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HONOR X9a: Flagship in Every Inch with Ultimate Display Capabilities

HONOR X9a: Flagship in Every Inch with Ultimate Display Capabilities

Smartphones are each person’s primary window to the wider world online, due to the connectivity they provide in the hustle and bustle of life. They play a key role in our lives and help us work, play, organize our schedules, connect, and more can be done with a smartphone. Nowadays, the smartphone screen is one of the most key elements of any new smartphone. The display is more than just a window full of content and images, it’s the way we interact with technology. If you’re searching for a new smartphone, the quality of your new phone’s screen should be one of the deciding factors between competing models.

Understanding the users’ needs and with an aim to provide consumers premium viewing experience at an affordable price point, the global technology brand HONOR unveiled HONOR X9a, the latest addition to HONOR’s X Series line-up. The HONOR X9a comes with a range of upgrades including an exceptional display with flagship features. Let us look at its display features up close.

Stunning Display, Immersive Experience

Starting with the screen size and type, HONOR X9a boasts a 6.67-inch OLED Curved Display[1], which offers a comfortable and rigid grip compared to flat screen models and brings users a large screen, allowing them to view and enjoy different types of content. Coupled with ultra-slim bezels which help to push the screen-to-body ratio to an impressive 93%[2], the HONOR X9a guarantees an immersive viewing experience to satisfy both business and personal needs.

Supporting a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels[3], up to 1.07 billion colors and a wide color gamut of 100% DCI-P3, the HONOR X9a delivers visuals with vivid clarity and vibrant colors, perfect for viewing photos, videos, movies and more. With brightness levels reaching up to 800 nits, the HONOR X9a’s display excels no matter what the lighting conditions are, even under bright sunlight.

Packed with a Daylight Screen Algorithm, the HONOR X9a automatically increases the brightness level of the display while reducing glare under bright light, allowing users to read content clearly and keeping the true color of image, even under direct sunlight. When there is a lack of ambient light, the HONOR X9a reduces the display brightness level to as low as 2 nits thanks to a Night-time Screen Algorithm, which minimizes irritation to users’ eyes when viewing in dimly lit environments.

Fast and Accurate Response for a Smooth User Experience

When you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, another important aspect you might hear about is the refresh rate, where the faster the refresh rate, the smoother-looking motion. Featuring a screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz[4], the HONOR X9a can display more frames per second for smoother visuals, effectively reducing motion blur. The high maximum refresh rate coupled with a touch sampling rate as high as 300Hz[5], enables the display to be incredibly responsive whether users are gaming, typing or editing files on the HONOR X9a.

For smartphones with a curved display, it is common for users to mistouch the sides of the screen, especially when holding the device with one hand. With these unintended operations often causing unnecessary hassle and lowering efficiency, which can be a pain point for many, the HONOR X9a offers an innovative mistouch prevention feature using AI technology.

Through this feature, HONOR X9a can differentiate between intended actions and accidental touches, the HONOR X9a ensures users’ touch commands are processed accurately while gaming, typing or browsing, preventing misuse of the device to deliver a smooth user experience, even when using the phone with one hand.

Enhanced Eye Comfort Solutions with Multiple Display Modes

To avoid straining your eyes while reading, it is important to ensure that your smartphone is equipped with software and hardware solution to prevent eye strain and offer comfortable experience while consuming content on phone for extended hours.

Perfect for those who spend long hours on their smartphones, the HONOR X9a supports an industry leading 1920Hz PWM Dimming technology. Thanks to this advanced feature, the HONOR X9a reduces fluctuations in screen brightness and decreases the occurrence of flickering, which minimizes eye strain and provides a comfortable viewing experience, even in low light environments.

Additionally, and with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification[6], the HONOR X9a is equipped with hardware low blue light technology to reduce harmful blue light without changing the display colors, which helps to alleviate eye strain and fatigue while ensuring true-to-life colors on the screen.

