Vivo’s gaming branch, iQOO has held a press conference in China, where the Super FlashCharge 120W was unveiled. The fast-charging solution at 120W is expected to arrive in smartphones as early as this August.
The official on stage revealed that a 120W fast-charging technology can top up a 4,000 mAh battery in 15 minutes. This speed is said to be twice as fast as current flagships with 65W capacity such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro.
The conference lasted for about 15 minutes and it started when a demo unit was plugged to charge from 0 to 100%. The iQOO executive used the charge time to explain in detail exactly the technology works without causing a phone any damage.
The battery cells are lined up in a particular new array, and as a result of the new design, a 4,000 mAh battery can charge up to 50% in 5 minutes. The current which comes in at 20V at 6A is converted to 10A at 12V, split into two equal circuits at 5A at 12V that charge two 2,000 mAh cells. Phones with that solution must also have extra graphite layers and additional internal cooling to ensure the temperature is kept down and protect the motherboard.
The iQOO official did not give more details about the upcoming device in August. It appears to be gaming-oriented, seeing as it comes from the iQOO brand, but a regular smartphone with the 120W FlashCharge may be seen sooner rather than later.