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Oppo claims it can fully charge a 2,500mAh phone battery in under 15 minutes

By Jos
Feb 23, 2016
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  1. You may’ve not heard much about Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo, but the company is showing off a couple of promising technologies at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Specifically, a proprietary technology that can fully charge an empty smartphone battery in a mere 15 minutes, as well as a sensor-based image stabilization technique that’s supposed to be the first of its kind.

    The former is called Super VOOC and is currently still in the prototyping stage, but the company says it could be featured in Oppo smartphones later this year or early next. In a live demo at MWC the company showed off a reference device featuring a 2,500mAh battery going from empty to full in minutes -- 85% charge in 7 minutes in the pic above.

    To put that into context, Qualcomm’s next-gen Quick Charge 3.0 can reportedly get a smartphone from zero to 80 percent in around 35 minutes.

    Oppo says that using a a low-voltage pulse charging algorithm, its VOOC technology stays within standard voltage levels for smartphone charging, ensuring “the utmost safety, stability and device sustainability.” The company said that it can achieve the results with either microUSB or USB-C charging ports.

    As for the optical image stabilization technology, dubbed SmartSensor, Oppo claims it’s the first sensor-based solution for smartphones rather than lens-based.

    The technology uses a voltage-driven microelectromechanical system built in to absorb shock, which the company claims allowed them not only to create the smallest optical image stabilizer of any kind in the world (no more camera bulge?) but also improve on current solutions by allowing for image stabilization on three axes (pitch, yaw and roll) instead of just two (pitch and yaw).

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,666   +775

    Any battery can be charged extremely fast, but the question is, how much damage occurs from that rapid charge? The newer generation of batteries is more resistant, but I suspect that there will be a sacrifice of the batteries over all performance from multiple charges this way.
     
  3. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Addict Posts: 170   +70

    I suspect they are using a bank of capacitors that are quick to charge but slowly discharge to charge the battery.
     
  4. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    This is revolutionary, why? My automotive charger has settings for fast charge, normal, or trickle as well as jump start. It just varies the amperage, it's not new.
     
  5. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Addict Posts: 125   +92

    Or it could just be a downrated battery...
     
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    Maybe the next article on this product will be about exploding batteries
     
  7. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +386

    If you've never heard of Oppo, then just look up OnePlus...IT'S THE SAME COMPANY.
    OnePlus does the beta testing for the Oppo phones. Startup? LMAO
    Look at the last 3 one plus phones and they are exactly the same as the OnePlus phones.
    OnePlus One is the same as the Oppo Find7
    OnePlus Two is the same as the Oppo Find9
    OnePlus X is the same as the Oppo A30

    Worked out good for Oppo too. They were going to release the Find9 but the troubled 810 processor
    in the OnePlus Two, caused them to DELAY the Find9, until after Snapdragon goes full production
    on the 820 chip.
    Build a phone, make it DIRT CHEAP, leave a few features out (removable battery, extSD, NFC etc)
    let the masses play with it, find, fix the bugs, then put the missing features back, and sell it for a
    premium.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,043

    Oppo is the parent company of One Plus, they are the ones calling the odds and pulling the strings. One Plus is just a sub brand.
     
  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +386


    Ummmm....I know that, having spent considerable time on their user forum site last year, and doing
    A LOT of research into the "so called" company OnePlus.
     

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