Infinix, the online focused smartphone brand of TRANSSION, announced yet anothergame changing offering by launching an Android One device in the sub 10K smartphone segment. The all-new Infinix Note 5 is part of Android One program, designed to deliver the top notch Android OS experience that combines Google’s smartly designed software with built-in AI powered innovations like Google Lens & Google Assistant as well as highest grade of security.
Infinix NOTE 5 is a “beyond intelligent” device that empowers users to enjoy an intelligent lifestyle through the fusion of technology and style. Flaunting a 5.99” FHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, 16MP AI Selfie camera, 3-day battery life with massive 4500mAh battery, 18W fast charging, a streamlined Google designed UI with the latest Android operating system as well as Dual SIM Dual VoLTE solution, makes Infinix NOTE 5 a perfect choice ahead of competition offering high-quality hardware with intuitive software and premium design all at an attractive price point of INR 9999
Following the brand’s debut in India last year in 2017, Infinix’s momentum has continued to grow in the region due to its strong product portfolio. Commenting on this success, Benjamin Jiang, managing director of Infinix Mobile said, “We are committed to continuing pushing the boundaries and each offering from Infinix portfolio is a game-changer in the segment to scale new heights of product innovation and customer centricity in the products. We have always focused on bringing future-ready devices at affordable price points.”
Announcing the new partnership, he further added, “We are taking another giant leap in our journey towards becoming a Top e-commerce smartphone brand in India. With the launch of NOTE 5, an Android One powered smartphone we are confident that this will set new benchmarks.”
Munish Seth, Android country director for India said, “Through the Android One program we aim to combine high quality hardware designed by our partners with smartly designed software by Google. We believe that products should be intuitive and secure. They should improve over time, and adapt to you to make your life easier – not the other way around. We want to accelerate how we scale this phone experience through the Android One program, where hardware innovations from partners like Infinix combine with the best of Google innovation at scale.”
TL Lee, General Manager, MediaTek’s Wireless Communication Business Unit said “Infinix is fast becoming a strong smartphone brand in India. Combined with MediaTek’s chipset technology – including the NOTE 5 powered by Helio P23 – Infinix brings consumers high-end features at an affordable price. MediaTek’s Helio P series delivers as per the consumer demand for the New Premium, mid-range devices that have powerful performance, incredible efficiency, longer battery life, and enhanced features such as dual camera photography, dual 4G VoLTE capability — in other words, the best smartphone experience to connect, share and do more.”
Features that make NOTE 5 a desirable Smarterphone:
Android One: Smart, Secure and Simply Amazing Android experience
Infinix’ NOTE 5 Android One phone runs with latest Android Oreo 8.1 OS combining Google’s smartly designed software, from the latest AI powered innovations such as Google Lens and Google Assistance to the highest grade of security, with beautifully designed hardware. Google’s smartly designed software will function smoothly with no bloatware or UI customisations to deliver an uncluttered Android experience. It also improves battery life by prioritizing background activity with the most important apps and helps solve storage stress on your device. Furthermore, security protections with Google Play Protect are built into every layer of your smartphone experience, so your device stays safe, fast and performs at its best.
Google Photos lets you store an unlimited amount of photos and videos at high quality for free, and access them anywhere. Automatically organized and searchable by the people, places, and things in them, your photos and memories are always easy to find and share.
Google Lens, lets you point your camera to learn more, take action, and interact with the world around you. With Google Lens, you can copy and paste text, find products online, learn about landmarks, add events to your calendar, look up movie posters, identify popular plants and animals, and more.
Clocking in at a massive 4500mAh, the Infinix NOTE 5 battery allows you to enjoy a3-day battery life on a single charge. It also comes with 18W fast charger which give one-day battery in half an hour of charge. Moreover, the battery comes with AI power management which tracks the consumer usage pattern of the smartphone and optimises the battery life according to the usage.
Expand your horizons with Full view display
Infinix NOTE 5 flaunts 5.99’’ Full HD+ screen with 18:9 display empower you to multi-task and enjoy a more dynamic seamless visual experience. Its 80% NTSC colour gamut helps in vising the natural colour reproduction and 500 nits ensure better viewing in bright lighting condition. It comes with 85% screen-to-body ratio, so bigger the screen, better the experience. The smartphone is built with 10-layer coating of reflective nano-chrome particles for a smooth &premium glass finish along with 2.5D curved glass edges design provides stunning look to NOTE 5 helping to stand out from the crowd.
