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Xiaomi shows off its ultra-fast 200W wired and 120W wireless chargers

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Xiaomi shows off its ultra-fast 200W wired and 120W wireless chargers
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

The fast-charging race is on, and it’s fun to watch manufacturers one-up each other with new battery tech. Today, Xiaomi claimed that it has achieved new speeds in both wired and wireless charging. It said that it has custom-built 200W wired and 120W wireless chargers.

The Chinese manufacturer said that the 200W charger can fully juice up a device with a 4,000 mAh battery in 8 minutes and the 120W wireless charger can do the same task in 15 minutes.

That’s pretty fast. For reference, a OnePlus 9 Pro with a 4,500mAh battery and 65W wired charger juices up fully in 31 minutes; wireless charging takes about 43 minutes.

[Read: What’s GaN? And why’s it the next big thing in charging?]

The company showed off its new tech in a video, which you can watch in the tweet below. It shows that the new wired charger can fill up 50% of the battery in just 3 minutes, and the wireless charger can achieve the same numbers in 7 minutes. Hell, I would like my phone to be charged that fast.

Currently, these are both concept stage chargers, but given how charging tech is moving in the industry, it won’t be surprising to see them in consumer products soon.

Earlier this year, Vivo released the iQoo7 with a 120W charger in the box that can charge the phone from 0% to 100% in just 15 minutes.

When we talk about wireless charging, OnePlus is already shipping a 50W charger compatible with its latest set of phones, and Oppo showed off a 125W charger last year. Exciting times for fast charging ahead!

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