While the majority of smartphone batteries don’t last us for more than a day, the upside is that many smartphones these days are starting to incorporate the use of fast charging technology. Qualcomm has its own Quick Charge, OnePlus has its Dash/Warp Charge, and now Xiaomi has recently debuted its own 100W Super Charge Turbo technology that will make the competition feel downright slow by comparison.
This technology was recently shown off by Lu Weibing who is the General Manager of Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand. The video was shared on Weibo (China’s Twitter) where he showed off Xiaomi’s advancements in the fast-charging space. According to Xiaomi, with Super Charge Turbo technology, it will be capable of juicing up a 4,000mAh battery from 0% to 100% in a matter of 17 minutes.
Xiaomi demonstrated its tech against Oppo’s SuperVOOC which only managed to get up to 65% in the same amount of time despite it sporting a smaller battery.
To give you some context, current fast charging systems such as the OnePlus Dash Charge which offers 20W of charging (Warp Charge offers 30W of charging but that’s only for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition), while the Oppo SuperVOOC offers 50W. These are already pretty powerful, not to mention pretty fast, but as we said, they do pale in comparison when compared to Xiaomi’s 100W Super Charge Turbo technology.
Unfortunately, Xiaomi does not mention when we might be able to see this tech find its way into its smartphones, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it were to be included in future handsets such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 that was recently teased.