- Motorola has announced a new over-the-air charging solution.
- It is capable of charging a device placed 1m away.
- The tech could appear on future Edge series Motorola phones.
It seems like over-the-air charging will be the new smartphone trend for 2021. Xiaomi just detailed its Mi Air Charge technology today and now Motorola has also jumped on the bandwagon.
Moto’s air-to-air charging solution was announced by Lenovo China’s General Manager Chen Jin on Weibo (h/t XDA Developers). The executive didn’t go into a lot of detail like Xiaomi but posted a video that shows Motorola’s new tech in action.
The video demonstrates how Motorola’s over-the-air charging tech can charge multiple phones remotely. It is capable of powering up a phone placed up to 1 meter away. The demo also shows that the charging transmitter can be blocked by hand to stop the remote charging.
The Lenovo GM asked on Weibo if the company should add the tech in future Motorola Edge series devices, but it’s unclear if the brand is ready to commercialize it yet. There’s also no word on the charging speeds Motorola’s tech can deliver or if it can overcome obstacles in its path like Xiaomi’s solution.
We’ve reached out to the company to ask about their plans for air-to-air charging. We’ll update this article if and when we hear anything back. Until then, you can see the tech in action in the video embedded above.