OPPO launches Reno11, Reno 11F 5G Series in Pakistan, price, sale info

OPPO launches Reno11, Reno 11F 5G Series in Pakistan, price, sale info
OPPO launches Reno11, Reno 11F 5G Series in Pakistan, price, sale info

LAHORE — OPPO launched its high-end smartphone series, the OPPO Reno11 Series 5G, on Wednesday. Pre-orders for the OPPO Reno11 F 5G are now available.

The Reno 11 Series Grand Launch Event took place in Lahore and showcased OPPO’s latest innovation. OPPO Pakistan’s brand ambassador, Fawad Khan, along with technology influencers, media representatives, and OPPO executives attended, marking the much-awaited arrival of the Reno11 Series 5G.

The event was themed “RENOvator is Back,” and guests had the opportunity to explore the device’s incredible features and capabilities. One of the highlights of the event was the durability booth, where attendees witnessed the device’s robustness under real-world conditions. The Reno11 Series demonstrated impressive IP65 splash resistance, making it durable and reliable in any environment.

The Reno series is priced at an introductory rate of PKR 79,999 for Reno11 F 5G and PKR 129,999 for Reno11 5G, setting a new benchmark for smartphone excellence in the Pakistani market. It boasts advanced technology and a sleek design, making it the preferred choice for consumers seeking a premium mobile experience.

Key Features of the OPPO Reno11 F 5G include Magnetic Particle Design with captivating colour variants, a Borderless 120Hz AMOLED Display for an immersive viewing experience, and a 64MP Ultra-Clear Triple Camera for capturing every detail precisely and clearly. Additionally, the device features the Sunshine Ring Camera and IP65 Splash Resistance, ensuring standout visuals in any environment and providing users with peace of mind.

The Reno11 F 5G is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, up to 8GB RAM, and expandable storage, making multitasking smooth. It also features OPPO’s LinkBoost for stable connectivity, and the 5000mAh battery and 67W SUPERVOOC™ Flash Charging keep you powered up. The device runs on ColorOS 14, which offers enhanced productivity features like File Dock, Smart Touch, and Smart Image Matting for effortless efficiency.

To receive an exclusive premium gift box, pre-order the OPPO Reno11 F 5G between March 20 and April 4, 2024. Also, purchase the OPPO Reno11 Series between March 27 and April 25, 2024, to get a significant 2-year warranty. For more information and to pre-order the OPPO Reno11 F 5G, visit https://www.oppo.com/pk/.

Realme Note 50 takes lead with its exceptional warranty, design offer

Realme Note 50 takes lead with its exceptional warranty, design offer
Realme Note 50 takes lead with its exceptional warranty, design offer

The realme Note 50 has established a remarkable reputation for itself in the competitive smartphone market of Pakistan, thanks to its unprecedented sales pace.

Since its launch, the device has been selling at an extraordinary rate, with one unit sold every 1.5 seconds on the first day, indicating the device’s desirability and realme’s growing influence in the smartphone industry. The realme Note 50 strikes a balance between affordability and premium quality, making it popular among consumers.

One feature that sets the realme Note 50 apart from its competitors is the 24-month warranty, which is rare for devices in this price category. This extended warranty underscores the brand’s dedication to customer satisfaction and assures consumers that their investment is protected over an extended period.

The realme Note 50 has an elegant design and impressive technical specifications that augment its appeal. It features a 6.74-inch IPS LED screen with a 1600×720-pixel resolution that delivers a solid visual experience. The display is enhanced with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, providing a smooth and responsive user interface.

In terms of design, the Realme Note 50 is slim and elegant, with a thickness of just 7.99mm and a weight of 186 grams. Despite its sleekness, the device is durable, as evidenced by its IP54-rated chassis, which provides resistance to dust and water. The smartphone includes a side-facing fingerprint scanner, and a face unlock mode to enhance the user’s security.

Performance-wise, the Realme Note 50 is powered by a Unisoc chipset, has 4GB of RAM, and has 64GB of internal storage, ensuring decent performance for everyday tasks. It has a robust battery life, with a 5,000 mAh battery supporting 10W charging.

