Smartphones with 100W wireless charging could become a reality next year

OnePlus Warp 30 Wireless Charger
OnePlus Warp 30 Wireless Charger (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • A new leak suggests multiple Android OEMs could launch phones with 100W wireless charging support next year.
  • The fastest wireless charging phone currently supports only 50W speeds.
  • OPPO announced its 65W wireless charging tech earlier this year, but it hasn't been used in a commercial device yet.

In August this year, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 10 Ultra, the first world's first phone to support 120W fast wired charging. The phone utilizes Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 tech, which enables the phone's 4500mAh battery to be fully charged in just 23 minutes. According to a new leak, quite a few Android OEMs are now working on 100W wireless charging solutions (via Android Authority).

If leaker Digital Chat Station is to be believed, several smartphone makers are planning to launch new phones with 100W wireless charging next year. Even though the leaker hasn't provided any additional information, it is highly likely that companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, and OPPO will be among the first to roll out phones with 100W wireless charging.

The fastest wireless charging phone currently is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, which supports 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi claims its 50W wireless charging solution allows the phone to be fully charged in just 40 minutes. OPPO's Reno Ace 2 and Huawei P40 Pro Plus, which are more widely available than the Mi 10 Ultra, support 40W wireless charging speeds.

While it remains to be seen if phones with 100W wireless charging will indeed be a thing in 2021, we can expect 100W+ wired fast charging to become more common on Android flagship phones next year.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • I cannot imagine the heat build-up from so much juice. I know many people disagree with me on this but I think the batteries degrade much faster with wireless charging because of the heat. I always use wireless charging but crank it down to the slowest charging as I believe (since I've been testing this on my own devices for the past 4 years) it makes the batteries last longer. Speeds are nice to have and I do up the ante when I need a quick top off but honestly we just need better batteries that last longer.
  • You don't need this fast charging capabilities for the most part...I can just imagine the toll its gonna have against the battery.
  • One nice thing is if you don't use the correct fast charger then it won't work. So, you can just use the "old" chargers and it will be slower. This is assuming it is still using a standard like Qi I guess but I wouldn't buy a phone that uses its own special version of wireless charging.
  • Personally, I charge my phone when I sleep at night so I don't care if it takes 8 hours to charge. I prefer wireless charging but will just stick with my normal Qi charger.