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SoftBank plans wireless power grid to charge smartwatches, earbuds

Trials start soon to send electricity from 5G stations

SoftBank will install wireless charging devices in 5G base stations.

TOKYO -- Japanese cellphone carrier SoftBank Corp. will soon test technology that will charge earbuds, smartwatches and other wearable devices by simply walking near a mobile base station, Nikkei has learned.

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