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Full charge in 15 minutes! Oppo 150W charging to debut in Realme GT Neo 3

Oppo launches 150W SuperVOOC charging to promise 15 minutes full charging, while a 240W systems promises the same in 9 minutes.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:24 IST
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Oppo 150W charging system promises full charge in 15 minutes, 50 percent in 5 minutes. (Representative Image) (Priya/HT Tech)

Oppo has been at forefront of the smartphone charging tech with its 65W solution for a while and is now willing to extend its lead on the global scene after other brands have jumped to 120W systems. At the MWC Barcelona, Oppo has unveiled its 150W SuperVOOC charging solution. Oppo is promising a full charge from 0-100 percent in 15 minutes – this figure is valid for a 4500mAh battery and the claims come under perfect conditions.

However, that's not the best one Oppo showcased at the event. Oppo also announced a 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge system that promises a full charge in 9 minutes! This figure was achieved on a similar 4500mAh battery and in the same perfect conditions. A live demo showed the 0-50 percent charge in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. However, this technology is not coming anytime soon, since it is still under development.

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Oppo announces 150W charging

“150W SuperVOOC flash charge also integrates Oppo's Battery Health Engine, which made its debut last week on the OPPO Find X5 series. The technology helps keep the battery performing at 80 percent of its original capacity after as many as 1,600 charge cycles, doubling the current industry standard of 800 cycles,” says Oppo.

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Oppo is using a new 150W SuperVOOC charger for the duty and this one uses Gallium Nitride, or GaN technology. The charger is no different than the 65W SuperVOOC charger that Oppo currently ships with its current smartphones.

The 150W charging system promises a 0-50 percent charge in 5 minutes and a full charge to 100 percent on a 4500mAh battery is done in 15 minutes.

The first outing of the 150W SuperVOOC charging is not happening in an Oppo phone though. Realme will use it on its upcoming Realme GT Neo 3, the successor to the Realme GT Neo 2 from last year. Realme will rename it 150W UltraDART charging that promises the same 0-50 percent charge in 5 minutes. Realme, however, says that the charger is capable of offering charging boost to 200W but the system will be limited to 150W on the GT Neo 3.

The claimed figures are faster than the 120W charging technology on the Xiaomi 11T Pro and the iQOO 9 series. What remains to be seen is how much of a variation occurs in the real world. A 15-minute full charge in test conditions could translate to a 20 minutes session in reality, which is still faster than the 120W solutions from Xiaomi and iQOO.

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First Published Date: 01 Mar, 11:07 IST