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Huawei's new 55W SuperCharge will not be coming to the company's smartphones anytime soon

The Mate X. (Source: AnandTech)
The Mate X. (Source: AnandTech)
Huawei debuted a new form of its SuperCharge on the Mate X. The 55W fast-charging technology charges the Mate X's 4500 mAh battery from 0-85% in just 30 minutes, which is unparalleled in the industry right now. Sadly, the company doesn't plan on bringing the technology to any of its upcoming flagship phones.

Huawei debuted a new fast-charging technology on the recently-unveiled Mate X foldable phone. The 55W SuperCharge far exceeds anything we’ve seen on a smartphone so far, and fans of the company may have harbored hope that next-gen flagships would feature the technology. Apparently not, as Huawei has confirmed that its newest SuperCharge will not be coming to its traditional smartphones anytime soon.

The 55W SuperCharge is said to charge up the Mate X from 0-85% in 30 minutes, which is astonishing when one considers the fact that the device has a 4500 mAh battery. There is absolutely no other fast-charging technology that rivals that. The closest, perhaps, is OPPO’s 50W SuperVOOC.

Like SuperVOOC, Huawei’s new SuperCharge is only possible because the Mate X uses two battery units that combine to give its listed 4500 mAh capacity. The fact that the 55W SuperCharge will not be seen on Huawei smartphones for a while may be a sign that the company doesn’t plan on trying out that battery setup on its regular smartphones in the near future.

In any case, the normal 40W SuperCharge 2.0 on the Mate 20 Pro is plenty impressive already, and brings the device’s 4200 mAh battery from 0-70% in just 30 minutes.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-03- 2 (Update: 2019-03- 3)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.