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Bill Rogers
September 23, 2017

Xiaomi has joined a long list of companies as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, the group that is behind the popular Qi wireless charging standard - which may very well be a standard feature on its next Mi flagship. 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.

After Apple unveiled its iPhone X with Qi wireless charging, other manufacturers, especially the Chinese, chose to do exactly the same thing. Most likely, it will be the Xiaomi Mi 7, which is due for release in the first quarter of 2018, notes PhoneArena.

The Xioami smartphones which have been announced so far does not feature wireless charging support.

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In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (unannounced) along with two RAM variants i.e. 6GB and 8GB RAM. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will probably come with this feature too. After joining the consortium, we can expect to see wireless charging on Xiaomi's next flagship device. This also makes the Mi 7 Xiaomi's first smartphone under the Mi series to feature that display size. Apple company joined the WPC in this year 2017.

Now, some of Samsung's flagships also ship with fast wireless charging, though no matter if we're talking about regular wireless charging or fast wireless charging, this method is slower than wired fast charging, which is one of the limitations that wireless charging currently has.

Brands like Samsung, Nokia and Google have supported the Qi standard for wireless charging for years, but the technology is still in an early phase. These models have a glass back to enable the wireless charging capability.

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