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Qualcomm Brings Wireless Charging To Metal Cases

San Diego — You want to get in on wireless charging but your smartphone has a metal exterior? Qualcomm Technologies has you covered.

Qualcomm announced its WiPower technology, which is compliant with the Rezence standard, now permits wireless charging for devices with metal back covers.

“Building a wireless charging solution into devices with metal exteriors is a significant step for moving the entire industry forward,” said Steve Pazol, general manager of Wireless Charging, Qualcomm. “Today, more device manufacturers are choosing to utilize metal alloys in their product designs to provide greater structural support and, of course, aesthetics. QTIs engineering advancement eliminates a major obstacle facing wireless power and opens up the continued adoption of this desirable feature to a much wider range of consumer electronics and use cases.”

Qualcomm is a founding member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP).