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Nokia Launches 7.2, 6.2, 800 Tough and 2720 Flip

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HMD Global has announced the launch of its new series of smartphones such as the 7.2, 6.2, 800 Tough and the 2720 Flip. The Nokia 7.2 is the company’s first smartphone to combine a triple camera and PureDisplay. Nokia 7.2 features a powerful 48MP triple camera with Quad Pixel technology and ZEISS Optics.

Nokia 7.2 also premiers a range of ZEISS bokeh styles, exclusive to Nokia smartphones, that recreate the way legendary ZEISS lenses produce high visual impact and signature blur. Alongside even more AI-powered features such as night mode, fans can get even more creative with their stories. Building on the strengths of its predecessor, Nokia 7.2 combines stunning PureDisplay technology and always-on HDR, with timeless Nordic design to redefine what fans should expect from this smartphone segment.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said, “With the Nokia 7.2 we aim to push the limits on what fans can get from one of our popular Nokia 7 series smartphones. The Nokia 7.2 offers fans advanced tools to express their creativity. Everything from the ZEISS Optics, exclusive ZEISS bokeh modes, and powerful AI imaging, to its breath-taking PureDisplay technology, makes the Nokia 7.2 a device that truly stands out. In combination with the beautifully patterned satin glass back, Nokia 7.2 packs design innovation and stunning imaging performance, with two-day battery life, into a smartphone for aspiring creators across the world at a truly incredible price.”

Nokia 7.2 is the first in the Nokia smartphone portfolio to feature a triple camera set up, which combines a highly sensitive 48MP sensor with Quad Pixel technology main camera with ZEISS Optics, ultrawide camera, and depth camera to achieve stunning image capture results. The Quad Pixel technology combines four pixels into one to create stunning images in all conditions.

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager – Middle East, HMD Global, said, “The Nokia 7.2 is what the market has been waiting for. With its triple camera and PureDisplay, it delivers crystal clear images whether during the day or at night. This means that fans can be assured of high-definition images no matter where they are. The Nokia 7.2 is the must-have device for a superior viewing experience. Fans can also enjoy their favourite streaming services in high-definition wherever they may be, making it a fantastic investment.”

Nokia 7.2 introduces three new and exclusive ZEISS bokeh styles. Portrait mode combines powerful imaging experiences that recreate the way legendary ZEISS lenses produce high visual impact and signature blur with the ZEISS Modern, ZEISS Swirl and ZEISS Smooth modes. Add beautification to perfect your skin tones for instantly shareable portraits. AI-powered night mode allows you to snap the perfect moment in low light, combining image fusion and explosion stacking to deliver stellar low light performance.

Crafted from polymer composite that is twice as strong as polycarbonate and half the weight of aluminium, Nokia 7.2 is light, super strong and rigid. Nokia 7.2 features a gently curved design, with tough Corning Gorilla Glass protecting both the front and the back. Combined with its precision manufactured frame, Nokia 7.2 features a solid and seamless finish true to its Nordic design heritage.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, Nokia 7.2 offers balanced performance on the go, making sure your phone is ready when you need it the most. The Nokia 7.2 also comes with the signature two-day battery life promise. As part of the Android One partnership, Nokia 7.2 is Android 10 ready and will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, so your smartphone will get better over time. Enjoy the latest features such as AI-assisted adaptive battery, App actions and many more with Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 7.2 comes in Cyan Green, Charcoal and Ice, and is available in the UAE at a retail price starting from AED 999.

HMD Global also announced the new Nokia 6.2, where the breath-taking PureDisplay meets an advanced triple camera setup powered by AI experiences, all in one accessible smartphone. The company also expanded its feature phone portfolio to address new network and market categories. The Nokia 800 Tough is the first rugged Nokia phone from HMD Global, representing a new hallmark in Nokia phone durability and battery life that comes perfectly paired with essential modern tech like The Google Assistant, WhatsApp, 4G and more. 

The Nokia 2720 Flip is compact and tactile but transformed in usability thanks to the integrated AI technology. This makes it an ideal phone for consumers with accessibility needs or looking for a digital detox. Lastly, the Nokia 110 is all about entertainment in an extremely affordable package. 

The first series 6 Nokia smartphone to premiere a triple camera and PureDisplay technology, the Nokia 6.2 offers fans breath-taking visual experiences and advanced imaging in an accessible package. The Nokia 6.2 brings always-on HDR to a new smartphone segment, featuring PureDisplay technology powered by a dedicated visual processor that delivers up to one billion shades of colour.

