In the race for ever faster charging technologies, Chinese smartphone providers in particular have been at the forefront for several years, while manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are clearly lagging behind in this regard. Vivo has now introduced Super FlashCharge, a new technology that allows charging with up to 120 watts.
How Super FlashCharge works, the manufacturer has not revealed. Vivo is currently only once to demonstrate how fast it can charge a battery. Using the example of a smartphone with a 4,000 mAh battery, the complete charging process with 120 watts should be completed after only 13 minutes. A video released via the Chinese microblogging service Weibo shows a snapshot of the charging process, during which about 3 percent of the battery's capacity will be restored in about 14 seconds.
As The Verge Vivo expects to launch the new charging technology in conjunction with its first 5G smartphone at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will take place June 26-28. So far, at Vivo, a charging technology with 44 watts represents the maximum that is offered in the gaming smartphone iQOO.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers introduce
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi also announced a 100 watt charging technology in March, designed to charge a 4,000 mAh battery within 17 minutes. But here are still questions about the technical implementation as well as the durability of the battery and the heat during the charging process open.
Huawei offers the flagship P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro the so-called SuperCharge with up to 40 watts, which works with 10 volts at 4 amps. For the foldable Mate X, a new generation SuperCharge is planned, which charges the smartphone with up to 55 watts.
Apple and Samsung save on the power supply
With Apple calculated just a provider of expensive smartphones on the power supply and puts his devices only a 5-watt model at. Rumors have been circulating for years that Apple could upgrade the PSU with a new iPhone generation, but so far it has not. Faster charging basically supports the devices, as can be observed when using an iPad or MacBook power supply.
Even Samsung lags behind the Chinese, although the smartphones at least have power supplies that support Adaptive Fast Charging with up to 15 watts. Supposedly the Galaxy Note 10 (Pro) for the first time the fast charging with 45 watts are supported. His performance is expected for the 7th of August.