Expanding its accessories lineup in China, Xiaomi today announced its next-generation Power Bank, dubbed as Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3. Xiaomi has announced the Power Bank 3 in a 20000mAh model and it’s referring the variant as Mi Power Bank 3 (High) Edition. The design of the Mi Power Bank 3 remains largely similar to the 20000mAh variant of the Mi Power Bank 2i that’s currently available in India. The new model is constructed out of plastic and allows you to charge three devices simultaneously. Xiaomi has added two regular USB-A ports and the Mi Power Bank 3 also has a USB Type-C port which supports 45W fast charging. The two USB-A ports are standard ones with the output of up to 5V at 3A. As of now, it’s unknown when Xiaomi is going to launch the Mi Power Bank 3 in India, but if history is anything to go by, we would see the new model coming to India very soon.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3: Features You Need to Know
As noted, the Mi Power Bank 3 looks pretty much identical to the Mi Power Bank 2i 20000mAh model. It has a plastic body with dot texture on top which offers a good drip. The Mi Power Bank 2i 10000mAh model has a metal chassis, while the 20000mAh model has a polycarbonate body. Xiaomi has launched the Mi Power Bank 3 in two colours- Black and White. Also, it comes in a single variant as of now with 20000mAh capacity which is being referred as Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 (High) Edition.
Coming to the upgrades, Xiaomi has added two USB-A ports and a USB Type-C port for the first time. The USB Type-C port is a special mention here as it delivers an output of 45W. This essentially means you can make use of the Mate 20 Pro’s 40W fast charging feature with the Mi Power Bank 3. In China, Oppo also unveiled a power bank which can deliver a maximum output of 50W to accompany its Oppo R17 devices.
You can also make use of the USB Type-C port to charge the Mi Power Bank 3. That said, if you have a supported power brick of 45W, you can charge the Mi Power Bank 3 at the same rate. OnePlus’ McLaren Edition power brick renders up to 30W of fast charging. Xiaomi also revealed the charging speeds of the Mi Power Bank 3. With a standard 10W charger, the Mi Power Bank 3 can be fully charged in 11 hours, while with a 45W supported power brick, the charging time is four and a half hours.
Furthermore, Xiaomi also stated that you could charge a MacBook Pro using the Mi Power Bank 3’s USB Type-C port, thanks to the impeccable 45W charging support.
Coming to the other two USB-A ports, they can deliver a maximum output of 5V at 3A if only one USB-A port is in use. Otherwise, you will have to settle down to charging speeds of 5V at 2.4A or 9V at 2A or 12V at 1.5A.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3: Pricing
In-line with various other Xiaomi products, the Mi Power Bank 3 is also priced aggressively. In China, it can be picked up starting January 11 for 199 Yuan (approx. Rs 2,000). As mentioned, it’s unknown right now on when Xiaomi will bring the Mi Power Bank 3 to the Indian market. Xiaomi is also one of the leading power bank companies in the sub-continent and it even has a separate manufacturing facility for power banks in Noida. Right now, Xiaomi is selling various power banks in India- Mi PowerBank 2i 20000mAh, Mi Power Bank 2i 10000mAh and Mi Power Bank 2i 10000mAh Red.
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