With a combination of AI-features and a powerful triple sensor camera, the Nokia 6.2 lets fans take detailed photos, bokeh portraits and stunning wide-angle shots that capture more. And with its signature two-day battery life, fans will be able to do more of what they like without any battery anxiety. The Nokia 6.2 stays true to its Nordic heritage, joining timeless craftsmanship and cutting-edge materials to deliver a unique and seamless finish.

Joining the market-leading feature phone portfolio, the Nokia 800 Tough is the first rugged Nokia phone from HMD Global, bringing a new level of durability to fans across the world. Not only is the Nokia 800 Tough water and dustproof, it is also protected against drops and has been designed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it an ideal companion for demanding worksites or adventurous travels.

It also brings the latest features fans would expect in a modern phone, packing in The Google Assistant, popular apps like WhatsApp and Facebook, 4G connectivity and more. With the Nokia 800 Tough, HMD Global is expanding its offering to reach new segments like B2B and enterprise customers, where durable handsets are required, as well as individuals who want a reliable phone for their outdoor adventures.

The Nokia 2720 Flip is a classic flip phone reimagined for today’s user – compact and tactile but transformed in usability thanks to the integrated AI technology. The Nokia 2720 Flip features a familiar flip-phone design, combining simplicity and reliability in a durable device. Bringing modern features to fans, the Nokia 2720 Flip comes with WhatsApp and Facebook to make sure you’re connected to what matters.

And with the Google Assistant just a button-push away, fans can get more done with just their voice. In case the unexpected happens, the Nokia 2720 Flip comes with an emergency button as well as an ICE (In Case of Emergency) information menu – a perfect phone for the ones you love. The Nokia 2720 Flip is not only an ideal companion for when you are looking for a digital detox, but it can be the perfect phone for keeping your loved ones with accessibility needs connected.  

A brand-new addition to our feature phone range, the Nokia 110 comes with everything you need to be entertained on the go; an MP3 player for your music collection, a built-in camera, and an FM radio. The Nokia 110 also comes with your favourite games, such as the classic Snake, and a battery that lets you talk from sunrise to sunset on a single charge. The Nokia 110 builds on the successful Nokia 105 formula by adding a camera, music, and games to deliver more entertainment at a very similar price point. 

The Nokia 6.2 comes in Ceramic Black and Ice and is available at a retail price starting from AED 799. The Nokia 800 Tough comes in Black Steel and Desert Sand and will be available in the UAE from 31st October at a retail price of AED 399. The Nokia 2720 Flip comes in Ocean Blue, Black, and Pink, and is available in the UAE at a retail price of AED 299. The Nokia 110 is available in Ocean Blue, Black, and Pink in the UAE at a retail price of AED 76.5.

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Sony Launches FE 24-50mm F2.8 G, a Compact, Large Aperture F2.8 G Lens with High-Performance Optics

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Sony Middle East and Africa has announced the release of its new compact 35mm full-frame compatible α (Alpha) E-mount lens, FE 24-50mm F2.8 G (product name SEL2450G) standard zoom with F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range. Despite its small and lightweight body, it achieves the high-resolution performance and beautiful bokeh that can be expected from a large aperture G Lens with F2.8. It covers a focal length of 24 mm to 50 mm, allowing you to capture everything from still images such as everyday snapshots, and portraits to video shooting, all in high quality but with a design that will easily fit in the smallest of kit bags.

With the latest optical and mechanical design, the dimensions have been kept compact with a filter diameter of φ67 mm, maximum diameter of 74.8 mm, length of 92.3 mm, and weight of approximately 440 g. Sharp and detailed images at all focal lengths are achieved thanks to the arrangement of four aspherical lenses and two pieces of ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, so that aberrations such as chromatic aberration, are reduced, achieving high-resolution performance from the centre to the corner. FE 24-50mm F2.8 G uses an 11-blade circular aperture which together with the optimisation of spherical aberration provides the beautiful, soft and smooth bokeh that is characteristic of the G Lens series. It has a minimum shooting distance of 0.19 m (AF) at the wide end and a maximum magnification of 0.30 x (AF) offering high-quality close-up shooting.

