Smartphone manufacturers from China, have been at the forefront of the speed of technology adoption. They were the first to make 33W charging mainstream, now continuing with 67W trying to make it available to more products. Some flagship smartphones made in China have even penetrated 120W fast charging.
And as expected, a number of these manufacturers seem dissatisfied and continue to try to break through the existing boundaries.
The well-known Digital Chat Station tipster on his Weibo account revealed that there will be 150W fast charging technology, and it is currently in the development stage. It is believed, this technology will be implemented in the very near future.
For the record, 120W fast charging itself is very fast, being able to charge a 4500mAh battery from 0 to 100% in less than 20 minutes. But it seems that both companies and users have always been obsessed with numbers, and want even faster speeds.
Fast charging 150W will certainly cut a few more minutes of total charge time, even though there’s more to charging speed than watts.
Indeed, no one doubts that such a great speed will be able to be achieved. Because currently Xiaomi has actually developed fast charging technology up to 200W. But they are still constrained by the issue of battery quality degradation.
Oppo and Xiaomi previously stated that their 120W/125W charging speed will have a 20% impact on battery quality degradation within 2 years or about 800 recharge cycles.
This isn’t great news, but who cares about the degradation problem, especially when it takes about 2 years, rather than the charging speed that can be full in just a matter of minutes? Moreover, most people have switched to a new smartphone device within 2 to 3 years.
Furthermore, this technology is new, and it is believed that it will continue to develop from time to time. This is not to say that the company is releasing fast charging technology without being followed up with proper testing. But this means more that later the problem with the battery, is no longer an important problem.