Months after teasing faster wireless charging solution, Xiaomi’s Vice President Chang Cheng on Monday took to Weibo to showcase the company’s upcoming 40W wireless fast charger. A video that was published along with the post showed a demo of the new wireless charger’s capability on a modified Mi 10 Pro with 4,000mAh battery. It seems wireless charging will be one of the frontiers to make a big leap in 2020 and Xiaomi is aiming to be in the lead, bringing speeds that some makers still can’t do over wired chargers.
The post, however, did not specify the price or when this new charger will be launched in the market. The modified Mi 10 Pro smartphone can be seen resting on a wireless charger. The video then recorded the amount of time it took to fully charge the smartphone. As also highlighted by Cheng in the post, was that the wireless charger managed to top up 57 percent of the 4,000mAh battery in 20 minutes and reached a full charge in nearly 40 minutes. The Chinese tech giant’s Vice President further added that the wireless charger will come with vertical air-cooler to keep its thermals in check.
“We don’t have an availability timeline for commercial release to share as of now,” the company representative added. Last year, Xiaomi unveiled its 30W wireless charging solution during the launch of its second 5G smartphone, Mi 9 Pro 5G. Dubbed as Mi Charge Turbo, the wireless charging solution was said to be capable of charging the Mi 9 pro variant’s 4,000mAh battery from zero to 100 percent in roughly 70 minutes.
Moreover, Xiaomi in February launched the Mi 10 Pro that came with a 4,500mAh battery that supported 50W wired fast charging, 30W wireless fast charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The 50W charging capability was the highest in any Xiaomi phone so far. There is still no word on when the new version will come to the market but it’s safe to assume it will be on a flagship Xiaomi phone.