Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Xiaomi Joins WPC, Xiaomi Mi 7 To Sport Qi Wireless Charging?

Xiaomi ready to release smart phones with wireless charging Xiaomi joins the Wireless Power Consortium; Mi 7 could feature wireless charging
June Sullivan | 23 September, 2017, 01:39

Xiaomi hasn't made an official announcement about joining this consortium but their name now appears on the list of companies which are a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. Even though the Xiaomi Mi 7 will probably be the first Xiaomi handset to support wireless charging, it definitely won't be the last.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

The Xiaomi Mi 7 might be the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature wireless charging.

Xiaomi has just joined the Wireless Power Consortium which is well-known for its Qi standard. After all, a phone that uses bone conduction for audio should offer wireless charging. A number of major smartphone players have begun offering wireless charging for their high-end devices.

Apple joined the WPC in February this year and thus launching the recent iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with wireless charging. The Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship arrived this past April, as pointed out The Android Soul.

We are eager to see what the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be like and what other new features it will bring. It's worth noting that Qualcomm had a plan of enabling wireless charging on metal devices as well, but that plan never came to fruition, though who knows, maybe it will in the future. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both support Qi wireless charging, as does the upcoming iPhone X. The campaign plays on various Apple slogans over the years.

The Mi 6 already has a 4-sided curved glass body so it wouldn't be too big of a leap to assume the Mi 7 will also be heavily glass-based.

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