Vivo’s new 120-watt fast charging technology is capable of charging a phone with a 4,000 mAh battery in just 13 minutes, charging mobiles before most devices on the market reach 50%.

Vivo has turned to the Chinese social network Weibo to reveal that it is working on a fast charge technology of 120 watts, three times faster than the 40 watt charge of Huawei, which charges the Mate 20 Pro and the P30 Pro in just under an hour. It’s also more than twice as fast as Oppo’s Super VOOC charge, which promises to reach a maximum speed of 50 watts and fully charge in 35 minutes.

Vivo has not yet confirmed a release date, so it is likely that it will still be a few months away from commercial availability. However, the firm used the hashtag ‘Vivo 5G’ in the Weibo publication, suggesting that it will be present in an upcoming 5G device. However, it is not the only company working on super-fast charging, as Xiaomi also presented a fast 100-watt charge this year. A company video shows a phone with a 4,000 mAh battery that reaches 100% in 17 minutes.


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