Apple introduced wireless charging with the iPhone models in the year 2017 which include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. While the technology was available for a long time in smartphones, its embracement by Apple made it mainstream. Smartphone OEMs followed Apple and started introducing wireless charging in their devices. The market of wireless chargers has also grown exponentially over the past two years. But, the technology is still imperfect and slow in its current state. So, what could be the next big thing in wireless charging and will we ever see a future without wires?Introduction and History
Wireless charging is a feature that allows compatible [...]
Ever since Apple launched the AirPods in 2017 with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the wireless earphones have been crowned as the gold standard in the segment. The ease of connectivity the device offers within the company’s ecosystem remains unmatched. There had been reports doing the round all over the internet that the second generation of the wireless earphones are all set to launch soon. Fresh leaks have claimed that the new Apple AirPods 2 will feature fast wireless charging and may launch in the month of March.Apple AirPods 2
The second generation of Apple AirPods is expected to be a major upgrade over its predecessor. The company already showed off the [...]
OnePlus devices are known for bringing flagship specifications for the price of a mid-range smartphone. But, to bring the costs down, the company has always skimped on providing certain features that are considered essential for a flagship smartphone nowadays. None of the devices the company has ever released features wireless charging; or has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating for water and dust resistance. A senior OnePlus executive has confirmed that the next smartphone from the company, presumably the OnePlus 7 won’t support wireless charging either.Wireless Charging & The OnePlus 7
While many major smartphone manufacturers have [...]
Qualcomm, the pioneer of mobile chipsets has made an announcement at the MWC 2019, according to which its Quick Charge standard will support Wireless Charging. This will ease the transition of devices from wired quick charging to wireless quick charging techniques. As per the American electronics company, the new technology will focus on fast and consistent charging for supported smartphones.
The new Wireless Charging pads will be powered by Quick Charge and will be compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters. The comoany will soon expand testing to QuickCharge for Wireless power. Additional tests will be performed, which will ensure Quick Charge and Qi [...]
Xiaomi will launch its next flagship, the Mi 9 at an event on February 20 in China. The smartphone will be a successor to the Mi 8, the company’s flagship device of last year. The upcoming device is likely to see significant changes in terms of design and features over its predecessors. According to fresh reports, the Mi 9 won’t be the only new product Xiaomi will launch at the event. In addition to the flagship smartphone, the company is also to launch a power bank with wireless charging support.History Of Wireless Charging
Wireless charging is a feature that allows devices to charge via electromagnetic induction. This allows the transfer of power [...]
Samsung is all set to release the Galaxy S10 series this month. There have been a number of leaks surrounding the devices and we pretty much know everything about the devices now. But a new leak has emerged courtesy the Federal Communications Commission or the FCC. The recent documents leak give an insight to an interesting feature of the device. The Samsung Galaxy S10 series is all set to get reverse wireless charging support. The phones are also going to be the first ones to arrive with WiFi 6 compatibility.
XDA Developers first caught eye of these images on FCC’s website. Reverse wireless charging is not a new feature to have in a smartphone. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro [...]
Nokia was the first company to introduce wireless Qi charging with it’s Lumia 920 in 2012 which was later followed by LG Nexus 4. Apple previewed the AirPower, a wireless charging mat on 12 September 2017. Unlike conventional wireless charger, Apple AirPower mat can simultaneously charge multiple devices. Although AirPower uses Qi charging standard, concurrent device charging is a feature that has been developed by Apple. One year after the initial preview of the AirPower charging mat, Apple removed all mentions of the device from its website. Reportedly this was due to several development issues which involved heat management and inter-device communication. A fresh leak [...]
Way before its official launch, the OnePlus 6 was confirmed to have an all-glass design. This announcement by OnePlus gave rise to speculations about the OnePlus 6 having wireless charging. At the launch event, the company did not mention wireless charging and said that wireless charging right now, is not as good as dash charging. Dash CHarging is OnePlus’ proprietary form of wires charging which has been impressive over the years.
As much as dash charging is good, there are many users who still like wireless charging. OnePlus has cleared the air around the decision taken about omitting wireless charging from the OnePlus 6. When asked about it, a OnePlus representative [...]
The launch of the OnePlus 6 seems closer than ever despite the company keeping the launch date under wraps. OnePlus has, slowly, unveiled a few key details about the OnePlus 6 over the past few weeks. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei started it off by confirming the OnePlus 6 will have an iPhone X like notch. Now, Pete Lau, the other co-founder of OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back.
Same expert craftsmanship, new materials. #OnePlus6 pic.twitter.com/4ded4eFZMj
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 20, 2018
This will be a departure from previous OnePlus devices which have had an aluminium unibody build and design. The [...]
While for a while there have been serious doubts about the existence of the Apple iPhone SE 2. Despite the fact that, a lot of leaks and renders point towards the existence of the iPhone SE 2. We recently learned that the iPhone SE 2 could be launched in May instead of June at WWDC 2018. Now, a new render by prolific leaker/render artist, Venya Geskin has revealed the possible design of the iPhone SE 2.
New iPhone (probably SE2) coming soon – code name: JaguarGlass Case, Wireless Charging, In Mass Production already. pic.twitter.com/vhcq71VPxJ
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 21, 2018
In the tweet, Geskin mentions that the [...]
Samsung is known to introduce new features on its Galaxy Note lineup. The company introduced Iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7 and the Note 8 was the first Samsung smartphone to have dual primary camera setup. Similarly, the company might incorporate Over the Air (OTA) wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 9.Over The Air Wireless Charging
The company had registered a patent in 2016, which explains this technology. The OTA wireless charging works differently from the present generation wireless charging. In the conventional form of wireless charging, the charging pad surface has to touch the back of the smartphone to transfer charge. However, the devices with OTA wireless [...]
Xiaomi will launch the Mi MIX 2S in China on the 27th of March. The company has been teasing different features of the device leading up to the launch. In fact, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Also that the device will have AI-powered dual camera setup.
The company has now released a new teaser, which confirms that the Mi MIX 2s will support wireless charging. The teaser image has a thunder logo that resembles Qualcomm Quick Charging and says “Not Just” with a pad at the bottom. Similarly, the pad resembles a wireless charger. This is worth noting that the Mi MIX 2s will be the first Xiaomi [...]