Xiaomi unveiled its latest smartphone innovation today – the Mi Charge Turbo technology. It is a wireless charging standard supporting the never seen on a smartphone 30W speed. A 5-layer nanocrystal receiver coil was used with a conversion efficiency of 98 percent, which should help keep temperatures under control too.
Xiaomi claims that this should be enough to charge a flat 4000mAh battery to 50% in just 25 minutes. A full charge with the same battery capacity is achieved in 69 minutes. Comparing it with the previous best seen in Xiaomi Mi 9 which went to 20W, it only charges 30% of its 3300mAh battery in 30 minutes.
Granted, real life charging is always slower than the theoretical maximum as there is always some throttling involved, but the new technology should still offer a significant speed boost.
Xiaomi confirmed that the 30W Mi Charge Turbo will be making its debut on its upcoming Mi 9 Pro 5G flagship, which is coming this month. The company did not clarify if the speedy charger will be included in the retail package or if you will have to purchase it separate as with the Mi 9.
Xiaomi also used the event to announce that it is also developing 40W wireless charging standard and it is already in the testing stages. Previously, Xiaomi teased a 100W wired charger, but we are still far from seeing that in actual product.