Chinese phone maker Xiaomi gave us our first look at its 100W Super Charge Turbo fast charging technology last March, showing how it juiced up a 4,000 mAh battery from flat to 100% in 17 minutes.
We are yet to see a smartphone from Xiaomi that supports this tech, and it appears there's still a lot of waiting to be done. Xiaomi VP Lu Weibing took to Weibo to detail the challenges with the super fast charging.
Weibing says there are primarily five technical difficulties that need to be considered. They are:
Weibing doesn't reveal when exactly Xiaomi will launch a smartphone with 100W fast charging, but he went on to say that the tech is in the initial stage of mass production and can be expected in the future.
He further adds that 5G smartphones consume more power than their 4G counterparts which require bigger batteries, and asks users whether they would prefer a 5,000 mAh battery with 30W PD charging or a 4,000 mAh cell with 100W charging.
Source (in Chinese)
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