OPPO has announced a new 150W SuperVOOC fast charger that might come to a phone this year. It will first be used in a OnePlus phone, which is a sub-brand of OPPO. The fast charger will take just five minutes to charge a smartphone to 50%, and 15 minutes for 1-100% charge. Realme, a sister company to OPPO, has also recently announced a similar 150W UltraDart fast charging.
(Super)VOOC is proprietary smartphone charging technology from BBK electronics, OPPO’s parent company. It utilizes a higher current than standard USB charging. The new 150W SuperVOOC charger is a huge jump in capability from the many fast chargers currently in the market.
For comparison, OPPO’s latest X5 flagship devices support up to 80W SuperVOOC fast wired charging. Xiaomi’s 11T Pro has a 120W fast charger that takes 25 minutes to charge fully. The latest Samsung S22 Ultra has only 45W capability and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is at a low 27W.
Additionally, OPPO insists these advertised speeds are factored in from 1% and not a completely drained phone (0% battery). Further, there is compatibility tech which allows SuperVOOC to fast-charge non-OnePlus devices. However, it will not guarantee 150W charging speeds.
In the same breath, OPPO unveiled their proof of concept for 240W fast charging. It only takes nine minutes to charge a 4,500mAh battery to 100 percent with this one.
Below is a laboratory demonstration of that Supercharger.
— OPPO (@oppo) February 28, 2022
However, the company is yet to announce when it will deploy this one commercially.