Saturday, 31 December 2016

Huawei Achieves Major Breakthrough in Graphene-Assisted High Temperature Li-ion Batteries

Huawei has announced a major breakthrough in its research into Li-ion batteries, unveiling the world's first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures. The announcement was made by Watt Laboratory, an organization under Huawei's Central Research Institute, at the 57th Battery Symposium held in Japan.

Huawei's research results show that new graphene-assisted heat-resistant technologies allow Li-ion batteries to remain functional in a 60°C environment, a temperature 10°C higher than the existing upper limit. The lifespan of the graphene-assisted Li-ion batteries will also be twice as long as ordinary Li-ion batteries.

Dr. Yangxing Li, Chief Scientist at Watt Laboratory, pointed out that three technologies contributed to the breakthrough in the graphene-assisted high-temperature Li-ion battery. First, a special additive in the electrolytes can remove trace water and prevent the electrolytes from decomposition in high temperatures. Second, modified large-crystal NMC materials are used for the cathode, improving the thermal stability of the cathode powder. Third, graphene allows for more efficient cooling of the Li-ion battery.

Dr. Li said, "We have performed charging and discharging tests in a high-temperature environment. The tests show that when working parameters are the same, the graphene-assisted high-temperature Li-ion battery is 5°C cooler than ordinary Li-ion batteries. Over 70% of the graphene-assisted battery's capacity is left after it is recharged 2,000 times at a temperature of 60°C. Less than 13% of its capacity is lost after being kept in a 60°C environment for 200 days."

Huawei's research results will reshape the storage systems of communications base stations. In high-temperature regions, outdoor base stations powered by the graphene-assisted high-temperature Li-ion batteries can have working lifespans longer than four years. These batteries ensure a high mileage for electric vehicles per charge in high temperatures. They can also guarantee the safe operation of drones, which often generate a significant amount of heat.

At the 56th Battery Symposium also held in Japan in 2015, Huawei's Watt Laboratory revealed its quick charging technology, which recharges 48% of a 3000mAh battery in just 5 minutes. This technology turned many heads.

The country manager, Huawei Devices, Nigeria, Leo Jiang stated that Huawei has commercialized the quick charging batteries and will announce a super-quick charging mobile phone in 2017.

Huawei partners Porsche Design to Create“A dream machine”- the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9

Leading Technology Innovator, and premium smartphone company Huawei has collaborated with luxury lifestyle brand Porsche Design to introduce the revolutionary Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is a limited edition smartphone which combines Porsche Design’s signature brand aesthetic, Leica Camera AG’s iconic photography perfection; and Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise, to give high-demanding individuals unprecedented luxury and performance in the palm of their hand. It’s no wonder the phone has been dubbed the Dream Machine.

Withseamless curved edges, a graphite finish and stylish colorcombined with the latest technology, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9creates an equilibrium of innovation, precision, aesthetic ideal and function. This is perfectly complemented ‘under the hood’ by a unique, intuitive user interface that exudes sophistication.

The collaboration between the two companies underscores their shared commitment to functional design, innovative craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, and delivers highly discerning customers an unrivalled, premium smartphone experience; with revolutionary speed, extensive battery life and luxurious design cues.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 comes equipped with the high performing Kirin 960 chipset, which Geekbench has labelled as the world’s highest performing smartphone processor, 4.0.0 multi-core CPU performance and DDR performance. It’s EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that streamlines the user experience with the OS.

For the ambitious business traveler, the dual SIM card enables convenient switching between two different SIM cards everywhere in the world.

Commenting on the functionality of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu said: “We identified a new type of luxury consumer that is emerging. One who needs a smartphone that matches the special demands of their successful, global lifestyles.The Porsche Design is synonymous with excellence in innovation, unique design and perfection. It sets a new benchmark in design and performance and delivers a revolutionary smartphone experience that will enhance even the fastest-paced business and personal lifestyles.”

