USB Power Delivery is the latest “standard” of quick charging. However, this specification comes directly from the USB-IF and many of the big players are using it instead of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. This applies to the Google Pixel lineup, the Essential Phone, the ... Read More »
A couple days ago, the Moto G7 Play leaked. While most of the info was standard, we were disappointed to see that Motorola had shrunk the battery to 2820mAh from 4000mAh. At the time, it seemed like a needless change that detracted from ... Read More »
Smartphones catching fire or exploding is a very rare ordeal, but Samsung made news when there were quite a few Galaxy Note 7 units doing exactly that. Then came a replacement, then a full scale recall of all devices. It was a ... Read More »
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Big batteries are all the rage among some phone manufacturers at the moment. Huawei has been using beefy 4,000mAh batteries in its phones for a while and Motorola even put a 5,000mAh unit in the budget Moto E5 SUPRA.
The latest leak for ... Read More »
After Apple admitted to slowing down iPhones with older batteries, a lot of people worried that this was an industry standard process. Fortunately, we have learned that this is not the case. HTC and Motorola both stated that neither of ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »