GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

More than 61,000 attendees convened in-person from around the world to discuss the convergence of mobile, the potential of the metaverse and transforming vertical industries

3 March 2022, Barcelona: The GSMA is celebrating a vibrant and dynamic edition of MWC Barcelona and there was no doubt it was the place to do business. The world’s largest and most influential connectivity event hosted over 61,000 attendees from almost 200 countries. It was the centre of discussion and debate, the place where leaders in the mobile ecosystem continued charting the future to achieve the full potential of technology.

GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

GSMA Celebrates a Vibrant MWC22 Barcelona

“Nothing beats MWC in person, and it was exciting to bring our community – which is so passionate about connectivity – back together to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead.” John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Ltd. said. “On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners who came together to make MWC22 so productive, safe, and successful. I also want to thank Barcelona City Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation, Fira de Barcelona, Tourism de Barcelona (the Host City Parties), the L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Mobile World Capital, and the people of Catalonia and Spain. Your support is unwavering, and your creativity, hospitality, and perseverance continually inspire us.”

Connectivity Unleashed

Over four days, more than 1,900 companies joined MWC22 Barcelona to showcase the role of mobile technology in unleashing connectivity, exploring 5G Connect sponsored by Salesforce, Advancing AIInternet of EverythingCloudNet by Kyndryl, FinTech, and the Tech Horizon.

Thought leadership from entrepreneurs, government ministers, and extraordinary people pushing the boundaries of our imaginations spoke from stages across the event. From traditional industries to award-winning filmmakers speakers challenged and inspired attendees to think about new ways of leveraging technology.

Vertical collaboration, startup innovation, and much more at MWC22

Again this year, the Ministerial Programme at MWC was the centre of global digital policy debate. With more than 160 delegations from countries and international institutions around the world, policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, and the international development community exchanged experiences and views on how to build policies for a digital world, maximise the potential of 5G, close the digital gap, and meet global climate targets. As the world becomes increasingly digital, there was broad agreement that we need more collaboration and cooperation amongst all stakeholders to expand digital inclusion for all. This year, leaders like Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman of the U.S. FCC, and Minister Paula Ingabire of Rwanda not only contributed to the conversation in the Ministerial Programme, but brought their policy priorities to the MWC keynote stage.

All-new for this year’s edition, Industry City, co-delivered with Knowledge Partner Accenture showcased demos from the FinTech, Manufacturing, and Automotive sectors. With a buzz of activity, Industry City was a must-see space at the event. Visitors had the opportunity to experience a range of Summits covering robotics and smart mobility topics through interactive metaverse tours and demonstrations from partners and the GSMA Foundry programme.

Focus on the local entrepreneurial startup community returned with the 4YFN (Four Years from Now) programme – supported by platinum sponsor BStartup Banco Sabadell – as it welcomed over 500 international startups and over 300 speakers to share insights on how to drive the ecosystem forward. Competing for more than €24 billion of investment, 200 startups pitched to leading funds, VCs, and CVCs during the event.

MWC22 by the numbers

  • Over 61,000 unique people attended in person
  • Around 500,000 unique virtual and daily viewers on MWC22 and partner platforms
  • Representation from almost 200 countries and territories
  • Over 1,900 exhibitors, sponsors, and partners
  • Over 1,000 speakers, 97% in person and 36% women
  • More than 50% of attendees were Directors and C-Suite executives, 20% were CEOs and founders, 25% were women
  • Millions tuned into MWC22 Barcelona content via Mobile World Live global syndication and official national and international broadcasters.
  • More than 1,600 international journalists were onsite

Our gratitude

“The momentum leading into MWC22 was palpable, and it delivered,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “In the spirit of our theme ‘Connectivity Unleashed’, we saw how industries were going beyond simple connectivity to deliver meaningful connectivity, deploying technology in ground-breaking ways that will shape industry and society. I thank every person who helped make MWC Barcelona 2022 an unmissable event – and as we move to a ‘digital everything’ world, I look forward to seeing what we achieve next year!”

