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Huawei Unveils its Flagship Mate 20 Pro in India

The Matrix Camera array on the rear of the device features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame

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Heating up the competition in India’s premium smartphone market, Chinese giant Huawei on Tuesday launched its flagship Mate 20 Pro device in the country for Rs 69,990.

This is the first time a premium Mate series device has made it to India.

The device will be available online on Amazon starting December 3 for Prime members while regular customers would be able to purchase it starting December 4, Huawei Consumer Business Group said.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3D Face Unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor, which is fast becoming a rage in the industry.

The Mate 20 Pro is powered by Kirin 980 — Huawei’s highest performing system on chip (SoC).

Manufactured with the advanced 7nm process, the Kirin 980 chip promises to offer improved performance, better battery efficiency and a smoother user experience.

“We are excited to launch the most powerful and intelligent Mate ever — Mate 20 Pro for the Indian customers. India is a key market for us and it is our constant endeavor to create value for our Indian customers, offering the most innovative smartphone technology,” Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group, told reporters here.

The smartphone comes with the world’s first 40W HUAWEI Super Charger that can charge the device’s hefty 4,200 mAh battery to 70 per cent within 30 minutes of plugging in.

The device comes with key contributions from the Huawei India R&D team, thus, allowing for several localised capabilities.

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This is the first time a premium Mate series device has made it to India. (IANS)

“We aim to complete 200 million shipments by the end of 2018,” said Paras Chopra, Senior Director, Product Planning, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera.

The phone sports the company’s recently launched EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie OS.

Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 is created to “enable a quality life” with digital balance. HiVision – a new feature debuting with EMUI 9.0 recognises classical art, popular landmarks and can translate text of a range of languages.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture wider and closer photos with its new macro distance capability.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the also world’s first smartphone to support the 4.5G LTE Cat. 21 standard, thus, allowing consumers to experience download speeds of up to 1.4Gbps.

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The smartphonesm’s 6.39-inch curved AMOLED has a chassis that is curved on all eight sides.

The Matrix Camera array on the rear of the device features a four-point design with the three cameras and sensor encircled in a polished metal frame.

The “Hyper Optical Pattern” on the glass back uses a complex hairline pattern to produce an effect that is not only highly durable, but also makes the device easy to grip and fingerprint resistant, the company added. (IANS)

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IOC Cancels Places for 2020 Tokyo Games from India after it Refused Visas to Pakistan

India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week that killed 40 paramilitary soldiers and has vowed to "isolate" its arch-rival neighbor over the attack.

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FILE - Shimaa Hashad of Egypt takes part in a pratice session with an air rifle at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi, Feb. 20, 2019. VOA

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday canceled places for the 2020 Tokyo Games shooting competition to be awarded at an event in India after the host country refused to give visas to Pakistani shooters, the head of the sport’s governing body said.

India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week that killed 40 paramilitary soldiers and has vowed to “isolate” its arch-rival neighbor over the attack.

Sixteen qualifying places for the Tokyo Games were to be decided at the opening shooting World Cup event in New Delhi. But Vladimir Lisin, president of the ISSF world body, said these would now go to other qualifying events.

“The International Olympic Committee informed us this World Cup will not be included in the competitions for Olympic quotas,” Lisin, himself an IOC executive member, told the tournament opening ceremony late Thursday.

“The quotas will be distributed at another World Cup. No one can be discriminated against and we have to follow the IOC decision as part of the IOC family,” he added.

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FILE – Indian paramilitary soldiers stand by the wreckage of a bus after an explosion in Pampore, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Feb. 14, 2019. VOA

The IOC said it was deliberating on the controversy and would soon announce a decision.

Over 500 shooters are taking part in the Indian event, for which competition starts Saturday.

Pakistan, which has denied any role in the Kashmir attack, says two shooters and a coach were denied visas to attend the contest.

Lisin said the International Shooting Sport Federation and the Indian organizing committee had done everything possible to get the shooters to the contest.

But National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh said he could not go against the Indian government’s decision.

Singh also insisted no final decision on the Olympic places had been taken.

“Nothing is canceled as of now. The status as of now is we don’t know,” Singh told reporters. “There are meetings that are going on where the position is being assessed by the IOC and the government.”

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Amid widespread anger over last week’s Kashmir attack, some calls have also been made for India’s cricket team to boycott its scheduled World Cup game against Pakistan in England later this year.

Media reports said Indian cricket’s governing body, the BCCI, had prepared a letter calling for Pakistan to be banned from the cricket World Cup. (VOA)