With regard to the perfect partnership between the two companies, COO and spokesperson of the Management Board of Porsche Design Group, Dr. Jan Becker said “Huawei’s brand ethos mirrors our own commitment to premium innovation and functional design so we are delighted to partner with Huawei to bring high-performance individuals the smartphone that they demand, and deserve, says “The DNA of our brand is reflected in the device’s signature Porsche Design, giving consumers a smartphone that is as beautiful to hold, as it is to use.”

On his part, the Country Manager, Huawei Devices Nigeria, Leo Jiang highlighted features of the phone which would no doubt appeal to a wide array of users.

Jiang said “The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 has breakthrough SuperCharge technology, and its battery lasts up to two days with normal use. According to him the Mate 9 Porsche comes equipped with one of the best smartphone cameras the company has produced after the Huawei P9:  “Users can capture the best shot with the Mate 9’s second generation Leica dual-lens co-engineered with Leica which has a world leading camera with 20 megapixel monochrome camera and 12 megapixel color camera, Hybrid Zoom, delivering spectacular photography and videography to match users’ own high-performance lifestyles”.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9is indeed a manifestation of smartphone lovers’ most ardent dreams which has amazing features and functions like a machine due to the engineering perfection and technical innovation that has gone into its creation.

Although the revolutionary limited edition Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9doesn’t come cheap it is well worth the costas it is one of the most finely crafted premium devices available to consumers on the smartphone market today.

The premium smartphone company stated that the limited edition Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 will be available in Nigeria from 2017.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Flash Charge or Fast Charge?

fast charge
Since the arrival of smartphones into the lives of many phone users, the dilemma has
always been the issue of battery. Smartphones consume a lot of power due to the task they
perform and users have also pushed manufacturers to go the extra mile to find a solution.
While some manufacturers have devised different technology they use for quick
chargers, one of the most prolific is Qualcomm's flash charge 2.0, which comes with the
Infinix Note 3.  Flash charge is a features that allows your phone to charge 5 times
as fast as the normal charger. A number of smartphones have offered a similar solution called
“fast charging” solutions. Other Infinix devices come with the fast charge ability which
charges up to three times as fast as the normal charger.

Flash charge however, allows your phone to charge faster in 5 minutes than the regular
charger!! This is also well pronounced in the Infinix Note 3 smartphone that gives you a talk
time of 200mins after a 5 mins charge time. The flash charge feature goes beyond just the
phone, Infinix has special charger called flash chargers which has an Output of 5A. This
fast charger charges your Infinix device to at least 10% in 5 minutes . When
charging with the flash and fast charger, you notice a dual charging sign on the battery
symbol, this indicates that the phone is flash charging or fast charging phone.

Furthermore, for you to enjoy this flash and fast charging feature, you must have a device that supports fast/flash chargers in order to take advantage of the boost (All Infinix latest devices, Hot note, Hot 3, Hot 4, Hot S, Zero 3& Zero 4) supports the fast charge feature, While the Infinix Note 3 supports the flash charge feature. If you plug a flash charger into an older device, the regulator will still prevent it from overloading your battery. You won't harm your device, but it won't charge any faster. It is advisable to use the fast charger or flash charger that comes with the Infinix smartphone to charge it because the voltage supplied is too high and will in the long run weaken your battery life.

Video with Flash charge test for 5 minutes

Fast and flash chargers are real things and not just an upsell. The fast/flash charge feature in
Infinix devices allows your phone to charge within minutes irrespective of the epileptic
nature of power supply.

How To Use Your Phone As a HotSpot

Internet is the backbone of our fast-paced world, the connectivity to our work and family.
Reliance of humans on the Internet cannot be overemphasized. But what happens when you
are away from that reliable WiFi at home or work?

There's nothing worse than working on the go or trying to access free WiFi and realizing that it is password protected.