By enabling Eye Comfort Mode, users can enjoy better eye protection as the HONOR X9a effectively reduces blue light and displays warmer colors, perfect for users sitting in front of their smartphone screens for long periods of time. From reading status updates on your social media feeds, text messages, articles on your browsers, e-books to email messages, you can do plenty of reading daily without straining your eyes.

Premium Tempered Glass for Enhanced Durability

While the industry average for smartphone screen thickness is approximately 0.55mm, the HONOR X9a’s display comes with a thickness of 0.65mm to improve durability. Undergoing two tempering processes, the display glass of the HONOR X9a has been designed to withstand accidental drops on marble from heights of up to 1m[7].

It is obvious from what we listed above that the HONOR X9a is really set to surpass smartphones within its segment by its flagship display features.

HONOR X9a – 256GB Version – is available now to purchase in the South Africa markets via (Vodacom and Telkom stores) for (R499*24month or R399*36month). Upon purchase, consumers will get free gifts including (Earbuds X3Lite valued at R1499)

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KOER: A proudly South African App

KOER is the first and largest Afrikaans dating app in African that offers love-seekers a variety of potential matches to pick and choose, from lovers, pen pals and friends, to acquaintances.  The one-of-a-kind app is the world’s first and largest Afrikaans dating app which offers locals that ‘Mzansi flavour’ we all love.

Established in 2020, KOER was created so that finding love in Afrikaans can feel as comfortable as a home cooked meal. The team asserts that love hits differently in your mother tongue and took the bold step to launch the dating app which has now grown tremendously.

To get started on KOER, simply download the app using your email or Facebook details. Create a profile, choose your interests and get ready to be a part of the community.  This February, you’ll also stand a chance to win amazing prizes including a HUAWEI Mate50 Pro! To enter the competition, click here, download the app and set up a profile.

Badoo: A leading online dating app

Badoo is one of the world’s leading platforms that has built a thriving community of people who are ready to mingle. Unlike other apps, Badoo asserts itself as a platform that is authentic and unapologetic. This means, if you are looking for love or even friendship, the app encourages you to have unfiltered conversations , indicating that it ‘believes real connection is born from being honest in who you are and what you really want’.

Aligning to its value of transparency Badoo has verified profiles that you can choose from to interact with and find potential friends and partners. Most importantly, the apps allows you to blur intimate photos and can automatically detect explicit photos sent through Badoo. Users are also warned before opening any potential clips that are inappropriate.

Now that you know you’re safe, you may be asking yourself how you would be able to identify if you really connect with someone. Its simple, after creating a profile Badoo enables people to show their personality by recording answers to fun and easy questions. With the intentions feature, users are also notified of exactly what others are looking for so they can find the right connections.

Jaumo: Build chemistry with like-minded people

Building relationships doesn’t have to be mundane and thanks to technology there are various ways to connect with people. The Jaumo app provides detailed profiles of users to allow you to find like-minded people, chat about common interests, use voice messages and even play Trivia together.

You can meet people effortlessly, all through the art of conversation with a network of fun-loving people. With features such as the social audio, live events and the built-in community you can interact with people for free. Jaumo also has a subscription plan for additional premium features and offers daily coins as added value so you can get the best out of your experience.

From dating apps with safety features, localised languages and a perfect combination of fun and entertainment, you too can join an online dating community that gives you ample opportunity to connect with a special someone. Explore AppGallery today to find a variety of other apps that promise this and more.

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HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is now available in South African retail stores!

The comeback of the popular HUAWEI Mate smartphones is making waves across markets, especially following the launch of the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro on 26 January 2023. With great consumer interest and excitement, pre-orders of the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro have seen great success.

The good news for those who are impressed with the cutting-edge technologies of the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro – the futuristic tech flagship smartphone with the ultimate Ultra Aperture XMAGE camera, is that it is now available for purchase in selected South African retail stores, and from the HUAWEI online store.