The realme Note 50’s camera setup offers a satisfactory photography experience for its market segment. It features a dual-camera system with a 13 MP primary sensor and a 0.08 MP auxiliary lens. The front-facing 5 MP camera with an F/2.2 aperture provides decent selfies, focusing on functionality over frills.

The realme Note 50 series addresses the unmet needs of budget-conscious consumers without sacrificing quality. With the introduction of the Note 50 series, realme has set a new benchmark for budget-friendly smartphones by delivering commendable performance and quality. Additionally, the brand’s approach has influenced other brands to follow suit, with 24-month warranties becoming more commonplace.

The realme Note 50 is shaping the future of smartphones by changing consumer expectations and ensuring that premium smartphone features are within reach of a broader audience. This approach is reshaping the market dynamics, providing a brighter, more inclusive future in technology.

RENOvator: OPPO unveils Reno11 Series with Fawad Khan

RENOvator: OPPO unveils Reno11 Series with Fawad Khan
RENOvator: OPPO unveils Reno11 Series with Fawad Khan

LAHORE – The leading global smart device brand renowned for its innovation and premium offerings is thrilled to announce the return of the RENOvator with the highly anticipated OPPO Reno11 series.

After a three-year hiatus, the RENOvator makes a triumphant comeback, promising a new era of innovation and excellence in the smartphone industry.

At the heart of this exciting relaunch is the partnership with the illustrious actor and icon Fawad Khan, who returns as the face of innovation for OPPO. Fawad, who captivated audiences in the brand’s previous campaigns, now lends his charisma and talent again to the OPPO family. His return symbolizes a reunion of two icons in the pursuit of pushing boundaries and setting new standards of extraordinary achievement.

The OPPO Reno series has always been synonymous with premium craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. With the Reno11 series, OPPO raises the bar even higher, delivering a blend of sophistication, innovation, and performance that caters to the discerning tastes of consumers.

Launching the OPPO Reno11 series heralds a new chapter in OPPO’s legacy of innovation and excellence. As the RENOvator returns, anticipation reaches unprecedented levels, setting the stage for a monumental unveiling that will redefine the smartphone landscape.

Stay tuned for the grand reveal of the OPPO Reno11 series, where innovation meets extraordinary, and the RENOvator reigns supreme.

Pakistan set to start offering iPhones to freelancers through easy installment plans

Pakistan set to start offering iPhones to freelancers through easy installment plans
Pakistan set to start offering iPhones to freelancers through easy installment plans

ISLAMABAD – In an exciting development for Pakistani freelancers, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, with the coordination of telecom operators, is set to roll out an easy installment plan that will help people to get mobile paying in easy payments.

Freelancers and content creators, who were earlier forced to pay a big chunk of additional money on installment options, will now be able to get the phones with the support of government.

The government’s move aimed at requests made by content creators.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority will block phones if payments are missed, minister warns as government is looking to get full payments without any haphazard encounters.

The motive also offers encourage responsible spending and make sure more people can get cell phones. Telecom companies will play a crucial role in giving phones directly to customers through these plans, especially helping those with lower incomes enjoy the benefits of mobile internet.

Meanwhile, IT minister Umar Saif also shared another breakthrough about 5G technology,  which according to him will bring super-fast internet.

Apple iPhone 15 series price in Pakistan including PTA tax

Apple iPhone 15 series price in Pakistan including PTA tax
Apple iPhone 15 series price in Pakistan including PTA tax

Apple just unveiled the new iPhone 15 series, which consists of four models: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

For the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, a powerful 48MP primary camera and an A16 Bionic CPU are housed in the Dynamic Island, a fresh and durable design.

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will also include the next-generation A17 Pro processor, which has a variety of improvements.