MWC22 was covered by Mobile World Live, CNBC, Euronews, Financial Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal Barron’s Group, and more than 1,600 international journalists. Featured Media Partners include C114, Insider Intelligence, Radio + Television Business Report, Technology Record, and TeleSemana. A huge thank you to all our MWC22 partners and sponsors. Your collaboration and support contributed significantly to the buzz and excitement of being together at this time.

Local initiatives like, Meet and Eat and Beat Barcelona showcased the best of the city. A preliminary economic analysis indicated that MWC will have contributed more than €240 million to Barcelona’s economy and created more than 6,700 part-time jobs in 2022. And once again, MWC was a carbon-neutral event.

Looking to the future

Following a successful MWC22 Barcelona, the GSMA is working hard to deliver the full MWC series in 2022. The next event, MWC Shanghai, will take place from 29th June – 1st July, followed by the inaugural MWC Las Vegas from 28th-30th September and rounded off by MWC Africa from 25-27th October – which will return in person to Kigali for the first time since 2019.

As the mobile industry gathered this week at MWC22, our thoughts have been with those suffering hardship and loss. Businesses, governments, and individuals alike are wrestling with meaningful ways to help, even as the conflict continues to escalate. Many of our members are responding by facilitating communication with loved ones and by addressing humanitarian needs.

Find out more about MWC Barcelona: www.mwcbarcelona.com.

About GSMA

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

We invite you to find out more at gsma.com.

Xperia 1 III

Speed and beyond

The Xperia 1 III combines its predecessor’s remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105 mm. Together with the astonishing 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display, and exceptional audio and gaming, this is a smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations.

Experience breathtaking speed in everything you do

Speed is at the very heart of the Xperia 1 III experience—from the immersive 4K HDR OLED display with its rapid 120Hz refresh rate to the triple lens camera which features fast AF even when shooting extended telephoto.

 

For photographers
Professional technology from Alpha cameras

The Xperia 1 III was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. Key features include fast AF in all three cameras, plus Real-Time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.

Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia®

ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia® smartphone. The ZEISS® T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.

HUAWEI – MATE X2 SMARTPHONE

It has a Leica-developed camera array, but that’s not the most interesting thing about Huawei’s Mate X2. Unlike its predecessor which had a screen that wrapped around the outside, it adopts a Samsung-like approach with a folding 8-inch screen on the interior and a 6.45-inch display on the front for use while closed. Around the back are the aforementioned cameras, including a 50-megapixel wide-angle, 16-megapixel ultra-wide, 12-megapixel 3x telephoto, and 8-megapixel 10x zoom.

Launch: When does the Huawei Mate X2 go on sale?
Huawei presented the Huawei Mate X2 this Monday, February 22, and announced that it would go on sale in China from the following Thursday, that is, on February 25, 2021.

As we have said, it is the launch aimed at the Chinese market and for now it is unknown when it will reach the West, or if it will do so directly. Although we have hope.

The launch of the Mate X was also restricted to China and never reached Europe or the United States. The upgraded version (the Huawei Mate Xs), which had a global launch in March 2020, did, however.

It’s powered by Huawei’s Kirin 9000 chip, will be upgraded to the company’s HarmonyOS in April (it ships with an Android variant), and has 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. It launches in China on February 25; no international release details have been announced.

 

11 September 2020, London: The GSMA has been organising the industry’s premier mobile events since 2006. During that time, we’ve responded to various emergent situations and are now closely monitoring the changing global circumstances around Covid-19. The GSMA’s approach is safety first, and we are working to ensure that MWC21 proceeds in the safest way for all participants. 