If you have a smartphone preferably an Infinix Smartphone then it's possible to turn your
phone into a portable WiFi hotspot using your device's 3G or LTE connection to access the
web, a process called 'tethering'. There is also the latest 4G network option in the case of
Infinix Note 3,Zero 3,Hot 4 Pro and Zero 4 that makes browsing faster.

It's worth remembering to check your network's terms and conditions on tethering and hotspot and keep an eye on your data allowance as it determines your web activities. It is also easy to hit mobile data cap a lot quicker than you think, and trust Nigerian network providers, they might forget to send you a reminder or warning. Exceeding your data limit may result in an unwanted charge (Take Note).

Below are four easy steps on how to set up your phone’s HotSpot.

Step one

From the Home Screen, select the Settings menu. It should look something like this. Tap More...

Step two

Select Wireless & Networks and then Tethering & portable hotspot.

Step three

Tick the box next to Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

Step four

Tap Portable WiFi hotspot settings and you can edit the WiFi network name, and choose a password.

Now on your laptop or any other device select your phone’s network from the list of WiFi connections available.

Step five

Click connect and then you'll need to enter the password for the WiFi hotspot. Once connected, you'll be able to surf the web using the phone’s 3G or 4G connection.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Huawei Black Friday
It may sound too good to be true but its Christmas, everything is too good to be true!
All Huawei premium phones will be half price for a limited time of 2 hours at Finet experience center on the 26th of November 2016 between 12-2pm. So come and get that special someone the perfect Christmas gift even if it’s a self-gift!
To remind you of the  awesome Huawei phones there’s the ; the Huawei  P9 which holds the world’s best smartphone camera spot, the GR5 Mini with a custom designer case, the Y5II with the easy key feature, the Y6II with faster performance and enhance energy efficiency, GR3,Y3II, Y3 LITE and others.
You better be at the Obafemi Awolowo glass house on the 26TH Of November for 50% of all Huawei phones.

Huawei Unveils The New Kirin960 For Amplified Smartphone Experience

Fast growing global smartphone company, Huawei has announced the introduction of the premium Kirin960 chipset to provide a smoother, faster and more secure Android experience for its customers. The new Kirin960 will make its debut on Huawei’s upcoming flagship device and is the latest addition to the Kirin900 family.
In addition to setting a new industry standard for smartphone power, speed and durability, the new Kirin960 is the global leader for the newest commercial Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU, and UFS 2.1 storage. The Kirin960 also fully supports the newest graphics standard, Vulkan to give users an ultrafast experience.

According to the company, the revolutionary chipset comes with advanced performance, improved efficiency and even more security across a wide range of applications.

It also provides a great balance between performance and power consumption, with upgraded voice calling technology to provide a face-to-face calling experience, an integrated global modem that supports 4CC 600 Mbps for faster internet speeds and better performance, and the latest in-house smart audio solution, Hi6403 to produce HiFi voice quality.

Country Manager, Devices, Huawei Nigeria, Leo Jiang said the Kirin960 sets a new standard for endurance time and allows consumers to enjoy augmented reality games. “Be it for photography, making calls, gaming or connectivity, the Kirin960 will enhance the Android experience,” he said.

He disclosed that the Kirin 960 was been introduced to give its consumers a smartphone experience that is constantly improving and exceeding their expectations. “The new advanced chipset supports a range of amazing features which includes amongst other unique features, the latest dual camera technology that mimics the human eye for faster focus and unparalleled clarity. The Kirin 960 is also the world’s first chip with finance-level security,” he said.

Jiang further noted “Our strategy involves a strong focus on the quality of our products and we are committed to creating solutions which bridge technological gaps. This is why Huawei earmarks more than 10 percent of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, and we have received widespread, international acclaim and recognition for our industry standard-setting devices.”

The latest introduction of the Kirin960 is a reflection of Huawei’s premium and high-tech offering that sees sophisticated design and simple user interface come together.

