Your next phone could take advantage of 200W charging speeds


It’s no secret that Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus are leading the way when it comes to bringing super-fast charging to your phones. Back in May, Xiaomi revealed its HyperCharge technology, which provides 200W charging speeds. The technology was shown off using a custom Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery and going from 0% to 100% in less than 10 minutes.

Now, we’re seeing reports that Xiaomi could bring the technology to its own smartphones as early as June of 2022. The report names the Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra, which obviously has not been introduced just yet. But it would be the likely name for the Mi 11 Ultra’s successor.

There are some concerns surrounding this charging technology, as Xiaomi detailed the type of battery degradation that we could see. In its Q&A session, Xiaomi claims that your battery would lose about 20% of its capacity over the course of 800 charging cycles. Of course, this means a few years before anything would happen. But what it doesn’t account for is those times where you want to top off your battery before heading out for the night.

Nevertheless, according to the report, Xiaomi has been rigorously testing this 200W charging method. It seems as though HyperCharge has passed all of the testing with flying colors, allowing the company to move forward with its plans to bring this to the masses.

Faster charging technology is great, and being able to go from 0-100% in less than half an hour is one of those things that I don’t want to give up. But at this point, I really wish we could see the battery technology change to allow for larger battery capacities. Of course, there’s physics and science and all, and I’m just a guy who uses phones, but I’m still praying for the day when we can have a flagship phone that will last for more than just a day, without me needing to reach for a charger.


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