The quality is evident through the AF (auto focus) whereby, equipped with two linear motors, it achieves high speed, high precision, high tracking, and quiet focusing. It also supports high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking of up to 120 frames per second for the full-frame mirrorless camera Alpha 9 III. For those wanting a solid video performance, AF tracking is available for high frame rate 4K 120p or FHD 240p movie recording where critical focus control is required, plus it supports in-body Active Mode image stabilisation for steady shooting while walking. It is also compatible with the focus breathing compensation on camera bodies, allowing for high-quality video expression.

Intuitive manual focus is achieved thanks to the adoption of linear response MF which allows smooth and superior image expression. FE 24-50mm F2.8 G is equipped with user-friendly functions such as a customisable focus hold button, aperture ring, aperture click ON/OFF switch, and focus mode switch, offering high operability and comprehensive control. Plus, for further ease of use, they are designed to be dust and moisture-proof with a fluorine coating which prevents dirt from sticking to the front surface of the lens.

 The new FE 24-50mm F2.8 G will be available in the region from Q2 2024.

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CORSAIR Intros New 75% Keyboard for Enthusiast Gamers

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CORSAIR has launched a standout addition to its lineup of award-winning gaming keyboards: the K65 PLUS WIRELESS. Beautifully built, and loaded with the essentials needed to win, this 75%-layout keyboard maxes out both performance and personality. When you deploy the K65 PLUS WIRELESS, your gaming persona and your keyboard enthusiast side come out to play.

Powerful performance now resides in a cleverly compact 75% profile. The space-saving K65 PLUS WIRELESS optimizes the important desk space needed for your mouse, while including the essential arrow and utility keys that put game controls right where you want them. Pre-lubricated CORSAIR MLX Red linear switches are buttery smooth and register every input with crisp responsiveness. The switches are also hot-swappable, so you can customize the keyboard by subbing in your switches easily – how you play is completely up to you.

The K65 PLUS WIRELESS offers ultra-satisfying typing, with no modding required. Each keystroke is tempered by two layers of integrated sound dampening that hushes internal pings and clacks. The result is precisely tuned acoustics that you – and everyone nearby – will appreciate. The PBT dye-sublimated keycaps’ midnight grey and silver accents complement any desktop; you will want to make K65 PLUS WIRELESS your primary board for daily use.

Connect and play, more adeptly than ever. Make ultra-fast moves over a reliable, low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection for gaming, or Bluetooth for tablets, mobile, and more, all with secure AES encryption and up to 266 hours on a single charge with RGB off. Toggle from PC to Mac layout by simply flipping a switch, and connect to multiple devices seamlessly with a single keystroke.

For RGB fanatics, the K65 PLUS WIRELESS comes alive with a shiny array of per-key RGB, endlessly customizable with CORSAIR iCUE software. Use the power of iCUE to record macros, remap keys, and sync your keyboard to the rest of your setup’s RGB and iCUE Murals profiles, for a lighting ambience that makes your space a haven for gaming and working.
Equip the infinitely intriguing K65 PLUS WIRELESS keyboard, and match your superior skill with stunning style.

To celebrate the launch of K65 PLUS WIRELESS, CORSAIR is excited to offer an exclusive deal on DROP Holy Panda X tactile switches. For a limited time, when you buy a K65 PLUS WIRELESS keyboard on the CORSAIR webstore, you can get a set of Holy Panda X switches for 50% off from DROP.com. When brought together, this keyboard and key switch combo makes tactile gaming and typing a delightful experience. (Offer only available in North America)

The CORSAIR K65 PLUS WIRELESS gaming keyboard is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized online retailers and distributors. The K65 PLUS WIRELESS is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

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HONOR Says its Eye-Tracking Features Can Move a Car

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HONOR has introduced an AI-powered eye-tracking feature that can move a car without a driver inside. This experiment, demonstrated by an automotive engineer, uses the eye-tracking feature of the HONOR Magic6 Pro to control a car based on the user’s eye movement.

A video by Autocar, available on YouTube, showcases this innovative technology. The HONOR Magic6 Pro is equipped with four commands that can be activated by eye gaze, allowing the car to start the engine, turn it off, and move forward or backwards. After focusing on a specific button for 2-3 seconds, the corresponding command is activated, and the car responds accordingly.

HONOR says that this demonstration is a testament to the company’s belief that AI can transform the way humans interact with devices in the future. HONOR has announced that its MWC Launch Event will be on February 25th. HONOR will also host an AI Panel with industry partners such as Qualcomm to unveil more discoveries about the future of AI. This event will take place on February 26th at 17:00 (CET) at MWC 2024. Find out more at this link: https://www.hihonor.com/ae-en/events/honor-mwc/

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