Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training inks contract with PTCL to run 4 educational channels on PTCL Smart TV App

Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training inks contract with PTCL to run 4 educational channels on PTCL Smart TV App
Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training inks contract with PTCL to run 4 educational channels on PTCL Smart TV App

ISLAMABAD – Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) signed an agreement for the provision of 04 educational OTT channels in order to deliver educational content to students across the country, at a ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday. The channels will boost accessibility to quality educational content to foster learning and growth amongst students of different age groups.

Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training, Rana Tanveer Hussain was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Federal Secretary-MOFEPT, Aamir Ashraf Khawaja and Federal Secretary IT, Mohsin Mushtaq also attended the event. Contract was signed by Additional Secretary (MOFEPT), Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary and Group Chief Business Solutions Officer (PTCL & Ufone), Zarrar Hasham Khan.

Under the agreement, PTCL will provide 04 channels to the MOFEPT on its OTT Smart TV platform to deliver educational content for live viewing and downloading to students throughout the country. The digital channels will be available free of cost nationwide. The initiative will help MOFEPT in taking a stride toward digitalization of the education system for greater efficiency and improved learning.

During the ceremony, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training said, “The arrangement with PTCL is an important step toward the digitalization of Pakistan’s educational system based on the latest learning and tutoring techniques. We believe the time is ripe for such interventions because there is nationwide penetration of smartphones and speedy internet even across remote regions. We are glad to have found a collaborative partner in PTCL that shares our vision for such a ground-breaking initiative for the advancement of learning in society. Digitalization is the future and we will explore the opportunities for enhancing the scope and reach of this initiative for a sustainable and deeper impact”.

Speaking at the occasion, Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, Additional Secretary MOFEPT said “The 04 OTT educational channels will be completely free of cost so that the educational material is accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds without any need for a subscription. This step will play a significant role in the socioeconomic development of the country. Moreover, the initiative furthers MOFEPT’s continuous endeavor to foster social good for the people of Pakistan”.

Commenting on the agreement, Zarrar Hasham Khan, Group Chief Business Solutions Officer, PTCL & Ufone said, “PTCL is the largest ICT services provider having footprint across Pakistan and being a company playing a pivotal role in driving digital transformation revolution in the country, needs partners to boost education sector. This will create synergies to revolutionize the educational system of Pakistan and enable all geographical areas with modern learning mechanisms.”

Senior officials from MOFEPT & PTCL also attended the ceremony.

SnackVideo secures ISO27001 and ISO27701 certification for security

snackvideo
snackvideo

SnackVideo announced it acquired the ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 27001 certification in China and several other countries in Latin America, Southeast and South Asia, and the Middle East.

ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard on how to manage information security. ISO/IEC 27701 is a privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001 with additional requirements in order to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). For SnackVideo, that proves that it is handling personal data with worldwide standards recognized in the industry.

Calvin Liu, head of SnackVideo Compliance, Communication Experience and Partnership says: This certification reflects SnackVideo’s social responsibility and commitment to user information security, marking that SnackVideo has reached the international advanced level.

The ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 27001 detail requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS). It’s primary aim is to help organizations safeguard and protect their assets.

The independent third-party auditor performed a series of careful checks to confirm that SnackVideo’s controls, global security, and risk operations met the highest standards. These were done to evaluate how the platform protects its development, infrastructure, operations, and services, ISO 27001 requires that management:

●     Systematically monitor the organisation’s information security risks, taking account of the weaknesses, threats, and their effects;

●     Design and implement a well-organised and comprehensive chamber of information security controls and/or other forms of risk treatment (such as ways to avoid and transfer risk) to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable; and

●     Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organisation’s information security needs on a daily basis.

Zhang Hua, head of Kuaishou Information Security says,[1]  “Achieving the ISO 27701 and 27001 certification is another step in our comprehensive security journey. SnackVideo will continue to increase investment in the field of information security, strengthen privacy security protection, continuously improve itself with technological and management innovation, deepen the construction of an information security compliance system, and provide users with more secure and credible services.

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4: The Most Versatile Devices, Changing the Way We Interact with Smartphones

LAHORE – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the next generation of groundbreaking foldable smartphones: Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4. Both devices feature customizable form factors, tailored experiences, and upgraded performance. Now in its fourth generation, Galaxy Z series continues to break from convention to deliver new, impactful interactions that enhance everyday life.

