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Smartphone manufacturers are reputedly working on up to 100 W wireless fast-charging

There may soon be over 3x faster wireless charging than the OnePlus 8 Pro offers. (Image source: OnePlus)
There may soon be over 3x faster wireless charging than the OnePlus 8 Pro offers. (Image source: OnePlus)
A well-known and reliable leaker has divulged that several smartphone manufacturers are working towards delivering next-generation wireless fast-charging. Apparently, the technologies will be capable of transferring up to 100 W wirelessly, which would be a generational leap for smartphones.
Alex Alderson,

Wireless charging has come back into fashion in the last few years, despite the rise of high-powered wired charging. While Apple has yet to cross the 10 W wireless charging threshold, the likes of Oppo and Xiaomi have released smartphones this year that can recharge wirelessly at over 5x that wattage. 

However, Digital Chat Station, a well-known and often reliable leaker, has now claimed that 50 W and 65 W wireless charging will soon be a thing of the past. Apparently, several smartphone manufacturers are developing 100 W wireless charging capabilities. If all goes to plan, then the first smartphones capable of charging at these wattages will arrive as early as next year.

It is unclear quite how this technology will work though, seeing as wireless charging wastes some of its energy as heat. In turn, the heat produced in the process of wirelessly charging a smartphone at 100 W could affect the longevity of its battery. Oppo claims, for example, that a battery will degrade to 91% after 800 cycles of being charged wirelessly at 65 W. Additionally, battery health drops to 80% after 800 cycles of being charged at 125 W via a wired charger.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-13 (Update: 2020-10-13)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.