The 200-watt recharge opens up previously unthinkable scenarios. The novelty is expected for 2022: it is already hypothesized which could be the first product to have it.
In the absence of batteries with a higher energy density, therefore the possibility of containing more energy for the same available space, the smartphone sector has been concentrating for months on developing fast recharges. And if now a recharge between 60 and 70 watts is considered very fast, it could even appear slow in the short term.
That’s what would happen if the 200-watt recharge materialized, and judging by the rumours that have come recently, it’s not that far off when it will be ready for debut. All the clues lead to Xiaomi, which already in recent months has shown that it has the technological capacity to push cable charging up to 200 watts and wireless charging even beyond 100, at 120 watts to be precise. So far, they are just exercises, demonstrations, but to see them being applied to mass devices, a series of not insignificant steps are required, such as safety certifications. Two hundred watts are not low; everything needs to be tested well.
The 200-Watt Charging On Xiaomi Mi Mix 5
However, we are breaking down yet another wall in the shortest possible time, so the game is open on the first smartphone with 200-watt charging. According to whistleblower Digital Chat Station, the components needed to make such a daring charging process become a reality will begin mass production by June 2022.
More or less the same period when the first smartphone with the extraordinary fast charging at 200 watts will also arrive. Another source recently made “names and surnames”: it will be Xiaomi Mi Mix 5 to integrate it first, the series of smartphones in which the most daring innovations of the Chinese manufacturer are usually concentrated.
The very recent Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is the mirror, indeed only the last mirror, of what the company trusts in the innovative spirit of the series. It is the first smartphone from Xiaomi and one of the very few in the world to have brought the camera to its debut. Under the screen (the absolute primacy belongs to ZTE, which recently evolved the concept on Axon 30 ) and integrates fast charging at 120 watts.
The 80 watts that separate the current generation from the goal of 200 watts will be filled by Xiaomi Mi Mix 5, which, according to the same source, will not exceed 50 watts for wireless charging, which is the same power offered today by Mi Mix 4.
Impressive Potential For 200 Watts
And if anyone had any doubts about the usefulness of such a rapid recharge. They would find an answer in the numbers released by Xiaomi at the presentation of HyperCharge technology, from 200 watts. With this power, a fully discharged 4,000mAh battery could reach 50% in just three minutes, while eight would be fully charged.
It opens up some incredible scenarios. After a day of work that has discharged the smartphone, you could, for example, go into the shower with a flat battery to find it at 100% once you leave, ready for an aperitif or a family dinner at a restaurant.