Toshiba has introduced its new wireless charging chip that is announced to charge just as fast as a normal wired charger. Wireless charging is currently not the everyday norm for most people to charge their devices, it is being pushed by manufacturers though to make it a new replacement to having wires and open ports for smartphones. The current struggle for wireless charging today is that it is currently still slower than a wired charger, and exchanging time for convenience isn’t what most consumers find as a necessary exchange to have.
This might all change though with Toshiba’s new wireless charging chip, as it doesn’t sacrifice speed for convenient charging, unlike what we have now. It also opens up manufacturers to have more water-resistant devices since there would be one less port to have.
The wireless charging integrated chip will be following the Qi wireless charging standard as its base for wireless charging, which is great since this is currently the most used wireless charging standard for current devices. Along with this, the chip will be able to have a maximum output of 5 watts, which is comparable to a wired charger.
There are a lot more variables to consider though regarding Toshiba’s wireless charging chip, such as the prices. Would the price of having this chip and a wireless charging pad a good enough exchange to a regular charging port and a wired charger? Well we won’t be finding out about that until this wireless charging chip gets inside some devices for a test run.
The availability of devices with Toshiba’s wireless charging chip is still unknown, but it is said that they have already started mass production, which means that this will be available soon.