Xiaomi has unveiled a new accessory for Android smartphones and it is a 10W universal fast charge wireless charger. The charger is currently available only in China and is priced at 69 Yuan which is Rs.714 in Indian currency. The charger supports the universal Qi wireless charging standard and the company hopes that this 10W wireless charger will be favoured by all the Xiaomi smartphone users.
Based on a report in the Chinese media, this wireless charger can support more than one smartphones compared to the previous wireless chargers by Xiaomi. The page also lists that this fast charge device can charge up these phones: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 without any issues. The charger will also work with Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 adapters.
This latest charger supports a feature called the ‘Foreign metal object detection” which basically hold the key to temperature protection. This feature will work by letting the charger cut off the supply before the metal object on the charger reaches an unreasonable temperature or control the surface temperature of the metal object ‘within a reasonable range’. This will help the smartphones stay safe and avoid the risk of short circuit and over-voltage.
Xiaomi also mentioned that the wireless charger can charge phones that have a protective cover on them, but it needs to be less than 4mm for the charger to work. For now, there is no official statement from the company as to when it will be release this universal wireless charging pad in India.