Over the years, we’ve seen how companies have been pushing the envelope in terms of fast charging technology. In fact, earlier this year Xiaomi actually showed off something they were working on in the form of its 200W HyperCharge technology. This helps to charge a phone back to 100% in 8 minutes, which is mighty impressive.
If you were hoping to see that technology become a reality, you might be interested to learn that this could happen in 2022. This is according to a report from MyDrivers who cites “some bloggers” who claim to know about Xiaomi’s plan for this fast charging technology, and how it might arrive on the company’s 2022 flagship phones.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
Xiaomi’s HyperCharge was actually demoed on a modified Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro handset, which means that current devices don’t look like they’ll be compatible with the tech. However, this led to speculation that maybe Xiaomi could actually be introducing the tech to the Mi 11’s successor, which is expected to arrive in 2022 and will most likely be known as the Mi 12.
For those worried about how fast charging could degrade their batteries, Xiaomi had previously claimed that the HyperCharge would degrade a battery’s capacity by 20% after 800 cycles of use, which assuming you charge your phone once a day and assuming it’s not 0-100 each time, means it would take more than 2 years, which we think is a fair trade-off.