Chinese smartphone maker Redmi, which is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, recently announced that it has developed a new 300W “Immortal Second” charger, which it claims can fully charge a device in just five minutes. The company made the announcement on Weibo, China’s most popular social media platform.
According to Redmi’s translated Weibo post, the new charging technology is named “300W Immortal Second Charger,” which indicates that it could be an alternative charging technology. Fast charging is an extremely popular feature in smartphones these days that allows users to charge their devices much quicker than it would normally take. The Chinese company has not yet confirmed the technical aspects of the charging technology and revealed which devices will be compatible with the new charger, but it is likely that it will be able to charge a wide range of Redmi and Xiaomi devices, and Further information about the charging technology will be revealed in time by the company.
Redmi claims that its new charger is capable of charging a 4000mAh battery to 100 percent in five minutes, and a 5000mAh battery in just ten minutes. The current 67W charger requires around 43 minutes to charge a 4500mAh battery. This improved charger takes about 8 minutes to charge a 4500mAh battery.
It was claimed that the newly confirmed technology would be capable of charging a 4,100mAh battery to 10 percent in 43 seconds, 50 percent in two minutes and 13 seconds, and 100 percent in five minutes. In addition, the company pointed out that this is not a completely new technology, but rather a modified version of the one on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+.
“This is the 300W charging test of the Note 12 Pro+ magic version,” the post reads.
The Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, available only in China, is the company’s fastest-charging smartphone to date. It supports 210W charging and claims to charge the device completely in about 10 minutes.
The announcement of Redmi’s new charger has generated a lot of buzz on social media, with many users expressing their excitement about the prospect of being able to charge their devices in just a few minutes. However, some users have also expressed concerns about the potential impact of such fast charging speeds on the lifespan of their device’s battery.
Fast charging can cause the battery to generate more heat, which can lead to a shorter lifespan for the battery. Redmi has not yet addressed these concerns, but it is likely that the company has taken steps to ensure that its new charger does not cause any damage to users’ devices.
The Realme GT Neo 5 also launched with a 150W fast charging variant with a 5,000mAh battery, which comes with a 20V/8A adapter in the box.