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This new 125W Flash Charging technology can fully charge your 4,000mAh Smartphone Battery in 20 Minutes



This new 125W Flash Charging technology can fully charge your 4,000mAh Smartphone Battery in 20 Minutes 1

When you thought 2020 ain’t getting any crazier, Oppo today is launching a next generation – world’s first 125W fast charging technology called Flash Charge. The new charging tech is touted to charge 41 per cent of a 4000mAh battery in 5 minutes while it will top the battery in 20 minutes.

Hang on guys, someone just put the little light shining at the end of the tunnel

This new 125W Flash Charging technology can fully charge your 4,000mAh Smartphone Battery in 20 Minutes 2

This comes amidst tireless efforts by smartphone brands to balance low smartphone sales while possibly pioneering the next big tech breakthrough, wether it be a folding phone tech or even the next affordable premier budget smartphone.

However, Oppo seems to have other ideas. This new big leap in mobile phone charging solution comes from the company that also pioneered the first 65W wired and 40W wireless charging.

Additionally, Oppo is also launching a 65W AirVOOC wireless charging, 50W mini SuperVOOC charging, and 110W mini Flash Charge technologies for its future smartphones and devices from other brands.

But first, how did we arrive here?

Everything crazy in a 125W charging tech…

The 125W Flash Charge technology by Oppo is the evolution of its existing SuperVOOC and VOOC architectures. Oppo says its 125W Flash Charge needs a bi-cell design for “optimum charging efficiency”, along with the battery’s discharge rating of 6C that is twice the earlier standard of 3C.

So, how could they possibly up the ante a little bit high? Just develop custom chips to enable faster charging.

Oppo’s new chips include a VCU intelligent control chip, AC/ DC control chip, MCU charge management, chipset, BMS battery management chip, and a custom protocol chipset. While all these are basic preambles and are needed to offer quick charging on a smartphone, Oppo new 125W charging tech possiblity all stems from it’s overhauled next gen charging adapter and also a redesigned charging cable and battery.

The charger enabling the faster charging experience supports 20V/ 6.25A on the USB Type-C interface. It is claimed to be slightly larger in size over the existing 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger, with 64×61.5x30mm dimensions and a weight of 153.8 grams.

Specifically, the USB Type-C interface of the new charger is compatible with PD and PPS protocols. This means that you can use the new charger not just with a future 125W Flash Charge-supporting handset but also with any supported smartphones or laptops. The technology has also been added with 128-bit encryption to prevent security risks.

Won’t this possibly impact my Smartphone Battery life?

The needed to clear the air on this right? Cos no one would like to be on a smartphone they had reached it’s maximum charge cycle.

Oppo claimed that its new technology wouldn’t impact on the battery as its life expectancy had been maintained at 80 percent after 800 charging-discharging cycles.

The company has also designed a customised intelligent chip, 10 new temperature sensors, and a 128-bit encryption algorithm to deliver a fast yet safe charging. The new additions are touted to maintain the body temperature of devices under 40-degree Celsius during the charging process.

Alright, what else…

Apart from the 125W Flash Charge technology, Oppo is also introducing the 65W AirVOOC fast charging for its future smartphones that is rated to charge a 4000mAh battery in 30 minutes.

Oppo 65W AIRVOOC can charge a 4,000mAh battery in 30 minutes

The company claims this solution is even faster than some of the presently-available wired fast charging methods, which may include the company’s own 65W SuperVOOC technology on Reno Ace, Find X2, and Realme X50 Pro. The wireless charging never made it to the company’s most expensive flagship Find X2 Pro and is only available on Ace 2. Maybe, the 65W AirVOOC charging will debut on Oppo’s future flagship phones.

Moreover, Oppo also announced it is redesigning its fast charging adapters to become smaller. Its new 50W mini SuperVOOC charging and 110W mini Flash Charge technologies will work with adapters that are nearly the same size as the regular 18W chargers in the market.

Oppo 50W mini supervooc charger

Which smartphones could feature the 125W flash charging tech?

Though Oppo is yet to say anything about the smartphone that will feature the 125W Flash Charge technology, reports has it is expected to arrive on a flagship device, possibly under the Find X series or Ace series.

The Oppo Reno Ace was the first smartphone to come with 65W SuperVOOC fast charging technology, however, later, the Ace series was segregated from the Reno series and made standalone.

While Oppo’s 125W Flash Charge technology will support its premier smartphones, the upcoming technology will work with other devices and protocols with various charging speeds.

Oppo 125W Flash Charging technology Price and Availability

Details about the pricing and availability of the new charging technologies by Oppo are yet to be revealed. However, considering the historical records, we can safely expect that the latest offerings will hit the market sometime later this year.


Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3



Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3 11

Just one of those top mysteries in the world of tech, you know it’s imminent and will definitely happen but just don’t know when.

