How China’s Largest VR Community, VRCORE, Is Bridging Eastern And Western XR Markets

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The third annual VRCORE Awards included winners such as Moss, NOSTOS, and Seeking Dawn.

With a population of 1.3 billion, it’s no surprise that China is regarded a massive potential consumer market for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). But Pinshan Liu, the founder of VRCORE, is working to show the rest of the world that the Chinese XR community has many more benefits to bring to the industry — and connect the dots across international waters.

“China is a rapidly emerging market,” Liu said in an interview with the author. “China and the United States are the most active countries in the global virtual reality industry. With the depth development of the industry, strengthening international cooperation is an inevitable choice.”

Liu founded VRCORE in 2015, and since then it has grown to become the largest VR developer community in the country. As such, Liu has seen firsthand how China’s other unique advantages in technology and

manufacturing have helped facilitate the growth of the national ecosystem.

“China not only has a VR market, it also has many good teams and advantages in hardware manufacturing,” Liu said. “China’s growth is still in-progress. Being able to participate in this growing market will be of great benefit for markets like the U.S. when the VR industry has truly grown up. We established [VRCORE] to help developers create an exchange platform so that excellent practitioners can exchange, cooperate, and help the whole industry develop further.”

In this role, Liu also uses VRCORE as a platform to provide information about the China’s VR industry to the international market by hosting salons, pitch competitions, and through a recently produced developer report.

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Big 50% Off Sale On PS4, Xbox One, And PC Games

Newegg is having a big sale on PS4, Xbox One, and PC games right now. But as usual for the online retailer, getting the sale price isn’t quite as simple as adding the items to your cart and checking out. You’ll need to enter promo code EMCEESP66 before half the price gets chopped off the total. With that out of the way, let’s look at what kinds of discounts that promo code can get you between now and December 3.

One of the better games to give as a gift this year is the toys-to-life space game Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack. It normally retails for $75, thanks to the pack-in toys that come with it, but you can get it now for $37.50. Other big recent releases on sale for half price right now include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection, Far Cry 5, and The Crew 2, all available for $30 each.

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If you’re into collector’s editions, you can grab Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – After Hours Premium Edition for $45. It comes with the game, plus a hardcover art book, two bar glasses, and other drinking accessories.

RPG fans can pick up Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for $30, or Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Persona 5 for $20 each. Also $20 is one of the best dungeon crawlers of the generation, Diablo III: Eternal Collection.

You’ll find more of our picks below. Just don’t forget to enter promo code EMCEESP66 at checkout, or else you’ll end up paying full price like a sucker.

PS4

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles — $25
  • The Crew 2 — $30
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection — $20
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ — $20
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age — $30
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR — $25
  • Far Cry 5 — $30
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition — $20
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition — $30
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Persona 5 — $20
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition — $30
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider — $30
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack — $37.50
  • Warriors Orochi 4 — $20
  • We Happy Few — $30
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – After Hours Premium Edition — $45

Xbox One

  • Attack on Titan 2 — $20
  • Battlefield Hardline — $5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles — $25
  • The Crew 2 — $30
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection — $20
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider — $10
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ — $20
  • Far Cry 5 — $30
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition — $20
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition — $30
  • Inside / Limbo Double Pack — $10
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda — $5
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition — $30
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider — $30
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack — $37.50
  • We Happy Few — $30

PC

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset — $10
  • The Evil Within 2 — $10
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus — $15

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What are Collagen supplements? And why are people taking them?

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Collagen supplements are the new “it” products in the health and beauty world.

They’re meant to help boost Collagen, which we naturally lose as we age.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is in everything from skin, to bones, to organs, to hair and nails.

But Ana Escobar-Knight, owner of Ana Belen Skincare, says we lose Collagen naturally as we age.

