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A power brick maker will release a 90W wall charger later this year

The new Huntkey 90W charging brick looks deceptively much like any other. (Source: Huntkey)
The new Huntkey 90W charging brick looks deceptively much like any other. (Source: Huntkey)
Huntkey, a company based in Shenzhen, has announced that it is currently producing a 90-watt wall-wart intended for mobile devices. This next-gen power-brick also has a USB type-C output, rather than type-A as normal. It supports various fast-charging profiles, in addition to USB Power Delivery and Qualcomm QuickCharge3.0+.

The smartphone arena of today is one in which nearly every spec has become an opportunity for each OEM to trump the other on. One of these details is battery life, which has resulted in the development of larger and more efficient non-removable power-packs over time. However, companies would soon see a loss of market share if they saddled customers with the drawback of longer and longer charging times as a consequence of this. Therefore, the provision of power bricks that improve on this possibility is also an asset these days.

This mobile-device reality has resulted in a crowd of 'fast-charging' standards in which branded options such as Huawei SuperCharge, OnePlus Warp Charge, OPPO SuperVOOC and Samsung's Adaptive fast charging stand out. They are also joined by industry-wide adaptations such as USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) and Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0+ (QC 3.0+). These options may purport to charge faster based on increased wattage - for example, the Huawei Mate X is said to come with 55-watt (55W) SuperCharging.

Huntkey may have done these manufacturers one better, however. It is a Chinese power-solution firm that makes the power bricks shipped with smartphones as standard, and also sells some under its own name. It has announced that its newest and most powerful variant of these accessories is nearly ready for release. It is a 90W wall charger that also has a USB type-C input, rather than a conventional USB output. 

The company claims that its new brick will thus be compatible with USB-PD and QC 3.0+. It can also support a range of fast-charging outputs: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 15V/3A or 20V/4.5A. However, it has a 100-240V, 50/60Hz and 2.0A input, like many other smartphone chargers out there. At a size of 7.2 by 7.2 by 3.2 centimeters, Huntkey also asserts that it will be compact and portable enough. This 90W wall-charger will be released to international markets, and should be launched some time in July 2019.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-22 (Update: 2019-03-22)