OPPO VOOC is the company’s proprietary fast charging technology that has been around since 2014. This technology is not available in all OPPO smartphones and just recently made its way to the F series with the first one being the OPPO F9. Most of the other devices that support VOOC charging are its more expensive ones but the company is taking a different route starting with the F9.
Even though VOOC is not available in all its smartphones, OPPO is very proud with the progress it has seen so far and shared on Twitter that so far it has shipped 100 Million VOOC-equipped smartphones. This is a good milestone to hit considering the fact that this technology is not available in all its devices.
Wow! We’ve reached a milestone of 100+ million #VOOC equipped smartphones shipped globally! Thanks to all our fans and partners – we couldn’t have done it without you! 🎉
Let us know which OPPO smartphone you are flash charging below! 👇 pic.twitter.com/z9LzX9UVgm
— OPPO (@oppo) December 1, 2018
What is OPPO VOOC Fast Charging
As I have mentioned above, VOOC is OPPO’s proprietary fast charging technology that the company has been using since 2014. With this technology, the company says its devices can be charged from 0 to 75% in just 30 minutes. VOOC also uses higher levels of current compared to other options such as Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology.
Since VOOC uses higher current than normal USB charging, it requires special cables and wall adapters as it uses 5V and 4A when charging. A normal USB 2.0 Port uses 5V and 0.5A to generate 2.5W (Watt) compared to the 20W of OPPO’s VOOC charging technology. To improve safety when charging, the charging circuit lowers the temperature of the charging adapter.
VOOC Charging in Kenya
At the moment, the cheapest VOOC-equipped device you can get in Kenya is the OPPO F9. The phone is available on Jumia for Ksh 33,750. The F9 has been in the country for a couple of months and offers the latest tech from the company. Below are some key specs of the OPPO F9.
Display Size: 6.3 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels
Processor: Octa Core, Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60
RAM: 6 GB
Storage Space: 64 GB, can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card
GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 16MP + 2 MP Camera at the back with a 25 MP front-facing one
Battery: 3500 mAh non-removable battery