Despite still being relatively new to the smartphone market, Chinese electronics firm Oppo has taken the lead in fast charging mobile phone technology, having in the past developed the Dash Charge system. This system has been widely utilized in OnePlus phones, achieving fast results, but now they have managed to achieve even faster results with their own handsets.
Recently, Oppo announced they had managed to take things even further with the unveiling of a 125W charger, which Oppo claims is about to become the market leader in fast charging technology.
The figures are undeniably impressive with the system taking a mere 20 minutes to fully charge a 4,000mAh handset, and if you’re really in a hurry, well this system takes just 5 minutes to put a 41 percent charge on your phone. If those figures are accurate, it will mean Oppo will have beaten their previous record of charging a 4,000mAh handset by approximately ten minutes.
Unlike Oppo’s VOOC USB-A chargers, this innovative model uses USB-C at both ends as well as benefiting from an improvement in power density, which helps to keep the size of the charger to a minimum.
Oppo’s Reno Ace handset currently holds the title of the world’s fastest-charging handset, but in tests its 65W charger it took on average 31 minutes to charge fully.
Even though Oppo has been slow in making use of wireless charging, with the company announcing its first phone to make use of this technology at the start of the year, Oppo has upped their game in this market too.
Their new wireless charger is a 65W AirVOOC model which it is claimed can wirelessly charge a 4,000mAh handset in 30 minutes, making it even faster than most standard wired chargers on the market.
Not content with all that, Oppo has also announced two compact chargers that make use of GaN technology, which helps to reduce their overall size. First, a business card holder size charger, which is a 50W SuperVOOC model as well as 110W flash charger that comes in at about a similar size as a standard 18W adapter.