Samsung announces pre-orders for new Galaxy A80

The Galaxy A80 is the Korean giant’s first smartphone that uses a rotating camera.
Updated 30 June 2019

Samsung announces pre-orders for new Galaxy A80

Samsung Electronics has announced the pre-order of its new Galaxy A80 smartphone in Saudi Arabia. The smartphone offers a full-screen display and an intelligent battery. The Galaxy A80 is the Korean giant’s first smartphone that uses a rotating camera. 

Customers in Saudi Arabia can pre-order Samsung’s new phone starting June 27 until July 10 through the company’s different authorized dealers or on their website (www.samsung.com).

Y.J. Kim, president of Samsung Electronics in Saudi Arabia, said: “We are happy to launch the new Galaxy A80 for our customers in the Kingdom. We are keen to provide them with a variety of features and options that cater to their demands and daily needs. It is part of our ethos to continue to develop our innovations in this digital era and provide original products that can enhance their lifestyle using the latest technologies.”

The Galaxy A80 features Samsung’s first rotating camera and allows users to seamlessly capture the world around them. The main camera is designed with a 48-megapixel lens and a F/2.0 aperture, to allow users to shoot vivid images day and night. The smartphone’s 3D depth cameras allow for live focus of videos by scanning objects and their dimension for measurement and depth. Once users select the selfie mode in the camera app, the three cameras automatically pop up from the back of the phone and rotate. 

The camera mechanism delivers the same triple camera experience with the same high-resolution lens, front and rear. Other intelligent camera features include Scene Optimizer that can recognize and enhance up to 30 scenes, and Flaw Detection that automatically identifies glitches before the user clicks.

Users can experience a picture-perfect view with Samsung’s first New Infinity Display, featuring the 6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED screen.


A hundred universities take part in Dubai’s Global Grad Show

Some of the projects at Global Grad Show held last week in Dubai correspond to themes such as health, wealth and disparity, gender and equality, sustainability, education and technology.
Updated 19 November 2019

A hundred universities take part in Dubai’s Global Grad Show

A one-of-a-kind exhibition, showcasing graduate projects from more than 100 universities from 43 countries, in the fields of design, science, technology and engineering, was held last week in Dubai.
Held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai, Global Grad Show opened its 5th and most diverse edition to date on Nov. 12 and ran until Nov. 16.
New entrants include established names such as Columbia University, Goldsmiths and the University of Pennsylvania, alongside leading universities from countries participating for the first time, including Colombia, Kuwait and the Philippines.
Global Grad Show is a significant component of Dubai Design Week, which is held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Earlier this year, Global Grad Show was named as a key initiative under the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority’s plan to evolve Dubai into a global hub for culture and innovation.
Sheikha Latifa said: “This initiative is at the heart of Dubai’s vision to create a brighter future for all people through progress and innovation. Global Grad Show is a call to action for government and private entities to revisit their challenges and needs in response to current socioeconomic issues. I encourage all entities to engage with the students and collaborate to bring their ideas to life.”

HIGHLIGHT

This year’s expanded program includes an entrepreneurship program supported by A.R.M. Holding, which has pledged 10 million dirhams ($2.7 million) to advance projects into startups.

Mohammed I. Al-Shaibani, executive director and chief executive of Investment Corporation of Dubai, said: “With each year of Investment Corporation of Dubai’s participation at Global Grad Show, we have witnessed ever greater enthusiasm and interest from the international cultural, creative, and intellectual communities. This reception is a true endorsement to the calibre that the Global Grad Show has developed over its five years.”
Under the curation of Eleanor Watson, Global Grad Show explores how innovation can impact our lives through different spheres: The Human, The Home, The Community, The City and The Planet. Some of the projects correspond to themes such as health, wealth and disparity, gender and equality, sustainability, education and technology.
Ranging from high-tech to low-tech solutions, highlight projects in the 2019 exhibition include: “Swiv,” a toothbrush for children with cognitive disabilities, allowing them to clean their teeth with a single physical motion; “Jarvis,” a mixed reality headset, enabling doctors to accurately measure the brain’s response to distractions or activities when conducting cognitive tests for severe head trauma, pharmaceutical efficacy and ADHD; and “Ro-Biotics,” a microscopic robot created from 4D printed materials to be ingested in the place of an antibiotic, which captures infections in the blood stream.
This year’s expanded program includes an entrepreneurship program supported by A.R.M. Holding, which has pledged 10 million dirhams ($2.7 million) to advance projects into startups.