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Huawei’s latest fast charging tech might be the fastest yet

It seems that we've almost reached the limit of battery density in modern smartphones, so manufacturers put their R&D money into developing fast charging tech to compensate. There's a plethora of technologies currently on the market with Oppo's recently announced Super VOOC charging standard on the Find X Lamborgini Edition to be the fastest one yet. It promises to top up a 3,750 mAh battery in just 35 minutes. Well, it might get beaten by Huawei's upcoming fast charging technology that's expected to come with the so-called Huawei Power adapter. It's developed by Astec Electronics...



Huawei kicks off Mate 9 Oreo beta program

Just over a couple of weeks after the Huawei Mate 9 was spotted in a benchmark listing with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, the Chinese company has launched an Oreo beta program for the device. While this is definitely good news for Mate 9 users willing to give Android Oreo a try early on, there are a couple of catches. Firstly, only 250 users will be able to run the beta build. And secondly, the beta update is currently only available for units running firmware version MHA-L29C432B194. Those interested in being part of this beta program will first have to download and install the...



New rumored specs for OnePlus 5 include: a Snapdragon 835 and QHD screen

Just over a month ago, a number of specs appeared from the OnePlus 5 rumor mill, suggesting that the newest device from OnePlus would have dual-edge screens, 256GB of storage, and a 23MP main camera. A new report from PCPop doesn't mention the former two key specs, but it does make mention of the 23MP camera. According to this same report, we should be seeing two new key features: a Snapdragon 835 CPU and a 5.5-inch "2K" display (which is a fancy way of saying QHD). There is also talk of a greatly-reduced front bezel despite the note about the inclusion of capacitive navigation...



Archive feature is now rolling out to Google Photos, lets you hide images from the main view

Although an official announcement hasn't been published (yet), today Google has started rolling out what has to be one of the most requested features for its Photos service. It's called Archive and once you get access to it you'll essentially be able to hide certain images from the main view of the Photos app. Currently this functionality has been spotted on some Android devices, but it is obviously going to arrive on iPhones and the web-based version of Photos in due course as well. To check if you have it, slide out the drawer in your Google Photos for Android app and check to see...



Apple expects 45 million preorders of the 6.5″ OLED iPhone

Apple is launching three iPhones in 2018, according to numerous sources and analysts. Two of the devices will have an OLED panel, while the third one will be the most affordable one with a 6.1" LCD panel. Latest inside info, coming from South Korea, says Cupertino expects 45 million shipments of the 6.5" OLED iPhone which will be the flagship device. The smaller 5.84" OLED phone is expected to ship in 25 million units, while the most affordable device with the LCD panel should hit 30 million shipments. Apple's predictions on the LCD sales were actually higher, but the company...