Xiaomi is doing quite well in the wireless charging field and it has one of the fastest solutions in the industry. The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 50W wireless charging solution which is quite good. However, Xiaomi has no intention of stopping there. According to recent reports, Xiaomi is testing an 80W wireless flash charging solution. The reports also claim that if all goes well, this charging solution will be official in the first half of this year.
There are now speculations that the first 80W wireless flash charging may arrive with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. However, this is most unlikely because the Xiaomi Mi 11 supports 55W wired charging. If the Mi 11 Pro will use 80W wireless flash charging, then the wired charging capacity should also increase to 120W.
As a high version of the Mi 11, we expect the Pro version to improve in some areas. The camera and charging power are two areas that we will most likely see some improvements. The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a brand new custom charge pump. In the past, the conversion efficiency of charge pump chips is about 95% and 96%. This time, the conversion efficiency of the new charge pump is over 98.5%. The charging efficiency is higher and the power loss is lower. This reduces the energy loss during the charging process from the source.
Secondly, the more efficient charge pump can also reduce the heat generated during the charging process. It can also reduce the charging temperature and further extends the duration of high-power charging. This improves the overall charging speed. Now that Xiaomi is about to commercialize 80W wireless flash charging, the charging speed is bound to increase further, which is worth looking forward to.
Real image of Xiaomi foldable phone appears online
Xiaomi is not just working on a wireless charging solution, it is also working on foldable devices. The Chinese subway is a magical and very fishy place for those who want to see unannounced devices. Many future devices were spotted on the subways in Shenzhen and other cities long before their official launch. This time, a potential Xiaomi‘s foldable smartphone was spotted on the subway.
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Previously, Xiaomi demonstrated prototypes, but now we are talking about a finished device that is already being tested in real life. By the way, the device looks like the drawings that we saw in one of the Xiaomi patents.
The photos show a smartphone in the style of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold with a flexible screen that folds inward. You can also notice the settings interface of the MIUI 12 user interface.
Xiaomi has been working on foldable smartphones for years, but a commercial device is likely to be released in 2021. The new photos confirm the reality of the upcoming release.