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OPPO just fully charged a smartphone in 15 minutes

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A trade off using our handheld devices are the limitations in battery life and slow charging times that leave us awkward when left without. Leaps and bounds have been made in almost all other parts of tech but when it comes to batteries and charging, it moves on at a slower pace.

They don’t happen often but when they do, they make a big difference.

OPPO just dropped their new charging Super VOOC technology at MWC 2016. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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It’s taken just three years for OPPO to announce Super VOOC that charges a smartphone from 5% to full in 15 minutes. Yup, during the presentation they plugged in a smartphone with a 2500mAh battery and by the end of it, it was all topped up.

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In the past their fast charging technology was capable of charging a device for five minutes and have it last for 2 hours of talk time to now, charging for five minutes will have it lasting 5 times longer.

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Low voltage makes all the difference for OPPO’s Super VOOC fast charging, doing away with the need for a voltage converter.

They claim that their 5V charge is delivered at a lower rate than Qualcomm and MediaTek’s alternatives with big advantages being that your phone stays cooler, improves efficiency and prevents any sort of battery damage.

Seemingly, when you keep the charging temperatures at a minimum, your battery’s longevity will last a lot longer, so fewer worries about old worn out batteries.

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Faster, safer and cooler. Sounds good to us.

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It isn’t just all about the charger as the battery has to be a “Super Battery”, utilising some sort of military grade material and there’s some software involved as well. OPPO has said that there will be no limitation as to what port is utilised on a device, so it’ll work on future ports without any issues.

Since we’re comparing apples to apples, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 does 0 to 80% charge in 35 minutes. They were formerly the fastest but now that’s considered child’s play.

We want this now! On non-OPPO phones too, of course. Will they be kind with their patents? Nah, probably not but let’s hope others start coming up with amazing battery charging technology too.

We’ll bring you more info regarding Super VOOC when we know more. Drop us a comment below to tell us what you think, will you now consider an OPPO device?