“Samsung Galaxy foldables are built on the foundation of our openness philosophy, enabling new possibilities with complete customization both inside and out. Created in collaboration with our world-class partners, the next foldable devices offer unparalleled mobile experiences that meet the needs of our most dynamic users,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile experience Business at Samsung Electronics. “Through our unwavering focus and industry leadership, excitement for the foldables continues to grow. We’ve successfully transformed this category from a radical project to a mainstream device lineup enjoyed by millions worldwide.”

As a testament to Samsung’s dedication to superior craftsmanship, every component in both form factors has been thoroughly analyzed to deliver a truly optimized experience to ensure that every consumer has a device to fit their needs. The Galaxy Z Flip4 builds on the success of Samsung’s iconic form factor, adding key features, including an upgraded camera experience, a larger battery and expanded customization, while maintaining its ultra-compact design. The Galaxy Z Fold4 opens up new possibilities for users by delivering Samsung’s most comprehensive smartphone experience to-date, offering shape-shifting design, immersive displays and PC-like multitasking features, in addition to advanced camera technology and powerful mobile processors.

Galaxy Z Flip4, the Ultimate Self-expression Tool Inside and Out

The Galaxy Z Flip4 enhances our users’ favorite features, making it the ultimate tool for self-expression. Its compact clamshell design offers unique experiences not available on any other smartphone.

Shoot hands-free video or capture full group selfies at various angles by partially folding Z Flip4 to activate FlexCam. These can even be enjoyed on users’ favorite apps. Thanks to Samsung’s partnership with Meta, FlexCam is optimized for the most popular social platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Do more than ever with Z Flip4 by taking high-quality selfies right from the Cover Screen by leveraging the main camera with the upgraded Quick Shot. Start high-quality video recording in Quick Shot mode and then seamlessly switch to Flex mode to continue recording hands-free without stopping the video – ideal for content creators and vloggers. The users are now able to take selfies in Portrait Mode and see preview in actual photo ratio when using Quick Shot. With an upgraded camera equipped with a 65 percent brighter sensor powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, photos and videos are crisper and more stable – day or night.

Z Flip4 is crafted to go truly hands-free – doing more without ever opening the phone. Make calls, reply to texts, unlock the car and even control the SmartThings Scene widget, all from the Cover Screen.

Galaxy Z Flip4 can capture, watch and connect longer between charges with the expanded 3,700mAh battery. With Super Fast Charging, now supported on Z Flip4, charge up to 50 percent in around 30 minutes, keeping users connected when they’re running low.

With the slimmer hinge, straightened edges, contrasting hazed back glass and glossy metal frames, the design is our most refined yet. The users can fully customize the Z Flip4 inside and out, with Galaxy Themes on both Cover and Main Screen to complement their style with custom fonts, icons and designs. Plus, users can create their own Cover Screen with new clock designs and backgrounds in various formats such as images, GIFs and even video.

Galaxy Z Fold4, a Multi-tasking Powerhouse with Ultimate Performance

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is the result of Samsung Galaxy’s enduring smartphone innovation and our most powerful smartphone yet. Z Fold4 combines Samsung’s collective mobile technology expertise to create a device with increased functionality whether opened, closed, or in Flex mode. Furthermore, it is the first device to ship with Android 12L, a special version of Android created by Google for large-screen experiences, including foldables.

Multitasking on Z Fold4 is easier than ever, so users can get more done on the move. The new Taskbar provides a layout similar to your PC, offering access to your favorite and recent apps. Multitasking is also more intuitive, thanks to new swipe gestures. Instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split your screen in half for more ways to multitask

Samsung’s partnerships with Google and Microsoft take multitasking to the next level. Google apps, including Chrome and Gmail now support drag-and-drop, allowing users to quickly copy and paste links, photos and more from one app to another. With Google Meet, users can now connect with more people while enjoying virtual co-activities, including co-watching videos on YouTube or playing games together on a video call. Microsoft’s full Office suite and Outlook take advantage of the foldable display, providing more information on the screen and faster ways to interact with the content. The multitasking experience is complete with       S-Pen functionality, enabling on-the-go drawing and notetaking with streamlined storage inside the Standing Cover with Pen case.