The much-awaited premium flagship from HUAWEI comes with a stunning new design, Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera and sets a new standard for smartphone performance. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes in two different types of rear cover, glass and vegan leather. The glass cover is available in two colours, Silver and Black, while the vegan leather version comes in Orange.

The futuristic tech flagship smartphone with incredible performance


How often do you come across a smartphone that has it all? A smartphone with a stunning design, staggering camera system, unbelievable performance, overall visionary features and a seamless user experience.  The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is a smartphone that truly lives up to the legacy of HUAWEI Mate smartphones.

There is nothing worse than shattering the screen of your phone. A smartphone is an essential device for many which users take everywhere, even for sports, knocking it into something is quite probable, hence, a durable screen is extremely vital. An industry-first for the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro flagship is that the ultra-reliable Kunlun Glass is certified by Switzerland’s SGS with a 5-star glass drop resistance. The Kunlun Glass with 10-quadrillion level nanocrystals boost glass durability. In short, users can carry their phone on the go without worrying about dropping it and shattering the screen because the Kunlun Glass increases drop resistance by 10 times. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also supports IP68-rated water resistance of up to 6 meters underwater allowing it to easily handle liquid and dust.

Additionally, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro display provides a window into a crystal-clear world. Combined with the P3 wide colour gamut, fine-tuned colours are calibrated to ensure absolute authenticity. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes with a 6.74-inch HUAWEI FullView Display with a screen resolution of 2616 x 1212 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 1440Hz PWM dimming, to reduce flickering and relieve eye fatigue. Whether users are browsing images or watching videos, each glance is a feast for their eyes.

In addition to the iconic symmetry and Space Ring Design, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro also makes use of the elegant Clous de Paris step-patterned embossing design for the first time ever, showcasing a new kind of ordered beauty that’s crafted down to the last detail. The new Ultra Aperture XMAGE Camera boasts the first-ever 10-scale adjustable physical aperture and the most versatile photography capabilities ever seen on a Mate smartphone.

In terms of battery and charging speed, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro features a 4700 mAh battery within its slim body. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro offers 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge wired and 50W HUAWEI SuperCharge wireless fast-charging solutions to strike an optimal balance between battery life, fast charging and portability. Moreover, with an innovative low-battery Emergency Mode that activates when the battery level falls to 1%, SuperEnergy Boosting enables the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro to extend standby time by three hours or 12 minutes of call time.

Buy the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro today

The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro packs a series of innovative technology that substantially boosts performance thanks to its impressive industry-first features. The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro is available in South Africa from all network providers and is priced from R24 999 for the 256 GB and R26 999 for the 512 GB.  You can also purchase the smartphone from the HUAWEI online store.


A world of opportunities with HMS and favorite apps from AppGallery

The HUAWEI Mate50 Pro comes pre-installed with AppGallery, the third-largest app marketplace in the world. Users can easily navigate, explore, find and download a wide range of high-quality apps using AppGallery. As part of HUAWEI’s expanding ecosystem, the AppGallery emphasizes privacy, providing enhanced security and a unique, intuitive user experience. You’ll be sure to enjoy great apps that will help you in business, education, travel, lifestyle, finance and so much more.

In addition, look out for a series of upcoming HUAWEI products, including the new HUAWEI FreeBuds 5i and the HUAWEI MatePad SE 10.4-inch, which will soon be available for retail in South Africa.

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Faker Re-signs for another 3 years!

After a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding Faker after losing in the Worlds 2022 finals against DRX, it has finally been made public that Faker would be staying with T1 for another 3 years.

This might not be a surprise to many but with the rumors surrounding Faker and Team Liquid getting a full Korean team, along with Liquid and FlyQuest supposedly having talks with Faker some might not of thought that this would be an option. A lot of fans believed that he might have made the move to the LCS after announcing at Worlds that he believes that the LCS is the strongest LoL region in the world.

Many fans will be amped to see Faker’s return next year while others might believe that a change might have been a better decision, but our Unkillable Demon King will stay loyal to T1 after all!

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