Xiaomi yesterday announced a new breakthrough in battery tech which shrinks its size by up to 10%, this allows for denser batteries under the same volume and it effectively increases battery life by 100 minutes.
The new-gen battery technology utilizes “battery-level high-silicon lithium supplement technology” for the first time, using which the silicon content is increased by up to 3 times.
A lot of the reduction in space has to do with how the PCM (protection circuit module/board) is aligned.
Xiaomi claims that the PCM no longer lies flat. Rather, it is at an angle of 90-degree to the battery cell which saves quite some space.
In addition to that, the battery is also equipped with a special ‘fuel gauge’ chip. It makes use of self-developed algorithms and analyses underlying data to offer enhanced safety.
For all of you out there who prefer to put your phone for charging at night and sleep, there is a piece of good news as now night-time charging behavior can also be monitored to avoid a long-term full charge state.
This essentially slows down battery aging. Not only that, the battery can even detect high-temperature seasons and adjust its temperature accordingly.
Mass production of the battery will commence in the second half of next year, which could mean that we will get to see Xiaomi phones released with this tech towards the end of 2022.
Earlier, an industry insider had revealed that Xiaomi is currently testing an upgraded 100W flash-charging tech for large battery capacities that will not only boost charging times significantly but will also seriously consider battery longevity.