iQOO introduced 200W fast charging on the iQOO 10 Pro. To recall, the device came equipped with a 4,700mAh battery and carried support for 200W fast charging. The same configuration for the battery and fast charging was seen on the iQOO 11 Pro, which debuted last year in China. Hence, there have been rumors that the iQOO 12 Pro will also arrive with support for 200W fast charging. However, a new Weibo post from reliable tipster Digital Chat Station suggests that it will not support 200W charging.
Qualcomm is expected to announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip later this month. Phones featuring the new flagship chip are expected to debut this month or in November in China. According to DCS, none of the upcoming SD8G3 phones will have fast charging capabilities beyond the 120W mark. The reason behind this is that the 200W charging + 5,000mAh battery combination not only results in increased costs but also causes stability issues.
He added that iQOO will not launch a 200W charging phone, while there won’t be a Realme phone with 240W charging, at least this year. Hence, it appears that neither the iQOO 12 Pro will support 200W rapid charging nor the Realme GT 5 Pro will offer 240W charging.
Now that the iQOO 12 Pro is expected to support 120W fast charging, it is likely to pack a battery of around 5,000mAh. As far as the iQOO 12 is concerned, some reports have claimed that it will offer 100W charging. Hence, there is a possibility that its battery size could be higher than 5,000mAh.
According to reports, iQOO may unveil the iQOO 12 series in early November in China. Parent brand Vivo is expected to launch the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro with the upcoming Dimensity 9300 chip onboard in November in China.