GSMA Guidelines on Health and Safety for MWC21

As always, health and safety are a paramount consideration, and we are working closely with Fira Barcelona and the Host City Parties in Spain to ensure we incorporate all guidance and provide the best level of protection possible at the event. Whilst many safety standards will be mandated; our approach is to meet and then surpass those standards where possible. Our planning principles include;

  • Collaboration: Our dialogue with key partners and exhibitors is in full force to ensure a safe build-up and operation of MWC incorporating all emerging guidance
  • Partnership: The GSMA works directly with the Spanish and Catalan governments, the Host City Parties and Fira de Barcelona to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all involved in the event. This partnership will build on the Protocol on Safety and Prevention against COVID-19 currently being implemented by Fira de Barcelona
  • Expert advice and health and safety measures: We are defining strict standards and best practice with direction from health authorities around the world including, the WHO, scientific research, health and safety experts and Spanish and Catalan health authorities

Updates on our enhanced health and safety measures and our ‘touchless’ environment will be available in the coming weeks. Some of the health & safety measures and protocols exhibitors and attendees will be obliged to follow include;

  • Social distancing and traffic flows
  • We will optimise the exhibition layout to improve flow and support social distancing through real-time data sharing and analysis
    • The venue will be set up to ensure the 1.5m distance guidelines are met
    • All spaces will be designed to ensure a crowd density of no less than 2.5m2 per person can be maintained
    • Exhibitors will be required to adhere to strict stand capacity and flow requirements as well as stand design adjustments
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Protective face masks will be mandatory
  • Hygiene
    • The environment will minimise touch, with entry, information points and registration all becoming touchless
    • Hand sanitiser will be widely available throughout the venue and required at each Exhibitor stand
    • There will be enhanced cleaning measures throughout the venue, with particular attention paid to high contact surfaces
    • Exhibitors will be obliged to conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection of their stands
    • Where the handling of products or other materials is necessary, it will be essential for items and hands to be sanitised before and after use with an approved hydro-alcoholic sanitising solution
    • Specific cleaning and sterilisation regimes will be in place for any audio-visual equipment
  • Training
    • Exhibitors must ensure that all staff and contractors have received, as a minimum, training in the health and safety guidelines and rules provided

The GSMA will abide by every step outlined in our health and safety guidelines and will enforce compliance throughout the event to ensure that exhibitors and attendees also comply.

Samsung’s first foldable glass display, combined with a unique UX, offers a whole new mobile experience

SAN FRANCISCOUSA – 2020 – Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, a new, statement-making foldable smartphone. Galaxy Z Flip is bold and stylish – designed for those who see cutting-edge technology as a way to express themselves. Engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, Galaxy Z Flip bends the laws of physics, and features a 6.7-inch display that folds into a stylish and compact form factor that fits in the palm of your hand1. Designed with an innovative Hideaway Hinge and custom-built UX, Galaxy Z Flip provides elegant new ways to capture, share and experience content. From its stylish design to its flexible camera experience, Galaxy Z Flip opens up a new decade of foldable mobile innovation.

The Future Changes Shape: Express Yourself with Galaxy Z Flip

 “At Samsung, we were encouraged by the excitement for the Galaxy Fold. Galaxy Z Flip is an important next step as we look to build the foldable category by bringing to consumers a new form factor, new display and most importantly, a new kind of mobile experience,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With Galaxy Z Flip’s unique foldable design and user experience, we’re redefining what a mobile device can be, and what it enables consumers to do.”

Foldable Heritage
The category-defining Galaxy Fold began the foldable era. Now, Galaxy Z Flip is shaping it for a new decade. As the first device in the Z series, Galaxy Z Flip introduces a new device portfolio that reaffirms Samsung’s commitment to leading the category, and leveraging technologies and form factors to create foldable experiences that will surprise and delight in the years ahead.

Fashion Meets Technology
Galaxy Z Flip’s compact, stylish design is created for those who see technology as a way to express themselves. And all of the innovations that go into Galaxy Z Flip ensure they can do so.

  • Style that Fits in Your Pocket – Designed for ultimate portability, Galaxy Z Flip folds into the size of a wallet, so you can easily fit it in your pocket or bag. When closed, it is a stylish, compact palm-sized device. When opened, its screen size nearly doubles to reveal a stunning 6.7-inch display2. With its stylish color palette, sleek rounded corners and forward fold that closes with a satisfying snap, Galaxy Z Flip is sure to turn heads.
  • Samsung’s First Foldable Glass Display – Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), making it slimmer with a sleek, premium look and feel that has never been seen with a foldable device before. The centered in-display camera cutout at the top also means there’s no notch and no distractions, with Samsung’s first-ever 21.9:9 ratio, so you can enjoy even more of your favorite content such as cinema-ratio 21:9 shows and movies.
  • New Hideaway Hinge – Galaxy Z Flip’s Hideaway Hinge is a work of engineering art. It’s backed by a dual CAM mechanism – small but sophisticatedly designed to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable. Galaxy Z Flip can stay open at a range of angles, like a laptop screen. The Hideaway Hinge system also integrates Samsung’s new sweeper technology, which uses nylon fibers crafted by micro-height-cutting technology to repel dirt and dust.

