Vivo teases fastest-ever charging technology, able to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 13 minutes

Vivo teases fastest-ever charging technology, able to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 13 minutes
The fast-charging race is further amping up with another company teasing an even quicker solution. Teasing being the key word here, as the technology is not yet available on any device.

Vivo today gave us a glimpse of its new 120W Super FlashCharge, which is claimed to be able to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery—that is, from 0% to 100%—in just 13 minutes. You read that right – 4,000mAh, 0 to 100, in 13 minutes.

A teaser for Vivo's Super FlashCharge was posted earlier today on Chinese blogging site Weibo, showcasing a phone being charged from 10% to 14% in about 16 seconds. This is very, very impressive, indeed, although it's far from a full charge cycle. Seems like we'll have to wait some more until we see this technology in a mass-produced phone, as is the case with super-fast charging solutions by other companies.
 

Teaser video posted by Vivo, showcasing its new 120W fast-charging technology. The phone in the video is being charged from 10 to 14 percent in the span of around 16 seconds.

Earlier this year, Xiaomi revealed its monstrous 100W charging tech that's supposed to be able to top off a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, with OPPO, OnePlus, and Huawei being some of the other major players that are continuously working on super-fast charging solutions.

One of the biggest challenges with this level of fast-charging, is to not overload the battery. Although USB Type-C already supports 100W of power draw, pumping this much power into a small battery all at once can be dangerous. That's why some phones are getting their batteries split into separate cells, which can be charged quicker and without generating nearly as much heat.

We have no official confirmation on how Vivo's Super FlashCharge works, but it likely uses a bi-cell setup to achieve the 13-minute charge cycle in laboratory conditions.

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18 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4118; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is anyone else outside of oppo innovating today?

2. mclaren113

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

All smartphones companies are innovating things except that one who remove features from it's phones and increase their price

14. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

We are still going to get the fast charger in the box!

3. mohsin845

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

wow!!! after 3 months bettery will boom!!!

4. vaick

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2018

yeah!!

5. vaick

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2018

I agree!

6. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

Apple: We finally stop putting 5W Safe Charger inside our new iPhone's box! But still no headphone dongle!

7. Be_Mine

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Don't hold your breath. We might still see Apple shipping the iPhone with the 5W charger.

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 7237; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

When you’ll get to 2019, you’ll learn that the sound can also be transmitted through waves.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6743; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We already have enough waves bombarding our bodies, but hey...why not some more!! /s

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7237; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The waves that come from the sun are more powerful that any communication waves that are around us.

8. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

That doesn't seem safe and see these catching on fire quickly.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1406; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I think the current 15 min charge speeds we have on most android phones is good enough. 7 hours of battery charges 15 minutes or something? Whether or not it translates to real life usage is debateable, but i never needed 4000mAh in 13 min lol Like many other comments, I see this phone blowing up, or the battery degrading too fast

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 7237; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Now that’s true “fast charging”.

12. Poptart2828

Posts: 364; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Awesome indeed. Can't wait to see this in newest NEX model

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If it doesn’t explode, the battery capacity will probably be dropping from 100% to 0 in 2.5 hours consistently lol.

17. Gadgetex

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Very happy with my P30 Pro charging speeds

18. Habib111

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2019

It's a huge Risk to overly charge a battery and might won't last long but good for time. So what happens if someone forgets on charge for about an hour

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