Your annoying mate could soon be able to nick your phone’s battery charge

Written by Kamil Arli

The Mashable reported that Sony wants to help you wirelessly charge your phone through your friend’s phone.

A new patent filed by Sony could let you charge a smartphone by sucking precious energy from a friend’s device.

The patent describes a way to wirelessly transfer power between devices using near-field communication (NFC) technology. It doesn’t specify that these devices would necessarily be phones, instead using the term “portable consumer electronic device.”
This could refer to portable power banks or battery packs

That would be a pretty nifty development for places like bars and restaurants, which could offer power banks for customers to wirelessly charge their phones. Still, it’s possible the tech could be applied to phones.

As always, we don’t know if the patent will actually result in a real product—but it’s still pretty cool.

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