Fast charging has gotten fast enough. Give us better battery life instead!

Xiaomi has pushed out several mobile hardware boundaries in 2022, including launching the first phone with an uncropped 1-inch sensor, the thinnest foldable phone by some distance, and very recently, 210W fast charging in a smartphone, which can apparently top up a 4,300 m. mAh battery in just nine minutes. While I think the first … Read more

The all-new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a bigger battery, faster charging, and a temperature sensor

Samsung today unveiled the all-new Galaxy Watch 5 series alongside its latest foldables and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. The new Wear OS smartwatch lineup consists of two smartwatches — the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. We’ve already taken an in-depth look at the high-end Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in a … Read more

EU harmonizing fast charging with USB PD will be a big deal for Android

For those that don’t know, European lawmakers reached an agreement earlier this week to force manufacturers of electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, and more to use the same universal charging port — USB-C. That’s right, USB-C everything is being written into the law and it’ll come into effect by Fall 2024 in … Read more

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Shoulder Buttons, 120W charging for $530!

I used to think gaming phones were gimmicks. I’m not talking about the initial batch of pre-iPhone era devices like the Nokia N-Gage or Gizmondo, nor early 2010s-era devices from Sony and Samsung with slide-out controllers. Those devices actually brought something new and different to the mobile market. I am instead referring to the recent … Read more