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The new Apple Pencil for the iPad Pros doesn’t support Qi charging

The new iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) came with a brand new Pencil - that that is incompatible with older tablets. Part of that is the new wireless charging system that replaces the Lightning connector of the first generation pencils. What's interesting about this wireless system is that it is incompatible with Qi charging. That's even though Apple uses Qi on the iPhone, Apple Watch and even the AirPods. The second generation Pencil has two magnet arrays (Halbach array), one on either side of the charging coil, they line up with the magnet arrays on the iPad. This way the...



Vivo is first in line for Qualcomm’s in-screen fingerprint readers

Qualcomm unveiled its in-screen fingerprint tech and it already has its first customer - vivo. The company brought a working prototype to MWC Shanghai with two sensors, one below the AMOLED screen and one on the back (below the metal surface). In theory, the whole display can be turned into a giant fingerprint reader, though there's probably no need for that. Still, the bottom of the display will be able to read fingerprints, which would allow the company to shrink the bottom bezel to nearly nothing. Check out this concept video below (and note that the prototype shown off today isn't...



Samsung Galaxy Note9 support sites go live

Samsung's Galaxy Note9 has not yet been made official, but the phone maker has very well been preparing for its release set to take place in about a month's time. Support websites for a Samsung device with model number SM-N960F/DS have gone live for a few regions. The unlocked international model usually ends with an "F" while we can make a good guess that the "DS" is for the dualSIM variant. Support pages for the Note9 have gone live in Finnish, Danish, French, and Norwegian. Several Support pages for the Galaxy Note9 (SM-N960F/DS) are now live: Tuki Suomi:...



HTC One M9 gets Android 5.1 update tomorrow in Europe

HTC's One M9 has already received its update to Android 5.1 Lollipop in the US - whether from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or even HTC itself for the developer edition of the phone. And thankfully it's now set to become available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as well. The rollout for the new software will commence in these regions tomorrow, according to Graham Wheeler, HTC's Product and Service Director. (more…)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 launch date confirmed as video unboxing leaks

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is shaping up to be the worst kept secret ever - be that on purpose or otherwise. The phone to premiere Xiaomi's new POCO (or Pocophone, according to the leak) lineup has popped up again, this time in a crispy video unboxing that shows off the F1 in its entirety. The video shows a proper unboxing, showing off the retail package and accessories, and then powers on the phone. We see the new POCO MIUI theme as well as all the sides of the Pocophone F1. It's a plastic-built phone with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD, Xiaomi's Face scanning tech inside the notch on the front and...