A crazy 100W phone charging tech is arriving Monday under anticlimactic name


Just think about these words - Dash, Warp, Vooc - what do they speak to you? Great exotic marketing for the ultrafast phone charging technology of Oppo, OnePlus and the likes, of course. And now, "Mi Charge Turbo." Which ones do you like better?

While not very creative in the naming department, Xiaomi's upcoming fast charging technology is the fastest of them all. Not long ago, the company demonstrated a whopping 100W charger topping off a huge phone battery with blazing speeds. 

That's actually the limit of what the current USB-C Power Delivery standard can offer, and almost double the most powerful phone charging currently on offer - the 55W that Oppo's Find X Lamborghini edition can take.

The "Charge Turbo" may one up it as soon as this coming Monday, as Xiaomi teased it will unveil the technology on September 9, together with the "Xiaomi 5G era," whatever that means.


We will keep our ears to the ground for the grand announcement, and will let you know how fast will the phones on stage charge before they burst into the flames of mobile glory. In the meantime, you can enjoy the "Mi Charge Turbo" prototype showcased in the teaser video above.

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15 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

that's insane .. just bring it

13. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

how many fires are gonna be started from that i wonder

2. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Jokers will still complain about wireless charging.

3. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

The question is how reliable will it be and how will it hit the battery health. I think everybody can make super fast crazy chargers but at the cost of battery health and overheating

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

When Samsung goes into mass production of their new graphene battery tech...then we'll see...

16. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

batteries are smarter then you think, they have regulators built in the the power units to control the flow of current, it is a myth that batteries degrade faster simply by faster charging, older batteries from yesteryear suffered that but not new generations, as long as the battery is regulated and kept below a certain temprature then your device will last just as long as it was designed to under the right conditions, and that is usually a 10% reduction in capacity after approximately 500full recharge cycles, and downwards from there

4. Poptart2828

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Awesome. Can't wait to use it

5. koioz

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

It's a great tech but it is better if OEMs should invest in the development of battery tech. If they can't increase the energy density, they should at least improve the reliability. As of now, chargers are futuristic but batteries are still primivitive.

7. ResoluteCustoms

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2019

It's and incredible speed and a true feat. Xiaomi have worked on this while Samsung procrastinated on increasing their 5 year old charging tech. Only thing is, there's no device out that can use this speed. Xiaomi's wired max is 27w so far and I think it'll be a couple of years til this is on a Mix or Mi phone.

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

My phone supports QC 4.0, but I'm very okay with the bundled 10W charger. The 4000mAh battery charges from 35% - 85% in ~40 minutes. Respectable. Innovation has stalled, so they are pretty much playing the number game to keep buyers interested. 100W? How long do you stay away from electricity? Even with the subpar power supply where I come from, more than 15W is not needed, but I guess, most people want superfast race cars even when they don't need one.

12. SyCo87

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I guarantee you that you most people would appreciate their phones only taking 20 minutes to charge. Just because it's not flashy or fancy doesn't mean it isn't innovative.

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

[EDIT] The day I recorded that speed, I used a 15W charger. My bad.

9. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Hold on PA. Just because they demonstrated 100 watt charging in controlled environment, doesn't mean the same crazy 100 watt will launch commercially as well. I expect it to be anywhere around 50 watt in reality.

11. TBomb

Posts: 1568; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Doesn't the phone negotiate how much power to accept when charging? ie: plugging this into your LG will just charge it at regular speeds?

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