Huawei P20 Smartphone Series Crossed 10 Million Sales Globally

Huawei is the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung. The Chinese manufacturer from Shenzhen had a total global market share of 15.8 percent in the second quarter of 2018. At IFA 2018 Huawei announced that it has sold more than ten million units of the P20 Pro and P20 smartphone.

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Huawei P20 Series: The Camera Beast Flagships

Huawei P20 Pro amazed every tech enthusiast with the killer triple camera setup and a DXO rating of 109, leaving phones like Pixel 2XL and iPhone X far behind. This capable hardware coupled with Huawei’s AI-based software processing and image stabilization produces professional results. The P20 series offers reliable performance across the board.

Apart from the P20 series, Huawei also claimed that they sold around 10 million units of the Mate 10 series. All of the above-mentioned sales are within five months of launch. This is an impressive sales figure and that too for a flagship smartphone.

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Huawei P20 Series: IFA 2018 Announcements 

The colour scheme on the P20 series is eye-catching. Well as a token of appreciation, Huawei is offering new colour variants. The Huawei P20 is now available in Morpho Aurora and Pearl White colour variants. While the P20 Pro has Golden Brown and Elegant Black Leather colour variants.

Commenting on the latest milestone, Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said:

“We are humbled by the reception of our latest flagships among global consumers. By going above the 10-million mark, we have again set ourselves a high bar to clear, but we will treat it as a symbol of encouragement that will fuel us as we continue doing what we do best—putting cutting-edge innovations into the hands of consumers around the world.”

What according to you is the best flagship smartphone in 2018 so far, do let us know in the comments section below.

LG unveils its new AI-powered wearable robot

LG unveils its new AI-powered wearable robot

CLOi SuitBot: This wearable robot from LG will give you additional strength

LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a wearable robot called the ‘CLOi SuitBot at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This is company’s first human-centric robot designed for Industry and Healthcare.

CLOi SuitBot is different from LG’s previously announced robots that navigate airport lounges and hotel hallways by themselves. It instead supports and enhances a user’s legs to allow for more mobility and lower limb strength.

Last year, LG invested in a startup called SG Robotics that develops robots to overcome the limitations of the human body in everyday life. Developed in collaboration with the startup, the LG CLOi SuitBot is a comfortable fit and has rotating joints that allow the wearable robot to move in a more relaxed and natural way to enhance the lower body while walking, standing or working.

Its sandal-type shoes and automatic adjustment feature allow the wearer to easily get in and out of the robot. This feature differentiates the LG CLOi SuitBot from many other exoskeletons that basically perform the same function.

LG unveils its new AI-powered wearable robot

The CLOi SuitBot can connect to other LG service robots to form a smart working network that can deliver information and tools required at work sites such as manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. Also, AI technology allows LG CLOi SuitBot to learn and evolve through the recognition and analysis of biometric and environment data, measuring and analyzing movements to suggest optimal movements and stances for maximum power efficiency.

“LG CLOi SuitBot is evidence of our full commitment to expanding our portfolio of service robots that deliver tangible convenience and innovation in our lives,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “It’s just one example of a wide range of revolutionary AI products designed to interact with users to dramatically elevate user convenience and create new opportunities to advance our robotics initiative into a next-gen growth engine.”

LG is showcasing the CLOi SuitBot at IFA 2018 in Berlin until September 5th. Visitors can check it out at the company’s booth in Hall 18.

Source: LG

Sony Xperia XZ3 With Snapdragon 845, 19MP Camera, Android 9.0 Announced At IFA 2018

Sony finally unveiled the much-awaited Xperia XZ3 at the annual IFA 2018 event. A majority of our predictions about the Sony Xperia XZ3 were accurate. The smartphone packs an impressive OLED HDR display, offers reliable performance across the board, and comes with Dynamic Vibration System for audio enthusiasts. So here’s everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia XZ3 before purchasing it.

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Sony Xperia XZ3: A Reliable And Beautiful Flagship 

Sony Xperia XZ3 sports a pleasing 6-inch QHD+ OLED HDR display with TRILUMINOS display technology. The display on the Xperia XZ3 offers well-balanced color reproduction and consuming content on Xperia XZ3 is a pleasure to eyes. Dynamic Vibration System is an impressive audio feature that enhances the listening experience by analyzing audio data and allowing users to feel the action with their hands.

So if you are a person who heavily relies on a smartphone for media consumption then the Sony Xperia XZ3 won’t disappoint you.

