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Vivo Announces Picture of the Year in vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards

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vivo has announced the Picture of the Year and named winning creations in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, with participant photographers worldwide conveying outstanding joy images through their mobile lens. As part of vivo’s VISION+ initiatives, the success of the awards demonstrates vivo’s devotion to mobile photography technology and visual aesthetic exploration. The breath-taking works of winning photographers are now on full display and publicly available, marking a fruitful and promising start to the ongoing vivo VISION+ ecosystem.

vivo announces the Picture of the Year in the VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020

Partnering with National Geographic to Explore the Cultural Value of Mobile Photography

Smartphones are providing more people with the capability to experience the joy of photo creation in this modern era of visual expression. vivo announced VISION+ in September 2020, a visual content ecosystem for the global market with “JOY IMAGE” at its core. As an important component of the VISION+ initiative, vivo has partnered with National Geographic for the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, which focuses on exceptional imaging and optics that can capture the essence of individual emotions and humanistic culture. Global creators were invited to discover, capture and communicate through their smartphone cameras. 

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vivo announces vivo VISION+ in September 2020

After a two-month submission period, vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020 received over 135,000 mobile photo and video entries from nine countries including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, China, Vietnam and etc. A total of 37 exceptional creations were ultimately selected by a panel of judges composed of the world’s top photographers and imaging experts including Steve McCurry and Michael Halsband. This series of mobile images individually reflect the human stories and landscapes around the world in 2020.

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Entries in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020

Illuminating the Joy of the World in Photos

A multitude of photo creators managed to interpret the joys of everyday life before their eyes with mobile photos in different styles, from vibrant portraits and spectacular landscapes to splendid nights and fleeting memories. 

There are six categories under the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, including Portrait, Night, Landscape, Motion, Memories, and Story. A range of awards were also offered in this contest, including “Picture of the Year”, “Category Winners”, “Honorable Mention” and “Category Finalists”. vivo named Zhang Yu’s creation, “Daily Life of Four “Big Mouth Monsters”, as the Picture of the Year in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020. 

Daily Life of Four “Big Mouth Monsters”, the Picture of the Year in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, created by Zhang Yu, China

Zhang Yu surmised that kids call the gesture as seen in the photo, where one’s hand is tucked into an outstretched shirt collar as a “Big Mouth Monster”. The moment that kids are playing in the shape of “Big Mouth Monsters” was captured by the creator with his smartphone, serving as a shining beacon of hope in the midst of a difficult 2020. 

Camping Night with Beloved Friends, a creation by Rifqi Moch Lutpi from Indonesia, was awarded with the “Honorable Mention” award. This photograph displays three beloved friends chatting beside a burning bonfire in a dark night. The creator expressed subtle thinking, “In my life, camping is the most exciting story, the greatest moment… We should enjoy every moment in life and live it to the fullest with a rich variety of activities.”

Camping Night with Beloved Friends, a creation by Rifqi Moch Lutpi from Indonesia

A multitude of excellent mobile photo submissions across the Portrait, Night, Landscape, Motion, Memories and Story competitive categories. Under the Story category in the form of mobile video imaging, Opera Watch, the winning submission by Chen Lei from China, focuses on a traditional Sichuan Opera troupe that brings human-culture co-existence to life in smooth scenes with folk drum music.

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Opera Watch, mobile video creation by Chen Lei from China

The outstanding winning creations are currently made public and available for viewing on the vivo VISION+ official website (https://visionplus.vivo.com/), including Steelwool with Bridge, a creation by Pyae Phyo Aung from Myanmar under the Night category, Balinese Woman, a creation by Arief Satria from Indonesia under the Portrait category, and Replicate, a creation by Lin Haibo from China under the Memories category, revealing incredibly fascinating works of mobile photography. 

Steelwool with Bridge, a winning creation by Pyae Phyo Aung from Myanmar under the Night category

Balinese Woman, a winning creation by Arief Satria from Indonesia under the Portrait category

Replicate, a winning creation by Lin Haibo from China under the Memories category

Delving Deep into Mobile Photography to Enable More Creativity with Innovation

vivo is a leading product-driven global technology company, with its core business focusing on smart devices and intelligent services. In 25 years of technology-based growth, vivo has always communicated with users attentively to proactively serve their needs. 

Providing the masses with the best tool of self-expression and creativity for humanized professional imaging is the mantra of vivo as a technology brand. vivo wishes that more people can redirect their focus on the warmer details in real life, record touching emotions of everyday happenings and share these feelings with the world. Going forward, vivo will continue to collaborate with creators to enable more humanized professional photography that better meets the needs of users, and ultimately fulfill its cultural responsibility as a brand with 380 million users.

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January 2021’s Biggest Launch, OPPO Reno5 is Now Available in the Market

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OPPO, the smartphone brand marks another milestone with the latest launch of OPPO Reno5 online. The futuristic new iteration of the Reno series is now available in the market and online for purchase. OPPO Reno5 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM are available for PKR 59,999 allowing users to “Picture Life Together”.

Reno5 features AI Mixed Portrait, Dual-View Video, and AI Highlight Video – industry-leading features which use intelligent light detection to combine OPPO’s advanced algorithms to enable you to quickly capture professional-quality videos with ease. In addition to these cutting-edge videography features the latest Reno5 is also equipped with ultra-fast 50W Flash Charge, ColorOS11.1, and a stunning 6.43-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz Refresh Rate.

