For people on the go, wireless charging is slowly gaining popularity and smartphone manufacturers are increasingly working towards making wireless charging technology seamless.
The costs associated with wireless charging technologies have declined over a period of time owing to its increased popularity in the portable device market, which has resulted in higher acceptance of this technology specially among users living in metros.
Wireless charging means users no longer need to plug a cable into the smartphone to charge it.
Wireless Charging is a new and innovative technology being introduced in India recently.
“Various mobile phone manufacturers are cutting the cord across their new products and mobile phone models launched have wireless charging feature in-built. This means that 2019 is the starting year where major tech companies are implementing wireless charging on a massive scale,” Kashish Lalit, Director, Toreto Retail Pvt. Ltd, told IANS.
“Wireless charging is massive area which requires continuous research and development and in the coming year, we will see more than 50 per cent of our daily appliances and accessories being charged wirelessly,” Kashish added.
The technology was first introduced by Huawei in its Mate 20 Pro smartphone, then by Samsung with the S10 and Note 10 series among Android phones.
With the expansion of the technology along with growing demand, more flagship smartphones are expected to follow the suit.
In the iOS ecosystem, Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS and XS Max are products which offers the wireless-charging facility.
Several smartwatches like Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch Style and Samsung smartwatches offers wireless charging technology along with some tablets such as the Nexus 7. The newly-launched Huawei Watch GT even promises full-charge for almost a week.
Also known as inductive charging, wireless charging works on the same principle as induction cooktops — electromagnetic induction or simply induction.
It works by transferring energy from the charger to a receiver in the back of the smartphone.
Wireless charging requires both the phone and the charger to have an induction coil.