LG has already revolutionized the concept of smartphones with the launch of G5 earlier this year as they introduce the modular concept in this coveted handset. Now the company has set the eyes to better their flagship device and in the process has launched the Quick Wireless Charging Pad which can charge a completely empty battery to 50% in less than 30 minutes. Designed by LG Innotek, the team behind LG’s component manufacturing, the 15W pad works by the virtue of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi charging standard and is expected to challenge the charge speeds of wired quick charging.
Well, now the question arises, as LG G5 does not support Qi wireless charging or any wireless charging standard as the matter of fact. So why did the Korean company unveil such devices which is not supported by their flagship device? Well, the speculations are the tech conglomerate is going to launch the LG G6 with the feature of quick wireless charging and thus this move has been taken.
Originally unveiled in March, the charging pad is three times faster than the standard 5W wireless charging modules. Moreover, the wireless charging pads come with ‘embedded sensors’ which take a note of the temperature to help prevent overheating. The company claims in a recent press release, ‘It can even reduce the risk of the explosion of the battery and performance degradation of the smartphone.’
The charging pads will be available in Europe, North America and Australia from October for a yet to be decided price tag. Sung Huh, the head of LG Innotek said at the announcement, “We proved that we had the world’s best wireless charging technology. As a wireless charging module is directly related to the convenience and safety of the users, we will meet the expectations of our customers with advanced performance and perfect product quality.”
Generally, the wireless chargers power the battery slowly compared to the traditional wired chargers. But this fast charging wireless charger is expected to break that tradition. Moreover, Samsung has already introduced the same technology in the Galaxy S7. So if LG G6 comes with the fast charging feature, it will help the company to stay in the competition with its rival.