On September 15, Xiaomi will hold a presentation on the global market, within the framework of which it will present the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro smartphones. It is already known that the older model will support 120W fast charging. Every time they hear such numbers, users have questions about the safety of fast charging.
So far, the manufacturer does not say how long the HyperCharge technology will take to fully charge the Xiaomi 11T Pro. The flagship Mi 11, which has 55W charging power, charges the battery in 45 minutes, while last year’s Mi 10 Ultra, which also received 120W charging, but only in China, takes only 23 minutes to fully restore the power.
Daniel Desjarlais, Head of International Communications and Global Representative of Xiaomi, assures that charging is safe for the battery. First of all, due to the fact that the battery consists of two parts.
“It’s like having two different refueling inlets in your car and two separate tanks. Now, instead of filling one side at a certain slow rate, you can fill two at the same time.”
You can also count on battery endurance. In general, like smartphones with regular charging.
“This is what we have really checked thoroughly. Typically, at this level of battery power with which we tested it, after 800 charge cycles, you will still have 80 percent performance. That 20 percent might sound like “Wow, I’m losing 20 percent,” but that’s pretty standard for almost all charging technologies. 800 cycles for most people is about two years. So it’s pretty solid.”
By comparison, Apple says its lithium-ion battery will retain “up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 full charge cycles.” But it doesn’t even support such fast charging.
Desyarlet says the testing was extremely rigorous and conducted with third parties, with 34 different battery protection features. “We wanted to make sure we were following all the rules, but also incredibly safe for everyone.”