IQOO 10 Pro to reach 200W charging speeds

The new IQOO 10 Pro has been announced, reportedly able to reach charging speeds of 200W via a wired connection, making the IQOO 10s 120W speed seem paltry by comparison. The charging speed of the Pro is far beyond what most of the laptop market can achieve and allows the device to charge from 0-100% in less than 10 minutes, 9 minutes 47 seconds in chargerlab’s tests. Unsurprisingly, IQOO opted for a GaN charger to achieve this, making the most of GaN’s advantages to squeeze as much power out of their charger as possible. This 200W charger will be included in the box.

The race between some smartphone makers to reach ever higher charger speeds is a major driver for the GaN power adapter market, as the power density required to reach these speeds inside an acceptably sized charger is only achievable by wide-band gap transistors. Whether this race to higher speeds will continue is difficult to predict as there is a risk to the device’s battery, and certain OEMs are eschewing this trend. While it is unlikely that the 10 Pro will be one of the highest volume smartphones of the year, the included GaN chargers in both the 10 & 10 Pro are likely to make a noticeable impact on the GaN power adapter market. SAR Insight & Consulting’s has forecast the market for GaN smartphone chargers in its GaN Power Adapters Report as well as market shares as a part of its wider USB Power & Charging service.

Ross Denyer Market Analyst, Power Technologies

Ross is a market analyst for power technologies at SAR Insight & Consulting. He is tasked with analyzing, comparing, and forecasting new technologies, markets, and products in the industry.

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