CLEAR & PRECISE
Huawei’s new P9 smartphone sports a 12MP dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica – said to offer faster and more precise focus, as well as better low-light performance. Specs include a 5.2-inch 1,080-pixel display, 2.5GHz Kirin 955 processor and 3,000mAh high-density battery. It has a microSD slot for extra storage and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Also available is the P9 Plus, a larger 5.5-inch model with additional features.
THIN IS IN
The HP Spectre is a 10.5-mm-thin notebook that weighs a mere 1.1kg. It features a 13.3-inch full-HD IPS display, which is protected by an edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass screen. The chassis of the laptop is made from a combination of carbon fibre and aluminium to give it a premium touch, and sports a fully backlit keyboard for better typing in the dark. It even has a trackpad made of glass, which supposedly provides a smoother navigating experience.
The Grind Wireless from Skullcandy aims to deliver both premium build and sound quality. The on-ear headphone features 33-ft long-range Bluetooth wireless connectivity and 12 hours of battery life, together with a built-in microphone. Use the track, call and volume controls to easily play and pause music, answer and end calls, or skip tracks and adjust volume. Available in six different colourways.
The Smart-Touch is described as Tissot’s first proper smartwatch. It has connected features that include navigation and solar-powered recharging, plus automatic time update, and weather update (humidity, air quality and temperature). The watch even comes with a built-in weather station, as well as barometer and altimeter sensors. Connect the Smart-Touch to a fob accessory and it is further able to track items or locations.
According to Fujifilm, the X-Pro2 is the only interchangeable lens camera in the world featuring a hybrid system that incorporates both optical and electric viewfinders. It boasts a focal plane shutter with a top speed of 1/8000sec as well as flash sync capabilities of up to 1/250sec. The body is made of magnesium alloy with 61 sealing points, allowing the camera to withstand dust, splashes and low temperatures.