Xiaomi has introduced a new battery charging technology called the Super Charge Turbo, which put the current charging solutions to shame. Lin Bin, the co-founder of Xiaomi recently shared a video showing a 100W charger that charges a 4000mAh battery in 17 minutes. As comparison, it may take two hours or more for current chargers to charge a similar battery. The Huawei Mate X has 4500mAh paired with 55W fast charging brick, which can reach 85 percent charge in 30 minutes. Oppo’s has 50W fast charger technology and in 17 minutes, it could only reach 65 percent charge with a 3,700 battery.
Xiaomi lags behind a bit in charging technology and its current fast charging solution is at 45W with USB-C. Its flagship, the Mi 9 is equipped with an 18W charger in its package. Once released, the Super Charge Turbo could be twice as powerful as Oppo’s current solution. The video shows that the power output gradually goes down. Initially, the charger delivers 100W when the battery at 20 percent charge and after 80 percent, the power output is at 55W.
Experts say that for efficiency and safety, the 100W charger will be relatively enormous. Even if the Super Charge Turbo brick is bigger than others, it should be quite useful. Lin Bin didn’t share more details about this technology. However, we could expect that the charger would be included with the next flagship model. It’s a bit farfetched to think that the 100W will be used for a budget or mid-ranger model. Even if we could purchase the charger separately, there’s no guarantee that it will be usable for cheaper devices. With such a large power output, we will see how the charger could manage heat dissipation and safety. A potential candidate for this technology is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, which will be released later this year. The next flagship should be the Xiaomi Mi 10 to be released next year.