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Samsung Unveils Wireless UV Charger

Tue 07 Jul 2020 | 02:14 PM
Ahmed Yasser

Samsung begun selling a wireless UV charger that promises to kill up to 99 % of bacteria within 10 minutes, according to the company.

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, UV light can probably kill the novel coronavirus based on the fact it can destroy other coronaviruses.

Samsung explained that the wireless charger will continue to supply 10W of power as well as the sterilizer’s internal compartment can fit any device up to 196 x 96 x 33 mm in size, so that will include most phones with a screen size of up to seven inches. The announcement comes at a time when people are particularly worried about the spread of COVID-19, and products that claim to clean your phone and stop the virus are on the rise.

Wireless UV Charger

On other hand, these products can’t guarantee safety, and they’re no substitute for washing your hands, wearing a mask, and observing social distancing. Last month, Mophie and Invisible Shield launched their own, similar products costing $80 and $60 respectively, TechCrunch reports.

Later, Samsung unveiled its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) SSDs.The Samsung 870 QVO 2.5-inch SSDs are the successor the 860 QVO drives introduced in 2018.

According to PC.News, the 2nd improvement comes in the capacity on offer, with Samsung offering 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB options just as it did with the 860 drives, but the 870 QVO also introduces an 8TB option. We don’t know how much it will cost yet, but an 8TB Samsung SSD did briefly appear on Amazon earlier this month for $900.

In terms of performance, these drives aren’t setting any records, but they were never going to due to the use of a SATA connection. What Samsung is offering is an alternative to large mechanical hard drives, while easily beating them on performance sequential read and write speeds are rated at 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively.

The drive claims to deliver a 13% improvement in random read speed versus the former 860 QVO, rendering it suitable for both gaming and everyday computing needs.

Phil Gaut, Director, Display Brand and Memory, Samsung Electronics Australia explained that Samsung 870 QVO SATA SSD builds on the legacy laid by its predecessor, the 860 QVO, which proved extremely popular with customers in Australia looking to speed up their PC performance.

Samsung 870 QVO

Meanwhile, Samsung gives the 8TB drive an endurance rating of 2,880 terabytes written (TBW) and backs that up with a three-year limited warranty. The endurance rating for the other drivess are 1,440TB for the 4TB model, 720TB for the 2TB model, and 360TB for the 1TB model.

Noteworthy, Samsung added Korean ARCore list from Google for its latest series of smartphones Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

ARCore is a suite of software development tools that allow building augmented reality applications and uses three main technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world, according to World Today news.

The Depth API helps to distinguish between the foreground and the background in the real world, so that digital objects can more realistically move in space with the help of path-definition algorithms.

Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra also feature a VGA 3D ToF (Time of Flight) camera for accurate mapping of objects, which is something that can be used in augmented reality applications.