Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones

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Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has showcased the world's fastest wired and wireless smartphone charging.

In a tweet on Monday, the company posted charging times of a customised Xiaomi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery using its HyperCharge 200W wired and 120W wireless charging.

Xiaomi Labs managed to charge the smartphone from 0-100% in just 8 minutes using this wired charging, while the new wireless charging standard took around 15 minutes to reach a full charge.
 

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Don't expect this phone to be a hand down, if charged like this daily that battery will get wrecked.
 

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This hasn't been produced yet.

Would expect it to be 4 smaller batteries together, so shouldn't be that bad for battery life.

Would not use the wireless charging though, at 120W a lot of power is going to go missing to charge the device.
 

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No more charging overnight.
Wake up. Plug in. Take a shower. Take my phone and go.
Pity I’m all in on Apple
I think companies should go back to letting engineers design these things instead of marketing.
AirPower as an example
 

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Xiaomi's 200W charging degrades 20% of battery capacity in 800 cycles

Xiaomi did a Q&A about its recently showcased 200W charging technology and was asked whether the hyper charging is safe for the battery.

Xiaomi's answer details in a number of slides how it manages to dissipate heat during 200W charging and what kind of impact you can expect from the super quick top up. According to their estimates the battery should lose little under 20% of its capacity after 800 cycles, which is over two years if you do a full charge every day. If you go longer between charges it can stretch even more.

Doing quick math for a 5,000mAh (like that of the Mi 11 Ultra) means it will carry 4,000mAh of its original 5,000mAh after 800 cycles.

Xiaomi says the Chinese authority demands at least 60% after just 400 cycles, which Xiaomi greatly exceeds.


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How long does the battery last for if you've come down to this time for charging. If it does this multiple times a day, then 800 charges won't go far.
 

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Report: Xiaomi’s 200W HyperCharge to begin mass production next year

A new report via MyDrivers in China claimed that Xiaomi’s 200W charging technology could debut in consumer devices, with mass-production starting as soon as June of 2022. The report cited “some bloggers” who “broke the news about Xiaomi’s plans for this technology,”

Officially called HyperCharge, the 200W wired charger was demoed earlier this year in May on a customized version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. It was able to recharge the device’s custom-made 4,000 mAh battery from 0 to 100% capacity in just 15 minutes. It was later revealed that 800 charge cycles using this technology would degrade the battery’s recharge health by 20%.

The report specifies that the 200W tech could debut on the highest-tier model of the Xiaomi Mi 11’s successor, dubbed the “Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra.

 

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What are the latest Apple devices?

5w wired and 7.5w wireless still?
Apple has never had great charging speeds, and part of their business model is accessories. Having lots of magsafe charging docks and stuff around the place will help keep you locked in.

Also most users charge overnight, so they'll never notice until they actually swap.

I didn't really notice the difference between 15 and 30W tbh, my usage doesn't handle it correctly.

Also note full wattage is usually if under 50% charge, no damaging effects to battery if done so.

Currently my phone is at 42% and will last till this evening easily, charged the day before yesterday, as long as Apple designs that lasts one day or maybe a while second day and people always charge every night, no one will notice.
 

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Those could be the reasons - but maybe implementing cheaper/older hardware also has something to do with it ?
Cheaper costs / higher revenue ? They're a business with a focus on revenue after all.

When the charging chips drop in price, you'll find Apple implementing I'm sure
 

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All that extra power, their backdoors and embedded spy radio chips will be powered 4eva!
Now that you mention it, that wireless charger I had bought a while back remains on even when my phone is far away ever since I had my vaccine jab
 

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Don't expect this phone to be a hand down, if charged like this daily that battery will get wrecked.
Overnight charging wrecks batteries aye
Im using the 33watt with my Poco to do ~50% in 30minutes,enough for waking up,plugging in and doing the morning ritual

We might start seeing smarter charge capability like some Laptops offer where they'll have a charge-mode to increase lifetimes by capping charging at 50-90%
 

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Overnight charging wrecks batteries aye
Im using the 33watt with my Poco to do ~50% in 30minutes,enough for waking up,plugging in and doing the morning ritual

We might start seeing smarter charge capability like some Laptops offer where they'll have a charge-mode to increase lifetimes by capping charging at 50-90%
I see my samsung tab a7 lite offers fake full charging now, so it stops charging at 85% , but will tell you thats fully charged to save on the battery.
 

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Poor battery
Can't be healthy to the phones battery to boost charge in 8 minutes
How many life cycles are they expecting to get? Better be at least 1000 if you want your phone to last 3 years
 
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