OPPO launches the fan-cooled AirVOOC wireless charger alongside the Ace2 5G
OPPO has just launched the Ace2 smartphone, as expected. This phone has all the top-end specs as anticipated from its leaks and build-up over the last while, 5G included. Its 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch-sampling are indeed found in a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED screen, which also has a punch-hole for its 16MP selfie camera.
The phone does also support "4D" haptics and cooling so as to enhance its gaming cred. This may be controlled with the latest version of ColorOS (7.1) based on Android 10. They are all powered by 4000mAh battery, which can charge at a wired rate of 65W using OPPO's SuperVOOC 2.0 standard.
That spec is not news to the Ace series; however, the new AirVOOC 40W wireless charging mode is. The OEM has also developed a corresponding power accessory, which is rated to fully charge an applicable device in just 56 minutes.
However, even 'normal' wireless chargers benefit from cooling, which may be why the AirVOOC-enabled product has been designed with a spinning fan. OPPO claims that it can keep the product below 39 degrees Celsius while emitting noise at 22 decibels or less.
Those who buy an Ace2 and would like to charge it without a cable now get to pay 249 yuan (~US$35) for this new technology. The phone itself starts at 3999 yuan (~$565) for an 8GB RAM/128GB fixed storage unit, which rises to 4399 yuan (~$625) to double this memory all the way to 4599 (~$650) for a top-end 12/256GB SKU.
Finally, OPPO has introduced its latest TWS earbuds alongside the Ace2. They are called the Enco W31s, and have a IP54 ingress-protection rating and an AirPod-like design. They are to be sold in black, white or rose gold and cost 299 yuan (~$43) from now. The rest of today's new OPPO products will start to become available from April 20, 2020 via the company's own online shop in China.