Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei

Huawei Connect kicks off; reaffirms continuous innovation for faster digitalisation

Huawei cloud has brought together more than 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners, and 6,000 technology partners

Xiaomi

Xiaomi lights Dubai Frame; introduces three new smartphones

Xiaomi 11T Pro is its first smartphone to be released internationally with its 120W hypercharge technology which allows for a full charge in just 17 minutes

iPhone 13

Apple unveils iPhone 13 series; UAE prices revealed

Pre-orders begin on September 17 at 4pm, with units available a week later on September 24

Oppo

OPPO unveils under-screen camera technology

The company has been working on USC technology since 2018

POCO X3 GT

Poco X3 GT launched in the UAE

The smartphone is available in all stores starting July 29

UAE telecom operator du reports 11.4% increase in net profit for Q2 2021

The board of directors approved an interim dividend of Dhs0.10 per share

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with Huawei to strengthen relationship

The companies aim to build on their earlier agreement inked last year

Cover story: Why this man is seeking to create the ‘world’s largest digital bank’

Digitisation has transformed the way industries operate, with businesses now required to innovate constantly. For Mountaser Hachem, CEO and founder of Monty Holding, the leap has been about seeking opportunities in fintech

Calling the right numbers: Monty Mobile

Making a mark in the regional telecom industry has been challenging and yet rewarding, states Mountasser Hachem, founder and CEO of Monty Mobile

Three quarters of GCC mobile phone users prefer prepaid plans

Study says 70% of those surveyed in UAE favour prepaid mobile plans

UAE operators Etisalat, du raise foreign ownership to 49%

Etisalat first opened up to foreign ownership in 2015

UAE telecoms du and Etisalat partner with Emaar Properties to provide services to local communities

Customers will be able to choose a retail telecom operator of their choice

How smartphones are bridging the gap between the present and the future

Next generation 5G technology adds a vital cog in a mobile-centric future already underway

iPhone 12

UAE’s Etisalat to offer iPhone 12 pre-orders from Oct 16

The latest generation of iPhones were launched by Apple earlier this week

Vivo launches global mobile photography competition

Winners to be entered in international photography competitions

New gaming phone RedMagic 5S set for GCC debut

Dedicated gaming smartphone to be available across the region from September.

Samsung launches new Galaxy Note20 devices, UAE prices revealed

Prices start at Dhs3,549 for the non-5G Galaxy Note20

Microsoft to launch cloud mobile gaming service in September, to cost $15

Microsoft xCloud available in select markets from 15 September on Android

Huawei p30 pro

Huawei becomes world’s top smartphone vendor in FY Q2 2020

The majority of Huawei’s phone sales from April-June was in China

Microsoft, TikTok deal on hold as Donald Trump mulls US ban

US alleges ByteDance could turn over Americans’ user data to the government in China

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

Tata Communications granted local ISP, telecom licence in Saudi

Licence allows change of status from a foreign carrier to local licenced service provider

Oppo updates VOOC range of chargers; can charge 4,000mAh battery in 20 minutes

Increased consumption of power-hungry applications presents new energy challenges to phone users

Virgin Mobile UAE launches reward programme for customers

Accumulated points are converted monthly upon plan renewal and added to the Virgin Mobile in-app wallet