Saturday 27 October 2018

@SamsungSA Solves The Creative Challenge @SamsungMobileSA #SamsungFL!P

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Sharing ideas, improving collaboration and enhancing understanding has never been easier. The reason – you can now ditch the traditional way of presenting paper-based ideas and FL!P through to a wholly innovative digital solution. The Samsung FL!P is a brilliant, pixel-rich ultra-high definition, LCD touchscreen, with a super responsive stylus for writing and drawing, making it feel like you’re using a marker on a board.

Anyone who has been part of a presentation to a client where creative ideas are shared understands the frustration of back and forth instructions or reverts as a new brief begins to unfold. It’s often an exasperating and challenging experience. In marketing and advertising, the creative process isn’t merely putting down a couple of images and some words – it takes a lot of effort, thought and research into aspects such as the psychology of colour, target market needs and desires, as well as messaging that’s consistent with the brand as well as the consumer. When it comes to presenting a mood board for interior design, for example, mixing and matching ideas can also be difficult when the client wants one thing swapped out for something that might not actually fit within the presented scheme.
@SamsungSA Solves The Creative Challenge @SamsungMobileSA #SamsungFL!P
To the rescue is the Samsung FL!P, an award-winning interactive display that enables effective collaboration and streamlines productivity. You can take notes, present and distribute ideas in either landscape or portrait orientation to help your team work faster, smarter and better together. Another innovative FL!P feature is that you can easily connect and collaborate with mobile devices to mirror and respond to content. A lot of sophisticated engineering and design went into FL!P and it shows.

Reginald Nxumalo, Director: Consumer Electronics at Samsung South Africa, says, “We’ve definitely turned the traditional flip chart on its head – the FL!P is an interactive digital board that allows incredibly easy collaboration. For instance, FL!P Notation gives users the smooth fast, familiar feel of traditional writing in a versatile digital format, with a variety of colours, styles, and widths available. Up to four people can write simultaneously, using a finger or just about any blunt-ended object as a writing tool. And because the FL!P is mobile, it can be moved to any room effortlessly.”

Many people don’t really know what they want until they are faced with an idea that inspires them. Very often, what’s placed before them tells them more about what they don’t want than what they do want. Creative briefs are frequently ‘sketchy’ with just a few pointers like, ‘make it bold and inviting’, or ‘we want to tap into the power generation’, with little real direction. The bottom line is that the picture in a client’s mind is rarely well expressed in the brief and a lot of guesswork is involved during the creative process. This doesn’t mean its random, though and after much thought and development of a concept, the creative team needs to get down to selling the idea – to convince the client that what has been produced is exactly what will work.
@SamsungSA Solves The Creative Challenge @SamsungMobileSA #SamsungFL!P
Imagine being able to thrash out a brief and changes in real time. With a display that’s as crisp and vivid as you’d expect from Samsung, the FL!P will showcase an idea on screen and using anything from a finger to a stylus, images can be highlighted, moved, isolated and notes made. This makes the entire process far more unified and much easier to capture than various scribbled notes on pieces of paper or notebooks. Through the FL!P’s connectivity, FL!P Capture lets you and your team share and make notations within a variety of content files, all maintained at the optimal visual quality.

Going back to an interior design scenario, being able to isolate and move a couch from one mood board to another is easily done – so the effect of a client’s musings can be instantly seen and explored. The display is completely interactive. Once the conceptualising, discussions, changes and new ideas have been uncovered and conveyed, all the notes can be easily captured and shared with everyone involved. No misinterpretation or murky instructions will survive the process. This not only speeds up the final design, but also ensures everyone is on the same page, creating a better all-round relationship and understanding.

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is simple. Just FL!P it.
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Friday 26 October 2018

@Acer_India Announces Aspire 5s Laptop with the latest Intel Whiskey Lake Processors

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Swift Series of Ultra slim Notebooks gets refreshed with cinema screens and narrow bezels

Acer India, one of the largest technology brands in the world, today unveiled the new thin and light laptops- Aspire 5s and Swift 3 14” and 15.6” 2019 edition in India. Featuring narrow bezel display for full cinematic experience and metallic built, the sleek laptops are designed for users who want outstanding portability, solid performance, and a touch of style. With the latest Intel Whiskey Lake processor Aspire 5s delivers next generation performance with great efficiency and style.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new range of thin and light laptops in India. We have been receiving an overwhelming response for our Aspire and Swift series notebooks, and we are now pushing the limits by introducing the notebooks in the Aspire and Swift series that are thinner, lighter and more powerful with true cinematic screens”, Said Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India. “Aspire 5s is one of India’s first ultrathin notebook that features Intel’s Whiskey Lake Processor and offers astonishing performance. While Swift 3’s both 14 inch and 15.6-inch editions aim to offer outstanding performance and all-day battery life to the users”
@Acer_India Announces Aspire 5s Laptop with the latest Intel Whiskey Lake Processors
Aspire 5s– A Workhorse that Stands out From the Crowd
The Aspire 5 line has been updated to include new model with Intel Whiskey Lake Processor, 15.6-inch display surrounded by slimmer bezels, sleek and light aluminum designs that open 180-degrees to lay-flat, and the latest technologies for performance and connectivity.

Ideal for families and users who need a powerful, function-rich notebook for media consumption, the Acer Aspire 5S offers both looks and mobility. Measuring in at 18.8 mm in height and weighing 1.8 kg the Aspire 5s’ svelte and lightweight design features a sturdy brushed-aluminum body that offers a robust feel and beautiful tactile touch. It features the latest Intel Whiskey lake 8th Gen Core™ i3 and i5 processor, one of the fastest U series Processors. With the Intel Optane memory and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, Acer Aspire 5s ensures that complex the task is completed within seconds.

Aspire 5s 15.6” FHD IPS display features ultra-narrow bezels create an immersive cinematic viewing experience. The wide viewing angles make it easy to enjoy streaming video with friends and colleagues. Acer BluelightShield reduces blue-light emissions to protect your eyes, while Acer Color Intelligence™ technology dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness. Plus, Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimized Dolby Audio deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers.

