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Gionee Launches the Big Daddy of Smartphones -A1 Plus with Dual Rear Camera

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Gionee launches the big daddy of smartphones -A1 Plus with dual rear camera, fast charging and 2 years extended warranty.

  • Equipped with 13MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera System, for real-time Bokeh effect and enhanced professional portrait pictures
  • Offers advanced selfie capabilities with 20MP front camera with great clarity in pictures
  • Boasts of a powerful 4550mAh battery along with Ultrafast charge
  • Helio P25 Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and 256 GB expandable memory

New Delhi– July 25, 2017 – Riding on the record breaking success of its flagship model A1, Gionee India today announced the launch of A1 Plus,furthering its commitment to provide an unmatched photography and battery experience. Equipped with best in class features , A1 Plus  has professional quality 13MP+5MP rear dual camera and 20 MP front camera. Powerful in performance, A1 Plus has

a 4550mAh battery and Helio P25 Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64 GB ROM and 256 GB expandable memory. A1 Plus will be available across India in retail stores at an attractive price of INR 26,999.

The new model demonstrates superior features like great dual rear camera for premium quality photography experience alongside long-lasting battery life with ultrafast charge and cutting edge MediaTek Helio P25 processor. Dual rear camera allows one to capture the details and collect the depth of field information, enabling users to take vibrant and lively pictures even in low-light conditions. From wide-angle shots to artsy bokeh effects, Gionee A1 plus is all geared to raise the standard of smartphone photography to the next level with its dual rear camera.

A1 Plus also comes with a premium performing chip from the MediaTek Helio family, Helio P25, which combines the power of 16nm Octa-core processing with a superior ISP which is ideal for dual camera devices. Designed for Android smartphones that aim to differentiate through exceptional camera features and overall advanced image quality. By adopting a 16nm FinFET+ process node, MediaTek Helio P25 offers an Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 2.6GHz that delivers more power while using less energy than competing solutions.

The MediaTek platform, coupled with 4 GB RAM + 64GB ROM, provides an enhanced user experience at a lower power consumption rate.

Commenting on the launch, Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India said, “The A Series is rooted to the growing demand of high quality smartphone photography experience. Keeping up with the rising trend the A1 Plus exhibits excellent camera quality with flawless dual rear camera and exquisite design tradition that will earn accolades for Gionee flagship series. We are confident that our attention to detail with impressive specs, powerful battery and advanced features will deliver the best user experience possible.”

Kuldeep Malik (Country Head, Corporate Sales International), MediaTek while talking about the collaboration said, “We are extremely proud to associate with Gionee smartphones for their A series. The A1 Plus is driven by Helio P25 processor combined with the power of 16nm Octa-core processing having a superior ISP built with special focus on dual camera devices. The aim is to differentiate the product through its exceptional camera features providing premium image quality.

The cutting-edge technology will offer improved performance with longer battery life and we look forward to strengthen our relationship with the fastest growing smartphone manufacturer with the upcoming launches.”

Super Selfie

A1 Plus continues to focus on exceptional selfie performance, featuring a 20MP front camera along with a customized selfie flash to spread light onto faces more evenly and softly. The soft lighting effect is able to enhance facial complexions, giving users a natural glow and rosiness. Gionee’s independent facial enhancement algorithm automatically detects a user’s face and applies custom beauty settings. Powered by 4-cell technology, the front camera captures more light than before resulting clearer and more beautiful selfies

The other key features which have been developed to guarantee a high-quality selfie, for example, Gionee’s facial recognition system and advanced algorithms have gone into the bokeh-selfie mode, which allows users to blur backgrounds with an artistic bokeh while still allowing their faces to stand out. Users can enjoy studio-quality depth and background bokeh effects.

Super Battery

The A1 Plus offers longer battery life and seamless user experience thanks to an integrated software and hardware solution. Powered by a 4550 mAh battery, users can enjoy uninterrupted usage for up to two days regardless of web browsing, reading or even consuming video content. In addition to longer battery life, GioneeA1 Plus also features Ultrafast charging capability which gives users 2-hour talk time in just 300 seconds of faster, safer and worry-free charging.

Super Experience

The seamless interplay between hardware and software allows GioneeA1 Plus to offer an optimized smartphone experience. The A1 Plus runs on a MTK Helio P25 process or that gives better performance and less power consumption. Powered by a 4GB RAM, The A1 enables smooth multitasking and easy operation, while 64GB internal storage (Expandable up to 256GB) provide ample storage space.

