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HONOR Bolsters its “1+8+N” All-scenario IoT Strategy with Comprehensive Suite of New Smart Devices

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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.

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Tips to Choose Suitable Washing Machine in Your Home

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Selecting the cheap washing machine for your needs can be a bit challenging. With a lot of brands and types of washing machines available out there, the selection process even becomes tougher. There are a few things you should put into consideration to buy the best product. The following page will show you simple tips to help you find the most suitable washing machine for your needs.

Capacity

Most of the time, washing machine products available in the market come with 5 kg to 18 kg of capacity. If you run a big household and regularly wash bulky items such as bedding, a washing machine with a large capacity will be the rightest option to take. However, a machine with half-full capacity (about 3.5kg on average) will be suitable for most households. One of the easiest ways to determine the capacity of a washing machine you need is by calculating how much you wash in a regular load. It can be done by using the scales of your bathroom.

Cycle Time, Noise, and Drying Time Needed

The next thing you should put into consideration when choosing the best washing machine for your household needs is the cycle time. If you want to have a machine with faster cycle time, the top loaders are the rightest option. However, this type of washing machine will need more water than the front loaders. As for the drying time, the front loader washing machine can provide faster performance. This is because the front loaders come with a higher spin speed that can allow them to extract more water. In this way, the drying time needed is relatively shorter. Due to the faster spin speed, the front loaders usually come with a higher pitch and louder noise.

Room Space

When looking for a washing machine, you also need to consider the space of the room where you want to place the device. Make sure you take into account the space you will need to open the lid or the door, move around with a full basket of dirty laundry, unload or load the machine, and open or close the door of the laundry space. This is also important for you to consider access to the electricity needed to operate the washing machine. If you don’t have much free space to store the washing machine, the front loaders can be the perfect option to take. This type of washing machine will allow you to wall-mount or stack the dryer above the device. They also come with a design that can easily fit in the cabinet space of a standard kitchen.

Easy to Operate

Make sure that the device you choose is handy and easy to use. In this way, you can save more time in doing the chores. When comparing models, you see in the market, make sure to compare the following things:

  • Does it have features you need?
  • Is it to clean the lint filter?
  • Is the labelling on the controls clean?
  • Is the lid opening large enough?
  • Are the fabric and detergent dispensers easy to use?
  • Is the program selection intuitive and straightforward to set?
  • etc.

Child Locks

If you have little kids at home, this child-lock feature is another thing on the washing machine that you should take into account. This is important to improve safety and avoid any accident that involves the machine with your kids. Some washing models available out there come with “child-lock” functions. The feature is usually placed either on the door or a program. In this way, the child-lock function can’t be changed when the cycle is in progress.

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Rakuten Mobile and NEC Begin Production of Open RAN 5G Radio Equipment

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World’s first cloud native highly secure 5G network radio equipment to be manufactured in Japan.

Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and NEC Corporation today announced that production of the 5th generation mobile communications system (5G) radio unit (RU) jointly developed by the two companies has started at NEC Platforms, Ltd.’s Fukushima Plant, and the first unit has been shipped.

“NEC’s 5G RU, developed and produced in Japan, will play a very important role in Rakuten Mobile’s fully virtualized cloud native mobile network,” said Tareq Amin, Rakuten Mobile Representative Director, Executive Vice President and CTO. “With the launch of production of the 5G radio unit, we will begin work on the construction of our 5G base stations and will aim to provide our subscribers with a cost efficient, highly secure, high quality 5G service.”

“NEC is very proud to be part of Rakuten Mobile’s advanced 5G network,” said Atsuo Kawamura, Executive Vice President and President of the Network Services Business Unit, NEC Corporation. “The 5G RU, produced at our Fukushima Plant, conforms with open architecture standards, and comes in a compact form factor with low power consumption. By expanding the open 5G ecosystem, NEC will contribute to the creation of new mobile services around the world.”

The new domestically produced, high quality 5G RU is equipped with a 3.7 GHz frequency band massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna in a compact, lightweight form factor with low power consumption. With the 5G RU, Rakuten Mobile will begin the buildout of its 5G network, starting with the construction of base stations in the Tokyo area, and work toward the launch of 5G commercial services in June 2020.

Rakuten Mobile is building the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud native network, and in October 2019 in Japan successfully implemented the world’s first open, virtualized, distributed radio access network (OpenRAN). In addition, Rakuten Mobile and NEC are also closely collaborating on BSS (Business Support System) and OSS (Operation Support System) solutions for Rakuten Mobile’s 4G network operations.

As 5G networks are an important part of social infrastructure, Rakuten Mobile aims to not only improve the convenience of existing services, but also to utilize the technology to create new business opportunities to solve social issues and contribute to regional development.

NEC, with its focus on providing “Solutions for Society,” will leverage its technological strengths and experience in network construction to support operators in building out their 5G networks and accelerate the expansion of its operations overseas.

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2 New Products By MiOT Ecosystem

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MiOT Ecosystem grows rapidly every day. And today we will tell about two newcomers by Xiaomi.

Mi Home brand, also known as Mijia, has announced two new devices at the crowdfunding platform.

Mijia Smart Doorbell 2

Xiaomi officially announced the new generation of smart doorbells. The crowdfunding for this multifunctional device will be launched on March 11. The Chinese manufacturer shared a promo poster showing how the new device looks like. The model supports a remote control system.

The smart doorbell will be available in black color. It will have a rectangular shape with rounded edges. The camera is located on the top and the bell button is situated on the bottom.

Mijia Desk Lamp Lite

The device has 3 lighting units. Users will be able to adjust the angle. The manufacturer uses only safe light sources that do not adversely affect the eyes. The lighting level reaches the mark of 1200 lux. Light is distributed evenly and covers the entire desktop. The light is quite soft, so the eyes do not get tired.

Mijia Desktop lamp Lite supports 3 operating modes: dim, medium and high level of lighting. Users will be able to adjust the brightness of the light according to their needs.

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