Priced at Rs. 40,999/-, the perfect amalgamation of design and features, Acer Aspire 5s comes with Precision Touchpad which provides smooth navigation when browsing the web and using apps. Customers can make the most of the system’s performance and long battery life even into evening hours with the LED backlit keyboard. Aspire 5s includes ultra-fast 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, providing seamless connectivity.
@Acer_India Announces Aspire 5s Laptop with the latest Intel Whiskey Lake Processors
Swift 3 with 14 inch display - An epitome of style and performance!
The Swift 3 line has been updated with host of new features including a vibrant Full HD 14-inch display with ultra slim bezels, and an all-day battery back-up of 12 hrs* for great mobility and freedom.

The elegant chassis on the Swift 3 weighs only 1.45kg grams and measures only 18.7 mm thin, making it the right device for people on the go. Featuring, Acer Color Intelligence™ technology, the Swift 3 dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness. Plus, Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimized Dolby Audio deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers.

The laptop is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs 8130 U/8250U processors, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 256/512GB PCIe SSDs. The configuration lets Swift 3 deliver fluid performance right across applications while also delivering 12 hours of battery life. Supporting Windows Hello through fingerprint readers for fast and secure logins, while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp and lag-free communication and a great Cortana with Voice experience. On the connectivity front, it offers ultra-fast 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, providing seamless connectivity.
@Acer_India Announces Aspire 5s Laptop with the latest Intel Whiskey Lake Processors
Swift 3 with 15.6-inch display – Big screen in small package!
Stepping up the capabilities and design to match more demanding user requirements, the Swift 3 15.6-inch edition has been upgraded with bigger cinematic display, slimmer bezels, Intel Optane Memory and Nvidia graphic card that offer seamless performance and immersive viewing experience.

Designed with utmost finesse and sophistication, Swift 3 features hairline brushed pattern that provides an exquisite, tactile finish accenting the premium feel.

Bringing uncompromised viewing experience and performance, the laptop comes with 15.6-inch full HD display in a 14 inch chassis and weights 1.45 kg making it ultra-light and portable. With Acer Color Intelligence™ technology, the Swift 3 dynamically adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time for optimum screen-color and brightness. Plus, Acer TrueHarmony technology and optimized Dolby Audio deliver high-quality sound via the dual stereo speakers. Powered with 8th Gen Intel® Core i5 CPU (8250U), NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150/MX130x graphics card, the device offers up to 4X faster performance over integrated graphics cards while Intel Optane memory increases responsiveness and load times.

Adding to the user experience, the laptop supports Windows Hello through fingerprint readers for fast and secure logins, while Skype for Business certification ensures crisp and lag-free communication and a great Cortana with Voice experience. It also offers ultra-fast 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, providing seamless connectivity.

Pricing and availability

Aspire 5s will be available from November at a starting price of Rs 40999 while Swift 3 will retail from Rs 64999. They will be available in Acer Exclusive Stores, leading electronic retail stores and multi brand outlets.
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Gear up for #NerfFest with the Ultimate Team-based Precision Battle @Hasbro #JoziX #Bryanston

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NERF fans get ready because NERF FEST is back. Get hands-on with the latest NERF range and put your blasting skills to the test at Nerf Fest 2018, between 27 & 28 October 2018 at Jozi X, Bryanston. To join the fun all you have to do is purchase a Blaster from any of the following Nerf Blaster Ranges: Mega, Elite, Zombie Strike, Rival or Modulus and upload the receipt at to RSVP.

Just in time for Nerf Fest - NERF is calling all fans to choose a side and gear up as the ultimate team-based precision battle is set to explode this Summer with the launch of the new high-performance NERF RIVAL line.

Designed for older members of the NERF NATION, the launch of the much-anticipated NERF RIVAL range, which includes high-powered blasters and durable, battle-tested accessories, enhances the action-packed NERF experience.

Pick your team and go into battle as Team Red, Team Blue, or Phantom Corps, a group of rogue specialists who may join Team Red or Team Blue today, then challenge them tomorrow. Nerf Rival battles will never be the same! NERF RIVAL brings fans a unique, high-powered experience with the ultimate in competitive team play. Experience the intensity when it comes to high-impact, head-to-head NERF RIVAL battles packed with foam firepower, This Is How We Play!

Choose from a selection of NERF Rival blasters and accessories - available from ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys and - who has the best NERF blaster collection in town now?
Gear up for #NerfFest with the Ultimate Team-based Precision Battle @Hasbro #JoziX #Bryanston
· Experience ultimate precision and power in battle with the NERF RIVAL ARTEMIS XVII-3000 blaster! Available in red or blue, the blaster features a spring-action cocking mechanism, easy-load internal magazine, and boasts slam-fire capability firing the Nerf Rival foam rounds at a velocity of up to 100 fps.

· Dominate blaster battles with the Nerf Rival Nemisis MXVII-10K blaster, which offers a massive 100-round capacity to outlast the competition. The fully-automatic blaster features the first ever easy load hopper for high-speed reloads - say ‘hello’ to unlimited play and fun!

· Go into battle as a member of the Red, Blue or Phantom Corps team with the breech-loading Nerf Rival Kronos XVIII-500 blaster that features the team’s identifying colour and logo. Open the breech to load 5 high-impact rounds into the blaster, then prime it with the spring-action cocking mechanism, take aim, and fire. The blaster sends the rounds blasting into battle at 27 meters per second. This Nerf Rival blaster also has a trigger lock, and tactical rail. Look out for Nerf Rival Kronos Battle Set, which includes a Kronos XVIII-500 blaster and Vision Gear with a movable team colour indicator bar. The goggles are designed for a comfortable fit and have an adjustable elastic strap.

· When the Nerf Rival battle starts, the ultimate accuracy of the Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster will put you in charge. Load up the easy-load magazine with the included 7 rounds, and you’ll be armed for head-to-head competition. Pop out the magazine with the press of a button to reload.
Gear up for #NerfFest with the Ultimate Team-based Precision Battle @Hasbro #JoziX #Bryanston
The new NERF RIVAL line joins a wide range of exciting NERF blaster products including the latest additions to the Elite, Zombie Strike and Nitro ranges:

Load and fire fast with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus blaster, which features motorised Quick-Load Technology; as kids feed darts into the blaster, the darts are automatically loaded into the 30-dart removable drum. With motorised, rapid-fire blasting, kids can quickly unleash a barrage of darts on their targets. Hold down the acceleration button to power up the blaster, then pull the trigger to fire. The infinus blaster includes 30 Elite darts.

