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New Sony wireless tech to cut charge time in half, coming in 2014

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New Sony wireless tech to cut charge time in half, coming in 2014
Japanese Nikkei is reporting that Sony is finalizing the development of a new wireless charging device which will help reduce charge time in half. Expected to come sometime in the latter half of 2014, the new device is based on specifications under the Qi international standard. Unlike current generation solutions, the Sony-made device uses 10-15 watts and is able to supply twice the electricity, shortening charge time to about an hour.

The Nikkei is also reporting that it was Sony's semiconductor division that took the lead with the development and is already planning on applying the new goodie into the integrated circuits that control charging. In other words, don't be too surprised if we see Sony's Xperia line add another ace in its sleeve, starting next year.

The media corporation also added that Sony is not alone in this – local electronic parts manufacturer Rohm has also developed a 10-15 watts chips that are expected to be integrated in Qi-compatible chargers and smartphones at around the same time as Sony's. This likely indicates that this particular niche of technology is on the verge of entering the next generation of wireless charging capabilities, and this sounds pretty exciting (though not as exciting as what Samsung is allegedly working on).

source: Nikkei

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:37

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yes it sounds pretty exciting... Now phones will charge within half time of current.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 08:42

8. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

The LG G2 almost cut that already with Quickcharge 2. Not wireless though - qualcomm.com/chipsets/quick-charge. And goes about 2 days of moderate use

"Just how fast is Qualcomm Quick Charge? See how Quick Charge 1.0 and 2.0 compare against conventional USB charging using a 3300mAh battery.

Conventional Charge

Quick Charge 1.0

Quick Charge 2.0

25% Charge 60 minutes 18 minutes 12 minutes
50% Charge 120 minutes 48 minutes 24 minutes
75% Charge 192 minutes 78 minutes 42 minutes
100% Charge 270 minutes 144 minutes 96 minutes"

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:44

2. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

we need new battery with more capacity and having normal size,later we can reduce charging time

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:55 11

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Why not having both simultaneously?
Isn't it great to make every aspects of phones better at the same time?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:50

4. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

I take your point,it take time from introduction to production thats y I said we need good performance battery first

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 08:17

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3536; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

You can't have that because the second they make the battery bigger, they add more specs to win that spec race while negating the battery advantage. If you could have the Note 3's batter in an S3 it would be amazing, but then we'd probably demand faster phones.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 06:14 2

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Does it mean I can expect the Sony Xperia Z2 to be a even bigger beast than the Z1? :D

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 06:40 2

6. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Go Sony go! :D

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 10:45

9. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Too bad sony doesn't release CDMA phones in america. They really do seem to have some nice tech.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:04

10. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

GSM has always been the best. CDMA just not that convenient, cuz I can't pop a sim outta that phone and use it elsewhere. So Sony isn't on the CDMA train.

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