According to some new information from China, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2020 could arrive with 100W charging, and a 120Hz display. This information comes from a well-known tipster's Weibo account called 'Digital Chat Station' (rough translation).
Do take this info with a grain of salt, though. Redmi's CEO, Lu Weibing, said yesterday that 100W charging is not ready for mass production. He also hinted that it may be ready in the near future, though.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2020 may include 100W charging and launch in Q4
If Xiaomi ends up getting it ready by Q3 or Q4, it could, technically, be included in the next Xiaomi Mi MIX handset. We don't know what the name of that phone will be just yet, and neither does the source.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha was announced at the end of last year, with a wrap-around display aka 360 display. The MI MIX 4 was skipped altogether. It is possible that the next Mi MIX phone will be called the Mi MIX 4, who knows.
In any case, the source did not really reveal anything else about this device. A 120Hz display is expected to be included in the next Mi MIX handset, for sure. 100W charging, well, that's the big question.
Xiaomi's 100W charging is called Super Charge Turbo, and it can recharge a 4,000mAh battery in only 17 minutes. This charging was demoed by Xiaomi's co-founder way back in March last year.
Xiaomi's 100W charging is not yet ready for mass production
So, presuming that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2020 comes with a 4,000mAh battery, or anything close to it, it could be recharged extremely fast. Xiaomi is still facing some obstacles when it comes to mass-producing this tech, though.
Redmi's CEO listed five major issues with that feat, which you can read more about by clicking here. It seems like Xiaomi still did not figure out a way how not to impact battery quality with this charging.
100W charging is extremely fast, but it can damage the battery over time, reducing its capacity faster than you may think. That seems to be the main issue, but not the only one.
Security is also something to think about, and Xiaomi also has to incorporate wireless charging in the whole story, somehow.
The company will almost certainly offer 100W charging, but allow the user not to use it at times, or include a smart charging feature. Such fast charging is really useful, but there's really no need for it if you'll leave your phone to charge overnight either way.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will become official soon, and will offer 65W charging, at least the Mi 10 Pro will. That charging will be extremely fast on its own, so that will also be an interesting announcement.