Xiaomi rivals Apple, Samsung by joining wireless charging consortium

Joanna Estrada
September 22, 2017

Apparently, it looks like Xiaomi is in plans to introduce the wireless charging feature in its upcoming devices. Now seems like Xiaomi has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) making it possible for the next flagship smartphone from the company to support Qi standard wireless charging.

It is likely that the Xiaomi Mi 7 may arrive with Qi standard wireless charging.

From the existing reports, it is speculated that the 2018 Xiaomi flagship - the Mi 7 might feature a 6-inch OLED display that is made by Samsung. The SoC is expected to be accompanied by 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM.

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Though it remains to be seen if that model would be its much-anticipated Mi 7. The new case will use the QI to wirelessly charge the app.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3, the recent high-end models launched by the company do not feature the wireless charging support and this is a feature that the Mi fans are missing till date. Further, companies like Aircharge, Haier, LG, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Samsung are governing its board. The Consortium, founded in December 2008, has a total of 243 companies as its active members that are spread across 23 countries globally. Even though there is no official statement from the Chinese firm, the WPC listing suggests that next flagship from the company will support wireless charging. However, none of the smartphone with metal bodies feature WiPower wireless charging.

Most of the people are only interested in learning more about the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone X so updates like the one Apple gave the Apple AirPods slipped pass unnoticed. All the three iPhones have a glass back to enable the wireless charging capability.

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