The smartphone company also revealed that some of its new phone models will come equipped with the powerful Kirin 960 chipset.

Huawei Launches Its Most Anticipated New Premium Smartphone Mate 9

In a global launch in Munich, Germany, Huawei unveiled the long-awaited Huawei Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautifully-designed and powerful mobile devices, the newest member of the Mate Series delivers a breakthrough Android experience to users. The Mate 9 features the fastest computing performance, SuperCharge technology and a stunning new user experience (UX).
mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is a dynamic interplay of industry-leading hardware and advanced software that work together to keep users a step ahead. Coming soon to the Nigeria, key features of the device include:

• Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing smartphone processor*;
• EMUI 5.0, an intuitive user interface that allows over 50 percent of features to be reached within two clicks;
• Breakthrough SuperCharge technology that delivers a full day’s charge in 20 minutes;
• Second generation Leica dual-lens camera with 12-megapixel RGB sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and Hybrid Zoom, featuring a superior 2x magnification.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Yu CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said, “In developing the Huawei Mate 9, we started with a simple question – how can we improve every element of the smartphone experience?” He continued, “We know that for today’s business users, a fast and functional smartphone is just the beginning. They also want a gorgeous design and intuitive features. So we have created two new devices at the forefront of hardware and software innovation. The result is a device that is breathtakingly new, inside and out.”

Maximized Performance and Speed with Kirin 960

With over 100 million units sold, Huawei’s Kirin chipsets have powered users with everything they expect from their mobile devices, speed, intuition and reliability. The Huawei Mate 9 Series debuts the premium Kirin 960 chipset with Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm, which delivers a fast and smooth experience even after 18 months of continuous usage.

The Kirin 960 is the world’s first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53Octa-coreCPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU. The CPU delivers the best multi-core performance among all smartphone SoCs, while reducing power consumption by 15 percent. The GPU boasts a 180 percent performance uplift and a 40 percent improvement in energy efficiency compared to its predecessor. The Kirin 960 also takes full advantage of the pioneering Vulkan graphics standard on Android 7.0, increasing graphics performance by up to 400 percent.

The Android Experience Reimagined

With the introduction of EMUI 5.0, the HUAWEI Mate 9 reimagines the native Android operating system using Linux to improve the experience, aesthetics and functionality. With EMUI 5.0, the Mate 9 becomes more intelligent and efficient over time by understanding consumers’ behavior patterns, and ensures the highest priority applications are given preference concerning system resources. This guarantees a long-lasting, smooth experience as over time, EMUI 5.0 slows down the performance erosion that all smartphone devices experience.

EMUI 5.0 introduces a brand new initiative interface design. More than 50 percent of features can now be reached within two clicks while over 90 percent can be reached within three clicks.

The HUAWEI Mate 9 will be available in stores shortly. Colour options include Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Ceramic White in 64GB.

Huawei also launched HUAWEI FIT, a lightweight fitness watch that tracks activity, sleep, heart rate and more.

A Safe, Faster-Charging Battery

The HUAWEI Mate 9 combines a 4000mAh high-density battery with Huawei’s all new SuperCharge technology. With its advanced power saving technology, the HUAWEI Mate 9 increases battery life to provide over two days of uninterrupted performance. Supporting 5A fast charging, SuperCharge technology enables a 50 percent improvement over the previous generation –10 minutes of charge provides enough power to watch two full movies. Most importantly, the battery sets a new standard in charging technology including Super Safe 5-gate protection, which offers real-time voltage, current and temperature monitoring to eliminate safety hazards and safeguard battery life.

A New Standard for Professional-quality Smartphone Photography

Following the incredible success of the Huawei P9, the HUAWEI Mate 9 features the second generation dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica. Huawei and Leica have continued to improve and enhance the optical performance of the camera module, which now includes a 12-megapixel/F2.2RGBsensor,a 20-megapixel/F2.2monochromesensorand enhanced image fusion algorithms that work in concert to produce stunning photography.

