Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced at the Xiaomi Developers Conference in Beijing the launch timeline of Redmi K30, he detailed Xiaomi’s plans to bring 5G support on its smartphones and unveiled the 100W fast charging technology.
Jun confirmed that Redmi K30 will release in December this year. The device would launch in December, however, the Chinese tech giant will not start selling before 2020.
The Chinese company also showed a demo video where a Xiaomi device with 4000 mAh battery is being charged using the 100W turbocharging technology dubbed “Super Charge Turbo.” The company claims that it would only take 17 minutes to charge a 4000 mAh battery.
Moreover, Xiaomi flagship phones such as Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 7, Redmi K20, Mi Note 10 would be charged within 20 minutes.
The company said that 100W supercharge turbo would be coupled with a high-voltage charge pump with 9-fold charge protection.
In addition, Xiaomi officially announced that an earthquake warning function has been integrated into the company’s user interface MIUI.
“With the help of the Smartphone + AIoT dual core strategy, Xiaomi will continue its effort in making 5G + AIoT part of daily life for everyone,” said Lei Jun.
“Apart from the plan of marketing over ten 5G devices in 2020, we will take great advantage of our world leading position in AIoT to bring the definition of Smart Home to all,” Lei added.
The first integration of such services in the smartphone operating system, this function allows alerts to be sent to smartphones with MIUI 11 and Mi TV seconds to tens of seconds before the quake waves arrive. It was launched on September 20 on a trial basis when the MIUI 11 was released.
Partnering with Institute of Care-life, a Chengdu-based organization focusing on natural disaster warning, Xiaomi has activated the service first in the earthquake-prone Sichuan Province and will soon expand the program across China.
Founded after the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008, the institute is world leading in earthquake warning. “Comparing with the earthquake warning alerts sent via smartphone apps available in a few countries, this function integration into the operating system saves users from having to download the apps. It also ensures a timely alert delivery by prioritizing the warning messages and reducing latency,” said Wang Tun, head of the institute.
Fan Dian, General Manager of the IoT platform department of Xiaomi, called for wider adoption of the function by other smartphone and IoT providers and said the company is willing to share its practices and experience.
Xiaomi also announced today the update of its Xiao Ai voice assistant to 3.0, which incorporates with a male voice option and the capability of having a naturally continuous dialogue via smartphones.
By the end of the second quarter, the number of monthly active users of Xiao Ai stood at 49.9 million, making it one of the most used AI voice interactive platforms in mainland China.
Innovations behind Mi MIX Alpha
Xiaomi also unveiled the three core technologies behind its recently launched Mi MIX Alpha concept smartphone.
Xiaomi’s layered lamination technology breaks the limit of curved screen and reveals a surround display. Meanwhile, the leading quad antenna solutions optimized for the unique screen form-factor, and its independently-developed UI software solution that revolutionizes screen display and user experience help Xiaomi accomplish its step from zero to one on Surround Display.