The Japanese tech giant, Sony, has recently come up with a new technology that can charge multiple smartphones through a smart charging pad and that can charge the phone in less than an hour, which is twice as fast as the existing smartphone charging options; as reported by Nikkei, a Japanese financial paper.
Now the news of the technology, though is expected not to launch before late 2014, comes right after Samsung had announced of a similar wireless magnetic resonance-based smartphone charging pads, which is also expected to launch around the probable release date of the next Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the Christmas season of 2014.
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However, the Sony-announced technology is mainly compatible with the Qi chargers and probably the next generation smartphones of Sony Xperia. Other specifications as pointed out by Wireless Power Consortium include that the charger is two times efficient than the current wired chargers and needs only 10-15 watts of electricity to charge a smartphone in less than an hour.
But it seems that the competition to come up with a great wireless charger is not only limited within Sony and Samsung only, as another Japanese tech firm, Rohm, who specializes in semiconductors has come with a ‘Control Chip’, that will thwart chances of a smartphone to burst into flames while getting charged in a faster rate.