Brand New Smartphone Series from Huawei – Mate 20 Series

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Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 was the worldwide launch of the new Huawei Mate 20 Series in London and of course, TheAppWhisperer was there! Held at the ExCel Centre it was the perfect location for such an incredible device. Building on the foundation of HUAWEI P20 Series’ camera system, Huawei have augmented the HUAWEI Mate 20 with a powerful addition namely the16mm Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens. This wider perspective creates a sense of spaciousness and a three dimensional effect to the images. The new camera system also supports macro distance, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5cm from the lens. The added ultra-wide angle lens and macro support completes the feature set of the camera system, elevating it to a truly all-round camera that is ready to capture any and all action. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths (equivalent to the performance of a 16-270mm zoom lens), enabling it to mimic the results from professional cameras. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

There were so many innovative features announced for the Mate 20 Pro including, ‘in-screen fingerprint’, this allows for maximum view with 10 level dynamic pressure sensing. Essentially, all you need to do is place your finger in the centre of your screen to unlock it and it now unlocks 30% faster than the previous model.

Also, this handset is the world’s first reverse charging smartphone. This means, you can charge up, for example, an iPhone X from your Mate 20 Pro. To do that, you just literally hold your iPhone X against the back of your Mate 20 Pro and it will recharge your iPhone X.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series also features an AI Portrait Colour video mode. Using AI, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series can isolate human subjects and desaturate the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person. AI Spotlight Reel identifies clips with a shared theme and auto-generates a montage, made entirely of highlights.

The bezel of the new Mate20 Pro is ultra narrow at only 2.1 mm compared with 4.0 to the iPhone Xs Max for example or 5.1 mm of the iPhone Xr, giving you more visual real estate!

The curved OLED screen of the Huawei Mate20 Pro measures 6.39″ (3120×1440). There’s a 19.5:9 DCI-P3 HDR display, with stunning colour saturation and contrast ratio, seriously stunning.

The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that lets users not only see wider, but also closer with its new macro distance capability. The Hyper Optical Pattern on the glass back plays with light and shadows, producing an iridescent optical effect that is immediately captivating. The Matrix Camera System adopts the iconic Four-Point Design that exudes personality, giving the device a unique visual identity that is recognisable even at a distance. We will be ‘real world’ testing this camera system soon and we include all imagery of our tests.

I am so impressed with the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, seriously so. I loved the P20 Pro but this is another level again, as hard as that is to reach. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be putting this phone through it’s photographic paces and will publish reviews to keep you informed. Stand by for those…

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (907) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @lisamitchellphotography with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (906) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via  Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @LaCri – Cristina Duzioni with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (905) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via  Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @akopov.feliks with this image, untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Huawei Mate 20 Flagship Set To Launch Tomorrow….

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Tomorrow, I’ll be at the London launch of Huawei Technologies, latest mobile handset equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), as the company pushes itself at the high end amongst its rivals Samsung Electronics as well of course as Apple.

Expected to be the most expensive Huawei phone to date, its rumoured it will ship with a Kirin 980 chip, expressly designed for AR functionality. This launch will be crucial to Huawei, this is going to be a top spec phone, with a high retail value, it has to succeed.

I’ll be heading for brunch first at OXO2  and from there, I’ll be whisked to the ExCel Centre, where the press conference commences at 2 pm with Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei.C

Determined to surpass Apple with regards shipments is a target they plan to reach. In July earlier this year, they shipped 100 million smartphones, a milestone that Yu publicly announced.

I’ll share all the news with you tomorrow, as I learn more… stand by for that!

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KickStarter – Pictar Pro | DSLR Your Smartphone

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We’re always interested to learn about innovative mobile photography projects and this one from Miggo sounds particuarly interesting. They’ve developed a product, called the Pictar Pro that bridges the gap between a phone’s power and camera’s usability with a wide set of physical controls and software features. The cherry on top is the phenomenal user experience: a pleasure-to-touch polished metal grip and an unmatched front-loaded intuitive user interface.

