New Consumption Observation|Mobile phone charging time has entered a single-digit era, and fast charging technology has become the focus of a new round of competition|See you on the cover every day

Cover reporter Lei Qiang

In recent years, a batch of newly released Android mobile phones has basically fast charging as standard. Many entry-level thousand-yuan phones already have 65W fast charging, and mid-range models 120W and 150W fast charging have become standard. Efficiency has clearly become one of the phone’s big selling points.

On October 27, the Note 12 series of mobile phones were officially released. In terms of fast charging, consistent with previous market disclosures, the Note12 Discovery Edition will be charged with 210W per second, which can be charged to 100% in 9 minutes. The release of the Note 12 Discovery Edition also marks the official entry into the single-digit era of mobile phone charging.

In order to achieve high-power fast charging, the Note12 Discovery Edition released this time has undergone a systematic upgrade of the entire link from the mobile phone, battery, and charger. In addition, in terms of core configuration, the three models are loaded with the Dimensity 1080 processor. The Note 12 Pro series focuses on the imaging track, using a series of flagship imaging technologies such as a 200-megapixel outsole ultra-clear camera, Sony’s IMX766 outsole camera, a full range of OIS, and Xiaomi imaging brain adjustment. In addition, the entire Note 12 Pro series uses a flexible OLED straight screen and supports 5G+5G dual card dual standby and Wi-Fi 6.

At present, domestic mobile phone manufacturers are gradually focusing on charging power and camera in the innovation of new phones. In terms of cameras, from the earliest single camera, dual camera to today’s multi-camera. The vivo X70 Pro and OPPO Find X3 camera version use a rear four-camera combination; the Honor Magic3 Pro uses a rear ring five-camera.

In terms of charging power, realme launched the world’s first 150W flash charging technology at MWC 2022, which can charge 50% in 5 minutes; in July, the iQOO 10 series was released, and the Pro version was equipped with 200W flash charging, which shortened the charging time to 10 minutes; the Note12 Discovery Edition can be charged to 100% in 9 minutes with a 210W second charge.

According to a report released by Canalys, in the second quarter of 2022, global smartphone shipments will decrease to 287 million units, showing a significant decline; data in the third quarter show that the global smartphone market experienced three consecutive quarters of declines, down 9% year-on-year. . It can be seen from the data that if domestic manufacturers want to break through in the mobile phone market, they should not simply superimpose performance and configuration, but also increase R&D investment and accelerate bottom-level innovation.

Industry insiders said that the iteration speed of domestic mobile phones is very fast. Because the industry is limited by the slow breakthrough of technology and innovation, the products on the market are becoming more and more homogeneous, and various nesting doll-style models emerge one after another. As far as the innovation of fast charging technology is concerned, the advantages of Android mobile phone manufacturers, especially domestic mobile phone manufacturers, are still relatively obvious. However, it should be noted that mobile phone manufacturers cannot blindly pursue fast charging. It is also important to charge safely and not damage the battery. In the fast charging scenario, the user’s mobile phone safety and battery life are guaranteed to the greatest extent possible.