Oppo says its Reno Ace charges from 0-100 percent in 30 minutes
Oppo’s new smartphone, the Reno Ace, has a simple claim to fame: it charges from 0-100 percent battery in 30 minutes. And a mere five minutes of charging can get your battery up to 27 percent, giving you two hours of battery life.
This is thanks to Oppo’s new SuperVOOC 2.0 technology, which raises charging power to 65W and cleverly controls voltage and current to optimise the battery from 90 percent to 100 percent faster.
Quick charging has been an important staple of Oppo’s phones for years; the company’s F9 smartphone, which I reviewed last year, had one of the fastest charging times I’ve ever seen. The company showcased tech that can charge a 2,800mAh battery from 0-100 percent in 15 minutes back in 2016.
But the Reno Ace has a far more capacious, 4,000mAh battery. If Oppo’s claims are accurate, it will be the fastest-charging production phone around, and a charging time that short greatly alleviates battery life issues.
While Oppo’s phones are often a mix of high-end and mid-range features, the Reno Ace is a flagship through and through. It has a 6.5-inch AMOLED, 90Hz display with a small waterdrop notch and a built-in fingerprint scanner, a quad, 48/13/8/2-megapixel rear camera, a 16-megapixel selfie camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, 8/12GB of RAM and 128/256GB of fast storage (expandable via microSD cards). It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a feat that’s increasingly rare these days, as well as a stereo speaker. It runs Android 9.0 and Oppo’s latest ColorOS 6.1 UI.
Add to that an advanced cooling system that should keep the phone’s chips cool during intense gaming sessions, and you’ve got a phone that pretty much has it all, at least on paper.
Oppo Reno Ace is available in two colors — psychedelic purple and starry blue. The price and availability have not yet been announced.