New technology will triple the speed of wireless charging

Wireless charging
Cut the cord - wireless charging is getting faster in 2015

Wireless charging is a convenient way of topping up your device's battery, and new technology is on the way to make it even better.

At the moment it can take quite a while to fully charge batteries via a wireless charger as the technology can only run at a rate of 5 Watts.

This is all set to change in 2015 when Freescale, a chip manufacturer that specialises in wireless charging technology, aims to release a quick charging unit.

The new wireless charging unit will be able to charge devices at 15 Watts, which would make the unit able to potentially charge devices up to three times faster. A phone with a 4000mAh battery would be able to be charged in only a couple of hours – a big step up for wireless charging.

Wireless charging for tablets

While wireless charging is becoming increasingly common in smartphones, tablets have been left unloved by the technology.

This is due to the current charging rate of 5 Watts causing charge times to be too slow for the larger devices. Freescale's 15 Watts wireless charging technology should mean that wireless charging is now a viable option for tablets and other larger devices.

It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be an important year in wireless charging technology.

Via Talk Android and Android Authority

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.