Xiaomi Mi 7 to feature wireless charging support?

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Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has been making significant strides since last year, thanks to the various devices it has launched. This time, its upcoming flagship smartphone is reportedly showcasing a cool feature that aims to make it more attractive to prospective phone buyers.

According to a report from GSM Arena, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 may likely showcase support for wireless charging. Sources who have some knowledge about the matter also shared that the device can support charging for up to 7.5W, which is incidentally identical to that of the latest iPhone models.

Talks that the Mi 7 will offer such a feature started back in September of last year after the company enrolled in the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Moreover, the device is also expected to sport a glass back portion that will allow wireless charging, the report added. In addition, the report also noted that the smartphone may also feature the same NXP transmitter and Broadcom chip that is being used by Apple.

Meanwhile, a Neowin report said that the Mi 7 will likely use a Samsung 6-inch OLED display with possibly a notch. Moreover, it will run on a Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm and offer two memory options, namely, a 6 GB RAM and an 8 GB RAM. It will also be powered by a 4,480mAh battery and could also come with a fingerprint sensor, the report added.

In other Xiaomi news, CNBC reported this week that the company is currently building up its resources for a possible entry into the U.S. market. "We always look seriously at the U.S. market. The U.S. market is very important to us but we are very, very carefully building our resources to serve the U.S. consumer," said Xiaomi's international business head, Wang Xiang in an interview with CNBC.

In addition, Wang said that the company must first employ some "customizations" for it to successfully penetrate the North American market. The Xiaomi boss explained that the dynamics in the U.S. is very different, as consumers first go to different carriers where they pay for contracts just to get hold of their chosen smartphones.