Wireless charging technology is all set to witness a big upgrade in 2020 following Xiaomi’s latest unveiling. Compared to conventional wired chargers today, wireless charging technology is still relatively slow. However, that could change soon with Xiaomi introducing 40W wireless fast charging technology. The announcement was made by Chang Chen, Vice President of Xiaomi, who posted a video showcasing the technology on popular Chinese microblogging website Weibo. Xiaomi is yet to announce the first smartphone to feature this technology. The technology is likely to debut in a flagship device.
Xiaomi used a customised Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G for the demonstration. The 4,000mAh battery on the handset was charged up to 57 percent within 20 minutes using the wireless fast charger. The battery was completely recharged near the 40-minute mark. The prototype charger used for the demonstration featured a vertical air cooler to keep the temperature under control. The new fast xharger aims to replace Xiaomi’s existing 30W Mi Charge Turbo, which is the fastest wireless charger commercially manufactured by the Chinese tech conglomerate.
Xiaomi is among the pioneers of wireless fast charging technology. But the company was recently overshadowed by Vivo’s Apex 2020 concept smartphone. The highlights of Vivo’s prototype is its 60W wireless charger. The Apex 2020 relies entirely on wireless charging and does not feature a socket for wired charging. As of this moment, there is no news on when either Xiaomi or Vivo plan to introduce their wireless fast charging solutions commercially.