The Next Foldable Experience
Galaxy Z Flip is built for the modern, on-the-go lifestyle. Now you can do more, from multiple angles – hands-free. This unique foldable experience is unlike any other smartphone on the market today.

  • Do more – Hands-free – When Galaxy Z Flip unfolds, it can stay open at multiple angles, unlocking opportunities for selfies that show more of the world around you and expressive video chats with Google Duo – all hands-free.
  • Flex mode – Samsung worked closely with Google to design Flex mode – a custom-built user experience for Galaxy Z Flip’s unique forward folding form factor. When the device is free-standing, the display automatically splits into two 4-inch screens so you can easily view images, contents or videos on the top half of the display, and control them on the bottom half. Easily watch and navigate YouTube3 – stream on the top while searching for other videos, reading descriptions and writing comments on the bottom.
  • Game Changing Camera – Galaxy Z Flip literally stands on its own so that you can capture more, on-the-go – from timed group shots to vivid nighttime content. You can create content for your social media feeds from the best angle and enjoy video recording with a 16:9 ratio that’s perfect for uploads to social media platforms, hands-free – no tripod needed. Capture stunning Night Hyperlapse videos or vivid low light shots with Night mode – no flash needed. Just open your device and place it on a table. When closed, quickly capture one-handed high-quality selfies using the rear camera without unfolding.
  • Notifications on Your Terms – Whether Galaxy Z Flip is closed, standing upright or open, never miss a text, call or reminder. When closed, check the date, time and battery status at a glance on the cover display4. Get real time notifications so you can easily answer a call without unfolding or respond to a text by simply tapping the notification and unfolding your Galaxy Z Flip.
  • Multi-Active Window – Seamlessly multi-task with Multi-Active Window – simply open the Multi-Window Tray to drag and drop the apps you want to use. Scroll through an article on the latest fashion looks on the top half while shopping for your favorite pieces on the bottom5.

 Galaxy Foundation and Ecosystem
As a Galaxy device, Galaxy Z Flip brings the Galaxy ecosystem into its brand new foldable experience. It boasts flagship-level performance and features across camera, display, battery, security as well as services like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox and more6. Enjoy a versatile camera experience with 4K video capture, Live Focus and Super Steady recording7. Galaxy Z Flip features an optimized dual battery system that holds more power without taking up more space – wired or wirelessly quick charge, plus with Wireless PowerShare8, you can wirelessly charge up your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch or even a friend’s device. Samsung Knox protects users and their device from the chip to the software level and receives monthly and quarterly security updates. Users also get services that enable secure payment options with Samsung Pay, health and wellness tracking and monitoring with Samsung Health, and access to more than 5,000 Samsung and partner smart products through SmartThings.

Availability
The Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities in Mirror Purple and Mirror Black, starting in select markets including the U.S. and Korea on February 14, 2020, followed by Mirror Gold in select countries. For more information about Galaxy Z Flip, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com, www.samsung.com/galaxynews.samsung.com/galaxy, or www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-z-flip/.

With the Apple Watch Nike Series 5, you can track your workouts and listen to audio running guides with Nike Run Club. Built-in features let you listen to music and stay connected with or without your phone.

You can choose from exclusive Nike Sport straps and optimized dials for the Retina Always-On display (meaning you can always see the screen without having to lift or touch your wrist).

Color Shown: Pure Platinum / Black
Model: CZ8501-003

CONNECT TO SPORT.

