Qualcomm figures out wireless charging for devices with metallic backs

Even though the state of wireless charging is still questionable in its popularity, major players like Samsung have already done major improvements in helping take the technology to the next level. That said, as metals like aluminum have become a common trend for smartphones lately, it makes sense for manufacturers to work on figuring that par out. Today we learn of a major milestone in this challenge, even though it’ll only apply to a possible future.

Qualcomm has just announced a new technology called WiPower, which in a nutshell solves the missing link between smartphones with a metallic chassis, and wireless charging. Details on how this works on a technical level still haven’t been revealed though, but companies that chose to adopt this technology going forward will be able to bring wireless charging to their future devices. Qualcomm hasn’t mentioned if this technology actually enables current protocols like Qi Wireless Charging, or if this is something metallic phones will be forced to used, and therefore rendering existing chargers useless.

We should learn more as specifics are brought to light.

Source: Qualcomm
Via: Android Central

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