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Meizu's 55W charger can fully charge a phone in 20 minutes

Meizu's new 'Super mCharge' tech will fully juice up your phone in just 20 minutes Meizu's 55W charger can fully charge a phone in 20 minutes
Theresa Hayes | 01 March, 2017, 00:54

Meizu, the Guangdong, China-based smartphone and OEM manufacturer, has unveiled a new super fast battery charging solution.

To prove its point, the company demonstrated the superfast charging capabilities during a press conference on the show floor of Mobile World Congress, which is being held in Barcelona.

Every smartphone maker is trying its best to take battery technology to the next level, including Meizu. Meizu actually did extensive testing and found that it does not: a 3,000 mAh battery will keep more than 80% of its original capacity after 800 charge cycles, pretty much on par with the longevity of battery packs exposed to current charging speeds. Would you go out of your way to buy a MEIZU phone with the mCharge technology? The technique increases the charging efficiency drastically, bringing it up from 9% to 98%. The more water coming out of the tap (or, in reality, the more juicy electrons coming through the charging cable), the faster your bucket/smartphone battery will fill.

Temperature is key here, especially since quick charging can sometimes make phones really hot, potentially putting the battery at risk of exploding.

In comparison Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 4 technology is capable of charging a 2,750 mAh battery from 0 to 50 percent in 15 minutes.

Meizu designed the solution using a charge pump principle.

A new data cable is being used to work with the new technology and it should be able to carry up to 160W of power.

Speaking at the launch, Li Tao, supervisor of Meizu's R&D team said, "Innovation isn't an easy job, but we believe that success comes from passion". The company claims that this technology can come in really handy for the people who find it hard to charge their smartphone full even once. The charge rating is 11V/5A, which is even higher than the rating of the Dash Charge technology from OnePlus so how has MEIZU managed to prevent the components from overheating and eventually frying?