Xiaomi’s new fast charger charges smartphone in 8 minutes

A new charger from Xiaomi makes it possible to fully charge a smartphone in just eight minutes. It concerns the HyperCharge 200W charger.

Charging speed is increasingly becoming the new battleground for smartphone makers. Earlier we saw the OnePlus 9 Pro, whose 4,500 mAh battery can be charged in half an hour. Oppo also released a 125W fast charger last year that can charge a 4,000 mAh battery in twenty minutes.

And now it’s up to Xiaomi, with the HyperCharge 200W charger. According to the Chinese tech giant, it fully charges a flat battery in eight minutes. After three minutes and eighteen seconds you should already be at 50%, and in 44 seconds you are at 10%.

Not ready for the market

It should be noted that these results were obtained with a modified telephone. The technology is therefore not yet ready for use with a standard smartphone, and we also question the (fire) safety of all this. It wouldn’t be the first time ambitious batteries have caused problems.

The 200W charger is also a wired one. At the same time, Xiaomi shows a wireless charger of 120W that can fully charge a battery in 15 minutes. Both speeds would be world records.

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