Xiaomi as per usual announced a new device with a teaser on its Weibo page. All signs point to it being a new power bank, likely with USB Type-C.
Faster charging incoming
What is certain is that the new device will be appearing 21 September, but no other details are forthcoming except for a curious green image with what looks like the number 100 with stylised icons.
A closer inspection see that the icons are drawn in the form of connectivity ports, one looking like the standard Micro-USB while another looks like a USB Type-C port which means this might be the first Xiaomi power bank to come with a Type C port.
Xiaomi has been slowly adding the Type-C ports as the port is appearing more regularly on devices, with it likely going to replace Micro-USB as the default port in time. Hardly suprising as the Mini-USB port has now pretty much disappeared from current devices after the appearance of Micro-USB.
Besides supporting the faster Type-C port (great news for people with Type-C devices), the new charging device might possibly support charging multiple devices. Will Xiaomi also be upgrading its charging capacities? Will it be just one device or can we expect a revamp of Xiaomi's current power bank line?
We'll just have to find out on 21 Sept, coincidentally also the day the company is launching its Mi Air Purifier in India. As for what Malaysians have to look forward to, there's the Redmi 3S going on sale soon for bargain hunters.