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Super-fast battery charging could be the Galaxy S9’s secret weapon

We don’t only care about how long a smartphone battery can last, we also want it to charge as quickly as possible so that we’re never out of juice.

Battery size can’t grow significantly in the near future, considering that we’ve reached a sort of peak smartphone design. But the next batch of smartphones coming out should be even more energy efficient than 2017 models, and they’ll feature even better fast-charging battery tech. The Galaxy S9 could be one of them.

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Android 8.0 Oreo beta ROM for Galaxy Note8 leaked

Android 8.0 Oreo was released back in August, but most manufacturers are still working on porting it to their phones and tablets. Unfinished ROMs are available for a handful of phones, like the Essential Phone and OnePlus 5. The next device to see Oreo is the Galaxy Note8, as an unfinished test ROM has leaked online.

The beta ROM was posted by Reddit user mweinbach, and clocks in at 1.4GB. Several users have already installed it, but report that it is buggy, fails a SafetyNet check (thus, Android Pay and other functions do not work), and appears as ‘Unverified’ on the Play Store. Read More

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Galaxy S9 might not copy the iPhone X’s Face ID, but it’ll have a better iris scanner

The Galaxy S9 may not be unveiled in early January, as some reports had suggested, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S9 rumors have stopped coming in.

New reports reveal major details about the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphones, including faster iris scanning, and dual-SIM support.

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Cheaper iPhone X Would Be Nice (iPhone XSE or iPhone Xc)

For the past few months, Apple-centric websites have been getting inquiries from their viewers about the possibility of Apple releasing a cheaper iPhone. Historically, we’ve seen iPhone 5C as well as iPhone SE. While in our eyes, iPhone 5C was a flop, iPhone SE has certainly enjoyed success in the U.S.A as well as over sees. Regardless what you think about the two past models, the time is right for another budget friendly iPhone.

We foresee that with a cheaper iPhone X model, Apple could win a new audience that considers one of the following purchases.

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