This technology charges your smartphone in 10 minutes

News hardware This technology charges your smartphone in 10 minutes

Chinese brands are struggling to offer the smartphone with the fastest charging, and Vivo has just regained first place with a record speed on a commercialized smartphone.

A record charge for the latest smartphone from Vivo

Being able to plug in your phone completely dead, take a shower and get out of the bathroom with 100% battery, does that sound appealing to you? The question is quickly answered.

Vivo is nibbling market share in China and for good reason, they take many risks as with their new toy: the IQOO 10 Pro, with a recharge of no less than 200 W. This is not a prototype but a product available for purchase now.

To get an idea, the iPhone is currently only capable of recharging up to 30 W. Other brands go up to 45, 60 or even 120 W for Xiaomi, but the 10 Pro reaches 200 and promises a recharge in 10 minutes flat. Even the cable is specially designed to support such transfers.

Unfortunately, like many models from Chinese brands, the IQOO 10 Pro is only available in the territory of the Middle Kingdom. It is still not impossible that we find it in Europe a little later.

For the rest of the capabilities of the 10 Pro, it’s the total:

  • 6.8-inch display is 120 Hz adaptive OLED up to 1500 nits
  • Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
  • triple rear camera
  • front punch selfie camera

Vivo launches the IQOO in partnership with BMW and gives it a very successful look.

What are the risks for the battery?

We’re not going to lie to each other, the evolutions of smartphones over the years are less and less exciting, and manufacturers find themselves limited in what they can promote as a revolution. Photography is still getting some nice new features, but apart from that, it’s fast charging that’s in vogue.

But is this increase in Watts not a problem for the batteries? Concretely, it is the heating which is the main factor of degradation, and recharging at 200 W should therefore create a lot of heat and damage the device. But according to Vivo, new protection technologies ensure a total capacity that remains above 80% after 1600 full charge cycles, which is more than enough for the average life of a smartphone.

If the rise in power of batteries and chargers advances at the same rate as technologies to prevent overheating, then the balance is maintained.

It should not be forgotten, however, that smartphone batteries are getting bigger and they last the day quite easily, at least for the high-end models. Having a good autonomy is still more important than having a big battery, because if your phone lasts you during the day, you can charge it slowly during the night.

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