Oppo did not release a new phone at this year’s MWC, but still brought its A-game. Apart from releasing its F1 mobile phone in Australia a couple of weeks ago, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced a new tech that comes with its upcoming handsets. The technology being introduced into the public is the Oppo Super VOOC, which claims to be able to fully charge a phone in a matter of just 15 minutes.
The latest device from the Oppo was announced during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The unit is powered by a 2500 mAh battery that can be charged within 15 minutes thru the use of low-voltage pulse-charge system that operates at 5 volts.
According to the company, this helps maintain a lower battery temperature than the other higher-voltage systems, reports The Guardian. Oppo Super VOOC, according to GSM Arena, can also achieve a 45% power charge in 5 minutes. It works with both microUSB and USB Type-C ports and will require the new Super VOOC flash charger plug.
The flash charger plug is a new special cable with a connection that are both made from high-grade military-quality materials. Oppo plans to add support for its Super VOOC technology in their upcoming handsets once it is ready for mass production. For now, it is still considered as an experimental technology. However, the Chinese tech firm is hoping to implement it soon.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Chinese company is known for controlling its device design and production from end-to-end with proprietary technology, which means that the upcoming Oppo Super VOOC charger will not be compatible to phones from its competitors.
Meanwhile, it may face competition with Qualcomm, with the release of its fast charging adapters that works with the Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The mentioned technology charges handsets from zero battery life to 80 percent in just 35 minutes. These chargers are, however, limited to phones that have the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.