In March, Xiaomi made heads turn after announcing its 100W Super Charge Turbo technology that could a charge a smartphone with a 4,000mAh battery completely in 17 minutes. Today, rivaling Chinese firm Vivo has debuted its 120W Super FlashCharge technology that can charge the same-sized battery phone in just 13 minutes – the fastest smartphone charging solution yet.
According to Vivo, a smartphone with 4,000mAh battery can reach 0 to 50 percent in 5 minutes through its new rapid charging technology. It takes another 8 minutes to completely charge the device. Vivo has released the following video to demonstrate the 120W Super FlashCharge technology.
Vivo is yet to confirm the details of its 120W Super FlashCharge technology. The brand will be present at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2019 tech trade show that will be held between June 26th and 28th to announce its first 5G smartphone. There is a possibility that the Chinese firm may also reveal more information on the 120W Super FlashCharge technology at the event.
Vivo had introduced the Vivo iQOO gaming smartphone in China in April. The smartphone came with a 4,000mAh battery that carried support for 44W rapid charging technology. It takes around 45 minutes to fully charge the iQOO. The Chinese firm had claimed at the time that it was able to achieve 44W fast charging through a new charge pump technology with 97 percent conversion rate and FFC technology.
In the future, the company may release more smartphones with 44W fast charging. However, there is no word on the mass production of 120W Super Flash Charge, and it could be some time before we actually see this technology make its way to a smartphone.