Zombie survivors are prepared for anything with the Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scavenger Blaster, the essential zombie defense kit, which keeps battlers ready for any zombifying challenge that comes their way. Load a 12-dart clip and unleash a dozen darts in a row. Grab the extra clip from the holder and slam-fire the zombies away with the on/off slam-fire button, or stabilise shots with the stock/blaster attachment to never miss a target.

Fire up an inferno of double action blasting with the Nerf Nitro Double clutch Inferno Blaster. This 2-barrel blaster allows kids to launch two cars at the same time. Set up targets, ramps, and obstacles and send cars flying. Challenge friends to see who can take on the ultimate obstacle, whose car will soar the highest, or go the farthest. This exciting package includes blaster, four Nerf Nitro foam cars with plastic wheels, double ramp, eight obstacles, double pop-up target and instructions.

NERF from Hasbro, one of the world’s largest toy, game and entertainment experience companies, encourages hours of safe and fun, action-packed adventures suited to both indoor and outdoor active play.

More information, visit:; and follow Nerf South Africa on Facebook

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@HuaweiZA Disrupts the #Smartphone Industry #HuaweiMate20Pro #HigherIntelligence

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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the king of smartphones, with a monstrous performance and ultra wide-angle triple camera that will blow your mind

Last night at a glittering event at Kyalami Conference Centre, Huawei unveiled their highly anticipated Huawei Mate 20 Series, which the smartphone manufacturer is promising will set a new bar for innovation and intelligence in mobile devices.

“The Huawei Mate 20 series offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful artificial intelligence (AI), flagship performance, longer battery life, advanced security, a greater videography and photography experience, and more—all wrapped in a sophisticated design. It is the ultimate device made for those who will not settle for anything less than perfection,” notes Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.

Powerful, efficient performance

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is powered by the Kirin 980 chip, which offers improved performance and a smooth user experience, even after extended use. Lifetime performance is a key focus for Huawei, so the speed of their devices remains as fast as the day you buy them.

A camera system that will make you a pro photographer
Building on the impressive camera system of the Huawei P20 series, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro helps you not only see wider when taking a shot but also closer. The device has a 16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens, which creates a sense of spaciousness and adds a three-dimensional effect to your images. The camera of the Mate 20 series also supports macro distance, which means that you can take crisp, precise photos of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm to the lens. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP wide angle main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera.

Leveraging its powerful artificial intelligence, the Huawei Mate 20 series also features professional filmmaking skills, making it possible for even novice filmmakers to create blockbusters. One of these is the AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the Huawei Mate 20 Series can isolate and highlight the colors of a subject by desaturating everything else. This feature makes for a stunning visual impact. Some of the preset modes available include Vintage, Fresh, Suspense and Background Blur.

@HuaweiZA Disrupts the #Smartphone Industry #HuaweiMate20Pro #HigherIntelligence
Futuristic design
When conceptualizing their world-first “flowing design”, Huawei’s engineers attempted to capture the grace of several free-flowing elements of nature. This comes to life on the device’s aerodynamic chassis, which is curved on all eight sides and meticulously engineered to achieve a very low drag coefficient. To ensure there are no needless gaps between the mid-frame and the glass materials, Huawei manufactured its parts precisely, adhering to exacting standards and ensuring the components fit tightly and seamlessly together.

Huawei also incorporated symmetrical design elements into the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and the two-by-two arrangement of the four-point camera system is a prime example. Of the four cut-outs, three are reserved for the new Leica Triple Camera, and one is reserved for the laser sensor and flash. The rules of symmetry are also observed on the front of the devices, which are vertically and horizontally symmetrical. This echoes the theme of harmony and balance throughout the design.

Long battery life
The new Huawei SuperCharge, Huawei Wireless Quick Charge and powerful battery work in tandem to provide you with the best battery life. The 40W Huawei SuperCharge gives your phone a 70 percent charge in 30 minutes and Huawei’s Wireless 15W Quick Charge is the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution.

Other cool features
· Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables your phone to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.
· The HiTouch function is a must for shopaholics, as it recognizes objects in photos from your gallery, in your messages, or on a webpage, so that you can purchase them online.
· HiVision acts as your own personal tour guide; for example by pointing your smartphone camera at certain landmarks and works of art from around the world, their descriptions and backgrounds will pop up. In addition, if you travel to a country where you are unfamiliar with the language, you are able to get instant translation by simply pointing your smartphone at the text you need to be deciphered. HiVision will also help you stick to your diet, as you can simply point the camera at a food item, and the estimated calories will pop up.

“Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of its users, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery life, and powerful camera performance,” concludes Mohamed.

Availability and pricing

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is available on pre-order at from 24 October to 31 October. If you place a pre-order, you get a free gift of a Huawei Watch GT Classic, valued at R5499, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is available on contract at these cell phone providers:
Vodacom: R799 PM x 24
MTN: R799 PM x 24
Telkom: R699 PM x 24
Cell C: R1,399 PM x 24

The recommended retail price for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is R18,999.


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#Chromebook in Your Classroom To Become Content Creator @AcerAfrica #AcerforEducation

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After allaying its critics, Chromebook has been labelled by educators as the essential classroom tool. In a recent study by Acer - European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot of 2010, 74% of European based teachers who participated in the study believed that netbooks in classrooms will allow students personalised learning, and 89% of all teachers believe that netbooks will add value to improving computer literacy.

According to Peter Lacey, Education Lead for Acer Africa, the question is not if the Chromebook will enter South African classrooms, but when and how. Selborne Primary School based in East London decided to partner with Acer to introduce the Google Chromebook as part of their classroom learnings early in 2013. Through the Acer Premier Partner Program, Acer Africa has managed to successfully provide technology solutions to over 120 schools across its network. The success, according to Lacey lies in the fully customized solutions that Google and its platforms provide.