The Best Men’s Hair-Loss Treatments and Products, According to Hair-Loss Doctors and Dermatologists

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Hair: It’s a natural part of being a human. But when the temperature climbs, and skin is exposed, it’s one of those things that a good many of us want to control. This week, we’re tackling hairlessness, not just the process of hair removal (electric shavers and ingrown-hair treatments and aesthetician-approved tweezers) but also what to buy when you’re losing your hair, and even how to take care of a Sphynx cat. Here, we’re talking to dermatologists and hair-loss doctors about hair-loss treatments that actually work.

If you’re a gentleman who’s been noticing a receding hairline or is worried about balding, the first step is to schedule a visit with a doctor or dermatologist and make sure your hair loss isn’t a sign of a more serious health issue. “Not all hair loss is male-pattern hair loss,” explains Dr. Marc Glashofer, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in hair loss and practicing in northern New Jersey. A thyroid disorder, an autoimmune disease, or even a scalp issue could be making you look like Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2. But most hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern baldness, and fortunately (or not, depending on your perspective), it’s just a symptom of getting older.

Once male-pattern baldness starts, it’s not going to stop until every last hair on your head has shrunk or shed, though the rate at which this happens differs from person to person and depends on genetics. And since the grind of hair loss is unending, it’s important to start treatment as soon as your hairline starts bothering you. If you’re looking for a more quantitative metric, Dr. Paul McAndrews, clinical professor of dermatology at the USC School of Medicine and member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, assures me that “you have to lose half your hair before the human eye can tell.” (Of course, if you don’t care about losing your hair and are fine with going full Prince William and shaving your head, go for it. We’ve got some recommendations for razors and hair trimmers to help you out on that front.)

The scientifically proven, doctor-approved ways to prevent hair loss

Rogaine Men’s Minoxidil Hair Thinning & Loss Treatment Foam, Three Month

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Rogaine Men’s Minoxidil Hair Thinning & Loss Treatment Foam, Three Month

If you do decide to start treatment to save your hair, a good place to start is with minoxidil, more commonly known as Rogaine. Don’t expect this hair-loss treatment to create luscious locks; minoxidil is better at slowing down or preventing more loss rather than promoting hair growth. But, according to Dr. Amy McMichael, professor and chair of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology, it is effective “if used as recommended, with evidence of improvement seen around six to nine months.” Simply massage the foam or solution into your scalp once or twice daily, and for best results, use a formula with 5 percent concentration.

$42 at Walmart

Finasteride, 30-Day Supply

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Finasteride, 30-Day Supply

The other main hair-loss treatment that was recommended by all four dermatologists I interviewed is finasteride, often called by its brand name Propecia. This FDA-approved medication is only available with a prescription, but these days, it’s found as a generic and ordered online after a virtual consultation, through start-ups like Hims, Keeps, and Lemonaid.

Finasteride inhibits an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, the hormone that causes hair loss in men, and unlike minoxidil, this drug can actually help hair grow back, as well as prevent further loss. All you have to do is take one pill a day, and according to Dr. Evan Rieder, dermatologist in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Health, two-thirds of men taking this treatment will see improvements in hair density over time.

$29 at Hims

The Rx Hair Kit

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The Rx Hair Kit

You can also get a hair-loss kit from Hims, which comes with both minoxidil and finasteride. Keeps has one, as well. And though it might seem like overkill to take two different hair-loss treatments at once, this is one of those rare instances where more is actually better. McAndrews calls the combination of orally administered finasteride and topically applied minoxidil a “full-court press” against hair loss. “That’s doing the most you can for preventative medicine.” Rieder notes that taking both drugs together is more effective than taking either one alone.

But you must start these medical therapies before you lose all your hair. McAndrews likens it to brushing your teeth, in that both are preventative measures. “The sooner you start doing it, the better at slowing down this aging process,” he explains, adding, “Is toothpaste perfect? No, you’re still getting tooth decay with toothpaste, but you’re slowing down tooth decay.”

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The possibly effective laser comb

HairMax Prima7 LaserComb

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HairMax Prima7 LaserComb

The only nonchemical option offered up by the dermatologists I spoke with — short of a surgical hair transplant or platelet-rich plasma therapy, which is like Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial but for your scalp — was the laser comb. First cleared by the FDA in 2009, the HairMax LaserComb is a handheld laser device that is designed to promote hair growth. As the manufacturer explains in a letter to the FDA, “The device provides distributed laser light to the scalp while the comb teeth simultaneously part the user’s hair to ensure the laser light reaches the user’s scalp,” which, in turn, stimulates the hair follicles.

$195 at Bed Bath & Beyond

And though this treatment appears to be safe and somewhat effective, it’s hard to tell who will react well to this low-level light therapy, which is why the doctors I spoke with were hesitant to fully endorse it. “We’re not sure what the optimal power is, what the optimal wavelength is, we don’t even really know the mechanism of action of how this is working,” says Rieder. Plus, it doesn’t work on everyone. “There are subpopulations of patients who do respond to low-level laser light, but this is not easily predictable,” explains McMichael, though she adds that the risk of using the LaserComb is low.

The trick about all of these hair-loss products and treatments is that they’ll stop working as soon as you stop using them. “They have to be ready for a lifetime commitment,” says Rieder. But, just like brushing your teeth, as long you keep on keeping on with the scientifically proven preventative treatments, those hairs on your head should be just fine.

And about those hair-growth shampoos and supplements

What’s got less evidence supporting its efficacy are the hair-growth shampoos that claim to block DHT (like those sold by Hims in their Rx Hair Kit). Rieder is skeptical that you’re going to see any tangible benefits by rubbing DHT blockers into your scalp. “I find it very difficult to believe that something that’s applied to the scalp and rinsed off is going to have any appreciable effect.” All four doctors also shut down any suggestions that hair-growth supplements or vitamins, like biotin, could help promote hair growth or stop hair loss — though a couple hypothesized that vitamins or supplements could lead to hair regrowth if your hair loss was a result of a nutritional deficiency. But otherwise, if you’re dealing with regular old male-pattern baldness, “There is no such thing as a ‘hair vitamin,’” says McMichael.

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Upcoming BlackBerry Phones May Be Codenamed Athena, Luna, and Uni: Here Are The Rumored Specs

TCL will reportedly launch three BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, and according to new rumors, their codenames are Athena, Luna, and Uni. There is no official info about any of these smartphones, so, at the moment, we can only rely on rumors and speculations. LetsGoDigital has just discovered some patents and trademarks filed by TCL which may be related to the phone codenamed Uni. According to the patents, the design of this device may be similar to BlackBerry Priv, the first Android phones released by the Canadian giant, before being acquired by TCL.

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The patent regards the camera module and if you want to get more info about it you can visit our dedicated article. Anyway, take it with a pinch of salt as some rumors are pointing out that this design is just a reference point to describe the patent.

RELATED: BlackBerry Patents New Camera Design, May Appear in A Priv Successor This Year

BlackBerry Athena is rumored to be a device with a physical QWERTY keyboard included, and it is expected to be released in two variants with different model numbers: BBE100-1 and BBF100-1. It is also tipped to come with 6 or even 8 GB of RAM, paired with 64 GB of internal storage. This makes us thinks that we may be talking about a high-end device: the first real high-end phone released by TCL under the BB brand. Rumors are suggesting that the phone may be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC, which is actually the best midrange SoC released by Qualcomm. At last, there is Luna, but we don’t have much details about it. It is rumored to be a mid-range phone which aims to focus on the quality-price ratio. It may come with a physical keyboard just as the Athena, but for now we are only talking about speculations.

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Farmville Creator Exits Bengaluru-Based Moonfrog Labs, Hike and Zynga Veteran to Take His Place

Farmville Creator Exits Bengaluru-Based Moonfrog Labs, Hike and Zynga Veteran to Take His Place

Farmville creator Mark Skaggs has left Bengaluru-based Moonfrog Labs. He had joined the studio as a game designer and board member. His departure from the company comes after launching Alia Bhatt: Star Life and Baahubali: The Game for Android and iOS. In addition to this, Gadgets 360 has learned through multiple industry sources familiar with the matter that Sumit Mehra who heads up games at Bharti Softbank-backed Hike will take his place.

