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Meizu's Super mCharge can fully charge a phone battery in 20 minutes

By Cookie Monster - on 1 Mar 2017, 6:00pm

Meizu's Super mCharge can fully charge a phone battery in 20 minutes

Image source: Meizu

Fast charging is increasingly adopted by phone makers as a key feature. Chinese firm Meizu is the latest phone maker to announce its own fast charging technology, Super mCharge. 

Touted as a major breakthrough among current charging solutions, Meizu claims that Super mCharge is able to fully charge an empty phone battery in 20 minutes. This is possible through its charger connector which outputs 11V/5A for a total of 55 watts. 

There is  nothing to worry about overheating and battery longevity; Meizu states that its Charge Pump Principle - application of 2 groups of conversion circuits to directly output half of the voltage - ensures stable performance during the charging process. The battery temperature will be maintained at a maximum of 39 degrees celsius

Internal testing also reveals that the battery is able to retain over 80% capacity after 800 charging cycles, which is equivalent to a service life of more than two years. Moreover, the battery is designed to bear more than four times the current of an ordinary battery. 

Meizu did not reveal details when Super mCharge will be incorporated in consumer devices. It may take some time considering that Oppo's Super VOOC tech, which was introduced at MWC 2016, has yet to make it in any commercial device.

Source: Meizu via SlashGear