Xiaomi announces world’s first 30W wireless charging technology

Beijing, CHINA, September 9, 2019 – Xiaomi today introduced the world’s first 30W fast wireless charging device, part of the four wireless charging breakthroughs that include so far the highest power reverse-charging capabilities, which Mi 9 Pro 5G will sport at its upcoming launch.

The company also brought two new wireless charging accessories, and announced the forming of a wireless charging alliance with leading companies across industries, in an effort to further promote wireless charging in everyday life settings.

In addition, the global technology leader revealed that its 40W wireless charging technology is already in test, aimed at spearheading in innovations in charging technologies and empowering the 5G era.

Four major innovations in wireless charging

Xiaomi is pleased to announce four technological innovations in the field of wireless charging, including an efficient 4:1 direct-charge architecture, high power wireless reverse-charging technology, a more secure and stable dual band transmission technology, and a universal combination of wired OTG reverse-charging and high-power wireless reverse-charging – all providing a higher efficiency for wireless charging in all kinds of scenes.

Compared to our previous 20W wireless charging 2:1 direct-charge architecture, the new 4:1 direct-charge architecture utilizes two levels of charge pump voltage reduction. This new architecture further improves efficiency while reducing the heat produced during charging, making it the best single-battery direct charge technology on the market right now. 30W Fan-cooled Wireless Charging Stand can charge your 4000mAh battery from zero to 50% in about 25 minutes, and 100% in 69 minutes.

High-power wireless reverse charging utilizes BOOST combined with a 1:2 reverse charge pump. Voltage doubles to achieve a maximum power of 10W, which is twice that of the 5W reverse charging power solution offered in the current market. At the same time, this technology also included seven protection measurements, such as over-current and over-voltage protection, to ensure the wireless reverse charge is safe and reliable.

The brand new dual band transmission technology also utilizes Bluetooth. Compared to the communication protocol of the original Qi standard, which combines data and power transmissions, the dual band transmission technology separates the power transmission from the data communication. It also uses the mobile device’s Bluetooth function to transmit data, greatly reducing the chance of disconnecting while in wireless charging mode and improving stability, with some additional benefits like transmitting time and battery percentage information between devices.

The soon arriving Mi 9 Pro 5G supports four types of charging: wired fast charging, wireless flash charging, wired OTG reverse charging and wireless reverse charging. This combination enables you to charge your devices whenever, and wherever. For example, when your phone is using wired fast charging, you can also use its wireless reverse charging functionality to charge other phones or earphones that support wireless charging; or supply power to other devices through wired OTG while it is using wireless flash charging.

Brand new charging accessories to popularize wireless charging

Xiaomi introduced two new wireless charging accessories – 30W Fan-cooled Wireless Charging Stand and 20W Smart Tracking Wireless Charging Pad.

The 30W Fan-cooled Wireless Charging Stand sports an ergonomic design, allowing for optimal viewing and operating while charging wirelessly. It also features a vertical air duct design that allows the air outlet to blow directly to the phone to reduce obstructions, improve heat dissipation and reduce the dust trapped in the air duct.

The 20W Smart Tracking Wireless Charging Pad elevates the wireless charging experience by automatically tracking and aligning its charging coils to a user’s smartphone. Its brand new dual band transmission technology displays the receiving smartphone’s charging status and time while charging wirelessly.

Xiaomi leads the charging industry trend

In recent years, Xiaomi has continuously made many breakthroughs in the high-efficiency charging field for both wired and wireless technology. In regards to wired charging, after Mi 3 and Mi 5 first supported QC 2.0/3.0 fast charge certification, Mi 9 first supported 27W fast charge, and also demonstrated the 100W super fast charge technology with full charge of 4000mAh battery under 17 minutes.

In the wireless charging field, Xiaomi has continued to gain even more momentum with Mi MIX 2S being the first domestic mobile phone to support wireless charging. Mi Wireless Charging Pad released at only RMB 99 greatly reduces the cost of wireless charging for customers, while Mi MIX 3 further increases the wireless charging power to 10W.

Mi 9’s 20W wireless charging is still the highest powered wireless charging solution in the industry, and has also received safe wireless charging certification 2.0 from TÜV Rheinland in Germany. Various wireless charging accessories such as Mi Wireless Power Bank and Mi Wireless Car Charger will further bring wireless charging to the masses for increased consumption in everyday life.

Xiaomi is a drafting member of two China’s national wireless charging standards, a member in the WPC Wireless Charging Alliance, and has obtained dozens of patents in the wireless charging field. An even higher-powered 40W Xiaomi high-efficiency wireless flash charging technology is already in the testing phase.

With the arrival of the 5G era, where transmission modes are to be transformed, wireless charging will become the industrial trend and eventually replace the current wired charging technology. While the ultimate goal is to provide an accessible and seamless charging experience, Xiaomi, along with its smart home brand “Mi Jia”, has teamed up with several industry leaders to form a wireless charging alliance. The new alliance will further expand and integrate wireless charging into everyday life scenarios. The on-the-go charging experience will bring convenience to all and change the way of living, as well as accelerate the evolution of wireless charging while embracing the 5G era.

