Oppo’s new partnerships will bring flash charging to everyone, everywhere

    Oppo with The Flash Initiative will bring the proprietary VOOC flash charging to automobiles, public spaces and to new devices.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Feb 23 2021, 05:49 PM IST
    The Oppo stall at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. 
    The Oppo stall at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.  (Oppo)
    The Oppo stall at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. 
    The Oppo stall at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.  (Oppo)

    Oppo has announced its new flash charging project - The Flash Initiative - that’s based on the company’s proprietary VOOC flash charging. The project is going to see other organisations use Oppo’s technology to help bring fast charging tech to other areas of consumer use and not just mobile devices.

    The companies partnering with Oppo include FAW-Volkswagen, Anker and NXP Semiconductors covering areas of automobiles, portable charging and chip manufacturing. Between them all, their products reach consumers in three settings where they often need to charge their devices - their homes, their cars and out in public spaces.

    Each company will be working with proprietary technical designs developed by Oppo. Oppo has applied for more than 2,950 flash charging patents worldwide and more than 1,400 have already been granted.

    The Flash Initiative plans to take the VOOC fast charging IP beyond consumer’s phone chargers at home, expanding to cars, public spaces and chips inside a wide variety of technologies.

    Also Read: Oppo’s new charging tech is going to be presented at MWC 2021 in Shanghai

    The VOOC flash charging will be seen in action at Mobile World Congress, Shanghai (MWCS), at booth number N2-E40.

    “The Flash Initiative reflects OPPO’s belief in human-centric technologies that make a difference in people’s everyday lives. And thanks to our new partners, our proprietary technologies can reach more people than ever before. This is a vital step in freeing consumers to use their devices however they want, no matter what they need to do or where in the world they are,” Adler Feng, Senior Director of Intellectual Property at Oppo said while speaking at MWCS.

    Technology certification laboratory CTTL (China Telecommunication Technology Laboratory) will test and certify any partner products made with VOOC flash charging technology. Oppo has also worked with CTTL on a technical paper that shares information on flash charging technology, especially around device and consumer safety. This will be published shortly after MWC Shanghai.

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    First Published Date: 23 Feb, 05:49 PM IST
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