Galaxy Z Fold4 takes stunning photos and videos with an upgraded 50MP wide lens and 30x Space Zoom lens. A variety of camera modes, including the larger Zoom map activated on Capture View Mode, Dual Preview, and Rear Cam Selfie are custom-built to take advantage of the unique form factor for increased capturing flexibility. And with the larger pixel size, a 23 percent brighter sensor, and enhanced processing power, users can capture clear images even at night.

Content is even more immersive and distinctive on the 7.6-inch Main Screen with a brighter screen, a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and a less visible Under Display Camera (UDC) featuring a new scatter-type sub-pixel arrangement. Popular social media apps like Facebook are optimized for the large-screen experience to make content more enjoyable. Or open your favorite streaming entertainment service apps like Netflix and watch hands-free with Flex mode. For non-optimized apps, users can even control the device without disrupting the content with the new Flex Mode Touchpad, offering accuracy while pausing, rewinding, and playing videos, or zooming in and out of content while the device is in Flex mode.

Games are snappier too thanks to the powerful Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and hyper-fast 5G. With a slimmer hinge, lighter weight, and even narrower bezels, the wider screen enables easier one-handed interactions while using the Cover Screen.

Samsung continues its barrier-defying innovation journey to deliver the level of durability consumers expect, both in and out. With our Armor Aluminum frames and hinge cover along with exclusive Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®+ on the Cover Screen and rear glass, Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 are our toughest foldables ever. Durability of the Main Screen panel is also enhanced thanks to the optimized layer structure, helping to reduce damage from external shock. In addition, both Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 are equipped with IPX8 water resistance, so users can worry less if they get caught in the rain.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Premium Design with the Ultimate Listening Experience

Joining the Galaxy Z series are Galaxy Buds2 Pro – Samsung’s new top-of-the-line earbuds that provide the most immersive wireless audio experience with a new, compact design, and seamless connectivity that is perfect for any aspect of your everyday life.

Appreciate every musical interlude with superior Hi-Fi 24bit Audio, which offers high-dynamic range helping you feel connected to the content you’re listening to with crystal-clear resolution. With the new Samsung seamless codec (SSC HiFi), quality music is enabled to transfer without a pause, and the new coaxial 2-way speaker makes those sounds richer than ever.

The new compact, ergonomic design is 15 percent smaller, with a secure fit that is engineered to prevent rotation, making it the perfect fitness companion. Take calls on-the-go with powerful ANC to eliminate outside noise. The new Buds2 Pro allows users to escape into their own world and simultaneously stay connected to their life.

When you need to answer an urgent call while enjoying a gaming session or a movie on your tablet, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch the audio connection to your phone with a touch of a finger. The Buds2 Pro now features Auto Switch to provide effortless transition from your favorite TV Show to take a call from your loved ones.

And if you happen to misplace your Buds2 Pro on your commute SmartThings Find now makes locating them fast and easy whether they’re inside their cradle or not.

Galaxy for the Planet 

Since the launch of the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung has incorporated recycled materials not just in our packaging, but also in the hardware of our new products. These are the first steps in our Galaxy for the Planet initiative, which includes our continued incorporation of recycled plastics and the creation of new materials in partnership with leading sustainability partners. As we continue to pursue innovations in sustainable manufacturing, we are proud to announce that more than 90% of the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro is made with recycled materials. The new Galaxy Z series also incorporates ocean-bound plastics into key components and 100 percent recycled paper for its packaging. We also reduced volume of the packaging up to 58%  compared to the first-generation Galaxy foldables. This equates to an avoidance of approximately 10,000 tons of carbon emissions from transportation this year.

Availability

Galaxy Z Flip4 complements users’ styles with premium designs in legacy colors: Bora Purple and Graphite, and new colors: Pink Gold and Blue. The expanded Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition now available in 28 countries worldwide. The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Standing Cover with Pen case are offered in refined colors that include Graygreen, Beige and Phantom Black. Additionally, Galaxy Z Fold4 is available in Burgundy and additional storage capacity options up to one terabyte, exclusively on Samsung.com.

Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in three all-new soft and neutral hues that perfectly complement with the new foldables – Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. The Galaxy Z Flip4, Z Fold4, and Buds2 Pro will be available for pre-order soon.

Customers who will pre-order either Galaxy Z Flip4 or Galaxy Z Fold4 will receive one complimentary year of Samsung Care+, delivering protection against drops or cracked screens with Samsung expert support in 51 countries.

The price and the pre-order dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned to know more.

