Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology typically allows for a maximum
power transfer of 15 watts between the charger and phone. This is split
into a maximum of 3 amps at 5 volts, 1.67 amps at 9 volts, or 1.25 amps
at 12 volts, depending on the configuration of the device, although some
products will allow for even more power. The HTC Rapid Charger and
Motorola Turbo Charger operate to these specifications.
As well as regular mains charging adaptors, OPPO has also worked its
technology into its VOOC car charger, Power Bank, and a mini mains
charger with a detachable USB cable.
With high performance
smartphone and tablet specifications still putting a strain on our
batteries, faster charging technology offers a way for power users to
keep their devices topped up throughout the day. Hopefully we will see a
lot of more Quick Charge 2.0 and OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge in this
year’s product line-ups.
Let’s be honest: even with “fast charging” out there, we still
constantly find ourselves pulling the plug as we run out the door long
before our smartphones are fully charged. And as we all know, the
difference between an 80% charge and a 100% charge can be huge when
you’ve got a day full of meetings.
Fresh off of its announcement that it shipped more than 50 million smartphones in 2015, Oppo
on Tuesday unveiled its latest advancement in smartphone charging —
which just so happens to be one of the most exciting developments we’ve
seen so far at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show.
The company’s new fast charging tech is called SuperVOOC and Oppo
says that it can charge a 2,500 mAh smartphone battery from empty to
full in just 15 minutes. And it uses standard MicroUSB or USB Type-C
cables with no fancy upgrades. Of note, Qualcomm’s latest fast charging
technology takes more than twice as long to charge a similarly sized
battery to just 80%.
To further put Oppo’s achieve in perspective, 2,500 mAh is far bigger
than the iPhone 6s’ 1,715 mAh battery. In fact, it’s nearly as big as
the iPhone 6s Plus’ 2,750 mAh battery. Imagine being able to charge your
phablet in under 20 minutes.
And now, the bad news: Oppo hasn’t given a firm timeline of when this
tech might reach the public, I hope it reaches Nigeria soon sha.