After comparing several solutions, the school’s governing body decided that the Google platform will be the best vehicle to move the school into the next phase of its technology journey. Sarah Friend, Grade Seven teacher at Selborne explains that, “ease of use is probably the stand out feature for me. This allows each pupil to use the device according to their unique learning ability.” According to Lacey this is what makes the Chromebook unique to any other netbook. “The Chromebook supports the learning material of a school’s current curriculum while allowing a pupil to expand this learning with additional online tools via the safe and secure Device Management System (DMS) and it’s always up to date.” The robust build of the device and selection of applications allows both educator and pupil to get the most out of the learning process. A recent study supports this claim reporting that more than 60% of students have indicated that their learning experience is enhanced by the Google Chromebook. “As an IT administrator of the school, I can manage our Chromebooks, the learning material and other Chrome devices, from a cloud-based Admin console or DMS,” says Friend.
Chromebook in Your Classroom To Become Content Creator @AcerAfrica
“Since its introduction to the South African market, late in 2013, the Chromebook has had a clear and lasting value add in the local education sector,” says Alister Payne, MD of Google Cloud Solutions. Payne refers to the advancements of technology in the classroom as Tequity, or Tech Equity. “Bringing tech into the learning environment creates an enhanced learning experience.” According to Payne, Tequity reaches further than only the physical accessibility of devices, but the convenience of accessing information via a device as well as the simplicity thereof. Lacey elaborates on this point by conveying that technology should never be introduced to a classroom to replace educators, but rather to aid the facilitator to support pupils during the exploration and curation process. “This is the future of learning,” says Lacey. “Students become content creators rather than content consumers.” With a plethora of applications and collaborative tools at their disposal, each student consumes learning material according to their capabilities, making it a lasting experience. “There are different apps for everything from dissecting a grasshopper to taking a tour through ancient Egypt. Google Chromebook is an essential and interactive tool for the 20th century learner” says Lacey. By making this paradigm shift more emphasis is placed on exploring and comprehending content rather, than following a graded curriculum based outcome.

Another feature that is unique to Google Chromebook is the mobility. Students are able to work on group projects whether they are in the same room or not. Additionally, teachers are also able to evaluate how individuals contributed to group projects. Via the Google Classroom Assignment application, teachers schedule assignments on any subject and are able to track its project. Peter Lacey, Education Lead for Acer Africa add that this in turn creates a paperless classroom, creating a greener learning environment.

Although the adoption of the Chromebook in local classroom cannot be disputed, there are still a fair amount of concerns. These concerns are echoed in the Acer - European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot where the three main objections to the Chromebook was the lack of support, distracted learners and limited access to internet. Even though the first two concerns have been discredited in the last five years, the latter is still a valid objection in our local environment.

The integration of Chromebooks in the Selborne classrooms have dissipated original fears which included the lack of support, distracted learners and limited access to internet. “The five year project has seen Acer invest in the Google Ecosystem Support Base in South Africa, and in this time learners have showed increased engagement,” says Lacey. “Although access to internet remains a concern in rural areas, urban areas are well serviced, and the current number of adopted schools will continue to increase.” Lacey concludes by saying that with government’s commitment to further reduce data costs the country is on the cusp of a connectivity explosion which will filter through to schools and allow for easier access to e-learning.
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Pre-Order The King of #Smartphones in #SouthAfrica @HuaweiZA #HigherIntelligence #HuaweiMate20Pro

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Huawei announced its SA pricing for its new flagship device, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This smartphone has taken the world by storm since its launch in London last week, and looks set to cement Huawei’s status as a premium smartphone manufacturer focused on innovation, quality and customer service.

Pre-order now and the first 500 customers receives get a watch GT valued at R 5499

“For those who can’t wait to get their hands on the revolutionary Mate 20 Pro, we are offering an exciting pre-order special,” says Likun Zhao, General Manager at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa. “All you have to do is go to before 31 October, place a pre-order, and you will get a free gift of a Huawei Watch GT Classic, valued at R5499.[1] This new Huawei wearable offers novel and sophisticated ways for consumers to track their activities and receive fitness coaching. It also has ultra-high battery life and low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features.”

“The recommended retail price for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro starts from R18,999, and with the below contract prices
Pre-Order The King of #Smartphones in #SouthAfrica @HuaweiZA #HigherIntelligence #HuaweiMate20Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is available on contract at these service providers:
  • Vodacom: R799 PM x 24
  • MTN: R799 PM x 24
  • Telkom: R699 PM x 24
  • Cell C: R1,399 PM x 24
Some of the impressive features of the Huawei Mate 20 series include:
  1. The Kirin 980 system, which powers the Huawei Mate 20 series, strikes a perfect balance between high performance and state-of-the-art power efficiency, even when running graphically-intensive games.
  2. A 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera.
  3. A 16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens, which creates a sense of spaciousness and adds a three-dimensional effect to images.
  4. A camera that supports macro distance, so users can take crisp, precise photos of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm to the lens.
  5. AI Portrait Colour video mode, which can isolate and highlight the colours of a subject by desaturating everything else.
  6. A 4200mAh high-density yet very slim battery. Combined with highly efficient hardware and software, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can sustain a full day’s worth of work or play without needing to be recharged.
  7. The 40W Huawei SuperCharge, which gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes
  8. Huawei’s Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution. A 10-minute wireless charging session tops up the battery by 12 percent.
  9. Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the phone to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.
  10. The HiTouch function, which recognises objects in photos, so that users can purchase them online.
  11. The HiVision function, where users can point their smartphone camera at certain landmarks and works of art from around the world, and their descriptions and backgrounds will pop up. In addition, HiVision gives instant translation when the user points their phone at any text in a foreign language that they need deciphered.
  12. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s 3D Face Unlock solution recognises a user within 500 ms, with an error rate below one in a million. In addition, the smartphone’s in-screen fingerprint sensor has been integrated more seamlessly and can pinpoint the location of a user’s finger on the screen.
[1] This offer is only available to the first 500 customers who order sucessfully Terms and conditions apply.

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Monday 22 October 2018

@SamsungSA Receives Top Employer Certification in #SouthAfrica

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Samsung Electronics South Africa has successfully attained the prestigious Top Employer 2019 Certification for a consecutive 5 years in a row, Top Employers Institute has named Samsung as one of the South African companies that create the best employment conditions for its staff. The prestigious global awards seek to honour companies that have demonstrated high standards in human resources practices over the last year.

Top Employers Institute is a global organisation dedicated to enriching the workplace. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive “people-first" HR practices.

“We are proud and delighted to have received this Certification. Samsung takes pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people and strives to create an environment that provides the opportunity for growth, which is testament to our corporate philosophy that ‘a company is its people’,” said Hlubi Shivanda, Director of Corporate Affairs and BOI at Samsung Africa.
@SamsungSA Receives Top Employer Certification in #SouthAfrica
The Top Employers Institute assesses companies on a comprehensive range of employment practices, from the extent of internal training opportunities to mentorship programmes. Companies need to apply to be assessed by the strict criteria used to adjudge the award. The corporations are judged on specific measures. For example, those that offer international exchange programmes, peer coaching and online work portals, score better. The certification provides employers with an important quality metric for attracting and retaining top talent. They also assess the compensation and benefits offerings as compared to competitors in the industry

Top Employers hosted its annual Certification Dinner on Thursday, 4 October, providing the opportunity for recipients to celebrate their accomplishment and to meet other Top Employers during a memorable gala event.

