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Oppo has announced a record-breaking fast charging technology that is around twelve times faster than the iPhone 13 lineup.

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On the first day of 2022's Mobile World Congress (MWC) yesterday, Oppo showcased a range of technologies, including its latest Find X5 series of smartphones, the MariSilicon X custom image processor, a retractable camera system, the Air Glass extended reality monocle, and more. Among the announcements and spotlights, Oppo announced two new fast charging technologies.

The first, which Oppo calls "150W SUPERVOOC flash charge," features charge pumps and can charge a device with a 4,500 mAh battery to 50 percent in five minutes and deliver a full charge in just 15 minutes. 150W SUPERVOOC includes Oppo's Battery Health Engine, which recently debuted in the Find X5 lineup, to keep the battery at 80 percent of its original capacity after as many as 1,600 charge cycles – double the industry standard of just 800 cycles. Oppo will introduce 150W SUPERVOOC on selected OnePlus devices in the second quarter of 2022.

The company also revealed "240W SUPERVOOC flash charge" technology, which can charge a 4,500mAh battery to 100 percent in just nine minutes. 240W SUPERVOOC is the fastest-ever charging technology of its kind, surpassing Realme's 150W charging.



Oppo says that the 240W SUPERVOOC charging system contains five safety protection measures, including a custom-designed control chip that monitors voltage, current, and temperature, and conforms to standards for heat dissipation despite the very high power output. Oppo did not say when the first devices with 240W SUPERVOOC will be released.

Apple's iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 support wired 20W fast charging, while the iPhone 13 Pro is able to support up to 23W and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is able to support up to 27W. The iPhone 13 models do not sustain peak power for their entire charging cycle due to thermal considerations.

With a 20W power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C cable, users can charge an iPhone 13 from zero to 50 percent in half an hour, and fully charge in about two hours, which is significantly slower than either of Oppo's new charging technologies. Last week, Oppo announced plans to directly compete with Apple on a global scale with a wave of premium devices, starting with the Find X5 models.

Article Link: Oppo Unveils Record-Breaking Fast Charging Technology That's 12x Faster Than iPhone 13
 

breather

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Probably gonna be murder on the battery lifespan.

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I dont care what they say about retaining battery capacity, I’ll believe it when its been true and tested in the public
If it really, for really real doesn’t destroy the battery lifespan then well done, well done indeed.
 
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reyesmac

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By the time new technology like this hits the market I am sure it was taken to all the big dogs to see if they want to license it. Or, they could be introducing the product without having any large scale manufacturing capability and then shop it around to see who wants to incorporate it. New tech is nice, but you also have to think of everything involved to create it reliably and without running out of the capability to manufacture it. That takes lots of contracts of all shapes and sizes. Apple is trying to take away ports and go all wireless before they focus on faster charging. If they can incorporate docking your portable devices or sitting close enough to some power station that wirelessly charges some of them, they can gradually speed that up over time.
 
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Lounge vibes 05

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I guess my question is… why?
I get why fast charging is a thing. Having your phone go from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes is impressive and useful.
But The vast majority of consumers just charge their phone while they sleep, does it really need to balloon to 100% in nine minutes?
Having your phone at 100% already isn’t very good for it, most agree that best for the battery health are cycles between 80 and 20%.
That’s why the iPhone has features delaying the full charge of it until you’re about to get up and use the phone, to keep it from staying at 100% for too long.
There’s just no point.
And even if your phone doesn’t have the best battery and won’t last you for the full day, if you can’t step away from it for more than nine minutes I feel like that says more about you than it does the phone.
Plug it in, Watch a movie, take a shower, do literally anything else. The phone will still be there, all charged up when you’re done.
 

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I never understood fast charging but maybe it’s because I haven’t had a phone that dies in the middle of the day since the iPhone 6 Plus.
I guess it’s useful if you forget to charge it overnight but I think I’d rather carry a small battery pack with my instead of blasting my battery with 240 watts.

Still, an impressive accomplishment on the technical side!
 
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