Like the A1, the A1 Plus is also equipped with the fastest fingerprint sensor, unlocking the phone in just 0.2 seconds, for top-notch safety. For the humid Indian conditions, the sensor unlocks the device even with moist fingers. The finger print sensor also activates ‘Edgebar’ allowing users a hub for quicker access to their favorite apps.

 

A1 Plus offers a full HD display that measures a fantastic six inches across, diagonally—allowing users to see much more of what they want, delivering a truly immersive super experience. It boasts of a host of amazing features such as Split Screen, 2.5D +Gorilla Glass 3, Maxx Audio VOLTE and Virus detection enabled amongst other key features.

Price & Availability

The phone will be available for sale across India retail stores from July 26th at a price of INR 26,999.

Gionee A1 Product Specifications

 

CPU& OS Helio P25 (Octa Core upto 2.6Hz)

Android Nougat v7.0 with amigo 4

Dimension Dimension: 166.4*83.3*9.1mm

Weight: 226 gm

Memory RAM: 4GB; ROM:64GB

Expendable up to 256GB

Display Size: 15.24 cm (6.0)

Resolution: 1920*1080

Screen Type: IPS

Camera Rear: 13MP AF F2.0 + 5MP FF F2.2

Front: 20MP FF F2.0

Battery 4550mAh, Li – Polymer battery

 

Colour Mocha Gold, Black
Connectivity TDD/FDD/WCDMA/GSM/CDMA

Dual SIM Dual Standby(Hybrid slot)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4G+5G)

Bluetooth 4.0

Micro USB(OTG support)

GPS

 

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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive to Advance Privileged Account Security for the Cloud

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CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged account security, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of privately-held Vaultive, Inc., a cloud security provider. The deal closed today.

The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for protecting against privileged account exploitation anywhere – on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and across DevOps workflows. Building upon the Vaultive technology, CyberArk will deliver greater visibility and control over privileged business users, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) administrators. By delivering a cloud-native and mobile experience, Vaultive will extend the CyberArk solution to these highly privileged users, which are frequent targets for cyber attacks.

“The Vaultive team brings innovative technology and advanced cloud industry experience to CyberArk. We look forward to incorporating the technology to add additional depth and proactive protection for enterprises facing an expanding attack surface in the cloud,” said Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO, CyberArk. “Vaultive provides a strong building block to accelerate CyberArk’s cloud security strategy, making CyberArk the only vendor able to extend privileged account security to administrators and privileged business users in cloud environments with this level of granularity and control.”

According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $277 billion in 2021.1 Privileged business users and SaaS, IaaS and PaaS administrators have broad and often unlimited access to a range of social media, web-based sales operations and financial applications. That access must be monitored and controlled consistently across multiple types of applications, and be done in a way that doesn’t change the way cloud administrators and privileged business users work.

“I'm extremely proud of everything that the Vaultive team accomplished," said Ben Matzkel, founder and CTO, Vaultive. "It's becoming increasingly clear that customers desire a unified security approach that extends from the data center to the cloud. Fortified with Vaultive's technology and its team, CyberArk is uniquely positioned to meet this critical need. We look forward to working closely with CyberArk customers around the world to advance their privileged account security strategies for the cloud.”

This acquisition furthers CyberArk’s leadership in securing modern infrastructure and applications. Using CyberArk Conjur, organizations gain a comprehensive secrets management solution for DevOps toolchains and cloud-native applications. Additionally, CyberArk offers cloud platform support across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and has validated the ability to stand up a privileged account security solution in AWS in 15 minutes or less. With the acquisition of Vaultive, CyberArk extends its leadership to secure privileged access to SaaS, IaaS and PaaS applications by administrators and privileged business users.

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Vivo partners with China Mobile to drive 5G advancement

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Vivo announced its partnership with China Mobile on the “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” at the GTI Summit 2018 at Mobile World Congress. Combining the efforts of industry players including Vivo, the program will accelerate the development of next generation 5G devices. The program aims to launch the first batch of 5G pre-commercial devices for scale-up trial application showcase, plus establish support for the development of 5G devices, chipsets and component supply chains. Shi Yujian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Vivo attended the summit and joined discussions on the latest R&D of 5G devices with industry leaders from other partner companies.

The “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” led by China Mobile brings together more than 20 of the industry’s most influential and capable chipset manufacturers, component manufacturers and end-solution providers, forming a strong industry ecosystem for 5G development.

