Huawei Mate 10 makes artistic photography intelligent

The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro claim to bring something new to the photography game with an intelligent camera.
Updated 19 November 2017
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Huawei Mate 10 makes artistic photography intelligent

Over the last 20 years, smartphone cameras have gone a long way, increasing the pixel count by more than 1,800 times. According to Huawei, the smartphone camera revolution is not only about quality improvement but also about embedding intelligence to offer users an amazing experience.
The company promised that its new flagship phones will be different.
Running on the Kirin 970, the world’s first processor powered by AI, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro claim to bring something new to the photography game with an intelligent camera.
New Leica dual camera
Like their predecessors, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are equipped with a dual camera designed with the collaboration of German firm Leica. The new Leica dual camera system offers the world’s largest aperture of f/1.6 for more perfect, clearer pictures, especially in low-light conditions. The camera also comes with a 20 MP monochrome sensor, and a 12 MP RGB sensors, along with Image Optical Stabilization (IOS) and 4-in-1 hybrid zoom for crystal clear and bright shots.
AI Real-time object and scene recognition
The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro can look at things and recognize them in real time thanks to its AI-powered Real-Time Scene and Object Recognition with Real-Time Auto Settings feature. For example, if you point your lens at your food, you can see a small icon showing a fork and knife at the lower left of the camera app. The intelligent camera, which learned 100 million images, can detect 13 different kinds of objects and scenes such as texts, food, sky, snow, beach, pets, portraits, low-light conditions, plants, etc. Once it captures the object or scene and recognizes it, the camera automatically adjusts shooting parameters (color, contrast, brightness) to produce the best picture with brighter and more vivid details.
AI Motion detection and better night photography
Huawei paired its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones with AI Motion detection which reduces blur. Therefore, shooting moving subjects becomes easier and result in better image quality. Also, thanks to its AI capabilities, the camera can offer sharper and better night photography. The smartphones also bring the Night Photography Expert feature that can capture higher quality photos of beautiful night scenes than ever before.


Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

Updated 21 October 2018
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Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced a special offer across selected properties, in celebration of the festive season.

The Festive50 offer is available across Ascott’s Jeddah properties — including Ascott Sari Jeddah, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah — as well as Somerset Maslak Istanbul in Turkey. Guests can enjoy 50 percent off their stay until the end of 2018. 

Properties are located close to various restaurants and attractions for travelers to enjoy. The serviced residences also provide guests with a range of facilities and amenities to further aid in their convenience, including fully equipped gymnasiums, swimming pools, lounges, restaurants, parking and meeting facilities.

Ascott Sari Jeddah is located among prominent shopping malls and the Jeddah corniche, a key attraction for visitors to the city. Various entertainment and lifestyle offerings are available in the vicinity, including the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain.

Ascott Tahlia Jeddah is situated in the heart of the city, providing guests with easy access to many multinational companies, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés. 

Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah, in the north of the city, is surrounded by a variety of culinary hotspots. Given the city’s close proximity to the Red Sea, guests are often spoilt for choice due to the number of top seafood restaurants in the area.

Spectrums Residence Jeddah, on Prince Sultan Road in the Al-Salamah district, is in the vicinity of shopping malls, international schools and hospitals. Its prime location allows travelers to enjoy balanced living in the bustling city. 

Those looking to venture out of the Middle East for a quick escape, can head to Turkey to avail the Festive50 offer at Somerset Maslak Istanbul. The property lies within Europe’s largest lifestyle development, the new Maslak 1453. Providing an oasis of calm in the bustling city, the property is the perfect balance between work and play.

The Ascott Limited is an international serviced residence owner-operator. The Singapore company has more than 55,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 39,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 94,000 units in over 630 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and lyf. Its portfolio spans more than 160 cities across over 30 countries.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust.