Xiaomi joins the Wireless Power Consortium; Mi 7 could feature wireless charging

Xiaomi joins the Wireless Power Consortium; Mi 7 could feature wireless charging
Once known as China's Apple, Xiaomi is apparently following in Apple's footsteps when it comes to wireless charging. The 2017 iPhone models all support wireless charging for the first time, and apparently the next Xiaomi flagship model will too. Today, the Chinese manufacturer apparently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the group of tech firms that have the goal of promoting the Qi wireless charging platform.

Apple joined the consortium in February, and while Xiaomi hasn't made an official announcement, the company is listed on the WPC website as a member. As a result, we would expect to see the feature made available with the Xiaomi Mi 7, the manufacturer's next flagship phone.

It might have been nice to have wireless charging available for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, adding to the premium nature of the edge-to-edge screened handset. After all, a phone that uses bone conduction for audio should offer wireless charging. But Xiaomi fans just might be happy with the strong possibility that wireless charging seems probable for the Mi 7.

With the Qi system, a device is placed on a pad that is plugged into an outlet. Through the use of induction charging (which uses coils inside the phone and the pad), a magnetic field is created which produces electricity. Qi supported pads can be found at certain fast food restaurants as a way to attract those hungry for food that happen to own a smartphone with a battery starving for power.


source: WirelessPowerConsortium via GSMArena

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9 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Monkey sees, monkey does... Well, enough said.

2. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Just like.... (at least this one is much cheaper)

5. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Mi Mix 2 doesn't use bone conduction . Its using a traditional speaker.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Really? For the ear piece speaker? Kinda doubt it.

8. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

fecking morons should include swappable batteries instead. way more useful. swap on the go. WC is slow as hell and you need to leave your phone untouched. with my v20, I take a battery out from my wallet, while walking, swap and go from 5% to 100% in 1 minute. and yes waterproofing is possible as well. samsung did it before and im sure it can be done today even better. these clowns offer 3300 batteries. if you offer 4000+ then fine, but otherwise everyone is always running their screen dim and turning things off just to save battery life. not me. I run it at full brightness. have no anxiety ill run out or that I dont have a mains or that my micro usb port bent and went rogue on me and we all had that happen. its the most convenient and logical solution.

9. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I've only used a second battery with one phone that came with it in the box. Most of us don't care enough to buy a spare battery and an external charger.

3. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Chinese apple on the way....!!!!

4. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Would happily never ever use wireless charging if the f**ks put the headphone jack back in their flagships.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Really dislike type C headphone, too rare and expensive.

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