WATCH: Xiaomi can now fully charge a phone in as quick as 8 minutes


Xiaomi is significantly upping the game on mobile charging with its new fast charging tech that can power up a phone in as quick as eight minutes. Called the HyperCharge system, it claims the new world record for both wired and wireless charging speeds, according to the Beijing-based company.

Xiaomi uploaded a demo on Twitter today, May 31, where the HyperCharge was tested on a modified Mi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery. The system uses 200W for wired charging, which can load up the phone by 10 percent in 44 seconds and as much as 100 percent in eight minutes. Wireless charging, on the other hand, requires a power of 120W to fully charge the device in 15 minutes.

Watch the demo here:

As The Verge reports, many Chinese smartphone companies have been making quite a competition of their devices’ charging speeds. However, the demonstrations would hardly end up as an actual product.

In 2019, Xiaomi announced a 100W system that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes. In August 2020, it launched the Mi 10 Ultra with a 4,500mAh battery that could fill up in 23 minutes at 120W.

Another contender is OPPO, with its VOOC fast charging technology. Last year, the Guangdong-based company demoed a 125W tech that can charge a phone in 20 minutes, yet its flagship Find X3 Pro only charges at 65W.

Still, with the way technology has always been evolving, it’s not impossible for these tech giants to take us unaware of their promised advancements any time soon.


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