Surprisingly, one of the most innovative events of the day turned out to be the short video released by Infinix, with which the emerging Chinese company exhibited a 180W fast charging technology, reserving more details perhaps for other reveal.
In the course of a brief announcement, the Chinese brand Infinix, of the Transsion Holdings group (which also controls Lava mobile, Tecno Mobile), anticipated a new, impressive “lightning-fast” charging technology.
It was the end of June 2021, when Infinix presented the Concept Phone 2021 to the world, a prototype smartphone, with 88 ° screen curvatures, a coverback in electrochromic iridescent material (useful for signaling various types of notifications, in a not too dissimilar way, in principle, from what the Alcatel A5 LED did in 2017) and, above all, a 4,000 mAh battery, capable of being quickly charged by proceeding to 160 watts: at the time, the goal to be achieved for the Chinese company was that to get a total quick charge in just 10 minutes.
Unfortunately, that concept never made it to the market. However, the company has still invested in its fast charge technology so much that, recently, it also presented the mid-range smartphone Note 12 VIP which, in the energy field, subjects its 4,500 mAh battery to fast charging ( from 0 to full) in 17 minutes, thanks to a power of 120W (as much as Xiaomi’s rival Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G, which – at this power – fully charged its 4,500 mAh battery, but in less time , i.e. in 15 minutes).
Picking up where it left off last year, Infinix has however presented in the past few hours, through the personal Facebook profile of its CEO, Benjamin Jiang, how much it has been able to break its records and limits in the last 365 days, thanks to the unprecedented technology “Thunder Charge”, capable of charging a smartphone at 180W: at the moment, it is not clear what its operating speed is in proceeding from 0 to 100% on a given energy unit but, during the published clip, lasting just 10 seconds, the reload counter has increased by almost 1 percentage point.
Another element that has remained unsolved is whether the Chinese company intends to implement such charging power in its devices, or if it will simply use what it has learned technically to raise the already considerable bar of its currently marketed fast charge a little further.