Chinese smartphone maker has is developing a 100W fast-charger that claims to charge a smartphone with a 4,000mAh in as little as 17 minutes.
In a video posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Binshowed off the capabilities of its new fast charger.
The fastest smartphone charger in the market at the moment is Oppo’s 50W Super VOOC, which claims to fully charge a 3,700mAh battery in 35 minutes. It uses two 1700mAh batteries in a bi-cell design. This is equivalent to a single 3400mAh battery, but doubles the charging capacity for a significantly reduced charging time.
Xiaomi has neither offered any further details about the new fast-charging tech nor the names of the Xiaomi smartphones that will take advantage of it. But it is clear from the video that it was done using USB Type-C.
Xiaomi previously launched the Redmi Note 7, and Note 7 Pro in India in February. The two smartphones, although very similar physically, come with key differences. The Note 7 Pro, for instance packs a 48MP camera at its back capable of pixel binning which claims to provide superior low-light photography. You can read more about it here.