Price of non-PTA iPhone 15 series

ModelVariantnon-PTA Price
iPhone 15128 GBRs.236,000
iPhone 15256 GBRs.265,500
iPhone 15512 GBRs.324,600
iPhone 15 Plus128 GBRs.265,500
iPhone 15 Plus256 GBRs.295,000
iPhone 15 Plus512 GBRs.354,100
iPhone 15 Pro128 GBRs.295,000
iPhone 15 Pro256 GBRs.324,600
iPhone 15 Pro512 GBRs.383,700
iPhone 15 Pro Max128 GBRs.354,100
iPhone 15 Pro Max256 GBRs.383,700
iPhone 15 Pro Max512 GBRs.442,700

PTA duty on iPhone 15 series

Different Apple iPhone 15 series models are liable for specific tax rates set by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

ModelPTA Tax on PassportPTA Tax on CNIC
iPhone 15Rs.107,325Rs.130,708
iPhone 15 PlusRs.113,075Rs.137,033
iPhone 15 ProRs.122,275Rs.147,153
iPhone 15 Pro MaxRs.131,130Rs.156,893

Total Price with PTA duty

ModelVariantTotal Price on PassportTotal Price on CNIC
iPhone 15128 GBRs.343,325Rs. 366,708
iPhone 15256 GBRs.372,825Rs.396,208
iPhone 15512 GBRs.431,925Rs.455,308
iPhone 15 Plus128 GBRs.378,575Rs.396,208
iPhone 15 Plus256 GBRs.408,075Rs.432,033
iPhone 15 Plus512 GBRs.467,175Rs.491,133
iPhone 15 Pro128 GBRs.417,275Rs.442,153
iPhone 15 Pro256 GBRs.446,875Rs.471,753
iPhone 15 Pro512 GBRs.505,975Rs.530,853
iPhone 15 Pro Max128 GBRs.485,230Rs.510,993
iPhone 15 Pro Max256 GBRs.514,830Rs.540,593
iPhone 15 Pro Max512 GBRs. 573,830Rs. 599,593

Twitter changes official handle to ‘@X’ as rebranding continues

Twitter changes official handle to '@X' as rebranding continues
Twitter changes official handle to '@X' as rebranding continues

In latest move of its rebranding spree, Elon Musk-owned Twitter has changed its official hand to @X from the original @Twitter.

When someone tries to approach @Twitter handle, a message popped up stating: “This account is no longer active. Follow @x for updates.”

The other official handles of the microblogging site have either given up the “Twitter” name or substituted it with the letter X.

The social media firm’s own handles such as @TwitterSupport, @TwitterDev are now inactive and changed to @Support and @Xdevelopers, with the recently launched X logo as their profile pictures.

However, several regional handles like Twitter Japan and Twitter India are yet to change the names.

On Monday, Twitter launched its new logo, replacing the blue bird on its website “X” as the Elon-Musk owned microblogging site is gearing up to give tough challenge to its rival Meta’s recently launched Threads.

Elon Musk and Twitter CEO, Linda Yaccarino, jointly shared the new logo for the social media platform and they also incorporated in into their Twitter handles.

The logo showcased a white “X” on a black background, bidding adieu to the bird symbol.

You should read this before creating a ‘Threads’ account

You should read this before creating a 'Threads' account
You should read this before creating a 'Threads' account

Users who attempted to remove their accounts on Threads, a new app from Meta, discovered that they were unable to do so unless they delete their Instagram accounts too.

According to a post from Mark Zuckerberg on the app, Threads, Meta’s much awaited take on Twitter, premiered on July 6 and attracted 10 million sign-ups in the first seven hours.

Elon Musk announced temporary implementation of “rate limits,” which placed a limit on the number of posts users could read. Musk cited “extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation” from AI companies as the reason for the measures, which have increased buzz around the new platform.

The internet’s biggest and most entertaining experiment of the day so far has been Threads’ launch; users are writing on the app to learn how it functions, and many have expressed the opinion that users will start to switch from Twitter to its gleaming new competition.

However, according to the Threads Supplemental Privacy Policy and a Help Centre page, some other users have reported that after using the app for a few hours and deciding they didn’t like it, they wanted to delete their accounts. However, they discovered that they couldn’t delete Threads without deleting their Instagram accounts.

Users may erase specific postings or temporarily deactivate their accounts, which prevents other users from seeing their posts until they decide to reactivate their accounts, according to a disclaimer in the app’s help centre. However, users have to delete their Instagram account in order to completely erase the profile and data associated with it.

