Yesterday morning at the Mobile World Congress, Oppo showed off it’s new SuperVOOC quick-charging technology that will allow users to fully charge a smartphone in only 15 minutes.
VOOC technology – Voltage Open Loop Multi-Step Constant-Current Charging – was first launched in 2014. The company claims the technology uses a low-voltage pulse-charge system, operating at 5 volts (V), which maintains a lower battery temperature than competing higher-voltage systems.
Oppo says its technology is better and safer for longer lasting battery because it maintains the voltage at 5V and dynamically regulates the current to keep the charging rate as fast as possible while not damaging the battery.
“We are excited to share these breakthrough technologies with the world at MWC 2016 – they’re the result of our commitment to listening to consumers and valuing their feedback to create more delightful user experiences for them in the future,”
said Sky Li, Oppo Global Vice-President, Managing Director of International Mobile Business and President of Oppo India.
It’s even faster than Qualcomm’s most recent Quick Charge 3.0 that can charge a smartphone from 0 to 80 percent in around 35 minutes. Whereas Oppo’s VOOC technology can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent in 15 minutes. And it works with both Micro-USB and USB Type-C input peripherals.
Time will tell how effectively the technology works but there’s no word on when we can see the technology on smartphones.