The fast-charging trend quickly evolved from a concept to something real. A few years ago companies were still playing with above 20W levels and now, we’re ready to see the first smartphones going over 100W. On August 17, iQOO will unveil the vivo iQOO 5 smartphones with 120W fast-charging. Today, the company shared a video revealing the process of certification at TUV Rheilands that assures the safety of the battery and charging system. It’s a good way to clarify any doubt left regarding the new technology.
According to the teaser, during the fast-charging, the iQOO 5 smartphone will reach “normal temperatures” in a test environment of room temperature of about 25 degrees. Moreover, the plug will be able to support 10,000 plug-ins and plug-outs of a cable. The battery can take up to 600 charge and discharge cycles where the phone battery life will remain “normal” and the battery will keep its health. Besides this “normal” environment, the iQOO 5 also ran through a test under extreme environments. The charging performed equally well in temperatures between -20 and 130 degrees Celsius. Interestingly enough, the company equipped it with battery protection and the new 6C cells of the highest standard possible. According to TUV Rheinland, the voltage levels and current are safe.
iQOO 5 alleged specifications
Interestingly enough, some tidbits about the smartphone were revealed on Weibo. The handset will come with a gorgeous display with a high refresh rate and color gamut. The teaser also confirms the presence of a Triple-Camera array on the smartphone. It will flaunt an AMOLED display with a high 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The phone will offer DCI-P3 color gamut with 100% accuracy. Worth noting that this panel as curved edges, sitting on the waterfall display category.
Under the hood, the smartphone will sport a Snapdragon 865 SoC. However, it’s not clear at this moment if it will be the vanilla or the Plus variant of the chipset. We, obviously, are waiting for the latter since it can reach 3.09GHz clock and is the perfect choice for a smartphone that will debut a new fast-charging standard. The processing power will be coupled with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. We’re also curious about the pricing of the handset. We’re not expecting it to be cheaper, but not as expensive as other smartphones in the genre. In the end, this handset has a lot of cutting-edge technologies to offer.