Deep Dive | Let's talk charging via OnePlus 9 Pro

  1. Kinder L.
    Head of R&D Staff Member Mar 18, 2021

    Kinder L. , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Mar 18, 2021 :
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    Last Wednesday, I wrote to you about some of the innovations we’re bringing to the OnePlus 9 Pro’s display. Today, I want to talk about charging.

    Fast charging has made part of our devices since 2016, when we first introduced it one the OnePlus 3. Through a considerably different approach to charging, Warp Charge technology managed then and now to keep temperatures low even while gaming, with no drop in charging speeds.

    We have continued improving our charging technology over the years. Starting from the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, we adopted the Warp Charge name while offering even faster charging speeds. With the OnePlus 8T, and thanks to a twin-cell battery design, we enabled a full battery charge in 39 minutes, who needs overnight charging?"

    Now, with Warp Charge 50 Wireless and Warp Charge 65T, the OnePlus 9 Series will offer our fastest wired and wireless charging to date.

    Warp Charge 50 Wireless – Better than Most Competitors’ Wired Charging

    With the OnePlus 8 Pro, we introduced our first wireless charging solution – Warp Charge 30 Wireless. Since then, our wired charging solution sped up to a whopping 65W charging rate. With the OnePlus 9 Pro, we’re again narrowing the gap between wired and wireless by greatly increasing the wireless charging speed to 50W, over the OnePlus 8 Pro’s 30W.

    Now, you can charge the OnePlus 9 Pro from 1% to 100% in just 43 minutes
    , making it one of the fastest in the industry globally – and the fastest in North America, a market that is dear to us.

    We applied similar principles to those of our wired fast charge solution. Leveraging the dual-cell configuration, we fill up both batteries at 25W each through the charging coil. We’ve also optimized the entire chain of components, such as coils and charging ICs, and used leading technologies like our charging pump technology.

    How it works
    Charging speed can be improved by either increasing amperage or voltage. With Warp Charge 50 Wireless, we increased the voltage to around 20V 2.5A. The high wattage is transferred into the OnePlus 9 Pro through the coils, after which 20V 2.5A power goes through our proprietary isolated charge pump, which turns 20V 2.5A power into 10V 5A power.

    This power feeds into our new twin-battery system, two battery cells in series together. Each battery gets around 5V 5A, which translates to 25W each, 50W in total.

    Heat management
    Generally speaking, compared with wired charging, wireless charging is less efficient, meaning more heat is produced during the charging process. With wireless charging, higher amperages lead to an increased heat production, so, for Warp Charge 50 Wireless, we chose to use high voltage power instead. We also we came up with several additional innovative designs to reduce heat even further:
    1. The OnePlus 9 Pro's twin battery design adopts our customized new battery cell, which has lower internal resistance, meaning it will produce less heat during charging.
    2. We increase the thickness of the coils inside the phone by 10% compared to the 8 Pro, as resorted to a customized cable to help the heat dissipation.
    3. The OnePlus 9 Pro is designed to have better cooling performance than our previous generation of devices, with a larger vapor chamber, thicker copper foil and graphite that helps keep the phone cooler while gaming as well during fast charging.
    The OnePlus 9 Pro is able to almost double the wireless charging speed while keeping the same level temperature compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro.

    Newly designed wireless charger
    To fully take advantage of Warp Charge 50 Wireless, we also designed a new wireless charger. There were two fundamental pieces of feedback from you that helped shape this new product:
    • The wireless charger is now equipped with two coils – one on the top and one on the bottom – so that you can choose between charging vertically or horizontally, allowing you to charge wirelessly while watching videos.
    • The new charger also uses a detachable cable design so now you can plug in the red cable of our Warp Charge 65 charger – which is still included in the box – or use other third-party USB-PD chargers to achieve up to 50W charging speed.
    Last but not least, our new charger continues to offer bedtime mode. You can enable this mode through settings to schedule around your sleeping hours e.g., from 11 PM to 7 AM, giving you a quieter overall charging experience during sleep.
    Compared with competing products, the wireless charging speed of the OnePlus 9 Pro exceeds the wired fast charging speed of other premium flagship smartphones.

