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Xiaomi demonstrated the force of their latest fast charging charger, and claims to knock two world records to the ground for both wired and wireless charging speeds. In the demo footage Xiaomi used Mi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery. The company wrote in its Twitter that it’s able to fully recharge the phone in 8 minutes over a 200W wired “HyperCharge” system, or in 15 minutes with 120W wireless charging.

Charging speed is the non-stopping race of Chinese smartphone developers. However the chance that the revealed breakthroughs will be implemented in final products is 50%. The Verge in its original article mentioned the case that happened two years ago, when Xiaomi announced a 100W system that could charge a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, while last year’s Mi 10 Ultra filled up in 23 minutes at 120W — though it did have a bigger 4,500mAh battery.

Oppo is the other company to rule in this game. With its VOOC technology forming the basis of OnePlus’ Dash and Warp fast charging systems. Previous year the company demonstrated a 4,000mAh-in-20-minutes 125W system, though Xiaomi announced their 100W charger almost a year earlier. Oppo’s current flagship Find X3 Pro can only recharge at 65W.

Here is Xiaomi’s footage:

It’s wonderful that companies compete in this charging race, because it leads to innovative breakthroughs. Of course we do believe that Xiaomi can charge a phone in eight minutes. However, it’s also important to notice physical specs of such fast-charge systems. They’d probably be really huge in comparison with a regular charger, also they’ll require proprietary chargers and cables. So as a result in the next few years such chargers will be for home usage and not for emergency situations.

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