The Charging wars are escalating yet again and Xiaomi is firing with 200W this time around. The brand took to Twitter to show off its latest fast wired and wireless charging developments. The test used a custom-built Mi 11 Pro with a 4,000 mAh battery instead of the 5,000 mAh cell on the regular model charging at 200W with wires and 120W without.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
The results were more than impressive with the wired HyperCharge solution getting the phone to 100% in a mere 8 minutes while the wireless charger only needed 7 more minutes, bringing the total charge time to 15 minutes. Both of these results qualified as new world records.
The 200W HyperCharger needed only 44-seconds to get the battery from 0 to 10%, followed by 50% in three minutes and finally a full 100% charge in just eight minutes. A specialist timing gear on the side showed the actual wattage going into the Mi 11 Pro in real-time. Power fluctuated between 15W and 198W.
On the wireless test, we saw a 10% charge in one minute, followed by a 50% in seven minutes and finally a 100% charge in 15 minutes. As usual, don’t expect to see speeds like this on commercial phones any time soon and it’s worth noting that battery degradation from charging at these surreal speeds will certainly be a big obstacle to overcome.