100% battery in just 8 minutes: Xiaomi showcases 200W ‘HyperCharge’ tech
Xiaomi said the charging technology can power a 4,000mAh battery to full in 15 minutes using a 125W wireless charger.
Xiaomi on Monday demonstrated its latest fast charging technology. The company claims its new technology fully charged a Mi 11 Pro (custom build) with a 4,000mAh battery in just 8 minutes using a 200W wired “HyperCharge”. The company adds the phone can get fully charged in 15 minutes with 120W wireless charging. Xiaomi says the technology has set a new world record for both wired and wireless charging.
According to the demo video, the modified Mi 11 Pro charged 10% in 44 seconds and 50% in 3 minutes through fast wired charging. Similarly, the wireless charging pad powered up the phone to 10% in 1 minute and 50% in 7 minutes. Both charging speeds are significantly faster than the current fast-charging technologies.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
Too good to be true? Check out the timer yourself! #InnovationForEveryone pic.twitter.com/muBTPkRchl
As The Verge points out, charging speeds and capacity are the new areas where Chinese handset companies are competing with each other. Xiaomi has been one of the top players in this regard. Just a couple of years ago, the company showcased a 100W charging technology that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. A 120W charging technology, showcased last year, charged the Mi 10 Ultra with a bigger 4,500mAh battery in 23 minutes.
Apart from Xiaomi, brands such as Oppo have also demonstrated their fast-charging technologies. Last year, the company showcased a 125W charging technology that powered a 4,000mAh battery up to 41% in just 5 minutes.
Unlike Xiaomi, Oppo gave an overview of how its charging technology worked. The company said the tech is based on an upgraded SuperVooc architecture. The flash charge uses a series of bi-cell design to achieve better efficiency. The design also allows charge pumps to be used to halve the voltage of double cells during discharging. You can learn more about Oppo's fast 125W charging technology here.
That said, Xiaomi has not yet revealed when the latest charging technology will be commercially available.