Xiaomi formally has a brand new wi-fi charging stand – a 100W mannequin, which is almost equivalent in each approach to its present 80W unit. The latter dates again to final 12 months and has been on supply for a while, although with a barely completely different design than the unique prototype.
That newer design is shared with the 100W unit, as nicely. It nonetheless means that you can place a tool both vertically or horizontally and the one actual bodily distinction is that the 100W newer MDY-13-EL mannequin is available in black with gold shade accent, whereas the older 80W MDY-13-ED is accessible in white with silver accents.
The pair appear to be fairly comparable on the within, as nicely, for the reason that new mannequin continues to be based mostly on normal Qi charging tech and nonetheless has a dual-coil design, a dynamic fan that solely kicks-in when wanted and even comes with the identical Xiaomi 120W charger and 6A USB cable within the field. When it comes to options, the newer mannequin provides an extra present calibration safety layer, whereas retaining the over-current, over-voltage, over-temperature, electrostatic protections and overseas object detection of the earlier mannequin.
So, for all intents and functions, we’re a beefed-up mannequin that’s scheduled to go on sale in China beginning August 16 at 10AM, for CNY 599, or proper round $92. No phrase on worldwide availability but.
The true query right here, nevertheless is why? Why would Xiaomi hassle to design and launch a 100W Qi wi-fi charger when, except we’re lacking one thing, the quickest wi-fi charging telephones it presently has in the marketplace are the Mi 11 Extremely and Mi 11 Professional, with marketed 67W wi-fi charging, adopted by one thing like the brand new Combine 4 and its 50W. Each nicely coated by the prevailing 80W unit, which additionally has a decrease CNY 499 MSRP, or round $77. Once more, we could possibly be lacking one thing right here, but when that is not the case, here is hoping Xiaomi doesn’t deprecate the prevailing 80W mannequin.