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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has a 120 Hz display, 120W fast charging, and 120X AI zoom

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone goes on sale in China on August 16 for about $760 and up. But I’m honestly not sure why Xiaomi didn’t call its latest flagship the Mi 120. After all, the phone’s most distinctive characteristics include a display with a 120 Hz screen refresh rate, support for 120W fast charging, […]

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Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 3+ (faster charging via USB-A cables)

Qualcomm is rolling out an update to its Quick Charge technology that the company says will bring fast charging support to cheaper devices. Quick Charge 3+ is supposed to be just as fast as Quick Charge 4+, but it works with power adapters that use USB Type-A to Type-C cables, which are still more affordable […]

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Oppo Reno Ace has 90 Hz display, 65 watt fast charging

Chinese phone maker Oppo unveiled its new 65 watt fast-charging technology last month. Now the company is launching the first phone to make use of it. The Oppo Reno Ace is a smartphone with flagship specs including a 90 Hz display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, four rear cameras, and at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB […]

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Oppo unveils 65 watt SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charging tech

Chinese phone maker Oppo is introducing three new fast charging technologies it plans to use in upcoming smartphones. VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 supports 30 watt fast charging. 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge is a pretty self-explanatory term. And then there’s 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0, which is the company’s fastest wired charging technology to date. Oppo […]

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Xiaomi introduces 30W wireless fast charging (with 40W on the way)

Battery technology has’t advanced much in recent years, which means that if you want to make a smartphone with longer battery life you have a few options: stuff a huge battery inside, use energy-efficient components, or advise customers not to turn their phones on (you can get days of standby time this way!) Or… you […]

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Vivo’s 120W fast charger refuels a 4,000 battery in 13 minutes, might not burn down your house

The fast charging wars continue. A few months after Xiaomi unveiled new technology that can charge a 4,000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes, rival Chinese phone maker Vivo says it can do the same thing in 13 minutes. That would make the company’s 120W Super FlashCharge the fastest technology around for quickly refueling batteries […]

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Xiaomi cranks its fast charger up to 100W, charges a 4,000 mAh battery in 17 minutes

It’s hard to make smartphone batteries much bigger without adding size and weight to the phone. And phone makers have largely abandoned removable batteries. So over the past few years we’ve seen a focus on making it easier and faster to charge your phone’s battery. Wireless charging lets you top off your battery simply by […]

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Qualcomm to bring 32W fast charging to smartphones in 2019

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology is one of the most widely used fast charging systems for smartphones. The latest version supports 18W fast charging, allowing you to get longer battery life from less charging time. But next year Qualcomm plans to launch a new version of Quick Charge that will support 32W charging so your phone […]