Smartphone makers are in a race to see which will deliver the fastest and more impressive charging technology. A couple of years ago it was natural to expect a smartphone to take more than 2 hours to get a full charge, but nowadays this is just a matter of minutes. Modern mid-range smartphones have acceptable or satisfactory charging speeds nowadays, while flagships are going a step beyond. Today, Xiaomi has unveiled its Xiaomi HyperCharge technology that puts it ahead of other companies in the segment. This technology delivers 200W of wired charging and is capable of charging a device from zero to 100 percent within eight minutes.
⚡200W Wired Charging
⚡120W Wireless Charging
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
Xiaomi HyperCharge – 200W wired charging and 120W wireless charging
Xiaomi HyperCharge technology was demoed today using a custom-built Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. The device has a 4,000mAh battery that is claimed to charge within eight minutes using a wired charger. Interestingly, the technology can also wirelessly charge a smartphone at 120W within 15 minutes. The original Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra have 67W wired charging and 67W wireless charging. Xiaomi unveiled an 80W wireless charging solution last year, but no device has support for it just yet. Now, the company has pushed the bar for wired and wireless charging in just a single move.
The custom Mi 11 Pro had its 4,000mAh battery charged from zero to 50 percent in three minutes. That already is a very impressive mark. The company states that it can go from flat to 100 percent in just eight minutes or even less. The Xiaomi HyperCharge can also wirelessly charge a supported smartphone with 120W.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the commercial release on the new charging tech. Last year, Xiaomi unveiled its 120W wired charging solution and a couple of months later revealed the Mi 10 Ultra as the only smartphone offering support for it. Rumors have it that a new Xiaomi smartphone will appear in the second half of the year offering support for this 200W charging speed. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if this is just a rumor or a fact.
Although the technology looks very promising it can be a couple of years away from being commercially available. As we already mentioned, the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro as well as certain devices under Redmi K40 branding can only offer 67W fast-charging. If Xiaomi is not ready to mass-produce smartphones with 120W charging, we don’t think this will be the case for the new 200W charging. At least not now.