The battery size has become a big selling point for smartphones these days but as you’d probably expect, larger batteries take longer to charge. That’s why companies have been developing fast charging technologies to fill up the batteries quickly. Xiaomi has shown off its new 100W charging technology which can fill up a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes.

Mainstream devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9 can handle up to 15W so Xiaomi’s tech is considerably faster. Others have showcased faster solutions. Oppo’s 50W solution manages to charge a 3,700mAh battery to 65 percent in the same time that it took Xiaomi’s tech to completely fill up a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes.

Xiaomi introduced this new charging technology dubbed Super Charge Turbo in a video posted on Weibo. It uses a 100W adapter to charge the device at blazingly fast speeds. The adapter alone isn’t enough to take advantage of this speed.

You will also require a compatible device that can handle it, otherwise, the device is only going to charge at its maximum supported speed. So if you were to hook up this adapter to a Galaxy S9, the handset would still charge at 15W. We will probably see Xiaomi introduced Super Charge Turbo with one of its upcoming flagship devices.

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