Nokia is expected to unveil Windows Phone 8-based devices this week that will feature wireless charging.
Nokia's new wireless charging pad?
The Lumia 820 and 920 handsets will use inductive charging, in which contacts on the device will line up with contacts on a charging pad, sources have told The Verge. Earlier today, Twitter user "Evleaks" posted a photo of what is purportedly one of the new handsets on the charging pad.
The phones, which will reportedly support the Qi wireless power standard, are expected to be unveiled on Wednesday at a press event in New York.
Images of what is purportedly the 4.5-inch Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 leaked on the web last week, and teased that the handsets would be bundled with PureView — camera technology that can capture up to 41 megapixels of digital information. The Lumia 920 is also expected to feature 32GB of device storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, while the 820 is expected to feature 8GB of storage.
Nokia teased the press event in a video last week that shows a woman riding a bike down a street. About midway through that clip, a text overlay comes up that reads: "Things are about to change". The video's description on YouTube adds a few more details, saying that the change is coming "5 September 2012. Stay tuned!".
CNET has contacted Nokia for comment and will update this report when we learn more.