Many mobile phones now support rapid charging features on both wired and wireless connections, but Chinese firm Xiaomi has stepped up to the plate to bat with its latest demo – and has claimed new world records for both charging types.
According to the brand – which launched tests using a tweaked Mi 11 Pro smartphone with a 4,000mAh battery – the company claims that it can fully charge the handset in 8 minutes using a 200W HyperCharge wired connection or in just 15 minutes with a 120W wireless charging setup.
It’s worthwhile to note that while Xiaomi didn’t disclose as much, fast wireless charging technology typically relies on a brand-backed wall charger and cable – meaning that the HyperCharge system may remain proprietary to certain Xiaomi models in the future rather than serve as a global standard or feature.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge
Xiaomi’s boasts follow on from another Chinese brand – Oppo – which claimed a full charge of a 4,000mAh battery in just 20 minutes using a 125 charging system last year.
With Apple’s recent move to sell iPhones without a wall charger in the box – and with many other brands subsequently jumping on the bandwagon – it’s likely we may see fast charging as a premium addition to our handsets in the near future.
At the moment, Xiaomi’s HyperCharge isn’t publicly slated to arrive on any forthcoming handset – so it remains to be seen when (or if) consumers will be able to use the feature out in the wild.
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