Infinix 180W ThunderCharge technology could fill a new smartphone's battery in just about 10 minutes
Realme and iQOO are among the most prominent Android smartphone brands currently linked to a leap to up-to-200W charging by the end of 2022. However, their less well-known rival Infinix has pre-empted them both with a compelling alternative: 180W ThunderCharge.
Infinix is no stranger to extra-fast mobile charging breakthroughs, having presented a 160W concept device in 2021. However, it asserts that 180W ThunderCharge has overtaken it to production readiness, and will in fact appear in one of the company's next flagship phones. The OEM has already hinted that it will have a 4,500mAh battery capable of charging from 0 to 50% in no more than 4 minutes.
Despite this insane-sounding speed, Infinix claims that the smartphone in question will be kept safe with a total of 111 "software and hardware security protection mechanisms" that will apply to it, its ThunderCharge power brick and their charging cable.
They include 20 temperature sensors distributed throughout these devices and their USB connection; a "special encryption chip" in the stock cable that the phone will use to "unlock" its new maximum power draw; and security measures that monitor the system for "electromagnetic interference" as well as fluctuations in voltage, temperature.
Accordingly, Infinix asserts that these defenses will conserve the inaugural 180W ThunderCharge smartphone's battery lifespan, thanks to a dual-cell system, and ultra-low-resistance technology that also avoids excessive heat. Then again, the OEM has yet to reveal when this potentially ground-breaking, world-first device will be on the market.