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Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to support wireless charging, dock to be sold separately

0. phoneArena 17 Jan 2013, 08:21 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S IV will supposedly offer support for the Qi standard for wireless charging, or at least that is what Korean media is claiming. The dock and back plate that a user would need for that, however, won't be included in the box...

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posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:25 9

1. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I remember that they said Galaxy S3 supports wireless charging in its annoucement.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:30 2

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You can buy special back cover for Samsung Galaxy S III.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:18 5

36. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


It's not official.. and increase thickness.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:33 8

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I remember galaxy s3 is rumored to have 13mp camera, made in ceramic, 1080p super-amoled+ and less than 8mm thick....

I guess rumors is just rumors lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:36 1

8. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


But the Galaxy SIII wireless charging was announced by SAMSUNG. Not a rumor. Still in development, I guess. You can get aftermarket wireless charging if so inclined...
Don'tsee the point myself .

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:19 7

20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It's not going to be a rumor. My HTC Droid DNA can be charged wirelessly. I have been doing it for almost 2 months now. Samsung would be CRAZY not to add this feature.

Dude my HTC Droid DNA is such a GREAT phone. Everything from the 1080p HD screen/quad-core performance, to the wireless charging I have been enjoying since Nov. 2012. I love that I am an early adopter. The HTC Droid DNA is a preview of what will be standard features in 2013. lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:25 9

24. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


You still have VERY POOR battery life.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:23 1

37. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


If compared to my Note 2 then your correct.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:53 2

42. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What do you know about the HTC Droid DNA? You have busted a$$ T-Mobile. Just so you know my HTC Droid DNA gets battery life comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S III ALL on Verizon's BEST in the WORLD 4G LTE.

Get a clue before you speak about poor battery life.

Also you have a poor 720p screen on your Samsung Galaxy Note II. lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:39

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Thanks for the mini review, I was gonna ask what you thought of the DNA. I wanted a Note2, but VZW has butcher the phone so mercilessly I thought about leaving to get one from Sprint or T Mobile. I still may do that because VZW's new pay more, get less approach just isn't something I can deal with anymore. But if I had to stay, I was thinking the DNA would be a good choice. Im just not sure how I feel about giving up expandable memory and unlimited data to get this phone.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:58

43. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I have a 64GB Flash Drive that works GREAT on my HTC Droid DNA. All my movies are there. I also have the whole Looney Tunes Golden Anniversary set, all 30GB's on my Flash Drive & it works flawlessly. Plus the Batman Trilogy (Christian Bale) some Resident Evil Movies, Transformers the Movie '86 & the Aliens Anthology. Plus I also have 2 more 32GB Flash Drives. lol

Storage for me is not that big of an issue.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:54

56. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


You done yet? has a high resolution display, get over it, its just a phone and in about 1 month it will be old news.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 06:32

58. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok. lol

Your point is? Thank you "Super" Mario1017. You have been most insightful. lol

Still doesn’t change the fact that the HTC Droid DNA has raised the bar & set forth what is expected to be in the HIGH-END smartphone here in the U.S.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:41 1

13. Diego! (Posts: 642; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I remember that too. What happened to it? Does it support wireless charging?

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:12

31. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It has wireless charging support built in...samsung were suppose to release a back cover which would allow it...the tech is already in the s3...you can buy a 3rd party back cover which supports wireless charging though a samsung official one wouldnt be bad...my guess they will release it after the s4 to boost sales of the s3 again.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:12 1

41. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Galaxy SIV without wireless charging would be a sad surprise but having this in it is as expected as having latest Android key lime pie 5.0

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:25 6

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Wireless charging is pretty useless.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:35

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Eventhough I decided to get lumia, I will refuse to get wireless charging... I don't want to say hello to cancer :p

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:39 2

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm pretty sure that you won't buy Nokia Lumia 920 or Sony Xperia Z or that you even have iPhone 5. ;)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:40

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


What makes you so sure? :)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:10 13

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In one article you were claiming that you will definitely buy Sony Xperia Z as your next phone and now in this article you say that you have decided to get Lumia and I already saw that many, many time with different devices so I'm not looking at you seriously anymore.
Or for example in some articles you say "Apple take my money" in other articles you say "Never pay to Apple a single cent" and so on an on...
So in my opinion you are just talking that you want this or that or you have this or that, but in reality you are nor thinking to get something, nor have something, nor whatever else just trolling around and empty talking. ;)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:54

48. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Lol. Heh

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:57

57. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Are you really that dumb? Might as well call wifi a cancer causer.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:37

9. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Or maybe you can charge it throught both ways and reduce the battery charging time? Reduce the battery age also.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:22

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Or maybe you can charge it throught both ways..."

I don't think that it is good idea.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:35

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


'...and reduce the charging time' he says, haha...that's something funny i haven't heard in a while.
Hung2900, if what you said won't have harmed phones in anyway, you would have seen mobile phones with multiple charging holes in your device...

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:04

51. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


That doesn't work. The phone will preferentially charge through the wire rather than the inductive charger. I know this because I decided to try it with my own phone. You can't "double charge," as I guess you could call it.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:32

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


they abandoned good ideas like bendable screen and stick to useless one like distance charging.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:35

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That's given.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:37 1

10. VLaRueC (Posts: 179; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Wireless charging is great! I rank it right up there as one of the best features ever invented.

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