Huawei launched honor 5X smartphone in the Middle East that will be the first smartphone to be launched on its newly launched dedicated e-commerce platform and will be available in three colours – Gold, Grey and Silver – at the RKRP (Recommended ‘Killer’ Retail Price) of AED 899. A middle-weight champion in the making, the honor 5X has been designed with all the high spec technology and design consumers actually want, but without the expected price tag.
Chris Sunbaigong, Vice President of honor from Huawei commented, “Globally, the reception to our honor 5X device has been phenomenal so we are delighted to finally launch it to our customers here in the Middle East. The honor 5X is set to change consumers mind when it comes to price versus quality as it is packed with premium features that have never been seen before in its price category. This underlines our ongoing commitment to the end smartphone users here – we are genuinely offering unmatchable experience to digital natives who are value conscious. We challenge you to look at the specs, look at the price, then look back at the specs and not be impressed.”
The honor 5X second generation fingerprint sensor offers the end user the chance to personalise their smartphone experience in a single touch. The adaptive sensor allows the user to easily set up all ten fingerprints to access personalised elements of their device, call specific contacts or activate apps and tools. The feature offers speed and accuracy, as well as a 0.5-second unlocking time. Using advanced technology, it boasts a self-learning capability that also prevents failed recognition caused by wet hands or partial fingerprints.
The design of the full metal device was inspired by the shape and design of the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, blending a distinctive curved design with ergonomic principles to feel perfectly at home in users’ hands. The device features a 5.5-inch 10-point multi-touch Full-HD IPS display and houses cutting-edge 13MP back facing and 5MP front facing cameras that capture high-quality images with high clarity and dynamic colour reproduction in a variety of different shooting scenarios. Happy snappers will revel in the number of camera feature modes available including Good Food, Perfect Selfie, Time-lapse, Slow Motion as well as an array of in-built filters.
Powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit Octa-core processor with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory, the honor 5X is a powerful devices with a robust 3,000mAh battery, integrated SmartPower 3.0 technology and an eight-point power saving plan that reduces power consumption by 30 per cent. This is the first metallic honor phone to feature three different card slots — nano-SIM, micro-SIM, and microSD, perfect device for the multi-tasking digital natives in the Middle East.
Chris Sunbaigong predicts that the Middle East market is ripe to project honor’s growth ahead of the curve this year, boosted further with the launch of the brand’s e-commerce site and the 5X, “We are positive about honor’s future in the Middle East this year which is set to grow and develop even further now that we have launched our dedicated e-commerce platform. The www.HonorArabia.com site is a place where consumers can browse and shop honor products directly for the first time including the new honor 5X.”
PHANTOM GALAXIES Comes to Steam and Epic Games Store on 2nd November 2023
Blowfish Studios, a subsidiary of interactive entertainment company Animoca Brands, announced today that its mecha space opera PHANTOM GALAXIES is launching in free-to-play early access on 2 November 2023 for PC. PHANTOM GALAXIES will be available on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the official website.
PHANTOM GALAXIES is an expansive online multiplayer sci-fi action RPG set in a vast and immersive universe, featuring fast-paced mecha combat, high-octane action, and a captivating story and characters. After an interstellar war, the Commonwealth and the Union have united to form the Ranger Squadron — a unit of elite mecha pilots devoted to protecting human colonies on the frontiers of known space.
Players will take on the role of an ensign in the Ranger Squadron, piloting a transforming mechanized Starfighter to defend against the incursions of ruthless pirate factions and treacherous alien foes, from the scavenging Junkers and paramilitary Brooksea to the reviled Xanorra and vicious Sha’har zealots. In PHANTOM GALAXIES, players can create unique characters, build and customize their transforming Starfighters to suit their playstyle, engage in high-intensity combat in space or on the ground as they protect the human colonies against vicious pirate hordes, fend off mysterious alien civilizations, and secure strategic locations to defend humanity’s territory.
Players can fight alone or team up with other pilots online. Player freedom is key, with a variety of mecha types to choose from — specializing in close, medium, or long-ranged combat and fully customizable to focus on offence, defence, or both. PHANTOM GALAXIES Gameplay Features:
- Engage in fast-paced battles against enemy mechs, spacecraft, and sky-filling capital ships
- Gain new abilities, weapon configurations, and more as you upgrade the mecha class that fits your playstyle
- Choose between four unique mecha classes and customize your loadout to triumph on the battlefield
- Travel among the stars, exploring sectors inhabited by pirates, scavengers, and rogue factions.
PHANTOM GALAXIES will launch on PC in early access on 2 November 2023; the game is free-to-play and available on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the official website. PHANTOM GALAXIES features language support for English, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
RAZER Launches Viper V3 Hyperspeed Gaming Mouse
Razer has launched the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed. As an extension of the Viper line, the Viper V3 HyperSpeed stands as an embodiment of Razer’s longstanding motto: For Gamers. By Gamers. Reaffirming Razers’ pledge to equip all gamers with tools that amplify their competitive edge, it signifies a prominent entryway to the world of professional gaming.
