Xiaomi launches its Poco X3 NFC smartphone in Pakistan

Xiaomi launches its Poco X3 NFC smartphone in Pakistan
Xiaomi launches its Poco X3 NFC smartphone in Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan, 2nd October — POCO, the industry-redefining smartphone brand, launched its latest device: POCO X3 (NFC). Tailored for young tech and gaming enthusiasts, it adopts a unique finish-line design that screams power. The device puts performance above all else, offering only the most useful high-end specs with no frills at a fraction of the usual price.

Debuting Qualcomm’s newest and most powerful 700-series 4G processor – SnapdragonTM 732G – POCO X3 (NFC) boasts incredible performance that lasts up to two days on one charge, thanks to the handset’s large 5,160mAh battery. Meanwhile, the phone’s 120Hz+240Hz display creates an incredibly smooth and responsive experience superior to most flagships on the market.

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

Exactly the performance you need with the brand-new Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 732G platform

As a perfect daily driver, POCO X3 NFC is all about incredible everyday use and an optimized gaming experience. Running on Qualcomm’s most powerful 4G processor to date, the Snapdragon™ 732G, POCO X3 NFC offers sustained peak performance and AI capabilities that will impress even the most demanding gamers thanks to its architecture based on the KryoTM 470 octa-core CPU and Adreno™ 618 Elite Gaming series GPU.

To ensure steady operation and frictionless user experience, the device embeds LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus, combining an enlarged copper heat pipe with multiple layers of graphite that work together to reduce the heat of the phone’s processor by up to 6 degrees.

The phone’s incredible performance can be further optimized for gaming thanks to the latest iteration of Game Turbo 3.0, the utility that tunes the phone in accordance with game requirements, that ensures users get the most out of the handset’s powerful hardware. Additionally, the phone’s Z-axis linear motor ensures superb haptic feedback with over 150 vibration modes for different scenarios

Exactly the immersion you need with 120Hz + 240Hz display and stereo speakers

In line with POCO’s original goal of making innovation available to everyone, POCO X3 NFC sports a stunning edge-to-edge 6.67” FHD+ DotDisplay with a staggering combination of a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

POCO X3 NFC boasts one of the smoothest screens in its price category. The Dynamic Switch function allows the phone to save power by automatically switching  between 50, 60, 90 and 120Hz depending on the use case and the format of content displayed on the screen. This allows the phone’s refresh rate to go up for use cases like gaming and down for lighter operations like reading – thereby optimizing power usage

The 240hz touch sampling rate further reinforces the phone’s extraordinary display capabilities, allowing it to beat most competition hollow. POCO X3 NFC boasts 33% faster response than most flagships currently on the market, providing for an exceptionally satisfying user experience as well as giving users a noticeable competitive advantage even in the most sophisticated games.

To ensure utmost immersion, the device also packs a pair of flagship-grade stereo speakers. The 4cc-equivalent upper speaker, 1cc-equivalent lower speaker, and up to 0.5mm vibration amplitude provide for crystal clear stereo sound and an absorbing gaming experience. Meanwhile, the speakers’ ability to self-clean ensures unmuffled audio in the long run.

Exactly the photos you need with 64MP AI quad-camera system

POCO X3 NFC sports a top-notch rear quad-camera system consisting of a 64MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide angle camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

The phone’s main camera is a flagship Sony IMX 682 sensor featuring an  ƒ/1.89 aperture and 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel that produces detailed and ultra-clear pictures. The 13MP ultra-wide angle camera boasts a 119° field of view propped up by ƒ/2.2 aperture and a 1.0μm pixel size, while the 2MP macro camera and depth sensor complete the setup offering extra functionality and reinforcing the main lens’ capabilities.

On the front, the device sports a tiny dot 20MP camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture and 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, ideal for taking unblemished selfies.

For those trying to stand out from the crowd, POCO X3 NFC packs a slew of creative features including six kaleidoscope options, Gold vibes mode, Cyberpunk mode, numerous new photo filters, as well as AI Skyscaping 3.0, presenting new creative ways to brighten up users’ social media feed.

Video enthusiasts can make use of the device’s 4K video recording as well as features including smooth video zoom, focus peaking and AE/AF lock. The included LOG/RAW format support and Vlog mode not only ensure that users can capture their most important moments in utmost quality, but also turn the phone into a semi-professional workstation for video content production.

Exactly the battery life you need with 5,160mAh and 33W fast charging

Top level specs are no use without a battery that lasts. To guarantee that users can enjoy all of its amazing features, POCO X3 NFC is equipped with a large 5,160mAh(typ) battery that lasts over two days under moderate usage. The handset supports 33W fast charging which not only means that the device can be charged to 100% in only 65 minutes, but also that a mere 30 minutes will fill it up to 62%1.

