Motorola is the latest mobile manufacturer to indicate its intention to bring remote wireless charging for future smartphone releases.
The company has announced a partnership with a company called GuRu Wireless to bring over-the-air wireless charging to their handsets, with no need to place their best phones on the charging mat.
In a press release, Guru pointed out that its proprietary technology can power ‘watt-over-meter’ energy transfer between a central wireless unit and a compatible device. It will bring “a new generation of wirelessly powered devices”, Moto says.
“Guru powers RF lensing devices at watt-over-meter, bringing a new wave of energy to consumer devices,” media release Says.
“This proprietary technology revolutionizes the consumer experience and helps remove electricity as an everyday concern. Guru’s patented, miniature modules will enable devices to operate over long distances with precise power transfer. Motorola and Guru , Will work together to meet Motorola’s stringent requirements of quality, power efficiency and safety. “
There is no mention in the release of when the first phone to pack the technology may be announced, but we cannot imagine that it will happen in the next few years. We have requested Motorola and Guru to comment on the matter.
Moto is not the only company that wants to innovate in this regard. Earlier this year both Oppo and Xiaomi outlined their vision for the future of wireless charging.
Xiaomi’s planned technology will be able to deliver 5W of power around the room, using the base station, but its range is higher. The new technology uses a base station with 144 antennas, which can transfer energy to the phone using a “very narrow millimeter-wide beam” capable of transmitting continuous 5W charging (within a few meters) to a compatible smartphone. .
Oppo’s concept involves hovering the phone above the wireless charging pad. The phone is still capable of receiving charge at 7.5W over a short distance of 10 cm or less, which can be ideal if you want to use and charge the phone at the same time