HONOR showcases an intelligent and integrated ecosystem comprising the HONOR 9X PRO, the HONOR View30 PRO, both with the HUAWEI AppGallery, one of the world’s top three app stores, the HONOR MagicBook Series, new customizations for the HONOR MagicWatch 2 and the fitness-focused HONOR Magic Earbuds.
HONOR strengthened its all-scenario IoT strategy with the launch of a comprehensive PROduct line-up through a live stream press conference. The HONOR 9X PRO, pre-installed with the new HUAWEI AppGallery, among the world’s top three app stores, marks the start of an intelligent, mobile and interconnected ecosystem for HONOR users. HONOR also announced the global availability of the HONOR View30 PRO, the first HONOR smartphone equipped with the Kirin 990 5G chipset, and introduced the brand new HONOR MagicBook Series with two sleek and lightweight laptops in a powerfully compact package for creators on-the-go, and the True Wireless Stereo (TWS), HONOR Magic Earbuds for fitness enthusiasts. In addition, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 will now be even more customizable with a new line of watch straps called EasyFit Series, and it will also come with new health tracking functions. To support its goal to orchestrate a one-stop, all-scenario intelligent living ecosystem for young people around the world, HONOR commissioned Canalys to conduct a study into intelligent living trends in Europe.
Smart device shipments in Europe is expected to surpass 500 million in 2023, up from 436 million units in 2019 according to the recent report Intelligent living in Europe. Between 2020 to 2023, the smart device market in Europe is expected to increase by a CAGR of 3.5%, with smart speakers and smart personal audio being the fastest growing categories.
“Our unique portfolio of smart and cutting-edge PROducts has expanded our IoT ecosystem and created a ubiquitous and seamless experience for our global customers,” said George Zhao, President of HONOR Global. “According to research conducted by Canalys1, 41% of surveyed respondents carry more than one smart device while at work or on-the-go, and this increases to 68% while they are at home. This demonstrates an increase in demand for more intelligent and digital experiences. From smartphones to wearables and notebooks to personal audio devices, HONOR is now the go-to brand for the needs of digital natives all around the world.”
HONOR 9X PRO: Extraordinary experience with essential and exclusive apps from HUAWEI AppGallery
Equipped with the state-of-the art 7nm Kirin 810 AI Chipset, a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59” HONOR FullView Display, the HONOR 9X PRO delivers an enhanced user experience with upgrades across performance, gaming and photography. The Kirin 810 AI Chipset runs on Huawei’s brand-new computing architecture to allow more sophisticated and diverse applications in AI. Furthermore, its GPU is upgraded to the custom Mali-G52 that enables Kirin Gaming+, a feature that PROvides a smoother gaming experience while its Liquid Cooling System effectively imPROves heat dissipation during PROlonged gameplay.
Through the HUAWEI AppGallery, the HONOR 9X PRO has access to a wide variety of apps across Health & Fitness, Entertainment, Music, and Photography. With this secure platform, users can now easily and reliably install apps that complement their smart lifestyles. The HONOR 9X PRO is also equipped with the Huawei Assistant, a virtual assistant that facilitates information search and apps accessibility, adding more convenience for the user. Users can also utilize the SmartCare feature of the Huawei Assistant to access contextual cards for Stocks and Sports that covers 150 sporting events and more than 150 major stock markets2. Furthermore, users can get insights to Calendar, Weather, Missed Calls, Phone Usage, and Data Consumption. More services in other categories will be added in due course.
The HONOR 9X PRO will be available in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Malaysia from March 2020 at a MSRP of €249.
HONOR View30 PRO: Pioneering 5G technology, groundbreaking Matrix camera for amazing photos and cinema-grade videos
Developed with pioneering 5G technology and armed with the latest Kirin 990 Series chipset, the HONOR View30 will deliver an industry-leading 5G experience as it enables a multitude of 5G applications in smart homes, travel and gaming. It comes with a SuperSensing Triple Camera that comprises a 40MP Sony IMX600 Main Camera, a 12MP Super Wide-Angle Camera with Cine-Lens and an 8MP Telephoto Camera. Not only will this unique Matrix camera deliver amazing still photographs, the 12MP Cine-Lens is supported by a 16:9 customized sensor to create movie-grade photos and videos.
