Xiaomi demos 100W charging tech that charges your phone in just 17 minutes

Xiaomi's 100W fast charging tech
Xiaomi's 100W fast charging tech (Image credit: Venkatesh Gorantla on Youtube)

If there's one feature that allowed Xiaomi to rise to prominence over the last three years, it's battery tech. The Chinese brand was one of the first to offer 4000mAh batteries on most of its devices, and while it wasn't the best at fast charging, that's changing in 2019. Xiaomi introduced a 20W wireless charger with the Mi 9 earlier this year, and now the company is showing off an insane 100W wired charger.

In a video shared on Weibo, Xiaomi chairman Lin Bin showed off the 100W charger in action, which was able to top up a 4000mAh battery from flat to 100% in just 17 minutes. That's significantly faster than anything OPPO and Huawei can muster, with both Super VOOC and Huawei SuperCharge taking up over an hour to fully charge a 4000mAh battery.

In fact, the video shows as much, with Xiaomi's tech charging the battery up to 100% in 17 minutes, while OPPO's Super VOOC goes up to 65% on a 3700mAh battery.

As spotted by The Next Web, Xiaomi's charging technology will soon go into mass production, with the Redmi line getting first dibs. There's no timeline for when we'll see a Redmi phone with 100W charging, but Xiaomi doesn't usually wait around to bring its latest tech to the masses.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Okay, that's just too much now.
  • And then goes into thermal runaway and catches fire a couple of hours later. Hopefully we'll get Jerry's take on this at some point soon.
  • What could go wrong? 😏
  • Note 7 part deux!
  • I'd like to see the battery peak temperature during the charge.
  • While the charger uses new tech to achieve this speed, we need to ask what damage it causes to the battery. How much is the battery life shortened be the heat from super fast charging? How much does the battery swell? What's the peak temp? It charges in 10 minutes, but is it cold enough to be usable. I'm ok with batteries taking a bit longer to charge.
  • But will it blow up my #MI6?