In no surprise OPPO have overnight announced their new 125W fast charging technology which although still SuperVOOC, is being called 125W Flash Charge. Alongside this came a few surprises though.


The new 125W Flash Charge is an evolution of their SuperVOOC and VOOC charging technologies and uses “advanced encryption algorithms” and temperature control regulators to enable safe and efficient charging.

“We are committed to continuing to build on our expertise and advantages in the field of high power, wireless and ultra-small charging technologies in order to provide users with a safe, efficient and convenient ultra-fast charging experience.”Jeff Zhang, OPPO

OPPO have developed the new technology as a solution to the 5G battery draining problem of the current 5G era. The technology can charge a massive 4,000mAh battery from 0 to 41% in just five minutes and fully charge it in 20 minutes. It is also simultaneously compatible with some older generation charging technologies including SuperVOOC, VOOC, 65W PD and 125W PPS charging.

The 125W Flash charge is not just software but is also a “comprehensive hardware architecture upgrade” and can support 20V 6.25A charging. You would think that it would put pressure on a battery and its lifespan but OPPO have redesigned the battery to be:

with double-6C cells with breakthrough battery ratio, industry-leading multiple tab structures, charge pumps and a highly integrated MCU to improve charging efficiency.

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There are also ten additional temperature sensors to monitor charging status and “ensure maximum safety during charging”.

In a surprise OPPO also announced a new 65W wireless charging technology. Now I’m not sure why you would need 65W wireless charging when you have 125W wired that can charge a battery to 41% in five minutes but here it is.

The new 65W AirVOOC is designed for used who want the experience of true wireless without the encumbrance of cables. It uses “isolated charge pump technology and parallel dual-coil design to further increase wireless charging efficiency” and is a big step up from the 30W wireless charging we have seen from other companies this year.

65W AirVOOC can fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in 30 minutes (it does not seem that different to the 125W wired — remember full charge in 20 minutes). There are safety protections in place for the new AirVOOC as well of course with five-fold safety protection measures and foreign object detection. It’s charging speed closely matches the current 65W SuperVOOC that is seen in the OPPO Find X2 Pro.

Of course to charge at this speed you need OPPO’s new wireless charger, although it does still support standard Qi charging, albeit at much slower speeds.

Not done there OPPO have also announced a couple of portable SuperVOOC chargers including an extremely thin and small 50W charger and a mini 110W AC charger. The 50W mini portable charger supports all VOOC protocols along with PD and 50W PPS and can even charge some laptops and other mobile phones.

It is unclear just when these technologies will hit the market but we expect possibly in some Chinese-only phones towards the end of the year and possibly in a new Find X3 at the beginning of next year. We really hope they bring all of these technologies here, especially that tiny portable charger — who isn’t always on the lookout for a new and improved portable charger?

We will be contacting OPPO today for any word on local availabilities but we doubt any plans have been finalised or possibly even discussed at this stage.

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Max
Max
2 months ago

Seems like an answer searching for a problem. Imagine how hot it would make the battery? Do you really want to put that much strain on your battery every single time you charge?
I’m pretty happy with having my phone charge at 5W on a wireless charger while I’m at my desk. I bought an 11W qi charger recently and I’m finding that my phone sits in the 80%+ zone a bit too often now.

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2 months ago

This 100% my old S7 used to get crazy hot when fast charging. No surprise then that the battery died after only a couple of years. My V50 seems to charge a bit slower but the battery stays under 30 degrees (Celsius) when doing so. I’d much rather wait and not put the extra strain on my battery.