The race for the fastest-charging smartphone continues with Oppo reportedly working on a new 300W SuperVooc fast charger. If launched, the charger will compete with Redmi’s 300W Immortal Second Charger as the fastest smartphone charger in the market.
Fast-Charging Solutions Are a Must-Have for Smartphones
Smartphone manufacturers are geared to offer the latest and fastest-charging methods alongside their new handset releases. This year alone, companies such as Infinix and Redmi are focusing on developing and delivering faster charging options, pushing the limits of technology.
What Oppo’s 300W SuperVooc Fast Charging System Will Offer
Oppo’s 300W SuperVooc fast charging system, paired with a 4,450mAh battery (4,600mAh battery typical), is anticipated to launch within the year, as per Digital Chat Station, a reliable Weibo tipster. Sounds impressive, but what does this new technology entail?
While it’s not clear what the 300 watts stands for, it’s expected that the charger will deliver lightning-fast charging speeds. For comparison, a 4,100mAh battery can be charged to 10% in 43 seconds, 50% in two minutes and 13 seconds, and 100% in just five minutes with Redmi’s 300W Immortal Second Charger. The Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, which is only available in China, claims to be the fastest charging smartphone from Xiaomi, offering 210W charging that can completely charge the device in around 10 minutes.
Redmi’s 300W Immortal Second Charger
Redmi’s 300W Immortal Second Charger, which has been in the news recently for being the fastest smartphone charger, is not entirely new technology. It’s a modification of a charger found on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ model supported by a 4,980mAh battery.
What Is the 260W All-Round FastCharge Charging System from Infinix?
Another company that has stepped up its game in the fast-charging niche is Infinix. The company has released a 260W All-Round FastCharge charging system, touted as the second-fastest in the market. Infinix GT 10 Pro is also expected to launch with the new 260W charging system soon, with the smartphone carrying a 5,000mAh battery unit.
How Do These Smartphone Chargers Work?
Currently, most smartphone fast chargers use a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, which allows the battery to store more energy in a smaller space. Fast charging mechanisms kick in through various methods, such as increasing power flow through thicker charging cables or using high-wattage charging bricks.
What Are the Advantages of Fast Smartphone Charging?
Fast smartphone charging reduces the time users spend waiting to use their devices, improves consumer experiences, and enhances smartphone usage. People can charge their phones quickly enough to work, watch movies, or play games seamlessly. However, faster charging speeds lead to increased power delivery, which can also affect the battery’s long-term health and battery life.
Oppo’s upcoming 300W SuperVooc fast charging system could potentially dethrone the Redmi 300W Immortal Second Charger as the fastest smartphone charger in the market. While these charging solutions undoubtedly increase battery life and improve consumer experiences, they also come with some caveats, such as reduced battery longevity. Smartphone and battery manufacturers will have to come up with innovative solutions to ensure that these fast chargers don’t damage the batteries while giving high-speed charging to consumers.