LG says it has developed wireless charging technology that's just as powerful as wired chargers.
LG's Innotek division said Thursday that the new wireless tech will be in mass production later this year.
The charging system consists of a 15-watt transmission module, which sends a charge to a receiver inside a smart phone. This new system can charge a drained battery up to 50 percent of its maximum battery life in 30 minutes, according to LG Innotek. It said that means charging can happen three times faster than with existing wireless charging technology, which currently delivers 5 watts of electricity.
With its new charging tech, LG could ultimately find itself competing with Apple and other smartphone makers on a new front.