Wireless charging based on the Qi standard is quite common on smartphones these days, but it seems like Sony is looking to step it up with its future smartphones. According to a report, Sony is working with Rohm to bring the next gen Qi standard wireless charging to its smartphones, which will emit energy of over 10-15 watts to the smartphone, thus allowing it to be fully charged within an hour. With such massive amounts of energy being emitted in a short span of time, the smartphone can get heated up really fast. So this is where Rohm’s expertise in making microchips will come to use, it is said.
These new gen smartphones will reportedly make its way to the fray by the second half of 2014, so there’s still a long way to go. In all likelihood, we can expect Sony to give out some details during its customary CES keynote address in January. Sony’s 2013 lineup has been pretty decent so far with the likes of the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Ultra and the recently announced camera juggernaut the Xperia Z1 as well as the Xperia Z1 f in Japan. And if Sony is working on a feature like this, it’s almost obvious that other companies will get their hands on it as well.