01 August, 2013 – How slim could be a mobile phone and how to protect them from possible physical damages while you are owning them?
Innovation with style is the key factor these days to catch up the market for any kind of product. Smartphones are the one people are hungry of all the time.
Thinner may be smarter this summer with the launch of what is claimed to be the world’s slimmest phone in the UAE today by Huawei, and two iPhone 5 models likely to be out in September, if rumors are to be believed. There are also reports of a new BlackBerry model by year-end.
The 6.18mm thick Huawei Ascend P6, with a 4.7 inch screen, is an exclusive offer by UAE telecom major etisalat, and will be available at its business centres and outlets in August. The phone is priced at Dh1,599. It runs on Android’s latest 4.2.2 operating system and has a host of interesting features in different packages.
“This is a continuation of our roll-outs of exclusive offers for our customers and is aligned with our aim to be the leader in introducing new mobile smartphones in the UAE market,” said Khaled El Khouly, chief marketing officer, etisalat.
President of Huawei Middle East, Jiao Jian said the high performance offered by the Ascent P6, shows his company’s intention to become a market leader in the segment.
iPhone watchers can expect two models of the iPhone 5 — the C and S — for colour and speed respectively, both run on the iOS7 operating system. The ‘S’, according to MacRumours will come with a fingerprint scanner for secure mobile payments and a 12 MP camera. The cheaper ‘C’ model is expected to have the older A5 chip and a 5MP camera.
BlackBerry hopes to stay in the race with the launch of the A10 by the end of the year. Code-named ‘Aristo’, this device is going to be positioned as the “most powerful, capable BlackBerry yet with a big focus on power and gaming”, said the BGR website.
It is expected to have a large five-inch screen and some first reviewers speak of similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Would it be worth the wait? Your guess is as good as ours.