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After OPPO, realme shows-off 125W UltraDART charging technology

33 percent charge in 3 minutes

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Recently, OPPO unveiled its 125W fast charging technology called OPPO 125W flash charge. Now, realme has shown-off its 125W charging technology called UltraDART. The brand claims it can charge a 4000mAh battery to 33 percent within three minutes.

Furthermore, the brand said it can fully charge the battery in just 20 minutes. Charging a battery so quickly can cause a lot of heat dissipation. Hence, realme has added that a temperature control feature is also included and it shall not exceed 40-degree celsius. Without temperature control, the battery can charge fully in 13 minutes.

Naturally, high-temperature batteries aren’t safe and can also lead to performance degradation. Hence, temperature control is a necessary evil. The brand says that charging will remain unhindered when the display is on or a game is being played.

Currently, the realme X50 Pro 5G has 65W SuperDart charging technology and the phone is on sale in India. For faster charging, companies are now using dual-cell technology to charge them simultaneously.

It’s worth noting that realme used to a sub-brand of OPPO at inception, but was spun-off into an independent brand soon after debut. The two companies share a lot in common and realme phones are actually built in an OPPO assembly line in India.

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Huawei P50 will launch with HarmonyOS out of the box

Bye Android

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Because of the ongoing American ban, Huawei is rapidly plummeting down the ranks. Though the company is already struggling to replace multiple components across the board, everything started with the loss of Google. Fortunately, they are already developing an Android alternative called HarmonyOS. However, the supposedly independent operating system is still nowhere to be found. Reportedly, its time has come. According to a Weibo source, the Huawei P50 series will come with HarmonyOS out of the box.

In the now-deleted source (captured by GSMArena), Huawei has already completed the second beta testing phase of its upcoming HarmonyOS and is readying for its third phase. Further, a final release is impending. According to the source, the upcoming P50 series will already come with the system from the get-go.

For existing Huawei users, though, the HarmonyOS beta is already available for anyone who wants to opt in. Naturally, doing so might not be the best decision yet, especially since it’s still in beta. Further, the ecosystem is still building itself into a thriving one.

Despite the software’s continuous development, it hasn’t been free from controversy. According to past rumors, HarmonyOS is apparently still based on Android’s software, specifically AOSP. If it’s true by the final release, the company hasn’t strayed away from its Android roots.

The Huawei P50 series is set to launch sometime this month.

SEE ALSO: Huawei P50 series still coming in March

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro now available with Smart postpaid plans

Starting at PhP 2,899 per month

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Huawei’s latest flagship, the Mate 40 Pro, can now be had on Smart’s Signature postpaid plans. For as low as PhP 2,899 per month, you can have the latest and the greatest from Huawei plus all the perks from Smart.

The perks include 15GB of data with rollover, unlimited texts and calls to all networks, and free 150 minutes of calls to local PLDT numbers. You will need to pay a PhP 9,800 one-time cashout.

If you want to make the most out of your device plan, apply now until March 31 to get a free, exclusive ring light case worth PhP 3,999. Physical store applications will net you a free wireless table lamp worth PhP 2,499 from March 12 to April 30.

Freebies for Huawei devices

Now is the best time also to check out Smart’s postpaid plans for Huawei devices. Every Huawei P40 Pro+, Nova series, and Y series postpaid plans now come with freebies worth up to PhP 20,990. You can grab this amazing deal only at Smart stores nationwide until March 31, 2021.

To know more about this offer, visit Smart’s website today.

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OnePlus 9 series will launch on March 23

Launching with the Hasselblad camera

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It’s official. The OnePlus 9 series is coming soon. After weeks of buildup, the company has officially announced then the next flagship series is coming: March 23. In three official teaser tweets, OnePlus has confirmed both the series’ launch and a tantalizing detail teased through rumors over the past month.

Posted today through OnePlus’s official Twitter account, the company unveiled what was coming in the next month. As expected, the series will focus on smartphone photography, touting the line, “Your Best Shot.” Previously, a leak spoiled OnePlus’s new Hasselblad partnership. The teasers now confirm it. Further, the series will sport a Sony IMX789 camera sensor, which will capture videos in 4K resolution and 120 frames per second. Surprisingly, the teasers have already confirmed what the camera setup will look like, echoing the leaked images released prior.

If that isn’t enough, OnePlus has also teased a US$ 150 million investment on smartphone photography over the next three years, confirming that the company is going all-in on the market segment.

Besides the photography angle, OnePlus has also confirmed 5G connectivity for the OnePlus 9 series. It shouldn’t be a surprise anymore at this point, but it bears repeating, especially since 5G is still in its early stages.

In other (currently unconfirmed rumors), the OnePlus 9 series will reportedly have a 1440p screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. Presumably, the series (or at least, one variant) will sport the new Snapdragon 888 chipset.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus partners with Hasselblad for its next phone

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