Sony to introduce wireless charging in late 2014 for its Xperia range?

by XB on 16/10/2013

in Accessories


Sony wireless chargerWireless charging has yet to take off, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become commonplace in the future. Nikkei is reporting that Sony will commercialise wireless charging during the second half of 2014. It says that Sony has developed technology that drastically reduces the time taken to wirelessly charge a smartphone or tablet.

The device uses 10-15 watts, supplying twice the electricity of older chargers, cutting the charging time by half. It is apparently based on specifications under the Qi international standard. Is wireless charging something you would like to see in a Sony Xperia device? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Mike Gonzalez

    they need to introduce value features like LG G2’s knock-on to wake up screen without pushing power button, interface more customizable (touchscreen keys with different arrangement, option to select grid size, page transitions with different effects, etc), motion-triggered actions (lifting phone to ear answers phone call, flip phone to silence and the likes)
    oh yeah and a great algorithm for photo compression

  • saif

    Anything that reduces charging time is welcomed

  • DStyle

    Definitely looking forward into but will it applies to 2014 models only or include 2013. I hope my XZ is able to use it.

  • DrazenDodig

    you can always download apps for all that crap (IMHO) you just listed.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    apps never work as flawless as out-of-the-box functionalities

  • Yali AA

    Sure i wouldnt mind that, but depends on what the distance between those two… If its around 7-10 meter/yards i wouldnt mind buying one because it charges quicker and you can use your phone within a reasonable distance.

  • Yali AA

    I think all Xperia devices within Android 4.x can use it.
    Think it would be an App or implemented into the Update Center and that you need to be connected to WIFI or paired with the device.

  • Tony

    Well, Why not if the Technology in their to do it, why wait. Once it is safe to do it, I would say go ahead, it will reduce the clutter of cables for persons with more that one phone. I think it should have happened a longtime ago.

  • Micro

    I’d add a atomic battery, 4k built-in projector, interchangeable lens & 500 miles range bluetooth with LE support
    …and some Skittles

  • Ken Axel

    woww.. sounds just amazing for me.. i’ve been hating cables since few years, that im switching it all to this nfc… now charging…, allow me to keep my hands on it..!!

  • cherry

    actually tablet Z already nail the double tap to wake up screen. its under the font size in display setting.

  • m sacha

    Dry bro

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexBurnout1 Alex Burnout

    Like this comment if you can’t wait for CES 2014

  • Tech Gospel

    Never had problems with AutomateIt… always had issues with SmartConnect

  • Micro

    my point is that no matter what Sony does, it is always not enough for some. Actually they could even attach all of these I mentioned but there will always be someone who wants MORE. And because there isn’t this “more”, no matter the reason, he will complain. Instead of saying anything about the things that are coming, some just will keep complaining about things they don’t see coming, even if those things are incredibly stupid or simply impossible (like the fucking xenons in 8mm thin case).

  • Micro

    true dude, that’s exactly what I’m saying too, I do it just in more sarcastic way – this is freaking android, you can have an app for literally everything without trashing the phone with EVERYTHING AT ONCE out of the box. Sorry Mike, some are used to have a choice.

  • HardyHarHar

    Uhm pardon but title says Sony to introduce wireless charging in late 2014 for its Xperia range. I don’t think it’s gonna show up in CES…

  • HardyHarHar

    lol wireless charging is hardware dependent. You can’t just install a software and magically make your phone capable of wireless charging :D

  • HardyHarHar

    It’s only on software end… Just wait till Xperia Z1 mini is released internationally as I’m gonna buy that device. And I happen to be a dev who owns an HTC One that was modified to have sweep2wake, doubletap2wake, doubletap2sleep etc. And I’m sure I can implement it easily on Xperia Devices also.

  • HardyHarHar

    Yeah because you’re missing built in light sabers, AM Radio, FM Transmitter, Holograms like on the iron man movies and built in solar charging lol!

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  • http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ Jonathan Morris

    Doubt you’ll get the great algorithm, but the Tablet Z has the double tap to wake up – so goodness knows why it isn’t on the Z, Z1 or Z Ultra.

  • Micro

    yeah… it’s not an apple’s iOS7 that can magically make all devices waterproof :D

  • Micro

    yeah… but.. you know, on the second thought.. I wouldn’t mind having the 500 miles range BT :D
    Can’t wait to see this charger in action

  • x-periance

    sony should consider to create power casing for xperia z n z1.a slim casing attached to magnatic connection to lets the current user used the wiyerless charging. not fair if it only available for 2014 upcoming device only. :-)

  • lucasarg

    Hi! Everybody! I have THE BOMB Sony Mobile AR (Argentina Sony Xperia Mobile Official page) confirms the 4.3 jelly bean version for Xperia L.

    Translation: [Hi Caro!, By the time available is version 4.1 but version 4.3 is expected by mid-November. Greetings!]

