Wireless charging appeared in smartphones for a long time, but only after the release of the new iPhone, Chinese manufacturers drew attention to this technology. Xiaomi was no exception – the company has already launched a test production of new charging modules for the next flagship model Xiaomi Mi 7.
What is known?
According to the source, Xiaomi successfully tested wireless charging and is about to start mass production of the component before the Chinese New Year (February 16). The company works with the same vendor that produces modules for Apple. By the way, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X have a flat NXP receiver coil, and Broadcom chip is responsible for charge control.
More recently, Xiaomi has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which is promoting the open wireless charging standard Qi. It is most often found in mobile devices, although Samsung smartphones also support PMA technology (works by the same inductive method, but uses a different frequency).
When to expect?
According to rumors, the official announcement of Xiaomi Mi 7 will be held in March-April 2018. Smartphone with frameless design will receive a top-end processor Snapdragon 845, but the new system of face recognition is unlikely to have time to prepare for the release of the flagship.