An incredible new concept phone from Xiaomi can juice itself up from empty to full in only eight minutes, setting a new world record in the process.
If you’ve ever forgotten to charge you phone overnight, and only began to realise this fact as you’re leaving the house, then this news is for you. Xiaomi has just created a new concept phone that can charge completely in just 8 minutes, a feat that reportedly set a new world record in the process.
The custom-built phone boasts a healthy 4000mAh battery capacity, and is capable of wired and wireless charging. The 120W wireless charging saw it replenish its battery in 15 minutes, a world record in itself, but it’s the scorching 200W fast-charging that captured the headlines, topping up the battery from zero in just eight minutes and truly earning its epithet ‘HyperCharge’.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
Too good to be true? Check out the timer yourself! #InnovationForEveryone pic.twitter.com/muBTPkRchl
Just in case you didn’t believe this incredible performance could be real, Xiaomi posted a video of the feat on its official Twitter account, with the charging cable connected and a stopwatch starting simultaneously – as the device seems to reach 100% just four seconds short of the full eight minutes.
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While we’re stunned at such blistering speeds, we’re not surprised that Xiaomi is the brand that delivered such potentially game-changing technology. The Xiaomi Mi 11 also boasted excellent fast-charging capabilities, even though its 43-minute top-up time now seems somewhat tardy by comparison.
The phone depicted in the video is described as a ‘Xiaomi 11 Pro custom build’, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see this exact model on the shop shelves in the coming months, but the technology will probably be implemented in Xiaomi’s smartphone series at some time in the future, once any potential flaws have been ironed out and it’s ready for commercial use. In the meantime you’ll just have to wait, like you still have to do while your phone is charging.