SpecificationsOPPO Reno5 
AppearanceWeight: about 171g
Height: about 159.1mmWidth: about 73.3mmThickness: about 7.7mm (Starry Black); about 7.8mm (Fantasy Silver)   
ScreenSize:  6.4″(16.33cm)Screen Ratio: 91.7%Resolution: 2400 x 1080 (FHD+)Refresh Rate: 90Hz
ColorFantasy Silver and Starry Black
Camera Rear Sensor: 64MP Quad-cam setup
Front Sensor: 44MP 
Battery
 4220mAh/16.33Wh (Min)4310mAh/16.67Wh (Type)Lithium-ion polymer battery
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G
Core Hardware8GB RAM +128GB ROM
OSColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11.0
Product size and weight may vary by configuration, manufacturing process and measurements

The OPPO Reno5 is now available in markets or online at https://www.oppo.com/pk/bookonline/.

Get yours now for a compelling look at the cutting-edge innovation of OPPO.

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realme breaks into the Top 10 TWS brand in terms of global market share

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realme, the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world, recently broke into the Top 10 TWS brands in terms of shipments for Q3 2020, according to Counterpoint Research. This was one important piece of good news onto what has been an excellent year for the brand, as it exceed expectations on the corporate, product and design fronts respectively. In its release, Counterpoint highlighted the possibility that ‘realme could repeat its smartphone success to become 2021’s dark horse in wearables.’

In the true wireless stereo hearables (TWS) market, realme has garnered 2% of the global market share. This is merely one step in the realme’s stategy to foster new companies and ideas, to participate in co-creation and scale innovative AIoT products. To this end, realme will launch its own AIot platform TechLife in 2021, aiming to bring a more cohesive and integrated smart living lifestyle to youths of today, allowing for greater communication and collaboration for users.

realme will build on its strong performance in 2020 to deliver a even stronger result in 2021. Just like its user base of youths between 18 to 25, realme looks to dream big and leap into the future with confidence. Already a Top 5 brand in 12 different countries, realme aims to develop AIoT ecosystems to cater to Individual, Family and Travel groups under the realme brand.

realme is a technology brand that brings trendsetting smartphones and AIoT products to the global market. realme users are young and globally-minded. They ‘Dare to Leap’, empowered by the latest in technology and design.

realme is recognized as one of the mainstream smartphone brands according to Counterpoint’s statistics of global smartphone shipments in Q3 2020, which ranks it at 7th in the world. In 2019, realme’s global smartphone shipments reached 25 million with a YoY growth rate of 808%, making realme the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world for four consecutive quarters from Q3 2019 to Q2 2020. realme has entered 61 markets worldwide, including China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Russia, Australia, Middle East, Africa with a global user base of over 50 million. 

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Realme Manifested to Improve Picture Quality through Innovation

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realme has launched some best camera phones in the market. They have matched all the requirements of the customers. The increasing quality and features have threatened the competition as well. realme has constantly improved and advanced the camera pixels in their mobile phones.

Every year, they introduce remarkable mobile phones that focused on providing innovative solutions for a top-quality camera. The journey of realme regarding transformation from 48MP to 64MP camera is inspiring. realme 5 Pro had two variants that had a 48MP camera which dominated the markets. Then came along realme XT, X3, 7 Pro, and 7i. These mobile phones had 64 MP cameras which established new standards in the market.

The realme 5 Pro had two variants that supported a 48MP AI quad-camera. It had a 119° ultra-wide-angle lens that enhanced the quality of the phone. It proved to be an amazing addition that was loved by the users. It added value to the quality of the camera as well. It was powered by the Sony IMX 586 sensor which resulted in ultra-high resolution. Also, it at F1.8 large aperture that increases the technical depth of the product. Photography enthusiasts benefitted from these features. It had amazing sensors and large pixels. In addition, there was a super clear nightscape feature that created high-quality pictures even in low-light areas.

In a short time, the shift from 48MP to 64MP camera jolted the market. People eagerly anticipated its arrival and after its launch, it fulfilled all their expectations. The realme XT had a 64MP camera which had ultra-clarity and flagship-level sensors. The camera was an AI quad-camera, ultra-wide-angle with a macro lens. It can take 9216×6912 ultra-detailed photos. It produced 119° ultra-wide angle and 1.5 times wider view. Another 64MP camera mobile phone was the realme X3 which had all the above-mentioned features but had a spectacular 60x Super Zoom camera with a periscope zoom lens.

Another exquisite mobile phone was the realme 7 Pro which had a 64MP camera with an ability to capture amazing pictures in low light. Also, it had 3 fun filters (cyberpunk, modern gold, and flamingo) which appealed to the general audience. Furthermore, the realme 7i also had a 64MP camera which had night filters and Super NighScape features. It has a UIS max video stabilization and cinema mode.

These mobile phones illustrate the innovative journey of realme from augmenting the camera quality from 48MP to 64MP. The plethora of features and AI inclusion has further improved the value of the camera. Hence, realme strives for betterment through innovation and fulfill customer needs.

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