iQOO introduces 120W fast charging solution ahead of OPPO’s announcement

iQOO's ultra fast charging tech can charge a device with 4,000mAh battery from 0-50 percent in just five minutes

  • iQOO has introduced its 120W ultra-fast charging technology that can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 15 minutes
  • First iQOO smartphone with 120W fast charging support is tipped to launch in August
  • OPPO is also planning to announce its 125W fast charging solution on July 15th

Vivo sub-brand iQOO has introduced its 120W Ultra-Fast charging technology that’s rated to fully charge a battery as big as 4,000mAh in 15 minutes. Although iQOO’s 120W charging support is faster than the most charging solutions in the industry right now, it’s still marginally slower than Vivo’s own 120W Super Flash fast charging technology that promises a fully charge a similar battery capacity in just 13 minutes.

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At the event in China, iQOO said that the 120W Ultra-Fast rapid technology can charge a device with 4,000mAh battery from 0-50 percent in just five minutes. It added that the 4,000mAh battery has a dual battery system featuring an industry-first 6C cell, each one measuring 2,000mAh in size. These batteries can charge simultaneously at 5V/12A, i.e. 60W, by means of a customized chip to achieve a total charging speed of 120W with 97 percent charging conversion rate. 

To keep things running smoothly, the power adapter will come equipped with array type pole structure cell impedance, whereas the phones featuring 120W ultra-fast charging will have super VC liquid cooling technology to regulate the internal temperature of the device. While iQOO hasn’t revealed when the technology will be commercially available, popular tipster Digital Chat Station claims that the first iQOO smartphone with the 120W fast charging tech will launch as early as next month, i.e. August. Not else is known about this mysterious iQOO phone at the month.

Meanwhile, OPPO is also gearing up to launch its own ultra-fast charging tech. The vendor has confirmed it will announce its 125W fast charging tech on July 15th. Considering the company’s existing 65W Dart charging tech takes around 35 minutes to charge a 4,000mAh battery completely, we expect the 125W charging speed to cut down the charging time by half.