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Dubai 3-day Super Sale with Souq and Sharaf DG, Nokia dual-camera smartphone leaks, HTC U11 launched in UAE, Apple Siri Speaker and more

By Team Feedbaac
We cover some of the best technology news that you might have missed throughout the week

Dubai 3-Day Super Sale with Souq and Sharaf DG

Popular e-Commerce shopping portal Souq.com and leading retailer Sharaf DG have initiated their sales promotions as a part of the Dubai 3-day Super Sale that’s scheduled from 18-20th May 2017. Users will be able to find great discounts for smartphones, tablets, accessories, laptops, memory cards, portable chargers, home appliances and more. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge now costs only AED 1899 on Sharaf DG with 38% savings. Other retailers such as Jumbo Electronics, Axiom Telecom, LuLu and more are expected to offer great discounts soon. Read more here.

Nokia 9 dual-lens camera smartphone leaks out

According to a promotional video clip that was leaked by a Nokia brand photographer, two unspecified smartphones were showcased next to a Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. The alleged device is believed to be the rumored Nokia 9 flagship smartphone and is expected to feature a dual-lens camera on the rear side. Earlier this year, Nokia had released the Nokia 6 that featured a 5.5-inch display, 32GB inbuilt storage, Snapdragon 430 processor and 3GB RAM. Read more here.

Google Assistant reaches the Apple App Store

 

As a part of the Google I/O 2017 event, Google Inc. had officially announced the launch of the Google Assistant AI for the iOS platform. However, users in Dubai will have to wait a bit more as there is no official word yet on the availability for the UAE region. Google Assistant was first launched alongside the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and later with other devices such as LG G6 and Moto G5. While Google Assistant is known for its conversational capability, the iOS version of the app will be limited. For instance, users will not be able to remap the iPhone’s home button to replace Siri as the primary assistant. Read more here.

BlackBerry KEYone preorders with Axiom Telecom

For all those BlackBerry fans, Axiom Telecom has started the preorders of the latest BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone for AED 1999. The smartphone is expected to be available on 25th May 2017. The KEYone is the last smartphone to be designed in-house by BlackBerry and is manufactured by TCL. The smartphone features a 4.5-inch IPS display with 3:2 aspect ratio. The most striking feature of the device is the built-in keyboard that also houses keys that can be assigned to different applications as shortcuts and a fingerprint scanner embedded on the space key. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Read more here.

HTC U11 features Edge Sense pressure sensitive panel and Snapdragon 835 chip

HTC Middle East has officially launched their latest Snapdragon 835 powered flagship called the HTC U11 in Dubai, UAE. The smartphone features a unique control capability by simply “squeezing” the device on its pressure sensitive side panels called the Edge Sense. For instance, a short press can activate the camera application and a long press can trigger Google Assistant. You will also be able to assign different applications for Edge Sense for different pages. HTC will be releasing the 128GB HTC U11 in Dubai by the first week of June and is priced at AED 2599 in the UAE. Read more here.

Apple to launch a Siri Speaker and 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC 2017

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will unveil the long-rumored 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro tablet and a new Siri powered speaker at the upcoming WWDC 2017 conference by June. Apart from the display size format, the tablet is expected to feature ultra-thin bezels. Kuo says that there is a 50% chance Apple will launch the Siri-based speaker and 70% possibility for the new iPad. Other announcements expected are the iOS 11 update, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 for iPhones/iPads, MacBooks, Apple TV and Apple Watch devices, respectively. Read more here.

Huawei P10 Lite launches in the UAE market

Huawei has officially launched the P10 Lite smartphone in the UAE. The smartphone, which is priced at AED 1049, features a 5.2-inch display with FHD resolution, Kirin 658 processor, 4GB RAM, Android 7.0 OS, 3000 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner and more. The rear camera holds a 12MP image sensor and on the front is the 8MP selfie camera. Read more here.