Xiaomi appears to be on a mission to test the limits of fast charging technology for phones. The company previously unveiled support for 120W fast charging with its latest flagship, the Mi 10 Ultra. And now, the latest reports from China suggest the phone maker may be on the verge of going big with its next flagship, which would get support for wired charging speeds above 200W.
A well-known whistleblower on Weibo, Digital Chat Station, said that Xiaomi plans to launch its first devices with 200W + of charging in 2021. Although it does not share any other information on the charging technology and how it will bring the charging time on the phone towards the low, the new technology is expected to significantly reduce phone charging times.
If the Mi 10 Ultra’s 120W fast charging solution is anything to rely on, then we might be looking at a charging standard that could fill your 4500mAh battery phone to the brim in under 15 minutes since Mi 10 Ultra takes about 23 minutes to fully charge.
Although there is a slight hitch here. While the convenience of a 200W + charging stand would be greatly appreciated, it would also bring with it a number of problems. The biggest is the impact on battery life. As we know, charging a phone at such fast speeds quickly degrades the health of the phone’s battery.
Therefore, support for this new standard of charging speed could be a real problem for the battery longevity of the phone it is used with. But our guess is that if Xiaomi has embarked on a mission to bring over 200W of charging to consumer-grade phones, it will also find a workaround for battery health before releasing this feature on its flagship phones.
Interestingly, there is some news on the phone that this new technology may be seeing for the first time. According to rumors, the company could show this technology on a new foldable smartphone that the company plans to launch next year. This will be a foldable screen phone with a selfie camera under the display as well. Recent leaks have also claimed that this foldable phone will come with a 108 megapixel main camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
The super fast charging standard could be launched with a new foldable Xiaomi phone in the next year.
- Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a new 200W + fast charging phone.
- Your phone may have a foldable display.
- The new charging technology could charge a 4500mAh battery in 15 minutes.