Xiaomi's new 100W charging tech will fully charge your phone in just 17 minutes


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 40W SuperCharge. The Oppo Find X is compatible with 50W SuperVOOC. And soon, certain Xiaomi smartphones will support an incredible 100W fast charging technology.

Set to be announced tomorrow in China, the new charging tech will be marketed as “Super Charge Turbo” and will subsequently become the world’s fastest flash charging technology. Specific details are yet to be announced, but Xiaomi’s co-founder and President Lin Bin has shared a video of its new technology in action.

As shown in the 40-second clip, the new technology can charge a 4000mAh smartphone battery from 0% to 50% in as little as 7 minutes. Then, leaving the phone on charge for an extra 10 minutes will bring the charge up to 100%, meaning owners could fully charge their devices in just 17 minutes.

To further demonstrate the capabilities of Super Charge Turbo, Xiaomi directly compared it to Oppo’s 50W SuperVOOC in the short video. The latter was charging a smaller 3700mAh battery but was only capable of producing a 65% charge in the 17 minutes it took Xiaomi to fully charge a 4000mAh cell. 

When we’ll see Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo tech inside its smartphones remains a bit of a mystery, but further details will probably be announced tomorrow. A potential candidate for support could be the Mi Mix 4 when it launches later this year. Alternatively, the company could wait for the Xiaomi Mi 10 next year before releasing the tech publicly.

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17 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1020; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I doubt a lithium battery survives 3 months this way

12. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

wrong, given the controller inside modern smartphones analysing battery load, temp, current etc, most modern batteries can be perfectly charged at speed and it will NOT damage the battery beyond its normal wear and tear, which is usually between 18 months to 3 years, naturally during that time there will be degredation of the battery, which is usually around the 500 cycle mark for many batteries when the battery starts to lose its ability to hold charge, usually 10% degredation per x amount of cycles after 500

16. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I see no problem with that, as long as Voltage is kept to the minimum (5-10V). Oppo's 50W charging technology (5V, 10A) keeps battery's temperature nice, cool and stable and that's all that matters. Anyhow, I'm expecting to see either 5V, 20A or 10V, 10A with this new charging technology but only time will tell.

2. morgeus09

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

do you need it? instead of this i prefer a great smartphone with at least 1 one day usage, and before i sleep a will charge it and 1.5-2 hours is enough for me

3. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Agreed. This sounds like too much.

15. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

You can have both. Super fast charging AND an all-day battery.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

My gaming laptop charger is 130W! Either Xiaomi is willing to tear its batteries apart for a quick buck or they're lying.

5. surethom

Posts: 1722; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hopefully that does not mean smaller batteries, because it does not matter how fast you can charge a phone if there is no plug socket near you.

6. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Incredible

7. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Samsung: It's gonna be explosive! You'll never charge your phone faster.lol

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 735; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I'm fine with this as long as it's not detrimental to battery longevity. I mean, who wouldn't be? That being said, this doesn't sound like it would be.

9. sirohunter

Posts: 205; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

3....2...1... boom

10. yobolegend

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

They built with safety in mind as their priorities.

11. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

They should really take their time to thoroughly test the safety of this new tech. I doubt many people need to charge their phone this fast, maybe unless Xiaomi starts producing phones with batteries of over 10000 mAh.

13. CHECHEN

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

It feels like most phone makers are not interested into bringing new technologies into battery dependent...but, instead they are happily ready to inject watt steroids into batteries..shame for them :)

14. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Ok, so 100W is around 8% of my household electricity of 1300W. My pc uses 300W maybe. Aaaand now 100W just to charge a smartphone. Hmm...

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Note 7 all over again. All that is power is going to create some heat. FUEGOOOO!!!!

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