Universal fast charging protocol accepted by Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and VIVO

October 13, 2022

When the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery exploded, all smartphone users thought that charging was not a safe thing. Probably, that’s why Samsung’s current flagship phones still stack at a 45W fast charging rate. At the same time, the world has gone further. We mean smartphones support 165W fast charging. For instance, the Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro.

Moreover, a 200W charging phone will hit the market very soon. They should come our way from Xiaomi, OPPO, and other brands. Thus, all smartphone producers are in fierce competition. Each of them wants to grab more customers by offering better and faster-charging options. But today, we heard amazing news.

Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO each have their own smartphone fast charging technology. But most of them are not universal. We mean they use customized technologies to improve the charging standard. So they have their own requirements for charging heads and power cords.

Xiaomi and other major Chinese brands to accept a new protocol for universal fast charging

A few hours ago, a Chinese leaker said that the UFCS fusion fast charging agreement led by Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO is about to land. For those who are unaware, this protocol is designed to provide fast charging compatibility between different manufacturers. The current general maximum power is 40W, which is incomparable with their respective private quick charging protocols of 100W and above.

However, in the second stage of the UFCS fusion flash charging protocol, the general power can be increased to 65W.

Today, VIVO’s sub-brand iQOO released a new system upgrade. In effect, the iQOO 10 Pro supports the UFCS protocol.

Simply put, UFCS (Universal Fast Charging Specification) is a new generation of converged quick charging standards issued by the Telecom Terminal Industry Association. It supports efficient, rapid charging and mutual integration between adapters and terminals from different brands and manufacturers.

So there is every reason to think that the universally supported charging power will be much higher in the upcoming stages.

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