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    You want something to keep you fueled for the rest of the day? Maybe a decent battery case for the iPhone 6s, first off. Secondly, why not tackle a better battery for the iPhone 7? We might be pushing past 1,850mAh here, somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000mAh this time around. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElse.fr and Twitter leaks account @OnLeaks has relayed a little piece of information you might appreciate. Pretty reliable (not 100% but almost...) source told me #iPhone7 battery = 1960mAh (#iPhone6s = 1715mAh) — OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 13, 2016 For what it's worth, at the ...

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    Batteries are fussy. They can charge fast. Real fast. And for too long, too. That's what makes them go "sizzle." Or, worse yet, "boom." They can charge slowly. Real slowly. Like, when you absolutely, absolutely need power before you hop on the bus in three minutes and your phone still says two percent. One thing for sure is that they can only last for so long. And batteries deteriorate faster the hotter they get. Sony's thinking of doing something about it with an additional feature to its Marshmallow AOSP beta firmware for the Xperia Z2 and Z3 called "Soft Charging." It's a simple ...

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    Since we're talking about leak manager Evan Blass and the HTC 10, we should probably just get down to it. He posted another render of this speculative and divisive device onto Twitter this morning along with a couple of specs. Also, take a look at the date on the screen ... Not sure if this has been reported yet, but HTC 10 features a super LCD 5 display - not AMOLED. Battery = 3000mAh pic.twitter.com/NbWonSaC3T — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 20, 2016 So, no AMOLED as seen on the One A9, but then again, we didn't see the use of Super LCD 4 on any HTC device. The 3Ah battery looks to be ...

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    Update: We have edited our headline from "Quick Charge 3.0 won't be on Galaxy S7, S7 edge because of Exynos support" to reflect that neither Qualcomm nor Samsung have stated why Quick Charge 2.0 is being used on Snapdragon 820-equipped Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones. Pocketnow regrets the error. So, you have the new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and are excited about its larger, supposedly longer-lasting battery. And, if you happen to live in the right parts of the world, you probably have the Snapdragon 820 powering everything inside it with Quick Charge 3.0. Not so fast. Literally. As ...

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    Update: Mophie has responded saying that the S7 and S7 edge juice packs will have micro-USB jacks for the devices to plug into. No jacks on hand, just an ace up the sleeve — at least, that's what we imagine. Mophie is back on the juice pack train. This time, it's going where it hasn't gone before: wireless. Mophie announced Qi standard juice packs for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that will provide an extra 3,300mAh or "more than 60% extra battery and full case protection." The cases themselves are Qi-chargeable and will support fast wireless charging adn pass-through charging — ...

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    Earlier this month, we told you about FAA research on exploding lithium-ion batteries' impacts on aircraft. Now, the International Civil Aviation Organization, a division of the United Nations, has made a surprise judgment on the carriage of those rechargeable cells in cargo aircraft. The ICAO temporarily banned cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries through passenger aircraft. The restriction begins in April and will last until when the UN can agree on new packaging standards for the batteries — that's expected to be sometime in 2018. The organization will also put the pressure on ...

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    Before you start worrying about "the potential risk for a catastrophic hull loss" — or better yet, hearing that the Federal Aviation Administration is just starting to realize the potential for the batteries in our smartphones and hoverboards to cause havoc on aircraft — just know that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and single-use lithium-metal batteries are already classified as hazardous materials. To be clear, Lithium-ion batteries have been and can still be legally carried on both passenger and cargo aircraft while lithium-metals can only be carried in cargo planes. But the ...

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    While we could rehash battery issues on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the sheer endurance we're talking about here blows away a lot of other devices. Does our Michael Fisher still have the Huawei Mate 8? Maybe he can have some fun with a full-brightness video test. One Russian leaker has claimed that the Galaxy S7 can last 17 hours in such a test before powering off. Samsung has pushed around its second-generation 14nm FinFET process in its Exynos 8 Octa cores. But between innovations in battery charging and discharging and Android Marshmallow and the above, we really don't know what to make ...

