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Xiaomi’s 200 W smartphone charger operates from 0-100% in 8 minutes

Xiaomi has recently flaunted another excellent grade for cell phone charging: a 200 W charging system. The organization demoed “Xiaomi HyperCharge” in another Twitter video this end of the week, saying that the new tech can rocket a phone from void to full in eight minutes. That is probably up to a trip to the gas station.

These fast charging systems don’t give a continuous charge rate, however Xiaomi was adequately pleasant to hook its new charger to an electricity usage monitor so we can perceive what’s going on. The phone charges to 10 percent in only 44 seconds, at that point rapidly increase to 200 W. The phone accomplishes a 50 percent charge in an absurd three minutes. Then, the phone gradually inclines the power down, dropping to 150 W and hitting 75% charge in five-and-a-half minutes. At last, the system inclines down to 40 W on its way to a full charge at eight minutes.

Behavior like this—delicately finishing off the battery for the last part of the charge cycle—is intended to ensure battery life span, and it is part of the reason there’s no proof that fast charging corrupts your battery more rapidly than regular charging.

Xiaomi isn’t the lone organization pushing for faster charging speeds. Qualcomm declared 100 W charging tech a year ago (however, for reasons unknown, the take-up on this faster has been exceptionally poor), and Oppo is up to 125 W. Xiaomi’s best commercial phones hit 120 W. All of these systems use proprietary chargers at the present time, yet with USB-C recently adding support for 240 W power delivery, perhaps we could all agree on a standard? Please?

Xiaomi’s 200 W charging demo utilized a “custom” Mi 11 Pro. There’s no word on the commercialization of 200 W charging yet, yet Xiaomi’s 120 W charging went to a commercial phone that same year it was demoed.

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