Tuesday February 28, 2017

Meizu's "Super mCharge" Tech Will Juice up Your Phone in 20 Minutes

Is this the battery-charging breakthrough we’ve been waiting for? At MWC, Meizu demonstrated the potential of their Super mCharge technology by charging a 3000mAh device from 0% to 100% in 18 minutes. Your first concern is probably how badly it degrades the battery, but they claim that 80% original capacity is retained even after 800 charge cycles.

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Currently, even the fastest-charging phones take around an hour and a half to get their batteries fully recharged: the Galaxy S7 takes 1 hour and 28 minutes, the OnePlus 3T is a bit faster with its Dash Charge at 1 hour and 25 minutes, while the Google Pixel is slower at 2 hours, while the iPhone 7 takes an excruciatingly long 2 hours and 21 minutes. Meizu's new technology would certainly be a huge improvement over current tech. So how would Meizu pull this off? The company says it has developed an "upgraded data cable" and couple with clever circuitry in the charger itself and on the phone, it is able to deliver a 11V/5A electrical current, for a total power of the impressive 55 watts.