Xiaomi is making its biggest effort yet to bring HyperCharge technology to the global mainstream audience. The upcoming Xiaomi 11T Pro has a 120W charger, which is a massive increase in power over the current global flagship Xiaomi Mi 11, which uses a 55W charger that can reach 100 percent in 45 minutes.
The company has not revealed the estimated charging times for the Xiaomi 11T Pro phone yet. But the Mi 10 Ultra released in China last year also had a 120W charger that charged the battery in just 23 minutes.
Many users fear that these types of fast chargers may have a negative effect on battery longevity, that they may have safety issues, or both.
To assuage concerns, Daniel Degarlais, global head of communications and global spokesperson at Xiaomi, spoke about the company’s fast charging technology efforts and what people outside of China should expect from the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
The official detailed what happens with the technology in the battery itself, and how the company’s thermal monitoring systems work to maintain the optimum charging speed at each point in the cycle.
On the issue of longevity, Degarlais says you can expect stamina in line with other traditional phones.
“We tested this extensively,” he added. For this level of charge the batteries we tested with, after 800 charge cycles, still had 80 percent battery health.
For comparison, Apple tells customers to expect a lithium-ion battery to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 full charge cycles.
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If the Xiaomi test numbers are accurate. A phone like the Xiaomi 11T Pro shouldn’t have an unusually short life. Even if its owner only uses the fast charger.
The ideal is to use the slower charger if you’re charging overnight and to use the fast charger in more urgent situations.
In terms of safety, Dejarlais says the testing was very comprehensive and included third parties. There are 34 different battery protection features built into the device itself.
The company believes that fast charging technology is here to stay, and there is still room for improvement.
And earlier this year. The company demonstrated a prototype of a 200-watt system that would fill a 4,000 mAh battery in 8 minutes.
The international launch event of Xiaomi for the Xiaomi 11T Pro and the rest of the 11T series will be held next week on Wednesday, September 15th.
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