Oppo mocked a new wireless charging solution that can be used when the phone is up to 10 cm (3.9 inches) away from the charging pad. The company demonstrated its wireless air charging technology in a 30-second clip on its Weibo page, synchronized with Shanghai MWC. The clip shows the Oppo X 2021 rollable concept phone released in November, which can be charged above the tablet even if it is tilted. Oppo said the technology provides charging speeds of up to 7.5W.
The Chinese manufacturer announced a true wireless air charging solution after the latest products released by Xiaomi and Motorola earlier this year. As early as January, Xiaomi announced Mi Air Charge Technology, which stated that it can charge multiple devices with a power of 5W “within a radius of a few meters.”
At 10 cm, Oppo’s technical range is more limited than Xiaomi’s competitors. Android authorization notes. The video presenter worked very hard to place the phone directly on the charging pad. However, even if the phone is slightly tilted above the wireless charger and playing video, charging can still work normally.
A distinction like this is now academic, because none of these technologies are released in commercial products. Xiaomi has confirmed that its technology will not be released this year, and Oppo’s rollable phone for demonstration has no official release date.
In addition to developing wireless chargers that can work over longer distances, manufacturers are also working to make standard wireless charging faster. Xiaomi is developing an 80W wireless charging solution, which was only announced a few months after Oppo revealed its 65W wireless charging technology.
February 23, 6:53 AM Eastern Time: Updated the official name of the charging solution and more detailed information.