How 150W charging technology will work on smartphones
Oppo says the 150W SuperVOOC allows a 4500mAh battery to be 50% charged in just five minutes. A full charge will take about 15 minutes. If you’re wondering how big a charger will be able to do, it’s not that big. In fact, the 150W adapter uses gallium nitride (GaN) to reduce the size of the adapter to about the same size as the previous generation 65W adapter, measuring 58 x 57 x 30 mm, and weighs about 172 grams.
Furthermore, Oppo says it has integrated its self-propelled BHE into a 150W SuperVOOC flash charge, allowing the battery to retain 80% of its original capacity after 1,600 charge cycles, double the current industry standard. This means that super-fast charging will not really harm the health of the battery but, in fact, will give it more protection.
The battery health engine is powered by Oppo’s customized battery management chip and has two core technologies: Smart Battery Health Algorithm and Battery Healing Technology. Oppo says that by combining the two technologies, it has been able to improve battery health, safety and performance by optimizing hardware and software.
240W fast charging: still some time left
In addition to the 150W fast charging, the Oppo 240W also features the SuperVOOC but did not specify when we will see it on smartphones. The 240W SuperVOOC can charge a 4,500mAh battery from 1% to 100% in about 9 minutes. That’s it – it takes 9 minutes to fully charge a smartphone The 240W SUPERVOOC Type-C interface is designed with 24V / 10A technology. It has three charge pumps and the power supplied to the handsets can be converted to 10V / 24A. It is compatible with existing device specifications and has been tested in terms of heat dissipation, ensuring optimal efficiency and improved safety, Oppo said. The company further claims that this will have no effect on the thermal management of the battery. The temperature protection has been improved by 13 temperature sensors installed in the phone, which reduces the possibility of overheating and avoids abnormalities, Oppo claims.
What other smartphone brands offer for fast charging
Most Android brands are proud of the fast charging on their phones. Offers 80W charging like OnePlus and Oppo Shaomi The Mi 11T Pro has recently unveiled the 120W smartphone. Oppo actually demonstrated the 120W charging technology two years ago but didn’t really roll out on its smartphones. The first phone to use this 150W SuperVOOC charging technology will be the OnePlus 10 Pro which is expected to launch in March. When asked about the range of smartphones we can expect to see the technology, Oppo says it could be mid-range from the flagship.
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