OPPO’s 240W charging tech can charge a 4,500mAh battery in under 10 minutes

OPPO unveiled its new 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge at MWC 2022

Highlights
  • OPPO unveiled its 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge at MWC 2022.
  • The company says the 240W tech can charge a 4,500mAh battery in just 9 minutes.
  • OPPO’s 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge availability details aren’t revealed just yet.

One of the biggest trends at the ongoing MWC 2022 is fast charging, with smartphone brands looking to achieve new fast-charging milestones. On Monday, Realme and OPPO unveiled their 150W fast-charging solutions. OPPO is also working on something even faster. The company announced its 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge technology, which can charge a 4,500mAh battery in just 9 minutes. OPPO claims the tech can charge a device up to 50 percent in just three and a half minutes. OPPO hasn’t revealed when the 240W charging tech will be available on a commercial device nor has the brand offered any information about battery health degradation.

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Realme’s 150W charging solution is claimed to maintain 80 percent battery capacity even after 1000 charging cycles (around four years). OPPO’s 150W solution, however, promises similar battery health but after 1600 charge cycles. With the 240W flash charge tech, you can expect the battery health to drop after comparatively lesser charging cycles. There are chances we might see the 240W SuperVOOC Flash Charge in action in the latter part of the year or early 2023.

Separately, OPPO and OnePlus announced a partnership last year to introduce a new ‘unified OS’ for OnePlus phones in 2022. However, OnePlus has now walked back on that and clarified that global devices will continue to run OxygenOS. “While OxygenOS and ColorOS will continue to be developed on the same codebase – to allow for faster updates and better build quality – OxygenOS and ColorOS will remain independent brand properties,” said OnePlus in a forum post. While the Unified OS project will no longer exist, the unified codebase (ColorOS and OxygenOS) will remain very much alive.