OPPO’s rollable phone features Wireless Air Charging technology


As reports point to LG halting development on its rollable smartphone, the OPPO X 2021 looks to be on course to launch this year. Besides the ability to unroll its display from 6.7 to 7.4-inches, it appears that the rollable smartphone will also sport wireless air charging technology, as shown on OPPO’s MWC Shanghai microsite.

Wireless air charging doesn’t need your phone to be attached to a cable or placed on a mat or stand. Instead, it charges your phone so long as it’s within a certain distance of the charging mat, which is 10cm at the current time. It doesn’t sound like a great distance but it’s a fledging technology that is something of a holy grail. According to the press blurb, so long as the OPPO X 2021 is within 10cm of the charging mat it will receive up to 7.5W of charge, allowing uses to perhaps use the phone while it’s being charged without a cable in sight.

As for the OPPO X 2021, you can see it in action in the video we’ve embedded above, rolling and unrolling as well as charging in mid-air. While the 10cm charging distance isn’t going to let you wander the house with your phone while it charges, it is a fledgling technology, and no doubt the coverage will expand as it is further developed. What do you think of OPPO’s Wireless Air Charging feature?

He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries an OPPO Find X2 Pro in his pockets, a Galaxy Tab S5e in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

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