Rumor | OPPO Reno9 series will drop SuperVOOC fast charging in favor of a new Chinese universal standard
SuperVOOC technology has propelled the Reno8 series (its vanilla variant, no less) to the top of the DxOMark charts in terms of battery performance. However, a new leak from the famous tipster Digital Chat Station has fueled speculation that the 2023 iterations of these premium mid-range Android devices will not progress to even faster in-house fast charging, as one might expect.
OPPO has now reportedly joined the Universal Fast Charging Specification (UFCS) consortium, which also counts Xiaomi and Huawei among its members: fellow smartphone OEMs that might have taken issue with the "green factory" flying ahead with proprietary (yet still USB type-C) charging systems for even non-flagship devices.
UFSC is therefore thought of as a new way to make charging accessories that can be used at top speed by more devices regardless of their brand, much like the 100 watt (W) Qualcomm QuickCharge standard thought to be on the verge of taking over soon.
By contrast, UFSC is slated to work out at the much slower rate of 40W - in its first generation, that is. According to Digital Chat Station, it will progress to 65W soon thereafter, which might result in heightened uptake over time.
That, at least, would not seem like such a downgrade to long-time Reno fans should the 9 series really launch as an early UFSC adopter in 2023.