Breaking Down The Evolution Of Fast-Charging Technology In Phones

by Business Watch Team

Smartphones have been a part of our lifestyle for several years now. The year 2012 was the time smartphones became very popular as before people were content with the mulika mwizi which at the time served the required needs.

Over the years, the smartphone market has grown one with increasing innovative trends. One of the major evolutions that happened in the smartphone industry is that of the charging technique and speed of charging.

The first smartphones that came to the market had slow charging systems which required lengthy amounts of time to get the device fully charged. The battery capacity on initial smartphones was of low capacity which sent manufacturers to the drawing board to invent ways to improve this.

Initially, smartphone features such as fast charging were only limited to high-end devices, but thanks to increased competition and the offering of new features with every new release, it has become one of the top considerations people look at before making a purchase.

People are increasingly looking for a smartphone that has powerful batteries and charge faster compared to other options in the market. This has led to phone makers embracing the fast-charging solutions that are now taking the market by storm.

The technology has reduced the torturous waiting periods for charging from 3 to 4 hours or nightlong charging culture to a few minutes of charge that lasts you through your busy day. This technology has enabled people to have more time interacting with their phones as opposed to waiting for hours for them to charge.

Studies show that most users charge their phone upon waking up in the morning, with most charging their phone for only half an hour, and around 50 percent responding that they are most likely to only charge for 15 minutes. Since many of the latest smartphones are equipped with a battery of 4000mAh or larger, this poses greater demands on charging technology.

One of the market players that has integrated the fast-charging technology is realme. It has incorporated the fast charging technology in its latest portfolio of phones from realme in Kenya which include realme C12 and realme 7i that added to four other realme smartphones and three AIoT products in Kenya including realme C3, realme C11, realme C15, realme 6, realme Band, Air Neo, and Buds Q have which also feature the same.

One thing that cuts across the realme phones is the massive capacity of their batteries and how fast they charge. The company believes that it is through the redefining of the charging system that it will be able to crack the highly competitive market.

The realme 7i is undoubtedly one of the best realme fast charging supported mobile phones. A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 sits at the core of this phone along with 8 GB of RAM makes it a spectacular masterpiece. The battery is a massive one with a 5000mAh with an 18W fast charge feature. The battery charges faster and lasts longer as compared to other players in the market.

At the same time, realme C3 is easily one of the top realme fast charging supported mobile phones. The performance is handled by a MediaTek Helio 80G SoC, which makes the phone fairly powerful. realme C12 has the same powerful charging features too. The C12 has a fast-charging of 10W.

The best fast-charging phone within the realme is realme 6 that has a fast-charging feature of 30W, and able to charge 100 percent of the phone within 55 minutes. realme C15 has a fast-charging of 18W too.

Fast-charging has numerous advantages. It makes charging more convenient by lessening the time it takes for a battery to get a substantial amount of power needed to operate a mobile device. Besides, some portable battery packs or power banks have fast charging features. These accessories improve further the usability and mobility of mobile devices.

The problem with devices equipped with a higher-than-average battery capacity is that they take longer to charge fully. It would be impractical to wait for them to reach full charge. During time-critical scenarios, users would just unplug them from an outlet and settle for partially charged batteries. However, because fast charging tries to provide as much charge as possible for a shorter period, the technology makes batteries with higher capacities practical.

Another advantage of fast charging technology is that it also includes hardware and software mechanisms for protecting the integrity of the batteries, primarily by protecting against overheating and power surge that could lead to internal circuitry damages and explosions.

To illustrate further, the adaptive charging standard from Samsung fast charge batteries until they reach a certain charge level or percentage. Upon reaching such a percentage, the technology adapts to normal charging mode.

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