These Chinese smartphone makers really know how to innovate. Gone are the days when you had to plan out your phone charging schedule. Wake up an hour early just to put your phone on charge so that it could last till your shift ended. With Xiaomi’s new charging tech you could just charge whenever you want because Xiaomi’s new HyperCharge can top up your battery in just 8mins.
8 mins, that means charging your phone could just be an afterthought now. Just plug it in for a few minutes before you go out and you’re golden for the day. Xiaomi showcased the new tech by charging their M11 Pro in just over 8mins. The M11 Pro comes with 4,000 mAh battery so those numbers are pretty insane.
Xiaomi says that Hyper Charge can bring its handset from zero to 50 percent in 3minutes and 23 seconds using 200W connection. In a similar 120W wireless showcase, it took just 15 minutes for the handset to get from zero to a full charge. It’s unclear just how this would impact battery life in the long run but I’m sure Xiaomi is doing the necessary testing. The released the demo in a tweet which you can view below.
It would be fun to see these numbers getting even smaller in the future but I guess we’ll hit the limitations of today’s battery tech in the following years. Xiaomi has been constantly innovating in the charging department. They even released a charging method called Mi Air Charge Technology which allowed users to charge remotely from a reasonable distance.
The tech was reported to charge one device several meters away using 5 watts but when closer to the charging area, several devices could charge with each device using 5 watts. This isn’t even the first time Xiaomi has broken charging records. The previous record was 17 minutes for a 4,000 mAh battery. So the new record cut that time in half which is a pretty amazing feat.
It’s unclear when the new Hyper Charge tech will be available for customers. We guess upcoming Xiaomi devices will be supporting it.