Last year, Huawei pioneered the reverse wireless charging feature on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This feature allowed users to charge up other devices that support wireless charging. Samsung later added the feature to the Galaxy S10 series, and according to a new report, it looks like Xiaomi may be next to implement the function.
The report claims that references to reverse wireless charging appeared in the latest MIUI China betas, suggesting that Xiaomi plans to implement the feature in an upcoming smartphone sooner rather than later.
The references also reveal that reverse wireless charging will be disabled if charging doesn’t start within 90 seconds. This is similar to rival solutions, which automatically disable reverse charging to save battery life.
The publication further suggests the Mi Mix 4 is a likely candidate for reverse wireless charging — the Mi Mix is usually Xiaomi’s flagship for the second half of the year. Aside from charging up your friend’s phone, the feature also allows you to quickly charge supported gadgets, such as earbuds and smartwatches.
That being said, take this with a grain of salt but hopefully, if this feature does make it to daylight, Xiaomi’s take on the technology will do more than Huawei’s implementation that was hampered by extremely slow charging speeds.