Xiaomi's new 30,000mAh Mi Power Bank 3 can charge iPhone SE 10 times
Shubham Verma June 13, 2020
Xiaomi's ever-growing product portfolio now includes its biggest power bank yet. The company has launched the Mi Power Bank 3 with a massive 30,000mAh battery capacity, enough to charge the latest iPhone SE more than 10 times and its own flagship Mi 10 about 5 times. The latest power bank from Xiaomi is a big upgrade over Power Bank 2 and comes in a rock-solid design. It has been launched in China for now, but Xiaomi may bring its latest power bank to other markets, including India.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 Price
The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 comes at a price of CNY 170, which translates to approximately Rs 1,800. If the company decides to bring the Power Bank 3 to the Indian market, the pricing of Rs 1,800 could be quite attractive. Recently, Xiaomi-rival Realme launched its new power banks in China, which are now expected to launch in India.
In China, the Mi Power Bank 3 goes on sale via JD.com starting June 18.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 Design, Features
The build quality of the Mi Power Bank 3 is seemingly robust. It is a rectangular slab with one too many ports on one side. The power bank has two USB-A ports, one USB-C port, and one Micro-USB port. The USB-A and USB-C ports are rated to deliver the 18W fast charging to the connected smartphone, given it also supports the same charging rate. Most of Xiaomi's latest smartphones come with 18W fast charging or more. Meanwhile, the latest iPhone SE 2020 also has 18W fast charging.
Xiaomi has given the Mi Power Bank 3 a low-power mode for products such as smartwatches and wireless earbuds, which do not require a high voltage and are charged rather more quickly than smartphones. Most power banks have issues providing the required current to these gadgets. To enable the low-power mode on the Power Bank 3, the button given on the side needs to be pressed twice.
The Mi Power Bank 3 comes with 24W charging for itself using the USB-C port. There is a cable bundled with the power bank. However, when using a 30W Xiaomi charger, which will need to be procured from a smartphone, the battery pack will charge even faster. The USB-A port can charge the power bank at only up to 18W.
Xiaomi's latest power bank could sell like hotcakes in India, where people rely on power banks to charge their smartphones multiple times without needing to be around the main power source.