The RGB sensor captures true-to-life colors, while the monochrome sensor captures intricate details and depth resulting in the iconic Leica Image Style. When paired with the leading dual-lens camera Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) solution and the industry’s first dual-camera pixel binning technology, the HUAWEI Mate 9 has a superior night shot capability.

The Kirin 960 is designed specifically to support the HUAWEI Mate 9’s second generation Leica dual-lens camera with Hybrid Zoom. The 4-1 Hybrid Auto-focus features laser focus, phase detection focus, depth focus and contrast focus.

High-Performing Design 

The Huawei Mate 9 builds upon the Mate Series’ highly-regarded design DNA and uses the finest materials to deliver a phone that’s both beautifully designed and comfortable to use. Based on an extensive process of research and development, the Huawei Mate 9 is constructed, with 50 unique processes and one hour of CNC milling, resulting in a high-precision unibody metal frame.

Every detail – from the soft sandblasted texture to the gorgeous color palette, including Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Ceramic White, is a result of more than 25 years’ experience in delivering refined craftsmanship.

Design Icon Meets Technology Leader

Together Huawei and Porsche Design have achieved a new pinnacle where luxury meets technology with the limited-edition Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. Developed for a new, emerging audience, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 9 marries market-leading technology with Porsche Design’s unique signature aesthetic. With the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 9, Huawei introduces a remarkable 5.5” curved AMOLED display that offers a smoother, sleeker feel. It will be available exclusively in Graphite Black.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Meet The Winners Of The 2016 Edition Of The Etisalat Prize For Innovation

As expected, the circle of innovators and entrepreneurs was abuzz as the winners of the 2016 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation were unveiled at a prestigious award ceremony which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos following the submission of innovative products/services and ideas.
The Most Innovative Product and Services category award was won by a team of three men comprising Ojeniyi James, Adegoke Olubusi and Oluwole Gbenga whose entry called “OneMedical”, came out tops to win the N5 million coveted prize.
In the Most Innovative Idea category, Tobilola Ajibola took home the N2 million prize money for her idea, “Dresses by Aloli”, which was adjudged the most outstanding.

The prizes were presented by the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher. Some of the notable dignitaries who attended the event include the Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim and the Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke.

“With Etisalat Prize for Innovation, we demonstrate our belief that innovation is timeless and can be found in the most unlikely places, and created by the most unlikely people. We believe that the change Nigeria needs to move forward can be created through innovative products, services and ideas,” says Matthew Willsher.

Etisalat Prize for Innovation was created in 2012 and has discovered and empowered a number of young creative Nigerian entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to showcase innovative products, services and ideas that address specific problems in the society and contribute to the nation’s socio-economic growth.

Source: TechCabal

Monday, 31 October 2016

Smartphones: A new dimension to Bullet Proof

More and more stories have continued to emerge from around the world of victims of violence whose lives were saved by their Huawei mobile devices. The latest is the story of a very fortunate South African man, Siraaj Abrahams who is only alive today, thanks to his Huawei P8 which caught the bullet targeted at his heart.

According to the 41-year-old Abrahams, a father of five children who runs an IT and automotive business in Cape Town, he was attacked and a bullet that could have penetrated his chest got lodged in his Huawei P8 Lite instead. After being shot, he passed out without knowing his Huawei smartphone had saved his life. Sometime later, Abrahams claimed to have seen the hole left by the bullet in his jacket and his broken Huawei smartphone and realized what had happened.

