OnePlus 9 Pro will sport 50W wireless fast charging

A new charger will be available



OnePlus is all set to launch its next flagship and has already revealed a lot about the phone. The OnePlus 9 Pro will undoubtedly sport a Snapdragon 888 processor, but that’s stale news since all OnePlus flagships sport the latest Snapdragon chipset. So, what new this time around?

The Verge reports that the OnePlus 9 Pro has support for 50W wireless fast charging. Previously the OnePlus 9 Pro was rumored to support 45W wireless charging. But the rumor was incorrect, and the phone actually has better specs than expected. This is an impressive boost from the OnePlus 8 Pro’s 30W wireless charging capability.

OnePlus says that the upgrade can wirelessly charge your OnePlus 9 Pro from zero to 100 percent in 43 minutes. The company also said it would be releasing a new wireless charging pad that features two charging coils, allowing you to charge in portrait or landscape orientations.

The phone will launch alongside a sold-separately premium wireless charger, just like the last model. However, the non-Pro won’t have access to those higher charging speeds. Additionally, both the phones support standard Qi wireless charging at 15W.

On the wired front, the phone supports 65W fast charging. It can fill up the battery completely in just 29 minutes. OnePlus’ Warp Charge technology has played a pivotal role in making the series a best-seller. The demand for faster-charging phones shall continue to rise as people start venturing out again after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Other specs include a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with at least 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.


Foldable iPad coming in 2024, report says

With a carbon fiber kickstand



Only a few things are as mythical as Apple’s first foldable device. For years, Apple has reportedly worked on foldable technology in hopes of eventually releasing an iPhone or an iPad with the form factor. Now, years later, more and more reports are revealing optimistic developments for the company’s first set of foldable devices.

According to a new one from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will likely release the first foldable iPad sometime in 2024. With the new device, the company hopes to revamp the iPad lineup, releasing a more varied mix to boost shipments.

Additionally, Kuo states that the device will come with a carbon fiber kickstand. Besides offering a unique form factor for the lineup, the kickstand’s material will also decrease the device’s weight, making for a lighter iPad.

It’s still some time away from now. Even if Kuo hit the nail on the head with this report, Apple can still change plans between now and 2024. Besides an iPad, the company is also reportedly working on a foldable iPhone to take on Samsung’s dominance in the industry. However, like the enigmatic iPad, not much is known about the foldable iPhone. Given the increasing abundance of reports about the foldable lineup, we will likely learn more as the year progresses.

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It’s easier to get a PlayStation 5 now, Sony says

More supplies worldwide



Still struggling to get a new PlayStation 5? If dwindling console stocks are keeping you down, Sony has announced a reprieve for queue waiters. The company promised that supply for the console will greatly increase ahead of the PlayStation VR2’s launch in February.

Since the console’s launch back in 2020, scalpers and bots have persistently plagued the industry, taking supplies away from most gamers. Over the years, the impact of supply problems gradually dissipated. Today, it’s easier to buy a PlayStation 5, but supply can still be an issue in some parts of the world.

During CES 2023, Sony initially hinted that PlayStation 5 stocks should increase even more this year. Now, Sony is making it even more official. Today, the company officially posted that it’s easier to find one in retailers globally.

For users hunting for the console in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, Sony recommends going to the official PlayStation store to buy one.

To promote the increased supply, Sony has also released a new promotional video for the PlayStation 5’s exclusives set to imitate a news show.

Only a month into the year, 2023 is already looking to be a great year for the platform. Later in February, Sony is set to launch the new PlayStation VR2. The console will also host a flurry of notable exclusives including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Street Fighter 6.

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Netflix confirms One Piece adaptation coming this year

Plus a new poster



Netflix continues its huge gamble on anime adaptations. Over the past several years, the platform produced a couple of live-action versions of classic anime shows. To the company’s dismay, neither of the adaptations were received well. Still, the gamble continues to truck on. Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming One Piece adaptation is coming this year.

The live-action adaptation isn’t exactly new. Netflix first announced the title back in 2020 but offered only a few developments concerning the show’s production. Now, we have a release window and a poster.

To be fair, the new poster doesn’t show much except for Luffy’s back. A wider shot shows a bit more including the rears of all the Straw Hat Pirates and a shot of the Thousand Sunny in the distance.

Likewise, Netflix has not shared what the synopsis of the One Piece adaptation will be. Historically, the platform’s live-action adaptations start from the very beginning, taking viewers on a compressed tour through the original anime show’s plot.

That said, the company has a long uphill climb to legitimize its live-action anime adaptations. Despite featuring Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, Netflix’s previous Death Note adaptation quickly receded into a forgettable title. Additionally, Cowboy Bebop was canceled after only one season.

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