Samsung working on wireless charging through magnetic resonance, coming later half of 2014

Samsung working on wireless charging through magnetic resonance, coming later half of 2014
The Korean media love Samsung, and have been providing us with a lot of Sammy intel for a while now. Of course, this type of information can sometimes end up as wildly inaccurate, though we sure as hell hope this latest nugget of insight into Samsung's inner workings doesn't. That's because, according to ETNews, the Seoul-based giant is working on bringing a new type of wireless charging to its handset starting in the later half of 2014.

Unlike the current method of magnetic induction, which requires that your smartphone is more or less kissing your charging pad, Samsung is said to be working on a method that will work with magnetic resonance. This means that within a certain range from the pod, you could be talking, texting, or watching a movie, and the hope is that all the while your smartphone will be simultaneously charging. To achieve this, Samsung is reported to be working with New Zealand's PowerbyProxi, a company it very recently invested $4 million into.

We ought to admit, this sounds pretty exciting, though it remains to be seen just how well implemented the feature will be, if at all.

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19 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Wow that would be an incredible innovation if it comes to be effective as it sounds.

16. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

This would be TRUE-WIRELESS Charging and not the current so called 'wirelss charging' where you can't pick up your phone to take a call whilst charging your phone. Considering all the comments/criticism aimed at Samsung lately about 'gimmicky' features (especially by Nokia fanboys) its hilarious that many don't see the pointlessness of the existing and wildly popular 'wireless' charging

2. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

samsung really rocks may be for Galaxy S6?? because S5 is already coming this January with 14 nm exynos chip

3. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Probably the Note 4... Rock it...

4. pankajgupta

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

And then what? Samsung Phones now exploding in your face while calling or in hands while using rather than on table while charging. :P

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

You still dont know laboratory test huh??

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I'm pretty sure he doesn't know why the previous Galaxies exploded, either !

13. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

in short he knows nothing .. :P

19. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

big bang ? supernova ?

15. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Hail you who has already seen into the future, "Samsung Phones now exploding in your face while calling or in hands while using rather than on table while charging", many times Iphones exploded, phonearena did pretty well to bring us the news, I personally was not happy with that- we are talking about the danger that faced human lives, out of an attempt to make it better. I remembered reading about S3 exploding as well, but thank goodness that such news has disappeared into the tin air. Technology is still in its evolution, calm down as this news will in the future become a common features in smartphones. Except your a born sadist, a prophet of doom!

5. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Cool, change of UI (to stock android), the phone's appearance and its durability and i might just make my return to samsung after my S2, which i accidentally dropped from a waiste height and it was totally fuc*ed!

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Note3's build quality already trumps iphone5s aluminum..

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Not true. I've drooped my SGS2 many times mostly above waist level and it's still pushing on although it has a thin rubber protective case.

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Oh yeah baby... Between this and "AirDroid", i'll never have to plug in my phone again... Oxidized connector plugs on my phone don't bother me now,,, No more plugging in, yeAH. Hopefully this has less chance of battery explosions too.

9. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'd rather keep the QI standard.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow that's great...

11. Sauce unregistered

Exciting! Can't wait for what ever company brings this to the public market.

17. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I hope wireless charging will eventually go with an open source standard or at least pick one standard and just use that. It's better for the consumer and environment than having 20 different ways to charge your electronics wirelessly.

18. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Magnetic induction is a better idea. Shaking the phone will recharge it ;)

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