    Warp Charge 65T – Same Wattage but Better Performance

    We’ve also upgraded wired charging on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. We still use the same dual-battery layout present on the OnePlus 8T, with the two internal batteries charging at up to 32.5W, for a combined peak charging of 65W.

    What’s changed with the upgraded battery is that we’ve selected a number of upgraded components, in combination with system optimizations. Compared with the OnePlus 8T’s Warp Charge 65, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro use a brand-new custom battery cell to reduce internal resistance, thereby also reducing battery cell heating during charges. This gives the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro the ability to charge at a higher output for an extended period so the battery can fill up faster.

    While the OnePlus 8T takes 39 minutes to charge from 1% to 100% with Warp Charge 65, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro only take 29 minutes to charge from 1% to 100% with Warp Charge 65T, making it one of the fastest wired charging solutions on the market.

    To know more about our charging technology join us for the OnePlus 9 Series launch event on March 23 at 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM GMT / 3:00 PM CET / 7:30 PM IST at https://www.oneplus.com/launch.

  2. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Mar 18, 2021

    YRJ , Mar 18, 2021 :

  3. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Mar 18, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Love the new technology, still don't understand your obsession with Apple (or any other brand) - yes, I believe we all recognize that "another phone".

    "The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro only take 29 minutes to charge from 1% to 100% with Warp Charge 65T, making it one of the fastest wired charging solutions on the market" is more than enough for people to draw their own conclusions. Stay classy.

  4. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Mar 18, 2021

  5. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Mar 18, 2021

    Tokolozi , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Awesome, Now for somwhere I see it very usefull:

    Will you maybe consider having a Car-holder with this tech built in? Similar to the xioami one:

    This is super convenient cause you can wire the cable in your car out of the way, and when using it for GPS or similar you're sure it always will have some power. In my daily use of a phone, it's the most usefull method for wireless charging.

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  6. Overzee
    The Showcase Reviewer Mar 18, 2021

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  7. McJader
    Lollipop Mar 18, 2021

    McJader , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Dig at Magsafe:p
    @Broskie you happy?;)
    A very good idea
    Damn that's quite an improvemnent.
    This is the Deep Dive that interested me the most, and it is very interesting indeed!

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  8. Ichbinharsh
    Gingerbread Mar 18, 2021

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  9. Liehjan
    Marshmallow Mar 18, 2021

    Liehjan , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Will the 50w wireless charging affect the device temperature compared to old wireless warp charger?

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  10. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Mar 18, 2021

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  11. camohan
    Moderator Moderator Mar 18, 2021

  12. McJader
    Lollipop Mar 18, 2021

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  13. KaranRIyer
    KitKat Mar 18, 2021

    KaranRIyer , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Awsome Thats wonderful to know.. so whats the long term effect on battery performance if the phone is used up for a long period of time??? I like the part where you have enabled user to set his bedtime mode :):)

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  14. AlienEye
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Mar 18, 2021

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  15. KaranRIyer
    KitKat Mar 18, 2021

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  16. Liehjan
    Marshmallow Mar 18, 2021

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  17. PICWIZ
    Cupcake Mar 18, 2021

    PICWIZ , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Goosebumps at the moment when the video shows the strings of other phone 😍😍😍

  18. Young_Blood
    Jelly Bean Mar 18, 2021

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  19. AlienEye
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Mar 18, 2021

    AlienEye , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Because I can rest my phone for half an hour without any problems 😂😂😂
    And also wireless = waste in energy + high heat dissipation + device heating

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  20. camohan
    Moderator Moderator Mar 18, 2021

    camohan , Mar 18, 2021 :
    Its all instant.

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