OPPO’s 40W “AirVOOC” wireless charger gets certified by the WPC
Back in January last year, Chinese OEM OPPO joined the Wireless Power Consortium. This led many people to believe that the company would launch a smartphone featuring support for wireless charging. However, that didn’t end up happening after all. Even though the company didn’t launch a device with wireless charging support, it did showcase its 30W Wireless VOOC flash charge technology last year. Earlier this year, the company revealed that it had completed R&D for the 30W wireless charging technology and that it was ready for launch. While the company still hasn’t launched any device with fast wireless charging support, its new 40W AirVOOC wireless charger has now received certification from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
As per a recent report from MySmartPrice, OPPO’s 40W AirVOOC wireless charger was recently spotted on the WPC website and the listing includes an image of the charger that highlights its minimal design. Attached images of the all-white 40W wireless charger reveal that it has a charging pad on the right half, along with what looks to be a cooling fan or a speaker unit on the left half. As of now, OPPO hasn’t revealed any information about the wireless charger, but we expect the company to divulge more information in the days leading up to the OPPO Reno Ace2 launch.
The upcoming OPPO Reno Ace2 is the direct successor to the OPPO Reno Ace, which was the first smartphone from the company to feature 65W fast wired charging support. Previous leaks of the device suggest that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The device is expected to feature a quad-camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary camera, along with a single 16MP selfie camera on the front. As of now, we aren’t quite sure how OPPO’s AirVOOC charging works, but it’s most likely similar to the 30W wireless charging that was just announced by OnePlus for the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro.
Source: Wireless Power Consortium