Built-in wireless charging tipped for the Galaxy S6, boosting speculation for a glass rear

Built-in wireless charging tipped for the Galaxy S6, boosting speculation for a glass rear
Competing wireless charging standards aside, Korean publications are abuzz this morning that the Galaxy S6 will have the juicing-sans-cables concept embedded in its chassis. 

Blessing us with a unibody phone, which will be a first for the Galaxy S line, Samsung has apparently decided to compensate for the sealed battery compartment with highly efficient inductive charging for the Galaxy S6. This might also have something to do with the famed rich accessory ecosystem that Samsung is reportedly prepping around its new flagship.

Still, the question remains - if Samsung has clad the Galaxy S6 in an all-metal unibody, how is the wireless charging supposed to happen at all, and in a highly efficient manner at that? This pours more water in the metal-and-glass fusion rumor mill, which states that, while the frame will be metal, the front and rear of the S6 will be covered with premium glass - a half-metal jacket of sorts. In any case, short of a real spy photo, we'd probably have to wait two more weeks for the phone to truly reveal itself, so we are arming ourselves with patience for now, at least until we land in Barcelona for the grand unveiling.

source: Naver via G4Games

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Let me hope till the end for a remov. battery

2. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

I dont know if I'm digging this uni body design, nothing beats battery pull for resetting a phone, and hot swapping for quick charge pack change.

8. RajRicardo

Posts: 504; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

You wont be needing it. Plug your phone in for 5 minutes and get a 30% charge that too without compromising the design. In my opinion, Glass and metal smartphones have the best designs ever. And personally I use a Z3 and never had to worry about battery running out.

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Can that beat 100% in 20" ?

18. RajRicardo

Posts: 504; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

No but it sure beats the crappy plastic/fake leather back and ugly design.

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

This is the start of non removable battery in galaxy s line

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

"Still, the question remains - if Samsung has clad the Galaxy S6 in an all-metal unibody, how is the wireless charging supposed to happen at all" If you don't understand the technology behind wireless charging, then google is your friend. All it requires is a charging coil. It does not matter whether a metal unibody is used or not. FFS

14. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

If a metal plate (with substantial thickness) is situated between the charging coil and charging pad, then wireless charging will not work. Google is your friend.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

From all the renders, I thought the rear was still plastic. Basically like the Alpha.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm still not a fan of wireless charging. Let me know when it reaches 1A.

10. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

I agree!

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its already at 1A I believe it goes as high as 1.5A But then again wired goes over 3A

15. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Why would you want it above 1A. You realize that the higher the amperage, the worse it is for your battery's longevity. Or maybe you didn't realize that. Figures. PhoneArena doesn't know a thing about batteries.

7. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Removable battery is one of the main reasons for getting a samsung flagship. Two steps back sung.

16. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

You have proof that it's not a removable battery?

17. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

obviously i don't, why would you ask that?

11. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Glass back would be so stupid... Let Sony fanboys enjoy it alone.

12. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

I just want a removable back cover for removable battery, no matter if it's made from glass, metal or plastic

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