Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022
One day, our smartphones will recharge in less than 10 minutes

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​​​Oppo presents two ultra-powerful chargers (150W and 240W). One will launch in 2022 and can recharge a smartphone in 15 minutes, the other will arrive later and will take less than 9 minutes.

Not very fashionable among historical manufacturers (Apple and Samsung), ultra-fast charging is very popular among Chinese brands. Since 2018, Oppo, Xiaomi and Huawei have wanted to charge their smartphones as fast as possible. Xiaomi now markets compatible smartphones with 120W charging, while Oppo goes up to 80W.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​Oppo wants to let its rival know that it won’t leave it in the top spot for long. He announces a 150W charger, ready for sale, and another 240W, designed to be the fastest in the world.

9 minutes to go from 0 to 100%

This year, Oppo should launch a first 150W charging compatible smartphone. It should be a OnePlus mobile, since the two brands formalized their merger last year (they have always belonged to the same group). Its 4,500 mAh battery should be recharged in 15 minutes thanks to an innovative technology that recharges two cells at low voltage, so as not to deteriorate the device too quickly (at least in theory).

Later, Oppo wants to hit even harder. Its 240W “SuperVOOC” charger should cut charging time from 15 minutes to 9 minutes, aiming to completely change the way you use your smartphone. In fact, the fear of 0% should no longer exist under such conditions. 3 minutes on the charger should be enough to recover 50% (we saw a working prototype in Barcelona). However, one wonders if the manufacturers are not going too far. 9 minutes, 15 minutes or 30 minutes, isn’t that fast enough already? Will they be able to resist the temptation to go even higher?

Some months ago, Xiaomi had announced a prototype charger with a power of 200W. We imagine that it will soon respond to Oppo’s 240W, surely with a 250W charger (we’ve seen 65, 66 and 67W in the past). As for the wear and tear on our smartphones with so much power, only the future will be able to answer this question. The manufacturers assure that there is no risk, these last three years usually prove them right, but there will necessarily be a limit.


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