Back in March this year, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that it was working on a new 100W Super Charge Turbo technology, which would allow a smartphone with a 4000mAh battery to be fully charged in just 17 minutes. Rival Chinese Android OEM Vivo has now come up with an even more impressive fast charging technology, dubbed FlashCharge 120W.
Vivo FlashCharge 120W Technology May Debut at MWC 2019 Shanghai
Vivo’s new fast charging technology, according to the poster released by the company on Weibo, will allow users to fully charge a 4000mAh battery in just 13 minutes. That’s four minutes less than Xiaomi’s 100W fast charging technology. Apart from that, however, Vivo is yet to reveal any other details regarding the new FlashCharge 120W technology. According to Chinese media, Vivo may showcase its new fast charging technology at MWC 2019 Shanghai next week. The exhibition will be held from June 26 to June 28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Along with FlashCharge 120W, Vivo is expected to showcase its 5G smartphones as well at the same event.
Currently, the fastest charging smartphone from Vivo is the flagship iQOO, which supports 44W fast charging. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery and takes just 45 minutes to be fully charged. While 45 minutes may seem like a long time when compared to the 13 minute charging time of Vivo’s FlashCharge 120W technology, you should keep in mind that there are very few smartphones out there that support 44W or higher fast charging currently.
It remains to be seen if Vivo will be able to beat Xiaomi by bringing its 120W FlashCharge technology to the market first. Next year, we may start seeing even more smartphone makers come out with faster charging technologies, which would mean the amount of time needed for fully charging smartphones will come down significantly in the near future.