Smartphones have brought a brand new world of digital “smartness” into our world. The only downside is their battery life: they rarely last more than a day or two on a single charge. While many smartphones come with impressive specs when it comes to their autonomy, these long hours are calculated in ideal conditions – and their real-life battery capacity is only enough for much less time.
Let’s face it, our newfound digital life comes with increased power consumption. Just take a look at the Betway app, especially during major sporting events like the ongoing European Championship or the upcoming Summer Olympics. Constantly keeping an eye on the news at the Betway Insider, the odds, perhaps watching a match or two through live streaming will drain your phone’s battery pretty fast.
Now, in turn, smartphone maker Xiaomi has a solution to this quick battery drain: quick charging technology that is capable of filling up a battery in around eight minutes.
Fully charging an average smartphone can take a few hours at a time. Many have a habit of leaving their phone on the charger overnight and taking it off the charger in the morning. Over the years, overnight charging has become more and more inconvenient (and it was found that it’s harmful to the battery). Smartphone makers have worked on better batteries – and chargers – improving charging times with every iteration. Today, the average smartphone charger has a power output of 18W that offers a pretty short charging time – phones charge to double-digits in a few tens of minutes and get a full charge in a couple of hours. Ultra-fast chargers come with power outputs of between 65W and 120W that pump the battery of compatible phones full in under an hour. But all these achievements pale in comparison with Xiaomi’s latest innovation: a charging system capable of filling up the battery of a Mi 11 Pro in as little as eight (8) minutes!!!
Xiaomi has showcased its brand new fast-charging technology on a modified Mi 11 Pro handset. Its capabilities are amazing: it was able to charge the phone from zero to 10% in as little as 44 seconds, to 50% in just three minutes, and to 100% in exactly 7 minutes and 57 seconds.
At the same time, Xiaomi showcased its new wireless charging tech as well. The average Qi wireless charger has an output of 15W – Xiaomi’s new charger can do almost 10 times as much. This technology can charge the phone’s 4000mAh battery from zero to 100% in just 15 minutes, much faster than anything currently on the market.
It’s not yet known when the technology – which is still in a prototype phase – will actually become available.