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Samsung and Apple are considering no longer bundling a charger in smartphone boxes

As far back as we can recall, smartphones have always come with a charger included in the box. In the very early days, manufacturers adopted proprietary pins unique to their product. Phones and smartphones were also just making the climb towards popularity, being nowhere near their current omnipresent state. It was necessary back then to...

[Update: More images] OnePlus may be working on a feature to help you find public charging stations

It's the month of exciting software releases, as Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta for Pixel devices. Other OEMs like Vivo, iQOO, and OnePlus have released the first set of beta builds for their flagships, and other OEMs like OPPO, Xiaomi, POCO and Realme have promised builds for their flagships as well. These software...

Qualcomm’s next Quick Charge will bring 32W fast charging in 2019

Along with wireless charging, fast charging is one of the most life-changing features available on devices. There is simply nothing as satisfying as plugging in your phone and finding it charged up after a 30-minute walk, a shower, or a short nap. Nowadays, pretty much all phones, even budget ones, support some form of fast...

New Huawei 10V/4A fast charging adapter gets certified on 3C

Advancements in charging standards have slowed down as of late. Our in-depth comparison of fast charging standards last year led to the conclusion that OnePlus' Dash Charge and Huawei's SuperCharge were the two fastest charging standards on the market. OnePlus' Dash Charge is itself a derivative of Oppo's VOOC charging. Since then, Oppo proclaims that...

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...

Dash Charge Speed Analysis: Even with Heavy Usage, Your Phone Will Charge Rapidly and Stay Cool

Faster charging has becoming a common specification for OEMs to gloat over, pushing forward their own standards and implementations to top you up in no time. Nowadays, when a phone doesn’t charge fast, it sticks out like a sore thumb. The OnePlus 2 was one of such cases, with a horrifically slow (relatively speaking) charging in time...

Aukey Begin Shipping UK QC3.0 Multi-Port Wall Chargers

Living in the UK and working for a tech company at the same time has one drawback and that is the plug we use, the three rectangular pronged plug is designed to be the safest in the world. The pins are each coated with insulation until the midway point meaning you can’t shock yourself if you...