OPPO's new 150W charging tech is tipped to debut in a OnePlus phone
150 watt (W) charging will become the new acme of normal in mobile battery and power brick terms in 2022 - according to Realme and OPPO, at least. The 2 OEMs - both brands under the BBK Electronics umbrella - unveiled their versions of this technology as UltraDart and 150W SuperVOOC technology respectively.
Both companies now tout their latest market-ready development in blazing-fast smartphone charging rates as capable of filling a 4,500mAh battery by 50% in 5 minutes. OPPO also notes that it is rated for a power density of 1.51W/cm3, "much higher than the industry average."
Nevertheless, OPPO has chosen to go with its slightly slower 80W SuperVOOC counterpart in its flagship Find X5 series already. This may be because the conglomerate seem to think its 150W successor should be reserved as a mid-range USP instead.
To this end, Pete Lau, in his capacity as OnePlus CEO as much as that of Chief Product Officer at OPPO, has revealed that this latest form of SuperVOOC will debut in a device sold by the former (also a BBK Electronics subsidiary all but absorbed by the latter at this stage).
As exciting as this prospect might be to some OnePlus fans, it might be hoped that this introduction of 150W SuperVOOC to the market proves safe for consumers.
To this end, OPPO asserts that its new in-house Battery Health Engine, which consists of a custom-designed battery management chip, a "Smart Battery Health Algorithm" and "Battery Healing" tech for its new GaN-based components, will address concerns such as these at the upcoming OnePlus product event in question.