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Huawei Launches Latest Notebooks MateBook 13 and MateBook 14

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Mobile World Congress, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced the launch of two new notebooks: the HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14, Huawei’s latest ultra-portable lightweight 13-inch and 14-inch notebooks designed for mainstream consumers.

Artistic, innovative and intelligent, the new HUAWEI MateBooks combine the FullView display, high performance, extreme portability, great build quality and a stylish look to enable next-generation productivity. The new mainstream notebooks also support revolutionary intelligent interconnectivity between smart devices and PCs, redefining how devices can interact and connect with each other.

Wang Yinfeng, President of PC and Tablet Product Line, Huawei Consumer BG, said, “Interconnection and interoperability between PCs and smartphones allow consumers to enjoy a seamless one-stop user experiences. Together, they are a key pillar supporting the all-scenario ecosystem, and by extension, Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. On the other hand, we are also witnessing a change in consumer behaviors—whereas in the past they may look for PCs that are of good value, they are now gravitating toward more premium products. Combining premium design, FullView display, high performance and better connectivity features, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 and HUAWEI MateBook 14 are the perfect companions for consumers looking for notebooks that sport extreme portability, high performance and superb all-scenario connectedness—and do so in style.”

The FullView Display Goes Mainstream

The ultra-slim notebook market is experiencing rapid growth. In 2018, Huawei launched the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the first-ever FullView notebook. By offering a more expansive perspective and high performance, the stunning notebook set a new benchmark for flagship notebooks and redefined the industry standard for displays.

The 14-inch HUAWEI MateBook 14 is equipped with Huawei’s signature FullView display, with the top and side bezels measuring at only 4.9mm. The narrow bezels allow the small body of the device to accommodate a larger display, resulting in a class-leading screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. Unlike other manufacturers, Huawei equipped the HUAWEI MateBook 14 with a 3:2 display, effectively increasing the viewable area by 8.4 percent from that of the more common 16:9 displays. This ratio makes the HUAWEI MateBook 14 more ergonomic and better suited for productivity tasks, as it allows content to be displayed in the most complete manner.

In an age when manufacturers were embedding Full HD displays in their smart devices, Huawei took another step forward with the first HUAWEI MateBook ever and equipped it with a 2K+ display. The FullView display on HUAWEI MateBook 14 supports a resolution of up to 2160×1440, at 185ppi—which is visibly superior to 1080p displays with 157ppi. It also supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of up to 300nits, which on one hand let the notebook breathe life to any types of content ranging from static images to Blu-ray movies, while on the other facilitate the work of graphics and video editors by reproducing any color with true-to-life vibrancy.

A 10-point touchscreen is also available as an option on the HUAWEI MateBook 14. Supporting Huawei’s One Glass solution, the display not only tracks multiple touch inputs with high precision, but supports the Finger Gestures Screenshot as well. By performing a three-finger downward swipe, users can quickly capture and save a screenshot. The innovative recessed camera also makes a return, protecting user privacy by hiding the camera underneath a key.

Designed with the concept of “Pure & Invisible”, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 has an elegant, minimalist metallic chassis, which is sandblasted to create a soft matte finish. In addition, despite the heavyweight hardware powering the device, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 remains extremely portable, measuring at 307.5 x 223.8 x 15.9mm and weighing at only 1.49kg[3].

Powerful Processor Offers Solid Performance

The HUAWEI MateBook Series is a natural extension of Huawei’s all-scenario strategy. With its excellent performance and stylish portability, HUAWEI MateBook 14 is made for productivity on the go.

Displaying unprecedented performance, HUAWEI MateBook 14 is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) processor. Inside the HUAWEI MateBook 14 is a PCIe x4 SSD, ensuring a smooth and stable experience across any productivity and content creation operations. Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 features the latest high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 250 GPU (TDP 25W) with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The discrete GPU empowers creative individuals to excel at any graphics or video editing task.

With high performance comes a need for effective cooling. Inspired by its namesake, the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fan 2.0 has a higher air output and cooling performance thanks to its large fins. The intelligent filtering technology monitors the system temperature and manages the fans in real-time, smoothing the fan curve and ensuring quiet operation.

The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is also equipped with a 57.4Wh[4] battery, along with intelligent power saving measures to provide long-lasting endurance. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 is able to play 1080p videos for 15 hours, run regular operations for 14 hours or browse the internet for 10.5 hours[5]. Meanwhile, with the 65W power adapter, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 can be used for three hours of regular productivity work after a mere 15-minute charge.

