It looks like we are seeing the beginning of the end of the wireless charging wars. Although there are actually three competing wireless charging standards, it appears that the Qi specification will likely become the sole standard as Microsoft and Samsung Electro-Mechanics have joined the board of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group responsible for the Qi standard.
MediaTek has announced the world’s first multimode inductive and resonance based wireless charger at CES 2014.
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Samsung has reportedly already kicked off the plan to put ID chips in accessories, with the Note 3 being the pilot device for the program. Samsung is planning to develop its own accessory business, at a time when market saturation has dampened revenue growth in the handset business.
Samsung is reportedly going to fit authorization chips into accessories like wireless chargers, battery packs, and smart covers. The move may impact the unofficial accessories market and increase costs for end users.
Samsung is working on magnetic resonance wireless charging technology, with first products to launch next year. Depending on the implementation, magnetic resonance technology should enable charging at distances of several inches or more.
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There are currently three rival groups trying to create the definitive wireless charging standard, Samsung and Qualcomm both belong to two of them. Now Samsung has boosted its interest in the WPC and the Qi standard by investing $4 million in a company called PowerbyProxi.
LG confirmed that an optional case with wireless charging capabilities would be made available to European customers.