Upcoming Qi-enabled chargers will do their mojo from greater distances
This means that you'll be able to charge the device even if it's placed up to 1.77 inches (45mm) away from the Qi pad. This has been achieved by prototype chargers and receivers. That's already a pretty sweet improvement, but it's getting better. See, Qi v1.2-enabled charger will be compatible with older Qi v1.1 devices, but the power transfer will be only available from a limited range – 30mm. In both cases, however, your device won't have to be placed directly on the Qi charger itself in order to get powered. That's already enough to sweeten the deal, right?
According to WPC, the newest specification for the wireless standard supports multiple coils on a power inverter, which paves the way for more affordable Qi chargers that transfer power to multiple devices. Don't get too excited, however, as there is no definite timeline on when the first Qi v1.2 pads will arrive.
In the meantime, feel free to check out our pick of curious Qi chargers!
source: WPC via AndroidCentral