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Xiaomi unveils Mi Charge Turbo: a new 30W wireless charging standard

Xiaomi also claims to have 40W wireless charging in the works. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi also claims to have 40W wireless charging in the works. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has launched its fastest wireless charging standard yet: Mi Charge Turbo, which powers a compatible device at 30 watts (W). The OEM claims that it needs only 25 minutes to charge an empty 4000mAh battery to 50%. Furthermore, the company also stated that it is working on a 40W upgrade for this new standard already.

The electronics OEM Xiaomi held a conference today (September 9, 2019) in China for its latest developments in mobile-device tech. This show was dominated by the launch of Mi Charge Turbo, a new and apparently super-fast wireless charging standard with a rate of 30W. For context, the next fastest form of wireless charging is a 20W modality found in the early-2019 Mi 9 flagship.

Xiaomi claims that Mi Charge Turbo 30W can outstrip this form of wireless charging, as well as the 27W wired standard also found in the Mi 9, while charging a 4000mAh battery from 0% to 100%. Then again, this is a result of internal testing and may not pan out in the real world. On the other hand, it is still an impressive feat for a form of charging that, while fashionable, is still held back by poor speeds and, thus, reduced convenience.

The OEM also announced that Mi Charge Turbo 30W will be first available in the upcoming Mi 9 5G, as well as a range of appropriately powered accessories. It also mentioned that this phone will also be capable of reverse wireless charging as a result. The rate at which this feature will work was not specified, although Xiaomi claims that it can charge an iPhone XS by 30% in 30 minutes. That was not all, though: the company also announced that a 40W version of Mi Charge Turbo is also on the way.

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A graph of Mi Charge Turbo 30W vs. 20W wireless charging and 27W wired charging. (Source: Weibo)
A graph of Mi Charge Turbo 30W vs. 20W wireless charging and 27W wired charging. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09- 9 (Update: 2019-09- 9)