Wireless charging is a feature currently only seen on high-end smartphones and is considered somewhat of a luxury by many. But in a move that could see this feature becoming more mainstream, HTC, LG and Samsung have joined Power Matters Alliance (PMA), a wireless charging advocacy group that plans to integrate its wireless charging standard in a wide range of smartphones by 2014. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
Wireless charging being a relatively new technology in the mobile world, two major groups Power Matters Alliance and Wireless Power Consortium, are battling to make their charging standards the one that is widely adopted. PMA with its association with big and known brands like AT&T, BlackBerry, ZTE, and Google along with the aforementioned brands seems to be ahead of WPC in the race, whose Qi standard is currently implemented in some Nokia Lumia smartphones.
With mobile makers like Samsung, LG, HTC joining PMA, one can expect wireless charging to become available to the masses but the technology itself is still in its early days and adoption of PMA standard by prominent players will ensure it evolves quickly. Surprisingly one company missing here is Apple, but then it seldom is the first mover in embracing new technology and usually waits for it to get standardized before implementing it in its products. Well, unless it is about SIM cards.