Xiaomi files for Qi wireless charging support following Apple’s footsteps

Xiaomi already makes devices which look similar to Apple’s iPhone, and now the Chinese Apple’s incarnation is also following its footsteps by employing wireless charging in all its devices necessarily flagship’s.�As the company was spotted joining the Wireless Power Consortium, which is a community of tech firm who ensure the Qi wireless charging standard becomes mainstream by promoting the platform. Moreover, now xiaomi is also a part of this community.

However, the company did not announce about the same officially. This�news suggests us that the next-gen Xiaomi flagship will also deploy, Qi wireless charging ability in its Xiaomi Mi 7. It is a must-have feature on a flagship, and as always Apple’s implementation will also inspire other OEMs to provide it, just like how the TouchID became popular.

Xiaomi Communications
Document showing Xiaomi joining the Wireless Power Consortium group

Xiaomi will not have any trouble including this as its devices already come with glass backs, and the company already makes a broad range of accessories, making an exclusive Qi pad will not hurt much. It is a convenient, neat little technology and with the expansion of furniture manufacturers like Ikea integrating wireless charging pad in its new range of furniture makes it an essential feature nowadays.

Moreover, unfortunately, the essential phone will not be able to take advantage of it as it uses its proprietary charging pad. We hope Xiaomi will not follow the same path.

However, what could be even better is the inclusion of removable batteries just like old times, the last phone that did it was the LG V20. A swappable battery is always better than any wireless or fast charging feature.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com.

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