During the global announcement, Xiaomi confirmed that Mi 11 will come with a 55W GaN charger to market.
For the Chinese version, Lei Jun, founder, and CEO of the company explained that 350,000 users had opted for the version without a charger. It is a figure that represented only 6% of the first reservations. With these low figures, the company seems to decide to backtrack.
Xiaomi Mi 11 will have a 55W GaN charger in the box globally
During the presentation, the company itself has joked about the inclusion of the charger. Xiaomi explains that they do not include an 18W model like the ones most of us have at home, but they do choose to offer a 55W one, much less common.
Mi 11 supports 55W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reversible charging. They also haven’t passed up the opportunity to compare themselves to the iPhone 12, which has less fast charging capability. Interestingly, Xiaomi copied Apple‘s idea originally but has decided to backtrack on the global version.
The environmental reason initially given to defend the non-inclusion of the charger has not been named. Lei Jun once said, “Is there a better solution between industry practice and environmental protection?” Looks like now these doubts have been omitted for the time being.