Over the years, we’ve seen wireless charging technology make big strides when it comes to mobile adoption. Still, for Android users looking to cut the power cord out completely from their lives, they’re still faced with some pretty big trade-offs. The biggest issue being speed, which sees current wireless chargers peaking at around 5W. In comparison, newer Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 compatible USB chargers top out at around 15W.
Take into account Android flagships being outfitted with bigger, badder batteries and you’re looking wireless charging that could potentially take all day (or at least a good chunk of it) before being topped off. It’s these reasons many feel wireless charging isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. But not so fast…
Today, a company called Freescale announced a new wireless charging solution that can deliver 15 watts of total output. That’s like a wireless Motorola Turbo Charger. With reference designs due out by Q1 of 2015, Freescale will still need to catch the eye of big name OEMs before we see this tech in the next Galaxy Tab. The good news? Freescale’s says their wireless charging tech is compliant with both Qi and Power Matters Alliance, so you wont have to worry about incompatibility.
Hopefully we hear more about this technology as both the WPR1516 receiver chip and WCT1012 transmitter chip become available next year.