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This article was published on June 24, 2015

    Wireless charging will soon be as powerful as plugging in

    Wireless charging will soon be as powerful as plugging in
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    Wireless charging is handy, but slow. To help change that fact, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced the latest Qi specifications, allowing wireless charging pads to deliver more power to your handset.

    The WPC wants your wireless charge to be just as fast as a wired quick-charge, much like the technology Qualcomm pioneered.

    In the announcement, WPC says “several manufacturers already offer wired fast charging for their devices, providing as much as 60 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. The latest Qi specification empowers them to extend this speed to wireless charging as well.”

    This new standard also gives approval for new test procedures and tools to verify fast wireless charging, and verifies the specification is backwards compatible to existing chargers.

    WPC Increases Power, Improves User Experience with New Qi Wireless Power Standard Specification [Wireless Power Consortium]