Meizu Super mCharge Boost Batteries From 0 to 100% in 20 Minutes
Meizu has taken fast charging on smartphones to another level with the launch of the Meizu Super mCharge. Official announcement of the new technology was made at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. It is confirmed to be capable of charging a 3000mAh lithium-ion battery full in 20 minutes.
Analysis shows the battery goes from: 0 to 30% in 5 minutes; 0 to 60% in 10 minutes; 0 to 85% in 15 minutes and 0 to 100% in 20 minutes. The Meizu Super mCharge technology is rated 5.5x faster than previous mCharge generations and employs a high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission system, capable of reaching an output power of 55W (11V/5A).
To also achieve this, the accompanying USB cable has also been fine-tuned up to transfer up to 160W (20V/8A) power and up to 10 000 insertions. Touching on temperature concerns, Meizu assures phone batteries with Super mCharge reaches an acceptable maximum of 38C – 100.4F degrees.
Performance of Meizu’s Super mCharge is said to be equivalent to more than twice the output of Oppo’s VOOC tech (the Super VOOC promises a full charge in 15 minutes) and Motorola’s TurboCharger. It has also been likened to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology, which delivers 50% charge on a 2750mAh battery in 15 minutes.
Because it is a known fact that fast charging tends to speed up the rate at which batteries deteriorate, Meizu pointed out that the battery using the new technology will still hold 80% of its capacity after 800 charge cycles and has a life span over two years.
As expected, the Meizu Super mCharge is expected to arrive only in Meizu smartphones and would definitely have its own charger and cable, but we won’t be seeing any for another one to two years.