AI powered camera
Making the photography more intuitive, Infinix NOTE 5 is endowed with 12MP rear camera with large 1.25-micron big pixel, f/2.0 aperture with dual LED flash for capturing brighter and sharper photographs in low light conditions. The smartphone boasts of AI based Auto Scene Detection (ASD) feature to enhance overall photography experience in outdoor scenario. When taking pictures, the smartphone automatically detects the scene details like lighting condition, brightness etc. and with the help of its deep learning algorithm, it intelligently matches the best camera parameters to the current scene, producing a perfect photo. The smartphone comes with AI based portrait mode, which identifies Object/Humans and put them in foreground and blurs everything else. It comes loaded with 7 shooting modes namely Normal, Beauty, Portrait, Professional, Panorama, Night and Time Lapse modes.
Moving onto the Selfie camera of the smartphone, it is enabled with 16MP f/2.0, with AI beauty mode that produces the best suitable beauty plan for each user by automatically detecting 255 facial points of subject with the help of its deep learning algorithm. Additionally, AI Bokeh measures pixel by pixel as it focuses on the main focal point and blurs everything in the background to make you stand out in the pictures. Infinix NOTE 5 comes with a 4in1 pixel technology for low light conditions in which 4 pixels merges into one pixel and helps in capturing more light for better quality pictures. It also comes with Softlight flash which further enhances selfies even in low light conditions.
Infinix NOTE 5 is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 MT 6763 2.0 Ghz Octa-Core processor based on 16 nanometer process which makes your device faster and power efficient and hence an ideal gaming and entertainment-oriented smartphone. The device also brings Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE solution wherein consumer can enjoy 4G VoLTE services on both SIM simultaneously. The device comes with superfast Fingerprint sensor which unlocks the device in half a second. NOTE 5 comes with 3-in-1 card slot wherein you can put Dual Nano SIMs along with a dedicated SD card which is expandable up to 128GB.
The new smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart India starting from 31st August, 2018 in three beautiful colours of Ice Blue, Milan Black and Berlin Grey. NOTE 5 is available in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage for INR 9999 and 4GB RAM +64GB storage for INR 11999.
Rahul Agarwal Quits Lenovo, Shailendra Katyal Promoted as MD India
Lenovo has appointed Shailendra Katyal as Managing Director, Lenovo PCSD India, and Site Leader for Lenovo Group in India, effective May 1, 2021. He will succeed Rahul Agarwal, who has decided to move on from the company to pursue other interests, following 20 years at Lenovo.
Shailendra Katyal is currently Executive Director at Lenovo India PC and Smart Devices Group, where he leads the consumer business. He first joined Lenovo in 2011, and has held roles in marketing, consumer PC and tablets, home and small business, as well as e-commerce. Prior to joining Lenovo, he spent a decade building iconic FMCG brands.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers. I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am confident in Shailendra’s success thanks to his extensive experience in Lenovo and in the industry. I would also like to thank Rahul for everything he has done to maximize Lenovo’s growth over the past two decades. He has contributed immensely to the company’s success. I wish him the best as he pursues new opportunities in the entrepreneurial space,” said Amar Babu, President, Lenovo Asia Pacific
Wicked Gaming Named as National Champion of ROG Masters 2021
After an exciting round of national qualifiers held on 8th April 2021 and 10th April 2021, “Wicked Gaming” has been crowned as the Indian national champion of the ROG Masters 2021, the first Asia Pacific online eSports tournament organized by ROG.
They will be joined by first runner up “Headshot Esports”, second runner up “2EZ Gaming” and third runner up “Wasted Potential” to represent India at the Asia Pacific finals, where they will battle the winning teams from other Asia Pacific countries in the regional championship.
The tournament saw participation from 80 teams to qualify for the Asia Pacific tournament. Various teams from 14 markets across the country went head-on for the chance to crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champions.
The 4 qualifying teams from the India finals will receive US$800 for the national championship, US$400 for the first runner up, US$200 for the second runner up, US$100 for the third runner up and now have a chance to compete on a global level for a larger prize pool.
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The four Indian teams will go on to meet the following regional opponents who have also won their respective national championships. The live draw for the Asia Pacific Regional Championship brackets will be held on April 20th on the tournament’s official discord channel.
The regional semi-finals will be streamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021 on the on ROG IN’s FB account and tournament’s Twitch channel.
RAEGR Launches ‘MagFix Duo Arc M1330’ Wireless Charger
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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