Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release

Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.

According to Xiaomi, we should learn more about the new device(s) on November 2nd, which is a week from today. The company says that this smartphone series includes “something you have been impatiently …


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Tired of charging your phone the old-fashioned way? If that’s the case, there are loads of wireless charging devices that eliminate the hassle of cords and ports, and fortunately, one of these gadgets is enjoying a big discount at the moment.

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Let’s face it, folks, charging your phone with a cable is getting a bit redundant. There are currently loads of wireless charging devices that eliminate the hassle of cords and ports, and fortunately, one of these gadgets is currently enjoying a big discount.
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The new iPhones will support fast wireless charging

So, Apple’s new iPhones are finally getting wireless charging! We’d insert a cheering minions GIF here if they weren’t so overused. Not only that, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X all support fast charging over the wire. Well, there’s the small caveat that you need to invest an extra $75 in a wallplug and cable that provide that fast charging, but at least the option is there, right?

At first, we thought that the new iPhones would not support any form of fast wireless charging. And it seems that’s going to be true at launch. However, browsing through the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad …

iPhone 8 wireless charging reportedly not fast

It’s pretty much confirmed that the premium Apple iPhone 8 (or iPhone Pro, or whatever it’s called) will include wireless charging but the specifics of how it will work and if it will use a wireless charging standard or something proprietary (as Apple tends to do). But, the latest report says the iPhone 8 wireless charging might not be too fast.

According to an unnamed source for Macotakara, the iPhone 8 will use the Qi wireless standard, but it will not go for the full 15 watt charging that is part of the Qi 1.2 standard, which would be considered “quick charging.” Instead, …

Samsung's 2018 flagships will support ultra fast LTE speeds across the globe

Many of you out there are probably aware of the fact that Samsung’s flagships actually come in two distinct flavors: a U.S.-bound Snapdragon-powered one, and an international version with the company’s in-house Exynos chipset instead. This has been happening for a while now, thanks to Qualcomm’s strong grip on LTE patents stateside, and has often resulted in one version of the device being ever-so-slightly better than the other in certain use cases.

And we thought this might me the case with next year’s Galaxy S9 (or whatever it ends up being called), or at least in terms of …

OnePlus 5 Dash charging comparison versus the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel: still crazy fast!

OnePlus is always proud of its Dash Charge charging solution and it will never miss a chance to tell you how awesome it is. And rightfully so — anyone that has ever charged its compliant OnePlus device with the dedicated Dash Charger knows that you are extremely unlikely to live that wall hugger life. The company promises “a full day of power in half an hour”, and for the most part, this promise does not stray away from reality.
Of course, one of the key bells and whistles of the all-new OnePlus 5 is Dash Charge, and albeit it’s not a new feature per say, …

Windows 10 Mobile preview 15223 sent out to fast ring subscribers

Those Windows 10 Mobile users subscribed to the fast ring are now getting access to preview build 15223. Fast ring members get first crack at a new Windows 10 Mobile build, but because this software is not thoroughly tested, there are often some kinks and bugs. That is the price that must be paid for being first to install the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile. Those opting for the slow ring get a more refined and tested build, but they have to wait for the software to be ready for prime time before installing it.

As we said, the fast ring subscribers are receiving build 15223. The changelist …

A note to all Galaxy S8 users: fast charging only works while the screen is off

These days, a smartphone having some sort of fast charging solution has become the norm, not the exception, so most people would be excused for forgetting about the feature. So this is a friendly reminder that the S8 features the exact same technology as its predecessors, the S6 and S7, did before it. Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge, which is really just another name for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, still does its job as well as it did a couple of years ago, of course, but it does so with a small limitation: you can’t use it while your device’s screen is on.

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Samsung launches new 5100 mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack

Samsung recently released a brand new Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack that’s compatible with USB, microUSB, and USB Type-C devices (cable and adapter included in the box). The battery pack – model number EB-PG950 – includes a 5100 mAh battery, so it can provide at least 1 full recharge to any compatible smartphone. The accessory also features an LED power indicator, and a built-in strap for easy carrying.

Obviously, Samsung presents the new battery pack as being an ideal accessory for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships, despite the fact that the …