Not just dropping your phone on the charging pad, the encouraging promise of true wireless charging makes it feel even more real, like companies Xiaomi, and now OppoShow prototypes of their respective approaches to technology. Oppo wireless charging When you reach out to consumers, your phone may feel constrained, like with a cable still attached.

Through the company Weibo account (A Chinese micro blog site no different from Twitter), Oppo shared a video coinciding with the Shanghai Mobile World Congress, which is taking place today. Oppo X 2021 rolling concept smartphone in the video, first appeared last November It features a flexible OLED display that rotates to stretch and shrink its display, wirelessly charging on a pad that does not require the device to sit directly on the charging coil.

Wireless charging technology currently available to consumers is based on tightly wound coils of wire inside the charger and the devices that support it. When placed close together, the electricity passing through the charging coil creates a current in the coil of the device, allowing the battery to be charged physically without a cable being attached. But for this phenomenon to occur, the coils must be placed very close to each other, making it difficult to use a device while charging. The reason Apple added the MagSafe feature to its iPhone 12 lineup has ensured that a wireless charger stays attached to the devices (and the charging coils stay aligned) even when phones are bought and used.

Convenient, but not as useful as true wireless charging that companies like Ossia performing He has been at CES for several years. Ideal is a device that starts charging when it comes near a wireless charger, and has been shown to have a range that is about the size of an average room in your home so far. Last month Xiaomi announced its own wireless charging system called “Mi Air Charge Technology”.“Working similar to Ossia’s Cota wireless technology, but both solutions are not yet available to consumers.

Oppo seems to be taking a different approach than either. Xiaomi and Ossia. The Oppo X 2021 does not need physical contact with the wireless charging pad to draw up to 7.5 watts (slightly more than the iPhone’s small cube charger offers), however, the company’s Wireless Air Charge also does not allow users to roam a room.

The phone can be lifted and moved.does not appear to depend on charging direction—but by tVerge, the distance is limited to about 10 centimeters (about 4 inches). Video Oppo shared on Weibo it also seems to indicate that a device must be kept on the charging pad the entire time. Seems a bit more convenient than the limitations of an induction charger, but not as useful as Apple’s MagSafe solution, This makes it easy to use a device while charging.

Oppo has no timeline for when the Wireless Air Charge will be available to consumers. If ever-Depending on how the feedback was at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. But we are more inclined to wait for Ossia and Xiaomi to offer their solutions, even though it’s a step in the right direction. offering more freedom and flexibility.