Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging back cover and dock images leak out

Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging back cover and dock images leak out
The Samsung Galaxy S4 does not come with wireless charging on board but it should be fairly easy to add the functionality by swapping back plates and slapping the device on a wireless charging pad. Now, we get to see what this setup looks like, but sadly with no price or exact release date.

The images below show the back cover replacement straight out of China. You then place the device with its new cover on the charging pad for the wireless magic to happen. The charging pad itself has to be wired up, of course.

Wireless charging is a pretty convenient bonus feature, especially for smartphones with not so great battery life. The Galaxy S4 on the other hand has one of the best battery capacities of current high-end smartphones with a 2600mAh juicer. It ranks on top along with long-lasting devices like the HTC One and Apple iPhone 5.

source: CNMO

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Stayfly2407

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Getting this and mounting it in my car.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...hit a speed breaker and it'll jump off the bar!

23. Stayfly2407

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

no it wont, i had the palm pre wireless charger mounted in my car, never had any problems, never fell

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Is it just me or the dock actually looks like Nokia's wireless charging dock? Nevermind, at least Nokia and Samsung have "INNOVATION" right now.

5. HASHTAG unregistered

I think it's just you.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If you look closely at the dock, you can see the Samsung logo and the circle ring, just like Nokia. If you know what I mean.

8. HASHTAG unregistered

Oh, I can see where you're getting it now. But it looks like the Samsung version is thinner, so it differentiates at least on that part but not the when you look at it from the top.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, ok. I didn't look closely, sorry about that. Why I'm thinking Nokia's wireless charging right now? Oh I know, "Nokia Lumia Disease". ('_')

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

that's my point

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung probably had this design ready for the GS3 and just got a long to releasing it now. haha

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I hope they (Samsung&Nokia) won't sue each other, like Apple.

22. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I think they won't. Samsung maybe learned their lessons and just pay for royalties rather than copy/steal the idea of nokia. They'll be in big trouble, if you know what I mean. ;)

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

True.....true!

3. polyploidy90

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

so any word about price ?

7. HASHTAG unregistered

I don't think I'll ever buy a wireless charger pad until I can actually take my phone off the charging pad and go some distance and still charge.

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Keep waiting

13. HASHTAG unregistered

That's my plan.

9. blueriverclay

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Will the wireless charging dock be able to work with a seidio case on the phone over the back plate?

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Exactly what I'm thinking. Keeping this phone without a case would be a disaster. But I do love wireless charging.

14. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I dunno about the iteration of this technology for the SGIV. However, I have a case on my Lumia 920, and the wireless Qi charging works just fine... I'm not really sure why Samsung neglected to include this feature. Wireless charging is great, and it's certainly handy!

16. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

so does that mean i'll have to choose between s view cover and a wireless charging back cover?

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

"Wireless charging is a pretty convenient bonus feature, especially for smartphones with not so great battery life. The Galaxy S4 on the other hand has one of the best battery capacities of current high-end smartphones with a 2600mAh juicer. It ranks on top along with long-lasting devices like the HTC One and Apple iPhone 5." The funniest thing about this article is that if this was an HTC or Apple article it would read like this. It ranks on top ahead of lasting devices like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Or It ranks on top ahead of lasting device like the Apple iphone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. And since Victor H doesn't like Samsung much it is ranked on top "along with" instead of " ahead of" like it should read.

21. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Just get a nokia....

24. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

With me its a good protective cover first, , convenience second. MyvNote 2 lasts until the end of the day then I plug it in- not a big deal.

25. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

After a BlackBerry Q10 but if BB Australia dont get their act together soon, I'll get an S4-simple.

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