Galaxy S4 to support wireless charging

Samsung’s Galaxy S2 was a big hit and Galaxy S3 was sold even more, in fact S3 was even said to be the best Android device ever made. Anyhow, Samsung is a great manufacturer when it comes to smartphones and one of the most anticipated device launches from Samsung is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device will most probably sell in huge numbers, and it should be more advanced than Galaxy S3 for obvious reasons.

Korean Media DDaily claims that the next-gen Galaxy S device, will support Wireless Charging. Samsung will allegedly be making a back cover with Wireless Charging support and its charging dock for the Galaxy S4, both modules will be sold separately.


The Qi standard is developed by Wireless Power Consortium, and it’s good that Samsung chose what everybody else is using. According to the Korean report, Samsung indeed tried to use different technologies to transmit energy wirelessly, one based on resonant magnetic coupling. Resonant magnetic charging is very different than the electromagnetic induction used by the Qi standard which allows the device to be charged at distance not exceeding 4cm, but the resonant magnetic charging technology on the other hand allows devices to be charged from as far as 1 to 2 meters. Samsung has reportedly developed a wireless charger based on magnetic resonance, but chose not to use it as the device will end up having a very high price tag.

Like Nokia devices, Samsung will be including the wireless charging module in all the S4 devices, but the dock will be sold separately. Since the device will be using Qi standard, the device will support any Qi compatible dock out there, so it is not mandatory that you buy the dock from Samsung itself. With so many devices coming with Qi wireless charging capability, soon the market will be flooded with cheap 3rd party docks.

The Galaxy S4 is rumoured to feature an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99″ SuperAMOLED Full HD Resolution Display, 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and run Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

It is arguably the most anticipated smartphone of 2013 and will go up against the next-generation iPhone and BlackBerry 10 OS when it is finally released.

RIM has built up a decent amount of hype for its new operating system that will debut at the end of this month. Meanwhile, Apple is rumored to be releasing a cheaper version of the iPhone in the next few months in order to meet the demand for lower-end smartphones in areas such as China and India.

 (Via: PhoneArena – Source: DDaily )

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