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OPPO named by Counterpoint as a Leader in Premium Smartphones

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OPPO has been named as the leading smartphone brand by market research firm Counterpoint in the lower premium segment. This stunning result proves the brand is thriving amongst fierce competition in a largely saturated market. Furthermore, with more than 95% of flagship sales coming from the domestic China market, its clear OPPO has ample opportunity to grow its share and thus bring more beautiful smartphone products to young consumers around the world.

OPPO named by Counterpoint as a Leader in Premium Smartphones
OPPO named by Counterpoint as a Leader in Premium Smartphones

High-end smartphone market price range and OEM share (Source: Counterpoint)

 

Mr. George Long, CEO, OPPO Pakistan said OPPO keeps on addressing its expertise to intended youth consumers through various fashion and lifestyle collaborations in mainstream culture. It has been a triumphant technique for OPPO in making the brand more useful to smartphone users with advanced technology. With our portfolio ranging mid-range smartphones offers high value for money and affordable to our target audience so that they discover ever-evolving technological innovations”.

 

The Counterpoint report concluded that the global high-end smartphone market grew by 7% in the second quarter of 2018, with excellent performance in high-end product shipments. OPPO accounted for 10% of the overall premium smartphone market and in the $400-600 price segment, OPPO ranked first with 22% market share, followed by Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and others. Within the hugely important China high-end smartphone market, the world’s largest, Apple ranked first and OPPO ranked second. Chinese smartphone manufacturers have “upgraded” their flagship products this year and OPPO has been at the forefront. The newly launched Find X has won unanimous praise from consumers and the media after a highly successful Paris launch. Not forgetting the company’s R series, which reinvigorated the industry at large with metallic colors and glass gradients.

 

In 2018 alone, OPPO has introduced several innovative technologies including the panoramic arc screen, AI-enhanced 3D Camera, Super VOOC flash charging, TOF and 3D structured light technology. OPPO has also inked partnerships with Stanford University on AI and internally, successfully tested 5G for use in the future development of 5G smartphones. There are many more reasons beyond product features that contribute to OPPO’s fast growth. In recent years, OPPO has put tremendous effort into manufacturing and hardware development with investment in R&D and Design centers around the world. In software, the company’s ColorOS continues to offer users a fast, smooth and intuitive experience. Both of these are exemplified by our number of applied technology patents, which has reached more than 32,000 globally.

 

So far, OPPO had entered more than 30 countries and regions and operate in more than 400,000 stores. In marketing and retail, OPPO continues to speak to its target audience of young consumers through numerous partnerships in sports, fashion, movies, gaming and other spaces in popular culture. OPPO had already partnered with FC Barcelona, India’s National Cricket team, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and America’s Next Top Model. In each of these, young users have been successfully reached and shown how the mobile can complement their lives. It’s has been a winning strategy for OPPO in terms of making the brand appealing to more and more people. One of the fundamental goals of OPPO has been to adhere to the ‘art of technology’ and meet user needs.

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LG Delivers Ultimate Five Camera Smartphone with LG V40 ThinQ

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A Truly All-Encompassing Smartphone Camera Experience to Capture Every Perspective

Seoul / Karachi – October 5, 2018LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its newest premium smartphone featuring a total of five cameras to redefine the standard of smartphone photography. The latest iteration of the company’s acclaimed V series, the LG V40 ThinQ is an uncompromising multimedia powerhouse device designed for today’s generation of storytellers that prefer to communicate with visuals and videos, especially on social media.

 

The LG V40 ThinQ retains the V series design philosophy with an improved 6.4-inch FullVision OLED display and even slimmer bezels than before. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, the LG V40 ThinQ again delivers the innovations that has made the LG V series a favorite among power users.

 

Seeing the Light with Five Cameras

In order to deliver a standout smartphone for today’s content-creating social generation, LG designed the LG V40 ThinQ from the ground up to deliver a truly all-encompassing smartphone camera experience. The LG V40 ThinQ features a rear camera module with three different lenses: 16MP super wide-angle, 12MP standard angle and 12MP telephoto. The three lenses allow for shutterbugs to frame different shots without changing position relative to the subject. The 107-degree super wide-angle lens captures subjects with more of the background with ease, while the telephoto with 2x optical zoom (or 3.2x the zoom of the wide-angle lens) takes clear shots from distance without a loss in image quality. The Triple Shot feature stitches together the images captured with each of the three lenses into a short video file for easy sharing.

 

The front camera module features a 5MP wide-angle lens and 8MP standard angle that work in tandem to create the perfect bokeh effect with an on-screen slider to adjust the amount of background blur. Other features allow selfie lovers to personalize their photos even more with unique lighting and special effects.

