Full charge in 13 minutes? Vivo bets on new tech, 5G smarts

Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 26 2019 03:37 PM | Updated as of Jun 26 2019 05:35 PM

Vivo's booth at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China is shown in this photo taken on June 26, 2019. Handout​

SHANGHAI -- Vivo unveiled Wednesday its new fast charging technology which it said could juice up a standard smartphone battery to 100 percent from 10 percent in 13 minutes alongside a host of 5G applications.

The company is among exhibitors at the Mobile World Congress here where China's tech behemoths showed off their next generation devices, some ahead of their commercial release.

Vivo's Super Flash Charge is rated at 120 watts, triple the capacity of the fastest that is commercially available, 40 watts on the Huawei P30 Pro. The company said it could charge to 50 percent from zero in 5 minutes.

Vivo's Super Fast Charge adds 6 points of charge, or from 22 percent to 26 percent in 20 seconds.

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Alongisde the 5G capable IQOO, Vivo also announced Easy Share, which allows devices to swap files regardless of size or distance as long as there is a 5G connection and Screen Mirroring, which lets a user see the display on another person's screen in real time.

Vivo said this would solve "industrial problems" tied to file swapping and sharing in the age of wireless.

An external hard drive is accessed through a Vivo mobile phone and is shown on a giant TV screen. Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News
An IQOO phone is on display at the Vivo booth in Shanghai, China's Mobile World Congress on June 26, 2019. Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

Vivo unveiled its AR glasses, allowing consumers to project productivity apps such as email right in front of their faces. The glasses can also be used for gaming.

Vivo's AR glasses pair with a smartphone that can function as a track pad. Photo taken June 26, 2019 at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China. Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

The company also offered enterprise solutions such as allowing employees to have two profiles on their phones to separate work from family correspondence.