The increased charging speed is achieved through Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology. In conventional batteries, the electric current is coming from the bottom of the module, filling it upwards, thus resulting in considerably slower charging speed. Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology is based on an innovative method in which the battery receives the electric current from the middle and spreads it simultaneously to the top and bottom of the module. This allows for faster and more consistent charging speed, while also ensuring battery longevity, compared to traditional layouts.

POCO X3 NFC (6GB+64GB) will be available for Pre-booking starting from 2nd Oct at 7PM till 4th Oct for PKR 40,999 along with a free bundle of 18W Fast Charge Mi Power Bank 3 10,000 mAh, on Daraz.pk, Mistore.pk and AirKart. From 5th Oct regular sale of POCO X3 will start on Daraz.pk, Mistore.pk and AirKart at Early Bird price of 40,999 and it will last till 15th Oct. The original price of 6GB+128GB variant of POCO X3 will be PKR 41,999.

Display6.67” FHD+ LCD DotDisplay
20:9, 2400×1080, 395ppi
240Hz touch sampling rate
120Hz refresh rate
Color gamut: NTSC 84% (typ)
Contrast ratio: 1,500:1(typ)
Brightness: 450 nits (typ) / 380 nits (min)
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
HDR10
Wildvine L1 certified
ColorShadow Gray, Cobalt Blue
Dimensions165.3mm x 76.8mm x 9.4mm, 215g
Network SupportDual SIM standby3
Wi-Fi 5
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 732G
– KyroTM 470 octa-core CPU,
– AdrenoTM 618 GPU with select Elite Gaming features
StorageLPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.1 storage
Cooling SystemLiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus – Enlarged copper heat pipe + multiple layers of graphite, up to 6°C CPU temperature reduction
Rear Camera64MP+13MP+2MP+2MP quad camera
64MP main wide sensor
Sony IMX682, 1/1.73“ sensor, ƒ/1.89, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 6P lens, PDAF
13MP ultra-wide angle sensor, 119° FoV, ƒ/2.2, 1.0μm
2MP macro sensor, ƒ/2.4, 1.75μm, 4cm
2MP depth sensor, ƒ/2.4, 1.75μm
Up to 4K 30fps, video recording, AI Skyscaping 3.0, Night Mode, ShootSteady video, Vlog mode
Front Camera20MP in-display front camera
ƒ/2.2, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
ConnectionMultifunctional NFC, IR blaster
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint sensor
Battery & Charging5,160mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
33W fast charging
33W in-box charger
USB Type-C
AudioDual Stereo Speakers 1cc-equivalent 1216 lower speaker
Maximum speaker vibration amplitude: 0.5mm
Hi-Res audio certification
3.5mm headphone jack4cc-equivalent 1012 upper speaker, open cavity
MotorZ-axis linear vibration motor
SystemMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Storage Variants6GB+64GB
6GB+128GB

1 Lab results. Results may vary based on individual conditions.

2 The number refers to displays with 180Hz touch sampling rate.

3 Pricing and availability may vary between markets.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Express yourself with a phone that speaks to your style

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Express yourself with a phone that speaks to your style
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Express yourself with a phone that speaks to your style

LAHORE – Keeping in view the demanding trends in technology and the importance of the smooth performance of mobile, Samsung Galaxy S20 brings unique and effective features from design to performance for you. Especially the tone that totally speaks to your style.

It’s a premium flagship smartphone with a vibrant and playful tone to provide feelings of sweetness and soothing experience to its consumers.

“Just speak and it will give you the results of your choice,” claims the company, pointing out that the sounds go as original as you listen or speak,” it said on its launching.

It states that The Samsung S20 Fan Edition (FE) is the result of extensive consumer research as hundreds of Samsung patrons were surveyed to understand what they felt aligned the most with them in terms of features. Samsung, it states, has taken the findings and created a cellphone around them.

DISPLAY:

Samsung S20 is a smartphone with a 6.5” FHD Infinity-O display screen and They’ve even managed a 120Hz refresh rate on this absolute stunner of a screen!

If you haven’t used a screen with a 120Hz refresh rate before, let me just say that this will change your life; whether you’re a gamer, a photographer or videographer, or just someone who surfs the internet all day!

PROCESSOR:

Speaking of gaming, the processor in this is the exact same one as the S20, designed to do what you love with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory.

This means that no matter what you throw at it, the S20 FE can brush it off like nobody’s business.

CAMERA:

The camera on this device seems super impressive too.

It has a triple camera setup;

o   Ultra-Wide: 12MP

o   Wide-Angle: 12MP

o   Telephoto: 8MP

On top of this extraordinary camera setup with 30 X space zoom, the Selfie camera is a 32MP beast as well

·front camera has been digitally optimized to ensure stellar low-light performance

No matter which camera you use for your photography needs, this is a no-fail setup; you are virtually guaranteed to get a perfect shot every time. The camera system even has Super Steady video recording!

BATTERY:

And the battery: a 4500mAh reservoir, which ensures that you can use this incredible device all day without needing to run to your charger every few hours. But when you do need to charge it, the phone comes with a fast charger and supports super-fast charging as well as wireless charging, so you’re completely covered.

