Oppo announced a new Super VOOC charging at the MWC in Barcelona, which will be utilized by future Oppo headsets. Unfortunately, they do not have a product to utilize it just yet.
With every iteration of flagship phones, they get smarter and more powerful. However, one thing which remains seemingly stagnant is battery life. There has been little to no innovation in Lithium Ion batteries and growing capacity brings its own challenges like higher charging time and the size of the phone.
The new VOOC charging works over both USB Type-C ports and microUSB and requires the new Super VOOC Flash Charger plug, a new cable, and a connector made from high-quality military-grade materials, the direct power transmission to battery without any conversion, results in a 97% charging efficiency. Oppo will be adding support for Super VOOC in it’s upcoming smartphones, once the technology is ready for mass production.
Still in its prototype phase, Super VOOC Flash Charge, which is the OPPO’s upgrade to VOOC Flash Charge, can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0-100% in just about 15 minutes.
The Chinese smartphone maker also said that Super VOOC Flash Charge is perfectly safe, allowing you to use the phone while it is charging (such as watching a video or playing a game, the company specifies, seemingly warning against making phone calls). It says that other quick charge technologies don’t recommend this usage scenario to users.
Finally, you should know that if you decide to use a competitor’s fast charger with an Oppo smartphone capable of Super VOOC, it’ll revert to regular slow charging ‘due to the temperature spikes caused by quick charging and screen brightening simultaneously.’
The new Super VOOC is still experimental technology, but the company hopes to implement it in Oppo smartphones in the near future.