Samsung is dedicated to the continuous development of its employee offerings and will on an ongoing basis reinforce its employee value proposition. We will endeavour to strive to maintain and improve our ranking as a Top Employer in South Africa,” concludes Shivanda. 
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@HuaweiZA Latest EMUI 9.0 Offers a Much Faster and Smoother Experience #HigherIntelligence

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Huawei’s newest Android -based operating system, the EMUI 9.0, offers a natural user experience that is simple, enjoyable and consistent—and unlike any other operating system on the market today. Huawei has been continuously improving user experience with EMUI for six years, starting with 1.0 in 2012, and EMUI 9.0 is its best UI yet. With a performance that is 12.9 percent faster than its predecessor and the ability to launch apps at a quicker rate, EMUI 9.0 delivers unparalleled capabilities and makes Huawei one of the first handset makers to launch a custom operating system based on Android Pie.

Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 was created to “enable a quality life,” meaning the features of the UI can support consumers in creating better everyday experiences and enhance smartphone functions that may have been previously hindering efficient smartphone use. This article will explore key features and capabilities that make EMUI 9.0 the fastest and smoothest user experience from Huawei yet.

Enhanced yet Intuitive User Experience
An improved user experience makes every smartphone consumer happier— which is why Huawei is continuously striving to improve EMUI.

EMUI 9.0 delivers an enhanced yet simplified and intuitive user experience that draws inspiration from nature. Users can relax with familiar sounds from the real world, such as ringtones that incorporate sounds of nature and new UI design elements that apply scenes of nature in default caller portraits. Additionally, the natural UX is immersive and enjoyable, as well as faster and smoother.
@HuaweiZA Latest EMUI 9.0 Offers a Much Faster and Smoother Experience #HigherIntelligence
In building EMUI, Huawei focused on hiding the complexity from the end-users, so the experience comes across streamlined and easy to use. A new and improved gesture-based navigation system can be enabled for an even more intuitive navigation experience. Similarly, various related features in EMUI 9.0 use the same design language, so controlling the device becomes much more intuitive for users. Finally, Huawei has consolidated a handful of settings with EMUI 9.0 through pictures—setting items have been reduced 10% and the number of EMUI setting items have decreased from 940 to 843. An example of this is instead of enabling GPS, WLAN, and mobile location services separately, users can now enable all location services in one go, streamlining the process and saving time. These improvements work together to create a superior user experience for consumers.

High Speed Performance
Who doesn’t want a faster phone? When comparing the capabilities of EMUI 9.0 to EMUI 8.1, the improvements in performance are apparent. EMUI 9.0 not only operates 12.9 percent smoother than its predecessor, it can launch popular apps such as Instagram 12 percent faster and Spotify 11 percent faster as well.

Not to mention the GPU Turbo 2.0 in EMUI 9.0—it’s the second generation of Huawei’s innovative graphics processing acceleration technology that is based on the foundations laid by GPU Turbo. GPU Turbo 2.0 can enhance touch controls in games and works in concert with the App Assistant feature to deliver a smooth, premium mobile gaming experience. These features all allow for a more efficient user experience while operating the phone.

The enhanced user experience and high speed performance of EMUI 9.0 come together and enable an unmatched operating system for Huawei phones that’s intuitive and simple. EMUI 9.0 is now available on HUAWEI P20 Pro, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 10 in select countries, and many more Huawei devices will receive the update before the end of year.
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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians

Hi Friends,

There is a saying that goes, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, and when you walk through the doors of Pretoria’s latest ‘beauty spot’, this becomes a reality on all levels. MK Salon is set to take your hair, health, beauty and grooming experience to a whole new level.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Situated in Constantia Park, just off Garsfontein Drive, MK Salon is the brainchild of property entrepreneur, Marieth Kloppers. MK Salon is the culmination of a remarkable journey taken by her … one which has inspired countless others to become the best version of themselves.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
“I believe that every human being is born beautiful and unique inside and out. Then life happens, and most of us lose some of our allure. At MK Salon, every client is a ‘VIP’ who will walk away with a different perspective on how valuable and worthy they really are,” Marieth says. “You’re warmly invited to visit … get your groove back!”
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Just what services are on offer at MK Salon? There is something for everyone; men and women! The MK Hair Experience allows you to entrust your crowning glory to talented professionals for styling, colouring, extensions, blow-drying … the works. Guys have a dedicated ‘man cave’ area for grooming and styling. A comprehensive MK Nail Experience is on offer, as is an all-encompassing MK Beauty Experience. The latter includes facials, make-up, tints, Botox, laser hair removal, sunbed sessions and ozone therapy, among others.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
Then there’s the Saturday Bootcamp sessions for people of all levels of fitness; life coaches, nutrition programmes and more. For those who just feel like a chill session, the MK Tea Garden Experience is the place to indulge in a slice of freshly-baked, guilt-free cake, or sip on a glass of champagne.
Celebrity-approved #MKSalon Opens Up a Whole New World to Pretorians
MK Salon is undoubtedly worth a visit. The team is confident that, once you’ve visited, you’ll become a regular! For further info visit the website – or contact them on 0861 MK SALON (65 72566), or WhatsApp 076 036 2402. Join the conversations on and
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#SayYesToTheWorld by Venturing #TheBlindList Areas Within Your City @Lufthansa_India

