Samsung has adaptive fast charging, OnePlus calls its take on a technology mostly pioneered by Qualcomm Dash Charge, OPPO will be switching from VOOC to Super VOOC before long, some Moto phones are TurboPower-enabled, and MediaTek recently unveiled Pump Express 3.0 for devices packing Helio P20 processors.
They’re more or less the same thing, i.e. pretty great workarounds for the perennial issue of tiny batteries inside way too powerful, slim and lightweight Android handhelds. Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, is predictably looking to join the party soon enough, aiming however to mop the floor with each and every one of its device and SoC-making rivals.
Technically, we don’t know anything about Huawei SuperCharge, other than the Chinese OEM just registered such a trademark in the EU. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect this new brand to the company’s mind-blowing demo of an in-house quick charging solution last fall, and the imminent arrival of a Mate S2, Nexus 7P or Mate 9.
If you had to pick only one, the million-dollar question is which of the aforementioned three would you rather see capable of jumping from 0 to around 50 percent capacity in a record-breaking short 5 minutes? The N7P? Not surprising, but if the Mate S2 is anything like its predecessor, i.e. big, bad and with a 2,700 mAh cell under the hood, it’s definitely the one that needs the SuperCharge most.