As I’m sure you’ll all be aware, we’re just a few days away from the announcement of the successor to the current Samsung Galaxy S5 and yet more information has filtered through the various channels; this time via the FCC site which shows Samsung’s new wireless charger, which no doubt will be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge.
Well, to be honest it’s not really a surprise considering that Samsung already told us that the company had big plans this year for wireless charging:
It is expected that 2015 will be a landmark year for the growth of wireless charging deployment, as wireless charging stations will begin to appear in more and more public places. Samsung will accelerate to democratize this wireless charging technology with compelling smartphones. With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before.
Samsung won’t be the first tech company to introduce wireless charging into their smartphones; we first started to see the wireless charging feature in some Nokia Lumia devices, and then the most recently the LG G3 smartphone also featured wireless charging too.
The wireless standard is known as “Qi” and was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium and whose members include; Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, and Sony. The technology works via inductive electrical power transfer over distances of up to 4 cm (1.6 inches).
Now, although we’ve not actually seen the real deal as yet, the image on the FCC site suggests that it will be a circular device, and no doubt will be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and also Galaxy S6 Edge, when they are announced in just a few days’ time during Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 conference in Barcelona on Sunday the 1st of March. We’ll be blogging all the latest tech news announced during this year’s Mobile World Congress so make sure you come back to check it out.