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LG and IDT Partner on world's first Qi extended power profile smartphone

With more than 8W of power, LG claims its V30 delivers the fastest wireless charging experience in a smartphone.
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LG Electronics (LG) and California-based Integrated Device Technology, have partnered on the world's first implementation of Qi wireless charging Extended Power Profile (EPP) in a flagship smartphone, the LG V30. EPP enables safe, wireless fast charging capability while remaining compatible with existing Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), Qi 5W, baseline transmitters commonly used today, both the companies stated in a joint press release.

With more than 8W of power, LG claims its V30 delivers the fastest wireless charging experience in a smartphone.

With more than 8W of power, LG claims its V30 delivers the fastest wireless charging experience in a smartphone.

The IDT wireless power receiver is based on a flexible 32-bit ARM M0 core architecture that has allowed the South Korean phone maker to optimize wireless charging performance and charging speed.

IDT's wireless power chips provide fast wireless charging by reducing charge times by up to 30 percent. The addition of the wireless charging feature contributes to the water-resistance and durability of the Qi-certified smartphone design.

LG's V30 boasts many industry innovations – the first F1.6 aperture glass Crystal Clear Lens, the first OLED FullVision display, Cine Video mode for producing movie-quality videos, premium sound with advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC and sound tuning by B&O PLAY.

"We anticipate that the industry will follow LG's pioneering adoption of the Extended Power Profile specification to increase wireless charging speed,’ said Chris Stephens, GM of IDT's Mobile Power and Sensing Division.

The IDT wireless power receiver is based on a flexible 32-bit ARM M0 core architecture that has allowed the South Korean phone maker to optimize wireless charging performance and charging speed.

"The ability to charge wirelessly 30 percent faster than before gives the V30 a huge advantage over the competition," said LG Mobile's premium business division’s VP Ha Jeung-uk.