Next generation Sony smartphone could wirelessly charge in just one hour

Sony Xperia smartphone
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We're an impatient bunch, and waiting around for hours to charge our phones while they are tethered to an outlet with a cord is way too long for most of us.

And while there are already wireless chargers on the market that can do the same job, there's still the matter of it taking several hours to do so. But a new wireless charger promises to be able to recharge our smartphone battery in just one hour.

Sony's coming wireless charger, which meets the Qi wireless platform standards, is said to put out between 10 and 15 watts of electricity, effectively cutting charging times in half. The new fast charging system, which is expected to be rolled out to the Sony Xperia smartphone sometime in 2014, will also need capable control chips to be able to handle the increased wattage without overheating, and those microchips, from Rohm, are also expected to be incorporated into the new devices.

Until supercapacitor technology gets advanced to the point of being able to be successfully integrated into our mobile devices (which may cut charge times down to just a few minutes), the new fast-charging wireless platform from Sony may be the gadget of choice for the impatient and the early adopters as early as next year.

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