Realme’s 240W charging, Xbox’s exclusivity drama
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OPINION: Like every January, the Consumer Technology Association started the new year with a bang by inviting some of the biggest names in tech to showcase their upcoming products and concepts at CES 2023.
The Las Vegas conference drew most of the attention this week, with major announcements from Samsung, LG, Nvidia, Intel and Lenovo (to name a few).
However, we decided to look elsewhere for this week’s winners and losers. Scroll down to find out who we picked and why.
Realme is our winner after the company announced a phone that can charge from 0 to 100% in minutes.
The Realme GT Neo 5 – launched this week in China – is the first smartphone with 240W fast charging. 240W is actually the limit for USB-C charging, so it would be quite difficult for a company to surpass those speeds without going beyond the current USB standard.
Realme hasn’t specified exactly how long the GT Neo 5 takes to charge, but the brand says the phone can achieve a “full charge in minutes.”
Considering it took us around 95 minutes to fully charge the iPhone 14 and 72 minutes to charge the Samsung Galaxy S22, the GT Neo 5 certainly sounds impressive in that regard.
Realme has paired the phone with the world’s first 12A charging cable using four 21AWG wires and a dual GaN charging brick to enable these speeds. There are also thermal management and fire protection measures to ensure the phone is safe to charge at these blistering speeds.
We don’t yet know what the GT Neo 5 looks like, nor do we know what else it has in store beyond its February release date in China, but the 240W charging system will reportedly hit the global market later this year.
Our loser is Microsoft – or rather, Xbox gamers – after the company complained that Sony made deals with publishers to ban Xbox consoles from certain title releases.
The allegation was made as part of Microsoft’s response to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the gaming giant’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
“In addition to absolutely exclusive content, Sony has also entered into agreements with third-party publishers that require the ‘exclusion’ of Xbox from the platforms on which those publishers can distribute their games,” Microsoft wrote in a passage highlighted by KoreaXboxNews.
According to the document, this list of banned games includes Final Fantasy VII Remake, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy XVI, and Silent Hill 2 Remake.
The intent of this argument seems to be to demonstrate how all major gaming companies (including Nintendo) participate in exclusivity deals, but it mostly just ended up disappointing Final Fantasy fans who were hoping for an Xbox announcement this year .