Mi 1 to Mi 10: A history of Xiaomi charging technology development
The flagship Mi 10 Pro is equipped with a powerful 4500mAh battery, fast wire (50W) and wireless (30W) charging and up to 10W reverse. Today, we offer a glimpse into the past and remember how, over the decades, Xiaomi's flagship charging technology has gained momentum, becoming powerful step by step.
Mi 1 (5W, 2011)
The Mi 1 is the company's debut flagship with a 1930mAh battery and 5W (5V / 1A) battery.
Mi 2 (5W, 2012)
The Mi 2 received a 2000 mAh battery and supported the ability to replace it with a larger 3000 mAh battery. Charging characteristics remained unchanged at the time – 5W (5V / 1A). Even then, most manufacturers paid much attention to the autonomy of their devices. But in the era of variable batteries there were no problems that were not solved by the usual replacement of the battery with a new one.
Mi 3 (10W, 2013)
Exactly this year, Xiaomi has equipped its new flagship Mi 3 with a large non-removable 3050mAh battery. Given that refusing to change the battery can have a profound effect on its battery life and user experience, starting with the Mi 3, the company is officially launching fast charging technologies in its flagships. The Mi 3 supported QC 2.0, the advanced fast charging technology of the time. The smartphone charger provided 10W (5V / 2A) fast charging.
Mi 4 (12W, 2014)
The capacity of the Mi 4 battery has not received significant changes compared to the Mi 3 – it is a stock of 3080 mAh. Starting with the Mi 4, the company is beginning to complete its flagship smartphone with a 12W fast charging adapter (5V / 2A, 9V / 1.2A and 12V / 1A). It is this series of Xiaomi chargers that became the first to receive QC 2.0 certification.
Mi 5 (18W, 2015)
The capacity of the Mi 5 battery was 3000 mAh. The smartphone began to support the latest technology at the time, thanks to QC 3.0. Charging speed was increased by 20% and power was up to 18 watts. It is worth noting that it was with the Mi 5 that the introduction of a new USB Type-C USB Type-C interface into the Xiaomi smartphones began to replace Micro USB.
Mi 6 (18W, 2017)
Mi 6 – 3350mAh battery capacity, USB Type-C interface, QC 3.0, 18W and the introduction of fast charging PD protocol support.
Mi 8 (18W, 2018)
Mi 8 – 3400 mAh, USB Type-C, Fast Charge Upgraded to QC 4+, 18W. It is worth remembering that the Mi MIX 2S, released slightly earlier than the Mi 8, became the first smartphone of the company to start supporting 7.5W wireless charging.
Mi 9 Pro 5G (Wired Charging (40W), Wireless Charging (30W), Reverse Wireless Charging (10W), 2019)
The Mi 9 Pro 5G has become an updated version of the Mi 9, but has received an identical 4,000 mAh battery. With regard to charging technologies, the smartphone supports triple fast charging – wired (40 watts), wireless (30 watts) and reverse wireless at 10 watts. Also, a batch of these smartphones was the first to receive TÜV Rheinland Fast Fast Charge 3.0 certification. The complete 45W power adapter is capable of fast charging the smartphone in just 48 minutes and supports PD protocol, allowing the adapter to charge laptops and other devices that support this protocol.
The world's fastest 30W wireless charging is capable of charging the Mi 9 Pro in 69 minutes. And its speed is almost close to normal wired charging. This innovative technology is based on a wealth of amazing technology from a team of researchers and developers.
Mi 10 Pro (Wired Charging (50W), Wireless Charging (30W), Reverse Wireless Charging (10W), 2020)
The newly released Mi 10 Pro has a built-in 4500mAh battery, supports wired (50W), wireless (30W) and wireless chargeback (10W). The smartphone has been certified by TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast Charge 3.0. Therefore, changes in charging technologies compared to the previous generation received the flagship Mi 10 Pro?
The newest flagship boasts a balanced solution for fast charging and battery capacity, as, the more the charging power, the greater the battery capacity loss during use.
As the power consumption of smartphones with 5G support increases, so should the battery life accordingly be sufficient. The Mi 10 Pro is the most powerful solution that guarantees not only high battery capacity of 4500 mAh, but also high-quality fast charging, the smartphone charges up to 100% in just 45 minutes. The Mi 10 Pro uses the new Mi-FC fast charging technology to dynamically adjust the charging power to maximize 50W fast charging performance and reduce overall charging time.
Looking back, we can see that every year in the field of charging technology, Xiaomi has been steadily moving forward. In 2019, the company's laboratories demonstrated a new 100W charging technology. In the near future, such technologies will bring a lot of innovations and surprises to Mi-fans.