Oppo showcases wireless air charging and 125W flash charger at MWC Shanghai 2021

Oppo has given a glimpse at its future offerings at a tech expo in China, including a wireless 'air charger' that will recharge a phone that's anywhere within 10cm of the charging pad.

It's the third Chinese company to tease an ability to charge devices in mid-air this year, following Xiaomi and Motorola.

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Shanghai this week, the technology was showcased in use with the Oppo X 2021 rollable concept phone.

"Our new Wireless Air Charging technology uses magnetic resonance. Charging begins as soon as the device gets within a few inches of the charging mat, and users can even play games while they wirelessly charge," the company says.

It'll charge at up to 7.5W, says Oppo.

Also at MWC Shanghai 2021, Oppo is showing off a 125W flash charger, which the company says can fully charge a 4000mAh phone battery in just 20 minutes.

There's also a new 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charger on display which can get a 4000mAh battery to 100 percent charge in 30 minutes along with a new 50W mini Super VOOC charger, which can be used to power up smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Morgan Halim, Oppo NZ's managing director, said he's excited to see the technologies make it to the New Zealand market.

"The latest innovations showcased at MWCS reiterate Oppo's dedication to finding new ways to make technology as convenient as possible for our customers. As we continue to develop faster charging capabilities, we'll find more ways to improve connectivity," he said.