The highly anticipated HONOR View30 PRO will be commercially available soon, with Russia being the first market to kick off its official sale.
HONOR MagicBook 14/15: Thin, lightweight notebooks with up to 10-hour battery life
The launch of the HONOR MagicBook series, which comprises the HONOR MagicBook 14 and HONOR MagicBook 15, marks the first time a PROduct from HONOR’s PC category will be available to a global audience. Available in Space Gray and Mystic Silver, the HONOR MagicBook 14 boasts a compact, thin and lightweight design. Catering to young people on-the-go, the HONOR MagicBook 14 lasts up to 10 hours in a single charge, and sports a compact Type-C charger with 65W fast charging capability. It has a FullView display with a high screen-to-body ratio, powerful core for ultra-fast performance and enhanced graphics, as well as smart interconnectivity between HONOR smartphones and the laptop.
Privacy is as important as design and performance on the laptop. The HONOR MagicBook Series comes equipped with a pop-up webcam that is discreetly hidden underneath the camera button on the keyboard. Users can simply tap on the camera button on the keyboard to make the webcam pop up when they need it. This serve as a unique privacy safeguard which PROtects against remote hijacking and peeping. Furthermore, the fingerprint power button which enables instant access from startup to desktop directly for a more secure and effortless login experience.
To showcase the laptop’s superior battery life, which lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge, HONOR built a charging system capable of powering an electric quad bike, using just five HONOR MagicBook 14 units. Within an hour, apPROximately 180Wh was transferred from the five HONOR MagicBook 14 into the quad bike to allow the e-vehicle to drive 5km in distance. The HONOR MagicBook 14/15 (256GB) will be made available in the UK, Germany, France, Czech Republic and other markets from the end of March with an MSRP of €599.
HONOR MagicWatch 2: EasyFit Series straps and new functions
HONOR today introduced the EasyFit Series watch straps, made exclusively for the HONOR MagicWatch 2, which will be available in two sizes -46mm and 42mm. With eight new colors available and different strap materials to choose from, including fluoroelastomer(an eco-friendly hypoallergenic material) and high-quality Italian leather, you can customize your watch based on your specific activities and different outfits for any occasion. There are six colors available for the fluoroelastomer, including Daylight Yellow, Olive Green, Reef Blue, Sky Blue, Lilac Purple, and Camellia Pink, and two colors, Wonderland Green and Wizard Purple, for the leather strap. The EasyFit Series straps will be globally available from April with an MSRP of €35.9.
The Female Cycle Tracker allows women to be more informed about their menstrual cycle by using the app to track their periods, record symptoms and be on top of their next period start date. The period-tracking calendar also allows user to compare their data in one place. Furthermore, users can opt-in to receive push notifications before the predicted cycle start date. With the enhanced SpO2 monitor, fitness enthusiasts can monitor their oxygen saturation level in the blood stream during a workout. The HONOR MagicWatch 2 will be upgraded with the SpO2 via over-the-air software from the end of March 2020.
HONOR Magic Earbuds: New frontier of wireless accessories
HONOR also introduced the HONOR Magic Earbuds, the ultimate truly wireless earbuds for fitness fans that combine the Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Technology with a secure fit that can last through any workout. Its built-in triple microphones have adaptive ambient noise cancelling technology that allows excellent call quality. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 10mm driver unit to deliver exceptional bass quality for music lovers. The HONOR Magic Earbuds are available in Pearl White and Robin Egg Blue, and will be globally available from April 2020 at an MSRP of €129.
Samsung Introduces 1.2μm 50Mp ISOCELL GN1 with Faster Auto-focusing and Brighter Images
Dual Pixel technology creates 100-million phase-detecting photodiodes for snappy auto-focusing and light information that can be translated up to 100 megapixels.
Tetracell technology enables light-sensitive 2.4μm pixels for ultimate low-light photography.
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced Samsung ISOCELL GN1, a new 50-megapixel (Mp) image sensor with large 1.2μm-sized pixels. The ISOCELL GN1 is Samsung’s first image sensor to offer both Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies. Thanks to the relatively larger pixel size, the GN1 brings image sensor performance to a new level with a combination of elevated light sensitivity for stellar low-light photos and DSLR-level auto-focus speeds, optimized for more dynamic picture-taking experiences.
