Between fast battery charging and wireless charging, which do you prefer? To the Xiaomi, this question no longer makes sense. The company announced on Monday (9) the technology Mi Charge Turbo, which unites the best of both worlds: wireless charging and fast charging of 30 W.
The charger itself acts as a dock or base that, in Xiaomi’s words, needs only 25 minutes to make a 4,000 mAh battery go from 0 to 50% charge. The same battery needs approximately 70 minutes to have a complete recharge (from 0 to 100%).
For wireless chargers, these are quite interesting estimates. To give you an idea, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a battery of 3,300 mAh with wireless recharge at 20 W that took half an hour to make the charge go from 0 to 30% and 105 minutes to go from 0 to 100%, in the tests of GSMArena.
Xiaomi avoided giving details about the technology, but the Wccftech points out that Mi Charge Turbo is 98% efficient in energy conversion thanks to a five-layer receiving coil based on nanocrystals (it was not clear which material).
There’s more: the technology supports 10 W reverse wireless charging. This means that you can use your smartphone to recharge a compatible smartwatch, for example.
The best part is that this is not a technology for the distant future: the first device to feature Mi Charge Turbo technology will be the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, which has no release date yet, but is expected soon (rumors say towards the end of the month).
In addition to the Mi 9 Pro 5G and other Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi Charge Turbo charger will be compatible with devices based on the Qi charging pattern.
For a more distant future, but not much, Xiaomi promises an even faster wireless charger, capable of working with 40 W. The company says that this version of the technology is already in the testing phase. Because of this, there are good chances that it will hit the market as early as 2020.
Xiaomi also announced a 20 W wireless charger that is so bulky that it looks like a book, but that has a technology capable of locating and aligning the coil of the charger with that of the smartphone. Thus, it is possible to start charging as soon as the device is placed on the charger, regardless of its position.
There is still no information about the launch of the 20 W charger, but it is to be expected that it will also be announced alongside the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G.
With information: Gizmochina.