There’s a feature that particularly interests me, that’s the Pictar Pro Viewfinder. If you’re used to looking through camera viewfinders, or just find your smartphone screen too hard to see in bright light, then this could offer a great solution.

The Picture Pro has been designed to work with all smartphones, both Apple and Android, it’s an interesting concept. Their initial goal on Kickstarter was £19,074 but they have by far exceeded that with £142,135 pledged (at the time of writing) and with 36 days still to go.

You can learn more about this project here.

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OnePlus moves into the mainstream with new carrier and retailer partnerships ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 6T

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Today, OnePlus announces new partnerships with some of the UK’s most trusted networks and biggest retailers ahead of the OnePlus 6T launch on 30th October. Mobile operators EE and Vodafone will join our current successful partner, O2, in offering OnePlus devices, while retailers John Lewis and Carphone Warehouse will also be stocking the highly anticipated OnePlus 6T, alongside mobile distributor DataSelect.

Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus said: “Our dream is to give people a burdenless experience –  intuitive and powerful, combining style and versatility. The OnePlus experience begins long before someone uses our device – it’s in our community and through our partners. We’re constantly working to give people more options to enjoy OnePlus products, so we’re excited by our new partners in the UK.”

A Counterpoint research report highlighted how OnePlus has grown to be a Top 4 premium smartphone brand in the UK, and across Western Europe. OnePlus has a strong community in the UK, where there are over 1.5 million active forum members, making the UK forums the 3rd largest globally. The OnePlus 6 launch and pop-up events in London saw over 1,000 people queue up to see the device unveiled live.

Earlier this year OnePlus launched OnePlus 6, its fastest selling device ever, with over 1 million devices sold in just 22 days. This follows a revenue growth in 2017 that was double that of 2016 and recently the brand was identified as one of the top four premium smartphone brands in the UK.

OnePlus will launch its next device, the OnePlus 6T, on 30th October in New York.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (904) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and four of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @mitrydate with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 14 October 2018

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You’ll feel ravished after viewing this weeks blockbuster mobile photography and art showcase. This art not only gives pleasure to our eyes but also to our minds. Each artists’ acute eye, great instincts and improvisational impluses are all on abundant display. Complexities within our imagery can’t or won’t be unravelled, whether featuring, street photography, portraiture, still life, abstract; each image is both exact and indifferent, getting under your skin and changing how you see the world.  This art mixed with this life are inextricable, all writhing together, enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group,here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Donald Williams, Kike Navarrete, Gina Costa, R K, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Rob Pearson-Wright, Clint Cline, Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, Chris Feichtner, woltarise, Luison, Maarten Oortwijn, Francesco Sambati, Amo Passicos, Lydia Cassatt, Liliana Schwitter, Sheldon Serkin, Antii Tassberg, Gabriele Rodriquez, Lorenka Campos, selin1968, Hanni K, Milly M, Tero Kaiponen, Dixon Hamby, p.a.hamel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tomaso Belloni, Eduardo Llerandi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Joseph Cyr, Ale Di Gangi, Marguerite Khoury, Cellphone Only, Joanne Carter, Chad Rankin, Ryan Vaarsi, Victor Reynolds, Oola Cristina, Nick Kenrick.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – “The Mothering Blackness” Maya Angelou with @findflorentine

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Mothering Blackness’ by Maya Angelou. With a firm root in African American history, many of Angelou’s poems, such as this one, can be traced to the work songs slaves sang. The repeating lines give the sense of a refrain, and varying line lengths and numbers of syllables give an improvised feel. Songs passed down orally, such as work songs, are often narratives: this poem tells the story of a girl running back to “the mothering blackness.” The regularly indented lines also give the impression that at least two voices are speaking, which would have been the case in work songs that were almost always sung by a collective.

I have matched art work entitled ‘4 ma friends‘ by @findflorentine – yefri with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

Source poets.org

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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