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Motorola smartphones to come with remote wireless charging technology

The new technology that Motorola plans to equip its phones with requiresno charging cables and charging pads

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | May 13, 2021 | Updated 16:16 IST

Highlights

  • Motorola has announced that it has partnered with a company called Guru Wireless to bring remote wireless charging technology to its smartphones.
  • The smartphones can be charged using radio waves that are sent via charging hubs. T
  • The technology can also be used to charge other devices including phones, laptops.

Motorola has announced that it has partnered with a company called Guru Wireless to bring remote wireless charging technology to its smartphones. The new technology that Motorola plans to equip its phones with requires no charging cables and charging pads. The smartphones can be charged using radio waves that are sent via charging hubs. The technology can also be used to charge other devices including phones, laptops. If Motorola manages to achieve this feat, it would be a breakthrough moment for the company because no smartphone maker so far has come up with remote wireless charging technology.

Announcing the partnership with Guru, Dan Dery, VP of Product at Motorola said in a statement, "At Motorola we are constantly working to bring innovations to the market that can improve our consumers' lives. With this solution we will provide a glimpse of the freedom and flexibility that users can enjoy with a revolutionary over-the-air, wireless power technology. With GuRu, we imagine a new generation of wirelessly powered devices."

Remote wireless charging technology does not require any charging pads and cables. It charges the device through waves. For instance, if you enter a room that has a wireless charging hub, you would notice that your phone will start charging automatically. You will not have look to find plugs or cables to connect your phones to the charger. This could be the technology that many forgetful people are waiting for. It would make things simpler for people who don't have phones with great batteries. Carrying a charger and then looking for a charging point every time can be quite a task. But if this technology comes into play, charging phones in places other than your home would no longer be an issue.

It is reported that the technology is at a nascent stage and many smartphone brands have explored the option of introducing phones that come with remote wireless charging technology but nothing has materialised so far. But Motorola along with Guru could make it happen.

"GuRu RF Lensing powers devices at watts-over-meters, bringing a new wave of energy to consumer devices. This proprietary technology revolutionizes the consumer experience and helps to remove power as an everyday concern. GuRu's patented, miniature modules will enable devices to be powered at long range by precision power transfer. Motorola and GuRu, will work together to match Motorola's rigorous requirements of quality, power efficiency and safety," the company said in a statement.

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