If there are other aspects consumers look out for in a smartphone other than notches and bezels, it's also large batteries and charging time. Well Vivo is taking things to the next limit by introducing its Super FlashCharge 120W technology that claims it’s capable of fully charging a 4,000mAh phone battery in just 13 minutes. If this is true, this tech would make it the fastest solution on the market.
A Vivo product manager posted a video to Weibo demonstrating a phone charging from 10% to 14% in the space of about 16 seconds, though it doesn’t show anywhere close to a full charge cycle. Vivo’s best effort to date was the 44W charging in its iQOO gaming phone, which had a 4,000mAh battery that reached full capacity in 45 minutes. When contacted by The Verge, company representatives didn't respond.
In March, Xiaomi announced a 100W charging system that supposedly charges a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, though the tech hasn’t yet shipped on a commercial device. The fastest-charging phone that people can actually buy remains the Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition, which comes with a Super VOOC charger that fills up its 3,400mAh battery in 35 minutes.
Vivo is likely to demonstrate Super FlashCharge 120W at next week’s MWC Shanghai, along with its first 5G device.