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About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.

Mi LED Smart Bulb officially supports HomeKit

As Xiaomi constantly improves, we remain dedicated to bringing the best smart lighting experience to our global users. We are happy to announce that our Mi LED Smart Bulb officially supports Apple HomeKit. Users will now be able to turn on/off, and adjust the color and brightness of their Mi LED Smart Bulbs remotely using Siri voice control, or Siri on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Simply upgrade the supporting device’s firmware to the latest version, then follow the instructions provided on the product user manual to link it to HomeKit. Now you are ready to enjoy the HomeKit’s convenience through Siri on your Apple devices.

Three of our current devices already support Siri voice control:

  • Mi LED Smart Bulb
  • Mi Bedside Lamp 2
  • Mi LED Desk Lamp 1S

Apple HomeKit is the latest major platform to support our most popular smart lighting products. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are currently integrated with these products as well. Our customers will have one thing less to worry about when designing their smart homes. We will continue to enhance the general user experience and move towards our goal of providing a versatile and ubiquitous smart home experience for everyone.

Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. HomeKit is a trademark of Apple Inc.

 

Xiaomi Holds MIDC Indonesia Conference to Support Local Developers

Jakarta, 4 September 2019 – MIDC (Xiaomi Developer Conference) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event attracted a large number of local start-ups and individual developers who came to share their ideas on how to build the local Internet ecosystem and improve Internet services. With Indonesia being a key overseas market for Xiaomi, Xiaomi’s Android-based OS MIUI has more than 24 million monthly active users here. MIDC Indonesia focused on highlighting the advantages of working within the Xiaomi ecosystem and empowering local developers.

Massive Resources to Support Developers Promoting Apps

The biggest challenge a developer faces when launching a new app is gaining traction and getting ahead of the competitors. In addition to Google Play, Mi App Store gives the developers a new platform to promote their products. Ivonne Li, the head of Mi App Store, said that the global distribution of apps on this platform has already exceeded 220 billion. After one year in Indonesia, Mi App Store has 1.7 million daily active users, showing 170% growth compared to last year. App developers can enjoy traffic bonuses and multiple strategies of app promotion offered by the platform. For example, Ciayo, a comic reader app from Indonesia, also achieved 100 times growth. In the second half of this year, Mi App Store (now rebranded as GetApps) launched the “Seagull Project” which will focus on investing resources with a total value of Rp 200.000.000.000 to support local developers and start-ups through giving awards, featuring apps on the start page, publishing reviews, giving editorial recommendations, and holding events all of which will help build a new Internet ecosystem beneficial to all its participants.
The leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia Lazada has benefited from Xiaomi’s GetApps, with Xiaomi as one of the top three smartphone brand partners contributing to Lazada app downloads.

Empowering Global Game Developers

As the productivity and specifications of mobile devices continue to increase, the high-performance Xiaomi phones are becoming new favorites for mobile gaming. Moreover, mobile gaming today is a market that shows incredible growth potential. According to Robin Zheng, the Head of Mi Global Game Publishing Team at Xiaomi, “There are 71.66 million daily active users of Xiaomi phones who are gamers, with an average of 6.65 million new users added daily. An average gaming session on a mobile phone for each user lasts 27 minutes.”

Supporting high-quality users is something that allows Xiaomi to achieve these impressive numbers. In order to allow more users to enjoy games, Xiaomi has established an innovative game distribution strategy which combines traditional promotion channels (Google Play and App Store) with Xiaomi’s platforms and integrated payment and monetization solutions. Mint Games, a one-stop distribution lab for casual and indie games has been launched by Xiaomi as well. Handing over games to this platform allows the developers to transition from business development to profitability in an easy and seamless way.

Ideal Cloud Platform Helping Start-ups

Building a good app today is inseparable from the support of cloud services. Kingsoft Cloud Services have always been an important part of the Xiaomi ecosystem. Kingsoft provides IaaS infrastructure that support the upper-level PaaS and SaaS apps. According to Tao Yu, General Manager of Solution Center Kingsoft Cloud, their services cover 100 countries and regions around the world, and over 150,000 enterprises and developers have used Kingsoft’s cloud service products or solutions. Throughout the years, Kingsoft Cloud has always understood the needs of small and medium-sized start-ups. Reliable and cost-efficient cloud solutions greatly reduce the expenses for young companies. Expanding its services overseas, Kingsoft Cloud is keen to work with local developers and will provide cloud service experience vouchers worth $299 for start-ups and developers stationed in Kingsoft Cloud.

Xiaomi has always valued direct communication with developers and looks forward to building a new global software ecosystem, which will further enhance the localization of Xiaomi’s mobile services. MIDC Indonesia Xiaomi Developer Conferences is the very beginning of our journey. With the continuous expansion of Xiaomi’s business, the company will reach out to more developers and start-ups around the world to work together on creating a sustainable professional community.

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About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 196 million smart devices connected to this platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.

In July 2019, Xiaomi for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. It is also the youngest Global 500 company of 2019.