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HTC to Feature Wireless Charging in The Next Flagship Model

By Vincent Wang
Published: Mar 26,2015

Howard Lee says HTC will take convenience and mobility into account to create a more user-friendly experience

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In response to its rival Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have featured the wireless charging function, Taiwanese handset maker HTC forecast that soonest they will feature the same function in its next flagship model. However, the company has put the wireless charging into some models as customizations in four years ago, “but the demand wasn’t that strong back then.”

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HTC will be hosting the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) 2015 conference and forum on March 27, the company’s Sr. Director at the Project Mgt & Electricl Structure Howard Lee claimed that HTC will take convenience and mobility into account to create a more user-friendly experience.

“Actually, HTC has had developed the wireless charging in years, and put it into specific handset models as customizations.” said Howard Lee. However, due to the weak demand, the wireless charing function was last seen in its 2013 flagship the M7’s metal case an optional accessory.

It was widely circulated that the Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would feature wireless charging, but it turned out out to be negative. Things have changed after Samsung’s latest flagships featured the wireless charging. In other words, HTC chose to be a follower instead of a pioneer, according to the company, wireless charging will be a standard in its next-generation flagship soonest.

Relatively, Howard Lee suggested that modern smartphone users had better not to charge their handsets no less than 20 percent of bettery left. “Generally speaking, smartphones’s bettery has 500 to 800 charging life cycles, when it’s too low to be charged that meant it has gone one life circle.”

The WPC and HTC will host a conference and forum, concerning the applications of wireless charging at Taipei on March 27. If you would like to join this event please register at the following link: http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/contact/conference-2015.html

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