Redmi K50 flagship to support 120W fast charging

Redmi K50 series

In the past two years, Xiaomi’s exploration of fast charging technology has been very radical. It not only launched the first 120W wired fast charging technology but also took the lead in realizing 100W wireless charging power. Although limited by the impact of the new wireless charging policy, it cannot open up power above 50W for wireless charging. Nevertheless, the company still has the highest wireless charging power in the industry. While continuing to explore new technologies, Xiaomi is also further downgrading high-power fast charging to lower-priced models. For example, Redmi has now uses 67W fast charging, allowing more users to enjoy a high-power charging experience. Nevertheless, it appears that Redmi will not stop at 67W fast charging. Recent reports on the Redmi K50 series claim that it will use a higher charging power.

Redmi K50 series

According to @DCS, Redmi will launch a global model with a 120W fast charge next year. Looking at the Redmi series and its smartphones, the Redmi K50 series is the most likely smartphone to have this feature. There have been several reports regarding the Redmi K50 charging power. While some say it will use a 67W fast charging, others say 100W.

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Xiaomi will move to 150W fast charging

In addition, there are speculations that after the 120W super-fast charging, Xiaomi will further explore more powerful fast charging. The charging power (wired) is expected to hit the 150W mark. As of now, we do not have information on the first smartphone to use this charging capacity. Nevertheless, the upcoming flagship is the Xiaomi Mi 12 series. Thus, one of the models may use this technology.

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Recall that back in May, Xiaomi modified a version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 series (Mi 11 Pro) and it broke two world records for fast charging in one fell swoop. Among them, the wired charging power reached 200W, and it only takes 8 minutes to charge 100%. This brings the wired charging timing into the 10-minute era for the first time. At the same time, it also achieves 120W ultra-fast wireless flash charging, which can charge 100% in 15 minutes. This is currently the highest wireless charging capacity in the industry but Xiaomi can not commercialize it for obvious reasons.

We all know about the new wireless charging regulations in China. According to the regulation, there is no significant assurance of safety with wireless charging capacity above 50W. After a lengthy deliberation, considering human safety, wireless charging capacity can not go above 50W in China. In fact, Xiaomi can not even produce the technology in China. Nevertheless, there is no such law outside China. Perhaps, manufacturers outside China are not at that level yet thus it’s irrelevant to put a law that stops manufacturers from doing what they have not done.

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