Xiaomi has been at the top of its game as far as developing new charging tech is concerned. The company has once again shared a milestone in the smartphone charging space by introducing the fastest 200W wired and 120W wireless charging.
The company calls the new solution HyperCharge, same as what its offshoot Black Shark calls its charging tech. Xiaomi claims its 200W HyperCharge tech can top up a 4,000mAh battery to 100% in just eight minutes. Meanwhile, the new 120W HyperCharge method takes only 15 minutes to fully charge a device.
Xiaomi also posted a video of how HyperCharge works on a custom build of the Mi 11 Pro. Sure enough, the phone reaches 50% capacity in just three minutes, going all the way up to 100% in a few seconds under eight minutes. The video also shows the Mi 11 Pro wirelessly charging at 120W speed, reaching a 10% charge in just a minute and 50% in seven minutes.
There’s no word on when Xiaomi will implement its new 200W wired and 120W wireless HyperCharge tech on actual phones. In theory, such fast charging could produce more heat and lead to faster battery degradation.
Xiaomi’s 120W wired charging left us concerned about high charging temperatures in our testing. We found that it’s best for quick top-ups rather than a full charge. With 200W wired charging, excess heat generation could be an even bigger problem. However, we’ll only know when and if we get to see it in action.