Entering into the second half of the year, we can expect plenty of rumors regarding upcoming smartphone flagships (which will be released just as we head into the busy holiday shopping season) will be flooding headlines each and every week. As the number one smartphone vendor in the mobile industry, Samsung will attract loads of speculation, particularly about its next Galaxy Note phablet offering (mainly because this year’s newest Galaxy S devices have already hit the market). So here we go ...
Powercast’s PowerSpot wireless charging tech is not the only one gaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently -- Energous Corporation is also joining in on the fun by announcing that its WattUp Mid Field transmitter has also acquired certification from the agency.
Powercast has announced recently this week that it has managed to get approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its PowerSpot, a transmitter that the company claims is the first ever over the air radio frequency (RF) based charger for consumer use.
According to a report published by Bloomberg, it appears that Apple is developing wireless charging technology (finally!) for its iPhone devices, and the company could be launching it as early as next year. With this piece of technology made available for owners of iPhones, they will be able to recharge their smartphones without having to fiddle with cables and all of that stuff.
It appears that Huawei has come up with a prototype smartphone battery that can be recharged to half its capacity in only a span of five minutes. The Chinese mobile giant based the development of its new battery based on the same lithium ion chemistry being utilized in most smartphone batteries nowadays. However, Huawei exploited the way atoms of graphite bonded to the anode, producing a battery with super fast charging capabilities. What makes the China based phone maker’s prototype so interesting is that apart from exhibiting quick recharging qualities, the battery is not doing it at the expense of usage life, nor does it sacrifice the quantity of power that can be stored in each battery.
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