By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 16, 2013 09:36 AM EDT
The European version of the new LG G2 will reportedly not have wireless charging capabilities, but a case will be available to support the feature.
While in the U.S. the Verizon version of the LG G2 will exclusively sport wireless charging, European markets are apparently not that lucky. The LG G2 across the rest of the world will apparently not come with wireless charging on the device itself.
The news comes from a new Pocket-Lint report, as the publication claims to have received confirmation from an LG spokesman. The company did confirm, however, that an accessory case for the LG G2 will add wireless charging support. LG did not offer any details regarding the specifics of this accessory case, nor did it reveal the price, name or availability.
The LG G2 is the company's newest flagship and it's a high-end smartphone aiming to compete with the heavyweights in its category. The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch True HD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz and Adreno 330 graphics under the hood. Other specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter.
LG made no mention of wireless charging when it announced its new flagship smartphone, but a Verizon sign-up page for the device recently confirmed that the carrier will exclusively offer the LG G2 with wireless charging capabilities. Just like the built-in charging on the wireless LG G2 on Verizon, the wireless charging case is expected to support the Qi wireless standard. LG did not confirm this yet.
As Pocket-Lint points out, Qi charging aims to provide a global standard for inductive charging technology. Big companies such as ASUS, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and Sony are already on board, with more expected to follow suit.
The new LG G2 is expected to go on sale in late September. When announcing the handset, LG said that more than 130 countries will get the LG G2 over the next two months. LG's home country of South Korea is first on the list, followed by North America and Europe. The company did not provide any specific availability dates so far, nor did it reveal pricing details for the handset.
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