Oppo has unveiled a world-first rapid charging technology that is twelve times faster than Apple’s iPhone 13 series. Oppo demonstrated various technologies on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2022, including its latest Find X5 line of smartphones, the MariSilicon X custom image processor, a retractable camera system, the Air Glass extended reality monocle, and more. Oppo introduced two new rapid charging technologies among the announcements and highlights.
The first, dubbed “150W SUPERVOOC flash charge” by Oppo, uses charge pumps to charge a cellphone with a 4,500 mAh battery to 50% in five minutes and to full charge in just 15 minutes. Oppo’s Battery Health Engine, which recently debuted in the Find X5 series, keeps the battery at 80 percent of its original capacity after 1,600 charge cycles, which is more than double the industry standard of 800 processes. In the second quarter of 2022, Oppo will launch 150W SUPERVOOC on select OnePlus devices.
The company also demonstrated its “240W SUPERVOOC flash charge” technology, which can fully charge a 4,500mAh battery in under nine minutes. The 240W SUPERVOOC charging technology outperforms the 150W charging technology used by Realme.
The 240W SUPERVOOC charging system, according to Oppo, has five safety features, including a custom-designed control chip that controls the voltage, current, and temperature while adhering to heat dissipation requirements despite the high power output. Oppo has not stated when the first devices with the 240W SUPERVOOC will be available.
Apple’s iPhone 13 small and iPhone 13 enable wired 20W fast charging, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can handle up to 23W and 27W, respectively. Due to thermal factors, the iPhone 13 models do not maintain peak power for the duration of the charging cycle.
Users can charge an iPhone 13 from zero to 50% in half an hour and fully trust in roughly two hours using a 20W power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C connector, which is much slower than either of Oppo’s new charging technologies. Oppo said last week that it wants to compete directly with Apple on a worldwide scale with a wave of premium devices, beginning with the Find X5 models.