Over the past few years, we’ve seen quick charging technology come to smartphones from companies like Motorola and Samsung. Even Oppo has introduced its VOOC quick charging technology in smartphones such as the Find 7, N3 and R5. On the Find 7, for instance, the VOOC tech will allow the phone to charge up to 75% in just 30 minutes. But the Chinese OEM may be planning to bring this quick charging technology to more than smartphones, because according to a new report, Oppo is working on a new smartwatch that will charge in only 5 minutes.
The current smartwatches on the market generally have pretty small batteries, only ranging from about 300mAh to 700mAh. With that said, it makes sense that this new watch wouldn’t take too long to charge, especially considering the advancements Oppo has made with its VOOC technology. Android Wear devices have developed somewhat of a negative reputation regarding battery life, with most of them only lasting a day or two. So if this turns out to be an Android Wear watch, we’re sure many users would love to jump on-board.
Other than the battery rumor, details on the smartwatch are pretty scarce. We’re not sure whether this new wearable will run Android Wear or a proprietary operating system. And there’s no mention of a purported release date or any additional features this watch may carry. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what Oppo has in store for us in 2015.
If you’ve been on the fence with wearables due to poor battery life, and if the rumors are true, would this new one make you change your mind? Let us know what you think!