Hi Friends, 

As the world is growing in population the far stretched areas earlier are more closer than it seems. Now we all have families living around the globe and we all want to celebrate the festive season with all of them. The technology advancement and air travel has brought all of us together to talk and meet at any time of the year. I too have a long list of travel destinations which I want and wish to go. These destinations will remain there and will become more beautiful as more and more tourists gets attracted towards them. But with increased population, some of the hot destinations like Paris, London, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York are already crowded with tourists around the year. This leaves with us with plenty of thoughts to find alternate destinations which are still not on people's radar. Travelers and Instagrammers around the world keep looking for these small towns and places to enjoy the untouched beauty of those destinations and have a relaxed time there. 
#SayYesToTheWorld by Venturing #TheBlindList Areas Within Your City @Lufthansa_India
I too want to go to destinations like these but to reach that country, I do need to fly with Lufthansa at their value for money travel packages. But my ideal trip is not to the country outside my home. I have been raised in a protected environment where I was told not to go to certain places as it's not safe there. Parents and family members have their own preconceived notions which are not always wrong but we need to break away from them and make our own now. You must be having such dilemmas and mentality for some of the places in your respective cities and vicinity.
In this age of technology, it's very easy to make a collaborative approach to travel and see those areas which you have never visited in your own city. I too have a long list of places where I have never set my foot even it's just 5 kms from my home. I want to go checkout those places and technology allows me to be there. For example, I can have an Instagram meet and can ask my fellow members to come on a lazy Sunday morning for a stroll down those areas together. We can have some people belonging to that area which can guide us and show us the important junctions of those areas. 
Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and I can say every city do have some areas like those where you must have not visited. Though the Instagrammers are trying to do it but we need to support them in the same by going in large numbers and making that area trend on social media channels. That's my idea of a Blind Date and venturing into the unknown and I am continuously trying my best to see those kind of place around the globe. I have lived in various cities in UK, South Africa, Singapore and India and have always seen the unseen. Earlier I didn't have camera to showcase what my eyes are seeing but a lot has been shared on Instagram after it's invention. For me, unless you say Yes to the World you will stay in your own comfort zone and will miss out on so many opportunities trying you make you a better person. 

There are many other ways to achieve the same as there are many social media platforms to do so, like Facebook live, Snapchat and many such apps. Even there can be a day where all the people can come together to showcase their respective City's Blind Zones and share them all on a single platform. I am looking forward to such times where all world becomes one and there is no racial discrimination on the account of city and country. Till that time...Cheers!!!

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New Features Arriving EMUI 9.0 with the Launch of @HUAWEIZA #HuaweiMate20 Series

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced the official launch of EMUI 9.0, Huawei’s custom Android P-based operating system (OS). Available to the widest range of Huawei and Honor devices yet, EMUI 9.0 goes out of beta with the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series with new features for all supported devices. Developed to “Enable a Quality Life,” the latest Huawei OS brings greatly improved performance, new features and a streamlined interface to consumers.

“EMUI 9.0 is the culmination of our R&D efforts enabling us to continue to deliver on our ‘Born Fast, Stays Fast’ promise. With the launch of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, we are thrilled to bring a wealth of new experiences to Huawei devices running our newest operating system. These exciting AI and productivity features will empower consumers and let them get even more out of their devices,” said Dr. Chenglu Wang, President of Software Engineering, Huawei Consumer BG.

The Best Experiences, First
Committed to delivering the latest and best user experiences to consumers, Huawei has always been keen to incorporate the latest technologies into its products. In regard to OS, Huawei is always among the first in the industry to offer a custom OS based on the latest Android platform. EMUI 9.0 was revealed on September 1 in Germany and September 5 in China, and with those announcements, Huawei became one of the earliest adopters of the latest Android P software.

The latest EMUI is an evolution of Huawei’s “Born Fast, Stays Fast” promise. It brings noticeable improvements in performance to the full user experience. Every aspect, from tap response, app launch times to app smoothness, has been optimized to new levels of speed and efficiency, thanks to the myriad enhancements the custom OS brings to the Android platform. Moreover, Huawei has also extended this update to benefit older generations of devices—a testament to its commitment to supporting its devices long after launch.

Simple, Enjoyable, Consistent

The best interface is one that is invisible—as in it should disappear into the user experience. To achieve that, the interface must be simple, enjoyable and consistent. These three factors must be present concurrently so as not to break the immersion. The EMUI 9.0 is the perfect example illustrating how this combination blends seamlessly together.

EMUI 9.0 features a streamlined Settings menu. It takes a two-pronged approach: by reducing the number of items in the Settings menu, and adding an Advanced Tab to stow the more complicated configurations. Compared to its predecessor, EMUI 9.0 has 10 percent fewer options. Various items have also been moved for better categorization. Furthermore, by moving the advanced options to a dedicated tab, everyday users are treated to a simpler menu while advanced users retain their ability to make granular changes to their devices.

Huawei standardized the designs and features of the EMUI to ensure the OS delivers the most visually and functionally consistent experience. Features that are similar in nature—such as Timer, Clock and Compass—have been redesigned following the same design language to provide the most cohesive and intuitive user experience.

With apps running faster and navigation simplified, every interaction is a joy on EMUI 9.0. Huawei designed EMUI 9.0 to be the most ergonomic EMUI yet. The new interface features optimized placements of navigation buttons that significantly improve single-hand usability. For instance, the navigation bar of Gallery has been moved to the bottom of the screen, allowing users to easily browse between Photos, Albums, Highlights and Discover tabs with the thumb of the hand holding the device.

Intelligent Experience

With the enhanced AI capabilities, EMUI 9.0 brings Spotlight Reel[1] to all supported devices. Accessible via the Gallery app, this new feature uses the AI capabilities of Huawei devices to automatically generate 10-second montages that highlight individuals starring in a user’s video collection.

Apart from that EMUI 9.0 offers two ways for users to employ AI to enrich their lives: HiVision and HiTouch[2].

HiVision and HiTouch

· HiVision: With HiVision, users can easily query the Internet for more information about objects of interest by simply pointing the camera towards it. HiVision recognizes landmarks from 15 countries as well as over 10 million famous artworks. It also recognizes a great range of food items, and can provide a calorie estimate for users who are conscious about their calorie intake.

· HiTouch[3]: Enabled by pressing and holding two fingers on an image, HiTouch lets users easily query online retailers and eCommerce platforms and shop for items. The feature can recognize more than 120 million items from more than 200 eCommerce platforms and the official online stores of nearly 100 brands.

Enhanced Productivity via Improved Easy Projection

With the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series, Huawei brought Easy Projection to consumers, enabling them to conveniently connect their devices with an external display for increase productivity. For EMUI 9.0, Huawei evolved the feature with a wireless upgrade. Users running EMUI 9.0 now have access to One-Click Projection, and Highlight and Capture on Big Screen, which let users to easily add highlights to and capture content projected on larger screens such as a TV.

