Xiaomi continues to make great strides in battery technology. After pushing the limits for fast charging speeds with its 200W HyperCharge technology, the company is now focusing on accumulating more capacity in the same volume of battery.
Xiaomi announced a new “breakthrough” in its battery technology on its official Weibo account, accumulating 10% more battery life in the same battery size (via Android Police). The Chinese phone maker plans to achieve this capacity storage efficiency by tripling the silicon content of the battery and improving the packaging system.
The result is 100 minutes of extra life on a single charge. With new smartphone features including 5G support and high refresh rate displays now taking a toll on battery life, Xiaomi’s battery upgrade looks interesting.
In addition, the new battery system includes a mechanism that improves safety and battery life. The so-called fuel gauge chip appears to rely on smart algorithms in order to protect the battery from overcharging, although it is not known exactly how this works. It also has a built-in temperature control.
Xiaomi says it will start mass production of the new battery in the second half of next year. This means that the technology is unlikely to be included in the upcoming Xiaomi 12, which is set to launch in late December to challenge the best Android phones.
Therefore, it is safe to assume that Xiaomi’s new innovation will likely appear in a commercial device as early as the end of 2022.