The European Union has proposed new rules for regulating the smartphone market. In addition to the mandatory USB-C port, they proposed new battery requirements. A new regulation has already been prepared that will force manufacturers to make batteries more reliable, environmentally friendly and recyclable. The document also implies the ease of replacing batteries.
In fact, this is the development of the idea of returning removable batteries, which was proposed 2 years ago. At the moment, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have tentatively agreed to revise the rules of the union so that they take into account technological developments and possible problems in the future. The new rules will cover the design, manufacture, operation and disposal of all batteries in the EU.
They plan to set a maximum for CO2 emissions. Also among the requirements is the use of recycled materials.
Also, new batteries will receive labels and QR codes, which will contain information about battery capacity, performance, chemical composition, durability, and so on. Finally, new batteries should be easy to remove so that the user can do it himself.
If these rules are adopted in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, then 3.5 years after approval they will come into force.
Everything ingenious is simple. Samsung Galaxy S23 gets a charging system that can bypass the battery and power the phone directly
Samsung has implemented an ingeniously simple solution in its latest flagship Galaxy S23. There is an item in the menu called Pause USB Power Delivery. When activated, the phone’s battery will not be charged, instead the device will be powered directly from the power supply.
This battery bypass system has an advantage in cases where the phone is used for a long time under load. For example, in games. If you power the device and simultaneously charge the battery, then you need high power, which is accompanied by significant heating of the phone.
The experiment showed that in the game, when the phone is powered in the usual way (through the battery), the consumption is 17 W, and if the battery bypass system is enabled, the consumption will be only 6 W – three times less. Naturally, the phone will heat up minimally. Moreover, this technology allows you to extend the life of the battery, as the number of full charge and discharge cycles is reduced.
It is important to note that the technology works with a battery charge of more than 20%. That is, if the mains power is interrupted unexpectedly, no data in the game or application will be lost, as the phone will automatically switch to battery power.
Official: the global version of Xiaomi 13 Pro will be presented on February 26. This will be the first Xiaomi phone with a Leica camera outside of China
Today, Xiaomi has published an official teaser with the premiere date of the global version of the Xiaomi 13 Pro phone. It will take place on February 26 on the eve of the opening of the MWC 2023 exhibition.
Xiaomi 13 Pro will be the company’s first phone with a Leica camera outside of China. No special differences from the Chinese version are expected, but the price will be higher: according to rumors, in Europe they will ask for about 1300 euros for a novelty. Thus, Xiaomi 13 Pro will be in the same price range as Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Recall that the highlight of Xiaomi 13 Pro is the 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 inch sensor, which is part of the main camera. The phone also received a 6.73-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, a 4820 mAh battery with support for 120 W wired charging and 50 W wireless power, IP68 protection.
Recall that yesterday the global version of its flagship was introduced by OnePlus. The base OnePlus 11 is priced at €830 in Europe.
iPhone 15 Pro will receive a display with an exorbitant brightness of 2500
According to Apple Insider, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro lineup could get an even brighter display than the iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have the brightest display of any iPhone, peaking at 2,000 cd/m2but in the new generation, the brightness can be increased to 2500 cd / m2.
The source was an insider ShrimpApplePro, who said that the new Samsung Display panels have a record brightness, and Samsung Display is a long-standing supplier of screens for the iPhone.
Apple Insider adds that Samsung is already releasing advertising signs up to 2500 cd/m2so the company only needs to optimize production for the production of smaller panels.
Earlier, Ice Universe said that this year iPhone smartphones will have better displays than Samsung smartphones. According to him, the iPhone 15 Pro/Ultra will have Samsung screens two generations newer than the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
It is worth noting that ShrimpApplePro was the first to post photos of the layouts of the iPhone 14 line of smartphones and data on the dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro, which ended up being completely accurate. In addition, he was the first to leak information about the Apple Watch Series 8.
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