Representatives of the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament have today decided that from autumn 2024, USB-C will become a common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets, cameras and other devices in the region.
The law is part of a broader EU effort to make products in the EU greener, reduce e-waste and make life easier for consumers.
Under the new regulations, consumers will no longer need a new charger and cable every time they buy a new device. They will be able to use one charger for all their small and medium size portable electronic devices. Mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, headphones, digital cameras, VR headsets, portable game consoles, and portable speakers charged via a wired cable must be equipped with a USB-C port, regardless of manufacturer. Laptops will also have to be adapted to the requirements within 40 months of entry into force.
Charging speeds are also consistent across devices that support fast charging, allowing users to charge their devices at the same speed using any compatible charger.
Consumers will be provided with clear information about the charging characteristics of new devices, making it easier for them to check the compatibility of existing chargers. Buyers will be able to choose whether they want to purchase new electronic equipment with or without a charger.
This will lead to more reuse of chargers and help consumers save up to 250 million euros per year on unnecessary purchases of chargers. It is estimated that recycled and unused chargers amount to about 11,000 tons of e-waste annually.
Stylish, original and surprisingly inexpensive. Nothing Phone (1) is credited with a price of around $390
In a couple of weeks there will be a presentation of the first smartphone company Nothing, which will be released under the name Nothing Phone (1). Now there is information that it will be a fairly affordable device.
A version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, according to rumors, should go on sale for about $ 390. The 8/256 GB version will cost around $405, while the 12/256 GB version will cost $455.
Nothing Phone (1) will receive a FullHD + OLED screen with support for a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It will be built on the basis of a Snapdragon 778G + single-chip system. The main camera will be equipped with image sensors with a resolution of 50 and 16 megapixels, the front camera will be 16 megapixels. The battery capacity will be 4500 mAh, it will support 45-watt charging.
The smartphone will run on the Android 12 operating system with the Nothing OS shell and proprietary Glyph Interface installed.
165 Hz, 18 GB of RAM, a huge screen, a huge battery and an unusual design. Asus ROG Phone 6 images revealed
The gaming smartphone Asus ROG Phone 6 will be presented on July 5, but today multiple images of the device have appeared on the Web.
As you can see, the design will still be very unusual with many different elements and accents, but this is normal for a gaming smartphone. The camera module will change somewhat, although in general Asus is clearly not trying to make the new model radically different from the previous one.
The renders also show a new version of the proprietary AeroActive Cooler 6, which can also act as a stand, as well as a Devilcase Guardian Lite Plus case.
The smartphone is credited with SoC Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a 165-Hz AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.78 inches, 18 GB of RAM and a 5850 mAh battery with 65-watt charging.
Should HTC have gone back to making smartphones? HTC Desire 22 Pro unveiled for $405 and not the most impressive specs
HTC has been intriguing over the past few weeks with a flagship smartphone with a focus on virtual and augmented reality technologies, but in fact it turned out to be the $405 HTC Desire 22 Pro, built on the Snapdragon 695. It’s certainly not a flagship, but the price is considerable.
HTC Desire 22 Pro received a screen with a diagonal of 6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution and a frame rate of 120 Hz, as well as a triple main camera with sensors with a resolution of 64, 13 and 5 MP. Judging by the picture, there is no periscope module, which means that the “optical zoom” will be achieved due to the difference in focal lengths of different lenses.
In the configuration of the device, there is also protection in accordance with the degree of IP67 (and this is really not often found in mid-range models), a 4520 mAh battery (both wireless and reverse wireless charging are supported), pre-installed Android 12. The configuration is one – with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory.
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