Oppo‘s 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technology is the fastest development on the market currently as it is capable of topping a 4,000 mAh battery in only 30 minutes. The Oppo Find X2 is one of the smartphones equipped with this technology, which further improves charging performance and charging efficiency.
Now, as if this speed wasn’t enough, the company has announced that it will release an advanced extremely fast 125W fast charging technology on July 15th of 2020. Oppo released a teaser for the upcoming flash charging technology on Twitter, which can be checked below:
— OPPO (@oppo) July 13, 2020
There is no expectation from Oppo to announce a new mobile phone supporting 125W fast charging on July 15th, but we might get a timeline as to when the company will launch commercially. Moreover, we’ll finally see the way the tech giant plans to include the solution for new smartphones.
Vivo, Oppo’s sister brand, has also revealed an upcoming 120W fast charging technology for its Igoo series of devices. According to Vivo, it will soon release an Igoo-branded smartphone that supports the new charging solution. The company says the device can reach a 50 percent charge in just five minutes and 100 percent in 15 minutes only. That is probably the same case for Oppo’s upcoming 125W charging, which will be a bit faster.
How Fast is Too Fast?
Although 100W and above fast charging technologies might sound great, they come with some disadvantages. This year, Xiaomi listed a few technical issues with 100W fast charging, including major battery degradation over time, safety, and more.
As a matter of fact, when Oppo tested the 4,000 mAh battery of the Reno Ace 2 with 65W fast charging, it discovered that the battery went to 91 percent after 800 cycles of charging. Although that is not an issue, ramping up the charging speeds to 100W and above might rush that battery damage.
However, we hope that manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo manage to address all these issues before releasing their fast charging technologies on the market.