In addition to Wireless Easy Projection, EMUI 9.0 supports a wide breadth of productivity features, including:
  • · HUAWEI Share: In addition to transferring files between Huawei mobile and Huawei PC, users can now use HUAWEI Share to send files to a Bluetooth-enabled printer[4];
  • · Backup: EMUI 9.0 supports new ways for users to backup their important files. Besides HUAWEI Cloud, users may now store their backup on a SD Card, USB drive or a NAS (Network Attached Storage)[5];
  • · WPS with HiAI: The WPS productivity suite leverages HiAI capabilities to enhance its features. EMUI 9.0 automatically adjusts the alignment of documents, and can convert images and hardcopies into editable digital copies.
Other New Features
EMUI 9.0 also comes with other new features, which were announced previously at the launch. They include Password Vault, a feature that securely stores user passwords locally, as well as digital wellbeing features such as Digital Balance for monitoring usage, App Limits to set time limits for various apps, and Wind Down, which turns the screen gray during sleeping hours.

Update Schedule The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0 pre-installed. The update is already on HUAWEI P20 Pro, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and HUAWEI Mate 10 in select markets via HOTA updates. 
[1] Available via HUAWEI Over The Air (HOTA) updates.
[2] HiTouch and HiVision availability may vary by country and region.
[3] Global Shopping functionality will be made available via HOTA update.
[4] Supports only printers manufactured by members of the Mopria Alliance.
[5] Requires SMB protocol.

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@HuaweiZA Launches #HuaweiWatchGT and #HuaweiBand3Pro #HealthyLiving

Hi Friends,

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced two new wearables: HUAWEI WATCH GT and HUAWEI Band 3 Pro. Launched alongside the flagship HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, the new wearables offer novel and sophisticated ways for consumers to track their activities and receive fitness coaching that is based on scientific research.

Featuring the classic wristwatch design, ultra-high battery life, low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is one of the most hotly anticipated wearables of the year. The new HUAWEI watch bears the GT name to call attention to its high performance and reliability—just as grand tourers, or high performance automobiles, are trusted for their prowess.
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Made for Urban Explorers
Spurred by technical advancements and improving living standards, people are becoming keener to explore the world around them. As an extension of smartphones, wearables complement the feature sets of today’s handsets to help consumers get more out of their devices. Designed for today’s urban explorers, the HUAWEI WATCH GT addresses one of the most common pain points of wearables: battery life.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT uses an innovative smart power-saving algorithm that enables it to dynamically switch between performance and efficiency modes, depending on user activity, for maximum battery life. This allows the smart watch to stay powered for up to two weeks for frequent use mode [1]. Furthermore, the dual-core architecture of the HUAWEI WATCH GT lets the wearable user enjoy the best of both worlds—it is simultaneously a powerful and highly efficient smart watch.

Besides improved performance and new features, the HUAWEI WATCH GT also sports a unique design. The 1.39-inch 454x254 AMOLED high resolution display presents information cleanly on the wrist. The smart watch body incorporates a dual-crown design with stainless steel and ceramic bezels, and is treated with a DLC diamond carbon coating to provide users with durability that will last for decades. The 10.6mm case body is compatible with two band options—a dual-color silicone band and an elegant leather-rubber band—giving users more choices to customize their HUAWEI WATCH GT for any occasion.

Powerful New Features
In addition to the ultra-long battery life, the HUAWEI WATCH GT features industry-leading positioning capabilities. The smart watch can simultaneously tap into GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, three of the major satellite positioning systems, for precise positioning. A tracking algorithm then optimizes the tracking data to achieve one-to-one positioning even in areas with numerous disparate signals.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT also addresses the needs of active users. Based on its strength in positioning, HUAWEI WATCH GT also supports all-round sports activity tracking. Working with professional sports organizations, Huawei enables tracking for a range of sports, including indoor exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling and open water swimming. The watch also supports fitness coaching features. By analyzing the heart rate of users with scientific methods, this feature lets users exercise more safely and healthily than ever before.

The TruSeen™ 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology tracks the user’s active and resting heart rate. Combining innovative PPG optical and hardware design and AI algorithms, the solution can monitor the heart rate of users in real time with high precision. In Sport mode, the HUAWEI WATCH GT can be set up to notify users to adjust the intensity of their workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval. In Rest mode, the smart watch automatically monitors and records the resting heart rate of users. The HUAWEI WATCH GT uses invisible lights to monitor the user's heart rate during sleep, which is more intimate than other traditional methods.
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HUAWEI Band 3 Pro: A Sports Wristband with Full Touch Screen
While smart wristbands on the market today often feature simple health monitoring functions, the lack of standardization made a lot of the data unsuitable for medical use. In view of that, Huawei launches HUAWEI Band 3 Pro, a new smart wristband supporting a range of precise and professional monitoring capabilities, including improved heart rate and sleep monitoring.

With HUAWEI TruSeen™3.0, HUAWEI Band 3 Pro accurately monitors the heart rate of a user throughout the day. Huawei also pioneered the use of IR (infrared) sensors to accurately track the user heart rate without using the obtrusive lights of conventional trackers.

Leveraging the same technology powering TruSeen™ 3.0, HUAWEI Band 3 Pro can also track sleep patterns with HUAWEI TruSleep™2.0. Moreover, the solution uses big data analysis to provide personalized services and suggestions to improve sleep quality. All of the aforementioned technologies were developed by Huawei in collaboration with authoritative organizations around the world, ensuring that the wearables are highly functional and professional.

The HUAWEI Band 3 Pro features a 0.95-inch HD AMOLED color touch screen that offers an expansive space to display data. The controls are easy and intuitive—users can navigate the various options on the screen by swiping vertically or horizontally, or by tapping the screen to return to Home.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT Sport edition is €199, HUAWEI WATCH Classic edition is €249 and the HUAWEI Band 3 Pro is €99. 
[1] According to Huawei’s internal tests, subject to the actual conditions. The “frequent mode” is defined as “the user wears the watch all day round with heart rate function activated, scientific sleeping function activated at night, exercise for 90 minutes a week (GPS open), message notification function activated, screen brightening for 200 times a day”

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A #HigherIntelligence: @HuaweiZA Unveils #HUAWEIMate20 Series #Android #Smartphones

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Representing a momentous milestone in the history of the HUAWEI Mate Series, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series embodies the pinnacle of innovation. Designed with the industry’s most powerful and sophisticated process technology, the latest Huawei flagship devices set a new bar by which all 2018 smartphones will be measured.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is powered by Huawei’s densest and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date—the Kirin 980. Manufactured with the advanced 7nm process incorporating the powerful Cortex-A76-based CPU and Mali-G76 GPU, the SoC offers improved performance and an unprecedented smooth user experience. The new 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge and large batteries work in tandem to provide users with the best battery life. The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets users not only see wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back plays with light and shadows, producing an iridescent optical effect that is immediately captivating. The Matrix Camera System adopts the iconic Four-Point Design that exudes personality, giving the device a unique visual identity that is recognizable even at a distance. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is shipped with the highly customized Android P-based EMUI 9 operating system, on which consumers can enjoy all productivity and entertainment features easily and conveniently with a few simple taps and swipes.

Available in 6.53-inch, 6.39-inch and 7.2-inch sizes, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series encompasses four devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 20 X and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS.

“Smartphones are an important entrance to the digital world. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is designed to be the best ‘mate’ of consumers, accompanying and empowering them to enjoy a richer, more fulfilled life with their higher intelligence, unparalleled battery lives and powerful camera performance,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG.
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Ultimate Performance and Battery Life
The SoC at the core of smartphones has a determining factor in a device’s performance and efficiency. Manufactured with the cutting-edge 7nm technology process, the SoC fits 6.9 billion transistors within a die the size of a fingernail. Compared to Kirin 970, the latest chipset is equipped with CPU that is 75 percent more powerful, GPU that is 46 percent more powerful and NPU that is 226 percent more powerful. Furthermore, the efficiency of the components has also been elevated: the CPU is 58 percent more efficient, GPU is 178 percent more efficient, and the NPU is 182 percent more efficient. The Kirin 980 is the world’s first commercial SoC to use the Cortex-A76-based cores. Huawei has innovatively designed a three-tier architecture that consists of two ultra-large cores, two large cores and four small cores. This grants the CPU the flexibility to allocate the optimal amount of resources to heavy, medium and light tasks for unprecedented levels of efficiency, simultaneously improving the performance of the SoC while enhancing the battery life. The Kirin 980 is also the industry’s first SoC to be equipped with Dual-NPU, granting it higher On-Device AI processing capability to support any and all AI applications.

HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is the world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps. It also supports the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection speeds--2GB footage requires only 10 seconds to download. The top-end flagship also supports dual-band (L1+L5) GPS positioning technology. The AI GPS Satellite Selection technology enhances the positioning accuracy across a wide range of scenarios.

Besides superb performance, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features groundbreaking improvement on battery life. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro houses a large, high-density 4200mAh battery, and supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. The safety of the technology is certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Moreover, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro supports 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution, and Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the device to work as a power bank for selected electronic devices supporting wireless charging.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 X supports an ultra-large 5000mAh battery, and is equipped with a revolutionary HUAWEI super cool system that uses a combination of graphene film and vapor chamber to deliver outstanding cooling performance. With the cooling system in place, the CPU and GPU embedded in HUAWEI Mate 20 X can remain at full throttle for an extended period of time and deliver the smoothest and most satisfying gaming experience to consumers. The HUAWEI super cool system also marks the first time graphene is utilized to cool smartphones.
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Matrix Camera System
Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, Huawei augmented the HUAWEI Mate 20 with a powerful addition—16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens. This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three dimensional effect to the images. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Color video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS both support 3D Face Unlock. The solution quickly and securely authenticates users within 0.6s at a false acceptance rate of below 1/1,000,000. Using the 3D Depth Sensing Camera System located at the front, the two devices can accurately read the facial features of a subject and recognize even small details. Besides user authentication, this suite of sensors also enables the portrait beautification effects to be realized in a more natural and effective way.
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EMUI 9 Enables a Quality Life
The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0, a smart operating system based on Android P. Through AI self-learning algorithms, an integrated and granular resource allocation system, and a highly optimized Android environment, EMUI 9 delivers an “evergreen” experience—it remains smooth even through extended use.

EMUI 9.0 incorporates a unified, ergonomic design and a streamlined settings menu. The new gesture navigation support allows users to effortlessly interact with their devices using just taps and swipes. It also introduces new AI features that enable the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to perform or enhance a range of tasks from object identification to food calorie counting[1][2]. Using 3D Live Object Modeling, consumers can even create a fun digital avatar to dance or interact with.

As a key pillar supporting Huawei’s all-connected, all-scenario ecosystem, HUAWEI Share 3.0 delivers a revolutionary improvement in device interconnection, allowing users to transfer files between smartphones and PC. This is an innovative, Huawei-proprietary solution that enables device interconnectivity. It revolutionizes the way people transfer images and videos: all it takes is one tap to establish a connection between a smartphone and PC for easy and fast file sharing[3].

Futuristic Design
As an expression of the HUAWEI Mate Series DNA, all devices carry a FullView display with a high screen-to-body ratio. Compactly engineered, every device from the 6.39-inch HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro to the 7.2-inch HUAWEI Mate 20 X can be comfortably used with a single hand.

The grace of natural elements is captured on the design of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series. In particular the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro’s chassis is curved on all eight sides—a marvel to behold, and a pleasure to hold in the hand. For the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS, Huawei and Porsche Design ingeniously combined race track elements with premium materials to create a device that exudes elegance and offers a firm, ergonomic grip.

The Matrix Camera array on the back of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame, producing an avant-garde look that is both bold and distinct. The flagship series comes in a new Emerald Green colorway, which is as brilliant as its namesake gemstone. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back uses a complex hairline pattern to produce an iridescent effect that is not only highly durable, but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant. The devices retain a clean look even when they have been used extensively.
  • The new HUAWEI Mate 20 Series, as well as HUAWEI WATCH GT, HUAWEI Band 3 Pro will go on sale in countries including the U.K., France, Italy and United Arab Emirates soon.
  • The HUAWEI Mate 20 (4GB + 128GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR799 and the HUAWEI Mate 20 (6GB + 128GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR849 from 16th October, 2018.
  • The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro (6GB + 128GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR1049 from 16th October, 2018.
  • The HUAWEI Mate 20 X (6GB + 128GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR899 from 26th October, 2018.
  • The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS (8GB + 256GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR1695, and the PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS (8GB + 512GB configuration) will have a MSRP of EUR2095 from 16th November, 2018.
Embodying exquisite design, powerful performance, extraordinary capturing capabilities and next-generation intelligence, the new HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is the partner of choice for professionals pursuing quality of life.
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