MWC 2016: Oppo announces breakthrough technology capable of charging phones under 15 minutes
MWC 2016: Oppo announces breakthrough technology capable of charging phones under 15 minutesOppo Press Kit

Chinese consumer electronics firm Oppo unveiled at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 a new fast-charging technology that can fully charge a smartphone in 15 minutes.

Oppo has revealed its proprietary "Super VOOC Flash Charge" technology can power a 2,500mAh-battery phone from zero to 100 percent in just 15 minutes. It also said it offers close to 10 hours of talk time with just 10 minutes of charging.

"With our commitment to equipping consumers with the best technology, Oppo invests great efforts in technological innovation," Sky Li, Oppo global vice-president, managing director of its international mobile business and president of Oppo India, said in a statement.

"We are excited to share these breakthrough technologies with the world at MWC 2016 — they're the result of our commitment to listening to consumers and valuing their feedback to create more delightful user experiences for them in the future." Li added.

How does "Super VOOC Flash Charge" work?

Oppo's new fast-charging technology uses a 5V low-voltage pulse-charge algorithm, ensuring a low-temperature charge that's safe for the battery and dynamically regulates the current to charge the phone in the shortest time possible.

The company says the new algorithm pairs with a customised super-battery as well as a new adapter, cable and connector made using premium military-grade material. Super VOOC Flash Charge supports both micro-USB and the new Type-C interface, which is expected to become the standard in the smartphone industry in a couple of years.

Besides announcement of the Super VOOC Flash Charge, Oppo also showcased company's proprietary "SmartSensor Image Stabilisation" technology related to smartphone camera. If implemented in the smartphone, it will reduce the heating of the device during long sessions of photography.

The SmartSensor feature also enables the phone's camera to take clear and bright images by allowing a longer exposure time, said the company.

Both "Super VOOC Flash Charge" and "SmartSensor Image Stabilisation" are expected to be incorporated in Oppo's flagship smartphones slated for release later this year.