LG Electronics has introduced the world’s smallest wireless charger at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At only 6.9cm in diameter, the WCP-300 is designed with portability in mind. Despite its small size, the charging area is 1.7 times wider than that of LG’s previous generation wireless charger. The new model is compatible with a standard 5-pin micro-USB charger, providing a high level of charging performance and user convenience.
The WCP-300 is Qi certified by the Wireless Power Consortium meaning the WCP-300 is compatible with all smart-phones that support the Qi standard.
“Wireless charging is the holy grail of smartphone user convenience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the WCP-300, LG was able to deliver both portability with top-class charging capabilities in a device no larger than a typical beverage coaster.”
LG is committed to offering consumers a better mobile user experience by introducing smartphones with more advanced wireless charging technologies in the global market and believes that built-in support for upcoming smartphones will be the most critical development in making wireless charging the industry standard going forward.
The Qi wireless charging standard has gained increased momentum with Nokia’s support in 2012, and it seems that the industry is now strongly coalescing around it in 2013, which should mean users from all ecosystems will have access to an increasing variety of accessories and locations to charge their power-hungry gadgets.
Pricing and availability of the WCP-300 has not been released yet.