Report: LG is working on a phone that uses magnetic resonance wireless charging

The mystery phone would be able to charge at a distance of up to 7 cm when it launches.

LG may be set to push the envelope again, this time in the world of wireless charging.

According to Business Korea, “industry sources” say that LG has just completed development of a phone could be wirelessly charged at a distance of up to 7 cm from the actual charging pad. It uses a technology is known as magnetic resonance-based wireless charging. That's not enough distance to use the phone while it charges wirelessly, but it does allow for a lot of different form factors for wirelesss charging stations.

By comparison, magnetic induction wireless charging, supported by the popular Qi standard as well as PMA, requires contact. There aren’t any details as to when such a phone would launch or if it would come to the U.S.

LG isn’t the only company interested in this technology, as Huawei, Oppo, Meizu, and others are working on other ways to expand their wireless charging capabilities. The feature has proven popular with phones like the Galaxy S7 Edge. Most Android Wear watches are also charged by being placed on a wireless charging cradle.

The story behind the story: LG isn’t afraid to try new things, especially considering it put out the first smartphone with swappable modules in the G5. Though it wasn’t the most elegant implementation, and LG would need to really wow buyers with a slick setup in order to convince them it’s time for another phone.

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