According to the app’s Supplemental Privacy Policy, “Your Threads profile is part of your Instagram account, and may be deleted at any time by deleting your Instagram account.”

Some users who sought to remove their Threads accounts turned to Twitter, a competitor, to voice their displeasure with the Meta policy.

“We can’t delete our threads account without deleting our ig?? they knew ppl would instantly hate it so they made it a saw trap,” one user remarked in a tweet that has 1.1 million views and 25,000 likes.

Other users have complained that they feel “trapped” or “stuck” in their Threads accounts, and one user who claimed she decided to deactivate her account rather than delete it advised others not to download the application at all.


vivo launches V27e in Pakistan, price, specifications

LAHORE – vivo, a leading global technology company, has launched the gorgeous V27e in Pakistan. The device is the brand’s latest addition to its popular V Series and comes with powerful camera capabilities.

vivo V27e is equipped with an outstanding 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera, 120Hz AMOLED Display, 66W FlashCharge, 8GB + 8GB Extended RAM*, Aura Light Portrait along with eye-catching color design.

vivo has extended its collaboration with the captain and top-ranked Batsman of the Pakistan Cricket Team for its latest product launch. The renowned cricketer will continue to represent vivo as the Brand Ambassador for the newly released V27e device, further strengthening the bond between the player, the brand, and the youth of the country.

On this occasion, Mr. Oliver Shen, Product Director at vivo Pakistan shared his thoughts about the device, “With an eye-catching appearance and outstanding image capabilities, V27e provides an enjoyable user experience and gives users the power to capture special, aesthetically pleasing moments. To achieve this, vivo constantly strives to develop leading technology in its smartphones to improve performance while catering to consumer demands”.

Intelligent, outstanding rear camera ensures glowing portraits

64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera of V27e on the back of the phone offers a longer exposure and increases light intake by six times — producing more stable snapshots and boosting the quality and success rate of images taken in low-light conditions.

The 32MP HD Selfie Camera takes clearer selfies with richer details, for a poster-like image. Combining functionality with intelligent, outstanding cameras, the Aura Light Portrait of V27e provides exceptional portraits. V27e is an advanced smartphone owing to its 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera, studio-level soft lighting effect, and portrait-enhancing capabilities. The Aura Light and Portrait Mode work in tandem to help the camera light up faces to create Glowing Portraits in low light conditions and help users record beautiful moments.

Creating brighter videos has never been easier

vivo V27e is able to shoot brighter, more dynamic, detailed videos thanks to Hybrid Image Stabilization (OIS + EIS) mechanism which can perform stabilization computations and movements up to 10,000 times per second — giving users smoother, more stable, and clearer footage.

In addition, the Vlog Movie Creator feature offers a new one-stop video creation experience — providing 24 templates with rich video effects to show users how to shoot objects, people, or landscapes, along with real-time guidance for camera movement.

Stunning screen and gorgeous design

vivo constantly strives to improve the visual experience for its users. V27e has a 6.62′′* 2.5D screen which provides a more immersive and engaging visual experience with a refresh rate of 120Hz* and high brightness and contrast. The 2.5D screen offers rich details — giving users a cinema-like immersive visual world.

The 120Hz AMOLED Display also features self-developed ambient light sensors combined with luminescent materials which intelligently adjust the screen’s brightness and deliver vivid authentic colours, allowing users to enjoy a high-quality visual experience.

The flat frame, the slim body of 7.7mm thickness, and a weight of 185g* provide an ultra-thin grip and give the phone a slender and elegant look which is accentuated by the stunning flat screen.  vivo V27e captures and pays tribute to the vibrant colours of nature. The phone has a beautiful design flow which gives it a dynamic, artistic, simple, and elegant look.

Robust performance

The new V27e is equipped with a 4600mAh battery. Coupled with vivo’s in-house developed FlashCharge technology, it allows for 66W FlashCharge through which the phone can be charged up to 50% in 19 minutes.*

Moreover, vivo V27e is equipped with MediaTek’s Helio G99 platform, which features a 6nm advanced processor. It combines graphite sheets of ultra-high thermal conductivity with high-efficiency heat dissipation materials to create an efficient cooling system to boost performance.

