Xiaomi has shown a demonstration of its latest fast charging technology. And with that, it claims to set a new world record for both wired and wireless charging speeds. Using the modified Mi 11 Pro, which has a 4,000mAh battery, Xiaomi says it can fully charge the phone within 8. minutes via 200W wired “HyperCharge” system, or in 15 minutes with 120W wireless charging.
Charging speed is a frequent battlefield for Chinese smartphone companies. They often publish demonstrations of advances that may or may not appear in the final product. For example, two years ago Xiaomi announced a 100W system that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, while last year’s Mi 10 Ultra would. Full in 23 minutes at 120W, albeit with a larger 4,500mAh battery.
Oppo is another leader in this area. With VOOC technology that is the basis of OnePlus’ Dash and Warp fast charging system, last year it showed a 4,000mAh system in 20 minutes at 125W, though it’s more than a year after Xiaomi announced a faster 100W and The great current flagship Find X3 Pro only charges at 65W.
You can see Xiaomi’s latest efforts here:
Progress is always welcomed. And the idea of being able to fully charge a phone in eight minutes is certainly interesting. It’s worth noting, however, that these fast-charging systems often require a proprietary charger and cable. So it’s mostly used at home rather than in emergency situations where it might be most useful. In the end, the ability of any phone to get through the day on its own juice will still be a big factor for a while. one