Apple sparks threefold increase in wireless headphones

Posted September 23, 2017

Xiaomi's Mi 7 is likely to boast several top-of-the-line features, and a recent move by the Chinese tech giant hints at a big feature coming its way.

The sleek initiative from the the Swedish brand plays on the fact the latest iPhone launch supports wireless charging. In case you forgot, or never got the memo in the first place, IKEA has been selling a wide range of its consistently affordable furniture with built-in wireless charging for a good couple of years now. Apple joined the consortium in February, and while Xiaomi hasn't made an official announcement, the company is listed on the WPC website as a member. While both Boost↑Up models are Qi certified, the 15W version is ideal for Samsung owners, because the new iPhones can only charge at 5W and later 7.5W once Apple rolls out an update. Because of this, it is being speculated that Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone might feature wireless charging.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been added as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. Xiaomi has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the organization behind Qi wireless charging standard, standing alongside biggies like Apple, Samsung, LG and others. The smartphone is believed to run on the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB RAM. It's no secret the company's next flagship is going to be Mi 7 since it recently launched Mi Mix 2. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will probably come with this feature too. It is sold as a separate accessory for Apple's newly released Qi-supported devices like the iPhone 8 and Series 3 Apple Watch. Are you looking forward to being able to charge it wirelessly?