Samsung unveils world's first monitors that can wirelessly charge your smartphone
posted by Mihai A. / Jul 27, 2015, 11:21 AM
With the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung brought a lot of fundamental changes to its flagship smartphone lineup. Aside from a revamped design, new build materials, and the omission of a microSD card slot in favour of faster UFS 2.0 internal storage, Samsung also said farewell to the removable battery, one of the traditional advantages of the Galaxy S series. To make up for what's only an average battery life by modern standards, Samsung equipped the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge with wireless charging. In fact, in an attempt to make sure that you wirelessly charge the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung made its two handsets compatible with both major wireless charging standards, Qi and PMA. Looking into the future, it seems very likely for the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ to come with native wireless charging capabilities.
It's in this context that Samsung has just announced the world's first monitors with embedded wireless charging docks. The two Samsung monitors in question are the 24-inch S24E370DL and the 27-inch S27E370DS. At the base of the monitor stands, Samsung placed a wireless charging dock that can provide power to your smartphone or any other Qi-compatible device.
Both monitors run at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and they both come with AMD's FreeSync technology, one that eliminates screen flickering by adapting the refresh rate of the monitor to the output of the GPU. Samsung also mentioned that its two new panels come 178-degree viewing angles, meaning that your co-worker will almost always be able to tell if you're actually doing some hard work or browsing 9GAG or breaking out a game of Solitaire. Other specs include a 4ms response time, as well as HDMI, DP and D-Sub ports.
At the moment, details are sparse regarding the two monitors, and we have no information regarding pricing or availability. We're likely to hear more about the two Samsung monitors in early September at IFA 2015 in Berlin.
The idea of integrating wireless charging docks in objects that usually serve another purpose is definitely not new. So far, Ikea seems to have the coolest wireless charging project of them all, furniture with embedded wireless charging docks.
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i don't get the point
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 11:24 AM 0
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I think its a pretty cool idea. I mean on any given work day, as I sit at my desk my phone sits at the base of my monitor so why not have it do double duty and just charge my phone since it will be sitting there anyway?
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 11:30 AM 8
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I'll stick with my conventional monitor. Thanks.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 11:25 AM 3
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27" and 1080p? GROSS.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 11:48 AM 3
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I agree, it should be at least 1440p.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 1:20 PM 3
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yes thats the kind of smartphones companies are making, consumer actually needs this kinds of convenience phones are getting smaller/slimmer and expensive.... which results in less amount of battery now 50000 INR/800$ k have 3000 Mah battery 1day battery before phones like nokia e-63 had 3000 mah which just cost(8000k only) but it was able to give 2-3 days battery with the same usage
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 12:06 PM 0
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Is sammy reduced to selling gimmicks now? Are things really that bad for them?
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 12:29 PM 1
Their the 8th most valuable company in the world and make more money than basically all the other Android manufacturers combined. That's true even within the context of their profits declining somewhat. That being said, I'm not entirely sure why you think wireless charging is a gimmick. Or rather, why you believe the effort to put wireless charging into as many everyday objects as possible is gimmicky. That's the whole point, to make it so you can put your smart phone down nearly anywhere and have it charge. Neat.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 5:10 PM 1
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Once again the haters flock because it's Samsung thats making new technology and not their favourite brand. Someone explain to me even the haters why this is a gimmick or useless even though one can charge their phone while browsing the internet? You don't even need to find a spare power outlet or bring your charger with you? Bringing in new technology even if it's not for you is always a good thing because it can always be improved in the future. I think there's more kids on this site than adults because new technology should be respected no matter which brand makes it.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 1:08 PM 4
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Yep, just wait for Apple to add it to their phones and then charging stations to Macbooks or iMacs, it will be a most magical thing ever.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 2:33 PM 1
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