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Wireless charging might come with Samsung Galaxy S III out of the box

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Wireless charging might come with Samsung Galaxy S III out of the box
Monday brought more speculation about the smartphone on everyone's mind, the Samsung Galaxy S III. The pressure is obviously on the Korean based firm to deliver a device that tops the Samsung Galaxy S II. Monday's rumor included a quad-core Exynos processor and LTE support for the sequel to what is considered the best Android handset ever produced.

The Touchstone wireless charger for the Palm Pre

The Touchstone wireless charger for the Palm Pre

The latest speculation is that Samsung is considering making wireless charging a standard feature for the device, right out of the box. The most interesting part of the speculation is that the phone won't even have to sit on a charger to work as the charger would power up the battery at a distance of 1 to 2 meters from the charging base.

This would obviously be an improvement over what Palm offered as an accessory with the Palm Pre, which was one of the first handsets to offer wireless charging. While the Pre's wireless charger required you to change the back cover on the phone, there is no word on whether that would be necessary with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Pre had to sit on top of the Touchstone base in order to recharge. With the ability to charge from a distance of  up to 2 meters, this is probably a proprietary method to Samsung. The latter is said to be still deciding whether or not to offer the technology right out of the box, but that could raise the price of the phone. Word is that even if it is not a standard accessory, the Korean based manufacturer would offer it as a paid extra.

source: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 20 Mar 2012, 00:43 10

1. frydaexiii (Posts: 1236; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Damn, this news makes me feel like an Apple Fanboy. I own a SGS2 and I feel like upgrading to a SGS3...

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 00:44

2. Metalspy8 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


awsome

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 00:55 7

3. pongkie (Posts: 503; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


one feature i like.. one day i'll die of cancer happy. JK :P

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 08:16 4

13. JunitoNH (Posts: 931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I was thinking the same thing. If it can charge wireless, how much radiation is this thing emitting, receiving?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 15:39 2

20. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I agree,we have enough wireless stuff already like mobile networks,wifi,radio etc,the less emitting of electronic spectrum around me the better.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:02

4. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


yupp, awesome. option of paid extra accessory is very good

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:03

5. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


yupp, awesome. option of paid extra accessory is very good

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:03 8

6. VJo003 (Posts: 331; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Every day there is some news of an outrageous spec speculation on S III
2 GB RAM, wireless charging etc etc
Even if 75% of these turnout to be true... Most of the tech fans here will get an orgasm
:-D

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 02:50 10

8. cheetah2k (Posts: 843; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I'm jizzing my pants just in anticipation :p

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:46 2

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I hope this is true and again...that VZW doesn't hold out on us three Galaxy S's in a row! (They crippled the first one so yeah, that counts too!). Don't screw with the RAM, don't swap the chip, and in the name of ALL THINGS HOLY PLEEEEASE!!!!!!! ... Don't put bing on it!

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:18 6

9. RanJos (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


Highly anticipating the entire war between the next-gen iPhone and the GSIII. It'll be like Cena vs. The Rock, but the only difference is that it'll be f**king real! Gimme a Hell Yeah! :D

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 06:45 1

10. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY!!

Hell Yeah!.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 07:33

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


im not interested in cena vs rock as much as i am hhh vs undertaker lol. i know it isn't real i just like to see them beat the hell out of each other

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 09:32 1

17. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Yeh, The Undertaker vs. The Game is going to be awesome.

I hope taker wins and the streak continues :).

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 08:33 1

14. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Nothin wrong with a little stone cold steve Austin reference!

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 09:30 1

16. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


And that's the bottom line cuz stone cold says so!.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 08:36

15. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I hope these rumors stop I don't want the SGS3 to get all hyped up to let people down when the phone is released with specs less than what the rumors made it out to be like the iphone 4s was.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 14:32

19. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


in aspects, likewise with the HTC One X...

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 12:18

18. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


If you have to keep you phone so close to the charging station, then what is the point of wireless charging other than the ease of not having to actually plug in the microUSB. At least with the cord I can still hold it where I want to.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 23:10

21. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


just waiting for the s3... Enjoying ICS on my gs2

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:02

22. sajithm (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


http://www.galaxys3.in - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

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