OPPO Announces Global Partnership to Bring Flash Charging to Everyone and Everywhere
● The Flash Initiative will bring OPPO’s VOOC flash charging to automobiles, public spaces, and new devices
● Anker, FAW-Volkswagen and NXP Semiconductors were announced as newest partners
Tuesday, 23 February 2021, SINGAPORE - Today, smart device company OPPO marks a new era in mobile charging technology, as it launches its flash charging project: The Flash Initiative. Based around OPPO’s pioneering VOOC flash charging, OPPO will kick off a global tie-up with visionary partners that will help bring faster charging to every area of consumers’ lives.
These new partners include FAW-Volkswagen, Anker and NXP Semiconductors —leaders in their respective fields of automobiles, portable charging, and chip manufacture. Between the three partners, their products reach consumers in three settings that often see the need for regular device charging: their homes, their cars and out in public spaces. Each partner will work with proprietary technical designs developed by OPPO, which has applied for more than 2,950 flash charging patents worldwide, with over 1,400 already granted.
The Flash Initiative was born from OPPO’s commitment to make consumers’ lives as easy as possible, to take its groundbreaking IP beyond consumer’s phone chargers at home, expanding to cars, public spaces and chips inside a wide variety of technologies.
Speaking at MWCS today, Adler Feng, Senior Director of Intellectual Property at OPPO said: “The Flash Initiative reflects OPPO’s belief in human-centric technologies that make a difference in people’s everyday lives. Thanks to our new partners, our proprietary technologies can reach more people than ever before. This is a vital step in freeing consumers to use their devices however they want, no matter what they need to do or where in the world they are.”
Adler Feng, Senior Director of Intellectual Property at OPPO
“Our users have always been the top priority at Anker, and this perfectly matches OPPO’s human-centric philosophy. From day one, we wanted to use our innovations to bring the best charging technology we could to as many people as possible. By working with OPPO, we’re looking forward to giving our customers new flash charging experiences,” added Cynthia Tan, Brand Director at Anker Innovations China.
Technology certification laboratory CTTL (China Telecommunication Technology Laboratory) will test and certify any partner products made with VOOC flash charging technology. As one of China’s largest tech certification labs, CTTL has led the way in setting safety standards for fast charging technology. Notably, OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charging had received a five-star rating from CTTL in line with their industry leading standards. OPPO has also worked with CTTL to develop a technical paper that shares valuable information on flash charging technology, especially around device and consumer safety.
Leading the charge
OPPO’s VOOC technology was launched in 2014, and have since appeared in over 30 smartphone models to deliver an ultra-fast charging experience across more than 175 million users around the globe.
Looking ahead, OPPO’s latest flash charging products are already making fast charging more convenient. The tiny 50W Mini SuperVOOC charger can power smartphones, tablets and even laptops at a pocket size of just 10.05mm thick and 82.2mm long. Furthermore, the 65W AirVOOC wireless charger can fully power a 4,000mAh phone battery in 30 minutes, and the 125W flash charger can do the same in just 20 minutes. Each product uses low voltage charging, with a dual-cell structure, and multiple charge pumps and temperature sensors to automatically regulate voltage and dissipate heat.
Newest flash charging partners
The combined goal of OPPO’s newest partners is to provide access to fast charging across a wider range of scenarios, and to empower consumers with a technology that makes daily lives much more seamless and richer.
- Anker, one of the world’s leading consumer electronic brands, creates innovative products from power banks to chargers and vacuum cleaners to headphones. By working with OPPO, Anker will help to bring flash charging to millions more people.
- FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture between FAW Group and Volkswagen Group, will use OPPO’s unique charging IP to incorporate rapid charging into Audi and Volkswagen cars made in China, giving automobile drivers and passengers power on the go.
- Chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors brings smart, connected solutions to a range of sectors, from smart cities to industrial, automotive, mobile and the home. Building on a longstanding relationship, NXP will implement several OPPO patents to support VOOC flash charging across its printed circuit board assemblies, meaning that flash charging could be more easily integrated into more automotive applications, public spaces and industrial settings.
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.