As odd as the story sounds, it is not actually the first time a Huawei smartphone has blocked a bullet and saved a life. A P7 user living in the tropical forests of Guatemala had a similar story to tell. Another grateful Huawei phone user is a researcher from Milllward Brown who used the Media Pad as a shield to protect himself from a gunshot fire exchange in Garissa, Kenya that could have taken his life while he was conducting field work research.
Interesting stories have been reported where smartphones have been used for everything from cracking walnuts to catching bullets. While these stories claim quite a bit of luck, world leading smartphone manufacturer Huawei continues to take steps to refine their manufacturing and quality control processes. This ensures that devices are crafted to perfection with multiple rounds of testing and developers pay meticulous attention to the device’s design and manufacturing processes.

For instance, according to Huawei, when it comes to inspection, it has a top-notch reliability test laboratory where comprehensive tests are conducted on all its handsets and at times these measures can be extreme. Some of these tests include: 
• Mechanical reliability check: A sample must withstand thousands of rounds of drum tests, 500 rounds of twist tests, a 70kg hardware stress test and 2,000 rounds of software stress tests. 
• Environmental durability: The sample undergoes a 72-hour solar radiation test, 48 hours of hot and cold shift tests, 8 hours of salt spray tests, damp heat test, vibration test and other wear-resistance tests. 
• Lifecycle reliability checks: The sample undergoes 800,000 touch screen taps, 200,000 key touches, 5,000 headphone plug endurance tests and 10,000 USB interface plug endurance tests. 

In terms of quality management systems, Huawei’s products meet the world’s most rigid standards such as those applied in the US, Europe and Japan and all products passing through the human radiation safety laboratory testing fully comply with the US FCC certification, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “Quality is the integrity and lifeline of Huawei. It employs the ‘craftsmen’s spirit’ to measure its products and ensure zero defects.”

Thanks to its zero tolerance towards defective products and continued pursuit of innovation and quality, Huawei has earned global success and widespread acclaim. In the telecommunication equipment market, Huawei is already the world’s leading information and communication solutions provider. In the smartphone market, according to figures from market and user experience research consultancy, GFK, Huawei’s global market share has stayed in the top three, while taking the lead in most markets. More than 60% of Huawei’s revenue comes from the overseas market as its products are shipped to over 170 countries around the world.

Has Phablet Replaced Tablet?

infinix phablet
While many argue that there will always be a place for a bigger screen, a more powerful processor, and a physical keyboard…there’s no denying that people spend a tone of time on their smartphones. Will you buy another tablet or laptop? Or, can your phablet meet your technology needs?

You might think that your laptop is your pride and joy, and that your phablet could never, ever replace it, but is that really true? Let’s take a look at ways your Infinix phablet (Infinix Note 3) has already replaced your tablet as your go to Internet/email/work/everything device.

It has 128GB of storage
Infinix smartphones have internal storage spaces that are expandable to 128GB. Why bother with a tablet when you can store everything on your phone? (And if not on your phone, in the cloud?)

It has a giant screen
As laptop screens gets smaller, Infinix smartphone screens are getting bigger, the new Infinix Phablet-- Note 3 is a case in point, with a 6” screen size. With such an amazing size, tablets becomes too cumbersome and almost irrelevant.

It can connect to a Bluetooth
The lack of a physical keyboard argument is probably the best argument as to phablets can’t really replace tablets. But there are plenty of Bluetooth keyboards that work with smartphones, the Infinix phablet supports the OTG feature, this makes it easier for you to use your phone as a PC.

All the cool games are mobile
When last did you play a game on your tablet? Not too recent? Here is why, most of the best and interesting games are on your Infinix phablet, this is another good reason to ditch your tablet for a phablet.

It’s always connected
You know the drill, pull out your tablet/laptop, and immediately start searching for free Wi-Fi. Your phablet, on the other hand, is always connected to the Internet. Sure, there’s a data limit, but better to have a data limit than no Internet at all right?

It’s with you all the time
You may not think that your Infinix phablet has replaced your tablet, but when you need to fire off a quick email or check Google to prove you’re right in an argument, do you pull out your tablet or laptop?? I don’t think so.  With smartphones like Infinix Phablet, you may soon be saying goodbye to your tablet.
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