There is that of megapixels, that of hertz and, among others, the fast charge race that smartphone manufacturers maintain. Xiaomi is usually one of the main competitors, both in wired and wireless charging, and today they have announced that with its 200W charge a battery is charged in just 8 minutes.
It is one of the brand’s usual ads in this sense, in which they show their own video in which said charge appears, as well as another new achievement with wireless charging. What they show us is that a modified Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra manages to charge at 200 watts and wirelessly at 120 watts, improving the rate they showed us in their previous video about this.
A full charge in the time it takes to get ready to get out (or maybe less)
Xiaomi achieved a record power with the 120 W of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, something that in fact we did not see in its successor (which was at 67 W). Other manufacturers also showed had reached this standard, although later that Dimon was able to go a little further with 125 W.
Now the brand is once again elbowing its way into watts with 200 W and a charging time of 8 minutes, as they have shown in a video on their Twitter account (which we insert below). A modified Mi 11 Ultra has been used, with a 4,000 mAh battery and those charging standards of 200 W wired and 120 W wirelessly.
On the other hand, Xiaomi’s wireless charging reached 80 W according to its own tests, so a jump could also be expected in wireless charging. In this video, as we said, they have shown it with a Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra whose market model has a 5,000 mAh battery and an originally 67 W wireless fast charge, but in this case they have modified in both directions.
With this, the charging time of 19 minutes that we saw in the 80 W (in a 4,000 mAh battery) is reduced to 15 minutes, with which we see a time about 4 minutes less. Without being a drastic change, these are equally impressive figures (which will be missing from the final products).
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind with these achievements (beyond the fact that they are a reality outside of the brand’s test laboratory) is the health of the battery. In the case of charging at 120 W, the brand explained that it had introduced up to 34 layers of protection to maintain the safety of the charging process and of the battery itself, so that the battery of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra should withstand 800 cycles of Full loading and unloading staying above 90%.
In this case they have not specified anything in this sense for now, so we will see if in the long run these charges with blazing speeds may not predetermine the average life of the battery, a component considered consumable. Especially remembering what we said about the Mi 11 Ultra has not preserved the fast charging of 120 W that we saw in the Mi 10 Ultra.