Realme GT Neo 5 Rumored to Come with 240W Wired Charging
The wireless charging war was stopped dead in its tracks by Chinese regulations imposing a 50W maximum, but there’s no such limit for wired charging, so Chinese smartphone makers continue to amp up (excuse me pun intended) their systems every year.
According to a new rumor from the prolific (and generally reliable) Digital chat stationRealme plans to take over the wired charging crown from Redmi with its GT Neo 5 smartphone soon. 240W. This is undoubtedly a variant of the 240W system that was introduced by Oppo in February, and it will apparently remain exclusive to Realme for a while before trickling down to Oppo and OnePlus handsets.
Realme GT Neo 3 150W
The Realme GT Neo 5 will also be available in a version with a 5,000mAh battery and “only” 150W charging support. Oppo’s demo of the 240W technology showed a 4,500mAh battery going from zero to 100% in 9 minutes, which is probably what you should expect to see in the GT Neo 5 in real life, as the battery is only slightly larger and the tech has had months to mature in the meantime and become even more efficient.
Truth be told, even if it’s 10 minutes, we won’t be disappointed, and neither will you – a full charge in such a short time still seems insane to think about, especially since there are flagships of the current generation of Apple and Google that take nearly two hours to achieve the same thing.
Oppo’s 150W system can last 1,600 charge cycles before the battery drops to 80% of its original capacity. That’s double what you can expect from a normal battery. Interestingly enough, although Realme is tied to Oppo (though still independent in its own right), its 150W technology, as seen in the GT Neo 3, comes with a lower assurance of 1,000 charge cycles before the battery drops to 80% of its original capacity.
This is always commendable, and this difference between the brands is probably also reflected in the prices of their respective devices.
Source (in Chinese) | Going through