Mehra started working as a game developer in 1999, and has worked with Microsoft Games Studio, EA Games, Jump Games and Zynga, where he launched a new new IP for Zynga India – Hidden Shadows. His return to game development after a spell at a platform holder like Hike opens up a host of possibilities for Moonfrog as it tries to solidify its footing in the space.

The reason for Skaggs’ departure was to be closer to home and spend time with his family.

“I couldn’t avoid the realization that I was breaking my promise to live at home with my family and I knew I needed to make a change,” he wrote in an email to Gamesbeat. “After a series of discussions with friends and family and the other directors at Moonfrog, I made the decision to put my family first, taking the leap of faith to leave Moonfrog in order to find a new adventure closer to home.”

Neither Hike nor Moonfrog Labs have replied to Gadgets 360’s request for comment prior to publishing. We’ll update this story if we hear from either company.

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How to calibrate a monitor using Spyder5Pro and DisplayCAL

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The Spyder5 range of display calibrators are great little tools for fine-tuning monitors for a better visual experience, but the accompanying software from Datacolor isn’t the best option out there. Luckily, a fine community of developers continues to work on an open-source calibration suite called DisplayCAL (powered by ArgyllCMS), and it works with the Spyder5 range of calibrators. Here I run you through how to remove the Datacolor software and driver, install DisplayCAL and the necessary files and then get started.

  • Remove Datacolor software
  • Install DisplayCAL
  • Quick configuration

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How to remove Datacolor software

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There’s no need to have the driver and software from Datacolor installed as we’ll be using open-source alternatives. If you haven’t installed the official Spyder5 software, you can skip this section. Should you already have it all set up, you will need to remove the suite and driver.

  1. Hit Windows + Q to bring up the search bar.
  2. Type in “add remove”.
  3. Select Add & Remove Programs.
  4. Scroll down and remove “Spyder5 software”.

Unfortunately, removing the software alone won’t get rid of everything. The driver for the calibrator will remain installed. To remove it as well, follow the following steps:

  1. Hit Windows + Q to bring up the search.
  2. Type in “device manager”.
  3. Select Device Manager.
  4. Search for the Spyder5 device listing. (It should be located under Universal Series Bus Controllers.)
  5. Right-click it and select uninstall device.

Install DisplayCAL

DisplayCAL

Now’s the time to prepare the system for calibration by installing DisplayCAL. You also need to fetch a driver for Spyder5 that works with DisplayCAL. (Don’t plug the Spyder5 in just yet!)

  1. Download and install DisplayCAL. (Choose the standalone package.)
  2. Run through the wizard and complete the installation.
  3. Launch DisplayCAL.
  4. Allow the suite to download and install the Argyll CMS color engine.
  5. Go to Tools > Instrument.DisplayCAL
  6. Choose “Install Argyll CMS instrument drivers”.
  7. Close down DisplayCAL and plug in the calibrator.

Fire up DisplayCAL, and you should now see the Spyder5 listed as an available instrument. Don’t start calibrating as you need to fetch the correction data from the official Spyder5 software.

Quick configuration

DisplayCAL

  1. Download the Spyder5Express software. (Don’t install it yet!)
  2. In DisplayCAL, go to Tools > Correction.DisplayCAL
  3. Choose “Import colorimeter corrections from other display profiling software.”
  4. Select Spyder5.
  5. Hit “Select File” and locate the Spyder5 installer.

This process should complete without a hitch. With all the steps done, you’re now ready to start the calibration process using Spyder5 and DisplayCAL.