TECNO to launch its 32MP selfie camera phone; Camon 19 Neo

TECNO to launch its 32MP selfie camera phone; Camon 19 Neo
TECNO to launch its 32MP selfie camera phone; Camon 19 Neo

LAHORE – TECNO’s most anticipated 32MP Softlight Selfie Camera – Camon 19 Neo is all set to be launched in Pakistan.

TECNO Camon 19 series was launched globally last month, leaving the local fans in anticipation. Keeping in check the increasing demand of the consumers, TECNO is launching the Neo version of the series in Pakistan. Other variants will be coming soon as well.

Camon 19 Neo is projected to bring Ultra Shine to your photography with the 32MP Softlight Selfie Camera and 48MP Bright Night Portrait. Moreover, with an FHD+ display, powerful battery, processor, and storage, the phone is all set to take the competitors by a storm.

Kelvin Zeng, CEO of TECNO Mobile Pakistan, shared his views on this occasion, “We are really excited to bring this new device to our Pakistani consumers. The series is yet to be brought to the country but the Neo version will prove itself to be a value-for-money device with its advanced camera technology and stylish design.”

Camon 19 series has also received the iF Design Award for the amazingly stylish smartphones with classy yet modern aesthetics. The series is expected to come to Pakistan very soon. So stay tuned and follow TECNO Mobile on official social media platforms.

vivo Y55 review: an affordable smartphone with mighty specs

vivo Y55
vivo Y55

vivo recently introduced a new member to the youth-centric Y series in Pakistan — the Y55. Previously, it was hyped for its powerful processor, battery life, flash charge and so much more! It seems to us that vivo Y55 has delivered on all these promises and has given the users a smart and efficient smartphone. Let’s dive in and break down all aspects of this phone that we love so much!

vivo understands what the younger generation wants, and a good camera has always been at the top in terms of priority. The phone’s 50MP main camera + 2MP Bokeh + 2MP Macro ensure sharp photography that makes the experience of taking pictures more enjoyable. The camera also guarantees that shaky hands do not ruin the quality of your video and promise you ultra-stable videography.

The smartphone has an Ultra Stable Video feature that uses the EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) technology, which electronically adjusts the frame to eliminate camera shake during hand-held shots for smooth, steady, and stable video capture.

Besides this, it has an advanced AI Multi-Frame Denoising Algorithm, Stylish Night Filters, Fun shot, AI Face Beauty, and Double Exposure features to make subject details sharper and richer while minimizing false colours and delivering a superior camera experience.

The 16MP Front Camera is also here to impress as the smartphone makes it possible to click cool selfies channelled by vivo’s advanced portrait algorithm. The Super Night Selfie noise reduction algorithm, a Natural Portrait algorithm and Aura Screen Light will improve the quality of self-portraits taken in the dark.

The selfie camera naturally lights up the face and supports the preview of the brightening effect in real-time. Furthermore, the Aura Screen Light can be manually turned on to enhance soft light and brighten up the face with a warm light that automatically adapts and adjusts the balance of light in the surrounding. Irrespective of age, everyone wants an ‘Instagrammable picture’ and vivo Y55 can be seen as the perfect fit!

Another thing that any young person using a smartphone would want is a good, long-lasting, and fast-charging battery. Their activities would prefer a battery that supports them throughout the day and that’s what the phone’s 5000mAh battery provides! The smartphone also has a 44W FlashCharge that allows the phone to fuel up swiftly. So no more worrying about your phone’s battery running out and not having enough time to charge it back up!

Backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, vivo Y55 has a powerful processor capable enough to support heavy load tasks on the phone for extended periods of time without a lag. You can binge-watch shows, and movies and play video games (especially with the Ultra Game Mode 2.0) for hours without interruption.

The smartphone also has a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen and an in-display fingerprint scanner that ensures subtlety and maintains the overall chic look. It also has an 8GB+4GB Extended RAM so you can download as many files as possible and take photos and videos without having to stress about clearing older items to make more space!

vivo Y55 is available in two sleek shades: Midnight Galaxy and Ice Dawn and has proven itself as an example to compete with in terms of both features and looks.

