Power banks are a common accessory, and most support Qualcomm Quick Charge these days. But some companies love to use proprietary charging methods. Huawei is one of them, and devices like the Honor 8 and Mate 9 require FCP to charge quickly. Thankfully, Tronsmart has created ... Read More »
Yes, it’s another Samsung battery fire story. This time it wasn’t a device catching fire, but waste materials (including discarded lithium batteries) in a Samsung SDI factory in Tianjin, China that caught fire.
The fire was put out and no one was hurt. Unfortunately, this is a factory of one of the suppliers of the Read More »
The LG G6 is looking to be a big departure from the previous models, though this can be seen as both a good thing and a bad thing. The latest rumor claims that not only will the G6 not be modular like the G5, but that ... Read More »
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Samsung Electronics today confirmed the cause of its Galaxy Note 7 fires, stating that the crisis stemmed from two separate battery issues. The first round was caused by a flaw in the battery design, which could cause electrodes to bend and eventually allow the positive and negative tabs to come into contact, short ... Read More »
T-Mobile is updating its Samsung Galaxy Note 7, effectively rendering it useless. Yes, this update will disable charging of the battery altogether. You’ll have a dead phone on your hands.
The update is 113.75MB and will require at least a 30% charge before installing. While this is a shame, folks shouldn’t ... Read More »
A new report proposes that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 may have faced fire issues due to an overly aggressive design. After watching the story unfold, the hardware engineers at Instrumental decided to investigate the issue further. Their curiosity was primarily driven by Samsung’s varying responses to the issues, which seemed to ... Read More »
T-Mobile recently released an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that limits the phone’s full charge to 60%, along with more frequent pop-ups to return the device, in an effort to get the remaining Note 7s out of customers’ ... Read More »
If you’re still using your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you should definitely return it for a refund or another device. They’ve been proven dangerous and risking a fire isn’t a great idea. However, updates around the world are definitely “encouraging” people to get rid of the devices better than recommendations ... Read More »
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With all the advances in smartphones, one would expect there to have been great strides in the realm of battery life. For the most part, however, the situation has stayed the same. Quick charging has become more common and some smartphones have larger batteries, but there haven’t been any revolutionary changes. Nonetheless, the larger battery ... Read More »