OPPO wireless charging table design patent spotted on CNIPA

It remains to be seen whether the wireless charging table will ever be launched.

Highlights
  • The OPPO wireless charging table design revealed
  • The table is likely to double up as a charging station for smartphones, earphones, and other wireless charging devices

While OEMs are busy working on a wireless charging pad/ stand, OPPO seems to be trying its hands-on wireless charging table. Yes, you heard that right! OPPO has filed a patent for the table at CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration). The patent reveals the design of the OPPO wireless charging table, which looks similar to an end table with four legs and two bases. The benefit of the wireless charging table is that it serves the purpose of a desk as well as the charging station for smartphones, earphones, and other wireless charging devices. The patent, however, doesn’t reveal how is that going to function.

As exciting as it sounds, there is no guarantee that the OPPO wireless charging table will turn out to be a real product. We’ve seen several patents in the past that have failed to materialise, so take this news with a pinch of salt.

Separately, OPPO has also acquired a patent for wireless charging stand. The specifications of the stand remain vague at the moment, but needless to say, it’ll charge all Qi-supported devices. This comes days after OPPO’s 40W AirVOOC wireless charger was leaked and received Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) certification. The charger has an oval shape with a recess to place the phone on one side and a silver-coloured button on the other side, presumably to turn on/off. The OPPO 40W AirVOOC wireless charger is expected to launch on April 13th alongside OPPO Ace 2, which could be the first smartphone from the brand to come with wireless charging support.