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Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 to charge smartphone in 35 minutes

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 was just announced today and it seems that your charging troubles will be over with the new generation of chips. The manufacturer says that the new charging method will only take 35 minutes to charge your smartphone from 0% to 80%. That’s awesome!

 

QUalcomm Quick Charge 3.0

 

The US chip maker is promoting Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 as 35% more efficient than the Quick Charge 2.0 version. It is also the first kind of technology to employ Intelligent negotiation for Optimum Voltage, which is a new algorithm that determines the best power levels for a charger to release in order to ensure optimum electric power transfer. It provides efficiency by reducing loss at the same time. Plus, the risk of overheating is also decreased. This technology permits the new Quick Charge version to power a smartphone up from 0 to 80 percent in 35 minutes.

 

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is also supposed to improve the battery life cycle and gives devices longer life spans before having to replace batteries for example. Statistics shown by Qualcomm mention that Quick Charge 3.0 will reduce dissipation by up to 45% and it will improve fast charging up to 27%. It should double the charging speed, at least compared to Quick Charge 1.0. The feature is backward-compatible with previous connectors and versions.

 

Where do we see Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0?

 

This technology will hit devices powered by Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430 processors, but others will follow too. This feature will appear in devices sometime next year, so we still have to wait for it for a little while longer.

 

Source: ZDNet

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A Samsung foldable phone – could the future of technology happen next year?

Would you like a Samsung foldable phone? It doesn’t matter what you want, because it appears that the manufacturer is already developing this project as we speak. This means that soon – maybe even sooner than we expect – we could use phones that fold in the middle, just like notebooks. This new touchscreen smartphone would have a foldable plastic display and it all aligns with the company’s claims at a functional foldable device in 2016.

 

Samsung bendable phone

 

 

The first Samsung foldable phone could release as early as January 2016, sources say. A SamMobile report suggests that such a device is already being tested in China under the code-name Project Valley. There are two devices being worked on at the moment, one running on a Snapdragon 620 and one running on a Snapdragon 820 processor with 3 GB of Ram and a microSD slot.

 

Reports also suggest that this is in fact a test for the Snapdragon 820. Some say that this processor will be used in the Galaxy S7 launching sometime next year, despite a public opinion that Samsung will use its own Exynos processor in the manufacture of future devices.

 

The Samsung foldable phone has been teased for a while now via world conferences and bendable screen technology displays. The most notable presentation is the Youm flexible OLED displays made of thin plastic that allow the display to bend in extreme ways without shattering.

 

It is still rather early to firmly say that Samsung will release such a concept phone this early but many enthusiasts hope this will become reality as soon as next year. For now we will have to keep an eye on concept demos and technology teasers to keep our interest up.

 

Source: Popsci

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[MWC] ZTE Grand S3 – the first flagship device to use biometric eye reading to unlock your smartphone

ZTE just announced its first flagship of the year in the form of ZTE Grand S3. Don’t think it’s the better version of Galaxy SIII because you’d be saying or thinking profanity. This time around, it’s not the name or the price that draws customers, but a unique feature that makes ZTE a pioneer in the mobile market. Anyone who will buy this phone when it becomes available will be able to unlock it with their eyes!

 

ZTE

 

ZTE partnered with EyeVerify in order to get the Eyeprint ID solution and use it on an upcoming version of its flagship. That device is none other than the Grand S3, a phone already sold on the Chinese market. This smartphone is the first of a small bunch to use this technology and commercialize it on a large scale.

Basically, Eyeprint ID allows users to scan their retina by using the phone’s front camera and this could be a more secure way of keeping your phone secure when it comes to passwords. It should be better than retyping passwords while connected to unsecure WiFi on Bluetooth devices, right? The technology will also be implemented in other ZTE Grand devices and it will be integrated with mobile payment and other secure applications.

ZTE Grand S3 specs:

  • 5” 1920 x 1080 display
  • 5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage plus microSD slot
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 OS.

It appears that ZTE is planning on taking the phone to other parts of the world besides Central Asia but there is no timeline as to when that will happen.

Source: ZTE