Google Pixel 4a could reportedly launch on August 3 12

So far, Google has succeeded in staying mum about the launch date of the Pixel 4a but the rumour mill is relentless and now, in an attempt to put an end to the speculations, a tipster named Jon Prosser, claims to know the final launch date of the Pixel 4a.

Prosser took to Twitter to divulge the information on when Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL can be expected. Based on the Pixel 4a embargo letters and review units Google has sent to the local media; Prosser is dead sure the launch date is August 3.

However, Google who has not said anything on the matter so far did briefly list the Pixel 4a on its online store in Canada without any concrete details, which led to people believing the launch is finally nigh.

If the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a is anything you go by, it will be the third postponed date.

Previously, Google was expected to launch the Pixel 4a series at the Android 11 launch event on June 3. It did not happen due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement rife in the US and got delayed.

Later, Prosser said the Pixel 4a will debut on July 13 but that did not happen too. Meanwhile, Google’s rival Apple outed its long-awaited iPhone SE 2020 as the affordable iPhone model for this year and maybe beyond.

However, Presser will be hoping it is third time lucky/accurate and we finally get to see the affordable version of the Google pixel 4; the Pixel 4a and 4XL in the US. It’s imminent and there is every certainty it will happen.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications, Features and Price

It is more or less an open secret anyway but, the Google Pixel 4a is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

There will likely be a 5.8-inch LCD display with a punch-hole for the first time on a Pixel phone. Obviously, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL will run on Android 10 and they should soon be receiving the Android 11 update.

For camera optics, the Google Pixel 4a will have a single rear camera in the same squarish module at the back. Thougg the battery capacity is yet to be confirmed at this stage, the Pixel 4a is no doubt also expected to come with 18W fast charging.

For pricing, Google usually gives it flagship gadgets pocket pumping price tags but the Pixel 4a and 4L is expected to ship with relatively mid-range specs as well as pricing The leaks have suggested the Pixel 4a price in the US. The 64GB version is said to cost $299 (roughly NGN116,500) while the 128GB version will reportedly be priced at $349 (roughly NGN135,800).

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Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won’t release in September



Apple confirms this years iPhone 12 Models won't release in September 13

The world is on fire in more ways than one and this has no doubt left even the most credibly run company’s at risk of altering their usual annual schedules.

This is the case of Apple who after some back and forth tinkering and analysis, finally confirmed that its new iPhone 12 launch will be delayed by a few weeks.

The tech giant always reveals it’s next lineup of smartphone during the last quarter of the year and was rumored to launch the iPhone 12 series this year in September.

However, this isn’t the first time Apple is not following its own trend. The iPhone X too arrived way later in November in 2017 just a few months after the iPhone 8 series was released in September. Although Apple did reveal that it is coming up with the iPhone X during the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 series, it didn’t release the smartphone until November that year.

Similarly, the iPhone XR too was unveiled a month after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were unveiled in September 2018.

Apple iPhone 12 Models Launch Date

Just like the speculations about Apple launching the iPhone 12 series took flight, the delay in its launch was also being speculated too.

Apple announce new iPhone 12 Models new launch date

Earlier this week, chipmaker Qualcomm hinted at a delay in a particular 5G chip availability when it said that there would be a “slight delay” of a “flagship phone launch” in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to when Apple typically releases its new iPhone models. Without naming either the brand or the smartphone, Qualcomm revealed in its Q3 earnings report that “a partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” might be reason behind all this.

Moreover, this proved we quite significant to the latest decision from Apple as notably, Apple and Qualcomm had entered into a $4.5 billion deal, which entails Apple will use Qualcomm’s 5G modem for its upcoming devices and the delay in the release of the new iPhones would no doubt also impact Qualcomm’s business

During yesterday’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter), Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year’s iPhones later than usual. He was quoted by TechCrunch as saying, “As you know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project to supply to be available a few weeks later.”

Earlier tipster iHacktu Pro had speculated that Apple will hold two important events in September and October. The tipster tweeted saying that Apple’s online event will be held on September 8 and devices including the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series, the Apple Watch, the AirPower-a wireless charging pad, and the Apple iPad. Whereas Apple is likely to launch the Apple iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs, and Apple Glass on October 27.

However, he didn’t confirm whether the October 27 event will be an online event or an in-person event. But none of it seems to be happening now considering the global situation on ground but a penny for your thoughts on iPhone users now and all that fruit company fans.

It’s rare Apple confirms any of its future products. Usually, they pretend as if there are no upcoming iPhones. But, given Qualcomm already tipped their hand about the iPhone 5G delay, it doesn’t leave Apple much choice.

Also, with the recently launched iPhone SE still driving sales, we expect all parties involved to be happy in the end. We’ll all survive living without a new iPhone for a few weeks.

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