Wednesday, 27 February 2013

LG WCP-300: World's Smallest Wireless Charger at MWC 2013

LG Electronics, the world's fifth- largest handset maker, has introduced the world's smallest wireless charger at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 which is going on in Barcelona, Spain. The device called WCP-300 is only 6.9cm in diameter and LG says it has been designed with portability in mind.

LG WCP-300, World's Smallest Wireless Charger

The LG WCP-300 Charger only 6.9cm in diameter, the WCP-300 is designed with portability in mind. According to the company's press release, despite its diminutive size, the charging area is 1.7 times wider than that of LG's previous generation wireless charger and the charger is compatible with a standard 5-pin micro-USB charger.

Both the LG Spectrum 2 and Nexus 4 come with built-in support for wireless charging right out of the box, eliminating the need to purchase separate covers unlike the recent Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 devices. The WCP-300 is also expected to support the Optimus G Pro, Vu II and LTE II smartphones among others.

"LG believes that built-in support for upcoming smartphones will be the most critical development in making wireless charging the industry standard going forward," the company said. "LG is committed to offering consumers a better mobile user experience by introducing smartphones with more advanced wireless charging technologies in the global market."

The LG WCP-300 will become available next week in South Korea for about $60; a global and U.S. roll-out is pending.