Years of collaboration with esports professionals have culminated in the Viper V3 HyperSpeed’s precise shape enhancements, which provide optimal support, grip, and comfort. The result is a gaming mouse crafted for claw and fingertip grip styles, minimized finger strain, and enhanced accessibility to vital commands.
Featuring the Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, the Viper V3 HyperSpeed guarantees pinpoint accuracy. Its staggering 280-hour battery life on HyperSpeed wireless mode, powered by just a single AA alkaline battery, ensures uninterrupted gameplay. With the option to upgrade to a true 4000 Hz wireless polling rate with the Razer HyperPolling wireless dongle (sold separately), gamers gain that critical microsecond advantage over the competition.
The Viper V3 HyperSpeed is Razer’s commitment to pushing gaming boundaries, ensuring both veterans and rising stars stay ahead of the curve. With pro-endorsed ergonomics and best-in-class technologies, it offers every gamer the opportunity to experience peak Razer performance.
The Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed is available for $69.99, while the Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed and HyperPolling Wireless Dongle are available for $84.99.
The 43rd Edition of GITEX GLOBAL to Take Place From 16th to 20th October 2023
The surge in international demand has rallied the world’s largest tech and start-up event to scale even higher and bigger in 2023, spearheading a global tech takeover across two Dubai mega venues next month. The 43rd edition of GITEX GLOBAL will take place from 16-20 October 2023, the blockbuster tech showpiece once again reaching full capacity at the Dubai World Trade Centre as it prepares to host more than 6,000 exhibitors, while Expand North Star, the world’s largest start-up event hosted by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, will kick-off its largest ever edition from 15-18 October 2023 at the new Dubai Harbour venue, featuring 1,800 start-ups from 100-plus countries at the Middle East’s biggest iconic superyacht hub.
GITEX GLOBAL and Expand North Star will comprise a combined 41 halls spanning 2.7 million sq. ft of exhibition space – a 35 per cent increase over the previous year – converging the best minds and most visionary companies to scrutinise, challenge, define, and empower the digital agendas of the world. GITEX GLOBAL will present the year’s largest AI showcase and summit, its record growth fuelled by the AI innovation wave currently gripping the globe’s imagination, as 3,500 AI-infused exhibitors reveal how this next big technology shift is transforming lives, governments, businesses, and society.
The AI boom has also added another layer of complexity to protecting digital assets and critical IP infrastructure, with the elevated GITEX Cyber Valley taking the fight directly to the dark cyber-criminal underworld, gathering leading info-sec brands and global experts at the year’s biggest cyber security showcase. Amplifying this growth, the launch shows GITEX Impact and Future Urbanism Expo promise to be the epicentre of ground-shaking shifts in climate technology while advancing sustainable cities, and co-creating a net zero future ahead of the UN climate change summit, COP28.
“The intense demand for involvement in GITEX from the global tech and start-up community is an acknowledgement of the strong impetus to learn, exchange, debate and challenge the recent developments in the tech sphere,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President of Events Management at DWTC, the organiser of GITEX GLOBAL and Expand North Star. “From AI, and cyber to the mounting interest in clean tech, GITEX converges public and private sector leaders from more than 170 countries to explore the new unknown paradigms of the future digital economy.”
Expand North Star hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy will scale to a record size in 2023, featuring 1,800 start-ups start-up exhibitors this year to connect, inspire, and extend engagements in one of the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystems. More than 1,000 investors from 70 countries with $1 trillion under management will also converge at the new Dubai Harbour venue, as they look to ramp up the momentum in start-up investment after a year of tepid achievements.
Saeed Al Gergawi, Vice President of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, said, “Expand North Star is set to drive the next era of digital entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of innovators and thinkers. This landmark event will serve as a strategic catalyst to expand the future of Dubai’s digital economy, creating an unrivalled platform to gather key stakeholders from the global start-up community here in the emirate.”
GITEX GLOBAL 2023 welcomes the biggest tech names delving into the latest trends, risks, challenges, and opportunities that are redefining entire industries, spearheaded by returning titans including Dell Technologies, e&, Google, Huawei, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Tonomus. Among the debut exhibitors supercharging their international growth strategies and forging new connections are Salesforce, Broadcom, Beyon, and Deloitte.
Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East & Central Asia said: “At Huawei, GITEX GLOBAL continues to hold great importance to our business year after year. This year, our theme, ‘Accelerate Intelligence,’ demonstrates our commitment to delve into the transformative power of AI, networks, and cloud technologies. Together, we will explore how these converging forces are reshaping our world and how we can unleash the full capabilities of AI-powered solutions to reshape industries worldwide with cyber security, privacy protection and safeguarding our customer’s digital transformation journey remaining our top priorities.”
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