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Xiaomi throws shade at OPPO’s slower fast-charging tech

Shows off its 100W alternative

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Don’t you just hate empty batteries? Despite hundreds of innovations, the smartphone industry still hasn’t developed the best phone battery. In fact, the world’s biggest phone battery comes from Energizer, rather than more established phone makers. At the very least, the industry is developing better charging options.

Besides the traditional wired charging, smartphone companies have released fast charging and wireless charging methods. For example, OPPO launched the 50W SuperVOOC fast charging technology last year. Packaged with the new OPPO R17 Pro, the charger promises a charging time of 35 minutes from zero to full. The promise is quite surprising, given the phone’s 3700mAh battery. Currently, OPPO’s SuperVOOC is the world’s fastest charger.

Not to be outdone, Xiaomi is developing its own fast charging option — the Super Charge Turbo. In a Weibo post, the company’s president, Lin Bin, showed off their work-in-progress to the public through a demo video. The video compares Xiaomi’s 4000mAh device with an “unknown” 3700mAh device. Xiaomi’s device was charged with their upcoming 100W charger. Meanwhile, the 3700mAh device is charged with OPPO’s 50W option.

In the video, Xiaomi’s charger finished in 17 minutes. At that time, OPPO’s device was still at 65 percent. Given their battery sizes, Xiaomi’s upcoming charging technology is quite impressive off the bat.

Unfortunately, the 100W charger will launch to a lack of support. Currently, Xiaomi’s devices support only up to 27W wired charging. Xiaomi has not launched a device that can support the technology. However, the company will hopefully launch a device to go with the charger.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi unveils budget-friendly Redmi 7 with liquid-repellent coating

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Google Drive was down for PLDT users

Service appears to be working now

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Google Drive was not working for PLDT users in the Philippines.

Multiple users in the Philippines have taken to Twitter to express frustration that Google Drive is down. The earliest tweets started at around 7PM (GMT+8). As of writing, the service continues to not work for some people.

Some tweeters have pointed out that the problem is with the Internet Service Provider PLDT. Some have switched to using a different ISP and it has worked for them.

PLDT replying to queries

PLDT has yet to fully acknowledge the problem and have only so far replied to a handful of customers who have tagged them to flag the issue.

As of 4:24AM (GMT+8), the service has returned for some users.

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that’s also home to its Office Suite of apps including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Several people rely on the service both for study and work.

 
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Mi 11 Lite: Price and availability in the Philippines

Ultra-slim midranger

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Mi 11 Lite

The youngest sibling from the Mi 11 series expansion announcement, the Mi 11 Lite, has made its way to the Philippines.

Despite an overall slim footprint, it does sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10. It also has a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip. It’s a chip that’s more than capable of handling most of what you’ll do on a smartphone. Into gaming? Yes, this phone can certainly handle that. It even employs the LiquidCool tech to keep you cool even as the game heats up.

It also has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Yes, this is only the 4G version. No word yet if the 5G one will arrive in the country. Its camera setup are as follows: 64MP f/1.79 Wide. 8MP f/2.2 UWA, 5MP f/2.4 Telemacro, and 16MP selfie camera.

The phone will come in three colors: Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.

Price and availability

The Mi 11 Lite will retail for PhP 14,990 and will be available for purchase from Authorized Mi Stores and partner retailers nationwide as well as our official stores in Lazada and Shopee starting April 24.

Watch our Mi 11 Lite Unboxing and Hands-On

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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