Many people still charge their smartphones over the wire, because their devices do not support wireless charging and are faster. But the owners of devices that have received wireless charging continue to do this, habit, unwillingness to keep up with the times and not wanting to spend money on buying a docking station. But it may happen that soon manufacturers will begin to force us to innovate.
We’ve already seen several devices that lack a charging and data connector. But these were prototypes and the sad experience of Meizu Zero suggests that users are not yet ready for such a step. But this does not change the fact that manufacturers are seriously considering releasing smartphones without ports. And according to Xiaomi, next year there will be commercial versions of smartphones without a charging port.
The company believes that the lack of such devices on the market is by no means a consequence of the rejection of such a step on the part of users. The reason is that wireless charging technology has not yet been perfected; and there are complaints about its speed, so users prefer traditional wire charging. You should also not write off the fact that there are still very few public places where it is possible to charge a smartphone wirelessly.
But as wireless charging technology develops, manufacturers will be more and more persistent in offering devices that support it, and Xiaomi is warning us that gadgets that can only be charged wirelessly will become common.
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Xiaomi certified smartphone with UWB connectivity – the company may release trackers like Apple AirTag
Recently, the well-known insider Digital Chat Station posted information about new Xiaomi products on the Chinese social network Weibo. It turned out that the Ministry of Industry and Informatization of the PRC has certified the new advanced smartphone and tablet of the Chinese company.
According to the published documents, the smartphone has passed RF certification and will be equipped with a UWB module. The corresponding technology was first used in the iPhone 11 and Galaxy Note 20; and is currently being part into flagship devices. The technology allows transmitting data without overlapping signals, providing high data rates with low power consumption.
Additionally, UWB is in use in the IoT ecosystem. In particular, it is used by Apple and Samsung search trackers for more accurate positioning. There are quite a few UWB smartphone models on sale so far. Perhaps, along with the new product, Xiaomi will also present its own trackers for finding things.
As for the Mi Pad 5 tablet, the source said that it also passed radio certification; and the model with the code name M2105K81C will become one of the latest generations of Xiaomi tablets with support for 5G networks. Earlier it was reported that the base model will be built on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 platform; and the Pro version will receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Nevertheless, there is no reliable information about the models and manufacturers of the chipsets used yet.