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HP Omen X Gaming Portfolio, Mixed Reality Headset, and Accessories Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

HP Omen X Gaming Portfolio, Mixed Reality Headset, and Accessories Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

HP on Thursday announced the launch of its latest Omen Xportfolio of gaming desktops, notebooks, and accessories in the Indian market. In the Omen X series, the company is launching the Omen X compact desktop with VR backpack, Omen X desktop, Omen X notebook, Omen Mouse 600, Omen Headset 800, Steel Series gaming keyboard, and Steel Series mouse pad. HP is also introducing its Windows Mixed Reality headset in India.

Omen X price in India, availability

The Omen X compact desktop with VR backpack price in India starts at Rs. 2,94,988, and is available now. The Omen X desktop price in India starts at Rs. 4,49,999 and will be made available starting June 2018. The Omen X gaming notebook has been priced starting at Rs. 2,10,990 and will be available from March 20.

HP Windows MR headset price in India is Rs. 51,187, Omen Headset 800 has been priced at Rs. 6,999, Omen Mouse 600 comes in at Rs. 4,999, Steel Series gaming keyboard bears a price tag of Rs. 9,999, and the Steel Series mouse pad is priced at Rs. 2,199. All accessories are available for purchase in India. Additionally, HP has announced a pre-booking offer wherein the Omen X compact desktop will come bundled with the MR headset, Omen headset, keyboard, and mouse. On the other hand, Omen X notebook will come bundled with Omen headset, mouse, mouse pad, and a 1TB hard drive.

Omen X specifications

The Omen X desktop comes with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 VR-ready graphics cards and up to two AMD Radeon F9 Fury X video card. The desktop is powered by Intel Core i9 processor with overclocking capabilities. For thermal management, it includes a custom tri-chamber design with dedicated cooling for each chamber. It also has support for up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators.

The Omen X gaming notebook sports a 17-inch full-HD display with 120Hz and 144Hz refresh rate options. It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, up to Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, and standalone 1TB 7200RPM HDD or SSD+HDD storage. Thermal management has been taken care of with four 3.5mm heat pipes that claim to improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the radiators.

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In terms of connectivity, the notebook comes with three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt-3 certified USB 3.1 Type-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, RJ45, and a multi-format media card reader.

The Omen X compact desktop comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, 7th generation Intel Core i5/ Core i7, Omen Command Center, and advanced thermal cooling. The optional VR backpack offers the ability to indulge in free movement during VR gaming sessions. The computer has swappable hard drive slots.

The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset sports twin 1440×1440 pixel resolution displays, a double-padded headset, and an easy-adjustment knob. It offers a 100-degree viewing angle when connected to a Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PC and a 90-degree viewing angle when paired with a regular Windows Mixed Reality PC. Bluetooth motion controllers track your arm’s movement to perform actions.

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Amazon Hosts Motorola 45th Anniversary Sale to Offer Discounts on Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto Z2 Play, and Others

Amazon Hosts Motorola 45th Anniversary Sale to Offer Discounts on Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto Z2 Play, and Others

Amazon India on Monday kicked off the Motorola 45th Anniversary sale to offer some of the popular Moto series Android handsets at discounted prices. The list of models that have received discounts includes the Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5s Plus, and Moto Z2 Play. There are also various exchange offers and EMI options in the sale, which will run until April 11. It was in 1973 that the company demonstrated the first handheld portable telephone, but it was a decade later the first commercially available mobile phone – Motorola DynaTAC 8000x – became available.

Among other models on discount on Amazon, the Moto G5 is available at Rs. 8,420 (MRP Rs. 11,999). This is slightly lower than what Lenovo brand Moto discounted previously. The Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, is available under the Amazon sale at Rs. 9,990 (MRP Rs. 15,999). Customers buying the Moto G5S 32GB variant can also avail a straight discount of Rs. 4,000 and pick their option at Rs. 9,999, down from the launch price of Rs. 13,999. Likewise, the Moto G5S Plus is available at Rs. 14,499 (MRP Rs. 16,999).

In case if you’re not looking for a Moto G series handset, the Amazon sale has included the Moto Z2 Play at a price of Rs. 20,999, down from its launch price of Rs. 27,999.