COLOURS:

The most obvious and perhaps the coolest thing about this device is the multitude of colours it comes in

The S20 Fan Edition can be purchased in:

a.   Cloud Navy

b.   Cloud Red

c.   Cloud Lavender

d.   Cloud Mint

e.   Cloud White

These colours ensure that your cellphone is truly you; who you are as a person, what you enjoy, and what people see you as – the Samsung S20 FE is a phone with your personality.

PRE-ORDER GIFT:

Samsung has always ensured that their fans feel special and this time anyone pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, will get Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 worth Rs. 8,700, absolutely free.

a.  Galaxy Fit 2 is a robust health and fitness tracker with stylish AMOLED display & ergonomic design, 21-day battery life & automatic workout detection enabling Galaxy fans to live well every day!

Price:  The price is being expected at around Rs 140,000.

SAMSUNG CARE PACK:

Samsung believes in giving its customers the best in class service and now you can enjoy peace of mind with Samsung Care. Life happens but Samsung Care keeps you protected beyond the standard warranty and during the in-warranty period, you can get the Galaxy S20 FE screen replaced at just 50% of the cost which means you can save approximately Rs. 11,000 in case of an unfortunate event.

Samsung S20 FE is the amalgamation of research with development besides its quality that it is accessible to all users due to its universal appeal.

TECNO’s launches Hero Phone Spark 6 in Pakistan

TECNO’s launches Hero Phone Spark 6 in Pakistan
TECNO’s launches Hero Phone Spark 6 in Pakistan

TECNO, the fastest growing smartphone brand has launched its most awaited Hero Phone Spark 6–a mid-range phone with 6 upgraded features at the BOL game show- hosted by Danish Taimoor.

The premier of TECNO sponsored action movie ‘Real Hero’ was also revealed for the first time. The impressive transmission was also witnessed by millions at 7:00 PM on TECNO’s official Facebook page @TecnoMobilePakistan.

The audacious idea of the unveiling Spark 6 at the most popular game show ‘Game Show Aisay Chalay Ga’ received an overwhelming response. The entertaining show kept the audience engaged through a variety of interactive segments, specifically designed to appeal to the audience in attendance. Besides, the presence of many trending Tiktokers added glam to the show.

TECNO Spark 6is the successor for Spark 4 brought many surprises, as unboxing reveals that the newbie phone is equipped with exclusive six upgraded features. Spark 6 is one of its kind due to its impeccable 16 MP Al quad Camera + flashes, dazzling 6.8′ HD dot –notch display, it has 4GB + 64GB memory, impressive 2K skin adjust video beautify feature, and advanced G70 processor. All these amazing features under the reasonable price tag of just PKR 20,599 is creating all the difference.

Moreover, the mesmerizing premiere of TECNO sponsored Action Movie, ‘Real Hero’, featuring heartthrob Ali Zafar, left every jaw dropped. The audience was thrilled to watch their favorite Ali Zafar in Hero style.

Creek Ma, the General Manager of TECNO said, “Since TECNO’s entry in Pakistan, our brand mantra has been to strengthen the budget to mid-range smartphone category by introducing the features which are not available at such price point. We are optimistic that Spark 6 will be well received by the audience and will add spark to their lives.”

The newly launched smartphone is now available in online and offline markets, nationwide. Through the successful launch of Spark 6, TECNO is all set to overtake its rivals once again.

COVID-19: Top smartphones sale dropped 20% in Q2 2020

The pandemic has disrupted markets throughout the world as many industries faced heavy losses. The effect on the technology industry was seemingly different as pc and laptop sales grew due to work from home strategies adopted by many companies.

However, the smartphone industry though seems to have suffered quite a bit from the pandemic as a new report from Gartner states that global smartphone sales declined by 20.4 percent in Q2 of 2020.

The report states that travel restrictions, as well as less spending on non-essential goods by consumers, is one of the major reasons for this slump in the smartphone market. Among the top smartphone markets, India saw the heaviest decline. Sales in the country were down by 46 percent, which was one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world before the pandemic.

Strict lockdown measures taken by the country seem to have heavily influenced the decision making of smartphone buyers. Apple seems to be the only major smartphone manufacturer who did not see a significant dip in sales.

Apples smartphone sales were down by 0.4 percent as compared to last year. Apple recently released an update to its budget offering the iPhone SE, which had a positive impact on sales.

Samsung, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been affected the most by the pandemic with Samsung smartphone sales suffering by 27.1 percent as compared to last year. Xiaomi and Oppo saw sales drop by 21.5 and 15.9 percent as compared to the previous year. The global leadership of the smartphone market seems to be in contention as the dip in Samsung’s sales has resulted in the company being almost tied with Huawei as the largest smartphone manufacturer.

The smartphone market might bounce back later this year as new flagship smartphones are set to release later this year. The world seems to be recovering from the effects of the pandemic, and only time will tell if the leading smartphone manufacturers will be able to do so.