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Hisense expands Infinity range

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Hisense has added H11, F24 and E7 models to their Infinity line of affordable smartphones. The latest additions feature small bezels, with more than a 80% screen-to-body ratio, 2.5D glass displays and 5.99” screens with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Infinity H11’s design offers an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.  It allows for a ‘Double Tap Wake-up’, glove operation and wet-hand operation. The H11 has a 12MP Ultra pixel rear camera, and 16MP front camera – perfect for selfie taking. The fingerprint sensor helps with for quick unlock, call answering and one touch camera access. The large capacity 3400mAh battery allows for 315 hours of standby time or 10 hours of HD video. The device has 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and allows for up to 128GB expandable memory.

Hisense Infinity F24 has a high proportion metal body that provides a comfortable grip experience formed by carefully selected micron-grade sand particles. It has a 5P lens, 13-megapixel rear camera and 8MP front camera. The F24’s 3400mAh battery charges based on intelligent dual-charge chip that spreads current and reduces heat to achieve 2A current while ensuring the safety. The enhanced fingerprint sensor supports all-dimensional identification and allows five group fingerprints inputting as well as fast unlocking the phone whether display is on or off. In terms of network and processing capabilities, the F24 has 4G LTE and a faster 1.5GHz Quad Core processor.

Both the F24 and H11 come with the Android Nougat (Android N) operating System. The Android N OS introduces the concept of “Doze” which improves battery life by 20% when on power-saving mode.  It also supports a bundled notifications application, as well as Unicode 9, which comes with over 70 emoji icons – making for a fun and easy user experience. Cameras for both come with multiple shooting modes including Baby, HDR and V-gesture. The F24 is also easily accessible through the use of the fingerprint sensor, which can be used as a camera key.

Hisense reveals the Infinity E7. The device is slightly smaller than the F24 and H11, at 5.5”, but has the same aspects and similar screen-to-body ratios. The display offers an immersive viewing experience that supports an HD resolution of 1440×640 pixels, presenting clear, crisp, and vivid images and is easy to read from all angles due to the adoption of IPS technology.

The Infinity E7 is trendy, stylish and practical. The E7 features a 16MP rear camera, perfectly adequate for any setting – night or day. It offers a speedy focus feature, as well as panorama, HDR and more modes. The 8MP front camera has built-in Face Beauty and Smile Cap functions, capturing natural colours and producing the best selfies. The Android smartphone comes with a MT6580, Quad-core 1.3GHz processor and offers a 1 Gb Ram and 16Gb expandable memory, as well as a 2450 mAh battery that lasts 245 hours when on stand-by.

“We’ve added these to our line-up to offer our consumers a variety of products to suit their needs, but more importantly to provide technology that not only makes their lives easier, but is also durable and available at an accessible price point,” says Ryan Curling, Hisense South Africa’s Marketing Deputy Executive.

He continues: “Our innovative range of mobile phones enables consumers to capture, share and celebrate meaningful life experiences, memories and moments, both big and small, all at the touch of a screen – allowing them to be the heroes of their own life story. For this reason, we have adopted the tagline ‘Do You. Do Life’, with ‘aim high’ being the underlying ethos. As a mobile brand designed to fit people’s lives, Hisense Mobile is utilising this strategy to encourage living life to the fullest, doing new things, stepping out of comfort zones and sharing experiences, because, at the end of the day, life is too short to do average.”

The Hisense Infinity series will be available from all mobile networks from March 2018. The recommended retail prices are: Infinity H11 – R4499, F24 at R3299 and Infinity E7 at R1799.

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Win a Poster Heater with Gadget and Takealot.com

This winter Gadget and Takealot.com are giving away three Poster Heaters, which look like posters but become heaters when you plug them in.

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Three Gadget readers will each win a unit, valued at R550 each. To enter, follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter and tell us on the @GadgetZA account how many Watts the heater consumes.

What’s the big deal about these heaters? Many of us are struggling to keep the balance between soaring electricity costs and the need to keep warm this winter.

However, the recently launched Poster Heater by EasyHeat and distributed in South Africa by Takealot.com is not only one of the most cost effective electric heaters currently on the market, it is also easy to setup and use.

As the name indicates, it is a poster similar to one you would hang on a wall. But, plug it in and it turns into a 300 Watt heater. The Poster Heater isn’t designed to heat hallways or large rooms, but rather smaller ones like a bedroom or a baby’s nursery or a dressing room.

It uses radiant heating, which means that it heats up in a couple of minutes and the heat is directed at the objects or people around it, quickly taking the chill out of the air and providing a comfortable ambient temperature.

The other advantage of radiant heating is that it doesn’t dry out the air like infrared or gas heaters. Users also don’t have to worry about their children or pets getting too close to it because, even though it gets hot, it can be touched.

To enter the competition follow the steps below:

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter. (We will ONLY be accepting entries via Twitter, so please don’t enter through the comments section of this article.)

2. Tell us on Twitter, via @GadgetZA, mentioning @Takealot in your posting, how many Watts the Poster Heater consumes.

cleardot.gif3. The competition closes on 31 July 2018.

4. Winners will be notified via Twitter on 1 August and Takealot.com will be in touch to organise delivery.

5. The competition is only open to South African residents.

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Happy Emoji Day! Here’s 10 reasons to be cheerful

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

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Scientist suggest that the use of emojis will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emojis to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

1.       The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emojis for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

2.       South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”… how sweet SA!

3.       French is the only language where a ‘smiley’ does not top the list for its use

4.       On average, over 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day

5.       For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015

6.       According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart

7.       To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017

8.       It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas

9.       In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s

 

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