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Europe is officially preparing to make USB-C a single connector for smartphones, tablets, speakers and other devices

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As expected, the European Commission (EC) has put forward a new proposal that all equipment manufacturers should use the standard USB-C connector.

This will help reduce e-waste as consumers can use charging cables from their old devices instead of buying new ones. The European Commission is also inviting manufacturers to completely remove chargers from the packaging, which some manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi, are already doing.

The proposal concerns the use of USB-C charging in smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and portable consoles.

European consumers have long been frustrated with incompatible chargers piling up in their drawers. We’ve given the industry enough time to come up with their own solutions, now it’s time to legislate for a conventional charger. This is an important victory for our consumers and the environment, in line with our ecological and digital ambitions.

EC Executive Vice President Margaret Vestager

The European Commission said USB-C with a unified implementation of fast charging technology should become the standard. Manufacturers also need to better inform users so that they can judge whether existing chargers meet the relevant criteria.

Now the bill will have to pass a vote in the European Parliament, and if successful, it will become law. If that happens, hardware manufacturers will have up to two years to adopt USB-C as a standard.

The law will affect Apple the most, as iPhones still come with proprietary Lightning ports and cables. Apple will be forced to replace Lightning with USB-C in all of its smartphones over the next two years.

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Camera module for half a smartphone. Tecno Phantom X2 camera block looks bigger than Xiaomi 12s Ultra

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Camera module for half a smartphone Tecno Phantom X2 camera

In the FCC database, the Tecno Phantom X2 smartphone was lit up, which, first of all, will impress with the dimensions of the main camera module.

Camera module for half a smartphone.  Tecno Phantom X2 camera block looks bigger than Xiaomi 12s Ultra

As you can see in the drawing, the module will be huge. In terms of the size ratio of the module to the size of the smartphone itself, it is even larger than that of the Xiaomi 12s Ultra.

Of course, the dimensions of the module do not at all mean that the new Tecno will also have a large inch image sensor. Given what the company produces, this is unlikely.

As for other parameters, the FCC base says a 5040 mAh battery with 45-watt charging and Bluetooth 5.3.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first smartphone with telephoto sensor shift technology

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first smartphone with

According to GalaxyClub, Samsung has filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization for a new telephoto lens with sensor shift technology. The technology is expected to be used for the first time in the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

The patent describes a camera module including a lens, an image stabilization unit, and a movable member including an image sensor electrically coupled to the substrate. In this case, the image stabilization unit is connected to the lens. The image stabilization unit may be configured to move the movable element in at least one direction perpendicular to the optical axis, so that the optical axis is aligned with the predetermined position of the image sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first smartphone with telephoto sensor shift technology

Apple first introduced sensor-shift image stabilization technology to the wide-angle module of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The camera of this smartphone uses sensor shift to achieve better image stabilization and better photo quality.

In the iPhone 14 Pro/Max, Apple installed a 48-megapixel camera. However, some users experienced camera shake issues, which Apple fixed in iOS 16.0.2. Also, the iPhone 14 Pro/Max telephoto lens does not support this technology.

As previously reported, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may be the first smartphone to feature telephoto sensor shift technology. The main camera should have a resolution of 200 megapixels.

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max destroyed the new iPhone 14 Pro Max in a real test. New items compared in terms of battery life

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The iPhone 13 Pro Max destroyed the new iPhone 14

Mydrivers has released the battery life comparison results for iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 14, iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The tests were carried out at a temperature of 25 ° C, the brightness of the mobile phone screen was fixed at about 350 cd / m2the default volume was 50%, and the smartphones were connected to a Wi-Fi network.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max destroyed the new iPhone 14 Pro Max in a real test.  New items compared in terms of battery life

After half an hour of testing in Douyin (analogue of Tiktok), the iPhone 14 Pro had 97% of the energy left, it consumed the most energy. The remaining models spent about 1-2%. This was followed by a half-hour Weibo test, 1080p video playback, and other tests. After two hours of continuous use, the iPhone 13 Pro Max was the only member with 90% battery. It was followed by the 14 Pro Max which came in second with 87%.

After another half hour of WeChat video calls, NetEase cloud music playback, and WeChat reading, the iPhone 14 Pro was the first to drop below 60%. The iPhone13 Pro Max had another 72%. After half an hour of recording 4K video and downloading the Genshin Impact installer, the iPhone 13 Pro Max had 50% left. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, which came in second, had 45%. In third place was the iPhone 13 with 35%. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro saved only 27% each.

As a result, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro dropped out almost simultaneously, and the final result was recorded at 6 hours and 47 minutes. The battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro has not changed significantly compared to its predecessor.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max destroyed the new iPhone 14 Pro Max in a real test.  New items compared in terms of battery life

The iPhone 13 lasted a total of 7 hours and 16 minutes, while the iPhone 14 lasted 7 hours and 24 minutes. At that time, the remaining capacity of the iPhone 14 Pro Max was 15%, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max was 20%.

iPhone 14 Pro Max turned off after 8 hours 31 minutes. The iPhone 13 Pro Max lasted 9 hours and 3 minutes, that is, half an hour longer.

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