Samsung Hints You Don't Need Cords: Galaxy S6 Might Come With Fast Wireless Charging Feature


Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone could feature faster-than-usual wireless charging as it is unveiled at the company's Unpacked event in March at the Mobile World Congress.

Samsung, which has been making investments for almost 15 years in wireless charging technology, posted an article on its official blog that highlighted the advancements that have been made in the emerging technology over the past few years.

Included in the most important developments in wireless charging technology is the merger of the Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, which are two of the three standards bodies for wireless charging. The merger is significant because it created an organization that will look to offer improved wireless charging facilities to consumers to ease the technology into the mainstream.

Samsung is also a member of the third standard body, the Wireless Power Consortium, which means that the company has been participating in the development of all wireless charging standards.

"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 wrote in its blog post, adding that the company's upcoming Galaxy smartphones will allow users to "enter a new wireless world like never before."

Samsung's post on wireless charging and the hint of Galaxy smartphones using the technology point to good chances that the Galaxy S6 could be among the very first devices that will be support all the major standards for wireless charging.

It is not uncommon for companies to highlight significant features ahead of the unveiling of a new product, as the approach has been previously used by LG and HTC. The feature highlights generate consumer interest for the product to be unveiled, which will presumably include the said feature.

Wireless charging works by placing the smartphone on a wireless charging pad. Through magnetic induction, a current will flow between the pad and the smartphone's battery to charge up the device.

Samsung has previously released press invites for its upcoming Unpacked event, where the company typically announces its most important product launches such as the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones.

Aside from the possible wireless charging feature of the Galaxy S6, sources reveal that the smartphone is constructed out of metal components, which represents a departure from the plastic-based bodies that have been previously used.

Reports have also stated that the Galaxy S6 could have a version that features a curved screen similar to the Galaxy Note Edge smartphone that was released last year.

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