Chatting with the AC forums.
Charging a phone takes less time in 2020 than it ever has before. Samsung offers 25W charging out-of-the-box with an optional way to get 45W speeds, OnePlus’s 30W wired and wireless charging is excellent, and so on.
On July 12, the Oppo account on Twitter announced that it’s going to unveil its 125W charging solution on July 15. Yep, you read that correctly — 125W charging. It’s insane.
If you don’t like waiting to charge, the wait is almost over. 👀 #FlashForward pic.twitter.com/Uq54uJEphQ
— OPPO (@oppo) July 13, 2020
This got a lot of our AC forum members to talking, with some of them saying the following:
07-13-2020 04:26 AM
Not sure how people need that much fast charging. Even 25w will be more than enough for most people. I mean battery life should last all day anyway so is it really needed?
07-13-2020 05:50 AM
Probably not really *needed* but boy will it be dead handy, the 10 minutes charging is from 0-100% which most people hardly ever do anyway, it will probably mean that most people will be able to charge once or twice a day for a few minutes, no overnight charging needed, it will probably make wireless charging a little redundant too, makes it convenient for the people who swear by keeping their…
07-13-2020 01:43 PM
It won’t be any of the current Li-ion (mainly cobalt for phone/laptop batteries and magnesium for the high drain ones for vaping).
There is research on a solid elecrolite and using sodium instead of lithium. With the electrolite being solid then you don’t get dendrite growth so can be charged much more rapidly.
They are still in the lab though and years away from to-scale testing.
What say you? What do you think about 125W charging?
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