Xiaomi’s 200W HyperCharge Tech Can Charge a Phone in Just 8 Minutes

Xiaomi has demoed the world’s fastest wired and wireless charging solutions for smartphones. While we have seen 100W fast wired charging solutions from some Chinese OEMs, Xiaomi is taking things up a notch.

The company has demoed a 200W fast wired charging solution and a 120W wireless charging technology for smartphones.

Xiaomi’s HyperCharge Tech Sets a New World Record

Xiaomi demoed its 200W HyperCharge technology on a modified Mi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery. The phone charged from 0-100 percent in less than 8 minutes, while a 50 percent charge took just 3 minutes.

As for its 120W wireless charging technology, it charged the modified Mi 11 Pro to 10 percent in just one minute, while a 50 percent charge took 7 minutes. For a full charge, the phone took just 15 minutes.

Xiaomi claims its latest HyperCharge technology has set a new world record for charging speeds, both wired and wirelessly.

Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge

Too good to be true? Check out the timer yourself! #InnovationForEveryone pic.twitter.com/muBTPkRchl
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021

Xiaomi’s announcement does miss out on some important details, though. Charging a battery so rapidly is bound to reduce its lifespan, which Xiaomi has not detailed in its announcement. This is also why we have not seen 100W wired charging solutions go mainstream despite Chinese smartphone OEMs demoing them for well over a year now.

Such fast charging solutions are generally proprietary in nature. This means you will need to use a specific charger and USB-C cable to attain such fast charging speeds.

The company also does not mention if its latest HyperCharge technology will make its way to consumer devices anytime soon or not. Given that Xiaomi’s previous 100W fast-charging solution never exactly went mainstream, it is safe to say that its 200W HyperCharge technology will continue to remain just a tech demo for the foreseeable future.

Related: OPPO Shows Off Wireless Air Charging Straight Out of the Future

Xiaomi Previously Demoed an 80W Wireless Charging Tech

This is not the first time Xiaomi has demoed such a fast wired or wireless charging technology. A couple of years ago, Xiaomi announced a 100W fast charging tech that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. Then last year, the company announced an 80W wireless charging technology that wirelessly charged a modified Mi 10 Ultra with a 4,000mAh battery in just 19 minutes.

To its credit, Xiaomi did launch the Mi 10 Ultra in China last year with a rated wired charging speed of 120W. Tests, however, revealed that the phone never charged at full 120W speeds, though it still took just 21 minutes to fully charge its 4,000mAh battery.

OPPO and Realme have also shown fast charging wired and wireless charging solutions, with up to 120W charging speeds. However, none of the companies have debuted the technology in a consumer product yet.

Source: https://www.makeuseof.com/xiaomi-200w-hypercharge-tech/

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