The Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has announced its new Super mCharge fast charging technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. According to the company this is the world’s quickest fast charging solution that can fully charge a phone with a 3000mAh battery from 0 to 100% in just 20 minutes. It can charge up to 30% in 5 minutes, 60% in 10 minutes and 85% in 15 minutes.

"Meizu Super mCharge"

Meizu uses 11V/5A charger that boasts a maximum power of 55W, compared to 18W in Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and 20W in OPPO’s VOOC. The company said that it spent more than a year of R&D to improve the power of Super mCharge to 55W. This is 98% super-high efficiency compared to QC 3.0 and VOOC. It also said that with Super mCharge, battery temperature tops at 39℃ (102.2℉) during charging (when room temperature is 22°C), much lower comparing to Quick Charge 3.0 – the battery temperature is increased to 44℃, resulting in a safer and more reliable charging solution.

"Meizu Super mCharge temperature"

Super mCharge adopts the Charge Pump Principle, applying only 2 groups of conversion circuits to directly output half of the voltage. This increases charging efficiency by 9% to 98%, and ensures stable performance during charging.

For the new charging technology, Meizu has redesigned a new data cable that can carry up to 160W of power, with more than 3 times of safety margin and also developed its own battery for this. Its tests show that its 3000mAh ATL battery retains over 80% capacity after over 800 charge and discharge cycles, giving it a service life of more than two years. It can bear more than 4 times the current of an ordinary battery, which allows it to cope reliably.

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Meizu did not say when we can expect this technology in its smartphones.

Li Tao, Supervisor of Meizu’s R&D team, said:

“Innovation isn’t an easy job, but we believe that success comes from passion. We’ve overcome numerous difficulties and obstacles to create the best technology for all. Super mCharge is not only the fastest charging technology, but the safest one of all.”