Way before its official launch, the OnePlus 6 was confirmed to have an all-glass design. This announcement by OnePlus gave rise to speculations about the OnePlus 6 having wireless charging. At the launch event, the company did not mention wireless charging and said that wireless charging right now, is not as good as dash charging. Dash CHarging is OnePlus’ proprietary form of wires charging which has been impressive over the years.
As much as dash charging is good, there are many users who still like wireless charging. OnePlus has cleared the air around the decision taken about omitting wireless charging from the OnePlus 6. When asked about it, a OnePlus representative [...]
The launch of the OnePlus 6 seems closer than ever despite the company keeping the launch date under wraps. OnePlus has, slowly, unveiled a few key details about the OnePlus 6 over the past few weeks. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei started it off by confirming the OnePlus 6 will have an iPhone X like notch. Now, Pete Lau, the other co-founder of OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back.
Same expert craftsmanship, new materials. #OnePlus6 pic.twitter.com/4ded4eFZMj
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 20, 2018
This will be a departure from previous OnePlus devices which have had an aluminium unibody build and design. The [...]
While for a while there have been serious doubts about the existence of the Apple iPhone SE 2. Despite the fact that, a lot of leaks and renders point towards the existence of the iPhone SE 2. We recently learned that the iPhone SE 2 could be launched in May instead of June at WWDC 2018. Now, a new render by prolific leaker/render artist, Venya Geskin has revealed the possible design of the iPhone SE 2.
New iPhone (probably SE2) coming soon – code name: JaguarGlass Case, Wireless Charging, In Mass Production already. pic.twitter.com/vhcq71VPxJ
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 21, 2018
In the tweet, Geskin mentions that the [...]
Samsung is known to introduce new features on its Galaxy Note lineup. The company introduced Iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7 and the Note 8 was the first Samsung smartphone to have dual primary camera setup. Similarly, the company might incorporate Over the Air (OTA) wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 9.Over The Air Wireless Charging
The company had registered a patent in 2016, which explains this technology. The OTA wireless charging works differently from the present generation wireless charging. In the conventional form of wireless charging, the charging pad surface has to touch the back of the smartphone to transfer charge. However, the devices with OTA wireless [...]
Xiaomi will launch the Mi MIX 2S in China on the 27th of March. The company has been teasing different features of the device leading up to the launch. In fact, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Also that the device will have AI-powered dual camera setup.
The company has now released a new teaser, which confirms that the Mi MIX 2s will support wireless charging. The teaser image has a thunder logo that resembles Qualcomm Quick Charging and says “Not Just” with a pad at the bottom. Similarly, the pad resembles a wireless charger. This is worth noting that the Mi MIX 2s will be the first Xiaomi [...]
Samsung started the OLED trend in the early smartphone days. Now, most of the premium smartphone makers including Apple and LG have shifter to OLED screens.
OLED screens are known to produce better colours, better contrast ratio and consume low energy. Similarly, they are also known for the premature burn-in issues as well. According to a leak, Xiaomi might be the next smartphone maker to make LCD to OLED technology shift on its upcoming smartphones.
A Recent report suggests that Xiaomi ordered 1.1 million 6.01 inch OLED displays in December and 2.2 million in the second month from Samsung. This means the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and the Xiaomi Mi 7 might feature 6.01 [...]
In November, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated that Apple would unveil a new 6.1-inch iPhone next year with the iPhone X design, but a traditional LCD display instead of OLED. A new report from Nikkei claims that the LCD iPhone will feature a metal back similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The 6.1-inch LCD model will likely sport a metal back [like older iPhone handsets] that will come in several colors, and that the two OLED handsets will come in two sizes: one either 6.2 or 6.3 inches long, and the other 5.8 inches.
A move back to a metal body will mean that the new iPhone might be available in a few more colour options than the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. It’s [...]
The upcoming OnePlus 5T appears to be the 2017 flagship phone that OnePlus 5 should have been. A tall display with thin bezels, dual-cameras, great hardware and rumoured competitive pricing. One thing that would be missing from the OnePlus 5T is wireless charging. OnePlus believes that its ‘Dash Charging’ is better than wireless charging hence, it decided to forego including wireless charging.
Learn how you can be there live when we introduce the #OnePlus5T. https://t.co/JkqCyKkekX pic.twitter.com/iXq0DoU6gA
— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 6, 2017
Pete Lau, co-founder of OnePlus shared two reasons why the company decided [...]
It seems like Xiaomi has finally jumped the wireless charging bandwagon and the Mi 7 might be the first Xiaomi phone to feature wireless charging. Xiaomi seems to have joined the Wireless Power Consortium according to their official website.
Wireless Power Consortium was formed back in 2008 and its sole purpose is to promote wide market adoption of the Qi wireless charging technology. In 2012, Google and Nokia released phones that supported inductive charging using the Qi standard. From then on, the consortium started receiving mainstream coverage as more and more companies joined it. Over the years, wireless charging has become a standard parameter for flagship smartphones as [...]
The rumours about Apple bringing wireless charging to its iPhone 8 lineup have been innumerous. Given its membership in the wireless power consortium, Apple is likely to depend upon the Qi inductive standard for its rumoured new feature. For a feature like wireless charging, the company will most likely have to come up with a pad- like device, may be like a -Siri powered wireless charging dock. And considering that Apple has recently been granted a new patent which states, “Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device,” the company might just roll out a Siri powered dock sometime in the future.
The patent describes a device that could [...]
According to new reports, a small start-up company named Energous has partnered with Apple to bring its WattUp technology to the iPhone. Reportedly, Apple will have the exclusive rights to the technology, which allows devices to be charged wirelessly from as far as 15 feet. The Energous chip that is added to the phone is so small that it won’t affect the size of the phone.
The chip works with a transmitter that can be placed anywhere in a room. If the WattUp chip is placed inside the iPhone 7, and you put a transmitter inside your office, your phone will Be able to charge through the day. If you put a transmitter in your bedroom, it will charge wirelessly all [...]
The answer to this question could be, yes. The iPhone could finally have a wireless charging pad and here is how. The WiPower, discovered by Qualcomm will help in the process:
“WiPower has added the ability to have the device itself made of metal. This advancement maintains WiPower’s existing ability to charge devices requiring up to 22 watts today, at speeds equal to or faster when compared to other wireless charging technologies.”
The main reason why Apple never released a wireless charging pad was because all its iPhones came with a metal body which interfered with any wireless charging pad. But now with the WiPower, which is itself made of metal, [...]