No, the Lumia 650 does not have wireless charging

lumia 650 no qi

There have been rumours that the Lumia 650 has wireless charging for some time, with the most recent spec sheet to include this from the weekend, via WindowsBlogItalia.

The feature was unfortunately not present on the Lumia 650 when officially announced, but this frame from the above video (via WPWorld.pl) suggests some kind of antenna on the device.

Unfortunately a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to us that the wiring is not in fact from a Qi antenna, which likely leaves the loop as the usual NFC antenna.

Of course for $200 I think Qi charging would have been a bit too much to ask for in any case,  but it does underline the mid-range gap in Microsoft’s line-up, meaning you would have to go all the way up to the Lumia 950 flagship for access to this technology, something which was not needed in the past.

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