Xiaomi’s research and development efforts to differentiate itself in the smartphone market are continuing apace. This time, the emphasis is on cooling.
On Twitter today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced the new Loop LiquidCool smartphone cooling system.
This liquid-based technology was demonstrated on a special Mi Mix 4 phone, and it is expected to be used in the Xiaomi 12 Ultra model, due out in 2022. The new technology, according to Lei Jun’s post, separates the circulation of hot air and coolant.
The Loop LiquidCool cooling system is distinguished by its unidirectional structure, which prevents heated air from returning. In this way, it is claimed that lower temperatures of up to 5 degrees can be measured in Mi Mix 4-based intensive use tests.
Xiaomi also claims that Loop LiquidCool enables them to make thinner phones, which is a promising sign for the future. Every advancement in phone technology is usually accompanied by much larger batteries and longer battery life than thinner phones.
Today, Xiaomi introduces the next generation of smartphone cooling tech—Loop LiquidCool. This new tech separates hot air and cooling liquid circulations while preventing backwards heat flow. pic.twitter.com/szDRf0O0WZ— leijun (@leijun) November 5, 2021
Xiaomi drew attention with its latest high-speed charging system
Xiaomi’s HyperCharge fast-charging system can charge a 4,000 mAh battery from zero to 100 percent in just 8 minutes using 200W power. According to reports, the completely empty 4,000 mAh battery on the 120W wireless side can be charged to 100% in just 15 minutes.
As previously stated, this system will not be available until 2021. This does not, however, rule out the possibility of commercialization. The company plans to mass-produce at least 200W fast charging via cable by 2022.
As you may be aware, fast charging systems can shorten battery life and harm your health. Xiaomi, on the other hand, claims that 200W is nothing to be concerned about.
Because, according to the company, after 800 charges at 200W, the battery capacity/health remains above 80%. This is allegedly higher than the sector’s average.
This system is expected to debut for the first time in a new Mi Mix model, the Mi Mix 4, which is expected to arrive before the end of 2021.
Aside from that, the company is developing a true wireless charging system. The system is expected to be operational in 2022.