Samsung Looking to Extend Smartphone Battery Life
Samsung vice president of product innovation Kevin Packingham said that the company plans for all its 2012 smartphones to include batteries that last an entire day with moderate to heavy use. "When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don't want you feeling anxiety about your battery life," he said in an interview with CNet. In order to accomplish this goal, Samsung will start by releasing devices that have bigger batteries. It will also explore how to better optimize select aspects of each device (e.g., LTE 4G wireless radios) to improve power efficiency. Packingham didn't provide specific details about future handsets.
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Sony Mobile today unveiled the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra handsets, dramatically improved sequels to last year's phones. The XA2 and XA2 Ultra (pictured) have metal frames, new aluminum back panels, and 2.5D curved glass on front that Sony says is more refined than the previous generation.
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Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
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Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
Apple Drops Price of iPhone Battery Replacement In Wake of Slow-down Kerfuffle
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Apple today said it will significantly drop the cost of replacing iPhone batteries in order to appease customers upset about their device's performance. "We’ve been hearing feedback about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process.
Step one: Dump AMOLED
LCD is way more battery efficient in smartphone implementations.
All they really need to do is include a bigger battery, the fix is simple,...