Xiaomi certifies a 5G phone with 66W charging
A new listing on the Chinese regulator 3C's archive shows that Xiaomi has submitted a new device for certification. As with an earlier similar registration, this phone will have 5G. However, this one can also charge at a maximum rate of a whopping 66 watts (W). Judging by its model numbers (M2001J1E/C), it also comes in 2 distinct variants.
This apparently upcoming device, like the Vivo X30 and Realme X50, has dual-band 5G, no less. This may be a more versatile, desirable spec as the new type of connectivity moves into the mainstream in 2020. This may go well with what may be an upcoming upgrade to the OEM's charging standard (which could do with a little bit of a rebrand right now). Currently, its fastest iteration is found in the Mi Mix Alpha, which charges at 40W.
Unfortunately, 3C does not display battery capacity information; therefore, we can't guess at how fast this apparent new power brick could charge the new dual-band 5G phone. As for its identity, there are a number of potential candidates at present: it could be a successor to the Mi Mix 3 5G, the Mi 9 or the Mix Alpha itself. Alternatively, it could be a Redmi K30 or K30 Pro: this Xiaomi sub-brand has announced that these phones are also going to be 5G-capable.