Belkin unveils Boost↑Up iPhone wireless charging pad

A combination of smartphones and tablets could wirelessly charge on a desk if a Pi were placed near people working together acc

Xiaomi's listing as the WPC member on the official WPC website suggests that the next flagship will support wireless charging. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a built-in cellular network and wireless charging. Now, most of you have probably heard of Qi wireless charger and Qi wireless charging, well, this inductive charging has been somewhat popular in the last couple of years, as a number of companies included it in their smartphones, including Samsung, LG and a number of other companies. Apple, which joined the consortium in February, has embedded wireless charging in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The Chinese phone maker hasn't announced anything yet, but it's already being speculated to be the Xiaomi Mi 7, which is expected to be Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone. It could arrive next year, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, and go on sale shortly after. Over the years, wireless charging has become a standard parameter for flagship smartphones as the trend and need for wireless charging has increased.

It's very likely that Xiaomi is now preparing to launch a new smartphone with Qi wireless charging. Nearly all major global smartphone makers including Nokia, Google, Samsung, LG and Apple are part of this consortium. It's no secret the company's next flagship is going to be Mi 7 since it recently launched Mi Mix 2. Apparently, it looks like Xiaomi is in plans to introduce the wireless charging feature in its upcoming devices.

Founded in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium is a group of manufacturers which is work around the Qi Standard for wireless charging.




In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (unannounced) along with two RAM variants i.e. 6GB and 8GB RAM. All the three iPhones have a glass back to enable the wireless charging capability.

The iPhone 8 officially hits shelves today (22 September) and Ikea is piggybacking on the hype to relaunch its range of wireless charging products with a tongue-in-cheek campaign - "This Charges Everything".

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