Intel to offer wireless charging to smartphones and ultrabooks in 2013

According to a Digitimes report that cited unnamed sources, Intel’s wireless charging technology uses a combination of a wireless transmitter and related software with an ultrabook as the power source for wirelessly charging a mobile phone.

The report states that the Intel charging technology “will feature lower power consumption and does not require the phone to be put in a very specific position.”

The technology could use lower power consumption.

The site writes that NTT Docomo and Sharp have released smartphones with wireless charging but the high rice is regarded as a drawback by consumers.

Samsung was expected to come with a wireless charger by 2013, but due to performance improvements the launch was delayed.