OPPO has unveiled a variety of new fast-charging equipped products today on 15 July 2020, following an official teaser that was posted on the company’s social media accounts earlier this week. Among these are a wired charger with a rate of a whopping 125W, and an AirVOOC wireless charger that is capable of 65W of fast-charging.
The 125W Flash Charge is undeniably the star of the show, which is capable of outperforming OPPO’s previous VOOC fast-charging tech of 65W. With about double the speed of its predecessor, the company claims that the charger could power up a 4,000mAh battery from nought to hundred in less than 20 minutes. Additionally, it could easily top-up about 41-percent of power in a mere five minutes.
Furthermore, the charger is also compatible with USB Power Delivery (PD) at 65W and USB Power Delivery Programmable Power Supply (PPS) at 125W. This allows the new Flash Charge to be compatible with all of your gadgets, as well as backwards compatible with devices that support its previous SuperVOOC standard for 65W charging.
Next up we have the 65W AirVOOC wireless charger that sports a phone holder style design, rather than a charging plate approach like its 40W predecessor. OPPO promises a charging speed of just 30 minutes to fully top-up a 4,000mAh battery. Which is pretty impressive, given that the previous model took close to an hour to achieve the same thing.
To achieve this wireless fast-charging capability, the new AirVOOC is equipped with dual charging coils with 88-percent efficiency. However, OPPO noted that you would need a compatible device to actually get these speeds. The company added that it is working on a single coil technology that would deliver the 65W standard to remedy this limitation.
Today we’re not just announcing one flash charge innovation breakthrough. 😮
— OPPO (@oppo) July 15, 2020
For both of these fast-charging devices, OPPO assured that charges would not heat up a phone’s battery over 40°C to avoid overheating and degradation. For the 125W charger, the supported battery will be split into two halves for parallel charging and will utilise 128-bit microcontrollers to optimise voltage and current flow. At the same time, ten temperature sensors will ensure that the device’s heat will remain under 40°C, and a fuse is also present as a safety measure in the instance of overvoltage. The company claims that supported batteries will retain 80-percent of its health even after 800 charging cycles.
Meanwhile, the 65W AirVOOC charger will come with a glass surface and will be equipped with a semiconductor cooler and a bottom-mounted fan. These will keep both the phone and the charging pad’s temperatures in check, below the 40°C threshold.
We hope you’re as excited as us by these flash charging breakthroughs today! 🙌
Our aim is to provide users with safe and convenient solutions to keep up with the accelerated 5G rollout worldwide and the increase in high-demand apps such as gaming and video. 🎮 #FlashForward pic.twitter.com/6ehjPhl1iJ
— OPPO (@oppo) July 15, 2020
OPPO also introduced two new Gallium Nitride (GaN) compact chargers alongside the 125W and 65W products. The first is a 110W mini flash charger which is only 1.2cm thick, while the second is a 50W mini charger that is only 1.05cm in thickness. Both feature support for USB PD and USB PPS standards, with the latter model capable of maxing out at 27W PD and 50W PPS.
Aside from introducing these new products, OPPO had not revealed their availability and pricing. The company also did not mention which of their upcoming smartphone models would ship with these new fast-charging technologies either.