New HTC Desire 12s combines affordability with performance

The HTC Desire 12s offers considerably better specs and functions than its predecessor, which include 13-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras.
Updated 08 January 2019
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New HTC Desire 12s combines affordability with performance

HTC has announced the newest addition to its HTC Desire series, the HTC Desire 12s.

“The HTC Desire 12s gives consumers a whole new experience starting with its appearance; its unique striped dual texture design evokes a flagship smartphone feel due to laser engraving, creating a smartphone that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to hold,” the company said in a statement.

The HTC Desire 12s offers considerably better specs and functions than its predecessor, which include 13-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras. The entry-level smartphone starts at a prize of SR699 ($160). “HTC has led the mobile world forward with its unlimited creativity and passion for technology over the past 20 years. The release of HTC Desire 12s aims to let even more people enjoy a convenient mobile lifestyle at an affordable price,” said Ramit Harisinghani, head of HTC MEA. 

“With the HTC Desire 12s, we created a stylish and lightweight phone that not only feels amazing in your hand but offers the best camera and high-end specs you can get for the price.”

The phone comes in two colors: Charcoal Black and Silver, across two versions: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB for users to choose from.


Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

Updated 21 January 2019
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Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

The region’s largest dedicated HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) business event will host specialists from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) among other credible entities.
Set to shed light on the latest efficiency guidelines in the HVACR industry, these authorities will feature a free and certified training agenda at the HVACR Expo Saudi from Jan. 28-30 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Zayed Mohsen Albagami, deputy director of energy efficiency, SASO, said: “It is important for SASO and for the Kingdom as a whole to support and enhance Saudi Vision 2030 at this time.”
He added: “The role of SASO toward this goal is to help the manufacturer himself adopt a sustainable approach. We implement this through a variety of initiatives, whether it be the issuance of new standards on energy efficiency, raising awareness in the media or finally by holding workshops — as we will do at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019.”
In line with the 2030 initiative, the Saudi government has enacted SASO regulations 2663 and 2874, which improve the efficiency level of all air conditioning equipment. They have also introduced a district cooling framework for new developments exceeding 15,000 tons.
Basem Salameh, conformity specialist at GSO, said: “The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) aims to harmonize standardization activities among the GCC member states to facilitate both international and intra-trade, and to remove technical barriers for economic operators.”
Along with presentations by SASO, GSO and SCE, the workshop agenda at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019 will include training sessions from industry leaders Carrier, Samsung Electronics, Midea RAC, Al-Salem Johnson Controls, and Shaker Group (LG) to name but a few.
Abdul Rouf Pandith, senior mechanical engineer at KEO International Consultants and speaker at the event, said: “By inviting and bringing together government stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, and leaders from the utility sector across the country, HVACR Expo Saudi can mark a new era in the cooling sector.”
Roni El-Haddad, event director of HVACR Expo 2019, said: “We are extremely honored to welcome SASO, GSO and SCE on board at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019. While the Kingdom is coming together to fulfill the objectives laid out by Saudi Vision 2030, the time is now to bring these authorities on-board and to work with them to ensure that HVACR professionals can achieve the highest standards within their field.”
HVACR Expo Saudi will also bring together more than 85 of the industry’s heavyweights to showcase innovative industry solutions and products at the event. Countries represented will include Turkey, China, the US, France, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more.