Xiaomi, in recent years, has greatly improved several aspect of its smartphones. The company has significantly raised the bar in terms of its cameras and fast charge capability. Speaking about the latter, it is Oppo who currently leads the market with its 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology. Also Read - OnePlus Z to feature 30W fast charging, reveals TUV Rheinland certification
However, a while ago, Xiaomi confirmed that it was developing a 100W fast charge technology. Now, it looks like this technology could hit the market this year, and it would be on a Black Shark flagship phone. These impressive numbers of fast charging power, which once seemed unthinkable, are getting closer and closer. Also Read - Oppo SuperVOOC 3.0 may sport 80W fast charging; likely coming in 2021
Xiaomi’s 100W fast-charge technology, first in Black Shark
Lenovo has also claimed that its first Lenovo Legion Phone will feature 90W fast charging. This implies that the era of 100W fast charging is just around the corner. According to information recently leaked via Weibo, the upcoming Black Shark flagship phone will break the 100W charging barrier. Also Read - Oppo SuperVOOC 3.0 80W fast charging can charge your phone in 20 mins
Over the past year, Xiaomi and Vivo showcased their own ultra-powerful fast-charging solutions. Xiaomi showed a 100W technology, while Vivo boasted of reaching up to 120W. Earlier this year, Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group China, said that the 100W fast charging technology is still in its early stages. However, he also pointed out that the expected mass production and commercial use of 100W fast charging technology could start soon.
Although fast 100W charging will soon become mainstream in the near future, Lu Weibing says there are some technical difficulties that must be faced. For example, the problem of protection for batteries, chargers, and motherboards. Moreover, the optimal capacity of the smartphone’s battery cycle, which can be decreased in long-term usage.
It is worth noting that in 2019, Lin Bin, Vice President of Xiaomi Group, gave a technical demonstration of the brand’s 100W fast charge. With the aforementioned technology, it could fully charge a 4,000mAh battery capacity phone in just 17 minutes. This is only based on the early stages of initial testing. When the technology finally goes into mass production, the speed could be even faster. At the moment, it is unknown if this expected technology becomes a reality this year.