The “King of Africa” is preparing a 160W fast charging smartphone


A cyclist stops to make a mobile phone call on a newly surfaced boulevard at the Eko Atlantic city site, developed by Eko Atlantic, near Victoria island in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Eko Atlantic city is an area of land reclaimed from the Atlantic ocean being developed into 10 million square meters of real estate. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

The use of smartphones in the African continent is not as widespread as in other continents like Europe or Asia. This is partly because not many Africans have the money to spend on smartphones and other gadgets. Furthermore, many smartphone companies do not understand the African smartphone market. This is why Transsion Holdings has been the “King of Africa” for many years. Transsion Holdings owns Infinix, Tecno, and Itel brands. Smartphones from these brands are the most popular in many parts of Africa. There are reports that Transsion Holdings is developing a smartphone that supports 160W fast charging.

160W fast charging

Since 2013, Infinix, a pure smartphone brand under Transsion Holdings, has been selling mobile phones in parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. In the past few years, the company has also achieved increasing success in India. The company’s latest smartphone is the Infinix Note 10 Pro mobile phone. According to XDA reports, the company may be preparing a mobile phone that supports ultra-fast 160W fast charging.

The report also shows an image of a 160W “super flash charging” charger with the Infinix brand. This indicates that Infinix may be developing a mobile phone that supports charging speeds that are significantly faster than most other Android devices on the market. At present, the fastest mass-produced charging speed in the mobile phone industry is 120W. Black Shark 4 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Edition, Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro, iQOO 7, etc. all use ultra-fast charging solution. However, the fastest full charge (100%) time is 15 minutes. Of course, the full-charge time is a function of the battery capacity. 

Unfortunately, there is no information on the new Infinix smartphone that will support the 160W fast charging. As for its latest Infinix Note 10 Pro, this device supports 33W fast charging. This is a far cry from the 160W charging solution. 

Infinix Note 10 Pro specifications

  • 6.95-inch (2460  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G95 12nm processor (Dual 2.05GHz A76 + Hexa 2GHz A55 CPUs) with 900MHz Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU
  • 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 11 with XOS 7.6
  • 64MP rear camera with quad-LED flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.3 aperture, 2MP B&W camera, and 2MP portrait camera
  • 16MP front camera with quad-LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Cinematic Dual Speakers with DTS
  • Dimensions:  172.76×78.32×7.8mm
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC (NFC Edition only)
  • 5000mAh (typical) battery with 33W fast charging
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