  • Micro

    oh, that’s something O_O

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    This ^

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Are you even serious.. Wireless charging doesn’t mean you can roam around the house while your phone charges. It is you place the phone on a stand, or inside a sleeve/pouch and it charges without any wires connected to the phone, as they are connected to the charger instead!

  • yasahara

    I like

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    I’ll take it in my Z Ultra 2 next year since I already have orbs around the house for my Nexus 4.

  • Dexter Moregan

    Agree with Yali AA, I used to see my friend’s Samsung Galaxy Note 2 use a wireless charger.

  • Rei

    Hmmm, palm pre introduces wireless charging in 2009. :D

    http://palmwebos.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/palm-touchstone-charger.jpg

  • spatch

    I love wireless charging on my Nokia Lumia 920 and Nexus 7 (2013), and would dearly love to see this adopted in all Sony mobile devices.

  • http://www.sosherz.com/ Nicolas

    I tried de wireless charging flip n charge from muvit (photo in the article), it was nice but I didn’t want to have a cover. So yes, go Sony, go make something native as the lumia lately

  • http://www.sosherz.com/ Nicolas

    Made my day, hahahaha

  • Jason

    Does this reduce overall lifetime for the battery? If so, give it to them iphone users.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexBurnout1 Alex Burnout

    Wait and watch, Sony’s gonna announce it at CES ’14

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  • Oskar Lundström

    Would love it :)

  • hush66

    Unless it’s magnetic resonance wireless charging. :)

  • Kazou Sato

    Sony showing it knows what would benefit customers most and introducing wireless charging now that the technology has matured, rather than jumping on the bandwagon and introducing curved displays.
    Sony will wait a while and watch the fools dive headfirst into that area to see what works best.

  • Silas Arentsen

    Really hope they will add this! I hate to connect my Xperia T to my USB all the time. It is so easier to just lay it down on a wireless charging pad. And the USB port wont break so easily if you can charge with the wireless pad :)

  • Micro

    you are evil… :D

  • Micro

    you’d still have to remove your closet to make space for such charger ;] this is… the small version, low range and not powered by dedicated transformer station ;P

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  • Babylonbwoy

    Of course we want to see that happens! Real wireless charging, not a charged case which charge the battery after the case is charged! I know it sounds dumb but it exists!

  • Micro

    dat bezel.. xD

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    if they par it with TransferJet then we can get rid of the usb cord all together

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    if they par it with TransferJet then we can get rid of the usb cord all together

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    they could make the phones compatible and release the charger later

  • ExPehEira

    Can’t say that this news will make me wait on my purchase for Sony’s 2014 flagship. But it has definately made me think twice about getting 2014 h1 flagship.

  • hard

    We are happy to hear this news and we are eagerly waiting for this but one thing I would like you say our ask that that Xperia New smartphones are made of glass panel on front side and as well as back side so my question is how is wireless charging is possible with glass panels ?? ?? ?

  • saif

    someone please ask for Xperia M too

  • [csizor

    Now THIS is what I’m talking about, real useful technologies, not stupid “curved” useless displays…

    I won’t buy another phone if it isn’t a SONY, never.

  • Rune Christiansen

    Well, you’d propably have the choice to turn the features off…. 8)

  • Jan

    4.3 what? 4.4 is now a cat.

  • Tech Gospel

    I do like using official manufacturer’s apps or baked in Android functions if I can, unless it’s really horribly made. I rarely use the Walkman and Movies apps. I would want to but Walkman has no crossfade, and the Movies app doesn’t play all formats. I use PowerAmp and MX Video, but I prefer the UI of Sony’s apps.

  • Micro

    not every app like this can be turned off you know.. ;) (without rooting, which is not acceptable for me)

  • Tech Gospel

    How can anyone forget the cappuccino maker?

  • safa

    Beg u Sony, do as u promise.

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  • Michael Hofmann

    Sony should push wireless charging the same way it pushes NFC across the entire Sony portfolio.

  • lucasarg

    in here the Xperia M is not available yet :( in November will be released (XperiaM.)

  • lucasarg

    4.4 is not out…4.3 yes. so that’s why we are going to get it…

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  • Micro

    you can download it from the play store once Sony opens the source code of the Replicators, don’t worry

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  • http://www.falcon2045.com/ Falcon

    Awesome! Waiting for this! Wireless charging is awesome. Gonna buy (one of) the first Xperia with Qi charging. Finally get rid of cables (at least in some sense)… and especially that awkward micro USB connector.

  • Lorenz

    Probably sony is gonna overprice this seriously, too bad cause I’d want it if it charges faster…

  • lola

    It uses electric induction, not physical contact. Thats why its called wireless charging, not touch charging.

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  • adams eugene

    Yap dats why I love Sony.. Creative

  • Michael T. Babcock

    The lack of wireless charging almost kept me from buying the Z1 … please add this feature soon.

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