 

The pixel size of the main rear camera sensor has been improved by about 40 percent compared to the LG V30, increasing from 1μm to 1.4μm, while the image sensor is more than 18 percent larger than in the LG V30. In additdion to delivering the sharpest and brightest images of any LG smartphone camera, the F1.5 aperture of the main camera delivers greater depth of field, half the shutter lag and significantly faster burst mode  compared to the LG V30.

 

What’s more, Dual PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) delivers automatic focusing that is 50 percent faster, about twice as fast as the industry average. The advanced HDR feature analyzes and determines the right exposure settings to create perfectly lit shots, eliminating overexposed backgrounds or underexposed subjects. Subjects are always in perfect focus because the camera checks sharpness continuously until the shutter button is depressed.

 

LG upgraded the camera in the LG V40 ThinQ to be even more powerful and intuitive than ever to deliver the best color, composition, white balance and shutter speed. The AI CAM’s new AI Composition feature taps into the phone’s intelligence to frame, capture and recommend an alternative shot to the one taken by the user. AI Auto White Balance (AI AWB) automatically adjusts the color temperature across different lighting situations while AI Shutter selects the right shutter speed, especially useful when trying to capture fast-moving subjects.

 

Other new features such as Cine Shot, 3D Light Effect, Makeup Pro, Custom Backdrop, My Avatar and AR Emoji make photography on the LG V40 ThinQ a whole new experience. Cine Shot makes creating cinemagraphs – images with animation – incredibly easy and fun. Simply shoot a short video with any of the phone’s three rear cameras and “paint” the area to be animated with a finger and the result will be sure to amaze. 3D Light Effect changes the tone of a photo with professional-looking lighting, touch up any selfie with different looks using Makeup Pro or entirely change the background of a selfie with Custom Backdrop. For those who love all things augmented reality, create and share personalized emojis with My Avatar and AR Emoji using one’s own face or one of the provided characters.

 

Immersive Sight and Sound

The LG V40 ThinQ sports a new and improved 6.4-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) OLED FullVision display and a bottom bezel that is 1.6mm thinner than its predecessor. The new plastic OLED display is designed to deliver more accurate colors and better luminance consistency. The 4.5 million pixels delivered by the OLED display is the most of any QHD+ smartphone on the market today and allows for the enjoyment of immersive, vivid and vibrant content that only an LG OLED display can deliver.

 

LG has always prioritized high fidelity audio in its smartphones and the LG V40 ThinQ is no exception, being the first LG phone to be tuned with Meridian Audio. The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC produces a balanced sound signature that comes extremely close to the quality of an original recording. And Boombox Speaker, originally introduced on the LG G7 ThinQ, doubles the bass of conventional smartphone speakers by utilizing the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber. When placed on a solid surface or hollow box, the LG V40 ThinQ acts like a woofer to amplify the bass even more.

 

Minimalist Design Built to Last

The clean lines and sophisticated colors emphasizes the three main design elements of the LG V40 ThinQ: smooth touch, unique color and seamless form. With the objective to create a design that will stand the test of time, the simple yet beautiful exterior is the perfect complement to the wealth of innovative technologies found on the LG V40 ThinQ.

 

LG’s proprietary Silky BlastTM process etches the tempered glass back with microscopic pits to create a smoother matte finish which feels extremely comfortable in the hand without being slippery. In addition to its more premium appearance, the matte glass is more practical due to its higher resistance to fingerprints and stains. The phone will be available in the charming colors of New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue and eye-catching Carmine Red.

 

The LG V40 ThinQ retains the slim and light design heritage of the V series, weighing only 169g and measuring a svelte 7.7mm in thickness. Like its predecessor, the LG V40 ThinQ meets the U.S. Department of Defense requirements for durability, passing 14 MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test categories for suitability in military operations and is IP68 rated.

 

“The LG V40 ThinQ was designed with the main goal to deliver an uncompromised experience for users to create, consume and share high quality content,” said Hwang Jeong-hwan, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The versatility of the camera and the proven V series platform makes the LG V40 ThinQ a serious option for customers looking for a premium smartphone that does it all.”

 

 

Inroducing LG’s Hybrid Watch

Alongside the  LG V40 ThinQ, LG announced its first hybrid smartwatch, the LG Watch W7, a wearable device that combines mechanical movement with digital functionalities. As the first LG wearable to run the new Wear OS by Google platform, the LG Watch W7 is designed for consumers who value the look of a traditional analog timepiece but desire the convenient functionalities of a connected smartwatch.

 

Developed in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland, the LG Watch W7 features high-precision quartz movement and physical watch hands wrapped in a stainless steel body. Combining smart and mechanical features in a single timepiece gives the LG Watch W7 unique powering options. In full operation mode on a single charge, the LG Watch W7 can run for up to two days and then an additional 3-4 days in analog-only mode. In mechanical watch-only mode with its “smart” features disabled, the watch can operate for up to 100 days, or more than three months before requiring a charge.

 

In addition to keeping accurate time, the analog hands also display additional information such as altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer and compass directions. Because this device runs Wear OS by Google, it can be customized thousands of different ways with unique watch faces and complications available online. What’s more, the watch is compatible with all standard 22mm watch bands.

 

Launch dates, pricing and additional details for both the LG V40 ThinQ and LG Watch W7 will be announced locally at the time of availability.

LG V40

LG V40 ThinQ Key Specifications:*

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform

Display: 6.4-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ OLED FullVision Display (3120 x 1440 / 538ppi)

Memory: 6GB LPDDR4x RAM / 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)

Camera:

–  Rear: 16MP Super Wide (F1.9 / 1.0μm / 107°)

12MP Standard (F1.5 / 1.4μm / 78°)

12MP Telephoto (F2.4 / 1.0μm / 45°)

–  Front: 8MP Standard (F1.9 / 1.12μm / 80°)

5MP Wide (F2.2 / 1.12μm / 90°)

Battery: 3300mAh

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

Size: 158.7 x 75.8 x 7.7mm

Weight: 169g

Network: LTE-A 4 Band CA

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.0 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)

Colors: New Aurora Black / New Platinum Gray / New Moroccan Blue / Carmine Red

Other: Cine Shot / Triple Preview / Triple Shot / AI CAM / AI Composition / Boombox Speaker / Google Assistant / Google Lens / AI Haptic / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / Super Far Field Voice Recognition / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 Technology (Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 Compatible) / Wireless Charging / MIL-STD 810G Compliance / FM Radio

 

 

LG Watch W7

LG Watch W7 Key Specifications:*

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 Platform

Operating System: Wear OS by Google

Display: 1.2-inch LCD (360 x 360 / 300ppi)

Size: 44.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm

Weight: 79.5g

Memory: 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3

Battery: 240mAh

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / USB Type-C 2.0

Sensors: 9-Axis / Pressure

Movement: 2 Hands / Micro Gearbox

Color: Cloud Silver

Other: IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / Quartz Movement

 

Images available at http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2018/10/lg-delivers-ultimate-five-camera-smartphone-with-lg-v40-thinq/

 

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, camera optics, audio and battery. LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of consumers all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

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Samsung reduced the prices of all its smartphones

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Samsung is a global technology leader. Its revolutionary products, powerful devices and award-winning innovations enjoy tremendous popularity in Pakistan too, as its products and solutions fulfill the needs of many diverse consumer segments. The global leader in technology and electronics recently held media press event at Hafeez Center, Lahore and revealed a new reduced price structure for its lineup of smartphones. Samsung invited the media along with its brand ambassador Fakhar Zaman a star cricketer of Pakistan, to reveal the new pricing strategy to the media and public at large while interacting with retailers at Packages Mall.  Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan cricket teams left handed batsman who played a vital role in winning the final match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 announced Samsung’s new pricing approach while meeting with excited retailers and media people at the mall.

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Samsung-Reduced price on smartphones

Mr. Umar Ghumman Head of Mobile Division Samsung Pakistan & Afghanistan speaking at the event: ‘Samsung has taken a bold step even though the US dollar is rising in strength and has an upward trajectory. Samsung has taken a strategic decision to not put the impact of this hike on the consumer and have reduced the prices of all its smartphones’.

 

This revolutionary pricing strategy promises to deliver on Samsung’s legacy as the World’s largest electronics brand and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, telecommunications and home appliances which will enhance the level of satisfaction among its consumers. Thus, winning the complete confidence of customers and reassuring them that; Samsung truly cares for them. The retailers in Pakistan are being given a deeper understanding of Samsung’s vision, as the company is committed to expand the use of digital technology for connectivity and communications

 

Samsung’s consistently aspires to exceed customers’ expectations, to build trust on the brand. Extensive research on consumer preferences helps Samsung in anticipating their evolving needs. Hence, its innovations and high service-standards continue to win customers’ hearts.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI,foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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Yayvo.com offering huge discounts on Pakistan Tech Sale to celebrate Pakistan Day 2018

Easypaisa Mega Deals for PAkistan Day 2018

We Pakistanis will celebrate our 78th Pakistan Day this year. It’s a special day for all of us as on this day Pakistan Movement was launched which led us to our free homeland, our freedom. At this joyous occasion, Yayvo.com has something special for you. We are proud to present our Pakistan Tech Sale from 23rd to 25th March 2018.  On this Pakistan Day Sale, enjoy our mega deals in various categories offered by various brands and our payment partners.

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