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

Nichole Vega
September 23, 2017

In the latest development, Xiaomi has now become a part of Wireless Power Consortium, suggesting that the company's upcoming smartphones will be equipped with wireless charging coils that will allow phones to recharge their batteries through wireless induction.

We noted that wireless charging was a long awaited but very welcomed update for the new iPhones in our review, and that Apple plans to roll out an update later this year to implement even faster wireless charging at 7.5W.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been added as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

Still, Xiaomi company has not officially confirmed its intention to joining the consortium. Other smartphone makers that have adopted the Qi wireless charging standard include Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, BlackBerry and Sony.

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. The AirPower only supports the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and the second-generation AirPods charging case. Xiaomi's next flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will reportedly support wireless charging.

The consortium formed in 2008 has a mission to create and promote wide market adoption of the Qi wireless charging technology.

In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (unannounced) along with two RAM variants i.e. 6GB and 8GB RAM. Xiaomi is expected to join the list with the Mi 7 early next year. The Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship arrived this past April, as pointed out The Android Soul. Are you looking forward to being able to charge it wirelessly?

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