Google Pixel 3 support 10W wireless charging… but only with some chargers

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first Google-branded smartphones to support wireless charging since the Nexus 5 was released in 2013. But if you’re looking for a charger that works best with these new phones there’s something you need to keep in mind. Like most phones that can charge without wires, […]

Qualcomm introduces QuickCharge 4+ for even faster charging

Smartphones keep getting more powerful, but batteries… don’t. Some phone makers get around this by cramming enormous batteries into their devices. But that leads to thicker/heavier devices, which is why some phone makers opt for smaller batteries. Another option is to include fast charging tech so that when you inevitably have to plug in your […]

MediaTek’s Pump Express 3.0: From 0 to 70 percent battery charge in 20 minutes

Sure, the companies that make smartphones and their components have been trying to enable longer battery life by producing phones with massive batteries and energy efficient chips. At the same time, we’re seeing a lot of technologies aimed at easing the pain of batteries that don’t last long enough, including some tools that help us […]

Oppo promises 15 minute smartphone charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge

There are a number of fast-charging technologies that let you top off a smartphone battery quickly. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology gets a lot of attention. But MediaTek has its own solution, and as we noted when reviewing Google’s latest Nexus phones, just adding a USB Type-C port to your device can enable support for fast […]