I guess 2020 is not all about huge camera pixels and massive displays after all, flash charge technology also seems to be making headlines here and there. With the continuous increase in battery capacity in smartphones, it only makes sense to provide a means to top-up our batteries when they’re running low. Vivo sub-brand iQOO has just unveiled it new 120W super flash charging technology, this is coming after Oppo announced its upcoming 125W superfast charge technology which will be unveiled July 15.
According to the company, the new 120W flash-charge technology can reach 100% battery on a 4,000mAh battery in just 15 minutes. This is twice as fast as current 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 capabilities on Oppo flagship phones.
With fast charging technologies like this, users will be worried about the battery life of there devices, but Vivo seems pretty confident it has everything figured out. Vivo is using a new array design for its fast-charge technology, a 4,000 mAh battery can reach 50% in 5 minutes. The current is converted from 20V at 6A to 10A at 12V, split into two equal circuits at 5A at 12V that charge two 2,000 mAh cells.
The company also added that any phone shipping this new technology must also come with extra graphite layers and some additional internal cooling to keep the temperature down and protect the motherboard.
Officials claim that the iQOO 120W ultra-flash charging model will be the first to produce and mass-produce the latest 6C cell and array-type structure design of the quick-charge method, which can charge 50% of the power in 5 minutes (4000mAh capacity), and fill the whole in 15 minutes battery.
Reports has it that the newly launched charging technology will debut in upcoming device in August. Giving that the iQOO brand is a gaming-oriented brand, we can guess that the new solution will be available first on its next gaming phone and just maybe we’ll get see it on regular smartphone as well later.