Innovative Technology Elevates All-Scenario Experiences

The HUAWEI MateBook 14 features an upgraded HUAWEI Share[6] 3.0 OneHop[7], enabling smartphones to share pictures, videos and documents in a snap. Also new to the latest HUAWEI Share 3.0 is the ability to share PC screen recording[8]  with a smartphone—it requires the user to simply lightly shake the smartphone, then tap the HUAWEI Share icon on the notebook to start the recording and initiate the transfer.

Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook 14 has a Clipboard Sharing feature[9] which lets users share a clipboard across Huawei phones and notebooks, achieving real-time seamless cross-device sharing.

In terms of device unlocking speed, today’s notebooks still leave much to be desired, especially when compared to smartphones. HUAWEI MateBook 14 features Fingerprint Power Button 2.0. The two-in-one button integrates the fingerprint sensor into power button for One Touch Log-in. Combined with BIOS optimizations, this innovative solution streamlines the device boot-up experience and lets users jump right back into action.

To provide the best possible audio quality, HUAWEI MateBook 14 supports Dolby Atmos®[10], delivering an immersive cinematic audio experience wherever you go. Dolby Atmos® creates an amazing headphone experience with breathtaking, moving audio that flows above and around you. You’ll feel like you’re inside the action as sound comes alive with richness and depth and seems to move in a three-dimensional space. It also supports Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana, two smart voice assistants, adding another avenue for users to interact with their PCs and enrich the all-scenario experience.

The new HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the latest mainstream notebook targeting graduates and young professionals. It redefines the standard for display, performance, cross-platform interconnection in the 13-inch mainstream notebook segment. It is powered by up to the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor and the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU, and is equipped with the HUAWEI Shark Fin Fans 2.0 supporting higher fan speeds and greater air output. The improved cooling performance of the fans let the notebook stay cool and silent even when running intensive processes. On the outside, HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a 3:2 FullView display with 10-point multi-touch option and a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. It also supports the intuitive three-finger gesture for screenshots[11]. Solving the typical user pain point that is data transfer between PCs and Android smartphones, HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the upgraded HUAWEI Share 3.0, completing the all-scenario experience in which devices from PCs to smartphones are connected.

While Huawei has established its brand with smartphone technologies, it has also heavily invested in R&D, and through the years it has created a wide breadth of high quality, innovative products. At present, it has a complete portfolio of PC products, ranging from the premium flagship HUAWEI MateBook X Series, the mainstream HUAWEI MateBook Series, the all-round MateBook D Series, to the innovative convertible MateBook E Series. Prompted by shifting consumer preferences, devices will evolve to become increasingly mobile, and with them their users as well. Huawei is committed to delivering reliable, high-quality and advanced products to its consumers. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 and the HUAWEI MateBook 14 enrich and improve the all-scenario experience across devices, providing more users with the ultimate experience.

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 will be available in China as well as select countries and locations in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and more from February 2019. The HUAWEI MateBook 14 will be sold in in China, as well as select countries and locations in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and more from April 2019 onwards.

Pricing and Availability[12]

Device Specs Price
Huawei MateBook 14 i5/8GB/512GB/MX250 1199€
Huawei MateBook 14 i7/16GB/512GB/MX250/Touchscreen 1499€
Huawei MateBook 13 i5/8GB/256GB/UHD 620 999€
Huawei MateBook 13 i5/8GB/256GB/MX150 1099€
Huawei MateBook 13 i7/8GB/512GB/ UHD 620 1199€
Huawei MateBook 13 i7/8GB/512GB/MX150/ Touchscreen 1399€

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Ambrane Launches New Range Of Wireless Neckbands In India

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Ambrane announcing Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassador last month, plans an aggressive roadmap of products, with the launch of the range of wireless neckbands in India. Designed for on-the-move musical freedom, the neckbands come with a comfortable design, high bass and long battery life. Starting from a nominal price of Rs.1, 299/-, the neckband offers 365 days of warranty to its users.

First, in the lineup, are Bassband pro priced at Rs. 2,199/-, and Bassband Lite, priced at Rs. 1,299/-. BassBand Pro features dynamic drivers for HD Sound experience and a long battery life of up to 6 hours. It also comes with a stylish and snug-fit design for comfort on the go use, and with the IPX5 Water Resistant feature, it boasts as the perfect workout partner. BassBand Lite, as the name suggests is the lighter version of the BassBand Pro. Engineered with immersive audio quality & high thumping bass, BassBand Lite enables you to enjoy a premium audio experience.

