OPPO to showcase its 125W fast charging technology on July 15
Last year, several smartphone OEMs demonstrated new fast-charging technologies that should launch on new devices this year. While OPPO’s 65W SuperVOOC fast charging tech has already made its way to production models, Xiaomi’s 100W and Vivo’s 120W solutions are yet to make an appearance on a commercial device. But that might change soon, as Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO recently teased its 120W FlashCharge solution, which could be showcased on a production unit next month. Similarly, OPPO has now announced that it will be showcasing its 125W fast charging technology later this month.
— OPPO (@oppo) July 13, 2020
OPPO shared the first teaser for the upcoming technology over on Twitter, revealing that the new fast charging technology will be demoed on July 15th. While the teaser shares no further details about the technology, we can make an educated guess about its performance based on the demos we’ve seen so far.
Since Vivo’s new 120W FlashCharge tech can push 6A at 20V, it’s capable of charging a 4,000mAh battery from 0-100% in just 15 minutes. But with OPPO’s solution pushing 125W of power, it might be able to achieve the same feat in less than 15 minutes. In contrast, Xiaomi’s 100W technology can charge a 4,000mAh battery to full in 17 minutes.
As of now, it isn’t clear if OPPO’s upcoming 125W fast charging solution is ready for commercial use, but we expect the company to share more details on that at the forthcoming announcement. If the 125W tech is ready for primetime, we will likely see similar solutions from sister companies OnePlus and Realme in the near future.