Overall, it is an excellent recommendation for anyone who uses their smartphones frequently for important and regular tasks and it has made us all the more excited for what vivo and its Y series will offer in the future!

realme 9 Series Redefined Ultra-clear Smartphone Photography with Groundbreaking Camera Technology

LAHORE – The  realme Number series has always been synonymous with innovation and high value. With the release of every new generation of Number series phones, realme aims to bring something new to the segment it is operating in. This legacy began with the realme 3 which introduced 20W fast charging to its segment. The first camera-related innovation was introduced by the realme 5 series which dared to bring a quad-camera setup to its segment. In the spirit of innovation, the realme 6 debuted a 90Hz smooth display. The torch of innovation was carried forward by the realme 7 series phones which featured a Sony 64MP Primary Camera for superior results in photography.

Building on this, the realme 8 series introduced an advanced 108MP Infinity Camera, enhancing the photography capabilities of the number series significantly. The latest generation of number series phones is the realme 9 series which puts the focus on its camera module as a point of innovation. The first 9 series entry, the realme 9i, brought a 50MP AI Triple Camera setup which used the power of AI to enhance your photos while the realme 9 Pro+ also featured the same camera setup but with the addition of a powerful Sony IMX766 Sensor. These exciting camera related innovations have got photography enthusiasts wondering what the next installment will bring in this iconic series of smartphones.

The realme 9 series really impressed reviewers with its unexpectedly high end specs in its segment. When asked about the legacy of the 9 series, TechWafer had this to say, “With the release of the realme 9 lineup, realme has demonstrated how it has been improving and delivering products that are unmatched in terms of price and performance. Overall realme 9 series offer great value for money and products are up to date with the latest features in tech”. This shows that realme is on a gradual incline with every new addition to the number series and stays current when it comes to its features.

As for the cameras of the 9 series, the tech reviewer had this to say, “The cameras in the realme 9 series have set new industry standards. We are optimistic and looking forward to having a great camera experience with the next realme 9 series phone”. This shows that the realme 9 series has successfully created its image as a tech democratizer in the tech community of Pakistan and there is significant hype in the community to see what realme does next. The ProLight technology of the realme 9 series allows the lens, sensor, and AI to work in tandem to produce brighter and clearer images. The realme 9 series does not only have appeal for tech enthusiasts. According to Startup Pakistan, “the realme 9 series has had various additional premium features that can appeal to a wide range of customers including the gamers, fashionistas, etc”. Gamers can enjoy the powerful processors of the realme 9 series while fashion-enthusiasts can snap high quality pictures of their Outfit of the Day using the incredible camera module.

With such a legendary legacy preceding it, the next installment in the realme 9 series has a lot to live up to. If past evidence is any indication, realme is not only going to meet those expectations, it will exceed them. realme fans can expect a new entry in the realme 9 series very soon so keep an eye out for further details on the upcoming smartphone.

vivo and ZEISS — a partnership to redefine and shape future of mobile imaging

vivo and ZEISS — a partnership to redefine and shape future of mobile imaging
vivo and ZEISS — a partnership to redefine and shape future of mobile imaging

As an established brand, vivo  has always focused on offering the most exceptional experience to its users in Pakistan. It has made a name for itself on a global level too and managed to amass a good reputation for its camera quality and smartphone offerings.

Whereas, ZEISS has always believed in offering solutions that can shape technological progress and within the last 175 years of its operations, it has managed to do that through its lenses of the most superior quality. Both vivo and ZEISS are brands that are respected for their remarkable innovations, inspiring developments, and their goals to offer the best user experiences.

As a team, both brands have provided multiple high-quality developments in mobile phone camera technology and brought forth a variety of additional settings and options that the customers can make full use of. The vivo and ZEISS global imaging partnership was established with the long-term and strategic intention to provide consumers with best-in-class mobile imaging experience.

ZEISS provides a professional testing process for vivo smartphone cameras which includes the review of optical design, testing of mobile phone camera hardware, comprising over 30 components, and an examination of the actual photography performance.

The X60 Pro proved the success of this partnership when it brought remarkable results through the union of vivo’s user-oriented innovation and the detailed expertise in mobile phone cameras of ZEISS. The vivo ZEISS co-engineered Imaging System has also strengthened the camera quality by making images and videos appear much sharper, brighter and clearer.

The success and reviews that the X60 Pro got in Pakistan and other countries gave way to X70 Pro with excellent and striking camera features that have made photography easier and more interesting for users. vivo is a brand that continuously studies the preferences, challenges, needs, etc. of its Pakistani customers and tirelessly works towards creating products that will give consumers the best user experience possible.