Alongside the discounted prices, Amazon has listed the Moto smartphones with exchange offers to give you up to Rs. 12,398 of discount in exchange for your old handset. You can also avail EMI options from Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, SBI Card, Standard Chartered Bank, and Yes Bank.

Last month, Motorola launched the three-day Moto Fest sale to offer discounts on the Moto E4 Plus, Moto X4, Moto G5S Plus, and the Moto Z2 Play. That sale was hosted via Moto Hubs and Flipkart.

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Huawei P20 and P20 smartphones launched: All you need to know

Huawei has launched the P20 series, in Paris yesterday which includes three phones, the P20, P20 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate RS. While chances are slim for the Porsche Design Mate RS version to be available in India, we are hoping that the rest of the bunch make it to the Indian coast soon. And as it stands, the P20 line up has been of much hype in the tech community for some time now. These phones are the flagships that everyone has been waiting for.

March 2018 hasn’t ended completely and we have seen three or four, big phone launches already. Samsung has been working overtime to push its S9 series and the newly launched Note 9 series, Huawei with the P20 Pro, has hit a home run for this season, we think.

The P20 will be available in 2 colours i.e Graphite Black & Midnight Blue, and the P20 Pro will get two additional gradient colour versions called the Twilight and the Pink Gold. Out of the two phones, we are really excited about the Pro version. Why? Because it has three cameras. Correction, three Leica cameras built into the chassis.

But first lets look at the basics. In the box you get the phone, SIM ejector tool, Huawei supercharge 4.5amps power plug, USB type C cable, USB type C to 3.5mm audio jack convertor and type C earphones. The phones feature a glass back and prominent Leica branding on the back. On the front is a 18.7:9 ratio, 2244 x 1080 pixels (~ 408 ppi density) OLED screen which features a smaller “than iPhone X” notch. Just below the screen is a fingerprint sensor. At the bottom you get a time see convert airport and two girls, one micro phone and the other is the speaker. On the right hand side, you have a power button with a red line on it, like all Leica products, and volume rocker buttons. These buttons are very tactile. On the top, you get a noise cancellation microphone and an infrared blaster. And on the left hand side, is the hybrid dual SIM tray. The phone runs on an octa-core HiSilicon KIRIN 970 chipset, with four cores working at 2.4GHz and the other four cores running at 1.8Ghz. This device also gets the top of the line, MALI G72MP12 GP. This entire set up is powered up by a 4000 mAh battery in the P20 Pro. The P20 however, gets a 3400 mAh battery.

The star feature on the P20 Pro, is a three camera set up. Camera one is a 40 MP RGB f/1.8 sensor by Leica, the second camera is a dedicated monochrome 20 MP f/1.6 sensor. Both these sensors are housed in an iPhone like casing. The third camera is a 8 MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. All the rear cameras get AIS ( All Image Stabilisation, a mixture of optical and digital image stabilisation) and 5x zoom. The front camera is also a beast in itself, being a 24 MP selfie camera with all the latest bells and whistles in the camera application. Needless to say, this makes the device 4K video ready and how?

Taking into consideration, both software and hardware upgrades in terms of camera, the powerful sensors and the smart UI, this phone , in our opinion has come the closest to pixel in terms of AI functionalities.

And I just couldn’t “not talk about” the Porsche Design Mate RS version of the P20 Pro. First have a look.

I like the rear layout of the RS better. The RS version gets a bigger screen, because the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back panel. And the Leica sensors are just yum. The RS will be launched in two colours, Graphite Black and Lava Red. the phone comes with Aerospace Cooling technology, making it a more efficient phone in terms of power consumption. Additionally, the Mate RS packs Dual SLS speakers with super linear sound and Dolby Atmos systems.

The Huawei P20 will probably be priced at ~ INR.52000, whereas the P20 Pro will cost ~ INR. 72,000. Huawei has revealed that all three phones will be available globally, however, in India, the ‘how’ and ‘where’ are yet to be confirmed. This is yet another “watch out for” smartphone of 2018.

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