Oppo at the Shanghai Mobile World Congress (MWCS) on Tuesday announced a program called The Flash Initiative, which aims to extend its own VOOC flash charging technology to cars, public spaces and charging accessories. The Chinese company is partnering with Anker, FAW-Volkswagen and NXP Semiconductors on the new move. Launched in 2014, VOOC charging technology has so far been included in more than 30 smartphone models and is claimed by the company to be used by more than 175 million users worldwide. It stands out to offer a faster charging experience using a specific charging adapter.
Each manufacturer partner in the new initiative will work with a proprietary technical design developed by Oppo. The Certification Laboratory The Chinese Telecommunications Technology Laboratory (CTTL) will test and certify partners for the program, the company said in a statement.
As a result of the initial partnership, anchor will bring new charging accessories that support Oppo VOOC flash charging its customers, while FAW-Volkswagen will include fast charging in Volkswagen cars made in China. NXP Semiconductors, on the other hand, will lead to flash VOOC charging of smart and connected solutions designed for sectors including smart cities and industrial, automotive, mobile and smart homes.
Oppo is said to have more than 2,950 patents for flash charging worldwide, with more than 1,400 already granted. The company is competing against Qualcomm , which offers its Quick Charge technologies to various smartphone manufacturers using SnaCdragon SoC worldwide.
Adler Feng, senior director of intellectual property at Oppo, said that with new on-board partners, the company’s own technology could reach more people. However, there is no schedule for when the new products from the partners will be released on the market. It is also likely that the products will initially be limited to China.
In July last year, Oppo starts you are 125W flash charging a technology that is said to charge a 4000 mAh battery to 41 percent in just five minutes and fully charge it in 20 minutes. This technology is compatible with the existing company SuperVOOC and VOOC fast boot protocols. Oppo also released its own 65W AirVOOC fast wireless charging technology; and a 50W mini SuperVOOC flash charger that presents to MWCS this week.
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