CAN Infotech(or CAN Infotech 2017), the annual event held by CAN(Computer’s Association of Nepal), comes with many promises. For some, it arrives as the time to upgrade their gadgets by switching to a more updated smartphone or shopping for a better performing PCs or graphic card. The allurance of the CAN Infotech is the promise of discounted products and the ability to browse through a long list of electronic components and services at a single location. As for me, it’s the time to get myself updated with the latest gadget offerings and arrivals.
Major distributors and resellers envy this event to advertise their new products and to clear out the old ones. I was underwhelmed while going through CAN Infotech 2017 but still managed to find out new products that struck my fancy.
MSI GE62 Gaming Laptop
The spec sheet alone notifies of its extreme power. The new VR-capable gaming laptop from MSI has arrived in Nepal with a price tag of Nrs.2,14,000(minus CAN discounts). The laptop boasts the new GTX 3GB 1060 Graphic Card along with a 6th Gen Intel i7 processor.
Samsung C9 Pro
Samsung has introduced a new smartphone in CAN this year with flagship class specs. Priced at Rs. 59,990 the phone has a bigger 6-inch Super AMOLED 1080p screen and a huge 6GB RAM. Besides these oddly big changes, the phone has a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor from the 600 chipset series. The chipset from the 600 series has been previously used in the most acclaimed Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi.
The phone has a 16MP primary camera with a f/1.9 aperture, PDAF focus tech and can shoot up to 1080p videos. At the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera. The phone should provide highly detailed selfies with its high pixel numbers and even rival the likes of Oppo camera smartphones. With a bigger screen comes a bigger battery, the Samsung C9 Pro houses a 4000mAh battery thus ensuring enough power for a full day use. The phone isn’t yet available on the market but is expected to be launched until the end of February.
Xiaomi Mi Mix
The new concept phone from Xiaomi, Mi Mix has finally arrived at Nepal. The phone hasn’t yet been launched but is on display at the Xiaomi’s stall(or a sealed box, to be exact). To sum the phone up, it comes with a bezel-less 6.4-inch display offering an unorthodox design with a selfie camera at the bottom. There are many changes in the full design of the phone. In the end, Xiaomi has produced a phone with a powerful Snapdragon 821 2.35 GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and a beautiful design.
We were expecting the launch of OnePlus 3T at the CAN Infotech this year. However, we only got to see the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 2 at display in CAN. The phone is expected to launch in coming weeks until then OnePlus 3 is the best OnePlus has to offer in Nepal.
Beside these new gadgets, the CAN Infotech was the hub for many smartphone brands and Internet service providers like Vianet, Subisu, WorldLink, etc offering ‘large’ discounts. Some resellers have priced smartphone and laptop accessories less than usual at CAN, thus attracting hordes of people. Besides that, CAN Infotech makes for a fun visit to a place with loads of pamphlets and gadgets in the display.
Stay tuned for more news on CAN Infotech.