MWC 2017: Meizu Super mCharge can juice phone in 20 minutes

Thomas Wellburn
February 28, 2017

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has debuted the world’s fastest mobile charging technology dubbed ‘Super mCharge’ at this years MWC.

Meizu never showed any new handsets at this years MWC, instead choosing to focus on wireless solutions. The company’s latest Super mCharge technology has the ability to fully charge a smartphone from 0 to 100 percent in just 20 minutes. That is fast. Considerably faster than Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which is the most common charging tech right now. This can only juice a phone from zero to 80 percent in about 35 minutes.

Meizu designed the solution using a charge pump principle. We have no idea what that means, but we do know that this process increases charging efficiency from 9 to 98 percent. The Super mCharge technology comes with a bunch of additional benefits on top such as lower thermal output and better heat dissipation. We already know from the Galaxy Note 7 issue that batteries are delicate creatures, so anything that keeps the operating temperature below 39 degrees Celsius is a tick in our book. it also ships with an heavy duty data cable capable of supporting a massive 160W, just to ensure safety and durability. Thanks to these advances, Meizu claims a 3000mAh battery using Super mCharge will retain 80 per cent capacity over 800 charge and discharge cycles.

The company follows on from other Chinese manufacturers who have also been making significant breakthroughs with charging technology. Only last year, Oppo was at MWC to demo its Super VOOC  technology, which fully charges a 2,500mAh battery in 15 minutes.

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