“With innovative pixel technologies, Samsung has been at the forefront of offering high-performance image sensors that closely cater to increasingly diversifying market needs. The ISOCELL GN1 is part of that commitment to deliver stunning images to consumers in any environment,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to introduce image sensor solutions at the cutting-edge that will lead the next trends in mobile photography.”
Creating desirable images is an indispensable element for today’s smartphone users who are well accustomed to visually grasping and cherishing special moments, wherever they are. To address various imaging preferences of the users, some smartphone makers put more emphasis on extremely detailed images with ultra-high resolutions, while some choose bigger pixels for bright results in low-light environments. The new Samsung ISOCELL GN1 fulfills these multiple needs at once with Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies.
The GN1 brings best-in-class auto-focusing with 100 million phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) agents. Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology places two photodiodes side-by-side within a single pixel that can receive light from different angles for phase detection. With all of the sensor’s active pixels working as auto-focusing agents, the GN1 can detect and focus onto a desired still or moving object from every corner in an instant, even in low-light conditions. When capturing images, a single pixel output is created by merging the outputs from the two photodiodes within the pixel. Samsung also provides a software algorithm that takes light information from each photodiode to produce image resolutions comparable to 100Mp.
For ultimate low-light photography, the GN1 adopts Tetracell technology, a pixel-merging technique that improves the pixels’ capacity to capture and process more light. By binning four pixel signals into one, Tetracell doubles the image sensor’s pixel size to 2.4μm and quadruples the light sensitivity to take brighter 12.5Mp photographs. With improved light sensitivity combined with a powerful auto-focusing solution, the GN1 is able to focus on an object quickly even in extreme low-light environment to deliver both brighter and sharper results.
In addition to Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies, the GN1 comes with Smart-ISO that intelligently selects the optimal ISO, real-time HDR that captures the scene in multiple exposures simultaneously, and gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS) that takes sharp images and video even when in motion. For premium video quality, the image sensor supports video recording at up to 8K resolution at 30 frames-per-second (fps).
Samsung ISOCELL GN1 started mass production this month.
China Mobile and Huawei Deliver World’s Highest 5G
China Mobile and Huawei have jointly taken 5G connectivity to a new height by bringing the network to the summit of Mount Everest upon the completion of the world’s highest 5G base station on the altitude of 6500 meters. Together with the launch of the Gigabit optical fibre network at the altitude of 6,500 meters, Huawei enables China Mobile to run its dual Gigabit network on Mount Everest.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first successful arrival at Mount Everest from the northern slope, and the 45th anniversary of China’s first official accurate measurement and announcement of Mount Everest, the 5G network on Mount Everest will provide communication services for this 2020 Mount Everest re-measurement is of great significance.
Huawei has offered its end-to-end solutions in the construction of China Mobile’s Everest dual Gigabit network, where base stations were built in Mount Everest Base Camp at the altitude of 5,300 meters, the Transition Camp at 5,800 meters, and the Forward Camp at 6,500 meters. Huawei’s 5G AAU and SPN technologies are applied at these base stations, where network maintenance and optimization are done by a dozen of network specialists who station 24/7 in regions at altitude of 5,300 meters and above to ensure smooth network operations.
Huawei’s 5G AAU is highly integrated in a compact size, making it easy for deployment and installation. It fits particularly well for infrastructure in extreme environment such as Mount Everest. In this project, a network in the “stand alone plus non-stand alone” (SA+NSA) mode connects five 5G base stations. Meanwhile, the 5G fast and huge-capacity connectivity is achieved by Huawei’s Massive MIMO technology supporting lightning speed and large bandwidth.
Huawei’s Massive MIMO is highly reliable with excellent coverage. With its highly flexible three-dimensional narrow beams, the technology works particularly well vertically in Mount Everest. At the altitude of 5,300 meters, the 5G download speed exceeded 1.66 Gbps, where the upload speed tops 215 Mbps.
Meanwhile, quality and undisrupted networks are guaranteed by Huawei’s Intelligent OptiX Network solutions, with data-thirsty transfer of high-res videos, VR live broadcast and the likes, supported by enterprise gateways with 1Gbps upstream/downstream connections. The Everest base camp at 5,300 meters is fully covered at a logged speed of 1.43Gbps, thanks to the Gigabit ONT. Huawei’s 10G PON OLT and 200G ultra-high-speed transmission platform can intelligently manage data throughput, making it possible families and businesses to enjoy super-fast internet access at such high regions.
