Motorola could soon release its first phone with in-device wireless charging, will it be the Moto G7?

Motorola could soon release its first phone with in-device wireless charging, will it be the Moto G7?
Phones with wireless charging capabilities have been a thing for a while now, yet not every company has taken the same approach for going cordless. Motorola, for example, does not have a smartphone in its lineup that natively supports wireless charging. Instead, the manufacturer sells a special shell case that enables the feature for its G series modular handsets. However, Motorola's latest product registration might be a sign of a change in policy.

A listing for a new Moto Qi wireless charging pad has emerged today on the website of the Wireless Power Consortium. The 10W charger, which was spotted by tipster Roland Quandt, is sleek and puck-shaped, with a soft touch non-slip surface, non-slip base, and a LED charging indicator. 


Of course, it's possible that the gadget could just be an accessory that could work in conjunction with the aforementioned wireless charging case, but there are a couple of things that make this a rather unlikely notion. 

The Moto Mod shell has been out for two years and is currently not in stock at the company's official store, so releasing a new charger for it doesn't really make much sense. Also, although unofficial, these detailed renders of the upcoming Moto G7 reveal that the phone has a very reflective back side. This is a signal that Motorola might have chosen glass as the material for it in order to enable in-device wireless charging. 

The G7 will probably become official sometime in Q1 2019, so there's still a while to wait before we figure out Motorola's intentions. However, it's very likely that we'll see more leaks in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more info!

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11 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1201; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Hoping for a return to form for Moto in 2019.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

They need to be in Canada more as well.

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I have a feeling they'll never recover their reputation.

2. sebstin

Posts: 174; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Release a phone with removing 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro USB ports.. Use only wireless charging, wireless headsets etc.. Use those extra space for battery.. :)

3. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

My Motorola Droid turbo had built in wireless charging.

10. Brewski

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yes, and so did the DROID MAXX before the Turbo, and the Turbo 2 after that. In fact, every Motorola phone I have owned since 2013 has had wireless charging. I still use the wireless pad from my DROID MAXX I bought in 2013. Phone Arena, where do you get your facts...?

4. Keithla

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2018

Right, Droid Turbo 2 did as well. But, I don't know whether their non-Verizon Droid versions did, however, so that could be what this article is referencing. Either way, I don't miss it due to Turbo charging, which works great. I'm happy to trade the cost and bulk of wireless charging for a lighter phone with longer battery and faster charging. Wireless charging is neat but no longer really a significant benefit on current phones that fast charge..

6. louisd

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

G series modular handsets?

8. Vogue1985

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Very nice

9. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Having worked for Motorola this article is highly inaccurate. The Turbo 1 and Turbo 2 both had wireless charging. Well before many other phones did in fact. Perhaps they just had it so far in advance PA forgot about it. The Turbo 2 was available internationally as the "X Force" so "carrier restrictions" of it being VZW in the US shouldn't be a considered factor as Huawei phones aren't even available for sale (with warranty) through major US outlets. Yet PA covers them, so clearly it's not just the US that matters. Motorola stopped offering wireless charging due to people preferring 30w (Z force) charging over 5-10w wireless. Granted they screwed that up later (by dropping z2 and z3 to 15w) but that doesn't change the fact the entire premise of the article is combining unfounded speculation with completely incorrect "facts"

11. Brewski

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

The DROID MAXX had it even before any of those phones you mentioned. Phone Arena is so far off on this one, just trying to get clicks again as usual.

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