According to new data, nearly one billion smartphones will feature wireless charging by the end of this year.
Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO, as well as technology companies like Infineon, MediaTek, Samsung SDI, and Qualcomm, are driving the emergence of wireless charging with unique solutions that charge a battery faster than ever before.
As per Strategy Analytics, by the end of 2021, the adoption rate of wirelessly charging capable devices will have surpassed one billion, a recent record.
Wireless charging has evolved from a fussy niche technology to an in-demand charging solution for high-end smartphones since its inception ten years ago.
Due to the greater cost of wireless charging, sales of smartphones are highest in the Asia Pacific area, which accounts for 49% of the user base of wireless charging equipped smartphones.
Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics stated “Fast growing middle classes in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region… a growing proportion of the region’s population can afford the technology…”
North America accounts for 21% of the installed base, whereas Western Europe accounts for only 16%. More advanced charging options, such as Xiaomi’s Mi Air Charge, are being introduced by smartphone makers, notably those in China.