Chinese tech company, Xiaomi, has announced its 80W wireless charging technology, which according to the company, ‘dwarfs other rivals.’
With that amount of power, the charger will power a battery up to 50% in eight minutes.
And in 19 minutes, a battery can go all the way up to 100%.
Xiaomi is pretty much determined to stay at the top of cutting edge charging technology.
Last year, the OEM announced a 100W wired charger capable of charging a battery full in 17minutes.
Now, it has taken the bar some notches higher.
The company already offers one of the fastest charging phones.
The Mi 10 Ultra charges wirelessly with a 50W capacity that can charge its battery full in only 40 minutes.
Xiaomi holds this record alongside the Oppo Reno Ace and Huawei P40 Pro at 40W, respectively.
Xiaomi and Huawei have been going at each other for a while now.
With fast charging infrequent behind the Chinese borders, these two might be going toe to toe for a long while.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro is more popular in the West, and it comes with an optional 30W wireless charging ability.
Lately, Oppo also announced a 65W charger that can power a 4000mAH battery in only 30 minutes.
For now, it isn’t available on a commercial device.
Apple’s iPhone 12 MagSafe chargers come at only 15W capacity, less than previously mentioned chargers.
Xiaomi’s new charging tech has seen a great upgrade since its 30W wireless charger.
The 30W wireless charger can go to 50% in 25 minutes and 100% in 69 minutes.
While Xiaomi’s new tech is high-speed, it’s still not as fast as Oppo’s device.
Oppo’s 125W charging tech can do more in a shorter time.
The iQOO also comes with a charging speed of 125W. This can take a 4000mAH phone from 0% to 100% all in 15 minutes.
Nonetheless, Xiaomi still proves to harbour more potential.
The industry is quickly tilting towards wireless charging technology.
The technology (wireless tech) is perceived as more suited for the industry’s constant evolution.
It’s simpler and easier than having to plug your device into a charger.
Even though wireless charging is a lot slower and inefficient, Xiamoi’s new upgrade would be solving the problem.
Phones without ports might soon become the standard sooner than we know.
Xiaomi has made no mention of when a smartphone with an 80W wireless charger will debut.
We believe a phone with the new charging tech would be in the works soon.
Here’s a video of the 80W charger juicing up a Mi 10 Pro. The device went to 10% in a minute and 50% in more than 8 minutes.
All in all, it achieved an 80% charge level in well over 14 minutes.