X70 Pro was developed with the same aim. Its cameras received the ZEISS T* certificate standard which means that the coating elevates the transmission rate of visible light and correctly restores the subject’s colours.  The same goes for X80 as well. vivo X80 is empowered by ZEISS Optics with all lenses meeting ZEISS T* Coating standards which can reduce light reflection and in turn reduce stray light, so you can capture the world clearly, vividly and in true colors.

Moreover, X80 has the V1+ Chip which is designed to bring imaging, display, and game graphics on smartphones to new heights. It enhances night video denoising and brightening to deliver outstanding videos despite unfavorable light conditions.

This partnership has brought tremendous results and going forward, the aim of both the brands is only to keep achieving greater heights together.

Hamza Lari’s ‘Imtehan’ shot on vivo X80 showcases smartphone cinematography in a whole new perspective

vivo X80
vivo X80

vivo, a leader in the global smartphone industry recently launched its X series flagship smartphone — the X80. The X series is vivo’s answer to the changing photography scenarios and the increasing demand of more professional grade cameras in the market. The X80 is the latest and most superior device when it comes to the camera innovation and technology.

Keeping in mind the recent scenario, not everyone wants to own a digital camera to take pictures and shoot videos. They want something that is handy and can be kept in their pockets at all times. What’s better than having a smartphone that meets all the users’ requirements of professional grade photography and cinematography? Most people would definitely prefer buying a smartphone rather than investing deeply into the high price professional cameras.

This is how the X80 is the answer to the ever-existing demand and a plea for a smartphone that does it all. To showcase this smartphone’s capabilities in cinematography, vivo teamed up with renowned filmmaker Hamza Lari to give birth to a short film “Imtehan” that is entirely shot on the X80.

By watching the film, one can take an idea of how the X80 delivers results that have never been seen before in the smartphone camera industry. The main intention behind this short film was not just to showcase the capabilities of the X80 but also to give rise to a sentiment within young filmmakers and audience that it is not necessary for a talent to grow with just professional grade equipment. vivo offers its smartphone for people to express their emotions, journeys and ideologies with their own videos and images shot through this device that gives wings to dreams.

vivo X80 offers this power to people especially young cinematographers and photographers to make their dreams come true. The power to be professional through just a device in their pockets. It is magical how a single device can turn the entire industry upside down through the sheer power of its innovation and technology. It is not wrong to say that ZEISS and vivo has created the X Series that will be at the top of the smartphone camera industry for ages to come.

Coming back to the short film by Hamza Lari, every single moment captured in the film, brings out the raw emotion that the actors wonderfully portrayed. Every angle and direction that Hamza visioned, has brought this entire short film to life, no wonder it has created such a buzz on social media. People are praising Hamza Lari for his art and the vivo X80 for its technology and ease of use.

The techniques used by Hamza is nothing that can’t be used by anyone else. This is the beauty of X80, as it makes the simplest of skills into something that is bound to create magic. vivo achieved its goals of making X80 easy to operate yet resulting in a masterpiece.

This is only possible through vivo’s technology and features like the triple setup camera that has a 50MP Ultra-Sensing Sensor Camera, 12 MP Portrait Camera and a 12 MP Wide-Angle Camera. The vivo’s inbuilt V1+ Chip takes the image quality to a whole new level. ZEISS plays a huge role in this device due to its mind-blowing ZEISS Cinematic Video Bokeh, ZEISS T* Coating, and the ZEISS Superb Night Camera.

In conclusion, one can say that the X80 takes the game to a whole another level yet maintaining the simplicity of using a smartphone. vivo’s goal and intentions are very nicely portrayed in this device that makes every man a professional photographer and a cinematographer.

OPPO F21 Pro 5G goes on sale in Pakistan

OPPO F21 Pro 5G goes on sale in Pakistan
OPPO F21 Pro 5G goes on sale in Pakistan

LAHORE – The most awaited OPPO F21 Pro 5G is officially available to purchase online and in stores across the country.

With fans swooning over its incredible design and fastest internet connection due to 5G enabled, 6nm processor, and camera capabilities, the OPPO F21 Pro 5G has been very well received since its launch.

With its exquisite style and unique Mega lens & Mega portrait feature, the phone has witnessed huge anticipation across the stores on its first sales day.

Powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 695 5G Mobile Platform built on a 6nm process, slim and sleek design along with good battery life, OPPO F21 Pro 5G ensures an exceptional user experience. The phone has a powerful 4500mAh battery that comes with 33W SUPERVOOC Flash-charging technology. With 128GB of ROM and 8GB RAM, which can be extended by 5GB from OPPO’s RAM expansion, promising great power efficiency.

It comes in two stunning colors including Cosmic Black and the unique Rainbow Spectrum. It is available to purchase in stores and at ‘Daraz’ for a retail price of PKR 69,999/-.

With an aim to enhance the quality of calls and fast connection through VoNR technology and VoLTE, the phone is equipped with such features through which users can experience enhanced 4G+ performance with 5G as well if it is available in their respective location.

The new OPPO F21 Pro 5G handles data privacy and information security at levels that exceed industry standards. Smart Notification Hiding helps protect your privacy when using your phone in public areas.

The powerful camera system by OPPO is going to change the reel dynamics. The features include Bokeh Flare Portrait, Selfie HDR, AI Scene Enhancement, and AI Color Portrait. It features a 64MP High-Res Main Camera, a 2MP Macro Camera, a 2MP Depth Camera, and a 16MP Front Camera.

Moreover, browsing and consuming information has never been easier thanks to smart AI sensing algorithms and intelligent translation on OPPO F21 Pro 5G.

With the Air Gestures on ColorOS 12, you can mute a call with a swipe-up gesture or scroll up and down on pages within apps like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok without touching the device.

Over the years, the OPPO F series has made significant advancements, including the introduction of VOOC charging, improved camera capabilities, innovative design, and unique color options.

With an incredible design, this new device combines cutting-edge technology with a vibrant style and chic design. The phone is available for purchase at and in stores nationwide.

Shot on vivo X80 — ‘Imtehan’ under Hamza Lari’s Direction Officially Released in Pakistan

Shot on vivo X80 — ‘Imtehan’ under Hamza Lari’s Direction Officially Released in Pakistan
Shot on vivo X80 — ‘Imtehan’ under Hamza Lari’s Direction Officially Released in Pakistan

vivo, the leading global smartphone brand recently launched its latest device in the X Series — vivo X80.

With the launch, the brand also announced a campaign under the theme ‘Stories. Redefined.’ where it partnered with filmmaker to produce the art of storytelling on screen via smartphones. vivo also invited people across Pakistan to share their stories. vivo then collaborated with Hamza Lari — a well-respected director in the industry to empower users to make the best out of vivo’s leading technology, channelize their creative talent and explore vivo’s X80 to make films. With the launch of vivo X80, the brand has now officially released short film named “Imtehan” today on through its official media channels.

While all the stories were outstanding, Ahsan Rahim — a famous actor, writer & director selected the most relatable and heart-warming story and refined it to document for the audience. Then Hamza Lari brought the story into reality with vivo X80.

Discussing his experience of using a smartphone to make films and vivo X80’s camera features that were most used throughout the filming, Hamza Lari said “It has been an absolute pleasure partnering with vivo for this filmmaking project. The X80 is a truly magnificent smartphone and gem for both aspirational and professional videographers. During the shoot, I would constantly explore different features, filters and lighting to set the mood. What I love about the device is its user-friendliness. The whole process was so simple to understand that I quickly grasped my way through the device. As a filmmaker, I enjoyed both the creative and the technological process of shooting thanks to vivo X80. Another impressive detail is vivo’s genius collaboration with ZEISS. vivo smartphones in any case are known for their camera’s versatility but the ZEISS Professional Imaging has ensured that users experience professional photography at its best”.

Mr. Muhammad Zohair Chohan, Director Brand Strategy at vivo Pakistan said, “The wonders of X80 have added yet another feather to vivo’s cap and we couldn’t be prouder of this achievement. Partnering with a well renowned director like Hamza Lari has been such an honor because minds like his are not only creative but are equally passionate about the entire process. As a team, we are so proud to bring a smartphone master like X80 to the market because of its superior camera capabilities. Watching Hamza Lari engrossed in the device, thoroughly enjoying himself at work has made us extremely happy. It has also doubled the happiness of watching the short film because this is a result of all our continuous efforts. We also hope that ‘Storied. Redefined.’ inspires youngsters today to chase after their dreams because if a smartphone can evolve with high level professional photography abilities, everything is possible.”

vivo’s coming of age short film is now available to stream on vivo Pakistan’s official social media handles. Do watch the film and share your thoughts in the comments section.