Samsung working on wireless charging through magnetic resonance, coming later half of 2014
Unlike the current method of magnetic induction, which requires that your smartphone is more or less kissing your charging pad, Samsung is said to be working on a method that will work with magnetic resonance. This means that within a certain range from the pod, you could be talking, texting, or watching a movie, and the hope is that all the while your smartphone will be simultaneously charging. To achieve this, Samsung is reported to be working with New Zealand's PowerbyProxi, a company it very recently invested $4 million into.
We ought to admit, this sounds pretty exciting, though it remains to be seen just how well implemented the feature will be, if at all.
1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Wow that would be an incredible innovation if it comes to be effective as it sounds.
16. dmakun (Posts: 196; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
This would be TRUE-WIRELESS Charging and not the current so called 'wirelss charging' where you can't pick up your phone to take a call whilst charging your phone. Considering all the comments/criticism aimed at Samsung lately about 'gimmicky' features (especially by Nokia fanboys) its hilarious that many don't see the pointlessness of the existing and wildly popular 'wireless' charging
2. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
samsung really rocks
may be for Galaxy S6??
because S5 is already coming this January with 14 nm exynos chip
4. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
And then what?
Samsung Phones now exploding in your face while calling or in hands while using rather than on table while charging. :P
8. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 450; Member since: 11 May 2013)
You still dont know laboratory test huh??
12. tech2 (Posts: 2180; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I'm pretty sure he doesn't know why the previous Galaxies exploded, either !
15. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Hail you who has already seen into the future, "Samsung Phones now exploding in your
face while calling or in hands while using
rather than on table while charging", many times Iphones exploded, phonearena did pretty well to bring us the news, I personally was not happy with that- we are talking about the danger that faced human lives, out of an attempt to make it better. I remembered reading about S3 exploding as well, but thank goodness that such news has disappeared into the tin air.
Technology is still in its evolution, calm down as this news will in the future become a common features in smartphones. Except your a born sadist, a prophet of doom!
5. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Cool, change of UI (to stock android), the phone's appearance and its durability and i might just make my return to samsung after my S2, which i accidentally dropped from a waiste height and it was totally fuc*ed!
7. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 450; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Note3's build quality already trumps iphone5s aluminum..
14. Cyberchum (Posts: 270; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Not true. I've drooped my SGS2 many times mostly above waist level and it's still pushing on although it has a thin rubber protective case.
6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1160; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Oh yeah baby... Between this and "AirDroid", i'll never have to plug in my phone again... Oxidized connector plugs on my phone don't bother me now,,, No more plugging in, yeAH. Hopefully this has less chance of battery explosions too.
11. Sauce (unregistered)
Exciting! Can't wait for what ever company brings this to the public market.
17. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I hope wireless charging will eventually go with an open source standard or at least pick one standard and just use that. It's better for the consumer and environment than having 20 different ways to charge your electronics wirelessly.
18. LikeMyself (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Magnetic induction is a better idea. Shaking the phone will recharge it ;)