Redmi, Xiaomi’s budget brand, has garnered a lot of attention due to its recent launch “Alpha Flagship” Redmi K20 & K20 Pro. The phones are already killing it. It even managed to sell 200,000 units in China, that too within the first two hours into the sale. The phone will go on sale in India on July 22. And to boost its product catalog, Redmi has launched two new products. The power banks, which have a high capacity of 10,000mAh & 20,000mAh are aggressively priced, starting from 59 yuan (approximately ₹599) and 99 yuan (approximately ₹999) respectively.
Given the battery capacity, the power banks are quite hefty but for such a competitive price tag, they are definitely worth it. Both the power banks come in a standard white color while there is no news whether Redmi will introduce more colors. They include two ports, one Micro-USB, which is quickly diminishing and the other, the almost-universal USB Type-C port.
The PB100LZM (10,000mAh) doesn’t support fast charging. The input port has a rating of 5A & 2.1A while the output port is rated at 5.1V and 2.4A. Its heftier sibling, PB200LZM (20,000mAh battery) supports fast charging. It has an input rating of 5V and 2A, 9V and 2.1A, and 12V and 1.5A. And the output power is rated at 5.1V and 2.4A, 9V and 2A, and 12V and 1.5A – which means that it supports 18W fast charging.
The first Redmi-branded power banks boast off of 9 different types of protection, which also includes a reset function and low-voltage. You’ll only find a button but not much is known about the presence of any LED. Manufacturers claim that the battery will charge an iPhone XS about 4.8 times, Redmi Note 7 about 3.5 times; Redmi K20 about 3.5 times, and the Mi 9 around 5.3 times.
The power banks will go on sale from July 23 in China. Indian audiences will have to wait for these to officially launch in India.