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Super-fast battery charging could be the Galaxy S9’s secret weapon – BGR

Mon Dec 11 13:03:37 EST 2017 | BGR
We don’t only care about how long a smartphone battery can last, we also want it to charge as quickly as possible so that we’re never out of juice. Battery size can’t grow significantly in the near future, considering that we’ve reached a sort of peak smartphone design. But the next batch of smartphones coming out should be even more energy efficient than 2017 models, and they’ll feature even better fast-charging battery tech. The Galaxy S9 could be one of them. Qualcomm last week made various a..


We don’t only care about how long a smartphone battery can last, we also want it to charge as quickly as possible so that we’re never out of juice. Battery size can’t grow signific..
Qualcomm a few days ago announced that the first Snapdragon 835 laptops are finally happening. Devices powered by the same platform found inside this year’s Android flagships inclu..
Get ready: Faster, smarter, and more secure smartphones are coming in 2018.  Like clockwork, Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chipmaker, announced its latest system-on-chi..
Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have now been revealed. It looks like the chipmaker has focused on improved camera capabilities and support for advanced virtual reality p..
For a long time this year, it was believed that Apple’s iPhone X would have a Touch ID sensor embedded under the screen. As we got closer to the phone’s launch, it became clear tha..
It's official: Samsung has said that the Galaxy S9 showing up at CES 2018 is "unlikely." That means fans will have to wait a little longer to see the upcoming Galaxy flagship. ..
You’ll never run out of storage if you buy one of Samsung’s future Galaxy phones. That’s because the company has begun producing the world’s first 512 GB embedded Universal Flash S..
Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone, a device that’s rumored to rely heavily on the Infinity Display design that Samsung unveiled this year. That said, the G..
Samsung wrote the book on copying Apple… literally. No, seriously — back when the company was still trying to break through in the smartphone market, Samsung actually created a 132..
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy X at some point next year. The device is supposed to be Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, a new form factor that’s going to become more ..
Synaptics made an announcement yesterday that has tech blogs buzzing on Wednesday morning. The company said that an unspecified top-five smartphone OEM has begun mass production of..
The Galaxy S9 may not be unveiled in early January, as some reports had suggested, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S9 rumors have stopped coming in. New reports reveal major detai..
Here's a quick recap of all the fresh details from last Friday: This Snapdragon 835 device is asking for around $600, and it features a 2,880 x 1,600 AMOLED display with a 110-degr..
In addition to the regular Galaxy S and Note updates we expect from Samsung this year, we’ll be treated with the first foldable smartphone in Samsung smartphone history. The Galaxy..
An under-display fingerprint sensor could become a standard feature on smartphones soon. Synaptics announced that it'll showcase the technology called Clear ID FS9500 in January at..
* Charge multiple devices in your car for less * Choose from basic models to Bluetooth-equipped power chargers * Drive safer while keeping your phone charged and secure Tired of pl..
After 10 years of iPhone, it’s still Apple’s number-one product, and one that’s at the forefront of smartphone innovation. Apple rivals could very well take the lead,  but the..
Joe Donnelly: Two weeks, one Fortnite Over the past couple of weeks, I've spent loads of time frolicking in Fornite's Battle Royale mode. I'm absolutely loving it and, against PUBG..
* Everything you need to accompany your new phone * Choose from screen protectors, backup batteries and more * Smartphone tool kit and SD card reader can help prolong the life of y..
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In addition to pricing and availability, HTC also shed more light on the internal specifications. We already knew about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset deep inside the Vive Foc..
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State regulators want Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to replace three natural gas plants with energy storage, a move that represents another significant step toward a clean energy ..
It’s the holidays, which means it’s once again time to rack your brain in search of the right gifts for the right people. If someone on your list is into tech, though, we’ve got yo..
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ZERO HOUR NEARS FOR NET NEUTRALITY RULES: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry fro..
Menlo Park, Calif. -- If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery - overstuff it, in a sense - it can store much more charge in the same amount of sp..
ABI's report said Apple will "lag due to innovation complacency." Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. McQueen explained that established device ..
The Q5 has long been one of Audi’s best-selling models in the US. And what’s not to like? It’s a respectable-looking and functional mid-size crossover, slotting in between the bite..
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Mobile AR from Apple (ARKit), Google (ARCore) and Facebook (Camera Effects) and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley..
Face ID is the future of authentication, at least on the iPhone, starting with the iPhone X. But the TrueDepth camera is likely coming to other Apple products in the near future, i..
As the real-world deployment of driverless cars draws near, the race is on to make them even remotely affordable. The systems that currently drive robot cars cost upward of $100,00..
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