Undoubtedly, Sony offers the best design aesthetics in the entire smartphone industry and the trend continues with the Sony Xperia XZ3. The smartphone offers a shiny curved 3D glass construction that screams quality. For protection, the phone comes with IP65/68 ratings for dust and water resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 provides protection both on the front and the back of the device. As for software the Xperia XZ3 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Specifications

  • 6-inch OLED HDR Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • 19MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor with  f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.3″ sensor, and 1.22μm pixel size. 5-axis stabilization, 4K video recording, 960fps slow-motion video
  • 13MP front-facing camera with 1/ 3,06” Exmor RS sensor and f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 3300mAh Battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qi Wireless charging
  • Dimensions: 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm; Weight: 193g

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Sony Xperia XZ3: Performance And Camera

The Xperia XZ3 is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, so you will hardly notice any issue with performance. That said, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is not up to the flagship standards. Xperia XZ3 can easily handle serious multitasking, regular day to day tasks, and it can even sustain long gaming sessions.

Overall, the smartphone will run flawlessly no matter what you throw at it. Lastly, the smartphone is backed up by a 3300mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging.

The major highlight of the smartphone is its camera performance. Sony claims that the 19MP sensor captures sharp and detailed images even when the lighting conditions aren’t favorable. The camera has 5-axis stabilization, that offers gimbal like results. Xperia XZ3 comes with BIONZ for mobile image-processor that gives precise motion detection and fast image processing. Lastly, the smartphone supports 4K HDR Movie recording.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 will be available in Black, Silver White, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red color variants. The smartphone will retail globally in selected markets from September at a price of £699 ($900 / Rs. 63,742 approx.).

Do share your thoughts and opinions on the Xperia XZ3 in the comments section below.

Samsung Introduces NVMe-based Portable SSD X5 With Thunderbolt 3

Samsung announces world’s first NVMe-based portable SSD with Thunderbolt 3

Samsung, a well-known brand for smartphones and consumer electronics, recently introduced the fastest NVMe-based portable SSD X5 with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. If you are a video-based content creator, or your work revolves around sharing and transferring Gigabytes of data, then the Samsung Portable SSD X5 might impress you.

“As a leader in high-performance and reliable storage solutions, we are thrilled to continue to advance the external SSD market with the introduction of our first Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD,” said Mike Mang, Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “The X5 is yet another testament to Samsung’s commitment to providing innovative portable storage solutions that enable faster transfer of large data files, saving users’ valuable time.”

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Samsung Portable SSD X5: Reliable And Fast Storage Solution

The new Samsung Portable SSD X5 features a full-metal body with a glossy finish. It has a non-slip bottom mat makes it easier to place the SSD on any surface. Samsung claims that the X5 can easily survive drops of up to 2 meters.

Further, Samsung has internally included Dynamic Thermal Guard technology and a heat sink that prevents the X5 from overheating and allows the SSD to offer optimal performance at all temperatures.

X5

Samsung Portable SSD X5 Specifications

  • Capacity – 2TB/1TB/500GB
  • Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps)
  • Transfer Speed – Up to 2,800 MB/s sequential read speeds, Up to 2,300 MB/s sequential write speeds (500GB: up to 2,100 MB/s)
  • Strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • Certification – CE, BSMI, KC, VCCI, C-tick, FCC, IC, UL, TUV, CB
  • RoHS2 Compliance
  • Limited 3-year warranty
  • Dimensions: 119 x 62 x 19.7 mm ; Weight: 150 grams

As far as transfer speeds are concerned, they are mind-blowing. For instance, a 20GB 4K UHD video can be transferred in just 12 seconds. The portable SSD offers read speeds of up to 2,800 MB/s and a maximum write speed of 2,300MBps.

The X5 portable SSD relies on Thunderbolt 3 port for transferring data. The two major advantages of Thunderbolt 3 port are fast transfer speeds and secure connection. However, the major disadvantage of Thunderbolt 3 is the absence of this port in a majority of computers.

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Samsung Portable SSD X5: Security And Pricing

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For security, the SSD comes with ‘Samsung Portable SSD Software’ that offers data protection. This software is based on the AES 256-bit hardware data encryption and offers an optional password protection coupled with an easy configuration of security settings.

The Samsung Portable SSD X5 is priced at $399.99 (roughly Rs. 28,220) for the base 500GB model. While the 1TB model retails for $699.99 (roughly Rs. 49,400), the premium 2TB model will cost $1,399.99 (roughly Rs. 98,700). The Portable SSD X5 comes with a three-year limited warranty and will be available globally from September 3, 2018.