Samsung declares 2015 the year of wireless charging, pointing at the Galaxy S6

Samsung declares 2015 the year of wireless charging, pointing at the Galaxy S6
"With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before." This is how Samsung's next hint for the upcoming features of the Galaxy S6 end in the newest official blog post. After extolling the evolution of Samsung's mobile phone cameras, and teasing an excellent S6 shooter, now the company turns its attention to the rumored wireless charging.

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. The latest blog post from Samsung, which shines a spotlight on the wireless charging standards, history, and latest developments, is another hint in that direction, so we can't wait to see how the company has managed to embed wireless charging in a metal unibody.

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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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30 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Hopefully someone will come up with remote charging.

11. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

for 2 years all my mobile phones (my, my wife, mother, brother) are all with Wireless charging! Samsung is mking hype in a space where wireless charging is a common thing for some clients. Sammy, always with toys and apple policy to charge premium That is why i dislike Samsung, always with some chiting ads.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

MS has...did you not see the article on it? Next is just applying it.

3. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The true innovative company is Samsung.

7. Biernot unregistered

and Beck´s Beer

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Wireless charging is a cool looking gimmick at it's current state. There is nothing wireless about it. It still needs to sit still on the pad providing even less mobility than regular ones.

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ This

14. Exempt1 unregistered

^^ That

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

^^ Those

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

^^ Them

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

^^ carets

20. BOSABOSS

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

^^ Uhh

26. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

In many places outside the USA wireless charging is used in cafes, airports, etc.... it's a great feature to have because when you are in places that have it you place your phone on the mat, no need to "hug a wall". Sadly this won't go mainstream in the USA until Apple uses it.......

8. limporgyuk

Posts: 357; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Wireless charging was last year, my G3 has it built in. It's OK for impressing your apple friends but I wouldn't miss it.

9. i.cent90

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

D 1st handset with wireless charging is d galaxy s3 i used it myself but if u doubt watch d 2012 unpacked event for d s3

10. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I'll keep my wires tyvm. "Blessing us with a unibody phone" how is a unibody phone a good thing? all that means to me is no removable battery.

25. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Agreed on both accounts...

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What is the reason to remove the battery? I haven't had a time I needed to remove the battery on my Samsung's ever. I haven't had a need to carry and extra battery. I don't travel often, but my phone lasted every flight and train and bus ride so far. Unless you are making a transcontinental flight, I see no reason to remove the battery. Even if your phone freezes you can reset it without pulling he battery. Obviously, many brands have left removable batts. All I am hoping is, they still support SD cards as you don't need a removable back for this, or they will significantly increase internal storage. The internal storage needs to be 64 and the option for 128, which at that point, I wouldn't need an sdcard.

29. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If you are in an area with poor signal, your battery won't last half a day.

30. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Well, for one, never ever having my phone plugged in is pretty handy. I never have to awkwardly use my phone while it's attached to a cable because when it runs out, i just swap it with a 100% battery, then the dead one charges in its own battery charger. Secondly, i never have to worry about my battery charge ever. If i have to leave the house in 5 minutes, i'm not like "oh crap my battery is only on 15% i didn't plug it in earlier" because i can just swap it out for a 100% battery at any time instantly. It's one of those things that's 'fine' when you dont have removable battery, but once you've gotten used to having it, there's no going back. Also, two years down the line when your battery starts to get a bit worn, you can easily just but a brand new one.

12. Exempt1 unregistered

Maybe it's wireless with a range of a few feet....? :D If so, and it's metal, with a 500+ dpi screen, awesome! I will be selling my G3 and getting an S6. I am missing AMOLED so much.... Someone hold me. :(

16. GunzPT

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Great news! It's very interesting too see that with which month more and more is WC becoming more and more mainstream. Plus, we're getting more development in this type of technology and who knows force Apple the way it forced the big screen (Of course it isn't such a big impact as the big screen, but wireless charging should be the future just like USB universal change)

18. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

how cool is that note 4 beat the ip6+ and a DSLR in the blind comparison , just imagine what the s6`s 20mp camera will do

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I like my wireless charging, but it's still a "nice to have" feature. I think turbo charging is more useful. Also, Verizon has been pushing Qi since 2013... so they can charge for the charging pad.

23. thekidshien

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Another gimmick from Samsung -.- Wires are faster at charging and data transfer, and are much more secure. So thanks but no thanks, Samsung. Either way, though, other manufacturers have been doing this for quite a few years, so it's nothing new.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

How is this wireless? Samsung bashes iphones for not having replaceable battery (and no one cared, BTW) and then gets rid of it, it also made fun of headphone jack on bottom and now did the same thing. Now the unibody aluminum chassis, wow chasing the successful design eh?

27. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

The LG G3 has wireless charging...late samsung.

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