It’s been a pretty packed MWC this year. Tons of new mobile products and technologies are being unveiled. Here are some from OPPO with a focus on charging tech.
The company unveiled a market-ready OPPO 150W SuperVOOC charging system. In its laboratory test, the tech was able to charge a 4,500mAh battery from 1% to 50% in only 5 minutes, while a full charge only took 15 minutes.
As expected, the feature will utilize GaN technology via an adapter that’s relatively compact. It’s only a tad bit bigger than OPPO’s own 65W SuperVOOC adapter and noticeably smaller than Apple’s 61W MacBook charger.
Speaking of MacBooks, the VOOC technology, albeit a proprietary tech, can still be used on other devices as it supports USB Power Delivery and PPS protocols.
The technology works by having the charger output 7.5A at 20V and the smartphone having two separate battery cells with their own charge pump that converts the incoming electricity.
In line with this new fast charging tech, OPPO has introduced a new feature called Battery Health Engine, which has its own custom chip to help manage the battery and charging. Lab testings show that the phone was able to keep its 80% over health after 1,600 of complete charging cycles.
OPPO’s new battery monitoring tech utilizes a Smart Battery Health algorithm, which tracks the status of the negative electrode to help minimize dead lithium. Battery Health Engine is already present in the Find X5 and X5 Pro.
The company’s battery healing technology puts a Solid Electrolyte Interface on the battery design, which is essentially a film on the battery’s electrodes that help them withstand degradation.
While OPPO came up with it, it’s its sister company, OnePlus, which will release the first device to have a 150W SuperVOOC charging system. The said device may arrive in Q2 of 2022.
With the 150W charging still just fresh from the oven, the company already demoing a 240W SuperVOOC charging system, which can fill up a 4,500mAh battery from 0 to 100 in just 9 minutes. It sound unreal, but OPPO made a video (see above) to prove it.