Tech giant OPPO has been at the forefront of coming up with new innovations targetting quick charging with a focus on smartphones with its VOOC fast charging.
OPPO boasts of having 125W flash charge and 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge. Early this week, the company launched the OPPO Reno 5 series in Kenya which feature 50W fast wired charging.
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OPPO’s VOOC[Voltage Open Loop Multi-step Constant-Current Charging] is already being used with its sister smartphone companies including vivo, iQOO, Realme and OnePlus under different names including UltraDART flash charging(realme) and Warp Charge for OnePlus.
At the ongoing MWC Shanghai 2021, OPPO announced The Flash Initiative, its new its flash charging project that will let other tech companies license OPPO’s proprietary VOOC technology and include it into their own charging products.
Companies OPPO has begun partnering up with include electronics brand Anker, automotive company FAW-Volkswagen, chipmaker NXP Semiconductors and with more companies already planning to be onboard this project.
Here’s how these three companies will incorporate OPPO’ VOOC flash charging
- Anker: one of the world’s leading consumer electronic brands, creates innovative products from power banks to chargers and vacuum cleaners to headphones. By working with OPPO, Anker will help to bring flash charging to millions more people.
- FAW-Volkswagen: the joint venture between FAW Group and Volkswagen Group, will use OPPO’s unique charging IP to incorporate rapid charging into Volkswagen cars made in China, giving automobile drivers and passengers power on the go.
- NXP Semiconductors: The chip manufacturer brings smart, connected solutions to a range of sectors, from smart cities to industrial, automotive, mobile and the home. Building on a longstanding relationship, NXP will implement several OPPO patents to support VOOC flash charging across its printed circuit board assemblies, meaning that flash charging could be more easily integrated into more automotive applications, public spaces and industrial settings
Smartphone consumers will now have more options of charging their devices wherever they are.
What They’re Saying
Adler Feng, Senior Director of Intellectual Property at OPPO said: “The Flash Initiative reflects OPPO’s belief in human-centric technologies that make a difference in people’s everyday lives. And thanks to our new partners, our proprietary technologies can reach more people than ever before. This is a vital step in freeing consumers to use their devices however they want, no matter what they need to do or where in the world they are.”
Will Wang, Product Manager of Smart Power & IoT Solutions at NXP Semiconductors said: “We’re working to build a smarter world, and faster charging is a crucial part of this. If we’re going to improve people’s lives through technology, then we need to make their daily experiences easier and more convenient—and OPPO’s VOOC flash charging technology does exactly that.”
Cynthia Tan, Brand Director at Anker Innovations China said: “Our users have always been the top priority at Anker, and this perfectly matches OPPO’s human-centric philosophy. From day one, we wanted to use our innovations to bring the best charging technology we could to as many people as possible. By working with OPPO, we’re looking forward to giving our customers new flash charging experiences.”