New evidence suggests that Huawei is working on a new fast wireless charging solution, presumably for the upcoming Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagship phones, as a series of documents pertaining to a wireless fast charger emerged recently from the FCC. The device is identified by the model number CP60 and seems to have a similar circular shape as the LZ80 wireless charger leaked from China’s social network Weibo a couple of weeks ago. But unlike the rumored LZ80 which supposedly supports 20W output, the CP60 wireless charger approved by the FCC supports 15W output, not unlike the majority of Qi wireless charger solutions currently available.
Unsurprisingly, the FCC documents confirm that Huawei’s wireless charging solution is based on inductive charging technology, meaning that devices in need of electrical current must be placed directly onto the charging pad. The wireless charger will draw energy from a wall adapter via a USB cable, and the documents also mention that the charging pad has been tested using a mobile phone manufactured by Huawei. The handset’s exact model number goes unmentioned so it’s unclear whether the testing has been performed using the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro or the ongoing Mate RS Porsche Design which supports wireless charging out of the box. To be precise, it has yet to be confirmed whether the upcoming flagships will benefit from 15W wireless charging capabilities, but the timing indicates that this might be the case and Huawei could unveil this new wireless charging pad alongside the Mate 20 series. This would certainly be an added selling point for the two upcoming phones, both of which are scheduled for an official unveiling on October 16.
The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro should also be accompanied by a more budget-oriented Lite variant which is unlikely to take advantage of wireless charging, regardless of what the OEM’s plans might be for the pricier models. The question remains whether Huawei is also working on the more powerful 20W wireless charging pad, i.e., the previously-leaked LZ80, or if the CP60 will be the only solution available for the time being. Either way, a 15W wireless output would be enough to compete with or even surpass similar first and third-party products.