Samsung and Apple to both embrace wireless charging in 2013?

Samsung and Apple to both embrace wireless charging in 2013?
A report attributed to industry sources says that both Samsung and Apple will join with HTC, Nokia and LG in embracing wireless charging in 2013. The report says that Korean based Samsung will adopt the Qi wireless technology created by the Wireless Power Consortium for its next flagship Android phone. Set to be unveiled at a press event in New York City on March 14th, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be able to support Qi's standard for wireless charging according to a report, although it is unknown whether this will be a feature that will be already be in the phone, or if the phone's owners will have to buy a Qi-supported back cover with the technology embedded inside the plastic itself.

Nokia has already embraced wireless recharging

Nokia has already embraced wireless recharging

As for Apple, it is expected to go with its own internally developed wireless charging technology. It is uncertain whether the next version of the Apple iPhone will have this technology built in or if the phone's owners will have to purchase accessories that will attach to the device.

While other handset manufacturers like HTC, Nokia, Motorola, Sony and LG are already members of the Wireless Power Consortium, the expected success of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Samsung expects over 100 million to be sold in the first year), should help the Consortium become the standard for the industry beating out the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

source: DigiTimes

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16 Comments

1. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung DROID Charge was first

8. No_Nonsense unregistered

Palm Pre was the first.

10. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Charge had wireless charging?

18. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

No one remembers anyway, the Charge sucked lol

17. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

*facepalm*

2. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

NEXUS 4

3. MartianMe unregistered

I don't know how this is wireless if you place it on a device that has a power cord?

4. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

What do you expect it to magically pull electricity out of the cosmos? No wires plugged into phone=wireless. You know like your wireless router that has wires pugged into it.

9. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think he was talking about if he could charger the device itself. Maybe be a portable as well hmmm other than that if a bear s**t in the forest than clean his a×$ with a fluffy white rabbit we just might see it..not a bad idea blutooth wireless charger hmm

14. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

A phone that can recharge through solar energy is what we can call wireless charging.

16. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I wish that bear would hurry up....

6. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Wireless QI charging rocks. Every smartphone/phablet should have this capability...

7. SEULATER

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Funny shape and dosent look kinda nice

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

What's with the similar story following up on this one about wireless charging for the SGS IV and the iP5S with the header: "Bad Reporting Alert"? That one just shows an error message...

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Oh... and now it's gone?

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

It is the future of charging. I foresee a wireless future. And you thought Star Trek was just sci-fi BS. No friend, teleportation is real but only in its infancy.

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