Xiaomi confirms 120 W charging for the Redmi Note 11 series as a retailer leaks Redmi Watch 2 pricing
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be bringing its 120 W wired charging technology to the Redmi Note 11 series. To date, the company has reserved HyperCharge for flagships, most recently with the 11T and 11T Pro. Its imminent arrival in the Redmi Note 11 series implies that HyperCharge will make its way to other mid-range Xiaomi smartphones too, such as future POCO devices.
Charging a smartphone battery at 120 W generates considerably more heat than charging at lower wattages, but it seems that Xiaomi has taken some precautions to minimise battery-related issues. For one, the company has included a large vapour chamber cooling solution to dissipate excess heat, which sits between the display and the mid-frame.
Additionally, Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi Note 11 series with two batteries, a trick that it employed on other smartphones. Previously, it has explained that the dual battery approach minimises excess heat and capacity degradation over time by reducing the voltage pushed through each battery.
Incidentally, JD.com appears to have revealed the starting price of the Redmi Watch 2, which will also launch on October 28. As the screenshot below shows, the retailer believes that the smartwatch will debut for CNY 399, equivalent to US$62.50 at current exchange rates. By contrast, the Redmi Watch is available for CNY 299 (~US$16).
Unfortunately, it is unclear if Xiaomi will release the Redmi Watch 2 globally. If that is not the case, third-party retailers should eventually stock it, as has happened with the Redmi G (2021).