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200W Fast Charging May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

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200W fast charging may arrive sooner than you think, at least according to a new rumor. This information comes from a well-known Chinese tipster, Digital Chat Station.

200W fast charging to arrive sooner than you think, as early as next year

He shared the information via his official Twitter account. The source has a good track record when it comes to leaks, and this is really interesting. He claims that 200W fast charging may arrive to smartphones next year.

This year, we’ve seen several companies announce 100W-120W charging. Qualcomm introduced 100W+ Quick Charge 5, while OPPO announced its own proprietary tech which can charge at 120W. Several other companies did the same.

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That being said, 100W-120W charging is crazy fast, needless to say. It can charge up a 4,500mAh battery is around 20 minutes, depending on what technology we’re talking about.

That being said, not many of you expect 200W fast charging to launch anytime soon, right? I mean, 100W charging just arrived, and it’s faster than we could have hoped for.

If 100W charging is so fast, can imagine what 200W charging will bring to the table. Well, such charging could, theoretically, be able to fully charge a 4,000mAh battery in about 10 minutes.

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Quick Charge 5 charges two smaller batteries at 50W

The thing is, we can see it happen. 100W charging basically charges two different batteries at 50W. So, if manufacturers end up including four different batteries, and tweaked the tech a bit, this could be doable.

So, each of those four batteries would charge at 50W. It’s not that simple, though, of course. There’s a lot more that goes into it. If you’d like to know more about Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5, our post from earlier today explains Quick Charge 5 in the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

Now, Digital Chat Station did not mention any company when talking about 200W charging. OPPO and Vivo are the usual suspects, and so is Qualcomm, of course.

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Chances are that one of those companies will be the first to announce 200W charging. In Qualcomm’s case, it’ll probably be Quick Charge 6.

So, we can expect it to arrive next year, but we don’t know when exactly, though. If I had to guess, I’d say that it’ll arrive in the second half of the year.

Wireless charging will probably get even faster in 2021 as well. It’s plenty fast at the moment, as OPPO managed to offer 65W fast wireless charging. The company may be able to push things even further, though.

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