In today’s phones, battery and fast charging are one of the most high-tech components. Not all phones get them right, but devices like the OnePlus 10T 5G do. We explain.
Battery and charging have gone high-tech in the OnePlus 10T 5G and it is unique.
By India Today Tech: Fast charging, longer and more durable battery life have been around for years, but not all phones do them the right way. First of all, even regular fast charging — anything beyond 20W and 30W that phones like the iPhone and Pixel feature — requires some extra care in and of itself. You see, the more wattage flows through the phone and battery, the more robust the technology has to be. Therefore, now that fast charging has become a buzzword, battery and charging technologies are really cutting edge. But not all phones use them.
That said, it is also true that many companies invest heavily in their phone’s charging and battery features. Especially in their high-end phones. To explain what fast charging is all about, let’s take a look at the OnePlus 10T 5G, which not only has one of the fastest charging mechanisms of any phone, but also comes with some unique charging and battery features that make the most of it. follow practices.
To put in context, OnePlus 10T 5G comes with support for 150W fast charging. So does the OnePlus 10 Pro, but let’s focus on the 10T for this piece. The technology is essentially the same in both phones. OnePlus calls the feature 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition Charging.
However, the questions users may have are: does it work and is it safe? How are the batteries designed? And more importantly, if you have a phone like the OnePlus 10T with 150W fast charging, is it safe to use? We will address all these questions in this section.
Dual-Cell 7C battery
An important part of a robust battery is dual-cell. The OnePlus 10T 5G has a relatively large 4,800mAh Dual-Cell 7C battery, with 7C being the rating, further meaning the battery can take a higher amperage to allow for faster charging speeds.
But technicalities aside, this dual-cell battery has two connected cells instead of a single cell, and this is done so that both cells can charge faster, while optimizing battery usage. This is why OnePlus 10T and OnePlus 10 Pro can handle extremely fast charging speeds without any damage.
In addition, OnePlus has also opted for a multipolar parallel structure process, which in simple English means that the construction of the cells is done in such a way that when the phone is charged, the internal friction caused by the heat generated during charging is reduced.
Intelligent charge management
So we just mentioned the Dual-Cell 7C battery and explained. But how does it charge and is it efficient?
Well, again, in simple terms, the use of dual cells allows the 150W charger to pump power separately at a load of 75W each and the company calls this Intelligent Charging Management. Basically, by sharing the load, the dual-cell battery charges faster without generating much heat and is generally safer. And boy does the OnePlus 10T charge lightning fast! A 0-100 percent only takes about 19 minutes with the 150W SUPERVOOC charger.
Of course, people who charge their phones overnight can also opt for the VFC trickle charging algorithm, a technology that adjusts the current and voltage to around 100 mAh, to improve charging efficiency and extend cell life.
Battery health engine
Okay, we’ve already established that a dual-cell battery is safe and efficient, at least on paper and in terms of technology. But does fast charging really have an after effect on a phone’s battery health? Well, if this question was from about 3 years ago, we would have said yes. However, the technology has evolved and with better optimization and customizations, fast charging isn’t too bad for the phone’s battery.
Again, if we take the OnePlus 10T example, the phone comes with Smart Battery Health Algorithm and Battery Healing Technology. The Smart Battery Health Algorithm keeps track and ensures that the charging current is within the safe range, which helps extend the battery life. While the Battery Healing Technology helps maintain battery capacity by continuously repairing the electrodes during charge cycles, which in turn significantly reduces damage to a battery’s anodes and cathodes.
Combined, both the Smart Battery Health Algorithm and Battery Healing Technology allow the phone’s battery to maintain 80 percent of its capacity even after 1600 charge cycles. And for context, an average of 1,600 charge cycles equals a minimum of four years of use.
The OnePlus 10T features an advanced battery and a 150W fast charging system. However, at the end of the day, despite there being a lot of cool and cutting edge technology underneath, this is the battery charging we are talking about. And whether it’s a battery in the world, it will warm up a bit when you charge it. It’s about how this heat is managed. And this too is something well managed in phones like the OnePlus 10T. For example, this phone has 13 temperature sensors that monitor only the heat around and inside the battery.
These 13 temperature sensors detect the battery temperature of the device at all times, especially when the phone is charging. based on the data coming in through this sensor, the phone’s smart charging system continuously makes small adjustments. Again this goes a long way in ensuring better battery health in the phone.
In other words, what we feel here at India Today Tech is that fast charging is essentially not to be avoided. And it doesn’t have to be harmful to the health of the battery. The key is the underlying technology. In the OnePlus 10T, for example, it’s something that users don’t have to worry about.
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