You thought the realme GT NEO 3 already charges blazing fast at 150 watts? Yes, it does. But the iQOO 10 Pro, which Vivo just introduced, charges even faster. Thanks to 200-watt ultra-fast charging, the battery is supposed to be fully charged in just 10 minutes.
Vivo introduces the iQOO 10 Pro
In the announcement of the iQOO 10 Pro, Vivo focuses almost entirely on the new battery charging technology, but it also sounds really impressive. As the world’s first smartphone, the device, which is probably once again only intended for the Asian APAC market, can be charged quickly with a maximum of 200 watts.
This results in a charging time from 1 percent to full 100 percent in only about 10 minutes. At least in the manufacturer’s test lab under ideal conditions. “The test environment included both room temperature and a temperature of 25℃ ± 1℃,” writes the manufacturer.
In this context, the fast charging technology should lead to a change in thinking when charging. Instead of charging the smartphone overnight, it could thus now be fully charged during a short shower or meal break. In 2020, the first 120-watt ultra-fast charger was launched with the Iqoo 5 Pro.
The comparison to realme is no coincidence, since both realme and Vivo belong to the Chinese BBK Electronics Group, along with Oppo and OnePlus. The Chinese brand iQOO has only existed as a subsidiary of Vivo since 2019.
Innovations in charging technology
However, the iQOO 10 Pro is not only supposed to charge extremely quickly, but also particularly safely. According to the manufacturer, a whole ten innovations have been incorporated. These include a new ultra-thin pole plate battery, a new battery electrolyte, a three-way charge pump charge chip, a new battery separator and a new stacking scheme. Protection elements include the new thermally conductive gel, a new protection circuit, and an in-house developed battery condition algorithm.
Together, these are designed to ensure a consistent capacity of over 80 percent even after 1,600 charge cycles. So that’s the equivalent of just under four and a half years if you charge your smartphone once a day.
“Combined with the new miniature charger and 1.5-meter charging cable, the iQOO 10 Pro even exceeds the automotive industry’s stringent standards for battery performance,” the manufacturer writes.
What else can the iQOO 10 Pro do?
Automotive is a good keyword, because the iQOO 10 Pro was apparently developed together with the BMW M Motorsport division and comes up visually with the typical blue-black-red stripes of the manufacturer. Even if only in reverse.
Vivo is very sparing with the technical details. Probably also because the smartphone will not be available in the foreseeable future and will not be offered outside of Asia anyway.
At least they reveal that the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 will be working inside, along with Vivo’s own V1+ imaging chip. A 2K display including HDR10+ is also promised, “as well as a gimbal-stabilized camera system”.
Vivo recently launched its camera flagship X80 Pro for the first time in this country. It relies on a quad-camera setup that was developed together with Zeiss. It also uses the Vivo V1+ co-processor for image processing. It also charges relatively quickly with a maximum of 80 watts.
The 50-megapixel main camera of the X80 Pro uses the Samsung Isocell GNV, a modified version of the GN1 in a 1/1.31-inch format. The aperture of f/1.6 is also very fast.
The V80 Pro should be available nationwide from July 2022, but it is currently still hard to get hold of and has only moved into a few households so far. This could probably also be due to the high price of 1,299 Euros, especially since some users report overheating problems and a buggy software.