2015 model year Toyota Camry to have wireless charging available as an option


Wireless charging in cars is not new, but it is not so widespread either. By now at least, one might expect to see it as a feature in some of the more affluent brands. However, most automakers have been focused more on the automation and integration with mobile in general rather than a “nice to have” feature.

Toyota brought wireless charging to its Avalon vehicles for the 2013 model year, the company chose to incorporate the Qi wireless charging standard. Toyota has continued with that standard as it brings wireless charging to the 2015 model year Camry vehicles.

The wireless charging can be turned on via a toggle button as part of Toyota’s “ebin” features. Since Toyota has chosen the Qi standard, those of you with a Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 928 or Lumia Icon, to name a few, will be right at home.

The 2015 Toyota Camry is not yet available, but you can expect to see it make its debut sometime this summer.

source: Toyota (Twitter)

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28 Comments

1. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

gimmick feature whos charge their phone on car? impractical and the qi wireless charging speed... why not just fully charged your phone at home? expect you on your car almost all the day

2. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

I charge my phone in my car. Do you think busy people have time to charge it? And sometime even u charge it at home and suddenly u want to go out, the phone still not fully charged.

3. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Seriously? I bet you just learned the word gimmicky recently

14. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

well i bet u just just learn words future and modern life... or u dont have a smartphone? hahaha

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

"whos charge their phone on car?" - Me

6. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Your comment is gonna generate so much flaming. I doubt you are one who is always in the car to know how useful it is to be able to charge your phone in the car.

8. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

LMAO @ gimmick! GTFO!

10. daftside

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Everyone else except you, now go back to your stone cave. (yes I registered just to reply to this dumb post)

22. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I feel you bro. I also registered some time ago just to reply to some retard.. and now there's no going back.

24. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

LOL Welcome :D

26. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Too Funny!!!

13. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Grow up kid

21. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

this kid dont even have a car.. lol

23. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I work on the rode going between offices. I am in my car 3 hours a day. For MY needs, this is AWESOME.

27. Dizzysit

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

I don't listen to the radio and play my music almost exclusively from the phone when driving. A car charger is a must. Especially when you're streaming your audio through bluetooth. And don't even get me started with the phone's GPS (although I would imagine this car has its own GPS).

5. Sauce unregistered

Great feature. Great car. No more wirey mess.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Ummm... Cool. But I'm not upgrading my car yet. Still sticking with my 2000 Camry, lol.

9. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

We got a 2013 Camry last year. Love it. Cool for those that will grab this car.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I love old cars -- no gizmos, no gadgets, no gimmicks. Driving is about the journey, about the people in the car, not a bunch of zombies with their heads jacked into The Matrix.

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Original VW Beetle FTW!

12. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Now not just upgrade your flagship, your car too

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

niceeeeeee....................but not a selling point

16. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

My note 3 is always pluged inn... cant drive without waze app saved me from cops and stuff on the road/cars.. have a 2.1amp charge.. wireless takes too long to charge. I would only use wireless when im sleeping and just lay it on a wireless mat next to my table

17. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

Well, I just bought my 2014 Corolla last month......oh well.

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

im trading my sentra for this one...

20. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Toyota article on phonearena?

25. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

It is technology related..

28. repenter

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

nice option indeed!

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