100% battery in 8 minutes; Xiaomi unveils record breaking ‘HyperCharge’ technology

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Chinese multinational electronics company Xiaomi has demonstrated its latest fast charging technology with the claim that it would set new world records for both wired and wireless charging speeds.

The company claims that its new technology fully charges 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.

Chinese smartphone companies have often come up with fast charging technologies, however, it is not sure if these demonstrations will show up in final products.

Two years ago Xiaomi announced a 100W system that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, while last year’s Mi 10 Ultra filled up in 23 minutes at 120W, though it did have a bigger 4,500mAh battery. The Chinese smartphone vendor has not yet revealed when its latest charging technology will be commercially available.

Apart from Xiaomi, brands such as Oppo have also exhibited their fast-charging technologies. Last year it demonstrated a 4,000mAh-in-20-minutes 125W system, though that was more than a year after Xiaomi’s supposedly faster 100W announcement, and the excellent current flagship Find X3 Pro charges at 65W.

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 designs to achieve better efficiency. The design also allows charge pumps to be used to halve the voltage of double cells during discharging.

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