With its HoloSens intelligent video surveillance system, Huawei ensures streaming quality with the capabilities of optimisation and fault locating with just one click, keeping the networks always on even at the altitude of 6,500 meters at the summit of Everest.
Huawei strongly believes that technology means to make the world better. The beauty of Mount Everest can be displayed via 5G high-definition video and VR experience, which also provides further insights for mountaineers, scientists and other specialists into the nature. The ground-breaking establishment on Mount Everest once again proves that 5G technology connect Mankind and the Earth harmoniously.
Biggest Casino Technology Innovations of the Modern Era
The gambling industry keeps getting better with time with technological innovations. Technology is significantly changing the face of casinos globally and modifying many gaming aspects. As time goes by, there are new techniques that will arise as the gambling industry continues to realize the potential that comes with technology.
Online gambling is taking centre stage owing to the benefits that come with it. You can play any game you wish from any part of the world with your smartphone and reliable internet. As online gambling broadens its base, there are more technological innovations that will emerge to accommodate its growth. What are the casino technology trends in the industry today? What is the impact on the industry and gaming experience?
Casino Technology Innovation Trends
Online Casino Platforms
The online gambling market is seeing tremendous progress, especially in regards to the number of users. The platforms offer comfort and flexibility for a person to enjoy gambling from a place convenient to them. Online platforms make it possible for one to have the ideal experience of a casino night through a screen.
The advantage of online casino platforms comes in a variety of games. You get the same benefits as those of live casinos such as winning opportunities, bonuses and rewards.
New users often receive welcome bonuses as an incentive. Loyal memberships come with access to free bet codes. The win promo code is an opportunity to receive prizes and bonuses. Such are strategies not only to attract new clients but also retain existing ones.
A preferred casino platform is one with a reliable site and respects confidentiality. Reputable casinos across the globe utilize encryption technology to protect the personal and financial information of its users.
Most casinos use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption algorithm to ensure privacy, authentication and data integrity.
Facial Recognition Technology
Technology is having an impact not only on gaming experiences but also on players’ safety. Casinos being a game that involves many financial interests, frauds tend to be high. Facial recognition is an innovation utilized to curb such issues.
The advanced cameras can recognize faces from a distance. As if this is not enough, the cameras can be placed in the car park to pick up license plates and mitigate counterfeit chips.
This is an innovation that represents confidence in the casinos as gamers play in a safe environment.
RFID and GPS
Mobile phones are indispensable devices and even more to casinos with the introduction of mobile platforms. Gamers can easily access a casino with GPS as it helps with signals and location.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), is vital to tracking labels attached to casino chips. This is a development that has had a significant impact on curbing casino crime. Knowing the exact location of the chips makes it possible to have it deactivated anytime.
Deactivation means that the value of the chip is erased and the unauthorized user can’t benefit.
RFID technology also helps casinos monitor its players. It is possible to know the amount of money spent by the users and games frequently played.
Virtual Reality Gaming
Virtual Reality (VR) is taking gaming to a whole new level. There are many VR gear in the market today specifically designed for mobile gaming. This innovation targets video games and illusion fans. Playing games and slots can be exciting in a virtual world.
Casinos do offer flexible payment methods to their clients. With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, online casinos are making adjustments to accept them as payment options.
Casinos not only benefit from cryptocurrencies as payment options. There are also many features that online platforms can adopt. Take, for instance, the security measures taken during transactions. With cryptocurrency, you don’t have to worry about frauds since all transactions have cryptography seals.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI technology is at play in different fields. Take, for instance, the use of algorithms to provide personalized Google search results. Casinos are not left behind with this amazing technology.
Customer support is critical to casinos. With the use of AI, casinos tend to provide personalized support to clients and build trust.
Technology is having a significant impact on the casino industry. For a casino to remain relevant and have a competitive edge, technology innovation is key. Some casinos now even offer great promotions like a spin and win promo code, which you can use to instantly get free casino cash and some free spins.The same keeps advancing and changing with time, an aspect casinos should always be ready to embrace.
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