Featured

Silver aluminum case
Nike Sport strap with adjustable length in sizes S / M and M / L in pure platinum / black
Strap for Nike Watch with 44mm case
GPS + Cellular *
Retina Always-On Display
30% bigger screen size than Series 3
Submersible**
ECG App ***
Optical and electrical heart sensors
Built-in compass
Unevenness
Emergency calls****
Internal emergency call
Fall detection
S5 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor up to 2 times faster *****
watchOS 6 with activity trends, cycle tracking, hearing health innovations and the App Store on your wrist
Nike’s exclusive dials

Product Details

Selection may vary; Consult sales staff for information on available models. Apple Watch Series 5 requires an iPhone 6s or higher with iOS 13 or later.
* A wireless service plan is required to use the mobile phone service. The service provider for the Apple Watch and the iPhone device must be the same. Not all service providers support corporate accounts. Consult your superior and the service provider. Roaming service is not available outside of your network operator’s coverage area. Contact your service provider for more information.
** ISO 22810: 2010 Standard. Suitable for shallow water activities such as swimming. It is not recommended for use in deep dives or high speed water activities.
*** The ECG app is available with the latest versions of iOS and watchOS on Apple Watch Series 4 or later. See apple.com/watch for compatibility details. The ECG app is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 22.
**** Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) can use a mobile phone connection to make emergency calls. You must have your iPhone nearby to make emergency alerts with an Apple Watch without a mobile phone connection. If your iPhone is not nearby, your Apple Watch will need to connect to a known Wi-Fi network and set up Wi-Fi calling.
***** Up to 2 times faster than the S3 processor.
Color Shown: Pure Platinum / Black
Model: CZ8501-003

The military smartphone tested and proven by operators
Based on the proven success of the Galaxy S9 Tactical Edition for operators in the field, the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is a massive leap forward in tactical mobility. Tested and fielded in special operations, it connects seamlessly with tactical radios and mission systems to increase situational awareness for a common operational picture. The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is the only end user device you’ll need for mission planning, training, operations and daily use.

For Operators, Cognitive Dominance is Built on Mobility

To make informed decisions and achieve their objective, tactical teams and special operators require the ability to quickly and securely process and share mission data across complex terrain, expansive distances between troops and with Command. To address these unique issues, Samsung created the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition—a mission-ready solution tailored to the specific needs of tactical teams.
For Operators, Cognitive Dominance is Built on Mobility

Persistent communications in any domain

The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition features pre-configured software to support tactical radios and mission-critical devices.
tactical radio support
Common operational picture
Drivers support tactical radios, drone feeds, laser range finders, external GPS and more for a complete view of the mission.

Flexible to fit your tactical kit

Ruggedized case solutions, connectors and hubs accommodate a wide range of tactical kit configurations for multi-mission capabilities.

Next-gen network capable
The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition supports multiple carrier networks and the use of private SIMs 5G, WiFi 6 and CBRS.
One device to meet all your mission requirements

Cognitive dominance

Capable of running mission applications in the field and enterprise applications everywhere else, the powerful and efficient 64-bit Octa-core processor delivers tactical computing power wherever the mission takes you.
tactical edge computing with 10 nm 64-bit Octa-core processor
Enhance situational awareness for a complete and accurate common operational picture

The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition has exclusive features, tested and proven by operators, for rapid information capture, sharing and analysis in diverse operating environments.

tactical applications

Exclusive tactical features

Night Vision Mode, Stealth Mode, Lock Screen Auto Rotate and more deliver fast access to the information operators need.

Capture intelligence in low light

Use the pro-grade 64 MP camera to take and share high-resolution images or 8K video, without giving away your position.

Get a clear view of the mission

View and analyze maps, intel and mission data in greater detail than ever before with the Dynamic AMOLED 2.0, a 120Hz display.

Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition and ATAK

TACTICAL APP QUICK LAUNCH

ATAK at the push of a button

Remapped side key button provides one-touch launch/hide of mission applications including ATAK, APASS and BATDOK.

Auto-touch sensitivity for gloved hands

AUTO-TOUCH SENSITIVITY

Leave the gloves on

Auto-touch sensitivity automatically adjusts S20 TE operation for gloved hands.

● Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite have 5G technology and the latest camera, design, battery and processor features

● Both phones will be available in Spain from April 24 on Amazon, Media Markt, El Corte Inglés, FNAC and Phone House. In May and June they will reach operators

● Discover them at smartphones

Madrid, April 21, 2020 – OPPO, the world’s leading smart device brand, announces today that its Find X2 series has two new members: OPPO Find X2 Neo and OPPO Find X2 Lite, both with 5G technology, four rear cameras, a slim and light design and Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 765G processor.

OPPO expands its Find X2 series with the arrival of Find X2 Neo and Find X2 Lite

Better photos thanks to image stabilizer

OPPO Find X2 Neo stands out for having four rear cameras: the 48MP main camera, a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP black and white camera. The main camera integrates the Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS, and its image effect is improved thanks to a new ISP image algorithm. The 13MP telephoto lens achieves a 5x hybrid optical zoom when switching with the main camera and wide-angle lens zoom. In addition, it supports ultra clear night mode IA, achieving high-quality night photos in an easier way. As for the front cameras, OPPO Find X2 Neo features a 32MP camera that recognizes skin color and light condition when taking a selfie and Beautify 2.0 mode customizes it to capture the best image.
For its part, OPPO Find X2 Lite also has four rear cameras: the 48MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto lens, a 2MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP black and white camera. Its front camera is also 32MP.

OPPO Find X2 Neo also enables portrait bokeh, video zoom, smart video editing via SoLoop. Asmimso has smart video editing software that features filters, music, rhythm and transitions, and synthesizes video clips into custom templates. The 90Hz screen and 5G speed will allow users to have fun with video recording.

Light body, better performance

The OPPO Find X2 Neo screen ratio is 92.1% using a flexible 6.5-inch OLED screen. Also, it uses a new light sensitive ultra thin screen fingerprint module, reducing the thickness of the fingerprint module from 2.95mm to 0.266mm. Finally, OPPO Find X2 Neo has a thickness of 7.7mm and a body weight of 171g, thus creating the thinnest 5G smartphone in the world. In addition, OPPO Find X2 Neo has the new ColorOS 7 system, with Android 10.

For its part, OPPO Find X2 Lite adopts dual mode 5G SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. It also features a large 4025mAh battery that supports 30WVOOC Quick Charge 4.0. It also incorporates the new ColorOS 7 system, with Android 10.

More immersive gaming experiences

OPPO Find X2 Neo has a curved screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, to offer a better imaging experience when browsing the Internet. Also, the brightness of OPPO Find X2 Neo increases up to 800nit by 14% and the maximum brightness up to 1100nit. This allows the screen to be viewed in all light conditions, including when the sun’s rays hit the phone. The maximum touch sampling rate of 180Hz allows users to play games with a smoother touch, meeting the highest demands on applications and games. Furthermore, the display of these devices has passed TUV Rheinland Global Eye Protection Certification and HDR10 + Certification.

OPPO Find X2 Neo has the dual speakers with the largest sound chamber known to date, bringing better volume and stereo effects. At the same time, Dolby Atmos’ reliable sound experience offers users an immersive audio experience.

Faster network speeds than 5G

Both devices feature Qualcomm®’s Snapdragon ™ 765G processor that enables download speeds of up to 3.7 Gbps.

In addition, OPPO Find X2 Neo employs intelligent antenna cutting technology, and inspects the signals through 4 antennas that are in charge of finding the most optimal channel, reaching network speeds that are 30% faster. Likewise, OPPO Find X2 Neo has dual 5G + WiFi channels, allowing the 5G mobile network and 5G WiFi to work at the same time, achieving overlapping network speed.

Longer battery life at the perfect temperature

On the other hand, with the aim that users can use 5G speed with a battery life of 4G, OPPO Find X2 Neo adopts a Smart 5G system that controls the consumption of the performance of different applications.

Companies collaborate to make video analytics solutions more accessible in order to drive better business outcomes

Sony Semiconductor Solutions (Sony) and Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) today announced they are partnering to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy for their mutual customers.

