Oppo unveils 65 watt SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charging tech

Chinese phone maker Oppo is introducing three new fast charging technologies it plans to use in upcoming smartphones. VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 supports 30 watt fast charging. 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge is a pretty self-explanatory term. And then there’s 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0, which is the company’s fastest wired charging technology to date. Oppo […]

Xiaomi introduces 30W wireless fast charging (with 40W on the way)

Battery technology has’t advanced much in recent years, which means that if you want to make a smartphone with longer battery life you have a few options: stuff a huge battery inside, use energy-efficient components, or advise customers not to turn their phones on (you can get days of standby time this way!) Or… you […]

Vivo’s 120W fast charger refuels a 4,000 battery in 13 minutes, might not burn down your house

The fast charging wars continue. A few months after Xiaomi unveiled new technology that can charge a 4,000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes, rival Chinese phone maker Vivo says it can do the same thing in 13 minutes. That would make the company’s 120W Super FlashCharge the fastest technology around for quickly refueling batteries […]

Xiaomi cranks its fast charger up to 100W, charges a 4,000 mAh battery in 17 minutes

It’s hard to make smartphone batteries much bigger without adding size and weight to the phone. And phone makers have largely abandoned removable batteries. So over the past few years we’ve seen a focus on making it easier and faster to charge your phone’s battery. Wireless charging lets you top off your battery simply by […]

Google Pixel 3 support 10W wireless charging… but only with some chargers

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first Google-branded smartphones to support wireless charging since the Nexus 5 was released in 2013. But if you’re looking for a charger that works best with these new phones there’s something you need to keep in mind. Like most phones that can charge without wires, […]