New smartphones from some Chinese brands are less about big numbers and actually better devices. Xiaomi underlines this with its new Redmi smartphone, which is being launched in a virtually unique special edition.
The special feature here is 210 W fast charging. A Pixel 7 charges about ten times as much, which probably comes out to about 23 watts. Thus, the 4,300 mAh battery gets fully charged in about nine minutes. An absolute madness.
Of course, there is the question of how often the battery can withstand this. If consumers actually always charge their device to full power, it will have a brutal effect on the aging process. And why shouldn’t they?
210W fast charging is safe and not bad for the battery
Of course, Xiaomi promises countless safety measures to make it safe for the user to charge with so much power. Also, the battery is overall much smaller than other Redmi Note 12 models (5,000 mAh) and of course split into two again.
In a lengthy statement, Xiaomi said the low-impedance battery can handle up to 300 watts despite the new charging technology. Will not age quickly. Of course we have to believe first.
I’m interested to see what knowledge can be gained in the long run. Since particularly big brands like Apple and Samsung don’t use this kind of technology, I have to admit that I have my doubts about how suitable they are for everyday use.
9 minutes of charging on video
During the presentation, Xiaomi has not yet revealed which of the new Redmi Note 12 models will arrive in Germany or Europe.
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