Chinese cell phone creator Oppo has consistently been at the front line with regards to charging innovation, and the organization is demonstrating it by and by with another cell phone that charges totally remotely.
“The charging tech is not without limitations. The Oppo X 2021 smartphone, presented during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which kicked off on Tuesday, can charge up to 10 centimeters away from a charging mat.
[..]This is achieved with magnetic resonance tech which can deliver up to 7.5W of power to the device. No cable or charging stand is required, Oppo says.
The phone itself is interesting, too. The Oppo X 2021 is a rollable smartphone concept that extends into a tablet-like device at the press of a button. The screen size varies from 6.7 to 7.4 inches, Oppo said, but didn’t offer any other details about the device.
Truly wireless charging tech has been around for years, but we haven’t seen it implemented in a widely available smartphone.
This might change soon, as Oppo’s concept devices typically do trickle into the company’s mass products.
Oppo is not the only company working on this technology. Xiaomi has its own wireless charging tech called the Mi Air Charge (check out the video above).
“Xiaomi’s technology can deliver 5W of power over distances of several metres, though it currently requires a fairly large charging station.