Realme will make 240W charging mainstream. The GT Neo 5 is hinted to possess it

We clearly need that much charging speeds. Think of the batteries!

Think about this for a few minutes. A laptop usually has 65W charging, and most computers have a 500W PSU. That’s because it’s needed to run so many high-demanding programs, and components, among other things. Now, if you put said high-power charging, say, even 65W, onto a phone, charging is almost instantaneous.

For phones, 18W is slow, and 30W just doesn’t cut it. Manufacturers tend to keep numbers high up because big numbers attract large audiences. The same goes for camera megapixel counts. Most professional cameras do not go beyond 24MP. There are 50MP DSLRs and mirrorless cameras but they cost a lot. However, 50MP is dirt cheap for smartphones thanks to pixel-binning tech.

Realme is out here taking an overwhelmingly fast 240W charging onto the mainstream. 240W is the highest rating any USB-C port can support currently, and if there’s going to be USB-C version 4, it’s going to get higher.

The charger has a 10V 24A output and a 20V 12A input. It charges via a three-way 100W charging pump. Also, according to Realme, this charger has an efficiency of 98.5%. This means, it can charge your phone efficiently without killing the battery 98.5% of the time. Don’t mind the missing 1.5%, it’s not like your battery is going to explode or anything.

Like most high-rating charging rates, this uses a Gallium Nitride (GaN) adapter with a peak power density of 2.34W/CC, the highest in the smartphone industry. Although, despite the significant increase in Wattage, in contrast to the 150W adapter that Realme used before, this one is only about 5% larger, so it still begs the question on how they managed to achieve such Wattage in a small, cramped space.

If implemented with the Neo 5, the phone will be shipped with a proprietary 12A cable which are manufactured using very thick 21AWG copper wires. So far, the thickest in the industry. Everything about this cable is large, wide, or thick. So we can expect a higher level of durability in comparison with other chargers.

This 240W charger is also backwards compatible with 65W Power Delivery (PD), Quick Charge (QC), and Voltage Open Loop Multi-Step Constant-Current Charging (VOOC) technology. By the way, the latter is just a fancy version of Quick Charge made by BBK Electronics and is further improved with SuperVOOC.

The GT Neo 5 would launch by February, one of the busiest months for smartphones. Among other things, the phone would have a built-in thermometer with 13 different sensors, a PS3 fireproof design and the largest Vapour Cooling Chamber found on any smartphone to date, with a measurement of 6580mm2 graphene heat dissipation material.

Realme mentioned 80% effectiveness with the 240W charger after 1,600 cycles from 0-100%. During a lab test, a test phone was torture tested to 85°C and 85% humidity within 21 days and so far, there’s no safety failure.

Source: GizmoChina