The European version of the LG G2 to come with a separate case that supports wireless charging
As one of the most anxiously awaited smartphones according to many, the news that wireless charging for the LG G2 will be a Verizon-exclusive sent a rather unpleasant jolt down fans' spines. If you find yourself within those ranks and live in Europe, rest assured that LG seems conscious of the unfair divide and has taken some steps to resolve this.
Reaching out to Pocket-lint on Thursday, an LG spokesperson has confirmed that while the European version of the G2 won't have wireless charging built-in, a separate case will be made available that will support it. Although, strictly speaking, unconfirmed, we do expect the case to make use of the Qi standard, just like the Verizon version. Pricing and availability are similarly unknown.
Obviously, this is a compromise and not as optimal a solution, but it's better than nothing, granted LG manages to come up with an appealing design for the accessory. Given that most of you would probably opt for some external protection of LG's new beast, then it certainly would make sense to pick one, should you find yourself fancying wireless charging.
1. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Wait, wireless charging was is VZW exclusive? Thats so stupid.....that isn't enough of a feature on any phone to make me want to switch carriers for it. I am sick and tired of all this "Carrier Exclusive" crap, nobody is going to switch to a carrier just b/c they have a phone with different colors or because it has wireless charging. All it ends up doing is hurting consumers! - End rant.
2. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
I'll rather have a replaceable battery instead. With my gaming and porn habit, the internal battery not last long. :D
3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
if it aint Qi standard, i aint bothered. Plus, one suspects that the case will be ridiculously over priced.