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Vivo outlines 5G device commercialization

“The smartphone industry’s growth is increasingly driven by the user experience, which has significantly grown the influence of smartphone manufacturers on communication standards and regulations. For Vivo, 5G is both an opportunity and a challenge as technology changes emerge

more rapidly so the pace of market change is faster than ever. Continuous innovation is the only way to forge ahead in today’s dynamic era,” Mr. Shi said at the event.

5G networks will deliver higher speeds, lower latency and more bandwidth than ever. As applications of these key features in mobile communications broaden, 5G devices will take on different forms. While AR/VR and wearables continue to evolve, the 5G smartphone will continue to be the core platform for mobile users with its unmatched user base size.

Vivo believes the 5G smartphone will act as a hub for Smart Sensors, Smart Control and Smart Services. Smartphones will detect and analyze user behaviour, form a control centre for the Internet of things and deliver personalized AI-enabled services. Vivo also plans to launch its 5G pre-commercial devices by 2019 and officially release a commercial 5G smartphone by 2020.

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Long-term commitment to 5G development

Vivo began its research into 5G not long after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) shared their vision of 5G. Vivo set up its 5G Research Institute in Beijing in 2016 and became one of the largest device providers at the 3GPP group to help develop 5G technologies. In the past year, Vivo has activated 5G antenna and frequency related development to further accelerate Vivo’s pace of 5G innovation. Vivo’s partnership with China Mobile on 5G started in 2016 with a joint solution that reduces power consumption of 5G devices. Vivo was also a key contributor to the China. Mobile led GTI 5G Device Whitepaper and China Mobile 5G Technical Requirements for Large Scale Field Trial.

To enable the unique consumer experience shifts that 5G will bring, Vivo has also been working closely with Qualcomm on a 5G demonstration to showcase the power of 5G applied across a range of end-to-end usage scenarios.

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Epson Takes the Lead in the Inkjet Printer Market in India

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Epson, the world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, today announced that it has secured the No.1 position in the Inkjet printer market (by Volume and Value) for the calendar year 2017, as per a leading research firm*. Epson attained the No. 1 position for the calendar year 2017, after beating competitors including HP and Canon. Inkjet printers led the overall market with 52.2% share in Q4 2017.

As per IDC's Hard Copy Peripherals (HCP) Quarterly market report (2017 Q4), Epson sold 705,656 inkjet printers in CY 2017 to lead the market. Epson captured 42% of the Inkjet market by Volume and 54% in value, while HP followed with a volume market share of 40 % and value share of 32%. Canon lagged behind at 16% volume share.  Epson has been the leader in the Inkjet market by Value share for a few years now. As per IDC, Epson L380 has been the highest selling printer model in the Inkjet category. Epson M-series (Monochrome InkTank) witnessed significant growth from Tier 2 and 3 cities as channel partners effectively developed newer markets such as Cooperative banks, State Government, etc. where end consumers preferred the Mono InkTank to a Mono Laser printer.

"It’s been a great year for Epson and we are delighted to have achieved the No. 1 spot in the Inkjet printer market by value and volume for the calendar year 2017. At 54%, we have captured the majority of the market in terms of value. It is a great testimony towards our investment in technology and building commercially viable products. Epson were the pioneers and the first to launch InkTank printers in India. Since then, Epson's InkTank Printers have been embraced by cost and quality conscious consumers across segments, be it home usage, commercial usage in print and copy shops or office usage for black and color printing.” said Mr. Samba Moorthy, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Epson India.

InkTank printers were first introduced by Epson in 2011 and have helped consumers across the home, commercial and office segments to print more by keeping the cost under control. The extremely low cost per print of 7 paise for Black and 18 paise for Colour** offered by Epson struck a chord with consumers and Epson has seen sale of InkTank printers in India go up exponentially over the years. In January 2018, Epson launched 5 new WiFi InkTank printers – L4150, L4160, L6160, L6170, and L6190. These new WiFi InkTank printers are compact with the integration of the ink tank into the printer, unlike the previous models. The L-series WiFi printers lower the total cost of ownership to businesses with its ultra-high page yields of 7,500 Black pages and 6,000 color (CMY)  pages for each complete set of 4 ink bottles.  The new L series WiFi printers offer the smallest footprint amongst all brands of InkTank printers. The cumulative global sales of Epson's high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have surpassed 20 million units. In India alone, Epson has sold over 2 Million InkTank printers since its launch.

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