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.


First American university to open doors in Bahrain

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First American university to open doors in Bahrain

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), the first purpose-built American university in the country, is set to open its doors in September.

Built on a 75,000-square-meter plot in the Riffa area, the AUBH campus is designed by the US-based architects Ayers Saint Gross (ASG), who have designed a number of US university campuses. The new AUBH campus will feature modern classrooms and labs, as well as a state-of-the-art auditorium, student commons and athletic facilities.

AUBH has received institutional approval by the Higher Education Council (HEC) of the Ministry of Education in Bahrain and plans to launch its schools of engineering, architecture and design, and business in the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The AUBH board selected Dr. Susan E. Saxton, an internationally experienced executive, to lead AUBH as founding president. 

“We are very confident in the academic prospects of the Kingdom and look forward to the American University of Bahrain solidifying the country’s position as an education hub in the GCC and wider Arab region,” said Dr. Saxton.  

“Higher education plays an integral part in advancing economies by addressing the skills needed for the next generation of workforce. The American University of Bahrain will provide the necessary academia to support the Kingdom’s 2030 vision while enriching students with a holistic university experience,” she added. 

“Students enrolling in AUBH will be exposed to a university life that is very much influenced by collaborative learning, critical thinking and technical education in an American style university environment. Beyond the academic education that the students will receive, they will receive mentorship in soft skills and competencies including problem solving, negotiation and creative thinking with the purpose of empowering the next generation with the confidence, leadership and professionalism skills required in the workforce. They will also be able to experience social, athletic and other extra-curricular activities making AUBH home,” said Dr. Saxton.

Prior to joining AUBH, Dr. Saxton was the chief executive officer, Int. and SVP Innovation and Emerging Strategies for the University of St. Augustine, a Laureate Education institution; chief strategy and development officer for the International Baccalaureate Organization in The Hague; and chief strategy officer, chief academic officer and senior vice president for Laureate Education Inc. Global Products and Services Division. Dr. Saxton holds two doctorate degrees in business and human services, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Liverpool in the UK, a Master’s of Science in Business Administration (MSBA)   from Boston University and a BA from Wellesley College in the US.