125W charging is coming — what do you think about that?

Samsung 45w Fast Charger
Samsung 45w Fast Charger (Image credit: Ara Wagoner / Android Central)

Charging a phone takes less time in 2020 than it ever has before. Samsung offers 25W charging out-of-the-box with an optional way to get 45W speeds, OnePlus's 30W wired and wireless charging is excellent, and so on.

On July 12, the Oppo account on Twitter announced that it's going to unveil its 125W charging solution on July 15. Yep, you read that correctly — 125W charging. It's insane.

This got a lot of our AC forum members to talking, with some of them saying the following:

Not sure how people need that much fast charging. Even 25w will be more than enough for most people. I mean battery life should last all day anyway so is it really needed?


Probably not really *needed* but boy will it be dead handy, the 10 minutes charging is from 0-100% which most people hardly ever do anyway, it will probably mean that most people will be able to charge once or twice a day for a few minutes, no overnight charging needed, it will probably make wireless charging a little redundant too, makes it convenient for the people who swear by keeping their...


It won't be any of the current Li-ion (mainly cobalt for phone/laptop batteries and magnesium for the high drain ones for vaping). There is research on a solid elecrolite and using sodium instead of lithium. With the electrolite being solid then you don't get dendrite growth so can be charged much more rapidly. They are still in the lab though and years away from to-scale testing.


What say you? What do you think about 125W charging?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.