Honor View20 smartphone launched in KSA

The device was unveiled on Jan. 22 in Paris.
Updated 20 February 2019
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Honor View20 smartphone launched in KSA

Honor, a smartphone e-brand, has launched its latest flagship smartphone, Honor View20, for the Saudi market. The launch highlighted five world-first features of the new smartphone that include: A 48-megapixel camera + TOF 3D camera, 25-megapixel in-screen front camera with a narrowest 4.5mm opening, 7nm SOC Kirin 980 AI chipset, aurora nano-texture design and the dual NPU, which supports the AI triple-antenna Wi-Fi technology. The device was unveiled on Jan. 22 in Paris. 

Chris Sunbaigong, president, Honor, MEA, said: “The Honor View20 is a revolution in smartphone technology. It has already been acknowledged for its engineering, with numerous awards and positive reviews. Our Middle East consumers can expect groundbreaking technology coupled with an  industry-best performance. The Middle East is known for its dynamism and sophistication and with this device we bring a stunning state-of-the-art design that truly represents the Honor brand.”

He added: “Our collaboration with word-class iconic Italian luxury fashion brand Moschino is further proof of our commitment to provide the very best to our fans. We are confident our consumers will embrace this new exclusive line.”

With 170 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in overseas markets in 2018, Honor has made significant strides toward its goal of becoming a “Top-5” global smartphone brand.


Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Updated 23 June 2019
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Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy using fluorescent dye.

“The precision achieved through the use of robotic-assisted surgery has multiple benefits for patients,” said Dr. Turky Al-Rujaib, JHAH gynecologic oncologist, who along with Dr. Fahad Al-Mulhim, gynecologist, performed the procedure for endometrial cancer. “Women whose hysterectomies are robotic-assisted surgeries have less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, require fewer narcotics and recover more quickly.”

JHAH’s robotic surgery program began in December 2016 when Dr. Tareq M. Al-Tartir, JHAH sub-specialist surgeon, and his team collaborated with Dr. Mohamad Allaf, professor of urology, oncology and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSoM) and director of minimally invasive urology, and his team. They jointly conducted the first surgeries in the Kingdom using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The program has since expanded and includes gynecological surgeries and bariatric surgery.

“This successful operation could not have been done without the support of the JHAH robotic team,” said Dr. Al-Mulhim. “We are pleased to report the patient is recovering well. This is a tremendous achievement that going forward will improve the outcomes for many of our patients here at JHAH.”

The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces, for example the pelvis, that would otherwise only be accessible through open surgery with long incisions. Life after surgery is improved with this technique as there is minimal scarring, fewer postoperative complications and often a faster return to normal activities. 

JHAH is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic health systems. This health care organization is designed to drive and enhance the well-being of the community in an environment of growth and learning, by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and health care beneficiaries.