Furthermore, V27e comes with an 8GB + 8GB Extended RAM* which works in tandem with the 6nm chip to help people seamlessly switch between apps and store data.

Price & Availability

The V27e comes in two beautiful colour variants, Lavender Purple, and Glory Black, and is currently available for pre-booking in Pakistan. The device will be available for sale starting May 30, 2023, at PKR 119,999 only.

vivo offers a one-year warranty for V27e along with 15 days of free replacement and 6 month’s warranty for accessories. vivo V27e is duly approved by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and supports all mobile networks in Pakistan. Zong customers can also get 12GB Free Mobile Internet by using their 4G SIM card in Slot 1 (2GB Internet/month for 6 months).

* Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.62” in the full rectangle. The actual display area is slightly smaller.

* Only specific apps can support 120 Hz. Screen refresh rate and touch sampling rate may vary slightly in different apps or game interfaces.

* The thickness of the Lavender Purple edition is 7.8mm, while the thickness of Glory Black is 7.7mm. The weight of the Glory Black edition is 185g while the Lavender Purple edition is 186g.

The actual dimensions and weight of each edition may differ due to variations in processes, measurement methods, and materials supplies.

* V27e is equipped with vivo standard charger and supports up to 66W. Charging power adjusts dynamically to changing conditions and is subject to actual use.

* 8 GB extended RAM is realized by software.

AI firm ‘Runway’ releases app that offers users video editing

AI firm 'Runway' releases app that offers users video editing
AI firm 'Runway' releases app that offers users video editing

Runway, an AI firm that collaborated on the creation of Stable Diffusion, an AI picture generator, released its first mobile app on Monday to give consumers access to Gen-1, its video-to-video generative AI model.

Currently, iOS devices are the only ones that can use the software.

What does runway AI do?

Users will be able to record videos from their phones and create AI videos with the new software in a matter of minutes. Any movie already in their library can be changed by using text prompts, pictures, or style presets.

Users can choose from the presets provided by Runway, such as “Cloudscape,” or they can alter their videos to make it appear to be a claymation, charcoal sketch, watercolour painting, paper origami or any type of art. They can also enter text or upload a picture into the text box.

The app will produce four previews for users to choose from. It will take a few minutes to create the finished item once they have decided which one they prefer.

Naturally, like any AI generator, the outputs can appear warped or bizarre. The idea of AI video makers could come off as goofy or even gimmicky. However, as technology advances and gets better over time, users may find value in it. Content producers, for instance, can spruce up their social media posts.

What does RunwayAi cost?

Two paid plans are available for Runway’s new mobile app: Standard ($143.99/year) and Pro ($344.91/year). You receive 625 credits each month under the basic plan in addition to other premium services like 1080p video, limitless projects and others. The Pro package includes all 30+ AI tools from Runway and 2,250 credits per month.

When can we access Runway Gen-2?

Runway brought out its Gen-2 model one month after Gen-1, which debuted in February, and went on sale. Gen-2, a text-to-video generator, is arguably an improvement above text-to-image models Stable Diffusion and DALL-E because it allows users to create videos from start.

According to Valenzuela, Runway has started to gradually offer out access to its closed beta for Gen-2.

Gen-2 will soon be available with Runway’s other AI capabilities, such as its image-to-image generator, and will replace the Gen-1 model that the app now supports.

OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for iOS

OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for iOS
OpenAI launches ChatGPT app for iOS

The standalone ChatGPT app from OpenAI is now available for iOS users to download and use without any charges. It combines a few cool features and makes it simpler to communicate with the bot while on the road.

For instance, Whisper, the company’s open-source speech recognition technology, is used by the app to facilitate voice input. Additionally, it syncs your chat history from ChatGPT’s online client and any devices that are currently logged into your account.

Naturally, users to ChatGPT Plus have early access to upcoming features, access to the improved GPT-4 version and faster response times.

The software is currently available for iOS users to download from the US software Store, but it should soon be available in other nations as well. The same goes for Android users.