Bringing a wide choice to the customers, the neckband range further includes the Melody series.  Melody 20 and Melody 11 embody a dual stereo output, along with 10mm drivers that produce high-detail treble sound giving user the ‘music concert’ experience, at the tip of theirfingers. Engineered with advanced technology, Melody 20 comes with a long battery life that supports upto 8 hours of playtime with only 2 hours of charging.While Melody 11 supports 6 hours of playtime. Both the neckbands Melody 20, priced at Rs. 1,499/- and Melody 11 priced at Rs. 1,799/-features a secure fit, light on collar design for everyday use.

Trendz 11, is the other sporty and classy neckband in the league of Ambrane neckbands. The neckband priced at Rs. 1,999/- features deep bass technology for an immersive music experience. It offers a long playback time of up to 6 hours with just a 1.5-hour charge making it an ideal companion for everyday hustle. 

All the models of the neckband series are equipped with Smart Voice Assistant; Google Assistant and Siri for ensuring a total hands-free experience to the users. The durable and comfortable design ensures that earphones always stay in place while running, jogging or at the gym. Additionally, the neckbands feature tangle-free wear with its magnetic clasps that keep the earphone together when not in use. 

Also, feature-packed neckbands are integrated with an in-built microphone for a crystal clear calling experience, with an easy switch between music and calls. 

Apart from the brand’s website, you can get your hands on these products from Amazon and Flipkart too. 

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Amazfit Reveals The Price of Its Upcoming Bip U Pro Smartwatch

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Amazfit, one of India’s top wearable brands, is gearing up to add one more member to their most affordable smartwatch category. Amazfit is launching Bip U Pro Smartwatch, which will be available for INR 4,999/- on Amazfit’s official website. Additionally, Amazfit Bip U Pro will also be available on Amazon. 

The “Notify Me” option for customers on Amazon and Amazfit is also available. 

Amazfit Bip U Pro is a classy and high-tech wearable with Built-in GPS, Built-in Amazon Alexa. Apart from this, Bip U Pro helps us follow fitness regimes easily with 60+ sports mode and other specifications like BioTracker™ 2 PPG, Sedentary reminder, Somnus care, SpO2 measurement. 

Amazfit Bip U Pro is available in 3 colors: Black, Green and Pink.

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RAEGR launches MagFix Duo Arc M1330’ Dual Wireless Charger for Apple Products

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RAEGR announces ‘MagFix Duo Arc M1330’ – a 2-in-1 wireless charger that also converts into a smartphone stand. The Arc M1330 has two charging coils that can simultaneously fuel an Apple iPhone 12 or AirPods along with an Apple Watch. Additionally, the foldable design also allows for high portability and also be used as a smartphone stand.

Commenting on the new accessory launch, Ajesh George, MD, RAEGR said, “The MagFix Duo is a must have accessory for Apple Watch and iPhone 12 users. Highly portable form factor makes it even more convenient to use on the go ”

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 is a 15W dual wireless charger that is aimed at users who own Apple’s iPhone 12 series. The Arc M1330 is a dual-operation charger that can simultaneously charge two Apple devices, be it an iPhone or AirPods and Apple Watch. It features a MagSafe-compatible charging pad on the left that accommodates any of Apple’s iPhone 12 series smartphones or AirPods (2/Pro) and can charge them with up to 15 Watts of power.

The right side of the pad has a unique folding design that charges the Apple Watch. It can be used in Normal mode or lifted by 90° in Night Stand mode for Loop Band convenience. Using it in the Night Stand mode  allows you to simultaneously charge the Watch while the Watch’s display can turn into a desk clock.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 has a folding design that allows for high portability. Use it at home, in the office, in your car or anywhere you like and transport it in your handbag or backpack with ease. Additionally, the foldable design also helps convert the Arc M1330 into a smartphone stand for your iPhone 12 too. This feature takes advantage of the magnets in the phone and charger’s surface to help it rest in place.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 can also be used to charge other Qi-compatible smartphones from brands such as Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG and a few others at 15W. However, the smartphone stand feature will only work with Apple’s iPhone 12 series. The wireless charger sports a USB Type-C connector and you can use any compatible USB charger to power the MagFix Duo Arc M1330. It is recommended that you use a charger that has a power rating of above 15W for the best charging results.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 also has some rugged safety features. It protects every charging device from Over-current, Overheat, Over-Voltage and Short Circuit. Lastly, using its in-built intelligent device detection circuit, the charger can detect the power requirements of each device and smartly adjust the output power among 5W, 7.5W, 10W and 15W.

The RAEGR MagFix Duo Arc M1330 15W dual Wireless Charging Stand will be available for Rs 2,999, with a standard industry warranty of 1 year, on Amazon.in and Flipkart.com. Buyers can avail of additional 6 months of warranty on registering their products.

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