The Chinese brand has presented a new battery technology more powerful but as compact as its current accumulators.
The smartphone market may have come a long way in recent years, batteries have rarely been the focus of manufacturers’ attention. If the latter were content so far with gaining in size and capacity, Xiaomi could change the situation. Sure Weibo, Chinese social network, the brand announced that it has developed a new high-silicon lithium battery technology. This mix probably does not mean anything to us, but it would specifically allow us to obtain a greater capacity, for a similar volume.
With more silicon than a conventional lithium-ion battery, and a new coating technology that significantly reduces the size of the control circuits, Xiaomi explains being able to increase the battery’s performance by 10%, without increasing its size. 10%, it might not sound like a lot, but it is actually a significant difference in a smartphone’s battery, which could store up to an additional 100 minutes of battery life, Xiaomi promises. For larger capacity batteries, this difference could be even more significant. In the future, the devices of the Chinese manufacturer could thus offer a longer battery life for a similar formatOr, on the contrary, they decide to reduce their total volume without compromising their longevity.
Not on Xiaomi 12
Future Xiaomi 12s are unlikely to benefit from this type of technology, with their launch scheduled for later this year. On the other hand, the next flagships of the brand are likely to be entitled to it. A novelty that could be particularly practical on a day-to-day basis, when we know that our smartphones sometimes have difficulty traveling distances throughout the day.
If it has established itself in the western market as a formidable flagship killer, Xiaomi definitely seems set to move up, no doubt aiming to compete with the giants Apple and Samsung. As for the battery, the manufacturer had already innovated not long ago, envisioning a wireless system capable of remotely recharging an induction-compatible device.