As a result of the partnership, the companies will embed Microsoft Azure AI capabilities on Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500, which extracts useful information out of images in smart cameras and other devices. Sony will also create a smart camera managed app powered by Azure IoT and Cognitive AIServices that complements the IMX500 sensor and expands the range and capability of video analytics opportunities for enterprise customers. The combination of these two solutions will bring together Sony’s cutting-edge imaging and sensing technologies, including the unique functionality of high-speed edge AI proAIcessing, with Microsoft’s cloud expertise and AI platform to uncover new video analytics opportunities for customers and partners across a variety of industries.

“By linking Sony’s innovative imaging and sensing technology with Microsoft’s excellent cloud AI services, we will deliver a powerful and convenient platform to the smart camera market. Through this platform, we hope to support the creativity of our partners and contribute to overcoming challenges in various industries,” said Terushi Shimizu, Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation.

“Video analytics and smart cameras can drive better business insights and outcomes across a wide range of scenarios for businesses,” said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president and commercial chief marketing officer at Microsoft. “Through this partnership, we’re combining Microsoft’s expertise in providing trusted, enterprise-grade AI and analytics solutions with Sony’s established leadership in the imaging sensors market to help uncover new opportunities for our mutual customers and partners.”

Video analytics has emerged as a way for enterprise customers across industries to uncover new revenue opportunities, streamline operations and solve challenges. For example, retailers can use smart cameras to detect when to refill products on a shelf or to better understand the optimal number of available open checkout counters according to the queue length. Additionally, a manufacturer might use a smart camera to identify hazards on its manufacturing floor in real time before injuries occur. Traditionally, however, such applications — which rely on gathering data distributed among many smart cameras across different sites like stores, warehouses and distribution centers — struggle to optimize the allocation of compute resources, resulting in cost or power consumption increases.

To address these challenges, Sony and Microsoft will partner to simplify access to computer vision solutions by embedding Azure AI technology from Microsoft into Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500 as well as enabling partners to embed their own AI models. This integration will result in smarter, more advanced cameras for use in enterprise scenarios as well as a more efficient allocation of resources between the edge and the cloud to drive cost and power consumption efficiencies.

Sony’s smart camera managed app powered by Azure is targeted toward independent software vendors (ISVs) specializing in computer vision and video analytics solutions, as well as smart camera original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) aspiring to add value to their hardware offerings. The app will complement the IMX500 sensor and will serve as the foundation on which ISVs and OEMs can train AI models to create their own customer- and industry-specific video analytics and computer vision solutions that address enterprise customer demands. The app will simplify key workflows and take reasonable security measures designed to protect data privacy and security, allowing ISVs to spend less time on routine, low-value integration and provisioning work and more time on creating unique solutions to meet customers’ demands.

It will also enable enterprise customers to more easily find, train and deploy AI models for video analytics scenarios.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft and Sony will also work together to facilitate hands-on co-innovation with partners and enterprise customers in the areas of computer vision and video analytics as part of Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs program. Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs offer access and facilities to build, develop, prototype and test customer solutions, working in partnership with Microsoft experts and other solution providers like Sony. The companies will begin working with select customers within these co-innovation centers later this year.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Sony Semiconductor Solutions

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation is the global leader in image sensors. We strive to provide advanced imaging technologies that bring greater convenience and joy to people’s lives. In addition, we also work to develop and bring to market new kinds of sensing technologies with the aim of offering various solutions that will take the visual and recognition capabilities of both human and machines to greater heights. For more information, please visit: https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/e/.

Volume control

Hear it clear and find it fast with a Tile that’s twice as loud as before.

Improved Proximity Meter

Know when you’re getting closer to your lost item and make finding easier.

New ringtones

Choose from a variety of new

Tile Pro Tracker With Replaceable Battery

These small and nifty gadgets by Tile will help you find anything you attach them to, so long as your phone is within their Bluetooth range of 400 feet. In case you lose an item, you’ll receive notifications when the gadgets come within range of another Tile user.

Available in black and white, the Tile Pro trackers are as easy to set up as it gets — all you need is a mobile app and a Tile account. The replaceable CR1632 battery of the trackers will last for a year after you activate the tracker.