Sony Developing High-capacity Rechargeable Battery for Future Smartphones

Sony Corp disclosed that it is developing new high-capacity rechargeable batteries to replace lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, aiming to commercialize them in 2020. The company plans to increase energy density per volume by 40% from the current 700Wh/L to 1,000Wh/L by using a sulfur (S) compound as an electrode material. Compared with an existing battery having the same volume, the new batteries can increase battery life (capacity) by 40%. Sony intends to commercialize the batteries as laminate batteries for smartphones first and, then, target them at other applications. The company aims to exploit the large capacity of the batteries and have them employed for various devices including mobile devices and robots. Sony

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Vs. Apple’s A9 Chip: How Will Next Gen Android Phones Stack Up Against iPhones?

  In the mobile world, Apple and Qualcomm are the two most important chip makers. Since 2010, Apple has excelled at building its own Ax “system on a chip” (SoC) for its iPhone and iPads, while Qualcomm powers nearly every premium Android phone with its Snapdragon series of chips.With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple has jumped ahead with its latest A9 chip. Now Qualcomm aims to catch up with its latest generation chip, the Snapdragon 820, which will power high-end Android phones in 2016. So Snapdragon 820 Vs. Apple A9 is an interesting comparison to make.

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New Android Exploit can Hack any Phone from a Website

Hackers have discovered a new android exploit  in Chrome for Android reportedly capable of compromising virtually every version of Android running the latest Chrome. Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demonstrated the vulnerability to the PSN2OWN panel at the PacSec conference in Tokyo yesterday. While the inner workings of the exploit are still largely under wraps, we do know that it leverages JavaScript v8 to gain full administrative access to the victim’s phone.

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Huawei’s new quick charging tech can fully charge a 3,000 mAh battery in 10 minutes

Smartphones are in a golden age of fast charging with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology being adopted by various manufacturers (and with the latest Nexus phones having fast charging via USB Type-C). Now, Chinese OEM Huawei (which has been gaining speed recently with the Huawei Watch and the Nexus 6P) has announced new quick charging lithium-ion batteries of their own at a conference in Japan.

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Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone 6s Plus vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy Note 5, LG G4, Moto X Pure Edition, HTC One A9

Some say that the best camera is the one you have. Perhaps that’s why point-and-shoot cameras are on their way to extinction, while smartphone photography is more popular than ever. Smartphones are always at an arm’s distance. Dedicated cameras aren’t. On top of that, smartphone cameras are fast, easy to use, and take great photos; they’ve improved dramatically over the past few years, both in quality and features.

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