OPPO unveils a magnetic wireless version of its VOOC fast-charging tech ↺
OPPO has come to the Smart China Expo 2021 conference to unveil the latest developments in its VOOC first-party charging tech for smartphones. This new MagVOOC line-up is ostensibly the OEM's answer to the current trend toward slimmer magnetic wireless chargers that might stay on the back of a device when in use.
Therefore, it seems OPPO's sister OEM Realme has beaten it to getting accessories of this type onto the market. On the other hand, the 3 new MagVOOC products have slightly different use-cases and features compared to the new MagDart line-up.
This, however, cannot be said of the MagVOOC slim wireless charger. Despite the typically high-powered profiles of its series to date, it is rated to charge a compatible smartphone at 20W. Its new power bank does no better, although it is rated to hold up to 4,500mAh in capacity to deliver wirelessly at this rate.
This accessory supports the Qi standard as well as specific VOOC technology for OPPO devices, so that a user could power their wearables or non-fast-charging phones from other brands. The new MagVOOC 40W charging stand, which is not at all dissimilar from OnePlus' Warp Charge 50 Wireless in its looks, might prove snappier, at least.
Then again, there are very few devices that could use it at its full potential. Finally, and possibly in the spirit of staying at the cutting edge of the industry, OPPO also showcased its own version of "Air Charging", a pre-market foray into true wireless (or over-the-air) wireless charging. Its transmitter is rated to send power to a completely disconnected device at up to 7.5W, regardless of whether the two objects are in perfect alignment or not.