Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pen might support wireless charging

Only a few days are left for the official Microsoft event where we’ll get to see many new devices. One of them is going to an updated Surface Pen. The FCC filing refers to the pen as a “charging coil,” which indicates that can be charged wirelessly.

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The might have an internal power source which can be used without the AAA batteries, as the current pen does. So what does coil signify? Teardowns of other styluses, like Samsung’s S-Pen or Apple Pencil, have revealed that the coils are used for wireless charging.

Famous YouTuber JerryRigEverything tore Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’s S-Pen which has a charging coil toward the tip of the pen. It helps the pen charge wirelessly when inside the phone.

If you remember Apple Pencil’s teardown, it also has a similar charging coil, which is charged by magnetically attaching to the side of an iPad Pro. The Surface Pro’s stylus already magnetically attaches to the Surface Laptops but sans the charging feature.

Microsoft will keep the upcoming updated Surface Pen as an individual purchase, which might cost $99 which will seemingly go with the new Surface Pro line.

We will keep you posted about the rumors as well as the devices once they are official.


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