Xiaomi shows off phone that can charge to 100% in 8 minutes
Xiaomi’s at it again: The company’s new fast charging technology can get a smartphone from 0 to 100 percent battery in less than 8 minutes.
The 200W wired charging tech, used on a modified Xiaomi MI 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery, gets the phone from 0-10% in just 44 seconds. The phone gets to 50% in 3 minutes, and it’s fully charged in 7:57 minutes.
⚡200W Wired Charging
⚡120W Wireless Charging
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
In a YouTube video (below), Xiaomi also showcased its 120W wireless charging tech, which gets a smartphone with a 4,000mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent battery in 15 minutes. Xiaomi’s been showcasing increasingly faster charging tech year after year. In October last year, the company showed off its 80W wireless charging tech which got a phone from 0 to 100 percent in 19 minutes.
There’s no word on when, exactly, the new tech will make its way into a Xiaomi phone you can actually buy. For reference, the regular Xiaomi Mi 11 has 55 wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
Increasingly faster charging is slowly being implemented in widely available smartphones, but there are limits as to how fast you can charge a battery, as more power means more generated heat and, potentially, quicker battery degradation.