Huawei teases new fast charging tech that can offer 48% charge in 5 minutes

Huawei hopes that this fast charging technology will soon power smartphone, mobile power supplies, computers and electric vehicles.

  • Published: January 19, 2018 9:48 AM IST

In a recently released video, Huawei’s Watt Lab has teased a new fast charging technology that it has been working on. The new technology is claimed to charge a battery from zero percent to 48 percent, in just five minutes. However, like it has been seen in the video, the setup is slightly unconventional.

Instead of the regular process of charging a device, where we just plug the charging cord to the phone, the video from the Watt Lab shows the battery taken out from the device, which is then placed atop a big box featuring a perfect cavity for the battery. Although, we do hope that this was just a concept and the fast charging technology will eventually be integrated into a power adapter.

Huawei also claims that this amount of charge will be enough for a 10-hour talktime. Huawei believes that its new quick charging battery will offer backups in electronic devices such as smartphones, mobile power supplies, computers and electric vehicles.

Here, we would also like to note that, back in 2015, a very similar video was released by Huawei, which showed a 3,000mAh battery charging up to 48 percent in just five minutes. However in this video, that 3,000mAh battery bit seems to be omitted, with rest of the video seeming pretty much the same.

Now, we are just hoping that we see this technology, or at least some form of it at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

  • Published Date: January 19, 2018 9:48 AM IST