When it comes to phone specs, nothing makes headlines like loading speed. For Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei, and Oppo, load times are big business and over the years we’ve seen impressive claims and fully charged muscles. Recently, Xiaomi has taken the battle to the next level, showcasing impressive charging capabilities that take 0-100% charging time of 8 minutes via a wired 200W HyperCharge system.
Xiaomi used a specially modified Mi 11 Pro and a 4,000mAh battery for this. Note that this applies to a wired charging system. In the same test, Xiaomi was able to fully charge a phone with a 120W wireless charging setup in 15 minutes.
Fast load times are one of the impressive features of the Xiaomi models, but the company is no stranger to bold claims that have not yet penetrated consumer phones. Two years ago, the brand teased a high-speed 100W system that could fully charge 4,000 mAh in just 17 minutes, but a year later, the Mi 10 Ultra could only charge over a 120W system in 23 minutes – admittedly That did it feature a larger 4,500 mAh battery.
To put these earlier claims into perspective, Oppo successfully demonstrated a 20-minute charge time on a 4,000 mAh battery with a 125W wired charger last year. The brand’s Find X3 Pro also offers a charging time of 10 minutes to 40% at just 65 W.
But before we all get too excited, it should be remembered that these results were obtained in laboratory conditions with modified hardware and the charging method can be quite damaging to the battery as well. Don’t expect these specifications for a production model just yet. But it gives us an exciting look into the future.
Even so, the potential load speeds of many existing devices are already incredibly fast, but those warp speed load times depend almost entirely on proprietary charging systems that most users won’t carry around with them on the go. Breakneck chargers are certainly on the way, but for now, stay at home – where fast charging isn’t a particularly high priority.
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