Xiaomi first unveiled’Mi Air Charge Technology’, a new method that goes beyond the current wireless charging technology. US Air Charge Technology is a technology that enables remote charging without having to bring the device close to a wireless charger as well as a wired cable connection.
The key to Xiaomi’s remote charging technology is to determine space and transfer energy. According to Xiaomi’s explanation, the isolated charger developed by them has built-in five phase interference antennas that can accurately detect the location of the smartphone. A control array consisting of 144 antennas forms a beam and transmits millimeter-wide wavelengths directly to the smartphone. The smartphone is equipped with a small wireless transmission antenna developed by Xiaomi to share location information with low power. Xiaomi said the new remote charging technology is now capable of charging 5 watts for a device within a few meters radius. If there are no physical obstacles, it is possible to charge multiple devices at the same time with the same efficiency.
In the near future, Xiaomi plans to apply its own remote charging technology to wearable devices such as smart watches as well as small home appliances such as speakers and desk lamps. They said the goal is to build a living room environment with no wired equipment such as cables. However, it is not yet known whether the product will be released to the market and the schedule.