OnePlus Nord 3 Tipped to Launch Globally in Q2 of 2022, Likely to Feature 150W Fast Charging

The Nord 3 may feature 150W fast charging technology!


Realme and Oppo, members of the BBK family recently showcased their 150W fast-charging technologies at MWC 2022 with capabilities to fully charge a battery sized at 4,500mAh in just 15 minutes.

OnePlus, a member of the same family has also now announced that the company would be soon introducing a smartphone featuring 150W fast charging. Here’s everything we know so far.

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OnePlus Nord 3 May Feature 150W Fast Charging!

Oppo at its press conference held during the Mobile World Congress 2022 trade show announced that it has collaborated with OnePlus on a 150W charging solution, which will debut in a forthcoming OnePlus phone in ‘Q2’, about April, May, or June.

However, the name nor the complete specifications of the device are revealed by the company. Android Central reports that the device could be an upcoming Nord series smartphone, most likely the Nord 3. The phone is reportedly based on the Realme GT Neo 3, showcased by the company with 150W fast charging at its event at MWC.

Moreover, as per a report by Pricebaba in collaboration with tipster Mukul Sharma, a OnePlus smartphone with 150W charging support will be launching in India by the end of May or early June.

Founder and CEO Pete Lau said that the technology “will debut first on a OnePlus smartphone in the second quarter of 2022” in the same forum post outlining the improvements coming to OxygenOS.

The 150W SuperVOOC charging technology from Oppo (most likely to be the same used on the upcoming OnePlus device) can fully charge a 4500mAh battery in 15 minutes, which is less than half the time it takes with the 65W norm (38 minutes). The same technology will be able to charge your phone to half its capacity, at 50% in only five minutes.

The 150W tech, like all previous implementations, relies on OPPO’s proprietary charger, which employs two charge pumps to supply the energy. The company is sticking with the dual-cell architecture and the 150W adapter would be delivering a 20V/7.5A charge that’s divided in half to charge the two cells at the same time. Each charge pump turns a 20V/3.75A charge into a 5V/15A charge for the phone’s battery.