Inbuilt Chromecast, Superior Speakers with Digital Signal processing and Dolby Digital, Google Assistant for voice search, Dedicated Button for Google voice search and Netflix on remote & Official Apps for Netflix and Amazon Prime

 

HDR Android 32 Customer Price

12999

The new models will be available on Amazon.in and will be well supported by 450+ service centers across the country.

Karbonn celebrates the success of India’s Longest Running Mobile Phone – K9 Ruling the Indian Market since 2011 ‘K9 – the phone for Bharat’ is the most popular model in the feature phone segment with more than 2.5 crore units sold till date

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Karbonn Mobiles, one of the leading Indian mobile brands offering a wide range of cell phones to complement the evolving communication needs of the Indian consumer, is celebrating the success of its model K9 becoming India’s longest running model in the feature phone category. Originally priced at INR 1700 at the time of its launch in 2011, K9 was focused at equipping the customers with a robust phone that would cater to their communication needs under typical Indian conditions. Today, K9 has become one of the most popular and the longest running phone models in the market.

Karbonn K9 has sold 25 Million units till date and is being manufactured in India since March 2016 as a part of the company’s Make in India initiative. The successful running of Karbonn Jumbo K9 for the past 9 years has made Karbonn a brand that is trusted by the Indian Market in an impeccable manner. Currently priced at INR 1200 only, the new avatar of K9 comes loaded with value added services transforming the  feature phone into a power packed multi – media phone. Some of the other features include big display, powerful speaker, 2 MP rear camera, Dual SIM, 16 GB Expandable Memory and a powerful 1800mAh battery.

Value added services include:

  1. App Khazana (App Store) with its own Instant Messenger – Ztalk along with 30+ interesting games and apps, 200+ Music, Videos, Wallpapers and much more.
  2. Daily Masti – an Interactive Voice Service (IVR) which gives users the access to Bollywood movie reviews, Bollywood gossips and astrology which are available across different operators.

 

Pardeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles said, “Karbonn K9 has been serving the people of our nation for almost a decade now. Being one of the longest running models in the Karbonn portfolio, K9 is still very much in huge demand and moving with a fast pace due to its cutting-edge features, ease of use, value-for-money and cost-effective pricing. According to a TRAI Report around 30-35% of the people in India still do not own a mobile phone and 40% of the remaining own a feature phone. Our vision is not only to ‘Make in India’ but also create products ‘Made for India’. Karbonn has been serving India with the best of customized phones for the past 10 years and wishes to keep the journey going.”

Karbonn is one of India’s leading mobile brands with a portfolio of feature rich mobile devices at disruptive price points. With over 92% penetration in India Market, 15+ E-Commerce Partners, 17+ Modern Retail Partners and a network of 870 Service Centers, Karbonn aims to further its vision of providing devices that combine best-in-class features, latest technology and finest mobile services.

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