Phone charging has become pretty fast these days. Nowadays 30W chargers are a norm for flagship phones. Oppo already manufactures the fastest charging smartphones supporting 65W SuperVooc technology, but on July 15th Oppo might have revealed what might be the fastest smartphone power brick in the world.
Oppo’s new 125-watt Flash Charge power adapter can recharge a 4,000 mAh phone battery to 41% in five minutes, and to 100% in just 13 minutes. These results are achievable only in the best of conditions, i.e. when the phone temperature is less than 40o Celsius. According to Oppo charging from 0 to 100% will take around 20 minutes in normal conditions which are still insanely fast.
Even though 125W charging brick seems like a bit overkill, but it can be rather useful when to charge your phone overnight and need a quick top-up before you leave for work.
Oppo‘s new 125-watt Flash Charge adapter is backward compatible with older smartphones which support Super VOOC and VOOC charging like the Oppo Reno 2, Oppo Find X2, Oppo Find X2 Pro and others.
For achieving such super-fast charging speeds, Oppo uses 20-volt charging at 6.25 amps. Its new power brick has three charging pumps capable of up to 98% charging efficiency. Oppo has implemented 10 temperature sensors to take measurements and stop overheating as well as using fuse overvoltage safety measures to prevent its 125-watt Flash Charge from damaging your phone’ battery.
While all this sounds good in concept,we need to see what sort of effect 125-watt charging could have on the longevity of a phone’s battery. Super-fast charging speeds are excellent no doubt, but if it means the battery in your smartphone solely lasts no more than one year before it needs to be changed it might not be the best idea.
Besides, Oppo launched its new AirVooc 65-watt charging pad, which, according to Oppo, can recharge a phone with a 4,000 mAh battery only in 30 minutes. To reduce the heat produced by the system, Oppo added a semiconductor cooler under the pad.
Oppo‘s new AirVooc 65-watt charging pad is Qi-compatible as well, which means that you can use it with any smartphone which supports Qi wireless charging, but we are not sure if it will help the same 65W charging with them.
Overall, Oppo’s also unveiled the two super-portable chargers: a 110-watt Mini Flash Charger and a 50-watt Mini SuperVOOC charger, the latter of which according to Oppo is the smallest and thinnest power adapter of its kind.
Oppo has been able to shrink the footprint of the Mini SuperVOOC charger to 10.5 mm thick while delivering such fast speeds because it makes use of gallium nitride and a new pulse-charging method to ship charger.
Oppo did not reveal the price and availability of its new range of chargers, but we think they will be available later this year along with its new range of new Oppo smartphones.
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