OPPO’s 30W Wireless VOOC charging is ready to launch commercially
Could we see it launch on the OnePlus 8?
All the way back in January last year, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO joined the Wireless Power Consortium. This led many people to believe that OPPO would soon launch a smartphone with wireless charging support, however, that didn’t end up happening. Although the company didn’t launch any device with wireless charging support, it did showcase its 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge technology later in the year and claimed that the technology used “real-time adjustment of the charging process and efficient charging components to ensure a more efficient and safer charging while avoiding overheating.” Furthermore, in order to “enhance safety” OPPO also adopted several hardware designs to avoid overheating, HVDC and a foreign object detection function to ensure that charging stopped immediately if the charging board detected a foreign metal object.
OPPO’s 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge has since only been implemented in the company’s prototype smartphone that features an under-display camera. We expected the brand to include the technology in the recently launched OPPO Find X2 series, but the company decided to skip that as well. When our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, asked the company about this, Edward Tian, Charging Engineer at OPPO revealed that the company had completed R&D for the 30W wireless charging technology and that it’s technically ready for launch. He further added that the technology can co-exist with the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging on the Find X2, so there’s no technical limitation preventing the company to add the technology to the Find X2 series. Sadly though, OPPO didn’t exactly reveal why the technology wasn’t included in the Find X2 series, beyond the argument that it really isn’t necessary when the phone already charges so fast with its 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 tech.
Even though OPPO hasn’t included its 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge technology on any of its devices, we might soon see it in the upcoming OnePlus 8. For the unaware, OnePlus is a brand under BBK Electronics, just like OPPO, and OnePlus’ Dash/Warp Charge technology is derived from OPPO’s VOOC. Up until now, OnePlus hasn’t included wireless charging support on any of its devices as the company has long argued that wireless charging isn’t fast enough for their liking. But at 30W, the new wireless charging tech is just as fast as OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30. Interestingly, OnePlus recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium and there are credible rumors that suggest that OnePlus 8 will support wireless charging. This leads us to believe that we might see a rebranded version of OPPO’s 30W Wireless Flash Charge tech in the upcoming OnePlus 8.