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    There's plenty of reading material on how the batteries inside our smartphones — objects that have dominated modern social life — fare in extreme temperatures (hint: not well). There's a reason why batteries are rated for a range of temperatures typically from above the freezing point of water to about 38°C or 100°F. The Daily Mail just wrote up an article on this perennial topic of temps, amps and ohms and it has relayed advice to all of us: keep our phones in our pockets. Pockets keep your device close to your body heat. If your smartphone usually takes to a handbag or murse, — ...

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    Cobalt. It doesn't just strike your eyes with a certain pitch of blue: it's a key component of our smartphones' lithium-ion batteries. But it seems that the labor used to obtain this mineral has been poorly regulated. And Amnesty International is implicating Apple and Samsung — both companies having their own shares of labor problems — as well as Sony, Microsoft, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Lenovo and eight other multinationals for being complacent to child labor in their supply chains. All of those manufacturers, while they don't necessarily share battery providers nor battery part providers, do ...

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    Not tiny, fun-sized! Even though the small phones are already way out of style, Apple could bring things back down to iPhone 5C size and style with an iPhone 6c (or 7c, depending on how Apple determine its model year). We've been expecting better memory, an A9 processor brain, and Touch ID to boot. There are now a couple of new developments have popped up regarding the battery and the timeline of the device, courtesy of Foxconn leakers. Sources say that the power cells of the iPhone 7c will have a 1,642mAh capacity. It's a rather peculiar number — but taken against the 1,510mAh of the ...

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    How long ago was it that 720p screen on smartphone were cutting edge, or dual-core SoCs? So many of the components building up our phones have been evolving so quickly that it's easy to take them for granted, but for as many parts that push new limits on a regular basis, batteries have been slow to offer improvements. Sure, the tech surrounding batteries has gotten a bit better, bringing us wireless and extra-fast charging, but the batteries themselves haven't been nearly so quick to evolve. And while it could still be a while before we have something appreciably better than the ...

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    Smartphone development absolutely thrives on competition, and over the years we've seen such efforts push the limit on processor speed, camera fidelity, and screen resolution, to name just a few. One of the latest hot areas where OEMs can really make their phones shine is in terms of battery performance, and while anyone can give their phone a larger battery, the attractive metric now is just how fast a battery charges. Over the past few years we've already seen such tech evolve by leaps and bounds, and these days we even have wireless high-speed charging that gives traditional wired ...

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    Sometimes, you have to question how much engineering goes into giving a good phone a tiny battery. Seems unfair sometimes to get a very capable phone that's stuck with something barely holding 2Ah. Of course, as we've discussed before, that's not to stop the phone from lasting long days off the charger. But the number's something we do take assurance in for a device's endurance. That said, Xiaomi seems wanting for some boundary-pushing and has thus introduced four power banks. The largest one measures in at 20Ah. According to the manufacturer, that's good enough for seven iPhone 6 charge ...

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    Ask anyone what they would improve about their smartphone and you'll probably come up with two answers very near the top: faster performance, and better battery life. Some argue that their phone or tablet is "faster" than another because of the operating system it runs. Other's swear that the batteries in devices from one manufacturer  outlast those of its competition. A lot of this comes down to comparing apples to oranges. For example, you can't easily compare a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz with a hex-core CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz - there are simply too many differences between the ...

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    OUKITEL has emerged in our coverage as another Chinese OEM to take seriously after we reviewed the OUKITEL U10. We previously covered the K10000, part of the company's efforts to provide customers with the largest battery for a cheap price. The company's currently selling its much more reserved, but better-designed K4000 smartphone. OUKITEL's headed back up the amp-hour ladder again, this time to the K6000. The company issued an initial statement for the device that claims 46 hours of non-stop music, 10 days of use with the phone's power-save mode and 40 days of standby. It will also come ...

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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone battery life. Whether you’re addicted to the latest power-draining augmented reality game or just trying to get through a day of texting and talking, the panic moment is a familiar one: mid-afternoon, no charger in sight, and a pop-up dialog warning you that you’re 15% away ...

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    By USB or by wall outlet, our gadgets receive energy and store it in their batteries. Once they're unplugged, they're immediately powering through your day. That is, if they can last as long as you do. And in the case of wearable technology, where battery capacity only goes so far as the technology inside of it and the limited physical footprint, sometimes they don't. With discharge cycles lasting anywhere between 18 hours and seven days, we're not excited with having to deal with what's still widely considered as an accessory to a smartphone rather than a dedicated device in its own ...

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    Whether you use a tablet, phablet, or phone, and regardless of what OS powers it or which brand is stamped on its backside, we all have one thing in common: our devices all have batteries that always need recharging. Power bricks come in all shapes and sizes. Some may feature a quick-charging standard, others may be the run-of-the mill chargers that simply get the job done. Regardless, they all require a power outlet - and there never seems to be one of those around when we need it. What we need is a compact, portable, charging station that we can take anywhere, uses power from the ...

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    The most advanced mobile hardware in the world, easy-to-use, feature-packed, and compatible with all the top-shelf software you could hope for, isn't going to do any of us any good if it runs down its batteries too quickly. As the wearable market matures, and we squeeze powerful hardware into smaller and smaller form factors, having enough battery capacity to meet demand becomes a rowing problem. Plenty of companies are working hard to advance current battery technologies, and one of the latest firms to get involved is none other than Google. Google's battery efforts started out as it ...

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    One thing all of us have in common is the fact that all of our devices will eventually run out of power and need to be charged again. Doing so is a relatively simple process: plug your charging cable into a computer, wall wart, or specialty outlet - then wait. Back in the early days we had relatively small battery capacities and charging our phones didn't take too long. Today we have devices with thousands of mAh capacities that take all night to charge, but typically don't last all day! The solution from Apple and Samsung was to provide some "signaling tricks" which enabled their charges ...

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    When it comes to cellular phones, removable batteries are nothing new, even the very earliest phones had a battery that you could remove and replace. Historically, this was more a necessity than a convenience. Until the last few years, battery technology suffered from various limitations that necessitated their ability to be removed and replaced fairly frequently. For their size, energy capacity wasn't all that great. Charge times were slow, and discharge rates were fast. Over the years, these batteries even developed a "memory" that reduced their capacity due to the buildup of tiny ...

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    Every time a new smartphone or tablet comes out we ache to see more cores, faster frequencies, better graphics, more RAM, and increased storage space. All this comes at a cost: run time. For years we've been asking for improvements in battery life to better meet the needs of our always-on, media-intensive lifestyles. Why can't battery technology improve at the same pace as other electronics? If the science holds true, we might be poised to see such an advancement thanks to a special formulation of lithium and sulfur. Capacity The batteries in our smartwatches have around 300 mAh capacity ...

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    For the better part of the last five years, battery life has been an issue. I've never managed to get the alleged four hours of screen-on time some forum users claim, and I've rarely been able last a full day with just about any non-BlackBerry smartphone. It happens, but it's rare. "It's just the way or how much you use your phones." That's what everyone always tells me, but that's not the problem, I assure you. Just because I'm a "tech blogger" doesn't mean I use my phones endlessly. It's quite the opposite, actually. I have countless devices, all of which get a fairly even spread of use, ...

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    CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and even storage space all seem to be headed in the right direction: more! Thickness and weight are headed in the opposite direction: thin and light. What's stuck in the middle? That's right, your battery. Batteries are interesting things. They store energy, exactly how they do that has evolved over time -- albeit slowly. There are many kinds of energy out there: solar energy, kinetic energy, nuclear energy, potential energy, hydro, wind, heat, pressure, rotational, chemical, and more. No, those aren't all the same "kinds" of energy, but it illustrates that the topic is ...

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