Qualcomm's WiPower Technology Wirelessly Charges Metal Phones

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 30, 2015
References: qualcomm & digitaltrends
Wireless charging for phones with metal casing has been was an obstacle until Qualcomm introduced its WiPower charging technology.

As seen in the Apple iPhone, Huawei’s P8, the HTC One M9 and the ZTE Axon, many smartphone manufacturers are favoring metal over plastic when it comes to the body of a device. Now that wireless charging is really starting to take off, this innovation from Qualcomm means that these types of phones are no longer excluded from taking part.

The brand's metal-bodied phone charging system uses WiPower pads to charge hardware that doesn't physically come into contact with the charging station. Instead of contact, the station makes use of Bluetooth Smart to send the required power to a device as needed.