Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Glitzy iPhone X aside, iPhone 8 is fine

A combination of smartphones and tablets could wirelessly charge on a desk if a Pi were placed near people working together acc Xiaomi ready to release smart phones with wireless charging
Lori Graves | 23 September, 2017, 01:38

Xiaomi hasn't made an official announcement yet, but the company is now listed as a member on the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) website, as first spotted by GSM Arena.

The consortium formed in 2008 has a mission to create and promote wide market adoption of the Qi wireless charging technology. The 2017 iPhone models all support wireless charging for the first time, and apparently the next Xiaomi flagship model will too.

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The jump in sales follows Apple abandoning the headphone socket just over twelve months ago with the launch of the iPhone 7, and the recently launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X following suit. It could arrive next year, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, and go on sale shortly after. The Mi 5 and Mi 6 both sport a glass back, so including wireless charging in there should not be a problem for Xiaomi, as long as the company intends to stick to the glass back, instead of switching to metal. So the news of Xiaomi joining the Qi Consortium will be welcomed by fans. After all, a phone that uses bone conduction for audio should offer wireless charging. By the way, in the WPC are not only Apple and Xiaomi, but also Nokia, Samsung, ASUS, LG and several other brands of A-class. It might switch from the Mi 6's LCD screen to a Samsung-made AMOLED one measuring 6 inches across. This also makes the Mi 7 Xiaomi's first smartphone under the Mi series to feature that display size. The iPhone 8 features a new glass and aluminum design, wireless charging, improved camera technology and faster processor. 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.

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