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Samsung's wireless chargers for the Galaxy S21 lineup appear in leaked renders

Samsung's wireless chargers for the Galaxy S21 lineup appear in leaked renders

No Samsung launch would be complete without a slew of last-minute leaks, and tomorrow's Unpacked event isn't any different. Right ahead of the Galaxy S21’s unveiling, a couple of leaks have surfaced that show off two of its wireless charging accessories set to go official alongside the new flagship phones.

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OnePlus 9 Pro could have super-fast 45W wireless charging

OnePlus 9 Pro could have super-fast 45W wireless charging

OnePlus was extremely late to the wireless charging party, as last year's OnePlus 8 Pro was the company's first phone to support the feature. It could wirelessly charge at up to 30W, the same speed as a wired connection, but only if you had the separate Warp Charge dock. According to a new rumor, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro could bump that up to a blisteringly-fast 45W.

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OnePlus 9 leak suggests support for wireless charging

OnePlus 9 leak suggests support for wireless charging

We're a few months away from the launch of the OnePlus 9 series, but we've already heard quite a bit about it. Only recently, we learned that the 9 and 9 Pro might be joined by a third member, the Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 9 Lite. Now, a new leak throws more light on the vanilla OnePlus 9.

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Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Weekend poll: Do you own (and use) a wireless charger for your smartphone?

Every phone needs power — that's just how they work. But there is more than one way to top up a battery, and many prefer the convenience of wireless charging. There's no cable to pick up and connect, you just drop your phone on the charger and power is transmitted. There are advantages and disadvantages to wireless charging, but we're curious to know if you use it.

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Simple wireless charging could come to Chromebook styluses via the magic of NFC

Simple wireless charging could come to Chromebook styluses via the magic of NFC

A stylus looks cool in your hand (to say nothing of being useful) while sketching out a detailed drawing, but it's a lot less cool when it's sticking out of a charging port to juice up. The Universal Stylus Initiative want to change that with a plan to enable wireless charging for USI styluses — using the NFC technology found on many modern smartphones.

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Google's Pixel Stand is now only $53 from Amazon ($26 off)

Google's Pixel Stand is now only $53 from Amazon ($26 off)

Google released the Pixel Stand in 2018, alongside the first Pixels with wireless charging (the 3 and 3 XL). It has gone on sale a few times since then, but now you can get one for just $53 from Amazon. That's a savings of $26 from the usual price.

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Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Samsung phones are having problems with fast wireless charging

Wireless charging is a notoriously finicky technology, with different standards and implementations for faster speeds that aren't compatible with each other. However, there appears to be a growing number of people experiencing problems with fast Qi charging on Samsung phones, even with docks that worked perfectly before a few months ago.

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Save up to 72% off select Mophie chargers and Halo powerpacks from Amazon

Save up to 72% off select Mophie chargers and Halo powerpacks from Amazon

It doesn't matter how good a phone is if its battery dies before the end of the day. That's why it's important to have plenty of trustworthy chargers and charging accessories on hand. Amazon is currently offering savings of up to 72% off Mophie and Halo products with prices starting at just $13.99.

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Xiaomi announces ridiculous 80W wireless charging technology

Xiaomi announces ridiculous 80W wireless charging technology

Fast charging has been one of the key battlegrounds in the smartphone wars in recent years, and Xiaomi has often been at the forefront. Last year, the Chinese OEM announced that it was working on a 100W wired charger that could fully fill a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. It's now going one step further with 80W Mi Wireless Charging that takes almost as little time to do the same job sans wires.

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The iOttie wireless car charger is $40 ($15 off) at Amazon

The iOttie wireless car charger is $40 ($15 off) at Amazon

Many newer cars have wireless charging built in, and pretty much every car nowadays has Bluetooth audio. But for those of us with older cars without those niceties, the iOttie wireless car charger, now discounted by $15 to $39.99 on Amazon, is one of the only ways to play audio and charge at the same time.

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