Published on July 16th, 2020 | by Alex Novus
From 0 to 100 Real Quick: OPPO Announces New Flash Charge Technologies
125W hardwired to 65W AirVOOC, OPPO’s new flash charge lineup redefines charging tech
Leading technology brand OPPO has today announced a new flash charge lineup of groundbreaking technologies including a high-powered 125W flash charge which can charge a 4,000mAh battery up to 41% in 5 mins. Alongside the 125W flash charge, OPPO also announced 65W AirVOOC wireless charging, the ultra-small 50W mini SuperVOOC charger, and a 110W flash charger.
With these new developments in flash charging, OPPO reaffirms its place as the flash charge leader as the brand continues to pave the way in safe, fast charging technologies, with it’s Find X2 Pro device currently having the fastest charging technology commercially available on the market.
The 125W flash charge technology marks the latest flash charge technological breakthrough for the smartphone industry. With an advanced encryption algorithm and strict temperature control regulators, it will enable the safe and efficient use of flash charging. The 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge will allow users to charge faster compared to wired charging. The 50W mini SuperVOOC charger and the 110W flash charger, which are introduced for the first time are unique innovations of OPPO’s VOOC flash charge technology, are field leaders in the miniaturisation of high-power chargers as a result of their unprecedented light, thin and portable features.
“The accelerated 5G rollout worldwide, as well as the increasing diversification of high-power-consumption applications such as gaming and video viewing represent new challenges for the battery life of mobile phones and user charging experience. OPPO has been leading the development of fast charging ever since VOOC flash charge was launched in 2014,” said OPPO Australia Managing Director, Michael Tran.
“Now, we are committed to continuing to build on our expertise and advantages in the field of high power, wireless and ultra-small charging technologies in order to provide users with a safe, efficient and convenient ultra-fast charging experience.”
125W Flash Charge: Faster charging in the 5G era
OPPO’s 125W flash charge technology uses direct charging technology which is able to charge a 4,000mAh battery up to 41% in 5 minutes and fully charge it in 20 minutes at the fastest rate. It is compatible with previous SuperVOOC and VOOC flash charge protocols and it also supports mainstream protocols including 65W PD and 125W PPS. Currently, it is the most advanced flash charging technology in the industry.
Evolved from SuperVOOC’s technical design, the 125W flash charge has undergone a comprehensive hardware architecture upgrade. It can support a charging scheme of up to 20V 6.25A and has significantly improved power density properties in order to effectively reduce charging time whilst simultaneously not increasing the size of the charger. In terms of battery, it is equipped with double-6C cells with breakthrough battery ratio, industry-leading multiple tab structures, charge pumps and a highly integrated MCU to improve charging efficiency.
The technology behind the 125W flash charge has strengthened the safety protection features in the system by adding 10 additional temperature sensors which monitor the charging status and ensure maximum safety during charging. Furthermore, the platform uses fuse overvoltage protection measures, Type-C to Type-C wire as well as 128-bit high-strength encryption algorithm to enhance safety.
65W AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charge: 30min full wireless charge
The 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 30 minutes at its fastest rate, adopting self-developed isolated charge pump technology and parallel dual-coil design to further increase wireless charging efficiency.
The technology has five-fold safety protection measures in addition to a foreign object detection function. It is also compatible with the Qi standard and provides users with a cable-free and super-fast charging experience.
The bottom of the charger is equipped with a semiconductor cooler in order to adjust the heat entering and exiting, thereby ensuring that the handset is not hot after the appliance has been charged. In this case, the temperature of the back of the phone is kept over 2℃ lower than that of only using the fan to dissipate heat. The unique design makes mobile phone charging more convenient and has the capacity for high-power charging.
These unique features mean that the 65W AirVOOC flash charge provides a new wireless charging experience, as users’ expectations of wireless charging rises in a high-power consumption 5G connected world.
High-Power Ultra-Small Charger Series: Big on performance, small in size
For added convenience when it comes to fast charge, OPPO has also announced the world’s smallest and thinnest 50W Mini SuperVOOC charger and the 110W Mini-Flash Charger that features unique dual-level architecture.
OPPO’s 50W mini SuperVOOC charger revolutionises the architecture of high-power chargers by adopting a new topological design, finally allowing for the miniaturisation of fast charging technology, with the new 50W mini SuperVOOC being only 1.05cm thick.
Compatible with VOOC protocols and supporting mainstream protocols like 27W PD and 50W PPS, the 50W mini SuperVOOC charger can charge a variety of devices including mobile phones and laptops.
Building upon the 50W Mini SuperVOOC charger, OPPO’s 110W Mini-Flash Charger has defied the limits of size and efficiency for high-power adapters. Besides using the innovative dual-level architecture to achieve high-efficiency power conversion and temperature rise control, the 110W Mini-Flash Charger is built upon the combination of laminate and compact structures which minimises its size to just 35.76 cm³ – similar to the size of a normal 18W charger.
In the era of intelligent connectivity, OPPO’s ultra-small charger series will provide flash charging anywhere, any time. Charge-and-go is now a reality, in a single high-powered charger that charges multiple devices.
As of June 2020, OPPO has applied for more than 2,800 global patents for flash charging. The company’s 30+ smartphone models featuring VOOC flash charge technology have delivered the ultra-fast charging experience to over 157 million users globally.
With demand growing for mobile flash charging in the era of intelligent connectivity, OPPO will continue to improve and upgrade the VOOC flash charge platforms and develop industry-leading technologies to deliver flash-charging experiences suitable to all usage scenarios for users across the world.