Motorola has introduced its understanding of how devices should charge wirelessly from a distance, just after Xiaomi introduced Mi Air Charge. The technology by the Lenovo subsidiary can charge from a one-meter distance, provided nothing stands in the way between the charger and the device.
According to the official video, two Motorola Edge phones (likely modified for the test) are placed in a standing position 80 cm and 100 cm away from the charger, respectively. They immediately start to fill up the battery, but once a person places his hand on the charger, the process stops.
Here’s the video:
The charger apparently is called Motorola One Hyper and while the technology is based on the Qi standard, the company said it is actually better. There could be seven phones, charged simultaneously, but Motorola does not give any actual numbers such as the charging rate of the device and whether all phones can have the same speed or one is taking from the others.
Motorola also claimed this is “the right way to do wireless charging” and while it might sound like a dig to Xiaomi with its ottoman-size charger for wearables, it is more likely the company wants the industry to move forward from the option where the phone constantly sitting next to a charger.