Is Xiaomi’s Claim of Wireless Charging From Meters Away Fake or Real?

XIAOMI HAS ANNOUNCED THE “MI AIR CHARGE TECHNOLOGY” CLAIMING YOU CAN CHARGE YOUR PHONE EVEN METERS AWAY FROM THE OUTLET AND NOT WORRY ABOUT USB CHARGING CABLE ANYMORE.

One of the leaders in global technology, Xiaomi, just introduced on January 29 a whole new way of recharging your phone. And they are claiming they have revolutionized the way phones are being charged by making it wireless charging.

According to Xiaomi, the foundation of this incredible breakthrough lies in “space positioning” and “energy transmission.”  Using its five-phase interference charging piles, you can be anywhere in the house and your phone will still charge. Their technology is comprised of 144 antennas that send out signals to detect the position of your phone.

But is it really what they are claiming?

It can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re hearing this for the first time, to believe it. But with technology ever-growing, is anything impossible in this day and age? Xiaomi is also targeting not just phones, but also wireless charging technology for watches, bracelets, and other wearable devices.  

The company has indicated that in the near future, everything in your house is going to be fully wireless. This includes your lamps, speakers, and other smart products. 

Here is Xiaomi’s explanation as to how Mi Air Charge Technology works:

The core technology of Xiaomi’s remote charging lies in space positioning and energy transmission. Xiaomi’s self-developed isolated charging pile has five phase interference antennas built-in, which can accurately detect the location of the smartphone. A phase control array composed of 144 antennas transmits millimeter-wide waves directly to the phone through beamforming.

On the smartphone side, Xiaomi has also developed a miniaturized antenna array with a built-in “beacon antenna” and “receiving antenna array.” Beacon antenna broadcasts position information with low power consumption. The receiving antenna array composed of 14 antennas converts the millimeter-wave signal emitted by the charging pile into electric energy through the rectifier circuit, to turn the sci-fi charging experience into reality.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/28/22255625/xiaomi-mi-air-charge-technology-wireless-charging

Now that we know Xiaomi is very committed to technological advances for their devices, let’s delve into how legitimate their wireless charging feature is and how can this revolutionize the future of smartphones. I will be listing the different advancements they are putting at the forefront and how this will affect everyday consumers.

Wireless Technology For Everything in your Living Room

Xiaomi calls this “The Air Charge System”, meaning all cables, USBs, and anything wired will soon be of no use and that you will be able to access your smart devices without docks. 

It may sound like we’re watching a sci-fi movie but this right here is real. According to Xiaomi’s blog, and I quote:

“This is a revolutionary innovation of wireless charging.
This is also a bold attempt to turn the whole house wireless.
It’s not science fiction, it’s technology.
This is Xiaomi’s self-developed remote charging technology.”

Something to note: Xiaomi claims that the wireless charging technology can work accurately even when there are obstacles such as walls or other physical impediments. This claim needs a lot more research though, as some experts say that we, as consumers, must still do our own research. And there is currently no definitive unit evidence to support Xiaomi’s claim. Consumers must keep an open mind until all data are proven and the wireless technology claim is proven.

Final Thoughts

Xiaomi Corporation has been in the industry since April of 2010 and has made a name for themselves because of their innovative products. They are currently the world’s third-largest smartphone brand so we trust the quality. This new technology that is being introduced is something new and, therefore, must be looked at with a sharper eye in order for us to trust that the product delivers on its promise. After all, trust is the key to making this new marketing strategy a success.

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