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    One great culinary trend you'll find in your nearest Koreatown is the country's deep-fried chicken. Like a good batch of chips (or fries), they're fried twice — once for actual cooking, then again at a higher temperature for crispiness. One Baidu forums user in China recently had a very unpleasant frying experience, though. We don't have any context as to how the "world's first deep-fried Galaxy Note 7" got to be that way, but we suppose it's thanks to an exploded battery. That said, check out this next picture here. That USB-C adapter on what's likely a third-party cable has led to ...

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    A new Samsung Galaxy On7 is on the way for the US, at least a global version is. The SM-G610F (the F usually denotes a globally compatible or unlocked version of a device model) has been spotted at the FCC with a few documents and an device e-label in the settings. Of course, when we head into the settings of the device, we get a few other takeaways like the device name — which is how we confirmed the name and identity of the device — and the battery capacity. In this case, we're looking at some 3,300mAh. Previously disclosed features include a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon ...

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    In a game like Pokemon GO, where the GPS is blaring its location out constantly and the screen and the camera and the GPU and everything is going crazy and hot and tiring and ugh — yeah, batteries be runnin' out. Fast. That's why people bought 1.2 million portable batteries for their phones in the two weeks since the game's launch, according to The NPD Group. Okay, technically since a few days after the debut, on July 10. Sales pace has essentially doubled between that date and July 23. The trend's pretty positive overall. In the six-week period prior to Pokemon GO's debut, sales were up ...

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    Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi continues investigating one of its Mi 4i devices after it exploded right in its owner's hands in India. The company has given a replacement device to that customer, but the damage control has only just begun as another reported explosion has rocked a Xiaomi device. One Weibo user relayed a customer's pictures of their Mi 5 with its back cover melted off and its battery post-mortem. The rest of the device appears to be fine, but we don't have any idea what happened to it nor what conditions the explosion took place. The Weibo user only described the incident as ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    Although ranked close to the top 100 on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list, and widely recognized as one of the world’s leading electronic products manufacturers, as well as an entertainment and gaming juggernaut, Sony’s had its trouble reaping profits from certain business segments and sub-segments of late. The mobile communications division, including long-struggling Xperia smartphones, and the ambiguously named devices department, consisting of semiconductors and components, in particular performed poorly last year. While Android handhelds are offered one potential final chance, ...

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    Every so often, a device will light up. Spark. Smoke. Explode. Often, it will be on the charger. But this is a rare occasion. A Xiaomi customer has posted CCTV video to the company's Indian Facebook page showing him using a Mi 4i at his office in Noida. At 12 seconds in, Ajay Raj Negi tosses his phone onto his desk and backs away from it as sparks start shooting out from the device. Co-workers clear the area as smoke billows into the room. A person extinguishes the flames with some water — not a recommended suppressant for electrical fires. "I could have lost my life or my arm or maybe ...

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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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