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Rumor | OPPO's 240W smartphone charging solution still can't beat Vivo's upcoming 200W upgrade

OPPO may be ready to unveil its latest and fastest charging tech. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO may be ready to unveil its latest and fastest charging tech. (Source: OPPO)
Smartphone fast charging technology that breaks the current 150 watt (W) limit is projected to hit the market by the end of 2022. However, OPPO reportedly aims to go even further with a new 240W standard. It is apparently in testing right now at the OEM's factories, although it may still have some critical issues compared to existing or potentially emerging solutions.

Vivo is currently said to have a new, world-beating 200W power standard ready to go in a new smartphone, which might be released through its high-performance iQOO brand following a July 2022 launch. This rumored 10 Pro thus potentially stands to become the fastest-charging smartphone in the world on that date - however, OPPO may be poised to supercede it before its product cycle ends.

The company - a sister subsidiary of Vivo's under the BBK Electronics umbrella - had demoed its test devices with 240W charging (slated to launch as 240W SuperVOOC) at MWC 2022, along with claims of 0-100% charging sessions cut down to just 9 minutes using the new technology.

According to the leaker Digital Chat Station, OPPO's engineers have put 240W SuperVOOC into testing since. However, the emerging standard has apparently hit an ever-looming stumbling block well known to this part of the industry: temperature.

The OEM (often referred to as "the green factory" on China's Weibo) reportedly still finds controlling heat accumulation in 240W SuperVOOC prototypes difficult, to the extent that it cannot get it to charge any faster than the 200W counterpart from Vivo ("the blue factory"). Therefore, the former might still have much more work to do before it can outdo its sibling company in terms of smartphone charging speeds.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-15 (Update: 2022-07-15)