Fast charging has become one of the mainstream features in the smartphone market. There are many manufacturers who have presented their technologies to increase the charging speed of devices and measure themselves in the minutes required to fully replenish the battery life. At the moment, the maximum charging power that can be found in commercial devices is 120W. But this is not the limit. Soon we will see flagships with a 200W fast charge.
Insiders say flagships that will hit the market next year can be charged at 200W. There should be at least two such new products and they will be released by different brands. Who of the companies will go for the record, insiders do not say.
It is not difficult to guess that Xiaomi will become one of the pioneers with 200W, because it already has a corresponding development. Recall that in May of this year, the company announced HyperCharge charging of such power. It was declared that the 4000 mAh battery can be recharged in just 8 minutes. The first owner of a 200W charger may be Xiaomi 12 Ultra or Xiaomi Mix 5.
What other company will present a smartphone with the ability to charge it at 200 W is anyone’s guess. We put on a brand from a large and friendly BBK family. Among the most likely pioneers are iQOO or Realme. They need to grab attention and make themselves known loudly. “Old people” like Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus can afford not to rush to the records.
The head of Redmi: the first 120 watts in the middle segment were not easy
Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro + smartphones last week. The last two models are very similar and differ only in the battery capacity and the power supply unit. One of the main advantages of the Redmi Note 11 Pro +, which the company is actively forcing, is fast charging with a power of 120W.
To those who, for some reason, did not realize the importance of the moment and what the company did, the head of Redmi Liu Weibing recently appealed. He not only reminded about the presence of 120 W charging, but also conveyed the idea that it was not an easy task to bring the idea to life. He named some obstacles that they had to overcome in order to eventually receive the Redmi Note 11 Pro + ultra-fast charging.
One of the factors is that this technology is not cheap at all. To implement it, you need high-quality and expensive components; including the battery itself, a charging adapter, a cable, and a motherboard. As you know, middle-level models are very sensitive to rising costs; and here you need to clearly control costs so that, as a result, the price tag does not leave the limits set for this segment.